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Scientists Find Water Vapor on Jupiter’s Moon Europa Scientists Find Water Vapor on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
- November 19, 2019

The team of researchers spotted sufficient water flooding from Europa to fill a swimming pool the size used in the Olympics, in just a few seconds. But no one has been able to confirm the presence of water in these plumes by directly measuring the water molecule itself. (more...)
Leonids Meteor Shower to Soon Light Up in The Sky Leonids Meteor Shower to Soon Light Up in The Sky
- November 18, 2019

The Leonids are amongst essentially the most spectacular of your total annual meteor showers which illuminate our skies as soon as a year. While we're not expected to see such a storm in 2019, Russian astronomer Mikhail Maslov is predicting possible "activity enhancements" Friday night and Saturday morning. (more...)
Curiosity rover reveals oxygen spikes on Mars Curiosity rover reveals oxygen spikes on Mars
- November 17, 2019

The orbiter's Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars Instrument, called CRISM, was key to finding carbonates on the rim, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal Icarus . Concentrated in a "bathtub ring" around Jezero, these newly discovered carbonates may have been deposited by an ancient lake-and could be home to the preserved remains of microbial Martian life. (more...)
Chandrayaan-3: Second bid to land on Moon by November 2020 Chandrayaan-3: Second bid to land on Moon by November 2020
- November 16, 2019

The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ), which suffered heartbreak in its bid to land a probe on Moon , i.e Chandrayaan-2, in its first attempt in September, has started working on the next iteration of the project, tentatively called Chandrayaan-3, according to various reports . (more...)
Ohio State’s Chase Young suspended 2 games, will return for Penn State Ohio State’s Chase Young suspended 2 games, will return for Penn State
- November 16, 2019

But Young won't miss the November 23 game against Penn State, nor the regular season finale against MI. News broke about Young's suspension last Friday, and reports varied greatly about how long the end would be out. Young admitted he accepted a loan from a family friend and paid it back last summer. "I appreciate the expediency to which the NCAA reviewed and responded to our request for reinstatement", Smith said. (more...)
Leonid meteor shower lights up the sky this weekend Leonid meteor shower lights up the sky this weekend
- November 16, 2019

When the sky is dark and clear, moonless meteors are easier to see. Every 33 years, this comet visits the inner solar system and leaves a stream of dusty debris in its orbital track. For reference, the cream of the crop meteor showers, the Persieds and Geminids, typically produce about 60 meteors an hour, so this could truly be an event for the ages. (more...)
Growth in global oil demand to slow from 2025 - IEA Growth in global oil demand to slow from 2025 - IEA
- November 15, 2019

With nearly a tenth of the world's population living in SE Asia, a rapidly developing industrial base and growing consumer class, it is unsurprising that there has been an increase in demand for energy. While the rise in emission is slowing down, rise in emissions slows but, 'with no peak before 2040, the world falls far short of shared sustainability goals'. (more...)
Curiosity noticed unusual changes in the concentration of oxygen on Mars Curiosity noticed unusual changes in the concentration of oxygen on Mars
- November 15, 2019

The hunt is part of NASA's mission to determine whether life ever existed on Mars . Carbonates help form structures that can survive in fossil form for billions of years, including seashells, coral and some stromatolites. Evidence of the delta's arms was found running along the crater's floor using orbital observations. They considered the possibility that carbon dioxide or water molecules could have released oxygen when they broke apart in the atmosphere , leading to the short-lived ... (more...)
SpaceX Crew Dragon Releases Photos Of Emergency Escape Engines Test SpaceX Crew Dragon Releases Photos Of Emergency Escape Engines Test
- November 15, 2019

Now, SpaceX has successfully examined the engines with out incident, paving the way for a exam flight upcoming year. Like SpaceX , Boeing expects to launch its first crewed demonstration flight early next year. Perhaps probably the most placing rationale for approving the extra cash was that Boeing may have talked over backing out of the skilled crew technique ( CCP ). (more...)
Supreme Court asks Centre to explore possibilities of combating air pollution Supreme Court asks Centre to explore possibilities of combating air pollution
- November 14, 2019

