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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Solar Orbiter to Study the Sun

The two missions will offer complementary perspectives of the Sun - with Parker Solar Probe travelling through the Sun's atmosphere, while Solar Orbiter observes the surface and near environment. Following its Earth gravity assist, Solar Orbiter will begin the primary phase of its mission - leading up to its first close pass by the Sun in 2022 - at about a third the distance from the Sun to Earth.

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Scientists 'Resurrect' Mutated Genes of Wrangel Island Mammoths | Genetics, Paleontology

Woolly mammoths went extinct more than 4,000 years ago, but a new study suggests that the last of the creatures died a awful and isolated death. In the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia lies Wrangel Island, which is believed to have been home to one of the last surviving populations of woolly mammoths.

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Sydney hit by heaviest rainfall in 30 yrs

The stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction, with one man missing after his auto was swept off a road in Sydney's north and hundreds more rescued from floodwaters across the state. NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said it was disappointing motorists were not heeding warnings after he called out "boofhead behaviour" yesterday .

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Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule

However, NASA gave the blade a twist by pointing out that "there were numerous instances where the Boeing software quality processes either should have or could have uncovered the defects". Problems with Boeing Co's Starliner come at a time when the US Congress is looking to diminish the role that commercial space transportation providers play in NASA's human exploration and operations programmes.

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Record-setting astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth

Koch launched on March 14, 2019 and completed 328 days in space. Christina Koch gives a thumbs-up signal as she leaves the Soyuz capsule in which she returned on February 6, 2020 . On Thursday the U.S. astronaut was at last granted that wish, when the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, carrying Koch, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and Italy's Luca Parmitano , landed in Kazakhstan, nearly a year after Koch last set foot on earth.

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The first of four straight supermoons will rise this weekend

So, if you want a chance to glimpse the " Super Snow Moon ", you'll need to get up bright and early on Sunday morning and gaze skyward. At its furthest, the moon is 253,000 miles away from the Earth. So, let's understand what is a Supermoon and how it is different from a full moon . These names have been in circulation for centuries because moons were associated with the changing seasons.


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