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SpaceX continues its mission to Mars with the launch of Cape Canaveral

Buy Photo SpaceX's first Falcon 9 Block 5 sits on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center before its first launch in May 2018 with a communications satellite from Bangladesh. The rocket offers enhancements that improve reusability, thrust and orbital time between missions. (Photo: Craig Bailey / FLORIDA TODAY) Buy Photo SpaceX's efforts to lower take-off costs and improve access …

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Young star may devour a planet

Researchers at NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have seen a young star devour a planet. For decades, scientists have observed irregular dimming of RW Aur A, a young star in the Taurus-Auriga constellation. The questions about this star grew as it became more and more dull, "said Hans Moritz Günther, researcher at the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research …

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"Fingerprint" of the climate impact of humanity seen in the seasons

Enlarge / Trends in the satellite-supported seasonal temperature cycle of the troposphere (red means greater temperature fluctuation, blue means smaller temperature fluctuations) One reason that climatologists could confidently determine That humans are responsible for modern warming lies because they have more than just weather data to work with. There are many places where a human cause can be identified if …

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Panic in space can be deadly. This is how astronauts train to stay alive in emergency situations

Retrieving the Mach Newsletter SUBSCRIPTION It was May 17, 2009, and astronaut Michael Massimino flew over the earth at 18,000 miles per hour, sweating his spacesuit as he struggled to recover the ailing Hubble. To repair space telescope. A discarded bolt prevented him from removing a handrail to get an important piece of iron, and his nerves froze. Massimino kept …

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Archaeologists open a "cursed" ancient Egyptian sarcophagus

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a mysterious old "cursed" black granite sarcophagus. The massive coffin that was recently dug up in the city of Alexandria has now been opened, the Egyptian ministry said on Thursday with antiquities. A layer of mortar between the lid and the body of the sarcophagus indicated that it had not been opened since its closure …

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Astronomers spy nearby stars that could chopping a planet

by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer This illustration provided by NASA shows debris around the star RW Aur A, about 450 light-years from Earth. (M. Weiss / CXC / NASA via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) – Astronomers may have caught a relatively close star chewing on a planet or miniplanets. A NASA space telescope noted that the star suddenly looked a …

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Deep Dive Scientists say shallow reefs can not rely on Twilight Zone systems for recovery

Credit: Luiz A. Rocha – California Academy of Sciences New findings indicate that invisible deep reefs are unique protected areas. A team of highly-qualified scientific divers led by researchers from the California Academy of Sciences examined Pacific and Western Atlantic reefs to test a widely-held hypothesis that climate-sensitive life can escape from shallow reefs to mesophotic depths (100-500 feet below) …

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Iridescent views show the surface of Saturn Moon Titan like never before

These Saturn Moon Titan surface mosaics were created using data collected over 13 years on the NASA Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Nantes / University of Arizona The mysterious surface of Saturn's giant moon Titan comes into sharp focus in newly published photos taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Cassini Team Members Created Six …

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Newly discovered tank dinosaurs lived on a lost continent

The genus name essentially means "spike-head", but the name of the species is in honor of museum volunteer Randy Johnson, a retired chemist who helped prepare the skull. "I never thought I would have the opportunity to actually work on fossils that might be important to paleontologists," Johnson said in a statement. "Now that I'm a museum expert, I get …

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