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Did you lose this? NASA spots wreckage from India’s Vikram lunar lander

The lunar lander was part of India's unmanned Chandrayaan-2 mission and was meant to search for signs of water on the moon. It's been over two months since India's mission to land on the Moon was cu...

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Australia's raging bushfires are smothering New Zealand with smoke

Australia's raging bushfires are smothering New Zealand with smoke

We haven't had it consistently but at the moment we've got a front moving on to the South Island. 'It will probably peter out. Rey, an Australian woman living in Wellington, snapped some of these ...

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The Quadrantids: How to Watch First Major Meteor Shower of 2020

The Quadrantids: How to Watch First Major Meteor Shower of 2020

Beshir Marzouk said the Quadrantid meteor shower is one of the important meteors showers seen from earth, where the average rate of Quadrantid showers flow will be 80 Quadrantid meteors per hour...

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Here's what Amazon employees are 'banned' from doing at work

Here's what Amazon employees are 'banned' from doing at work

Amazon reportedly updated its policy a year ago to require a "business justification" to talk publicly about the company, which can take up to two weeks to get approved. Critics said at the time that ...

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'Millions of sparks': Weather raises Australia's fire danger

'Millions of sparks': Weather raises Australia's fire danger

A group of Canadian firefighters are also assisting in Australia for the first time to tackle the bushfires which have so far killed at least 15 people, destroyed nearly 1300 homes, and burned mor...

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Headless Torso Discovered in Idaho Cave Identified as a Bootlegger

Headless Torso Discovered in Idaho Cave Identified as a Bootlegger

His gravestone was actually a cenotaph, a stone with his name on it but no body buried underneath. The organisation estimated that his remains would have been placed around 1916. Another escape involv...

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Dark Skies Favor Quadrantid Meteor Shower Viewing Friday

Dark Skies Favor Quadrantid Meteor Shower Viewing Friday

During the shower's greatest activity, a single observer with a dark sky could see anywhere from 60 to 120 meteors per hour. Unfortunately, a forecast of light rain in the Northeast overnight on Fri...

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Coaching job profile: Pluses and minuses of the Mississippi State opening

Coaching job profile: Pluses and minuses of the Mississippi State opening

The 46-year-old Moorhead replaced Dan Mullen at Mississippi State after a decorated tenure as offensive coordinator at Penn State from 2016-17. "It could be the strength of the conference or even the ...

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SpaceX video shows a simulated Crew Dragon mission to the ISS

SpaceX video shows a simulated Crew Dragon mission to the ISS

The video starts off with the astronauts getting out of what obviously is a Tesla Model X , and making their way to the launch pad to board the Crew Dragon via the jet bridge. Boeing and SpaceX were ...

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Britain's Prince William unveils prize for climate innovation

Britain's Prince William unveils prize for climate innovation

Prince William is looking ahead to the next decade with a plan to solve some of the world's biggest environmental problems. The Instagram post announcing the Earthshot Prize featured a photo of...

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Dwarf T-rex dinosaurs probably did not exist!

Dwarf T-rex dinosaurs probably did not exist!

Known as "Jane" and "Petey", these fossils were unearthed in Carter County, Montana by paleontologists from the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois. To assess the age and growth r...

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Norfolk meteor shower 2020: How to watch the Quadrantids

Norfolk meteor shower 2020: How to watch the Quadrantids

Signs of the Quadrantid meteor shower began in the tail end of December, but the event peaks in early January. The best chance to see the shower is to position yourself looking North East after midn...

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India's Chandrayaan 2 Has Officially Entered an Orbit Around The Moon

India's Chandrayaan 2 Has Officially Entered an Orbit Around The Moon

The insertion was completed successfully today at 0902 hrs IST (0332 GMT) as expected, utilizing the onboard propulsion system. If the mission continues as planned, India will become the fourth coun...

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Australia deploys military aircraft & navy ships to help fire-ravaged communities

Australia deploys military aircraft & navy ships to help fire-ravaged communities

With the widespread power and communications outages across the South Coast please share this information to as many affected people as possible. Police in New South Wales said Tuesday that two men,...

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Elon Musk shows what Crewed Dragon's first mission should look like

Elon Musk shows what Crewed Dragon's first mission should look like

The two-minute clip that Musk tweeted on Monday shows flight crew boarding the capsule-like spaceship Crew Dragon , countdown, take off and separation of the vehicle from the Falcon 9 rocket. A d...

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Asteroids: What happens when an asteroid hits Earth

Asteroids: What happens when an asteroid hits Earth

The closest entrance will be from the smallest of the asteroids with a diameter is just 55 feet and it will supposedly fly by 415 thousand miles away at 18:39 GMT. They range from 98 to 256 feet in ...

