Amazon fires: Brazil sends in 44,000 troops to tackle blazes as Bolsonaro is accused of ignoring illegal deforestation
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Amazon fires: Brazil sends in 44,000 troops to tackle blazes as Bolsonaro is accused of ignoring illegal deforestation

Tens of thousands of Brazilian troops are being sent into the Amazon in an “unprecedented” operation to fight wildfires as new analysis points the finger at Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro for causing the escalating environmental crisis.  Backed by military aircraft, some 44,000 troops will be available to put out the fires which have created a layer…

Boeing completes first NASA SLS engine section, getting ready for final Core Stage mate
Nature & Science

Boeing completes first NASA SLS engine section, getting ready for final Core Stage mate

Officials from NASA along with prime contractor Boeing formally signed off on the first assembly of the most complicated element of the civilian space agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. After a review of data from two months of functional testing at the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, the engine section element of…

NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a ‘gloomy scene’ that confused astronomers
Nature & Science

NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a ‘gloomy scene’ that confused astronomers

NASA’S Hubble Space Telescope snapped this incredible picture of a dying star that confused astronomers who first encountered it.PUBLISHED: 20:14, Fri, Aug 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 20:25, Fri, Aug 23, 2019 The NASA picture appears to show a bight nucleus surrounded by two stellar bodies known as NGC 2371 and NGC 2372. Astronomers who first studied…