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Liftoff! Europe's Newest 'Sentinel' Satellite Will Study Earth's Seas, Land and Air - Space.com

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Space.com

Liftoff! Europe's Newest 'Sentinel' Satellite Will Study Earth's Seas, Land and Air
Space.com
The Sentinel-3B spacecraft rode to orbit today atop a Rockot rocket, which lifted off from Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome, about 500 miles (800 kilometers) north of Moscow, at 1:57 p.m. EDT (1757 GMT, 8:57 p.m. local time in Plesetsk). If all goes ...
Europe launches seventh Sentinel Earth observation satelliteReuters
European Space Agency Satellite Rides to Orbit From RussiaU.S. News & World Report
Russian Rokot launches Sentinel-3bNASASpaceflight.com
satPRnews (press release) -Business Leader (press release) (blog) -FarmingUK -SatNews Publishers
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'Unique in the world' fossil footprints show a human chasing an extinct giant sloth - Washington Post

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Washington Post

'Unique in the world' fossil footprints show a human chasing an extinct giant sloth
Washington Post
Each year 500,000 people visit New Mexico's White Sands National Monument to hike and frolic among gypsum dunes. Aside from the tourists, few animals in the region get much larger than a coyote or bobcat. But in an epoch called the Pleistocene, which ...
Giant sloths with wolverine-like claws used to roam America, and humans hunted themUSA TODAY
Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15000-year-old footprintsScience Magazine
Giant sloth vs. ancient man: fossil footprints track prehistoric huntBusiness Insider
The New Yorker -Seeker -Newsweek -Science News
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Projectile cannon experiments show how asteroids can deliver water - Phys.Org

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Newsweek

Projectile cannon experiments show how asteroids can deliver water
Phys.Org
Experiments using a high-powered projectile cannon show how impacts by water-rich asteroids can deliver surprising amounts of water to planetary bodies. The research, by scientists from Brown University, could shed light on how water got to the early ...
Asteroids could have delivered water to the early EarthScience News
Scientists Used a Super Powerful Cannon to Show How Asteroids Can Carry Water Between WorldsNewsweek
Asteroids May Have Delivered More Of Earth's Water Than We ThoughtNewsy
Daily Star
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Gaia telescope's 'book of the heavens' takes shape - BBC News

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Gaia telescope's 'book of the heavens' takes shape
BBC News
The Gaia observatory has released a second swathe of data as it assembles the most precise map of the sky. The European Space Agency telescope has now plotted the position and brightness of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It also has information on the ...

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Astronomers witness galaxy megamerger - Phys.Org

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Phys.Org

Astronomers witness galaxy megamerger
Phys.Org
Peering deep into space—an astounding 90 percent of the way across the observable universe—astronomers have witnessed the beginnings of a gargantuan cosmic pileup, the impending collision of 14 young, starbursting galaxies. This ancient megamerger is ...
Ancient galaxy megamergersEurekAlert (press release)
Vast Galactic Megamerger In the Early Universe Is 'Truly Unique' DiscoveryNewsweek
Galactic Megamerger: Young, Starbusting Galaxies From Early Universe Spotted CollidingInternational Business Times
The Guardian
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Entanglement observed in near-macroscopic objects - Phys.Org

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Phys.Org

Entanglement observed in near-macroscopic objects
Phys.Org
Perhaps the strangest prediction of quantum theory is entanglement, a phenomenon whereby two distant objects become intertwined in a manner that defies both classical physics and a common-sense understanding of reality. In 1935, Albert Einstein ...
Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance' spotted in objects almost big enough to seeScience Magazine
Spooky quantum entanglement goes big in new experimentsScience News

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Which Pro Wrestlers Believe The Earth Is Flat?: An Investigation - UPROXX

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UPROXX

Which Pro Wrestlers Believe The Earth Is Flat?: An Investigation
UPROXX
Flat Earth philosophy has gained the attention of the general public over the past few years. Rapper B.O.B. feuded with Neil deGrasse Tyson about its flaws and merits via diss tracks. NBA player Kyrie Irving rejects the idea that the Earth is round, as ...
Here is how to win an argument with a flat eartherRaw Story
Flat Earthers Guide to NBA PlayoffsThe Sports Quotient

