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Chinas space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth Chinas space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth
- July 20, 2019

With unfolded solar modules it has a span of over 18 meters. As with the Tiangong-1, the space lab will be nearly entirely incinerated by the friction of reentry, but some debris is expected to survive. The in-depth cooperation between Chinese and European scientists in the experiment is an important breakthrough, laying a solid foundation for more and deeper cooperation between the two sides in the future, said Sun Jianchao, a member of the team from the High Energy Physics Institute of CAS. (more...)
Record-Breaking Heat Wave Threatens Most of U.S. Record-Breaking Heat Wave Threatens Most of U.S.
- July 20, 2019

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on Thursday and the rain is expected to continue throughout the day. Limit activity, especially during peak heat from roughly 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Officials in the affected areas are warning people to stay cool and hydrated, and of course, not to leave children or animals in hot cars. (more...)
Celebrate the totally real moon landing with this fresh Google Doodle Celebrate the totally real moon landing with this fresh Google Doodle
- July 19, 2019

The Lunar Module Timeline Book, which was on board Apollo 11, has almost 150 notes handwritten by the astronauts - and possible traces of moondust. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) is preparing for the celebrations of its 50th anniversary of the historic touchdown of Apollo 11 Moon mission on Friday, July 19. (more...)
Excessive heat watch will be in effect Saturday Excessive heat watch will be in effect Saturday
- July 18, 2019

Temperatures will be in the mid-90s this weekend, however, the heat index will be as high as 105. "Over the last 30 years, on average, exposure to extreme heat was the top cause of weather-related deaths in the United States", the study states. (more...)
Partial Lunar Eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan, parts of World tonight Partial Lunar Eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan, parts of World tonight
- July 17, 2019

Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth crosses between the Sun and Moon - casting a shadow on the lunar surface. The next partial lunar eclipse will not be until November 2021. Of course, none of us will have the ultimate view from the lunar nearside, where you could see (with proper eye protection and a space suit) a partial or total solar eclipse . (more...)
Climate activists disrupt five British cities with 'summer uprising' Climate activists disrupt five British cities with 'summer uprising'
- July 17, 2019

Martine Dubuc of the Montreal police says the protesters were arrested at around 5 p.m. after they refused to disperse to allow traffic to pass. Environmental activists rallied in Britain en masse again Monday as part of their "summer uprising" to demand action to fight climate change. (more...)
Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary
- July 17, 2019

Tuesday's meeting kicked off a series of commemorative events across the US. Safire's lunar disaster plan- which the speechwriter sent to Nixon's chief of staff H.R. Aldrin also opened up about the mission at a 50th anniversary gala on Monday at the Ronald Reagan Library outside Los Angeles, according to Reuters . (more...)
Scientists propose to make Mars habitable with a layer of aerogel Scientists propose to make Mars habitable with a layer of aerogel
- July 17, 2019

The vehicle measured meanderer, which has voyage just about 13 miles on Mars in the course of the most recent seven years, is now cautiously crawling up the base of Mount Sharp , a 3.5-mile tall mountain sitting amidst the rambling Gale Crater . (more...)
Plan to make Mars habitable
- July 17, 2019

What if, instead of changing the whole planet, they took a more regional approach. Scientists in the new study are proposing that the material could be used to create a greenhouse and to protect a garden in Mars from harmful radiation while sufficient light could pass through for plants to grow. (more...)
Florida will experience 'life-threatening' heat by 2036, says study Florida will experience 'life-threatening' heat by 2036, says study
- July 17, 2019

Temperatures will flux a bit this week thanks to the post-tropical Barry and then a prominent heat ridge. Wednesday will be the most manageable day, with a heat index of "only" 94 degrees. Heat index comes into play because of the high humidity levels expected with the heat. At night, forecast data shows it may not ever feel like less than 85 degrees along the I-95 corridor. (more...)
Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later
- July 16, 2019

CDT to commemorate the time that the Apollo 11 mission took-off from Cape Canaveral, 50 years ago. Earlier in the day, the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore as he took the first steps on the moon was unveiled at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. (more...)
A rare lunar eclipse will be visible across NZ on Wednesday morning A rare lunar eclipse will be visible across NZ on Wednesday morning
- July 16, 2019

If you're hoping to catch the whole five-hour phenomenon, it begins at 2:45am as the moon starts to phase into the outer edge of the Earth's shadow. This evening's lunar eclipse is set to be a genuinely odd-looking celestial spectacle. Leh: This hilly area is one of the best places to view the Eclipse from. During a lunar eclipse, we can see Earth's shadow on the moon. And unlike solar eclipses, especially the total solar eclipse in August 2017, the lunar eclipse is safe to view with ... (more...)
Healthy lifestyles can offset the genetic risk of dementia by 32% Healthy lifestyles can offset the genetic risk of dementia by 32%
- July 16, 2019

Three studies were presented: Rush University study from Chicago, a United Kingdom study and a study from the University of California, San Francisco. Meaning, you control so much of your health destiny, even if you are genetically predisposed to a particular chronic health condition-and happily, new research illustrates just that. (more...)
Barry Becomes a Hurricane, Barrels Toward Louisiana Coast Barry Becomes a Hurricane, Barrels Toward Louisiana Coast
- July 16, 2019

Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast could still cause risky flooding into Monday, meteorologists said. Our dew points have dropped back giving us relief from the humidity for one day. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said Barry has collected "a big slug of moisture" and is expected to rain on the region throughout the weekend. (more...)
Pakistan to witness partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17 night Pakistan to witness partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17 night
- July 14, 2019

During a lunar eclipse , Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the sunlight falling on the Moon. When this occurs, a small part of the Moon's surface is covered by the darkest part of the Earth's shadow that is called Umbra. If we talk about the next partial lunar eclipse , then it is set to happen on the 18th to the 19th of November 2021 and will be covering some parts of South America, North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa. (more...)
Tropical Storm Barry tracks northward; What that means for the Arklatex Tropical Storm Barry tracks northward; What that means for the Arklatex
- July 14, 2019

Alaska Airlines: Flights to and from Seattle were cancelled. Flooding closed some roads in low-lying areas of Mobile County in Alabama, and heavy rains contributed to accidents, said John Kilcullen, director of plans and operations for Mobile County Emergency Management Agency. (more...)
NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon
- July 13, 2019

At the time, they were an engineer, a flight director and an astronaut. The American plan to return humans to the moon , including the first woman, is beset with delays and cost overruns, according to an official audit released last month. (more...)
Space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample: says Japan Space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample: says Japan
- July 12, 2019

On July 11, 2019, the machine, called Hayabusa2, did it again in the second run meant to collect another sample from the space rock. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced the news on their social media. This is the first time such clear images show the surface of an asteroid. The complex multi-year mission has also involved sending rover and robots down to the surface. (more...)
Oldest human skull out of Africa forces us to rethink migration timeline Oldest human skull out of Africa forces us to rethink migration timeline
- July 12, 2019

An global team - including Manchester University experts - created virtual reconstructions of each using state-of-the-art technology. The oldest known African fossil attributed to a member of the Homo family is a 2.8 million-year-old jawbone from Ethiopia. (more...)
Moon mission gets the final finishing touches Moon mission gets the final finishing touches
- July 12, 2019

The 27-kg, six-wheeled rover "Pragyan", fitted with cameras and instruments, would analyse the lunar soil. India will step up the worldwide space race on Monday when it launches a low-priced mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the moon. (more...)

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