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Crew Members of Apollo 8 Deliver Christmas Eve Message In 1968

Things didn't go according to plan , in short, because the Lunar Module fell behind schedule. "The Apollo 8 mission, which paved the way for...

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Japan leaving International Whaling Commission

The whaling activity will be limited to the country's territorial waters and its 200-mile economic zone along its coast. Japan suspended its ...

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Today's Winter Solstice features a full moon and meteor shower

The solstice usually takes place on December 21. Today's Google Doodle celebrates the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere which, te...

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Shortest day, longest night of the year is here

Sunrise on the shortest days of the year begins at 8.56am and the light shines into the Newgrange chamber for 17 minutes. That's the Doodle on...

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Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

The upside is that after the winter solstice , daylight hours will become longer - eventually. This marks the day with the shortest duration ...

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Mysterious light seen in California sky prompts speculation

A bright falling object seen in the sky of northern California on Wednesday, December 19, puzzled many people. Astronomers say it wasn't a roc...

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Elon Musk's SpaceX To Try US National Security Spy Satellite Launch Again

The blue origin is launching about 19 minutes later than that of Space X. and the third is most probably scheduled at 11:37 am by the Eastern St...

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Saturn's Rings Could Be Gone In Just 100 Million Years

These seemingly unrelated observations led to the theory that the electrically charged particles from Saturn's rings were flowing down along m...

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Just discovered! "Farout", the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System

The planet is 120 astronomical units (AU) from the sun , where 1 AU is defined as the distance between the Earth and the Sun. The dwarf planet ...

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COP24: almost 200 Countries Approve 'Rulebook' to Govern Paris Accord

The COP24 has been deemed the most important climate meeting since 2015 when the Paris Agreement was produced with the goal of capping global ...

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Poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi' after 100s of deer killed

Prosecutors said the deer were killed for their heads, and their bodies were left to rot. " The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, most...

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Commercial Space Race: Richard Branson On Whether He'll Beat Elon Musk

The daredevil billionaire and adventurer said he's "reasonably confident" Virgin Galactic will be the first to get to space with a crewed trip...

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Comet shows off its bright light as it passes Earth

This can also make the comet harder to identify, especially when the moon is nearly full (as it is now). Not only do they occasionally grace o...

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Virgin Galactic has reached suborbital space for the first time

The test flight would not carry passengers, but rather two seasoned test pilots who would fly the spaceplane, known as SpaceShipTwo, faster than...

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Geminid Meteor Shower Could Be Best Meteor Shower Of The Year

You should be able to catch as many as 120 shooting stars an hour over the next night or so. And finally, we've got real-time footage from Ger...

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InSight takes its first selfie on Mars

The selfie was taken on December 6, 2018 (Sol 10). The lander's two solar panels can be seen, along with various science instruments on its deck...

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Google Doodle Reminds Us to Watch Tonight's Geminid Meteor Shower

Moving at about 79,000 miles per hour, the Geminids can look as bright as planet Venus, according to USA Today . Preferably with a clear view...

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Russian Cosmonauts Cut Open Soyuz Module To Investigate Mysterious Hole

Russian astronauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev help investigate the cause of a hole on the Soyuz spacecraft . Back in August, a...

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Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

The company considers an altitude of 50 miles to be the boundary of space. The aircraft reached an altitude of 271,268ft as it made its rapid ...

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Best Ways to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower With Your Kids

Though they originate from 3200 Phaethon , the Geminids appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini-hence the shower's name. Every Dece...

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Where can you see the Leonid meteor shower?

Then our own Spectrum News anchor Alex Stockwell reported seeing yet another meteor flying through the skies while she was driving to work aroun...

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Voyager 2 breaks through to interstellar space

Voyager 2 is now just over 11 billion miles from Earth. Voyager 2's counterpart, Voyager 1, previously entered the stars in 2012. Voyager 2 wa...

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China's rover blasts off to make history on moon's 'dark side'

Chinese scientists and astronauts are barred from using the International Space Station , as the US government refuses to work with China on sp...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 crashes into sea in dramatic video of failed landing

The Dragon cargo ship successfully made it to orbit, which was the primary goal of the launch. The rocket was directed away from the coastline...

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NASA shares first ever recording of Mars wind courtesy of InSight

This spectrogram shows the first data collected by one of the three sensors on InSight's short-period seismometer. The noise is of the wind bl...

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SpaceX Launches Rocket Carrying Christmas Turkey and Fruitcake to the ISS

Stephen, however, he made a soft landing on the water, and the company plans to use it in one of future runs. The hydraulic pump for the landi...

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Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with past four centuries

The researchers found that the rate translated to a 50-percent increase in the runoff of meltwater into the sea compared with the preindustria...

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Seal with eel stuck up its snout gets help from nosy scientists

Unfortunately, the eel's fate wasn't as lucky. What they do know: All the seals they have found sporting this peculiar nose accessory are do...

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Media Invited to Discussion on Langley's Role in Moon to Mars Partnerships

Notably absent from the list are SpaceX and Boeing, though NASA recently ordered a safety review of the two companies, both of which are wor...

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3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

Three astronauts who launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft have entered the International Space Station after spending almost ei...

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