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Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan attended a Lunar New Year gala last week where performers were sniffling and sneezing more
Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading... more
Japan seeks to finalize agreement with the U.S. on lunar exploration cooperation  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to have an agreement in place outlining its contributions to NASA’s lunar exploration efforts in the next few... more
China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll rises  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and... more
China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China extended its Lunar New Year holiday three more days to discourage people from traveling as it tries to contain the spread of a viral illness... more
Hong Kong declares virus emergency, 2-week school closure  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Hong Kong has declared the virus outbreak an emergency and will close primary and secondary schools for two more weeks after the Lunar New Year holiday more
Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40  ABC NEWS · 4 days
China's most festive holiday has begun in the shadow of a worrying new virus as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million... more
Two Moon rovers are better than one  ESA · 5 days
Image: ESA has signed a deal with space engineering company COMEX in France to develop an innovative double-rover architecture for lunar surface... more
Geochemical Model Reveals Inner Complexity of Enceladus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, erupts a plume that contains gases and frozen sea spray into space. By understanding the composition... more
Borexino Detector Spots 53 Geoneutrinos  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
An underground particle detector called the Borexino detector has detected 53 antielectron neutrinos emanating from the Earth, so-called geoneutrinos. Neutrinos and their antimatter counterpart, antineutrinos, are... more
Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions and abundant feasts more
China shuts city of millions to stop spread of deadly virus  ABC NEWS · 6 days
China has closed off a city of more than 11 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that... more
China closes off large city to stop spread of deadly virus  ABC NEWS · 6 days
China has closed off a city of more than 11 million people to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened... more
China steps up efforts to control new coronavirus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Heightened precautions are being taken in China and elsewhere as governments strove to control the outbreak of a new coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel... more
More precautions taken as 4th death blamed on China virus  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Heightened precautions are being taken in China and elsewhere as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New... more
Stars Need a Partner to Spin Universe’s Brightest Explosions  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the Universe, University of Warwick astronomers have... more
Back to the Moon with ESA  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:04:00 The first flight of the Artemis programme, which will see humans return to the Moon, is scheduled to begin soon. The lunar... more
Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Stars have life cycles. They're born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for... more
Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand  REUTERS · 2 weeks
A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus just days ahead of the Lunar... more
Dynetics, Sierra Nevada bidding on Artemis lunar lander  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A team led by Dynetics that includes Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is among the bidders for a NASA program to... more
Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see every point on Earth? And how might those satellites stay in orbit and maintain... more
NASA postpones procurement of lander for VIPER lunar rover  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
NASA has delayed the release of a task order that’s part of its commercial lunar lander program for... more
Scientists Pin Down Timing of Lunar Dynamo’s Demise  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A conventional compass would be of little use on the moon, which today lacks a global magnetic field. But the... more
Research sheds light on the moon's dark craters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The next wave of robots to fly to Mars in 2020 could offer scientists an unprecedented understanding of Earth's closest neighboring planet. But there are still mysteries to be solved much closer... more
Scientists pin down timing of lunar dynamo's demise  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A conventional compass would be of little use on the moon, which today lacks a global magnetic field. more
China’s space contractor plans more than 40 launches in 2020  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
China’s main space contractor is aiming to carry out more than 40 launches in 2020, including... more
Scientists pin down timing of lunar dynamo’s demise  MIT · 4 weeks
Findings suggest the moon’s magnetic field was produced by the fallout of a crystallizing iron core. more
The end of the lunar dynamo  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Magnetic measurements of the lunar crust and Apollo samples indicate that the Moon generated a dynamo magnetic field lasting from at least 4.2 until more
India confirms plans for second lunar lander mission  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The head of India’s space agency confirmed Jan. 1 that it will attempt a second lunar landing, making that mission... more
India approves third moon mission, months after landing failure  REUTERS · 4 weeks
India has approved its third lunar mission months after its last one failed to successfully land on the... more
12 Times Science Proved the World Is Amazing in 2019  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
A river of heartwarming, amazing discoveries also flooded in this year, from tardigrades on the moon (lunar water bears?!) to jewel-like lakes under Greenland to a trippy wonderland... more
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