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Not an Alien Invasion, Just a Film Shoot Not an Alien Invasion, Just a Film Shoot
- March 22, 2019

It turns out - as ABC News reported and some eagle-eyed tweeters noticed - it was wingsuit flyers, more specifically the Red Bull Air Force , the company confirmed to EW. It became clear from social media that not everyone got the memo. Traveling three feet forward for every one foot down, the daredevils' southwestern one-mile flight took them into downtown, where they soared through skyscrapers, including the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, the tallest building west of ... (more...)
Forecasters warn of 'potentially historic' flooding in the South Forecasters warn of 'potentially historic' flooding in the South
- March 22, 2019

The town of roughly 220 people began flooding after a levee breach, with several homes inundated with water. Authorities said they had rescued almost 300 people in Nebraska alone, with some rivers continuing to rise. Water was filling a casino parking lot in the city, though only about half a dozen homes in the city aren't protected by a federal levee. The floods followed a powerful winter hurricane that slammed into the U.S. (more...)
SpaceX Starship Passed The First Heatshields Test, Elon Musk Confirmed SpaceX Starship Passed The First Heatshields Test, Elon Musk Confirmed
- March 21, 2019

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, in a series of tweets , confirmed that the space company will begin testing the early prototype of it Mars hopper Starship starting the week of 18 March. When asked where the vehicle known as Starship and Super Heavy would launch from, Musk said both Texas and Florida would host liftoff and assembly operations. (more...)
Researchers discover 40kg of plastic inside dead whale's stomach Researchers discover 40kg of plastic inside dead whale's stomach
- March 21, 2019

An autopsy on a whale that was found dead on a beach in Hualien last Friday revealed a large amount of plastic in its stomach and it was also found to be pregnant, two ocean conservation organizations said Wednesday. One of the biologists stated that the amount of plastic in the stomach of the animal they meet for the first time. Calling on government and industry to tackle the single-use plastic crisis and for consumers to play their part protecting the environment, she added: "Just a ... (more...)
Super Worm Moon: Final Supermoon Of 2019 Arrives With Spring Super Worm Moon: Final Supermoon Of 2019 Arrives With Spring
- March 19, 2019

This week will start out with clear skies, more record-breaking temperatures and a super full moon, so it could be a stellar week for sky-gazing evenings in the Puget Sound region. 2019 saw three supermoons , and they fell within the first three months of the year. Higher-than-normal tides and some coastal flooding also are frequent concerns during a perigee moon. (more...)
NASA Detects Giant Meteor Explosion Over Bering Sea NASA Detects Giant Meteor Explosion Over Bering Sea
- 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 defense, there's plenty of water on the planet", Fast said. NASA researchers have also contacted airlines to see if they've spotted the giant blast. (more...)
Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate
- March 18, 2019

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg participates in the "Global Strike For Future" demonstration in central Stockholm, Sweden on March 15, 2019 . "And you know who you are, you that have ignored this and are most guilty of this", she said, as protesters cheered her name. It is estimated that more than one million marched overall, according to organizing groups such as the Youth For Climate movement. (more...)
3 astronauts on Soyuz craft successfully reach ISS 3 astronauts on Soyuz craft successfully reach ISS
- March 18, 2019

The three astronauts have joined the station's Expedition 59 crew Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and will return to Earth in October as members of Expedition 60. (more...)
JAXA, Toyota to develop manned lunar rover JAXA, Toyota to develop manned lunar rover
- March 16, 2019

Toyota and JAXA plan to use the moon rover to explore the surface of the moon. It would be almost 20 feet (6 meters) long, a little over 17 feet (5.2 m) wide, and 12 and a half feet (3.8 m) tall. The rover will use solar arrays and fuel cells to generate and store power. Toyota is looking to put a fuel cell-powered rover on the moon. For electrification, fuel cell batteries represent an indispensable technology. (more...)
Evidence of Enormous, 2600-Year-Old Solar Storm Found in Greenland Evidence of Enormous, 2600-Year-Old Solar Storm Found in Greenland
- March 15, 2019

