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Telescopes "Hubble" and "Kepler" found first aktolun

We won't know for sure until researchers can do more tests, of course, but even so, what we do have is very promising. Unlike some notable space discoveries , this find wasn't random; Mike Wall at Space.com reports that Columbia University astronomers David Kipping and Alex Teachey were doggedly hunting for exomoons-a truly challenging f...

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  • MI meteorite used as doorstop for 30 years 'worth $100,000'
MI meteorite used as doorstop for 30 years 'worth $100,000'

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 just got around to seeing if it was actually a true meteorite . " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ", Sibescu added, noting that the meteorite is compose...

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

He kept it for 30 years - also using it as a doorstop and sending it to school with his children for show and tell. An examination found that the rock is an iron-nickel meteorite composed of mostly iron with 12 percent nickel. It will be used as funding for students of earth and atmospheric sciences. Even though Dr. Sirbescu knew exactly wh...

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

The Nobel Prize in chemistry , which honors researchers for advances in studying how molecules combine and interact, is being announced Wednesday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences . He took phage display and applied it to antibodies. How did that practically change our world? In 1985, Mourou told Strickland that their findings would be u...

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  • ISS astronauts return to Earth amid US-Russia tensions
ISS astronauts return to Earth amid US-Russia tensions

This week, Dmitry Rogozin , chief of the Russian Space Agency, had said that investigators believed that a small hole was made intentionally and that the said hole was not a manufacturing defect. ISS astronauts are planning a spacewalk in November to gather more information on the hole, which was quickly sealed. The trio will undock Thursday a...

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  • TransCanada to construct pipeline to feed LNG Canada facility
TransCanada to construct pipeline to feed LNG Canada facility

LNG Canada is expected to announce its final investment decision before the event. LNG Canada may show other companies that the Canadian government is supportive and that they won't be bogged down with regulations and approvals for too long, Laut said at an event in Banff, Alta., last week before the announcement.

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  • Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander
Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

In conjunction with the Lunar Gateway , the Mars Base Camp Precursor Lunar Lander would take astronauts and 1.1 tons of cargo to the Moon's surface, according to a Lockheed white paper on the topic. Orion, which Lockheed is also building for NASA, and the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, which is also in development, will help astronauts ...

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  • Planet X: Search for Planet Nine Turns Up Dwarf Planet
Planet X: Search for Planet Nine Turns Up Dwarf Planet

Led by Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science , the astronomers were scanning broad swathes of the sky in search of faint glimmers that might betray new objects in the solar system . "We are only seeing the tip of the ice berg", Sheppard said in an email. Sheppard hopes to find more objects like The Goblin to further pin d...

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  • Scientists find a frozen, scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin
Scientists find a frozen, scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin

The Goblin's orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9 . It takes this planetoid 40,000 years to loop around the Sun once and it's one of the most inhospitable places ever discovered by humans. This is a region of the distant solar system where comets are thought to be and there is even speculation that a large ...

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  • First Female To Win Nobel Prize For Physics In 55 Years
First Female To Win Nobel Prize For Physics In 55 Years

It is then passed to through a gain medium, a material that increases the amplitude of the laser waves by a million times or more, and then compressed. "I think... it's somewhat thinking outside the box to stretch first, and then amplify". Out of 923 total Nobel Prize laureates, only 48 of those have been women, and just three in the physics cate...

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  • Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves". She is the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel in physics and one of only three women in history, including Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963.

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  • Hayabusa-2 Sends Pics From The Asteroid
Hayabusa-2 Sends Pics From The Asteroid

Part of a collection of media released by the agency, the video shows the rocky surface of the asteroid and the sun moving across the sky, as seen from the asteroid. And waiting for the first images that would prove the little rovers were safe was nerve-wracking. Jaxa also posted the highest resolution photographs to date of Ryugu's surface, ...

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  • Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away
Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

The image was captured by the main spacecraft's telescopic optical navigation camera, or ONC-T, as it closed in on Ryugu for the rover drop on September 21 . JAXA explained some of the images were blurred "because the rover is spinning" as it approaches the asteroid. The gravity on the surface of asteroids like Ryugu is very weak.

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  • Beluga whale 'spotted in River Thames' near Gravesend
Beluga whale 'spotted in River Thames' near Gravesend

A spokeswoman for the organisation said it was a "very rare occurrence", and urged people not to go out in boats to get a close look at the whale, but to watch it from the shore . "They are rarely seen in United Kingdom waters", said Sarah Dolman, a senior policy officer with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. In a statement on its website , ORCA'...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk reemerges, strengthens in Atlantic, forecasters say
Tropical Storm Kirk reemerges, strengthens in Atlantic, forecasters say

On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Rosa formed off the Pacific Coast. 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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  • Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames
Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

She said any noise in the water could impair its sophisticated sonar navigation system. Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society spokesman Danny Groves said: "This one is thousands of miles from where it should be ". It said it was ready to provide help to the whale if asked to do so by other agencies. In 2006, a northern bottle-nosed whale died...

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  • Hayabusa 2 test drops two automated landers on space rock Ryugu
Hayabusa 2 test drops two automated landers on space rock Ryugu

They have been created to "hop" along the surface of the asteroid as its low gravity would complicate the traditional way of robotic explorers rolling on wheels or tracks. Before sending the small rovers to the asteroid , the main spacecraft had to hover 55 meters away from the space rock and send the robots. MINERVA-II1 sent photos of the c...

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  • Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Successfully Deploys Landers to Asteroid Ryugu's Surface
Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Successfully Deploys Landers to Asteroid Ryugu's Surface

Last week, Japan made history when two of its rovers successfully landed on the asteroid 162173 Ryugu . Taking to Twitter, JAXA announced the news with some blurry - yet incredible - images taken by one of the rovers after its separation from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft.

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  • Tornado rips through Canada's capital leaving five hospitalized
Tornado rips through Canada's capital leaving five hospitalized

Their passports were inside. The Ottawa paramedics association tweeted that it had responded to 16 tornado-related calls in the Dunrobin area, including people trapped in homes, basements, and cars, injuries from debris, and secondary trauma from the winds.

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  • Elon Musk Introduces SpaceX’s First Passenger Who Will Fly To The Moon
Elon Musk Introduces SpaceX’s First Passenger Who Will Fly To The Moon

If all goes according to plan, Maezawa and his artist crew could become the first-ever private lunar tourists in history. The billionaire said his goal with the Lunar mission is to promote world peace and inspire humanity. "That would be on a Dragon 2 spacecraft and a Falcon Heavy rocket, which is due to do its maiden launch this summer". Space...

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