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Just one Week Left to Launch NASA’s Touch the Sun Spacecraft

Just one Week Left to Launch NASA’s Touch the Sun Spacecraft

NASA is getting ready for one hot mission. "Particles of the solar wind, particles of the solar atmosphere, as well as electromagnetic fields". "The Sun's energy is always flowing past our world and...

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BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

Surf along the island's east-facing shores is already building and will peak later today and tonight, at 12 to 15 feet for the Big Island mainly in the Puna and Kau districts with 6 to 10 feet surf f...

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Hurricane Hector regains strength as it ploughs towards Hawaii

Hurricane Hector regains strength as it ploughs towards Hawaii

The Category 3 hurricane was centered about 2,190 kilometers east of South Point, Hawaii, early today and was moving west at 19 kmph. "By 48 h, the hurricane is predicted to encounter some drier mid-l...

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Astronomers Discover Incredible Magnetism in Rogue Planet - NOVA Next

Astronomers Discover Incredible Magnetism in Rogue Planet - NOVA Next

A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star , ' and is giving us some surprises", said Melodie Kao , ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifts Off In Florida, Places Indonesian Satellite In Orbit

SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifts Off In Florida, Places Indonesian Satellite In Orbit

The landing was the second for this particular first stage, which also pulled one off on May 11 during the first-ever flight of a Block 5 Falcon 9. Musk told reporters at a pre-launch conference p...

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NASA announces crew for first commercial space flights

NASA announces crew for first commercial space flights

Boeing; Shayanne Gal/Business InsiderAn illustration of a NASA astronaut flying with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsules. The test flight with crew is scheduled for mi...

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Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

A rogue planet more than 12 times the size of Jupiter (artist's impression pictured) has been spotted hurling through space. Brown dwarfs are failed stars-objects much larger than most planets but...

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Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Fish, Marine Life Along Florida’s Southwest Coast

Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Fish, Marine Life Along Florida’s Southwest Coast

What is Florida Red Tide? More than a dozen people have gone to the emergency room after exposure to the blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria. Scott pushed for the Legislature to spend ...

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Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights

Astronaut Sunita Williams is introduced as NASA announces the crew assignments for the first flight tests , missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon , at NASA's Johnson ...

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NASA unveils astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from U.S.

The first astronauts to fly to the International Space Station aboard privately developed and built commercial spacecraft will be announced by NASA today. The astronauts will travel in the new Boei...

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Scientists took a mysterious signal from space

Scientists took a mysterious signal from space

This puzzling radio signal, dubbed as FRB 180725A is the lowest radio burst ever detected from beyond our galaxy, the Milky Way, and, as the experts agree, its source must be a very powerful one. ...

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Canada to soften carbon tax as firms fret about USA competition

Canada to soften carbon tax as firms fret about USA competition

FILE PHOTO: Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada, answers a question during the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. Stewart Elgie, dir...

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NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights

NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights

Both SpaceX and Boeing were supposed to clear this hurdle previous year, but Boeing is now likely to win certification in January, with SpaceX following it the next month. Sunita Williams , a ve...

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Feds mull competitiveness changes this fall, after easing carbon tax thresholds

Feds mull competitiveness changes this fall, after easing carbon tax thresholds

The Trudeau government's federal carbon pricing plan is expected to come into effect next January, and it would apply to provinces that the federal government believes have not put in place adequate p...

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Canada to soften carbon tax as firms fret about U.S. competition

Earlier this month, Ontario quit the California cap and trade market and joined Saskatchewan in suing the federal government to try to block it from imposing its carbon tax on them. Most firms that ...

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Dumb tourist taunts bison in Yellowstone National Park

Dumb tourist taunts bison in Yellowstone National Park

He then went to Yellowstone National Park, where rangers stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation on July 31. Officials said Reinke "appeared to be intoxicated and argumentative" and was cited as a...

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'Earth Overshoot Day': How Humanity Is Living On Borrowed Time

Todday, August 1, is Earth Overshoot Day, the moment in the year where humanity uses up more of the Earth's resources than the Earth produces in that year. For example, if everyone in the world li...

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NASA announces astronauts for first Commercial Crew missions

In a recent report, the Government Accountability Office said that further delays in NASA's so-called "Commercial Crew" program could "disrupt access to" the space station, which would be an enormous ...

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NASA confirms delays in Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew flights

NASA is due to live-stream the announcement from Johnson Space Center in Texas at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) Friday, with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine presiding. Since the shuttle was retired sev...

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Mars makes its closest encounter to Earth in 15 years

Mars makes its closest encounter to Earth in 15 years

For sky watchers, this means Mars will appear very bright with its orange/red color and will be hard to miss in the night sky. Mars opposition that had occurred in August 2003 brought the two planet...

