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China’s new lunar rover faces challenges on moon’s far side

China’s new lunar rover faces challenges on moon’s far side

Around the end of this year, China plans to launch Chang'e 5, which is to collect and bring back samples from the near side of the moon, the first time that has been done since 1976. It touched d...

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Chinese cotton seed sprouts on moon

Chinese cotton seed sprouts on moon

The mission is part of China's ambitious push to explore the Moon's resources and its potential as a space base. The seeds began growing once they received water from the probe via a command from a ...

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Violence continues in Brazilian state despite security force presence

Violence continues in Brazilian state despite security force presence

They bought into his campaign promises: Defend Brazilian family values and fight what he and his supporters call "socialism", which were things championed by the Worker's Party that former President L...

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First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman

Studying it could offer insights to how Earth and the other planets formed. New Horizons will get even more up close and personal with Ultima soon - as soon as tomorrow - with at least one image e...

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EPA proposes rule on mercury emissions that could spark lawsuits

EPA proposes rule on mercury emissions that could spark lawsuits

It took 21 years before the EPA finalized the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for coal-fired power plants. Consequently, the Trump Administration's EPA is leaving the current MATS rule in place wh...

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NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space | Life , Sci&Tech

NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space | Life , Sci&Tech

However, just because the probes have left the heliosphere doesn't mean they have left our solar system . "Working on Voyager makes me feel like an explorer, because everything we're seeing is"...

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Google marks Geminid meteor shower with a series of doodles

Google marks Geminid meteor shower with a series of doodles

The Geminids are created by Earth moving through the particles left behind by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon . The best views will come between roughly midnight and 4 a.m., when the area from which th...

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Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

Unfortunately, SpaceX suffered a malfunction when a grin fin hydraulic pump stalled and Falcone landed out to sea. The 2,200 pounds worth of experiments, in addition to tools and supplies, will arri...

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NASA spacecraft lands on Mars after six-month journey

NASA spacecraft lands on Mars after six-month journey

Confirmation came minutes later from a pair of tiny satellites that had been trailing InSight throughout the six-month, 300-million-mile journey. The friction as Insight traveled through the atmos...

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Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration

Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration

TransCanada says it remains committed to the project despite the Montana judge's ruling that it must pass a further environmental review. Before she was elected premier of Alberta in 2015, Rach...

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Life's a beach for Brazil's Bolsonaro as spaceman joins his team

Life's a beach for Brazil's Bolsonaro as spaceman joins his team

His populist approach has led to some media dubbing him " Trump of the Tropics". Rosangela Wolff Moro, a lawyer married to the judge, has repeatedly suggested in her Instagram profile that she supp...

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Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Officials at the hurricane center said it was about 815 miles east-southeast of Bermu...

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We may have a mild winter in store

We may have a mild winter in store

The only part of the country that can expect typical winter temperatures will likely be in the Southeast, spanning the states you see below that are colored white, from Florida to OH and as far west a...

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Hurricane Michael threatens devastation in southern US

Hurricane Michael threatens devastation in southern US

Hurricane Michael is poised to slam Florida's Panhandle by Wednesday afternoon, threatening risky storm surges to low-lying areas ill-equipped to handle them - and officials are urging people to ge...

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Emergency orders in Florida as ‘monstrous storm’ nears

Emergency orders in Florida as ‘monstrous storm’ nears

Forecasters say Michael will then pass over some parts of the U.S. East Coast that are still recovering from Hurricane Florence. While Florence took five days between the time it turned into a hurri...

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US Gulf Coast bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

US Gulf Coast bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

ET Monday, Tropical Storm Michael was centered about 90 miles east of Cozumel, Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said . A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye of Michael o...

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Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous

Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous

The candidate moon , with the designation Kepler-1625b-i, is unusual because of its large size; it is comparable in diameter to the planet Neptune . He says they've requested more time on Hubble ...

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Tropical development likely in the Gulf over the next few days

Tropical development likely in the Gulf over the next few days

So far the Atlantic has produced 12 named storms this year. There is a tropical storm watch for the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, where tropical storm conditions are possible Sunday an...

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Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

It is used most frequently in laser eye surgery, but there are many other applications , including in ultra-fast cameras used for imaging molecular processes. "Mourou and Strickland did much of their...

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American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, said Ashkin, 96, developed " optical tweezers " that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Their technique is no...

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'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

It appears to have moved a few miles further west since yesterday. Belugas live in estuaries, continental shelves and slopes, and deep ocean basins in open water, loose ice, and heavy pack ice. Tues...

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SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

He said he wanted the artists "to see the moon up close, and the earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience". Maezawa, 42, whose net worth is US$2.3 billion, is the founder ...

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Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Instead, Musk said , SpaceX would turn its focus to developing the BFR, which he deemed a better option for tourism missions. Our correspondent, Mary MacCarthy, joins us from Los Angeles. Musk sai...

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Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

It was downgraded Friday afternoon to a tropical storm with winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force w...

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NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm

NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm

Almost one year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,400 Americans and leaving the island largely powerless for months, President Donald Trump issued a message on Hurricane...

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'Monster' Florence to pummel USA southeast

'Monster' Florence to pummel USA southeast

Major storms and flooding hit the Carolinas in 2015 and 2016. Florence is packing maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour, with higher gusts - and it's getting both larger and better-organiz...

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Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

The Met Office said: "Storm Helene is expected to push north-east towards the United Kingdom late Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning". Some forecasting mo...

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SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

The company said the programme is an important step towards making recreational space travel a reality for people. The space exploration startup tweeted this morning that it had signed its first pas...

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Hurricane Florence, Isaac, Helene Tropical Update

Hurricane Florence, Isaac, Helene Tropical Update

North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hurricane conditions are pos...

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Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

The hurricane is poised to make landfall early Thursday somewhere around North and SC, and is likely to strengthen as it approaches. The current projected path takes Florence toward the USA coast,...

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One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

The NHC issued a hurricane watch for the coastal area stretching from SC up through North Carolina and into southern Virginia . It added that the hurricane should approach the U.S. Forecasters sa...

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Hurricane Florence Could Be East Coast's Strongest Storm In Decades

He told The Chronicle Sunday that once Florence hits land, destructive winds and huge rainfall flooding may take hold of the area. The National Hurricane Center is now expecting the center of the s...

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Tropical Storm Florence A

Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the declaration in a news release Friday evening as the storm neared Bermuda. At noon, the National Hurricane Centre in the United States reported that wind shear, which ha...

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Hurricane warning issued for South MS

Hurricane warning issued for South MS

A storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and risky tides, the National Hurricane Center said. T...

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Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

Amid the nearly continuous disruption, Texas Republican John Cornyn said it was "the first confirmation hearing for a Supreme Court justice I've seen basically according to mob rule". The presid...

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