• China lunar probe sheds light on 'dark' side of the moon
China lunar probe sheds light on 'dark' side of the moon

Landing on the far side means that the Moon will separate the spacecraft from Earth, making it impossible for the probe to communicate directly with our planet. Chinese space experts chose the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin as the landing site for Chang'e-4, amid rugged, high mountains and lofty hills.

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  • New Horizons Spaceship Encounters Ultima Thule, the World Awaits Historic Photo
New Horizons Spaceship Encounters Ultima Thule, the World Awaits Historic Photo

As revellers watched fireworks exploding in the night sky, billions of kilometres beyond the spectacle, NASA's New Horizons probe quietly notched up another fantastic first - making its closest approach to the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft.

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  • Rain, snow continue to wreak havoc on holiday travel
Rain, snow continue to wreak havoc on holiday travel

Grand Forks is expected to see another 2-3 inches, while Fosston, Minn. could get 8-12 more inches. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Forecasters posted a blizzard warning for parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota as a major winter storm delivered heavy snow and gusty winds to the region.

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  • Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?
Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

First reports of the sighting came in shortly after 5:30 p.m. Was it a rocket launch, a fireball, or maybe even the work of aliens? A day after scrubbing the launch of a classified satellite out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, the United Launch Alliance delayed it again Thursday, marking the fifth such reschedule in less than two weeks.

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  • Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week

The Geminids meteor shower , the brightest shower of the year, will peak this evening. The visible period of the shower is from December 4-December 17 but they are most active from December 13-14. But if you live in a big city, you'll want to plan a road trip to get away from those lights. When observing the sky in search of meteors, viewers sho...

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  • Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space
Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space

Of course, as Voyager 2 pulls farther away, that time will only increase eventually to a point where it will be no longer possible with its radioactive power source running out. As a comparison, Pluto 's average distance from the sun is "only" 40 AU! "This is what we've all been waiting for", Suzanne Dodd , NASA's Voyager project manager, sai...

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  • Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery
Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery

This was SpaceX's sixteenth supply mission to the International Space Station . But the tall portion of the rocket missed its goal of securing an upright landing on solid ground at Cape Canaveral s Landing Zone 1. Ocean platform landings have proven a bit trickier, but SpaceX has managed to stick the landing, whether on land or sea, 32 times in ...

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  • Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose
Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose

If you were a Hawaiian monk seal, you'd have to contend with THIS: getting a god damn EEL stuck in your GOD DAMN NOSE. "Mondays...it might not have been a good one for you but it had to have been better than an eel in your nose", said the post.

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  • NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program
NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program

NASA hopes that others will use these services as space travel becomes an endeavour accessible to private corporations. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that Musk is committed to safety as anybody and he understands that smoking pot publicly was not appropriate.

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  • NASA chief says Elon Musk won't be smoking joints publicly again
NASA chief says Elon Musk won't be smoking joints publicly again

Lockheed Martin , which built the InSight lander that successfully touched down on Mars Monday, said it plans to build a robotic moon lander based on a similar design that could carry a variety of payloads. They include some longtime players in the aerospace industry, like Lockheed Martin, but are mostly newer names with start-up cultures, like P...

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  • Insight Spacecraft Touches Down On Mars
Insight Spacecraft Touches Down On Mars

To reach Mars, InSight cruised 301,223,981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph, while being followed by two cube satellites. - NASA is counting down to a nail-biting touchdown on November 26 , 2018, of the $993 million Mars InSight, the first spacecraft to listen for quakes and study the inner workings of another rocky planet.

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  • Tiny satellites to assist NASA in monitoring InSight’s landing
Tiny satellites to assist NASA in monitoring InSight’s landing

NASA spent the past five years to examine some 60 sites on Mars and decide which one would be the best landing site for its upcoming mission. On the NASA channel-stream from JPL procedures directly without video the landing, but with the audio of all commands and confirmations.

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  • Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released
Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released

The crew - NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin - had their space capsule ejected from the rocket and survived without injury. Roscosmos officials on Wednesday met with their counterparts from NASA to give them a full briefing on the malfunction, Roscosmos director general Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.

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  • NOAA Predicts Warmer Winter for Much of the US
NOAA Predicts Warmer Winter for Much of the US

He said there is a chance El Nino could reach moderate strength and a "blob" of warm water setting up in the Northeast Pacific Ocean could set up a jet stream pattern that maximizes the delivery of cold air into the eastern United States.

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  • Astronauts survive emergency landing after booster fails on Russian rocket
Astronauts survive emergency landing after booster fails on Russian rocket

In August, however, the detection of a minute pressure leak on the International Space Station became the subject of intense media speculation in Russian Federation. "Confirming again that the today's Soyuz MS10 launch did go into a ballistic re-entry mode a little bit after its launch ", Dean said during live television commentary.

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  • Georgia girl, 11, dies as Michael hurls debris through roof
Georgia girl, 11, dies as Michael hurls debris through roof

Torrential rains are battering the Panhandle city of Apalachicola. The Category 4 hurricane was the fiercest to hit Florida in 80 years when it came ashore on Wednesday, but its strength waned as it pushed into Georgia. Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida's recovery from the...

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  • Russian Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing
Russian Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing

The descent was sharper than usual meaning the crew was subjected to a greater G-force, but they have been prepared for this scenario in training, the commentator said. The head of Roscosmos , Dmitry Rogozin , said a state commission has already been established to study the accident. He said Russian Federation will share all relevant informati...

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  • Spiders build 1,000-foot web shrouding entire lagoon in silk
Spiders build 1,000-foot web shrouding entire lagoon in silk

Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube. After all, these types of spiders are known to build very big nests for their mating season. She explains, "When an animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has ideal conditions to be able to make large populations".

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  • Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas
Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence . A new round of evacuations was ordered in SC as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river...

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  • Hurricane Florence death toll climbs as flooding spreads
Hurricane Florence death toll climbs as flooding spreads

According to NBA.com , Jordan is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund. "I know people are frustrated from having to wait indoors for so long and many people are without power - that has got to be very hard - but even as we speak we are pulling out of floodwa...

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