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China reports 23 new Covid-19 cases versus 17 a day earlier

China reports 23 new Covid-19 cases versus 17 a day earlier

The first case of COVID-19 was found in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei, and since then the country has attempted to build herd immunity against the virus. Besides these, China has approved ...

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The great conjunction (or close to it) captured on camera

The great conjunction (or close to it) captured on camera

Tossed at the northern hemisphere winter solstice , the longest night of the year - and the southern hemisphere summer solstice - this spectacle in time for Christmas is one of the greatest celebra...

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Parts of Sydney locked down as Australia battles growing cluster

Parts of Sydney locked down as Australia battles growing cluster

Although the restrictions - which will be enforced by police - only apply to the northern beaches, Berejiklian pleaded with Sydney's more than five million residents to stay home as much as possible o...

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SpaceX set to launch intelligence satellite on Thursday

SpaceX set to launch intelligence satellite on Thursday

EST to noon EST, as there is a three-hour launch window for the rocket. This Falcon 9's first stage has just flown multiple times beforehand, including during two of SpaceX's business resupply mis...

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Brexit: UK-EU trade talks enter critical 48-hour period

Brexit: UK-EU trade talks enter critical 48-hour period

Abraham called for meetings and requests for information to resume immediately."A failure to work together can have consequences well beyond January", Abraham said.The Pentagon on Friday offered a dif...

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China's Chang'e 5 successfully returns to Earth with Moon rock samples

China's Chang'e 5 successfully returns to Earth with Moon rock samples

The mission established China as the third country, which has successfully retrieved lunar samples. Beijing is seeking to catch up with the USA and Russian Federation even after many decades have al...

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JAXA's Asteroid Samples Leave Scientists 'Almost Speechless'

JAXA's Asteroid Samples Leave Scientists 'Almost Speechless'

The samples were collected from two touchdowns that Hayabusa2 made on Ryugu . Shortly after the capsule had been collected, scientists whipped it away to a QLF (Quick Look Facility) at the Woom...

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Jupiter and Saturn near for great conjunction on December 21

Jupiter and Saturn near for great conjunction on December 21

This would create a very bright point of light in the sky that would only appear for a few days. "We think they will look like one elongated object, it's not a ideal lineup but with our vision and o...

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China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe successfully returns to Earth

China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe successfully returns to Earth

China's Chang'e-5 probe completed its second orbital correction on the moon-Earth transfer orbit Wednesday morning, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The success of the Chan...

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Canada will send astronaut around the moon in deal with U.S.

Canada will send astronaut around the moon in deal with U.S.

They'll be joining their American counterparts on a wide-ranging project to establish a future space station, known as the Lunar Gateway , above the moon's surface. A central part of that is the Lun...

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Sergey Gorshkov Named 2020 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Sergey Gorshkov Named 2020 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

The grand title winners were selected from 100 of the top images submitted to the competition in categories which highlight the world's rich habitats, animal behaviours and species. The Duchess of Cam...

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Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn comes to Clark County skies

Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn comes to Clark County skies

The last time these two planets were positioned like this it was only a quarter of the way through the 13th century. The Star of Bethlehem (aka " Christmas Star ")-the same very celestial object the...

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UW Medicine administers Washington’s first COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday

UW Medicine administers Washington’s first COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday

Since March, he's transported critically ill Covid-19 patients by jet from smaller hospitals around the state to the university medical centre. "As well, we will have 70 sites ready to administer thes...

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Japan space agency finds ample soil and gas from asteroid

Today, Monday, December 14, the capsule was opened for the first time since landing in the Australian outback on December 6 after its trip to space. At the end of its yearlong journey from asteroid ...

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China moon probe begins journey back to Earth

China moon probe begins journey back to Earth

BJT. The other country to bring back moon rocks is the US, which collected several lunar samples during the Apollo program before it ended in 1972. The lander-ascender combination landed on the moon...

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Japan confirms its Hayabusa2 spacecraft returned Ryugu asteroid samples to Earth

Onboard the plane, scientists had hoped to find pieces of the asteroid Ryugu , which had amassed millions of kilometers from Earth - and now JAXA has confirmed the mission was a success. The spacecra...

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NASA Selects Initial Team Of 18 Astronauts For Artemis Program

NASA Selects Initial Team Of 18 Astronauts For Artemis Program

Artemis III is to send astronauts, including the first woman, to the Moon in 2024. NASA has named 18 astronauts - half of them women - who will be training for its Artemis lunar landing program. ...

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Covid pandemic drove a record drop in global carbon emissions in 2020

Covid pandemic drove a record drop in global carbon emissions in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced global greenhouse gas emissions by a record 7 percent this year, according to latest estimates released Friday by the Global Carbon Project in its annual assessment. ...

