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U.S. Air Force’s missile-detection satellite successfully put in orbit

U.S. Air Force’s missile-detection satellite successfully put in orbit

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully put the U.S. Air Force’s Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Satellite (SBIRS Geo-3) in high orbit, on its way to a surveillance post more than 22,000 miles above Earth’s surface.

The Atlas V rocket took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:42 p.m. ET on Friday, and dropped off the missile detection and early warning satellite in orbit 44 minutes later.

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Opposition stalls end of protections for Yellowstone grizzly

Opposition stalls end of protections for Yellowstone grizzly

Opposition from dozens of American Indian tribes and wildlife conservation groups is discouraging federal officials from going ahead with their plans to end protections for hundreds of grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) had planned to finalize their decision to lift protections for nearly 700 grizzly bears by the end of 2016, but FWS Assistant Regional Director Michael Thabault recently announced that said it could take the agency at least six more months to finalize its decision.

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Image of lemons explaining signs of breast cancer goes viral

Image of lemons explaining signs of breast cancer goes viral

Corrine Beaumont, a young designer who created the ‘Know Your Lemons’ breast cancer awareness campaign, says her image of 12 lemons provides women a simple, visual way to learn what breast cancer symptoms can look and feel like.

Beaumont, who lost both her maternal and paternal grandmothers to breast cancer, left her job to start her own charity “Worldwide Breast Cancer” two years ago after she found that very little information on the signs of the potentially deadly disease was available.

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Researchers discover why killer whales go through menopause

Researchers discover why killer whales go through menopause

A new study by an international team of researchers has suggested that conflicts between mother and daughter killer whales may elucidate why the females of the species go through menopause.

The researchers sifted through more than forty years of data on killer whales in the northwest Pacific, and found that younger females are more likely to reproduce than their older counterparts.

They discovered that the trend discourages mother killer whales from reproduction, making them more focused on raising their younger members of their families instead.

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Bumble bee placed on endangered species list

Bumble bee placed on endangered species list

A bumble bee species that was once everywhere across America has been placed on the endangered species list, wildlife authorities have confirmed.

The rusty patched bumble bees play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance. These bees are excellent crop pollinators, and they are known for performing an useful behavior called 'buzz pollination'.

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Two American astronauts conduct spacewalk to upgrade ISS

Two American astronauts conduct spacewalk to upgrade ISS

Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) last Friday and successfully upgraded the orbiting laboratory’s electrical system, the U.S. space agency announced.

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson spacewalked for around six-and-a-half hours and their expedition ended at 1855 GMT. It may be noted here that Kimbrough, 49, is the commander of the 6-person crew aboard the ISS, and 56-year-old Whitson is a flight engineer.

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Deepest-ever X-ray image shows 1,000 black holes

Deepest-ever X-ray image shows 1,000 black holes

A newly unveiled “deepest” X-ray image of the universe shows as many as 1,000 supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies swirling billions of light-years away from Earth.

The X-ray image is 7-million-second exposure of a patch of sky around two-thirds the size of the full Moon. It was created using data collected by American space agency NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory during more than one hundred pointing sessions between 1999 and 2016.

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New fishing rule aims to protect marine mammals

New fishing rule aims to protect marine mammals

A new fishing rule that takes effect this week aims to protect marine mammals from becoming bycatch by requiring foreign fisheries that export seafood to the United States to make sure that they don’t hurt or kill marine mammals.

Many marine creatures like the vaquita, a small porpoise that is found only in the northern Gulf of California, in Mexico, are in danger because of fishing nets that are set to catch fish and shrimp but accidentally catches creatures like vaquita.

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NASA announces two new missions to study strange asteroids

NASA announces two new missions to study strange asteroids

U.S. space agency NASA has announced two new low-cost missions that will attempt to unravel the mysteries of some critically strange asteroids.

The mission “Lucy” will probe the Trojan asteroids, which share an orbit with our solar system’s largest planet Jupiter; while the mission Psyche will travel to the asteroid belt to study a massive metallic asteroid dubbed 16 Psyche.

NASA has selected the two projects via its Discovery Program, which provides funding for the agency’s highly focused space probes to destinations throughout the solar system.

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Trump could disrupt NASA’s planned missions

Trump could disrupt NASA’s planned missions

As President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t said much about space during his election campaign, the future of NASA’s space missions apparently remain in the doldrums.

Trump’s transition team has a number of people who have already shown interest in returning to the Moon. Thus, or only natural satellite could be back in play.

Currently, the government-run space agency has plans to send astronauts around the Moon in a chain of missions scheduled to take place in the 2020s. The Trump administration can actually change those plans to land Americans again on the Moon.

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