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Super worm moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring Super worm moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring
- March 19, 2019

U.S. East Coast observers will be able to spot the "Super Worm Moon" about 20 minutes before sunset (7 p.m. EST) on March 20, and the "Super Worm Moon" will set at approximately 7:30 a.m. The likelihood of a full moon occurring on the same day as the equinox is thus relatively small. Each of the full moons over the calendar year carries a name that generally arises from folklore, culture and tradition. (more...)
Meteor blast over Bering Sea was 10 times size of Hiroshima Meteor blast over Bering Sea was 10 times size of Hiroshima
- March 19, 2019

Scientists only recently pinpointed the blast - the third-largest known meteor explosion - by triangulating readings from infrasound stations, which pick up low-frequency noises that humans can't hear, New Scientist says. "That's another thing we have in our defence, there's plenty of water on the planet". She gave details of the blast at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference near Houston, Texas. (more...)
Students to take calls for climate acton to the street Students to take calls for climate acton to the street
- March 18, 2019

The young people who took to the streets today are dismayed - but not surprised - by the inaction of their elders. Around 60 students protested at Thailand's government house in Bangkok, holding cardboard signs to campaign against plastic waste. (more...)
EPA bans consumer sales of methylene chloride paint removers EPA bans consumer sales of methylene chloride paint removers
- March 18, 2019

An official for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the ruling on an afternoon conference call with the media. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the rule, which will bar manufacture and import of the stripper methylene chloride for consumer use, in a private meeting Friday with relatives of a man who died while using the paint stripper. (more...)
Whale Ate 88 Pounds Of Plastic Before Washing Up Dead In Philippines Whale Ate 88 Pounds Of Plastic Before Washing Up Dead In Philippines
- March 18, 2019

The whale was found rotting just off the coast of the Wakatobi national park in Southeast Sulawesi and when examined was found to have swallowed just less than six kilograms of plastic waste - including 25 single-use carrier bags, four plastic bottles and 115 cups. (more...)
ULA ULA "GO" For Launch Of Delta IV Rocket
- March 18, 2019

Delta IV rocket is in final preparations to launch the tenth Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The launch delays got here resulting from a primary stage helium bottle pressurization subject and a difficulty with NASA's Monitoring and Information Relay Satellite System, each of which engineers had been capable of tackle previous to launch. (more...)
Schools celebrate Red Nose Day Schools celebrate Red Nose Day
- March 18, 2019

How are you raising money? We're all seeing red today! And appropriately, for a day when so many of you, both young and old alike, will be clowning around, we feature a number of readers dressed up as circus amusing men and women. The mass venture brought to a close their week's fundraising activities which also included putting teachers in stocks; selling red noses; and a flash-mob performance in the city centre. (more...)
Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure
- March 18, 2019

This will be the first time in history when two women will be in open space. A Russian investigation attributed October's launch failure to a sensor that was damaged during the rocket's final assembly. The new Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled on Thursday, March. 14. The trio were joining American Anne McClain , Russian Oleg Kononenko , and Canadian David Saint-Jacques, who are now on board the ISS. (more...)
Britain issued a coin with a black hole Britain issued a coin with a black hole
- March 15, 2019

Meanwhile, the nurse who cared for late Stephen Hawking was on Tuesday banned for failing "to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and Professor Hawking deserved". The design of the new seven-sided coin has been inspired by Hawking's pioneering work on black holes. (Web Desk) - The Royal Mint has honoured the legacy of renowned and influential physicist Stephen Hawking, who was passed away about a year ago, in the form of a new commemorative 50 pence coin. (more...)
New crew launching to space station on Thursday New crew launching to space station on Thursday
- March 15, 2019

Space expert Vadim Lukashevich said last-minute replacements were nothing out of the ordinary. Russia's space industry has in recent years suffered a lot of mishaps including the loss of cargo spacecraft and numerous satellites. Koch, a 40-year-old rookie, said the SpaceX success was a "great example of what we've been doing for a very long time". "And that is cooperating among partners and making things that are very hard look easy", she said. (more...)
Arcata High Students Will Participate in Tomorrow's Global Youth Climate Strike Arcata High Students Will Participate in Tomorrow's Global Youth Climate Strike
- March 15, 2019

