Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Mauritius Declares Emergency After Bunker Spill Mauritius Declares Emergency After Bunker Spill

France also dispatched a naval vessel, a military aircraft and technical advisers from nearby Reunion Island after Mauritius appealed for global help. He also stated the country does not have the infrastructure to resolve the problem and called on...

Perseid meteor shower 2020: Here’s when it will peak in August Perseid meteor shower 2020: Here’s when it will peak in August

If you miss the peak, don't fret. Having grown up down the country, I was privy to clear skies that were flawless for stargazing and so I'm definitely partial to a good meteor shower. When is the shower set to peak? Of course, it's also importan...

'Fireball' Spotted Over Prince Edward Island Throughout Perseid Meteor Shower

The best time to sky watch is shortly after midnight tonight, but before the moon can rise into the sky, this will cause some shading of the displays, but the Perseids are bright, so you still may see several during those times. So, if you can't slee...

Dwarf world Ceres is an 'ocean earth,' NASA finds Dwarf world Ceres is an 'ocean earth,' NASA finds

These eye-catching attributes ended up found to be sodium carbonate , or a compound which includes oxygen , carbon and sodium. But it was unclear how people shiny places arrived to be in the crater. These features are reminiscent of Earth's pingo...

Mauritius oil spill in the Indian Ocean Mauritius oil spill in the Indian Ocean

The operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean apologised on Sunday for a major oil spill which officials and environmentalists say is creating an ecological disaster. At least 1,000 tonnes of oi...

Tropical depression forms in Atlantic Tropical depression forms in Atlantic

Could this be the year forecasters have to use the "W" name on the storm list? Satellite imagery showed the depression has developed a less elongated circulation with a well-defined center, the NHC said. An average season has 12. The hurricane cent...

Sea Life Suffers as Mauritius Oil Spill Spreads Sea Life Suffers as Mauritius Oil Spill Spreads

The ship, the Wakashio , was a cargo ship, not an oil tanker, carrying 4,000 metric tons of fuel to power its engines (in comparison, supertankers can carry hundreds of thousands of metric tons of oil.) However, any oil spill larger than 700 metric ...

South Dakota Hosts 250000-Person Motorcycle Rally Amid Coronavirus Concerns South Dakota Hosts 250000-Person Motorcycle Rally Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't having a major impact on attendance at this year's Black Hills Motorcycle Classic in Sturgis, South Dakota. In fact, there were more people watching Smash Mouth than one might reasonably expect, pandemic or not.

Evacuations Ordered in Moruya as Rivers Flood After Heavy Rainfall Evacuations Ordered in Moruya as Rivers Flood After Heavy Rainfall

Residents of these areas were advised to leave the area late on Sunday after heavy rain led to flooding along the Deua River. Floodwaters are rising along the Moruya River, which is expected to reach moderate flood levels and peak on Sunday night.

Perseid Meteor Shower: Peak Dates For ‘Fireballs’ Over CT Perseid Meteor Shower: Peak Dates For ‘Fireballs’ Over CT

NASA's research suggests the Perseids are rich in fireballs because of the size of Swift/Tuttle's nucleus - about 16 miles (or 26 kilometers) in diameter. As per Emily, do not forget to let your eyes become adjusted to the dark which takes about 3...

Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill

Meanwhile, thousands of residents of Mauritius rushed to the beaches and immediately went to work trying to contain the spill. 4,000 tonnes of oil spilt into the Mauritius sea. The weather, which is also fanning the oil slick further up the coast, ...

NASA to reexamine 'insensitive' nicknames for cosmic objects NASA to reexamine 'insensitive' nicknames for cosmic objects

Nasa has been praised for its commitment to diversity and inclusion but the move also attracted backlash. The agency declared on Wednesday that it would end making use of the terms "Eskimo Nebula" and "Siamese Twins Galaxy" . British, German-born...

