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NASA proposes magnetic shield to make Mars habitable

Scientists think Mars lost all of this when its protective magnetic field collapsed billions of years ago , and solar wind - high-energy particles projected from the Sun - has been stripping the Red Planet's atmosphere away ever since. "A greatly enhanced Martian atmosphere, in both pressure and temperature, that would be enough to allow significant surface liquid water would also have a number of benefits for science and human exploration in the 2040s and beyond".

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War - here's 16 minutes of gameplay

Talion joins the fray, setting a small army of adversaries ablaze, before stealthily introducing his blade to the brain stems of two roof-squatting archers. We see Talion (with Celebrimbor riding spiritual shotgun) attack a fortress in the mountain valley of Seregost. The unsung hero Ragdug Iron Mount is promoted - which helps to shape a distinct new fortress which benefits from his looting abilities.

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What do you know about Komodo dragons?

The Komodo dragon is now classified as " vulnerable " by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, meaning it's "at high risk of extinction in the wild". The site was established on March 6 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. The Timor deer is the main source of food for the Komodo dragon which can, according to the interactive quiz, eat over 50% of its own weight in one meal.

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Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox And More Down — Microsoft Outage

Large numbers of Xbox, Skype , and Outlook users have been complaining they're unable to access their accounts, with the login prompt noting that an account doesn't exist. It's unclear if Microsoft suffered a similar issue. At various times, Outlook.com and Hotmail, Xbox Live, Skype, Office 365, and OneDrive had some problems.

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Blue Origins Assembles First Rocket Engine

The New Glenn reusable rocket will be 23 feet in diameter and as high as 313 feet and will require seven BE-4 engines to power. Bezos is funding Blue Origin from his personal fortune, not Amazon revenue. In including New Glenn in our manifest we are pursuing our longstanding strategy of innovation that drives down the cost of access to space and drives up performance.

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The Most Advanced Weather Satellite Has a Mind-Blowing Lightning Mapper

Data from GOES-16 can help identify potential dangers and allow for warnings to be issued ahead of time. Constantly watching for lightning in the Western Hemisphere, the GLM takes hundreds of images each second. The agency also released the video below showing images of the lightning storms developing over southeast Texas on that day - part of the same system that created the bright blotch of lightning activity in the hemispheric image above.