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NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

The two pairs of NASA crewmates will fly to the station with Russian cosmonauts and global astronauts to be announced at a later date. It's been a long journey for NASA and its commercial partne...

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Coles Backflips on Bag Ban

Coles Backflips on Bag Ban

John Carey has slammed Coles' move to give away reusable plastic bags for free, calling it "high farce". "We ask all shoppers to let Coles know that this is not what shoppers want by saying NO to plas...

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NASA names astronauts for first manned USA space launches since 2011

NASA names astronauts for first manned USA space launches since 2011

Their voyages are scheduled to begin next year, and they would be the first American astronauts to launch from USA soil since 2011. "Today, our country's dreams of greater achievements in space are ...

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Trump administration plans to lower auto emissions standards

Trump administration plans to lower auto emissions standards

NHTSA and EPA are seeking public comment within 60 days on the range of regulatory options, including the Administration's "preferred alternative" that locks in model year 2020 standards through 2026....

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Boeing crew-capsule mission delayed after abort engines fail in test

Boeing crew-capsule mission delayed after abort engines fail in test

The new launch schedule comes just a day before the agency will announce which astronauts will be aboard which company's test and maiden crewed flights as the space community continues its quest to br...

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NASA’s Newest TESS Spacecraft Officially Starts Search For Exotic Planets

NASA’s Newest TESS Spacecraft Officially Starts Search For Exotic Planets

According to the TESS Science team , they expect TESS to send the data it will be collecting back to Earth in August, and then periodically after every 13.5 days, one for each orbit, when the spa...

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Heads up! Mars makes its closest, brightest approach in 15 years

Heads up! Mars makes its closest, brightest approach in 15 years

The red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. "Gobal dust storms - lasting for weeks or months - tend to happen during the spring and summer in the southern hemisphere, w...

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Don't Call Dolphin Hybrid Spotted Off Hawaii a 'Wholphin'

Don't Call Dolphin Hybrid Spotted Off Hawaii a 'Wholphin'

After encountering a large pod of melon-headed whales, the researchers tagged two of them, to see where they might go. Scientists from the Cascadia Research Collective have discovered a rare dolph...

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Is this the clearest legal danger yet to the Trump presidency?

Is this the clearest legal danger yet to the Trump presidency?

The newsman said that a single meeting with a Russian lawyer, President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, then-campaign-chairman Paul Manafort, and other staffers is a far cry from collusion. In his...

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Visibility Information on the July 27, 2018 Lunar Eclipse

Visibility Information on the July 27, 2018 Lunar Eclipse

Scientists say there are three types of lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral. In the United Kingdom the eclipse will last for about an hour and half starting around 8:50 p.m. The spectac...

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'Opposition' to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday

'Opposition' to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday

Mars is littered with many geological features whose origin could be interpreted in numerous ways. Scientists believe the water is kept in liquid form by a salty brine that Orosei and colleagues spec...

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‘Blood moon’, longest lunar eclipse of the century will fall this week

‘Blood moon’, longest lunar eclipse of the century will fall this week

Some Christians believe the celestial event could mark the start of disaster, based on a passage from the biblical Book of Joel, which reads: "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into ...

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Polar bear killed after attacking man on island off northern Norway

Polar bear killed after attacking man on island off northern Norway

The injured employee was taken by helicopter to the town of Longyearbyen with injuries that are not life-threatening. The second guard shot and killed the bear "in an act of self-defense", a spokesp...

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Einstein's theory of relativity passes yet another test

Einstein's theory of relativity passes yet another test

Black holes offer a good opportunity to test that idea. It's when the wavelength of light gets stretched out in response to a gravitational field. "More than 100 years after his article putting th...

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Yosemite Park Closed While Ferguson Fire Reaching Nearly 40000 Acres

Yosemite Park Closed While Ferguson Fire Reaching Nearly 40000 Acres

Further north in the San Francisco Bay Area, at least one home burned in a fast-moving blaze in Clayton. At least four homes burned as crews used aircraft to attack the flames that quickly burned almo...

