Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Comet provides spectacular show as it streaks past Earth Comet provides spectacular show as it streaks past Earth

An average person is expected to live through four such events in their lifetime, even with about 3,650 known comets in the sun's orbit. As expected, the Sun's heat caused some of the comet's frozen gas and dust to vaporize and spread out behind its ...

4-Year-Old Finds Well-Preserved Dinosaur Footprint On Beach 4-Year-Old Finds Well-Preserved Dinosaur Footprint On Beach

Experts say it might have been a slender animal which walked on its two hind feet and actively hunted other small animals and insects. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . It is just over 10cm long and thought to be from a dinosaur...

WHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of virus clues WHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of virus clues

We are keenly interested to go there as this is likely where the first linked cases emerged. It also planned to visit markets such as the Huanan Seafood Market linked to numerous first cases, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and laboratories at...

How to See Neowise, the Most Visible Comet in Years! How to See Neowise, the Most Visible Comet in Years!

It survived its closest encounter with the sun on July 3, and it's still going strong about 64 million miles from the Earth's surface. Once this beauty passes, if it does not disintegrate in the meantime, the comet is not expected to make a return pe...

China's Chang'e-5 probe completes first orbital correction China's Chang'e-5 probe completes first orbital correction

Yu Dengyun, deputy chief designer of the lunar exploration project, told state broadcaster China Central Television that blasting off from the lunar surface is much more hard than launching from Earth. China became the first nation previous year to...

Game of Thrones animated spin-off 'in works' - would you watch? Game of Thrones animated spin-off 'in works' - would you watch?

Martin, there is still a chance that this series doesn't reach the finish line. Yes I do, but if George R.R. Martin could put out two fictional history books over the past decade while not finishing The Winds of Winter and now working on TV shows, ...

Howl at the full 'Wolf Moon' tonight in Orlando

The second full moon of the season, known variously as the Wolf, Snow or Hunger Moon, will look visibly full on January 27 and 28, but in astronomical terms it is at its fullest on January 28 at 11:16 a.m., Pacific time, when daytime might make it a ...

Hot Wheels release Mars Perseverance rover die-cast ahead of touchdown Hot Wheels release Mars Perseverance rover die-cast ahead of touchdown

The event will be aired live on NASA TV, NASA website, and YouTube . JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations of the Perseverance rover. It all starts with the landing of the capsule as it...

Rare wolf moon to light up American skies tomorrow Rare wolf moon to light up American skies tomorrow

Unfortunately for us in Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton, this month's Wolf Moon might prove hard to view at any time during the next few days. Sky watchers will be treated to three supermoons in 2021. January's full moon has come to be ...

World’s richest men, Musk and Bezos, fight over satellite fleets World’s richest men, Musk and Bezos, fight over satellite fleets

SpaceX is now trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow it to bring some of its Starlink satellites to lower altitudes than originally planned. Musk, who is also the founder of Tesla and recently overtook Bezos as t...

Axiom sends first fully private crew to the ISS in 2022 Axiom sends first fully private crew to the ISS in 2022

Michael Lopez-Alegria, who now works for Houston-based Axiom Space, will be the commander. . Writing in Air & Space past year about the process of jettisoning objects, veteran NASA engineer Mike Engle explained how launching decommissioned parts fr...

Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in early U.K Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in early U.K

The BBC's medical editor Fergus Walsh said the Novavax vaccine is the first to show it is effective against the new more contagious "Kent" variant of the virus discovered in the UK. The Novavax study in South Africa found that a previous infection ...

SpaceX's Starship prototype crashes in fireball after nearly successful test flight SpaceX's Starship prototype crashes in fireball after nearly successful test flight

It was an early developmental model of Starship , a 160-foot-tall spaceship proposed by Musk that he hopes will be used for hauling massive satellites into Earth's orbit, shuttling people between cities at breakneck speeds and - eventually - establi...

Jupiter and Saturn Line Up to Create 'Christmas Star' Tonight Jupiter and Saturn Line Up to Create 'Christmas Star' Tonight

Ron Kaitchuck, the previous director of the Brown Planetarium and professor emeritus. Jupiter and Saturn , the two largest planets in the solar system , will appear side by side in the sky Monday night for the first time in nearly 800 years.

The 'Wolf Moon' is Coming This Week The 'Wolf Moon' is Coming This Week

If the clouds part enough over the next couple nights to see the sky, get out and howl at the moon. The Cree call it the "Cold Moon" and "Frost Exploding Moon", while the Dakota traditionally call it the "Severe Moon" and "Hard Moon". In the United K...

SpaceX adds laser crosslinks to polar Starlink satellites SpaceX adds laser crosslinks to polar Starlink satellites

SpaceX now has more than 1,000 Starlink satellites in low Earth orbit and aims to boost that number to 11,000 or more in the years ahead. In a series of tweets , SpaceX said all 143 satellites had been successfully deployed. It is clearly in ...

Biden to halt new fossil fuel leasing involving federal lands and waters Biden to halt new fossil fuel leasing involving federal lands and waters

Biden on Wednesday is set to sign a series of executive orders and take steps to tackle climate change and transition America to a clean energy economy, it said. "It will get worse", said Brook Simmons, president of the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma...

Portuguese astronomers are finding planets that challenge theories of planetary formation

TOI-561b is said to be one of the oldest rocky planets. Approaching asteroids or other flying objects that damage them frequently disrupt them and throw them away from their orbit. "The functions of this system are arranged very precisely", says rese...

Barbs fly over satellite projects from Musk, Bezos

Jeff Bezos's Amazon .com Inc. says the move would risk interference and collisions with its planned Kuiper satellites, which like Starlink are created to beam internet service from space. has launched more than 1,000 satellites for its Starlink int...

Greta Thunberg's generation most likely to believe climate change is a crisis Greta Thunberg's generation most likely to believe climate change is a crisis

The poll is called the 'People's Climate Vote '. "Achieving a rapid global decarbonisation to stabilise the climate critically depends on activating contagious and fast-spreading processes of social and technological change", researchers from th...

Ice loss increases at a record rate across the planet Ice loss increases at a record rate across the planet

Between 1994 and 2017, the Earth has lost a staggering 28 trillion tonnes of ice. This is the first of its kind of research to carry out a survey of global ice loss using satellite data. At the edges of Greenland, the vast glaciers extending from t...

Quebec reports1,457 new COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths as hospitalizations drop Quebec reports1,457 new COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths as hospitalizations drop

In the last few weeks, the average number of new cases in the province has gone down, from an average of about 2,500 a day to about 1,500, Legault said. He said the rate of transmission and the pressure on hospitals must still come down. Arruda said ...

U.S. U.S. "proud to be back" in climate fight, Kerry tells leaders

The participants include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and the United States' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. The coastal and small island population are ...

Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program

A closeup of the nine Merlin 1D engines on the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket . Bad weather led to the cancellation of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload of 143 satellites from being launched over the weekend. Given that most launches from...

Liftoff! Astronauts Head To Space Station On SpaceX Rocket Liftoff! Astronauts Head To Space Station On SpaceX Rocket

Left to right: NASA astronauts Shannon Walker , Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins , and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi . The astronauts heading for the station are named Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shan...

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