Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

Successful space mission: China's objectives with the moon Successful space mission: China's objectives with the moon

The spacecraft has taken pictures of the far side of the moon much longer, but no one has ever landed on the far side of the moon before. Image of the Yutu-2 rover disembarking from the Chang'e-4 mission's lander. For all those uninitiated and co...

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

Unfortunately, the United States will not be witnessing this one, either. A partial solar eclipse , in which part of the sun's disk is obscured by the moon passing between the star and Earth , was observed across Japan on Sunday morning.

SpaceX Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Nearing First Orbital Test Flight SpaceX Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Nearing First Orbital Test Flight

The launch date could possibly be pushed back to February due to the partial government shutdown that has affected NASA . The Crew Dragon 2 launch will hold a rare burden though-the first time a Falcoln 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon 2 spacecraft are la...

Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space

The first signal to do this was named FRB 112102 and was observed by accident in 2007. It's not perfectly clear what is causing them but there are a number of theories. They're milliseconds in length and are typically thought to come from powerfu...

Theresa May loses second Brexit vote in two days Theresa May loses second Brexit vote in two days

Losing the vote would deepen uncertainty over the future of Brexit , Britain's biggest shift in foreign and trade policy for more than 40 years. May called off the December vote at the last minute when it became clear that a majority of lawmaker...

MPs defeat May government over no-deal Brexit MPs defeat May government over no-deal Brexit

According to a report from the BBC , "MPs have backed measures created to thwart preparations for a no-deal Brexit, by defeating the government in the House of Commons". May told lawmakers that Parliament had a choice: back her deal or risk Britain ...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character DLC Roster Leaked Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character DLC Roster Leaked

Ultimate season pass, that number is going to go even higher. The Characters which are included in this leak are Doom Guy from DOOM, Steve from Minecraft, Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, and Erdrick from Dragon Quest. As is the case is with most lea...

Hubble's detailed image of nearby galaxy Hubble's detailed image of nearby galaxy

The near-perfect distribution of stars within Triangulum has led researchers to believe that the galaxy has somehow avoided any major intergalactic collisions and has remained relatively untouched for aeons. The new Hubble image shows two of the four...

Should researchers engineer a spicy tomato?

The chili and the tomato share some of the same DNA because they are long lost cousins, from an evolutionary perspective, splitting off from a common ancestor some 19 million years ago. Zsogon said , "All the genes to produce capsaicinoids exist...

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe apologizes to Sixties Scoop survivors Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe apologizes to Sixties Scoop survivors

Between the 1950's and the 1980's, around 20,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes and adopted out to non-Indigenous families. Moe stated not almost enough consideration was given to the fact Indigenous children come from commun...

Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water

The new exoplanet , named HD 21749b , was discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which launched in April . Those planets tear around their stars much more quickly than HD 21749b, completing orbits at 6.3 days and a me...

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

The eclipse will take place for almost five hours, starting at around 5 am in the morning and lasting till 9 am. A blood moon is simply the name given for the color that the moon turns during a total lunar eclipse, when the sunlight passing through...

The fuel quest that could be driving China’s mission to the moon The fuel quest that could be driving China’s mission to the moon

The craft's rover, called Yutu 2, has started to make its way across the lunar surface . China's lunar rover drives smoothly on moon's far side By Xinhua Saturday, January 05, 2019, 11:35 By Xinhua Photo provided by the China National Space Adminis...

Misdial Results in 911 Call ... From Space Misdial Results in 911 Call ... From Space

Though no one picked up, the call inadvertently triggered a panic at NASA and an embarrassing email to Kuipers the next day. André Kuipers told the Netherlands' public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting that he called USA emergency servic...

China: Chinese Space Agency Lands Probe on the Moon's Far Side China: Chinese Space Agency Lands Probe on the Moon's Far Side

One of several lunar experiments as photographed from Chang'e-4. "It was a great challenge with the short time, high difficulty and risks", Wu said . To overcome that, a satellite named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) after an ancient Chinese folk tale ...

Ocean Cleanup hits another snag as 60-foot section breaks off Ocean Cleanup hits another snag as 60-foot section breaks off

The first major snag came last month when we found out the system's massive boom wasn't actually holding onto all the plastic it was created to collect. The Ocean Cleanup, the product of 24-year-old Slat's long-held aspirations, has become one of the...

Milky Way collision: Will a nearby galaxy collide with us? Milky Way collision: Will a nearby galaxy collide with us?

According to Durham University , the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC ) could crash into our Solar System in about 2 billion years. Our Milky Way galaxy will endure more than one dramatic collision in the foreseeable future, new research suggests.

Quadrantid meteor shower set to streak across the sky tonight Quadrantid meteor shower set to streak across the sky tonight

In flawless conditions, observers have seen anywhere from 60 to 100 meteors per hour in this particular shower, though the viewing window is notoriously short. You should face northeast but try to keep an eye on the entire sky. And give your eyes abo...

Bioengineering Photosynthesis Boosts Crop Growth by 40 Percent - Hit & Run Bioengineering Photosynthesis Boosts Crop Growth by 40 Percent - Hit & Run

Presently that the agricultural industry has predominantly optimized the usage of outcome of magnification instruments like pesticides, fertilizers and irrigation, researchers are attempting directorate and enhance plant growth by conniving and enh...

Quadrantids meteor shower peaks tonight through Friday morning

The Quadrantids meteor showers have already been shooting across the skies since December 22, and will continue until January 17. Compared to other meteor showers such as Geminids or Orionids, the Quadrantids can be harder to observe due to their...

Astronaut accidentally calls 911 from space Astronaut accidentally calls 911 from space

Kuipers, who spent a total of 204 days in space during two ESA missions, said that he had to dial 9-0-1-1 to get through to the centre, with 9 standing for an outside line and 011 for an worldwide line. "I made a mistake. First you dial the 9 for an ...

Super blood wolf moon highlight of January night sky Super blood wolf moon highlight of January night sky

A " super blood wolf moon eclipse " is coming. However, the little light that manages to pass from the edges of the Earth's atmosphere lit up the Moon's surface and makes it look red. Why is there a lunar eclipse two weeks after a solar eclipse? L...

Chinese rover leaves tracks on far side of the Moon

The Yutu-2 rover. Image credit: CNSA. "The Chang'e-4, carrying eight payloads, will conduct low-frequency radio astronomical observation, survey the terrain and landforms, detect the mineral composition and shallow lunar surface structure and measu...

NASA declares New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule a huge success NASA declares New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule a huge success

The spacecraft came within about 3,520km (2,200 miles) of Ultima Thule . It's also the first Kuiper Belt object of its kind to ever be encountered by a spacecraft. Moore believes MU69 is composed of small icy bodies that are about 4.5 billion year...

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...

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