• AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub
AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub

Pelosi told Politico in wide-ranging interview, however, that it's just a "suggestion" and one of "many" the caucus is likely to receive on green energy. In the past decade, she has already seen Democrats try and fail to pass a sweeping cap-and-trade climate law. Pelosi said, "I welcome the new deal and any other proposals".

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  • Amateur Astronomers Spot Meteorite Impact During Lunar Eclipse
Amateur Astronomers Spot Meteorite Impact During Lunar Eclipse

The next total lunar eclipse won't happen until 2021, and here in North American, we'll have to wait until 2022 for another blood moon to be visible . The telescopes used by MIDAS have high-sensitivity video cameras that are used to continuously record events during observations. MIDAS astronomer Jose Maria Madiedo shared the footage onlin...

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  • Viewer Photos Of The Super Blood Wolf Moon
Viewer Photos Of The Super Blood Wolf Moon

The next total lunar eclipse will take place in May 26, 2021. But what does the name mean? This happens on a regular basis. FULL moons and lunar eclipses have always been associated with various legends, myths and dark apocalyptic theories.

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  • Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’
Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

That mean that when the moon is at its closest point to Earth - known as the perigee - it can appear up to 17 percent larger than it does at the farthest point in its orbit. Stargazers will be in for a treat on Sunday night, when the total lunar eclipse and super moon will light up the sky over Metro Vancouver. So, to recap: The moon will...

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  • China grows the first seed on the Moon
China grows the first seed on the Moon

Liu Hanlong, who is leading the experiment, said Tuesday that potato seeds and rapeseeds also had sprouted, according to the South China Morning Post . and become a major space power by 2030. According to Wu, Chang'e 6 will be on a mission to collect samples from the Moon's South pole and later missions will be created to conduct surveys of ...

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  • Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years
Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years

Astronomers believe that among the so-called Local Group of Galaxies, dominated by the Milky Way , our home galaxy, Andromeda, and the Triangle galaxy, the latter has remained isolated and did not interact with the other members of the group.

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  • Brexit 'meaningful vote' to be held next week
Brexit 'meaningful vote' to be held next week

The Prime Minister has acknowledged she is "still working on" getting further assurances from the European Union o address concerns about the backstop measure aimed at preventing a hard border with Ireland. The prime minister has said she would work to get more European Union "assurances" on the temporary nature of the backstop, but has repea...

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  • Shutdown stinks for beloved national parks
Shutdown stinks for beloved national parks

Human faeces, overflowing garbage and illegal off-road driving in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the iconic national parks in the USA, where a partial government shutdown left areas open to visitors but few staff on duty.

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  • Chinese spacecraft makes first-ever landing on far side of the moon
Chinese spacecraft makes first-ever landing on far side of the moon

The original Yutu rover touched down , along with a lander, on the moon's near side in December of 2013 on the Chang'e 3 mission . Chang'e 4 sent a picture taken at 11:40 in the morning back to Earth. The Chang'e-4 probe, carrying eight payloads including two developed through global cooperation, will conduct low-frequency radio astronomica...

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  • New Horizons Probe Flies By Distant Asteroid Ultima Thule
New Horizons Probe Flies By Distant Asteroid Ultima Thule

The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world. At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which built and operates the spacecraft, scientists will count down to the moment of New Horizons' closest approach, at 12:33 a.m.

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  • Pluto explorer ushering in new year at more distant world
Pluto explorer ushering in new year at more distant world

Generally speaking, KBOs are thought to be primarily icy bodies that formed at the same time as the solar system. The flyby is expected to happen at 12:33 a.m. In classic and medieval literature, Thule was the most distant, northernmost place beyond the known world . As per different scientific reports, Ultima Thule is about 19 miles in diameter...

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  • Winter storm to continue through the night
Winter storm to continue through the night

Snowfall is forecast to continue throughout Thursday. Major winter storm to affect the region Thursday into Friday. As much as 5 inches of rain are possible along the central Gulf Coast, while as much as 1 foot of snow could fall in the northern US over the next three days.

