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But the current FCC, led by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai, repealed those regulations in June , with Pai calling them "heavy-handed". "When Donald Trump's FCC chose to take a wrecking ball to net neutrality protections, we knew that California had to step in to ensure our residents have access to a free and open internet", California State Senator Scott Wiener, a Democrat who sponsored the bill, said in a statement .
  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe Lifts Off Successfully

    NASA's Parker Solar Probe Lifts Off Successfully

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    It will be the fastest human-made object with speeds up to 430,000 miles per hour, able to survive million degree temperatures, orbiting the sun just 4 million miles from its surface, after a 90 million-mile trip, to get the first measurements of the sun's energy.
  • Biologists racing to find endangered, sick, starving orca

    Biologists racing to find endangered, sick, starving orca

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    Scientists are also anxious about another member of the endangered orcas. Scientists are reporting progress in the race to help an emaciated and endangered West Coast killer whale in the waters of the Salish Sea. A team of whale experts injected an ailing Southern Resident orca with antibiotics Thursday in a rare emergency effort to save her. One of the problems affecting whales is the lack of salmon, their main source of food due to overfishing for commercial consumption.
  • Parker Solar Probe launches Saturday on mission to 'touch' the sun

    Parker Solar Probe launches Saturday on mission to 'touch' the sun

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    The probe will orbit around the Sun 24 times, its closest point ultimately being 3.8 million miles. The Parker Solar Probe has gained a lot of fame as humanity's first mission to finally unlock the secrets of the solar corona and find out why it's so much hotter than the actual surface of the sun.
  • Brad's Astro Extra: Best way to watch the Perseid meteor shower

    Brad's Astro Extra: Best way to watch the Perseid meteor shower

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    Unfortunately, it's expected to be mostly cloudy for most of us at that time. When the Earth approaches the stream of debris, the Perseid meteor shower appears. The best place to enjoy this natural light show will be away from bright lights and outside of major cities, like Barrie. On the flip side, though, the sky will light up for you for 2 nights in a row over the weekend.
  • Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

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    Anyone who was disappointed by the brightness of the almost full moon obscuring the Perseid meteor shower previous year will have a chance to turn their stargazing luck around this month. local time . For city residents, parks can offer relief from light to watch the streaks. In fact, you can expect to see between fifty to a hundred meteors an hour in places where the sky is very dark.
  • California fights back against EPA proposals on vehicles

    California fights back against EPA proposals on vehicles

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    On Aug. 2, the Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency took action by announcing a joint proposal to update the national automobile fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas standards. Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups argue the move will harm the environment, however. It's costly for companies to design and build vehicles for California and states that follow its rules, and a different set for the rest of the country.
  • 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.