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Collaboration have spotted 13 new fast radio bursts (FRB ) - powerful radio flashes probably arriving from far outside the Milky Way, with mysterious origins that continue to be a matter of debate. The CHIME telescope in Canada . That FRB was discovered by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 2015. None of these theories can really be tested yet because there's been one problem with studying fast radio bursts: majority are one-and-done, detected and then gone in an instant.
  • Bright light spotted over California likely was a meteor, weather service says

    Bright light spotted over California likely was a meteor, weather service says

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    But controllers called the attempt off about 10 minutes before the planned launch, after noticing an issue with the rocket. "I was thinking it was a jet or something", Kira Bulger of Oakland told local CBS affiliate station KPIX 5. The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday. The meteor was caught on dash cams, quickly falling, nearly vertically, and leaving behind a bright trail, which shone high in the sky.
  • Kansas native pilots Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane into space

    Kansas native pilots Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane into space

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    Richard Branson center celebrates with pilots Rick "CJ" Sturckow (L), and Mark "Forger" Stucky (R), after Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on December 13, 2018. The space plane was piloted by two expert pilots, Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow, both of whom will be awarded with FAA Commercial Astronaut Wings in a ceremony early next year.
  • What's Next for NASA's Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space?

    What's Next for NASA's Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space?

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    NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars. On Dec. 10, 2018, NASA announced that Voyager 2 had joined Voyager 1 in interstellar space. "We have an instrument which measures the wind coming from the sun, and we saw in fact that there was no longer any measurable solar wind", Edward Stone, the Voyager mission's project scientist, said in a video released Monday.
  • Geminids Meteor Shower: the best places to watch from the United Kingdom tonight

    Geminids Meteor Shower: the best places to watch from the United Kingdom tonight

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    The Geminid meteor shower is set to peak Thursday night into Friday morning and people all over the world were getting ready to see the last big meteor shower of 2018. First discovered via satellite data 35 years ago, an asteroid called " 3200 Phaethon " is responsible for bringing the spectacular Geminids meteor showers to Earth's atmosphere each December.
  • SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

    SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

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    SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said that the team will use the telemetry from the first-stage booster to find out the reason behind the failed landing. This mission is NASA's 16th mission of SpaceX, which is part of a long-term contract to deliver supplies in space. The Dragon spacecraft, carrying almost 3 tons of science and supplies, is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Saturday.
  • SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

    SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

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    Falcon 9 B1050 seen shortly before a grid fin lost control, throwing the rocket into a near-uncontrollable spin. Now, SpaceX head honcho Elon Musk has shared some clearer video of what, exactly, happened and what went wrong on the Falcon's journey back to Earth.
  • Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches three astronauts to ISS

    Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launches three astronauts to ISS

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    Ahead of Monday's launch a Russian Orthodox priest blessed the spaceship on its launchpad, in accordance with tradition, while the crew spoke calmly of the dangers involved. "Space is changing so quickly and my hope is Canada's as much a participant as it has ever been in global programs moving forward", she said. The launch comes less than two months after a booster failure forced a Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and USA astronaut Nick Hague to make an ...
  • NASA selects 9 USA companies to make lunar robotic payloads

    NASA selects 9 USA companies to make lunar robotic payloads

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    That will depend on the success of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program . Firefly Aerospace designs, manufactures and operates launch vehicles for the small satellite and Draper works to provide payload operations guidance systems for the lunar lander.
  • Watch NASA Attempt to Land a Spacecraft on Mars

    Watch NASA Attempt to Land a Spacecraft on Mars

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    If all goes as hoped, NASA will catch word of a safe landing thanks to two briefcase-size spacecraft that launched with InSight, together called Mars Cube One ( MarCO ). Up to now, the success rate at the red planet was only 40 percent, counting every attempted flyby, orbital flight and landing by the U.S., Russian Federation and other countries since 1960.
  • New Report Reignites Climate Change Debate Within US Gov't

    New Report Reignites Climate Change Debate Within US Gov't

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    Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars annually by century's end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major USA government report warned on Friday. The National Academy of Sciences reviewed the report, and one of the members said this: "We have wasted 15 years of response time". Outside scientists and officials from 13 federal agencies wrote the report, which was released on the afternoon following ...
  • Enbridge issues response to PG pipeline rupture

    Enbridge issues response to PG pipeline rupture

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    National Energy Board spokesman Tom Neufeld said the fire was along Enbridge's Westcoast main line, which falls under the board's jurisdiction. So far no injuries have been reported. 'Thank you for all your concern, we are all okay, we are staying at a hotel tonight, the community is evacuated, everyone is accounted for and okay too.
  • India will be worst affected, says United Nations climate report

    India will be worst affected, says United Nations climate report

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    The IPCC has come out with a special report on global warming that said limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius will require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. Jones' has continued to harp that insurers must act soon, despite indications in past reports that the real effects of climate change are a ways off.
  • A Technology to Reverse Climate Change

    A Technology to Reverse Climate Change

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    When countries signed the Paris agreement , the consequences of a 1.5-degree temperature rise weren't very clear, IPCC chair Hoesung Lee said at a press conference . Fellow author Valerie Masson-Delmotte said: " The report shows that we are at a crossroads". We are already ahead of those targets and are toughening up those targets.
  • "Michael" Could be in Our Forecast by End of Week

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    That may seem like a long name. Forecasters say a tropical depression in the Caribbean could strengthen over the next several days and become a hurricane by midweek. Later today, I will receive a full update and briefing on the forecast and potential impacts of the storm from federal, state and local emergency management officials.