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NASA is named its first female chief airline director

Holly Ridings will lead the team leading human space mission missions from Mission Control Center in the Houston Space Space Center, NASA said in a statement. Ridings will handle a group of 32 air traffic controllers and coaches in training as She replaces Norm Knight, now deputy director of Flight Operations. "Holly has proven himself leading among a group of …

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SpaceX to announce the first customer to travel around the moon

Someone has booked a trip around the moon on a SpaceX rocket, and the details – including the passenger's identity – will be revealed on Monday night at an event at the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. SpaceX is scheduled for stream the message, starting at 21:00 Eastern Time. Mysterious passengers are riding an even-built rocket known as B.F.R. The …

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TESS shares the first science image in search of finding new worlds

The Transitional Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) took this snapshot of Stora Magellanic Cloud (right) and the bright star R Doradus (left) with only one single detector by one of his cameras Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The frame is part of a loop in the southern sky TESS caught in its "first light" science image as part of its first information …

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Gold Miners Unearth 50,000-year-old Caribou Calf, Wolf Pup from Canadian Permafrost | Smart News

Today, the province of Dawson City, Yukon – a northwestern Canadian territory famous for its role in 19th century Klondike Gold Rush – dominated by heavy forest protection, but for about 50,000 Years ago, the region was a freezing tundra without trees. Long-dead animals, including wool mites and vests, stretched the area along with mammals whose remote descendants still fill …

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Micronizing seaweed threatens sea turtle stocks, life cycle in the ocean

This logging posthatchling was rehabilitated and released by the Loggerhead Marlinelife Center. The vial contains plastic secreted by the sea turtle during its stay at LMC in 2017. Credit: Loggerhead Marinelife Center Consumption of decomposable seaweed probably represents a significant risk of survival of the sea turtles after the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new …

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A big brown storm is furious at Jupiter

A long oval shaped "brown barge" on Jupiter-a transient cyclone system. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Kevin M. Gill During his fifth aviation city in Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a rare image of a "brown barge". It's not as impressive or picturesque as the big red spot, but this big brown splotch is another reminder …

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Climate change makes the hurricanes more intense

WASHINGTON – A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wet, have more energy and intensify faster. Storm disturbances are more destructive because climate change has already made the ocean rise. And lately, the storms tend to be more frequent and thus dump more rain. Study after study shows that climate change generally causes hurricanes worse. But …

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Volcanos of clay eruptions from the dwarf plane Ceres

There is nothing normal at Ceres – least of all its clay volcanoes. In a recent research published in Nature Astronomy a large team of astronomers has presented a new picture of the strangest world in our solar system. It seems that Ceres has had a busy last few billion years – including random smatterings of volcanism, but of a …

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