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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Mission to the Sun to Begin in Summer 2018

Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018. (more…)

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NASA Reveals the ‘Brand-New and Unexpected’ From Jupiter Mission

The top and bottom of Jupiter are pockmarked with a chaotic mélange of swirls that are immense storms hundreds of miles across. The planet’s interior core appears bigger than expected, and swirling electric currents are generating surprisingly strong magnetic fields. Auroral lights shining in Jupiter’s polar regions seem to operate

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North Korea Says Intermediate-range Ballistic Missile Meets All Specifications and is Ready for Mass Production

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, indicating advances in its ambitions to be able to hit the United States. (more…)

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault Meant to Survive ‘Doomsday’ Wasn’t Prepared for Global Warming

The seed bank designed to preserve the world’s crops and plants in the event of global disaster isn’t prepared to withstand the greatest global disaster facing our planet: global warming. Melting permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is located, has seeped into the

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New Zealand Scientists Stumple Upon New Energy Source Underground

When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation. (more…)

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One of the Most Complete Ankylosaur Fossils Discovered in Montana

A team of researchers with the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto, both in Canada, has unearthed what is being described as one of the most complete ankylosaur fossilized skeletal remains ever from the Judith River Formation in Montana. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society

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Cassini Takes Closest-Ever Images of Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is giving earthlings their closest-ever views of Saturn's swirled atmosphere and its massive hurricane, beaming a trove of images and data back to Earth after the craft made its first dive between Saturn and its rings Wednesday. (more…)

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