Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

NASA shows you what the Hubble Space Telescope saw on his birthday

It shows the radiating glow of the pillars in infrared light - and you can see the infrared light piercing through dust and gas, giving the pillars a spectacular blueish shadow. What you notice is how the entire frame is filled with bright stars and ...

Mercury-bound spacecraft buzzes Earth, beams back pictures Mercury-bound spacecraft buzzes Earth, beams back pictures

Today, even though the technology is advanced, we are still unable to reach the planets in our Solar System and have not obtained enough information about these planets. Data from the flyby will be used to calibrate Bepi-Colombo's science instruments...

Severe Weather Likely Easter Sunday Severe Weather Likely Easter Sunday

Cloudy skies will take over by the afternoon as winds increase. The storm system is then expected to push up the Atlantic coast on Monday. The threat of strong tornadoes and other damaging weather on Easter posed a double-edged safety dilemma f...

Older chain shows Neanderthals liked fiber technology, scientists say Older chain shows Neanderthals liked fiber technology, scientists say

Researchers believe the cord, dated between 41,000-52,000 years ago, is the oldest known proof of textile and fibre technology to date. Analysis of the invention was first launched Thursday in the scientific journal Scientific Reports .

Pope celebrates joy of Easter amid sorrow of virus, alone Pope celebrates joy of Easter amid sorrow of virus, alone

Lockdown measures are still in place across Italy, hard hit by the pandemic . With these sorts of gatherings being illegal this year and to help the faithful cooped up at home, the Vatican has already started livestreaming hours of Pope Francis' ...

Scientists measured the wind speed on a Brown Dwarf Scientists measured the wind speed on a Brown Dwarf

The needed measurements are going to be very challenging, because exoplanets are not only fainter than brown dwarfs, but they're also right next to their big bright parent stars. Similar to Jupiter , this brown dwarf's atmosphere is rotating faster ...

After mission failure, Boeing spacecraft lands in New Mexico After mission failure, Boeing spacecraft lands in New Mexico

After calculating that the craft had burned too much propellant for several minutes, Boeing and NASA were forced to guide the Starliner back to Earth without fulfilling its planned mission. "We train extensively for this type of contingency", she...

Good Friday procession at Vatican Good Friday procession at Vatican

Pope Francis on Holy Thursday praised priests and medical staff who tend to the needs of coronavirus patients. "These days, more than 60 [health workers] in Italy have died, after giving attention to the sick in hospitals", he said . The solemn pr...

Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus

At the service, the pope paid tribute to doctors, nurses and priests who had died of Covid-19. They instead organized a fund to contribute to a drive by the Italian Bishops Conference to help hospitals in need, according to a statement by the Cypri...

Mutant Bacterial Enzyme Can Break Down Plastic Waste in Just Hours Mutant Bacterial Enzyme Can Break Down Plastic Waste in Just Hours

The company has partnered with big companies like Pepsi and L'Oréal to accelerate the development of the enzyme. Carbios said it aims to recycle on an industrial scale in the next five years . And some estimates suggest that plastic costs humani...

Scientists Observe An Unusual Ozone Hole Over The Arctic

As according to NBC News , a second ozone hole of record breaking size has opened up over the Arctic. Those freezing temps in the stratosphere over the Arctic, by the way, follow abnormally warm temperatures in the stratosphere over Antarctica las...

Pope: coronavirus ‘nature’s response’ to climate crisis Pope: coronavirus ‘nature’s response’ to climate crisis

Because of the pandemic, liturgical celebrations with the pope have been pared down to the essential, eliminating or postponing optional rites and celebrations. He spoke of "those people who, in this time of a pandemic, have made a business of dealin...

Quebec forecasts at least 1263 COVID-19 deaths, peaking around April 18 Quebec forecasts at least 1263 COVID-19 deaths, peaking around April 18

Public health experts with the Quebec government will present their projections this afternoon about how many people in the province may end up dying from infection by the novel coronavirus. "We are soon reaching the peak", says Legault. "I don...

Arctic warning: Large and 'unusual' hole opens in ozone above Arctic

Mini ozone holes have sporadically appeared in the ozone above the Arctic before, but the team state that they have seen nothing on this scale in previous years. The scientists refer to the Arctic depletion zone as a "mini-hole" because it has a maxi...

ISS: No press, no family: Space crew set for launch during pandemic ISS: No press, no family: Space crew set for launch during pandemic

Liftoff of the Soyuz rocket is planned for 4:05 a.m. EDT from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch is scheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the passengers having undergone a two-week isolation period before departure. Next up for SpaceX...

A Mystery of Saturn Revealed Through Spacecraft Cassini A Mystery of Saturn Revealed Through Spacecraft Cassini

The Cassini data will reveal why the planet's upper atmosphere is warmer than expected. The temperature of planets including Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune have bamboozled scientists for so long as these planets are located very far from our...

Up in the Sky: A 'Super' Moon with Something to Crow About Up in the Sky: A 'Super' Moon with Something to Crow About

In the coastal areas of the USA, super worm moon rose at 7:01 p.m. of March 9 , and its moonset is at 8:07 the next morning. This particular FULL MOON Monday is known as the WORM MOON - the first FULL MOON in March. Supermoons , which take pla...

Supermassive Black Hole Captured in 'Unprecedented Detail' - Scientists

But, Younsi added, questions remain, including what exactly the plasma of the jet is composed of, and exactly how the jet couples with the black hole. At the center of most galaxies is a supermassive black hole . But 3C 279 is one of the brightest...

Twitter Shares Breathtaking Pictures Of The ‘Super Pink Moon’ Twitter Shares Breathtaking Pictures Of The ‘Super Pink Moon’

Moreover, this pink supermoon will appear 7% larger than an average full moon . However, the next pink supermoon (or "sprouting grass moon" or "egg moon") will be visible in the spring of 2021. The moon will be up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent...

Trump order encourages U.S. to mine the moon Trump order encourages U.S. to mine the moon

Scott Pace, Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council said that this Executive Order establishes United States policy toward the recovery and use of space resources, such as water and certain minerals, ...

Man dies after shark attack on Great Barrier Reef Man dies after shark attack on Great Barrier Reef

The victim worked as a ranger for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). "A lot of his work colleagues I understand are very upset today". Days before, a 30-year-old man was bitten in the leg and sustained minor injuries. The Great Bar...

Wuhan lockdown ends, 65,000 flee Wuhan lockdown ends, 65,000 flee

China ended its 11-week coronavirus lockdown of Wuhan on Wednesday, and about 65,000 people quickly boarded trains and planes out of the city of 11 million, with thousands more fleeing by auto, The Associated Press reports , citing local media.

Russian Federation slams USA order to privatize outer space Russian Federation slams USA order to privatize outer space

He said it undermined the spirit of worldwide cooperation in space. "Attempts to expropriate outer space and aggressive plans to actually seize territories of other planets hardly set the countries (on course for) fruitful cooperation", its state...

China's Wuhan lockdown ends, but another begins as local coronavirus cases rise China's Wuhan lockdown ends, but another begins as local coronavirus cases rise

China ended the months-long lockdown in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus outbreak first began. The rest of surrounding Hubei province quickly followed, confining tens of millions of people at homes and cutting the province off from the worl...

Roscosmos Says US President Donald Trump Paving Way to Seize Other Planets

Roscosmos said the order put the United States at odds with the notion of space belonging to all humanity. Like the United States, Russia has been pursuing plans in recent years to return to the moon and potentially further into outer space.

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