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‘Mass extinction’ volcanic eruptions could wipe out life on Earth, new study claims

Devastating volcanic eruptions, caused by excess carbon in the atmosphere, could one day lead to the mass extinction of all marine animals, and possibly all life on Earth – so says a new study. The dire warning comes amid dramatic seismic events in Guatemala and Hawaii, where hundreds of people have been either killed or displaced from their homes in ...

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Moon ‘vanishes’ rapidly behind Earth in stunning video by Russian ISS cosmonaut

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev has filmed a stunning video of the moon “vanishing” mysteriously behind the Earth during moonset, as seen from the International Space Station (ISS). The short video filmed by the cosmonaut, who is currently aboard the ISS, was published on social media earlier this week. It provides a fresh perspective of the Earth’s only natural satellite, which ...

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Back to earth, Bezos! Amazon chief under fire for space travel plans as workers struggle

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is facing criticism for plans to spend billions on space travel as his workers sleep in tents to save money and pee in bottles to avoid missing their daily work targets. Bezos, the world’s richest man, recently told Business Insider that the “only way” he sees how he can spend so much money is by converting ...

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Satellite surveillance startup aims to monitor entire Earth & stream video in real-time

US-based startup EarthNow, which plans to deploy a constellation of hi-tech satellites to monitor the entire surface of Earth and stream HD footage 24/7, has secured backing from many notable investors, like Bill Gates and Airbus. Though the contribution made by Microsoft’s founder is not disclosed, Gates is just one of many investors who are helping EarthNow reach for the ...

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Football field-sized asteroid zooms dangerously close to Earth

Just a day after being discovered dangerously close and approaching Earth, an asteroid, potentially capable of causing significant damage, has darted past our planet nearly missing it on an astronomical scale. While rare at that size, asteroids more than a quarter-mile wide are capable of causing a disaster on the global scale. Astronomers across the globe are rigorously applying efforts ...

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Countdown to re-entry: Burning space station to hit Earth in ‘next 12 hours’ (VIDEO)

An out-of-control Chinese space station is expected to hit Earth in the next 12 hours. However, experts tracking the decaying orbiter admit they still have no idea exactly where the debris will land. Launched in 2011, the Tiangong-1 was China’s first space station. Ostensibly a pilot mission for the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, the first of China’s orbiters hosted two manned ...

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Space station obliteration: Follow China’s Tiangong-1 as it crashes to Earth (VIDEO)

Thanks to online trackers you can now follow doomed Chinese satellite Tiangong-1 as it continues on its collision course with Earth. The only question now is whether you’ll see it hurtling towards your house. Tiangong-1, China’s first-ever space station, is expected to crash into Earth in the coming days. You can follow its final journey on N2YO.com and Stuff in ...

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Stephen Hawking tribute: RT shares awe-inspiring view of Earth from ISS (360 Video)

In tribute to legendary physicist Stephen Hawking RT 360 takes you on a journey around the Earth to view our planet. It’s a perspective seen only by astronauts and cosmonauts on board the International Space Station. The captivating timelapse footage shows Earth from dawn to dusk, giving the space station’s unique vantage point of a day on our planet. “We ...

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UFO or block of ice? Baffling Google Earth image sparks alien claims (VIDEO, POLL)

A mysterious object spotted on Google Earth has ignited speculation that a UFO crash-landing site may have been snapped by satellite. The image shows a long shape in the middle of a remote, snowy island off the Antarctic coast. The strange sighting was shared by UFO spotter Secureteam10 on YouTube. The group points to satellite imagery of a snowy plain ...

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‘Americans leave behind scorched earth’: US refuses to clean up ‘carcinogenic’ waste at Azores base

After housing an airbase on Portugal’s Atlantic island of Terceira for 75 years, the US is scaling down its presence. Locals demand it cleans up the toxic pollution scientists say is causing cancer – but Washington doesn’t agree. “Both of my parents died of cancer. My mum of breast cancer and my dad with a different kind of cancer. When ...

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