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Killer viruses from outer space might be more common than we think – study

Could an alien virus arrive from outer space and wipe out the human race? It may sound like the plot of a B-movie, but an international group of scientists is now formally exploring the possibility for the very first time. In a study published in the journal Astrobiology next month, the group sets out its belief that while NASA continues ...

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3D space tour: NASA ‘flies’ viewers through blazing Orion Nebula (VIDEO)

Dramatic imagery from the Hubble telescope has helped NASA create a 3D ‘fly-through’ tour of the Orion Nebula. Situated around 1,350 light years away from Earth, the Orion Nebula’s blazing cluster of stars lights up clouds of dust and gas, giving it a glorious glow. One of the brightest features of the Milky Way, it’s regarded as a “star nursery” ...

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Space rocket booster drops from sky & explodes near Chinese town (VIDEOS)

A rocket booster fell from the sky and exploded near a small town in southwest China following the launch of the country’s Long March 3B rocket. The strap-on booster was one of four making up the first stage of the rocket that launched two satellites into orbit on Friday. People living in the town of Xiangdu, located near China’s Guangxi ...

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Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss – reports

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 03:45 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 03:52 The highly classified and expensive government satellite launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral has reportedly been destroyed. SpaceX isn’t commenting on the allegedly failed mission, however. Despite the launch being shrouded in secrecy, SpaceX seemed to have successfully carried a mysterious government satellite from ...

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Sex dolls to Salmonella: Here are the weirdest things we’ve sent to space (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Humans have blasted some impressive objects into outer space over the decades in the name of research and exploration. Yet some things which have made it into orbit have been downright bizarre. In a year when space gained its first brewery – that we know of – RT takes a look at some of the weirdest things that have left ...

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1st astronaut to free-float in space dies at 80

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 23:47 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 23:50 Retired NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II has died. The man is being remembered not only for being the first untethered human in space and integral to the first manned moon mission, but also as an inspirational and heroic figure. McCandless was 80 when he died Thursday. NASA confirmed ...

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‘Space skunk’: Tech for growing veg on Mars perfect for weed

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 18:14 Perhaps taking their lead from the Matt Damon film ‘The Martian,’ a team of biologists are developing the technology to grow everyday vegetables in space. The technology also has a surprising use here on Earth. Earlier this year NASA outlined plans to reach Mars between 2030 and 2040, however, humans face a range of ...

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Aliens not behind mysterious space object lurking in our solar system

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 09:45 The cigar-shaped object that was first spotted in our solar system last October was a natural body from another star system, scientists say. The mysterious rock had even been scanned for technology in case aliens were behind it. The presence of ‘‘Oumuama’ in our corner of the galaxy had puzzled scientist and space nerds ...

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Amazon’s latest Echos show the smart home space hitting its stride

Amazon’s Echo lineup got a refresh earlier this year that included a brand new version of its basic Echo, well as an Echo Plus with integrated smart home hub, and the stalwart Echo Dot – unchanged, but still a compelling device at its price point. The new lineup of devices also made its way to more markets this year, including ...

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To bot-ly go: VR robots will do space work & defuse bombs – where humans can’t venture (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 03:51 New software by Brown University is allowing humans to virtually step into the shoes of their robot creations, boosting the snap decision-making of machines and helping to ensure they never get out of control. Robots have increased human productivity and mitigate risk factors for first responders in dangerous environments, like nuclear fallout zones or ...

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