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‘CITGO 6’ oil execs held in Venezuela were picked up by country’s forces hours after Alex Saab’s extradition to US
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‘CITGO 6’ oil execs held in Venezuela were picked up by country’s forces hours after Alex Saab’s extradition to US

Five United States citizens and a permanent resident who were serving house arrest in Caracas, Venezuela, were picked up by the country’s intelligence service SEBIN on Saturday, just hours after the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian financier close to embattled Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro, the families of two of the detainees and one of…MORE

Russian crew wraps trailblazing movie in space, safely returns to Earth
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Russian crew wraps trailblazing movie in space, safely returns to Earth

After filming the first movie in space, Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy have safely returned home. After saying farewell to the rest of the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station and closing the hatch at 4:41 p.m. ET on October 16, their Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft undocked from…MORE

NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

The first NASA mission to fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids is ready for launch. Weather conditions will be 90% favorable on the morning of October 16, when the Lucy mission is set to leave Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:34 a.m. ET. If it doesn’t launch at that time, the window…MORE

Over a thousand cosmic explosions traced to mysterious repeating fast radio burst
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Over a thousand cosmic explosions traced to mysterious repeating fast radio burst

Talk about a cosmic temper tantrum. An outburst of explosions has been traced back to a mysterious repeating fast radio burst in space called FRB 121102. Using China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, or FAST, researchers detected 1,652 bursts over the course of 47 days, between August 29 and October 29, 2019. This is the…MORE

Giant planet found orbiting a dead star shows what may happen when our sun dies
Adam Makarenko/W. M. Keck Observatory

Giant planet found orbiting a dead star shows what may happen when our sun dies

The discovery of a distant Jupiter-like planet orbiting a dead star reveals what may happen in our solar system when the sun dies in about 5 billion years, according to new research. This unusual duo was discovered 6,500 light-years away, near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The pairing is unexpected because this gas…MORE

New findings a ‘complete reversal’ in understanding why Earth became hospitable to life and its ‘twin’ didn’t
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New findings a ‘complete reversal’ in understanding why Earth became hospitable to life and its ‘twin’ didn’t

Venus may be a sweltering wasteland today, but scientists have questioned whether the planet was always so inhospitable. While previous studies suggested Venus might have once been covered in oceans, new research has found the opposite: Venus has likely never been able to support oceans. Researchers also determined that a similar story could have played…MORE

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