Space

Russia Launches Humanoid Robot 'fyodor' To Space Station On Rare Soyuz Test Flight

Russia has launched a humanoid robot to the International Space Station on the first uncrewed Soyuz spacecraft ever to visit the orbiting laboratory.
Related topics: Robots, International Space Station, Spacecrafts

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Zap! Scientists Fire Laser For Nasa's Mars 2020 Rover For 1st Time

NASA's Mars 2020 rover reached another milestone with the first successful test of its SuperCam instrument.
Related topics: Laser, NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars

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India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Snaps Its First Picture Of The Moon

India's Chandrayaan-2 mission is in orbit around the moon, and the craft's vantage point is spectacular.
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Moon

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The "lungs Of The Earth" Are Being Burned Away As Unprecedented Wildfires Absolutely...

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, We have never seen anything quite like this.  This week the skies above Brazil’s largest city turned black in the middle of the afternoon due to the massive wildfires that are...

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A Crater Lake And Pumice Raft In The Pacific Right Now

The new crater lake at Kīlauea's summit, spotted on August 15, 2019. M. Patrick, USGS-HVO Over the last few weeks, we've had two newsworthy events that involve volcanoes and water. This is a common combination on our planet and can have...
Related topics: Volcanoes

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Life On Mars Could Use Dust To Hijack A Ride Across The Planet - Cnet

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind? These desert microbes do.
Related topics: Mars

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Faced With A Data Deluge, Astronomers Turn To Automation

For better or worse, machine learning and big data are poised to transform the study of the heavens -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New Rocky Exoplanet With Three Red Suns Discovered

NASA has announced that a new exoplanet has been discovered and the new exoplanet is called LTT 1445 A b. It was discovered using data from the TESS space telescope. A team from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics discovered the system when looking...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Scientific Discoveries, NASA, Telescopes, Harvard University, Astrophysics

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Full Moon Patents: Self-repairing Windshields And Anti-jet Lag Headsets

Ugh, the Gregorian calendar is so boring. That’s why we’re disrupting monthly series with a lunar cycle-based series about the best patents of the last synodic month, picked by the PatentYogi team. Get ready when that moon gets gibbous,...
Related topics: Moon, Patents, Jet Lag

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Uranus Is Hiding 13 Invisible Rings. These Images Captured Their Warm Glow For The First Time.

Researchers measuring heat in Uranus's atmosphere were "astonished" to find the warm glow of rings around the planet in thermal images. They determined the rings' temperature for the first time: -320 degrees Fahrenheit. Uranus's brightest ring is...

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Russia Tests New Soyuz Rocket By Sending A Humanoid Robot To The Iss

Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has just launched a new Soyuz booster on a trip to the ISS. Unlike other Soyuz flights that blast off to bring astronauts to the space station, this trip has no humans on board. It does, however, have a...
Related topics: Robots, International Space Station, Astronaut

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Here Come The Space Tugs, Ready To Tidy Up Earth's Orbits

SpaceX is teaming up with the maker of a space tugboat, which would nudge satellites around, clean up space junk, and do other orbital housekeeping.
Related topics: SpaceX, Satellites

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Global Warming Could Make El Niño Events Less Predictable

An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests that as the planet continues to heat up due to the emission of greenhouse gases, it will become increasingly difficult to forecast El Niño events. In their paper published in the...
Related topics: Global Warming

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Astronomers Investigate Radio Burst Emission From The Magnetar Xte J1810−197

Using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have observed the magnetar XTE J1810−197 after its recent radio outburst to investigate its emission. Results of the study, presented in a paper published August 12, offer more insights...
Related topics: Telescopes

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Scientists Definitively Debunk The Biggest Climate Change Lie

European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this unique climate change really does have neither a...

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Pence Reaffirms Us Plans To Go To Moon, Then Mars

Vice President Mike Pence led the 6th meeting of the National Space Council Tuesday, touting America's commitment to space exploration. Pence reaffirmed the administration's pledge to return to the Moon by 2024 and then continue on to...
Related topics: Moon, Mars

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These Time-lapses From The Space Station Show Off Earth's Full Beauty

Get an astronaut’s view of auroras, stars, and the Milky Way surrounding our beautiful planet. 12,500 images taken by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst were combined to create the incredible time-lapses of Earth seen from the...
Related topics: International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronaut, Aurora, Milky Way

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Scientists Fly Over Greenland To Track Melting Ice

NASA scientists are in Greenland on a mission to track melting ice. Global warming is the chief culprit, but scientists want to know how this is happening. They're aboard a research plane this week dropping probes into the ice to learn more....
Related topics: NASA, Global Warming

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The Solar System's Loneliest Planets, Revisited

Thirty years after a probe visited Neptune, many scientists say now is the time to finally return to that world and Uranus -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Neptune

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Russian Robot To Visit Space Station

The Russians were the first to send a dog into space, the first to send a man, and the first to send a woman. However, NASA sent the first humanoid robot to the International Space Station. The Russians, though, want to send FEDOR and proclaim that...
Related topics: Robots, International Space Station, NASA

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