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  • Scientists seek to understand increase in grey whale deaths on West Coast

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    The recent sighting of an emaciated grey whale off Vancouver Island and the discovery of a dead whale washed up on a B.C. beach highlights concerns that the marine mammals are dying in increasing numbers. Angela Menzies was beachcombing with her son on northern Vancouver Island in April when they spied something on the beach that looked like a huge tree trunk, but with a fin. Source
  • China says rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, but most burns up in atmosphere

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    Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with the bulk of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, according to Chinese state media, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit. Source
  • China says remnants of rocket landed in Indian Ocean

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    BEIJING -- A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down. Source
  • China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry

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    BEIJING -- China's space agency said a core segment of its biggest rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and that most of it burned up early Sunday. Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, who tracked the tumbling rocket part, said on Twitter, "An ocean reentry was always statistically the most likely. Source
  • String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers

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    PHILADELPHIA -- A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others-- mostly amateur stargazers and professional astronomers-- lamenting the industrialization of space. Source
  • Chinese rocket debris set for re-entry by early Sunday

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    SHANGHAI -- Remnants of China's largest rocket launched last week are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere late Saturday or early Sunday, European and U.S. tracking centres said on Saturday. China's foreign ministry said on Friday that most debris from the rocket will burn on re-entry and is highly unlikely to cause any harm, after the U.S. Source
  • Chinese rocket debris set for re-entry in coming hours

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    SHANGHAI -- Remnants of China's largest rocket launched last week are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere in the coming hours, European and U.S. tracking centres said on Saturday. While there were still varying estimates of where the rocket would land, it appeared increasingly likely it would not hit the United States. Source
  • Evidence of nine Neanderthals found in Italian cave

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    ROME -- The fossil remains of nine Neanderthal men have been found in a cave in Italy, the culture ministry announced Saturday, a major discovery in the study of our ancient cousins. All the individuals found in the Guattari Cave in San Felice Circeo, located on the coast between Rome and Naples, are believed to be adults, although one might have been a youth. Source
  • NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. -- First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio Friday, just before Ingenuity was set to soar on its fifth test flight. Source
  • NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through planet's thin air

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. -- First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio Friday, just before Ingenuity made its fifth test flight, a short one-way trip to a new airfield. Source