• Nasa reveals last pics taken by Opportunity Mars Rover before it died
Nasa reveals last pics taken by Opportunity Mars Rover before it died

The NASA experts haven't heard a peep from the golf buggy-sized vehicle since a giant dust storm hit the Red Planet back in June of past year, covering the contraption's solar panels and cutting off contact. But the historic storm proved to be too much for Opportunity. "Opportunity" has not made a peep since 10 June. Following its initial landi...

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  • 2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records
2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

In Phoenix, 2018 was the seventh-warmest year on record, according to the National Weather Service . According to NOAA, 2018 was Arizona's second warmest year ever recorded, one of a dozen states with similarly high temperature averages.

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  • Pelosi stops short of endorsing Green New Deal
Pelosi stops short of endorsing Green New Deal

It would seem a picture of a wind turbine or solar panel would be more fitting for her internet page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is seeking additional co-sponsors for the ambitious Green New Deal legislation, which could be introduced as early as this week.

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  • Curtain Rising Sunday Night on Total Lunar Eclipse
Curtain Rising Sunday Night on Total Lunar Eclipse

When the full moon moved into Earth's shadow, it darkened, but did not disappear. January's full moon may have gotten its name because Native Americans and/or early European colonists associated the month with increased wolf activity, especially howling.

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  • Get ready for Super blood wolf moon
Get ready for Super blood wolf moon

Super moons will look about 7 percent bigger than an average full moon (and 12 to 14 percent bigger than a full moon at apogee). Christian conspiracy theorists are claiming that as result of the spectacular lunar display, Christ will appear on Earth and herald in the end of days.

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  • Canadians treated to total lunar eclipse and supermoon Sunday night
Canadians treated to total lunar eclipse and supermoon Sunday night

There's no violence involved, instead, the term comes from a reddening of moon, as light leaks around the edge of Earth. Depending on where you are in the country, the moon might "turn a copper-orange-reddish color", according to a January 7 article Forbes magazine.

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  • China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon
China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

Worldwide discussions about sending humans to the Moon and Mars have brought many challenges waiting to be solved, and among them is food supply. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate as it orbits our planet, so most of the far side - or "dark side" - is never visible to us.

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  • Hubble Space Telescope Captures Awesome View of Neighboring Galaxy
Hubble Space Telescope Captures Awesome View of Neighboring Galaxy

The massive mosaic image of the Triangulum galaxy (M33) was released on January 7 and shows one of dozens of our celestial neighbours in our suburb of the universe known as 'the Local Group '. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Digitized Sky Survey 2 / Davide De Martin. Andromeda and the Milky Way also surpass the Triangulum Galaxy in terms of the n...

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  • Joshua Tree campgrounds closing during government shutdown due to health concerns
Joshua Tree campgrounds closing during government shutdown due to health concerns

The federal government shutdown began December 22 in a dispute between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for Trump's proposed wall along the U.S. He was reportedly helped by his friend Michael Bright and good Samaritans that helped carry him 1.7 miles down the trail until they encountered a park ranger.

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  • New Horizons Arrives at Ultima Thule | Space Exploration
New Horizons Arrives at Ultima Thule | Space Exploration

NASA's New Horizons explorer successfully "phoned home" on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the solar system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation.

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  • NASA’s New Horizons Will Embark on Historic Flyby on New Year’s Day
NASA’s New Horizons Will Embark on Historic Flyby on New Year’s Day

New Horizons will make its closest approach in the wee hours of January 1 - 12:33 a.m. EST. On January 1st, 2019, the spacecraft will come very, very close to Ultima Thule. "What could be more exciting than that?" said project scientist Hal Weaver of Johns Hopkins University, part of the New Horizons team. "New Horizons will map Ultima, determi...

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  • Winter weather advisory for Cascades through Thursday
Winter weather advisory for Cascades through Thursday

More than 7 inches has been reported by WCCO Weather Watchers in northwestern cities like Underwood and Ottertail. The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, which oversees the Bemidji area, hosted a presentation Wednesday afternoon about the impact of the coming snowstorm, which is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday.

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  • SpaceX Completes First US National Security Space Mission
SpaceX Completes First US National Security Space Mission

Flying corps in 2014 over the military's honor of a multibillion-dollar, non-contend contract for 36 rocket dispatches to United Launch Alliance, an organization of Boeing and Lockheed. The launch of this Falcon 9 was the last scheduled for this year. The satellite provides improved services and longer lifetimes. GPS III's new L1C civil signal wi...

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  • Virgin Galactic celebrates as tourism rocket ship reaches space
Virgin Galactic celebrates as tourism rocket ship reaches space

Virgin's VSS Unity suborbital spaceliner reached a maximum altitude of 51.4 miles (82.7 kilometers) during a rocket-powered test flight over California's Mojave Desert today (Dec. He would not estimate when commercial passenger trips might begin. These flights aren't the same as an orbital flight to space - which involves actually sending peo...

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  • Virgin Galactic Rocket Plane Soars to Edge of Space
Virgin Galactic Rocket Plane Soars to Edge of Space

Those new customers might be paying more than the $250,000 price previously offered by the company. But Virgin Galactic bounced back. Virgin Galactic has successfully sent a spacecraft to the edge of space. That differs from a long-held view that the boundary is reached at 100 kilometers. "At this altitude, a conventional plane would need to re...

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  • 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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