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The year's brightest comet makes its closest pass by Earth this weekend

The year's brightest comet makes its closest pass by Earth this weekend

Comet 46P/Wirtanen now resides among the background stars of Taurus the Bull, between the magnificent Pleiades star cluster (M45) and the 1st-magnitude star Aldebaran. Also, Wirtanen has a small nu...

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Farm Bureau Applauds New Clean Water Rule Proposal Signed by EPA

Farm Bureau Applauds New Clean Water Rule Proposal Signed by EPA

The proposal excludes groundwater; ditches, including roadside and farm ditches; prior converted cropland; stormwater control features and wastewater and waste treatment systems. "This is not an Obama...

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Chinese probe approached the moon

Chinese probe approached the moon

The other face, most of which can not be seen from earth, is called the far side or dark side, not because it's dark, but because most of it remains unknown. Chinese officials have previously said the...

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NASA's InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie From The Surface of Mars

NASA's InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie From The Surface of Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) snapped images of the lander, its heat shield and its parachute on the planet's surface. NASA said in a tweet alongside the photo: "Say Cheese!" "The spacecraft...

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'Part of the solution:' Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

'Part of the solution:' Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

The Alberta government is issuing a request for expressions of interest from the private sector to build a refinery in the province that would use oil extracted here. "We're open to looking at differe...

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Fancy a quick bite? Ant's 200mph jaws break record

Fancy a quick bite? Ant's 200mph jaws break record

Are you afraid of these ants is not worth. Trap-jaw ants have extremely powerful jaws which snap closed while they are in an open position. The impact is so strong that the opponents get a concussio...

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Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

The Voyager 2, launched in 1977, is renowned as the only probe ever to study Neptune and Uranus during planetary flybys. What is known about the mission of the Voyager? The probes are still flyi...

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NASAs InSight rover takes a cool selfie on Mars

NASAs InSight rover takes a cool selfie on Mars

InSight was launched on May 5, 2018, and landed on Mars six months later on November 26. The image, which is stitched together from several different snapshots the machine sent back to Earth, giv...

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Cyclone and storms: two extreme weather systems to lash eastern Australia

Cyclone and storms: two extreme weather systems to lash eastern Australia

Grace Legge, the bureau's extreme weather forecaster, said the rain would begin on Wednesday. The cyclone reformed off Far North Queensland on Tuesday night and was tipped to become a Category Thr...

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SAY CHEESE: NASA’s InSight lander beams SELFIE back from Mars

Here's how Alfred McEwen , principal investigator for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, describes the color scene you see here , based on imagery c...

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NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid

NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid

The findings, published on other day at the American Geophysical Union's annual meeting, confirmed the presence of molecules that contain oxygen and hydrogen atoms bonded together on the 500-meter nea...

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Best Ways to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower With Your Kids

Best Ways to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower With Your Kids

ET, with the official peak around 7:30 a.m., meaning anyone across North America and the Pacific Basin should set their clocks to stargazing between those hours. The Geminids are unusual in that they...

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Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

Expedition 57 flight engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian federal space agency Roscosmos conducted the 7-hour and 45-minute spacewalk. "There's nothing, that's the proble...

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Spacewalkers succeed in finding mystery hole in capsule World News

Spacewalkers succeed in finding mystery hole in capsule World News

After more than five hours of a rare broadcast - showing the cosmonauts in space trying to cut through an insulate of the spacecraft with a knife - they uncovered the external part of the hole, origin...

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More glaciers in East Antarctica losing ice

More glaciers in East Antarctica losing ice

The large Totten Glacier drains a major portion of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Antarctica is being showered in snow due to weather changes caused by global warming - and the "significant" rise i...

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Scientists Discover Massive Ecosystem Beneath Earth's Surface

Scientists Discover Massive Ecosystem Beneath Earth's Surface

With about 17 billion to 25 billion tons of carbon (15 to 23 billion metric tonnes) under the planet's surface, DCO researchers estimate there is almost 300 to 400 times as much carbon biomass undergr...

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Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

Sir Richard Branson cheered when SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity touched back down at the Mojave test centre in California. It planned to "burn the rocket motor for durations which will see our pilots and ...

