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Description At the center of our galaxy lies a region where roughly 10 million stars are packed into just 1 parsec (3.25 light-years) of space. At the center of this lies the supermassive black hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A*, which has a mass of over 4 million Suns. For decades, astronomers have been tryin

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Scientists, including Dr Matthew Middleton from the University of Southampton, have for the first time mapped the behaviour of gas approaching a black hole by studying vibrations of the light it fires out. As material spirals into a black hole, it emits X-rays that echo and reverberate as they inte

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Google and others have used the term Moonshots to define highly ambitious technological projects and a mindset of big goals....

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description "Getting past the orbit of Venus must have been challenging."

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description A SPACEX rocket has exploded over the Atlantic Ocean as part of a key test ahead of the firm's first manned missions this year. The successful test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, which did not have any astronauts on board, mimicked an emergency mid-flight escape.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description A BURST of gravitational waves, usually caused by cataclysmic events in the universe, has been detected coming from an unstable star, leading some experts to think it may explode soon. Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star that is expected to turn into a supernova explosion, however, this wasn't predicted to happen for another 100,000 years.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description SpaceX and NASA blew up a Falcon 9 rocket to test a very important safety feature, Crew Dragon's in-flight escape system.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will shortly begin a spacewalk to perform upgrades, and you can watch the event happen live. Jessica Meir and Christina Koch will be suiting up and heading out of the station to replace batteries as part of a long-term project to update the station's power system.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Although the Moon has no atmosphere, it has loads of oxygen, all mixed up with the dust on the lunar surface in the form of oxides.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The laun

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description The harsh environments of the Moon and Mars will require new ways of living - growing homes instead of building them, mining minerals from sewage instead of rock.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Flying towards the planet at a speed of over 61,500 miles per hour, the Near-Earth Object (NEO) is big enough to destroy an entire city if collides with the Earth.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description European Space Agency (ESA) claims to have developed a solution that enables oxygen production from resources found on the Moon, including lunar soil or what is commonly known as moondust.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description A cache of five newly discovered exoplanets orbiting nearby stars has been revealed in a new study. The bounty includes two potentially habitable super-Earths that are perfect candidates to study further in our search for life outside the Solar Sys

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description The "abort demonstration" assessed how well SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule can survive in the event of a catastrophic rocket failure.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description The space military uniforms are covered in camouflage, perfect for fighting on forest moon Endor.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description On April 29, 2017, something strange appeared over Kyoto, Japan: A bright, slow fireball streaking through the in the sky. At the time, astronomers were baffled as it what it could have been. But now, researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have figured out what it was and where it came from.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a second exoplanet in orbit around the nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri. The planet candidate is called Proxima c, its mass is around half that of Neptune, and it orbits its star at a distance 1.5 times greater than the distance between the Earth and the sun.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description SpaceX tested the escape of the crew dragon. They also purposely blew up the Falcon 9....

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description Boeing's first Starliner orbital test flight might not have gone as planned, with the craft failing to reach the correct orbit. However, there's still plenty to be learned from the test. Boeing has released a video of highlights of the test, showing the interior of the capsule and the view from the window.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description SpaceX tested the escape of the crew dragon. They also purposely blew up the Falcon 9....

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Updated 19 January 2020

#23

 

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Description The capsule successfully separated and splashed down gently into the Atlantic.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description The In-Flight Abort test went through its sequence smoothly, paving the way for SpaceX to continue its mission to put human passengers on its next launch.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description The successful demonstration of Crew Dragon's in-flight abort system means SpaceX is officially ready to send astronauts to the ISS later this year.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Updated 19 January 2020

#28

 

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Description Lexus designed concept moon cars for lunar driving with one selected for a magazine.

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Updated 19 January 2020

#29

 

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Description IT'S a question as old as humanity itself – why is the sky blue? There are many myths and legends surrounding the query, but we've got the science behind the phenomenon below.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description Barely weeks ahead of its launch, the Galaxy S20 series has been leaked in all its glory, revealing to the world the complete specs the devices from the line-up could sport upon launch. 

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description Tech billionaire Elon Musk seems to have everything figured out when it comes to settling humans on Mars.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description Scientists are aiming to have a functional, Moon-ready version by the mid 2020s.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description The Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines this week sent ash plumes 9 miles (14 kilometers) into the air, new satellite imagery shows.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description In 2019, Space Investment reached $5.8 billion. 2019 set a record for Space investment. In total from 2009-2019, $25.7 billion was invested into 535 unique space companies since 2009....

