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Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu

Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu The plan is for OSIRIS-REx to orbit Bennu through mid-February, using a suite of five scientific instruments to map the asteroid in high resolution to help scientists decide precisely where to sample from. The $800 million OSIRIS-REx mission - whose name stands for "Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer" - launched in September 2016. [Full Article...]

Recycle your Christmas tree for free with Basildon Council

Recycle your Christmas tree for free with Basildon Council So as you retire your tree this year, think about how you could share it with others for a few more months before it is really time to throw it out. Artificial trees are not accepted as part of this collection. Christmas tree disposal hours will be from dawn to 10 p.m. daily until Sunday, Jan. 6. The more contact the cut branches and trunk have with the ground, the faster it will start to be recyc... [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward historic New Year's flyby

The New Horizons spacecraft is speeding through space at 32,000 miles (51,500 kilometers) per hour, traveling nearly a million miles per day. "We are really flying toward something completely unknown, unlike any other object we've studied in the past". [Full Article...]

Six jailed in Vietnam for killing, eating endangered monkey

Six jailed in Vietnam for killing, eating endangered monkey The suspects, ranging in age from 35 to 59, used a phone to film themselves eating the live leaf-eating langur monkey - one of the most endangered primate species in the world - on November 17, AFP reported . One of them bought the langur from a hunter for 1.1 million dongs (£38) last month. Many species are used for cooking whilst others have their body parts sold for medicine. [Full Article...]

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20 A rare super blue blood moon , which occurs when a super blood moon is also the second full moon of the month, occurred in January 2018. The lunar eclipse taking place in January is going to be bigger and brighter than normal. On Jan. 20, the moon will be about 222,274 miles from Earth as a full moon. During a lunar eclipse, the moon first touches Earth's outer shadow, called a penumbra, th... [Full Article...]

EPA proposes easing regulation of mercury from coal plants

EPA proposes easing regulation of mercury from coal plants The EPA said the proposal is meant to "correct flaws". Coal power plants in this country are the largest single manmade source of mercury pollutants, which enters the food chain through fish and other items that people consume. Wheeler, a noted former lobbyist for coal energy companies, was chosen by Trump as acting EPA administrator after Wheeler's predecessor, Scott Pruitt, was forced out ov... [Full Article...]

The ISS Gap Got here From Contained in the Station, Says Cosmonaut

The ISS Gap Got here From Contained in the Station, Says Cosmonaut This week, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev told reporters that the hunt for the truth was in the hands of the Russian space program, but he also stated definitively that the hole was created from the inside. The astronauts" quick identification and fix of the hole demonstrated "the crew was ready for any developments, ' he said. Prokopyev scoffed at the idea the hole could have been drilled... [Full Article...]

Sending people to Mars nearly ridiculous: Former NASA astronaut

Sending people to Mars nearly ridiculous: Former NASA astronaut William Alison Anders, who flew to the moon in the mission "Apollo-8", said that human flight to Mars - "ridiculous and stupid idea". NASA managed to land its InSight spacecraft on Mars recently after its long trip from Earth. "They're so ossified... NASA has turned into a jobs program... numerous centers are mainly interested in keeping busy and you don't see the public support other than the... [Full Article...]


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