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The Iconic Rings Around Saturn Are Younger Than We Thought

The Iconic Rings Around Saturn Are Younger Than We Thought

After analyzing the final set of orbits in September 2017, however, the extent to which Cassini's trajectory was deflected initially didn't make sense. The outcome of this jet, the origin of which i...

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Lunar Eclipse to Darken Moon over North, South America

Lunar Eclipse to Darken Moon over North, South America

The last blood moon took place in July 2018 though clouds largely obscured the event. Because the moon turns red, lunar eclipses are popularly known as "blood moons" - and because this one occ...

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'Super Blood Wolf Moon' visible in South Florida this Sunday

'Super Blood Wolf Moon' visible in South Florida this Sunday

Then the real fun begins at 10:34 p.m. when the first hint of a Earth's shadow touching the moon will signal the start of the eclipse . Unlike a solar eclipse, when the moon gets between Earth ...

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A cotton seed sprouted - and died - on China’s Lunar Lander

A cotton seed sprouted - and died - on China’s Lunar Lander

As well as being "humankind's first biological experiment on the moon", it's an encouraging development for our ambition to send humans to Mars. "(It) is of great significance", he concluded. Astron...

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Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Viewers in the region should get a clear look at the eclipse as it begins around 10:30 p.m. Many Christians believe scripture indicates a Blood Moon is a sign from God regarding the return of Christ...

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Moon sprouts: one small step for cotton, one giant step for China

Moon sprouts: one small step for cotton, one giant step for China

Weeks ago, China became the first nation to land a lunar rover on the dark side of the Moon , marking a historic high point for the nation's space program that has been rapidly closing the capabili...

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Antarctica's melt quickens, risks metres of sea level rise

Antarctica's melt quickens, risks metres of sea level rise

Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979. "As climate warming and ozone depletion send ...

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Dirtiest fuels get the chop to clean up log burners

Dirtiest fuels get the chop to clean up log burners

In addition to cars, diesel-only trains will also be phased out by 2040. The UK is the first major economy to adopt air quality goals based on World Health Organization recommendations, going far beyo...

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The First Seeds on the Moon Are Sprouting

The First Seeds on the Moon Are Sprouting

Liu Hanlong, who is leading the experiment, said that the cotton seeds were the first to sprout, in comments to the South China Morning Post . They also added yeast, fruit fly eggs and the seeds of...

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China broadcasts spacecraft pictures from moon's far side

China broadcasts spacecraft pictures from moon's far side

The moon's surface on this side is thicker and more pitted than the familiar earth facing side. The landing site is a smooth plain within the crater Von Kármán on the moon's dark side. China on Frid...

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Oceans heating up faster than expected, set record in 2018

Oceans heating up faster than expected, set record in 2018

A study conducted by researchers from China and the United States has found that oceans are warming rapidly than previously estimated and this trend could drastically affect marine life. According t...

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Stars Like The Sun Become Giant Crystal Ball When They Die

Stars Like The Sun Become Giant Crystal Ball When They Die

The data found a " pile-up ", or a rather larger number of white dwarfs with "specific colors and luminosities that do not correspond to any single mass or age". Over the course of billions of years, ...

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Radio signals from space : Are aliens trying to talk to us?

Radio signals from space : Are aliens trying to talk to us?

Fortunately, researchers expect to know more about them sooner than previously expected thanks to technological advancements, particularly with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (C...

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Mysterious fast radio bursts discovered from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Some have proposed explanations, such as energy being flung as black holes tear stars apart, or perhaps even distant alien civilizations sending out long-range signals in the hopes of finding intellig...

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Brexit plan B debate will last only 90 minutes, says No 10

Brexit plan B debate will last only 90 minutes, says No 10

When the Prime Minister made a decision to delay the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal by a month because she was facing a historic defeat, with more than 100 Tories ready to vote it down, she pl...

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NASA Satellite Reveals Gas-Formed ‘Super Earth’ Planet

NASA Satellite Reveals Gas-Formed ‘Super Earth’ Planet

But scientists require a third transit before claiming the discovery of a candidate planet, and there wasn't a third signal in the observations they reviewed. "This is only the ninth system discovered...

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Bluebottles invade Queensland beaches

Bluebottles invade Queensland beaches

A sudden jellyfish invasion was responsible for stinging more than 3,500 people in the waters of popular beach areas in Australia over the weekend, officials said . While researchers are still ex...

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China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side

China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side

This would be a historic achievement for mankind as a whole as the rugged terrain of the Moon's far side has made it hard for vehicles to land safely there. "This space mission shows that China has re...

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New images of Moon's far side captured by Chang'e-4 landing camera

New images of Moon's far side captured by Chang'e-4 landing camera

China became the first country in history to land an unmanned probe on the far side of the moon on Wednesday. Following the December 7, 2018 launch of the Chang'e 4 mission using a Long March-3B...

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Annual meteor shower should be visible in southern Colorado

Annual meteor shower should be visible in southern Colorado

The Quadrantids, named after an extinct constellation, are known for their bright fireball meteors and being one of the best meteor showers of the year, according to NASA . "The name Quadrantids come...

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