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Top Scientist Says Coronavirus Could Claim Up to 200,000 U.S. Lives

A senior U.S. scientist issued a cautious prediction Sunday that the novel coronavirus could claim 100,000 to 200,000 lives in the United States.

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NASA Suspends Work on Moon Rocket Due to Virus

NASA said it has suspended work on building and testing the rocket and capsule for its Artemis manned mission to the Moon due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the community.

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Earth Captures New 'Mini Moon'

Earth has acquired a second "mini-moon" about the size of a car, according to astronomers who spotted the object circling our planet.

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Iran Satellite Launch Fails, in Blow to Space Program

Iran said it "successfully" launched a satellite Sunday but failed to put it into orbit, in a blow to its space program that the U.S. alleges is a cover for missile development.

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Pangolin Suspect #1 as Direct Source of Coronavirus Outbreak

Chinese researchers investigating the animal origin of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China said Friday the endangered pangolin may be the "missing link" between bats and humans, but other scientists said the search may not be over.

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US Astronaut Returns to Earth after Longest Mission by Woman

NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after  shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station.

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Massive Genome Study Unlocks Secrets of How Cancers Form

A massive, decade-long study sequencing the genomes of dozens of cancers has revealed the secrets of how tumors form and may pave the way for better and more targeted treatment. 

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CERN Physics Lab Drops Facebook over Data Concerns

Europe's physics lab CERN on Wednesday said it had stopped using a Facebook team-chat application because of concerns about handing over data to the U.S. tech giant.

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Star Quality: Telescope Captures Sun in Greatest Detail Ever

A huge telescope built on the peak of a Hawaiian island has produced pictures of the Sun's surface in unprecedented detail, revealing boiling plasma cells the size of Texas. 

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NASA Planet Hunter Finds Earth-Sized World in 'Goldilocks Zone'

NASA said Monday that its planet hunter satellite TESS had discovered an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water.

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