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NASA Announces New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery Services NASA Announces New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery Services
- December 07, 2018

NASA officials said the research will help get astronauts back to the moon more quickly and keep them safer once they're there. But it is also expected to serve as a launching point for missions to other parts of the solar system, including the planet Mars. (more...)
A scientist from NASA stated that A scientist from NASA stated that "aliens" have already visited Earth
- December 07, 2018

That's the pitch NASA scientist Silvano P. Colombano recently made in a research paper that recommends "a new, more "aggressive" approach" to the U.S. Colombano said people have always known that aliens could reach out by transmitting radio waves. "In the very large amount of "noise" in UFO reporting there may be "signals", however small, that indicate some phenomena that can not be explained or denied", Colombano said. (more...)
How to watch NASA, Russia launch to the ISS after rocket failure How to watch NASA, Russia launch to the ISS after rocket failure
- December 06, 2018

The evening before the launch, crew commander Oleg Kononenko said the astronauts "absolutely" had trust in the flight preparations. Plus, it's the first time a Canadian astronaut (Saint-Jacques) is headed to space since Chris Hadfield, who lead the International Space Station five years ago and was known for his publicity success. (more...)
Scientists Spot The Most Powerful Black Hole Collision Ever Scientists Spot The Most Powerful Black Hole Collision Ever
- December 06, 2018

It resulted in the largest black hole known, the ANU said in a statement . Gravitational waves carry information about their origins and about the nature of gravity that can not otherwise be obtained. As the field of gravitational-wave science has matured, new detections have taken on a different tone. Their super-sensitive instruments "listened" for gravitational waves emanating from cosmic events during two periods, across 2015, 2016 and 2017. (more...)
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe arrives at asteroid Bennu NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe arrives at asteroid Bennu
- December 06, 2018

Osiris-Rex, which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith EXplorer, began its journey in 2016 with a launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Researchers will provide a more precise description at a scientific meeting on Monday next week in Washington. "You have a pristine sample of what the solar system was like billions of years ago", said Michelle Thaller, a spokeswoman for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands in ocean after successful cargo launch
- December 06, 2018

Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the first-stage booster spinning out of control, still high above Cape Canaveral . Scientists expect a tenfold increase in the worm population. It turns out their muscles are similar to ours in structure and function, making them flawless lab substitutes, said lead scientist Timothy Etheridge of the University of Exeter in England. (more...)
World urged to tackle 'urgent threats' as United Nations climate talks begin World urged to tackle 'urgent threats' as United Nations climate talks begin
- December 05, 2018

Mr Attenborough was speaking on behalf of the UN's " people's seat " initiative to give ordinary people a voice at the global talks by gathering their thoughts, ideas and concerns through social media and polling in the past two weeks. Recent studies have shown that 20 of the past 22 years have been the warmest in recorded history , and climate change action needs to be increased fivefold if we want to have a chance to avoid catastrophic warming, which would cause permanent and ... (more...)
World Bank kicks in $200b for 'climate' World Bank kicks in $200b for 'climate'
- December 05, 2018

World Bank senior director for climate change John Roome also emphasised the need for countries and entities to urgently address climate change and its effects. The project financing is designed for 2021-2025 years. Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said the World Bank's pledge to use half its climate finance to find solutions to deal with changing weather patterns was "important". (more...)
Astronauts blast off for first time since aborted mission Astronauts blast off for first time since aborted mission
- December 05, 2018

A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying Nasa astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin failed two minutes into its flight on October 11, activating an automatic rescue system that sent their capsule into a steep ride back to Earth. Auñón-Chancellor, Gerst and Prokopyev are scheduled to remain aboard the station until December 20. The rocket launch earlier from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan was closely scrutinized because of the abortive mission to the ISS on October 11, which ... (more...)
Three astronauts dock safely at International Space Station Three astronauts dock safely at International Space Station
- December 05, 2018

This is Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko , NASA astronauts and the Canadian space Agency Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques, reports channel "MIR 24". The Soyuz is the only means of reaching the ISS since the United States retired the space shuttle in 2011. Next year, however, Russian Federation will see intense global competition. (more...)
Astronauts to try for space station on Russian rocket after October crash Astronauts to try for space station on Russian rocket after October crash
- December 04, 2018

