Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

U.S. Mars exploration advocate Robert Zubrin on China's first Mars mission U.S. Mars exploration advocate Robert Zubrin on China's first Mars mission

Speaking on the significance of collecting samples from Martian rocks rather than simply studying Martian meteorites, Ouyang said that knowing where these samples are collected is more useful when answering scientific questions about the Mars.

Endangered tigers captured on camera in western Thailand Endangered tigers captured on camera in western Thailand

That part of Thailand is remote, mountainous, and covered in thick tropical forest. To protect the three young tigers from poachers, their exact location was not revealed. The chief of the wildlife research division for Thailand's DNP, Saksit Sim...

NASA sets Mars 2020 launch for this Thursday, details and video here NASA sets Mars 2020 launch for this Thursday, details and video here

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover rolls from the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Flori...

Rare Hawaiian hurricane, packing strong winds and rains, approaches islands Rare Hawaiian hurricane, packing strong winds and rains, approaches islands

Hurricane Douglas peaked earlier in the week as a Category 4 Major Hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Oahu, home to the state's largest city, Honolulu , was placed under a hurricane warning. Sunday night, Douglas is ...

SpaceX to launch four astronauts to ISS in 2021 Crew-2 mission SpaceX to launch four astronauts to ISS in 2021 Crew-2 mission

NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, whose husband Bob Behnken was one of two crew members aboard SpaceX's historic Crew Dragon mission in May, will pilot the commercial craft's second launch in the spring of 2021. He has already logged 189 days in spac...

SpaceX Crew-2 mission to fly 4 astronauts to space station

The members of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station. Both companies have developed a new generation of American capsules created to safely ferry humans to and from the ISS. He first launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour fo...

Tropical Storm Isaias' forecast splits into very different paths Tropical Storm Isaias' forecast splits into very different paths

The system is huge nearly 1000 miles long. Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean said on " Fox & Friends ". Isaias will likely make a landfall in the Dominican Republic today and be near the Turks and Caicos Islands and Southern Bahamas o...

NASA's Perseverance rover launch to Mars NASA's Perseverance rover launch to Mars

This is where the rover will be conducting numerous experiments in an attempt to discover whether life ever existed on Mars . Advanced spacesuit designer Amy Ross of NASA's Johnson Space Center said the space agency would send five small piece...

Potential tropical storm could end up in the Gulf this weekend, maybe

When the storm strengthens, which is expected to occur Tuesday night or Wednesday before reaching the Leeward Islands, or Lesser Antilles, it will form Tropical Storm Isaias . Virgin Islands, the southern and northern coasts of the Dominican Repub...

100M-year-old microbes found on seafloor were revived, study says

Not to mention the lack of oxygen , handful of crucial nutrition, and the measly vitality supplies. Speaking on the life in the ocean, URI Graduate School of Oceanography professor and co-author of the study Steven D'Hondt said in the official r...

Onlookers Wowed as Tianwen-1 Mars Mission Launched on Hainan Island Onlookers Wowed as Tianwen-1 Mars Mission Launched on Hainan Island

Meanwhile, the Chinese orbiter will spend a few months surveying for an ideal place to land inside Utopia Planitia, according to mission scientists writing in Nature Astronomy . "I think this is the first mission since Viking to focus so directly an...

Tropical storm may delay 1st SpaceX crew's return to Earth Tropical storm may delay 1st SpaceX crew's return to Earth

For now, NASA and SpaceX expect to undock Crew Dragon from the International Space Station at 7:34 p.m. EDT (2334 GMT) on August 1. Like Crew-1, the Crew-2 mission will feature a diverse global roster of four astronauts. But the ocean splashdown of t...

Scientists revive 100 million-year-old microbes from deep under seafloor

Yuki Morono , a geomicrobiologist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, led the team. " Microbes may be invisible to the naked eye", he adds,"but collectively they dwarf all the ocean's whales, its coral reefs, and all other...

Deutsche Bank to end global business activities in coal mining by 2025 Deutsche Bank to end global business activities in coal mining by 2025

Deutsche Bank said it plans to stop funding activities in coal mining by 2025 and immediately stop financing oil and gas projects in the Arctic region as part of a revised sustainability strategy. Urgewald , a non-profit environmental and human righ...

Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth

The two 10th grade students, Radhika Lakhani and Vaidehi Vekariya, were working on a Space India and NASA organized school project, aimed at analyzing asteroids , when they discovered the space rock they've named HLV2514. This NEO is near the ...

NASA relegates four astronauts to SpaceX mission planned for 2021 NASA relegates four astronauts to SpaceX mission planned for 2021

NASA and SpaceX are looking to finish up the final demonstration mission of SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft at the end of this week, but it's already looking ahead to Crew-2 - the second operational flight of Crew Dragon , now set ...

Double meteor shower could spark brilliant fireballs next week

Neither the Southern Delta Aquariids nor Alpha Capricornids is considered particularly stellar meteor showers, but both could produce roughly 15 to 20 meteors per hour in areas with low light pollution. During these nights, the meteor shower will p...

Comet Neowise appears in the night sky Comet Neowise appears in the night sky

It emits a tail of dust and possibly two tails of gas as it moves through space at around 144,000 miles per hour. Graphic courtesy of NASASpacePlace via Wikimedia Commons. "I tracked the comet using an app called SkySafari which shows the location ...

12 stunning images from past Mars missions 12 stunning images from past Mars missions

Science Minister Amanda Solloway said: "UK scientists and researchers continue to play an indispensable role in the most impressive worldwide space missions, helping to further our understanding of our extraordinary solar system. If not, the missio...

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover to be launched on Thursday, check details NASA's Perseverance Mars rover to be launched on Thursday, check details

It will be carried out using the ATLAS V 541 rocket . The mission features an orbiter that will study the current Martian weather, the planet's ancient climate and how the atmosphere interacts with the solar wind. In addition, mission planners nee...

West Nile Virus found in Windsor-Essex, health unit reports West Nile Virus found in Windsor-Essex, health unit reports

Wajid Ahmed said in a news release Monday. Palm Beach County Mosquito Control and the Department of Health said they continue surveillance and prevention efforts to reduce mosquito-borne diseases. Do not forget to wear a long-sleeved shirt or jacke...

Chernobyl-resistant mold could block radiation on the ISS

Certain fungi thrive in high-radiation environments on Earth, such as the contamination radius of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Space radiation is of the first kind, the harsh kind and astronauts face being exposed to ionising radiation that...

Perseid meteor shower August 2020: When can I see it?

About 5-10 percent of the Delta Aquariid meteors leave glowing trails of ionized gas trails that persist for a couple seconds in the meteor's wake. The annual Perseid meteor shower takes place between mid-July and August every year and providing we...

York scientists solve the mystery behind body odour York scientists solve the mystery behind body odour

Working up a sweat triggers the release of a distinctly pungent aroma, with research previously suggesting a warm, moist armpit provides the ideal breeding ground for stink-producing bacteria. It's a cysteine-thiol lyase (C-T lyase) enzyme within bac...

NASA to study light from newborn stars with giant balloon — ASTHROS Mission NASA to study light from newborn stars with giant balloon — ASTHROS Mission

In early August, engineers at JPL will begin integration and testing of those subsystems to verify that they perform as expected. According to NASA , it chose to go with a balloon-based mission due to the number of advantages it has over a space-b...

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