• Super Earth orbiting nearby star discovered after decades
Super Earth orbiting nearby star discovered after decades

Instead, the team used the radial velocity method . Since that time, however, planet hunter after planet hunter have pointed their telescopes to the star for signs of anything out of the ordinary. "We combined archival data from other teams with new, overlapping, measurements of Barnard's star from different facilities". The new planet candidate...

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  • Rocket Lab successfully launches satellites in bid to follow Elon Musk success
Rocket Lab successfully launches satellites in bid to follow Elon Musk success

Rocket Lab are also constructing a second pad on the East Coast of the US. The Mahia launch is being commanded from Rocket Lab's new rocket factory in Mount Wellington, Auckland. Can they sustain it through production? Beck won't give a line-by-line account of the privately-held company's financials, but "We'll come out of the end of this ...

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  • Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sold for $1.6m, Europe News & Top Stories
Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sold for $1.6m, Europe News & Top Stories

The online auction was named " On the Shoulders of Giants ", a reference to a phrase coined by mathematician Isaac Newton . The Auction House Christie's Head of the Books and Manuscripts department, Thomas Venning said to a media that the legendary Stephen Hawking was a huge personality worldwide and had an awesome ability to connect with peop...

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  • Jo Johnson says more ministers could quit over 'chaotic' Brexit
Jo Johnson says more ministers could quit over 'chaotic' Brexit

The shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry , has attempted to calm Labour dismay at Jeremy Corbyn's announcement that "we can't stop Brexit", by insisting the option of campaigning for a second referendum was still on the table. He told the BBC: "When we get the final deal, and it feels like that's not very far away, Cabinet ministers wi...

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  • Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 at auction
Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 at auction

The lots included medals and awards which sold for a total of £296,750, while Prof Hawking's own scientific papers and library of the works of other famous scientists such as Isaac Newton , Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein , went for sums in the tens of thousands of pounds.

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  • Scientists have found a new way of generating electricity
Scientists have found a new way of generating electricity

A regular shop-bought mushroom has been turned into an electricity generator in a process scientists hope will one day be used to power devices, writes the Independent . It was like a needle sticking into the cyanobacteria cells to find its electrical signals, Mannoor said. They also printed a spiral pattern using bio-ink that contain cyanob...

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  • More than 300 arrested as New Delhi plunged into toxic Diwali smog
More than 300 arrested as New Delhi plunged into toxic Diwali smog

The Supreme Court had earlier allowed bursting of firecrackers from 8pm to 10pm only on Diwali in the Delhi-NCR and the sale of " green crackers " by the licensed vendors but the ruling was smoked up in the air by the Delhiites. The concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 had increased from 50 per cent to 70 per cent last night, indicating an increased...

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  • In China presented a model of
In China presented a model of "competitor" ISS

The molecules collide among themselves in the lower atmosphere that causes the Aurora. After the ISS is decommissioned-likely in 2024, although there's also a chance that private companies could take over maintenance for a few years after that-Tiangong will be the only space station in orbit.

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  • Earth's ozone layer is healing says UN
Earth's ozone layer is healing says UN

The writers of the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018 found that, if the Kigali Amendment is fully implemented, the world can avoid up to 0.4 percent of global warming this century . The Antarctic ozone hole is expected to gradually close, with springtime total column ozone returning to 1980 values in the 2060s. The hole re...

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  • NASA scientists captured in space
NASA scientists captured in space "silhouette of a bat"

It seems Halloween is not over for the galaxy as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured what looks like a smiling face, albeit creepy, in a cluster of new stars. NASA says, 'Stars are born within giant clouds of gas. The star that gave rise to a unique cosmic phenomenon, is in the nebula Serpen at the distance of approximately 1300 light year...

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  • United Kingdom can not have 'unilateral' power in ending Brexit backstop
United Kingdom can not have 'unilateral' power in ending Brexit backstop

The spokesman said: "This includes ensuring that if the backstop, if ever needed, is not permanent and there is a mechanism to ensure the United Kingdom couldn't be held in the arrangement indefinitely". Jeffrey Donaldson, an MP from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which props up May's government, said Dublin's refusal to budge ...

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  • Weird traveling space boulder could be alien ship, say scientists
Weird traveling space boulder could be alien ship, say scientists

The paper was written by Abraham Loeb, professor and chair of astronomy, and Shmuel Bialy, a postdoctoral scholar, at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In the article, scientists theorize that the high speed of the object and its unusual trajectory can be a result of the fact that it works . SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial ...

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  • Elon Musk Shows Off Boring Company’s Los Angeles Tunnel In Short Video
Elon Musk Shows Off Boring Company’s Los Angeles Tunnel In Short Video

Tesla Motors' CEO, Elon Musk , revealed his investment plans for India via Twitter. As a vehicle company, if it was to import and sell its cars here, it would have to charge very high prices - a Model S would cost upwards of Rs 1 crore in India.

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  • The Kepler mission has ended
The Kepler mission has ended

The Kepler space telescope has been shut down from his nine years of mission . " Kepler has exceeded all of our expectations and paved the way for our exploration and search for life in the solar system and beyond", Thomas Zurbuchen, deputy director of NASA's Science Missions Department, said in a statement.

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  • Delhi Air Quality On The Brink Of Turning Severe, Say Authorities
Delhi Air Quality On The Brink Of Turning Severe, Say Authorities

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday asked the Delhi , Haryana , Punjab and Uttar Pradesh governments to take immediate steps to prevent crop residue burning, which is contributing to a rise in pollution levels with air quality in Delhi falling to the " severe " category.

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  • Like Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens ‘lying media’
Like Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens ‘lying media’

Several young people even came in their school uniforms and warned that the elected president "is very bad for the country because of the history and the dictatorship" that the country has already experienced. New rules will boost investment in infrastructure, he told reporters. Globo said on Tuesday that federal government advertising represented ...

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  • Early Voting Totals in 19 States Have Already Surpassed 2014 Midterm Turnout
Early Voting Totals in 19 States Have Already Surpassed 2014 Midterm Turnout

In several counties, the rate of ballots returned so far is approaching the pace in the 2016 presidential election - a sign of incredible engagement. Voters can cast ballots at county election board offices where they are registered from 8 a.m.

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  • NASA’s Parker Solar Probe reaches closest to the sun
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe reaches closest to the sun

As it gets closer and closer, the probe will continue to top its own top-speed records on a regular basis, and it's expected to break the current record for both distance and speed on November 5th, coming closer to the Sun than ever and moving at a speed of around 213,200 miles per hour.

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  • NASA Bids Goodbye to Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope
NASA Bids Goodbye to Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

He is best known for his laws of planetary motion. However, the unit continued to send data already collected, a year later, engineers managed to partially restore his work. Nasa's new space observatory, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite , or Tess , has already taken up the search for planets in the nearby cosmos, and giant telescope...

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  • NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope
NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope

According to the space agency, Kepler has run out of fuel in space, ending its 9.5-year planet hunting mission. "Around every star in the galaxy, we're confident now that there's probably at least one planet - so more planets than stars without a doubt and that's something that Kepler has shown us", he said.

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