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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope resumes normal operations after gyroscope fixed

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope resumes normal operations after gyroscope fixed

The Hubble Space Telescope is back from the dead more than three tense weeks after it suffered an operational breakdown while carrying out its mission to study and record the distant stars and gal...

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Nasa spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

The spacecraft's team measures its precise speed and position using NASA's Deep Space Network, which sends signals to the spacecraft. NASA's Parker Solar Probe , which launched earlier this yea...

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NASA's Kepler mission has come to an end

NASA's Kepler mission has come to an end

When scientists factored those finds into statistical formulas that take Kepler's limitations into account, they concluded that 20 to 50 percent of the Milky Way's stars may have rocky planets in habi...

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Humans Wiping Out Wildlife at Breathtaking Rate — WWF

Depending on which of Earth's life forms are included, the current rate of species loss is 100 to 1,000 times higher than only a few hundred years ago, when people began to alter Earth's chemistry and...

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With The Clearing Skies Opportunity Rover Could Automatically Initiate Recovery Procedures

With The Clearing Skies Opportunity Rover Could Automatically Initiate Recovery Procedures

Former rover engineers like Maxwell have argued that the active listening phase should run through the end of the year, covering the portion of the Martian year where dust devils could sweep dust off ...

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Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane today

Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane today

Hurricane force winds begin at 74 miles per hour. The storm was moving to the west-northwest at 7 miles per hour (11 kph). According to the National Hurricane Center, additional strengthening is ...

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Blackpool natural disaster: Six tremors hit seaside town halting fracking

Blackpool natural disaster: Six tremors hit seaside town halting fracking

The tremor occurred at the Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton, Lancashire. Cuadrilla was forced to halt operations for 18 hours on Friday after a 0.8-magnitude tremor. " Micro seismic even...

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Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

It was moving southwest at 12 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. But forecasters said: “This system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon ...

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NASA spots SECOND strikingly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

NASA spots SECOND strikingly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge released the original photo last week , but it only showed a portion of the odd iceberg. These photos were captured by IceBridge senior support scientist ...

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Full Hunter’s Moon To Light Up The Night Sky

Full Hunter’s Moon To Light Up The Night Sky

It occurs after the Harvest Moon and this year it will be seen on the night of October 24. Our friend Jean-Baptiste Feldmann of captured the light of the Hunter's Moon in a storm lamp. The Ori...

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Expect cloudy, wet weekend

Expect cloudy, wet weekend

MON/TUE: A little bit cooler on Monday under sunny skies, with highs in the upper 60s, then back into the 70s Tuesday with sunshine sticking around. The threat for some raindrops will exist early...

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Hubble closer to resuming science operations

Hubble closer to resuming science operations

This procedure turned the gyro off for one second, and then restarted it before the wheel spun down. In a statement , Nasa said that on 19 October, "the operations team commanded Hubble to perform ...

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Stephen Hawking auction: Scientist's wheelchair and Simpsons script among items on sale

Stephen Hawking auction: Scientist's wheelchair and Simpsons script among items on sale

Professor Hawking died in March aged 76 , with his funeral held in Cambridge, the city where he studied and worked. These include a red leather-clad motorized wheelchair the brainy Brit used in the l...

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Russian researcher stabs colleague in Antarctica

Russian researcher stabs colleague in Antarctica

He was said to be flown to St Petersburg, Russia, where he was arrested at the airport. On October 22, Savitsky was reportedly put on house arrest. The wounded man was sent to Chile but is not in ...

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Remote Hawaiian island vanishes following powerful hurricane

Remote Hawaiian island vanishes following powerful hurricane

East Island, which is part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and serves as a critical habitat for endangered Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles , was basically washed away earlier ...

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe records images of Earth

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe records images of Earth

The above image zooms in on Earth to reveal a lump on the right side of the planet - which marks the moon. The two panels of WISPR's image come from the instrument's two telescopes, which point in sli...

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NASA release 450000 gallons of water in one minute

NASA release 450000 gallons of water in one minute

Recently released video of one of the tests, conducted on October 15, shows the dramatic action. When the launcher is in place, the water will actually flow through a network of pipes and nozzles rath...

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U.S Space Force expected to launch by 2020, Pence announces

U.S Space Force expected to launch by 2020, Pence announces

Pointing to past studies that have called for reform of United States space capabilities, Pence said it is time to "stop studying the problem and start fixing it". "That will be the project of the s...

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China to Launch World's First 'Artificial Moon'

China to Launch World's First 'Artificial Moon'

However experts say it " potentially creates significant new environmental problems ". Chinese ingenuity has solved the problem - the country plans to launch an artificial moon to illuminate the cit...

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ESA and JAXA Send BepiColombo Spacecraft to Mercury

ESA and JAXA Send BepiColombo Spacecraft to Mercury

Before reaching Mercury in December 2025, the spacecraft will follow an elliptical path, involving a fly-by of Earth, two of Venus and six of Mercury itself to slow down its speed. Both probes are c...

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NASA video shows cooling system for SLS megarocket

NASA video shows cooling system for SLS megarocket

During a launch, the water that does not evaporate from the heat of the rocket will be directed through channels to holding ponds. "During launch, this water deluge system will release approximately 4...

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Stephen Hawking's most prized possessions go under the hammer

Stephen Hawking's most prized possessions go under the hammer

Christie's warns the wheelchair is " sold as a collector's item and not as an item for medical use ". (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) A poster advertising Time Travellers meeting hosted by Stephen Hawk...

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'It Was Aliens': Twitter Puzzled by Perfectly Geometrical Antarctic Iceberg

'It Was Aliens': Twitter Puzzled by Perfectly Geometrical Antarctic Iceberg

The unusual looking iceberg is called a tabular iceberg , and its photo was taken for NASA's Operation IceBridge , which documents "Earth's polar ice to better understand connections between polar r...

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Fierce Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexican resort area

Fierce Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexican resort area

Hurricane Willa roared into a cluster of Mexican islands holding a prison colony and headed for a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of the country's Pacific coast, its 125 miles per hour (205...

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Plastics have entered human food chain, study shows

DESIREE MARTIN via Getty Images Microplastic particles have been found in human waste for the first time. Researchers suggested the plastic could come from the packaging the food is contained in, ...

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Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

The icy rectangle was likely formed by a process that's fairly common along the edges of icebergs, explained Nasa ice scientist Kelly Brunt, of the University of Maryland . Categorized as a tabular...

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Japan, Europe launch space probes to survey Mercury

Japan, Europe launch space probes to survey Mercury

The first European mission is heading to the planet Mercury, the smallest and least explored planet in the inner Solar System. The latter provided remarkable new insights that included the incredib...

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Hurricane Willa becomes Category 5 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Willa becomes Category 5 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

As of 8 a.m. Monday, Willa's maximum sustained winds were clocked at 155 miles per hour - the same windspeed Hurricane Michael had at landfall in Florida and just 2 miles per hour shy of a Cat-5, acco...

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China intends to launch 3 artificial moons to replace streetlights by 2022

China intends to launch 3 artificial moons to replace streetlights by 2022

In fact, light from the artificial moon is expected to save the city money by doing away with the need for streetlights, Chunfeng added. She will shine like the actual moon, but she will give eight ...

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Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

BepiColombo will contain two orbiters, a propulsion unit, and a strong Sun shield to protect it from solar radiation. The European Space Agency's (ESA ) first mission to Mercury blasts off with ...

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