• Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable
Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable

A larger variant of the lander, now in development , can land an ascent vehicle which will allow the company to send humans to the moon and bring them back by 2024. Blue Origin will test fire the BE-7 rocket engine for the first time later this summer. And Blue origin aims to do the same, with a massive heavy-lift rocket called New Glenn (na...

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  • Astronomers Assemble View of Evolving Universe
Astronomers Assemble View of Evolving Universe

The farthest galaxies shown by the zoomed in images are 1 in 10 billionth the brightness of what the human eye can see without a telescope, and were created 13.3 billion years ago. Astronomers on Thursday published a remarkable new picture of the deep universe. The subsequent Hubble Ultra Deep Field from 2004 revealed almost 10,000 galaxies ...

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  • Dragon spacecraft put into orbit - SpaceX
Dragon spacecraft put into orbit - SpaceX

The Crew Dragon had been scheduled to carry U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the space station in a test mission in July, although April's accident, as well as some vehicle design hitches, are likely to push that launch to later in the year or into 2020.

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  • SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident
SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

The 45th Space Wing of the firm and the US Air Force have confirmed to Florida Today that a Crew Dragon capsule experienced an " anomaly " during a static test fire that was conducted at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX released a statement confirming the malfunction. Boeing's schedule already reflects delays from a test stand failure previous year of th...

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  • Tornado damage in Alabama: Latest storm photos, videos
Tornado damage in Alabama: Latest storm photos, videos

In North Texas, The Dallas Morning News reported hail, ranging from pea-sized to baseball-sized, falling throughout the region. As a result of the storm organizers for the Masters golf tournament at Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club moved up tee times Sunday.

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  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Carries Out 1st Commercial Mission
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Carries Out 1st Commercial Mission

The Falcon Heavy's two side boosters landed at SpaceX's Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the Falcon Heavy's center core landed on the " Of Course I Still Love You " droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Beresheet heads for historic lunar landing
Beresheet heads for historic lunar landing

But that could be about to change, as a washing-machine-sized, privately funded Israeli spacecraft approaches the moon. "I am sorry to say that our spacecraft did not make it in one piece to the moon", said Opher Doron, the manager of Israel Aerospace Industries' Space Division.

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  • Remarkable image of black hole released in astrophysics breakthrough
Remarkable image of black hole released in astrophysics breakthrough

Eight radio telescopes around the world have been pointed at two of the cosmic behemoths, one at the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and another almost 54 million light years away. "It's a dream come true, on many levels", Ozel said. The light you see here is what's called the accretion disk. More than 13 billion years after they form...

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  • Space agencies paying volunteers $19,000 to lay in bed for 60 days
Space agencies paying volunteers $19,000 to lay in bed for 60 days

According to Leticia Vega, Associate Chief Scientist for International Collaborations for NASA's Human Research Program, the restrictions placed on the volunteers produce effects that are "similar to what astronauts experience in space", which can then be combined with what's known from studying humans in the weightless environment aboard ISS.

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  • NASA Scraps All-Women Spacewalk for Lack of Well-Fitting Suits
NASA Scraps All-Women Spacewalk for Lack of Well-Fitting Suits

There is expected to be plenty of time to configure a suit with a medium-size hard upper torso for the April 8 spacewalk, which is about two weeks away. Soon after NASA astronaut Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan took the title as the first American women to undertake an extra-vehicular task during Space Shuttle Challenger mission.

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  • NASA mission reveals asteroid has big surprises
NASA mission reveals asteroid has big surprises

Inching closer to the planetoid for more than two years, the ship on December 31 entered into orbit around the asteroid , making it the smallest object ever to be circled by a spacecraft. The OSIRIS-REx team determined the particles do not pose a threat to the spacecraft or the mission. The team continues to analyze the particle plumes and their...

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  • 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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