Thursday April 9-th, 2020

Europe postpones launch of planet-studying mission Europe postpones launch of planet-studying mission

He said an investigation had been launched, adding: "More details expected later on today". It had been scheduled for 0854 GMT (3:54 a.m. EST). ESA director of science Günther Hasinger mentioned on Twitter , "a software error in the Fregat upper s...

Scientists map winds in upper atmosphere of Mars for first time Scientists map winds in upper atmosphere of Mars for first time

The researchers created a map of how deep ice is on the entire planet. The concept has been called "use of resources on site". Satellites orbiting Mars are essential in helping scientists determine the best places for building the first Martian resea...

Finland 'disappointed' by Madrid climate talks failure Finland 'disappointed' by Madrid climate talks failure

Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to curbing carbon. The United States delegation was among those that objected to the notion that the conference document should signal the need to enhance c...

Scientists Discover The Deepest Point On Land Scientists Discover The Deepest Point On Land

The lowest exposed point on land is located at the Dead Sea shore which is 413 meters (about 1,355ft) below sea level. The trough measures about 100 km in length and is 20 km wide, according to the study . "There have been many attempts to sound the...

Another successful Falcon 9 launch from the Cape Another successful Falcon 9 launch from the Cape

Eastern, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This was the first launch from the Space Coast since late August. Initially, SpaceX only planned to launch a few thousand satellites to power Starlink , but that number has since balloon...

NASA is about to grab a piece of an asteroid

Selecting the example sampling site is the next step for the mission. Bennu is covered in boulders rather than the large areas of fine-grain material that scientists expected. That should disturb material on the surface, allowing the sampling mecha...

The 1st All-Female Spacewalk Happening Today The 1st All-Female Spacewalk Happening Today

You'll be able to tell who's who by checking their suits and camera numbers: Koch's suit will have red stripes, and she will be using a helmet camera with the number 18. The batteries provide power to the station during the 90-minute night the stati...

Cyclone size of Texas discovered on Jupiter by NASA’s Juno mission Cyclone size of Texas discovered on Jupiter by NASA’s Juno mission

Scott Bolton , Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Analysis Institute in San Antonio, stated: 'The mix of creativity and analytical considering has as soon as once more paid off large time for NASA '. The spacecraft's JunoCam additional...

Thousands of people rally in smoke-choked Sydney as bushfires burn Thousands of people rally in smoke-choked Sydney as bushfires burn

Right now, Sydney's not even on the same scale. Mr Fitzsimmons last week said that until a significant easterly breeze arrives the smoke in Sydney will not completely dissipate. Smoke from bushfires is one amongst the largest contributors to air ...

New NASA image provides more details about first observed interstellar comet New NASA image provides more details about first observed interstellar comet

Also known as C/2019 Q4, the comet formed in a planetary system beyond ours and was ejected into interstellar space as a outcome of a near-collision with a planet in its original system. Borisov was discovered on August 30, and soon after that its ...

Launch of Reusable New Shepard Spacecraft delayed by bad weather Launch of Reusable New Shepard Spacecraft delayed by bad weather

The rocket shoots straight up, as rockets do, reaches escape velocity, then pops its capsule off the top just before the Karman line that officially, if somewhat arbitrarily, delineates space from Earth's atmosphere. It was wonderful, " Bezos said...

Genetic analysis accurately predicts lifespan of vertebrate species

In industries such as fisheries, lifespan is used in population models to determine catch limits. "Instead, we think that the density of a special type of DNA change, called DNA methylation, determines maximum natural lifespan in vertebrates".

Don't Miss The Last Full Moon of the Decade on Wednesday Don't Miss The Last Full Moon of the Decade on Wednesday

Recent showers have seen anywhere from 120-160 meteors per hour in the early morning hours. "There's no way the asteroid is anywhere near active enough when it is near the sun to produce the mass of dust we are seeing, so we are confident that WISPR ...

NASA unveils map of most accessible water ice on Mars NASA unveils map of most accessible water ice on Mars

This rainbow-colored map shows underground water ice on Mars . The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) has once again achieved the milestone when it learned that the company was submitting "water ice" to the red planet .

Final full moon of the decade in Gemini and Geminid meteor shower

According to The Farmer's Almanac , the december 12 moon is sometimes called the "Full Cold Moon" or the "Full Long Night's Moon ". The moon appears to be fully illuminated in the sky, hence it is called a full Moon . The full Moon of December ho...

Philip Rivers gave Yannick Ngakoue an earful, literally Philip Rivers gave Yannick Ngakoue an earful, literally

Referee Bill Vinovich intervened, telling Rivers , "Get the f-k out of here". "One-seven. I'll holla at you after the game", then turned to his teammates saying, "Seventeen just keep talking". It's definitely what he does. According to ESPN Stats...

ESA reveals ClearSpace-1, the first mission to pluck trash from space ESA reveals ClearSpace-1, the first mission to pluck trash from space

Following a competitive process, a consortium led by Swiss startup ClearSpace - a spin-off company established by an experienced team of space debris researchers based at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ( EPFL ) research institute - will b...

December's Moon Turns Full On 12/12 at 12:12am December's Moon Turns Full On 12/12 at 12:12am

Look for the full Moon to appear above the horizon just before sunset. The Cold Moon gets its name from Native American tribes since December is officially the start of the winter season. In Chinese numerology, it symbolizes harmony and the nu...

Thunberg tells governments: 'You are misleading' on climate Thunberg tells governments: 'You are misleading' on climate

Some have welcomed her activism, including her speeches challenging world leaders to do more to stop global warming, but others have criticised her sometimes combative tone. I want to thank the Nordic Council for this award. Her words spread like w...

A black moon is coming on July 31. Here's what that means A black moon is coming on July 31. Here's what that means

As per these conspiracy theorists, events like these along with the current happenings across the world indicate that prophecies are coming true, and human beings are now going through the end times. During a New Moon , Earth's natural satellite a...

NASA unveils 'the most powerful rocket ever built' NASA unveils 'the most powerful rocket ever built'

Engineers, NASA said, pushed the tank of the Space Launch System (SLS) "beyond its design limits to really understand its breaking point". NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a post on Twitter that "the tank withstood more than 260% of e...

Russian cargo ship successfully docks with ISS

The Dragon was launched from Cape Canaveral three days earlier. "Every time we welcome a brand new vehicle on board, we take on board additionally a little bit of the soul of everyone that contributed to the undertaking, so welcome on board", Par...

Greenland ice loss will 'expose 400m people to flooding each year' Greenland ice loss will 'expose 400m people to flooding each year'

Altogether, data from 11 different satellite missions were used, including measurements of the ice sheet's changing volume, flow and gravity. The results showed that the rate of ice loss in Greenland has increased from 36 billion tons per year in t...

Assignment shuffle precludes all-female spacewalk Assignment shuffle precludes all-female spacewalk

McClain, who has been stationed at the International Space Station since December, completed her first spacewalk on March 22 and discovered then that she needed a "medium-size hard upper torso", or the shirt of the spacesuit , according to NASA ....

Core Stage Of Next Moon Rocket Now Ready Says NASA

The data will help with the development of SLS, while also assuring NASA that the tank can handle the rigors of launch and spaceflight. In another test, engineers used a scaled-down rocket motor to test the insulation materials for the SLS boosters...

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