Saturday December 15-th, 2018

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...

Theresa May 'facing more resignations over her Brexit deal' Theresa May 'facing more resignations over her Brexit deal'

Ministerial sources told HuffPost UK the cabinet could approve the long-awaited Withdrawal Agreement from the European Union as early as Thursday or Friday this week, followed by a special Brussels summit later this month and a Commons vote in Dece...

Elon Musk to Develop a 'Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck' Elon Musk to Develop a 'Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck'

In such a situation, entering India to compete against Indian players like TATA, Hero MotoCorp.etc, along with global players way ahead in the game, could prove to be a challenge for Tesla . "To clarify further, the long-term goal for Tesla mass mar...

NASA's Dawn asteroid mission ends as fuel runs out NASA's Dawn asteroid mission ends as fuel runs out

Dawn is referred as the only rocket to orbit an astronomical body in the fundamental space rock belt among Mars and Jupiter in 2011 when it started orbiting the space rock Vesta. "Dawn's data sets will be deeply mined by scientists working on how p...

The Kepler mission has ended The Kepler mission has ended

This telescope is going to retire after 9 years of service. Also, Kepler made the first recognition of planets in our galaxy and became the first mission of the United States space agency to detect planets the size of the Earth in the habitable zon...

Climate Change is Causing Oceans to Absorb more Heat than we Estimated Climate Change is Causing Oceans to Absorb more Heat than we Estimated

For each year during the past quarter century, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually, according to a study led by researchers at Princeton and the Scripps Insti...

Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released

Earlier, Roscosmos had suspended manned space launches after a rocket carrying two astronauts in one of Russia's Soyuz capsules to the ISS failed in less than two minutes after lift-off on 11 October. In addition to the Progress cargo shipment, Japan...

NASA Dawn spacecraft runs out of fuel days after Kepler loss NASA Dawn spacecraft runs out of fuel days after Kepler loss

Arrays of the data collected by Dawn will be deeply researched by scientists who are trying to figure out how planets grow and geologically differenciate when and where life may have formed in the Solar system. It is expected to remain in orbit aro...

What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality? What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality?

However, with sharp rise in major pollutants and Delhi's PM2.5 at 247 and PM10 at 448 microgrammes per cubic meters, the quality turned severe as it crossed the 400 mark. If the AAP continues to be in slumber, then sadly all of us in Delhi will h...

Parker Solar Probe Starts First Solar Encounter Parker Solar Probe Starts First Solar Encounter

In the next seven years Parker Solar Probe will beat your own records and will be 6.16 million kilometers from the sun. "The Parker Solar Probe will begin its first solar encounter on October 31, continuing to fly closer and closer to the Sun's...

Why Do Birds Have Colorful Eggs? Because They’re Dinosaurs Why Do Birds Have Colorful Eggs? Because They’re Dinosaurs

Birds evolved from eumaniraptoran dinos in the Jurassic Period consist of Archaeopteryx, the earliest-known bird that lived about 150 million years ago in Germany. Though most of us are familiar with blue-speckled robin's eggs or golden-brown chicken...

Handful of states hold fate of world's vanishing wilderness Handful of states hold fate of world's vanishing wilderness

Researchers say that world's remaining wilderness could only be protected if global policies recognize their value and organizations take serious actions to address the numerous threats they face. The authors describe wilderness areas as those pl...

Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope

The US space agency said this brings an end to a prolific nine-and-a-half year mission in which it discovered over 2,600 intriguing exoplanets , some of which may harbour life. There is so much data that scientists are expecting to spend a decad...

Nasas Parker Solar Probe breaks record, reaches closest ever to the sun Nasas Parker Solar Probe breaks record, reaches closest ever to the sun

That's fast enough to travel from NY to London in about 1 minute 20 seconds (assuming someone got the atmosphere out of the way) and beats the previous record of 68.6 km/s (246,960 km/h; 153,453 mph) set by the US/German Helios 2 probe in 1976.

Russian Federation targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident Russian Federation targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident

A Russian cosmonaut and US astronaut were forced to abort their mission on October 11 and perform an emergency landing after a launch accident that Roscomos said was caused by a faulty sensor. The satellite launch had originally been planned for Octo...

Food and drink firms pledge to reduce global plastic pollution Food and drink firms pledge to reduce global plastic pollution

Businesses signing the Commitment have undertaken to publish yearly data about progress on the central goals of the project. According to a company news release, Danone plans to ensure that all its packaging is created to be 100 percent recyclabl...

Mars 2020 Parachute a Go, Third ASPIRE Test Sets Record Mars 2020 Parachute a Go, Third ASPIRE Test Sets Record

Also NASA say that ASPIRE has set a world record for the fastest opening of the parachute. This was an important success for the space agency , which plans to use the parachute to help land its Mars 2020 rover on the Red Planet in early 2021.

The Kepler Space Telescope Is Dead The Kepler Space Telescope Is Dead

Its ability to point at specific regions in the cosmos worsened dramatically at the beginning of October, but flight controllers still managed to retrieve its latest observations. Now orbiting the sun 94 million miles (156 million km) from Earth, the...

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

As of 10:00 a.m. GMT/UTC (5:00 a.m. EDT) on the following day, the probe was 40,350,600 km (25,072,700 mi) from the Sun's surface and closing fast, beating another of Helios 2's records from 1976. "These observations will add key knowledge to NASA'...

Mars Dust Storm Clears Raising Hope For Stalled NASA Rover 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...

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