Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Brings Record Renewable Energy Growth Despite COVID-19 Brings Record Renewable Energy Growth Despite COVID-19

Higher additions of wind and hydropower are taking global renewable capacity additions to a new record this year, accounting for nearly 90% of the increase in total power capacity worldwide. The study, based on an hour-by-hour analysis of all gener...

Weather delays Crew-1 launch Weather delays Crew-1 launch

Dubbed "Crew-1", Sunday's launch is how officials picture the future partnership of NASA and SpaceX to look in the years to come. "Hopefully it's setting the stage, one of those first steps to getting us to the Moon and on to Mars". Astronauts self...

First Cruise Back in Caribbean Has COVID-19 Case On Board First Cruise Back in Caribbean Has COVID-19 Case On Board

Yet a passenger on SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream 1 has received a preliminary positive test result for COVID-19, according to Gene Sloan , a senior reporter for cruise and travel at The Points Guy , who was aboard the ship . She told The A...

Scientists Detect Markers of Life on Venus

Phosphine (PH3), a pungent, toxic gas has been found in its atmosphere and that could mean Venus has anaerobic organisms like microbial life and bacteria. We've answered five quick questions about how excited we should be about this discovery ...

NASA research shows Radiation gives Jupiter's Moon Europa a Glow NASA research shows Radiation gives Jupiter's Moon Europa a Glow

The scientists haven't yet observed the actual glow from Europa. It is what makes the satellite glow in the dark, as the particles reach its surface. "Ice-covered moons that contain oceans within might be the most common habitable environment that ex...

NASA certifies SpaceX Crew Dragon to carry astronauts NASA certifies SpaceX Crew Dragon to carry astronauts

According to Space.com , the Falcon 9 rocket's test-fire was done this Wednesday, November 11, in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Kennedy Space Center. The Crew-1 astronauts plan to remain aloft for 197 days, eclipsing the...

Don’t Be Alarmed by Fireballs in the Sky This Week Don’t Be Alarmed by Fireballs in the Sky This Week

Despite the fiery name, fireballs are perfectly safe to view and will not hurt anyone. "Northern Taurid meteors are notoriously slow and bright, and they fly out of an easy-to-find patch of sky near the Pleiades". It started earlier than the Northe...

NASA chief to step down following Donald Trump's election loss NASA chief to step down following Donald Trump's election loss

Bridenstine touted NASA's accomplishments since he became administrator, but noted that a good working relationship with the executive branch is a key to its continued success. The space agency's administrator said Mr Biden would step down if he need...

Neanderthal Genes Linked to Severe COVID-19 Infections Neanderthal Genes Linked to Severe COVID-19 Infections

A team of experts on Neanderthal genetics examined a strand of DNA that has been associated with some of the more serious cases of Covid-19 and compared it to sequences known to have been passed down to living Europeans and Asians from Neanderthal ...

Eta floods Florida after making landfall as strong tropical storm

Tropical Storm Eta is forecasted to become a Category 1 hurricane tonight as it makes its way towards South Florida. The storm is expected to cause unsafe storm surge and flash flooding as it passes over Cuba and the Florida Keys. At least 559 peop...

Life in the Milky Way: around 300 million potentially habitable planets Life in the Milky Way: around 300 million potentially habitable planets

Probably not, but there could well be life somewhere else. 'Though this result is far from a final value, and water on a planet's surface is only one of many factors to support life, it's extremely exciting that we calculated these worlds are thi...

Tropical storm prompts Sarasota school district to cancel classes Monday Tropical storm prompts Sarasota school district to cancel classes Monday

Florida authorities have closed beaches, harbors and checkpoints, shutting down public transportation and urging residents to stay away from the streets. About 60,000 people were evacuated in Guatemala. The system has already left scores dead and o...

Eta strikes Florida Keys; expected to become hurricane Eta strikes Florida Keys; expected to become hurricane

In addition to rain - with some isolated areas possibly seeing 18 inches - Eta could bring with it storm surges of up to four feet. A storm surge watch was put into effect for the same area. A storm surge of 2 to 4 feet is possible in the Storm Surge...

