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Earth-type world found in orbit

For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin.

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Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.   The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 am EDT, when the mo

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Ritz Dubai to host ‘Yoga by Candlelight’

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is set to host a ‘Yoga by Candlelight’ class, in support of Earth Hour on March 29.   The session is being held in a bid to engage its guests wit

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Ritz Dubai to host ‘Yoga by Candlelight’

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is set to host a ‘Yoga by Candlelight’ class, in support of Earth Hour on March 29.   The session is being held in a bid to engage its guests wit

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Solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012

Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, US researchers said. The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth's magnetic field, matchin

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Dubai Airports 'powers down' for green initiative

Dubai Airports has launched a campaign to turn off all non-essential lights at Dubai International for an hour everyday in the run-up to Earth Hour on March 29. The campaign will not affect essential facilities within the airport

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Monster asteroid whizzes past Earth

An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people. Slooh Space Camera tracked the approach of the asteroid as it

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Small truck-sized asteroid buzzes earth

An asteroid the size of a small truck zoomed past Earth four times closer than the moon on Saturday, the latest in a parade of visiting celestial objects that has raised awareness of potentially hazardous impacts on the planet. US

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Mars rover finds hint of a life-friendly planet

Martian rock analyzed by Nasa's rover Opportunity contains clays formed in non-acidic water, an environment potentially suitable for the chemistry of ancient life to brew. The solar-powered Opportunity landed on Mars in Januar

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Curb water use, emissions to end poverty: study

  Governments must impose radical limits on everything from water use to greenhouse gases if they want to have any chance of ending global poverty, a group of scientists said.   States needed to tig

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