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Experts have described Trump's move as an unprecedented effort to silence prominent detractors, with some likening it to Sen. I suspect I'll be taking [his security clearance] away very quickly. Unlike most of the names on Mr. Trump's target list for revoking security clearances, Mr. Ohr is still in government. There has been speculation, according to the Washington Examiner , that Trump could try removing Bob Mueller's security clearance, as a tactic to end the investigation.
  • Congrats, New Crews! Fellow Astronauts Welcome Private-Spaceship Riders

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    The missions will mark the first crewed launches from U.S. soil since the end of the space shuttle programme seven years ago. "Safely and reliably flying commercial crew missions for NASA remains the highest priority for SpaceX", Benji Reed, SpaceX's director of crew mission management, said in a statement .
  • Blood Moon Pictures: The Best Images Of The Summer Spectacle

    Blood Moon Pictures: The Best Images Of The Summer Spectacle

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    Scientists say there are three types of lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral. Residents in certain parts of the world will witness a rare sight on Friday, as a lunar eclipse and the closest approach of the planet Mars in 15 years will both occur at the same time.
  • Water is found buried in Mars, researchers say

    Water is found buried in Mars, researchers say

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    Since water's permittivity is much higher than that of rock or ice, the scientists concluded that they must have found a liquid lake beneath Mars' southern ice cap. The radar cross section has been tilted 90°. "Since United Launch Alliance put a price on delivering water in space in 2016, researchers, agencies and companies have focused on water, for support of life and chemical processes, and for conversion to hydrogen and oxygen for rocket fuel", he said.
  • Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon

    Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon

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    This happens only when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned, with Earth in the middle. By 5.30am (AEST) the eclipse entered into its "total" phase, plunging the moon in darkness, which soon became a coppery crimson disc. "If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse , you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun", said Fabian.
  • See the dark side of the moon

    See the dark side of the moon

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    The Moon will pass right through the centre of the Earth's shadow , at the shadow's widest point. It can pass through the outer, fainter shadow , called the penumbra . A binocular, however, will give a better view of the spectacular celestial event. Asia, Indonesia and Australia will see it between midnight and sunrise Saturday.
  • Found: Liquid Water on Mars

    Found: Liquid Water on Mars

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    The discovery, which was made possible by a ground-penetrating radar on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft , is "thrilling and exciting", he said. But if water is still there, it would mean it has likely been constant throughout Mars' 4.6 billion year history - making the possibility of life much more likely.
  • Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others

    Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others

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    But why are scientists just now finding these moons? For greater detail, a spacecraft is needed. Telescopes in Chile, Hawaii and Arizona were used for the discovery and confirmation. It's further away than the prograde moons , taking around one and a half years to orbit around the planet. The researchers, from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC, picked out one of the 12 moons as an " oddball ".
  • New Orleans zoo to reopen after loose jaguar incident

    New Orleans zoo to reopen after loose jaguar incident

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    It would appear this was more than enough time for the jaguar to embark on a killing spree, mauling four alpacas, one emu and a fox, as well as injuring three others - two alpacas and another fox. "This is by far the biggest tragedy we've had". He said: "Our staff truly care about these animals, not just care for them. We have grief counsellors coming in to talk to staff to help them get through this", he said.
  • USA senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick

    USA senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick

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    Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh will threaten women's reproductive rights generally and Roe v. Wade in particular", NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman said in a statement . When Trump finally tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy, McConnell resorted to changing procedural rules so he could be approved by a simple majority instead of the traditional 60-40 threshold.
  • Tropical Storm Beryl weakened but is still pushing toward Puerto Rico

    Tropical Storm Beryl weakened but is still pushing toward Puerto Rico

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    The weather service discontinued posting advisories about the storm late Sunday. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. While disorganized, showers and storms continue to develop in this areas and conditions may become more favorable for tropical development over the next few days.
  • SpaceX launches a floating 'AI brain' to the ISS

    SpaceX launches a floating 'AI brain' to the ISS

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    Think HAL 9000 in2001: A Space Odyssey,Moon's GERTY, and Holly in the BBC'sRed Dwarf. Can artificial intelligence make life easier for astronauts on board the International Space Station? Alexander Gerst , a German astronaut now aboard the ISS , helped design CIMON's screen prompts and vocal controls.
  • Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court

    Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court

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    If Republicans bent to this logic, the midterms would become, in part, a referendum on the Supreme Court, probably to an unprecedented extent given the gravity of this particular appointment. He added: "The court that just this week crippled unions, upheld Trump's Muslim ban and race-based gerrymandering might turn conservative..." Here are the hurdles any nominee would have to clear to be confirmed.
  • Coldest Place on Earth Even More Colder Than We Knew, Study Says

    Coldest Place on Earth Even More Colder Than We Knew, Study Says

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    But the researchers revised that initial study with new data and found the temperatures actually reach minus 98 degrees Celsius (minus 144 degrees Fahrenheit) during the southern polar night, mostly during July and August. Scientists already knew that the lowest temperatures ever measured on Earth were on a frozen ice ridge in eastern Antarctica , near the South Pole .
  • Oil train derails in Iowa, spilling crude into the river

    Oil train derails in Iowa, spilling crude into the river

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    About 100,000 gallons had been hemmed off using booms out of the estimated 230,000 gallons spilled, BNSF said in a statement on Saturday. The Associated Press Tank cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, on Friday.
  • Antarctica is melting more than twice as fast as in 2012

    Antarctica is melting more than twice as fast as in 2012

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    Millimeters of sea level rise may not sound like much, but previous surveys suggested that Antarctica's massive ice sheets likely wouldn't be affected by climate change at all. More than 70 percent of the recent melt is in West Antarctica. Between 60 and 90 percent of the world's fresh water is located in Antarctica - the size of Mexico and the United States combined - and if that were to all melt, sea levels would shoot up by nearly 61 metres, which would prove catastrophic for ...