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Cassini to self destroy plunging into Saturn after 13yo mission ends with success

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere in just 30 days, ending a 13-year mission around our solar system’s second largest planet. Since arriving at the planet on July 1, 2004, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn has made several landmark discoveries and beamed a vast array of stunning images back to Earth. Here, RT.com looks back at the mission’s most... 

Russia vows to cut off America from Space after Trump signs more sanctions

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The new US sanctions on Russia have angered the Kremlin, especially after Donald Trump promised to repair relations. With the American president increasingly looking a busted flush, Moscow is likely to deliver a forceful response. In the end, it didn’t take long. Just over six months after President Trump assumed office, the Washington establishment has, in the short to medium term at least, ended... 

Former NASA Scientist Claims Alien Ships Are Hiding in Saturn's Rings

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Dr. Norman Bergrun, a former NASA Engineer, has claimed “giant” alien spacecraft are to be found in Earth’s solar system around ringed planets such as Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus – not the first time the alien enthusiast has made such fantastical claims. UFO hunter Dr. Bergrun claimed the ships are “sucking” energy from the planet via the rings in order to “proliferate”... 

Indian Scientists Discover Supercluster of Galaxies

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Indian scientists have now claimed to have discovered an extremely large supercluster of galaxies. The supercluster of galaxies is as big as 20 million billion suns and named Saraswati by scientists from the Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA). Discovered by four scientists — Shishir Sankhyayan, a PhD student at the Pune-based Indian Institute of Science Education... 

Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System

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A planet-size object may be orbiting the sun in the icy reaches of the solar system beyond Pluto. Scientists at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) have determined that an unseen object with a mass somewhere between that of Earth and Mars could be lurking in the Kuiper Belt, a region beyond Neptune filled with thousands of icy asteroids, comets and dwarf planets. In... 

Rare total solar eclipse will ‘bring people to tears’

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The US is set to experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in almost a century on August 21 – giving millions of Americans the chance to observe the rare celestial event. NASA revealed details and viewing advice for the upcoming eclipse, which will see the moon pass between the sun and Earth, casting a dark shadow and making visible the solar corona – the sun’s normally obscured... 

NASA to Prove Chemtrails Are Real With Colorful Night Show

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NASA will create “artificial, colorful clouds” with chemicals sprayed from a rocket Monday night. About five minutes after liftoff, a NASA rocket will spray barium, strontium and cupric-oxide vapor to form literal chemtrails in beautiful colors which can be seen from the East Coast. “These clouds, or vapor tracers, allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space,”... 

NASA shows mind-blowing images of Earth from a Billion miles away

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured an incredible final image of Earth from a billion miles away during its orbit of Saturn’s rings. The space probe was facing Earth’s Southern Atlantic Ocean, some 870 million miles (1.4 billion km) away, when the image of was captured on April 12, says Nasa. In a zoomed-in version of the image, Earth’s moon is also clearly visible, seeming to float alongside... 

NASA shows stunning close-up photos of Jupiter's clouds

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NASA has shared an incredible close-up portrait of Jupiter taken from the Juno probe during its fifth flyby of the giant planet. The snap was captured by the JunoCam on March 27, as the spacecraft completed its latest orbit, at a distance of about 12,400 miles (20,000km) from the massive planet. Social media users were quick to comment on the unusual shape of Jupiter in the image. However, NASA explained... 

Huge potentially hazardous asteroid hurtling towards Earth

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A huge 1km-wide asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, prompting astronomers to label it “potentially hazardous”. But don’t pack for Mars just yet – the giant space rock, ‘2014 JO25’, is expected to pass by our planet safely. According to NASA the encounter on April 19 will be the closest the asteroid comes to Earth in 400 years, and no projected future encounters will be as close for at... 

Mysterious X-ray flash in deep space has astronomers baffled

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A mysterious flash of X-rays has been spotted by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in deep space, and astronomers are at a loss to explain it. The X-ray source, located in a region of the sky known as the Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S), was unremarkable before October 2014 – but then it erupted and became at least 1000 times brighter in a few hours. After about a day, the source had faded to... 

NASA’s humanoid robot put to the test for ultimate Mars challenge

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NASA’s Robonauts are being put to the test in Mars-like obstacle courses in order to pave the way for future humanoid space exploration and help bridge the expansive gap between Earth and human colonization of the red planet. NASA built four six-foot, 290-pound, Iron man-like pieces of machinery named Valkyrie, at the cost of about $2 million each, and then outsourced three of them to universities... 

New Experiment Suggests Humans Can Grow Potatoes on Mars

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The International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru has announced that they have successfully grown potatoes in a hermetically-sealed orbital environment that simulates conditions on Mars, indicating that it is possible to repeat the events of the 2015 film The Martian, by growing crops in red-planet soil. The interior of the Peruvian CubeSat satellite was designed to mimic Martian conditions as closely... 

Perfect Black cube floating over USA's top-secret base caught on Camera

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A perfect looking black cube has terrified residents of a Texas town. A BIZARRE and sinister-looking perfect black cube has terrified residents of a Texas town after it appeared in the skies above White Sands – the USA’s most secret military installation. The terrifying black cube was snapped over El Paso on the Texas border just a few miles from White Sands – the infamous US military testing... 

Planet X does exist in the solar system

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Astronomers have provided new evidence to prove the existence of the mysterious, yet still undiscovered Planet X on the outskirts of the solar system. According to the new data, the planet could be formed in another stellar system. James Vesper of the University of New Mexico in Las Cruces (USA) believes that the planet is a fugitive heavenly body that was captured by gravity of the Sun. In early... 
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