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NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon NASA replaces key administrator amid push to return to moon
- Июля 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
- Июля 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
- Июля 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
- Июля 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...)
Supermassive Black Holes on Collision Course Discovered 2.5 Billion Light Years Away Supermassive Black Holes on Collision Course Discovered 2.5 Billion Light Years Away
- Июля 12, 2019

Models predict that an accretion disk forms when ample amounts of gas are trapped by a black hole's strong gravitational pull. "It is a major embarrassment for astronomy that we do not know if supermassive black holes merge", said Jenny Greene, a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton and co-creator of the examine. (more...)
NASA, SpaceX To Send Spacecraft To Supermassive Black Holes In 2021 NASA, SpaceX To Send Spacecraft To Supermassive Black Holes In 2021
- Июля 11, 2019

As per sources, this is just one of the upcoming launches that have been contracted with SpaceX by NASA . That supply of business for the venerable rocket, though, could be in jeopardy with NASA's decision to launch IXPE on the Falcon 9, as well as the emergence of low-priced small launch vehicles that would seek certification from NASA's Launch Services Program within the near future. (more...)
Space probe landed on asteroid, says Japan Space probe landed on asteroid, says Japan
- Июля 11, 2019

Officials of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced around 11 a.m. on July 11 that they had received data confirming Hayabusa 2 made its second landing on the asteroid about 240 million kilometers from Earth. The spacecraft had started its gradual descent from its home location Wednesday. The actual landing lasted only a few seconds. That probe returned with dust samples from a smaller, potato-shaped asteroid in 2010, despite various setbacks during its epic seven-year ... (more...)
Kilometer-sized asteroid orbits the sun every 151 days Kilometer-sized asteroid orbits the sun every 151 days
- Июля 11, 2019

Scientists at Caltech have discovered an asteroid that is about a kilometer in size that has what they term the shortest "year" known for any asteroid. 'Thirty years ago, people started organizing methodical asteroid searches, finding larger objects first, but now that a lot of them have been found, the bigger ones are rare birds, ' he says. (more...)
Tropical storm could form in southern US this week, forecasters say Tropical storm could form in southern US this week, forecasters say
- Июля 10, 2019

Simultaneous to initiating advisories on the system and an official storm track, tropical storm and storm surge watches will likely be issued for portions of the Gulf Coast, including portions of Louisiana, and the possibility of a hurricane watch is also in the mix given the late Tuesday computer model runs. (more...)
Tropical depression could form in Gulf of Mexico this week Tropical depression could form in Gulf of Mexico this week
- Июля 09, 2019

Gulf Coast later this week". If the system becomes a tropical storm, the next name on the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane names list is Tropical Storm Barry. Rain chances increase on Tuesday to 80 percent with winds gusting up to 18 miles per hour. But there will be breaks in the rain, and the sun will peek through at times. (more...)
Look Up: Saturn will appear brighter than usual in night sky Look Up: Saturn will appear brighter than usual in night sky
- Июля 09, 2019

Saturn's rings won't be visible to the naked eye, but if you peer at the planet using a telescope, "the rings will seem to surge in brightness", due to the sunlight, National Geographic said. A telescope or even binoculars will reveal Saturn's rings, which are made up of billions of ice particles that can be microscopically tiny - or as big as a boulder. (more...)
Scientists urge climate protesters to save planet by planting trees Scientists urge climate protesters to save planet by planting trees
- Июля 07, 2019

An area of 900 million hectares could be planted with at least one trillion trees around the world to effectively combat global warming , researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich ) have calculated. To help curb carbon dioxide emissions globally and limit the impacts of climate change, the universe has to cultivate one billion hectares of trees, according to a recent study published by Science on Friday. (more...)
Orion spacecraft's launch abort system passes launch test Orion spacecraft's launch abort system passes launch test
- Июля 05, 2019

Nasa chose not to use parachutes to keep this test version of the capsule simple and thus save time, and so it crashed into the Atlantic at 300mph as planned, with the three-minute test complete. There wasn't anyone inside the capsule during the test, but NASA wanted to see if its system could successfully carry it away from a malfunctioning rocket. (more...)
Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling After 31 Years Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling After 31 Years
- Июля 03, 2019

On Sunday, Japan officially left the International Whaling Commission (IWC ), an international organisation that seeks to help conserve whales in the wild, which Japan had joined in 1951. As Kai observed, the size of Japan's whaling industry is positively tiny. "It is totally false that commercial whaling will not be viable as demand is declining", he said. (more...)
Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling
- Июля 03, 2019

Those whales are the first caught in Japan for commercial purposes since 1986. The country has maintained for decades that the animal is not endangered and that eating whales is part of Japanese culture. "I'm a bit nervous but happy that we can start whaling", 23-year-old Hideki Abe, a whaler from the Miyagi region in northern Japan, told AFP before leaving. (more...)
Prince Harry ‘Ignored’ Meghan Yet Again, Royal Fans Claim Prince Harry ‘Ignored’ Meghan Yet Again, Royal Fans Claim
- Июля 03, 2019

Serena, who is in the United Kingdom to compete in this year's Wimbledon tennis championships, unsurprisingly said becoming a mother has profoundly changed her worldview, and also made her think about how she wants to be remembered. The timing of the baptism makes sense, as Prince William and Kate Middleton 's three children - Prince George , Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - were all christened within about three months of their birth. (more...)
Solar eclipse today: Where, when and how to watch from India Solar eclipse today: Where, when and how to watch from India
- Июля 03, 2019

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunging the planet into darkness. "Unlike the 2017 eclipse, and except for a tiny uninhabited South Pacific island, the path of totality - the 90-mile wide path of the Moon's umbral shadow - only makes landfall across a narrow stretch of Chile and Argentina ". (more...)
NASA To Test Orion's Launch Abort System | AWIN_Space content from Aviation Week NASA To Test Orion's Launch Abort System | AWIN_Space content from Aviation Week
- Июля 02, 2019

EDT (1100 GMT) before firing its three abort thrusters, which would be used to jettison astronauts to safety in the event of a rocket failure. The Space and Missile Systems Center's Rocket Systems Launch Program procured the launch vehicle, called the Abort Test Booster, powered by a refurbished Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile solid rocket motor. (more...)
How To Watch July's Solar Eclipse From Australia How To Watch July's Solar Eclipse From Australia
- Июля 02, 2019

The moon will block the sun's path for an approximate of four minutes and 33 seconds of totality. When is the total solar eclipse? For those watching on Earth, the moon appears to cover the sun, with a ring of the sun's light surrounding the moon. (more...)
Stunning Solar Eclipse to Be Visible from Chile and Argentina
- Июля 02, 2019

We've rounded up the details below, including start times ( all times listed are in EDT ). July Solar Eclipse is not likely to be visible in India. For those watching on Earth , the moon appears to cover the sun, with a ring of the sun's light surrounding the moon. (more...)

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