Sunday August 25-th, 2019

Pulling plug on Mars rover Pulling plug on Mars rover

NASA is trying for a final time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits. The scientist said the machine "has given us a larger world". Spirit was pronounced dead in 2011 a year after it got stuck in sand a...

NASA wants US-based firms to design human lunar landers for Moon NASA wants US-based firms to design human lunar landers for Moon

The space agency has plans to try out new human-class landers on the Moon, starting 2024, with a goal for a manned mission in 2028. "The previous lunar night saw the Chang'e-4 lander record a temperature low of -190 degrees Celsius (-310 Fahrenhe...

New images of the distant Ultima Thule object have surprised scientists New images of the distant Ultima Thule object have surprised scientists

New Horizons - the legendary spacecraft that captured these images of MU69 - shot the latest sequence of pictures on January 1, 2019, as the spacecraft departed MU69 at 31,000 miles per hour and hurtled deeper into the black abyss of space, toward ...

Dem Sen. Murphy: Green New Deal Comparable to Moon Landing Dem Sen. Murphy: Green New Deal Comparable to Moon Landing

A fellow senator who caucuses with the Democrats, independent Senator Angus King of ME, as well as Obama's former energy secretary Ernest Moniz, say they don't think that this plan is realistic. In the end, Ocasio-Cortez scored in the primaries 58% o...

Hubble Shows Just How Stormy Uranus Gets in The Summer Hubble Shows Just How Stormy Uranus Gets in The Summer

The space agency also spotted a new storm brewing on Neptune. The vortex visible today, for example, has been developing since 2016, when the Hubble first captured a blaze of bright cloud activity against Neptune's icy blue depths. NASA estim...

Opposition Leaders Push for Emergency Meeting on SNC-Lavalin Probe Opposition Leaders Push for Emergency Meeting on SNC-Lavalin Probe

The Quebec engineering and construction giant has faced legal trouble over allegations it paid millions of dollars in bribes to get government business in Libya, which would be a crime under Canadian law. Wilson-Raybould regarding SNC-Lavalin. Sche...

NASA confirms 2018 was officially Earth's fourth hottest year

Land temperatures, they said, were more than 1.1 degrees Celcius warmer than the 20th-century average. While this planet has seen hotter days in prehistoric times, and colder ones in the modern era, what sets recent warming apart in the sweep of ge...

New British-made Mars rover named after unsung DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin New British-made Mars rover named after unsung DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

A panel of experts selected the name and revealed it at a ceremony at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Stevenage, United Kingdom, where engineers now are building the rover. In 1953, Franklin used the then-new field of x-ray crystallography ...

Experiment Suggests Honeybees Can Do Basic Math Experiment Suggests Honeybees Can Do Basic Math

Here's how the experiment worked: Bees were sent into a Y-shaped maze. Humans have relegated insects to the lower levels of the cognitive totem pole, but scientists are increasingly showing it's a mistake to underestimate invertebrate intellige...

Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste

Well, not every part of them, of course. By November 2018, 47,488 tonnes of discarded devices had been collected, with the public handing in another five million used phones to a local network provider. And Japan is not even the most wasteful count...

Our Milky Way Galaxy Truly Warped, at Least Around Edges Our Milky Way Galaxy Truly Warped, at Least Around Edges

Their dimming and brightening changes helped them use them as distance indicators. The shape of the Milky Way - our home galaxy - isn't exactly what we've always assumed it was. Astronomers have observed a dozen other galaxies which showed simi...

NASA’s first mini-spacecraft MarCO CubeSats in deep space go silent NASA’s first mini-spacecraft MarCO CubeSats in deep space go silent

NASA engineers are now resigned losing the probes forever. The MarCO spacecraft made it successfully to Mars past year, but have recently lost contact with Earth. The relatively cheap satellites were the first time that CubeSats had entered the s...

2018 was fourth warmest year on record says NASA 2018 was fourth warmest year on record says NASA

New data confirms last year was one of the hottest ever recorded, and British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be even hotter than 2018. "In addition, mass loss from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets continued to contribute...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel

The resolution, which was posted on NPR , came hours before a Thursday afternoon press conference featuring Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and Mr. Markey. The plan also calls for new projects to modernize USA transportation infrastructure, de-carbonize the man...

NASA, SpaceX aim for March test of 1st new astronaut capsule NASA, SpaceX aim for March test of 1st new astronaut capsule

Astronauts haven't been launched from the USA since the shuttering of NASA's longstanding shuttle program in 2011. "These adjustments allow for completion of necessary hardware testing, data verification, remaining NASA and provider reviews, as wel...

Government letter reveals planned £80m Nissan support package Government letter reveals planned £80m Nissan support package

The EU insists that the current deal "remains the best and only way to ensure an orderly withdrawal", and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday that "if the British want to avoid a disorderly Brexit , our offer is on the table".

Scientists develop 'Replicator' to build objects with light Scientists develop 'Replicator' to build objects with light

One of the major issues is that 3D printing even small objects take a long time, and the objects you get at the end still require some cleaning up. The researchers said that the replicators can change the way products like eyeglass lenses and prosthe...

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year On Record — NOAA/NASA 2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year On Record — NOAA/NASA

NOAA said the average temperature for the contiguous U.S.in 2018 was 53.5 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a warmer-than-average year for the 22nd year in a row. "The global average temperature between now and 2023 is predicted to remain high, potenti...

Stunning Image Of Moon's Rear Side Captured By Chinese Satellite Stunning Image Of Moon's Rear Side Captured By Chinese Satellite

The image, which was captured by the Longjiang-2 satellite that was sent skyward past year, even features Earth photobombing scene in the background. This photo of Earth and the Lunar farside, maybe our best ever, was taken yesterday by the Chinese...

Harvard Universitys Avi Loeb thinks Oumuamua is a proof of extraterrestrial life Harvard Universitys Avi Loeb thinks Oumuamua is a proof of extraterrestrial life

But no one really considered it to be anything other than organic in nature - except Loeb and his colleague Shmuel Bialy. Supporting his theory, Loeb told Chicago Tribune that his theory is based on a calculation. 'Oumuamua is also so light that ...

Chinese Satellite Reveals Image of Moon’s Far Side and Earth Together

This photo of Earth and the Lunar farside, maybe our best ever, was taken yesterday by the Chinese Lunar satellite DSLWP-B (Longjiang-2). The image above was snapped by a camera aboard the Chinese DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2 satellite on February 4.

Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611) Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611)

Over time, and especially in a scenario where Earth reverses polarity and the magnetic poles swap places , the moving of the Magnetic North Pole will affect animals, birds and sea life that use the polls' magnetic fields for navigation. "The declina...

Trump To Nominate David Bernhardt As Permanent Interior Secretary Trump To Nominate David Bernhardt As Permanent Interior Secretary

Bernhardt took over as acting secretary following Ryan Zinke's decision to step down as head of the department last month after less than two years in office. Rather than asking the Senate confirm controversial Acting Attorney General Matthew Whittak...

First 3D map of Milky Way reveals warped galaxy First 3D map of Milky Way reveals warped galaxy

Astronomers looked at data from the WISE survey of infrared stars and noted that it contained a large sample of Cepheids . They show day- to month-long pulsations, which are observed as changes in their brightness. Prof de Grijs said: 'Somewhat ...

Earth's Magnetic Pole is Quickly Moving Toward Russia, Models Say

It's a problem for organisations (such as the United States military) which use magnetic north for navigation, and it's now moving so quickly scientists are having to update their estimates ahead of schedule. "It has changes akin to weather", Lathr...

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