New astronauts Anne McClain of the United States and David Saint-Jacques of Canada , together with veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Russian Federation, are due to arrive at the space station after a trip of six hours. and Canada left from Kazakhstan on a mission bound for the International Space Station at 17:30 (11:30 GMT). They managed to emerge safely from a harrowing ordeal. (more...)
Russian Federation launches astronauts to ISS after botched attempt
- December 04, 2018

A Russian, an American and a Canadian astronaut will take off for the global space station on Monday in the first manned launch of a Soyuz rocket since a crash in October. Less than two minutes into that flight, one of the rocket's four external boosters failed to separate and accidentally struck the core stage of the rocket, sending it spinning out of control. (more...)
NASA spacecraft to land on Bennu asteroid
- December 03, 2018

Once the NASA mission has successfully collected its spacedust from Bennu, the sample will be kept in a canister and returned to Earth in 2023, touching down in the Utah desert in late September, NASA said. Now that OSIRIS-REx - short for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer - has arrived at Bennu, the eight-foot-long spacecraft will spend more than a year and a half surveying the asteroid, in preparation to carefully descend to the ground and ... (more...)
SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST
- December 03, 2018

The company tweeted that it's "working toward a backup launch opportunity on December 3", after it conducted additional tests. After separation, the rocket's first stage will attempt to land on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. No SpaceX rocket has ever flown more than twice. As Bloomberg reported , three of the toaster-sized satellites belong to HawkEye 360, a startup company looking to sell their satellite system's ability to hone in on hard-to-track radio frequencies to defense ... (more...)
People Were Injured in Destructive Tornadoes That Hit Illinois on Saturday People Were Injured in Destructive Tornadoes That Hit Illinois on Saturday
- December 03, 2018

The tornado was on the ground for around 10 miles (16 kilometers) before it thundered through Taylorville, and the weather service was able to warn residents of its arrival 41 minutes before it actually struck, Chris Miller, a meteorologist at the service's Lincoln office, said in a phone interview Sunday. (more...)
Soyuz MS-11 Blasts Off to ISS From Baikonur Cosmodrome Soyuz MS-11 Blasts Off to ISS From Baikonur Cosmodrome
- December 03, 2018

The families of the crew, astronauts and space officials from several nations breathed a sigh of relief Monday after observing the flawless launch, with October's rocket failure still on the minds of many. Afterward, investigators said they believed other Soyuz models may have been defective , but said additional checks had been introduced. Meanwhile, Kononenko, Saint-Jacques and McClain will spend the next six and a half months in orbit. (more...)
Over 50 whales dead in latest New Zealand stranding Over 50 whales dead in latest New Zealand stranding
- December 03, 2018

All but one were dead . "A decision was made to euthanise this whale, due to its very poor condition". Department of Conservation manager Dave Carlton said killing the whale was "the most humane thing to do", as they investigate the cause of a recent spate of strandings. (more...)
Gene-editing babies a violation of Chinese law, says official Gene-editing babies a violation of Chinese law, says official
- December 03, 2018

One reason for the caution is that changes to an embryo would be inherited by future generations and could eventually affect the entire gene pool and that it is risky. Xu called the team's actions illegal and unacceptable and said an investigation had been ordered, but made no mention of specific actions taken. "All of us here at this conference are struggling to figure out what was done and also whether the process was done properly", she said. (more...)
Human civilisation may have started in north, not east Africa Human civilisation may have started in north, not east Africa
- December 02, 2018

An global team of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists has uncovered 2.4-million-year-old stone artifacts and cutmarked bones at the archaeological site of Ain Boucherit in Algeria. Surprisingly, the earliest known hominin, dated to 7.0 million years, and the 3.3 million years Australopithecus bahrelghazali, have been discovered in Chad, in the Sahara, 3000 km from the rift valleys in the east of Africa. (more...)
Until leaving the nest, jumping spiders suckle spider milk from their moms Until leaving the nest, jumping spiders suckle spider milk from their moms
- December 01, 2018

