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Beresheet circles moon once every two hours

Israel's spacecraft Beresheet fired its engines for 78 seconds to tighten its orbit around the moon yesterday. "Beresheet entered a circular orbit of 200 km above the moon and will circle it once every two hours," …

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Iran launches Doosti satellite

Iran launched the Doosti, or "friendship" satellite this week, Iran's deputy minister of defense said. They used a Safir, or "ambassador," rocket in the launch, IRNA reported. The Doosti is a …

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 UAE to launch spacecraft to Mars

The United Arab Emirates set the launch date between 14th July to 3rd August 2020 for its unmanned space mission to Mars, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced. The spacecraft, named Hope, will be launched during that …

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Turkey goes to space

The Turkey Space Agency was established in the country, the official gazette published a presidential decree signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 13. The agency will prepare and carry out the …

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 Ancient viking sword found in Turkey’s Antalya

A Viking sword estimated to date back to the 9th or 10th century was found in the ancient city of Patara in Turkey's southern Antalya province. The sword was discovered during excavation work being carried in Patara, which was at …

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Three Iranian satellites ready for launching

Iran will launch three domestically-made satellites this year, head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Berari said, adding that the satellites Payam-e Amirkabir, Dousti, and Nahid-1 have been completely built. …

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Turkey to form space agency this year

The Turkish space agency will be founded this year, the country's industry and technology minister Mustafa Varank said. "Work to form the Turkish space agency will be completed as soon as possible," …

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2,000-year-old villa unearthed in Turkey's Denizli

An archaeological team has unearthed a 12-room villa with mosaic-covered floors and walls decorated with colorful frescoes and vegetative geometric figures in the ancient city of Tripolis located in the southwestern Turkish province of …

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2mn-year-old elephant teeth fossils found in Iran

Two Quaternary Period fossils of elephant teeth, as old as two million years, were discovered in Ardebil Province, northwestern Iran, the head of Natural History and Genetic Resources Bureau of Ardebil Province Tahereh …

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Turkey to send astronauts into space

Turkey's authorities plan to send astronauts into space, and this task is planned to be realized after the country creates a national space agency, a source in the Turkish government said. The source said that currently work is …

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Progress MS-08 to be launched to ISS today

Soyuz-2.1a rocket will be launched with Progress MS-08 resupply ship from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 11:13 Moscow time, Roscosmos said in a statement. "The launch of the Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft is scheduled for the …

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'Robot fish' created in Turkey (VIDEO)

A "robot fish" has been created by Turkish engineers, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) said. The "robot fish" was developed with the support of TUBİTAK at the …

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 Roman burial ground discovered in Turkey's Kutahya

Remains of buried Romans have been found during excavation for Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project in Domanic district of Turkey's western Kutahya province.  The project will start transporting natural gas from …

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World's first smiley discovered in Turkey

The origins of smiley could be nearly 4,000-years-old after archaeologists in southeastern Turkey excavated a pot that bore the ubiquitous symbol, which today is one of the most frequently used emoticons online. The roots of the symbol …

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