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NASA's InSight, the first mission to study the deep interior of Mars, blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California on May 5. Even then, engineers will not hear about the experience of InSight during landing until approximately eight minutes after.
  • Trump sets social media in Finland ablaze with forest remarks

    Trump sets social media in Finland ablaze with forest remarks

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    The Camp and Woolsey fires are around 55% and 88% contained, respectively. "And they're raking them - they're on fire", Trump said . Rain is forecast for the area this week, potentially helping douse the flames, but raising the risk of floods and mudslides that will swell the misery of 46,000 people under evacuation orders.
  • Scientists have discovered a cold planet near the Sun

    Scientists have discovered a cold planet near the Sun

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    The team's results appear online in the November 14, 2018 issue of the journal Nature . We followed Barnard's star for 16 long years at Keck, amassing some 260 radial velocities of Barnard's star by 2013. Follow-up observations of the newly discovered exoplanet are now underway. Despite this, the exoplanet receives only two percent of the energy that our planet gets from the Sun: this difference is due to the fact that Barnard's star (like Proxima Centauri) is a red dwarf (in comparison ...
  • SpaceX One Launch Away From

    SpaceX One Launch Away From "Most Launches In A Year" Record

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    ET, and the booster landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after. A proud staple of the SpaceX team as the satellite moved towards its intended destination, the 15-story booster stage made its way back down to earth with its aerodynamic fins as three of the rocket engines ignited to slow down the stage's re-entry.
  • Experimental Chinese fusion reactor achieves temperatures of 100 million C

    Experimental Chinese fusion reactor achieves temperatures of 100 million C

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    Now, researchers at China's Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences have apparently developed an Earth-based Sun simulator capable of producing a temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius. As EAST has a similar design to ITER but on a far smaller scale, it is likely to be an important testing device during the development of ITER, according to China's Institute of Plasma Physics .
  • Cold ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star

    Cold ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star

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    Artist's impression of the surface of the candidate planet orbiting Barnard's star . Shining 16 times too faintly to see with the unaided eye, Barnard's Star is an ancient red dwarf - significantly older than the Sun. Graphic representation of the relative distances to the nearest stars from the Sun. Redoubling their efforts, Vogt's team added 45 more radial velocity measurements from the newly commissioned Automated Planet Finder (APF) telescope at UC's Lick Observatory, 39 velocities ...
  • California-based startup Rocket Lab launches first commercial mission

    California-based startup Rocket Lab launches first commercial mission

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    And the news on this front is good. Under this Motto, which alludes to a Song from the American Comedy series "Flight of the Conchords", has shot up the company Rocket Lab is the first commercial cargo rocket in Orbit. The first test launch in May 2017 failed to reach orbit. Rocket Labs' engineers have since redesigned the part. But he also puts it down partly to process.
  • Celebrities and firefighters hit out at 'reckless' Trump wildfire tweet

    Celebrities and firefighters hit out at 'reckless' Trump wildfire tweet

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    In Northern California , the Camp Fire has caused at least 23 deaths and burned through 109,000 acres since Thursday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection incident website Sunday morning. Officials say the blaze is only five percent contained. Bunny World Foundation founder Lejla Hadzimuratovic said the phone at her Los Angeles-based rabbit rescue group was ringing nonstop with calls about domestic rabbits being dumped by residents fleeing their homes.
  • Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction

    Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction

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    Environmental groups had sued TransCanada and the U.S. Department of State in federal court in Great Falls. The same environmental analysis that the department carried out before denying the permit in 2015 was ignored when the department turned around a year ago and approved it, the judge argued.
  • Harvard astronomers: Mysterious object possibly alien spacecraft

    Harvard astronomers: Mysterious object possibly alien spacecraft

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    Loeb calculated that for it to be a random object following a random orbit, there would have to be 100 million times more of its type hanging around in the solar system. Yesterday, a number of astronomers criticized Loeb's conclusions, particularly the lack of direct evidence pointing to alien influence. In any case, said Loeb, the fact that we saw one interstellar object, suggests that there may be others - and astronomers have to start their search.
  • Smog Envelops Delhi 2 Days Before Diwali, Air Quality May Worsen

    Smog Envelops Delhi 2 Days Before Diwali, Air Quality May Worsen

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    Earlier, the air quality was on the brink of slipping into severe category. A woman walks along the road on a smoggy morning in Delhi. Air quality in the city worsens every year in November and December as farmers in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana burn crop stubble to clear their fields.
  • Brazil Elects 'Proud Homophobe' Jair Bolsonaro As President

    Brazil Elects 'Proud Homophobe' Jair Bolsonaro As President

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Jair Bolsonaro on his emergence as Brazil's new President. His brash style and harsh statements have led many to compare him to the United States president, referring to him as "Trump of the tropics" or "Brazil's Donald Trump ".
  • NASA Kepler spacecraft dies after nine years of planet hunting

    NASA Kepler spacecraft dies after nine years of planet hunting

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    Kepler was created to survey more than 100,000 stars in our galaxy to determine the number of sun-like stars that have Earth-size and larger planets, including those that lie in a star's 'habitable zone, ' a region where liquid water, and perhaps life, could exist.
  • For 50 years, the population of Earth was reduced by 60% - WWF

    For 50 years, the population of Earth was reduced by 60% - WWF

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    Globally, nature provides services worth approximately $125 trillion annually and helps ensure the supply of fresh air, clean water , food, energy or medicine. In terms of where has been hit hardest, South and Central America have seen an 89pc drop in vertebrate populations due to the wiping out of areas as large as many capital cities every few months.
  • Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

    Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

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    The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 895 miles (1,440 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving southwest at 15 mph (24 kph). It will weaken and become a powerful extratropical low over the north-central Atlantic by late Wednesday, forecasters said. If the forecast holds, Oscar would be the 8th Atlantic hurricane of 2018.
  • Air quality turns ‘very poor’ as haze hits city

    Air quality turns ‘very poor’ as haze hits city

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    The CPCB has warned that wind may move northerly and north-westerly during Diwali that may lead to further deterioration in Delhi's air quality . The PM 2.5 - the pollutants with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres - level was recorded at 225, the highest this season.