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Study: Heart Hazard for Apollo Astronauts

NASA's Apollo astronauts, the only humans to have traveled beyond Earth's protective magnetosphere, die disproportionately of heart and blood vessel diseases, researchers said Thursday, blaming radiation.

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What was That Explosion? A Meteor, It Turns Out

Residents of a city in southern Argentina got a scare when a series of powerful explosions shook homes and buildings Wednesday, but the cause turned out to be a natural wonder: a meteor disintegrating overhead.

It was an ordinary Wednesday afternoon in General Roca, a city of 85,000 people, when suddenly a series of loud blasts caused buildings to shake and windows to rattle.

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SpaceX Propels Cargo to Space Station, Lands Rocket

A SpaceX rocket blasted off Monday toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of supplies including a docking adapter that future spaceships will use to park at the orbiting outpost.

"Falcon 9 is on its way," said a commentator at SpaceX mission control as the white rocket launched under a dark night sky from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:45 am (0445 GMT).

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Russia Launches ISS-Bound Cargo Ship

A Russian rocket carrying an unmanned cargo ship blasted off for the International Space Station early Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency said.

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World Touring Solar Plane's Final Departure to UAE Delayed

The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter.

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Three Astronauts Blast Off for ISS in Upgraded Soyuz Craft

Three astronauts blasted off Thursday from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome towards the International Space Station in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft.

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NASA Counts Down to Orbit of Jupiter

NASA on Monday counted down to a high-stakes attempt to orbit closer than ever to the planet Jupiter, on a $1.1 billion mission to probe the origin of the solar system.

The unmanned spacecraft, Juno, is expected to arrive late Monday in the vicinity of the largest planet in the solar system, five years after it launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Dormant Black Hole 'Awakens' to Devour Star

Scientists reported Wednesday that they witnessed in unprecedented detail a star being ripped to shreds and devoured by a dormant supermassive black hole.

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Dutch Inventor Harnessing Waves to Clean Up the Seas

The Dutch inventor behind a ground-breaking project to remove millions of tonnes of plastics floating in vast ocean "garbage patches" unveiled Wednesday the first prototype of his ambitious sea-cleaning device.

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India Launches Record 20 Satellites in Single Mission

India successfully launched Wednesday a rocket carrying a record 20 satellites as its famously frugal space agency looks to grab a larger slice of the lucrative commercial space market.

The rocket blasted off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota carrying satellites from the US, Germany, Canada and Indonesia, the most in a single Indian mission.

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