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New Horizons space probe to fly by the most distant Solar System object yet

NASA's New Horizons probe has successfully flown by the most distant object in the Solar System ever visited. M69, renamed Ultima Thule, is a tiny world lying within what is known ...

Scientists discover a vast underground ecosystem

Scientists have released a study about a little-known ecosystem: the ground beneath our feet. Known as the "subterranean biosphere", it is almost twice the size of all the world’s ...

Scientists agree to update the definition of a kilogram

Scientists will soon be updating the definition of a kilogram. Since 1889, the exact mass of one kilogram has been based on a lump of metal known as Le Grand K, a cylindrical objec...

NASA’s InSight probe touches down on Mars

After a seven-month, 500-million-kilometre (300-million-mile) journey, NASA’s Mars InSight probe has successfully touched down on the Elysium Planitia, a vast, smooth lava plain ne...

California wildfire is the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history

Wildfires are raging in both northern and southern California. The Camp Fire, which erupted on 8th November 2018, has become the deadliest and most destructive in California's hist...

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