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American billionaire auctions off seats on private SpaceX mission this year

American billionaire auctions off seats on private SpaceX mission this year

Isaacman has committed $100 million to St. Jude's as part of the Inspiration4 campaign, and will be looking to raise another $100 million or more from contributions made through the program. It's ha...

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Francois Legault plans to announce changes to COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday

Francois Legault plans to announce changes to COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday

Farther west, Manitoba counted 166 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, as well as two more deaths . He prefaced that Quebec is "very far from the point where we'll be able to loosen all measures" ...

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Comet Neowise captured by Thompson-Okanagan photographers | iNFOnews

Comet Neowise captured by Thompson-Okanagan photographers | iNFOnews

The ice-rock is called Neowise . The Northern Hemisphere has not been able to view a stand-out comet since Hale-Bopp, which was watched the world over for some 18 months over 1996-97. For those w...

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WHO team visits Wuhan food market as part of coronavirus investigation

WHO team visits Wuhan food market as part of coronavirus investigation

They came out of quarantine on Thursday. Before its closure, it was a bustling market comprising hundreds of stalls divided into sections for meat, seafood and vegetables. The WHO-led probe in Wuhan ...

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Comet NEOWISE may have sodium tail, new images suggest

Comet NEOWISE may have sodium tail, new images suggest

Neowise comes from the most distant reaches of our solar system and had a close-call with the sun on July 3 - 16 million kilometers (10 million miles) closer than Mercury's orbit. The Comet Neowise...

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Four-year-old girl finds dinosaur footprint during beach stroll in Wales

Four-year-old girl finds dinosaur footprint during beach stroll in Wales

Lily Wilder was walking her dog with her family at Bendricks Beach in Barry when she spotted the fossilised footprint in the rocks. According to Lily's mother, who is an engineer, her daughter was v...

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China launches first mission to collect Moon rock samples since 1976

China launches first mission to collect Moon rock samples since 1976

This is the first time since 1976, 44 years ago, that a nation launches to the Moon to collect lunar rock samples - the mission's objective. "Then the returner will fly back to Earth via the E...

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HBO Max Considering Shooting ‘Game of Thrones’ Animated Drama Series

HBO Max Considering Shooting ‘Game of Thrones’ Animated Drama Series

The company is also directly working with George R.R. Martin, the writer who created the "A Song of Ice and Fire " fantasy world in a series of popular novels. Game Of Thrones may be over, but fans ...

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First Full Moon Of 2021 During Storm

The first full moon of the year will be out in the night's sky tonight, an event which is often referred to as the "Wolf Moon" by people all over the world . If you've been fulling a little 1980s Ozzy...

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US Aims to Again Lead World on Climate

US Aims to Again Lead World on Climate

His focus on climate change has cheered global partners and environmental advocates, but upset Big Oil, which argues that the moves will cost the country millions of jobs and billions of dollars in re...

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Nasa's Perseverance rover is bearing down on Mars

Nasa's Perseverance rover is bearing down on Mars

Why Is It Called Seven Minutes of Terror? Here is some more info on the state-of-the-art rover. The rock and regolith (broken rock and dust) that Perseverance's Sample Caching System collects f...

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What is a Wolf Moon? Meaning being January moon revealed!

What is a Wolf Moon? Meaning being January moon revealed!

According to NASA , the full moon will be visible to the naked eye after the sun sets on January 28 at 5:30 pm ET and will remain in view until the early hours of Saturday morning. NASA says that the ...

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SpaceX branches out into satellite 'rideshare'

SpaceX branches out into satellite 'rideshare'

The bad weather demanded several postponements, until it was possible this Sunday. The previous record was 104-satellites in 2017. It offers rideshare missions to space at a price of $1 million per 20...

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NASA Astronauts Move to Repair, Upgrade Space Station Module

NASA Astronauts Move to Repair, Upgrade Space Station Module

The group will be under the command of López-Alegría, who is now an executive at Axiom. Michael López-Alegría, a former NASA astronaut and Axiom Vice President, will command the flight, joined by ...

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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine proves effective, but less so against variants

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine proves effective, but less so against variants

The public health agency for Paris and the surrounding region, an area with a population of 12.1 million people, told hospitals that from February 2, all first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine would be s...

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Starship Completes High-Altitude Test Flight, Explodes During Landing

Starship Completes High-Altitude Test Flight, Explodes During Landing

The SpaceX Starship SN8 test vehicle launches successfully as part of a 12.5 kilometer high-altitude test flight from Boca Chica, Texas . The company in a statement said, "Low pressure in the fuel ...

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Jupiter, Saturn will appear side by side for first time in centuries

Jupiter, Saturn will appear side by side for first time in centuries

To those who were able to observe the conjunction under clear skies, the two orbs of frozen gas appeared closer and more luminous - nearly like a single point of light - than at any time in 800 years,...

