Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn't Fall on the Same Day Every Year

Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring weather.

8 hours ago from SPACE.com

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New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide

A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals ...

Fri 21 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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NASA’s new exoplanet-hunter has spotted its first alien worlds

NASA’s recently launched exoplanet-hunting satellite has uncovered a new world twice the size of Earth orbiting a star 60 light years away

Thu 20 Sep 18 from Newscientist

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Trump’s Space Force may come with a big price tag, and no one can agree how to structure it

Two months after Vice President Mike Pence announced the plan to create a Space Force, the military is fighting over how to make it happen. This week, an internal Air Force estimate ...

6 hours ago from The Verge

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Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory testing levels

In September 2015, the German automaker Volkswagen was found to have illegally cheated federal emissions tests in the United States, by intentionally programming emissions control devices to ...

Fri 21 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds

On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming 50 miles above the poles in summer, these clouds are known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric ...

Thu 20 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Candy-pink lagoon raises hopes for life on Mars

Algae found in a candy-pink Spanish lagoon is giving scientists hope that life could or may once have existed on Mars. Called Dunaliella salina EP-1, the organism gives the Laguna de ...

Fri 21 Sep 18 from Gizmag

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Japanese Cargo Ship Launches Toward Space Station

A robotic Japanese resupply ship launched toward the International Space Station today (Sept. 22), kicking off a four-day orbital chase.

2 hours ago from SPACE.com

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Cult classic TV show Veronica Mars is Hulu’s latest resurrection

A long time ago, we used to be friends.

Thu 20 Sep 18 from Arstechnica

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