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SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 with the Qatari satellite

SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 with the Qatari satellite

The rocket and its payload hit a succession of milestones within minutes of takeoff, including first and second stage separation, as well as the release of the payload fairings. What is Falcon 9? ...

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China creates 'artificial sun' to burn at 100,000,000 degrees

China creates 'artificial sun' to burn at 100,000,000 degrees

A few days back, a team of scientists at the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co (CASC), China, developed an artificial moon that will soon replace...

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A super-Earth orbits a famous star not far from our sun

A super-Earth orbits a famous star not far from our sun

Lately, a lot of the exoplanets discovered by astronomers have been incredibly far away. The planet, Proxima Centauri b , is just 4.2 light years from Earth . The research pushed the limits of the...

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Ultralight rocket Electron first put 6 satellites into orbit

Ultralight rocket Electron first put 6 satellites into orbit

The 17-meter rocket launched from the Mahia Peninsula in the Pacific country's North Island - from the world's first privately-owned orbital launch site - laden with six satellites. Second, the succes...

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Gerard Butler documents loss of home in California wildfires on social media

Gerard Butler documents loss of home in California wildfires on social media

Rescuers could be seen removing remains over a period of several hours in Paradise and placing them in a black hearse. On the ground, cars caught in the flames were reduced to mangled metal carcasse...

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Scientists have found a new way of generating electricity

Scientists have found a new way of generating electricity

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have created a bionic device that generates green power by 3D-printing clusters of cyanobacteria on an ordinary white button mushroom . "It's just a star...

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Delhi Pollution: Air quality 'severe' as national capital chokes

Delhi Pollution: Air quality 'severe' as national capital chokes

The Supreme Court had instructed that only "green" fireworks be burst between 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali. "As per the notification, entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles into the national capital w...

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Keystone XL hits another setback as Montana judge blocks project

Keystone XL hits another setback as Montana judge blocks project

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana dealt a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and served up a big win for conservationists and indigeno...

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The scientists suspected that

The scientists suspected that "Omwamwi" - alien ship

NBC News reports that denizens of this planet have launched their own lightsail probes, mostly to investigate other star systems, now unreachable by humans. They said alien civilisations may jettison...

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Tesla’s Starman And Roadster Have Crossed Mars And Gone Beyond

Tesla’s Starman And Roadster Have Crossed Mars And Gone Beyond

The company which is known for its electric cars also has plans to expand in North America, Eastern Europe, China, and Japan , Musk revealed in his tweets. Earlier in May, Musk had hinted out his f...

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Ahead of Diwali, Delhi's Air Quality continues to alarm citizens

Ahead of Diwali, Delhi's Air Quality continues to alarm citizens

For this crisis to be tackled meaningfully, the Health Minister must be willing to be open to productive engagement with community stakeholders and to acknowledge the health impact evidence presented ...

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says country will again lead ethanol production

Brazil's Bolsonaro says country will again lead ethanol production

The ETF lost steam in the afternoon and closed at US$38.775. "One of their leaders - Lula - is in prison". "The PT isn't a homogeneous party". He said the media had unjustly described Cuba's for...

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Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope

Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope

Without fuel, the Kepler team has made a decision to retire the spacecraft , though it will continue to drift along in orbit around Earth for the foreseeable future. Launched on March 6 in 2009, the ...

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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope mission has officially ended

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope mission has officially ended

Thanks to the spacecraft, scientists have learned that the Milky Way galaxy has more planets than stars. When the agency first conceived of this mission 35 years ago, "we didn't know of a single pla...

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Albéa commits to support a circular economy for plastics

Albéa commits to support a circular economy for plastics

The Foundation and United Nations Environment now aim to take this momentum to the next level by launching the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment . Targets under the commitment include eliminat...

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NASA Parker Solar Probe spacecraft sets new record with Sun approach

NASA Parker Solar Probe spacecraft sets new record with Sun approach

Not content with just being the closest ever probe to the Sun, NASA expected the spacecraft to break a speed record on Tuesday night as well. NASA expects to get the first batch of data in December,...

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Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

Russian rockets have experienced an array of glitches in recent years, but the latest mishap was the first to be experienced by a manned Soyuz capsule since 1983, when a crew narrowly escaped before a...

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This is the 'last generation' that can save nature, WWF says

This is the 'last generation' that can save nature, WWF says

The report has pointed out that an worldwide biodiversity assessment earlier this year had noted that only a quarter of land on Earth is substantively free of human activities. He added that Pakista...

