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Awesome Photos! The Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Pictures

Awesome Photos! The Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Pictures

If you're able to find an area unaffected by light pollution , meteors could be visible every couple of minutes from 10 p.m. until dawn. You do NOT need any special equipment like telescope or bino...

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NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars

The image itself has been comprised of 11 other images taken using it's "selfie stick". The InSight lander snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic, released Tuesday....

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: What, when and where to watch in India?

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: What, when and where to watch in India?

According to Dark Sky Discovery , the United Kingdom has some of the largest areas of dark sky in Europe, meaning our chances of observing the Geminids in their full glory are high. Every December ...

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Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

During the an nearly eight-hour spacewalk, veteran cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev struggled, but eventually succeeded, in cutting away the insulation covering the hole and taking out...

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Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test

Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test

On Thursday, Virgin Galactic will launch its mothership - dubbed the White Knight T (WK2) - from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. On Wednesday, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said t...

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Google Doodle follows Geminid meteor shower to Earth

Google Doodle follows Geminid meteor shower to Earth

They are however not one comet, but the fragments of an unusual asteroid called Phaethon 3200 , named after the Greek god Apollo's son. The meteors originate from close to the brightest star in t...

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Watch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole In 'Unprecedented' Spacewalk

In a mission to try and figure out what happened, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev conducted a spacewalk to the site of the drilling, using knives and scissors to remove the insula...

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China Sets Sights On Far Side Of The Moon

China Sets Sights On Far Side Of The Moon

It will also perform radio-astronomical studies that, because the far side always faces away from Earth, will be "free from interference from our planet's ionosphere, human-made radio frequencies and ...

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Nasa's Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space

Nasa's Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2013 , and we've known for months that Voyager 2 was getting close. After comparing data from different instruments aboard the spacecraft, mission scienti...

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NASA InSight lander flexes robot arm, captures new Mars views

NASA InSight lander flexes robot arm, captures new Mars views

Rather, an instrument designed for measuring the shaking of marsquakes picked up vibrations in the air - sound waves, in other words. It still will detect the lander's movement, though channeled thr...

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China's Rover to explore dark side of Moon

China's Rover to explore dark side of Moon

Unlike the near side of the moon that is "tidally locked" and always faces the earth, besides offering many flat areas to touch down on, the far side is mountainous and rugged. "The main thing abo...

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Trump Targets Pair of Obama-era Green Rules to Boost Oil, Coal

Trump Targets Pair of Obama-era Green Rules to Boost Oil, Coal

Competition from cleaner, cheaper natural gas and other rival forms of energy has driven down coal use in the United States, so that this year will see the second-greatest number of closings of coal-f...

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Melting ice could lead to 7-meter sea rise, warns study

Melting ice could lead to 7-meter sea rise, warns study

Ice loss from Greenland is the single largest contributor to global sea-level rise , which is predicted to lead to inundation of low-lying islands and coastal cities around the world over the next se...

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SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket

A stalled hydraulic pump for one of the booster's grid fins caused it to enter into a rapid spin on its return flight. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time ...

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SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

At the moment, SpaceX is really inspired with his success against models of Falcon 9, and will probably continue his experiments with the rocket - however, it remains only to wait for that. "Appears t...

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Ever sounds of Martian wind heard

Ever sounds of Martian wind heard

The vehicle arrived on Mars in November, successfully landing after months of travel to the Red Planet. On Friday, NASA released audio of the Martian wind, the first time sound has been recorded on ...

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Hawaiian Monk Seal Gets Eel Stuck Up Its Nose

Hawaiian Monk Seal Gets Eel Stuck Up Its Nose

After spotting the weird pairing at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands this past summer, researchers quickly acted to relieve the seal of its discomfort. Have you ever seen a...

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3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-11 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, Dec. It w...

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SpaceX has a Falcon 9 landing failure during supply mission

SpaceX quickly cut the live feed from the rocket as it began to spin out of control. After a one day delay caused by moldy mice food , the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft...

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu

Over two-years after launch, the NASA probe OSIRIS-REx will land on a skyscraper-sized asteroid on Monday for the first USA mission to carry asteroid samples back to Earth. "For the past several m...

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UN Climate Change Summit kick off in Poland with boost from G20

UN Climate Change Summit kick off in Poland with boost from G20

Veteran British nature-documentary broadcaster David Attenborough warned that both civilisation and the natural world are on the brink of collapse, as world leaders prepare to gather in Poland for...

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New crew arrives at International Space Station

New crew arrives at International Space Station

For a while, the arrival of the three new crewmembers returned the ISS crew complement to a total of six. The new mission will see the three latest crew members on the station for six months condu...

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Astronauts to try for space station on Russian rocket after October crash

Astronauts to try for space station on Russian rocket after October crash

The crew must wait up to two hours while the latches and seals of the docking port are checked and ground controllers confirm it is safe to open the spacecraft's hatch and join the astronauts already ...

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21 injured, 100 homes damaged in south IL tornado

21 injured, 100 homes damaged in south IL tornado

Firefighters from several surrounding towns were called in to help as first responders went door-to-door looking for anyone stuck or injured. "It's a miracle that no one has been killed in this trag...

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Major UN climate conference in Poland

Major UN climate conference in Poland

The protest coincided with the opening of the UN's COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland , where world leaders gathered to discuss implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. But Polish President Andrz...

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NASA's first asteroid sample-collector arrives at target, Bennu

Spacecrafts have never before orbited a cosmic body as small as Bennu, which measures at just 500m (1,600ft) across. The spacecraft is equipped with a suite of five science instruments to study the...

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Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident

The crew who set off on Monday will spend six-and-a-half months on board the station. Last month Russian Federation said the October launch had failed because of a sensor that was damaged during ass...

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NASA Spacecraft Descending on Mars

NASA Spacecraft Descending on Mars

Landing on Mars is no simple task. Mars is about to get a new visitor from Earth tomorrow. It was an early glimpse at a place on the brink of being explred. Mars once had flowing rivers and ...

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SpaceX postpones rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base

SpaceX postpones rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base

It's not the largest launch ever - The Verge noted that an Indian rocket carried 104 satellites into orbit. Going into Monday's flight, SpaceX's record stood at 19 successful drone ship recoveri...

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Canadian astronaut lifts off on rocket headed to International Space Station

Canadian astronaut lifts off on rocket headed to International Space Station

This is the first manned Russian rocket launch since a dramatic Soyuz failure on October 11. The trio will be flying in the same kind of Soyuz launch craft and FG rocket booster that crashed at Bai...

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