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NASA watching asteroid MILE-wide skim past Earth tomorrow NASA watching asteroid MILE-wide skim past Earth tomorrow
- May 26, 2019

The asteroid also has a.3-mile-wide "companion" asteroid, which experts are calling an "asteroid moon " in orbit. But don't worry. Though it is classified as " potentially hazardous " by the Minor Planet Center , binary asteroid 1999 KW4 serves little threat. (more...)
NASA To Put First Woman On The Moon During 2024 Mission NASA To Put First Woman On The Moon During 2024 Mission
- May 26, 2019

In a nod to NASA's aim of putting the first female on the moon , the 2024 mission was dubbed Artemis , after the ancient Greek goddess. In addition to these missions, which will be all NASA's efforts, there will be five launches carrying the building blocks of the lunar mini-station " Gateway " which will serve as a staging point for the Moon landing. (more...)
Rusty's Evening Forecast - Quiet night before more storms possible Saturday Rusty's Evening Forecast - Quiet night before more storms possible Saturday
- May 25, 2019

The Weather Service said the ridge isn't going anywhere for a while. It'll be warm, breezy and muggy for our Saturday; there's a chance for a few storms to pop up in the early afternoon, then again in the late afternoon. On Sunday , temperatures will range from 52 to 70 degrees. Wed: High: 75 Low: 55 Mostly sunny. Memorial Day will be flawless. Otherwise we'll have plenty of sunshine all three days, with Monday perhaps being the most ideal of the three. (more...)
Gujarat: Devastating fire in Surat building kills 17 students
- May 24, 2019

Nine fire engines and two hydraulic platforms were dispatched to control the blaze. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his anguish at the deaths. Four of them had died from injuries suffered after jumping from the building, local police officer M M Puwar said by telephone. CM has also declared financial help of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of children who died in this incident. (more...)
NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover
- May 24, 2019

So far, nearly a million people have signed up - NASA is taking submissions until September 30, 2019. Another interesting tidbit is that the names will be etched using technology from the Microdevices Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. (more...)
SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites
- May 24, 2019

PT Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida . In 2017, he filed applications for Starlink, which was described as a low-priced, satellite-based broadband system that can provide internet access across the world. Musk said SpaceX will need about 720 satellites in orbit to get "moderate" coverage around the world. SpaceX ultimately wants Starlink to grow to include potentially thousands of satellites over the next few years. (more...)
Banned Ozone-Destroying Gases Are Coming From China, Scientists Say Banned Ozone-Destroying Gases Are Coming From China, Scientists Say
- May 24, 2019

CFCs are used primarily as a foaming agent for building insulation, refrigerators and other consumer products. After that, we all got together and banned the use of harmful gases that depleted Earth's protective layer in the 1987 Montreal Protocol and ever since it has more-or-less been on a slow recovery ever since. (more...)
NASA shares first image of Astrobee ‘Bumble’ robotic assistant on ISS NASA shares first image of Astrobee ‘Bumble’ robotic assistant on ISS
- May 21, 2019

Bumble and its partner robot called Honey were launched to the ISS on April 17 placed atop Northrop Grumman's eleventh commercial resupply services mission from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Actually, having a small robot designed specifically for operation aboard the station could make some of those menial tasks more efficient. Bumble, the first Astrobee robot to power up in space, blinks while connected to its docking station in the Kibo module of the International Space ... (more...)
Rare 'blue flower moon' to appear on Saturday Rare 'blue flower moon' to appear on Saturday
- May 20, 2019

The seasons are divided into three months each and typically only have three Full Moons . Astronomical spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) keeps running from the spring equinox on March 20 to the mid year solstice on June 21. Did Blue Moon has a historical connection? "This full Moon is near the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, the month in which the Quran was revealed". (more...)
Bill de Blasio Fires Back at Trump: He’s ‘Low Energy!’ Bill de Blasio Fires Back at Trump: He’s ‘Low Energy!’
- May 20, 2019

Anyway, I would like to share my favorite thing about Bill de Blasio , which is that in 2013, when he was running for mayor, the Daily Mail thought his name was Bill de Blasioon. Appearing on Morning Joe , Friday, de Blasio crowed about the fact that President Donald Trump tweeted about his entry into the race , and then posted a video blasting him . (more...)
Game Of Thrones Is Too Far Gone To Save Game Of Thrones Is Too Far Gone To Save
- May 20, 2019

