Monday March 30-th, 2020

Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral this morning

The same rocket booster launched 10 Iridium Next satellites in July 2018, the Argentine space agency CONAE's Saocom-1A satellite in October 2018, and Indonesian satellite operator PSN's Nusantara Satu satellite this past February. Starlink satellit...

Planet Mercury To Pass In Front Of Sun Today Planet Mercury To Pass In Front Of Sun Today

It's the smallest planet at about one-third the size of Earth (a golf ball to our baseball ). It last transited the sun in 2016. Anyone wanting to watch the transit will need to have a telescope to make out the tiny black dot of Mercury - althou...

Mercury transit: How to watch Monday’s rare astronomical event Mercury transit: How to watch Monday’s rare astronomical event

The event is being put on together with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and if it's too cloudy, there will be a live stream in Space Place on the 4th floor. As Mercury moves across the Sun, it causes a slight drop in the Sun's brightness, let...

New Zealand Passes Law Aimed at Combating Climate Change New Zealand Passes Law Aimed at Combating Climate Change

The bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 has passed its third reading in Parliament. Jacinda Ardern told Mike Hosking she's working with people in the agricultural sector about how it would affect them. "Forcing them to reduce ...

Italy is the first country making climate change lessons compulsory Italy is the first country making climate change lessons compulsory

He added that he wished to make the Italian education system the first education system that puts the environment and society at the core of everything learned in school. The new regulation will kick in for the 2020-21 school year. Elementary-aged ...

Deep space wine: Bordeaux blasts off into orbit Deep space wine: Bordeaux blasts off into orbit

The wine will spend a year in orbit before being brought back to Earth - and astronauts won't get to enjoy a single drop, as the goal of its journey is not no-gravity inebriation, but science. A control batch of the same wine will also be aged on ear...

Valley astronomers prepare for Mercury's transit across the sun Valley astronomers prepare for Mercury's transit across the sun

Observations of the transit of Mercury have been reported as far back as the ninth century, but after Galileo introduced the telescope in 1610, it became clear that earlier observers were probably seeing sunspots rather than Mercury. The next one i...

Mercury transit 2019 can be observe from Karachi Mercury transit 2019 can be observe from Karachi

The Bays Mountain Astronomy Club is inviting the public to a transit viewing event at the park's observatories on Monday from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. "Mercury passes in front of the sun approximately a dozen times each century, but the November 11 event w...

Italy to include climate change on school curricula

From next year, Italian school students in every grade will be required to study climate change and sustainability, in an attempt to position the country as a world leader in environmental education. In the first, schools in Italy will have susta...

Russian Doping To Loom Large At WADA Summit Russian Doping To Loom Large At WADA Summit

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie told the PA news agency on Monday that his organisation would "look at" whether there was any evidence which would prompt an investigation into the athletes Salazar worked with with the Nike Oreg...

NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space medium NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space medium

Now, the new measurements from Voyager 2 indicate that the boundaries between our solar system and interstellar space may not be as simple as once thought. "We had no good quantitative idea of how big this bubble is", he commented. The Sun's acti...

Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin (and SpaceX?) Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin (and SpaceX?)

Blue Origin's proposal for a lunar landing system, unveiled last month , featured partnerships with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper. Boeing's proposal uses just two stages - a descent element that gets astronauts down to the surfac...

NASA's Curiosity rover took an eerie photo of the Mars horizon NASA's Curiosity rover took an eerie photo of the Mars horizon

Curiosity, NASA's exploration vehicle, continues its journey on Mars and the exploration robot sent a desolate and bleak image of its ongoing work at Central Butte in Gale Crater . The Curiosity is a sophisticated machine that was built to explore...

New Study Says Universe Is Spherical, Not Flat New Study Says Universe Is Spherical, Not Flat

However, most scientists now support the theory of the "flat universe" which suggests that the known universe expands in all directions and travelling in one direction will either bring you to the end of the universe or to infinity (there are diffe...

Voyager 2 Finds A Mysterious Extra Layer Outside Our Solar System Voyager 2 Finds A Mysterious Extra Layer Outside Our Solar System

The scientists published these results in a set of Nature Astronomy papers on 4 November. The researchers added that it is very similar to the plasma density jump experienced by Voyager 1 when it crossed the interstellar space . And they pr...

Ireland To Impose 'Latte Levy' By 2021 To Cut Plastic Waste Ireland To Impose 'Latte Levy' By 2021 To Cut Plastic Waste

Eire will impose a so-called "latte levy" on disposable espresso cups by 2021 in a bid to vary shopper habits and reduce the environmental impression from the usage of single-use plastics, its minister for local weather motion stated on Wednesday.

Google employees call for corporate climate change action Google employees call for corporate climate change action

As Amazon and Microsoft workers did earlier this year, Google Workers for Action on Climate demanded in their letter to CFO Ruth Porat that the company address the "urgency of the global climate crisis" by adopting policies that will reduce harm on...

Cannibal ant colony found in nuclear bunker

The scientists don't know why the bunker ants stopped reproducing, but research has shown that ant populations are very sensitive to the equilibrium between work and reproduction in their groups, and if those proportions are off, the group will rep...

How Tonight’s Taurid Meteor Shower Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign How Tonight’s Taurid Meteor Shower Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign

This year, they will peak on the night of November 5. And the North Taurids are most. 'Given the conduct of past Taurid swarms, expanded fireball action might be seen during the most recent seven day stretch of October and the initial two weeks o...

Israel moon landing attempt falls short, makes history anyway Israel moon landing attempt falls short, makes history anyway

But, the root cause of why Beresheet crashed isn't as cut-and-dry as engine failure. "We are on the moon but not in the way we wanted", one unidentified staffer said. "If we succeeded every time, there would be no reward", Zurbuchen tweeted . ...

Special Viewing of Transit of Mercury Special Viewing of Transit of Mercury

The agency noted that the Mercury-Sun transit will occur on November 11. Mercury may be in retrograde, but an even rarer celestial occurrence will happen this month when the first planet in the Solar System passes across the Sun, an event known as ...

EPA relaxes Obama-era rule on coal plant waste disposal EPA relaxes Obama-era rule on coal plant waste disposal

The agency wants to ease restrictions on coal ash - the solid residue left over from burning coal - and wastewater from coal plants. "It is outrageous that Trump's team is so beholden to polluters that they are willing to let power plants continue ...

Melbourne Cup: Vow and Declare wins Australia's most prestigious horse race Melbourne Cup: Vow and Declare wins Australia's most prestigious horse race

Joseph O'Brien - who landed his first Breeders' Cup success on Saturday night in California - must have thought he was going to be a two-time Melbourne Cup victor with 50m to travel but Master Of Reality faded in the final stretch. "Danny O'Brien's...

Fracking halted after government pulls support Fracking halted after government pulls support

It includes findings of four studies led by independent geologists and scientists, who analyzed the data gathered during Cuadrilla's operations at its Preston New Road site , in Lancashire. The only active site in the United Kingdom, which is oper...

Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space 42 years after its launch Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space 42 years after its launch

When Voyager 1 crossed the heliopause in 2012 and measured magnetic fields inside and outside the boundary, there was no significant change in the direction of the magnetic fields. Other results from the new analyses also show a complicated the relat...

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