Saturday July 20-th, 2019

Musk confirms Starhopper survived fire Musk confirms Starhopper survived fire

The " Starhopper ", as SpaceX has been calling it, is a lot smaller-scale version of the Starship craft the company has in development, meant to check them out in a live-fire environment and even carry out short flights called hops - therefore th...

No, an Asteroid Won't Hit Earth on September 9 and Here's Why No, an Asteroid Won't Hit Earth on September 9 and Here's Why

And, any smaller than that and it would pose no risk at all, as it would burn up in the atmosphere. Still, as we'll explain in a minute, the boffins persisted in their search because 2006 QV89 is a fairly worrying size. As per the predictions, in the...

China's Tiangong-2 space lab makes controlled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere China's Tiangong-2 space lab makes controlled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere

The 8-ton station re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Friday around 21:06 Beijing time (13:06 GMT), Xinhua news agency said, citing China's Manned Space Agency (CMSA). As Tiangong-2's mission was never meant to last forever, and now that it has ...

Cambodia will return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US and Canada Cambodia will return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US and Canada

Cambodia plans to send 83 shipping containers packed with plastic rubbish back to an unnamed country of origin and fine the importer after authorities discovered the containers' contents at a port. "Cambodia is not any longer a dustbin where foreign ...

Berkeley Scientists Created Liquid Magnets- Ferrofluids for The First Time Berkeley Scientists Created Liquid Magnets- Ferrofluids for The First Time

A team led by material scientist Professor Thomas Russell , from the University of MA, spent seven years developing a method to magnetise metallic fluids - making it possible to control their shape with magnets. They had retained their magnetism. ...

"One Small Step...": Google Doodle Celebrates 50 Years Of Moon Landing

The Doodle celebrates this epic moment in the history of humankind, science, engineering, and spaceflight by taking viewers through the journey to the Moon and back, narrated by a special somebody with firsthand knowledge about everything that went...

Apollo 11 Rocket Projected onto Washington Monument Apollo 11 Rocket Projected onto Washington Monument

For instance, the team contributing to Project Apollo from around the world are roughly 4,00,000 in number! Among them, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were chosen to be the ones to carry the burden of all of mankind and ven...

Cambodia decides to send back United States and Canada's plastic waste shipments Cambodia decides to send back United States and Canada's plastic waste shipments

Southeastern Asian countries are pushing back on Western rubbish shipments that have been arriving in droves. Developed nations have been left stumped trying to find suitable countries to send their trash to. Nhim said that 83 containers have arriv...

Excessive heat watch issued for much of MA this weekend Excessive heat watch issued for much of MA this weekend

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that high temperatures can lead to illnesses ranging in severity from heat rash and sunburn , to heat cramps and exhaustion, to heat stroke. "If we take no action and global heat-trapping emi...

GSLV rocket glitch rectified, Chandrayaan-2 launch likely next week GSLV rocket glitch rectified, Chandrayaan-2 launch likely next week

Non-building of sufficient pressure in the helium tanks in the "Bahubali" rocket could be the reason for calling off the moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 one hour before the rocket's take off, said two retired official of Indian space organisation ...

An Explosion of Spacex Was a Tremendous Gift Said by NASA Officials An Explosion of Spacex Was a Tremendous Gift Said by NASA Officials

These tests bore out their initial findings and concluded that the failure of a titanium component in a high-pressure NTO environment was sufficient to cause an ignition in the check valve that led to the explosion. "We know that we had a leaky compo...

SpaceX finally knows why its Crew Dragon exploded

SpaceX says a leaky valve caused its crew capsule to explode during a test back in April. Debris collected from the test site in Florida, which identified burning within the check valve, informed the tests in Texas. According to a report released by...

Dramatic 'half-blood' moon as New Zealand sees start of partial lunar eclipse Dramatic 'half-blood' moon as New Zealand sees start of partial lunar eclipse

Werewolves probably shouldn't be the first thing you fear when this month's full moon peaks on Tuesday . You know what they say: red sky at night - shepherd's delight, red moon at night - probably worth popping out in the garden and having a lit...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block roads in United Kingdom cities Extinction Rebellion protesters block roads in United Kingdom cities

The "Summer Uprising" is predicted to cause mass disruption to traffic in each city, where protesters are sitting peacefully, playing music, and erecting five colourful boats, "ACT NOW" and "THE FUTURE YOU FEAR IS ALREADY HERE" plaster the boats' sid...

Scientists Create Material That Can Support Life On Mars

However, the group pointed out that the idea of making Mars habitable for humans and other life also raises other questions regarding planetary protection. "We started thinking about what kind of materials could minimize thermal conductivity but ...

Russia Has Launched Telescope into Space Russia Has Launched Telescope into Space

Finally, after a month long delay, Russian Federation has launched its powerful X-ray observatory, Spektr-RG. A video posted on the website of the Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, showed a Proton-M rocket carrying the Spektr-RG taking off from ...

Apollo 11 launched 50 years ago on July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 launched 50 years ago on July 16, 1969

Twitter user Maxwell Mark wrote: "Where was Buzz Aldrin?" Additional funds have been raised to conserve the spacesuit of astronaut Michael Collins, who joined Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission. He is the second man to have stepp...

Weather: Extreme heat, risky thunderstorms from Hurricane Barry remnants in forecast Weather: Extreme heat, risky thunderstorms from Hurricane Barry remnants in forecast

A pronounced heat ridge will be building and sustaining itself over most of the U.S. and we will feel the burn. The front should bring temperatures back down to the 80s by the start of next week. Lows drop to about 75 but starting at 8am it will ...

NASA wants to grow peppers in space NASA wants to grow peppers in space

Hatch peppers grow within the deserts of New Mexico; however, EspaƱola peppers grow at a lot larger altitudes and have a shorter growth period, making them higher for harvesting in space. Astronauts have already coaxed plants into growing aboard the ...

Climate Change Could Mean More Dangerously Hot Days in Dallas, Report Suggests Climate Change Could Mean More Dangerously Hot Days in Dallas, Report Suggests

She said many Garden State residents look forward to the summer because it gives them a chance to enjoy activities outside, but with a growing number of real-feel temperatures rising above 100 degrees "these are the kind of conditions that would forc...

SpaceX's manned mission in jeopardy, leaky valve cause of April explosion SpaceX's manned mission in jeopardy, leaky valve cause of April explosion

The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday. On April 20 , the company was test-firing the Crew Dragon SuperDraco thrusters at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station when the capsule exploded sending red-tinted s...

Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later

They completed tests in the water. Many Americans wondered then why costly space exploration was a top priority when the nation was sharply divided by racial tensions and riots, the Vietnam War and an unstable economy. The Apollo Story in the pla...

How & When To View The Partial Eclipse In Perth How & When To View The Partial Eclipse In Perth

As per the eclipse map released by NASA, the event won't be visible in North America and Greenland. Unlike a solar eclipse or the Mercury transit, a lunar eclipse is safe to look at without special glasses. The next partial lunar eclipse visible ...

Mars scientists discover way to MAKE Red Planet more habitable Mars scientists discover way to MAKE Red Planet more habitable

But a year ago a NASA study discovered processing all the sources available on Mars would only increase atmospheric pressure to about 7 percent of Earth's. "Our results suggest that there is not enough Carbon dioxide remaining on Mars to provid...

Astronomers spot a circumplanetary disk for the first time Astronomers spot a circumplanetary disk for the first time

For the first time ever, the exact moment when an "alien moon" was being created has been sighted. The observations allowed researchers to find the planets PDS 70b and PDS 70c, both of which are as large or larger than Jupiter , plowing through a de...

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