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Manned Soyuz space mission aborts during launch
Manned Soyuz space mission aborts during launch

Soyuz MS-10, a manned Russian space mission bound for the International Space Station for a six-month stay, was forced to abort by a booster rocket failure Thursday morning. Rescue teams successfully recovered both crew members, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and United States astronaut Nick Hague, shortly after they landed safely in Kazakhstan.

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UN Report on Global Warming calls for rapid 'unprecedented' changes globally to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degree C
UN Report on Global Warming calls for rapid 'unprecedented' changes globally to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degree C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations organization, released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC on Monday, during its 48th session held in Incheon, South Korea. The panel called for rapid "unprecedented" changes globally to limit planetary warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F) above pre-industrial levels.

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Study suggests Mars hosted life-sustaining habitat for millions of years
Study suggests Mars hosted life-sustaining habitat for millions of years

In a new study announced on Monday and available in the current volume of Earth and Planetary Science Letters, an international team led by scientists from Brown University in the United States said the planet Mars once had the right water and temperatures to host simple life forms in a rocky, subterranean layer,

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Airplane crashes into ocean in Micronesia
Airplane crashes into ocean in Micronesia

Near the international airport located on Weno island of Chuuk state of the Federated States of Micronesia, Oceania a passenger airplane of model Boeing 737-800 flown by the Air Niugini carrier crashed into sea as its pilot missed the runway.

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NASA's TESS spacecraft reports its first exoplanet
NASA's TESS spacecraft reports its first exoplanet

In findings released to the public through online site arXiv.org, astronomers reported they have already used data from the first photograph taken by National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to locate an exoplanet. The planet, called Pi Mensae c, was spotted as it was transiting in front of its star, Pi Mensae (HD 39091).

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