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REx Marks the Spot: Arizona Scientists Pick Asteroid Landing Site for Spacecraft

It is one of four sites scientists are considering from which the spacecraft can safely collect a sample in late 2020. "We made our final decision based on which site has the greatest amount of fine...

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In first, spacewalk conducted by two women

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women

I don't think I want to do it, I must tell you". Two NASA astronauts successfully replaced a faulty battery charger during the agency's first all-female spacewalk October 18, an event that at times ...

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Florida Experiments Hitch Ride On Blue Origin West Texas Rocket Launch

Florida Experiments Hitch Ride On Blue Origin West Texas Rocket Launch

Blue Origin is building a huge rocket factory just outside the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to manufacture New Glenn boosters and is developing a launch pad at the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force...

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How big will be a cyclone in Jupiter? NASA reveals mind-blowing discovery

How big will be a cyclone in Jupiter? NASA reveals mind-blowing discovery

The craft spotted the storm during its 22nd flyby of the planet while soaring only 2,175 miles above thick layer of clouds. "We realized that the orbit was going to carry Juno into Jupiter's s...

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Full Moon to Peak at 12:12 a.m. EST

Full Moon to Peak at 12:12 a.m. EST

EST on Dec. 13th, the final full moon of the decade . Scientist say that it will cause an optical allusion that will "make the moon look bigger than it really is, and the moon will shine brightly in ...

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Boeing's Starliner crew capsule has a launch date for first test spaceflight

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule has a launch date for first test spaceflight

Those open issues, said John Mulholland, vice president and program manager of Boeing's commercial crew program, include finalizing a review by the ISS program to confirm the Starliner flying on the m...

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NASA finds water ice just below the surface of Mars

NASA finds water ice just below the surface of Mars

These regions near the poles have been studied by NASA's Phoenix landing module, which scraped ice, and MRO , which has taken many images of the meteorite impact space that have excavated this ice....

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The Galactic Geminid Meteor Shower Will Light Up Louisiana Skies This Weekend

The Galactic Geminid Meteor Shower Will Light Up Louisiana Skies This Weekend

We will be able to see it here in Adelaide. That's all-weather permitting, of course. According to the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, the best time to see the event will be early in the morni...

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Scientists devise ‘lifespan clock’ for vertebrates

Scientists devise ‘lifespan clock’ for vertebrates

Until now it has been hard to determine how many years an animal can live. However, no-one has been able to find differences in DNA sequences that account for differences in lifespans. Using DNA analy...

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Final full moon of the decade in Gemini and Geminid meteor shower

Final full moon of the decade in Gemini and Geminid meteor shower

For the planetary kiss that's to occur, planets Venus and Saturn would appear closer than usual in the night sky. The full moon in December is commonly known as the " cold moon " because of the ...

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Oldest cave painting in world suggests religion began in Indonesia not Europe

Oldest cave painting in world suggests religion began in Indonesia not Europe

The dwarf buffalo species pictured still inhabits forests on the island. "Indeed, the reputation of anoas is such that the Indonesian army even named their armored personnel carrier, the Anoa, after t...

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Greta Thunberg named 'Time' 2019 person of the year

Greta Thunberg named 'Time' 2019 person of the year

Leaving a United Nations climate conference in Madrid where she addressed negotiators on Wednesday, Thunberg told The Associated Press she was "a bit surprised" by Time's recognition, which she ...

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Final full moon of 2019 -- will it bring cooler weather?

Final full moon of 2019 -- will it bring cooler weather?

Tonight's full moon will have a high trajectory across the sky, meaning it will show above the horizon for a relatively long period of the night. The final full moon of not only this year but of the...

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NASA unveils 'the most powerful rocket ever built'

Over the weekend NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine posted a video on Twitter showing the successful test of SLS' liquid hydrogen tank. Pretty well, actually. How do you test a tank that's 130 feet ...

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What To Know About Blue Origin's New Shepard Launch

Among the payload on the mission is an experimental program designed by Columbia University students to study the effects of microgravity environments on cell biology. We're going to do a series of ac...

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Dragon capsule delivers a floating robot and ‘Mighty Mice’ to ISS

Dragon was loaded with 5,700 pounds of cargo when it arrived at the orbiting space hub. A 3rd cargo ship, a U.S. Cygnus spacecraft constructed by Northrop Grumman, can also be docked on the space st...

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Melting Greenland ice 'could leave 400 million homeless by end of century'

Melting Greenland ice 'could leave 400 million homeless by end of century'

Many scientists fear that global warming driven by greenhouse gas emissions have pushed the ice sheets to a point of no return, with potentially catastrophic consequences for mankind. The group of sci...

