Tuesday March 19-th, 2019

Experts have created a synthetic DNA molecule Experts have created a synthetic DNA molecule

The sky really isn't the limit with synthetic DNA. The researchers crafted the synthetic DNA using four additional molecules, so that the resulting product had a code made up from eight letters rather than four. Indeed, astrobiologists will undoubt...

More rain, storms and wind on the way More rain, storms and wind on the way

Sunday, and was about 2 feet above flood stage at Peru, where it mainly floods fields and the Peru boat ramp. "The rate that the snowpack melts will be essential to the potential for high-impact flooding to occur", the NWS states. The river level w...

East Queensland beaches closed as ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma departs East Queensland beaches closed as ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma departs

A severe weather warning is in place from Fraser Island to the New South Wales border for unsafe surf and abnormally high tides caused by the now sub-tropical low. City of Gold Coast has also advised its Waste & Recycling Centres at Coomera, Currum...

What's the weather on Mars? NASA's InSight now providing daily weather reports What's the weather on Mars? NASA's InSight now providing daily weather reports

Pressure readings from APSS are also already picking up evidence of Mars storms raging in the northern hemisphere. "That was a surprise", he said in a statement. Its primary mission is to relay information on the inside workings of Mars however the r...

Israel's First Moon Mission to Take Off Today From Florida Israel's First Moon Mission to Take Off Today From Florida

However, the competition was canceled in January 2018 when it became clear that none of the contestants would reach the moon by the specified deadline . It will circle Earth in ever bigger loops until it's captured by lunar gravity and goes into orb...

PM Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter PM Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

However, he said it is crucial that the final decision must be the attorney general's alone. The study will also feature academics on the underlying legal aspects at the heart of the affair: the legal provision tucked into a recent omnibus bill kno...

Elon Musk’s Spacex Is About To Launch The First Private Lunar Lander Elon Musk’s Spacex Is About To Launch The First Private Lunar Lander

If the mission succeeds, it could unlock information the moon's iron core. There were about a dozen more unmanned landings by the USA and Soviets. The $100 million joint venture between SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd .

Article image NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS Article image NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

After much delays, NASA has given the green light to Elon Musk-owned SpaceX's Crew Dragon to launch its first unmanned test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 2, the U.S. 21 that the mission could take place in April, using the ...

Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one

Hippocamp is from Greek mythology and is a half-horse half-fish. And while the larger moon should have naturally swept aside or swallowed its little sibling, the two orbits are now separated by only 7,500 miles. Comet bombardment continued to wreak...

Senator tells youth climate change activists "I know what I'm doing"

Activists from the Sunrise Movement, a youth climate-change advocacy group, posted video on social media of the confrontation , where Feinstein said "I've been doing this for 30 years, I know what I'm doing". An annoyed Feinstein then tells the grou...

In hunt for Planet Nine, citizen scientist finds something truly unexpected In hunt for Planet Nine, citizen scientist finds something truly unexpected

M. Keck Observatory confirmed what Thévenot found. A paper detailing the findings, led by Debes, was published in the February 19 issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters and is now available online. Adam Schneider, a research scientist at Ariz...

Animation of Neptune's moon Hippocamp Animation of Neptune's moon Hippocamp

Since the discovery of the small inner moons , scientists have believed that they are younger than Neptune and that they formed after Neptune captured its largest moon, Triton . The brand new satellite is called Hippocamp. In the 1980s and '90s...

SpaceX Launches Multi-Pronged Mission, Including Israeli Lunar Lander

Beresheet is slated to reach its destination on the near-side of the moon in mid-April following a two-month journey through 4 million miles (6.5 million km) of space . You can watch the live launch here . The spacecraft is also equipped with the ...

Watch SpaceX Launch the First Private Lunar Lander Mission

Just minutes after blastoff, the Falcon 9's nine-engine suborbital main-stage booster separated from the upper stage, flew back to Earth and landed safely on a drone ship floating in the Atlantic Ocean more than 300 miles (483 km) off the Florida coa...

Tiny T-rex ancestor discovered in Utah Tiny T-rex ancestor discovered in Utah

Scientists on Thursday said they have unearthed in central Utah fossils of a relatively small, fleet-footed, lightly built forerunner to T. rex that lived 96 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. The tyrannosaurs fossils founds throughout...

SpaceX launches the Nusantara Satu satellite

The Falcon 9 rocket will thrust Beresheet into a "long and complex" Earth orbit where it will spend roughly five weeks gradually widening its orbit until it is close enough to enter the moon's gravitational field. SpaceIL's Beresheet robot is just...

SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9

Beresheet is due to arrive on the near side of the moon in April following a two-month, 6.5 million-kilometre journey. SpaceIL and IAI are attempting a major space milestone: Israel hasn't landed a lunar lander on the moon's surface before, so this...

Israel aiming to land on moon with SpaceX launch

Beresheet's creators are Israel Aerospace Industries and the nonprofit company SpaceIL, who built the spacecraft for $100 million, including launch costs - a tiny cost for a space mission. Beresheet is created to spend just two to three days using on...

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid

Space agency controllers will direct its approach until it is 500 metres (1,600 feet) above the asteroid's surface, after which it will be on its own because it takes 20 minutes for commands from Earth to reach the craft. The scientists are aiming to...

'Don't miss it': 2019's brightest supermoon set to light up the sky 'Don't miss it': 2019's brightest supermoon set to light up the sky

He explained that on this particular day, the moon brightens 30 per cent higher than its usual shine. Tuesday's full snow moon was also special because it was a supermoon , meaning it appeared larger than the moon usually does most other month...

Climate change pioneer Wallace Broecker dies at 87 Climate change pioneer Wallace Broecker dies at 87

A well-known scientist Wallace Smith Broecker who raised premature alarms about climate change and popularized the term " global warming " has died at 87. Broecker died Monday in NY, said Kevin Krajick, a senior science writer at Columbia University'...

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

The telescope can detect light sources that optical instruments cannot see. An worldwide team of 200 astronomers - including a number from University College Dublin (UCD) - has published its findings across 26 research papers in a special issue of th...

Ten Princeton faculty members awarded Sloan Research Fellowships Ten Princeton faculty members awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Falk, president of the Sloan Foundation. "What young researchers need is freedom to follow where their research leads", says Daniel L. Goroff, director of the Sloan Research Fellowship program at the Alfred P. Among the recipients are 10 faculty m...

Get the weather on Mars daily, courtesy of new Nasa lander Get the weather on Mars daily, courtesy of new Nasa lander

The data is being gathered at Elysium Planitia, a flat, smooth plain near Mars' equator. Brrr. You can also check out wind speeds and air pressure data for each day. (Days on Mars last 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds.) The reports will continue...

Super snow moon: What you need to know Super snow moon: What you need to know

The same way, there was a super Blood wolf moon in January wherein there was an eclipse, and the moon turned red in colour. Just two months into 2019, and we've just seen the biggest supermoon of the year. However, the Moon won't be as close (3...

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