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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: How to watch in India, timings, and dates

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: How to watch in India, timings, and dates

You could see up to 75 meteors an hour! The Geminid meteor shower is set to dazzle the nighttime sky on December 13 and will continue until the early morning hours of December 14. If you want to...

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NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

NASA has confirmed that Voyager 2 crossed the heliopause , the boundary of the Sun's solar wind, though there are a few other conflicting ways to measure where exactly the Sun's influence (and...

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NASA's InSight lander 'hears' Martian wind

NASA's InSight lander 'hears' Martian wind

NASA's InSight lander on the surface of Mars . Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said that capturing the sound waves on the red planet ...

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SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

The launch itself was a success, but landing the rocket for reuse didn't go as planned. To the global space station kicked off the sixteenth mission of the cargo ship Dragon under the NASA contrac...

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Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018

Global carbon emissions reached an all-time high in 2018, an extraordinary watermark in Earth's history that underscores the need for faster and stronger action to address accelerating climate change...

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Draper Tapped For NASA's 'Space Race' To Go Back To The Moon

Draper Tapped For NASA's 'Space Race' To Go Back To The Moon

The nine companies announced at the event will begin developing technology to support the upcoming Gateway lunar station and land small payloads on the moon itself. NASA has said it expects work...

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Lockheed, Draper among NASA partners for new lunar payload services

Lockheed, Draper among NASA partners for new lunar payload services

It is an experimental part of the agency's plan for Americans to orbit the Moon starting in 2023, and land astronauts on the surface no later than the late 2020s. These Commercial Lunar Payload Servi...

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Watch NASA’s Mars InSight landing live right here

Watch NASA’s Mars InSight landing live right here

To reach Mars, InSight cruised 301,223,981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph, while being followed by two cube satellites. Any shallower, and the probe will bounce off into deep space. Less than a m...

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Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads

Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads

The new federal climate report, released by the Trump administration a day after Thanksgiving, issues a dire warning about the economic impact from the deteriorating environment. Representative Eddi...

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NASA announces Mars 2020 rover landing site

NASA announces Mars 2020 rover landing site

NASA has chosen the landing site for its next rover mission to Mars: a treacherously rugged 3.6 billion-year-old crater. "Getting samples from this unique area will revolutionize how we think about...

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Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair and thesis fetch more than US$1m at auction

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair and thesis fetch more than US$1m at auction

The full collection also included manuscripts by Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein . In total, the auction included 52 lots and raised around $2.35 million. A signed copy of his wor...

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Festive firecrackers worsen Delhi's air quality to

Festive firecrackers worsen Delhi's air quality to "severe emergency" category

The SAFAR had warned that even if partial toxic firecrackers as compare to past year were burnt, then the air quality would fall in the severe category. The court also ruled that firecrackers coul...

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'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe?

'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe?

IThe theory is based on the object's "excess acceleration", or its unexpected boost in speed as it traveled through and ultimately out of our solar system in January 2018. Since its discovery, scienti...

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Delhi records season's worst air quality ahead of Diwali

Delhi records season's worst air quality ahead of Diwali

Delhi's air quality is expected to deteriorate to "severe plus emergency" category after Diwali , the central government-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research said. Delhi Environment...

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Big NASA Space Missions Ended This Week, But Don't Panic

Big NASA Space Missions Ended This Week, But Don't Panic

The telescope was able to send data for five years more, until now. Kepler was originally positioned to stare at one star-studded patch of the sky in the constellation Cygnus. "I'm excited about t...

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Parker Solar Probe breaks speed record, becomes closest spacecraft to sun

Parker Solar Probe breaks speed record, becomes closest spacecraft to sun

Parker Solar Probe , shown in this animation, became the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun on October 29, 2018, when it passed within 26.55 million miles of the Sun's surface. This unmanned spacecraf...

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Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

Executive director of Russia's Roscosmos space agency Sergei Krikalyov said Wednesday that the root of the problem was a sensor that indicated the separation of the first two stages of the Soyu...

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Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential election

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential election

Bolsonaro , who will take office on January 1, 2019, earned 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for leftist Fernando Haddad . But he voted for Haddad because of Bolsonaro's "discourse of hate an...

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Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

Forecasters at the Miami-based hurricane center say Oscar should continue westward during the night before beginning a turn toward the west-northwest. But Tropical Storm Oscar, earlier said to be a po...

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Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human faeces for the First Time

Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human faeces for the First Time

Data on human exposure to microplastics is very little, and the new study is the first to quantify the particles in human stool. Two Austrian researchers, Dr. Sherri Mason of the State University...

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Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction

Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction

The items - part of a science sale that includes papers by Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein - will be on display in London for several days from October 30. This is one of five known...

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NewsAlert: Russia suspends space launches pending probe into rocket failure

NewsAlert: Russia suspends space launches pending probe into rocket failure

Astronauts on board a Soyuz rocket heading to the International Space Station survived an emergency landing following a booster failure, a Russian space official said Thursday . A Russian ro...

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Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael

Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael

As of 11:00, Michael was centred about 60km south of Charlotte, North Carolina, with winds of 85km/h. Thousands are still without power in the state as of Friday morning. A man who died when a tre...

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Helicopter Video Captures the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida

Helicopter Video Captures the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida

The state authorities are still assessing the damage. The death toll is now at two, but is expected to rise. "Those numbers could climb", he said. Gov. When Cook came out as gay in 2014, Robertsda...

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Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

At 5 a.m., an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter crew reported top sustained winds up to near 140 miles per hour (225 kph) with higher gusts. Shredded trees, derailed train cars and a sunken trailer...

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First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast

First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast

In the Florida Panhandle, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan bluntly advised residents who choose to ride out the storm that first responders won't be able to reach them during or immediately afte...

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Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane

Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane

The storm intensified overnight and was packing 130-mph winds at about 2 a.m. As Hurricane Michael gains strength and heads toward Florida, some are seeing an eerie sight popping up in satellite ...

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New Climate Change Report Sounds Global Alarm ー Is Anyone Listening?

New Climate Change Report Sounds Global Alarm ー Is Anyone Listening?

While warming of 2C above pre-industrial levels has widely been thought of as the threshold beyond which unsafe climate change will occur, vulnerable countries such as low-lying island states warn ris...

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"United States readies for 'big one" as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

McMaster ordered mandatory evacuation of coastal SC counties on Tuesday. Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast, bringing days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland...

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Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend

Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend

The disturbance in the western Caribbean that we've been watching for the last few days continues to battle moderate to high wind shear. The area in red indicates where this system is likely to deve...

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