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Pando, the world's largest living organism, is at risk of disappearing

Pando tree colony in Utah's Fishlake National Forest – considered to be the largest organism on earth – is likely to disappear. Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy, researcher at Utah State University, examined a 72-year series of aerial photos for a paper, published on Wednesday in the PLOS One magazine. They decided that a combination of human activity and lack …

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Space crew survives death to earth after Russian rocket failure, technology

Sat 20 Oct 2018 – 12:01 [BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan] A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut were confident on Thursday that a Soyuz missile bound to the international space station failed in the air two minutes after the liftoff in Kazakhstan, led to a dramatic emergency landing. The two-man crew, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and US Nick Haag landed unscathed …

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China to launch artificial moon to light up night sky

City: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2018 12:45:34 pm The man-made moons could replace street lights in urban areas, which would save an estimated 1.2 billion yuan (0 million) a year in electricity costs for Chengdu. (Reuters photo) China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020, according to China Daily . In …

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Einstein and the incredible Hulk now have their own constellations (but you will never see them)

Look up at Night Sky and you will not see Albert Einstein, the Eiffel Tower or any of the other 21 gamma ray constellations NASA recently named [19659003] Credit: NASA For thousands of years people have looked up at the stars and ordered them to constellations: Hulk … TARDIS … Schrödinger cat. 19659005] Not familiar with these? It's probably because …

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Lessons from 'First Man' to step foot on moon

Wichita Falls Times Record News      Published 12:00 a.m. CT Oct. 20, 2018          Bill Tinsley (Photo: Contributed) Last weekend we slipped into one of the premier shows of "First Man," the movie portraying Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. The movie takes us on board the X-15, Gemini and Apollo. We feel that we are there, experiencing the …

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BepiColombo Spacecraft on 7-Years Draw two Mercury for Europe and Japan

A joint European-Japanese mission to the tiniest planet, Mercury, blasted off from French Guiana on its long journey tonight (Oct. 19, Oct. 20 GMT). That mission, BepiColombo, will spend seven years cruising towards its target, where it will separate into two spacecraft and orbit Mercury for a year – or two, if the mission is extended. De målinger der kunne …

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Space Apps challenge launches in the Rocket City

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – NASA's International Space Apps Challenge took off Friday in the Rocket City. The event attracts brilliant minds from more than 200 cities and 80 different countries. It's the world's biggest hackathon. According to the event's website, it attracted around 25,000 participants from six different countries last year. The competition is centered around software development where coders, scientists, …

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The 12-pound Moon Meteorit sells for more than $ 600,000

Would you pay more than $ 600,000 for a piece of the moon? Someone did. A 12-pound lump of the moon that fell to the ground as a Moon Mileage has been sold at auction for this price of $ 612,500. Boston-based RR Auction announced the winning bid Friday. The meteorite consists of six fragments that fit together as a …

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