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Brightest comet of 2018 was discovered by Wisconsin astronomer

Brightest comet of 2018 was discovered by Wisconsin astronomer

First discovered in 1948 by American astronomer Carl Wirtanen at the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, 46P/Wirtanen is about to make its brightest, closest approach for...

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Trump administration proposing major rollback of water rules

Trump administration proposing major rollback of water rules

The WOTUS, or Waters of the United States, ruling was an Obama-era reading of water protection, which was targeted for replacement by the overhaul on Tuesday. "Our goal is a more precise definition th...

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Aussie Great Barrier Reef changing amid frequent heat waves

Aussie Great Barrier Reef changing amid frequent heat waves

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies looked at the impacts of bleaching in 2016 and 2017, finding surviving coral behaved differently the second time. A current report b...

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Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday and Friday - plus, a comet!

Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday and Friday - plus, a comet!

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. 'Star gazers will be looking for clear, cloudless skies to have the best possible chance of catching a glimpse of the meteor shower, ' sai...

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Russian Cosmonauts Investigate Mysterious Hole In ISS During Six-Hour Space Walk

Kononenko arrived at the ISS on a Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft last Tuesday, along with NASA's Anne McClain and the Canadian Space Agency's David Saint-Jacques, weeks after the previous launch had to b...

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Walkers launch crisp packet recycling scheme after postal protest

Walkers launch crisp packet recycling scheme after postal protest

After an online campaign which saw anti-plastic campaigners post 300,000 crisp bags to Walkers, the company has launched a first-of-its-kind recycling scheme. The scheme has won the approval of Mich...

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SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

If you're not convinced by the conspiracy theorists' arguments, but still want to see some cool spaceships recorded by the ISS, the European Space Agency recorded this incredible footage of an MS-10 c...

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NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

The data was collected during the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission's approach phase, between mid-August and early December, wh...

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What Wind Sounds Like On Mars

What Wind Sounds Like On Mars

As if one sensor picking this up wasn't enough, the air pressure sensor also recorded the wind sound . That's consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks from the landing area, observed fro...

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars

This illustration shows the positions of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes in interstellar space, outside the heliosphere. The fringe of our solar system is called the heliosphere, marking the edge...

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Chinese spacecraft to attempt first landing on far side of the moon

Chinese spacecraft to attempt first landing on far side of the moon

Because of a phenomenon called "tidal locking", we see only one "face" of the Moon from Earth. Chang'e is a series of probes that China has launched into orbit and landed on the moon. This tin will ...

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First ministers' meeting likely to be most fractious, least productive for PM

First ministers' meeting likely to be most fractious, least productive for PM

Sparks did fly between Ford and Trudeau over the issue of carbon taxes with Trudeau reportedly telling the Ontario premier that if Ontario residents didn't pay more through a carbon tax then the o...

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Pres. Trump EPA proposes rolling back another Obama-era coal rule

Pres. Trump EPA proposes rolling back another Obama-era coal rule

Andrew Wheeler said the curbs on coal emissions were "excessive burdens" on the industry. Trump "talks tough to the coal miners to get their support, but he doesn't deliver for them, and I don't thi...

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2018's most active meteor shower will take over Canadian skies next week

2018's most active meteor shower will take over Canadian skies next week

And with the Moon showing only a slim crescent phase this week, conditions could hardly be better for a sneak peek at what is arguably the best annual meteor shower. For more quick and easy observing ...

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Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing fail in style

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing fail in style

CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter soon after the breathtaking loss of control and expected landing time, stating that the SpaceX team now pegged the failure on a grid fin's stalled hydraulic fin, whic...

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China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

It's official. At 2:23 am in southern China, a rocket carrying unique payload successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The mission will also characterise the "radio environmen...

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Numbers for the B.C. government's climate change plan

Numbers for the B.C. government's climate change plan

Also, building code changes will be required to ensure that all new homes are "net-zero" in terms of emissions by 2032. British Columbia's new climate plan has an "LNG-sized gap" in it, according to...

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SpaceX Booster Veers Off Course

SpaceX Booster Veers Off Course

It should arrive at the space station on Saturday morning. Astronauts who are lucky enough to score a gig aboard the International Space Station make a lot of sacrifices in the name of science. ...

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