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How and when to watch the 2019 Lyrid meteor showers

How and when to watch the 2019 Lyrid meteor showers

Thatcher, who discovered it in 1861 - left behind space debris as it zoomed through space, NASA reported. On the late night of April 22 and the first few hours of April 23, the annual Lyrids meteo...

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NASA and International Space Station Members Announce First Flight, Record-Setting Mission

NASA and International Space Station Members Announce First Flight, Record-Setting Mission

Unfortunately, due to some last-minute preference changes with McClaine's space suit sizing the spacewalk was instead conducted by NASA's Nick Hague and Koch, but it looks like Koch may indeed get h...

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SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers 'anomaly' during engine testing

SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers 'anomaly' during engine testing

The SpaceX Crew Dragon during testing in an anechoic chamber earlier in 2018. Space News reported that on Saturday afternoon eyewitnesses had seen a dark cloud from somewhere near the US Air Force f...

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NASA photo reveals United Kingdom as seen from the International Space Station

NASA photo reveals United Kingdom as seen from the International Space Station

She will log 328 days in space, setting the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Koch is now a part of the Expedition 59 and 60 crew that launched to the International Space Statio...

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The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday

The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday

This pink flower blooms during springtime, hence the spring full moon was named after it by Native Americans. As well as its colourful title, the first full moon of April is also known as the spro...

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Black hole gets welcomed to the Earth with memes

Black hole gets welcomed to the Earth with memes

Black holes are regions in space where the pulling strength of gravity is so powerful that even light is unable to escape. Now the objects are visibly, nearly tangibly real. A comparison image of the ...

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Move Over Black Hole-There's a Pink Moon Happening This Week

Move Over Black Hole-There's a Pink Moon Happening This Week

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , North America's biggest, best-selling periodical, as well as the oldest almanac, the full moon's name is derived from the appearance of one of the early sprin...

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SpaceX loses center core of its Falcon Heavy to rough seas

SpaceX loses center core of its Falcon Heavy to rough seas

A step further, the US Air Force recently indicated that Falcon Heavy Flight 3 - carrying its Space Test Program 2 (STP-2) rideshare mission - would indeed reuse both of this launch's side boosters ...

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Mission nearly accomplished: Israel's Beresheet spacecraft fails to land on the moon

Mission nearly accomplished: Israel's Beresheet spacecraft fails to land on the moon

But Beresheet's failure marks the first accidental lunar crash in more than 48 years, following a successful Chinese landing January 3. "We are the seventh country to make it all the way to the moo...

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First ever picture of a black hole

First ever picture of a black hole

UB physicists said they were astounded by the detail of the image, and that the ability to visualize a black hole heralds a new era of science in the field. Data gathered with the help of the NuSTAR a...

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Doubling Down: SpaceIL To Build Beresheet 2 Spacecraft, Launch Fresh Moon Mission

Doubling Down: SpaceIL To Build Beresheet 2 Spacecraft, Launch Fresh Moon Mission

If successful, it would be the first privately built spacecraft to land on the moon. Millions of people around the globe watched the live transmission on Thursday of the spacecraft, developed by Space...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches the Arabsat-6A Satellite and Lands Three Boosters

SpaceX Successfully Launches the Arabsat-6A Satellite and Lands Three Boosters

The launch of the Arabsat-6A satellite occurred at 6:35 p.m. It said in a tweet that the next launch opportunity is Thursday. The Falcon Heavy is the world's tallest and most powerful rocket in us...

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Being in space probably won't hurt you, new study shows

Being in space probably won't hurt you, new study shows

It's not what they expected, said Susan Bailey , a Colorado State University professor who was a principal investigator of telomeres. "It's reassuring to know that when you come back things will ...

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SpaceX launches first commercial mission of Falcon Heavy

SpaceX launches first commercial mission of Falcon Heavy

The fairing is a piece of material that's part of the rocket's nosecone, protecting the payload, which can include things like satellites, during launch. NASA subsequently tweeted: "Congratulations ...

