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Photo credit: Getty Getty Have you ever been engaged in a perfectly reasonable discussion on social media only to suddenly witness someone accuse another of being rude for having put forth a perfectly reasonable idea, even a verifiable fact? If not, you probably haven’t spent much time on social media. Such scenarios are not uncommon
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Questions posed to Shanahan during a HASC hearing speak to the complicated debate that is unfolding on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration seeks authorization to create a new military service. WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday fielded questions from lawmakers about three separate space organizations the Pentagon is pursuing: U.S. Space
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When tropical cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique on March 14, a spokesperson for the UN World Meteorological Organization called it possibly the the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere. This massive and horrifying storm caused catastrophic flooding and widespread destruction of buildings and roads in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique’s President
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NASA astronaut Anne McClain during a spacewalk on March 22, 2019. NASA Cries of discrimination and jokes about gender dominated social media Tuesday (March 26) after NASA announced it would cancel the first all-female spacewalk planned for this week. The reason, actually, was a simple matter of safety. What happened? Originally, rookie astronauts Anne McClain
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Earlier this month, the world was excited to hear that NASA had scheduled the first-ever “all-female spacewalk”. Now, an annoying equipment problem has disappointed many #WomeninSTEM enthusiasts. Expedition 59/60 flight engineers Christina Koch and Anne McClain were going to venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29 to continue upgrading batteries on one
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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony of “Space Policy Directive 4,” to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed
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Distant galaxies, like those found in the Hercules galaxy cluster, are not only redshifted and receding away from us, but their apparent recession speed is accelerating. Eventually, beyond a certain point, we will cease to receive light from them. ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute In the 1920s, scientists discovered that the Universe was expanding based on
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Rep. Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called the details of DoD’s Space Force proposal “highly problematic.” WASHINGTON — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said he strongly opposes the Trump’s administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces. Smith issued a statement
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Mount Merapi, over in Indonesia. (Getty Images) Getty If you aren’t aware, the United States Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory has a weekly column, one that’s aimed at sharing interesting research about the caldera and the national park above it, while nixing dangerous rumours or misinformation doing the rounds online. The so-called Caldera Chronicles is
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The Arabsat 6A launch — the first by Falcon Heavy since the rocket debuted in February 2018 — will help advance the certification of the vehicle for national security missions. WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force officials will be keeping a close eye on Falcon Heavy’s upcoming Arabsat 6A commercial communications satellite launch that is scheduled
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