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First full moon of 2021 comes with bright stars, Mars

First full moon of 2021 comes with bright stars, Mars

In case you're wondering about the origin of the January moon's scary-sounding nickname, many believe the "wolf moon" was coined by Native American tribes that would often hear packs of hungry wolves ...

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SpaceX Creates a Record of Launching Spacecraft in the Vast Rideshare Program

SpaceX Creates a Record of Launching Spacecraft in the Vast Rideshare Program

In total, SpaceX managed to send 1,000 units of this project into Earth orbit, which allows it to supply internet connection services in some parts of us, while it hopes to be ready to place 40,000 ...

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Southern District Court of Texas Blocks Deportation Freeze by Biden Administration

Southern District Court of Texas Blocks Deportation Freeze by Biden Administration

In a complaint filed on Friday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the state would face irreparable harm if the deportation freeze was allowed to go into effect. Under Trump, Interior officials ...

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CHEOPS telescope reveals new planets orbiting star

Io, the nearest of the three to Jupiter, completes four full orbits for every orbit which Ganymede completes around Jupiter. Also referred to as an exoplanet or extrasolar planet due to its location...

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SpaceX, Amazon Spar Over Room For Satellite Orbits, Reports Say

Starlink is SpaceX's plan to build an interconnected internet network with about 12,000 satellites, created to deliver high-speed internet to anywhere on the planet. Those changes not only create a m...

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The Most Ferocious Full Moon Of The Year Debuts This Thursday

People.com said the moonrise would occur in New York City at 5:00 p.m. ET, while sunset will be at approximately 5:09 p.m. on January 28. There is no universal agreement, although several accou...

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Two-thirds of world see ‘climate emergency’, UN survey shows

Two-thirds of world see ‘climate emergency’, UN survey shows

The survey shows people worldwide support climate action, providing politicians a clear mandate to take the major action needed, according to the UN Development Programme ( UNDP ). The results of the ...

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Global ice sheets melting at 'worst-case' rates: UK scientists

Global ice sheets melting at 'worst-case' rates: UK scientists

The universities' research, published on Monday in the European Geosciences Union's journal The Cryosphere , was the first of its kind to use satellite data. The survey, which also analyzed 215,000 m...

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports 1,166 new cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports 1,166 new cases of COVID-19

Premier François Legault is expected to give an update on the situation Tuesday afternoon in Montreal. The province says 1,916 more people have recovered from COVID-19, for a total of 230,803. "Th...

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Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation

Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation

Kerry attended the " Climate Adaptation Summit " online conference on Monday, hosted by the Netherlands. Young and poor, because they have the most to lose. The president is optimistic that the 2021 C...

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SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites

SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites

These were also placed in the orbit by Falcon 9. While the first stage was busy returning to Earth, the second stage continued its polar trajectory to insert the myriad of satellites and transfer st...

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Biden Ends Transgender Troop Ban in Boost for Military Equality

Biden Ends Transgender Troop Ban in Boost for Military Equality

It continues, "This question of how to enable all qualified Americans to serve in the military is easily answered by recognizing our core values". But the fact that any president can decide whether ...

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Watch SpaceX launch its historic first NASA astronaut crew mission live

Watch SpaceX launch its historic first NASA astronaut crew mission live

This is the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station (ISS), as part of NASA's Commercial Crew program . NASA and SpaceX launched Crew Dragon spacecraft's first operationa...

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Cruise hoping to shoot first action movie in space

Cruise hoping to shoot first action movie in space

This isn't even his first sci-fi space movie, Oblivion is. It will be shot in space. Unsurprisingly, Elon Musk is involved. The news was confirmed through a tweet by Jim Bridenstine , NASA...

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Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program

Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program

The mission, dubbed Transporter-1, carried 10 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink internet network, and more than 130 satellites for a variety of customers including Planet, which operates a constellat...

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SpaceX Starship prototype explodes in fireball landing during test run

SpaceX Starship prototype explodes in fireball landing during test run

The experimental test vehicle lifted off and slowly ascended to its target height of 12.5 kilometers, with every aspect of the test appearing nominal, until the final landing burn. "Congrats SpaceX te...

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US, Canada have lots of common ground: Trudeau on Biden call

US, Canada have lots of common ground: Trudeau on Biden call

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney appeared on Fox News Friday, discussing President Joe Biden revoking the permit on the Keystone XL Pipeline . The Prime Minister underscored the important economic and ...

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Scott wants council to ask Trudeau to pressure Biden on Keystone XL

Scott wants council to ask Trudeau to pressure Biden on Keystone XL

Biden's second order restores collective bargaining rights to federal government employees, and instructs agencies to do the preliminary work to allow him to issue a new order requiring federal contra...

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