• Voyager 2 Becomes Second Human-Made Ship to Enter Interstellar Space
Voyager 2 Becomes Second Human-Made Ship to Enter Interstellar Space

This boundary, called the heliopause , is where the tenuous, hot solar wind meets the cold, dense interstellar medium. Voyager 2 continues to send data and what is extraordinary about it is that for the first time scientists will have some measure of interstellar space.

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  • NASA unveiled the recording of wind noise on Mars
NASA unveiled the recording of wind noise on Mars

NASA said that the mission engineers planned to move the seismometer from the lander on to the ground next to it. What does Mars sound like? Seismograph and pressure sensors of the spacecraft InSight that in late November, successfully landed on the red planet, recorded by a vibration of the wind speed which ranged from 16 to 24 kilometres p...

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  • Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery
Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery

SpaceX successfully launched ISS cargo from Cape Canaveral in Florida this afternoon, and as it has 26 times in the past, planned to land its Falcon 9 rocket for reuse. SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station . Wednesday's mission (CRS-16) was initially scheduled to blast off on Tuesday, but was p...

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  • Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO
Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

G20 leaders on Saturday agreed a final communique after their summit in Buenos Aires, declaring that the Paris Agreement was "irreversible". In a comment published yesterday in Nature , dozens of co-authors-led by Christiana Figueres, a former executive secretary of the U.N.

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  • Climate change a man-made disaster on global scale, warns Attenborough
Climate change a man-made disaster on global scale, warns Attenborough

At the COP24 climate talks, nations must agree to a rulebook palatable to all 183 states that have ratified the Paris deal. "Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world , we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption", Guterres told r...

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  • NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program
NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program

In this approach, NASA would just be one of many customers, Bridenstine said. But it isn't exclusively relying on the political bureaucracy to achieve this ambitious project - they're now partnering with the private sector to explore the stars.

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  • Here's The InSight Lander's First Dusty Picture From The Martian Surface
Here's The InSight Lander's First Dusty Picture From The Martian Surface

By examining the interior of Mars, scientists hope to understand how our solar system's rocky planets formed 4.5 billion years ago and why they turned out so different - Mars cold and dry, Venus and Mercury burning hot, and Earth hospitable to life.

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  • NASA's InSight lander to make perilous maneuver to touch down on Mars
NASA's InSight lander to make perilous maneuver to touch down on Mars

What we will see, with a lag-time of about 8 minutes due to the distance between Mars and Earth, is the team in the Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) Control Center, receiving the messages that InSight sends back from Mars. The 800-pound, solar-powered InSight is also the first deep-space vehicle to launch from the U.S. West Coast. Engineers a...

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  • NASA probes ‘drug-free’ policies, safety at SpaceX, Boeing
NASA probes ‘drug-free’ policies, safety at SpaceX, Boeing

Overall, both capsules will go through an uncrewed test and a crewed one, before being ready for their first real missions. It will also investigate Boeing , which Musk has nothing to do with. A September podcast of SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk smoking weed has promoted NASA to conduct an extensive review of workplace safety at SpaceX and Boei...

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  • NASA picks ancient river delta for Mars rover landing
NASA picks ancient river delta for Mars rover landing

Like Curiosity , Mars 2020 would be lowered to the surface from a rocket-powered "Sky Crane" platform, which NASA says is the safest way to land a 1-ton payload. InSight stands to "revolutionise the way we think about the inside of the planet", said Nasa's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen. Unlike other ventures, the lander will rema...

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  • Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 at auction
Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 at auction

Apart from Hawking, one of Newton's manuscripts sold for around $130,000, a set of seven awards, including Einstein's award for achievement in natural sciences sold for about $387,000, a letter written by Darwin sold for $65,230, and one of Einstein's manuscripts gathered $42,399.

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  • Delhi: Over 600 kg illegal crackers seized, 31 arrested on Diwali
Delhi: Over 600 kg illegal crackers seized, 31 arrested on Diwali

With levels of air pollution classed as "hazardous", the restriction on the almost 40,000 medium and heavy lorries that enter Delhi every day was imposed late Thursday (Nov 8). This air will seriously affect those with ailments, according to the advisory issued by SAFAR. "This will persist for November 10 and 11, so conditions will remain aroun...

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  • Delhi's air quality improves to 'severe'
Delhi's air quality improves to 'severe'

On Monday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded to be "severe" at 434 for Delhi. Another official said if the air quality continues to remain in the "severe" category for 48 hours, they would consider implementing more regulations.

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  • Probe Parker approaches the Sun
Probe Parker approaches the Sun

As the Parker Solar Probe mission progresses, the spacecraft will repeatedly break its own records, with a final close approach of 3.83 million miles from the Sun's surface expected in 2024. Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The spacecraft is carrying a number of state-of-the-ar...

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  • Nasa declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead
Nasa declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead

The most recent analysis of Kepler's discoveries concludes that 20 to 50 percent of the stars visible in the night sky are likely to have small, possibly rocky, planets similar in size to Earth, and located within the habitable zone of their parent stars.

