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Jupiter Will Be So Close You Can See Its Moons With Binoculars Jupiter Will Be So Close You Can See Its Moons With Binoculars
- June 08, 2019

The largest planet of our solar system , Jupiter will be so close to the Earth that you wouldn't need a telescope to view it. NASA confirmed that Jupiter will be biggest and brightest this month , seen on all nights. Jupiter has 79 known moons, including the four large moons discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. "My advice to people would be to go out and have a look because it's a handsome sight and it's really quite a thing to realize that when you are looking at the moons ... (more...)
Moonstruck? Donald Trump claims the moon is 'part of Mars' Moonstruck? Donald Trump claims the moon is 'part of Mars'
- June 08, 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted out a mysterious Mars comment that has social media users blasting off their best jokes. It's possible he meant that going to the moon would be a kind of staging mission for going to Mars, but still. (more...)
China echoes UN's environmental call with green drives China echoes UN's environmental call with green drives
- June 07, 2019

Test your knowledge of air pollution and its effects with our quiz! Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs. The State of India's Environment (SoE) Report found air pollution is responsible for 12.5 percent of all deaths in the country - painting a bleak picture of the environmental record of recent Indian governments. (more...)
Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists
- June 07, 2019

NASA says it could accommodate two astronauts per year on privately funded, dedicated commercial spaceflights using spacecraft developed through the Commercial Crew Program with Boeing and SpaceX . The US space agency said it would open the orbiting station to tourism and other business ventures. " NASA also is enabling private astronaut missions of up to 30 days on the International Space Station to perform duties that fall into the approved commercial and marketing activities ... (more...)
Disorganized in the Gulf, but still watching disturbance near Texas Disorganized in the Gulf, but still watching disturbance near Texas
- June 06, 2019

A broad area of unsettled weather located near the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula will move west-northwestward over the Bay of Campeche this weekend. The next tropical storm that develops in the Atlantic will be called Barry. Forecasters said it could briefly become a tropical depression before moving inland later today or tonight. (more...)
Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050 Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050
- June 05, 2019

The parallel language included both the Biden campaign and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions' Carbon Capture Coalition describing the technology as a "widely available, cost-effective and rapidly scalable solution to reduce carbon emissions to meet mid-century climate goals". (more...)
NASA selects three companies to provide first commercial Moon landing services NASA selects three companies to provide first commercial Moon landing services
- June 03, 2019

NASA has selected three commercial partners that will supply lunar landers to carrying agency payloads to the Moon. Each commercial lander will carry NASA-provided payloads that will conduct science investigations and demonstrate advanced technologies on the lunar surface . (more...)
SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers
- May 31, 2019

When the first satellites were launched, the event was tracked all around the world. Shortly after the launch, on 24 May, SpaceX confirmed that all 60 satellites had been successfully deployed. The satellites launched in rapid succession to each other, putting them very close to one another in orbit. He added that SpaceX would "love to" put Starlink telescopes in space to make up for any issues the astronomy community faces. (more...)
'We will return it without mercy': Malaysia gets tough on waste exports 'We will return it without mercy': Malaysia gets tough on waste exports
- May 31, 2019

A country that has taken in increasing volumes of scrap material will return dozens of containers to their countries of origin, including the US and Canada . But on Tuesday, Yeo said Malaysia had become a "dumping ground" for rubbish that was harming its environment. "If you ship to Malaysia, we will return it back without mercy". (more...)
Strong to severe storms possible Tuesday night Strong to severe storms possible Tuesday night
- May 28, 2019

Highs will be a touch cooler in the mid-80s on Monday. Record high temperatures will remain possible through Wednesday. We'll see increasing clouds on Tuesday. We can't rule out a spot thunderstorm through the mid-afternoon and evening, so if you're outdoors and hear thunder, be sure to head inside and let the storm pass. (more...)
Storm Team 3: A rainy and stormy Memorial Day Storm Team 3: A rainy and stormy Memorial Day
- May 28, 2019