The radiation and magnetic shockwave unleashed from a solar storm "of such magnitude occurring in modern times could result in severe disruption of satellite-based technologies, high-frequency radio communication, and space-based navigation systems", the study said . (more...)
Rundle: school students marching against climate change aren't kids anymore Rundle: school students marching against climate change aren't kids anymore
- March 15, 2019

Students will start to gather at City Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and talks will begin at 11 a.m. Portland Public Schools sent out a letter to parents Thursday afternoon reminding them that any students who walk out will be marked absent. But skipping school has consequences, even when it's for a good cause. The safety of MPs is being called into question, but they say their level of accessibility is important. (more...)
Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- March 15, 2019

Thunberg, who has attended climate marches in Brussels and Paris in recent weeks, said she was honoured and very grateful for the nomination. "We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict", Norwegian parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told local tabloid VG. (more...)
This Is the Last Panorama Opportunity Send to Earth Before It Died This Is the Last Panorama Opportunity Send to Earth Before It Died
- March 14, 2019

The incredible 360-degree panorama shows what would been Opportunity's final resting spot in Perseverance Valley. In February, NASA announced that its pioneering Opportunity rover had died after almost 15 years of exploring the Martian surface, marking the end of a mission which has significantly broadened our understanding of the Red Planet. (more...)
NASA spotted hopping liquid water on Moon’s surface NASA spotted hopping liquid water on Moon’s surface
- March 14, 2019

The National Space Council, headed by Vice President Pence, has made a return to the moon a top priority, and officials have said the administration would like it to happen before the 2020 presidential election. Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine said, "the first person on Mars is likely to be a woman". But the delays have forced the agency to look at using other rockets available. (more...)
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule Ends First Test Mission With Successful Ocean Splash SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule Ends First Test Mission With Successful Ocean Splash
- March 13, 2019

Now, thanks to SpaceX's successful test mission, astronauts may soon have an alternate, more affordable, mode of transportation to the ISS. After a six-day mission to the International Space Station , Crew Dragon detached at about 2:30 a.m EST (0730 GMT) and sped back to earth, reaching hypersonic speeds before an 8:45 a.m. (more...)
Colorado Students to Join Global Youth Climate Strike Colorado Students to Join Global Youth Climate Strike
- March 13, 2019

In Massachusetts, they are taking place in several communities, including Boston, Amherst, Barnstable, and Great Barrington. AUSD supports students' rights to collective action and free speech, and students won't be disciplined for their activities on March 15. (more...)
Offshore wind to provide 30% of United Kingdom electricity by 2030 Offshore wind to provide 30% of United Kingdom electricity by 2030
- March 10, 2019

She added: "The UK has been very successful in delivering offshore wind and with this sector plan we must ensure that we are able to maximise the power produced by new offshore wind farms. Key Company Analysis* (Overview, Products & Services, Financials**, Recent Development, and Analyst View) 9.1 Vestas Wind Systems A/S 9.2 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA 9.3 General Electric Company 9.4 Nordex SE 9.5 Senvion SA 9.6 Suzlon Energy Ltd 9.7 Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. (more...)
SpaceX Crew Dragon Set For Splashdown In Atlantic Ocean SpaceX Crew Dragon Set For Splashdown In Atlantic Ocean
- March 09, 2019

The SpaceX Crew Dragon is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program , in which it collaborates with private companies to develop new options for human space travel - and end US reliance on Russian space vehicles to get astronauts into orbit. (more...)
First All-Female Spacewalk Scheduled for March 29 First All-Female Spacewalk Scheduled for March 29
- March 08, 2019

This will be a true reality and a big achievement in the history of NASA to have a complete unmanned team to undertake their project. This will be part of Expedition 59 Crew planned out by the International Space Station (ISS). Canadian Space Agency flight controller Kristen Facciol dropped the news on Twitter , saying she will be on console providing support for the spacewalk. (more...)
Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon make its risky descent to Earth Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon make its risky descent to Earth
- March 08, 2019

The deorbit burn, powering the Crew Dragon back to Earth will occur not long after that at 4:50 a.m. and then the all important splashdown will occur at some point between 5:30 a.m. Crew Dragon will spend a little time in space before re-entering the atmosphere and it is set to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean, not far off the Florida coast, at 1345GMT, a few hours after the undocking process (0731GMT). (more...)

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