• Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year
Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year

Friday also marks the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere when it will pass through its longest night of the year. In the southern hemisphere it's exactly the opposite story - the South Pole is pointing towards the Sun, making it summertime "down-under".

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  • Meteor seen across the state on Wednesday night
Meteor seen across the state on Wednesday night

The National Weather Service Bay Area referred to it as a "cloud feature" and said they saw it from their office. A meteor can create a very high level cloud called a noctilucent cloud . Fingers are crossed this attempt won't be scrubbed and the launch will light up the Southern California skies once again. The three-booster Delta IV Heavy roc...

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  • SpaceX, Blue Origin Postpone Rocket Launches Again Due to Technical Issues
SpaceX, Blue Origin Postpone Rocket Launches Again Due to Technical Issues

The blue origin is launching about 19 minutes later than that of Space X. and the third is most probably scheduled at 11:37 am by the Eastern Standard Time. As of publication, three of the four rocket launches are canceled. Pence took the opportunity to provide an update on the Trump administration's plans to create a U.S.

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  • Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected
Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected

The "ring rain" drains an amount of water that could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in half an hour, according to the study's lead author James O'Donoghue with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center . NASA's Voyager mission visited the planet in the early 1980s. Aside from determining the lifespan of the planetary rings, the latest findings all...

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  • 'Farout', most distant object in solar system, discovered by astronomers
'Farout', most distant object in solar system, discovered by astronomers

Its provisional designation is 2018 VG18 , but they've nicknamed the planet " Farout ". "I said 'far out!' when I discovered it, and it's a very far out object", said astronomer Scott Shepard from the Carnegie Institution for Science , as quoted by New Scientist .

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  • United Nations conference agrees on rules to govern Paris climate agreement
United Nations conference agrees on rules to govern Paris climate agreement

After an all-night session in the southern city of Katowice , the 24th annual United Nations -sponsored event agreed on standards to report greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to reduce them. When it came to closing potential loopholes that could allow countries to dodge their commitments to cut emissions, "the US pushed harder than almost anyo...

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  • Poacher ordered to repeatedly watch movie 'Bambi'
Poacher ordered to repeatedly watch movie 'Bambi'

The Missouri Conservation Commission has revoked Berry's and his father's hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for life, it said in the statement. The Missouri Department of Conservation said information from the investigation led to 14 Missouri residents facing more than 230 charges in 11 counties.

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  • Geminid Meteor Shower Could Be Best Meteor Shower Of The Year
Geminid Meteor Shower Could Be Best Meteor Shower Of The Year

Cramer's cruiser captured video of a particularly bright meteor flashing through the sky late on Thursday night while he was driving, and the department has since published the video for all to enjoy. The result? The Geminids put on a show. To get the best experience of the spectacle, try to find an unpolluted place from where you can witness c...

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  • 'Christmas comet' zooming 'near' Earth this weekend
'Christmas comet' zooming 'near' Earth this weekend

A 120-second exposure of Comet 46P/Wirtanen taken with an iTelescope 50-mm refractor at an observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico. The comet Wirtanen will make its closet approach to Earth in centuries this weekend, being 7.1 million miles away on Sunday.

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  • What you’ll see on Virgin Galactic’s $345,000 trip to space
What you’ll see on Virgin Galactic’s $345,000 trip to space

According to the company's Twitter , SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 82.68 kilometers (51.4 miles), just high enough to pass the definition the United States military and NASAhave set for the edge of space (and high enough for both pilots to get FAA commercial astronaut wings).

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  • Virgin Galactic tourism rocket reaches space
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket reaches space

Thursday's test, the fourth so far by Virgin Galactic , carried two pilots and a passenger dummy on a spacecraft more than 50 miles into the air, high enough to meet the Federal Aviation Administration's definition of space. The company is now building two more spaceships in anticipation of the price coming down and more people signing up to fly. ...

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  • Look to the sky Sunday to see the year’s brightest comet
Look to the sky Sunday to see the year’s brightest comet

The meteor shower is expected to be so (ahem) out of this world that Google celebrated it with an interactive Doodle, created to give a little starry fun to those of who don't want to lie around outside in the pre-dawn hours. The Geminid meteors come from an asteroid with the name 3200 Phaethon , an asteroid that orbits the sun every 1.4 years. ...

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  • Russian Cosmonauts Investigate Mysterious Hole In ISS During Six-Hour Space Walk
Russian Cosmonauts Investigate Mysterious Hole In ISS During Six-Hour Space Walk

Crew members used tape to cover the hole and experts speculated that it could have been caused by the impact of a high-speed rocky fragment flying through space. The Soyuz spacecraft will be used to return astronauts Sergey Prokopyev , Alexander Gerst, and Serena Auñón-Chancellor to Earth in eight days. December return from space.

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  • Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Reaches Space
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Reaches Space

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space today and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of hard testing to become the first USA commercial human flight to reach space since America's shuttle programme ended in 2011.

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  • Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch
Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

The 3200 Phaethon asteroid takes about 1.43 years to finish its orbit around the sun. The meteors are named because they seem to originate from the constellation Gemini. The meteor shower is a effect of dust and grit burning when it enters the Earth's atmosphere. If you can't leave a city, try to find a dark park or a somewhere with as little art...

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  • Look Up! The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
Look Up! The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

A large green-and-yellow-glowing celestial object, which was caught on several cameras darting across the night sky in central Texas, has reportedly produced a boom powerful enough to make some walls shake. "The name of the Leonids meteor stream, this was due to the fact that visually emerges from the constellation of Leo (the" leo" in Latin - Ed.)...

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  • NASA Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space 11 billion miles from Earth
NASA Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space 11 billion miles from Earth

At its current rate, it would take more than 300 years for Voyager 2 to reach the inner edge of the Oort Cloud , which acts as the assumed boundary of our solar system. The probes are now "senior citizens", but they're in "good health" considering their age, Voyager project manager Suzanne Dodd said Monday. The Voyager probes are powered usi...

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  • NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First
NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First

Scientists estimate the wind was blowing between 10 and 15MPH. Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA's JPL called the audio "an unplanned treat ". Shown are the lander's arm (top), its 2.2 metre wide solar panel, one of its two TWINS temperature and wind sensors (left of centre), its UHF antenna (bottom centre), its SEIS seimom...

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  • China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon
China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

Unlike the near side of the moon that is "tidally locked" and always faces the earth, besides offering many flat areas to touch down on, the far side is mountainous and rugged. Launch of the Chang'e-4 mission from Xichang at 18:23 UTC December 7, 2018 . China, which is investing billions in its military-run space programme, hopes to have a c...

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  • SpaceX ship sends holiday cheer to Space Station
SpaceX ship sends holiday cheer to Space Station

Today, 5 December 2018, after a daily postponement the carrier rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX needs otpraviti cargo spacecraft Dragon to the worldwide space station (ISS) with 2.5 tons of cargo. "Dragon, you saw separate , and now the solar arrays coming out". This mission is NASA's 16th mission of SpaceX, which is part of a long-term contract to de...

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