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SpaceX Starship Prototype Explodes During Texas Testing

SpaceX Starship Prototype Explodes During Texas Testing

Responding to one rocket enthusiast who suggested SpaceX move onto the next generations of Starship prototypes, instead of trying to fix the damaged Mk1, the SpaceX CEO wrote, "Absolutely, but to move...

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'Unicorn' meteor shower could produce rare storm Thursday night

'Unicorn' meteor shower could produce rare storm Thursday night

And while you may have never heard of this meteor shower , this year you might want to check it out. Two meteor scientists, Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen , shared their prediction for an ou...

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NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

Since ancient meteorite impacts from long ago may have delivered the biological material that lead to life forms, scientists stand to learn something about how those organisms evolved into what we see...

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Brazil's Amazon deforestation at highest rate since 2008, its space agency says

Brazil's Amazon deforestation at highest rate since 2008, its space agency says

Environment Minister Ricardo Salles will meet with the Amazon region´s governors Thursday to discuss efforts to contain deforestation. As the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital c...

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First global map of Titan highlights oceans, plains, dunes and mountains

First global map of Titan highlights oceans, plains, dunes and mountains

The moon has a dense atmosphere that prevents us from seeing its surface, and it's the only other celestial object in the solar system aside from Earth that's able to support stable liquid on the su...

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'Unicorn meteor storm' to bring dazzling display Thursday

'Unicorn meteor storm' to bring dazzling display Thursday

Why it's no big deal: It'll be dark over North America for the projected peak, sometime between 8:15 and 9:25 p.m. PT Thursday. The rare meteor burst known as the alpha Monocerotids is set to potenti...

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Eerie sound of Earth being BOMBARDED by solar winds - stunning space audio

Eerie sound of Earth being BOMBARDED by solar winds - stunning space audio

The magnetic wave frequencies were more recently transformed into audible signals, which the ESA described as "an uncanny song that might recall more the sound effects of a science fiction movie tha...

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Tropical Storm Sebastien Forms; No Threat to US

Tropical Storm Sebastien Forms; No Threat to US

Tuesday morning, the National Hurricane Center named the nineteenth tropical storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Sebastien . The system is moving northwest at 8 miles per hour. Meteorolo...

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Infants Buried With Helmets Made From Skulls Of Other Children Discovered

Infants Buried With Helmets Made From Skulls Of Other Children Discovered

Researchers theorize that the helmets could have been used to guard the infants from the "pre-social and wild souls" as they made their option to the afterlife. The area where these infants (and the f...

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NASA detects water vapor on Jupiter’s moon Europa

NASA detects water vapor on Jupiter’s moon Europa

In doing so, for the first time ever, it uncovered the direct evidence of water vapor above Europa. In 2013 Hydrogen and Oxygen were detected in plumes on Europa by scientists using the Hubble space...

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No timetable yet on Colts RB Marlon Mack (hand)

No timetable yet on Colts RB Marlon Mack (hand)

Mack, who now leads the Colts with 862 rushing yards and seven scores on the ground, injured his hand early in the third quarter Sunday. "I didn't want to risk it anymore after that". So far this seas...

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NASA finds Neptune Moons Naiad and Thalassa locked in 'Dance of Avoidance'

NASA finds Neptune Moons Naiad and Thalassa locked in 'Dance of Avoidance'

NASA noted that Naiad and Thalassa are only about 1,150 miles from each other when they orbit Neptune. Naiad's orbit is tilted and perfectly timed to pass its slower-moving partner, Thalassa, w...

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Leonid meteor shower to peak midnight Sunday | Society

The Leonid meteor shower happens each year when Earth goes through a haze of flotsam and jetsam abandoned by comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. The Leonids meteor bathe modified into given its name due to...

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States Widen Challenge to Trump Administration Car Rules

States Widen Challenge to Trump Administration Car Rules

California was joined by 22 other states, Washington, D.C., and the cities of Los Angeles and NY in filing the suit challenging the administration's September findings that the state's tougher standar...

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Mars 2020 landing site could preserve signs of past life

Mars 2020 landing site could preserve signs of past life

The Curiosity rover on Mars appears to have stumbled on a pretty cool discovery: the atmosphere on Mars has varying levels of oxygen in it, with fluctuations that resemble seasons. According to Br...

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Climate change to hit health of Indian children hard: Lancet

Climate change to hit health of Indian children hard: Lancet

The researchers found that there were more than 220 million additional heat wave exposures in 2018 for people over 65 compared to the average between 1986 and 2005. That's the conclusion of a major re...

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World needs ‘rapid and widespread’ changes in energy systems to cut emissions

World needs ‘rapid and widespread’ changes in energy systems to cut emissions

For this to happen, we need strong leadership from policy makers, as governments hold the clearest responsibility to act and have the greatest scope to shape the future". The World Energy Outlook deta...

