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NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011

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The first astronauts to fly to the International Space Station aboard privately developed and built commercial spacecraft will be announced by NASA today. Mr. Behnken, Mr. Hurley, Mr. Boe and Ms. Mann are NASA's first astronauts to be named to the test flights of new US spacecraft since the March 1978 announcement of the space shuttle's first orbital flight test crews. Read More »

Subtropical Storm Debby forms in north Atlantic

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A growing hurricane absorbed a tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific Coast today and a new subtropical storm formed in the northern Atlantic, though none were projected to make landfall. The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El Niño develops in the next several months. Depending on its ultimate track, the storm could bring thunderstorms, gusty winds and increased surf to parts of the island and could also cause unsafe rip ... Read More »

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability

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B1046's second suborbital jaunt and landing aboard drone ship Of Course I Still Love You will nearly undoubtedly be a turning point in the future history of SpaceX. Eastern from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida with Telkom Indonesia's Merah Putih satellite. The Falcon 9 rocket shortly before liftoff. "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm that it does not need to be taken apart". Read More »

Astronomers Discover New Planet Not Orbiting Any Star

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Hallinan said . Brown dwarfs have long baffled experts because they're too big to be considered planets but are not big enough to be stars. The scientists found that the object's magnetic field is more than 200 times stronger than Jupiter's , which, in turn, is between 16 and 54times stronger than Earth's, according to NASA. Read More »

First commercial crew astronauts named for SpaceX and Boeing flights

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Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules will carry eight active NASA astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member to the International Space Station starting next year. While it will be Glover's first time in space, Hopkins has previously logged 166 days aboard the space station in 2014. Once the Starliner and Dragon capsules are operational, NASA will no longer need to rely on Russia's Soyuz rocket and spacecraft to launch astronauts into low-Earth orbit. Read More »

Scientists Just Received a Massively Powerful Signal Coming from Deep Space

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Fast radio bursts are extremely unusual, with the first discovered in 2007 and only two dozen recorded since then. According to the sources, this is the lowest frequency FRB in history - picked up by CHIME at a frequency below 700 MHz. Most of the time such kind of radio telescopes don't hear anything that's abnormal, but now an unexplained signal made its way through the noise. CHIME was created to detect ancient radio waves sent out when the universe was just a toddler, some 6 billion to ... Read More »

NASA Announces Crew For First Commercial Space Flights

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American astronauts will be flying American built rockets into space from American soil. The chosen astronauts will be the first to conduct flight tests and missions on the Boeing Starliner and Space X crew dragon . For SpaceX, a demonstration flight with no passengers is set for November 2018, and the first manned flight set for April 2019. SpaceX will launch the Crew Dragon, while Boeing will launch its CST-100 Starliner. Read More »

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

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Crew for Boeing's Crew Flight Test and SpaceX's Demo-2 flights will each include at least a flight commander and pilot aboard to test out the systems. He was a NASA scientist for 33 years. SpaceX and Boeing have not released updated timelines for the first flights of their respective Crew Dragon and Starliner capsules. Read More »

Trump proposes capping fuel economy standards at 2020 level

It argued that this policy change was necessary because the Obama administration's standards "raised the cost and decreased the supply of newer, safer vehicles". Schwarzenegger added that he's "sick and exhausted of these fake conservatives who believe in states' rights to make their own policies - as long as state policy is to pollute more". Read More »

Scientists discover rare dolphin-whale hybrid near Hawaii

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Researchers believe a melon-headed whale was the mother of the hybrid. "We don't have any information on population trends for either species in Hawaii , so can't say whether this is the case, but we'll be looking for evidence of additional hybrids", he said. Read More »

NASA's Planet-Hunter TESS Starts Hunting | Astronomy

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It is expected that the spacecraft will find thousands of planets using this method until the end of its journey and some of the planets could potentially support life. According to the Agency, TESS has four telescopes with matrices a resolution of 16.8 megapixels, operating in the spectral range from 600 to 1000 nanometers. Read More »

'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study

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As Mars will be in the nearest position to the Earth, people can get the view from sunset until sunrise. Find that orangey-red circle in the sky that looks bigger and brighter than usual. On the evening of July 31, and the planet will be seen rising from the Gemini constellation in India and you will be able to see it with the naked eye. Read More »

Former Trump aide hits Cohen over recording private conversations

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Donald Trump Jr, accompanied by his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, had in June 2016 met a group of people including the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who had offered politically sensitive information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate. Read More »

For Future Astronauts, It's A Good Thing Mars Gets This Close

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Researchers finally realized that the dust on Mars was coming from this formation after identifying the chemical composition of dust on the planet and then comparing it with readings they had obtained from the Medusae Fossae. But this opposition is special because of where Mars is in its orbit around the sun. When Earth, Mars and Saturn are in alignment, they're said to be in opposition . Read More »

This Word Means: Blood moon

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The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - will last from 3:30 p.m.to 5:13 p.m. ET. Of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, about 7 billion people could - in theory - see the eclipse , except for those in North America and Greenland, where time of day didn't allow. Read More »

Countdown Begins to Longest-ever Lunar Eclipse

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The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, 2019. Western Australia: In Perth, the total eclipse will become visible around 3:30 a.m. According to NASA , the partial eclipse will begin at 7.24 p.m. CET, with the total eclipse starting at 8.30 p.m. CET and ending at 10.13 p.m CET. Read More »

