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These Christmas videos of the space station's astronauts are simply delightful

The astronauts have already covered the International Space Station's halls for the holidays, if any new videos are any indications. Sporting Santa Hats, rookie Expedition 58 crew members David Saint-Jacques (Canadian Space Agency) and Anne McClain (NASA) played holiday greetings and memories from their orbital perch in a three-minute Christmas video. In the vicinity, the infamous Elf on the Shelf …

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Watch SpaceX launch a new GPS satellite – Quartz

Elon Musk's SpaceX will attempt to launch the first of a new generation of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites into orbit for the US Air Force this morning. This is the fourth attempt at a launch this week; the first were delayed due to an unusual sensor reading in the Falcon 9 rocket booster on Dec. 18 and Dec. 19, …

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NASA New Horizon's probe to visit the longest item ever, Ultima Thule

NASA researchers are making history by flying a probe past a mysterious, rock size outside Pluto's orbit. If the flight city goes as planned, it will be the most distant object in space that humanity has ever tried to visit. NASA's atomic New Horizon spacecraft will attempt the New Year's Day operation. The object probe approaches is called Ultima Thule …

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Mars orbiter sends stunning images from ice-crater crater

The European Space Agency has released amazing new images of Mars North Korolev crater. Images are composites, created from five separate images taken by ESA's Mars Express orbits, which have fled the Earth's nearby planet since 2003. The crater is 82 kilometers wide, filled with an ice cube that is 1.8 kilometers deep at its thickest point. E-mail the Times …

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This Icy Crater near Mars & # 39; North Pole is a winter wonderland (Photos)

This image from the European Space Agency's Mars Express satellite shows Korolev crater, located near Mars northern pole. The crater's coordinates are 165 degrees E, 73 degrees N on the martial surface. Credit: ESA / DLR / FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Pictures of a "constantly icy" martic crater reveal a distant yet fascinating winter wonderland. What appears to …

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How Apollo 8 astronaut snapped an iconic photo of the earth

It still produces goosebumps: Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, William Anders and James Lovell read from the Genesis book and revolve around the moon on December 24, 1968 – Christmas Eve at home. "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth …" The surprising recitation (NASA's only instructions to the astronauts: "Doing anything appropriate") was followed, lived, by …

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'Real Alchemy': Chinese Scientists Discover a Way to Turn Copper Into 'Gold'

Tech 18:19 22.12.2018 Get short URL Alchemists have been struggling to create the legendary philosopher's stone capable of, among other things, turning metals into precious ones, and specifically – into gold. Modern day Chinese scientists seem to have come close to performing such a transformation. A group of Chinese scientists from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics has published research …

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