They were surprised when they saw the mother producing something milk and the younger spiders feeding on it. "The spiderlings ingest nutritious milk droplets secreted from the mother's epigastric furrow until the subadult stage", the team wrote in the journal Science . (more...)
Climate Change and Air Pollution Are Exposing Canadians To High Health Risks
- December 01, 2018

A report by the medical journal The Lancet focusing on the impact of climate change on human health across the world has said that India is one of the worst affected countries. In a worldwide stock-take of public health trends, dozens of global agencies said people over 65, those living in large cities, and sufferers of heart and lung disease were all at heightened risk of death or disability from extreme heat. (more...)
High IQ Stops Me Believing In Climate Change High IQ Stops Me Believing In Climate Change
- December 01, 2018

If the report is to be considered, California is struggling with the deadliest wildfire in its history, and President Donald Trump's administration warns that such disaster could become more common and more severe as the climate continues to warm. (more...)
November: NASA will show the first Mars landing in six years November: NASA will show the first Mars landing in six years
- December 01, 2018

EST. InSight and MarCO flight controllers will monitor the spacecraft's EDL from mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California . The landing will be streamed live on NASA's official YouTube presence. What time is NASA InSight landing on Mars today? It's also taking over NY with the landing set to be shown on big screens in Times Square. (more...)
Ontario climate plan targets Paris Agreement goals Ontario climate plan targets Paris Agreement goals
- December 01, 2018

The new emissions report , produced and published by scientists with the UN Environment Program and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, confirmed carbon dioxide emissions rose in 2017 - the first time in four years. "There is no justification to punish them further with a carbon tax". Ontario is now joining Saskatchewan in a court battle against the move to impose a federal carbon pricing scheme on provinces that don't have one of their own. (more...)
Climate Change Deniers Are Blocking Progress, UN Report Suggests for First Time Climate Change Deniers Are Blocking Progress, UN Report Suggests for First Time
- December 01, 2018

This is stated at the global partnership Climate Transparency report called " G20 Brown to Green Report 2018 " which evaluates how well the G20 countries are performing and their transition to a low-carbon economy. The earth is heading for a warming of around three degrees by the end of this century, the Unep report. The U.S. report connects climate change to increasing water scarcity and drought, worsening storms, deadly wildfires and greater exposure to tropical diseases across the ... (more...)
NASA Administrator reveals new commercial plan to explore the Moon NASA Administrator reveals new commercial plan to explore the Moon
- December 01, 2018

Prior to the announcement, Bridenstine spoke on The Hill TV's "Rising" program , emphasizing the objective of the Space Policy Directive's mission to build the capabilities of not only returning to the Moon , but stay as a sustained presence. (more...)
China halts work by team who claimed 'world's first gene-edited babies' China halts work by team who claimed 'world's first gene-edited babies'
- December 01, 2018

STAT's Sharon Begley has been reporting the story this week from the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong , where the revelation caused a furor. The founder of an HIV support group reported to be based in Beijing said Thursday that he regretted introducing families to He for the trial, according to Hong Kong media. (more...)
NASA shocked the world the good news NASA shocked the world the good news
- November 30, 2018

NASA hopes that others will use these services as space travel becomes an endeavour accessible to private corporations. "We are eager to add NASA to our existing manifest of commercial customers, and get America back on the surface as soon as possible". (more...)
Mars landing: NASA's InSight spacecraft takes selfie after surviving supersonic plunge Mars landing: NASA's InSight spacecraft takes selfie after surviving supersonic plunge
- November 30, 2018

The plain is near the equator in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet. "Expecting to traverse the contemporary home". Soon, the mission team will unfurl InSight's robotic arm and use the attached camera to snap photos of the ground for scientists to determine where to place the spacecraft's instruments, NASA said. (more...)
NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to the Moon NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to the Moon
- November 30, 2018

The Commercial Lunar Payload Services contracts have a total value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years. Zurbuchen said Thursday that a mobile lunar laboratory remains one of NASA's goals for Moon exploration, though such a mission would likely be developed through a more traditional process. (more...)