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SOFIA observatory finds chemical proof that Moon holds water, even in sunlit areas
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SOFIA observatory finds chemical proof that Moon holds water, even in sunlit areas

Researchers scanned the moon's surface with never-before-used precision, allowing them to 'unambiguously' point out the spectral fingerprint of molecular water.

NASA to speak about 'exciting new' moon discovery on 26 October: Here's how to listen
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NASA to speak about 'exciting new' moon discovery on 26 October: Here's how to listen

Sofia is a modified 747 that flies high in the atmosphere to provide its approximately 9-foot-long telescope with a clear view of the universe and objects that are present in the solar system.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestling qualifiers in Budapest, Sofia postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestling qualifiers in Budapest, Sofia postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The international wrestling governing body, United World Wrestling (UWW), said it has postponed the European Olympic qualification and the world 'last chance' Olympic qualification due to the coronavirus epidemic.

An invisible magnetic field could be keeping the black hole in our Milky Way 'quiet'
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An invisible magnetic field could be keeping the black hole in our Milky Way 'quiet'

While gravity in a black hole is better understood, the role of its magnetic field on the solar system remains a mystery.

First molecule formed in the universe spotted by astronomers in faraway nebula
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First molecule formed in the universe spotted by astronomers in faraway nebula

The discovery was made possible by a massive telescope, a Boeing 747 & a team of astronomers.

16 people killed in Bulgaria after tourist bus overturns on highway, five suffer life-threatening injuries
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16 people killed in Bulgaria after tourist bus overturns on highway, five suffer life-threatening injuries

Police in Bulgaria said the bus was carrying 33 pilgrims from the village of Bozhurishte and a driver on a weekend trip.

Bus accident in Bulgarian town of Svoge kills 15, injures 30; reports say over 600 died in road accidents in 2017
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Bus accident in Bulgarian town of Svoge kills 15, injures 30; reports say over 600 died in road accidents in 2017

Bus accident in the Bulgarian town of Svoge has killed 15 and injured 30. Reports said that over 600 have been killed in road accidents in the past one year

Policewoman almost loses eye after explosion during Levski's derby clash against CSKA in Bulgaria
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Policewoman almost loses eye after explosion during Levski's derby clash against CSKA in Bulgaria

A policewoman almost lost an eye from injuries suffered after a homemade explosive was set off prior to the Levski v CSKA city derby in Sofia on Wednesday.

NASA's flying 'SOFIA' telescope will study celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets, Titan, and more in 2018
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NASA's flying 'SOFIA' telescope will study celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets, Titan, and more in 2018

SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. It is a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Centre, DLR

The next target of NASA's New Horizons mission, a Kuiper Belt Object named 2014 MU69 may have a tiny moon
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The next target of NASA's New Horizons mission, a Kuiper Belt Object named 2014 MU69 may have a tiny moon

Scientists were already excited to learn earlier this year that MU69 might be either peanut-shaped or even two objects orbiting one another.

NASA's SOFIA instrument observes cool dust around active galactic nuclei
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NASA's SOFIA instrument observes cool dust around active galactic nuclei

SOFIA is a telescope mounted on a modified Boeing 747SP jet, which flies above 99 percent of the water vapour in the Earth's atmosphere.

Nasa's Sofia flying observatory confirms that a nearby star system is similar to the solar system
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Nasa's Sofia flying observatory confirms that a nearby star system is similar to the solar system

Nasa's Sofia observatory has confirmed that a star system located 10.5 light years away is strikingly similar to our own solar system.

Bomb scare forces Egypt-bound aircraft to make emergency landing in Bulgaria
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Bomb scare forces Egypt-bound aircraft to make emergency landing in Bulgaria

A passenger plane flying from Poland to Egypt has made an emergency landing in Bulgaria, after it was reported that a bomb was placed on board

Bulgaria: 15 feared dead in blast in explosives factory
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Bulgaria: 15 feared dead in blast in explosives factory

Authorities say a blast at an explosives factory in northwestern Bulgaria may have killed as many as 15 people.