Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Google marks 44th anniversary of Arecibo message with a doodle

November 16, 2018, completes 44 years of that hope to communicate with the clusters of stars residing about 25,000 light years away from Earth. Even were this message received, M13 is so far away we would have to wait nearly 50,000 years to hear ...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Ready To Liftoff From NASA's Kennedy Space Center SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Ready To Liftoff From NASA's Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX has come a long way since it started in 2002. What is Falcon 9? SpaceX's Es'hail-2 mission will send a communications satellite 22,000 miles into space for state-owned Qatar Satellite Company, providing added communications access for...

How to see the Leonid Meteor Shower in MI this weekend How to see the Leonid Meteor Shower in MI this weekend

The comet takes 33 years to complete one orbit of the sun. And while Leonids showers tend to be fairly minor, there are typically between 10 and 15 meteors per hour. Fireballs are brighter and larger and can last longer than the average meteor, w...

Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier

The 31km-wide impact site was created between three million and 12,000 years ago and is the first to be found underneath one of Earth's continental ice sheets. To confirm their suspicions, in May 2016 the team sent a research plane from Germany's Alf...

How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report? How will UK agriculture respond to the new climate change report?

Climate change impacts are already altering the land's use, while the services provided by the natural environment are being degraded. The contribution of bioenergy to the UK's energy mix could double by 2050, according to a new report by th...

Astronomers discover 'ghost' galaxy near Milky Way Astronomers discover 'ghost' galaxy near Milky Way

It is also characterised by low mass, meaning it is also low in density. Scientists have published the discovery in the online pre-print site arXiv. It is always at least 130,000 light-years away from Earth. "RR Lyrae had been found in every know...

After fake moon, China trying to create an artificial sun After fake moon, China trying to create an artificial sun

EAST is a large, donut-shaped machine set inside a round box. Fusion is seen as a solution for energy issues as it is clean, sustainable and powerful. The artificial sun was designed and constructed by China back in 2006. According to the Ins...

Electric surge to require flexible power systems: IEA Electric surge to require flexible power systems: IEA

According to the IEA, wind electricity generation in the European Union will more than triple to 1,100 TWh by 2040. The IEA predicts the growth of electricity generation by 60% until 2040. sanctions on its exports. "Without such a pick-up in inve...

Super-Earth discovered orbiting Suns nearest star Super-Earth discovered orbiting Suns nearest star

It is possible Barnard's Star b may offer similar niches for life . However, because its host star is so mild, it's likely that the planet is seriously chilly. That seemed to be the case when a team of researchers started checking archival data for ...

"Its Business Time" for Rocket Lab's first commercial flight

Following the launch, Founder and CEO Peter Beck tweeted, "Perfect flight". Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch pad is located on the tip of the Mahia Peninsula, between Napier and Gisborne. Rocket Lab, which is headquartered in California but has a st...

Tropical wave heading toward Caribbean, 50% chance of development Tropical wave heading toward Caribbean, 50% chance of development

If it does strengthen, the storm could then move westward toward Puerto Rico and the Bahamas before turning north. The next name up in this year's storm name rotation is Patty. "In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combine...

The 1933 Griffith Park fire was California's deadliest. Until now The 1933 Griffith Park fire was California's deadliest. Until now

An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. U.S. President Donald Trump , in France for the centenary remembrance of the end of World War I , continued to blame state forest managers ...

Astronomers unveil growing black holes in colliding galaxies Astronomers unveil growing black holes in colliding galaxies

Then scientists found galaxies that are coincident with this x-ray data, after examining the pictures of the Hubble telescope and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. In approximately six billion years the process will be complete and a single ellipti...

British Minister quits over Brexit plan British Minister quits over Brexit plan

May had been expected to rally her cabinet around her Brexit plan at a meeting originally due this week. But Mrs Thornberry said today that the option of campaigning for a second referendum was still on the table. In a statement published on the Me...

Hawkings thesis, wheelchair sell for $1m Hawkings thesis, wheelchair sell for $1m

A motorised wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking was sold at auction for £296,750, while a thesis fetched almost twice that amount at a sale to raise money for charity. "Stephen Hawking was a huge personality worldwide". ...

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction

Stephen Hawking's motorized wheelchair and a set of his medals and awards have been sold for a combined total of nearly £600,000, while a copy of his PhD thesis raised almost the same amount on its own. The objects sold at an online event run by ...

MIT says existing laser tech could attract alien astronomers MIT says existing laser tech could attract alien astronomers

According to the scientist, this beam can be seen by alien astronomers who study in our region of the milky Way, especially if they are in nearby systems, such as the planets orbiting Proxima Centauri . According to Clark, the proposed laser's pow...

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study

However, the flattened and elongated shape of the item and its acceleration as it was approaching the solar system was among the things which made it a stand out. This led us to suggest that it may be a light-sail produced by an alien civilization, L...

Researchers Create Bionic Mushroom with Graphene and 3D Printed Cyanobacteria Researchers Create Bionic Mushroom with Graphene and 3D Printed Cyanobacteria

In truth, the name is a little misleading: the key to the energy production isn't the mushroom itself: it's the photosynthesizing cyanobacteria being 3D-printed onto its cap. Researchers created "bionic" mushrooms by 3D printing cyanobacteria c...

Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction

The decision, issued by Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana , does not permanently block a permit but requires the administration to conduct a more complete review of potential adverse impacts related to climat...

Global efforts to protect the ozone could be working, report says Global efforts to protect the ozone could be working, report says

When the ozone layer is weakened, more UV rays can get through, making humans more prone to skin cancer , cataracts and other diseases. In fact, the fight over the ozone layer in the mid-to-late 1980s somewhat mirrors the current debates surrounding...

China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station as ISS days numbered China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station as ISS days numbered

Several worldwide space agencies launched the main module and first components of the ISS into space over two decades ago. China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the global community...

Earth's ozone layer is healing says UN Earth's ozone layer is healing says UN

The UN had already hailed the success of the Protocol but the report said it was the first time that there were emerging indications that the Antarctic ozone hole had diminished in size and depth since 2000. On its own, the ozone hole has sligh...

Scientists Believe Mysterious, Oddly Shaped Space Object Could Be 'Alien Probe' Scientists Believe Mysterious, Oddly Shaped Space Object Could Be 'Alien Probe'

Avi Loeb , chairman of Harvard's astronomy department and co-author of the paper, told NBC News: "It is impossible to guess the goal behind Oumuamua without more data". One such project, Breakthrough Starshot , is aiming to send hundreds of ti...

NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

NASA revealed that the Hubble Telescope captured this image while exploring the space to know how new stars spring to life throughout the cosmos. Scientists say that "smiling mouth" in the photo turned out with the light from the galaxy , which p...

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