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"Not An Asteroid...": NASA Gives Details Of Object Orbiting Earth

Earlier this year, that long orbit brought it back towards Earth , where it was discovered in September by astronomers who were looking for asteroids . "Because of the extreme speed at which Earth-o...

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China slams United States national security allegations as 'hotchpotch of lies'

China slams United States national security allegations as 'hotchpotch of lies'

China urges the us government to view China and China's development in a more rational, calm, and impartial manner, and reject their hatred and distorted sentiments towards the CPC, said the Chinese ...

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United Nations chief gives bleak outlook on climate change: ‘This is suicidal’

United Nations chief gives bleak outlook on climate change: ‘This is suicidal’

The global temperature in 2020 is on track to end about 1.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the end of 1800s, dangerously close to the 2-degree Celsius cap scientists have warned against hitting before co...

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China's Moon probe on way back to Earth with lunar samples

China's Moon probe on way back to Earth with lunar samples

The moon samples have been sealed inside the spacecraft to ensure that they are kept in a vacuum and free from the influence of the external environment during its return to the Earth . Chang'e-5's r...

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First Blood Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Goes on Sale, Reports Say

First Blood Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Goes on Sale, Reports Say

The new test is intended for people 60 and older who suffer from thinking problems and are being evaluated for Alzheimer's. More than 5 million people in the United States and millions more around t...

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Midday fireball, boom thrill gazers from Ontario to Virginia

Midday fireball, boom thrill gazers from Ontario to Virginia

The color of the display apparently was in the eye of the beholder. According to the American Meteor Society , there have been 167 witness reports of the meteor from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New...

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Planets put on celestial show in December skies

Planets put on celestial show in December skies

On this day, Jupiter and Saturn will come in a straight line in the sky . According to Forbes science writer Jamie Carter, the two planets are "now really, really close to each other, and on ...

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Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

These dates are chosen to coincide with the Amazon's dry season, when there is less cloud cover to interfere with the calculations. The Amazon rainforest plays a vital role in the world's ecology,...

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Australian telescope maps 3m galaxies in just 300 hours

Australian telescope maps 3m galaxies in just 300 hours

Called the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder ( ASKAP ), the telescope capably mapped roughly three million galaxies in a mere 300 hours. The quality of telescope receivers means the team...

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Huge Puerto Rico Telescope Collapses

Huge Puerto Rico Telescope Collapses

Aerial view of damage at the Arecibo Observatory on 1 Dec 2020. "We can confirm the platform fell and that we have reports of no injuries". The collapse stunned many scientists who had relied on...

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Chinese spacecraft readies to land on moon, collect 1st samples since 1970s

Chinese spacecraft readies to land on moon, collect 1st samples since 1970s

They didn't immediately announce any more details. In the next two days, the lander will collect about two kilograms of lunar samples. A Long March-5 rocket, carrying the Chang'e-5 spacecraft, bla...

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China's Chang'e-5 probe prepares to land on moon

China's Chang'e-5 probe prepares to land on moon

Upon entering the moon's orbit, the spacecraft is meant to deploy a pair of vehicles to the lunar surface: a lander and an ascender. Once completed, the Chang'e-5 probe will become part of the world...

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Elon Musk 'choked' with emotion after SpaceX launch

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk was nearly in tears after Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center carrying a Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug ...

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Eau De Space: NASA designs perfume that smells like space

Eau De Space: NASA designs perfume that smells like space

And yes, it " can be worn if you like the smell ", they say. If you cannot go to outer space, you can now at least know how it smells like. The smell was created and developed by Steve Pearce, who...

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Strawberry Moon 2020 spiritual meaning: The meaning of the Strawberry Moon

Although moon-gazers in North America won't be able to witness the partial eclipse in person, they can still livestream the lunar event thanks to the Virtual Telescope Project , which will stream the...

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Fourth and last lunar eclipse of 2020 to occur on Monday

Fourth and last lunar eclipse of 2020 to occur on Monday

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, said Jim Todd, director of space science education at OMSI, but this time most of the world will miss out: The next total...

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The largest blackhole Sagittarius A * on Earth is 2000 light years closer

The largest blackhole Sagittarius A * on Earth is 2000 light years closer

It is relatively easy to map two-dimensional coordinates of stars and other cosmic objects, but it is very hard to determine the distances of objects. From this map, scientists were able to calculate ...

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SpaceX to make history in first astronaut launch

SpaceX to make history in first astronaut launch

However, the timing might change based on weather conditions. If that situation were to arise, backup slots of May 30 and May 31 have been set free. Crew Dragon is based on the design of SpaceX's ...

