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Watch NASA astronauts install a dock adapter on the ISS during spacewalk Watch NASA astronauts install a dock adapter on the ISS during spacewalk
- August 22, 2019

This would presumably perhaps be former by SpaceX and Boeing as soon as they open launching astronauts to the orbiting lab leisurely this year or early subsequent year. It was the fifth spacewalk of the ISS crew in 2019 and Morgan's first. "Docs rock", Mission Control radioed to Morgan as the work got underway. (more...)
U.S. Space Command launching August 29; Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal on shortlist U.S. Space Command launching August 29; Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal on shortlist
- August 22, 2019

Following immediately in the wake of those formalities, the Space Command will launch, consisting of 87 people under the command of Gen. John Raymond, the current commander of Air Force Space Command. "When it comes to integration of military capabilities, there's actually nobody smarter on the planet, that I know, next to Jay Raymond", David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, tells U.S. (more...)
FWC detects disorder that makes it hard for Florida panthers to walk FWC detects disorder that makes it hard for Florida panthers to walk
- August 22, 2019

The FWC confirmed one panther and one bobcat suffered from neurological damage. The videos were recorded primarily in Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties, FWC officials said. Florida panthers are native to the state, and are considered an endangered species, according to the National Wildlife Federation . In the 1990s, wildlife experts brought several Texas cougars, a subspecies closely linked to the panther, to Florida to mate with the panthers to diversify their gene pool and boost their ... (more...)
U.S. Space Command to start August 29, officials say U.S. Space Command to start August 29, officials say
- August 22, 2019

Joe Dunford, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday at the sixth National Space Council meeting in northern Virginia. The U.S. The Trump administration is calling for a new branch of the US military - a Space Force. President Donald Trump's administration has already sent a bill to Congress aimed at establishing a sixth military branch equal in rank to the Army, Navy and Marines during the 2020 fiscal year, starting in October. (more...)
Scientists Believe They Saw a Black Hole Swallowing a Neutron Star Scientists Believe They Saw a Black Hole Swallowing a Neutron Star
- August 21, 2019

Now astronomers are turning their telescopes to that part of the sky, searching for a burst of light that might confirm the neutron star was ripped apart. "Strange Glow" -Neutron Stars or Dark Matter Source of Odd Light At Milky Way's Center? "If you wanted to make a bet, neutron star is probably where you'd want to put your money", Berry said, suggesting that the smaller of the two objects is probably a neutron star. (more...)
Elon Musk’s Tesla ‘Starman’ has completed his first orbit around the sun Elon Musk’s Tesla ‘Starman’ has completed his first orbit around the sun
- August 21, 2019

Basically the closest thing Earth has to a real-life Tony Stark/Iron Man, Musk's unorthodox idea to shoot the Roadster as a test payload into space was sure to grab headlines and wouldn't have hurt so much as say, an actual satellite being the test payload and the rocket blowing up. (more...)
Smoke from Amazon wildfire blankets the sky, can be seen from space Smoke from Amazon wildfire blankets the sky, can be seen from space
- August 21, 2019

It's been a bad year for the Amazon, which is the largest rain forest in the world, a vital carbon store that slows down global warming, and an area that nearly never burns on its own thanks to its natural moisture and humidity. "If they are alarming, I will take notice of them in front of you", Bolsonaro told reporters. The data comes as Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over his anti-environment rhetoric, which activists blame for emboldening loggers, miners and farmers in the Amazon. (more...)
India's moon probe enters lunar orbit, South Asia News & Top Stories India's moon probe enters lunar orbit, South Asia News & Top Stories
- August 21, 2019

In a significant step for India's moon mission, Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was successfully placed in the moon's orbit on Tuesday in a nerve-wracking manoeuvre, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The launch was called off just a few minutes before the 2.51 am lift-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (more...)
Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson discuss backstop in hour-long phone conversation Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson discuss backstop in hour-long phone conversation
- August 20, 2019

Johnson said the current Brexit deal would not be approved by parliament and the backstop needed to be removed and replaced with an alternative solution, while Varadkar reiterated the EU's position that the deal can not be reopened and emphasised that there must be a legal guarantee to prevent a hard border. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon’s orbit Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon’s orbit
- August 20, 2019