Are you ready? There's just one episode remaining of Game of Thrones , and a teaser released after last Sunday's controversial episode , titled " The Bells ", gave viewers a sneak peek. "Until she didn't. Because ... reasons", Ryan continued. But once they're in, it's likely that The Bells will also be the most-watched episode of GoT ever across all platforms, including linear TV, HBO Go and HBO Now. (more...)
SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service
- May 18, 2019

The launches are wonderful not only due to the extensive rocket taking off, but also since two boosters fly back to Cape Canaveral , making double sonic booms and a visual spectacle. This will be the second Starlink launch SpaceX has performed. Right now, internet is mostly delivered via wireless cell towers or cables routed to your home or office. (more...)
Plastic Waste Found At The Bottom Of Mariana Trench Plastic Waste Found At The Bottom Of Mariana Trench
- May 18, 2019

He spent four hours exploring the deepest known area of the planet's seabed in a $48 million submersible - a small watercraft built to withstand the extreme pressure of the deep waters. "It was very disappointing to see obvious human contamination of the deepest point in the ocean", Vescovo said. More worrisome was that Vescovo reported coming across a plastic bag and candy wrappers. (more...)
Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says
- May 15, 2019

The Gateway is a small spaceship for astronauts and science experiments which will orbit the moon , acting as a kind of staging post. "We found that a number of the quakes recorded in the Apollo data happened very close to the faults seen in the LRO imagery", Schmerr said in a statement . (more...)
Deepest underwater dive in human history finds plastic on ocean floor Deepest underwater dive in human history finds plastic on ocean floor
- May 15, 2019

Epic trip: The Mariana Trench dive is part of a series of dives known as the Five Deeps Expedition: an attempt to visit the deepest point in each of the world's five oceans. Vescovo's solo dive was punctuated by 248 minutes spent on the bottom exploring the basin, which the expedition team said "is now the longest period of time ever spent on the bottom of the ocean by an individual". (more...)
The Moon has moonquakes
- May 14, 2019

Their analysis provided more accurate epicenter location data for 28 moonquakes recorded from 1969 to 1977. Our solar system's innermost planet Mercury, too, boasts numerous thrust faults. Unlike the flexible skin of a grape when it shrinks into a raisin, the moon's brittle crust breaks. This rules out the possibility of asteroid impacts or rumblings from the moon's interior. (more...)
Barge Collision Spills Gasoline In Houston Ship Channel Barge Collision Spills Gasoline In Houston Ship Channel
- May 13, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the accident, which took place about 3:30 p.m. local time, in the Houston Ship Channel, near Bayport, Texas. The liquid leaked into the bay is highly-flammable, toxic to marine life and could be deadly to anyone who ingests it. (more...)
Truly Recyclable Plastic Can Be Used Again and Again and Again Truly Recyclable Plastic Can Be Used Again and Again and Again
- May 11, 2019

Brett Helms , the group scientist at the Berkeley Lab who led the study , instructed ABC Recordsdata that the novel discovery "could presumably vastly decrease the leakage of plastics into the ambiance". In a flawless world, plastic would never be on a one-way trip into landfill - it's a vision we've strived to realise for decades. When that hodgepodge of chopped-up plastics is melted to make a new material, it's hard to predict which properties it will inherit from the original plastics. (more...)
Jeff Bezos Reveals Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander ‘Blue Moon’ Jeff Bezos Reveals Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander ‘Blue Moon’
- May 10, 2019

According to Bezos, the Blue Origin team has been working on the design for three years. Blue Origin unveiled its "Blue Moon" lander , which has been in development for three years and could help NASA return humans to the lunar surface by 2024. (more...)
SpaceX's Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station SpaceX's Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
- May 09, 2019

Both problems were quickly resolved with equipment replacements: a power-switching unit in orbit and a generator at sea. It's set to crash into the Pacific Ocean, close to Baja, California. The capsule's SuperDraco launch-abort thrusters were just a half-second from firing when the blast occurred. The space station's Expedition 59 began in March and ends in June. (more...)
Rex Cousin Suskityrannus Hazelae Was A Miniature But Deadly Beast Rex Cousin Suskityrannus Hazelae Was A Miniature But Deadly Beast
- May 09, 2019

