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NASA Confirms Its Mars Robot Opportunity Has Died

NASA Confirms Its Mars Robot Opportunity Has Died

Yesterday, Nasa told the world that it's Opportunity Mars Rover was dead eight months after it was caught in a mega-powerful dust storm . Plus, it had a good run - created to operate for 90 Marti...

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Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

The report coming from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( GISS ). 2016 now ranks as the hottest year on record, with 2017 coming in second and 2015 third. Nine of the hottest years hav...

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House Speaker Pelosi comments on AOC's 'Green New Deal'

House Speaker Pelosi comments on AOC's 'Green New Deal'

The resolution marks the first time Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers have attached legislative language onto the Green New Deal, a concept that until now has been largely undefined other than as a ...

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See a rock smack the moon during the super blood wolf eclipse

See a rock smack the moon during the super blood wolf eclipse

The dramatically named " super blood wolf moon eclipse " of January 20 and 21 was a sight to behold all on its own. A blood moon is another name given to a total lunar eclipse, which happens when th...

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Super Blood Wolf Moon - What is it?

Super Blood Wolf Moon - What is it?

The next total lunar eclipse won't come around until 2021, according to the Associated Press. The entire eclipse took more than three hours . The next total lunar eclipse which will be visi...

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Super moon, a total Lunar eclipse and bright planets

Super moon, a total Lunar eclipse and bright planets

What's more is that this particular lunar eclipse is of the blood moon variant, i.e. the Moon will turn red during the lunar eclipse. With the "blood moon " part of the eclipse, Brian Murphy, d...

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Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

The mission, titled Chang'e 4 , is meant to accomplish a range of tasks, including conducting the first lunar low-frequency radio astronomy experiment and exploring whether there is water at the moon...

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Britain testing ‘no-deal’ scenario as Brexit vote nears

Britain testing ‘no-deal’ scenario as Brexit vote nears

As MPs returned to Westminster after the Christmas break Mrs May was warned that the attitudes of Tory Brexiteers had hardened, with Boris Johnson stating that a no-deal Brexit was closest to what...

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First high-resolution images of Ultima Thule released

First high-resolution images of Ultima Thule released

The larger sphere, which is an estimated 12 miles across, has been named "Ultima". NASA's New Horizons mission flew by the object early on January 1, and the maneuver's science data will reach Earth...

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US National Parks Are a Mess Due to the Government Shutdown

US National Parks Are a Mess Due to the Government Shutdown

Mountains of garbage and human waste are challenging efforts to keep US national parks open during a partial shutdown of the federal government , National Parks Traveler reported . "I think they...

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China Lands Spacecraft on 'Dark' Side of Moon

China Lands Spacecraft on 'Dark' Side of Moon

As The Verge reports , exploring the far side of the Moon is a very hard task because it's always facing away from the Earth meaning communication is extremely hard. However, Chang'e-3 landed on ...

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Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato

Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato

A weaker storm will swirl across southwestern Colorado Thursday night and Friday and bring five to 10 inches of snow to the central and southwest mountains. The rain will potentially reach as far no...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Next Version GPS Satellite For U.S. Airforce

SpaceX Successfully Launches Next Version GPS Satellite For U.S. Airforce

A SpaceX rocket carrying a US military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for th...

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Japan to restart commercial whale hunts

Japan to restart commercial whale hunts

The IWC allowed some exemptions for subsistence hunting among native populations, and left a loophole for killing whales in the course of scientific research . Japan has claimed stocks have recover...

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Meteor seen across the state on Wednesday night

Meteor seen across the state on Wednesday night

People shared photos and videos of the object on social media, wondering what it was and tagging NASA in their posts. Several of this week's planned rocket launches ended up being hit with last-...

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Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

A tourism spaceship soared to the edge of space Thursday, the first US commercial flight to achieve the feat since the USA shuttle program ended in 2011. Today, we have shown that Virgin Galactic real...

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When is the Geminid meteor shower tonight and how to see it?

When is the Geminid meteor shower tonight and how to see it?

The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks late at night on Thursday into the wee hours of the morning Friday, could bring more than 100 meteors per hour to light pollution-free skies in dark areas arou...

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NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars

NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars

What does Mars sound like? NASA released the spacecraft InSight, which depicted his robotic arm with a length of nearly two meters. These are the first sounds from Mars that are detectible by ...

