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Explosion rocks industrial area in east China

HONG KONG – At a blast on Thursday afternoon in a chemical plant in East China, at least six people were killed, the local government said. The explosion occurred in Xiangshui District, Jiangsu Province. The China Earthquake Administration reported a 2.2 magnitude earthquake at 14:48. It was assumed that this was caused by the explosion. At least 30 people were …

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Stonehenge Riddles Solved: Massive rocks came from a distance of 180 miles

December 21, 2012: A Druid stands after sunrise at the old stone circle of Stonehenge. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) Stonehenge has long confused researchers and viewers. Now a new study shows that one of the greatest secrets of the ancient monument has been solved – where the huge rocks came from. The study published in the archaeological journal Ancient …

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Rover Curiosity finds Mars rocks more porous than thought Mars | Rocks | NASA | Curiosity Rover | porous | Arizona State University | storm crater

Mars rocks are more porous and less dense than scientists expect, according to a study using data from NASA's Curiosity Rover. Researchers, including scientists from Arizona State University (ASU) in the US, have measured the density of rock strata in 154-kilometer-wide Gale Crater on Mars. The results published in the journal Science show that the layers are more porous than …

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The Airbus A380 is back on the rocks thanks to Emirates – The Motley Fool

Last January, the Middle East-based airline giant Emirates threw a much-needed lifeline to combat Airbus (NASDAQOTH: EADSY) the A380 program. It ordered 20 more jumbo jets with options for a further 16 A380s. Meanwhile, Airbus committed to continue building the A380 for at least a decade. However, Emirates was inconsistent with Rolls-Royce (NASDAQOTH: RYCEY) over the terms of the contract …

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Huge space rocks hit Earth twice as often as before

Huge rocks from space or asteroids fall from the sky more than before. But there is nothing to worry about. A recent study has shown that large asteroids have crashed twice on earth in the last 290 million years, more than 1945,9005 (1945,9006), as often as in the 700 million years before. The journal Science published the study in January. …

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Stephen Curry Doubts Moon Landings. NASA Offers to Show Him the Rocks.

Stephen Curry. His team was named Sports Illustrated's "Sportsperson of the Year," [194559005] he was named the Western Conference's player of the week, and his comments on the moon landing happened to him. Curry, who recently returned from injury and rejoined the Golden State Warriors in their quest for a third successive championship, which is a podcast called "Winging It," …

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Earthquake rocks building in Anchorage

A major earthquake shook buildings in Anchorage, causing lanterns and trees to sway, causing the offices to run out and seek shelter under the office tables. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0. after an initial strength of 6.7. The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of southern Alaska. …

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Striped Marsmond Phobos got its distinctive grooves from Rolling Rocks

Brown University researchers have found an explanation for the unique grooves of the Martian moon Phobos. After a computer simulation, they came to the conclusion that the rolling stones of Stickney crater could have produced these grooves. ( Brown.edu ) A study by Brown University sheds light on the origin of the peculiar markings of Mars' Phobos, arguably the strangest …

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