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Russia Unveils World's First Floating Nuclear Power Station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.

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Privatize the International Space Station? Not So Fast, Congress Tells Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with strong opposition from lawmakers, including from some in the Republican majority.

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NASA Plans to Send Mini-Helicopter to Mars

The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet.

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NASA's Newest Mars Lander to Study Quakes on Red Planet

NASA is poised to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012, an unmanned spacecraft called InSight that aims to listen for quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form.

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Scientists Shocked as NASA Cuts Only Moon Rover

In a move that shocked lunar scientists, NASA has cancelled the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the surface of the Moon, despite President Donald Trump's vow to return people there.

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New 3-D Map of Milky Way Will 'Revolutionize Astronomy'

Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a "stunning" 3-D map, published Wednesday, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, complete with their distance from Earth, their color, and their motion through space.

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Diamonds in Desert Rocks Came from Long-Lost Planet

A car-sized asteroid that exploded in Earth's atmosphere in 2008, raining down diamond-bearing rocks, was a fragment of a Solar System planet that existed billions of years ago, researchers said Tuesday.

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Even Monkeys Need a Spa Day, Japan Study Finds

A relaxing soak in a hot tub is a time-honoured stress reliever but the advantages are not confined to humans -- with monkeys also benefiting from spa time, researchers in Japan say.

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Defunct Chinese Space Lab Plunges Back to Earth over Pacific

A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth's atmosphere Monday and plunged to a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said.

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Indian Scientists Lose Contact with Satellite

India's national space agency has lost contact with a satellite days after it was launched into orbit with much fanfare, authorities said Sunday. 

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