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Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

Oscar is the eighth hurricane in the Atlantic this season, and is located approximately 725 miles southeast of Bermuda in the open waters of the Atlantic. The minimum central pressure has dropped to 9...

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Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor

Its been classed as a "red event' and the energy company has paused operations for at least the next 18 hours as monitoring continues". A spokesman for the the Oil and Gas Authority said: "While the...

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Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

Oscar became a tropical storm Saturday and was designated the eighth hurricane this season in the 5 p.m. advisory. No coastal watches of warnings are in effect. The tropical depression that would ev...

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Hurricane swallows Hawaii island whole

Hurricane swallows Hawaii island whole

Fletcher and his colleagues were researching East Island via drone devices and sand and coral samples. "East Island appears to be under water", said a statement from the Papahānaumokuakea Marine ...

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See it! Hunter’s Moon 2018

See it! Hunter’s Moon 2018

The full October Hunter's Moon peaked on Wednesday night but will remain until Thursday night, according to NASA . Full Hunter's Moon over Normandy sky by. It is common knowledge that the sun i...

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Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020

Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020

According to Mr Pence, about 60,000 people are now working on space security in the U.S., across various branches of the military and intelligence services. "The time has come to stop studying the pro...

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Willa roars over Mexico prison island, heads for resort area

Willa roars over Mexico prison island, heads for resort area

Willa, a Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale was one of the most powerful hurricanes to enter Mexico from the Pacific in recent years. The federal government issued a decree of "e...

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Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Operation IceBridge is a research initiative created to better understand how the poles influence Earth's climate, and it uses a fleet of research planes to regularly collect information. As it calved...

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Hawking's wheelchair, thesis up for sale

Hawking's wheelchair, thesis up for sale

At the time, Hawking had already been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or colloquially known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). "He gave up his studies for a time because he was so desponden...

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Swiss technology on a mission bound for Mercury

Swiss technology on a mission bound for Mercury

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionMercury: Learning from the strangest planetWhy is it such a long journey? "All great missions come with challenges: Airbus had to develop sop...

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NASA spots mysterious near-perfect rectangle iceberg in Antarctic

NASA spots mysterious near-perfect rectangle iceberg in Antarctic

However, according to NASA , there's a simpler scientific reason why the iceberg appears to be a flawless rectangle. Well here's something you don't see everyday: an iceberg so unbelievably geometr...

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Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico

Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico

As of 11 a.m. ET., Willa had maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour - just 3 miles per hour over the threshold for a Category 5. Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 30 miles from the...

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Meteor shower over Norfolk october 2018

Meteor shower over Norfolk october 2018

At its peak, the shower usually produces between 10 and 20 meteors per hour . The shower occurs every October when Earth passes through debris from Halley's Comet. The sky will light up this weeken...

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Duchess of Sussex is cutting back on engagements for Royal Tour

Duchess of Sussex is cutting back on engagements for Royal Tour

A Royal source told ABC News that "she's feeling fine but resting". Britain's Prince Harry operates a remote control vehicle with Meghan , Duchess of Sussex at the Invictus Games driving chal...

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Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf - 19-Oct

Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf - 19-Oct

Chaput told Global News that now, ice shelf monitoring is limited to satellite sweeps, which are few and far between. The ice shelf buttresses adjacent ice sheets on Antarctica's mainland, impeding ic...

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Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

For the rest of the country this winter, no place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, said Mike Halpert , deputy director of the governments Climate Prediction Center . If NOA...

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NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has released its Winter Outlook , which found that in December and February much of the United States will see above-average temperatures and that there's a 70 to 75 ...

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China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon

China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon

According to an article in People's Daily , the artificial moon is "designed to complement the moon at night", though it would be eight times as bright. Moonlit skies over the Chinese city of Chen...

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Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had been no time to worry as his capsule plunged back to earth. Ovchinin and Hague safely retu...

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Six dead after floods hit southern France

Six dead after floods hit southern France

Three more fatalities were reported in the neighboring villages of Villalier and one in Villegailhenc. The River Aude that flows through towns such as Carcassonne and Trebes was among the waterway...

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17 dead after Hurricane Michael batters Florida - and figure likely to rise

17 dead after Hurricane Michael batters Florida - and figure likely to rise

A little further on, and a woman, accompanied by a friend, is sifting through the remains of her home, loading what she can salvage into the boot of a vehicle. "And we will do it together", Tallahasse...

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In the U.S. the storm,

In the U.S. the storm, "Michael" took the lives of 11 people

On Friday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management reported five hurricane-related fatalities. Zahralban said searchers using a trained dog were trying to determine if that person had been...

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