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  • Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released
Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released

Just yesterday the Russian space agency Roscosmos revealed that it has completed its investigation into the failure of its Soyuz rocket on a recent launch that was supposed to send two crew members to the International Space Station . Roscosmos officials on Wednesday met with their counterparts from NASA to give them a full briefing on the m...

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  • Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane today
Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane today

It had 75 mph maximum sustained winds that extended outward only 15 miles. At 500 a.m. AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Oscar was located near latitude 28.6 north, longitude 58.2 west. Oscar is the eighth hurricane this season, and is projected to take a north-northeasterly track over the next two days. A Small Craft Warning was expected...

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  • NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica
NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

According to NASA officials, the rectangular icebergs appeared to be "freshly calved" from Larsen C, which the parted ways from the iceberg now known as A-68 parted in July 2017. Another rectangular iceberg spotted by the IceBridge team. The A-68 iceberg can also been seen in the distance. The new image comes just days after a photo of a perfe...

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  • Doug Ford slams Trudeau and federal carbon tax plan
Doug Ford slams Trudeau and federal carbon tax plan

He insisted "starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada" but in the next breath promised he'll return 90% of the taxes collected to those who pay them. "They know that carbon pollution doesn't have boundaries". "It will hurt taxpayers, will not be good for the economy and will not help the environment", Conservati...

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  • You Have Tiny Plastic Pieces In Your Stomach, A Study Says
You Have Tiny Plastic Pieces In Your Stomach, A Study Says

The researchers then tested their stool for 10 different types of plastics . The most common were polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene-terephthalate (PET), both found in food and drink packaging. The smallest microparticle particles are able to penetrate the bloodstream, the lymphatic system, even the liver. They're in our water , in our food ,...

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  • Hurricane Willa, headed for Mexico, strengthens to Category 4: NHC
Hurricane Willa, headed for Mexico, strengthens to Category 4: NHC

It was moving to the north at 5 miles per hour (8 kph). 2018 has seen 10 major hurricanes , including Willa, which ties 1992 as the most major hurricanes ever seen in the NE Pacific in one year. Hurricane-force winds extended 30 miles (45 kilometres) from the storm's centre, and tropical storm-force winds were up to 105 miles (165 kilometres) ...

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  • South Florida first responders pull bodies from rubble after Hurricane Michael
South Florida first responders pull bodies from rubble after Hurricane Michael

The Trumps also planned to visit part of Georgia that was hit by Michael before they return to the White House on Monday evening, the White House said . Meanwhile, with power poles and lines down everywhere, power crews were hard at work trying to fix the damage. "We're working on it". The telecommunications giant later announced it would give a...

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  • NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing on earth
NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing on earth

Gerst took the opportunity to point out that the Soyuz spacecraft is "an incredible vehicle", as it was able to save the crew after its booster failure . Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin also praised his team, saying in a translated interview that "the crew performed fantastically". That trio arrived in June.

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  • Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert
Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert

The report's authors say that 1.5 degrees is still financially and technologically feasible, but that it's up to governments and institutions to act. "These are sectors that can not be turned off at the flick of a switch". SKEA: And we really need action in that time. After a brief plateau in 2015 and 2016, climate emissions reached a record h...

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  • Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle
Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle

The Gulf of Mexico gave Michael exactly what it needed to bulk up into a monster: The water was 4 to 5 degrees F (2.2 to 2.8 degrees C) warmer than normal, and high-atmosphere winds that can disrupt a hurricane were quiet. The storm is now moving at 21 miles per hour. Forecasters said it could drop up to 7 inches (18 centimetres) of rain over...

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  • Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING

The storm made landfall on the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. The intense Category 4 hurricane was packing maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour when it crashed ashore near Mexico Beach , a lightly populated tourist town about midway along the Panhandle.

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  • Close House and Senate Races That Hurricane Michael Could Hit
Close House and Senate Races That Hurricane Michael Could Hit

The Category 4 storm, which President Donald Trump dubbed a "massive tornado" Wednesday (note: the storm is not a tornado), will test the commitment of campaign volunteers in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, where incumbents and newcomers are locked in tight races with the 2018 midterm elections less than four weeks away.

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  • Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week
Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week

Be sure to make your preparations now, before the storm moves in on Wednesday night. The NHC said in a tweet that a "life-threatening" storm surge and flash flooding was likely in areas of the Florida Panhandle and described the storm as "dangerous".

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  • Hurricane Michael evacuation: Florida declares emergency - Scott activates national guard
Hurricane Michael evacuation: Florida declares emergency - Scott activates national guard

Michael threatens to become the most the most intense hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle since 1851, according to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University. As of 5 p.m. EDT, Michael was 295 miles (470 kilometers) south of Panama City, speeding northward at 12 mph (19 kph). "This might be really bad and serious".

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  • One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle
One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael will also cause almost one million people to be without power, not just on the coast but inland as well in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The eye of Hurricane Michael , as seen from the International Space Station. Around 375,000 people were under either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders across 18 counties in Florida in...

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