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Greta Thunberg to hitch a ride to Europe with Australian YouTube influencers

Greta Thunberg to hitch a ride to Europe with Australian YouTube influencers

An Australian couple will cruise teenage native climate activist Greta Thunberg almost 6,300km from the USA to Spain so she can abet a United Nations native climate assembly. Carausu and Whitelum ...

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Young to return for Penn State game

Young to return for Penn State game

The Buckeyes are unlikely to need him to win that game but will want him back on the field for major showdowns with Penn State and MI, if possible. Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young...

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How the Leonids Meteor Shower Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign

How the Leonids Meteor Shower Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign

The meteor shower happens when the Earth moves through the tail of a comet. The Leonid meteor shower is active from November 6-30 and will peak in the late hours of November 17 until dawn, accordi...

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A Supermassive Black Hole Yeeted This Star at 3.7 Million MPH

A Supermassive Black Hole Yeeted This Star at 3.7 Million MPH

Setting aside how metal it is that a dark gap launched out a star from the cosmic system, the disclosure likewise helped space experts affirm an entire slew of speculations about how stars and mammoth...

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Two million year old fossil ‘links 9ft giant ape to living orangutan’

Scientists drilled into the tooth of a 1.9-million-year-old ape, crushed it into a powder and extracted the protein remains and weighed them using a technique called mass spectrometry. Researchers hav...

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Meet Arrokoth: Snowman-Shaped Ultima Thule Gets Official Name

Meet Arrokoth: Snowman-Shaped Ultima Thule Gets Official Name

And the Hubble Space Telescope - which discovered Arrokoth in 2014 - has its science operations in Baltimore. "The name " Arrokoth " reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies and wonderin...

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Chandrayaan 3: Second attempt to land on Moon by November 2020

Chandrayaan 3: Second attempt to land on Moon by November 2020

The lander throttled out of contact range just 335m from the lunar surface and lost communications with ISRO . The Orbiter's life was initially planned to last one year, but during its journey to t...

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Boeing received 'unnecessary' contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says

Boeing received 'unnecessary' contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says

Today's static fire took place almost seven months after an explosion rocked the same test stand during a previous attempt to test-fire Crew Dragon's SuperDraco escape thrusters. When the Crew ...

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All schools in Delhi, Noida to remain closed on November 14, 15

All schools in Delhi, Noida to remain closed on November 14, 15

The court ordered that a day-to-day record of previous year, maintained by CPCB, for the same period from October 1 2018 till December 31, 2018 and January and February 2019 be placed on record before...

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Japan spacecraft starts journey home from asteroid

Japan spacecraft starts journey home from asteroid

Hayabusa2 is expected to reach Earth in late 2020 and drop a capsule containing the precious samples in the Australian desert. According to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the probe...

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November Full Moon 2019: NASA welcomes the spectacular Beaver Moon tonight

November Full Moon 2019: NASA welcomes the spectacular Beaver Moon tonight

In case you're looking at a full moon in January, you're really looking at the Wolf Moon . Full moons are often thought of as a time of renewal, and with this Full Beaver Moon, it's time to clear out...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Into Space

SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Into Space

After 24 launches, SpaceX projects reaching global coverage - a milestone anticipated in 2020. SpaceX's Starlink satellites are designed and built in Redmond. It was the fourth launch for the Falco...

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Mercury transit: How to watch Monday’s rare astronomical event

Mercury transit: How to watch Monday’s rare astronomical event

That's what makes it look so tiny from Earth . Kepler detected a dip the star's brightness as an exoplanet transits , much as Mercury slightly dims the sun as it passes between it and the Earth...

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Camera catches meteor lighting up Missouri sky

Camera catches meteor lighting up Missouri sky

Other videos posted on social media showed the Gateway Arch in the background. Aside from Missourians, the non-profit scientific organization indicated that the fireball was also witnessed by resi...

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Mercury to Make 'Transit' Across Sun Today for Last Time Until 2032

Mercury to Make 'Transit' Across Sun Today for Last Time Until 2032

While the next Mercury transit between Earth and the sun will happen 13 years from Wednesday (in 2032), it won't be visible from North America until the next occurrence in 2049. Venus transits are muc...

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Woman arrested after allegedly harassing toddler with severe genetic disorder

Woman arrested after allegedly harassing toddler with severe genetic disorder

The victim in the case is Anna Riley, a two-year-old girl who suffers from harlequin ichthyosis , a condition that causes skin abnormalities and affects breathing and movement. Anna's mother Jennie ...

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Rain likely tonight; bitterly cold Tuesday and Wednesday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

Rain likely tonight; bitterly cold Tuesday and Wednesday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

Tonight: Lake effect snow, heavy at times, breezy. This snow will develop through the mid-to-late morning, and expand in coverage and intensity through the afternoon. A light accumulation of ice is l...

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Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral this morning

Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral this morning

Its mini-satellites will orbit at relatively low altitude (550 kilometers, or 340 miles, for the first ones), allowing quick transmission times . Astronomers raised concerns after the first Starli...

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