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Hubble space telescope in safe mode with gyro problems – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION File photo of the Hubble Space Telescope after it was released from Atlantis Shuttle in May 2009. Credit: NASA NASA has discontinued science operations with the Hubble Space Telescope and put the observatory in protective "safe mode" while engineers troubleshoot problems with one of the spacecraft's three remaining gyroscopes, used to …

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The Clean Water Act is Reaping Benefits Nobody Has Calculated

Severe pollution that the Detroit River helped push through the Clean Water Act. Look at it now. Photo: AP The Clean Water Act has really helped the U.S. get it shit together. In fact, between 1972 and 2001, the share of U.S. waters clean enough to be fished increased 12 percent. That's according to a study published in September that …

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A Hitachi leaf blower for 41 percent off? I'd buy it.

Last week I wrote an article about tools to keep your yard from becoming a leafy mess because I do not like fall leaves to linger and turn to mush on my lawn. So today I was ecstatic to see a deal on a leaf blower as one of Amazon's Deal of the Day. This gas-powered Hitachi leaf blower is …

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Hubble Hibernates after minor breakdown

A failure of a gyroscope that used to point and stabilize the Hubble telescope led to the closure of the observatory safely while engineers decided a fix. Photo of Hubble Space Telescope in low-Earth runway. NASA All machines that have been driven almost continuously for 28 years must break down every now and then. And the Hubble Space Telescope is …

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NASA Head: The cause of spacehole will be determined

Jim Heintz, Associated Press Updated 10:57 am PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Soyuz rocket lifted up in the vertical position on the launch plate, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The new Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for Thursday, October 11 with American astronaut Nick Haag and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. …

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Hubble space telescopic error will not be long, says NASA

Concerned ripples through the astronomical community this weekend when NASA announced that Hubble space telescope was in safe mode – but NASA confirmed in a statement released yesterday (8 October) that the agency expected the instrument to be at work again soon. Hubble has been circling around the world since 1990, and over the decades it has been taken care …

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Dryer, less predictable environment may have stimulated human development – ScienceDaily

A progressive drying climate that differs from variable wet sections may have precipitated the transition from our hominids to anatomically modern people, according to research published on October 8 in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) . Since the discovery of a rich composition of human fossils as well as stone tools and other …

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Landlocked Atlantic salmon also uses magnetic fields to navigate – ScienceDaily

A new study shows that Atlantic salmon uses the Earth's magnetic field as a navigation tool – just like their cousins, the Pacific, and does not lose this ability through several generations of fish even after transplanting into a landlocked lake. The results indicate that Atlantic salmon, widely used in aquaculture, can have more potential to navigate and thus invade …

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