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Draper Tapped For NASA's 'Space Race' To Go Back To The Moon

Draper Tapped For NASA's 'Space Race' To Go Back To The Moon

The program will spend $2.6 billion over the next 10 years among various aerospace companies. The agency didn't disclose the maximum contract amounts for each company. Neither company is among those s...

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The Network showed the death of the pilot whales in New Zealand

The Network showed the death of the pilot whales in New Zealand

Shortly after 3pm local time today, the DoC reported: "The six remaining whales are approximately 400 yards off shore and swimming". Half the animals were already dead and the rest were put down bec...

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Australian scientists to help InSight survey Martian geology

Australian scientists to help InSight survey Martian geology

The solar arrays are key to helping InSight function. Plummeting through the atmosphere at over 19,000 kilometres per hour, the latest mission to Mars landed safely on Monday morning, its landing re...

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Trump’s Response To Climate Change Report: ‘I Don’t Believe It’

Trump’s Response To Climate Change Report: ‘I Don’t Believe It’

Lacking the legal authority to quash the report , the Trump administration released it on what is notoriously one of the slowest news days of the year, when Americans are out shopping. It said that...

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World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Created, Chinese Scientists Claim

World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Created, Chinese Scientists Claim

Feng Zhang , a leader in the field from the Broad Institute, called for a moratorium on implanting edited embryos until safety requirements have been set. Techniques which can be used for gene editing...

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After 7-month journey, spacecraft nears landing on Red Planet

After 7-month journey, spacecraft nears landing on Red Planet

Although NASA emphasized the experimental nature of the cubesats prior to the landing , the MarCO spacecraft performed as intended, receiving the UHF telemetry from InSight during its entry, desc...

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Elon Musk '70% sure he will move to Mars'

At one point, Musk revisited the long days he spent on the Tesla assembly line as the company worked on building more Model 3s, saying that "I just did it because if I didn't do it, then [there was ...

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Climate change could cost U.S. 'hundreds of billions' a year

Climate change could cost U.S. 'hundreds of billions' a year

On Friday afternoon, as Americans were nursing their turkey hangovers braving the malls for deals, the White House released a dire new report on the impacts of climate change-a move that was quickl...

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When will it land and why should we care — NASA's Insight Mission

When will it land and why should we care — NASA's Insight Mission

InSight lander - the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport - is the United States space agency's first craft dedicated to peer beneath Mars' surface and monitor...

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Government climate report warns of worsening disasters

Government climate report warns of worsening disasters

The assessment paints a dire picture of the worsening effects of global warming as almost every corner of the country grows more at risk from extreme heat, more devastating storms, droughts and wild...

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Silent plane with no moving parts makes 'historic' flight

Silent plane with no moving parts makes 'historic' flight

The flight represents a breakthrough in "ionic wind" technology, which uses a powerful electric field to generate charged nitrogen ions, which are then expelled from the back of the aircraft, generati...

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NASA Is Sending Rover to Ancient Mars Delta

NASA Is Sending Rover to Ancient Mars Delta

The unmanned probe has to leave Cape Canaveral in Florida in July 2020 with an Atlas-V launcher. It is a revised version of the rover Curiosity , which arrived on the Red Planet in 2012. A similar di...

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Watch SpaceX Launch a Satellite and Land a Rocket Today!

Watch SpaceX Launch a Satellite and Land a Rocket Today!

I've also embedded the video below. The booster touched down on the robotic ship about 8.5 minutes after liftoff. SpaceX rocket landings have become relatively routine, with 30 successful recoveri...

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"Chinese artificial sun" pushes past 100 million degrees

The Asian country's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak ( EAST) reactor in Hefei broke a new record in fusion technology as it reached temperatures six times higher than the sun. The device...

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Planet found circling neighbouring star

Planet found circling neighbouring star

All of the planets in our ( earth's ) solar system orbit the sun. The subtle wobble of the star has caught the attention of astronomers for some time. Barnard's Star b has surface temperatures of 15...

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Rocket Lab Launches their First Ever Commercial Rocket into Space

Rocket Lab Launches their First Ever Commercial Rocket into Space

After first reaching orbit on Electron's second stage, the Curie kick stage successfully separated and circularized its orbit before deploying six satellites for customers Spire Global , Tyvak Nano...

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National & World News, Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

National & World News, Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

Medals and awards sold for £296,750, compared with an estimate of £15,000, while the red motorized wheelchair sold for £296,750, also compared with an estimate of £15,000. A signed copy of his 11...

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Diwali fireworks push air pollution to ‘severe’ level in India’s capital

Diwali fireworks push air pollution to ‘severe’ level in India’s capital

India's Supreme Court last month ruled that only firecrackers that emit less smoke and soot could be sold in the city, in an effort to limit pollution over the festival period. Faridabad, Noida, Gha...

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China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station as ISS days numbered

China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station as ISS days numbered

However, China wants to keep its doors open to partnerships, and the Chinese government even promised that the upcoming " Heavenly Palace " Space Station would also collaborate with all the countrie...

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Ozone Layer Could Be Completely Healed By The 2060s

Ozone Layer Could Be Completely Healed By The 2060s

The Protocol was in response to the revelation that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-depleting substances - used in aerosols, cooling and refrigeration systems, and many other items - were t...

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