Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

The Climate Crisis Is Turning Antarctic Snow Green The Climate Crisis Is Turning Antarctic Snow Green

Satellite data gathered between 2017 and 2019, combined with on-the-ground measurements over two summers in Antarctica , allowed scientists to map the microscopic algae as they bloomed across the snow of the Antarctic Peninsula. these can also be spo...

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Guelph, Erin, Wellington County Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Guelph, Erin, Wellington County

Extreme heat affects everyone, states the warning. Environment Canada warns that when humidex values hit 40C, children, the elderly, pregnant woman, people with chronic illnesses and people who work or exercise outdoors could be at risk of heat-r...

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch set for Wednesday Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch set for Wednesday

July 8, 2011, was the last time NASA launched astronauts to orbit from the United States. The launch marks the first flight of NASA astronauts from USA soil since the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011. The astronauts are scheduled to arrive today...

NASA Astronauts Launch Into SpaceX Ship NASA Astronauts Launch Into SpaceX Ship

SpaceX has a split-second launch window. SpaceX is expected to become the first private company ever to launch astronauts into Earth's orbit on Wednesday when its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are slated to take off from the Kennedy...

NASA, SpaceX make final preparations for historic launch NASA, SpaceX make final preparations for historic launch

Eastern Time from Kennedy's Launch Complex 39A. But some bad weather could potentially cause delays. The Demo-2 mission will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket and carry the astronauts toward the International Space Station at around 17,000 miles per ho...

CO2 emissions strongly decreased during pandemic CO2 emissions strongly decreased during pandemic

Prof Richard Betts MBE , head of climate impacts at the Met Office Hadley Centre and University of Exeter , explained his recent analysis - which was co-authored by colleagues at the Met Office and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and p...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch first astronauts from USA soil since 2011 Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch first astronauts from USA soil since 2011

As of now, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft remains on track to lift off with NASA astronauts for the first time ever at 4:33 pm EDT (20:33 UTC) on Wednesday, May 27th. Nevertheless, Musk - in an interview with Aviation Week's Irene Klotz - stated t...

Astronomers discover huge disk galaxy formed more than 12 billion years ago Astronomers discover huge disk galaxy formed more than 12 billion years ago

The finding challenges the traditional models of galaxy formation, because it's supposed to grow gradually, reaching its large mass relatively late. During the early time, the Milky Way universe and other galaxies were like train wrecks that were...

Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation

NASA has done similar experiments like this in the past, where small teams have spent months in the same confined quarters at the International Space Station. Participants will be staying in a lab located in Moscow, and they will experience environme...

Why Satellites and Spacecraft are Malfunctioning in the new Bermuda Triangle? Why Satellites and Spacecraft are Malfunctioning in the new Bermuda Triangle?

The magnetic field is very important for life on earth. If the magnetic field weakens, the magnetosphere that acts as its extent in space might lose the protective power. From 1970 to 2020, the minimum field strength in this area has dropped from a...

SpaceX astronauts enter pre-launch quarantine SpaceX astronauts enter pre-launch quarantine

Although the public, especially the astronauts' family and friends, can't watch the historic event from the Kennedy Space Center, everyone is encouraged to watch the launch from home. The health procedures were introduced by NASA for the Apollo pro...

Corals emit ‘dazzling colourful display’ to protect from rising sea temperature Corals emit ‘dazzling colourful display’ to protect from rising sea temperature

However, the study published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology says that corals change color to attempt to survive . The algae gain shelter, carbon dioxide and nutrients, while the corals receive the products from the algae's photosyn...

Trump to Attend First Launch of Astronauts From US in Years Trump to Attend First Launch of Astronauts From US in Years

NASA's Commercial Crew program, aimed at developing private spacecraft to transport American astronauts in to space, began under Barack Obama. SpaceX is now repairing Starship SN4 after a static fire test started a separate fire that lightly dam...

SpaceX set to launch humans from USA for 1st time since 2011 SpaceX set to launch humans from USA for 1st time since 2011

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ahead of leaving for Kennedy Space Centre. Since 2012, SpaceX has been resupplying the ISS for NASA, thanks to the cargo version of the Dragon capsule. Hurley is the spacecraft commander for Demo-2, ...

NASA astronaut touts 'great partnership' with SpaceX ahead of historic launch NASA astronaut touts 'great partnership' with SpaceX ahead of historic launch

During the follow-up news conference, SpaceX's Director of Crew Mission Management, Benji Reed, stated that the go for launch is permission to proceed in the launch sequence, but "really it's a go to the mission", referring to the fact that Demo-2 is...

Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys

The Food and Drug Administration on May 12 promised an accelerated review of Moderna's vaccine, which works by injecting pieces of synthetic viral RNA into the body to stimulate an immune response to the virus. While any increase in neutralizing an...

SpaceX crewed mission is a 'go' for launch next week SpaceX crewed mission is a 'go' for launch next week

American astronauts have been flying to the ISS , which now houses two Russians and one American, on Russian rockets since the U.S. space shuttle program was shelved in 2011 after three decades of service. "It was unanimous on the board that we ar...

Rare skinny gene predisposes some to being thin Rare skinny gene predisposes some to being thin

Scientists already know that a mutated form of the ALK gene and protein can drive the development of cancer tumors, the study said. Using biobank data from Estonia , Penninger's team, including researchers from Switzerland, Austria, and Australia,...

Wuhan bans eating wild animals in wake of coronavirus pandemic Wuhan bans eating wild animals in wake of coronavirus pandemic

The provincial base for major epidemics prevention, control and treatment is a 16-story building with a floor area of more than 120,000 square meters. In Jiangxi, authorities will help farmers dispose of animals and provide financial aid. According...

NASA finds parallel universe where time runs backwards! NASA finds parallel universe where time runs backwards!

The aforementioned high energy particles were originally thought to be coming down, though scientists have now discovered that isn't the case at all. For the study, the experts used a purpose-built balloon to carry the antenna high above Antarctica...

Scientists: Earth’s magnetic field arose the anomaly Scientists: Earth’s magnetic field arose the anomaly

According to the ESA, the magnetic field is generated by an extremely hot swirling liquid iron that comprises the planet's outer core - which is about 3,000 kilometers under our feet. In comparison, Ciaran Beggan of the British Geological Survey tol...

Trump to visit Florida for SpaceX launch with NASA astronauts Trump to visit Florida for SpaceX launch with NASA astronauts

Officials from NASA and SpaceX said part of the review focused on the safety of the parachutes that would deploy and slow the Dragon spacecraft as it drops through the Earth's atmosphere, bringing the astronauts home. President Donald Trump has ind...

Wuhan officially bans eating and hunting of wild animals Wuhan officially bans eating and hunting of wild animals

This move comes amid mounting pressure on China to crack down on illegal trade of wildlife. There is now no evidence that supports the fact that the market caused the virus. Other so-called "wet markets" reopened after the citywide lockdown was l...

COVID-19 to hurt but not halt renewable energy growth says IEA COVID-19 to hurt but not halt renewable energy growth says IEA

This comes as Australia says its Covid-19 recovery plans will focus on supporting fossil fuel investment and infrastructure, and as key regulatory bodies announce delays to new rules and regulations that could remove barriers to new renewable and oth...

Trump says may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch Trump says may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch

Bob Behnken will travel aboard the SpaceX crew Dragon capsule aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. They will also make history as the first astronauts to go into space in a privately-funded spacecraft. They are to dock at the International Space St...

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