25-mile-deep reservoir of salty water found beneath surface of Ceres 25-mile-deep reservoir of salty water found beneath surface of Ceres

How Ceres formed and where it emerged from is still unknown. Over time, that sort of action should darken these bright areas. So their brightness indicates that they likely are young. In this view, it appears reddish. The salty reservoir lies some 40...

Breezy Saturday, then we look to Tropical Storm Eta! Breezy Saturday, then we look to Tropical Storm Eta!

As of 9 p.m. tonight, the storm was racing north into the Caribbean Sea, charting a course for Cuba and possibly Florida this weekend, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). Winds of this strength are possible in southwest Florida n...

Quebec reports 1029 new cases of COVID-19 Quebec reports 1029 new cases of COVID-19

All the new cases were reported as being in the Fredericton area. Quebec reported 1,029 new cases of COVID-19 today and 33 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. One person is under 20 years old and and two people are between 50 and 59 ye...

Best meteor showers to watch in November 2020 Best meteor showers to watch in November 2020

According to the American Meteor Society , the Southern and Northern Taurid can be seen in the night skies as early as now and will be visible because of its "slow-burning" capabilities that light up the skies. Still, this month, November is getting ...

Eta regains tropical storm strength Eta regains tropical storm strength

Soldiers trying to reach the site of the Queja landslide had their search for survivors hampered by atrocious conditions, including thick mud. Thousands of people have been evacuated, and more than 100,000 are without electricity. In Nicaragua, whic...

SpaceX's Attempt To Launch GPS Satellite Aborted | KFI AM 640 SpaceX's Attempt To Launch GPS Satellite Aborted | KFI AM 640

If successful, this launch would deliver about 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, growing a constellation of satellites SpaceX has been building since last May. Musk also says that SpaceX is "doing a broad review of launch site, propulsion, structu...

One of world's largest great white sharks pinged off Florida One of world's largest great white sharks pinged off Florida

Great white sharks are the largest predatory fish on the planet and grow at a rate of 15 feet (4.6 m). According to Ocearch , majestic marine creatures can only be tracked once they break the surface, and each shark tends to spend a different amount...

Hurricane Eta leaves dozens dead in Central America Hurricane Eta leaves dozens dead in Central America

Numerous dead were buried in their homes in the remote Queja village in central region of Alta Verapaz, where about 150 houses had been swallowed by mudslides, Guatemalan army spokesman Ruben Tellez said, citing preliminary figures. "We couldn't esca...

Iceberg the size of DE threatens remote island Iceberg the size of DE threatens remote island

At this point, it's about 93 miles long and 30 miles wide - or about 80 times the size of Manhattan. Shaped like a closed hand with a pointing finger, the iceberg known as A68a split off in 2017 from Larsen Ice Shelf on the West Antarctic Pen...

New Find Upends Thinking on Early Big-Game Hunters New Find Upends Thinking on Early Big-Game Hunters

It was published today (November 4, 2020) in Science Advances . "Oh, he must have been a great chief", Haas recalls the team saying. "If the same artifacts had been associated with a male skeleton, there would be no questions that the individual...

SpaceX launches upgraded Global Positioning System into orbit SpaceX launches upgraded Global Positioning System into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a U.S. Space Force GPS 3 satellite November 5. SpaceX will give it another try Thursday, with liftoff scheduled for 3:24 p.m. It comes one day after United Launch Alliance was set to launch an Atlas V rocket ...

ScienceDaily: Supersonic winds, rocky rains on the lava planet ScienceDaily: Supersonic winds, rocky rains on the lava planet

K2-141b is a "super Earth", a category of planet not found in the solar system. K2-141b orbits 665,000 miles from its orange dwarf host star. The simulations allowed the astronomers to accurately estimate the conditions and weather on the extreme p...

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