U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

(Reuters) – Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space Station. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the much-anticipated milestone for NASA during a relatively routine mission to swap faulty batteries on the station’s exterior. “Mission accomplished!” NASA chief Jim […]

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Arctic expedition to investigate ‘epicentre of climate change’

Arctic expedition to investigate ‘epicentre of climate change’

People board the Arctic research expedition ship RV Polarstern in Breivika harbour in Tromso, Norway, September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins TROMSOE, Norway (Reuters) – Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate change. The icebreaker Polarstern is […]

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Newfound comet likely an ‘interstellar visitor,’ scientists say

Newfound comet likely an ‘interstellar visitor,’ scientists say

Comet C/2019 Q4 is imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii’s Big Island September 10, 2019. NASA/JPL/Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likely prospect that would make it the second such […]

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