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Hubble Finds Exoplanet That Could Mirror Planet Nine

Hubble Finds Exoplanet That Could Mirror Planet Nine

Other points of light in the image are background stars. (Such a scenario would not be unprecedented: Neptune was discovered not through direct observation, but because astronomer Alexis Bouvard obs...

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Rare celestial event in skies above Brunei

Rare celestial event in skies above Brunei

Many are speedy affairs, as fast-moving inner worlds such as Mercury and Venus lap the sky, visiting the Moon , planets and stars along the ecliptic. Jupiter and Saturn appear as steady points of l...

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New Zealand`s Jacinda Ardern lashes out at Greta Thunberg

New Zealand`s Jacinda Ardern lashes out at Greta Thunberg

While greenhouse gas emissions will fall a record 7% this year as the pandemic hit economic activity, the dip will only result in a 0.01 degree Celsius reduction of global warming by 2050, the Unit...

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Spectacular Meteor Shower to Happen Sunday Night

Spectacular Meteor Shower to Happen Sunday Night

And what is it actually? Those in the Northern Hemisphere will know December 21st as the shortest day in terms of daylight, while for those in the Southern Hemisphere it is... As always at this time o...

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Heads up: Shooting stars over France tonight at Geminid peak

Meteors are bits of rock and ice that are ejected from comets as they manoeuvre around their orbits around the sun. The colors come from the elements the meteor is made from. "The best time to look is...

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SpaceX launches SiriusXM satellite from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX launches SiriusXM satellite from Cape Canaveral

Two SpaceX boats were sent down to retrieve two parts of the Falcon 9's clamshell-like payload firing, which came out of the rocket's nose just minutes after the lift was turned off. The company said ...

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Carbon emissions down by 2.4 billion tonnes due to Covid-induced lockdowns

Carbon emissions down by 2.4 billion tonnes due to Covid-induced lockdowns

The drop in Carbon dioxide emissions was not uniform across the world as things did not change much in China with only a 1.7% drop in emissions since 2019. Particular areas around the world showed mor...

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SpaceX scrubs SXM-7 mission launch from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX scrubs SXM-7 mission launch from Cape Canaveral

Also being reused on the mission is one-half of the rocket's "fairing, " or nosecone that protects the satellite as it's being propelled into orbit. You can too Check it out here directly from SpaceX...

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U.S. rocket launches secret spy satellite into space

U.S. rocket launches secret spy satellite into space

With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the nation's most experienced and reliable launch service provider. A National Reconnaissance Office classified satellite flew to orbit December...

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Solar Eclipse 2020: Check date, time in India, significance

Solar Eclipse 2020: Check date, time in India, significance

NASA's live coverage of the 2020 total solar eclipse United States space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will be live streaming the total solar eclipse on 14 December...

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U.S. drug regulator denies interference over Pfizer vaccine

U.S. drug regulator denies interference over Pfizer vaccine

In one of his interviews with NBC's Lestor Holt, he said, "I think this is something that needs to be examined". When asked how concerned he was about the possibility of some spoilage in the Pfizer...

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'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse from Bangladesh

'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse from Bangladesh

Few prominent places within this narrow path are Dehradun, Kurukshetra, Chamoli, Joshimath, Sirsa, Suratgarh. With this flawless alignment, the Moon's shadow sweeps across the surface of Earth. As t...

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Gators' Keyontae Johnson collapses during game

Gators' Keyontae Johnson collapses during game

The Gators had no immediate update on his condition. According to the school, White will remain with Johnson at the hospital overnight. Johnson, the preseason SEC Player of the Year, was averaging...

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Full 'Strawberry' Moon coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse tonight

In the 1930s, Farmer's Almanac published Indian names for the full moons. For Hindus, the June full Moon corresponds with Vat Purnima. A full " strawberry moon " is on the horizon. Usually, there ...

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United Nations chief complains that ‘far from enough’ being done on climate

United Nations chief complains that ‘far from enough’ being done on climate

Pledges to back Paris from countries such as India, Germany and France were welcomed less in terms of substance and more for keeping alive hopes of faster action to meet the monumental challenge of ha...

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How To View Geminids Meteor Shower In Perth

How To View Geminids Meteor Shower In Perth

Though these bits of space rock can be as small as grains of sand, they burn up in the atmosphere and emit brilliant flares of light. It could even be possible to see up to 150 meteors per hour , C...

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Jupiter and Saturn To Join In 'Great Conjunction' on 21st December

Jupiter and Saturn To Join In 'Great Conjunction' on 21st December

You'll even be able to witness them with the naked eye, though the show is much more impressive at closer range. "You can look to the west just after sunset and you will see them over the next two w...

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