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Investigation starts into dramatic Soyuz rocket breakdown

The failure put the MS-10 capsule into a ballistic trajectory and it and the crew were recovered 200 miles east of the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch point, NASA said early Thursday. Roscosmos is fo...

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U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after booster rocket fails

The crew narrowly escaped before a large explosion. NASA has not provided much detail about the failure, but confirmed in a tweet that there was a problem with booster separation. Two Russian ...

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Michael strengthens into Category 2 hurricane

Michael strengthens into Category 2 hurricane

Michael threatens to become the most the most intense hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle since 1851, according to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University. The last major h...

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Two, including a child, killed in Hurricane Michael; Florida witnesses 'worst' storm

Two, including a child, killed in Hurricane Michael; Florida witnesses 'worst' storm

But storm surge, that's a lot of water that can come onshore. Increasingly, climate change is part of the unsafe mix as well. From there, it is projected to remain a tropical storm as it continues...

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Soyuz MS-10: Russian spacecraft makes emergency landing on Earth

US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm and rescue crews who raced to locate them on the Kazakh steppe quickly linked up with them, NASA , the USA sp...

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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida

It was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, with top sustained winds diminishing to 75 miles per hour (120 kph), about nine hours after it made landfall. The governors of North and SC urged residents t...

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Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid-air, crew safe: Agencies

Riding atop a Russian Soyuz rocket, the rookie NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. Canadian astronaut ...

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Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2 and takes aim at north Florida

Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2 and takes aim at north Florida

Now if you're looking at the "skull" and think it looks familiar, that's because this is now the third year in a row where there's been some sort of skull-like face popping up in satellite images from...

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Photos reveal devastation after supercharged Hurricane Michael slams Florida Panhandle

The massive storm is one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. and the strongest in history to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle. "If you and your family made it through the...

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Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

Panama City after Michael . Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are without power in Florida alone, with more in Georgia and Alabama, which have also been badly affected by the storm....

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The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

The 28-year-old Hubble Telescope has been key to NASA and independent research of space. Hubble could potentially function with just two or even a single active gyroscope, so the latest failure ...

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Jupiter moon mission may be hampered by giant ice shards, scientists warn

Jupiter moon mission may be hampered by giant ice shards, scientists warn

The data it collected did not only examine the reflective properties of water, but could distinguish between how the organisation of the molecules absorbed infrared light, revealing whether it was loo...

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Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

Professor Corinne Le Quere, from the University of East Anglia, said: "For the United Kingdom, this means a rapid switch to renewable energy and electric cars, insulating our homes, planting trees, ...

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Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

The NSW Minerals Council likewise said coal had "very positive" future in the state, with strong demand from traditional and emerging export markets, a spokesman said. The event was jointly held by ...

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'Most destructive storm to hit the Florida panhandle in decades'

'Most destructive storm to hit the Florida panhandle in decades'

A short new video from the space station shows a swirling Michael moving northwest at 12 miles an hour. Michael was forecast to have the power to uproot trees, block roads and knock out power for da...

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Ukrainians will be able to see the amazing astronomical phenomenon

These showers are very hard to predict, usually producing few, if any, visible meteors, but strong activity has been observed in the past. The Draconids originated from cosmic dust of the comet 21...

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Major Hurricane Michael to reach Panhandle Wednesday; multiple adversities for local area

Major Hurricane Michael to reach Panhandle Wednesday; multiple adversities for local area

Forecasters said parts of the Panhandle and Florida's marshy, lightly populated Big Bend area - the crook of Florida's elbow - could see 9 to 13 feet (2.7 to 4 meters) of storm surge. In a Facebook po...

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Branson: Virgin Galactic To Put People In Space in 'Weeks, Not Months'

Branson: Virgin Galactic To Put People In Space in 'Weeks, Not Months'

Since then, Virgin Galactic has had several successful test flights , with its space planes safely reaching Mach 2, which is about twice the speed of sound. Asked in the interview whether he was co...

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Alarming portents from global warming report

Action in cities - which consume more than two-thirds of energy globally and account for about three-quarters of carbon emissions - are pivotal to meeting the target, said report author William So...

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New advice sought on Scotland's climate change bill

New advice sought on Scotland's climate change bill

According to an alarming report recently released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ), we only have around a dozen years left to limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F) if w...

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Stark warning says we have a decade to avoid catastrophic climate change

Stark warning says we have a decade to avoid catastrophic climate change

Delaying action on climate change "is something that is explicitly contradicted in the report ", he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "The science in the IPCC report on 1.5°C speaks for itse...

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Michael upgraded to a Category 3 major hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds

Michael upgraded to a Category 3 major hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds

Data from hurricane hunter aircraft flying through Hurricane Michael show the storm is still strengthening over the Gulf of Mexico. "Michael is forecast to be a hurricane, and possibly a major h...

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SpaceX launch lights up the Southern California sky. See photos and videos

SpaceX launch lights up the Southern California sky. See photos and videos

Closely held SpaceX's valuation has climbed to about $28 billion (R417bn) as it racks up successful launches, making it the third-most valuable venture-backed startup in the United States after Uber...

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IPCC 1.5℃ report: here's what the climate science says

The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change , revealed that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees ...

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It's now Hurricane Michael and it's hitting Cuba

It's now Hurricane Michael and it's hitting Cuba

Florida State University said its campuses in Tallahassee and Panama City will be closed from Tuesday to Friday. The hurricane was moving north about 9 miles per hour, expected to pass through ...

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Wind Power could Warm Earth, Study Finds

Wind Power could Warm Earth, Study Finds

Meanwhile, if the entire world switched over all their energy production to wind farms, something interesting would happen. In their research paper, published Thursday in Joule , models suggested ...

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Hubble Is in Safe Mode After Another Gyroscope Failure

Even with one gyro working, Hubble will still be able to take part in science, NASA confirmed. Hubble is equipped with six gyroscopes, but it's been operating with only three active gyros. Three...

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SpaceX launch lights up night sky in Southern California

SpaceX launch lights up night sky in Southern California

Eastern during an instantaneous launch window. About 12 minutes later, the SAOCOM 1A satellite was deployed into a low-Earth orbit. The California-based aerospace manufacturing company founded by ...

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$100000 meteorite served as a doorstop

$100000 meteorite served as a doorstop

The man, who has asked to remain anonymous, says that he knew the 10 kg rock came from outer space ever since he bought his house in 1988. For years, the MI man used space rock as a doorstep. This...

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NASA probe close to the edge of interstellar space

NASA probe close to the edge of interstellar space

The probe's Low-Energy Charged Particle instrument has distinguished a comparative increment in higher-energy cosmic rays . This illustration shows the positions of the Voyager 1 and Voyager prob...

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