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Sci-tech NASAs Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully
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In order to reach an orbit around the sun, the Parker Solar Probe will take seven flybys of Venus that will essentially give a gravity assist , shrinking its orbit over the course of almost seven years. Using Venus' gravity to pick up speed, the NASA probe will complete seven flybys in seven years to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun. Parker, the probe, will start shattering records this fall.

Sci-tech Partial solar eclipse set to happen on August 11
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Solar eclipse will start at 01:02 pm PST. Although, this myth gains traction around the time of a total solar eclipse , some people refuse to cook or eat even during partial eclipses. Accordingly, the moon will be near "perigee", the closest point to Earth in the moon's orbit. The last solar eclipse of the year 2018 will occur today (Saturday).

Sci-tech NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday
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Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports. The probe will be controlled from the Mission Operations Centre based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL), which is where NASA handles its unmanned missions. "We know the questions we want to answer.". The Parker probe's final three orbits - in 2024 and 2025 - will be the closest. When it nears the Sun, the probe will travel rapidly enough to go from NY to Tokyo in one minute - some 430,000 miles per hour, making it ...

Sci-tech What is NASA’s Parker Solar Probe?
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Sunday, momentarily turning night into day in a spectacle visible for miles along the Florida coast. The probe will dip inside this tenuous atmosphere, sampling conditions, and getting to just 6.16 million km (3.83 million miles) from the Sun's broiling "surface".

Sci-tech USA eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules
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The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have unveiled their new proposal for fuel economy standards following the scrapping of the Obama-era plan which called for a corporate average fuel economy rating of 54.5 mpg (65.4 mpg United Kingdom / 4.3L / 100km) by 2025.

Author: 0 NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships

NASA's schedule for Starliner flights confirmed what a Boeing executive said a day earlier: The first uncrewed mission to the station ( Boeing Orbital Flight Test) would take place in late 2018 or early 2019, and the first crewed mission ( Boeing Crew Flight Test) would follow five to six months later.

Sci-tech Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip
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While the space agency has remained secretive about who might get picked for the honor of taking the first rides on board Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon , perhaps so as not to spoil the great surprise, NASA officials did tell the Business Insider that only astronauts who are not now assigned to a space mission are eligible for the test flights of the brand-new spacecraft.

Sci-tech Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'
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In conversation with CBS News , Baird said that the team will return to the island next month, where they aim to do further testing of the surrounding areas. Rough-toothed dolphins are also known to swim in tropical and warmer temperate waters. But as Quanta Magazine explains , isolated occurrences of individual hybrids aren't typically considered new species, either because the hybrids can not reproduce or because lone hybrids are apt to just get reabsorbed into existing species by mating ...

Sci-tech Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse
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Where can you see the blood moon in July 2018? You'll have to stay inside (where it's safe) and instead watch it online. The eclipse will happen on the night of July 27 into the early morning of July 28. We may not be able to see this week's total lunar eclipse here in D.C., but you can take in the views from around the world via livestream. "Though lunar eclipse is visible through the naked eye, observing it through a telescope would be better".

Sci-tech 'Blood moon' on its way - with God of War in tow
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In the Philippines, the lunar eclipse will occur on early Saturday dawn, starting at about 1:14 a.m. and will last for about 103 minutes, Raymundo said . Talking to Community about the eclipse in Qatar, Dr Beshir Marzouk, an astronomer at the Qatar Calendar House, said, "The eclipsed moon will be visible in Qatar and all Arab countries".

Sci-tech A lake of actual water has been discovered on Mars
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Bramson said the Mars radar community remained curious about why SHARAD didn't detect water below the south pole. The subsurface lake, Diez says , may be similar those found via radar-sounding on Earth beneath ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.

Sci-tech Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
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The Earth will pass between the sun and the moon for 103 minutes on Friday evening. Red light had a better chance of doing so for the same reason the sky was blue - shorter wave-lengths were scattered more efficiently by the molecules in our atmosphere.

Sci-tech A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one 'oddball'
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The team, led by astronomer Scott S. Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science , was actually using ground-based telescopes to look for evidence of the mysterious Planet Nine , a proposed outer Solar System body. Two new moons are closer in, go the right way, and take about an Earth year for one orbit. Jupiter, it's safe to say, is one of the marvels of our solar system.

Sci-tech Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, killing 6 animals
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The jaguar was sedated and secured by the veterinary team and the situation was resolved by 8:15 a.m., but sadly, four alpaca, one emu, and one fox in nearby habitats were attacked and killed. It added: 'Once darted, the jaguar was sedated within minutes'. Such breakdowns, experts have told The Washington Post , do not happen only at shoddy zoos with slapdash animal-care practices.

Author: 0 Russian cargo ship set for quick delivery of supplies to ISS

Because of complex orbital constraints - a variety of launch-day specific conditions must be met - both spacecraft eventually used more traditional two-day approaches. Progress 70 will stay linked to the space station until January 2019, when it will be discarded, NASA officials said. But it seemed that fortune favored Progress 70.

Sci-tech Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt devastated after being forced to resign
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I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency . EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will become the agency's acting leader next week. Inhofe, who dismisses global warming as a hoax and famously tossed a snowball on the Senate floor to prove his point, hailed Wheeler's ascension to EPA chief.

Sci-tech Enbridge Line 3 pipeline approval expected to ease Canadian oil price woes
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Pipeline bottlenecks have steepened a price discount for Western Canadian heavy crude this year while refiners in Minnesota and surrounding states say Line 3 is necessary to increase crude supplies. Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth , said the response would mirror Standing Rock, a mass protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota that lasted months.

Sci-tech Weekend Scorch: Record Heat in NYC
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Temperatures are expected to reach near triple digits Sunday with heat index values as high as 106, according to the National Weather Service . There will be a slight drop in temperature before rewarming heading into the Fourth of July, the NWS said , showing temperatures between 85 and 89 degrees Monday and 85 and 90 degrees Tuesday before being between 87 and 92 degrees Wednesday .

Sci-tech Early morning SpaceX launch leaves dazzling display in sky
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CAPE CANAVERAL , Fla. - The last Block 4 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida on June 29, 2018. Dragon will fly with almost 6,000 pounds of cargo, supplies and science experiments as part of the 15th of 20 missions under a contract between SpaceX and NASA's Commercial Resupply Services program, also known as CRS-15.

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