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This illustration made available by NASA shows the Kepler Space Telescope. As of October 2018, the planet-hunting spacecraft has been in space for nearly a decade. (NASA via AP) The Kepler Space Telescope has run out of fuel and ended its 9.5-year career, just days after astronomers announced possible evidence of a moon orbiting an
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which helped astronomers discover thousands of exoplanets since its launch nearly a decade ago, has ended operations after running out of fuel, the agency announced Oct. 30. In a briefing with reporters, agency officials said that Kepler ended operations after exhausting the last of its hydrazine fuel used for attitude
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Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a jacket belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has just become the closest ever human-made object to the Sun, passing the current record of 26.55 million miles away from the surface. The spacecraft broke the long-standing record on October 29, 2018 at about 1.04pm EDT. The German-American Helios 2 spacecraft made the previous closest solar approach all the way
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People have been enjoying chocolate far longer than previously known, according to research published on Monday detailing the domestication and use of cacao beginning 5,300 years ago at an ancient settlement in the highlands of southeastern Ecuador. FILE PHOTO: An Ecuadorean farmer holds a cacao fruit in Las Naves, some 350 km
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Once again researchers have found evidence of the critical role quality sleep plays on our overall health. And addressing the common causes of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) could have huge implications for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. From sleep apnea which, left untreated, can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes and
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SAN FRANCISCO – ExoTerra Resources LLC, a Littleton, Colorado, startup obtained a $1.5 million investment to further its campaign to develop solar electric propulsion systems for microsatellites. The investment is significant because “it allows us to fund our flight qualification effort and it shows investor confidence in our business plan and in the growth of
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