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SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket

It had 5,600 pounds, i.e. 25,00 kilograms of gear. The Dragon Cargo ship successfully reached the orbit (class), which was the primary goal of the launch, but the long part of the rocket did not mak...

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CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 2018

CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 2018

A separate study found that Greenland's ice sheet was melting at its fastest rate for at least 350 years, which could lead to a rapid increase in sea levels. This year's growth in emissions has been a...

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NASA Partners with Business to Explore the Moon, Mars

NASA Partners with Business to Explore the Moon, Mars

Maston Space Systems : A Mojave-based company focused on reusable rocket technology and reliable planetary landers for the Earth, Moon, Mars , and beyond. The dressing down came days after NASA orde...

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Nasa turns to private sector for next moon mission

Nasa turns to private sector for next moon mission

In a blog and a subsequent news conference, NASA announced that it would be allowing nine different companies to bid on "NASA delivery services to the lunar surface". SpaceX did not immediately resp...

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NASA's InSight Mars Landing: a Nail-Biting '6.5 Minutes of Terror'

NASA's InSight Mars Landing: a Nail-Biting '6.5 Minutes of Terror'

PST/2:43 p.m. EST today, InSight will attempt to land using a parachute and retrorockets. The device, to be placed on the surface by the lander's robot arm, is so sensitive it can measure a seismi...

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Americans are anxious about climate change

Americans are anxious about climate change

Al Gore has lashed out at the Trump administration accusing the president of seeking to "bury" a government report on climate change by releasing it on Black Friday . "We live in our drought, ou...

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Elon Musk's Podcast Antics Spark NASA Safety Investigation at Space X

Elon Musk's Podcast Antics Spark NASA Safety Investigation at Space X

According to interlocutors of the edition, after the appearance of Smoking Mask the transfer of some senior NASA representatives attended internal culture in both companies, which were selected to...

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NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

Choosing a landing site this early permits the rover drivers and science tasks group to upgrade their plans for investigating Jezero Crater once the rover is securely on the ground. Scientists at NAS...

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Late physicist Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis auction for over $1mn

Late physicist Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis auction for over $1mn

English physicist Stephen Hawking , who died in March this year, shortly before his death had predicted that in the future there will be a race of supermen, who will be a threat to humanity. Stephe...

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Festive firecrackers worsen Delhi's air quality to

Festive firecrackers worsen Delhi's air quality to "severe emergency" category

The last time a western disturbance influenced the weather in the Capital, the AQI went from "very poor" to "moderate" on Sunday (November 4). Hours after tens of thousands of people celebrated the ...

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Judge Puts Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold Pending Further Environmental Study

Judge Puts Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold Pending Further Environmental Study

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana dealt a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and served up a big win for conservationists and indigeno...

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Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft

Harvard Researchers: Space Object Was Alien Spacecraft

That means the object would be made of some thin material that could absorb radiation from the sun - either a naturally created material we've never seen before, or something made by aliens. Another s...

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Nasa to retire its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

Nasa to retire its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

That kept things going for another five years, but Kepler's work is now complete. Kepler was originally positioned to watch 150,000 stars in a patch of sky within the constellation Cygnus. What ...

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The NASA probe flew to the Sun at a record close distance

The NASA probe flew to the Sun at a record close distance

At 1:04 pm ET on October 29, the spacecraft got closer than 42.7 million kilometers (26.55 million miles) from the Sun's surface-a new record for a human-built object. By April of that year, the space...

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A NASA Spacecraft Just Broke the Record for Closest Approach to Sun

A NASA Spacecraft Just Broke the Record for Closest Approach to Sun

During its 7-year mission, the probe will complete 24 orbits of the Sun, coming within 3.8 million miles of its surface, and dip into the corona, the plasmic aura that is even hotter than the surface....

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After finding thousands of planets, NASA's Kepler mission ends

After finding thousands of planets, NASA's Kepler mission ends

Kepler also sparked an entirely new and robust field of research that has taken the science community by storm. Its discoveries have shed a new light on our place in the universe, and illuminated t...

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Onboard footage of the aborted Soyuz Russian rocket launch released

Onboard footage of the aborted Soyuz Russian rocket launch released

Skorobogatov said officials are now taking steps, including putting all assembly staff through competence tests and additional training, to make sure such malfunctions don't happen again. Live video o...

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