Friday December 13-th, 2019

The black hole spitting out jet beams like a weird spinning top

Miller-Jones and his team observed the black hole using the VLBA , a network of 10 radio telescopes located around the world that are monitored and owned by the NSF. This is a continent-sized array of ten 25-metre wide radio dishes, spread across th...

The oceans contain almost 200000 kinds of viruses The oceans contain almost 200000 kinds of viruses

Matthew Sullivan of Ohio State University said , "Without microbes, the Earth, its oceans, and even our human bodies come to a halt". Better knowledge of ocean viruses is important due to their influence on other marine microbes, including bacte...

Marsquake: NASA detects likely tremor on Mars Marsquake: NASA detects likely tremor on Mars

This is the primary recorded trembling that seems to have originated from inside the planet, rather than being brought about by powers over the surface, such as wind, NASA said in an announcement. Three other seismic signals occurred on March 14, Apr...

Crew Dragon explosion probe to ‘take time’ Crew Dragon explosion probe to ‘take time’

The investigation into SpaceX's Crew Dragon mishap at Cape Canaveral is just beginning and the impact on the return to human spaceflight from US soil is yet to be determined, according to NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel . "The investigation w...

NASA to conduct mock drill for its asteroid defense technology NASA to conduct mock drill for its asteroid defense technology

NASA and FEMA both plan to participate in a "tabletop exercise" with worldwide partners that will help the agencies form a plan for responding to a real-life emergency asteroid impact threat. This isn't NASA's first NEO-impact-exercise rodeo, though...

"This is a big success": Japan creates first artificial crater on asteroid

Earlier today, while flying at an altitude of 1,700 meters above the Ryugu asteroid, the Hayabusa2 probe used its optical navigation camera (ONC-T) to confirm the presence of a surprisingly large artificial crater on the surface. It's a relic left ...

Flood tired communities in Ontario, Quebec brace for more rain Flood tired communities in Ontario, Quebec brace for more rain

In addition to assistance from the province of Ontario with the management of the emergency situation, some 400 troops will be deployed on Friday to key areas to help fill sandbags. Ottawa has received 80 requests for service related to potential flo...

Climate change protesters target London Stock Exchange, Canary Wharf Climate change protesters target London Stock Exchange, Canary Wharf

The protests by environmentalist group - the Extinction Rebellion - has entered into its 11th day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 25, 2019. We do not do this lightly. "We have seen some action but is it enough to stop the h...

In a first, Nasa probe detects ‘marsquake’ on the Red Planet In a first, Nasa probe detects ‘marsquake’ on the Red Planet

NASA's scientists have seen a lot of evidence that Mars has quakes - known as marsquakes. Experts are still investigating the available information to determine where exactly the tremor came from. "The Martian Sol 128 event is exciting because its ...

The Universe is getting bigger at a faster rate than scientists predicted The Universe is getting bigger at a faster rate than scientists predicted

The stars are known as Cepheid variables and brighten and dim at predictable rates that are used to measure intergalactic distances. It's thanks to more precise measurements of Hubble's constant over the years that actually led to the inadvertent ...

Extensive flooding in Canada forces evacuations Extensive flooding in Canada forces evacuations

Pedneaud-Jobin said he hopes to explore flood protection options for some communities, while also being open to helping people leave. Near the entrance to the island on the southwest edge of Laval, several roads were closed due to flooding and one ...

SpaceX Cargo Mission Proceeds Despite Crew Capsule 'Anomaly' SpaceX Cargo Mission Proceeds Despite Crew Capsule 'Anomaly'

A SpaceX vehicle created to carry astronauts to the International Space Station was destroyed during an engine test on April 20 at Cape Canaveral. NASA said April 22 it's too early to revise the target launch dates, given that the accident is sti...

Meal Kits Better for Planet Than Grocery Shopping Meal Kits Better for Planet Than Grocery Shopping

Though they tend to be thought of as being bad for the environment due to the amount of packaging they are shipped in, new research finds that meal kits have a much smaller carbon footprint than equivalent meals purchased at a grocery store.

Gorillas pose for selfie with park ranger in Democratic Republic of Congo Gorillas pose for selfie with park ranger in Democratic Republic of Congo

The photos which were posted on Facebook , are already going viral. Virunga National Park, the land the sanctuary is situated within, posted on Instagram that it is a "cheeky" example of the gorillas mocking humans. Around 400 gorillas , in aro...

Climate change is melting Greenland's ice faster than ever predicted Climate change is melting Greenland's ice faster than ever predicted

Now, researchers have recalculated the amount of ice lost in Greenland since 1972, the year the first Landsat satellites entered orbit to regularly photograph the Danish territory. It seems that the regions in which there will be the most significa...

American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality

The health organization says it analyzed data from official air-quality monitors across the country for its 20th annual "State of the Air" report . 3 most ozone polluted city. There was a small improvement in the area's short-term particle polluti...

Drivers across Wales wake up to dirty cars from 'Saharan dust' Drivers across Wales wake up to dirty cars from 'Saharan dust'

Though it may sound like something out of a horror film, "blood rain" is not as scary as it sounds. And as rain falls it picks up the particles, before landing, evaporating and leaving deposits of dust behind. Heavy rain is being forecast to fall i...

Awkward Photos of the Royal Family Awkward Photos of the Royal Family

His sister and brothers were born there too but all of their children would usher in a new era of hospital births. The "tradition" really became commonplace after Prince Charles and Princess Diana introducing heir-to-the-throne, Prince Willi...

Why is tonight's full moon a pink moon? Why is tonight's full moon a pink moon?

Just before dawn on April 19, keep an eye out for the " pink moon ". "Full Moon names date back to Native Americans of North America". Instead of pink, the full moon will first appear in the sky with a pale orange shade and turn more yellow as ...

The Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks overnight The Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks overnight

The Lyrids, which peak each year towards the end of April, are one of the oldest meteor showers known to astronomers. Monday and Tuesday night are now expected to have lots of cloud cover - making Easter Sunday night the best night to view the m...

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Overnight Tonight and Monday!

As this year's Lyrid meteor shower peaks Tuesday morning, we could be treated to as many as 20 fireballs per hour in the sky. Lyrid gets its name from the Lyra constellation. To see these meteors, you'll want to look in the northeast sky and you ...

SpaceX's test of its Crew Dragon Capsule has ended in smoke SpaceX's test of its Crew Dragon Capsule has ended in smoke

The engines that failed Saturday are part of that abort system. Though few details are available, SpaceX did release a statement to SpaceNews confirming the incident. NASA is providing billions of dollars to support the development of the Crew D...

Marsquake: NASA just detected first marsquake on the Red Planet Marsquake: NASA just detected first marsquake on the Red Planet

Philippe Lognonne of the Paris Institute of Earth Physics, who's in charge of the experiment, said it's exciting to finally have proof that Mars is still seismically active. The marsquake was no more than a faint rumble, but CNES says it's the firs...

More than 1000 people arrested in climate protests More than 1000 people arrested in climate protests

Members would commit to not disrupting other areas in exchange for Mr Khan speeding up the implementation of the Declaration of Climate and Ecological Emergency, and considering setting up a London Citizens' Assembly. Olympic gold medallist Etienne...

Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors

According to Munster, Elon Musk also estimated that Tesla could operate up to 10 million Robotaxis in about 10 years. The company unveiled computer hardware for what it said was "full self-driving" capabilities in the form of the new microchip.

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