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Earth and moon are not 'identical oxygen twins,' researchers say

Earth and moon are not 'identical oxygen twins,' researchers say

Recently, through a new study published in the journal Nature , new evidence was presented to support this theory. The odds of Theia having a similar composition to the Earth are extraordinaril...

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World's smallest dinosaur was the size of hummingbird, study finds

World's smallest dinosaur was the size of hummingbird, study finds

The large number of teeth suggests that, despite its tiny size, Oculudentavis was a predator. It's thought that the dinosaur would go on the hunt during the daytime, with its diet consisting of bu...

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It's cloudy with a chance of iron rain at hot, faraway world

It's cloudy with a chance of iron rain at hot, faraway world

The instrument-whose name is short for "Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanets and Stable Spectroscopic Observations "-was initially created to identify Earth-like planets around stars like our sun...

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Poachers kill rare white giraffe

Poachers kill rare white giraffe

Their deaths leave one surviving white giraffe - a lone male borne by the same slaughtered female, the conservancy said. The unique giraffe hit local and global media headlines when it was first s...

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S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus

S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus

Large public gatherings have been banned, and major tourist attractions including Beijing's Forbidden City and Shanghai Disneyland are closed. Ice skating rinks popular with locals were also shut ...

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New Evidence Points To Impact Of Mars-Sized Body On Earth

A huge chunk of planetary material was ejected from the impact, becoming a building block for the Moon's formation. However, a new study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience , claims to have f...

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Maritime cruise ship ports concerned about COVID-19 impacts

Maritime cruise ship ports concerned about COVID-19 impacts

But the California-based cruise line said it will keep passengers and crew from disembarking, and instead will pick up test kits after notifying the CDC that two crew members had transferred from a Pr...

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What Is The Worm Moon?

What Is The Worm Moon?

In addition to Worm Moon , the March full moon is known as the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sugar Moon and Lenten Moon. As for the bits of added flair that get added to each new supermoon the...

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People fighting over 'rotten' food on coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise: passenger

People fighting over 'rotten' food on coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise: passenger

What will happen to US passengers after the ship docks? So far, 19 crew members and 2 passengers have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus , also known as COVID-19. The two diagnoses came after a ...

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Seventh-grader in Virginia names NASA's new Mars rover

In a NASA tv broadcast Thursday, he learns his essay to classmates at Lake Braddock Secondary Faculty in Burke, Virginia. He learned Wednesday night that his entry was the victor, but to the rest of...

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European Union unveils climate law, Thunberg calls it 'surrender'

European Union unveils climate law, Thunberg calls it 'surrender'

According to the regulation, 2050 will be an EU-wide goal, which raises the possibility that some member states could reduce their emissions to net zero at a later date if other countries decarbonise ...

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Large asteroid to fly by the Earth in late April, says NASA

Large asteroid to fly by the Earth in late April, says NASA

That is a lot of space junk, and if it collided with our planet it would be absolutely devastating. According to the space agency, this asteroid is now traveling across space and moving toward our pla...

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EPA list of products to fight coronavirus

EPA list of products to fight coronavirus

As part of efforts to protect yourself and prevent its spread , you've been told to use disinfectants the EPA has approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. ...

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SpaceX plans to send tourists to International Space Station

SpaceX plans to send tourists to International Space Station

Should you be interested, tickets are selling for $55 million, TechCrunch reports. "This history-making flight will represent a watershed moment in the march toward universal and routine access to...

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Tropical forests are reaching their carbon dioxide limit

Tropical forests are reaching their carbon dioxide limit

The causes of this rapid decline are to be found in the loss of biomass: the forest area decreased by 19 percent in 30 years, and in the same period, global Carbon dioxide emissions increased. Researc...

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Asteroid Bigger Than Burj Khalifa to Fly By Earth on April 29

According to the space agency, this asteroid is now traveling across space and moving toward our planet at a massive velocity of nearly 53,000 miles per hour. CNEOS noted that 2018 RF6 will app...

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Missing toddler's remains believed to be found in Tennessee

Missing toddler's remains believed to be found in Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says authorities have found what they believe to be the remains of missing East Tennessee 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell. The Amber Alert issued for Evelyn said ...

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EC proposes climate neutrality in European Union law

EC proposes climate neutrality in European Union law

At the time of their release, the proposals for the Green Deal were also welcomed by the European solar industry, putting itself forward as a key climate change ally despite the lack of solar in t...

