• China lands probe on far side of moon
China lands probe on far side of moon

The United States is the only other country that has carried out moon landings. Although the dark side of the moon isn't always technically dark, it is largely unknown to scientists, and its composition is different than that on its near side.

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  • Ultima Thule is first contact binary to be explored by a spacecraft
Ultima Thule is first contact binary to be explored by a spacecraft

Principal Investigator Alan Stern paid tribute to the skill of his team in acquiring the image as New Horizons flew past the object at 3500km at closest approach. "These are the only remaining basic building blocks". At left is an enhanced colour image taken by the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), produced by combining the near infr...

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  • Cosmonauts Turn Forensic Detectives to Solve Mystery of Space Station 'Drill Hole'
Cosmonauts Turn Forensic Detectives to Solve Mystery of Space Station 'Drill Hole'

That section of the capsule will be jettisoned as usual before re-entry, and so poses no risk for descent. The hole, which had apparently be hastily patched before the Soyuz launched from Earth, eventually broke open and began leaking air out into space, at which point the space station's system detected it.

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  • Heads up! Geminid meteor shower peaks this week
Heads up! Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

If you don't catch this particular meteor shower Thursday night, you might have to wait a year until it returns. Bundle up and watch one of the best meteor showers before the year ends. Friday. The cosmic debris that causes the Geminids comes from a odd object called 3200 Phaethon, which is named after a son of the ancient Greek god Helios.

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  • China prepares to go for the far aspect of the Moon
China prepares to go for the far aspect of the Moon

A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from China's Sichuan province early on December 8, carrying a rover destined to land on the far side of the moon . In 2013 China became just the third country, after the US and the then-Soviet Union, to successfully "soft land" on the Moon when its Chang'e 3 lander reached the lunar surface.

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  • After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday
After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday

Moreover, when the rocket successfully landed on the court - delivering the ongoing mission of the SSO-A SmallSat Express more than 60 satellites from 35 partners to orbit - SpaceX experts also noted that the missile does not require any lengthy and complicated fix work, thereby indicating that subsequent start will be made, apparently, without a...

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  • Rising CO2 emissions a 'big worry', says leading scientist
Rising CO2 emissions a 'big worry', says leading scientist

Frank Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji and president of last year's Cop climate talks, said nations must act now to stave off disaster. An article published on Thursday in Environmental Research Letters said carbon dioxide emissions from human activities were expected to grow 2.7 per cent in 2018, following growth of 1.6 per cent in 2017.

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  • NASA Scientists Have Revealed The Inspiration Behind Their Viral Handshake
NASA Scientists Have Revealed The Inspiration Behind Their Viral Handshake

InSight's first photo of Mars shows dust speckled on the transparent dust cover that was over the camera. The three-legged InSight settled on the western side of Elysium Planitia, the plain that NASA was aiming for. It's possible that humans may make their way up to Mars at some point. Those spacecrafts generally go in a north-south orbit, so w...

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  • Musk showed a video of the high-speed tunnel under Los Angeles
Musk showed a video of the high-speed tunnel under Los Angeles

To which Musk instantly replied that he would love to be in India. "So I think it's important to do that to show that, you know, electric is the best architecture". He had also signalled then that the company's Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja will have the final say on when Tesla should be in India. India lost a good deal a year ago when T...

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  • WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970
WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970

It is stated in the report of the world wildlife Fund (WWF). "Exploding" levels of human consumption are driving the affect on nature , with over- exploitation of natural resources such as over-fishing, cutting down forests to grow crops such as soy and palm oil and the use of pesticides in agriculture.

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  • Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land
Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

Additional strengthening is possible as well due to the warm waters and low wind shear directly above the storm. TS Oscar was said to be about 927 miles east south east of Bermuda at midnight. Oscar is a Category 1 storm but the NHC said it could get stronger. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Forecasters said Oscar is expe...

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  • NASA Photographed a Rectangular Iceberg Floating off Antarctica
NASA Photographed a Rectangular Iceberg Floating off Antarctica

But alien conspiracy fans will be disappointed to learn that it's a naturally occurring phenomenon. The image was captured as part of NASA's Operation IceBridge mission to image Earth's polar regions. NASA is apparently happy to oblige , and has now directed fans to a Flickr page that features more of the unusual iceberg as well as other ...