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UK might have to build a new satellite system after Brexit, government says - The Independent

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The Independent

UK might have to build a new satellite system after Brexit, government says
The Independent
The UK might have to set up its own satellite navigation system if it is thrown out after Brexit, according to officials. The Galileo project – a 10 billion euro programme that was launched by the EU to rival the US global positioning system – is ...
Galileo: UK plan to launch rival to EU sat-nav systemBBC News
Swipe right to remain? Brexit app leaves EU lawmakers waryReuters
The Brexit registration app for EU citizens won't work on iPhonesBusiness Insider
ValueWalk -U.S. News & World Report -Yahoo News -The Register
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A short, new movie of a comet's surface is pretty incredible - Ars Technica

Google Science - 8 hours 28 min ago

Ars Technica

A short, new movie of a comet's surface is pretty incredible
Ars Technica
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014 and subsequently became the first mission to ever orbit around a comet. Additionally, its small Philae lander became the first to touch down on a comet's ...
Watch: Amazing Rosetta Animation Shows Comet 67P Like Never BeforeInternational Business Times
MUST SEE VIDEO: Snowstorm on a comet!Syfy Wire
ESA Rosetta Probe's Last Images, While Examining The Comet 67P Surface, Put Into A Stunning GIFHealth Thoroughfare
The Siver Telegram -The Outline
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As manned space flights get closer, the competition for launch contracts heats up - Washington Post

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Washington Post

As manned space flights get closer, the competition for launch contracts heats up
Washington Post
For a decade, there was only one company for the Pentagon to turn to its launch its satellites into space: the joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing known as the United Launch Alliance. A few years ago, Elon Musk's SpaceX ended the company's ...

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This Planet Is So Dark Scientists Have to Guess What It Looks Like - Live Science

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Live Science

This Planet Is So Dark Scientists Have to Guess What It Looks Like
Live Science
There's a planet the size of Jupiter whipping around a star 466 million light-years away from Earth, and it might be the color of plums, or dying embers or, well … just about anything else. Researchers don't know for sure, because the massive, gassy ...
Planet darker than charcoal discoveredThe Hindu
One of the darkest planets ever observed eats 99% of nearby starlightInternational Business Times, India Edition
A Dark Planet That Became So hard To Locate Even With Kepler TelescopeMicroCap Observer
The Siver Times -SwiftNary -Qrius -The Siver Telegram
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China's Chang'e-4 relay satellite named "Queqiao" - Space Daily

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:26pm

ExecutiveBiz

China's Chang'e-4 relay satellite named "Queqiao"
Space Daily
The relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe expected to land on the far side of the Moon later this year, has been named "Queqiao" - magpie bridge. The name was announced by the China National Space Administration (CNSA)Tuesday, China's Space Day ...
NASA to make orbiting lunar base decision in early 2019Orlando Sentinel
Report: NASA Eyes Contract Award for Lunar 'Gateway' Platform Components in 2019ExecutiveBiz (blog)
NASA launches plans for orbiting lunar outpostMother Nature Network (blog)
The TeCake -The Australian Financial Review -ecns -Global Times
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Uranus smells like rotten eggs, according to scientists using Hawaii telescope - Hawaii News Now

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:05pm

WRAL.com

Uranus smells like rotten eggs, according to scientists using Hawaii telescope
Hawaii News Now
Uranus has been the butt of many jokes over the years. It likely won't get any easier for the seventh planet in our solar system as a new report has confirmed that Uranus likely reeks of -- what else? Bad gas. Researchers at the University of Oxford ...
Study: Uranus smells like rotten eggs and fartsAction News Now
Scientists Made An Important Discovery About Uranus & Your Kids Are Going To Love ItRomper

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New Guineans carved human bones into 'formidable, fierce-looking and beautiful' daggers - Washington Post

