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Watch out zero-gravity trash, the space harpoon is coming

Watch out zero-gravity trash, the space harpoon is coming

European and USA space agencies are monitoring approximately 20,000 objects as big or bigger than a baseball and 50,000 objects as big as a marble. "The idea is that you can shoot an old satellite ...

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NASA Says Ultima Thule Actually Looks Like A Pancake And A Walnut

NASA Says Ultima Thule Actually Looks Like A Pancake And A Walnut

It was called the snowman as Ultima Thule resembled two spheres sitting on top of each other but those have now been defunct due to the new images. "Seeing more data has significantly changed our ...

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Space X to face certification review

Space X to face certification review

The investigation will start this month and take place at Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Roark's memo states. As a result, SpaceX agreed to drop a lawsuit challeng...

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Massive Insect Decline May Have

Massive Insect Decline May Have "Catastrophic" Impact on Environment

Intensive agriculture is being blamed for the plummeting numbers, particularly the heavy use of pesticides . The biggest driver of the decline, according to the review, is habitat loss due to urba...

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NASA's Opportunity Rover Declared Dead After Record-Breaking 15 Years on Mars

NASA's Opportunity Rover Declared Dead After Record-Breaking 15 Years on Mars

Originally expected to last only 90 days, the Opportunity mission explored the Red Planet for almost 15 years, making key discoveries about Martian geology. The community of researchers and engineers ...

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NASA seeks industry help for human lunar landers

NASA seeks industry help for human lunar landers

The President's direction from Space Policy Directive-1 galvanizes NASA's return to the Moon and builds on progress on the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, efforts with commercial an...

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New images from NASA confirm Ultima Thule's flat shape

New images from NASA confirm Ultima Thule's flat shape

The primary close-up pictures of Ultima Thule - with its two particular and, evidently, circular fragments - had onlookers considering it a " snowman ". Ultima Thule - considered a contact bina...

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Newly discovered mysterious dark storm on Neptune arouses curiosity

Newly discovered mysterious dark storm on Neptune arouses curiosity

This series of Hubble Space Telescope images taken over 2 years tracks the demise of a giant dark vortex on the planet Neptune. "Just as meteorologists can not predict the weather on Earth by stud...

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Russian islands under 'mass invasion' of polar bears

Russian islands under 'mass invasion' of polar bears

With Arctic sea ice diminishing as a result of climate change, polar bears are forced to change their hunting habits and spend more time on land looking for food - which potentially puts them in con...

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Air-conditioning clothes that regulate heat

Air-conditioning clothes that regulate heat

Plenty of fabrics already wick away moisture or work to keep you cool when it's blazing out, but what's notable here is the smart fabric's ability to adapt to the world around it. "The human body is a...

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Globe: PMO pressured justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid prosecution

Globe: PMO pressured justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid prosecution

This Globe and Mailstory strongly suggests the answer is yes, to both questions. "The idea is not to create a new bureaucracy, but rather to take the Director of Public Prosecutions out of the Depar...

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Melting ice sheets set to affect global temperatures drastically

Ice melt from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets will raise global sea levels by close to 10 inches by 2100, Golledge and colleagues report today in the journal Nature . One likely result of weak...

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All Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from e-waste

All Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from e-waste

Just the precious metals that happen to be used both for the manufacturing of the aforementioned categories of gadgets and to bestow upon the world's greatest athletes the highest honor in their sport...

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Could mysterious 'alien spacecraft' be nothing more than cosmic dust?

The new paper adds another loop to the already-knotty issue by suggesting that the object changed during its brief time in our solar system. This was the first interstellar object astronomers ever ...

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Nasa's first mini-spacecraft in deep space go silent

Nasa's first mini-spacecraft in deep space go silent

NASA says it has lost contact with two tiny satellites that launched on a technology-proving mission to Mars a year ago. Before NASA's InSight lander gathers data on Martian surface vibrations, ak...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel

Republicans have been quick to criticize the initiative, waving off any kind of proposal as heavy-handed. In an interview with NPR , Ocasio-Cortez justified the massive scope of the plan by sayin...

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SpaceX, Boeing (and NASA) Push Back 1st Test Launches of Private Spaceships

SpaceX, Boeing (and NASA) Push Back 1st Test Launches of Private Spaceships

NASA also hopes to send astronauts into space using capsules made by Boeing . The Crew Dragon and Starliner spacecraft are the centerpieces of NASA's drive to resume launching USA astronauts abo...

