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Mars lander sets quake monitor on planet's red surface

Mars lander sets quake monitor on planet's red surface

But the crater isn't just icy because of the Martian winter. The crater is found in the northern lowlands of Mars near the planet's north pole which is known as Olympia Undae for its wavy, dune-fi...

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Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

Native Americans marked December's full moon as the beginning of the coldest part of the year. In December, the Earth's North Pole turns away from the Sun, giving the Southern Hemisphere the most su...

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Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

After United Launch Alliance said a rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County was canceled, many took to social media to post photos and ask questions about the mysterious ...

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Bin collection date changes for Darlington this Christmas

Bin collection date changes for Darlington this Christmas

Black bin, garden waste and recycling collections that would have been made between December 25 and January 4 have been changed as follows. Most wrapping paper that is not glittery or metallic and h...

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Apologizes For Referring To Otter As 'Thicc'

Monterey Bay Aquarium Apologizes For Referring To Otter As 'Thicc'

The aquarium is also having to answer questions about the actual photo since Abby looks so obese in it. The aquarium apparently agreed, issuing a four-part apology to anyone who was offended. Desp...

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Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling

Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling

However, another fisheries agency official said that Japan has no intention of withdrawing from the IWC. In response to being voted down, the government delegation expressed the possibility that Jap...

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Japan to resume commercial whaling

Japan to resume commercial whaling

The government told its MPs of the decision , NHK reports. Japanese officials have not officially confirmed the reports, but have declared "all options are on the table". What is the current whaling...

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You Can Watch SpaceX's Rocket Launches Live Right Here

You Can Watch SpaceX's Rocket Launches Live Right Here

Also due to launch later today was a rocket made by French company Arianespace , but this has also been delayed until tomorrow because of "unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions", the company said...

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SoCal rocket launch cancelled for the fourth time

SoCal rocket launch cancelled for the fourth time

Stay with KOLO on this developing story. Wednesday's launch is scheduled to take place at 5:44 p.m., ULA announced on Twitter. The launch has been delayed four times now, most recently Tuesday n...

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YouTuber Rigs Glitter and Fart-Spray Bomb to Catch Porch Pirates

YouTuber Rigs Glitter and Fart-Spray Bomb to Catch Porch Pirates

As the 11-minute video above shows, the results were glorious. The HomePod box is the flawless bait. "If anyone was going to make a revenge bait package and over-engineer the crap out of it, it was ...

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Solar system’s most distant object is ‘Farout’ pink dwarf planet

Solar system’s most distant object is ‘Farout’ pink dwarf planet

The milestone discovery was made by Scott S. Sheppard with Carnegie, as well as Chad Trujillo with Northern Arizona University and David Tholen with the University of Hawaii. "The orbital similarities...

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US Spy Satellite To Be Launched From Vandenberg Tuesday Night

US Spy Satellite To Be Launched From Vandenberg Tuesday Night

National Reconnaissance Office . It was initially scheduled to launch on December 8, but it was canceled seconds before liftoff due to a technical glitch. According to United Launch Alliance , it w...

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Saturn's rings could vanish much sooner than expected

Saturn's rings could vanish much sooner than expected

NASA's estimates of the amount of material present in the rings, combined with data on how much of it is falling, points to the rings being completely gone within 300 million years. There are still so...

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Almost 200 nations agree new rules to tackle climate change

Almost 200 nations agree new rules to tackle climate change

The Paris deal will come into force in 2020. Most nations wanted the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to form a key part of future planning. The other guidelines incl...

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket ready for first national security mission

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket ready for first national security mission

ET to launch its New Shepard rocket for a suborbital flight from its facility in West Texas, in the tenth mission for the reusable rocket system. SpaceX had a Falcon 9 rocket set poised and read...

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Branson 'wins space race' after successful Virgin Galactic flight

Branson 'wins space race' after successful Virgin Galactic flight

The VSS Unity hit a maximum altitude of 51-point-four miles. The US government has awarded astronaut wings to pilots who ventured farther than roughly 80km beyond earth's surface. A 90-minute flig...

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Watch this guy glitter bomb package thieves in the ultimate revenge

Watch this guy glitter bomb package thieves in the ultimate revenge

After having numerous packages stolen directly from his front porch, a YouTuber and engineer chose to take matters into his own hands by creating a fake package which, when opened, covers the thief ...

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Saturn's rings disappearing at 'worst-case-scenario' rate

Saturn's rings disappearing at 'worst-case-scenario' rate

In an image from NASA , a view of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft. But if you could travel 300 million years into the future, you would need to, because by then, chances are those rings would be g...

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SpaceX launch of military satellite rescheduled

SpaceX launch of military satellite rescheduled

First up on the schedule is SpaceX , which plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket at around 9:11 am local time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the...

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News Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

News Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

According to CNN , David Berry Jr . was convicted for illegally killing deer by taking only their heads and antlers, and leaving the rest of their bodies to rot. He was arrested alongside several...

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Lift off for second Rocket Lab commercial rocket

Lift off for second Rocket Lab commercial rocket

The mission, designated Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa)-19, took place just over a month after Rocket Lab's last successful orbital launch. A spokeswoman for Rocket Lab said the company w...

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Astronomers spot farthest known object in our solar system

Astronomers spot farthest known object in our solar system

Sheppard, the University of Hawaii's David Tholen, and Northern Arizona University's Chad Trujillo. The distance between the Earth and the sun is an AU, or astronomical unit - the equivalent of abou...

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Virgin Galactic plane skims space in historic human test flight

Virgin Galactic plane skims space in historic human test flight

That height clears the 50-mile threshold that is sometimes considered the boundary of space. Virgin Galactic's ambitions to make space tourism a reality were given a great boost when the company...

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Virgin Galactic Completes Profitable Flight in Massive Enhance for Area Tourism

Virgin Galactic Completes Profitable Flight in Massive Enhance for Area Tourism

At 51.4 miles high, VSS Unity reached the technical definition of space, earning its pilots commercial astronaut wings by the US Federal Aviation Administration , although the usual worldwide stand...

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Here’s how to see the brightest comet of the year tonight

Here’s how to see the brightest comet of the year tonight

The comet will be around 7.2 million miles from the earth which is nearly 30 times the distance between Moon and Earth. "As it approaches the Sun , the ice melts and turns into a huge cloud that beco...

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Catching the

Catching the "Christmas Comet"

It was discovered photographically on January 17, 1948, by the American astronomer Carl A. Wirtanen. If you aren't able to view it, the Virtual Telescope Project will stream observations from its ...

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captures first close-up from inside Sun’s atmosphere

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captures first close-up from inside Sun’s atmosphere

The PLS instrument aboard Voyager 1 stopped working in 1980 long before that probe crossed the heliopause, but was believed to have crossed the boundary six years before its twin. Still, there's a w...

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Huge Geminid meteor shower fireball caught on police dashcam

Huge Geminid meteor shower fireball caught on police dashcam

The 3200 Phaethon may have collided with another object in the distant past, which produced the stream of particles that hurdle across earth's atmosphere and created a meteor shower. For those plann...

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NT coastal areas prepare for cyclone

NT coastal areas prepare for cyclone

Bureau of Meteorology Weather Services Manager, Richard Wardle, on Wednesday afternoon said Cyclone Owen was likely to reach Severe Tropical Cyclone intensity if conditions remained favourable. "We ...

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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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