• Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private U.S. spaceships
Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private U.S. spaceships

Robert Behnken , Doug Hurley , Eric Boe , Chris Ferguson , and Nicole Aunapu Mann are expected to launch aboard SpaceX and Boeing-operated vehicles in 2019, providing uncrewed flight tests of both spacecraft go well first. In fact, NASA is paying Boeing and SpaceX billions to fly Americans to and from the International Space Station. The cr...

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  • Bizarre Rogue 'Planet' with Incredible Auroras Puzzles Scientists
Bizarre Rogue 'Planet' with Incredible Auroras Puzzles Scientists

Another team looking at the brown dwarf data, discovered an object called SIMP J01365663+0933473, to be far younger than the others. At 200 million years old and 20 light-years from Earth, the object has a surface temperature of about 825 degrees Celsius, or more than 1500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life
The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life

Respiratory irritation and murky clumps of red drift algae have been reported from Collier to Sarasota counties on Florida's west coast, which is usually known for its stunning beaches. A Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Marine Deputy found a manatee paralyzed, due to red tide. Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to release s...

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights

NASA named the crews for the first four flights planned with commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX at a Friday news conference at Johnson Space Center in Houston . He will be joined by Mike Hopkins , a veteran astronaut with more than 160 days at the ISS. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell took a photo of the astronauts before assuring ...

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  • Mysterious Alien Radio Signal From Deep Space Detected By A Canadian Telescope
Mysterious Alien Radio Signal From Deep Space Detected By A Canadian Telescope

The pulse's fast, low frequency suggests that the blast was extremely bright and originated from an insanely powerful source somewhere in the cosmos. The signal has now been branded by the name "FRB 180725A". Meanwhile, FRB 180725A was "clearly detected at frequencies as low as 580 MHz and represents the first detection of an FRB at radio frequenci...

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  • NASA to announce new astronaut class on Friday
NASA to announce new astronaut class on Friday

Bridenstine said . NASA says this was actually not a requirement for certifying the vehicles, but both companies opted to perform end-to-end flight tests to ensure the entire integrated system worked properly. It is on the subsequent missions that the crew capsules will head to the space station and dock. The aerospace company calls him the fir...

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  • Plastic bags: Australia anger over Coles 'caving in to tantrums'
Plastic bags: Australia anger over Coles 'caving in to tantrums'

Greenpeace criticised the decision as irresponsible and disappointing, saying that Coles is perpetuating the problem of plastic waste by providing free bags. Meanwhile, Woolworths has doubled down on its plastic bag ban, and will continue to sell the reusable plastic bags for 15 cents. "Also, a public message to Brad Banducci and the team at Wool...

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  • NASA announces new astronaut class
NASA announces new astronaut class

NASA announced Friday a mix of spaceflight veterans and rookie astronauts who will launch on the first flights of new Boeing and SpaceX commercial spaceships starting as soon as next spring, several months later than previously scheduled.

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  • EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG
EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG

The plan, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , asserts that lower fuel economy standards will save lives - the higher price of more fuel-efficient vehicles (about $2,300 more per auto, they say) encourages some people to continue driving older, less-safe vehicles, the agenci...

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  • 1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019
1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019

Boeing's comparable CST-100 Starliner, meanwhile, will be ready for an uncrewed test in late 2018/early 2019 and a crewed test in mid-2019, according to NASA. The news confirmed what a recent report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office had predicted - that the program's timeline was unrealistically optimistic.

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  • Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements
Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

After the EPA announced in April that it intends to remove the Obama-era mileage standard, California and 16 other states sued the EPA to fight the Trump rule change. "The administration's proposal goes beyond a simple rollback". The administration also contends that hiking USA oil consumption by 2 to 3 percent over forecast levels would ha...

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  • What is Earth Overshoot Day and is it getting earlier?
What is Earth Overshoot Day and is it getting earlier?

He likened the world's economies to using Earth's future resources to operate in the present and creating a deeper ecological debt. Today marks 2018's Earth Overshoot Day - and no, it's not a holiday. The day is calculated by dividing the world biocapacity (the amount of natural resources generated by the Earth that year) by the world's ecologi...

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  • Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many
Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many

But Begley doesn't think the world is going to end the night of Friday, July 27 which other end times' theorists have claimed. It will pass into the shadow of the Earth, blocking the light from the sun and the atmosphere of the Earth will bend the light of the sun onto the moon .

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  • NASA's TESS Spacecraft starts its hunt for planets
NASA's TESS Spacecraft starts its hunt for planets

This new planet-hunting satellite will be trying to fill the large footsteps of NASA's previous hunter, the Kepler telescope, which logged in two missions and the discovery of 2,650 confirmed exoplanets. The satellite would examine and search more than 90% of the sky and it is expected to send back its observations to the ground after every 13.5 ...

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  • Scientists discover unusual whale-dolphin hybrid swimming off the coast of Kauai
Scientists discover unusual whale-dolphin hybrid swimming off the coast of Kauai

But while the discovery is definitely cool, many news reports have jumped the gun a little bit by referring to the creature as a totally "new species". He said: "Calling it something like a wholphin doesn't make any sense". Which is a technical way of saying this odd fellow didn't have look exactly like the other whales, but it also didn't look...

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  • Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years Today
Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years Today

Earth's neighbour in the solar system was brightest from July 27 to 30, but it is expected to be visible throughout the night on July 31. Mars will be 57.6 million kilometres from Earth on Tuesday, hitting its highest point in the sky at about midnight.

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  • Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard
Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard

Mr Cohen was not present at the Trump Tower meeting, and the lawyer has offered no evidence to support the claim that Mr Trump knew about the meeting. And he has said in the past that the president didn't know about this nothing. Trump has been seething at Cohen since the recent tape's release, raging to confidants that he could not belie...

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  • Evidence of Subsurface Martian Liquid Water Bolstered
Evidence of Subsurface Martian Liquid Water Bolstered

Mars will reach opposition with the sun on Friday. An opposition occurs when the Sun, Earth and an outer planet are lined up, with Earth sitting in between the Sun and the outer planet. Finally, just when we thought we were all alone in this galaxy, scientists discovered a troubling fact. The team had seen hints of interesting subsurface fe...

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  • Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers
Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

The site also has interactive maps that show which regions will see a partial or total eclipse . #09:30 PM: When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide - Timeline: Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear.

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  • Australians will see the longest lunar eclipse of the century on Saturday
Australians will see the longest lunar eclipse of the century on Saturday

The outcome is generally that a solar eclipse is only seen by a relative few who fall beneath the moon's masking orb. In addition, a full moon during an Eclipse repainted in a dramatic color. Finally, you don't need any special glasses to watch the lunar eclipse , because you won't be exposing yourself to harmful direct radiation from the sun.

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