Some students believe missing some classes will be a lesson for adults to understand how much this issue impacts a younger generation. "It's outrageous. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign to halt climate change. (more...)
Solar storms could cripple modern life Solar storms could cripple modern life
- March 15, 2019

Occasionally, bursts of charged particles like protons are belched into space-and if pitched Earthward, the powerful surge of energetic particles could trigger massive power outages, discombobulate navigation and communication systems, incapacitate commercial aircraft, and even compromise operations aboard the International Space Station. (more...)
Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- March 14, 2019

Climate Change Conference in Poland, where she called out lawmakers and government bodies for their inaction. Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg , who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. (more...)
Physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated on new British coin Physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated on new British coin
- March 14, 2019

Hawking, who died on March 14 previous year, had once said that he thought his discovery that black holes were not entirely black would be his "greatest achievement". His daughter Lucy said: 'It is a great privilege. This also implies a way to make black holes less black through the emission of a weird kind of radiation, a finding that Hawking proudly counted as one of his landmark contributions to science. (more...)
Opportunity rover left us with one last lovely panorama of Mars Opportunity rover left us with one last lovely panorama of Mars
- March 14, 2019

It shows a number of interesting features of Perseverance Valley, in addition to the pristine, unexplored floor of Endurance Crater. The rover lost touch with NASA in June after it reported the approaching storm that ultimately covered its solar panels with dust and rocks. (more...)
#trashtag: Viral challenge sends internet on a garbage hunt #trashtag: Viral challenge sends internet on a garbage hunt
- March 14, 2019

It is called the Trashtag Challenge and it actually has a point and serves a objective. "Trends like #trashtag allow people from all walks to be satisfied". Though the hashtag has existed since 2015, it only boomed in popularity earlier this month, when Byron Román shared his own post on social media. With people from all over the world coming together in a cleanliness drive, it is a change the environment beckons. (more...)
NASA’s deep space launch system is ‘coming together’ NASA’s deep space launch system is ‘coming together’
- March 14, 2019

Nasa administrator - Jim Bridenstine - was a guest on a U.S. science and technology radio show Science Friday , when he made the comment. U.S. space agency NASA has selected nine teams to study the moon samples collected during the Apollo missions in the 1970s, Trend reports citing Xinhua. (more...)
Toyota Will Land a Rover on the Moon in 2029 Toyota Will Land a Rover on the Moon in 2029
- March 13, 2019

To achieve the goals of such exploration, coordination between robotic missions, such as the recent successful touchdown by the asteroid probe Hayabusa2 on the asteroid Ryugu, and human missions, such as those involving humans using pressurized rovers to conduct activities on the moon, is essential. (more...)
Victoria to participate in global student strike for the climate Victoria to participate in global student strike for the climate
- March 13, 2019

History teaches us that whenever youth mobilise for change, from civil rights to nuclear-free movements, their actions are always initially trivialised and dismissed as publicity seeking or naive, but we need to listen to these concerns, recognise the seriousness and urgent nature of the issues young people face, and act on their demands with urgent resolve. (more...)
New wallaby-like dinosaur found in Victoria New wallaby-like dinosaur found in Victoria
- March 12, 2019

This marks "the first time an age range has been identified from the jaws of an Australian dinosaur ", according to Herne. The researchers believe the volcanic debris originated much farther east from where the bones were discovered, and was carried west by rivers, causing the bones and volcanic material to mix before eventually settling and hardening over more than 100 million years. (more...)
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashes down into the Atlantic marking first success SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashes down into the Atlantic marking first success
- March 11, 2019

Another goal of the United States is to stop their dependence on Russian "Soyuz" rockets and since the success of SpaceX's " Crew Dragon ", NASA has awarded SpaceX and Boeing Co a total of $US6.8 billion to build a competing rocket and capsule system. (more...)
NASA accurately calculates Milky Way's weight using Gaia, Hubble telescopes NASA accurately calculates Milky Way's weight using Gaia, Hubble telescopes
- March 11, 2019

