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Space Station Astronauts Return to Earth tonight: See it live!

Three expedition 59 crew members return to Earth today (June 24) after more than six months at the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Canadian space organization astronaut David Saint-Jacques will leave the space station in their spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 at 7:25. EDT (2325 GMT). About three and a half hours later, they will …

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LightSail 2 is ready for start

Jason Davis • June 24, 2019 Greetings from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, where The Planetary Society is in place for tonight's launch of LightSail 2! This afternoon we got a closer look at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that will carry 24 spacecraft to orbit as part of the US Air Force's STP-2 mission. Liftoff is set for 23:30 EDT …

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One third of the US supports the nuclear war in North Korea, which knows it would kill a million, report

One third of the US population would support a preventive attack on North Korea, even in a core scenario, as it knew it would kill one million innocent people, according to a new survey. The atomic researcher's bulletin, in collaboration with the British research company YouGov, published a new study on Monday describing US public opinion on military conflict with …

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Uranus' rings have a 'warm' glow and astronomers aren't sure why

Astronomers have uncovered that Uranus' rings have a "warm" glow to them, a trait that's befuddling them. The images released by the University of California Berkeley and taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter array (ALMA ) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT), show the lack of dust-sized particles in the rings, making them unlike the other planets, such …

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Mysterious freshwater reservoir was found hidden under the sea

Scientists have found a gigantic freshwater aquifer hidden deep under the sea. The surprising discovery, from a recent exploration of the underwater surface from the northeastern US coast by researchers from Columbia University, seems to be the largest formation of this type anywhere in the world – ranging from Massachusetts to New Jersey and extending continuously for about 50 miles …

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Bath tubs around Titan's lakes can be made of foreign crystals

A false-colored, near-infrared view of the Titan's northern hemisphere, collected by NASA's spacecraft in Cassini, shows the moon's sea and lakes. Orange areas near some of them may be deposits of organic evaporative minerals left behind by liquid hydrocarbon runoff. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Saturn's moon Titan can be released with strange, uneven minerals, according to …

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Far-Out Discoveries about the beginning of the universe

New results from the Hubble Telescope, released in April 2019, have deepened the expanding universe's puzzle. The measurements from the space telescope show that the expansion of the universe is 9% faster than expected from previous observations. For galaxies, every 3.3 million light-years away from Earth is translated to an additional 46 miles per second (74 km per second) faster …

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