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description The moon is covered in fine dust called regolith which sticks to absolutely everything and causes all sorts of technical problems. But now, the European Space Agency has come up with a plan for the tricky substance: Turning it into oxygen to be used by lunar explorers for breathing and for the production of fuel.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description NASA's Mars 2020 rover isn't the only robotic explorer set to head to the Red Planet this year. It will also be joined by the European Space Agency's Rosalind Franklin rover, as part of the ESA and Roscosmos ExoMars mission. The rover has now completed its final environmental tests before launch in July this year.

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Updated 18 January 2020

#39

 

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Description Beware both the chestburster and your fellow players.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Updated 18 January 2020

#41

 

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Description The space military uniforms are covered in camouflage, perfect for fighting on the forest moon.

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Updated 18 January 2020

#42

 

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Description Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX is targeting for each fully reusable Starship to fly 3 flights per day. This will be 1000 flights per year. A fleet of ten Super Heavy starship would be able to take up to 1 million tons to orbit every year. They plan to build 100 Starships every year so that after 10 years they would reach 1000 Starships....

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

#44

 

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Description NASA astronaut Christina Koch shared a short but powerful message from space on Tuesday: "Australia. Our hearts and thoughts are with you."

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description A draft document by the European Commission points to a temporary ban on facial recognition in public spaces, report claims.

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Updated 17 January 2020

#46

 

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Description With the launch of SpaceX’s in-flight abort demonstration three days away, early weather reports are promising. According to Mike McAleenan, a launch weather officer with the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing, there is a 90 percent chance of favorable weather at liftoff. The primary concern is flight t

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description This week’s top Science news

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Updated 17 January 2020

#48

 

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Description "We’ve got work to do, but honestly getting this test behind us is a huge milestone."

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Updated 17 January 2020

#49

 

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Description The designs were invited by the art and fashion magazine Document Journal.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description If you thought that HBO was done mocking technology companies now that Silicon Valley is done, think again. Avenue 5 is the channel's new sitcom, and one that a...

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

#54

 

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Description Though the planets van de Kamp claimed to find were not there, the method he devised was on the right track.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description The brains behind the first plant ever to germinate on the moon explains how the Chinese mission succeeded

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description The halo that surrounds our Milky Way galaxy is hotter and made up of different proportions of elements than scientists previously thought new research shows. The findings are the first to show that multiple gases exist in the Milky Way’s halo — or in any galaxy’s halo — and could shed new light

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description "We aim to change the history of space launch."

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description NASA scientists are working on a bizarre mushroom Moon and Mars base project that could result in lunar homes for astronauts being built onsite out of living fungi. The researchers have been conducting tests to determine if they could successfully grow mycelia fungus in outer space soil.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description A SWARM of six asteroids is heading past Earth and they're set to skim our planet within 48 hours of each other. Nasa has listed all of the asteroids on its 'close approach' list and the largest one could be up to 656 feet.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description This weekend, SpaceX is planning a dramatic test of its Crew Dragon capsule, in which it will blow up a Falcon 9 rocket to test the capsule's emergency escape system. The launch will take place from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and you can watch it happen live.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description A binary asteroid has been leaking dust into our atmosphere, but if it totally cracks up we could have problems.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Potential future inhabitants of the moon and Mars could live in rooms made of mushrooms. NASA is looking at the possibilities of fungi as a more sustainable option to metal and glass, since it can easily grow around an existing frame. Scientists are also looking into whether these 'shroom rooms could be used on Earth. 

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description NASA will host a live program at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 22, to celebrate the far-reaching legacy of the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope – a mission that, after 16 years of amazing discoveries, soon will come to an end. The event will air live on NASA Television, Facebook Live, Ustream, Y

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. Earth’s long-term warming trend can be seen in this visualization of NASA’s glo

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities and flying cars rising above dunes of red sand. But the reality may be even stranger – and "greener." Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could gr

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Updated 16 January 2020

#68

 

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Description We imagine NASA will have a hard time choosing just one.

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Updated 16 January 2020

#69

 

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Description SpaceX CEO wants to put a million people on the Red Planet by 2050.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Updated 16 January 2020

#71

 

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Description Declassified spy-satellite photos show that the glaciers near Mount Everest are shrinking more than expected.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Also, a random sheep joins the fray.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description AN ENORMOUS mile-long double asteroid could threaten life on Earth in millions of years if it eventually breaks up. This is according to a recent study which proposes that the space rock could be responsible for a catastrophe on our planet.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description The black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be warping and combining binary stars into a strange new kind of object, according to a new study.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description In 2016, astronomers detected an exoplanet around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the sun. Now, it looks like there ...

