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TESS Detects Potentially Habitable Super-Earth In The Neighborhood

TESS Detects Potentially Habitable Super-Earth In The Neighborhood

Proxima b and GJ 357d were discovered via so-called radial velocity , which involves looking for signs of a wobble in a star from the gravitational tug of an orbiting planet. To find out for sure, GJ...

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Amazon opens two new renewable energy projects in US, EU

Amazon opens two new renewable energy projects in US, EU

Speaking about the two projects, the company's director of sustainability, Kara Hurst, said: "Playing a significant role in helping to reduce the sources of human-induced climate change is an importan...

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Prince Harry 'gives barefoot speech' at Google summit

Prince Harry 'gives barefoot speech' at Google summit

Among those attending Camp Hypocrite? Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Photocall in London at The Corinthia Hotel on July 31, 2019 in London, England. According to calc...

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Hubble reveals egg-shaped exoplanet so hot it's venting vaporized iron into space

Hubble reveals egg-shaped exoplanet so hot it's venting vaporized iron into space

The answer is when heavy metals are detected escaping from the planet's atmosphere, instead of condensing into clouds. The intense heat from its nearby star has made WASP-121b puff up like a marshmall...

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New 3D map of Milky Way suggests it is warped and twisted

New 3D map of Milky Way suggests it is warped and twisted

The Warsaw team used the same technique as the Beijing scientists for their new map, but factored in data from over 1000 more stars, some as remote as the boundary of the Milky Way's disk. They say th...

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Universal Studios Florida announces Epic Universe, appears to include Super Nintendo Land

Universal Studios Florida announces Epic Universe, appears to include Super Nintendo Land

It's rumored that the new park will have unique lands themed after different franchises, but those haven't been revealed. The partnership between the video game giant and the theme park group was firs...

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Erick, Flossie get closer to Hawaii with threats of high surf

Erick, Flossie get closer to Hawaii with threats of high surf

Back-to-back hurricanes churned in the eastern Pacific on Wednesday towards Hawaii, with one set to lose punch when it reaches the USA archipelago state even as its mate gains might. The hurricane...

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LightSail 2 solar spacecraft proves viability of ‘flight by light’

LightSail 2 solar spacecraft proves viability of ‘flight by light’

LightSail 2, the spacecraft the Planetary Society sent up to space approximately a month ago recently unfurled a light-catching sail and has been "raising its orbit exclusively on the power of sunli...

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Boulder, Fort Collins firms partnering with NASA

Boulder, Fort Collins firms partnering with NASA

Now, SpaceX will be getting help from the agency to figure out how to land large rockets like Starship on the surface of the Moon , and the company will also study how much lunar dust these landing...

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Today's the day the Earth hits the red on resources

Today's the day the Earth hits the red on resources

The good news is that the rate at which Earth Overshoot Day moves up on the calendar "has slowed to less than one day a year on average in the past five years, compared to an average of three days a...

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Summertime weather continues... watching the tropics

Summertime weather continues... watching the tropics

No significant development of this system is expected for the next few days while the it moves westward at 15 to 20 miles per hour. - Forecasters are still watching two areas of potential tropical d...

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August 2019 Meteor Shower: Perseids

August 2019 Meteor Shower: Perseids

It is relatively mild and rarely produces more than five meteors per hour. These meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the c...

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TOI 270: new planetary system about 73 light years away from Earth

TOI 270: new planetary system about 73 light years away from Earth

The trio are among the smallest and nearest exoplanets found to date using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which was sent into space in 2018 with the aim of finding new worlds...

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Sea lion gets swallowed whole by humpback whale in accidental encounter

Sea lion gets swallowed whole by humpback whale in accidental encounter

Chase Dekker, who works for whale-watching company Sanctuary Cruises , wrote he was in Monterrey Bay when he spotted a pod of humpbacks "lunge feeding" on a school of anchovies . "This whale kept ...

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A black moon is coming Wednesday night. Here’s what that means

A black moon is coming Wednesday night. Here’s what that means

Next month will see two new moons occur, with the first taking place on August 1, and another on August 30. As noted by CNN , however, dark skies - especially those not infiltrated by the light o...

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Astronomers Spot Exoplanet Lit by Three Suns

Astronomers Spot Exoplanet Lit by Three Suns

The study published this week in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters described the host star and its planet named DS Tuc Ab, aged approximately 45 million years old, which is a "pre-teen" in...

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A skateboarding, art collecting billionaire will be the first Moon tourist

A skateboarding, art collecting billionaire will be the first Moon tourist

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has named the Japanese billionaire as the first private citizen to take a recreational space flight. The lunar mission could take four or five days, which would feel like a hot ...

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Dueling meteor showers will light up the skies Monday night

Dueling meteor showers will light up the skies Monday night

During that time, clouds will likely cover about a third of the Upstate sky, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds are in the forecast, so viewing may be hard in our region. From our persp...

