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Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. Photo: In this Saturday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Earth starts to cast its shadow on the moon during a complete lunar eclipse seen from Jakarta, Indonesia. Cape Canaveral, Jan 18 : The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse ...

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Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time

An international team of astronomers, using NASA telescopes, have captured the first ever image of a star that collapsed to form a compact object, and are debating whether it is a black hole or a neutron star.   NASA’s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System telescope in Hawaii picked up a brief and unusual burst in the night sky on 16 ...

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Alphabet board sued on allegations of sexual misconduct cover-up

Two shareholder lawsuits filed this week accused the board of Google parent Alphabet Inc of playing a direct role in covering up sexual misconduct claims against two former executives over the last five years. The company declined to comment. Both of the lawsuits seek to force Google to change its governance and oversight to stop future workplace conduct issues. They ...

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Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera shuts down

Photo: In this April 25, 1990 photograph provided by NASA, most of the giant Hubble Space Telescope can be seen as it is suspended in space by Discovery’s Remote Manipulator System (RMS) following the deployment of part of its solar panels and antennae. The Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera has shut down. Cape Canaveral, Jan 10 : The Hubble Space ...

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Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

Photo: China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, Yutu-2, China’s lunar rover, leaves wheel marks after leaving the lander that touched down on the surface of the far side of the moon. Beijing, Jan 5 : All systems are go as a Chinese spacecraft and rover power up their observation equipment after making a first-ever landing on the far ...

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China lunar probe sheds light on the ‘dark’ side of the moon

Photo: Courtesy Beijing, Jan 4 : China’s burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone on Thursday: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed “dark” side of the moon. Exploring the cosmos from that far side of the moon, which people can’t see from Earth, could eventually help scientists learn more about the early days of the solar system and ...

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Chang’e-4: China space mission lands on Moon’s far side

China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such landing. At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the unmanned Chang’e-4 probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken basin, state media said. It is carrying instruments to characterise the region’s geology, as well as a biological experiment. State media called the ...

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NASA spacecraft dashes by world beyond Pluto

Photo: This illustration provided by NASA shows the New Horizons spacecraft. Laurel, Jan 2 : NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has survived humanity’s most distant exploration of another world. Ten hours after the middle-of-the-night encounter 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away, flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, received word from the spacecraft late Tuesday morning. Cheers erupted at Johns Hopkins University’s ...

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NASA spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid, sets records

  This May 21, 2016, file photo provided by NASA shows the Osiris-Rex spacecraft inside a servicing facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after arriving from Lockheed Martin’s facility near Denver. Laurel, Jan 1 : A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the ...

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Mobile internet services resume

Dhaka, Jan 1 : Mobile internet services have been resumed since Tuesday morning after a suspension of about 37 hours. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed the mobile phone operators to restart the services at 10:30 pm, said sources at the operators’ end. On December 30, the telecom regulator suspended the services from 9:30 pm, said Jakir Hossain ...

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