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EPA releases list of disinfectants to use against coronavirus

The EPA explains that coronaviruses in general are " enveloped viruses", which basically means they are easy to kill, if you use the right disinfectant product and follow the directions provided on...

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NASA names next Mars rover 'Perseverance'

NASA names next Mars rover 'Perseverance'

These are the results of the competition conducted by NASA . "The idea Alex asked the spirit of inquiry". Thomas Zurbuchen, Deputy Director of the Science Mission, said that the name proposed by Al...

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SpaceX Is Launching 152 Human Remains Into Space

SpaceX Is Launching 152 Human Remains Into Space

It worked with friends of planetary geologist Eugene Shoemaker to place some of his remains on the NASA Lunar Prospector, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on January 6, 1998 and ...

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NASA Hires Lockheed Martin to Build up to 12 Orion Spacecraft

NASA Hires Lockheed Martin to Build up to 12 Orion Spacecraft

Production of certain spacecraft components already designed and qualified for Orion will be provided for Gateway use, eliminating the need for the Gateway Program to develop and qualify similar...

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Look out for the Super Worm Moon

Look out for the Super Worm Moon

Seems like every time we turn around we've got a strangely-named full moon sneaking up on us, and March is no exception. At that time, the moon can appear up to 14 percent larger and as much as 30 p...

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SpaceX, Axiom to send three tourists to ISS in 2021

SpaceX, Axiom to send three tourists to ISS in 2021

The Trump administration has been seeking to reduce federal spending on the facility and encourage private enterprise to assume a greater portion of the facility's capabilities and costs. Axiom plans ...

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OHSU Doctors Try 1st CRISPR Editing In The Body For Blindness

OHSU Doctors Try 1st CRISPR Editing In The Body For Blindness

DNA is short for deoxyribonucleic acid. Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies Editas Medicine (USA) and Allergen (Ireland)...

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EU's Barnier speaks after first round of post-Brexit trade talks

EU's Barnier speaks after first round of post-Brexit trade talks

He also said London refused to sign up to the European Convention on Human Rights. After both sides have failed to agree on five areas, this now is preventing a deal being struck for the free trade ...

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A second probable COVID-19 case ID'd in Quebec

A second probable COVID-19 case ID'd in Quebec

The patient is a woman who recently visited Iran, a country that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. In Oman, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday three new cases of novel coronavirus...

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover takes 1.8 billion pixel panorama of Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover takes 1.8 billion pixel panorama of Mars

More than 28,000 entries were submitted in NASA's "Name the Rover" contest , and internet users racked up 770,000 online votes for their favorites. To support all of these ventures, the Perseverance...

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Australian summer now longer, hotter

Australian summer now longer, hotter

The researchers used the daily average temperatures from the mid-20th century, between 1950 and 1969, as a benchmark and compared that to the daily average temperatures between 1999 and 2018 to ascert...

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Half of world's sandy beaches face extinction

Half of world's sandy beaches face extinction

Sandy beaches occupy more than one-third of the global coastline and have a high socioeconomic value related to recreation, tourism, and ecosystem services. However, they face more and more pressure b...

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91 cases of COVID-19 reported in US

91 cases of COVID-19 reported in US

Department of State. Until February 29, all suspected COVID-19 samples were sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing, which could take up to a week to report r...

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NASA accepts applications for astronauts for the first time in four years

NASA accepts applications for astronauts for the first time in four years

NASA was sent so many CVs during its last recruitment drive - more than 18,000 applied for the 2017 class - that it's made some changes this time around. Requirements include a master's degree in a ST...

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['Mystery object' in orbit around Earth shown in new images]

['Mystery object' in orbit around Earth shown in new images]

Astronomer Kacper Wierzchos , who was part of the team that discovered 2020 CD3, has been tweeting about the discovery, and said, "it's a "big deal as out of ~ 1 million known asteroids , this is ...

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SpaceX Blows Up Another Starship Prototype

SpaceX Blows Up Another Starship Prototype

In the video , the version of Starship known as SN1 could be seen during a pressurization test was placed on the pad before liquid nitrogen was pumped into its tank to test if its improved steel stru...

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NASA Awards $170 Million Psyche Launch Contact to SpaceX

NASA Awards $170 Million Psyche Launch Contact to SpaceX

Psyche is one of two missions NASA selected in January 2017 for its Discovery program of relatively low-priced planetary science missions. The space agency also revealed that NASA's Launch Service...

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