• All low earth satellites in reach of ASAT missile: DRDO chief
All low earth satellites in reach of ASAT missile: DRDO chief

On the A-SAT test, Bridenstine had said, "It's unacceptable.That is a bad, awful thing to create an event that sends debris in an apogee that goes above the International Space Station (ISS)". China performed a similar test in 2007, and that test is said to have created almost a third of all debris that NASA is tracking. About 150 scientists wo...

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  • Get ready for the 'super worm equinox moon'
Get ready for the 'super worm equinox moon'

Having three or four supermoons in a year is normal, Sykes said, and having all of them fall in the beginning of the year is just based on the moon's cycle. As long as it's a clear evening, the moon will appear at its biggest and brightest. Equinox is derived from the Latin aequus, which means equal , and nox , the term for night .

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  • Toyota's making a moon rover for Japan
Toyota's making a moon rover for Japan

Toyota is an off-road specialist brand that manufactures and sells more 4x4 vehicles globally than any other auto company, so it was the logical choice for the new moon rover, or should we say "Moon Cruiser". The new agreement is meant to showcase Japanese technological know-how. Safety is a major concern for Toyota, so the automaker will pa...

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  • SpaceX Dragon's final test: Making it to Earth in one piece
SpaceX Dragon's final test: Making it to Earth in one piece

Crew Dragon docked at the ISS on Sunday , 27 hours after blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last Saturday. The goal for SpaceX and others competing in the new space race, such as Boeing with the CST-100 Starliner, is to perform manned missions to outer space for NASA and propel the government agency to spaceflight capabil...

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  • SpaceX rocket launches towards the International Space Station
SpaceX rocket launches towards the International Space Station

Though Demo-1 is astronaut-free, Crew Dragon is carrying one lifeless - but lifelike - passenger, a dummy outfitted with a variety of sensors so scientists can measure the forces exerted on the body during the mission. Though no human crew was on board, locked within the capsule was a flight dummy nicknamed Ripley and an anthropomorphic plushie ...

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  • Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal
Another Democrat Just Made Fun of Ocasio-Cortez's Green Deal

Pelosi also named the nine Democratic members of the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis - and notably left Ocasio-Cortez off the list. Although it is unclear how many of Ocasio-Cortez's fellow Democrats will embrace these specific policy ideas, a number of Democratic presidential hopefuls have endorsed the concept of a Green New Deal, inclu...

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  • Two found dead as waters grip Townsville
Two found dead as waters grip Townsville

The Australian defence forces filled sandbags, deployed amphibious cargo vehicles and helped pluck flashlight-wielding residents from their rooftops Monday, as monsoon rains drenched the northern state of Queensland . "This is unprecedented, we've never seen anything like this before", she said. The town was forced to open the floodgates to the ...

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  • A meteor hit the moon during the lunar eclipse in January
A meteor hit the moon during the lunar eclipse in January

A meteor hit the moon during a lunar eclipse (pictured here from London). Durango-area residents were treated to a rare celestial event Sunday night known as a " super blood wolf moon " lunar eclipse. Further investigation will be necessary to determine the size of the meteoroid and obtain pictures of its impact crater, but for a basis of c...

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  • Total lunar eclipse visible across California
Total lunar eclipse visible across California

The January eclipse stunned space enthusiast around the world as the Super Blood Wolf Moon turned a deep shade of red overnight. The next total lunar eclipse won't be seen in the city until 2022. This process will end at 11:40 p.m., when the Earth's shadow covers the whole of the moon's surface; this is the beginning of "totality.' This w...

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  • Bob Neill Insists Majority Of Conservatives Back Theresa May's Brexit Deal
Bob Neill Insists Majority Of Conservatives Back Theresa May's Brexit Deal

Mrs May on Monday said she was still working to get concessions that would appease rebellious MPs. "So far, nobody has put forward an alternative on all those issues", she said . Conservative MP Dame Caroline Spelman, who helped organise the letter alongside Labour MP Jack Dromey, said a no-deal Brexit would hit the economy and cause job losses.

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  • China lands first probe on the dark side of the moon
China lands first probe on the dark side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft successfully landed on the far side of the moon this morning Beijing time , accomplishing a worldwide first in lunar exploration. This may reinforce the concern of some lunar scientists and spaceflight experts, who warn that if we want to see the Moon developed under Western norms of freedom and openness, then ...

