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Houthis advance in Shabwa and Marib as fighting intensifies in Yemen

Iran-backed Houthis were now in control of the Assilan, Bayhan and Ain districts in Shabwa as well as the Abdiya and Harib districts in Marib, said local officials and residents. A fighter loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed government mans a position near the frontline facing Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the country’s northeastern province of Marib, on […]

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Asteroid Bennu’s Surface Surprised Scientists – Here’s the Reason for the Mysterious Lack of Fine Regolith

Using data from NASA OSIRIS-REx mission, a University of Arizona-led team of scientists concluded that asteroids with highly porous rocks, such as Bennu, should lack fine-grain material on their surfaces. Scientists thought asteroid Bennu’s surface would be like a sandy beach, abundant in fine sand and pebbles, which would have been perfect for collecting samples. Past telescope observations […]

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Origin Unknown: Over a Thousand Powerful Cosmic Explosions Detected by FAST Telescope in 47 Days

An international research team led by Prof. LI Di and Dr. WANG Pei from National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) caught an extreme episode of cosmic explosions from Fast Radio Burst (FRB) 121102, using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). A total of 1,652 independent bursts were detected within 47 days […]

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Pro-military protesters rally for second day in Sudan capital

The protesters converged on the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, shouting “One army, one people” and demanding “a military government”. The latest demonstrations, left undisturbed by security forces, have been organised by a splinter faction of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC). (Ashraf Shazly / AFP) Hundreds of pro-military Sudanese protesters rallied […]