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The Milky Way Consumed Another Galaxy Billions of Years Ago, Study Finds

The Milky Way Consumed Another Galaxy Billions of Years Ago, Study Finds

Scientists mapped the movement of the bluer stars and determined that they belonged to a dwarf galaxy known as Gaia Enceladus, which is believed to have been swallowed by the Milky Way in its earl...

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Events held to mark 50 years after lunar landing

Events held to mark 50 years after lunar landing

Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people. "So...

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Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

A little over six hours later, at 10:56 p.m. ET, Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface and uttered his immortal words - which he later said he thought about during the flight and prior to exiting E...

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EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

In April, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the EPA must decide by mid-July whether to reverse the Trump administration's overturn of a scheduled ban on chlorpyrifos. Accor...

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Three astronauts arrive at Int'l Space Station

Three astronauts arrive at Int'l Space Station

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever set foot on the moon. At liftoff, the lab complex was expected to be flying 254 miles above the border between Kazakhst...

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Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 mission begins at Sriharikota space centre

Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 mission begins at Sriharikota space centre

The snags found in the cryogenic upper stage of the rocket just before an hour of the previously scheduled launch on the 15th of this month have been plugged, boosting the confidence of the scientists...

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Hibernia Temporarily Halts Production After Oil Releases Into Ocean

The discharge occurred during routine activities related to removing water from one of the storage cells, said Hibernia Management and Development Co Ltd (HMDC), which operates the 220,000-barrel-per-...

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Moon Landing Anniversary: 50 Years Since Apollo 11 Mission

Moon Landing Anniversary: 50 Years Since Apollo 11 Mission

NASA celebrates 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing; Mike Pence and Buzz Aldrin discuss the past and future of space exploration. Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died in 2012 at age 8...

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NASA imagines a 1969 webpage for the Apollo 11 landing

NASA imagines a 1969 webpage for the Apollo 11 landing

Trump seemed to agree. All three were born in 1930, and although Aldrin and Collins are still alive, Armstrong died in 2012 at the age of 82. Just before Aldrin made his remarks, Trump praised the ...

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Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

This could include artificial cells that can deliver targeted cancer therapies, or flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings. Researchers further made use of su...

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Second Try For Starhopper Hover Test Set For Next Week

Second Try For Starhopper Hover Test Set For Next Week

The flame was immediately extinguished, yet the incident may postpone the first big trip of the vehicle. The " Starhopper ", as SpaceX has been calling it, is a much smaller-scale version of the ...

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Apollo 11 Rocket Projected onto Washington Monument

Apollo 11 Rocket Projected onto Washington Monument

Space exploration to this day owes a very big debt to Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Michael Collins and the 400,000 who gave their blood, sweat and tears for ensuring NASA's Apollo 11 missio...

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Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada

Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada

Following the discovery of the trash, the Prime Minister of Cambodia , Hun Sen, took the opportunity to remind the world that Cambodia is not a dumping ground for the waste from other countries. El...

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Here's what the partial lunar eclipse looked like over Kent

Here's what the partial lunar eclipse looked like over Kent

During a total lunar eclipse , the moon has a blood red effect, which is not in the case of a partial eclipse . Unfortunately, North America will not be able to see the eclipse as it occurs during...

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High temperatures, humidity and showers expected this week in MA

High temperatures, humidity and showers expected this week in MA

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. Expected high temperatures in the middle 90s to around 100 degrees will combine with humid conditi...

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Apollo 11 launched 50 years ago on July 16, 1969

Apollo 11 launched 50 years ago on July 16, 1969

Then at 4 p.m. on Saturday, NASA Live TV will replay the original Apollo 11 footage of the first moonwalk. Once the rocket cleared the launch tower, however, Collins, Armstrong and Aldrin really f...

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NASA to grow chilli peppers in space to prepare for Mars mission

NASA to grow chilli peppers in space to prepare for Mars mission

Although there are several species of the spicy pepper fruit, the USA scientists are going with Española peppers because they can grow in high altitudes and can be easily pollinated. All this is very ...

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Climate change could break the heat index

The number of days each year in MA with an average heat index over 90 degrees will more than quadruple by mid-century if nothing is done to reduce carbon emissions, according to a new report. The So...

