• Super moon wows around the world
Super moon wows around the world

The last time these two things happened on the same day was March 1981. A super moon doesn't necessarily look bigger to the human eye - except when it looms near the horizon - but it does tend to appear brighter. Unfortunately what we'll be seeing here in the southern hemisphere won't quite be the same as what people in the northern hemisphere will...

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  • Crew from aborted Soyuz capsule set for ISS mission next week
Crew from aborted Soyuz capsule set for ISS mission next week

It is the first time a commercially built spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station . Named after Sigourney Weaver's character in Alien , Ripley will assess and document conditions from within the capsule in preparation for SpaceX's second mission; one which will include NASA astronauts on board, according to SpaceX.

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  • SpaceX craft docks at International Space Station
SpaceX craft docks at International Space Station

Looking on from Kennedy's Launch Control were the two NASA astronauts who will strap in as early as July for the second space demo, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. Docking with the space station put Crew Dragonin striking distance of the orbiting laboratory and the three astronauts now on board the ISS If the spacecraft lost control, it could ...

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  • Crew Dragon docks with ISS
Crew Dragon docks with ISS

If the programme continues to go to plan, SpaceX and NASA plan to send humans back into space from the USA later this year. The docking was carried out autonomously by the Crew Dragon capsule, as the three astronauts on board the International Space Station watched.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Oma Weakening, Swell Keeps Pumping for Gold Coast and More
Tropical Cyclone Oma Weakening, Swell Keeps Pumping for Gold Coast and More

Cyclone Oma was expected to turn west towards Queensland before heading north along the coast but it is now forecast to turn east and head another 200km out to sea before adopting a northerly track. It is unusual, but not unprecedented, for cyclones to track as far south as Oma could eventually go. "A lot of the rainfall through the southeast w...

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  • Wallace's giant bee, world's largest, refound by scientists
Wallace's giant bee, world's largest, refound by scientists

The jaw-dropping giant disappeared for 38 years and scientists and bee lovers were convinced it had gone extinct like so many other insects. Simon Robson , a biologist at the University of Sydney in Australia, told the New York Times that he believes the bees can sting , but the team of researchers hasn't been stung.

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  • Snow supermoon to rise over the Maritimes
Snow supermoon to rise over the Maritimes

The moon is said to be the year's brightest with its peak at 10:53 a.m. ET according to the Old Farmer's Almanac . During the phenomenon, the effects of the moon's gravitational pull on the Earth's oceans are more pronounced. The super snow moon is the second of a trio of super moons 2019 will see. For some viewers, snow will prevent cl...

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  • February's Supermoon could be year's biggest and brightest
February's Supermoon could be year's biggest and brightest

While it won't be at its fullest, you can catch the jaw-dropping sights starting on Sunday, February 17. Native Americans and Europeans gave February the "snow moon" title because it was the month associated with heavy snowfall, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac .

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  • Motz blasts PM and his office for handling of SNC-Lavalin ordeal
Motz blasts PM and his office for handling of SNC-Lavalin ordeal

Wilson-Raybould.At all times, I and those around me acted with integrity and singular focus on the best interests of all Canadians", Butts said . In her resignation letter, she said she has retained the services of lawyer Thomas Cromwell, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, to advise her on "topics that I am legally permitted to dis...

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  • JPL Says RIP To The Mars Rover
JPL Says RIP To The Mars Rover

The extra years that were chalked up by the rover meant that it was able to drive for far greater distances than planned. If you could stand on the surface of Mars right now and gave upon Opportunity , you'd find that its instruments were deployed just days before last contact, ready to do science.

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  • Canada PM surprised minister quit cabinet over ethics accusations
Canada PM surprised minister quit cabinet over ethics accusations

There was at no time a sense that the Prime Minister's Office, somebody on his staff, or anyone made me feel like I had to do something.' What we have is the circumstantial evidence that she was shuffled out, and clearly not happy about it".

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  • Nissan Losing Hope In the UK, Moves X-Trail Production To Japan
Nissan Losing Hope In the UK, Moves X-Trail Production To Japan

However, things have changed since then. Nissan said it took the decision on the X-Trail for business reasons, with continued uncertainty surrounding future UK-European Union relations "not helping". "Our workforce in Sunderland has our full confidence, and will continue to benefit from the investment planned for Juke and Qashqai", de Ficchy said...

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  • Magnetic north is moving quickly causing compasses to show misleading directions
Magnetic north is moving quickly causing compasses to show misleading directions

Our Magnetic North Pole is now in a phase of quick shifting; more specifically, it's shifting away from Canada and toward Siberia. The early update was initially scheduled to be released at the beginning of the January, but the government shutdown forced a delay .

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  • Hubble Captures Stunning New Dwarf Galaxy Close to the Milky Way
Hubble Captures Stunning New Dwarf Galaxy Close to the Milky Way

In the outer fringes of the observed area, a compact collection of stars was visible. The newly discovered star system, called Bedin 1, in recognition of the scientist's emerging part in its invention, looks weeny and weak even under the powerful Hubble magnification.

