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Ladybird invasion reaches Stoke-on-Trent with 'hundreds' reported in homes

A swarm of ladybirds have now made their way to Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire after invading the UK from Asia and North America. Huge numbers of the insects were originally reported in the Greater Manchester area but it seems They are now heading south with StokeonTrentLive readers claiming to have seen hundreds in their gardens. One concerned resident said: "My …

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Larger moons have moons, and some call them "Moonmoons"

Have you ever looked up at the night sky, looked up at the moon and wondered if it could have a moan? While you probably do not have it, a curious four-year-old returned in 2015 and on Tuesday, his astronaut and one of her colleagues published a paper that essentially says: Yes, a moon may have its own moon. Carnegie …

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Sudbury Space Mining Developer signs are about American companies

A Sudbury-based space technology company collaborates with a space transport company in Florida on future mining opportunities in outer space and for moon missions. Deltion Innovations Ltd and Moon Express, Inc., announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding, October 10, to collaborate on providing drilling equipment and transportation solutions for private companies and authorities involved in space exploration. Dale …

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the real (ish) term for one month of a larger moon-quartz

They call them "moonmoons." Well, according to New Scientist, anyway. Astronomers Sean Raymond and Juna Kollmeier say they are satisfied with any of the following suggested conditions: moonmoons submons moonitos moonettes moooons "IAU [International Astronomical Union] must decide!" Kollmeier told Quartz. The two researchers are currently working on a paper called "Can Moons Have Moons?", Which they have written to …

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For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound bit of the moon

BOSTON (AP) – How much would you pay for a piece of the moon? Whoever can not make it to the moon to collect some moonlight is now able to buy one here on earth. A 12-kilogram (5.5 kilo) meteorite detection in North West Africa last year is sold for auction by Boston-based RR auction and can sell for $ …

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Air Force Awards Start the vehicle development contract for Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, ULA

SpaceX, ULA, Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems were among the contenders for contractual agreements on US Air Force Agreement. SpaceNews graphic. WASHINGTON – The American Air Force announced Wednesday that it is awarded three contracts that together value about $ 2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and the United Launch Alliance to develop the launch …

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Catch-and-release fishing might actually do more harm than good – BGR

Catching fish for food is something that has been done for, well, pretty much since the dawn of humanity, but fishing as a hobby or sport is a relatively recent wrinkle. Sportsmen who simply fish for the enjoyment of it often adopt strict catch-and-release policies to ensure that fish populations remain robust, sustaining their pastime in the future. However, a …

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NASA's SLS Megarocket About Budget, Behind Schedule, Report Finds

It will cost several billion dollars more than originally planned to get NASA's huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket off the ground, and that already-delayed first flight will probably be pushed back yet again, a new report by The agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds. NASA is counting on the two-stage SLS to launch astronauts toward deep-space destinations such …

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