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Saturn's Rings May Disappear Within 100M Years

Saturn's Rings May Disappear Within 100M Years

That's the conclusion of a new investigation into a phenomenon called " ring rain ", which pulls water out of Saturn's rings and into the planet's midlatitude regions. Their observations reveale...

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France must show the way on climate change - Macron

France must show the way on climate change - Macron

She said: "A year of climate disasters and dire warning from the world's top scientists should have led to so much more". The plenum of representatives from almost 200 countries have approved a comp...

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Virgin Galactic spaceship reaches altitude of 51 miles during successful test flight

Virgin Galactic spaceship reaches altitude of 51 miles during successful test flight

Following a successful test launch of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Thursday, Richard Branson said he's planning on heading up to space " in the middle of next year " and that space tourists will...

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‘Farout’: Astronomers spot solar system’s farthest known object

‘Farout’: Astronomers spot solar system’s farthest known object

It is about 120 astronomical units (AU), where 1 AU is defined as the distance between the Earth and the Sun, and the first known Solar System object detected at a distance of more than 100 times fart...

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Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reaches edge of space

Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reaches edge of space

The Karman Line is perhaps more commonly accepted; for example, it was the target altitude for the Ansari X Prize, which offered $10 million to the first private team to launch a reusable crewed craft...

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The year's brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The year's brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

If you're anxious about risky comets striking Earth , however, breathe easy: Wirtanen is not on the list of those that astronomers worry about. As the National Space Centre in the United Kingdom exp...

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UN Climate conference finalises rules to implement Paris climate treaty

UN Climate conference finalises rules to implement Paris climate treaty

Similar efforts will be made at the worldwide level. The announced conference President Michal Kurtyka, after no one raised in the plenary objections. Poor countries also secured assurances on getting...

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Convicted Animal-Killer Sentenced To Watch 'Bambi' In Prison

Convicted Animal-Killer Sentenced To Watch 'Bambi' In Prison

The targeted deer were trophy bucks, Trotter explained, and the hunters killed them "mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste ". However, given the number of deer t...

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Virgin Galactic flew an engagement ring to space

Virgin Galactic flew an engagement ring to space

Bringing NASA on as a customer made Thursday's flight the first revenue-earning mission for Virgin Galactic. The ship was piloted by two pilots and carried a stand-in passenger mannequin named Ann...

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The Geminid meteor shower is peaking right now: Here’s how to watch

The Geminid meteor shower is peaking right now: Here’s how to watch

So if you're keen to search the skies yourself, head to recommended stargazing spots like Pulau Ubin, Sungei Buloh, Mount Faber, and Tampines Eco Green to work on your patience - because it just might...

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NASA’s InSight Lander Flexes in First Selfie on Red Planet

NASA’s InSight Lander Flexes in First Selfie on Red Planet

As you can see from the image, InSight's arm isn't actually visible in the final "selfie". The lander's two solar panels can be seen, along with various science instruments on its deck, such as the ...

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Howard County officer catches meteor shower on dash cam

Howard County officer catches meteor shower on dash cam

Last year, some meteor observers saw as many as 160 meteors per hour. The best time to view the Geminid meteor shower in India is from 12am (Midnight) IST to 2am IST on December 14. The Geminid me...

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Russian cosmonauts take sample of mystery hole at space station

Russian cosmonauts take sample of mystery hole at space station

Three returning spacefliers will take their seats in a separate area of the Soyuz spacecraft , the descent module, and the habitation module will be jettisoned as usual before atmospheric re-entry. S...

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Virgin Galactic headed into space for the first time

Virgin Galactic headed into space for the first time

New versions of SpaceShipTwo are built by a Virgin Galactic sister company and flight testing taken in-house. Virgin Galactic marked a major milestone on Thursday as its spaceship made it to a peak he...

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Google Doodle explains path of Geminid Meteor Shower 2018

Google Doodle explains path of Geminid Meteor Shower 2018

When can I see the Geminids Meteor Shower? "Due to its close approach to the sun, Phaethon is named after the character of Greek myth who drove the sun-god Helios' chariot", NASA said. But it is...

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A 'Christmas Comet' will be visible in Irish skies this festive season

A 'Christmas Comet' will be visible in Irish skies this festive season

That's about 30 times the distance between Earth and the moon, and about as close as comets ever get, but nowhere close enough to be unsafe. Comets rarely get bright enough to see without telescopes, ...

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Leonid Meteor Shower 2018 To Reach Peak This Weekend

Leonid Meteor Shower 2018 To Reach Peak This Weekend

Displays are better when the Tempel-Tuttle comet, which takes 33 years to orbit the sun, is closer to the Earth, an occurrence which is next due in about 15 years' time. Now astronomers may know where...

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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space after 41-year journey

NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space after 41-year journey

Voyager 2, at 11 billion miles from Earth, has entered the stars. NASA used data from these instruments, namely the Plasma Science Experiment (PLS), the cosmic ray subsystem, the low energy charged ...

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China's history of lunar exploration

China's history of lunar exploration

Nearly an hour later, Xinhua , China's state-run news agency, reported that Chang'e-4 was launched successfully. They also can take advantage of the far side's shield against Earth's interference...

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NASA’s first published recording of wind noise on Mars

NASA’s first published recording of wind noise on Mars

CBS News reported that the audio, which was shared in a video by NASA, captures the sound of a northwest Martian wind blowing at 10 to 15 miles per hour. The two Viking landers that NASA sent to Ma...

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