This is way too far out for specific details on how this may affect any outdoor plans you may have but certainly stay updated throughout the week as we get closer we'll have a better idea of what to expect. These storms will slide east and out of KAKEland during the overnight hours on Tuesday. We'll finally see several storm-free days Wednesday through Friday and it will also be a bit cooler with highs in the 70s. (more...)
The Monstrous Double Asteroid will Sail Across the Earth Later this Week The Monstrous Double Asteroid will Sail Across the Earth Later this Week
- May 27, 2019

Besides the much larger primary body, tagging along for the ride is a small moon, the secondary body, about a third of a mile wide that together with the main body orbits a shared center of gravity . "1999 KW4 approaches within 0.05 AU of Earth several times each century", NASA's report on the object said. Meanwhile, there will be two visitors to Earth from space. (more...)
NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project
- May 26, 2019

The outpost will serve as a staging point for astronauts to launch missions to the surface of the Moon, return and refuel, and then launch again with the same reusable spacecraft. The flights will use NASA's huge and still untested Space Launch System (SLS) and four-astronaut Orion crew capsule to reach an orbiting Moon station called Gateway. (more...)
Adam Burniston's Forecast | Hot and humid weather stays for Memorial Day weekend Adam Burniston's Forecast | Hot and humid weather stays for Memorial Day weekend
- May 26, 2019

Humidity will return by the afternoon as winds turn to the south and southeast. Temperatures are expected to be mild throughout the weekend as they climb into the 70s. And while the roads have cleared up, the Arizona Department of Transportation said drivers still need to buckle up and be mindful of their speed, as there were seven fatal crashes on Arizona roadways last Memorial Day weekend. (more...)
Strong to severe storms, possible flooding eye Michiana Strong to severe storms, possible flooding eye Michiana
- May 25, 2019

Memorial Day looks nice with partly sunny skies and highs near 80. Saturday, May 25: It will be clear overnight but we'll see increasing clouds during the day and a chance of showers and thunderstorms at night . Over the holiday weekend, most of the morning and afternoon will be dry, but storms will flare up into the late evening hours across western Kansas and then move east into the night . (more...)
China identified as source of unexpected rise in CFC emissions | Research China identified as source of unexpected rise in CFC emissions | Research
- May 25, 2019

China , the USA, and the European Union are the top three emitters of greenhouse gases and contribute to more than half of the total global emissions. China is to blame for much of an increase in illegal ozone-depleting substances (ODS), a study has warned. Similar signals had also been noticed at the NIES station on the Japanese island of Hateruma, close to Taiwan. (more...)
SpaceX Starlink success kicks off Elon Musk's satellite internet aspirations SpaceX Starlink success kicks off Elon Musk's satellite internet aspirations
- May 24, 2019

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. The booster is programmed to fly itself back down to a drone ship called " Of Course I Still Love You ", stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. They will then use onboard propulsion to reach an operational altitude of 550km, SpaceX says. (more...)
NASA’s robot completes first hardware test in space NASA’s robot completes first hardware test in space
- May 22, 2019

The robot in the image is called "Bumble" and there are two more of the same design called "Honey" and "Queen". The Astrobee is described as a free-flying system - it was made specifically to operate in the ISS's microgravity environment. (more...)
Greenpeace stages week-long blockade of BP’s headquarters Greenpeace stages week-long blockade of BP’s headquarters
- May 22, 2019

The containers, each weighing several tonnes, are being used to blockade all five entrances to prevent staff from entering BP's offices in St James's Square. Climbers have also descended from the roof and stuck the words "CLIMATE EMERGENCY" across the front of the building. BP, which employs 73,000 people, produces 3.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day - more than OPEC members such as United Arab Emirates or Kuwait. (more...)
Seasonal blue moon lights up the skies this Sunday Seasonal blue moon lights up the skies this Sunday
- May 20, 2019

But once in blue moon , a season - like spring of this year - will have four. However, what is curious about this one is that it was the last until August 22, 2021, making it the final blue moon of the decade. Every full moon of every months has a specific title. When is May's Blue Moon? Next blue moon will only rise again in the sky in 2021. May 2019 is a little different, because there's only one full moon appearing this month. (more...)

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