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Sky-high and abyss-deep: China's double record-breaker

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Docking in progress, CCTV video still. China has reached two technological milestones spanning great depths and heights. In the earth’s orbit, the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft manually docked a space module while under the Pacific, a Jiaolong submersible dived to the bottom of the Marian Trench. The symbolism behind the scheduling of the two historical events was far from coincidental. The three oceanographers... 

Cassini finds tropical lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan

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Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, pictured to the right of the gas giant in the Cassini spacecraft view. Scientists have discovered methane lakes in the tropical areas of Saturn’s moon Titan, one of which is about half the size of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, with a depth of at least one meter. The longstanding bodies of liquid were detected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been... 

Scientists suggest that the universe could grind to a halt

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A computer visualization of dark matter in the Universe which scientists have previously battled to explain People often say that time speeds up as we age, but if the latest scientific theory is true the opposite could well be the case. The radical theory by academics suggests that time itself could be slowing down – and may eventually grind to a halt altogether. The latest mind-bending findings... 

China sends its first manned space docking mission

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Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut, waves during a departure ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province China has launched its first manned space docking mission, including the country’s first ever woman astronaut. China moves one step closer to becoming the second nation in the world performing regular space flights. ­The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was successfully launched... 

ESO Council supports world’s biggest optical telescope

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The European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will use a mirror 39 meters in diameter to image planets outside the solar system. Most members of the European Southern Observatory’s Council have supported the 1.1 billion-euro project to build the world’s largest optical telescope. Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland voted to start the program while... 

Microbes discovered in Mars-like environment on Earth

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Researchers studied the rocky soil samples from the volcanoes in the Atacama region in South American that have conditions similar to Mars. A team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has found a type of organism that can survive the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. “We haven’t formally identified or characterized the species. But these are very different than anything... 

Rectangular galaxy discovered 70 million light years away

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Astronomers have found a rectangular galaxy that bucks the typical spheroidal, disc-like, or lumpy shapes. Astronomers have found a rectangular galaxy in a wide field-of-view image taken with the Japanese Subaru Telescope for Swinburne astrophysicist Dr. Lee Spitler. The unusual cosmic phenomenon was discovered 70 million light years away within a group of 250 galaxies. “In the Universe around us,... 

UFO observed above Israel was launched by Russia

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The unusual phenomenon in the sky above Israel, which hundreds took for a UFO, could be connected with the test launch of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile Topol. The missile was launched from Kapustin Yar test ground in Russia’s Astrakhan region. Astronomers confirmed the journalists’ supposition that said that the mysterious light in the sky could occur as a result of... 

Saturn’s moon Enceladus, new plasma laboratory

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Image taken by Cassini spacecraft shows plumes which spew out Saturn's moon Enceladus. Recent data and findings from NASA’s Cassini mission have revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus can provide scientists with a laboratory for watching unusual behavior of plasma. According to two papers published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, scientists can observe the theorized condition of... 

Astronomers discover faintest distant galaxy

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False color image of the galaxy LAEJ095950.99+021219.1. Astronomers at Arizona State University have located a remote and faint galaxy, which is one of the ten most distant known objects in the space. The team used the IMACS instrument on the Magellan Telescopes in Chile and identified the galaxy ‘LAEJ095950.99+021219.1’ that is about 13 billion light-years away from the Earth. “This galaxy... 

Iran set to launch high resolution spy satellite

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Iran launched its first domestically-produced Omid (Hope) satellite in 2009 on board Safir (Ambassador) carrier. An Iranian official has announced that the country is set to launch a high resolution student satellite tasked with taking images of the earth. Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli said the satellite is part of a project by Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology and will... 

Opportunity captures image of huge Martian crater

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The image catches a shadow of the rover, located on the western rim of Endeavour, in the foreground and the giant crater in the distance. NASA’s Mars exploration rover Opportunity has returned an exceptional view of the large Martian Endeavour Crater, which spans about 22 kilometers in diameter. The image catches a shadow of the rover, located on the western rim of Endeavour, in the foreground and... 

NASA plans to Land on Asteroid and stay for a Month

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Landing on a 50,000mph asteroid: The astronauts will drive vehicles on the surface - and pick up skills necessary to destroy 'planet killer' asteroids that may approach our planet in future The space agency Nasa is training a team of astronauts to land on asteroids after a three million mile journey – dwarfing the mere 239,000 miles travelled to the moon. The mission, planned for the... 

Kepler space telescope records the number of superflares

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope has recorded the number of superflares or enormous releases of magnetic energy that can damage a nearby orbiting planet. According to the report published in the journal Nature, superflares are much less frequent on slow-rotating stars like our Sun. The biggest recorded flare on the Sun happened on September 1, 1859 and according to English astronomer Richard Carrington... 

Top Obama Aide Warns Russia “End Of World” Near

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A new report prepared by the Foreign Intelligence Service circulating in the Kremlin today says that the United States top National Security Advisor to President Obama, Thomas Donilon, was granted a “rushed meeting” with President Putin this past Friday wherein he warned the Russian leader that the world as we know it may be about to end. According to this report, the Obama regime became alarmed... 
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