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Quadrantids meteor shower to take place overnight Thursday into Friday

With a moon-free sky on January 3, the Quadrantid meteor shower has a good chance of high visibility against a dark sky in northern latitudes. The Quadrantids aren't known for producing fireballs, but...

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Ultima Thule: Nasa reveal high-res picture of snowman-shaped faraway object

Ultima Thule: Nasa reveal high-res picture of snowman-shaped faraway object

New Horizons - which previously revealed the majesty of Pluto in 2015 - swooped just 2,200 miles from the surface of MU69, which has been temporarily nicknamed Ultima Thule (the International Ass...

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Rare Super Blood Moon eclipse to give stargazers triple treat

Rare Super Blood Moon eclipse to give stargazers triple treat

During a Super Moon, the Moon is closer than usual to the Earth, making it look larger and brighter. We begin 2019 with a partial solar eclipse , so it's only fair we also get a lunar one. Unfortun...

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Orbital visual: In first, NASA spaceship begins orbit of asteroid

Orbital visual: In first, NASA spaceship begins orbit of asteroid

The milestone event involved the asteroid Bennu, a relatively small space rock located about 70 million miles from Earth . It's the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. The...

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Chinese spacecraft makes first-ever landing on far side of the moon

Chinese spacecraft makes first-ever landing on far side of the moon

China National Space Administration has said that Chang'e 4's scientific tasks included astronomical observation using low-frequency radio; surveying the terrain and land forms; detecting the minera...

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Cyclone likely for Queensland's far north

Cyclone likely for Queensland's far north

The weather bureau says the monsoon trough is very active and there is the potential for a cyclone to develop near Cape York Peninsula by new years eve or January 1. Rowan Kahn, 28, was found was foun...

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'Frontier of planetary science': NASA probe completes flyby of distant Ultima Thule

'Frontier of planetary science': NASA probe completes flyby of distant Ultima Thule

Whereas Pluto is roughly the size of the United States, Ultima could fit atop Washington, D.C. This means New Horizons has to get much closer to the little space rock to examine it, and the encounter ...

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New Horizons: Nasa probe survives flyby of Ultima Thule

New Horizons: Nasa probe survives flyby of Ultima Thule

When New Horizons launched in 2006, it had Pluto in its sights. Scientists had not discovered Ultima Thule when the probe was launched and only found out about it in 2014 using the Hubble Space...

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"Mother of Hubble" Nancy Grace Roman Dies at 93

Placed into orbit from a manned Discovery shuttle and named for pioneering American astronomer Edwin Hubble, it became the first large optical telescope in space. Roman retired, but when it did, its p...

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In first, NASA spaceship begins orbit of asteroid

In first, NASA spaceship begins orbit of asteroid

The spacecraft, called OSIRIS-REx, is the first-ever USA mission created to visit an asteroid and return a sample of its dust back to Earth. Osiris-Rex launches at Cape Canaveral in 2016. Then, in 2...

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New Horizons set for historic flyby TOMORROW — NASA announcement

New Horizons set for historic flyby TOMORROW — NASA announcement

The program is a collaborative effort between NASA, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where scientists navigate and control the spacecraft. The...

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China’s lunar probe changes orbit to land on dark side of moon

China’s lunar probe changes orbit to land on dark side of moon

China is set to become the first nation to explore the far side of the moon, after Chang'e-4 lunar probe entered a planned orbit, ahead of its much-anticipated landing on the unexplored part of Earth'...

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Six men arrested for killing, eating endangered monkey in Vietnam

Six men arrested for killing, eating endangered monkey in Vietnam

They were identified and arrested Thursday. The trading and consumption of langur monkeys is illegal yet widespread in Vietnam as residents believe that consumption of the leaf-eating monkey has hea...

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Lunar eclipse coming in January

Lunar eclipse coming in January

January's so-called " super blood wolf moon " promises to be supercharged: While Ryan F. Mandelbaum of Gizmodo (in a very spirited denunciation) breaks down why the nickname is a pseudoscientific ma...

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What is a Super Blood Moon?

Not only does a total lunar eclipse make the moon appear to be a slightly larger "supermoon", but it also gives the moon its unique coloring. A simultaneous total lunar eclipse and a "supermoon" w...

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Russian Federation says mysterious hole found in the ISS was drilled from inside

Russian Federation says mysterious hole found in the ISS was drilled from inside

The hole itself was quickly patched, but questions about it remained. Through a Twitter video from the International Space Station, two astronauts, NASA's Anne McClain and the Canadian Space Agency'...

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'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

EST on January 21-will certainly be worth standing out in the frigid night air to see. What is a super blood wolf moon eclipse? A simultaneous total lunar eclipse and a "supermoon" will take pla...