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:06pm

Washington Post

New Guineans carved human bones into 'formidable, fierce-looking and beautiful' daggers
Washington Post
A hundred years ago, if you lived in the Sepik region of New Guinea and you wanted to impress your neighbors, you'd strap a dagger made of bone to your biceps. Not just any skeletal parts would do. The most common bone weapons came from the legs of ...
Why New Guinea Warriors Prized Human Bone DaggersLive Science
These daggers made from human bone were a deadly asset on the battlefieldScience Magazine
When it comes to making a dagger, human bones are bestCosmos
Gizmodo
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SpaceX set to debut Falcon 9 rocket upgrades with launch next week - Spaceflight Now

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 6:39pm

Spaceflight Now

SpaceX set to debut Falcon 9 rocket upgrades with launch next week
Spaceflight Now
SpaceX technicians at Cape Canaveral are readying for the first launch of an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket configuration next week, a mission that will debut changes to make the launcher safer for astronauts and make it easier — and less expensive — for ...
SpaceX To Build Its Massive Rocket In Los AngelesScience Trends
SpaceX: Fly Anywhere in 30 minutesLive Trading News
Russia's New Rocket Can Compete with SpaceX if only SpaceX stands StillSpaceflight News
Exclusive Reportage -Investor Opinion -MilTech -Teslarati
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See it: Radar satellites spying on farms from space is a taste of the future economy - Quartz

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:46pm

Quartz

See it: Radar satellites spying on farms from space is a taste of the future economy
Quartz
The images below, created by a radar satellite built and operated by a private company, are a taste of a future in which anyone can purchase the ability to monitor changes on Earth from space. ICEYE, a company in Finland, shared these exclusive radar ...
Space smash—simulating when satellites collidePhys.Org
What Happens to the Human Body in Space?Newsweek
Turning Smartphones into a Satellite Imagery BusinessWeatherNation
Business Services -Spaceflight News -Daily Illini -The Westside Story
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Schumer Urges NASA To Help Create Display To Honor Gregory Jarvis - WIBX AM 950

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:37pm

WIBX AM 950

Schumer Urges NASA To Help Create Display To Honor Gregory Jarvis
WIBX AM 950
Senator Charles Schumer is urging NASA to work with officials in Herkimer County to establish a permanent memorial honoring Challenger Astronaut Gregory Jarvis. Jarvis, who was raised in Mohawk, was a payload specialist who was killed when the Space ...
Schumer wants NASA to help with upstate NY memorial for Challenger astronautAuburn Citizen (blog)
Schumer asks for NASA's help with Gregory B. Jarvis memorial in Herkimer CountyWKTV
Schumer urges NASA to help with Jarvis memorialThe Times Telegram

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Tomorrow's Star Map Release Could Revolutionize Our Understanding of Astronomy - Gizmodo

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:34pm

Gizmodo

Tomorrow's Star Map Release Could Revolutionize Our Understanding of Astronomy
Gizmodo
Astronomers from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission will release the biggest map of our galaxy ever tomorrow, using data collected by the Gaia space telescope. That includes 1.7 billion stars, as well as new information that could potentially ...
Stellar Effort: Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1 Billion StarsScientific American

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Celestial 'snow' flies in wondrous Rosetta comet GIF - CNET

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:28pm

CNET

Celestial 'snow' flies in wondrous Rosetta comet GIF
CNET
You'll never stand on the surface of a comet, but here's how it might look and feel. Twitter user @landru79 is obsessed with space and created a spectacular GIF of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko using still images captured by the European Space Agency ...
Incredible New Gif Shows Cosmic 'Snow' on the Surface of a CometGizmodo
The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a CometLive Science
A stunning new video shows what it's like to fly past a comet tumbling through spaceBusiness Insider
PetaPixel (blog) -New Scientist -Siliconrepublic.com -ZME Science
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Stellar Effort: Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1 Billion Stars - Scientific American

Google Science - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:31am

Scientific American

Stellar Effort: Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1 Billion Stars
Scientific American
In an eagerly anticipated development, astronomers have created the largest and most precise 3-D map of the Milky Way galaxy. The European Space Agency's $1-billion Gaia mission released its newest data set in April, detailing the positions and motions ...

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