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Lunar eclipse 2020: Check India timings, peak time

Lunar eclipse 2020: Check India timings, peak time

The probe performed the braking without incident and entered the lunar orbit successfully, according to the real-time monitoring data. The next lunar eclipse will occur on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 ...

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Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though hard to see

Incidentally, the three previous lunar eclipses that occurred this year were Penumbral. If you're in the Caribbean, look up at the moon in the wee hours of Monday morning and you just may see part o...

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Astronaut Thanksgiving 2020: What Does It Look Like to Celebrate in Space?

Astronaut Thanksgiving 2020: What Does It Look Like to Celebrate in Space?

Those were the words spoken by Cal Poly alum and NASA astronaut Victor Glover Tuesday, while sharing his first video from space - a view of Earth taken through a window on the Dragon Resilience. T...

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Almost 100 Pilot Whales Dead After Mass Stranding On Remote NZ Islands

Almost 100 Pilot Whales Dead After Mass Stranding On Remote NZ Islands

The officials revealed that most of the dolphins were stranded during the weekends, but the distant location of the island has thwarted the rescue attempts. They are not considered endangered, althoug...

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Culled Mink Rise from Their Graves, Spark Fear in Denmark

Culled Mink Rise from Their Graves, Spark Fear in Denmark

Photos and videos of the ghastly sight set social media abuzz, with one Twitter user dubbing 2020 "the year of the zombie mutant killer minks". Thousands of mink were buried in a military training f...

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International Space Station Welcomes 3 New Astronauts Joining 3 Others in Space

The new Expedition 64 is said to begin on Oct 21, Wednesday, with the coming departure of Vagner, Ivanishin, and also Cassidy in the known Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft that previously brought them to the kn...

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Surge in greenhouse gases sustained despite COVID lockdowns

Surge in greenhouse gases sustained despite COVID lockdowns

Less, but not little " The lockdown-related fall in emissions is just a tiny blip on the long-term graph", WMO chief Petteri Taalas said in a statement . While the greenhouse gas bulletin is base...

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Jupiter and Saturn will look like double planets

Jupiter and Saturn will look like double planets

As the sun sets at the beginning of the day for the sign of winter - this is December 21 for the non-gods - those who look up to heaven will see the planet and Saturn sitting together in the sky...

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The Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower Will Be Visible From This Weekend

It is best seen from Australia, New Zealand, Africa and South America, where gazers may see as many as 40 "falling stars" in the sky. The Eta Aquarids is one of two meteor showers created by debris ...

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China Launches Lunar Probe

China Launches Lunar Probe

The Soviet Union deployed three successful robotic lunar sample-return missions in the 1970s. The samples could help scientists better understand the Moon's volcanic history; while prior sample...

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China successfully launched Chang'e-5 to collect moon samples

The four modules of the Chang'e 5 spacecraft blasted off at just after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday (2030 GMT Monday, 3:30 p.m. EST Monday) atop a massive Long March-5Y rocket from the Wenchang launch center...

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Coronavirus: UK to end nationwide lockdown, go back to tiered system

Coronavirus: UK to end nationwide lockdown, go back to tiered system

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that events in the lower two tiers would be able to resume "with capacity limits and social distancing". The clubs will wait until the Government publi...

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Soyuz MC-17 manned spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome

Journeys to the ISS usually take around six hours - a time that was a vast improvement on the two-day flights that prevailed prior to 2013. Wednesday's crewed venture even beat the quickest an ideal o...

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China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

China is wanting to launch an uncrewed spacecraft to the moon on Tuesday, which will scoop up lunar rocks soil and take them back to Earth. The Chang'-5 probe, named after the ancient Chinese goddes...

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British Study Discloses Good News On COVID-19

British Study Discloses Good News On COVID-19

Research among 2,847 key workers from the NHS , police and fire service in June, found that 25 per cent of participants had high levels of T-cells which recognised Covid. But Dr Wrighton-Smith added:...

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Man risks life to save pet dog from jaws of alligator

Man risks life to save pet dog from jaws of alligator

Eventually, he is able to free Gunner, who runs away yapping. Recalling the hairy moment to CNN , Willbanks said: "We were just out walking by the pond, and it came out of the water like a missile"...

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Around 100,000 mink on Irish fur farms to culled over coronavirus fears

Around 100,000 mink on Irish fur farms to culled over coronavirus fears

The department said in a statement it was acting on expert advice that minks "should be culled to minimise or eliminate this risk". Veterinary authorities said earlier this month they had ordered...

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