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NASA spacecraft to 'touch the Sun' GO FOR LAUNCH this week

NASA spacecraft to 'touch the Sun' GO FOR LAUNCH this week

The Wide-Field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) is the only imaging device on board. Sixty years ago, a young astrophysicist at the University of Chicago, Eugene Parker, proposed the existenc...

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Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun's atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as Parker accurately predicted in 1...

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Mars Making Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years

Mars Making Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years

To find Mars, look to the southeastern sky around 11 p.m. Astronomers measure the night sky in degrees - the horizon is at zero, directly overhead is at 90 degrees. Astronomers predicted that the Mars...

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Fortnite Solo Showdown: What Is The New Limited Time Mode?

Fortnite Solo Showdown: What Is The New Limited Time Mode?

It's not yet clear how the mode will work in terms of cross-platform play (whether iOS players are measured directly against console or PC players, or they get their own rankings). So, if you think yo...

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Xiaomi files application for IPO in Hong Kong

Xiaomi files application for IPO in Hong Kong

Under Lei, Xiaomi is looking to enter developed markets for smartphones as it consolidates its position in emerging markets. Xiaomi's decision, four years after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd . as t...

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Bob Dorough, creator of 'Schoolhouse Rock,' has died

Bob Dorough, creator of 'Schoolhouse Rock,' has died

In 1971, he received a commission to "set the multiplication tables to music, which led to the creation of ABC-TV's SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK , Saturday morning cartoons that aired from 1973-1985, then return...

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