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NASA Hoping To Uncover Alien Fossils On Mars With New Rover

NASA Hoping To Uncover Alien Fossils On Mars With New Rover

Along with this, various devices are also being sent to help understand the nature of the surface of Mars. This enables scientists to identify the chemical composition of rocks and soil that the rove...

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MI astronaut sets record for longest spaceflight by woman

MI astronaut sets record for longest spaceflight by woman

The previous record holder was Peggy Whitson from NASA, who served as Station Commander at the International Space Station , but Koch's stay in space is by no means over. The record for the longest...

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Why Astronomers Are Paying Close Attention to Betelgeuse Right Now

Why Astronomers Are Paying Close Attention to Betelgeuse Right Now

But even if we still have eons to go for Betelgeuse to go, there are plenty of other stars in the sky. According to science and space writer Robert Walker, Betelgeuse's explosion will probably b...

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"Amy Schumer Recalls Throwing Up During ''Scary" 3-Hour C-Section

Speaking on Dr. Berlin's " Informed Pregnancy " podcast , Amy said: "Even through the birthing centre has an operating room and doctors at the ready.my instincts were just like, no". "He's on the spe...

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The new year's first meteor shower is happening over Canada next week

The new year's first meteor shower is happening over Canada next week

The peak of the Quadrantids can be spectacular but quick, lasting just a few hours most years. Luckily, the moon's light won't significantly obscure the shower during its peak times since it will be a...

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Attenborough tells Greta Thunberg that she made an fantastic impression

Attenborough tells Greta Thunberg that she made an fantastic impression

She said to Radio 4: "It really helps to get out of this depression because it feels like you have an impact". Ms Sands said: 'Greta is not actually judgmental towards individuals, accepting that ...

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NASA's Christina Koch establishes record for longest space flight by woman

NASA's Christina Koch establishes record for longest space flight by woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch on Saturday set a new record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, eclipsing the record of 288 days set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. "It...

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China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

The court in Shenzen found him guilty of illegal practice and also fined him 3m yuan (US$430,000), according to the state news agency Xinhua. Zhang Renli was sentenced to two years in prison and fined...

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U.S. astronaut sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Koch, 40, arrived at the International Space Station last March, and on Saturday her spaceflight surpassed the record set by her U.S. compatriot Peggy Whitson , who was 288 straight days in orbit. We...

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China launches powerful rocket

China launches powerful rocket

The country was late to the space race - it didn't send its first satellite into space until 1970, just after the United States put the first man on the moon. Later in June, China launched seven satel...

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Australia announces compensation for volunteer firefighters

Australia announces compensation for volunteer firefighters

The Sydney City Council gave the green light, although fire officials warned that the show could be canceled if catastrophic conditions were declared. Australia is in the grip of another heatwave with...

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China Launches Powerful Rocket in Boost for 2020 Mars Mission

China Launches Powerful Rocket in Boost for 2020 Mars Mission

It could pave the way for future missions to the moon and Mars , as well as a manned test flight. China plans to build the Long March 5, or Changzheng 5, in a variety of configurations to achieve i...

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View of night sky is under threat, warn astronomers

There were several sightings of Starlink satellites reported worldwide during the holiday periods. SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the astronomers' concerns, but ...

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Lansing Zoo is Celebrating Birth of Endangered Black Rhino

Lansing Zoo is Celebrating Birth of Endangered Black Rhino

An incredibly rare black rhino has been born on Christmas Eve at a U.S. zoo, after years of planning and preparation. The Facebook page of the zoo, broadcast feed of the 12-year-old Doppsee delivering...

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Japan could release Fukushima radioactive water into environment

Japan could release Fukushima radioactive water into environment

The proposal to a panel of experts is the first time the ministry has restricted the various options available to them. It is meant to tackle the huge headache for the plant's operator posed by the wa...

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Two 'Hazardous' Asteroids to Hurtle Past Earth

Big asteroids are known as planetoids. "Composed mostly of water ice with embedded dust particles, comets originally formed in the cold outer planetary system while most of the rocky asteroids forme...

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Christmas reprieve over: New heatwave warnings for NSW reignite fire dangers

Addressing media at Mudgee, in NSW, on Monday the prime minister hit back at the scathing criticism, claiming he was focusing on Australia rather than on the opinions of people overseas. This aerial i...

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SpaceX's 10th Parachute Test is Successful, Achieves New Milestone In Safety

If the parachutes are deployed correctly, then it is safe for the crew on-board. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand". With a successf...

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Beijing Attacks US for 'Weaponisation' of Outer Space

Beijing Attacks US for 'Weaponisation' of Outer Space

Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, approving the establishment of a space force, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a regular briefing....

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