Saturday August 24-th, 2019

Annual meteor shower should be visible in southern Colorado

The Quadrantid shower, however, is a product of an asteroid. The Quadrantids meteor showers have already been shooting across the skies since December 22, and will continue until January 17. However, your eyes will take a while to adjust to the glo...

NASA spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid, sets records NASA spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid, sets records

It marked the closest ever orbit of the smallest ever celestial object. Benn is only 500 meters wide. Osiris-Rex arrived at Bennu in early December and flew in formation with it until the latest maneuver. The spacecraft, 110 million kilometres aw...

China successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says China successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says

The far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is relatively unexplored. The official China Central Television said Thursday the lunar explorer Chang'e 4 had touched down at 10am time local (3pm NZ time). The mission is part of China's ambi...

Busy nights in the cosmos for 2019 Busy nights in the cosmos for 2019

Stargazers will witness a trifecta of lunar events in the New Year - a total lunar eclipse , a super blood moon and a " wolf moon ", a nickname for a full moon that appears in the middle of winter. Also a rare planetary alignment will take place...

Ultima Thule: Clearest image yet of 'snowman' space rock released by NASA Ultima Thule: Clearest image yet of 'snowman' space rock released by NASA

It was the furthest world humankind has ever explored in space . "We think what we're looking at it is perhaps the most primitive object that has yet been seen by any spacecraft, and may represent a class of objects which are the oldest and most...

Tropical Cyclone Hits Far North Australia Near Rio Tinto Mine Tropical Cyclone Hits Far North Australia Near Rio Tinto Mine

Tropical Cyclone Penny has been downgraded to a tropical low after the system made landfall on the Cape York Peninsula on Tuesday afternoon. The Bureau of Meteorology expects the systems to turn back towards the Cape York Peninsula overnight and ...

NASA Makes Space History With Distant Fly-By NASA Makes Space History With Distant Fly-By

Its New Horizons spacecraft has survived the most distant exploration of another world - a tiny, icy object almost six and a half billion kilometers away from Earth. For just a moment, the craft will fly within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thu...

First Super Blood Moon of the Yr Signal of Earthquakes First Super Blood Moon of the Yr Signal of Earthquakes

The far side of the moon - also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth - remains comparatively unknown, with a different composition from sites on the near side where previous missions have landed. For the latest news from the South...

Nancy Grace Roman, Nancy Grace Roman, "Mother of Hubble", dies at 93

Lobbying for early funding for Hubble, whose price tag reached $1.5 billion, she recalled arguing that every American, for the cost of one ticket to the movies, could be assured years of scientific discoveries. Although her mother took her outside du...

Capital City Sets Up Two Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations Capital City Sets Up Two Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations

Artificial trees can be broken up and placed in the brown trash bin. In once case, a fire started in Barre when a resident was burning their Christmas tree outside their home, and winds pushed flames to a shed. When spring rolls around, I will cut th...

EPA takes aim at Obama-era regulation of mercury at coal plants EPA takes aim at Obama-era regulation of mercury at coal plants

The Times said the limits on mercury, "set in 2011, were the first federal standards to restrict some of the most hazardous pollutants emitted by coal plants and were considered one of former President Barack Obama's signature environmental achieve...

Is Ultima Thule surrounded by mini-moons?

If you do not fail the calculations and everything goes as planned, the probe New horizons will fly past the asteroid's surface at a distance of 3,500 kilometres with a speed of more than 14 kilometers per second. Well, in the months since that upd...

Six men arrested for eating endangered monkey Six men arrested for eating endangered monkey

The spider monkey is an extinction danger species. The suspects were later identified and arrested on Thursday this week. Wildlife enthusiasts are likely to be further disappointed upon finding out that the six men did not even bother to hunt the...

What is a Super Blood Moon? What is a Super Blood Moon?

This is why it is called a super blood Moon . After the sun sets on January 20, Americans will be able to see an exceptionally big, bright, red moon glowing in the sky, an event that NASA calls "one of the sky's most dazzling shows". Petros Gian...

NASA’s New Horizons is poised for a historic New Year’s Day flyby NASA’s New Horizons is poised for a historic New Year’s Day flyby

When New Horizons first glimpsed the rocky iceball in August it was just a dot. This area is so far from the sun, temperatures are just 35 degrees Kelvin above absolute zero. This is the region of space beyond the orbit of Neptune comprised of numero...

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20 'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

The highlight of January's sky is a total lunar eclipse, perfectly timed for observers in the British Isles on the morning of January 21. In addition, this event will take place when the moon will be very near to its closest distance to Earth, whic...

Recycle Leftover Christmas Paper Properly Recycle Leftover Christmas Paper Properly

But there are types of wrapping paper that the county can handle. Chairman of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership, Coun Eddy Poll, comments: "On Christmas Day, in homes across the county, families will have huge amounts of used wrapping paper - usua...

Worst crisis: Air remains in ‘severe’ category for fourth consecutive day Worst crisis: Air remains in ‘severe’ category for fourth consecutive day

The Environment Pollution Control and Prevention Authority ( EPCA ) has directed traffic police to deploy special teams and ensure congestion-free vehicular movement, particularly in identified high traffic corridors. "Do not rely on dust masks for p...

SpaceX GPS III Launches From Cape Canaveral Sunday Morning SpaceX GPS III Launches From Cape Canaveral Sunday Morning

The GPS III satellite is a next-generation version satellite that will significantly aid the US Air Force in more precise geolocation services. SpaceX sued the US Air Force in 2014 over the military's award of a multi-billion-dollar non-compete c...

Japan to resume commercial whaling after withdrawing from IWC Japan to resume commercial whaling after withdrawing from IWC

The nation, which has long argued it should be allowed to hunt whales as their meat has cultural significance, says it will not return to whaling in Antarctica though, and will stick to its territorial and economic waters. Environmental group Greenpe...

Who Wants to Go Ice Skating Across This Wintry Martian Crater? Who Wants to Go Ice Skating Across This Wintry Martian Crater?

This is a thing I have long suspected but never proved, owing largely to the distance that separates our trash planet from the red one. This wonderful view doesn't just appear during the Martian winter. in the 1950s and 1960s. "This ever-icy presence...

LatestNews - Snowy Google Doodle marks winter solstice LatestNews - Snowy Google Doodle marks winter solstice

First, CNN meteorologists Dave Hennen, Judson Jones and Brandon Miller help us understand the science behind the solstice . From here, the number of minutes of daylight will slowly increase as we head toward the the spring equinox . On the 21st, th...

NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

No one had ever traveled more than 850 miles from the earth's surface; Borman, Lovell, and Anders would have to fly 240,000 miles to reach their destination. Borman brought the transmission to a finish after the men recited 10 verses. " In the begi...

Japan considers leaving International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whale hunts Japan considers leaving International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whale hunts

But Japanese government officials are still taking a cautious approach because of the potential worldwide backlash that would ensue should Japan make the rare move of leaving an global organization. " Japanese media reports that Japan intends to lea...

Mars Express beams back images of ice-filled crater Mars Express beams back images of ice-filled crater

It is believed to be 1.8km-deep and filled with around 2,200 km³ of ice. "A lovely #winter wonderland. on #Mars! " the ESA announced in a tweet, which was shared almost 10,000 times as of Friday afternoon. And in a final crucial phase, NASA said ...

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