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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils Starship rocket

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the first pictures of a retro-looking, steely rocket called Starship that may one day carry people to the Moon and Mars. Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday of the Starship Hopper prototype, which awaits its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks.

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SpaceX launches first security-based Satellite

A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. local time (1351 GMT).

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New Paper from University of Oxford Sheds Light on Dark-Matter

Scientists at the University of Oxford have released a new paper unifying dark matter and dark energy into a single phenomenon. The tied matter is thought to be a fluid which possesses negative mass.  If one were to push negative mass, it will accelerate towards you. This theory might also prove one of Einstein's predictions. 

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NASA Insight landed on Mars

NASA’s InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down safely on the surface of Mars on Monday with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth. 

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145 Pilot Whales Dead in New Zealand

All of the 145 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote New Zealand beach have died. However, conservation workers are hoping to save some of the eight pygmy killer whales that remained stranded Monday at the other end of the country in an unrelated event.

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China building new reef on South China Sea

China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes, according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank.

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China Builds Artificial Sun: Promoting Green Energy

China has built an 'artificial sun' that reaches temperature six times that of the core of our closest star. The state-of-the-art reactor is designed to replicate the processes of the sun as part of a project to turn hydrogen into cost-effective green energy.

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Musk rushes SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window

SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth. Within hours of landing, Musk had fired at least seven members of the program’s senior management team at the Redmond, Washington, office, the culmination of disagreements over the pace at...

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Chinas' Melting Glaciers Attract Tourists; Climate in Trouble

The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world’s fastest melting glaciers.