• A Lander Is Headed to The Far Side of The Moon
A Lander Is Headed to The Far Side of The Moon

The lander will conduct the first lunar low-frequency radio astronomy experiment, observe whether plants will grow in the low-gravity environment, and explore whether there is water or other resources at the poles. To facilitate communication between controllers on Earth and the Chang'e 4 mission, China in May launched a relay satellite named Que...

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  • Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station
Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

Dragon will be filled with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur onboard the orbiting laboratory. The company is contracted with NASA to help bring people in addition to supplies to the space station. The first stage w...

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  • Singed and sooty, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket still looked brilliant Monday
Singed and sooty, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket still looked brilliant Monday

The second stage, meanwhile, started its lone Merlin 1D Vacuum engine to continue in its mission to deliver the 64 passengers to orbit. Fifteen minutes after launching, the Falcon 9 first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship-completing the rocket booster's third launch and landing this year.

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  • Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says
Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says

Guterres said in order to achieve that, global emissions from 2010 levels to 2030 must be halved. The studies concluded that this year the world would spew 40.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide, up from 39.8 billion tons last year. For the US, it was a combination of a hot summer and cold winter that required more electricity use for heating and co...

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  • Australian scientists to help InSight survey Martian geology
Australian scientists to help InSight survey Martian geology

Now, coming back to Earth, scientists burst into cheers once they received signals confirming the Insight's arrival on Mars . The image was obtained a few minutes after landing InSight on Mars. The lander, says the JPL, uses the Instrument Deployment Arm (IDA) to place the instruments on the ground. InSight team members jumped for joy after ...

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  • NASA’s sea ice survey captures freakish, perfectly rectangular iceberg
NASA’s sea ice survey captures freakish, perfectly rectangular iceberg

When an iceberg breaks off from a shelf of floating ice like Larsen C, there's no friction controlling how it breaks up. The Larsen C ice shelf is being closely monitored by scientists after showing signs of breaking up. Such objects are not unknown, however, and even have a name - tabular icebergs. "The ice shelves that produce the iceberg...

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  • Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices
Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices

The parts of the world where barley is grown - including the northern Great Plains, Canadian prairies, Europe, Australia and the Asian steppe - are projected to experience more frequent droughts and heat waves. Drinkers in the United Kingdom would be forced to cut back their consumption by 25% in a worst-case climate change scenario, and in the U.S...

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  • Richard Branson says he'll put Virgin Galactic in space 'within weeks'
Richard Branson says he'll put Virgin Galactic in space 'within weeks'

But Sir Richard has a long history of underestimating the time it takes his firm to get test flights into the air, and the company has repeatedly missed his lofty targets. Like most space travel plans, that mission has seen multiple delays and is now set for June 2019 . "I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts...

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  • Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

Not only environmental implications but an increase in global temperatures can increase poverty rates as it has been projected as "poverty multiplier through food insecurity, higher food prices and income losses". And furthermore, the way things are going, we may achieve 1.5 degrees by 2040. Didier Roche, President of the EGU Climate: Past, Prese...

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  • 3 scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
3 scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Enzymes produced through "directed evolution" in laboratory settings are used to manufacture everything from renewable fuels to pharmaceuticals. Winter has set up important commercial antibody producing facilities at Cambridge, producing drugs that can tackle devastating autoimmune diseases and metastatic cancer.

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"Michael" Could be in Our Forecast by End of Week

PTC 14 is forecast to organize and strengthen into a tropical storm by Monday afternoon. The forecast path for Tropical Depression 14 as of Sunday morning, October 7. It's time to really start paying attention to the disturbance in the western Caribbean as most models are showing development with a track into the Gulf next week.

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  • Russian space capsule carrying three crew-members lands safely in Kazakhstan
Russian space capsule carrying three crew-members lands safely in Kazakhstan

Three members of the Expedition 56 crew, NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, returned to Earth after months overseas the International Space Station and landed safely at 7:44 a.m.

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  • Physics Nobel honors discoveries that advanced eye surgery, virus manipulation
Physics Nobel honors discoveries that advanced eye surgery, virus manipulation

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday made a decision to award the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics to Arthur Ashkin (US) as well as jointly to Gerard Mourou (US) and Donna Strickland (Canada). Ideal timing: Strickland's win comes just days after CERN physicist Alessandro Strumia made controversial and widely-reported comments at a conferen...

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  • Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI
Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to move through the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening, and National Hurricane Center analysts expect it to weaken again to a tropical depression by Saturday morning. Lucia, Dominca, Martinique and Guadeloupe, and tropical storm watches were in place for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. "This disturbance is li...

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  • Concerns Grow For Arctic Beluga Whale After 2 Spottings In Thames Estuary
Concerns Grow For Arctic Beluga Whale After 2 Spottings In Thames Estuary

A "very lost" beluga whalespotted in the Thames on Tuesday has been sighted again. Beluga whales, which are easily identifiable by their white markings, usually inhabit the cold Arctic waters off Greenland, Svalbard and the Barents Sea. In a tweet, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which helps rescue stranded marine wildlife, said it was mon...

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  • Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger
Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger

Mr Maezawa came to SpaceX with the idea for the group flight, Mr Musk said. In a statement, Maezawa continued: "If Pablo Picasso had been able to see the Moon up close, what kind of paintings would he have drawn?" Maezawa added that he won't be travelling alone as he'll be bring artists along with him.

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  • NASA launches satellite to track Earth's melting ice
NASA launches satellite to track Earth's melting ice

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch on September 15 at 6:02 a.m. Built by Northrop Grumman, ICESat-2 carries a single instrument - a laser altimeter that measures height by determining how long it takes photons to travel from the spacecraft to E...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed
Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed

The flash flooding could devastate communities and endanger dams, roads and bridges. More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury. When she was discharged from the hospital, the roads in SC had already been closed, she said. So as the temperature of ocean water goes up, w...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast
Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

The Category 1 hurricane's center is expected to crash onshore sometime Friday and unload flash flooding, pounding wind and towering storm surges at least through Saturday. Warning of looming storm surges of nine to 12 feet, he urged residents to take the storm seriously no matter the category, saying "this is all about the water, anyway".

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  • Authorities in SC talk Hurricane Florence preparation
Authorities in SC talk Hurricane Florence preparation

The hurricane center, in its 5 a.m. Thursday update , said Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., moving northwest at 15 mph. Its maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 110 miles per hour. Right now the storm does not have a lot of speed behind it, so the rainfall will likely be extensive along the coastal areas, wi...

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