Friday December 13-th, 2019

NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure

Test results revealing that aluminium parts failed to meet tensile strength requirements were altered so that they showed the parts passing certification. The two failures resulted in the loss of more than $700 million and years of scientific work ...

Scientists spot hints of black hole swallowing neutron star for first time Scientists spot hints of black hole swallowing neutron star for first time

Just a month into a new observing round after significant improvements, gravitational-wave detectors have already used ripples in space-time to pinpoint five potential collisions of cosmic proportions - including one that might be the first-ever bla...

A giant asteroid will whiz by Earth in 10 years A giant asteroid will whiz by Earth in 10 years

After 10 years, an asteroid called Apophis, with a diameter of 340 meters, will approach 31,000 kilometers from Earth, Sabah reported. Part of its path brings it inside Earth's orbit and at farthest, it sweeps out a little beyond that of Mars.

Students Skip School To Call For Climate Action Students Skip School To Call For Climate Action

The global Climate Strike movement inspired hundreds of students to take to the streets of downtown Vancouver to draw attention to climate change's threat to their futures. In August 2018, Greta Thunberg , a sixteen-year-old Swedish student, started...

United Kingdom becomes first parliament to declare climate emergency United Kingdom becomes first parliament to declare climate emergency

Labour's motion also calls on the government to aim to achieve net-zero emissions before 2050 and for ministers to outline urgent proposals to restore the UK's natural environment and deliver a "zero waste economy" within the next six months.

InSight Sends Photos Of Martian Sunrise And Sunset InSight Sends Photos Of Martian Sunrise And Sunset

Credits: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA's InSight used its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset. Its two-year mission has it armed with three instruments to learn more about the planet's geologic in...

ECA responds to Climate Change Report ECA responds to Climate Change Report

Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association, also welcomed the report and called for urgent action from the government to support AD and other renewable energy technologies, adding: "This report blazes a trail for the Unite...

Meteorite Smashes Into Moon During Lunar Eclipse Meteorite Smashes Into Moon During Lunar Eclipse

The RAS notes that the crash took place at 04:41am GMT (10:11am IST), just after the total phase of eclipse had begun. Now, a proper study has been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society examining the event and conclud...

Hubble Assembles Wide View of the Distant Universe Hubble Assembles Wide View of the Distant Universe

NASA and the ESA have released a new image called the Hubble Legacy Field that shows the universe as it was 13.3 billion years ago, only 500 million years after the Big Bang . "Such exquisite high-resolution measurements of the numerous gala...

First Look at Asteroid Water Samples Might Reveal Earth’s Ocean History

Earth, we think, is pretty special in its ability to foster life, and as far as we know there's a few things that are vital for life to exist, one of the big ones being liquid water. Lindley Johnson, NASA's planetary defense officer said that "Thes...

There May Be Antidote for Ocean's Most Venomous Creature There May Be Antidote for Ocean's Most Venomous Creature

Researchers at the University of Sydney used CRISPR gene editing technology to study how human cells with various genes removed reacted to high doses of box jellyfish venom, and what molecular traits activate the venom. After this they added th...

NASA Head Jim Bridenstine: Meteors Are a Real Threat to Earth NASA Head Jim Bridenstine: Meteors Are a Real Threat to Earth

We've seen Hollywood's version of what would happen if our planet suddenly became the target of a hostile asteroid intent on smashing in to us and wiping out life on Earth, but how would the situation really be handled by those whose job it is to m...

Twirling Black Hole Showers Light Speed Plasma Clouds Into Space Twirling Black Hole Showers Light Speed Plasma Clouds Into Space

The black hole is slowly devouring the red giant; the material siphoned away from the star is orbiting the black hole in the form of an accretion disc, a bit like water circling a drain. So to break that down in the case of V404 Cygni, the accretion ...

Kenney calls assessment bill a threat to unity ahead of Trudeau meeting Kenney calls assessment bill a threat to unity ahead of Trudeau meeting

He spent as much or more time during the Alberta election campaign attacking Trudeau than his main provincial adversary, Rachel Notley, whose NDP government was defeated on April 16. government the opportunity to try to thwart it. The statement of ...

Space agencies are simulating a catastrophic asteroid strike Space agencies are simulating a catastrophic asteroid strike

That's the ominous disclaimer and motto for an global conference involving NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and other groups underway in Washington, D.C. The exercise, which kicked off yesterday, aims to determine what would happen if an aste...

Electrical malfunction on space station delays SpaceX resupply mission until Friday

So what's changed in five decades of testing spacecraft, and what does this anomaly mean for NASA's partnership with SpaceX and Boeing? The breakdown has left the station's robot arm outside with one functioning power channel instead of two.

First hominins on the Tibetan Plateau were Denisovans First hominins on the Tibetan Plateau were Denisovans

In their new study , the researchers now describe a hominin lower mandible that was found on the Tibetan Plateau in Baishiya Karst Cave in Xiahe, China. The jawbone was well-preserved and featured a primitive shape, as well as a few large molars t...

Falsified test results caused two mission launch failures

LSP, along with NASA's Office of the Inspector General and the US Department of Justice , have discovered the Sapa Profiles falsified critical tests on the aluminum it sold. Sapa Profiles, which now goes by the name Hydro Extrusion Portland, has a...

Scotland sets world’s toughest climate change target Scotland sets world’s toughest climate change target

Scottish environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: "There is a global climate emergency and people across Scotland have been calling, rightly, for more ambition to tackle it and safeguard our planet for future generations". A range of measures ...

Internal Memo Suggests That SpaceX Crew Capsule Explosion Video Could Be Legit Internal Memo Suggests That SpaceX Crew Capsule Explosion Video Could Be Legit

Koenigsmann said SpaceX has several other crew vehicles in various stages of production, but that it won't be able to confirm the status of its timeline to get humans into space until the investigation is complete. For almost two weeks up until this ...

Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

Parts of an eastern Iowa city were under several feet of flood water yesterday after a major levee breach yesterday, forcing evacuations. Mayor Frank Klipsch told CBS affiliate KGCW-TV there were no reports of injuries. Portions of a downtown...

India plans Chandrayaan-2 mission in July India plans Chandrayaan-2 mission in July

The space mission will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The Chandrayaan 2 will be the first ever mission in the world to explore the South Pole of the moon. This spacecraft has its own Orbiter propul...

Kenney sworn in as premier of Canada's oil-rich Alberta

The legislation, also known as the " turn off the taps " act, was introduced but not enacted by the previous New Democratic Party government past year in retaliation for British Columbia opposing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

NASA was sold faulty aluminum in 19-year scam

The space agency previously said the 2009 Orbiting Carbon Observatory and 2011 Glory missions malfunctioned when the Taurus XL rockets' protective nose cones failed to separate on command. Sapa Profiles, which now goes by the name Hydro Extrusi...

Climate-change activists disappointed after meeting with British environment minister Climate-change activists disappointed after meeting with British environment minister

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is to meet climate change protesters tomorrow, the group has announced. Extinction Rebellion says a meeting with Environment Secretary Michael Gove was "very disappointing" because he refused to declare a clim...

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