Palaeontologists have dated the dinosaur fossil to the Cretaceous Period, more than 92 million years ago. An global team of scientists, including those from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and the University of Edinburgh, identified the new species by studying two fossils discovered in the late 1990s. (more...)
Israel set to launch world's first privately funded mission to the moon Israel set to launch world's first privately funded mission to the moon
- May 08, 2019

EST (0145 GMT Friday) atop a Falcon 9 rocket launched by California-based entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company. One can also view the flight via a live webcast on Facebook , broadcasting a live stream from the Israeli Aerospace Industries center in Yehud. (more...)
More Techshot Equipment Arrives at Space Station More Techshot Equipment Arrives at Space Station
- May 07, 2019

The astronaut had, however, assisted his colleague Anne McClain two weeks ago to catch another cargo ship. "Dragon is now officially on the way to the space station", the SpaceX launch commentator announced once the capsule reached orbit and its solar wings unfurled. (more...)
Sask. Court of Appeal rules federal carbon tax is constitutional Sask. Court of Appeal rules federal carbon tax is constitutional
- May 06, 2019

The Court of Appeal ruled 3-2 in favour of the federal carbon tax. Ontario will continue to protect what matters most and stand up for the people by opposing the federal government's carbon tax, which threatens the province's jobs and makes life less affordable for families, students, seniors and communities. (more...)
NASA fits 265,000 galaxies into a single ‘Hubble Legacy Field’ image NASA fits 265,000 galaxies into a single ‘Hubble Legacy Field’ image
- May 05, 2019

In this deep-sky mosaic see see the combined efforts of an global group of researchers and scientists of many sorts. The idea is to focus Hubble's limited time yet incredible resolving power on a small area of the night sky, year after year, and build the deepest and most complete image of space. (more...)
Hot topic… reasons for climate target and how to do your bit Hot topic… reasons for climate target and how to do your bit
- May 05, 2019

The move would help the United Kingdom reduce carbon emissions to almost zero by 2050, according to the report, which has also called for a substantial investment to improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK. Diesel and petrol vehicles: Will need to be replaced by electric. The CCC's cost expectations for low carbon power generation by 2050 illustrate how utility-scale solar PV is to be the cheapest form of electricity at around £41/MWh (US$53.5/MWh). (more...)
Eta Aquarid meteors visible through May 6 Eta Aquarid meteors visible through May 6
- May 05, 2019

But the Northern Hemisphere has an hourly rate of only about 10 meteors, according to NASA , because of the "viewing location of the radiant from different latitudes". Take a blanket or chair with so you can view the spectacular show in comfort. While the prospect of rising from your bed in the middle of the night doesn't sound too appealing, astronomers are urging Australians to rise for a meteor shower that is being dubbed as one of the best of its kind in years. (more...)
Faulty aluminum led to $700 mn satellite failure Faulty aluminum led to $700 mn satellite failure
- May 05, 2019

Following the second failure, officials from NASA's Office of the Inspector General and the US Department of Justice began a Launch Services Program (LSP) investigation. (SPI) had created false test results, swapped test results and alternated testing conditions to produce positive results. SPI/Hydro Exclusion has also been suspended contracting with NASA . (more...)
Half the Earth's oceans may have come from asteroids Half the Earth's oceans may have come from asteroids
- May 04, 2019

Researchers published the findings Wednesday in the journal Science Advances . The planetary science community argues that asteroids were the first objects to form in our solar system and that terrestrial planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - grew bigger with the accretion of small asteroids and comets . (more...)
India's Historic Chandrayaan 2 Mission Finally Has A Launch Date India's Historic Chandrayaan 2 Mission Finally Has A Launch Date
- May 04, 2019

Following the setback, the ISRO grew cautious about its missions to ensure there was no failure. The South Pole is where researchers think water ice on the lunar surface can be directly observed, evidence for which was gathered by spectrometers aboard India's previous moon mission launched in 2008. (more...)