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Asteroid Bennu Has Got a Visitor from Planet Earth

Asteroid Bennu Has Got a Visitor from Planet Earth

In October 2018 OSIRIS-REx began a series of braking maneuvers to slow its approach from 1,800 kilometers per hour down to essentially nothing. Bennu is also interesting to NASA for a separate re...

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SpaceX sends Dragon to ISS but makes unplanned water landing

SpaceX sends Dragon to ISS but makes unplanned water landing

In what has become a rare sight, the Falcon 9 vertical on the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station awaiting blast off is a new rocket. He also tweeted a video of the boost...

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Watch SpaceX blast off to the ISS live online HERE

A SpaceX Falcon 9 makes a splashdown after having problems approaching its planned landing zone. The extraordinary mission will ferry 2.5 tonnes of supplies to the the orbiting laboratory, including...

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U.N. Climate Summit, COP24, Warns of ‘Collapse of Our Civilizations’

U.N. Climate Summit, COP24, Warns of ‘Collapse of Our Civilizations’

He was speaking at the opening of a United Nations climate change conference in Poland on Monday, where delegates from across the world will negotiate how to tackle the issue. What are you doing to ...

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Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches three astronauts to ISS

Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches three astronauts to ISS

He said "it's just the beginning" of the discoveries ahead of him. Three astronauts have successfully blasted off to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan , a ideal launch that follows ...

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3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko , Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency blasted off for a six-and-a-half month mission on the International Space Station ...

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3 astronauts dock safely at International Space Station

You can see more awesome launch photos in our full gallery . Cosmonauts will head to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a spacecraft Soyuz MS-11. NASA astronaut...

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Curiosity Tweets Touching Message Ahead Of The InSight Mars Landing

Curiosity Tweets Touching Message Ahead Of The InSight Mars Landing

The beauty of this mission is happening below the surface. They will also send last-minute tweaks to the software on the spacecraft that controls the landing , based on estimates of the amount of dus...

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NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor

Over the past several months, OSIRIS REx has been creeping toward Bennu, and finally reached the space rock when it was about 80 million miles (129 million kilometers) from Earth. It is Japan's seco...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Vandenberg

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Vandenberg

It's not the largest launch ever - The Verge noted that an Indian rocket carried 104 satellites into orbit. The new launch is scheduled for Monday morning around 10:30 a.m . SpaceX may be hopin...

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Rare December tornadoes reported in central US; 1 dead

Rare December tornadoes reported in central US; 1 dead

To put Saturday night's storms into perspective, just 14 tornadoes total have been reported in the central part of IL between 1950 and 2017, according to Miller. Sunday, injuring at least two people, ...

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3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

Saint-Jacques will be joined by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and American astronaut Anne McClain on the mission, with liftoff scheduled for 6:31 a.m. The incident on 11 October cast a spotlight on...

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More than 50 whales dead after another mass stranding

More than 50 whales dead after another mass stranding

More heartbreak soon followed. Ten pygmy killer whales also stranded on Ninety Mile Beach in Northland on Sunday. Some 200 conservation workers and volunteers managed to get eight of the whales ...

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Scientists say 2018 on course to be fourth warmest year on record

Scientists say 2018 on course to be fourth warmest year on record

Global temperatures for January through October of this year have been 0.98 degrees Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average from 1850-1900 (the period before human-emitted gr...

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NASA’s InSight Lander Successfully Lands on Mars; Survives 7 Minutes of Terror

NASA’s InSight Lander Successfully Lands on Mars; Survives 7 Minutes of Terror

The first picture from InSight , taken with a fish-eye lens and through a dust cover, shows the planet's horizon, which NASA said suggests the landing was a success. When the craft was a good distanc...

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Ancient tools found in North Africa could 'rewrite human origin story'

Ancient tools found in North Africa could 'rewrite human origin story'

Ain Boucherit is one of the few archaeological sites in Africa which has provided evidence of bones with associated marks of cutting and percussion in situ with stone tools, which shows unmistakably t...

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Chinese scientists spot spider feeding milk to its young

Chinese scientists spot spider feeding milk to its young

Upon testing, the researchers found that while it does not have a lot of fat or sugar, it had four times the amount of protein than cow's milk . Moreover, the researchers found that the mother cont...

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Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease

The increasingly warming global temperature could bring extreme weather, food and water crisis, and diseases. It involves 27 leading academic institutions, the United Nations, and intergovernmental ...

