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World's energy watchdog is undermining climate change battle, critics say

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The IEA says that much of the dramatic expansion of the solar industry has been driven by policy changes in China, which the outlook was not created to predict, and that projections in other areas have proved accurate. US consumers and businesses were a leading source of growing oil demand previous year, the IEA said. IEA executive director Fatih Birol said this option required "strong leadership" from policy makers who must ensure energy security and put emissions on a sustainable, ... Read More »

Contract Boost for Astronaut Capsule to Boeing is Unnecessary: Boeing

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Today's static fire took place almost seven months after an explosion rocked the same test stand during a previous attempt to test-fire Crew Dragon's SuperDraco escape thrusters. The corporate needed to push again its launch plans after the gorgeous explosion of a Crew Dragon capsule throughout testing earlier this yr. After several months of investigation, the company's engineers discovered this was due to a leaking valve that allowed propellant to leak into another system, ... Read More »

Mars mystery: Oxygen molecules in atmosphere behave unpredictably, stupefying NASA scientists

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It has detected the largest amount of methane ever measured and discovered oxygen behaves in a way that can't be explained by any chemical process scientists understand at this time. SAM has had plenty of time - about six years - to sniff and analyze the atmospheric composition on Mars . This puzzle is reminiscent of a similar mystery about methane levels in the crater: SAM previously found that the typically indiscernible levels of methane sometimes increase by about 60% in the summer ... Read More »

Climate change makes children more vulnerable

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The report shows that 9 of the 10 most suitable years for transmission of dengue fever , on record, had occurred since 2000 and around half of the world's population are now at risk. India experienced the largest increase in exposures to both heatwaves and wildfires. The number of exposures is a metric devised using the number of heatwave days or wildfire days and the number of people vulnerable to them. Read More »

BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi slams CM Kejriwal over rising Delhi air pollution

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Air pollution levels in the Indian capital of New Delhi today have peaked at a level 20 times the World Health Organisation's set safe limit. The court ordered that a day-to-day record of previous year, maintained by CPCB, for the same period from October 1 2018 till December 31, 2018 and January and February 2019 be placed on record before the court. Read More »

Japan's Hayabusa2 leaves asteroid, to deliver samples to Earth in 2020

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The probe additionally snapped a number of photographs of the asteroid which gave scientists a greater understanding concerning the floor of Ryugu. Japan's space agency said Wednesday its Hayabusa2 space probe had departed from an asteroid where it had landed to collect samples, and will now travel some 800 million kilometers to deliver them to Earth in November or December of next year. Read More »

Miniature fanged ‘deer’ rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam

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As Gizmodo reports , the research group, which included scientists from the United States and Germany, emphasized the likelihood that the mouse-deer was indeed still around despite three decades passing since its last sighting. Animals in this area of the world, however, are victims of a devastating hunting technique-the use of cheap and homemade wire snares . The details about the discovery of the animal was published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution on Monday . Read More »

Planet Mercury To Pass In Front Of Sun Today

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It's the smallest planet at about one-third the size of Earth (a golf ball to our baseball ). Mercury , the smallest planet in our solar system, will be just a tiny dot on the sun, so NASA recommends using a telescope with a certified solar filter. Read More »

Mercury transit visible from Greece on Monday

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Its last transit was in 2016 and the next won't happen until 2032. On the morning of November 11, United Kingdom amateur astronomical societies and public observatories will be running events where members of the public can safely enjoy the transit, as well as live webcasts of the spectacle. Read More »

Australian bushfires destroy 100 homes, 2 found dead

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A woman who was found on Friday unconscious and with serious burns near Glen Innes had died in hospital, he said. The ABC has reported the woman was 69-year-old Vivian Chaplain, who was trying to protect her home at Wytaliba, north-west of Coffs Harbour. Read More »

Mercury putting on rare show Monday with parade across sun

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However, if we have solar safe telescopes we'll be able to see a small black dot slowly move across the surface of the sun. Because they orbit closer to the sun than Earth, Mercury and Venus are the only planets that can make solar transits from our perspective. Read More »

12 wine bottles arrive at space station for yearlong stay

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The objective of the experiment is to observe the effects of weightlessness and space radiation on the process of ageing. The International Space Station's latest delivery includes 12 bottles of fine French wine . "It creates a staunch stress on existence, it creates a phenomenon where existence fights again", Articulate Cargo Limitless co-founder and CEO Nicolas Gaume advised Luxembourg's all-English media outlet Delano . Read More »

Lima Astronomical Society holding Mercury Transit viewing

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From our perspective, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. Though Mercury speeds around the Sun every 88 days, it has a highly eccentric orbit that takes it as close as 29 million miles (47 million km) and as far away as 43 million miles (70 million km) from the star. Read More »