According to ISRO, by firing Chandrayaan-2 on-board motors, the space craft would be moved into the lunar orbit. ISRO said that the health of the spacecraft was being closely monitored and that the systems were doing well. The next lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre is slated for Wednesday afternoon. Subsequently, the lander - Vikram - will separate from the Orbiter and enter into a 100km X 30km orbit around the Moon. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 to reach Moon's orbit tomorrow, landing on September 7 Chandrayaan-2 to reach Moon's orbit tomorrow, landing on September 7
- August 20, 2019

Coming almost 11 years after India's first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2 aims to set a major milestone in India's space missions by attempting a soft landing on the lunar surface. During this time, once again the process of orbit change will begin. The Isro chairman has also confirmed that they will perform two more manoeuvres on Vikram before the powered descent starts to make the lander do a soft-landing on Moon between on September 7. (more...)
NASA’s new class of astronauts includes 3 with San Diego ties NASA’s new class of astronauts includes 3 with San Diego ties
- August 18, 2019

Pence further said that President Donald Trump was "firmly committed " to Nasa's missions . The son of a Salvadoran mother and born in Los Angeles 41 years ago, Rubio was raised in Miami and will now undergo a series of demanding training tasks starting in August and lasting until 2019 with the aim of preparing him to be a NASA astronaut. (more...)
Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn
- August 17, 2019

Therefore, it persists in the environment for long periods of time. "During its passage through the atmosphere, snow binds airborne particles and pollutants, which are eventually deposited on Earth's surfaces, a phenomenon termed "scavenging". (more...)
Ancient Jupiter Collided With A Giant Planet 4,5 Billion Years Ago Ancient Jupiter Collided With A Giant Planet 4,5 Billion Years Ago
- August 16, 2019

According to scientists , this may explain some odd measurements collected by the device Juno, which is now in orbit around Jupiter , reports the Chronicle.info with reference to UNIAN. The team's findings were published in the journal Nature . Instead, there's a diluted core, the researchers said. "It sounded very unlikely to me, like a one-in-a-trillion probability", Isella said. (more...)
'Unprecedented' Bright Light Suddenly Flashed From Our Galaxy's Black Hole
- August 16, 2019

Astronomer Tuan Do from the University of California , Los Angeles stated in an interview, "I was pretty surprised at first and then very excited". The sudden blast of brightness caused the black hole to grow 75 times brighter than usual levels, before returning to normal according to the scientists. (more...)
Perseids meteor shower to peak Monday night with stunning FIREBALL displays Perseids meteor shower to peak Monday night with stunning FIREBALL displays
- August 14, 2019

The Perseid meteor shower will be lighting up the night sky once again on the night of August 12th and 13th. NASA said: "The Perseids, which peak during mid-August, are considered the best meteor shower of the year". Because the moon will almost be full, the best chance to see the meteors will be when the moon is low in the west, or the brief period after it sets. (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon's orbit after six days Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon's orbit after six days
- August 14, 2019

All eyes were set on the spacecraft, as Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan and other scientists including a former chairman, keenly tracked its progress and health at the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Byalalu, near Bengaluru . (more...)
Perseid meteor watch: Summer's prolific light show takes a hit Perseid meteor watch: Summer's prolific light show takes a hit
- August 13, 2019

If you're unwilling to set your alarm along with the courageous and bleary-eyed celestial enthusiasts, it should be possible to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower once darkness falls. Stargazers are in for a treat on Monday and Tuesday, when the annual Perseid meteor will reach its peak. We see them as bright streaks across the night sky and name them shooting stars, intense streaks of light across the night sky. (more...)
Washington Monument-Sized Asteroid Will Zoom By Earth on August 28 Washington Monument-Sized Asteroid Will Zoom By Earth on August 28
- August 13, 2019

The asteroid , with a size double the height of Baiyoke II Tower in Bangkok, is being kept under observation by NASA. 2006 QQ23 hurtled past Earth on Saturday, in what is believed to be the closest call of an asteroid hitting the planet since 2001. (more...)
How To Livestream The Perseid Meteor Shower On Tuesday How To Livestream The Perseid Meteor Shower On Tuesday
- August 12, 2019

The Perseids, which appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, are debris left behind by the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. NASA calls it " one of the best meteor showers of the year ", and it is set to peak tonight. In a welcome development, meanwhile, the weather looks like it might lend itself to ideal conditions for stargazing, with skies set to clear on Monday night following showers in the evening. (more...)

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