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New fabrics grown in fermenting tanks can halt small plastic fibers that disperse the oceans into the world

New fabrics grown in laboratories can provide an alternative to living in materials currently shedding large quantities of plastic in the oceans of the world. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester are substantial substitutes for natural fabrics such as wool and cotton, in trillions of microplastics that fill the oceans in the world. Concerns are growing about this kind of pollution, …

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Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

Tuesday, February 19, a super snow moon will light up the sky. The moon will be 221,734 miles from Earth on February 19, according to EarthSky, making it the closest full moon to Earth in 2019. February's full moon is known as the "snow moon" because of the heavy snowfall that often occurs at that time of year, according to …

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Watch Harpoon Attached to a Satellite Spear a piece of Space Debris

Harpooning Space Debris Junk floating around in Earth's orbit becomes a big problem. The pieces of human-made debris may pose a major threat to the satellites surrounding our planet. The team of researchers from the University of Surrey uses the RemoveDEBRIS satellite – a satellite designed specifically to eliminate garbage trucks launched on a SpaceX Falcon rocket in April 2018 …

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NASA planning to purchase additional Soyuz seats

SEATTLE – NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid concerns about additional delays in commercial crew flights. In a presolicitation notice filed Feb. 13, NASA announced it was considering contracting with the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos for two Soyuz seats, one on a mission …

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