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White House Quietly Releases a Comprehensive Climate Assessment Report

White House Quietly Releases a Comprehensive Climate Assessment Report

Speaking to reporters outside the White House yesterday, the US President said: "I've seen it, I've read some of it and it's fine", adding "I don't believe it". In 2017, Trump announced he planned to ...

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Countdown to Mars: NASA sweating 'seven minutes of terror'

Countdown to Mars: NASA sweating 'seven minutes of terror'

These first-ever interplanetary CubeSats sport experimental antennas that will relay InSight's signal to Earth some 10 to 20 seconds after landing. While Earth's tectonics and other forces have er...

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Environment watchdog says Ontario's climate plan will impose a carbon tax

Environment watchdog says Ontario's climate plan will impose a carbon tax

The Tories scrapped cap and trade after winning a majority government in June and have launched a court challenge against the imposition of a federal carbon tax . But the Ontario government's objecti...

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NASA opens $2.6 billion in contract services for Moon to Mars missions

NASA opens $2.6 billion in contract services for Moon to Mars missions

The relatively small and low-priced payloads delivered via the CLPS program would be followed by more traditional medium- and large-class missions , Bridenstine said, including an eventual crewed mis...

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'Siberian unicorn' once walked among early humans

'Siberian unicorn' once walked among early humans

This new genetic evidence overturns previous studies that suggested the Siberian unicorn was a very close relative of the extinct woolly rhino and living Sumatran rhino. Early humans, likely a form ...

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China reportedly halts research on gene-edited babies

China reportedly halts research on gene-edited babies

Instead they stress the importance of employing a rigorous ethical framework to any research done on editing human life. A Chinese scientist who stoked criticism over his claim that he had created t...

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'Carpooling to the moon': NASA to outsource its next lunar experiment

'Carpooling to the moon': NASA to outsource its next lunar experiment

The first missions under CLPS could take place in 2019, NASA said in its announcement , although many industry sources expect 2020 to be a more reasonable date for a first mission under the program...

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Mass whale stranding on Chatham Islands

The Department of Conservation said they were alerted last night about a mass stranding of whales at Hanson Bay, near the township of Owenga in the Chatham Islands. Those whales were also euthanised. ...

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NASA’s InSight beams back breathtakingly clear photo of Mars

NASA’s InSight beams back breathtakingly clear photo of Mars

Flight controllers announced that the spacecraft InSight had reached the surface just before 7am AEDT, after a perilous supersonic descent through the red Martian skies. The heat shield was also dumpe...

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Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

Mr Bridenstine said NASA would buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced nine USA companies would compete in deli...

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Reports of gene-edited babies spark criticism from scientists

Reports of gene-edited babies spark criticism from scientists

Such genetic tinkering contravenes global ethical guidelines and some countries' laws regulating the use of gene-editing in human reproduction - which some call the slippery slope towards designer ba...

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Justices punt dusky gopher frog case to lower court

Justices punt dusky gopher frog case to lower court

The federal government can't designate land as a habitat for an endangered species on the mere prospect that the species might eventually move there, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, delivering a ...

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One pygmy whale remains alive after others beach again

One pygmy whale remains alive after others beach again

The humpback whale is thought to have died well before the rest in a separate incident. Initially, 10 whales got stranded on Ninety Mile Beach on the North Island. Turner urged the public not to att...

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NASA Engineers Recreate Marquise Goodwin’s TD Celebration After Mars Landing

NASA Engineers Recreate Marquise Goodwin’s TD Celebration After Mars Landing

But scientists did not expect to verify successful deployment of the solar arrays for at least several hours. "We are well on our way to thoroughly investigate what's inside of Mars for the very first...

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Gene Editing Pioneer Speaks Out Against Genetic Editing Of Babies In China

Gene Editing Pioneer Speaks Out Against Genetic Editing Of Babies In China

He said the babies, known as "Lulu" and "Nana" although they are not their real names, were born through regular IVF but using an egg which was specially modified before being inserted into the womb...

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In open letter, scientists in China say baby gene editing 'crazy'

Kathy Niakan, an expert at the Francis Crick Institute in London, said: "If true.this would be a highly irresponsible, unethical and unsafe use of genome editing technology". "So we try to provide...

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NASA Reports Live 'Infectious Organisms' Have Been Found On Space Station

The Author and scientists Dr.Nitin Singh said that it is essential to know if the bacteria is active or not as the active bacteria are harmful to human life. The NASA has found the five varieties of...

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