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  • All tapped out? Global warming could impact world beer supply
All tapped out? Global warming could impact world beer supply

In more optimistic scenarios, where emissions are brought under control and warming is kept at a manageable level (what climate scientists refer to as RCP2.6 ), droughts and heatwaves might occur together in about 4% of the years. Under the hottest scenario, China will suffer the most shortages this century, followed by the United States, Germany,...

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  • NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure
NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure

Astronomers are aiming to prolong Hubble's life, but losing another gyroscope makes life hard. The James Webb Space Telescope , Hubble's powerful successor (at least, in the infrared regime), is now set to launch in 2021. Bottom line: The Hubble Space Telescope has been in safe mode since last Friday evening, following the failure of one of ...

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  • Astronomers may have discovered the first moon outside Earth's Solar System
Astronomers may have discovered the first moon outside Earth's Solar System

Scientists claim they have discovered the first moon outside our solar system . "It's big and weird by solar system standards", Columbia University astronomy professor David Kipping said of the moon , known as an exomoon because it is outside our solar system.

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  • Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize
Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

Most notably in 1987, Ashkin used the novel tweezers to capture living bacteria without causing harm to them resulting in the tools being widely used in the machinery of life experimentation. The magazine Nature reported this weekend that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences would explicitly call on future nominators to consider gender, geography ...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk Revives
Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

Miller said. Tropical Storm Kirk is on a path to dump heavy rains that could bring unsafe flooding to the eastern Caribbean, forecasters said. Storms located to the east and northeast of the center of the regenerating tropical storm had rainfall at a rate of over 69 mm (2.7 inches) per hour.

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  • Fears for disorientated and lost Beluga as it heads BACK to London
Fears for disorientated and lost Beluga as it heads BACK to London

Yes, a beluga whale was spotted splashing around in Britain's River Thames, and Brits can't quite believe it. The RSPCA said: "We are working with other agencies to monitor the situation and ready to provide appropriate assistance if requested", it said.

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  • Red Cross holds disaster response training
Red Cross holds disaster response training

With the devastation Florence has caused in the Carolinas, mostly as a result of unprecedented flooding, the Red Cross is there right now to help. Apple has five stores in North Carolina in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and Raleigh with two stores in SC in Charleston and Greenville. Apple has made several donations to the American Red Cro...

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  • Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk
Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk

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, whose net worth is $2.3 billion, is the founder and CEO of Japan's largest e-commerce company Start Today Co.

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  • Hurricane Florence maintains strength as it nears coast
Hurricane Florence maintains strength as it nears coast

The Little River, the Cape Fear, the Lumber, the Neuse, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee were all projected to rise over their banks, flooding cities and towns. Part of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina , is inundated by water from the swollen Cape Fear River. North Carolina's secretary of transportation, Jim Trogdon, says it's even worse than wha...

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  • ICESat-2: Tracking Earth’s Ice with Unparalleled Detail
ICESat-2: Tracking Earth’s Ice with Unparalleled Detail

The rocket has launched more than 150 times with a success rate of 98.7 per cent, according to NASA . Delta 2 rockets have launched scores of satellite telephone relay stations, seven Mars missions - including the Pathfinder, Spirit and Opportunity rovers - numerous NASA astronomy missions, Earth observation satellites and commercial payloads.

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  • Hurricane Florence Leaves At Least Five Dead, Carolinas Drenched
Hurricane Florence Leaves At Least Five Dead, Carolinas Drenched

It's believed he died after he was blown down while going outside to check on his dogs. "The sun rose this morning on an extremely risky situation and it's getting worse", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said, and called Florence a "thousand-year rain event".

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  • 'Monster' Florence to pummel U.S. southeast
'Monster' Florence to pummel U.S. southeast

Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, "is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday night" and has triggered a hurricane watch for all of North Carolina and part of SC, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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  • Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast
Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast

The storm was once a powerful Category 4 storm but became a slow-moving Category 1 storm when it made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, on Friday. Forecasters said conditions will deteriorate as the storm pushes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and makes its way slowly inland.

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