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Researchers Find Methane Ice Dunes on Pluto | Planetary Science

Researchers Find Methane Ice Dunes on Pluto | Planetary Science

Looking at Pluto's surface for the first time, Radebaugh said she and her team are already learning about Earth and how the solar system was formed. "We have been focusing on what's close to us, but there's a wealth of information in the distant reaches of the solar system too", said Dr.


SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

This is the second time that Falcon 9 has taken off from the same pad. Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX. SpaceX has landed these boosters 25 times, and reflown them on a dozen occasions. The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES. The satellite will provide direct-to-home TV, broadband and data relay services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and the Middle East, according to CBS News.


Whale dies after ingesting more than 80 plastic bags

Whale dies after ingesting more than 80 plastic bags

A post mortem found 80 pieces of plastic in inside it, weighing eight kilograms. According to the Thai Marine and Coastal Resources Department , an autopsy revealed that the whale had ingested around 8kg of plastic bags, which were preventing the whale from being able to eat.


Trump may force coal, nuclear plants to stay open

Trump may force coal, nuclear plants to stay open

The federal government has a lot of assets in the Pacific Northwest. The document has been marked as a "draft", the report states. In late March, FirstEnergy's (FE.N) FirstEnergy Solutions [FE.UL] unit - which runs coal and nuclear power units - called on the USA energy secretary to use the emergency powers to lift the sectors.


Town on lockdown after zoo animals escape during flood

Town on lockdown after zoo animals escape during flood

It was not clear how the animals escaped nor exactly when they got out. The animals are said to have escaped when when a storm hit the area and caused floods. Part of a local motorway had also been blocked off due to high waters. The zoo is home to around 400 animals, including a Siberian tigers and African lions as well as many more big cats.