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A Chinese security official then grabbed Kelly, who pushed the man off him. A U.S. Secret Service agent then tackled the Chinese official to the ground.

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ASA's next exoplanet-hunting space telescope has arrived in Florida, two months ahead of its planned launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was delivered via truck to NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Monday (Feb. 12), agency officials said. The spacecraft made the journey from the Dulles, Virginia, facilities of the aerospace company Orbital ATK, which had spent the last year building and testing TESS.

TESS is scheduled to lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than April 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next door to KSC.

The spacecraft will then spend at least two years studying more than 200,000 of the sun's closest and brightest stellar neighbors, looking for tiny brightness dips caused by planets trekking across the stars' faces. NASA's prolific Kepler space telescope has found nearly 2,500 confirmed exoplanets using this same "transit" technique.

TESS team members have said they expect to find several thousand planets during the spacecraft's mission. If all goes according to plan, a handful of these will be studied in depth by NASA's $8.9 billion James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to launch next year. 

James Webb should be able to scan for water vapor, methane and other gases in the atmospheres of some of the closest exoplanets, helping astronomers better gauge those worlds' potential to host life. And, if researchers get really lucky, Webb may even spot a combination of gases that's suggestive of life itself.

The TESS mission is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and operated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). George Ricker, of MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, is the principal investigator.

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57 Selected Drake Quotes: It’s Here The Unique Collection -->

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Do You Believe Her Now? http://nym.ag/2oaU7D7

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So we come to the conclusion that either Trump is hiding something incredible, something so bad that he'll sacrifice our democracy and our children's very lives to keep it hidden, or he's merely astonishingly incompetent. Either way he's unfit for office.

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Former VP Joe Biden comes out swinging for science and his cancer moonshot

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NBA All-Star Game: Three takeaways from Team LeBron's thrilling win: Team LeBron trailed by 11 points after the first quarter but stormed back to beat Team Stephen. http://dlvr.it/QGvx5l

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Cryptmount – A Utility to Create Encrypted Filesystems in #Linux

https://www.tecmint.com/cryptmount-create-encrypted-filesystems-in-linux/

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Ways to Use ‘find’ Command to Search Directories More Efficiently

https://www.tecmint.com/find-directory-in-linux/

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“Wasn’t I a Great Candidate?”: Inside Mar-a-Lago, Trump Burns as Mueller Brings More Charges http://vntyfr.com/5y1ocNM

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Galaxy Formation in a Magnetic Universe
Video Credit: IllustrisTNG Project; Visualization: Mark Vogelsberger (MIT) et al. Music: Gymnopedie 3 (Composer: Erik Satie, Musician: Wahneta Meixsell)
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180219.html

How did we get here? We know that we live on a planet orbiting a star orbiting a galaxy, but how did all of this form? To understand details better, astrophysicists upgraded the famous Illustris Simulation into IllustrisTNG -- now the most sophisticated computer model of how galaxies evolved in our universe. Specifically, this featured video tracks magnetic fields from the early universe (redshift 5) until today (redshift 0). Here blue represents relatively weak magnetic fields, while white depicts strong. These B fields are closely matched with galaxies and galaxy clusters. As the simulation begins, a virtual camera circles the virtual IllustrisTNG universe showing a young region -- 30-million light years across -- to be quite filamentary. Gravity causes galaxies to form and merge as the universe expands and evolves. At the end, the simulated IllustrisTNG universe is a good statistical match to our present real universe, although some interesting differences arise -- for example a discrepancy involving the power in radio waves emitted by rapidly moving charged particles.
2018 February 19

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Just because the operation was thinly veiled, however, does not mean that the Russian trolling — creating provocative online posts about immigration, religion and race to try to sway voters — lacked high-level support.

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Florida students slam Trump: ‘Have a damn heart’ http://nyp.st/2ohzTGP

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Sheriff visits boy shot while shielding classmates in school massacre http://nyp.st/2oeECdx

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Big data and personal sensing technology are revolutionising psychology, opening new frontiers in our understanding of how our minds work and how we treat mental illness.

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