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Is Pluto a planet? NASA chief reignites decades-old debate

Is Pluto a planet? NASA chief reignites decades-old debate

The International Astronomical Union voted to downgrade Pluto to "dwarf planet" in 2006 after members voted to redefine what objects are "planet". Dwarf planets are called the heavenly bodies that o...

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Space X Dragon returns to Earth, bringing scientific samples home

Space X Dragon returns to Earth, bringing scientific samples home

Dragon does not burn up on reentry and so is best suited to ferrying material that needs examination, not disposal. After it splashed down yesterday, SpaceX recovered the capsule from the ocean a...

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UK opposition reacts with fury to Parliament suspension

UK opposition reacts with fury to Parliament suspension

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Boris Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament was "an outrage and a threat to our democracy". The two leaders met in recent days at the Group of Seven summit in Fra...

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NASA Investigating What May Be the First Crime in Space

NASA Investigating What May Be the First Crime in Space

NASA astronaut Anne McClain told investigators she had accessed the bank account of her spouse while on a six-month mission aboard the ISS in preparation for her role in NASA's anticipated first all-...

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About 44,000 troops sent to Amazon to fight fires

About 44,000 troops sent to Amazon to fight fires

Bolsonaro has previously said the protection of rainforests - which absorb vast quantities of greenhouse gases and are essential for climate change control - was an obstacle to his country's economic ...

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CBBC Newsround: Floating volcanic rock raft appears in ocean

CBBC Newsround: Floating volcanic rock raft appears in ocean

Pumice forms when frothy molten rock cools rapidly and forms a lightweight bubble-rich rock that can float. A big raft of pumice, larger than 20,000 football fields, has been spotted in the Pacific...

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First picture of Moon captured by Chandrayaan 2 revealed

First picture of Moon captured by Chandrayaan 2 revealed

The progress of Chandrayaan 2 in space is reaching ISRO people. People are also eager to know more and more about this mission of India. Chandrayaan 2 seeks to explore the far side of the Moon, a feat...

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International Space Station crew relocates Soyuz capsule

International Space Station crew relocates Soyuz capsule

The Soyuz MS-14 is carrying an experimental robot and supplies but failed to dock with the ISS on August 24. However, as the craft approached the ISS at 1:36 a.m. Fedor blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 sp...

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Pope Francis calls for global action on Amazon wildfires

Pope Francis calls for global action on Amazon wildfires

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to fix the de...

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Kate, William and kids surprise passengers on economy flight

Kate, William and kids surprise passengers on economy flight

Fresh from the row that surrounded Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's use of private jets , the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have headed to Scotland on board a budget airline. The pair recently used...

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Exoplanets could host abundant life - even BETTER than Earth, scientists discover

The massive distances to the exoplanets mean that they are basically impossible to reach with the help of space probes, and this means that scientists have been trying to figure out a solution. The ...

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Microplastics In Drinking Water Don't Appear to Have Health Risks

Microplastics In Drinking Water Don't Appear to Have Health Risks

As many as two billion people are affected due to drinking water contamination and a million die, said Bruce Gordon from Department of Public Health, WHO. That is why the WHO's recommendations in the ...

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Disturbance on Florida's doorstep has 70% chance of development

Disturbance on Florida's doorstep has 70% chance of development

Environmental conditions could become more conducive for the storm's development as it moves back toward the Atlantic on Saturday. The center is giving Disturbance 2 a 70% chance of developing by ...

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NASA astronaut accused of hacking ex-spouse’s bank account from space

NASA astronaut accused of hacking ex-spouse’s bank account from space

The bank informed her that one of the computers was registered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration . Instead, McClain claims she was doing what she has always done: checking her ...

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Soyuz craft carrying robot cosmonaut fails to dock with ISS

Soyuz craft carrying robot cosmonaut fails to dock with ISS

A live broadcast was also mentioned. "That's connecting and disconnecting electric cables (and) using standard items, from a screwdriver and a spanner to a fire extinguisher", the Russian space ag...

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Fracking halts again at Cuadrilla site after biggest tremor yet

Fracking halts again at Cuadrilla site after biggest tremor yet

He said it would have felt similar to someone dropping a large bag of shopping on the floor. Fracking at the UK's only active site has been halted after the largest tremor yet recorded. Jamie Pe...

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RK Singh approves proposal to declare ocean energy as Renewable Energy

RK Singh approves proposal to declare ocean energy as Renewable Energy

Global Renewable Energy market is expected to grow at significant CAGR over the forecast period. In his opening remarks, Secretary Power Division underlined the importance of new renewable energy p...

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Indian lunar mission releases first PHOTO of Moon’s surface

Indian lunar mission releases first PHOTO of Moon’s surface

ISRO tweeted out the moon view on Thursday. The Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre which took a little over 28 minutes was completed at 9:02 am. Chandrayaan-2 reached the moon on August 20, when ...