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description The Indian Coast Guard is in discussion with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for alloting it the necessary satellite bandwidth for its needs as sending up a dedicated satellite for its use is costly, its chief K. Natarajan said.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Proxima c is approximately half the size of Neptune and orbits Proxima Centauri, scientists say.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Nothing is worse than trying to unlock a phone on a cold day when wearing gloves. Some people punch in their passwords with their nose, while others give up and peel off a glove to swipe. Now imagine being on the surface of the Moon or Mars, where taking off a glove isn't an option to survive in

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description A rare asteroid orbiting snugly within the inner confines of our solar system has been discovered by Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, a survey camera based at Palomar Observatory. The newfound body, named 2020 AV2, is the first asteroid found to orbit entirely within the orbit of Venus.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description ALMA and Rosetta map the journey of phosphorus. "Life appeared on Earth about 4 billion years ago, but we still do not know the processes that made it possible," says Víctor Rivilla, the lead author of a new study published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Th

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Astronomers have discovered another candidate exoplanet orbiting our neighbor, Proxima Centauri. A paper announcing these results was just published in the journal Science Advances. If confirmed, it will be the second exoplanet orbiting the star. It was big news in 2016 when astronomers disco

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description A JAPANESE billionaire in search of a girlfriend to join him on a trip to the Moon has received thousands of applications from prospective lovers. Fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is seeking single women over the age of 20 to become the "first woman" to fly to the Moon – aboard a private flight in 2023.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description STRANGE objects have been spotted orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Astronomers aren't quite sure what they could be so they've used 13 years worth of data to identify them as a new class of object.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Sam Esmail, the man behind USA's techno-thriller Mr. Robot and Amazon Prime's Homecoming, is revamping Battlestar Galactica for NBC's streaming service Peacock. The series will tell a "new story within the mythology" of the fan-favorite show and address the modern political climate.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Over 20,000 people have offered to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's flight companion on his trip around the Moon and "life partner."

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Vanderbilt University law student Ramon Ryan argues in a new paper that the FCC's approval of over 30,000 planned SpaceX satellites could've been unlawful.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description If we confirm its in its final phase of life, we might learn how to actually predict when these red supergiant stars suddenly explode.

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Updated 16 January 2020

#88

 

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Description Phosphorus, which is present in the DNA of all living organisms, may have been delivered by the icy wanderers billions of years ago.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description In a video just over one-minute long, NASA gives a succinct rundown of climate trends since 1880, emphasizing that Earth is relentlessly warming.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description SCIENTISTS have discovered a new planet orbiting the closest star to our Solar System. The mysterious world "Proxima c" sits just over four light-years from Earth, or about 270,000 times the distance from our planet to the Sun.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description A “cold Neptune” and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars, which are reported in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series by a team led by Carnegie’s Fabo Feng and Paul Butler.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

#93

 

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Description Big and small rockets. The Moon and Mars. Lots of asteroid stuff, too.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The past five years have been the warmest of the last 140 years, with 2016 taking the hottest spot.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Please step into my humble Mars mushroom room.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description At the centre of our galaxy, six strange clouds that look like dust and gas orbit a black hole so closely that if they were really just clouds they should have been sucked in by now

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description 2019 was the second hottest on record, but more troubling, it also made the last decade the hottest period since ...

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description When we talk about extremely

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The past decade was the warmest recorded, government science agencies announced Wednesday.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description A total of nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays have been identified in a new catalogue compiled by researchers.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Stirring music for stirring deeds, plus the correct name for an Earthling and how Google got its emoji scissors wrong in Feedback’s weekly weird round-up

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description This week SpaceX is testing out its Crew Dragon capsule, which will eventually ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, in a particularly dramatic demonstration of the capsule's emergency systems: it will perform an "In-Flight Abort Test," which involves blowing up a Falcon 9 rocket.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description NASA'S Image of the Day is usually awe-inspiring but this snap of a storm swirling on Jupiter's surface is on another level. The beautiful photo was taken by Nasa's Juno spacecraft and looks more like a surrealist painting than a planet after enhancements brought it to life.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description FLAT-EARTHERS were left shocked, confused and angry after a Nasa astronaut posted a photo of Earth from space. The impressive but unusual image was posted by seasoned space hero Jessica Meir, who captured our blue planet from the International Space Station.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description A SWARM of asteroids is heading towards Earth and should skim past our planet within 48 hours of each other. Nasa has listed the six asteroids on its 'close approach' list and the largest one could be up to 656 feet.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description An engineering model of the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is tested in the Simulated Lunar Operations Laboratory at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. About the size of a golf cart, VIPER is a mobile robot that will roam around the Moon’s South Pole looking

