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NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 17 April, 2020

NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 17 April, 2020

After abandoning the shuttle, NASA turned to private industry to develop its next-generation spacecraft and SpaceX and Boeing have been competing on rolling out a crewed capsule. SpaceX would be the...

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NASA and SpaceX set historic first astronaut launch for May 27

NASA and SpaceX set historic first astronaut launch for May 27

With our @ SpaceX partners, @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken will launch to the @Space_Station on the #CrewDragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The U.S. Hurley's responsibility will be the over...

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NASA, SpaceX pick May 27 to resume astronaut launches in US

NASA, SpaceX pick May 27 to resume astronaut launches in US

Next month, NASA will launch its first astronaut mission from USA soil in nearly a decade. Since shuttering its Space Shuttle programme in 2011, NASA has relied on Russia's space programme to ferr...

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Warming Makes US West Megadrought Worst In Modern Age

Warming Makes US West Megadrought Worst In Modern Age

Their conclusion: as measured against the worst 19-year increments within the previous episodes, the current drought is already outdoing the three earliest ones. "Whether or not the western US has cro...

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Stunningly Earth-Like Planet Found Hiding in Kepler Telescope Data

Stunningly Earth-Like Planet Found Hiding in Kepler Telescope Data

This newly discovered exoplanet is in its star's habitable zone and is the closest to Earth in size and temperature found yet in Kepler's data. Additionally, the quantity of starlight it receives fr...

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Coronavirus: Outbreak at Alberta oilsands work camp prompts warning from Interior Health

Coronavirus: Outbreak at Alberta oilsands work camp prompts warning from Interior Health

The warning from the IHA comes after an outbreak was declared on Wednesday at the Kearl Lake oil sands project by Alberta's chief medical officer of health, Dr. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)...

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Royal Dutch Shell : Aims to Reach Net-Zero Emissions Within 30 Years

Royal Dutch Shell : Aims to Reach Net-Zero Emissions Within 30 Years

However, the company has said that this ambition could be reached sooner. As part of the plan to 2050, the company also aims to slash the carbon intensity of its products by 50%. That has already resu...

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Lyrids Meteor Shower 2020: Don’t miss these ‘fireballs in the sky’

Lyrids Meteor Shower 2020: Don’t miss these ‘fireballs in the sky’

The Lyrids appear to radiate from the constellation Lyra in the northeastern nightsky, but any view up into the sky from a dark location will provide good viewing. Shooting stars are actually tiny ...

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Star seen 'dancing' around supermassive black hole proves Einstein was right

Star seen 'dancing' around supermassive black hole proves Einstein was right

When S2 is at its closest approach to the black hole , it is hurtling through space at 3pc of the speed of light, completing an orbit once every 16 years. Essentially, the black hole's intense gravit...

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This is how NASA team is operating Curiosity rover amid Coronavirus lockdown

This is how NASA team is operating Curiosity rover amid Coronavirus lockdown

NASA's Curiosity Team will be operating several space rovers that will be launched to Mars that will gather the rock samples . The team ran through several tests and one full practice run before...

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Stunning Lyrid Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky This Week

With the shelter-in-place guidelines across Georgia , viewers will have to observe this rare shower from their backyards or (for Midtown and Downtown Atlantans) balconies. Lyrid will rise through the...

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China: WHO Found No Evidence Coronavirus Came From Lab

China: WHO Found No Evidence Coronavirus Came From Lab

She writes that one of the things that raised suspicions in the USA intelligence community is the fact that China was so quick to peg the virus' source as the wet market. "During interactions with s...

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'Oumuamua might be a shard of a broken planet

'Oumuamua might be a shard of a broken planet

However, the new study has posited a natural explanation for all of the object's eccentricities. Professor Lin said, "We showed that 'Oumuamua-like interstellar objects can be produced through exten...

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Brightest supernova ever seen shines twice as bright as any other

Now an global team of astronomers, led by University of Birmingham scientists , believes that a rare occurrence that was possibly triggered by two massive stars which merged before the explosion has ...

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NASA Astronauts Are Returning To the Earth

NASA Astronauts Are Returning To the Earth

Meir said, "We can tell you that the Earth still looks just as stunning as always from up here, so it's hard to believe all the changes that have taken place since both of us have been up here". "We'r...

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Here Are The Latest Power Outages From the Wind & Rain Storm

Here Are The Latest Power Outages From the Wind & Rain Storm

A fierce April snowstorm knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people in ME as it swept through the state Friday morning. CMP has been working throughout the day to clear debris and downed ...

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Coronavirus: Easter Sunday under lockdown captured in pictures

Coronavirus: Easter Sunday under lockdown captured in pictures

Not all churches in the United States, however, are closed this Easter Sunday due to the pandemic-an issue that has been the source of controversy as well as legal battles. "In light of the present ...