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Boeing crew-capsule mission delayed after abort engines fail in test

Boeing crew-capsule mission delayed after abort engines fail in test

According to the updated timeline, SpaceX will conduct a manned Crew Dragon flight in April 2019. SAVE THE DATE . On Thursday, NASA announced that SpaceX's Crew Dragon (its spacecraft created t...

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Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules

It would also move to end California's current power to set its own, higher standards. But Becerra, the California attorney general, said the EPA is rewriting its own detailed analysis from 2012 a...

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U.S. eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

U.S. eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

The EPA and Department of Transportation cited safety as one reason for the changes. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation today unveiled a proposal to freez...

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What is Earth Overshoot Day and is it getting earlier?

What is Earth Overshoot Day and is it getting earlier?

The Global Footprint Network measures humanity's demand for food, timber and fibers (cotton); absorption of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels; and buildings, roads and other infrastructure....

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"Blood Moon" or longest total lunar eclipse of the century this Friday

But wait, there's more: joining the alignment of the Sun, Earth and moon is passionate Mars , which will positioned at its closest to earth since 2003, appearing brighter and more reddish than us...

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Patna'ites Get to Experience the Longest Lunar Eclipse of their Lifetime

Patna'ites Get to Experience the Longest Lunar Eclipse of their Lifetime

The UAE Space Agency is sponsoring a series of observation points at a number of astronomy centres throughout the UAE, to provide residents with the opportunity to witness the longest total lunar ecl...

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NASA's exoplanet-hunting TESS satellite crosses our galaxy, begins big search beyond

NASA's exoplanet-hunting TESS satellite crosses our galaxy, begins big search beyond

A planet-hunting satellite created to search for so-called exoplanets around nearby stars is poised to start beaming its first package of data back to Earth . Like Kepler, TESS will discover new pl...

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Watch Mars Come To Earth's Closest Ever In 60,000 Years Tonight

Watch Mars Come To Earth's Closest Ever In 60,000 Years Tonight

The Red Planet shines its brightest between July 27th and 30th as the Sun, Earth, and Mars all line up, with Earth sandwiched in the middle of the other two. There is now a planet-wide dust storm on...

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Stargazers check out closeness of Mars at Griffith Observatory

When astronauts eventually land on the surface of Mars, they might live out their time there in one of these five habitats. "It will be the brightest star in the night sky", Mr Nagle said. The red pla...

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Here’s What You Get When a Whale and a Dolphin Mate

Here’s What You Get When a Whale and a Dolphin Mate

A team of scientists with the Cascadia Research Collective got a surprise previous year. What the researchers discovered was a hybrid of a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin. The odd a...

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'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians

'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians

Donald Trump Jr, accompanied by his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, had in June 2016 met a group of people including the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, ...

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The Discovery Of A Lake On Mars Is A Big Deal

The Discovery Of A Lake On Mars Is A Big Deal

It's now summertime in Saturn's northern hemisphere and springtime in Mars' southern hemisphere. Images of the red planet and Saturn of 2018 made at nearly maximum zoom from space to our planet, repor...

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Ritual Dance By Bawku Residents Heralds Lunar Eclipse

Ritual Dance By Bawku Residents Heralds Lunar Eclipse

Unlike a solar eclipse - where the moon crosses in between the Earth and the sun - it is perfectly safe to look directly at the Blood Moon without sunglasses or protective eyewear. Prime viewing l...

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Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse

Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse

To get the best view of the eclipse , make sure you are in an area with low-light pollution. The moon will rise in the south-east first, at around 8.50pm in London, and the eclipse will continue un...

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Lunar eclipse: Longest 'blood moon' treats stargazers

Lunar eclipse: Longest 'blood moon' treats stargazers

Thousands more enjoyed the show from backyards, balconies and on the streets. Unlike a solar Eclipse when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, blocking the sunlight, the moon is not "dar...

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World treated to incredible blood moon

World treated to incredible blood moon

Astronomers and stargazers across the world were mesmerised by the longest blood moon eclipse on Friday night, coinciding with Mars' closest approach in 15 years in a thrilling celestial spectac...

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Scientists track star to confirm Albert Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

Scientists track star to confirm Albert Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

The one at the center of the Milky Way has a mass of four million times that of our own sun, which means it has a commensurate gravitational pull that affects everything that ventures anywhere close...

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Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, about 7 billion people could - in theory - see the eclipse , except for those in North America and Greenland, where time of day didn't allow. In addition, the ev...

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Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET

Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET

The discovery was made using MARSIS, a ground-penetrating radar tool aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft orbiting Mars. "We interpret this feature as a stable body of liqu...

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Scientists Believe They Have Found Liquid Water on Mars

Scientists Believe They Have Found Liquid Water on Mars

Judging from how radar signals beamed down to Mars bounced back to the spacecraft, the scientists believe they're seeing a 20-kilometer wide shallow body of water, capped by 1.5 kilometers of hard ice...

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