• SpaceX Dragon 2 successfully docks with ISS
SpaceX Dragon 2 successfully docks with ISS

The ship successfully docked in autonomous mode and the astronauts tweeted pictures with the ship's inhabitants. MARTIN: Jim Bridenstine is NASA administrator. Because this is just a demonstration, there are no astronauts aboard - but there will be a space-suited mannequin. "Man, we were all working so hard to get to the start of flying this ...

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  • Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week
Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

This close approach is called perigee by astronomers. There's a supersized Supermoon coming, and it could the biggest and brightest we see this year. "Because these relatively close objects are in front of the Moon, our brain is tricked into thinking the Moon is much closer to the objects that are in our line of sight", she continued.

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  • Question of solicitor-client privilege comes to fore in SNC-Lavalin controversy
Question of solicitor-client privilege comes to fore in SNC-Lavalin controversy

Trudeau's actions in the SNC Lavalin matter, not to mention the ongoing Norman scandal , fall far short of the bar he set for him and his government in the heady days of summer 2015. It must have been increasingly uncomfortable for Wilson-Raybould in cabinet, watching as the government ignored its promises on making First Nations, Métis and Inuit ...

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  • Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted
Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted

WMM helps to calibrate accurate geographical data for a host of consumer uses including compass apps, maps, and Global Positioning System services found on cellphones and other electronic devices. Forest Service also use it. Airport runway names are based on their direction toward magnetic north and their names change when the poles moved. The up...

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  • Hubble Captures Stunning New Dwarf Galaxy Close to the Milky Way
Hubble Captures Stunning New Dwarf Galaxy Close to the Milky Way

Almost all the stars astronomers measured in Bedin 1 are small and old, implying the dwarf galaxy made all its stars in a single burst of activity some 10 billion years ago. Reference: These results will be published online January 31, 2019, in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters [https://academic.oup.com/mnrasl].

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  • 2019’s only total lunar eclipse
2019’s only total lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses don't happen often, because normally the moon moves slightly over or under the shadow when it's on the far side of the Earth from the sun. Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one - clear skies.

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  • 'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies
'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies

In the US, the eclipse will begin relatively early Sunday evening, making it easier for children to stay up and enjoy the show. Total lunar eclipses only happen when Earth's shadow entirely engulfs the moon's face, and are relatively rare compared with their partial and penumbral counterparts-after this weekend the next one will not occur until M...

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  • China's Chang'e-4 probe lands on far side of moon
China's Chang'e-4 probe lands on far side of moon

The moon's far side, also known as the dark side , is largely unexplored and always faces away from the earth. "We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said .

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  • Ultima Thule emerges as contact binary,
Ultima Thule emerges as contact binary, "cosmic snowman", in new spacecraft images

The celestial body was nicknamed Ultima Thule before scientists could say for sure whether it was one object or two. Planetary scientists have never before seen a close-up of an object like Ultima Thule. The object has a mottled look, with the bright patches concentrated in mysterious circles while the darker areas seem more linear. That could ...

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  • Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk
Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk

The astronauts use it to Dock with the ISS and went into the Station. The pair then returned back inside the space station after determining that they wouldn't need to cover their handywork with a thermal blanket. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said in September that the hole could have been drilled during manufacturing or in space. It was th...

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  • Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week
Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week

The shower is associated with 3200 Phaethon , an asteroid that is believed to have collided with another object many years ago. The Geminids look as if they originate from the constellation Gemini, hence the name. As such, 2018 should be the best year ever to watch the Geminids if the weather is clear where you are. The reports came from mor...

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  • China's history of lunar exploration
China's history of lunar exploration

A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:23 a.m., opening a new chapter in lunar exploration. If the mission succeeds, China has plans to launch a fifth Chang'e mission next year that would collect samples of the moo...

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  • SpaceX set to send cargo to space station
SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

Smoked turkey breast, cranberry sauce, candied yams, and fruitcake are all on the menu this year, but not all the scientists now on board the spacecraft will be able to enjoy the meal on Christmas eve or day. The company's most recent Falcon 9 first stage landing failure was in June 2016. In the background, viewers could still hear the team on-cons...

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  • SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship
SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a payload of 64 satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 3, 2018 . The core of Spaceflight's services business is what the company calls "rideshare" missions: Piggy-backing small satellites on the back of missions where a larger satellite is headed in the same direction.

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  • India 4th highest emitter of CO2
India 4th highest emitter of CO2

In a report requested by United Nations climate summit leaders, the WHO outlines the economic benefits of improved health are more than double the costs of cutting emissions, and even higher in India and China, which are plagued by toxic air.

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  • Marsquake sensor lands safely on Red Planet
Marsquake sensor lands safely on Red Planet

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence watch landing on television and called to congratulate the USA space agency for its hard work. Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history. No wonder they call it the " seven minutes of terror ". San Francisco's impact on the National Football League this seas...

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  • Weird rectangular iceberg explained by scientists
Weird rectangular iceberg explained by scientists

The expansive ice shelves that create the icebergs are hanging off of Antarctic land, somewhat similar to the flimsy tape extended out from a tape measure. But these are just one of two kinds of iceberg classified by shape, called non-tabular icebergs. Take a look at photos of the sharp-angled iceberg below.

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  • Scientists make dire prediction: Global beer shortage
Scientists make dire prediction: Global beer shortage

Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world by volume consumed. Climate change has already taken a heavy toll on barley. In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall by between 0.65 billion and 2.34 billion pints (0.37 to 1.33bn litres) while the price could as much as double.

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  • United Nations climate change panel calls for rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes
United Nations climate change panel calls for rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes

It makes clear that governments have a narrow and shrinking window for action in which to avert further catastrophic temperature rises. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday said that Australia would not abandon its Paris agreement commitment to reduce emissions by 26 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030 but said that his government would not ...

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  • 'First known exomoon may have been discovered'
'First known exomoon may have been discovered'

This is the first known large satellite of the planet outside the solar system. Now, David Kipping and Alex Teachey from Columbia University in NY are hoping that in their result and reports have taken every hypothesis in consideration and that they will get independent confirmation and appreciation.

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  • 3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions
3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions

U.S. citizen Ashkin, 96, received the award "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems", which enables radiation pressure of light to move physical objects, "an old dream of science fiction". CPA has heralded the field of attosecond physics , where extremely short and powerful laser pulses are used to take snapshots ...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday
Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday

In its discussion of the storm, the agency said Kirk "is predicted to dissipate due to the strong shear over the Caribbean Sea in about 5 days, and several of the reliable global models show this occurring even sooner". This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone Leslie a 50% chance of tropical or subtropi...

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  • Whale in the UK's River Thames
Whale in the UK's River Thames

Benny, as it has now been named, appeared to be " swimming strongly " and feeding in the estuary but concerns for the whale's health have continued. A rare beluga whale reported to be swimming in the Thames could be "in trouble", conservationists have warned.

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  • FOX6, Red Cross, iHeartMedia to host Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank
FOX6, Red Cross, iHeartMedia to host Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank

With the damaging effects that Florence is bringing to the east coast, many are looking for ways to help the victims of the storm. Cook's tweet came as Hurricane Florence is hitting the Carolinas with fierce winds and rain. 11, to set up for a three-week deployment. To volunteer, visit the state's for more information. "We have stores in thes...

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  • SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023
SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023

A new website for the mission, which is called " Dear Moon ", was launched in conjunction with the announcement. It hasn't been revealed how much Maezawa has paid for the trip, although it is clear that the billionaire approached SpaceX with the idea first.

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