Friday November 16-th, 2018

Mars Dust Storm Clears Raising Hope For Stalled NASA Rover

Former rover engineers like Maxwell have argued that the active listening phase should run through the end of the year, covering the portion of the Martian year where dust devils could sweep dust off the rover's solar panels, as has happened in the...

Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centred Monday morning about 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) southeast of Bermuda, with top sustained winds of about 80 mph (130 kph). The system that became Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on Nove...

UK fracking firm Cuadrilla pauses drilling after tremor UK fracking firm Cuadrilla pauses drilling after tremor

In a statement, Cuadrilla's spokesperson confirmed: "Cuadrilla was hydraulically fracturing the shale rock adjacent to a horizontal well at the time and the seismicity is classed as a red event in line with the traffic light monitoring system regulat...

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

This storm is about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 75 mph. Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour. Subtropical Storm Oscar formed late Friday over open waters. Mother Nature has given the U.S. East Coast a bit of a...

NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey

Large tabular icebergs located between Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the A-68 ice island, which calved off of the Larsen C previous year, as seen on a NASA Operation IceBridge mission on October 16, 2018. The iceberg appeared to be freshl...

Remote Hawaiian island wiped out by devastating hurricane Remote Hawaiian island wiped out by devastating hurricane

Marine debris teams were dispatched to assess the damage this week after a tiny, remote Hawaiian island was largely wiped off the map when a raging hurricane passed through, officials said. It was inhabited Hawaiian monk seals and green turtles, w...

Hunter's Moon to glow in October sky: Everything you need to know Hunter's Moon to glow in October sky: Everything you need to know

The Hunter's Moon , also known as a sanguine or "blood" Moon , traditionally refers to a full Moon that appears during the month of October however once every four years it doesn't appear until November. That's also the reason it will look orang...

Rain chances & cooler temperatures for Thursday Rain chances & cooler temperatures for Thursday

Sunday: Sunny with a high near 82. SATURDAY: Cloudy skies continue, with a foggy and misty morning, transitioning to more scattered rain showers through the day. Highs will be in the 60s Monday and Tuesday , then rise into the 70s on Wednesd...

Backup Hubble gyroscope encounters anomaly during recovery efforts Backup Hubble gyroscope encounters anomaly during recovery efforts

The Hubble operations team recognized the problem and essentially rebooted the backup gyro. Hubble has a total of six gyroscopes, all of which were replaced by spacewalking astronauts during a servicing mission in May 2009. Hubble's handlers restar...

H2-Whoa! NASA Swamps Launch Pad with Water in Awesome Deluge Test H2-Whoa! NASA Swamps Launch Pad with Water in Awesome Deluge Test

Below their video post on Youtube NASA noted: "Modifications were made to the pad after a previous wet flow test, increasing the performance of the system". Once it's finally time for liftoff and all components are put into place though, things wil...

Watch NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in 1 minute Watch NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in 1 minute

Recently released video of one of the tests, conducted on October 15, shows the dramatic action. This staggering thrust force means that the SLS's engines and boosters will be generating a lot of noise, energy, and heat, Newsweek points out.

Good chance space force will move forward next year, says Donald Trump Good chance space force will move forward next year, says Donald Trump

On Tuesday, Pence described the proposed Space Force as the "next and natural evolution of our armed forces", arguing that USA adversaries such as China and Russian Federation are developing new technologies, such as hypersonic missiles, that make ...

China to Put a 'Fake Moon' In Night Sky by 2020 China to Put a 'Fake Moon' In Night Sky by 2020

Although the satellite will mimic the way that the real moon illuminates the Earth at night, it is expected to be eight times brighter. Amazingly, scientists believe that the artificial moon will be eight times brighter than the actual moon, howe...

The BepiColombo journey to Mercury The BepiColombo journey to Mercury

EDT), according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA ). The spacecraft, built by Airbus and launched by an Ariane 5 rocket, has four main elements: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO), the Mercury Magnetosphere Orbiter (MMO), the M...

Stephen Hawking's 'first powerchair' to be auctioned off for around £15k Stephen Hawking's 'first powerchair' to be auctioned off for around £15k

One of five remaining copies of Hawking's 1965 doctoral thesis from Cambridge University will be part of the auction. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientifi...

Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico coast Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico coast

The storm's hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds up to 115 miles. The sun sets after Hurricane Willa made landfall in Mazatlan, Mexico on October 23, 2018. Forecasters warned of an "extr...

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

It looks nothing like the craggy, uneven mass that sunk the Titanic , perhaps the most famous iceberg ever. The rectangular iceberg appeared to be freshly calved from Larsen C, which in July 2017 released the massive A68 iceberg, a chunk of ice ab...

Microplastics Are Everywhere - and That Likely Includes Your Poop

As part of the study , participants kept food diaries which were studied to figure out how the substances entered their bodies. Of those who participated in the study, none were vegetarians, and six ate fish. The deeper divers went on 5,000 worldw...

Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg

A huge, flat iceberg with flawless, right angles was spotted on October 16 by NASA's Operation IceBridge floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf . But it's now on the move, according to Professor Mark Brandon of the Open Universit...

Seven-year mission to Mercury ready for ambitious launch Seven-year mission to Mercury ready for ambitious launch

European and Japanese space agencies have launched their first mission to Mercury from a launchpad in Kourou, French Guiana . Speaking ahead of the launch, ESA director general Professor Jan Woerner, said: "For me, science is the basis of humanki...

The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Find Orion's noticeable three-star belt in the night sky , then follow his raised arm to his elbow to see the origination point of the Orionids. The shower happens each October as the earth moves through the debris from Halley's Comet .

'Headless chicken monster' filmed for first time in Southern Ocean waters 'Headless chicken monster' filmed for first time in Southern Ocean waters

The scarlet-coloured sea cucumber has wing-like webbing on its sides that it uses to swim, and where you might expect a head, there's nothing but a circular ring of tentacles that gives the impression it's just met with the chopping block.

'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Willa On Path To Strike Mexico 'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Willa On Path To Strike Mexico

The NHC said it could make landfall along Mexico's southwestern coast Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and bring with it a life-threatening storm surge - especially near and to the south of where the center of Willa makes landfall. The NHC sa...

Japan is drowning in sea of plastic waste Japan is drowning in sea of plastic waste

A number of councils are re-thinking their recycling policies as dealing with unwanted plastic becomes more hard. The announcement follows news earlier in the year that Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months -...

WhatsApp bans more than 100 000 accounts in Brazil election WhatsApp bans more than 100 000 accounts in Brazil election

WhatsApp said on Friday it was "taking immediate legal action to stop companies from sending bulk messages", including cease and desist letters to the companies in question. With a career untainted by major corruption investigations, he has rallied v...

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