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These cracks in the moon's surface can cause moonquakes, sometimes as strong as level five on the Richter scale. Each recorded quake was about a magnitude 2 to 5 on the Richter scale. The New York Times' Robin George Andrews reports that there were explanations for numerous shakes. Meteorite collisions caused some, others were attributed to Earth's gravitational pull and others were caused by huge 500-degree temperature changes on the moon when night turns to day.
  • Strong support for School Strike for Climate from PSA

    Strong support for School Strike for Climate from PSA

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    The protesters want a national emergency declared over climate change, for construction on new oil infrastructure to cease, and better education about climate change in schools. The students who are protesting don't think enough is being done. Marches were also held in Luxembourg, Italy, France, Sweden, Spain, Iceland Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic.
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

    SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

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    The mission is a test launch with only a dummy on board the capsule ahead of a manned flight scheduled for later this year. CNN noted that the successful docking procedure was a first for SpaceX , which has already run Dragon 1 capsule cargo missions to the ISS but previously relied on the station's robotic arm to grab that craft and manually drag it to the docking port.
  • Romania's most polluted cities in 2018 - global report

    Romania's most polluted cities in 2018 - global report

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    The fine particulate matters (PM2.5) considered in this study is notorious for its ability to penetrate deep into lungs and bloodstream causing serious long-term health complications leading to premature death. Turns out, the pollution rates are highest in three countries at present, India, China and Pakistan dominate the list. But 64 percent of the cities surveyed exceeded this guideline.
  • SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

    SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

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    In this photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon is pictured just beside the International Space Station. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said at a post-launch press conference Saturday that the mission is the "culmination of a long dream for a lot of people at SpaceX".
  • North Queensland scientist rediscovers world's largest bee

    North Queensland scientist rediscovers world's largest bee

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    The females can grow up to four centimeters long and have a wingspan of 2.5 inches. There was little information about the bee's natural history, so finding suitable habitats in which to search was hard. There were few clues as to where to find the insects, barring the bee's unusual nests, which are carved into active termite mounds in trees. According to a new study from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia and the University of Toulouse in France, bees can do ...
  • The truth behind the Super Moon

    The truth behind the Super Moon

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    Auckland, Marlborough, Wellington and Nelson were expected to be the best locations to see the moon. "Although there is little difference between the so-called supermoon and most other full moons, it will be visible - clouds permitting - all night Tuesday", says DU astronomy professor Robert Stencel .
  • Supermoon 2019: Stunning pictures as Super Snow Moon lights up sky today

    Supermoon 2019: Stunning pictures as Super Snow Moon lights up sky today

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    It's a combination of two things - a snow moon and a supermoon . The supermoon is described as a full moon or a new moon that almost coincides with perigee-the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit-resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth.
  • NASA to speak today on the fate of Mars Opportunity Rover

    NASA to speak today on the fate of Mars Opportunity Rover

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    They've sent more than 835 recovery commands that remain unanswered. Opportunity explored Meridiani Planum near Mars's equator and meridian. It had already lost its identical twin, Spirit , which was pronounced dead in 2011, a year after it got stuck in sand and communication ceased.
  • NOAA releases early update for World Magnetic Model

    NOAA releases early update for World Magnetic Model

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    Compasses are also impacted by the World Magnetic Model: These devices use declination (the difference between true north and where a compass points) to ensure navigation systems are correct. The Fairbanks airport renamed runway 1L-19R to 2L-20R in 2009. 'We might just call it magnetic weather'. Some have speculated that Earth is overdue for another magnetic-field reversal - an event that hasn't happened for 780,000 years - and the North Pole's recent restlessness may be a sign of a ...
  • Hubble Accidentally Finds Entire Galaxy Lurking Behind a Cluster of Stars

    Hubble Accidentally Finds Entire Galaxy Lurking Behind a Cluster of Stars

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    But, having studied the brightness and temperature of the observed stars, the experts understand that they were not a constellation at all, but were approximately 2300 times farther apart. Based on the properties of its stars, astronomers believe the galaxy is about 13 billion years old-nearly as ancient as the Universe itself. "It measures only around 3,000 light-years at its greatest extent (barely 1/30th the diameter of the Milky Way)", NASA said.
  • The weather’s cold, but the jokes are hot

    The weather’s cold, but the jokes are hot

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    Crews in Detroit will need days to fix water mains that burst Wednesday. By this weekend, Chicago , which had near-record cold of minus 23 F (minus 30 C) on Wednesday and minus 21 F on Thursday, will bask in snow-melting highs in the mid-40s to low 50s Fahrenheit.
  • SHEFFIELD SNOW ALERT: Met Office weather warning issued for city

    SHEFFIELD SNOW ALERT: Met Office weather warning issued for city

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    Average delays at both airports were lasting less than 15 minutes. Wind chills in northern IL could fall to 55 degrees below zero, which the National Weather Service called "possibly life threatening". There is an outside chance low temperatures in Chicago touch minus 20 on consecutive days Wednesday and Thursday, which has happened only four other times in recorded history .
  • Look to the sky to see a blood red supermoon

    Look to the sky to see a blood red supermoon

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    There will be a total eclipse of the moon Sunday night across the United States and while there is no guarantee the clouds will clear out in time for us to see it, it is a possibility. Higher frequencies at the blue end of the spectrum get absorbed completely in the atmosphere, but red light can pass through and reach the moon . This weekend, the partial eclipse will begin at 10:33 p.m.
  • Cotton seeds are growing on the far side of the Moon

    Cotton seeds are growing on the far side of the Moon

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    Inside you'll find soil, yeast, fruit fly and silkworm eggs, as well as cotton, potato, tomato, and (flowering) thale cress seeds. The Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper, The People's Daily hailed the achievement as "humankind's first biological experiment on the moon".