• Falcon Heavy launch delayed again, now targeted for Thursday evening
Falcon Heavy launch delayed again, now targeted for Thursday evening

Space X has successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket, deemed to be the most robust operational rocket used in a commercial mission. Roughly three minutes after clearing the launch pad, Falcon Heavy's two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a synchronised landing at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, just like it did for the...

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  • Fossils of extinct human species found
Fossils of extinct human species found

Bones recovered from Callao Cave belonging to a new specie scientists called Homo luzonensis are presented to reporters in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, April 11, 2019. But some human relative was on Luzon more than 700,000 years ago, as indicated by the presence of stone tools and a butchered rhino dating to that time, he said.

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  • Who is Katie Bouman? Know the woman behind first black hole image
Who is Katie Bouman? Know the woman behind first black hole image

According to Nasa , a black hole "is an extremely dense object from which no light can escape". "Telescopes around the world collected high-frequency radio waves from the vicinity of Messier 87, a supermassive black hole 54 million light-years away".

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  • Adani's Australian coal mine moves closer, wins key environmental approval
Adani's Australian coal mine moves closer, wins key environmental approval

But Ms Price said CSIRO and Geoscience Australia had assessed the groundwater plans and confirmed they met strict scientific requirements. "To date, only 16 of 25 environmental plans have been finalised or approved by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments with a further nine to be finalised".

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  • SpaceX Launches Mega Rocket, Successfully Lands All Boosters
SpaceX Launches Mega Rocket, Successfully Lands All Boosters

The 23-storey-tall rocket, which previously launched Musk's cherry-red Tesla roadster to space in a 2018 debut test flight , blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Centre carrying its first customer payload - a communications satellite called Arabsat.

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  • Scientists Capture First Photo of Black Hole
Scientists Capture First Photo of Black Hole

The research was conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT ) project, an global collaboration involving about 200 scientists begun in 2012 to try to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole . The sizes of black holes can vary. The team takes measurements to collect data with satellite dishes. Astronomers on Earth linke...

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  • Touchdown today: Israel’s Genesis spacecraft approaching lunar surface
Touchdown today: Israel’s Genesis spacecraft approaching lunar surface

Only three countries have ever landed a spacecraft on the moon: America, Russia and China. The Google Lunar X-Prize, announced in 2007, required a safe landing on the Moon by the end of 2014, sending high definition images and video, and traveling 500 meters (1640 feet) on the lunar surface, and the first lander to succeed would win the fir...

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  • Twice delayed SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch set for Wednesday
Twice delayed SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch set for Wednesday

After saying for years that the Europa Clipper spacecraft could only launch on the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, for example, NASA began talking about the possibility of launching it on a Falcon Heavy due to ongoing concerns about delays with the larger SLS booster.

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  • CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing'
CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing'

So even if astronomers can not observe the black hole itself, they see what happens along its border, or event horizon - also known as the "point of no return". The EHT's other target, M87, is notable for shooting out a fast jet of charged subatomic particles that stretches for some 5 000 light years. More than 13 billion years after they forme...

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  • Snake's 'boyfriend’ leads hunters to largest python in Florida Everglades
Snake's 'boyfriend’ leads hunters to largest python in Florida Everglades

Big Cypress posted a photo on Facebook showing four people holding the snake from its head to its tail. Researchers at Big Cypress National Preserve found what they describe as the biggest python they've ever seen there according WUSA9.

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  • Four-legged whale skeleton found in Peru is 43 million years old
Four-legged whale skeleton found in Peru is 43 million years old

The story of modern whales begins around 50 million years ago , in what is today India and Pakistan , with four-legged hoofed mammals about the size of a wolf. Pieces of four-legged whales were found in Egypt, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal and Western Sahara, but they were so fragmented that it was impossible to decisively conclude whether they coul...

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  • Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater
Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

Meanwhile, the information, scientists hope to get after studying the asteroid's debris, might give them insight into not only the asteroid but also our planet and solar system. According to The Guardian , Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe has returned near the surface of the asteroid Ryugu where it has now "bombed" it for the benefit of science.

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  • ‘All debris to decay in 45 days’: DRDO chief on Mission Shakti
‘All debris to decay in 45 days’: DRDO chief on Mission Shakti

NASA head Jim Bridenstine criticized India for the weapon test stating that NASA had identified 400 pieces of orbital debris and was tracking 60 pieces that are larger than 10cm in diameter. He informed that amongst the scores of scientists involved in the project, around 35-40 of them were women while also asserting that around 2000 systems and s...

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  • Toxic air pollution to shorten children’s lives by 20 months, report says
Toxic air pollution to shorten children’s lives by 20 months, report says

China and India together were responsible for half of the total global attributable deaths from air pollution in 2017, a new global study released on Wednesday has revealed. The report said annual PM2.5 (particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres, which can enter the lungs and the bloodstream) exposures were highest in Sout...

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  • India's Anti-Satellite Test Created Dangerous Space Junk, NASA Chief Says
India's Anti-Satellite Test Created Dangerous Space Junk, NASA Chief Says

The state department's softball approach to the test contrasted sharply with the hardline taken by the NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine who characterized the Indian test as a "terrible, awful thing" that endangered the ISS and said it is "unacceptable" and " that kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight "....

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  • Paris switch off Eiffel Tower for Earth Hour
Paris switch off Eiffel Tower for Earth Hour

Famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney , Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide. Individually, we must minimize, if not stop, the reckless use and disposal of single-use plastics and adopt consumption choices and habits that will lessen the generation of plastic garbage.

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  • NY to become the next state to ban plastic bags
NY to become the next state to ban plastic bags

Under the new legislation, NY counties would be able to levy a five-cent tax on paper bags, with part of the resulting revenue going to an environmental-protection fund. Paper bags are biodegradable, but several studies including one from the United Kingdom's Environmental Agency, have pointed out they still require significant amounts of water t...

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  • NewsAlert: Quebec tables religious symbols bill
NewsAlert: Quebec tables religious symbols bill

But new public workers in "authority" positions could not wear religious symbols - they risk dismissal if they do not follow the ban. The Quebec government's secularism legislation threatens to stall promising careers, embolden intolerant segments of society and turn religious minorities into second-class citizens, two teachers who stand to b...

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  • NASA Scrapped The Historic All-Women Spacewalk
NASA Scrapped The Historic All-Women Spacewalk

For NASA, March 29th was going to be a history-making day at the International Space Station , with the first all-female spacewalk in human history. McClain and Koch were both part of the 2013 NASA class that was 50 per cent women. Now playing: Watch this: SpaceX: Watch Crew Dragon capsule dock at ISS for the.

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  • Your new job opportunity: $18,000 for 2 months in bed
Your new job opportunity: $18,000 for 2 months in bed

Everything - including meals and recreation - will take place lying down. The European Space Agency ( ESA ) and NASA will study how weightlessness, cosmic radiation, isolation, and spatial restrictions for prolonged periods in space may cause muscle wasting.

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