Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

NASA will shoot lasers at the moon to help find water NASA will shoot lasers at the moon to help find water

Starship will launch off Earth atop a huge rocket Super Heavy, but the spacecraft will land on, and launch off, the moon and Mars on its own, without the need for any other vehicles. "If we're planning on sending astronauts there to dig up the ice an...

School student wins contest to name Mars-bound helicopter School student wins contest to name Mars-bound helicopter

But with so many good essays, NASA officials went back to them to choose a name for the helicopter that will accompany the Rover, the space agency said. Future aircrafts could help investigate targets that are hard to reach by rover, such as cliffs, ...

NASA Shares Image Of Asteroid That Will Fly Past Earth This Week NASA Shares Image Of Asteroid That Will Fly Past Earth This Week

The body, dubbed Asteroid 52768 (1998 OR2), is said to be the biggest asteroid of the year, but what makes it even more interesting is the fact that it is making the close approach with a "mask on", just like we all should. "Radar measurements allow ...

Ancient opossum-like mammal, "oddest of oddballs", discovered by Denver researcher

While there are still so many questions about how and why Adalatherium hui ended up the way it did, it's clear this is a big find that could help us understand a lot more about gondwanatherians , given we've never before discovered such a complete...

'A historic shock.' It's like India stopped using any energy 'A historic shock.' It's like India stopped using any energy

Solar and wind in particular are set to boost renewable electricity generation by 5% in 2020, the IEA suggested, although this will be aided by higher output from hydropower. Earlier in April, analysts at Carbon Brief estimated CO2 emissions could ...

SpaceX will Send Three Tourists to the International Space Station Next Year SpaceX will Send Three Tourists to the International Space Station Next Year

Axiom is now in the process of creating an "Axiom Segment" on the ISS beginning in 2024, and when the ISS retires the habitable complex will "detach and operate as a free-flying commercial space station", according to the company. The space-grown le...

Hubble Space Telescope Witnesses Breakup of Comet ATLAS | Astronomy

If this spin becomes fast enough, centripetal forces could exceed the material strength of the nucleus to the extent that the comet splits and fragments under the stress. "Regardless", Jewitt said , "it's quite special to get a look with Hubble at t...

'Crazy beast' lived among last of dinosaurs

During the age of dinosaurs, any mammals were mostly mouse-sized. Australia, Africa, Madagascar, South America and India all emerged from the break-up of Gondwanaland. Exactly what factors induced the craziness of the insane beast isn't fully clear...

Giant Asteroid Zooms by Earth at 19,000 miles per hour

It further said that the planetary defense experts are always watching the skies to safeguard Earth from future potential threats. It is to be noted that the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 385,000 km. This is the reason, the astron...

SpaceX starship passed a key test SpaceX starship passed a key test

The Starship SN2 prototype was dismantled as SpaceX chose to run a pressure test using only the tanks, and the test was passed. Known as a wet dress rehearsal (WDR), the first of those tests will be similar to April 26th's cryo proof but with the n...

Alberta officials watch rivers as floods cause evacuations in Fort McMurray Alberta officials watch rivers as floods cause evacuations in Fort McMurray

The municipality has declared a secondary state of local emergency, which comes on top of an initial state of local emergency declared last month because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alberta government is now offering emergency payments to individua...

Huge asteroid 52768 to fly by Earth the morning of April 29

They joked that the asteroid appeared to have brought its own "face mask" in the middle of Earth's coronavirus pandemic, based on a curved white line that appeared during their scans. The asteroids are tracked by NASA's Center for Near Earth Objec...

Watch this year’s largest asteroid pass Earth online

The 1998 OR2 asteroid is 1.5-mile-wide (2-kilometer-wide) and will get no closer than about 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers), passing more than 16 times farther away than the Moon. Since they are bigger, asteroids of this size reflect much ...

Massive asteroid 1998 OR2 to fly by planet Earth today!

Artist's concept of a near-Earth object. "The Virtual Telescope Project will show it live, thanks to its advanced technologies, bringing it to you via the Internet". A team of experts has been monitoring this near-Earth asteroid, among others. Th...

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Sharks Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Sharks

A new update is being rolled out that will lower the creepy crawl rates in the game that are worth more money. He found out that Nintendo reportedly generalized the spawn rates of all bugs and insects to let them show up at the same rate in any s...

Sahara was Earth's Most Dangerous Place 100 Million Years Ago | Paleontology

According to the researchers, no comparable modern terrestrial ecosystem exists that is so dominated by large carnivores. Palaeontologists have published an extensive review of fossil vertebrates from the Cretaceous of Morocco. In fact, the Kem K...

3 Earth-Intersecting NEOs Approaching, Flying Past Planet Tuesday — NASA Asteroid Tracker 3 Earth-Intersecting NEOs Approaching, Flying Past Planet Tuesday — NASA Asteroid Tracker

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said that a huge asteroid will be passing by Earth at a distance of 6.2 million km on 29 April. If you still want to watch the object pass by Earth but don't have the right equipment, o...

‘Potentially hazardous’: NASA warns of 2 asteroids heading this way in May

So we have nothing to fear from asteroid 1998 OR2's Earth flyby on April 29 , scientists stress. Providing it doesn't break up before then, the space rock is due to make a dozen near-Earth flybys in the next 200 years, the closest of which will ...

USGS releases first complete geologic map of the Moon

To put it simply, the map was created using data from six Apollo-era missions, more recent excursions and pre-existing drawings. "This map is a culmination of a decades-long project". Skinner explained that they can show hazards as well as resources ...

Lockdown: The largest hole on Ozone layer closed?

An unusually large hole in the ozone layer ever observed over the Arctic in the Northern Hemisphere which formed earlier this year at the break of spring has finally closed after hovering above the North Pole for nearly a month, the European Union'...

'The most unsafe place in the history of planet earth' revealed 'The most unsafe place in the history of planet earth' revealed

This is according to an global team of scientists, who have published the biggest review in nearly 100 years of fossil vertebrates from an area of Cretaceous rock formations in south-eastern Morocco, known as the Kem Kem Group . The review provide...

Here's What That Bright Line of Lights in The Sky Was Yesterday

Not like a shooting star, like a bunch of little lights in a line. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk mentioned April 27 that he hopes to check a new solution to cut back the brightness of the corporate's Starlink satellites on the following launch...

Giant asteroid set to pass Earth on Wednesday Giant asteroid set to pass Earth on Wednesday

While the asteroid is not predicted to cross paths with Earth any time soon in its orbit around the Sun, the object is still classified as "potentially hazardous". The mission, now known as DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), NASA will be slammi...

Starwatch: time for the moon to bid farewell to brilliant Venus

During the conjunction of the moon and Venus on Sunday (April 26), comet C/2019 Y4 Atlas will be nearby in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is interesting to note that the conjunction occurs during the daytime, when it is tough to view most c...

Astronomers find star that survived being 'eaten' by a black hole

Instead, as it loses mass the star will swell up in size, and its orbit will become more circular. Astronomers spotted a black hole that's emitting X-ray bursts every nine hours. King recently came across a black hole emitting X-ray bursts. We do...

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