Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

More than 200 dead dolphins were found from La. to Fla More than 200 dead dolphins were found from La. to Fla

A total of 261 bottlenose dolphins were found stranded between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, officials said. However, a MS scientist said the spillway opening is partly to be blamed for the death of 126 dolphins across the Mississippi's coastl...

No More Female 'Hidden Figures' as NASA Renames Street No More Female 'Hidden Figures' as NASA Renames Street

Cruz said his bill was inspired by the 2016 film "Hidden Figures," adapted from the book, which tells the story of three African American women - Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - who worked at NASA's Langley Research Center i...

Canada may need higher carbon taxes to meet its Paris targets: PBO Canada may need higher carbon taxes to meet its Paris targets: PBO

That's why since we were elected we've taken real steps to protect our environment from banning harmful plastics, to build more than 1,000 public transit projects and to put a price on pollution that makes 80 per cent of Canadians better off.

The Hidden Ocean Beneath Europa's Frozen Crust May Contain Basic Table Salt The Hidden Ocean Beneath Europa's Frozen Crust May Contain Basic Table Salt

Previously, NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft performed flybys of Europa, which led scientists to discover that the moon has a salty liquid water ocean beneath an icy shell. accounting for distance] visible-wavelength spectra of the surface o...

NASA to use non-toxic spacecraft fuel for first time NASA to use non-toxic spacecraft fuel for first time

As NASA explains in a new blog post , the new, pinkish-colored fuel is a whole lot safer for engineers to handle. If all goes well, the new propellant could be the next standard in rocket fuel, offering increased safety and greater efficiency.

NASA discovers Star Trek insignia on Mars NASA discovers Star Trek insignia on Mars

But one recent MRO sighting had some sci-fi fans exclaiming "Beam me up, Scotty!" NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a unusual chevron on the Martian surface that looks similar to the symbol for " Star Trek's " Starfleet, a...

North Las Vegas Company Involved in Space Travel North Las Vegas Company Involved in Space Travel

In a statement posted to Twitter, hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow said flights will begin after SpaceX's commercial crew space transportation system is certified by NASA . Bigelow Space Operations has paid deposits and reservation fees to S...

A Sign of Progress: Honoring NASA's Hidden Figures

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi poses for a photograph during an event honoring NASA's " Hidden Figures , ' African-American women mathematicians who helped the United States" space program in Statuary Hall at the Capitol, March 27, 2019.

The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than Sweden, study finds The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than Sweden, study finds

Findings in a Brown University study show that if the Pentagon were its own country, it would be the world's 55th largest contributor of greenhouse gas. First, the US would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It could reduce them further by cutting fu...

Bengaluru firm in consortium to build Moon lander for Nasa Bengaluru firm in consortium to build Moon lander for Nasa

It was odd as he was reversing his own space policy and even confusing Earth's moon with the moon of Mars. NASA officials have also not disclosed an estimate for how much an accelerated moon program would cost. "Right now, @MarsCuriosity and @NASAI...

571 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years 571 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years

Rafael Govaerts, a Kew botanist, spent 30 years reviewing publications on plant extinctions and found the number was four times more than now registered, with species disappearing at 500 times the natural rate. However extra than half of of those...

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

Private astronaut missions for up to 30 days will now be allowed in the International Space Station. All such missions will be privately funded and dedicated, meaning the government will not spend your money to send people up. The reason behind this ...

SpaceX pulls off dazzling Falcon 9 launch and landing in thick fog SpaceX pulls off dazzling Falcon 9 launch and landing in thick fog

This is an updated version of a report that was first published at 7:45 a.m. PT June 12. It helped send SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule toward the International Space Station this past March. Col. Bob Reeves, 30th Space Wing vice commander, will be the ...

Meteorite strike discovered in Scotland's Minch Basin after 1.2billion years Meteorite strike discovered in Scotland's Minch Basin after 1.2billion years

Its precise location was undiscovered, until now. It lies under the Minch, the rough sea that separates Lewis in the Outer Hebrides from the far Highlands of Scotland. The discovery was published on Monday in the Journal of the Geological Soci...

Extremely Powerful Sun 'Superflares' Could Disrupt Electronics Across the Globe Extremely Powerful Sun 'Superflares' Could Disrupt Electronics Across the Globe

The team says that the age of the star matters with younger stars tending to produce the most superflares. An artist's depiction above of a superflare on an alien star. In the past, superflares didn't pose too much of a problem for Earth , at least....

Scientists Suspect Moon’s South Pole Anomaly to Be Caused by Metal Scientists Suspect Moon’s South Pole Anomaly to Be Caused by Metal

James and his team of scientists from Baylor University believe it could be the metal core of an asteroid which head-butted the moon and left that 1,242-mile-wide crater behind. James also said that the crater, which is believed to have been d...

'Free Willy' bill bans dolphin and whale captivity in Canada 'Free Willy' bill bans dolphin and whale captivity in Canada

But aquariums - Canada now has two facilities that keep dolphins and whales in captivity - may have seen the writing on the wall long before the bill began its journey through the nation's legislative gauntlet in 2015. Beluga whales are remarkably ...

Moon anomaly: ‘MASSIVE’ deposit beneath Moon’s largest crater is ancient asteroid metal

Earth's moon is hiding an enormous secret on its storied dark side . The anomaly was discovered when the scientists measured subtle changes in the strength of gravity around the moon, analysing data collected from NASA missions . Whatever for...

Single-use plastics will be banned by 2021, Trudeau announces

The prime minister also said it's "tough trying to explain " to his children why "dead whales [are] washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags", Reuters reported. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United ...

See Jupiter and Its Four Largest Moons Tonight See Jupiter and Its Four Largest Moons Tonight

Most significantly for space enthusiasts, opposition marks the year's most optimal Jupiter viewing conditions, enabling binocular-equipped watchers to easily spot the planet and perhaps even a few of its 79 moons. Jupiter will be at its biggest an...

Football Field-Sized Asteroid Could Strike Earth in September Football Field-Sized Asteroid Could Strike Earth in September

The asteroid measures 164 feet in diameter. While, many other news reports talked about this event as a unsafe one, accentuating the significance of the flyby of the 2006QV89 massive asteroid, in reality, this space rock is a Near-Earth Object (NEO),...

Jupiter Will Be So Close You Can See Its Moons Jupiter Will Be So Close You Can See Its Moons

If you're into astronomy, you'll want to venture outside Monday night. Jupiter, the mighty "king" of the planets in our solar system, is usually seen for those who know the place and when to search for it, however, the subsequent week will likely b...

NCR's 'poor' air quality days down by 50% : Prakash Javadekar NCR's 'poor' air quality days down by 50% : Prakash Javadekar

Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in more than 100 countries. The 2019 World Environment Day was marked by campaigns to fight air pollution aroun...

Trump Opens Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges Trump Opens Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges

The 26,400 acres of Wyoming's Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, where these mule deer are poking around, along with dozens of other federal refuges and hatcheries from coast to coast, will see more opportunities for sportsmen under a new plan anno...

NASA’s Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch NASA’s Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch

In 2021, the autonomous helicopter will be the first vehicle in history to power flight in the tenuous Martian environment . Unlike the rover, the helicopter will not carry any scientific instruments, its main objective will be to prove that heavier...

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