Gallery: The blood moon lunar eclipse offers thrilling views

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The period of complete eclipse-known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest-lasted from 1930 to 2113 GMT. Some Britons had better luck however, with the Grenadier Guards stationed in Iraq posting images showing troops gazing at a red-sheened moon hanging in a clear sky. Read More »

Walt Disney Joins Move to Eliminate Plastic Straws

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Why single out plastic straws, which make up less than four percent of the plastic waste stream? Earlier this month, a ban on plastic straws took effect in Seattle. Santa Barbara's ordinance is unique because it has no exemption for the disabled. The ordinance applies to food and drink consumed both on- and off-site. Read More »

Einstein’s supermassive black hole theory confirmed by team of international scientists

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Thus, the precise measurements of the position of the star allowed the scientists to highlight the effect of gravitational reddening predicted by the theory of Einstein. "But this time, because of much improved instrumentation, we were able to observe the star with unprecedented resolution", explained in a statement Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) in Garching, Germany, the leader of ESO's global team. Read More »

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

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This occurs when an eclipsed moon can be seen on one horizon, while the rising sun can be observed on the other. Additionally, Mars and the sun will be on exact opposite sides of the Earth and will shine its best. "The moon was a lot paler pink than I expected - a attractive sight in the western sky". No glasses are needed for the lunar eclipse due to its dimmer colour. Read More »

Water is buried beneath Martian landscape

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Robert Orosei, who led the new research which has shown that liquid water still exists on Mars in the form of a subglacial lake, noted that studielectric permittivity allowed scientists to locate this body of water. Still, this doesn't mean life couldn't exist within the lake. It's the same as when you put salt on a road, said Kirsten Siebach, a planetary geologist at Rice University who wasn't part of the study . Read More »

Scientists discover huge lake on Mars

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The discovery was made using MARSIS, a ground-penetrating radar tool aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft orbiting Mars. "The shift from "warm and wet" to "frozen wasteland" would have occurred very, very slowly, giving any life that got started on Mars plenty of time to adapt and to move with the water". Read More »

Blood moon dazzles skygazers in centurys longest eclipse

The "totality" period, when light from the Moon is totally obscured, will last for one hour, 43 minutes. The lunar eclipse , unlike a solar eclipse , is safe to view with the naked eye or even binoculars. But there's a catch: It'll be visible only in parts of South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The celestial event, where the moon will line up with the Earth and the sun, will be seen across the United Kingdom and other parts of the Eastern hemisphere. Read More »

The blood moon lunar eclipse

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The hashtag #EclipseEating was also trending during the total lunar eclipse described as a " supermoon " that occurred on January 31 this year. The eclipse is set to occur during North America's daytime, but will be visible in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Read More »

Blood Moon: When and where you can see it

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The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America. Read More »

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday

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It can be best viewed from Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Although the viability of that claim is starting to wane, given that we've seen lunar eclipses previously on 14 April and 8 October 2014 as well as 4 April and 28 September 2015, and we're still knocking about. Read More »

Brief glimpse of 'blood moon' over Lapland

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The eclipse will be the longest of the 21st Century so far. A picture shows the full moon during a " blood moon " eclipse beside a statue of ancient Greek goddess Athena in central Athens on July 27, 2018 . "It starts with a partial eclipse at 7:24 p.m". At 12.19am, the moon will be out of the earth's umbral shadow and the observable eclipse will be over. Read More »

Longest lunar eclipse of the century to happen Friday

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Starting from 4am on the east coast of Australia, and from 2am in the west, the moon moves into the Earth's shadow. During this eclipse, the Moon will pass through the central part of the Earth's umbral shadow. Current estimates suggest the total lunar eclipse will begin at 7.30pm and end around 9.10pm. Professor of astronomy at the University of Cambridge, Andrew Fabian, says, "It's called a blood moon because the light from the sun goes through the earth's atmosphere on its way to the ... Read More »

Will Dundonians see rare blood moon tonight?

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Path of the Moon into Earth's Shadows and the times during the Total Lunar Eclipse on July 28 from Brunei DarussalamLooking about West at around 2am from Brunei Darussalam, the Blood Moon and Mars will put on a stellar show on July 28. Read More »

New Evacuation Order And Fire Fighter Injured In Ferguson Fire

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Part of the park's glacial valley has already been inundated by smoke blowing in from the fire. Officials announced the closure during a community meeting Tuesday. "Mandatory and advisory evacuations are in place in several areas but no homes have been damaged or destroyed", it said. On July 14, a firefighter was killed while six others have been reported as injured since the blaze began. Read More »

Paleontologists discover largest dinosaur foot to date

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In the research process they learned that the ancient animal was a relative of Brachiosaurus , which lived 150 million years ago. Image credit: University of Kansas . The scientists used 3D-modeling, conducted a comparative analysis of the skeletal remains of other species and claim that this fossil is the largest ever found. Read More »

Space X Arianespace Launch Satellites Early Morning on Wednesday

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The latest SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium launch is scheduled for 4:39 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket's upper stage deployed the 860-kilogram Iridium Next satellites into low Earth orbit about an hour later. The satellite will use onboard propulsion to circularize its orbit some 22,300 miles (35,900 kilometers)-geostationary orbit-and move into the orbital slot at 63 degrees west to provide communications coverage between northern Canada and South America. Read More »