Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

SpaceX lost its Falcon Heavy core booster to the ocean SpaceX lost its Falcon Heavy core booster to the ocean

But the central booster didn't complete its homeward journey intact: Rough seas claimed that first stage during the drone ship's voyage back to shore, SpaceX said today (April 15). Separately, the two fairings that housed the satellite were also re...

Scientists launch first ever pictures of black gap in astrophysics breakthrough - Eire Scientists launch first ever pictures of black gap in astrophysics breakthrough - Eire

However, some black holes, especially supermassive ones, stand out due to the bright disks of gas and other material that form around them. "We have seen and taken picture of a blackhole" said Sheperd Doeleman , EHT director and astrophysicist at ...

Meteor strikes eject water from lunar surface Meteor strikes eject water from lunar surface

For a sufficiently large impactor, this shock wave can breach the soil's dry upper layer and release water molecules from a hydrated layer below. The LADEE data, however, showed tiny impacts can briefly free up some of the moon's water. The discovery...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block London roads Extinction Rebellion protesters block London roads

But Extinction Rebellion warned protesters they could face arrest for blocking traffic, while TfL said Londoners face travel delays. "I'm here for my children, I've lived my life but I want them to live a normal life, and they might not have a ch...

Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

The world's rarest turtle has moved a step closer to extinction after a female specimen died in a Chinese zoo. Workers catch one female Rafetus swinhoei (also known as Yangtze giant softshell turtle) to receive artificial insemination at Suzhou Z...

Israel Will Build 'Beresheet 2.0' Spacecraft After Failed Lunar Landing

Israeli state-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI). also took part in its development, which continued even after the competition ended with no timely victor. Private donors were already pledging funds for the new project...

Extinction Rebellion protesters begin blockade of central London Extinction Rebellion protesters begin blockade of central London

Waterloo Bridge is a major bus route and the protestors from the group Extinction Rebellion delayed the journeys of far more public transport users than the auto drivers they claim should switch to more sustainable modes. Thousands of environmental p...

The first-ever chronicled black hole gets Hawaiian moniker The first-ever chronicled black hole gets Hawaiian moniker

However, the effort may be for naught, as the black hole has since been named . This week was one for the history books: The first-ever image of a black hole was released, a seemingly impossible feat that was achieved thanks to a massive undertaki...

South side of Texas town destroyed by tornado South side of Texas town destroyed by tornado

There was widespread damage in Alto, a town of about 1,200, and the school district canceled classes until its buildings can be inspected to ensure they are safe. Hamilton is 225 kilometres southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. A third child, Sebastian ...

Black hole named ‘Powehi’ by Hawaii university professor Black hole named ‘Powehi’ by Hawaii university professor

The cosmic object's new moniker comes from the Kumulipo , an 18th century chant describing the creation of the Hawaiian universe. The name is composed of two terms from this historic chant: Po, which means profound dark source of unending creation, ...

SpaceX Wins NASA's Anti-Asteroid DART Contract SpaceX Wins NASA's Anti-Asteroid DART Contract

The announcement marks yet another achievement for Musk's firm in just a few days; on Thursday, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy for the second time ever, logging the huge rocket's first commercial mission. "This contract underscor...

SpaceX nails triple booster landing SpaceX nails triple booster landing

SpaceX expects the Falcon Heavy launch will be held on Thursday, April 11. "What an unbelievable day", a SpaceX flight commentator exclaimed. The Falcon Heavy with new Block 5 boosters lifted off at 6:35 p.m. The vehicle, which was carrying ...

Chinese Scientists Added Human Genes in Monkey Brains, And Only Half Survived Chinese Scientists Added Human Genes in Monkey Brains, And Only Half Survived

The results suggest that the macaques performed better on short-term memory tasks than their unmodified peers and their brains developed over a longer period of time, which is typical of human development. It was conducted by researchers at the Kunmi...

NASA's Landmark 'Twins Study' Demonstrates Space Impact on Human Body NASA's Landmark 'Twins Study' Demonstrates Space Impact on Human Body

Identical twin astronauts , Scott and Mark Kelly . Image credit: Derek Storm, www.derekstorm.com. "The Twins Study has been an important step toward understanding epigenetics and gene expression in human spaceflight ", said Dr. Some of these...

World's largest plane just flew for 1st time World's largest plane just flew for 1st time

Stratolaunch Systems plans to use the aircraft to launch air-to-space rockets with a weight of up to 500,000 lb (226,796 kg). He died in October . This was the first flight for Stratolaunch, which is billed as the world's largest aircraft.

Singapore makes second huge seizure of pangolin scales in days Singapore makes second huge seizure of pangolin scales in days

Combined with the seizure only five days prior of 12.9 tons of pangolin scales worth S$52.3 million , that's an estimated 38,000 the endangered mammals which were killed for their scales - in Singapore's two seizures totaling to over S$100 million...

Being in space probably won't hurt you, new study shows Being in space probably won't hurt you, new study shows

The sample group of people who have flown in space remains tiny, with a total of only 559 human beings ever having ventured above the atmosphere. He led one of 10 teams of researchers that scrutinized the twins' health down to the molecular level bef...

SpaceX successfully recovered Falcon Heavy’s nosecone, and it’s going to space again SpaceX successfully recovered Falcon Heavy’s nosecone, and it’s going to space again

The first two side boosters managed to land eight minutes after launch, touching down nearly simultaneously (again!) on the company's concrete landing pads along the Florida coast. The world's most powerful rocket ship has made history. 'Both fairi...

This female grad student made black hole image possible

In the image released Wednesday , the black hole is outlined by an orange ring that is actually emission from hot gas swirling near its event horizon. In the above time-lapse video from the European Southern Observatory taken over 20 years, the el...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from Cape Canaveral successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from Cape Canaveral successful

Eight minutes after liftoff, SpaceX landed two of the first-stage boosters back at Cape Canaveral, side by side, just like it did for the rocket's debut previous year. The rocket is expected to be used primarily for USA military missions, and to la...

Falcon Heavy launch delayed again, now targeted for Thursday evening

Mission managers are now targeting this evening, again at 6:35 p.m. EDT, with an approximately two-hour launch window. As with all SpaceX launches, this will be a livestreamed event. Arabsat needs SpaceX to send its Arabsat-6A communications satell...

WATCH Astronomers Reveal First Ever PHOTO of Black Hole WATCH Astronomers Reveal First Ever PHOTO of Black Hole

But, they do cast shadows onto material around them. In order to do that, the team needed algorithms that could distill all that noisy, messy information into one comprehensible picture. "Do you think this is where God keeps his weed?" Haystack...

A grad student made the viral black hole photo possible

They didn't even tell their families about the results, Bouman said . Bouman was also the second MIT computer science graduate to make waves in space. "We could've just gotten a blob". Another reason her name's suddenly shooting around social medi...

Israel Poised to Join Cosmic Powers with Lunar Landing Israel Poised to Join Cosmic Powers with Lunar Landing

Only three countries have completed the formidable task of landing a spacecraft on the lunar surface - the United States, Russia (then the USSR) and China . The SpaceIL team was helped by multiple donations from the Israeli Space Agency as well as...

Scientists discover Cthulhu sea cucumber that terrorised oceans 430 million years ago Scientists discover Cthulhu sea cucumber that terrorised oceans 430 million years ago

In the first short story in which H. P. Lovecraft introduces the creature , the famed science fiction writer describes Cthulhu as: "A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a sc...

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