Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

ESA signs €86 million contract for a claw to grab space debris ESA signs €86 million contract for a claw to grab space debris

It will be both the first ever mission to remove orbiting space debris and the first time ESA has contracted a private-sector company to provide a complete end-to-end mission service. NASA estimated that there are more than 20,000 pieces of debris la...

After Mass Stranding Nearly 100 Whales Dead In New Zealand After Mass Stranding Nearly 100 Whales Dead In New Zealand

However, due to the remoteness of the location, rangers said once they reached the beach several hours later, most of the mammals had already died. According to the CNBC report, New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) stated that in to...

Nuclear Fusion in the Sun's Core Measured

An global team of about 100 scientists of the Borexino Collaboration, including particle physicist Andrea Pocar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, report in Nature this week detection of neutrinos from the sun, directly revealing for the...

Thousands of culled mink in Denmark re-emerging from shallow graves Thousands of culled mink in Denmark re-emerging from shallow graves

After the animals were killed, they were buried in trenches, Danish authorities told the Associated Press . "This is a natural process", Kristensen expalined. Most exports go to China and Hong Kong. The cull decision has turned into a nationa...

International Space Station Welcomes 3 New Astronauts Joining 3 Others in Space

Roscosmos said "another record for trips to the International Space Station was set - the all out time from launch to docking of the Soyuz MS-17 was three hours and three minutes". The research that was conducted in microgravity will help NASA to pre...

NASA begins assembling the rocket for Artemis moon mission NASA begins assembling the rocket for Artemis moon mission

Engineers in Florida have begun assembling the components that make up two solid rocket boosters for the vehicle. The main promoter fragment of the Space Launch System (SLS) was stacked on top of the versatile launcher at NASA's Kennedy Space...

Rare 'double planet' to reappear for first time since 1226 Rare 'double planet' to reappear for first time since 1226

Throughout the summer, Jupiter and Saturn have been slowly approaching one another. The rare occurrence will happen after sunset on December 21, 2020, the start of the winter solstice. "On the evening of closest approach on December 21, they wi...

Greenhouse gas levels ‘still at record highs’ despite Covid lockdowns, United Nations warns Greenhouse gas levels ‘still at record highs’ despite Covid lockdowns, United Nations warns

Once released into the atmosphere from processes such as burning fossil fuels for power, transport and industry, as well as deforestation and agriculture, greenhouse gases trap heat. "The last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of ...

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

We get it. Luckily, there will still be some notable activity happening in the sky for around 24-hours following the brunt of the show, with some meteors passing through up to a week out, so hopefully you'll still get to see a bit of the action! Dr...

China successfully launched Chang'e-5 to collect moon samples China successfully launched Chang'e-5 to collect moon samples

The eight-tonne spacecraft took off at 4:30 am (2030 GMT Monday) at the Wenchang Space Center on the southern island province of Hainan. The Chang'e-5 mission , named after the ancient Chinese goddess of the moon , will seek to collect lunar mate...

China calls launch a success as robotic spacecraft heads to moon

The mission will make China only the third nation to collect lunar samples , following the United States and the Soviet Union. China is planning to launch an uncrewed spacecraft to the moon on Tuesday, which will shovel up lunar rocks soil a...

United Kingdom to lift lockdown in England United Kingdom to lift lockdown in England

MPs will vote on the plans later this week. In the top tier, pubs and restaurants will have to close except for takeaway and delivery. · The 10 p.m. and no hospitalisations or severe cases of the disease were reported in participants". Trying t...

Latest Space Station crew docks in record time following successful launch

Wednesday was the first time a manned journey was completed in such a short time, even beating the fastest time of missions carrying supplies to the station. "We have a very strict quarantine, nearly from March by my perception", said Rubins, a micro...

Neanderthal genes linked with severe COVID-19

When they compared the genetic profiles of about 3,200 hospitalized COVID-19 patients and almost 900,000 people from the general population, they found that a cluster of genes on chromosome 3 inherited from Neanderthals who lived more than 50,000 y...

Elon Musk Says First Mars Inhabitants Will Live in Glass Domes Elon Musk Says First Mars Inhabitants Will Live in Glass Domes

He added that it will eventually be like Earth: "terraformed to support life". It is being said that the early settlers will live in temporary habitats before a more permanent solution is sought to make the planet more accessible, he tweeted on Thu...

New study suggests coronavirus immunity could last more than 6 months New study suggests coronavirus immunity could last more than 6 months

In a major study, researchers have claimed that infectiousness peaks early in Covid-19 patients, highlighting the need to quickly identify and isolate cases before the virus spreads. "These so-called memory T-cells after SARS-CoV-2 infection look sim...

China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

The Chang'-5 probe, named after the ancient Chinese goddess of the moon, will try to collect material that can help scientists understand more about the origin and formation of the moon. "Lunar scientists have been advocating for robotic sample retur...

Galway TD calls for cull of wild mink Galway TD calls for cull of wild mink

Dr Mark Dalton, spokesman for Veterinary Ireland said the fact a coronavirus mutation had been found in mink in Denmark, only further added to the necessity to close the Irish mink farms. It's led to concerns here that if there were a mutation of the...

Florida man wrestles puppy from jaws of alligator Florida man wrestles puppy from jaws of alligator

After about 12 seconds, the man succeeds in freeing his pet, and it scampers ashore. The video was captured in October. Gunner had one puncture wound in his belly and did fine after a trip to the veterinarian's office. "We don't just want to to...

Stuffy nose, full set of teeth could make people Covid-19 superspreaders Stuffy nose, full set of teeth could make people Covid-19 superspreaders

David Eyre , a professor at Oxford who co-led the study said his team will continue to follow the same cohort of staff to see how long protection lasts and whether previous infection affects the severity of infection if people do get infected again...

SpaceX Will Have People Living in Glass Domes on Mars, Before Terraforming SpaceX Will Have People Living in Glass Domes on Mars, Before Terraforming

Germany. Musk is now in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, yesterday. Last weekend, a SpaceX rocket took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida wi...

NASA spacecraft touches asteroid Bennu for rare rubble grab NASA spacecraft touches asteroid Bennu for rare rubble grab

The van-sized machine quickly managed to fulfill its primary mission of collecting nearly two ounces worth of samples before lifting off again, according to CNN . We will have to wait until Saturday to find out if Osiris-Rex has succeeded in collect...

Soyuz With US-Russian Crew Reaches Space Station In 3 Hours

Two Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins launched on the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft October 15 from Baikonur bound for the International Space Station, reported the Roscosmos press service.

Sydney Will Be Treated To A 'Strawberry Moon' Eclipse On Saturday Morning

The dimming effect won't be as a dramatic as a total eclipse and will be hard to detect for the casual watcher staring up at the sky. The next penumbral lunar eclipse - on 5 July - will be visible from most of Africa, as well as North and South A...

SpaceX/NASA successfully launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base SpaceX/NASA successfully launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base

The sibling satellites will provide continuity to the effort to monitor changes to Earth's sea surface topography. This satellite is the latest in that series, but it will collect the most accurate data yet on global sea level and how it is transform...

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