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Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar exploration mission, is ready for its prime time and is less than two days away from its launch. The Chandrayaan-2 mission will explore the Moon’s South Polar Region. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission is being viewed as a demonstration of deep space exploration technologies and to stimulate the advancement
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The first Apollo 11 retroreflectors. Credit: NASA Fifty years after Armstrong and Aldrin placed the first lunar retroreflectors about a hundred feet from their lunar module, NASA has funded a set of Next-Generation Lunar Retroreflectors (NGLRs) to be delivered on future flights via the space agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) project. An international team
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Alyssa Carson, the world’s youngest astronaut-in-training, has created a line of space luggage with Horizn Studios, a British-based travel brand. Photo courtesy of Horizn Studios There aren’t many teenagers like Alyssa Carson from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the age of 18, she is the world’s youngest astronaut-in-training and already has three TEDx Talks under her space belt.  Carson has also teamed
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FILE PHOTO: A model of Tiangong 2 space laboratory by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is displayed at China Beijing International High-tech Expo in Beijing, China June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s manned space lab Tiangong-2 has finished experiments and will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere on July 19, authorities said on Saturday.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin How can beginning climbers overcome the fear of falling? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Hazel Findlay, professional climber, mental training coach, on Quora: Beginner climbers should approach
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Favaloro ran the Jacinto Arauz clinic along with his brother. Google Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 96th birthday of cardiac surgeon René Favaloro, who pioneered coronary artery bypass surgery. Sometimes cholesterol, calcium, and other compounds collect along the walls of the artery, where they form a hard, waxy substance called plaque. As plaque builds up,
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin What are some mental health benefits of indoor or outdoor rock climbing? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Hazel Findlay, professional climber, mental training coach, on Quora: 5
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on Thursday sued Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE), seeking to cancel the chemical company’s patent protection for its Bollgard II RR Flex genetically modified cotton seed, according to a statement sent to Reuters. Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news
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ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump’s mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA’s human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo. FILE PHOTO: Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA’s Human Exploration and
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A worldwide representation of the Spire Global satellite signals, in radio wavelengths. Spire Global Spire Global’s efforts to track ships and airplanes generated a new venture — a “data lake” with the space-friendly nation of Luxembourg. The “lake” with the Luxembourg Space Agency will be open to any startup, research institute or public agency in
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Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system. “At 9:58, we made a ‘Go’ decision for the Hayabusa2 probe’s second touchdown,” the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said in a statement. “Currently the
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The simulated decay of a black hole not only results in the emission of radiation, but the decay of the central orbiting mass that keeps most objects stable. Black holes are not static objects, but rather change over time. For the lowest-mass black holes, evaporation happens the fastest, but even the greatest-mass black hole in
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Virgin Galactic spacecraft VSS Unity in space Virgin Galactic 2018 Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight company founded by billionaire Richard Branson, said Tuesday it had agreed to a deal with venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya’s investment company that would make it the first publicly traded space tourism company.  Under the terms of the deal, Social Capital
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Photocredit: Getty Getty In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation – Voltaire For the first time since the build-out of the US electric power system in the first half of the twentieth century, renewable energy sources surpassed coal in the nation’s monthly electricity generation mix. The Energy Information
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Roaches check in and they don’t check out. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty Well, this is just fabulous news, if you are a cockroach. A study published in Scientific Reports  demonstrated how a common species of cockroach, the German cockroach otherwise known affectionately as Blattella germanica L., is becoming more and more resistant to different insecticides. In other
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Venus Williams of the US in action during her first round match against Cori Gauff of the US Efforts to make artificial intelligence fairer now extend to Wimbledon’s courts. The All England Club, which hosts the famed British tennis event, is adding technology enhancements at this year’s tournament aimed at eliminating bias from computer-generated video
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Dr. Dinee Simpson is Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s first female, African-American transplant surgeon. (Raquel Zaldivar/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images) Getty Unless you are a cinder block or some other inanimate object, you have implicit bias. Just like body odor or flatulence, it is part of being human and can be a problem if you don’t recognize
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Ripples in spacetime are what gravitational waves are, and they travel through space at the speed of light in all directions. Although the constants of electromagnetism never appear in the equations for Einstein’s General Relativity, gravitational waves undoubtedly move at the speed of light. Here’s why. European Gravitational Observatory, Lionel BRET/EUROLIOS There are two fundamental
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In her maiden union budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman detailed a number of proposals to boost e-mobility, Indian space programme, startups and Make in India initiative as the government looks to turn the country into a $5 trillion (Rs. 3,42,65,500 crores) economy by 2024-2025. The government is also planning to ease local sourcing norms
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Artist’s conception of satellites sent aloft by Exolaunch. Exolaunch Exolaunch soon plans to test a new separation system that will gently push microsatellites into space. The German launch provider (formerly known as ECM-Space) says the separation system, called CarboNIX, is “shock free” — meaning that no pyrotechnics are involved, and instead there will be a
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A new study has found that historical astronauts and cosmonauts do not appear to have an increased risk of cancer, but future astronauts on longer missions may not be so fortunate. Photo credit: Getty royalty-free. Getty A big concern for the health of astronauts is exposure to radiation. On Earth, we are protected from most space
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This sign appeared at The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Co-hosts National HIV testing Day With The CDC’s Act Against AIDS on June 27, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation) Getty Here are several things that you should always know the status of: whether you are married,
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