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Scrawny dwarf planet, Goblin, found beyond Pluto

But it wasn't publicly unveiled until Tuesday following further observations with ground telescopes. The Goblin is a newly confirmed dwarf planet that travels to the fringes of the solar system. The object was discovered as part of the team's ongoing hunt for unknown dwarf planets and Planet X . It is the largest and deepest survey ever conducted for distant Solar System objects. Consulte Mais Informação

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Canada poised to get new fossil fuel project

Kitimat Mayor Philip Germuth was pleased to see reports Sunday that investors in the $40 billion LNG Canada project would announce their intention to proceed with the project as early as Monday. The joint venture of JGC-Fluor Corp has been appointed as the project's engineering, procurement and construction contractor. Clean energy advocate Pembina Institute says it is still waiting for the provincial government to reconcile LNG's carbon pollution with B.C.'s climate goals and says the LNG ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Rosa threatens 9 million people with flooding, even in the desert Southwest

Rosa threatens 9 million people with flooding, even in the desert Southwest

Gary Herbert mobilized about 200 National Guard soldiers Monday to prepare for potential flooding in Utah County south of Salt Lake City. "Dangerous debris flows and landslides are also possible in mountainous terrain". One area of Arizona received 3.64 inches, the weather service said. "All that means is conditions are favorable for flash flooding if it rains", Rogers said. Consulte Mais Informação

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North Carolina Has A Massive Mosquito Problem After Hurricane Florence

North Carolina State University entomologist Michael Waldvogel told the outlet that the large insects, called "gallinippers" or "Psorophora ciliata", can be three times as large as average mosquitoes . She shared skin-crawling footage of the encounter on Facebook, where it has been viewed almost 300,00 times. One viewer, Diane Laskowski, asked Vadovsky if she was mistaken: "Are those wasps or mosquitoes?" Vadovsky responds, "They're not wasps". Consulte Mais Informação

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Cern scientist Alessandro Strumia suspended after comments

Cern scientist Alessandro Strumia suspended after comments

In a statement CERN, which appointed its first female director-general, Fabiola Gianotti, in 2016, said it was a "culturally diverse organisation" that brought people together from dozens of nationalities. Strumia claims he was overlooked for a role in favour of a woman and that anyone who speaks out is attacked, censored or risks losing their job. Last month, Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell told the BBC she believed that unconscious bias against women prevented them from getting jobs in physics ... Consulte Mais Informação

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For $20 Per Kg, You Can Now Order Experimental Soil From Mars

If we are going to go, we'll need food, water and other essentials. The University of Central Florida is selling Martian red dirt for just US$20 (AU$27) a kilo, with just one catch. "You wouldn't want to discover that your method didn't work when we are actually there. It takes years to get there". "With this technique, we can produce many variations", said Kevin Cannon, a post-doctoral researcher at UCF. Consulte Mais Informação

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Japanese rovers send back 1st VIDEO ever taken on an asteroid

Japanese rovers send back 1st VIDEO ever taken on an asteroid

JAXA also released a high-res photo of the asteroid's surface taken as Hayabusa descended to the surface to unload Rover-1A and 1-B. The rovers on the asteroid are also able to measure the temperature of the asteroid. One of the images is very clear and shows lots of rocks and gravel strewn about the surface of the asteroid. That will enable the spacecraft to make brief touch-and-go landings to collect "fresh" samples of materials that have been protected from millennia of wind and ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

The sight of a beluga whale so far south - 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) from even Iceland - is exceptional. Officials hope it will return to the open sea. A Beluga whale swims in the River Thames near Gravesend, east of London , Britain, September 26, 2016. It should be in the Arctic and those occasionally spotted off the United Kingdom coast tend to be much farther north. Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA found the Mars Rover Opportunity

NASA found the Mars Rover Opportunity

Now after his last relationship it took more than three months. "As the dusty sky continues to clear, the frequent commanding will continue and imaging will be repeated". The rover has operated well beyond its expected longevity on the Red Planet . But the future of Opportunity is still in limbo as NASA has still not heard from the 14-year-old solar-powered rover. Consulte Mais Informação

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin inks rocket deal with Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin inks rocket deal with Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Choosing Blue Origin's made-in-America BE-4 engine for the next-generation heavy-lift Vulcan launch vehicle is part of ULA's path to ending US reliance on Russia's RD-180 engine for national security missions. The announcement comes four years after the companies first announced their partnership to develop the BE-4. Unlike the AR-1 engine, which was funded in part by the government, the BE-4 "requires NO taxpayer dollars", Blue Origin says on its website. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tracking the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua to its home

Tracking the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua to its home

This artist's impression shows the first interstellar comet 'Oumuamua. Although weak - the outgassing was not visible on images like it is with comets close to the Sun - it is too large to be ignored when back-tracking the orbit. The new map, released in April, is the second major Gaia dataset published by the ESA since the spacecraft launched in December 2013. These last two stars are indeed in some surveys, but so far little is known about them. Consulte Mais Informação

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