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Apollo 11: 5 Films You Need To See On Its 50th Anniversary

Apollo 11: 5 Films You Need To See On Its 50th Anniversary

Interestingly, today's smartphones are more powerful than the computers the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) used for the mission. It was taken off display 13 years ago becau...

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Watch live streaming of partial lunar eclipse on your mobile and desktop

Watch live streaming of partial lunar eclipse on your mobile and desktop

It will also be special because it falls on the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 mission. A partial lunar eclipse can only occur if several elements come together at the right time: it has...

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$3m grant for NZ's first 100% recycled plastic food packaging

$3m grant for NZ's first 100% recycled plastic food packaging

Executive General Manager Pact Group Eric Kjestrup said We are thankful for the support we have received from the Waste Minimisation Fund as it will enable Pact Group to produce an extensive range...

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First discovered the germ of the moon

First discovered the germ of the moon

Saturn's rings are made of ice and dust and rocks, and are thought to be the debris from comets, asteroids and maybe even moons that somehow broke apart around the planet . For the first time ever,...

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NASA Funds Demo of 3D-Printed Spacecraft Parts Made, Assembled in Orbit

NASA Funds Demo of 3D-Printed Spacecraft Parts Made, Assembled in Orbit

NASA announced it had made the first step towards implementing a major strategy it has been considering for a number of years. The above video is a demonstration video that has been released onto...

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Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Though the tropical storm known as Barry was predicted to reach hurricane strength when it reached landfall in Louisiana over the weekend, its danger was downgraded yesterday afternoon - from a tropic...

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Scientists image Bell entanglement for the first time

This phenomenon is so odd that Einstein talked about it as being a spooky action happening at a distance. Einstein thought quantum mechanics was "spooky" because of the instantaneousness of the ap...

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A material way to make Mars habitable

A material way to make Mars habitable

In September 2018, it took a photo of the now abandoned Opportunity , and a few months after that it showed the world the landing site of the most recent missions we sent there, InSight. "It wouldn...

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Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Louisiana

As the storm began with overnight showers and significant winds, some motorists still managed to fearless the weather in spite of warnings of 20 inches (50 centimetres) of rain. Roughly a block away, ...

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Partial Lunar Eclipse to be visible in India on July 17

Partial Lunar Eclipse to be visible in India on July 17

A rare celestial phenomenon is happening on eclipse day night with Jupiter and Saturn close to the Moon. Followed by that, it will again enter into penumbral lunar eclipse after the partial lunar...

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Barry makes landfall, downgraded to tropical storm

Barry makes landfall, downgraded to tropical storm

On-again, off again rain hit the city overnight. Parts of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in Alabama 322 kilometres from where Barry was headed, were flooded both by rain and surging water from t...

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This ancient bird sported a ginormous toe

This ancient bird sported a ginormous toe

Researchers in China have discovered a new species of ancient bird preserved in amber- and it's packing one seriously impressive toe. They made a decision to declare the bird a new species and n...

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Tropical Storm Barry hits Louisiana, could stay for a long, soaking time

Tropical Storm Barry hits Louisiana, could stay for a long, soaking time

In New Orleans , Mayor LaToya Cantrell says via Twitter , "High water vehicles and boats are pre-staged around the city should water rescues be necessary". "It's a really powerful river", said Nadia...

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ISRO Carries out Checks at Launch Pad Ahead of Chandrayaan 2 Launch

ISRO Carries out Checks at Launch Pad Ahead of Chandrayaan 2 Launch

Chandrayaan 2 will go to Moon's south polar region where no country has ever gone before. The most ambitious lunar mission project, Chandrayaan 2 is all set to launch this weekend. It will carry thre...

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NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon

NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon

WASHINGTON: NASA has replaced the head of its human space exploration directorate in a major shake-up, USA media reported Wednesday, as the agency scrambles to meet President Donald Trump´s ambitious ...

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Astronomers just spotted two supermassive black holes on a collision course

Astronomers just spotted two supermassive black holes on a collision course

Scientist Chiara Mingarelli, from the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York City, explained that supermassive black hole pairs generate the loudest gravitational waves...

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'Oldest remains' outside Africa reset human migration clock

'Oldest remains' outside Africa reset human migration clock

But this wasn't the first migration of modern humans ( Homo sapiens ) from Africa . He expressed reservations, because the now re-imagined skull bones from Greece only in the fragments available. T...

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