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Israel announces Beresheet 2.0

Following the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s failure to land safely on the moon this week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced he was launching project Beresheet 2, effective immediately. "I’ve come …

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Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes on Moon

 Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the surface of the moon, coming just short of the venture’s goal. Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL was aiming to become the first private entity to softly land a spacecraft on the …

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Beresheet preparing for lunar landing

Israel's spacecraft Beresheet successfully completed a maneuver around the moon this morning, just days ahead of the spacecraft’s scheduled lunar landing. Beresheet is slated to touchdown on the moon on April 11. …

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NASA vows to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024

NASA's chief Jim Bridenstine said the agency is all set to meet a new challenge - returning humans to land on the moon within the next five years. Bridenstine promised that the agency will work quickly to send …

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It's 2 minutes left until apocalypse

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is keeping the Doomsday Clock set at two minutes to midnight — a metaphor for the end of the world — calling the threats against humankind "a new abnormal.' The scientists …

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InSight lander touches down on Mars

The Mars InSight lander has touched down on the dusty Red Planet after sailing 548 million kilometres over a six-month voyage through deep space. The landing, which took place just before 7:00am AEDT, saw the NASA spacecraft hurtle …

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Dark matter hurricane blowing past Earth

There’s a “dark matter hurricane” blowing through our corner of the Milky Way galaxy about 500 km/s, according to the study of British and Spanish scientists published in the journal Physical Review D. The dark …

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Heads of Roscosmos and NASA discuss Moon presence

Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin held a meeting with NASA head Jim Bridenstine, during which they discussed issues of planetary defense and sustainable presence on the …

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NASA to award astronomer Yervant Terzian

NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus, according to Cornell University website. The medal …

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Russian teens win 9 awards of Intel ISEF competition in US

A Russian teen team has won nine medal places at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s biggest international pre-college science competition, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Russia’s ministry of …

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Tombstone to academician Rafiga Aliyeva installed in Baku

The ceremony of opening of the tombstone complex to the famous scientist, the founder of the research laboratory ‘Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Protection’ of the Baku State University (BSU), the Honored Worker of Science, …

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Bill Gates turnes down Trump job offer

The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a new interview that he turned down US President Donald Trump’s offer to be the administration’s science adviser, saying …

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Cancer to be treated with cannabis

Medical cannabis has been shown to help people living with cancer manage their symptoms, with more than 95% of respondents reporting an improvement, the Pharmaceutical Journal writes.  Managing symptoms, such as pain and nausea, is …

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