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2018 fourth hottest year on record

2018 fourth hottest year on record

Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat. "2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global warming trend", ...

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Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them

Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them

The image, which was captured by the Longjiang-2 satellite that was sent skyward a year ago, even features Earth photobombing scene in the background. Yet it needs the Queqiao satellite to be located ...

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Climate change could cause oceans to turn green by 2100, study warns

Climate change could cause oceans to turn green by 2100, study warns

The different floating particles absorb or scatter the sunlight at different wavelengths, each type adding a different color to the water. Climate change will fuel the blooming of some phytoplankto...

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Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

Earth's northern magnetic pole is moving at an unexpectedly fast rate towards Siberia. Declination is important to compasses as it helps correct navigation systems for a variety of uses. "With the las...

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The Milky Way galaxy is warped, according to new 3D map

The Milky Way galaxy is warped, according to new 3D map

But a new study has shown that in reality the Milky Way is warped. A new study by the National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) might explain the Milky Way's spiral a...

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As Polar Vortex Freezes US, Satellite Track It from Space

As Polar Vortex Freezes US, Satellite Track It from Space

Warmer-than-normal weather was on the way, but that offered little comfort to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly enduring cold that caused frostbite in minutes and made being outs...

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Hong Kong seizes record haul of pangolin scales from Nigeria

Hong Kong seizes record haul of pangolin scales from Nigeria

Yueng Ka-yan, head of command at Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department, said the smugglers used a new method to hide the endangered species by a process of "solidification" where they used ice b...

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3D Printer Uses Light to Shape Objects, Transform Product Design

3D Printer Uses Light to Shape Objects, Transform Product Design

Using a 3D model of the object to be replicated, a computer tells the projector what patterns to beam onto the cylinder as the container rotates. The researchers claimed to have reversed the princip...

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Siberian cave unlocks new clues to the life of Denisovans and Neanderthals

The cave was so popular that hominins (a group that includes humans, our ancestors and our close evolutionary cousins like chimps) lived there nearly continuously over both warm and cold periods durin...

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Chinese probe measured night-time temperature on the moon

Chinese probe measured night-time temperature on the moon

It's the first detection data of lunar night temperature obtained by China's lunar exploration project. Having successfully landed on the far side of the moon earlier this month, the Chang'e-4 l...

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NASA Repurposes Curiosity to Analyze Mount Sharp's Gravity

NASA Repurposes Curiosity to Analyze Mount Sharp's Gravity

Scientists now think the rock would have compacted more if that was the case. "This allows us to get new information about the subsurface of Mars in ways the rover was never created to do". Using th...

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Why Utah will never have a 'polar vortex'

Why Utah will never have a 'polar vortex'

The polar vortex that brought many cities to a standstill is expected to come to a swift end with a rapid thaw that experts say could be unprecedented, with temperatures rising by as much as 80 deg...

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The Newest Pictures of Asteroid Bennu Are Unreal

The Newest Pictures of Asteroid Bennu Are Unreal

The NASA OSIRIS-REx conveyed to Earth new images of the surface of asteroid Bennu , which was made from a record close distance to the surface of a celestial body. OSIRIS-REx launched in 2016 with th...

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Zooming in on NGC 6752 and Bedin 1

Zooming in on NGC 6752 and Bedin 1

From the properties of its stars, astronomers were able to infer that the galaxy is around 13 billion years old - almost as old as the Universe itself. "Our newly discovered cosmic neighbour, nickname...

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NASA warn ‘dangerous’ Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica on verge of COLLAPSE

NASA warn ‘dangerous’ Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica on verge of COLLAPSE

The scientists have calculated that the melting glacier has already contributed to about 4 percent of the total global sea level rise. However, the researchers say that the size and growth rate of...

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Massive Hole Two-Thirds the Size of Manhattan Discovered in Antarctic Glacier

Massive Hole Two-Thirds the Size of Manhattan Discovered in Antarctic Glacier

The icy monster "backstops neighbouring glaciers that would raise sea levels an additional 8 feet (2.4 metres) if all the ice were lost", Nasa warned. The huge cavity is under the main trunk of the gl...

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Saudi Arabia launches new phase of renewables plan

Saudi Arabia launches new phase of renewables plan

Only five to six per cent of power to the national electricity grid now comes from renewable energy, according to the Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB). GE revealed it will also "streamline" i...

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NASA’s Opportunity rover might have ‘died’ on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover might have ‘died’ on Mars

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced on Monday that the Mars-based Curiosity rover was heading on a new journey to the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a largely clay region that forms the G...

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