The Delhi government on Wednesday had ordered all government and private schools in the city to remain shut on November 14-15 on account of the deteriorating air quality. Kejriwal also said that he has spoken to several experts and entrepreneurs and they told him that paddy straw was already being used by some industrial units, thus indicating that buyers of paddy straw were readily available. (more...)
Japan's Hayabusa2 leaves asteroid to return to Earth at end of 2020 Japan's Hayabusa2 leaves asteroid to return to Earth at end of 2020
- November 13, 2019

Starting tomorrow, the spacecraft will leave Ryugu ambitious and head back to Earth, the asteroid sample bringinghopefullyits along with it. JAXA , the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, said it confirmed the probe's departure, following the firing of engines at 10:05 a.m., Japan time, on Wednesday. (more...)
Rare Deer-Like Animal Rediscovered In Vietnam After 30 Years Rare Deer-Like Animal Rediscovered In Vietnam After 30 Years
- November 12, 2019

Chevrotains typically weigh less than 10 pounds. In the following five months, they set up another 29 cameras and captured 1881 photos of the animal . Despite its deceiving nickname, chevrotains are the planet's smallest hoofed mammals - not mice or deer, according to a Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) press release. (more...)
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely tonight; bitterly cold Tuesday and Wednesday FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely tonight; bitterly cold Tuesday and Wednesday
- November 12, 2019

We are forecasting a low near 20 on Wednesday morning! A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the southern 2/3 of our area from Waterloo to Dubuque and south until tomorrow as roads could be slick. The cold will stick around on Wednesday , which will be sunny with a high of 35 and a low of 22. New Orleans, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Buffalo could have their coldest highs on record for November 12. (more...)
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches 2nd Batch of 60 Starlink Satellites
- November 12, 2019

Prior to Monday's mission , Musk shared photos of the launch site and payload on Twitter over the weekend, noting that it would be the fourth mission for Falcon 9's reusable first stage and the second for the fairing. At present, there are slightly more than 2,100 active satellites in orbit around the Earth. SpaceX landed the booster on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
How to safely watch Mercury pass in front of the Sun today How to safely watch Mercury pass in front of the Sun today
- November 11, 2019

According to NASA , Mercury will set its journey on November 11 across the sun at around 7.35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT). As always, it's not safe to stare at the sun with the naked eye, though it won't be visible anyway, without a telescope or binoculars fit with solar filters. (more...)
Mercury’s rare Sun transit will happen on Monday: Here’s how to watch Mercury’s rare Sun transit will happen on Monday: Here’s how to watch
- November 11, 2019

EST (12:04 p.m. CST). During the transit, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun's face, NASA said in a blog this week, adding that the event will be widely visible from most of Earth, including the Americas, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, and western Asia. (more...)
Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools
- November 10, 2019

Cramarossa reported a panel of scientific authorities, like Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of Columbia University's Middle for Sustainable Enhancement, and American economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, will enable the ministry redevelop the nationwide curriculum to pay extra notice to weather adjust and sustainability. (more...)
Wildfires in eastern Australia pose an 'unprecedented' threat Wildfires in eastern Australia pose an 'unprecedented' threat
- November 09, 2019

More than 30 people including firefighters received medical treatment for burns and one patient had cardiac arrest, he said. The body was found in a burnt-out building north of Taree after fire swept through the township of Johns River on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
See Mercury glide across the sun in rare sky show See Mercury glide across the sun in rare sky show
- November 09, 2019

From anywhere in the country where skies are clear, Mercury can be seen crossing the sun with binoculars or a telescope. Every 88 years Mercury completes each orbit around the sun, and passes between the Earth and sun every 116 days. "Transits are a visible demonstration of how the planets move around the sun, and everyone with access to the right equipment should take a look", Mike Cruise, president of the Royal Astronomical Society, said in a statement from England. (more...)
12 wine bottles arrive at space station for yearlong stay 12 wine bottles arrive at space station for yearlong stay
- November 09, 2019

The project is the brainchild of Space Cargo Unlimited (SCU ), a European self-described space-bio startup that has partnered with NASA and a number of French universities to research the effects of microgravity and radiation on wine in space . (more...)

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