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US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

A powerful heavy Delta 4 rocket carrying a US spy satellite leaves from Vandenberg Air Base in California on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The rocket pushed the National Reconnaissance satellite office at 11:10 am Pacific time, arched on the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed for space. The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy consists of 3 …

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Dinosaurs Never Stood a Chance, after Jump in Asteroid Impacts

According to scientists studying the Moon, the number of asteroids that hit the ancient Earth jumped dramatically around 290 million years ago. Observing the lunar craters they found that during this period the number of asteroid impacts on the Earth and the Moon increased two or three times. It is hard to know how many asteroids hit the Earth at …

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Super blood wolf moon to be seen by 2.8 billion

Astronomy fans from around the world have promised all the effects of a spectacular total lunar eclipse Monday night (AEDT). Stargazer of North and South America, Europe, West Africa and northernmost Russia – as many as 2.8 billion people – will keep their eyes on the sky for the eclipse, known as a super moon of the blood wolf, which …

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NASA Scientists Now Know the Time on Saturn – NewsNet

NASA scientists claim to have solved a long-standing mystery: the one-day duration on the planet Saturn. The researchers say they are 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds. Planetary scientists have tried to calculate it for decades, but they have not been able to do it because Saturn is made of gas. There is also a solid surface with reference …

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Tiny Animals Discovered in Lost Lake Beneath 3500 Feet of Ice in Antarctica

Scientists who dug into Lake Mercer, an Antarctic subglacial lake closed under 3500 feet (one kilometer) of ice have discovered the ancient carcasses of small animals including "water bears", in a discovery of scientists described as "completely unexpected". On December 26, researchers funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) managed to melt a hole through dense ice to the …

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Total lunar eclipse set to wow stargazers

Astronomy enthusiasts in the United States have promised all the effects of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one: clear skies. The astronomers of Los Angeles in New York will keep their eyes on the sky for the eclipse, known as a super blood wolf moon, it should appear at 11:41 local time (1841 Monday AEDT). Even if …

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A Team of Scientists Want to Land a Drone on Saturn’s Largest Moon

A Close-Up View We had our best view of Saturn's greatest Saturn Titan when the European Space Agency Huygen probe was successfully dropped onto its surface by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. January 14, 2005 – the farthest ever landing of a spacecraft from the Earth. But the probe ran out of battery power in just a couple of hours. Mission Dragonfly …

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