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Tropical wave over the Caribbean Sea could develop and hit Florida

Tropical wave over the Caribbean Sea could develop and hit Florida

The National Hurricane Center as of Sunday afternoon is watching a tropical wave southeast of Puerto Rico that could move northwestward and affect that island and possibly South Florida next week....

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Where to — NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Where to — NASA's Orion Spacecraft

NASA landed on the Moon 50 years ago this month in the evening hours of July 20, 1969. Nasa's Kennedy Space Center created the greatest atmosphere, bringing closer significant people like, Vice Pre...

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Very big dinosaur thigh bone discovered in the southwest of France

Very big dinosaur thigh bone discovered in the southwest of France

Paleontologists in France uncovered the bone of a dinosaur thought to be more than 140 million years old. It's unclear exactly what sauropod the bone belongs to just yet, but the group includes brachi...

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How & when to view July 2019 double meteor shower in CA sky

How & when to view July 2019 double meteor shower in CA sky

According to the American Meteor Society , the Southern delta Aquariids and the alpha Capricornids will peak late on Monday into early Tuesday. In 2019, it will peak the night of August 12-13, bu...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Launched With 3D Bioprinter, Supplies for ISS

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Launched With 3D Bioprinter, Supplies for ISS

The launch was delayed on Wednesday due to rainclouds. For this launch, the rocket will attempt to touch down on one of SpaceX's concrete landing pads at Cape Canaveral, Florida after takeoff. A...

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NASA's Artemis Moon Lander Looks Impressive In US Space Agency's Latest Renders

NASA's Artemis Moon Lander Looks Impressive In US Space Agency's Latest Renders

As per NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, spacesuits that are now in development will have to be used in low-Earth orbit (LEO) and on the Moon, which poses complex engineering and design challenge...

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Chandrayaan 2: First orbit-raising of spacecraft performed successfully, ISRO confirms

Chandrayaan 2: First orbit-raising of spacecraft performed successfully, ISRO confirms

It will be the second time India has been to the moon . Although life-expired satellites eventually burn up in Earth's atmosphere, they can drift for many years before meeting a fiery end. Beijing's ...

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Is SpaceX Bringing Slime to Space — Nickelodeon Slime

Is SpaceX Bringing Slime to Space — Nickelodeon Slime

The slime has also been dropped on hundreds of celebrities at award shows like the Kid's Choice Awards. "Why tho", she commented. Some of the microgravity experiments they will hold are slime pong, ...

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UC Merced student helps unearth 65 million-year-old triceratops skull

UC Merced student helps unearth 65 million-year-old triceratops skull

Prior to the discovery , Kjelland arranged a paleontology dig at a famous fossil site in North Dakota known as Hell Creek Formation. Harrison Duran , a biology student at the University of Calif...

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LightSail 2 is now surfing on sunlight

LightSail 2 is now surfing on sunlight

The 32-square meter sail is roughly the size of a boxing ring. Downloaded yesterday (July 24), images taken by the craft show the solar sail unfurling and the craft's spectacular view of planet Eart...

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Meteor streaks across Ontario sky

The Western University All-Sky Camera Network in London, Canada, captured this image of a fireball over southern Ontario and Quebec on July 24, 2019, at 4:44 a.m. These pieces, which are recogniza...

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Star orbiting massive black hole lends support to Einstein’s theory

Star orbiting massive black hole lends support to Einstein’s theory

Scientists have been working to prove or disprove the theory for generations, and UCLA professor of physics and astronomy Andrea Ghez says that the iconic theory is starting to fray at the edges. It r...

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Earth has near-miss with asteroid that snuck up on scientists

Earth has near-miss with asteroid that snuck up on scientists

It is the largest rock to fly at such close quarters to the Earth this year, and possibly for many years. That meteor was approximately 20 metres in diameter. "Impact craters on Earth, the Moon and ot...

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4 automakers cut deal with California on fuel efficiency regulations

4 automakers cut deal with California on fuel efficiency regulations

The proposal asserted that the rule change would reduce auto fatalities because (a) the more stringent Obama-era mileage rules would have prompted manufacturers to make lighter cars, which are more ...

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Air pollution in United States associated with 30000 deaths and reduced life expectancy

Air pollution in United States associated with 30000 deaths and reduced life expectancy

Carried out by researchers from Imperial College London , UK, and the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions at Carnegie Mellon University , USA, the new study analyzed data from more than 7...

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NASA Administrator Remembers Mission Control Pioneer Chris Kraft

NASA Administrator Remembers Mission Control Pioneer Chris Kraft

His leadership role as flight director was suggested by his control room name - "Flight". Armstrong once called him "the man who was the "Control" in Mission Control". While the Command and Servic...

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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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