Saturday August 24-th, 2019

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak - 12/11/2018 3:09:10 PM Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak - 12/11/2018 3:09:10 PM

Roscosmos has ruled out a manufacturing defect causing the 2 mm-wide hole found in August on the Russian Soyuz capsule, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has sought to dampen speculation of sabotage, according to a Reuter...

Subsurface dark community hundreds of times more than humans Subsurface dark community hundreds of times more than humans

Microorganisms living underneath the surface of the earth have a total carbon mass of 15 to 23 billion tons, hundreds of times more than that of humans, according to findings announced by the Deep Carbon Observatory and coauthored by UT Professor o...

A 'Christmas Comet' will be visible in Irish skies this festive season A 'Christmas Comet' will be visible in Irish skies this festive season

A map from Sky & Telescope demonstrating Comet 64P/Wirtanen's path through the sky. What is the Christmas Comet? Astronomy Ireland has confirmed that Comet Wirtanen will fly nearer to Earth than at any other point during our lifetime.

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral ‘more resilient to heat’ Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral ‘more resilient to heat’

Terry Hughes , coral reefs expert at James Cook University in Australia and lead author of the study, characterized the survivor corals as robust. "Dead corals don't bleach for a second time", he stated in a press release from the Arc Center of...

The Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13/14 The Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13/14

Viewers hoping to catch a glimpse of the Christmas comet and the meteor shower are being advised by the Met Office to go to an open place away from street lights. The Geminid meteor shower is sometimes referred to as the King of Meteor Showers as i...

Watch Russian cosmonauts spacewalk to check out hole in Soyuz capsule

Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev cut samples of material around the tiny dimple, first identified in August , when the two-millimeter cavity caused an air leak at the ISS. In dramatic fashion, Kononenko used a knife and other sharp...

China Sets Sights On Far Side Of The Moon China Sets Sights On Far Side Of The Moon

Although several space probes have already seen the far side of the Moon, none has landed on the region. The launch marked the start of the journey to the unexplored side of the moon, which is mountainous and rugged. The probe is carrying six exper...

NASA’s asteroid probe already found water on Bennu NASA’s asteroid probe already found water on Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx mission's goals include understanding what kinds of stuff asteroids contain, characterising Bennu's motion in case its trajectory ever threatens Earth, and learning about what the Solar System was like in its earliest days.

NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between stars. Despite the probe entering interstellar space, Voyager 2, along with Voyager 1, have not left the solar system and won't for quite a while, NASA said .

The Winds Of Mars The Winds Of Mars

A partial view of the deck of NASA's InSight lander, where it stands on the Martian plains Elysium Planitia. "Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat ". The air pressure sensor inside the shield will be relocated as well, and the team will g...

China Prepares to Head for the Far Side of the Moon China Prepares to Head for the Far Side of the Moon

If the Chang'e mission is successful China will become the first country to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. The far side, also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth, remains comparatively unknown, with a different...

Ford prepared to 'walk away' from first ministers meeting Ford prepared to 'walk away' from first ministers meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is bracing for a barrage of criticism from premiers upset about the federal approach to pipelines, carbon taxation, environmental assessments, GM's Oshawa plant closure in Ontario and the oil price crisis - none of which...

Trump targets pair of Obama-era green rules to boost oil, coal Trump targets pair of Obama-era green rules to boost oil, coal

The move to revive the ailing coal industry, whose share in the US energy mix has been in decline, caused an uproar among environmental groups, who said it ignored dire warnings from the world's scientists about climate change. EPA's move comes as ...

China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

The probe is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. Chang'e-4 comes five years after China sent Chang'e-3 lander to the moon's far side. Three scientific and technological experiments, designed by Chinese universi...

Today the ISS will send a Falcon 9 with a cargo spacecraft Today the ISS will send a Falcon 9 with a cargo spacecraft

There was a problem with the grid fin hydraulic pump, he explained, so the rocket landed in the sea. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station , carrying 2,500 ki...

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean

Monday, the company launched 64 small satellites on a single launch of California, then landed the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on a floating barge. The mold had grown on food for 40 mice which, along with 36,000 worms, were also shipped to the sp...

NASA Released Breathtaking New Images From The Surface Of Mars NASA Released Breathtaking New Images From The Surface Of Mars

But this is the first time we've ever heard what Mars sounds like. The sounds were recorded by an air pressure sensor inside the lander that's part of a weather station, as well as the seismometer on the deck of the spacecraft. NASA describes th...

Melting rate of mile-thick ice sheet ‘at fastest ever’ Melting rate of mile-thick ice sheet ‘at fastest ever’

To determine the rate of Greenland ice melting over the past centuries, the team used a long drill to extract ice cores from the ice sheet in Greenland as well as from an adjacent coastal ice cap. But no record of the melt at lower elevations remains...

Silly Seal Gets An Eel Stuck In His Nose Silly Seal Gets An Eel Stuck In His Nose

In what is truly a freaky phenomenon reportedly stumping researchers, a handful of not-so-smart Hawaiian monk seals have recently been observed with eels stuck up their noses - possibly from shoving their faces into crevices, but researchers tasked...

Draper Returns to the Moon, Enables the Future of Exploration Draper Returns to the Moon, Enables the Future of Exploration

With some of the companies in NASA's list still bruised from trying - and failing - to win Google's Lunar X Prize, the latter point will weigh heavily in NASA's thinking. The first flight could be next year; 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the f...

Soyuz Rocket Launch Succeeds After October Failure Soyuz Rocket Launch Succeeds After October Failure

Six hours later, the craft docked at the space station. Crate Club is the #1 men's subscription box containing some of the best tactical & survival gear in the nation. "We're very few in Canada, they can be counted on the fingers of two hands", she ...

OSIRIS Spacecraft Reaches Asteroid Bennu to Pick Up Samples OSIRIS Spacecraft Reaches Asteroid Bennu to Pick Up Samples

OSIRIS-Rex (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer), if successful, will be the first United States spacecraft to return an asteroid sample to Earth. " But this is all dependent on the outcome of a ve...

After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday

Today's failed landing shouldn't affect upcoming SpaceX launches, Koenigsmann added. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said the booster appeared to be undamaged. Koenigsmann said the flight termination system is turned off when the booster no longer poses a...

Climate change is 'most important issue we face — United Nations chief Climate change is 'most important issue we face — United Nations chief

If you're shaking your head that President Trump still isn't on board with the accord , know that the U.S.at least agreed to sign on to a measure to support clean energy initiatives that reads, "We recognize the crucial role of energy in helping sha...

3-nation crew lands safely on ISS after Soyuz accident 3-nation crew lands safely on ISS after Soyuz accident

The program of ISS Expedition 58 includes applied scientific research and experiments, implementation of scheduled tasks associated with the station's maintenance and outfitting the station with equipment delivered by the cargo transports, as well as...

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