• Finland to see 'super blood wolf moon' Monday
Finland to see 'super blood wolf moon' Monday

The eclipse will be visible to North and South America. If all is clear, the supermoon total eclipse will be on full display. That's because the Moon does not produce light of its own, but only reflects the Sun's light. on Sunday, Jan. 20. "There's a whole night sky up there to be discovered and explored and enjoyed it's sort of a cos...

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  • China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side
China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

The Chang'e-4 spacecraft scripted history on Thursday when it made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon . "We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said .

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  • NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto
NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

As the new year arrived here on Earth, the team at NASA began receiving the first data from the New Horizons spacecraft confirming it had reached a mysterious object on the outer edge of our solar system. "#UltimaThule used to be two separate objects". "What we think we're looking at is the end product of a process that probably took place only...

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  • Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight
Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

The Virgin Galactic rocket plane, developed by British billionaire Richard Branson , climbed more than 80 kilometers above Earth, which the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket motor burnt for 60 seconds and the aircraft travelled at 2.9 times the speed of sound in today's test flight. The achievement has been recognized by th...

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  • Russian cosmonauts take samples on 6th hour of spacewalk to crack mystery
Russian cosmonauts take samples on 6th hour of spacewalk to crack mystery

The two Russians performed the space walk on December 11, as part of an effort by Roskosmos to pinpoint the cause of the hole, which was found in August in the docked Soyuz capsule and strained relations between the Russian and USA space agencies.

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  • NASA’s Voyager 2 probe just entered interstellar space
NASA’s Voyager 2 probe just entered interstellar space

They both conducted close-up studies of Jupiter and Saturn. The twin Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. Voyager 2 may be freshly interstellar , but it won't be anywhere near another star until 40,000 years from now, when it will pass within 1.7 light-years of the small red dwarf star Ross 248.

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  • Geminids Meteor Shower: Don't Miss This Spectacular Cosmic Show Tonight
Geminids Meteor Shower: Don't Miss This Spectacular Cosmic Show Tonight

It's that time of the year when sky gazers are in for a colourful treat, as the debris trail of the Phaethon asteroid becomes visible on Earth. A bonus - you do not need binoculars to see them, and the meteors can be witnessed with bare eyes.

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  • China's rover blasts off to make history on moon's 'dark side'
China's rover blasts off to make history on moon's 'dark side'

The carrier rocket "Changzheng-3B" was launched from the Baikonur Xichang in the southwestern province of Sichuan . China has promoted worldwide cooperation in its lunar exploration program, with four scientific payloads of the Chang'e-4 mission developed by scientists from Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia .

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  • Here’s how to watch SpaceX’s Dragon take off for the space station
Here’s how to watch SpaceX’s Dragon take off for the space station

Following stage separation, the first stage of the rocket successfully landed on the "Just Read the Instructions" droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean, SpaceX tweeted . The rocket was initially meant to take off Tuesday, but was delayed for a day after engineers discovered moldy mouse food in one of the science investigations created to stud...

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  • Welcome To Paradise: Green Day Celebrates Mars Landing
Welcome To Paradise: Green Day Celebrates Mars Landing

As well as portraying the grubby red ground that is now the InSight lander's home, the photo signifies a lucrative close to a journey that took seven months from Earth and concluded with an anxious few hours as InSight took off through the Martian atmosphere.

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  • Watch NASA land InSight spacecraft on Mars
Watch NASA land InSight spacecraft on Mars

A pair of mini satellites trailing InSight since their May liftoff provided practically real-time updates of the spacecraft's supersonic descent through the reddish skies. Soon after landing, InSight Lander shared a picture of the Red Planet. This means that we will be able to expect more insights about Mars by then. No other country has managed to...

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  • U.S. securities regulator subpoenas Tesla on Model 3 production estimates
U.S. securities regulator subpoenas Tesla on Model 3 production estimates

Musk , the man behind SpaceX and Tesla, said ln October that a tunnel in Los Angeles would open by the end of the year. Elon Musk Trolls Warren Buffet on Twitter Saying He is "Super Super Serious" About Starting a Candy Company . We don't expect Tesla cars to be manufactured in India anytime soon. "Will be in deep space for a billion years o...

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  • Animal populations have dropped by 60% according to Wildlife report
Animal populations have dropped by 60% according to Wildlife report

What's more, the huge loss of animal life is also a threat to humanity and the planet, scientists say. The percentage of the world's seabirds with plastic in their stomach is estimated to have increased from 5 per cent in 1960 to 90 per cent today, and the world has already lost around half its shallow water corals in just 30 years.

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  • NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Under the heading Hazards Affecting Land, the hurricane center said: "None". Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles, the NHC said.

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  • Near-perfect rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica
Near-perfect rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

People didn't just find it interesting, they became totally obsessed with its weird geometric perfection and demanded more. In the photo published, one can only admire nature, which, in all its chaotic randomness, can produce nearly ideal geometric shapes on such a large scale.

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  • Sober moment: climate change predicted to push up beer prices
Sober moment: climate change predicted to push up beer prices

The report, released Monday, details how the world's most popular alcoholic drink is under threat as extreme heatwaves and droughts will increasingly damage global barley crops. This in turn would ultimately result in "dramatic" falls in beer consumption and a rise in beer prices. Some countries will get hit harder by beer shortages and higher ...

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  • Hubble Space Telescope in
Hubble Space Telescope in "safe mode" after gyro failure

Hubble has been orbiting Earth since 1990, and in those decades, it has overhauled our knowledge of the universe around us. "There isn't much difference between 2- [gyros] and 1, and it buys lots of extra observing time", tweeted Rachel Osten, the deputy mission head for Hubble at the Space Telescope Science Institute , late October 7.

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  • Have astronomers found a moon in another solar system?
Have astronomers found a moon in another solar system?

Over the last years, astronomers kept hunting bodies that orbit distant planets and planets from the star-soaked fabric of the cosmos, using multiple techniques to find them and confirm their existence. "A moon is an excellent explanation to the data at hand", Kipping said. "The first exomoon is obviously an extraordinary claim and it requires ...

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  • Arthur Ashkin, 2 others win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research
Arthur Ashkin, 2 others win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

United States citizen Ashkin, 96, received the award "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems", which enables radiation pressure of light to move physical objects, "an old dream of science fiction". A breakthrough came in 1987 when he used the new optical tweezers to grab living bacteria without harming them. "I tho...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk expected to weaken by weekend
Tropical Storm Kirk expected to weaken by weekend

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Kirk's chances this morning as the cluster of thunderstorms moves quickly west at about 25 miles per hour. Kirk is expected to approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands later Thursday and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning.

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