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will have a busy year preparing facilities, ground support equipment and space hardware for the launch of Artemis I, the first uncrewed launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft. In 2020, Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) activities

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe showing that it has circumnavigated the Earth. In an image created from data gathered by the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) Nadir Mapper o

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Proxima b, a potentially habitable world just 4.24 light-years away. Some astronomers found evidence that there may be a second exoplanet, Proxima c, in the same star system.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Two new exoplanets have been discovered outside of our galaxy that have the potential to support life. GJ180 d and GJ229A c are “super-Earths” and are located relatively close to us in space terms. The exoplanets orbit red dwarf stars, which are cooler and dimmer than our sun, meaning that liquid could be stable.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The second-ever all-female spacewalk is happening right now, and you can watch it live as it plays out on the International Space Station. NASA TV is currently streaming the spacewalk that features two women astronauts: Jessica Meir and Christina Koch. The two are replacing batteries on the ISS.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description NASA's new instrument, NEID, can measure the mass of a distant exoplanet with three times the sensitivity of any other equipment out there.

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Description LIFE is pretty easy to recognise. It moves, it grows, it eats, it excretes, it reproduces. Simple. But alien life may be harder to spot.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Taal volcano in the Philippines rumbled to life on Jan. 12, sending steam and sulfur skyward. Satellites have captured images of the eruption.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The remarkable discovery offers a snapshot of the conditions that existed long before our solar system came into existence.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The Schwartz was with social media this week, as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cited the cult classic film.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description China's world record, "alien-hunting" telescope, FAST, became fully operational on Saturday, quadrupling the amount of the universe astronomers can examine.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description The brave sungrazer never stood a chance.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description TMT opponents try to win over other astronomers in priority-setting decadal survey

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description TBD

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description A meteorite that crashed into rural southeastern Australia in a fireball in 1969 contained the oldest material ever found on Earth, stardust that predated the formation of our solar system by billions of years, scientists said on Monday.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Asked by: Kealan Brion, Whitby

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description A TOP-SECRET spy satellite operated by Russia is feared to have "disintegrated" in space. The mysterious probe had lurked in Earth's orbit for half a decade and was reportedly designed to inspect and destroy enemy satellites in orbit.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description NASA and SpaceX are preparing to launch the final, major test before astronauts fly aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The test, known as in-flight abort, will demonstrate the spacecraft’s escape c

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Here are the space missions we’re most hyped to follow in 2020.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description The search for clumps relies on a concept called gravitational lensing.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description SpaceX needs to show NASA that astronauts will be able escape in case of a problem during launch.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Two DC Comics superheroes come unexpectedly face-to-face in the exciting Arrowverse crossover event on The CW.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Billions of years ago, our baby solar system was divided in two by a cosmic gatekeeper that prevented materials in the inner and outer regions from mixing.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description (Inside Science) -- Viruses control their hosts like puppets -- and in the process, they may play important roles in Earth’s climate.The hosts in this case aren't people or animals: They are bacteria. A growing body of research is revealing how viruses manipulate what bacteria eat and how they guide the chemical reactions that sustain life.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description “I want to find a ‘life partner.’ With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and world peace from outer space.”

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description NASA has revealed the semifinalists in the naming contest for its Mars 2020 rover, which is set to begin its journey to the Martian Surface in July 2020. The public will soon have a chance to vote for their favorite suggestion among nine finalists, though NASA said its judges will have the final say.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Stars have life cycles. They’re born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for millions to billions of years, and then they die. When they die, they pitch the particles that formed in their winds out into space, and thos

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Thanks to some astrophysical sleuthing, researchers have pinpointed an early galactic merger that helped shape the Milky Way. The merger — a collision, actually — happened 11.5 billion years ago. That’s when a small galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus slammed into what then existed of the Milky Way, Ear

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description A BEAUTIFUL image of Mars' north pole captured by the European Space Agency's Mars Express probe has been published by the organisation. The snap shows an icy cap sitting on the red planet and signs of strong winds and storms.

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Updated 14 January 2020