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India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

/  23.06.2017  /  Science 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.

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U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

/  22.06.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

/  21.06.2017  /  Science 

ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia (Reuters) – A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

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Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets

/  20.06.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances for life.

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Trump’s coal plan sends U.S. energy “back to the past”: Vatican

/  16.06.2017  /  Science 

OSLO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production “back to the past” with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday.

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Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

/  08.06.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA named 12 astronauts on Wednesday to the U.S. space agency’s first new class of space fliers in five years, chosen from a record 18,300 applicants, for a new era of space travel.

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Einstein’s theory provides new technique to size up stars

/  08.06.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein’s century-old theory of relativity – using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun. 

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Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

/  07.06.2017  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The understanding of human origins was turned on its head on Wednesday with the announcement of the discovery of fossils unearthed on a Moroccan hillside that are about 100,000 years older than any other known remains of our species, Homo sapiens.

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SpaceX wins launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane

/  07.06.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp will fly its first mission for the U.S. Air Force in August when it launches the military’s X-37B miniature spaceplane, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on Tuesday.

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Scientists hope to show humankind originated in Mediterranean

/  06.06.2017  /  Science 

CHIRPAN, Bulgaria (Reuters) – A team of excavators in Bulgaria has resumed a search for fossils of an ape-like creature which may be the oldest-known direct ancestor of man and whose discovery has challenged the central hypothesis that humankind originated in Africa.

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