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  • Japan says it will resume commercial whaling, leave worldwide commission
Japan says it will resume commercial whaling, leave worldwide commission

Mr Suga said the IWC has been overlooked by conservationists and Japan was frustrated over its attempts to manage whale capitals even though the IWC has a treaty mandate for both whale conservation and development of the whaling industry.

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  • Rocket Glitch Delays Spy Satellite Launch Again
Rocket Glitch Delays Spy Satellite Launch Again

Twitter user Joel Angel Juárez wrote, "Woah just spotted a huge white streak in the air looking southwest of San Francisco". As local news reports explained, the National Weather Service believed it to be a "Noctilucent cloud", which can sometimes be created when a space rock zips through the upper atmosphere.

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  • Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides noted that recent research favors the lower altitude. Virgin Galactic's spaceship did not launch on a rocket but took off attached to an airplane from Mojave, California. One of the pilots handed Sir Richard a small Earth stress ball when the two hugged after the space ship landed safely following about an h...

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  • Listen to the first sounds from Mars
Listen to the first sounds from Mars

The NASA InSight took this photo of the surface of Mars using its robotic arm-mounted, Instrument Deployment Camera after touching down on the surface of the planet, November 26, 2018. The reason for having a seismometer on the lander is to see if earthquakes (which on Mars are called Marsquakes) behave in the same way as they do on earth.

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  • Partial success: SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket
Partial success: SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

Musk also shared the video of a rocket landing on his Twitter account. After the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket in the United States its marching step failed to return to the platform near the start. He once famously described the disastrous crash of an early Falcon 9 booster as "rapid unscheduled disassembly". The effort is aimed a...

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  • China and USA greenhouse gas levels to new highs
China and USA greenhouse gas levels to new highs

Last month, the United Nations released a separate report on the "emissions gap", or the mismatch between the Paris climate targets and the actions nations are actually taking to reach them. Brazil, which has struggled to rein in deforestation, in the fall elected a leader in Jair Bolsonaro who has pledged to roll back protections for the Amazon.

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  • NASA opens $2.6 billion in contract services for Moon to Mars missions
NASA opens $2.6 billion in contract services for Moon to Mars missions

NASA has big plans to go back to the moon , and it wants private companies to help them get there. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that Draper and eight other United States companies, ranging from tiny startups to defense giant Lockheed Martin , will compete for $2.6 billion in NASA contracts.

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  • NASA wants these private companies to help it get to the moon
NASA wants these private companies to help it get to the moon

The companies will bid on contracts to deliver science and technology payloads to enable humans to travel back to the moon, and eventually on to Mars . Many Moon researchers were disappointed by the cancellation of the Resource Prospector mission - "I still am", Neal said. It is still unknown which company will develop the missiles to fly to the...

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  • First Images Sent Back From InSight Mars Lander Moments After Touchdown
First Images Sent Back From InSight Mars Lander Moments After Touchdown

Due to reach the Red Planet's surface just before 11:53 a.m. PST/2:43 p.m. EST today, InSight will attempt to land using a parachute and retrorockets. MarCO will try to share data about InSight when it enters the Martian atmosphere for the landing. The intense heating may cause a temporary radio-communications blackout.

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  • 'I don't believe' government climate report finding
'I don't believe' government climate report finding

The Fourth National Climate Assessment report , from the us governments Global Change Research Program, was just released. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes. Climate scientists have said for decades that marginalized populations, particularly those in low-income communities and ofte...

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  • Elon Musk's Pot-Smoking Podcast Prompts NASA to Review SpaceX and Boeing
Elon Musk's Pot-Smoking Podcast Prompts NASA to Review SpaceX and Boeing

The review was "prompted by the recent behavior of SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk , according to three officials with knowledge of the probe, after he took a hit of marijuana and sipped whiskey on a podcast streamed on the Internet", said the Washington Post , which first reported on the story.

