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International Space Station’s orbit to be raised by 600 meters

  The medium height of the International Space Station’s flight orbit will be raised by 600 meters with the help of the engines of the Zvezda module on January 17, Russia’s Mission Control said...

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Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic vessel reaches Indian Ocean

The voyage is part of the second UNESCO-supported international expedition to the Indian Ocean. The Russian Baltic Fleet’s Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic research ship has begun its research mission in the Indian Ocean, a spokesman...

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Are Aliens Plentiful, But We’re Just Missing Them?

A little over 80 years ago, humanity first began broadcasting radio and television signals with enough power that they should leave Earth’s atmosphere and progress deep into interstellar space. If someone living in a...

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NASA’s TESS Telescope Should Spot Many ‘Star Wars’-Like ‘Tatooines’

NASA’s next extrasolar planet-hunting mission should detect dozens of circumbinary, Tatooine-like systems, in which a real-life planet circles two stars instead of one, say astronomers. TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) — due for...

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Into the Blue Skies: Chinese C919 Passenger Jet Prototype Makes Successful Test Flight (VIDEO)

China has moved a step closer to its ambitious multi-trillion dollar plan to penetrate the global passenger jet market. The second prototype of the C919 plane took off from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport marking a successful...

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If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad

Here’s an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops — the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer — grow well in Martian soil. “I...

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A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environment

New detections of radio waves from a repeating fast radio burst have revealed an astonishingly potent magnetic field in the source’s environment, indicating that it is situated near a massive black hole or within...