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China to launch manned space mission, Shenzhou 11 on Monday; conduct experiments on space
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China to launch manned space mission, Shenzhou 11 on Monday; conduct experiments on space

China will launch a two-man space mission, Shenzhou 11, on Monday, officials with the space programme said, taking the country closer to its ambition of setting up a permanent manned space station by 2022.

Comet strike may have triggered ancient warming event, suggests research
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Comet strike may have triggered ancient warming event, suggests research

A comet struck our home planet a long time ago and it could have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming event caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, suggests new research.

Bored of your earth citizenship? Join Asgardia, first nation state in space
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Bored of your earth citizenship? Join Asgardia, first nation state in space

A team of scientists and legal experts unveiled proposals for the "first nation state in space" named after Asgardia, one of the mythical worlds of Norse gods. Citizenship is open to all.

'Martian gardens' to find best veggies to grow during future manned missions to Mars
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'Martian gardens' to find best veggies to grow during future manned missions to Mars

Nasa scientists are using simulated 'Martian gardens' to learn which plants astronauts might be able to grow during future manned missions to Mars.

Nasa cut its ISS live stream minutes after it spotted 'UFO', claim theorists
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Nasa cut its ISS live stream minutes after it spotted 'UFO', claim theorists

UFO conspiracy theorists allege that Nasa shut down a live stream video recording from the International Space Station (ISS) just minutes after the UFO was spotted.

Isro to launch PSLV's longest flight Scatsat-1 on 26 September for weather, ocean studies
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Isro to launch PSLV's longest flight Scatsat-1 on 26 September for weather, ocean studies

This is the 37th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C35) and it will launch the satellites at 9.12 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, according to Isro.

World Ozone Day: Researchers say hole above Antarctica may be closed by 2050
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World Ozone Day: Researchers say hole above Antarctica may be closed by 2050

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was proclaimed at 16 September in 1994 by the UN General Assembly. The day was selected to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the ozone layer.

August 2016 hottest month recorded in 136 years: Nasa
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August 2016 hottest month recorded in 136 years: Nasa

August 2016 is the warmest month in 136 years of modern record-keeping, continuing a streak of 11 consecutive months dating back to October last year that broke high-temperature records, according to Nasa.

Young massive star identified in the Milky Way could help figure out how the universe came to be
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Young massive star identified in the Milky Way could help figure out how the universe came to be

A team of astronomers has identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the universe are formed.

Tanzania: Climate change causing fish to vanish in Lake Tanganyika
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Tanzania: Climate change causing fish to vanish in Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is known for diverse species, many of which are unique to the lake, with hundreds of species found nowhere else

North Korea wants to plant flag on the moon before 2016
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North Korea wants to plant flag on the moon before 2016

An unmanned, no-frills North Korean moon mission in the not-too-distant future isn't as far-fetched as it might seem.

China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover bids farewell as mission comes to an end
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China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover bids farewell as mission comes to an end

Jade Rabbit, or Yutu in Chinese, posted a final farewell on its Twitter-like Weibo microblog, questioning whether it would one day be returned to Earth.

Goodbye Philae: Year-long silence later, ESA severs link with comet probe
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Goodbye Philae: Year-long silence later, ESA severs link with comet probe

The decision to cut the link to Philae was taken to save energy on mothership Rosetta.

Israeli scientists develop new system to harvest drinking water from air
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Israeli scientists develop new system to harvest drinking water from air

Israeli scientists at the Institute of Technology in Haifa have proposed an innovative system for harvesting safe drinking water from air.

Dolly the sheep's four clones still alive and kicking: study
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Dolly the sheep's four clones still alive and kicking: study

Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy — identical sisters of Dolly, though born 11 years later — were "in pretty good health", according to researchers.

Nasa's Kepler telescope discovers potential habitable planets: What you need to know
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Nasa's Kepler telescope discovers potential habitable planets: What you need to know

The Kepler space telescope has spotted four rocky alien planets that orbit the same star — two of the four might just be capable of supporting life, the website adds.

Nasa's Juno mission: Here is the first look of Jupiter and its moons
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Nasa's Juno mission: Here is the first look of Jupiter and its moons

Nasa's Juno spacecraft has sent the first-ever image of the gas giant Jupiter and three of its four moons to the Earth as it continues orbiting the planet.

Astronomers discover 'Frankenstein' galaxy UGC 1382
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Astronomers discover 'Frankenstein' galaxy UGC 1382

Scientists have discovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies about 718,000 light-years away in an otherwise quiet neighbourhood.

Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born
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Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born

Two detections of gravitational waves caused by collisions between supermassive black holes should be possible each year using space-based instruments

New technology to double LIGO's ability to detect gravitational waves
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New technology to double LIGO's ability to detect gravitational waves

Studying gravitational waves can reveal important information about cataclysmic astrophysical events involving black holes and neutron stars.