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  • Nasa's InSight lander to study interior of Mars
Nasa's InSight lander to study interior of Mars

It will touch down on a flat, smooth plain close to the planet's equator called the Elysium Planitia - a place where oddball alien hunters claim to have spotted a "crashed UFO" and an "extraterrestrial city" . Unlike other ventures, the lander will remain in a fixed position. Scientists have debated where to land the rover for the past four ye...

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  • NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing
NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

It's not surprising NASA is launching such a probe, as there's a lot riding on the deal it has with SpaceX and Boeing . "We are confident that our comprehensive drug-free workforce and workplace programs exceed all applicable contractual requirements", a spokeswoman said.

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  • Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells at charity auction
Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells at charity auction

In fact it went for close to £300,000. Proceedings of the auction raised by wheelchair will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation that assists research into cosmology and astrophysics, and to the Motor Neurone Disease Association that supports research and campaigns for those diagnosed with the disease.

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  • Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali
Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali

In 2016, Diwali festivities raised pollution levels to their highest in almost two decades - forcing the closure of schools and other emergency measures. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) sprinkled water on trees in the area around Delhi University's North Campus. Chief fire officer (DFS) Atul Garg told IANS the fire related ca...

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  • Scientists are now arguing about whether Oumuamua was sent by aliens
Scientists are now arguing about whether Oumuamua was sent by aliens

Scientists have been trying to figure out what the 1,312ft (400m) object named Oumuamua might be after it was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii in October 2017 . That shape would allow solar radiation to push the vessel along and explains the object's unusual acceleration. It is known that comets are accelerated through a process known as "...

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  • Delhi's air quality recorded in 'very poor' category, authorities warn of deterioration
Delhi's air quality recorded in 'very poor' category, authorities warn of deterioration

In 2016 and 2017, schools were shut down for a few days under similar conditions. The Central Pollution Control Board has also asked pollution control authorities in the neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab to check stubble burning , which is attributed to be a major cause for the increasing pollution levels in the city.

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  • NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space

Kepler has retired from finding exoplanets that are orbiting distant stars, but the troves of data it has collected over the years will continue to help astronomers. While spacecraft operations have ceased, its data will continue to be publicly available through the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) at the Space Telescope Science Inst...

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  • NASA declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead
NASA declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead

But the innovative spacecraft enjoyed an illustrious career, discovering as many as 2,600 planets and inspiring new fields of research, NASA said. Kepler's discoveries have shed a new light on mankind's place in the Universe. "We know the spacecraft's retirement isn't the end of Kepler's discoveries", Kepler's project scientist Jessie Dotson sa...

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  • Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released
Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released

Nearly three weeks ago, on October 12, a Soyuz rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut failed mid-flight, 31 miles above Earth's surface. The Soyuz is now the only rocket that is capable of sending humans to the ISS and a launch failure hasn't happened since 1983. "It has been proven, fully confirmed, that this happened...

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  • Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land
Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

A gradual weakening trend is forecast to begin tonight. The Bermuda Weather Service said the storm was moving west at about 19.5 mph with winds of more than 64 mph and gusts of 79 mph. Seven named storms became hurricanes this season. There is a new low-pressure system, centered about 1,200 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands i...

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  • Microplastics Can Find Their Way Into Your Gut, Study Says
Microplastics Can Find Their Way Into Your Gut, Study Says

He explains that the biggest concentration of plastic in animal studies were found in the gut, but the smaller particles can enter the blood stream, lymphatic system, and even the liver. Dr Schwabl admitted: 'Personally, I did not expect each sample would be tested positive'. Schwabi's team recruited eight subjects for the pilot study and fou...

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  • At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael - estimates
At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael - estimates

The Federal Communications Commission head said he plans to investigate the "completely unacceptable" failure of wireless providers to fully restore service after Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida's Panhandle. By mid-afternoon, that number was down to just three. A single home remarkably left standing on Florida's Mexico Beach after ...

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