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Russian Federation kicked out of the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup!

Russian Federation kicked out of the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup!

Meanwhile, the AFP reported that the head of RUSADA says it is unlikely that the CAS would overturn the ban, which comes as a result of the country violating the terms of its reinstatement by tamper...

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NASA Engineers Deliberately Broke SLS Fuel Tank To Test Extreme Limits

NASA Engineers Deliberately Broke SLS Fuel Tank To Test Extreme Limits

The data will help with the development of SLS, while also reassuring NASA the tank can handle the rigors of launch and spaceflight. The program will lay the groundwork in NASA's plans to send cre...

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European Space Agency to launch space debris collector in 2025

European Space Agency to launch space debris collector in 2025

ESA said the simple, conical shape of a Vespa payload adapter makes it a ideal first goal prior to progressing to harder missions. "Today we have almost 2000 live satellites in space and more than ...

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Our Oceans Are Losing Oxygen At A Shocking Rate

Approximately 700 ocean sites have low oxygen at the moment, a stark comparison to "just" 45 in the 1960s. The report found that the loss of oxygen increasingly threatens fish species such as tuna...

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Science Weekly podcast: A brief history of Stephen Hawking

Science Weekly podcast: A brief history of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, whose work advanced the state of physics as much as the popular understanding of it, has died at the age of 76, his family has said. Details have not been released yet, but the BBC...

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China considers building research station on Moon

The video spans about three minutes and was captured by a camera that can pivot for more range. Last week China released new pictures showing the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang'e 4 spacec...

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China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

No other details were provided. The landing showed China's space program had achieved the technological capability required for a tricky project, said Richard de Grijs, an astrophysics professor w...

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SpaceX CRS-19 Falcon 9 Launch Livestream Dec 5 2019

SpaceX CRS-19 Falcon 9 Launch Livestream Dec 5 2019

Later, specialists of the Energia Space Rocket Corporation (the developer of Progress spaceships) found a problem with the spacecraft's onboard cable during preparations at the Baikonur cosmodrome for...

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China to launch 3 artificial moons in space by 2022

China to launch 3 artificial moons in space by 2022

But Wu says the artificial moon would save the city on its electric bill because street lights would no longer be needed, while others have suggested the man-made moon would be a great tourist attra...

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World's first monkey-pig hybrids born in Chinese lab

World's first monkey-pig hybrids born in Chinese lab

Although both died within a week and appeared to be normal, the baby animals had genetic material from cynomolgus monkeys in their heart, liver, spleen, lung and skin. The cells in two chimera mon...

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SpaceX's most powerful Falcon Heavy launches successfully on its first commercial mision

SpaceX's most powerful Falcon Heavy launches successfully on its first commercial mision

The Thursday April 11 launch marked the first flight of the 230-foot-tall (about 70 meters) rocket with the payload from a paying customer. Center core: It's the landing of this third booster that...

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NASA finds missing Indian moon probe

With this impact like jet crash on lunar regolith, a very fine dust of 0.5 m to 5-6 m thick covering of lunar surface, I expected a great upheaval in the first impact site, spreading around 10m or mor...

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Australia slashes govt in public service revamp

Australia slashes govt in public service revamp

Department of Education merged with Department of Employment and Skills. Senior government sources said it was expected to be the biggest realignment and reform of the public service since Bob Hawke...

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully blasts off

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully blasts off

The launch was ultimately a success, but was made even better by SpaceX's three Falcon booster rockets making their return to the ground for the first time ever. The rocket is expected to be used pr...

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Nasa spacecraft Parker Solar Probe gets close to the Sun

Nasa spacecraft Parker Solar Probe gets close to the Sun

However, the origin of the "slow solar wind , which is denser but about half the speed of the 'fast" solar wind, is more poorly understood. "Imagine that we live halfway down a waterfall, and the wa...

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Climate Change Linked to Shrinking Bird Sizes

Climate Change Linked to Shrinking Bird Sizes

Climate change had not come to the forefront in those days. 49/52 species showed significant shrinkage in body size, and the lower leg bone was reduced in length by nearly 2.4%. From 1978 to 2016, the...

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Sticks Triple Rocket Landing With First Paid Mission

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Sticks Triple Rocket Landing With First Paid Mission

But everything went exceedingly well and the satellite ended up in the proper orbit. The launch is a powerful endorsement of Falcon Heavy , which provides far more payload capacity, at far lower co...

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Huawei Moves Key Personnel From US to Canada

Huawei Moves Key Personnel From US to Canada

Canada has also been considering allowing Huawei to access its 5G network, something U.S. President Donald Trump condemned as a "tremendous security problem" in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation me...

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