The uncertainty stemmed mainly from differing methods used to measure dark matter , which doesn't absorb or reflect any light and is thought to make up almost 90 percent of matter in the Universe. That number is 1.5 trillion solar masses (within 129,000 light-years of the galactic center, to be specific). Compared to other galaxies, the Milky Way is on the heavier side as these things go, but it's still an intermediate-mass galaxy. (more...)
PP Plastic Closure Market by Top Manufacturers and Suppliers 2019 to 2025 PP Plastic Closure Market by Top Manufacturers and Suppliers 2019 to 2025
- March 10, 2019

The foremost factor that hampers the growth of the market is the high price of biodegradable plastics. Industry analysts forecast the global engineering plastics Market to grow at a CAGR of 7 .14% during the period 2017-2023. Sections 9 . India Biodegradable Plastics Market Development Status and Outlook. Sections 10 . Southeast Asia Biodegradable Plastics Market Improvement Status and Outlook. (more...)
Government turns up power on offshore wind Government turns up power on offshore wind
- March 10, 2019

He said continued investment in improving technology, mitigating downtime and maximising efficiency will be a key priority and the sector now has the "shot in the arm" it needs to accelerate progress in these areas. Additionally, it "will look to seize on the opportunities presented by the UK's 7,000 miles of coastline, as the industry continues to be a coastal catalyst for numerous UK's former fishing villages and ports", the government statement said. (more...)
Israeli spacecraft snaps ultimate selfie on way to moon Israeli spacecraft snaps ultimate selfie on way to moon
- March 09, 2019

The image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the background was beamed to mission control in Yehud, Israel - 37,600 kilometres away, the project's lead partners said in a statement. Israel's first spacecraft created to land on the moon has taken a first selfie on its journey to the moon. If successful, Israel will become the fourth country after Russian Federation, the United States and China to make "soft landing" on the moon. (more...)
Kepler's First Planet Candidate Confirmed, 10 Years Later Kepler's First Planet Candidate Confirmed, 10 Years Later
- March 08, 2019

An artist's concept of the Kepler-1658 system. A decade after NASA's Kepler Space Telescope identified its first exoplanet candidate, the object has been confirmed by an global team of astronomers. Compared to the Sun, Kepler-1658 (also known as KOI-4.01 and KIC 3861595) is 1.45 times more massive and three times larger. Past studies proposed that planetary tides could play a part by absorbing orbital energy as heat; this could tug the planets into orbits that slightly exceeded the ... (more...)
Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass
- March 08, 2019

The team concluded the Milky Way has a mass of 1.54 trillion solar masses, most of it locked up in dark matter. Using an airborne infrared telescope, the astronomers counted pixels of dust in the faraway galaxy to estimate that roughly 50 million to 60 million suns' worth of mass were caught up in the Cigar Galaxy's mighty celestial wind. (more...)
NASA astronauts to team up for first all-female spacewalk NASA astronauts to team up for first all-female spacewalk
- March 08, 2019

NASA Flight Controller Kristen Facciol sparked worldwide excitement at the beginning of this month when she tweeted her elation at being assigned to assist the spacewalk from the ground. A spacewalk, also known as "extravehicular activity" (EVA), is a broad term that applies to any time an astronaut exits a vehicle while in space. McClain, a graduate of West Point, is an OH-58 helicopter pilot and graduate of U.S. (more...)
NASA Mars InSight Lander's heat probe stops hammering NASA Mars InSight Lander's heat probe stops hammering
- March 08, 2019

NASA rallied with a second bout of hammering on March 2, but it was of no use. Scientists had hoped there would be a limited number of rocks below ground to impede the Heat and Physical Properties Package operation, as there are few rocks on the surface near the lander. (more...)
SpaceX crew capsule departs station for Atlantic splashdown SpaceX crew capsule departs station for Atlantic splashdown
- March 08, 2019

The spacecraft will spend five days attached to station before returning back to Earth by splashing down in the Atlantic ocean. These thrusters are also created to fire and lift the spacecraft away from danger in any emergency during launch. (more...)