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Former NASA astronaut says sending people to Mars almost ridiculous

Former NASA astronaut says sending people to Mars almost ridiculous

The U.S. space agency is even planning its first mission to the Red Planet, which is slated for some time in the2030s. He questioned the intention of pushing crewed missions to Mars as he said that ...

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Spacecraft to go beyond Pluto on New Year's Day cosmic rock flyby

Spacecraft to go beyond Pluto on New Year's Day cosmic rock flyby

Ultima Thule's largely circular orbit means that it's nearly certainly spent its entire existence over six billion kilometers from the Sun. As you can see, anyone who is staying up for the big ball...

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Recycling Numbers Spike After Christmas

Recycling Numbers Spike After Christmas

Consider saving them for next year. Ribbons are also a no-no, they can jam up the recycling equipment. Plain wrapping paper can be recycled, but not foil or glitter wrap. It can signal to thieves th...

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The 2019 Super Blood Moon Is Coming; Here’s When To Watch

The 2019 Super Blood Moon Is Coming; Here’s When To Watch

A total lunar eclipse is when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned and the Earth completely blocks sunlight from reaching the satellite. Lunar eclipse, Eclipse during which the Moon enters Earth's ...

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NASA’s New Horizons detects anomaly ahead of next flyby

NASA’s New Horizons detects anomaly ahead of next flyby

Once New Horizons passed by Pluto , the spacecraft had to make an early and precise change of course to reach MU69. In its current state the battery is "New horizons" is able to give the power syst...

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US Air Force’s most powerful GPS satellite launched

US Air Force’s most powerful GPS satellite launched

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX is scheduled on Saturday to launch a long-delayed USA military navigation satellite, which if successful would mark the rocket company's first national security space ...

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Japan says it will leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan says it will leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

A minke whale is landed from a research whaling vessel in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, in April 2008. Japan has hunted whales for centuries, but has reduced its catch following worldwide protest...

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Will implement odd-even scheme when needed: Kejriwal

Will implement odd-even scheme when needed: Kejriwal

The city is facing the highest pollution levels since Diwali. If the need arises, we'll implement the Odd-Even scheme . Each individual has to play a role in reducing pollution, " the Chief Minister ...

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Winter Solstice 2018! Google Doodle Celebrates Year's Shortest Day

Winter Solstice 2018! Google Doodle Celebrates Year's Shortest Day

The number of daylight hours peaks at summer solstice - in the United Kingdom, summer solstice sees 16 hours, 38 minutes and 19 seconds of daylight to be enjoyed. This is all made possible because...

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The 50th anniversary of Apollo 8: Humanity’s first trip to the Moon

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 8: Humanity’s first trip to the Moon

Observatory staff will make presentations about the winter solstice at 11:40 a.m.in the Gottlieb Transit Corridor and at 4:30 p.m. on the West Terrace. The only thing that remained of the mission was ...

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Water on Mars PICTURED: ESA shares incredible IMAGES of Martian ice crater

Water on Mars PICTURED: ESA shares incredible IMAGES of Martian ice crater

However, it's a little too distant for a last-minute winter getaway: "this feature, known as Korolev crater , is found on Mars, and is shown here in lovely detail as seen by Mars Express", said the E...

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Bright light spotted over California likely was a meteor, weather service says

Bright light spotted over California likely was a meteor, weather service says

Meanwhile, the odd light left locals puzzled, as many took to Twitter to figure out what it could be and to share pictures and videos. Interestingly, there were rocket launches scheduled for that da...

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What You Need To Know About The Winter Solstice

What You Need To Know About The Winter Solstice

What time is sunset on the winter solstice in the USA? The word "solstice" comes from the Latin word " solstitium ", which translates to " sun standing still ". The Talmud calls the winter solstic...

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After 197 days in space, three astronauts come home

After 197 days in space, three astronauts come home

The landing section with Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev, NASA astronaut Serena Aunon and astronaut of the European Space Agency Alexander Gerst has landed", said a representative for the Mission...

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LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower

LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower

Elsewhere, a number of people opted to celebrate the shortest day of the year with a swim in the waters at Helen's Bay, Northern Ireland . Frequently referred to as the shortest day of the year, be...

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Saturn's 'Rain' Is Quickly Killing Its Rings

Saturn's 'Rain' Is Quickly Killing Its Rings

This "ring rain" drains enough water out of Saturn's rings to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every half hour. The origin of these bands was traced to water from the planet's majestic rings rainin...

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How to Watch the Last Meteor Shower of 2018

How to Watch the Last Meteor Shower of 2018

Friday, Dec. 21 is technically the shortest day of the year. The site - which consists of a large circular mound with a stone passageway and interior chambers - is famous for the winter solstice as ...

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This plant can purify indoor air

This plant can purify indoor air

In animals, the gene helps rid the body of chemicals by promoting an enzyme that breaks them down, and it seems as though the same is true for plants . By day six, chloroform was undetectable. Benz...

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