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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft to Touch the Surface of Asteroid Bennu

Indeed, OSIRIS-REx isn't even in orbit around the 1,650-foot-wide (500 meters) Bennu yet; it's now flying alongside the asteroid, just beginni...

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Weekend storms set IL record: 23 December tornadoes

If most are confirmed as tornadoes, Miller said that would be the most tornadoes in IL in a December storm since Dec. 18-19, 1957, when there we...

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UN Chief: Climate Change Is The 'Most Important Issue We Face'

During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening in Katowice, Poland on Monday, he told over 150 world leaders gathered for cli...

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The International Space Station Welcomes Its New Residents

Astronauts Anne McClain from American space agency Nasa , David Saint-Jacques from the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Rus...

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Astronauts Head to Int's Space Station

It was the first manned launch for the Soviet-era Soyuz since 11 October, when a rocket carrying Russia's Aleksey Ovchinin and United States ast...

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NASA spacecraft to land on Bennu asteroid

McMahon explained that as OSIRIS-REx brushes past Bennu this time, the asteroid will exert a minute gravitational pull on the spacecraft. To tha...

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Attenborough to take "People's Seat" at climate change conference

In 2015, the Paris agreement deal saw nations agree to limit global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) and under 1....

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Russian Federation launches astronauts to ISS after botched attempt

The trio blasted off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket two months after a similar rocket launched from the same site malfunctioned, forcing astro...

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Keep an eye on the sky for another SpaceX launch this week

The same booster was used in the first Block 5 launch (the final version of the Falcon 9 created to fly up to 100 times) in May and then again...

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Canadian astronaut lifts off on rocket headed to International Space Station

The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft lifts off on Monday. That's when a rocket failure forced the Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to make an eme...

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Gene-Edited Babies Would Just Be Repeating Nature's Experiment

According to He Jiankui, the goal of his work was not to prevent an inherited disease in babies, but to bestow them with a trait to resist any ...

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NASA’s InSight Lander Takes First Images after Touching Down at Mars

Throughout his career, Trebi-Ollennu has won many accolades such as the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal (2008); Sir Monty Finnist...

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NASA's InSight Probe To Land On Mars This Afternoon

From what we know of the structure of the Earth, we think that Mars is a terrestrial planet formed in much the same way". After months and ...

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NASA's Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

The nine companies announced at the event will begin developing technology to support the upcoming Gateway lunar station and land small payl...

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NASA Chooses Nine Companies to Bid on Flying to Moon

While Lockheed has been involved with NASA for years, others like Astrobotic Technology and Masten Space Systems are relatively new. The first...

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Two more pilot whales found on Vic coast

Two whales later died there. In the far north of New Zealand, eight pygmy killer whales were transported by truck to the east coast from the w...

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Insight spacecraft sends selfie back to Earth after landing on Mars

Because of the delay between Mars-Earth communications, it will take seven minutes for NASA to know whether the $425 million-dollar lander has s...

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How Redmond sent a NASA mission to Mars

The photograph which portrays the InSight spacecraft in the front and Martian surface in addition is an implausible observation at a world tha...

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First gene-edited babies said to be born in China

Baltimore noted that scientists had agreed that it would be irresponsible to try to create genetically modified babies until there was much mo...

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Investigation launched into 'monstrous' claims scientist has genetically edited humans

He claims he altered their DNA in a lab using a gene editing technique called CRISPR. "No gene was changed except the one to prevent HIV ...

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New lander will add to humans' long fascination with Mars

That extreme deceleration has to happen in just under seven minutes. InSight's primary goal is to be the first lander to make an in-depth stud...

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Trump rejects findings of US government climate change report

The report draws stronger conclusions than three earlier National Climate Assessments in 2000, 2009, and 2014, noting that these types of natu...

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Chinese researcher stakes claim to world’s first genetically edited babies

A Chinese researcher says he's the first person to successfully "edit" the genes of babies before birth in a practice the United States bans as ...

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Treasury won't tell us costs of Theresa May's Brexit

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Britain can not expect to get a better Brexit deal if Parliament rejects the agreem...

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As NASA Celebrates Mars Landing, a Busy Future Awaits, Agency's Chief Says

The lander touched down near Mars' equator on the western side of a flat, smooth expanse of lava called Elysium Planitia - a plain nearly as fla...

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Government climate report warns of worsening United States disasters

The day, known as Black Friday , has become the traditional start of the holiday shopping season and one that most Americans have off from work...

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Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives

InSight is scheduled to reach the surface of Mars approximately 3 p.m. EST November 26, and you can watch the event live on NASA Television, th...

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Sci-fi style 'ionic wind' plane with no moving parts takes flight

Ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright's momentous glide in the winter of 1903, aircraft have been driven by propellers or jets that must burn fue...

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Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100

The report says warming-charged extremes "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration". "We are seeing the thi...

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NASA Selects Jezero Crater Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

Even though the Red Planet is now cold and dry, the landing site, Jezero Crater, was filled with a 1,600-foot (500-meter) deep lake that opened ...

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