• Scientists Find What Could Be A History-Making Moon
Scientists Find What Could Be A History-Making Moon

As astronomers have discovered more than 3,500 exoplanets - worlds orbiting stars other than the Sun a new exploration for exomoons - bodies that orbit these distant planets - has started in parallel. The transit timing variation seen in the Kepler-1625b data could similarly be due to the presence of an unseen outer planet, perturbing the orbit...

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  • Lockheed Martin unveils lunar lander concept meant send astronauts to the moon
Lockheed Martin unveils lunar lander concept meant send astronauts to the moon

The 46-foot single-stage lander is twice as tall as the Lunar Module used on the Apollo missions - and can carry four astronauts ( twice as many as Apollo's Module ). It would however need to be refueled between missions, potentially using water from the Moon's surface. NASA will enable SpaceIL to receive communications services with the spacecra...

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  • Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K
Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

Testing determined the meteorite is comprised of 88.5% iron and 11.5% nickle and, at 22 pounds, it's the sixth-largest meteorite recorded in the state. Mazurek has been retired since 2014, and he said the meteorite could turn into a cushion for his golden years. It will be used as funding for students of earth and atmospheric sciences.

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  • Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins
Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

On Monday, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet gave this year's medicine award to cancer researchers James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo. "This year's prize in chemistry rewards a revolution based on evolution", Claes Gustafsson , the chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, said this morning.

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  • Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found beyond Pluto
Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found beyond Pluto

Using the basic parameters they have for Planet X, they concluded that the Goblin behaves like it's "shepherded" by a planet but doesn't come close to that planet. That's more than 2000 times the distance between the Earth and the sun. Sheppard and Trujillo, an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University, previously discovered 2012 VP1...

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  • Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K
Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysis that the 22-pound "rock" is, indeed, a meteorite , and is apparently the sixth-largest of its type to be discovered in MI. The rock, which at the time was used to prop open doors, was taken by the farm's new owner when he eventually sold the property, and only ju...

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  • The space station hole is still a mystery
The space station hole is still a mystery

While he was on his third mission in space, 47-year-old Artemyev and 54-year-old Arnold had previously only served on one mission each. The puncture has since been patched with tape and sealant, halting the oxygen leak, and officials said the current crew, consisting of three USA astronauts, two Russian cosmonauts and one German, were never in an...

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  • Physics Nobel has a woman recipient after 55-years
Physics Nobel has a woman recipient after 55-years

Mourou and Strickland's technique, known as chirped pulse amplification , boosts the power of a laser pulse to petawatt (10 W) levels. Frenchman Gérard Mourou of the École Polytechnique and University of MI shares half of the prize's $1 million with Strickland; Ashkin gets the other half.

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  • Sep 30, 2018 10:39:pm LNG Canada Says Still No FID
Sep 30, 2018 10:39:pm LNG Canada Says Still No FID

Shell holds 40 percent of LNG Canada, with Petronas at 25 percent, 15 percent each for PetroChina and Mitsubishi, and 5 percent for Kogas. Similarly, RBC Capital Markets said "the test for Canada LNG will be whether Shell can deliver the project on the stated budget, without cost increases and on time".

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  • Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors
Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Ashkin developed "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Strickland became the third female Nobel laureate in physics. Last year's physics prize went to three Americans who used abstruse theory and ingenious equipment design to detect the faint ripples in the ...

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  • California to see rain from cyclone remnants, Pacific storm
California to see rain from cyclone remnants, Pacific storm

Hurricane Rosa was a Category 4 hurricane on Thursday but was downgraded to a Category 2 by Friday night, according to the National Hurricane Center . Hurricane Rosa weakened slightly off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Friday and is expected to increase surf and rip currents along the Southern California coast this weekend.

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  • Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid surface
Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid surface

That hop propels the rovers into the air for up to 15 minutes and allows the rover to move up to nearly 50 feet horizontally along the asteroid's surface. As they image the asteroid, the probes will also use finely tuned sensors to record surface temperatures at each destination. Expect even more fantastic developments in the near future from JA...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West
Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West

Tropical Storm Kirk regenerated over the Atlantic on Wednesday but its forecast to weaken yet again. A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that depending on its wind-speed intensity, is classified, from weakest to strongest, as a tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane.

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  • Hayabusa-2’s Robotic Rovers Sent The First Images of Asteroid Ryugu
Hayabusa-2’s Robotic Rovers Sent The First Images of Asteroid Ryugu

MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Japan successfully marked its landing on asteroids for further space exploration, but with no casualties and issues. This mission was the first-ever to deploy a rover and land on an asteroid as well as the " world's first man-made object to explore movement on an asteroid surface " and take pictures ...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk makes comeback, but for how long?
Tropical Storm Kirk makes comeback, but for how long?

Kirk's top wind speeds had gone up by about 15 mph on Wednesday, from 45 mph in the morning to 60 mph in the afternoon, bringing Kirk closer to hurricane status, according to the National Hurricane Center . Finally, Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie, in the central Atlantic, has a 70 percent chance of becoming organized again over the next five days....

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  • Environment Canada says tornado hits Ottawa
Environment Canada says tornado hits Ottawa

A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada 's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor said resembled 'a war scene'. In the district of Mont-Bleu in Gatineau, a local resident filmed an impressive video showing hundreds of debris sucked up by the wind, swirling in the air i...

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  • Fears over 'very lost' beluga whale in River Thames
Fears over 'very lost' beluga whale in River Thames

It is not the first time a beluga has been spotted in United Kingdom waters in recent years. Lucy Babey, head of science at Orca, a marine conservation charity, said: "This is the most southerly recording of a beluga in the UK". "We would urge that the whale is given space and disturbance is kept to a minimum". In 2006, a northern bottle-nosed ...

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  • Japanese Rovers Successfully Land On Asteroid
Japanese Rovers Successfully Land On Asteroid

The rovers hop across the surface, because the gravity on the Ryugu asteroid makes it impossible for them to roll. The probe will also release a French-German landing vehicle named the mobile asteroid surface scout (MASCOT) for surface observation.

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  • Elon Musk’s Big Falcon Rocket: what you need to know
Elon Musk’s Big Falcon Rocket: what you need to know

Maezawa will take six to eight artists to space with him on the first Big Falcon Rocket , built by SpaceX . The artists have not yet been chosen, but part of the project will involve their creating work inspired by their lunar journey after they return to Earth.

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  • More than 53,000 Carolinas customers without power after Florence
More than 53,000 Carolinas customers without power after Florence

Authorities say two female inmates being transported to a mental health facility in SC drowned in rising flood waters after the van they were in was swept away. Hurricane Matthew caused a partial structural failure at one lagoon, while none overflowed from rain and 14 were inundated by floodwaters, according to the industry group NC Pork Council.

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