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An asteroid will hit Earth and we'll have no defence: Musk

For some perspective, Apophis will travel the width of the Full Moon in a minute, getting as bright as the stars as it streaks across the sky. The asteroid, on its current path, will zoom past Earth i...

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Moon-Like Exoplanet Spotted By NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Moon-Like Exoplanet Spotted By NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Even it's surface is covered in volcanic residue similar to the material found on the lunar surface called mare. It was first discovered by TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey) in 2018, ...

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Plastic Particles in Drinking Water Present 'Low' Health Risk

Plastic Particles in Drinking Water Present 'Low' Health Risk

WHO says more research is needed to obtain a more accurate assessment of exposure to microplastics and their potential impacts on human health. Particles of the kind increasingly found at the bott...

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Two Astronauts Go Out into Outer Space

Two Astronauts Go Out into Outer Space

In addition they hooked up reflectors for navigation. That is the station's second docking port for business crew capsules. It also is the first major space activity since the ballyhooed 50th an...

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U.S. Space Command launching August 29; Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal on shortlist

U.S. Space Command launching August 29; Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal on shortlist

Speaking at Tuesday's meeting of the National Space Council, Vice President Mike Pence and Pentagon officials announced that a key step in creating the newest branch of the military would happen nex...

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First Vulcan Flight to Launch Mission to the Moon

First Vulcan Flight to Launch Mission to the Moon

Vulcan Centaur is the successor to ULA's workhorse Atlas V rocket, which has launched many high-profile spacecraft over the years, including NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, New Horizons Pluto probe and O...

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Mystery illness causes Florida panthers and bobcats to stumble and fall

Mystery illness causes Florida panthers and bobcats to stumble and fall

In addition, trail camera footage has captured eight panthers, a lot of them kittens, and one adult bobcat walking abnormally or having difficulty coordinating their back legs. Although the panther po...

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Space X's Tesla Roadster 'completes its first lap of the sun'

Space X's Tesla Roadster 'completes its first lap of the sun'

Space X's Tesla Roadster, which launched into space previous year along with a mannequin called Starman at the wheel, has completed its first lap of the sun. It's unclear what other achievements the...

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India's second lunar mission enters moon's orbit

India's second lunar mission enters moon's orbit

Sivan also informed that lander would land on the moon on September 7 at 1:55 am. This made it easy for it to slip into the gravitational influence of the satellite planet. On Sept. 3, Isro will car...

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Space Command to relaunch this month, officials say

Space Command to relaunch this month, officials say

Joe Dunford, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday at the sixth National Space Council meeting in northern Virginia. Its mission will be to integrate space capabilities ...

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Black Hole Swallowing a Neutron Star Detected

Black Hole Swallowing a Neutron Star Detected

It's not a sure thing yet, although the initial analysis says S190814bv is a neutron star-black hole merger with greater than 99 percent confidence. Gravitational waves were predicted in general rel...

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Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon`s orbit, ISRO confirms `all systems are healthy`

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon`s orbit, ISRO confirms `all systems are healthy`

This is a milestone in itself for ISRO, that carried out the critical transition and is now nearing the touted mission of landing a space rover in the unexplored South Pole region of the Moon. The Vik...

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NASA glimpses surface of distant rocky exoplanet

NASA glimpses surface of distant rocky exoplanet

Planet LHS 3844b is located 48.6 light-years from Earth and has a radius 1.3 times that of Earth, according to NASA . From that, they could calculate the brightness of the planet-and hence its temper...

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ISRO to put Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit on Tuesday

ISRO to put Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit on Tuesday

This is an important event for the Chandrayaan-2 mission, as it marks the beginning of the penultimate phase of the journey. We will provide a critical velocity to Chandrayaan-2: reduce its velocity...

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The Romeo and Juliet of Galaxies spotted by NASA's Hubble Telescope

The Romeo and Juliet of Galaxies spotted by NASA's Hubble Telescope

The elderly star is located in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter), NASA said. While NGC 2022 presents a striking image, not all planetary nebulae are created equally. The shrunk core th...

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Semiconductor Clock Market Assessment and Key Insights analysed till 2025

Semiconductor Clock Market Assessment and Key Insights analysed till 2025

Sales Resources: Share, Growth Rate, Current Market Analysis. It also contains an in-depth analysis of the market and competitive scenario, together with the SWOT analysis of the leading competito...

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Dream Chaser to Launch Aboard Vulcan Centaur

Dream Chaser to Launch Aboard Vulcan Centaur

The Vulcan Centaur rocket is supposed to be tailor-made for U.S. national security. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has selected the United Launch Alliance ( ULA) Vulcan Centaur to launch the c...

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