A New Look at Mars' Eerie, Ultraviolet Nighttime Glow A New Look at Mars' Eerie, Ultraviolet Nighttime Glow

According to the University of Colorado Dr. Zachariah Milby and study co-author, the green nightglow appears when air currents in the atmosphere plunge to about 40 miles above the regolith or soil on Mars . The brightenings happen on a regular...

The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be Visible On Tuesday Night

The Perseids are one of the best and brightest batches of shooting stars visible from Earth. It continued; 'The Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers because most years at its peak, one can see 60 to 100 meteors in an hou...

Get set for the flower moon, the last supermoon of the year Get set for the flower moon, the last supermoon of the year

There have already been three super moons this year, and you won't get a chance to see one again until April 2021. The size of the supermoon is up to seven percent larger and 15 percent brighter than a typical full moon. The May full moon, also k...

Elon Musk's SpaceX raises US$346M ahead of debut astronaut mission

There's a 60 percent chance that weather at Kennedy Space Center will force a scrub, according to a forecast from the 45th Space Wing. The weather was bright and sunny for Saturday's dress rehearsal , during which Hurley and Behnken (pictured, lef...

Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses due to global warming

An aerial view taken during an Operation IceBridge survey flight of glaciers on Canada's Ellesmere Island in April 2014. "These are big pieces of ice", he said. With less sea ice there is also less insulation, so that heat from the ocean escapes to w...

NASA Doing Away With ‘Harmful’ Nicknames For Cosmic Objects NASA Doing Away With ‘Harmful’ Nicknames For Cosmic Objects

The unofficial names are sometimes used by members of the scientific community, the agency said. The term "Eskimo" has always been used to refer to the native people of Alaska as well as other Arctic regions, but it is actually considered by many a...

Defra to draw up national beaver reintroduction plan following 5-year trial Defra to draw up national beaver reintroduction plan following 5-year trial

This is the first time that the United Kingdom government has supported the reintroduction of an extinct native mammal. "Whilst this announcement by Defra is very welcome, it's now vital that decisions are made on the national status of beavers tha...

SpaceX completes test flight of Mars rocket prototype SpaceX completes test flight of Mars rocket prototype

The final Starship rocket will feature six Raptor engines and stand about 50 feet high. The short straight-up-and-down test flight was performed Tuesday night at SpaceX's advancement website in south Texas, and it's suggested to assist SpaceX fin...

Quebec hits 60,000 COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths Quebec hits 60,000 COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

Blood samples from those living in Montreal and Laval, where the majority of Quebec's confirmed cases have been detected, were most likely to show signs of COVID-19, at 3.05 per cent. Quebec reported it had completed analyses of 10,325 COVID-19 tes...

READ SpaceX launches Starlink and BlackSky satellites READ SpaceX launches Starlink and BlackSky satellites

USA private space agency SpaceX is targeting Friday, August 7 at 1:12 a.m. EDT, 5:12 UTC, for launch of its tenth Starlink mission which will include 57 Starlink satellites and 2 satellites from BlackSky , a Spaceflight customer. In addition t...

Astronauts: SpaceX Dragon capsule 'came alive' on descent Astronauts: SpaceX Dragon capsule 'came alive' on descent

For 45 years, astronauts have not landed on Earth with a parachute over the sea. NASA astronaut Bob Behnken has given a fascinating account of what it was like to re-enter Earth's atmosphere and splash down in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule .

Watch NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Watch NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts

Aside from completing the most important United States launch in nearly a decade, SpaceX also managed to successfully land Falcon 9 Block 5 booster B1058 on drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY), stationed several hundred miles down range in...

Audi E-Tron SUV gets $9,000 lower base price, plus more range Audi E-Tron SUV gets $9,000 lower base price, plus more range

It's $66,995, including the $1,095 destination charge. The 2019 e-tron was offered at $74,800 (MSRP) and effectively at $68,295. Thanks to this change, the 2021 E-Tron has a base price of $65,900. The battery buffer is now 8.5 kWh (or nearly 9% o...

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