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BepiColombo Spacecraft Beams Back Mercury Images

BepiColombo Spacecraft Beams Back Mercury Images

Earth has just received a glimpse of a speeding spacecraft, headed to explore Mercury. The image, showing Earth as a bright crescent against the blackness of the Universe, was captured at 14:24 UTC ...

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Study reveals coronavirus came to NYC mostly from Europe, not China

Study reveals coronavirus came to NYC mostly from Europe, not China

Adriana Heguy, a geneticist at NYU Grossman School of Medicine who led the research, told AFP that tracing back the virus' chain of transmission will help policy makers make better informed social i...

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This New Discovery Provides Advanced Insight Of Neanderthal Life

This New Discovery Provides Advanced Insight Of Neanderthal Life

A recent report from Scientific Reports talks about the discovery of the oldest fiber technology that used natural fibers to create yarn. Twisted bark fibers have been discovered earlier than, howev...

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Pope celebrates joy of Easter amid sorrow of virus, alone

Pope celebrates joy of Easter amid sorrow of virus, alone

Pope Francis will break with centuries of tradition and livestream his Easter Sunday mass to allow the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to celebrate their holiest holiday. The public was barred becau...

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COVID-19: Premier Legault confirms 31 dead at Dorval care residence

COVID-19: Premier Legault confirms 31 dead at Dorval care residence

The problems also extend beyond Ontario, a regional health authority in Quebec has taken over two facilities after troubling issues emerged. "Their whole second floor was infested with COVID", a sou...

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Boeing Spacecraft Returns to Earth After Aborted Mission

Boeing Spacecraft Returns to Earth After Aborted Mission

The capsule will stay in orbit for a few days but won't dock with the International Space Station as planned. Those problems apparently stemmed from an error with Starliner's onboard timing syst...

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Pope: coronavirus ‘nature’s response’ to climate crisis

Pope: coronavirus ‘nature’s response’ to climate crisis

In the past, Pope Francis celebrated the Holy Thursday Mass in detention facilities, rehabilitation centers and with refugees. Pope Francis reminded Christians that only by allowing the Lord to lo...

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Huge Ozone hole forming over North Pole

A series of rare events over the Arctic have resulted in a record-sized ozone hole that won't be around for long. "This is small compared to the Antarctic hole, which can reach a size of around 20...

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58 prospects expected to participate in 'fully virtual' NFL Draft, league says

58 prospects expected to participate in 'fully virtual' NFL Draft, league says

The NFL has named 58 players who will take part in next month's draft, which will be conducted remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 NFL Draft will be like no other, thanks to leagu...

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New enzyme discovery could slash plastic waste, study finds

New enzyme discovery could slash plastic waste, study finds

Carbios has a deal with the biotechnology company Novozymes to produce the new enzyme at scale using fungi. The enyzme can break down PET plastic bottles into their individual chemical composites, w...

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Space crew set for launch during pandemic

Space crew set for launch during pandemic

EDT. They will join the station's three-person crew for more than seven days of joint operations, after which Cassidy will relieve current ISS commander Oleg Skripochka. Next up for SpaceX is Demo-2...

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What makes Saturn's upper atmosphere so hot

What makes Saturn's upper atmosphere so hot

The upper layers of the atmosphere of Saturn, a gas giant, are as warm as the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere, which is closer to the Sun than Saturn. But earlier than its plunge, Cassini carr...

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New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

The researchers obtained coronavirus death counts from every county in the United States and calculated long-term exposure to PM2.5 from 2000-2016 using a grid model. "In fact, it is more importan...

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Trump Order: US Should Mine Moon for Minerals

Trump Order: US Should Mine Moon for Minerals

The executive order reads, "Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space , consistent with applicable law". NASA has released it...

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'Pink Moon' on Tuesday will be largest supermoon of the year

'Pink Moon' on Tuesday will be largest supermoon of the year

The pink supermoon rises behind the Sacre-Coeur du Horn statue depicting the Christ figure during Holly Week in Wolxheim, near Strasbourg, France April 7, 2020. If you're getting cabin fever due to s...

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Tonight's "Full Pink Moon" is the biggest, brightest supermoon of the year

March's full moon can be called many names . NASA advises that the wearing of what they call "suitably celebratory celestial attire" is encouraged in honour of tonight's super full moon. Astrophy...

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China's Wuhan ends its coronavirus lockdown but elsewhere one begins

China's Wuhan ends its coronavirus lockdown but elsewhere one begins

As most of China eases restrictions, and people start venturing out, the country could face a resurgence of the virus, experts said, according to CNN . The bulk of the Chinese mainland's almost 82,...

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China records no new coronavirus deaths for first time since January

China records no new coronavirus deaths for first time since January

The breakthrough in a total reduction of deaths serves as a glimmer of hope for the rest of the world that the tide can indeed be stemmed. The Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic first b...

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