Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space

Rubins , the first person to sequence DNA in space, plans to work on a cardiovascular experiment and conduct research using the space station´s Cold Atom Lab. Mike Jackson told NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce in 2008. In the early days of space travel, ...

Why the supermassive black hole M87 Why the supermassive black hole M87

In 2009-13, M87* was observed by early-EHT prototype arrays, with telescopes located at three geographical sites from 2009 to 2012 and four sites in 2013. The gas falling onto a black hole heats up to billions of degrees, ionizes and becomes turbulen...

Rescue efforts continue in Australia's mass whale stranding Rescue efforts continue in Australia's mass whale stranding

Six more were freed this morning. "I think everyone's exhausted and feeling the fatigue". Local authorities said they were hopeful to save another 12 to 20 whales which had been assessed as having the best chance of survival, in a way as quick an...

Whale records longest known dive lasting nearly four HOURS Whale records longest known dive lasting nearly four HOURS

That smashes the previous record of 2 hours and 43 minutes. However, the researchers say in the study that these extraordinarily long dives are "perhaps more indicative of the true limits of the diving behaviour of this species". "Their body muscle...

First measurements of moon radiation level First measurements of moon radiation level

Earlier devices could only record the entire "mission dose.' In its current issue, the scientific journal Science Advances reports on the work of the global group of scientists involved with the LND, including researchers from the German Aerospace ...

International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris

This precaution was taken out of an abundance of caution. The debris passed within about 1.4 kilometers (nearly one mile) of the ISS, NASA said . NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the $28 billion plan aims to return humans to the lunar s...

Twitter to launch 'read before you retweet' prompt very soon Twitter to launch 'read before you retweet' prompt very soon

If a user decides to retweet a write-up without opening the link and reading it, Twitter would prompt him or her to read it first before sharing. It shows that people opened articles faster than 40% more often, and it says that the overall percentage...

Asteroid to zoom by Earth, closer than many satellites Asteroid to zoom by Earth, closer than many satellites

Based on its brightness, the asteroid was estimated to be between 5 and 10 m (15-30 feet) in diameter. Asteroid 2020 SW , as it is known, was discovered last Friday by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This illustrati...

Over 200 Whales Stranded on Australian Sandbars, 25 Left Dead Over 200 Whales Stranded on Australian Sandbars, 25 Left Dead

The animals are only accessible by boat, limiting the number of rescuers who can reach them. Successful rescue efforts often require specialized equipment and techniques. About one-third of the group of 270 whales have died, in a scene rescuers des...

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

The asteroid, roughly between 4.5 to 9 meters wide, is pretty small compared to some of the other space rocks that have had close contact with Earth. The asteroid will make its close approach below the ring of geostationary satellites orbiting abou...

Richest 1% to blame for high pollution emissions Richest 1% to blame for high pollution emissions

While poor neighbourhoods are disproportionately dying from the coronavirus, the world's richest are enjoying exponential increases in wealth. Not everyone holds the same responsibility for climate change , according to new research, which sh...

NASA reveals plans to put first woman on the moon NASA reveals plans to put first woman on the moon

This phase of Artemis truly feels futuristic, with plans for the "incremental buildup of infrastructure on the surface", NASA said. But Nasa will need more funds to develop the vehicle in full. 15, 2019 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Over ti...

Bermuda braces for wind, rain as Hurricane Teddy approaches Bermuda braces for wind, rain as Hurricane Teddy approaches

While conditions will become less conducive to new storms as September progresses, Wistar warned that "there is a certain pulsing that goes on in any hurricane season where they kind of flare up and it quiets down and they flare up". The west coast w...

Courtland Sutton feared to have serious knee injury Courtland Sutton feared to have serious knee injury

The QB went down on Denver's second drive and did not return. Now, reports state the group fears the speedster has actually suffered a serious injury and might possibly be out for the remainder of the project. Sutton's injury appears to have come lat...

Asteroid to zoom by, duck below satellites Asteroid to zoom by, duck below satellites

Although it's not on an impact trajectory with Earth, if it were, the space rock would nearly certainly break up high in the atmosphere, becoming a bright meteor known as a fireball . Paul Chodas, the director of NASA's Center for Near Earth Object ...

Launch date for Tom Cruise's space mission confirmed Launch date for Tom Cruise's space mission confirmed

It looks like Tom Cruise is officially heading to space! Wandering eyes noticed the timeline indicated a SpaceX Crew Dragon Axiom tourist flight set to be piloted by Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, joined by "Tourist 1" - Tom Cruise - and "T...

Humpback whale finds escape from Australian crocodile river Humpback whale finds escape from Australian crocodile river

Authorities say that it had been stranded there for over two weeks. They were swimming in East Alligator River, a location that is not only rather far from sea but aptly named due to its large saltwater crocodile population. The park said it had been...

Surprisingly enough, comets can generate auroras too -- in ultraviolet light Surprisingly enough, comets can generate auroras too -- in ultraviolet light

The findings have been published in the journal Nature Astronomy . On Earth, aurora are generated when electrically charged particles speeding from the Sun hit the upper atmosphere to create colourful shimmers of green, white, and red. The resulti...

Illumina expresses plans of acquiring Grail Inc. for £6.25 billion Illumina expresses plans of acquiring Grail Inc. for £6.25 billion

Under the terms of the deal, non-Illumina stockholders will receive around $3.1bn in cash, which will be funded using balance sheet cash and up to $1bn raised via either a debt or equity issuance. Detecting cancer early is pivotal for reducing mortal...

Thai National Park Mails Rubbish Back To Tourists Who Litter Thai National Park Mails Rubbish Back To Tourists Who Litter

A national park in Thailand, exhausted of tourists littering, has made a decision to send their rubbish back to them. Some campers in Thailand's Khao Yai National Park are being reminded of their trashy behavior during their visit to the UNESCO...

New NASA images show 'fresh ice' forming on Saturn’s moon New NASA images show 'fresh ice' forming on Saturn’s moon

The surface of Enceladus is riddled with cracks and fractures. There are more images that lead to the conclusion that a geologic activity like resurfacing of the landscape is occurring in both the hemispheres of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Most of the...

Arctic Sea Ice Second Lowest on Record Arctic Sea Ice Second Lowest on Record

With rising Arctic temperatures, this year's sea ice minimum, still yet to be declared, is expected to be the second-lowest expanse in four decades of record-keeping. Sea ice is polar bear habitat. The loss of ice, consequently, extends the period of...

A Rare Blue Moon on Halloween This Year A Rare Blue Moon on Halloween This Year

This year's blue moon is the first that has happened in over 60 years and the next time this will happen isn't until 2037, so try to set a reminder on this. October is going to be a unusual month in astronomy (and probably our lives) because of the...

COVID-19: Quebec restricts private gatherings in Montreal and Quebec City COVID-19: Quebec restricts private gatherings in Montreal and Quebec City

The so-called orange alert, the second-highest level under the province's colour-coded COVID-19 alert system, means that indoor private gatherings in the province's two largest cities and in the Chaudière-Appalaches are now limited to six people, d...

Earth-sized ''Pi planet'' discovered by astronomers at MIT Earth-sized ''Pi planet'' discovered by astronomers at MIT

This indeed is a network of 1-meter telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert for monitoring Habitable Planets Orbiting Ultra Cool Stars. The 315th planetary system was discovered within K2 data-just one system shy of an even more serendipitous place on th...

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