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However, for those who couldn't get enough of February's "super snow moon" or January's "super blood wolf moon" eclipse , the " super worm moon " will be the last opportunity for a while to see a supermoon . It's also the first supermoon in almost 20 years to fall near the spring equinox. In fact, it can appear as much as 30 percent brighter than normal.
  • Eyes in the sky: Weekend meteor shower on

    Eyes in the sky: Weekend meteor shower on

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    According to Sky & Telescope, the Geminids are set to peak at 7:30 a.m. EST (1130 GMT) on December 14, when Earth plunges through the thickest part of the trail of dust and debris left behind by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon as it orbits the sun.
  • China launches mission to explore dark side of the moon

    China launches mission to explore dark side of the moon

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    To land an improved (lighter) model "Chang'e-4" on the moon should at the beginning of 2019, reports TASS. The Moon's far side is also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth and remains comparatively unknown, with a different composition from sites on the near side, where previous missions have landed.
  • SpaceX Looks to Launch Supply Mission to International Space Station

    SpaceX Looks to Launch Supply Mission to International Space Station

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    Elon Musk tweeted 'Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea'. The us space Agency NASA on the day (from 4 to 5 December) was postponed sending the Dragon with food supplies for the global space station. Some 5,600 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of food, experiments and other gear is packed onto the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, which will blast off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • India 4th highest emitter of CO2

    India 4th highest emitter of CO2

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    The rest of the world contributed 41 per cent a year ago, it said. Emissions from the USA, the second-biggest emitter, were likely to reach 5.4 billion tonnes, a rise of 2.5 per cent from previous year. Reilly, who wasn't part of the study, praised it as impressive. And the dust is still settling from US President Donald Trump's decision to ditch the Paris accord.
  • Mars rover landing prompts 49ers-inspired celebration by NASA employees

    Mars rover landing prompts 49ers-inspired celebration by NASA employees

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    The Timken Company has a manufacturing facility and Samson Rope is headquartered in Ferndale, and both have a history of involvement with space rovers and shuttle missions. On clear days, the panels will provide InSight with between 600 and 700 watts - enough to power the blender on your kitchen counter, NASA said. The spacecraft arrived at Mars after a perilous, supersonic plunge through its red skies that took just six minutes.
  • Earth Has Lost 60 Percent of Its Wildlife Since 1970

    Earth Has Lost 60 Percent of Its Wildlife Since 1970

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    The report uses the term "Great Acceleration" as the unique event we are now experiencing in the 4.5 billion-year history of the planet with exploding human population and economic growth driving unprecedented planetary change through the increased demand for energy, land and water .
  • Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

    Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

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    The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Oscar was expected to continue in a westerly direction overnight, followed by a turn towards the west-northwest by early Monday, with a northwestward motion forecast on Monday afternoon. This system stands a chance to strengthen further into a Category 2 hurricane due to warm water and low wind shear over the Central Atlantic. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-September.
  • Space telescope Hubble has failed

    Space telescope Hubble has failed

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    Hubble is equipped with six gyroscopes, but it's been operating with only three active gyros. Launched aboard the shuttle Discovery in April 1990, Hubble is one of the most scientifically productive spacecraft ever built, generating a steady stream of astronomical discoveries and iconic photos familiar to millions around the world.
  • First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers

    First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers

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    It orbits about 1.8 million miles from its Jupiter-size planet. Thousands of planets have been spotted outside of our solar system over the past few decades, but for the first time, scientists may have discovered a moon . "Furthermore, the size we've calculated for this moon , about the size of Neptune , has hardly been anticipated and so that, too, is a reason to be careful here", said Alex Teachey .
  • Canadian scientist Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

    Canadian scientist Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

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    The beam is shaped to have a narrow waist where there is a strong electric field gradient. The optical tweezers created by Ashkin can manipulate living cells like viruses and bacteria without damaging them. "Millions of eye operations are performed every year with the sharpest of laser beams". "First of all, you have to think it's insane!" When she received the call this morning telling her about the award, as many Laureates in the past have said, she was in disbelief.
  • Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

    Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

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    Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are possible across the islands today as the system passes to the north. Leslie could be reclassified as a subtropical or tropical later Thursday. The system is expected to run into heavy wind shear as it enters the Caribbean Sea, which will likely work to tear it apart.
  • A beluga whale could have swum into the river Thames

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    They are also a social species, so to see one by itself in the Thames is "concerning", Lott said. Belugas live in estuaries, continental shelves and slopes, and deep ocean basins in open water, loose ice, and heavy pack ice. "Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - BELUGA in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort", ecologist Dave Andrews wrote on Twitter. "There have only been around 20 sightings of beluga whales off the United Kingdom coast previously, but these have occurred off Northumberland, ...