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Remains of new early human species found in the Philippines

Remains of new early human species found in the Philippines

Callao Cave on Luzon Island, in the Philippines, is seen in a view taken from the rear of the first chamber of the cave, where the fossils of newly identified hominin species Homo luzonensis were di...

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Meet Katie Bouman, the STEM hero behind today’s black hole photo

Meet Katie Bouman, the STEM hero behind today’s black hole photo

The American computer scientist led development of a programme that made the wonderful image possible. Bouman, an imaging scientist, led the creation of an algorithm to help capture one of the great...

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Falcon Heavy sends first commercial satellite into orbit

Falcon Heavy sends first commercial satellite into orbit

SpaceX has two operational rockets: the Falcon 9, which with 21 launches in 2018 dominates the United States market, and the Falcon Heavy , which as its name suggests is created to lift much heavier...

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Meet the woman behind the first-ever image of a black hole

Meet the woman behind the first-ever image of a black hole

First off, if you're completely lost, black holes are objects predicted by the theory of general relativity to have such an incredible gravitational field that light can't escape once it enters a r...

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Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first

The landing is scheduled for around 10:25 pm (1925 GMT). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fresh off his victory in Tuesday's general election, was expected to watch from the control room i...

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This female grad student made black hole image possible

This female grad student made black hole image possible

Katie Bouman reacting to the first real image of a black hole Wednesday. Supermassive black holes are situated at the center of most galaxies, including ours, and are so dense that nothing, not...

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Spider-like ancient sea monster dubbed 'cthulhu' discovered in UK

Spider-like ancient sea monster dubbed 'cthulhu' discovered in UK

A tiny fossil is all that remains of the creature now known as Sollasina cthulhu , but based on its name you can probably venture a guess as to what it looked like when it was alive. To our surpr...

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Another step forward for Adani's Carmichael

Another step forward for Adani's Carmichael

This decision does not comprise the final approval for this project, Price said in her statement. "This project has been subject to the most rigorous approval process of any mining project in Austr...

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Tiny Israeli spacecraft Beresheet enters orbit around the moon

The Beresheet lander, a washing machine-sized craft created by Israeli non-profit SpaceIL, has been traveling in increasingly large circles around Earth for the past six weeks since its launch in Febr...

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Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing During Falcon Heavy Launch Today!

Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing During Falcon Heavy Launch Today!

Falcon Heavy has already been chosen for a few contracts, including a $130 million contract to launch an Air Force satellite that was awarded just four months after its inaugural flight in February 20...

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'Alien' Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit

'Alien' Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit

Instead, the rockets were part of AZURE (Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment) - a NASA-funded experiment to learn about the flow of particles in the ionosphere . "[When] unusual lights and col...

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Scientists to release first images of a black hole's event horizon

Scientists to release first images of a black hole's event horizon

According to The US National Science Foundation , black holes are extremely dense pockets of matter, objects of such incredible mass and miniscule volume that they drastically warp the fabric of spac...

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Hayabusa 2 Probe Successfully Bombs Asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa 2 Probe Successfully Bombs Asteroid Ryugu

Although the detonation was too small to move Ryugu off-orbit, JAXA scientist Makoto Yoshikawa said the ability to operate a probe to this level of precision marked "an important achievement in planet...

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India claims space debris poses minimal threat

India claims space debris poses minimal threat

Many satellites, including the International Space Station, operate from much higher orbits. Elaborating further about the A-Sat test conducted on March 27, he said, "The interceptor that has been u...

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An Everglades record: largest female python captured in Big Cypress

An Everglades record: largest female python captured in Big Cypress

A research team in Big Cypress National Preserve found and removed a female python that was over 17 feet long and weighed 140 pounds, the largest ever seen in the area, according to the preserve's...

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Suspected poacher killed by elephant and then eaten by lions

Suspected poacher killed by elephant and then eaten by lions

It's believed that the man and his accomplices entered the park in order to poach rhinos on 2 April, according to South African National Parks . An elephant walks through the bush at the Southern...

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