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First firm evidence for liquid water on Mars

First firm evidence for liquid water on Mars

They obtained 29 sets of radar samplings, mapping out an area exhibiting a very sharp change in its associated radar signal, about 1.5 km below the surface of the ice and extending sideways about 20 k...

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Poll respondents want ban on plastic straws

Poll respondents want ban on plastic straws

They save time (hello, throwing dishes away instead of washing them), and they decrease clutter (no need to store those cups in your cabinets). "I wasn't against plastic straws at all , until seein...

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Longest lunar eclipse of the century to happen Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century to happen Friday

They said: "The eclipse will be visible to North Americans, South Americans, and most of Africa and Europe". "It's called a blood moon because the light from the sun goes through the earth's atmos...

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‘Nigerians can see blood moon tomorrow from 6:44pm to 9:21pm’

‘Nigerians can see blood moon tomorrow from 6:44pm to 9:21pm’

During the eclipse, the Earth, sun and moon will be in a single line, with the Earth in between the sun and the moon. The moon is at its farthest distance away from Earth during this eclipse, so t...

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Longest Lunar Eclipse Of the Century To Appear On 27th July

Longest Lunar Eclipse Of the Century To Appear On 27th July

For those in the Middle East and Madagascar, the eclipse will occur about midnight, and people in Europe and Africa will have the best view between sunset and midnight. But the moon still has a fa...

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Longest complete lunar eclipse of this century

Longest complete lunar eclipse of this century

Dr Brown said: "The eclipse will already be under way when the moon rises above the south eastern horizon at about 8.50pm and the total eclipse will end by about 10.15pm". This year's eclipse is when ...

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Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today

Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today

A period of complete eclipse , known as "totality", will last from 3:30 p.m.to 5:13 p.m. ET. Kiwi eclipse watchers were disappointed this morning when the moon disappeared behind clouds at the cr...

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Longest lunar eclipse of the century to take place over Oman skies

Longest lunar eclipse of the century to take place over Oman skies

The total duration of the three stages of the eclipse will be longest in Santa Maria di Leuca, in the province of Lecce, Puglia (where it will last 5 hours 32 minutes and 32 seconds) and shortest in...

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Red Planet comes closer to Earth than since 2003 and Neanderthal Age

Red Planet comes closer to Earth than since 2003 and Neanderthal Age

Mars will still be 35.8 million miles away though, so there's certainly no danger of it bumping into us. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. During opposition, Mars is especially photogenic b...

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French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse

French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse

The total eclipse would be visible over most of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America on Friday and Saturday. This full moon in July is also known as the Full Buck Moon and Thunder...

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Scientist find first lake of liquid water on Mars

Scientist find first lake of liquid water on Mars

Making waves : The researchers spotted the lake using an instrument on the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft , the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding, or MARSIS , which...

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Scientists may have found liquid water on Mars

Located under a layer of Martian ice, the lake is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) wide, said the report led by Italian researchers in the U.S. journal Science . The discovery was made using Marsi...

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Lunar eclipse: Moon could turn burgundy or vanish entirely, say experts

Lunar eclipse: Moon could turn burgundy or vanish entirely, say experts

On Friday night this week, one look at the sky will reveal the longest lunar eclipse of this century, a deep red blood moon . Dr Duncan Steel, of Otago's Centre for Space Science Technology, said...

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Pakistan to witness century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27-28

Pakistan to witness century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27-28

This particular eclipse will be the longest because it's happening at the same time the moon hits its apogee , which is the farthest point from Earth in the moon's orbit, according to EarthSky. While...

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Vast Lake Of Liquid Water Discovered On Mars

Vast Lake Of Liquid Water Discovered On Mars

A "stable body of liquid water " has been found to occupy a "well-defined, 20-kilometer-wide zone" beneath the surface of the Red Planet . The newfound lake stretches some 12 miles from end-to-e...

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