• SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with ISS using automated system
SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with ISS using automated system

The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon flight docked at the space station around 27 hours after liftoff from NASA'S Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Spectacular video from the station showed the sleek capsule, its nose cone hinged open to reveal its docking mechanism, moving in slowly against the deep black of space.

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"Super snow moon" will be 2019's biggest and brightest

The term supermoon is unscientific, if such things concern you then you would be better off saying that the moon will reach perigree, or its closest point to the earth in its current orbit, tonight. The experts had said the Feb 19 supermoon will be a bit closer and one in March will be the farthest. In 2019, there are three supermoons and they ...

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  • Get ready: Year's brightest supermoon nearly here
Get ready: Year's brightest supermoon nearly here

February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year. The next supermoon of the year will take place on Tuesday, February 19, but the best time to watch it will be early in the morning (so set those alarms and try to avoid the snooze button).

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  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

February 15 - Trudeau says in Ottawa that Wilson-Raybould asked him in September whether he would direct her one way or another on the SNC-Lavalin question; he says he told her he would not. The opposition parties quickly rejected Trudeau's explanation. Meantime, Singh, the NDP leader, has joined Green Leader Elizabeth May in calling for a publi...

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  • MP Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet amid scandal
MP Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet amid scandal

A Canadian minister has resigned amid allegations she was pushed by government officials to ask for leniency for a firm facing fraud charges. Trudeau was elected promising that the relationship this country has with Indigenous people was, to him, of the utmost importance.

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  • Nissan £61m in doubt after investment U-turn
Nissan £61m in doubt after investment U-turn

Nissan has confirmed that no jobs will be lost at the plant, but anticipated future roles required if the X-Trail were to be made in Sunderland are likely to not be created. In a bid to perform damage limitation, the government has insisted that Nissan's decision will not result in any job losses at the plant (but this is unsurprising as it is a pl...

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  • Earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting toward Russian Federation, scientists say
Earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting toward Russian Federation, scientists say

It's a minor change for most of us - noticeable only to people who are attempting to navigate very precisely very close to the Arctic. The magnetic north pole is the point that compasses point to as north and is important to all sorts of navigation technologies.

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  • Hubble finds dwarf galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood
Hubble finds dwarf galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood

The newly found galaxy is nicknamed Bedin 1 by the astronomers, is an average sized, elongated galaxy. In a celestial game of "Where's Waldo?", Hubble's sharp vision uncovered a never-before-seen dwarf galaxy located far behind the cluster's crowded stellar population.

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  • Lehigh Valley winter weather advisory: 3-6 inches of snow Tuesday
Lehigh Valley winter weather advisory: 3-6 inches of snow Tuesday

Check out more weather maps and forecast models . Wind chills could dip to negative 55 degrees in northern IL, which the National Weather Service calls "possibly life threatening". Mr Doll said: "I can not stress how dangerously cold it will be". Windchill values will be as low as 11 degrees below zero that evening. In Wisconsin, plow drivers ...

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  • Lunar eclipse and super moon visible in Ireland this month
Lunar eclipse and super moon visible in Ireland this month

Sunday night's moon will be a Super Blood Wolf Moon , which is a mouthful, but all of those words have a unique meaning describing the astronomical event. When that happens, it will look like a chunk of the moon has gone missing. That is because the reduced amount of sunlight which reaches the moon is scattered by the Earth's atmosphere.

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  • 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse
'Super Blood Wolf Moon' to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse

The only light wavelength left is red - dimly illuminating the moon with less than one-thousandth of the full moon's normal brightness. A supermoon occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest possible distance to the Earth.

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  • NASA TESS discovers third new planet HD 21749b
NASA TESS discovers third new planet HD 21749b

The newly discovered planet orbits a bright, nearby dwarf star about 53 light years away in the constellation Reticulum. K2-288Bb revolves around smaller and dimmer stars, making a complete revolution around it for 31.3 per day. "This planet has a greater density than Neptune, but it isn't rocky", Dr Dragomir said . George Ricker, the mission'...

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  • Chinese began to gather data from the invisible side of the Moon
Chinese began to gather data from the invisible side of the Moon

At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), January 3, China achieved a world first when it landed its Chang'e 4 probe in the South Pole-Aitken Basin of the moon. China's Chang'e 4 craft captured a close-up photo of the far side of the moon. As a solution, China in May blasted the Queqiao ("Magpie Bridge") satellite into the moon's orbit, positi...

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  • NASA's New Horizons: 'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed
NASA's New Horizons: 'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

New Horizons's encounter with Ultima Thule happened so far away that it took six hours for signals traveling at the speed of light to reach Earth. For quite some time, this model has relied heavily on the theory that small pieces of dust in the protoplanetary nebula surrounding the Sun after its birth collided with each other and stuck together ...

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  • The 'Christmas Comet' Is Coming to Town. Here's How to See It
The 'Christmas Comet' Is Coming to Town. Here's How to See It

That's because a comet that orbits between Jupiter and the sun will make its closest approach to Earth in centuries, right on the heels of this year's most stunning meteor shower. If you aren't able to view it, the Virtual Telescope Project will stream observations from its robotic telescopes. The Earth is about to get one of the closest visits f...

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  • 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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