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SpaceX's next-generation Starship spacecraft atop its powerful Super Heavy rocket lifts off on its third launch from the company's Boca Chica launchpad on an uncrewed test flight, near Brownsville, Texas, U.S. March 14, 2024.

REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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3: SpaceX launched the third test flight of the tallest and most powerful rocket ever built, Starship, to mixed success. Designed to one day send astronauts to the moon (and beyond), the third test was the most successful yet, flying farther than any previous launch. The spacecraft was lost during atmospheric reentry.
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Rock on the newest UNESCO site Anticosti Island

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440 million: Quebec’s Anticosti Island – where fossils provide a record of the world’s first mass extinction 440 million years ago – was officially named a UNESCO World Heritage site. The designation of the rocky island in the Gulf of St Lawrence is a win for locals who have fought to protect it from oil and gas extraction.
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Storms help Australia contain Unesco heritage island fire that started two months ago

December 14, 2020 1:03 PM

Fire had destroyed large swathes of Fraser Island's forests before heavy downpours arrived over the weekend

Unesco declares Indonesia's Toba Caldera as global geopark

July 08, 2020 2:21 PM

JAKARTA (XINHUA) - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has declared the Toba Caldera natural lake in Indonesia's province of North Sumatra as a global geopark, Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday (Jul7 8).

Penang proposes joint S'pore-Malaysia Unesco hawker culture bid

May 05, 2019 5:00 AM

GEORGE TOWN • Penang's state government has proposed Singapore and Malaysia file a joint-nomination to list hawker culture under Unesco, but the idea did not go down well with critics on both sides of the Causeway.

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