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New Horizons sets up for New Year's flyby of Ultima Thule

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn on Oct. 3 to home in on the location and timing of its New Year's flyby of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Word from the spacecraft that it had successfully performed the 3 0.5-minute maneuver reached mission operations at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, …

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Australia's other major (and threatened) coral reefs

MELBOURNE, Australia – The United Nations challenged Monday and warned that many of the world's coral reefs could die as early as 2040 as a result of climate change. Already, warming water has become more than two churches in the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, covering more than 130,000 square kilometers and visible from space. However, …

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Power naps help you get better decision making

Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems both physiologically and psychologically. But if you are lucky enough to get some power throughout the day, you still have a fair chance to avoid the harmful effects of less sleep. Feeling sleepy or coarse in the morning, especially if you have not slept well during the night will affect you …

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Lockheed Martin wants to use Orion for more than just Deep Space Missions

Aerospace company Lockheed Martin builds the Orion module for NASA's deep space mission, but investigates whether it may be possible for the module to carry more than the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's human crew and payload. The company now finds out how interested organizations can be to send a payload in space on future missions. There are three missions …

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SpaceX Ace's first ever Rocket Landing in California after spectacular satellite launch

SpaceX invigorated its west coast rocket landing plate in style. A Falcon 9 rocket launching from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base tonight (7 October) at 10:21 EDT (07:21 local time, 0221 GMT, October 8) successfully delivered Argentina's SAOCOM-1A Earth Observation Satellite to circulation. And less than 8 minutes after the liftoff, the booster's first stage came back to earth for …

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Hugging may feel good, but it can also have health benefits, study f

The prevention of an extra individual degree of heat can make a difference between life and death in the coming decades for a lot of people and ecosystems on this hot planet, an international panel of researchers reported on Sunday. But they give little hope that the world will rise to the challenge. Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

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Watertown Daily Times | The new dwarf plane looked at the solar system

A previously unknown dwarf planet circles through our solar systems, announced the smaller planet center of the International Astronomical Union last week. Officially designated 2015 TG387, the small and spherical object is probably an iceball. Astronomers first observed the dwarf planet on October 13, 2015, from the Subaru Telescope at Hawaii Mauna Kea Observatories. Captures October-October Spirit – and to …

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