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  • Forecast: Snow, wintry mix to bring unsafe driving conditions Tuesday
Forecast: Snow, wintry mix to bring unsafe driving conditions Tuesday

A band of rain moving across the country on Tuesday afternoon and evening is expected to turn to snow as it bumps into cold air. "Some of the coldest air in decades will pour in across the Northern Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes with windchills in the -40 to -50 degree range and air temperatures below zero for several days", said Fox News Mete...

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  • Here's when to see the Super Blood Moon Eclipse on Monday
Here's when to see the Super Blood Moon Eclipse on Monday

Observers will see the moon appear to be progressively "swallowed up" starting from the lower left". The eclipse will be visible in North and South America, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and the French and Spanish coasts.

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  • The 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be visible over Orlando this weekend
The 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be visible over Orlando this weekend

A "super" moon occurs when the moon is especially close to earth, while a "wolf moon " is the traditional name for the full moon of January, when the howling of wolves was a sound that helped define winter, according to The Farmers Almanac.

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  • Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists
Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists

The discovery was announced Monday at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle. " It's the coolest small planet that we know of around a star this bright ", said Diana Dragomir, a postdoctoral researcher in the Massachusetts Institute for Technology's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.

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  • Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' drives on far side of the moon
Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' drives on far side of the moon

While China is the first to land a spacecraft on the far side, there have been plenty of detailed photographs taken by orbiting spacecraft. "This giant leap is a decisive move for our exploration of space and the conquering of the universe".

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  • Most distant celestial object explored looks like snowman
Most distant celestial object explored looks like snowman

Ultima Thule was once two separate space rocks that joined together, known as a contact binary . Composite of two images (left) taken by New Horizons' high-resolution Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and an artist's impression (right) of Ultima Thule's appearance.

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  • NASA discovers Saturn is losing its rings
NASA discovers Saturn is losing its rings

Saturn could be losing its iconic rings as an Olympic swimming pool amount of water drains from them every half an hour. Saturn's rings are dissolving faster than scientists expected, according to the study, and they could be gone in 100 million to 300 million years-a cosmological blink of the eye.

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  • Looking Up: Dim comet to pass bright star near Christmas
Looking Up: Dim comet to pass bright star near Christmas

Though Comet 46P/Wirtanen - the so-called Christmas comet - is not yet obvious to the naked eye in most places, it may already be visible under a clear sky located far from city lights. Astronomer Joseph Rao said it would be possible to see it, but the comet will be very hard to spot. Wirtanen discovered five comets and three asteroids during his...

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  • China launches Chang'e-4 probe to shed light on moon's dark side
China launches Chang'e-4 probe to shed light on moon's dark side

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe mission blasted off on a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China in the pre-dawn hours on Saturday, according to the official Xinhua news agency . The 140 kg Chang'e-4 rover. The mission will explore the composition of the Moon's largest impact crater, called the Von Kármán crater, w...

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  • Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing fail in style
Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing fail in style

The Dragon spacecraft used by NASA and SpaceX to send the supplies to the station is expected to arrive there Saturday. That includes Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A in May ( Bangabandhu-1 ); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 in August ( Merah Putih ); and now Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg.

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  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions See Largest Jump in 7 Years: Global Carbon Project
Carbon Dioxide Emissions See Largest Jump in 7 Years: Global Carbon Project

G20 leaders on Saturday agreed a final communique after their summit in Buenos Aires, declaring that the Paris Agreement was "irreversible". These findings come from the 2018 Global Carbon Budget (GCB), published on Wednesday by the Global Carbon Project in the journals Nature, Environmental Research Letters and Earth System Science Data.

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  • SpaceX launches rocket carrying 64 satellites
SpaceX launches rocket carrying 64 satellites

Before landing, however, the booster helped deliver 64 small satellites to orbit for a variety of companies. After the launch, the Falcon 9's first-stage booster returned to earth as planned, landing on a ship off the coast of southern California , according to a live video of the flight.

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  • NASA probe sends around 200000 Chinese names to Mars
NASA probe sends around 200000 Chinese names to Mars

This is the eighth successful Mars landing. In a NASA video , Brooke said that they saw 49ers teammates Marquise Goodwin and Kendrick Bourne do that elaborate celebration after Goodwin scored a touchdown against the Chiefs in September.

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  • Pollution Spikes After Diwali: Fireworks Order Backfires?
Pollution Spikes After Diwali: Fireworks Order Backfires?

In a crowded Delhi and new Delhi air pollution periodically increases to hazardous level. Delhiites continued to burst firecrackers on Diwali long after the 10 p.m. During non-Diwali days, out of the seven stations where air quality is monitored, only City Railway Station in the heart of the city recorded "moderate" air quality of 117...

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  • Prost, ganbei, cheers: Climate change means less beer
Prost, ganbei, cheers: Climate change means less beer

The key question was obvious and direct: How much more will we pay for a pint of beer? Beer is the alcoholic beverage most consumed on the planet, but it may well be that by some time, this beverage became a luxury product . One factor to consider is that barley is mostly used to feed livestock , and beer is ultimately more dispensable than ...

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  • Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says
Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says

Once Virgin Galactic successfully establish its commercial trips to space, Branson plans to reduce the price of the ticket to around $40,000 United States dollars in the next ten years or so. This was a positive step forward after Virgin Galactic's 2014 fatal crash that killed test pilot Michael Alsbury and injured pilot Peter Siebold. Once r...

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