Italy to include climate change on school curricula

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Interested in Climate Change? Speaking earlier to Reuters news agency, Fioramonti said all state schools would dedicate 33 hours per year, nearly one hour per school week, to climate change issues. In September, he also encouraged students to skip school and take part in the Fridays for Future protests which call on world leaders to take more decisive action to tackle climate change . Read More »

International Olympic Committee pledges $10 million to anti-doping fight

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On the World Conference on Doping in Sport, which started on Tuesday, the specialists discuss the fight against using forbidden substances in sport. To be more precise: it is all about the clean athletes. He said: "I am not the Christopher Columbus of anti-doping policy". "This is because we understand that athletes do not live and train in isolation; they are part of the entourage". Read More »

Boeing submits Artemis lunar lander proposal to NASA

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SpaceX hasn't said whether it submitted a proposal, but last month the company's president, Gwynne Shotwell, said " we definitely want to land [Starship] on the moon before 2022". An artist's concept showing a Boeing lunar lander climbing into space atop the company's huge Space Launch System rocket. The Orbital Flight Test without crew scheduled for December 17, 2019, should not be affected by the anomaly. Read More »

Voyager 2 probe sends data from interstellar space back to Earth

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The new boundary layers indicate there are stages in the transition from our solar bubble to the space beyond, which scientists previously had an idea of but didn't understand. Astronomers expected there might be a difference between the magnetic field direction inside the heliosphere , where magnetic fields come from the sun , and outside of it, where magnetic fields come from exploding stars spewing their magnetic fields into surrounding material. Read More »

Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Attempting Historic Touchdown on Moon Today

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High on beer, three space geeks who "took off to the moon" were Yonatan Winetraub, Yariv Bash and Kfir Damari. Beresheet's story begins in 2011, when the nonprofit organization SpaceIL formed to compete in the Google Lunar X Prize . "Well, we didn't make it but we definitely tried", Morris Kahn said shortly after the spacecraft's failed landing attempt. Faces of those watching from mission control after the announcement included expressionless and despondent ones. Read More »

Seminole State planetarium hosting Mercury transit viewing

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You will be witnessing the planet moving at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour directly between the Earth and Sun , appearing as a black dot in front of the star. We'll have the telescopes and the sun shields you need to safely observe this incredible event. Since Mercury is so little, nonetheless, you will likewise require binoculars or a telescope to see. Read More »

Vow And Declare wins Melbourne Cup

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Vow and Declare from Australia has won the 2019 Melbourne Cup . Joseph O'Brien - who landed his first Breeders' Cup success on Saturday night in California - must have thought he was going to be a two-time Melbourne Cup victor with 50m to travel but Master Of Reality faded in the final stretch. Read More »

Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

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In a series of papers published in the journal Nature Astronomy , researchers confirmed the spacecraft's journey into the "space between the stars" by noting a "definitive jump" in the density of the plasma - made up of charged particles and gas - in interstellar space. Read More »

Brazil says indigenous forest guard killed in Amazon ambush

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Unlawful loggers reportedly shotted him, whereas he was on a hunt in Maranhao , a state in northern Brazil that spans a part of the Amazon rainforest . In 2012, they started the Guardians of the Forest to protect the Arariboia Indigenous Territory, the BBC reported . "We knowledgeable federal companies of the threats however they didn't take any motion", chief Sonia Guajajara stated. Read More »

Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit after 'tricky manoeuvre'

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After four weeks in space, the craft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) said in a statement. Chandrayaan-2, launched on July 22 by GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle, had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14. The Moon Mission's payloads include equipment to map the polar region and search for water-ice at the sub-surface level, examine the Moon's neutral exosphere, conduct high-res topography mapping, study lunar ionosphere ... Read More »

Keystone XL spills 350,000 gallons of oil

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Thursday's Keystone pipeline spill, which Greenpeace estimates "is already the eighth-largest pipeline oil spill of the last decade", doesn't appear to have contaminated local drinking water, although it did impact wetlands, according to the director of the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality's division of water quality. Read More »

NASA releases 'scary' images of deep space in time for Halloween

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Each "eye" represents the bright core of a galaxy, one of which barreled into another. The powerful space telescope, operated by NASA, the European Space Agency and Space Telescope Science Institute, took the remarkable image of the Arp-Madore 2026-424 (AM 2026-424) system, 704 million light-years from Earth, on June 19. Read More »

ESO says that the asteroid Hygiea could be a dwarf planet

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But before becoming the smallest dwarf planet in the Solar System, Asteroid Hygeia has to pass one final exam - the acceptance from the International Astronomical Union , which the same institute that retrograded Pluto to the statute of a dwarf planet . Read More »

Donald Trump greeted with chants of 'lock him up!' at World Series

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Cole's anticipated pitching duel with Washington's Max Scherzer didn't materialize, as the Nats ace was scratched due to a nerve issue in his neck that left him barely able to move. "This (injury) is literally impossible to do anything with". Stephen Strasburg will start for the Nationals in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park, where he won Game 2 of the Series. Read More »