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UFO over California leaves witnesses, experts totally bewildered

UFO over California leaves witnesses, experts totally bewildered

A recently spotted unidentified flying object (UFO) in the skies above northern California has left witnesses as well as experts totally bewildered.

The UFO was spotted early in the morning (at around 6:00 a. m.) on Friday, September 12. Some of the witnesses described the object as a ball of white light, while some other witnesses said it appeared orange. However, almost all of the witnesses said the light was accompanies by "fog or smoke" that was billowing out behind it the flying object.

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Meteorite Hits Managua Leaves behind Crater of 12 Meters

Meteorite Hits Managua Leaves behind Crater of 12 Meters

Government officials of Managua said that a small meteorite has hit the capital near the international airport on Sunday night. As of now, no injury due to the meteorite has been reported so far.

Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said that it appears as if the meteorite might have broken from an asteroid, which was passing by very close to the Earth. The meteorite left a crater of 12 meter wide (40ft) and was 5- meter deep. Murillo added that international experts have been called to carry out further investigation.

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Europe Launches Two Navigation Satellites

Europe Launches Two Navigation Satellites

According to an announcement by the European Space Agency (ESA), two satellites dubbed 'SAT5 ' and 'SAT6' for Europe's Galileo navigation system, a rival to the American GPS, were successfully launched on Friday from Kourou in French Guyana. It will help boost the Galileo constellation to six orbiters of a final 30.

Now, Europe will finally have its own military satellite capabilities, which will end West's alliance on US satellite intelligence.

Astronauts from NASA’s NEEMO 18 Program Spending Time at Aquarius

Aquarius is the only underwater laboratory present 19 meters below the surface of earth. It is located around five kilometres away from Key Largo Island.

Researchers who are part of NASA's Extreme Environment Missions Operations (NEEMO) 18 program are present at the lab. Four astronauts are in the lab and are training themselves for a mission that would take them on the surface of an asteroid.

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Test To Find Location of Voyager 1 Spacecraft

Test To Find Location of Voyager 1 Spacecraft

With so much confusion over the exact location of Voyager 1 spacecraft, two researchers working with the spacecraft have come in for its rescue. They both took to a new test that is especially designed by them to show whether or not Voyager 1 has made it into interstellar space.

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NASA Shares Mosaic Image of Earth

NASA Shares Mosaic Image of Earth

NASA recently shared a mosaic image, Global Selfie. Development of the same started on 2014 Earth Day when NASA asked people across the globe a question, Where are you on Earth Right Now?

The agency asked people to answer the question on social media with a selfie. Main aim was to use each picture as a pixel to come up a Global Selfie- a mosaic looking like earth appeared from space.

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Meeting real aliens possible within next 20 years

Meeting real aliens possible within next 20 years

Earthlings might be able to meet a real alien within the next twenty years, astronomers from the United States' California-based SETI Institute have announced.

SETI, which is operated by University of California Berkeley, is one of the world's leading research centers that have been aggressively searching for extraterrestrial life.

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Four Planets Set for Sky Delight in May

Four Planets Set for Sky Delight in May

Astronomers have said that this month will be a delight for skywatchers as they would be able to see four different planets near the end of May. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are all set to be visible across the sky. They all will follow the same path as our Sun follows during three days.

Mercury will provide a rarest appearance this month. It never becomes possible to sight Mercury because it orbits the sun so closely that the naked eye cannot spot it. Skygazers will be able to spot Mercury as a small, yellow or orange dot after 45 minutes to an hour of sun set.

Researchers Design Photoswitches that can Release Solar Energy Even in Dark

Researchers Design Photoswitches that can Release Solar Energy Even in Dark

Photoswitches that can store sun's heat and release it when needed i. e. either during day or night has been designed by researchers from MIT and Harvard. These are the materials that exist in two different configurations. After absorbing solar energy, size of photoswitches gets squeezed which later on regains their original structure by releasing heat.

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Tetrad of Lunar Eclipse to come on April 14

Tetrad of Lunar Eclipse to come on April 14

Beautiful scene of biggest lunar eclipse will be clearly visible on the night of April 14 and in the morning of April 15 from North and South America. During the lunar event, moon will be turned completely dark-copper red, which scientists have dubbed as an event of 'Blood Moon'.

'Blood Moon', an event popular in certain religious faiths, has served as a sign of ominous events like the apocalypse in historic life. 'Blood Moon' is described as the onset of the world's end and the second coming of Jesus Christ in Christianity.

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