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  • NASA announcement: New Horizons set for historic flyby TOMORROW
NASA announcement: New Horizons set for historic flyby TOMORROW

It could be surrounded by a cloud of dust or gas that scatters its light, preventing New Horizons from seeing a discernible light curve. The first signal back to Earth should come about 10 hours after the flyby , around 9:45 am (1445 GMT).

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  • Spy satellite launch gets scrubbed? Boo! Meteor explodes in California skies? Yay!
Spy satellite launch gets scrubbed? Boo! Meteor explodes in California skies? Yay!

The Delta IV Rocket launch which was scrubbed was to be launched by United Launch Alliance (ULA) a joint-venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing - they may attempt the launch again tomorrow evening. The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday. "A very bright meteor that fell through the atmosphere, and it took place shortly after sunset so that th...

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  • How to Watch The Green Fireballs of The Geminid Meteor Shower
How to Watch The Green Fireballs of The Geminid Meteor Shower

Here's one great option: the Dubai Astronomy Group will be holding a special public event on Friday evening at Al Qudra lakes from 10pm until 4am. Don't keep staring at your smartphone so that when the meteor shower is visible you'll be able to enjoy it.

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  • NASA Reveal 9 Companies Contacted For Moon Landing Bids
NASA Reveal 9 Companies Contacted For Moon Landing Bids

In Paris, the French space agency CERN said everything seems fine for the moment, and that it is up to NASA to communicate with the SEIS quake-sensing instrument. "That foil collected material from the sun and provided the best measurements of the sun we had for the next 25 years". "Without it, we're not going to have a safe, reliable, and af...

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  • Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon
Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon

Astrobotic Technology is a Pittsburgh-based company. "When we go to the moon, we want to be one customer of many customers in a robust marketplace between the Earth and the moon". "It's a big experiment", Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen said. "They haven't done spacecraft so this is a bit of a new departure for them", McDowe...

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  • Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'
Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

Trump's White House, on the other hand, is dismissing the report saying that it is based on the most extreme scenarios for climate change . "This assessment is the most enduring and authoritative statement of the science on climate change impacts on our nation, but true to form, the Trump Administration is trying to bury this years-in-the-m...

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  • NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days
NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

Attendees will have the chance to have live conversations with scientists from Nasa about the landing and the wider mission. The USD 2.5 billion rover - a joint project of the European Space Agency and NASA - is set to launch in July 2020, and land in February 2021.

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  • See video from the Russian rocket that failed with NASA astronaut aboard
See video from the Russian rocket that failed with NASA astronaut aboard

Roscosmos has said a faulty sensor caused the failure and believes Soyuz rockets will resume launching in December (when the current three-person space station crew must return to Earth). A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying two people failed mid-flight on October 12. The rocket producer will also take apart two other rockets which have been rec...

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  • Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land
Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl in the Atlantic, but does not pose a threat to land. The storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour. As of 10 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered some 660 miles southeast of Bermuda and 645 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west at 16 mph.

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  • Researchers Discover Microplastics in 100 Percent of People Studied
Researchers Discover Microplastics in 100 Percent of People Studied

In animal studies , the highest plastic concentrations have been found in the gut, but the smallest microplastic particles can enter the bloodstream, lymphatic system and may even reach the liver, Schwabl added. His concerns were echoed by Mark Browne, an expert on microplastics at the University of New South Wales, Australia, who said the...

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  • 'That was a quick flight': Crew of failed rocket keeps cool
'That was a quick flight': Crew of failed rocket keeps cool

Both the USA space agency NASA and Russia's Roscosmos reported that the two were quickly recovered from the landing area by rescue crews. "Teams are working with our Russian partners to obtain more information about the issue with the booster from today's launch", the agency said .

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  • Mexico Beach, FL is unrecognizable after Hurricane Michael
Mexico Beach, FL is unrecognizable after Hurricane Michael

It was downgraded to a tropical storm at midnight on Wednesday. According to reports, Hurricane Michael has left behind a trail of massive destruction even as the death toll has gone up to 17 from what is being described as 'one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the United States mainland'.

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  • 'My God, it's scary' - jaw-dropping hurricane slams into Florida coast
'My God, it's scary' - jaw-dropping hurricane slams into Florida coast

Where did the storm make landfall? Hurricane Michael , the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the US mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds , towering surf and torrential rains.

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  • Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm strengthens to category two
Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm strengthens to category two

Florida officials said roughly 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast had been urged or ordered to evacuate. Mr Rick Scott told a news conference on Tuesday: " Hurricane Michael is a monster storm and it keeps getting more risky".

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