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Virgin Galactic unveils Under Armour spacesuits Virgin Galactic unveils Under Armour spacesuits
- October 18, 2019

The pioneering space company, founded by billionaire Richard Branson , has designed an entire eye-catching wardrobe, complete with a one-piece jump suit, with matching jacket and boots. The liner of the spacesuit incorporates other new fabrics, like Tencel Luxe , SpinIt and Nomex , used for temperature control and moisture management, as Future Astronauts may experience a spectrum of temperatures throughout their journey. (more...)
Chandrayaan-II: First illuminated image of the lunar surface released by Isro Chandrayaan-II: First illuminated image of the lunar surface released by Isro
- October 18, 2019

According to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), it was clicked by the Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS), an instrument created to measure reflected sunlight and emitted part of moonlight from the lunar surface in narrow spectral channels (bands) ranging from 800 - 5000 nanometer. (more...)
NOAA releases the 2019-2020 Winter Outlook NOAA releases the 2019-2020 Winter Outlook
- October 18, 2019

NOAA's prediction of a warm winter in much of the United States - with the greatest chance for extra warmth in Hawaii and Alaska - comes as NOAA calculates that the earth is on pace for the second hottest year on record, behind 2016. When ocean temperatures are warmer than normal, it can cause warm and dry conditions across the Midwest. Temperatures below freezing and a dose of moisture could come together on any given winter day to form one of those snowstorms that blanket New England with ... (more...)
SpaceX wants to launch more Starlink satellites… 30,000 of them SpaceX wants to launch more Starlink satellites… 30,000 of them
- October 18, 2019

The FCC had reportedly submitted a total of 20 filings to the ITU and each one of them was asking permission for 1,500 satellites in various Low Earth Orbits , reveals the online publication mentioned above. Only about 1,950 of those are still functioning. The company had received prior permission from the US government to operate about 12,000 satellites and launched 60 initial satellites in May. (more...)
Space station’s 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk Space station’s 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk
- October 17, 2019

The astronaut duo will be the first all-woman team to perform maintenance work on the space station. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir , who were initially supposed to venture beyond the International Space Station on October 21, are now slated to make their historic excursion this Friday. (more...)
Nasa unveils spacesuits to be worn by first woman on the moon Nasa unveils spacesuits to be worn by first woman on the moon
- October 17, 2019

The spacesuit designed for exploring the Moon's surface is called the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU), and the one for launch and re-entry aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft is known as the Orion Crew Survival System, Xinhua reported . (more...)
Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast
- October 17, 2019

Gulf Coast by this weekend. The NHC gives the storm a 90 percent chance of forming into a tropical storm over the next 48 hours. An area of disturbed weather in the Bay of Campeche now has a 60% chance to develop into a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm by the end of the work week. (more...)
Tropical moisture to cause weekend wetness for Big Bend, Gulf regions Tropical moisture to cause weekend wetness for Big Bend, Gulf regions
- October 17, 2019

For now, the timing remains uncertain with some models bringing it here by Friday night and other not until later Saturday. A storm has to have winds of at least 39 miles per hour and a defined center of circulation to get a name. "Keep in mind though there still remains a great deal of uncertainty in the eventual track as the disturbance has still not developed a low level center.so inherently there will be more error at this point in the model tracks, and the model forecast will ... (more...)
NASA Scientist Says They've Already Discovered Life On Mars NASA Scientist Says They've Already Discovered Life On Mars
- October 17, 2019

It has been decades since NASA started missions to Mars. The U.S space agency concluded that LR detected only something that was imitating life , but not life . The upcoming mission of NASA's rover will, however, be searching for past evidence of life on Mars. Levin wrote. "The astonishing fact is there is none". (more...)
No bunny hops in new spacesuits No bunny hops in new spacesuits
- October 16, 2019

This particular issue cropped up when NASA had planned an initial spacewalk earlier this year due to a lack of suit sizes and availability. The Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU ) is more advanced than the suits worn by Neil Armstrong and company. (more...)
Jessica Meir will take her 1st spacewalk late this week Jessica Meir will take her 1st spacewalk late this week
- October 16, 2019

The devices regulate the amount of charge going to and from each battery. But they've been retasked and fast-tracked, thanks to the failure of one of the orbiting lab's power controllers over the weekend, NASA officials announced today (Oct. (more...)
Extinction Rebellion climate change activists arrested outside The West Australian Extinction Rebellion climate change activists arrested outside The West Australian
- October 14, 2019

Image: AAP Extinction Rebellion demonstrators are arrested during a protest in Melbourne. Extinction Rebellion is an global sociopolitical movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to put an end to mass extinction and reduce the risk of ecological collapse. (more...)
See the Full Hunter's Moon Shine Bright Tonight See the Full Hunter's Moon Shine Bright Tonight
- October 14, 2019

The Farmer's Almanac says the origin of the Full Hunter's Moon could be attributed to the hunt for animals for the winter. The full moon, known as the Hunter's Moon, always follows September's Harvest Moon . When is the next full moon? Some Native American tribes called this full moon a Travel moon and the Dying Grass moon, according to the Almanac. Some other sources suggest that other names for the Hunter's moon are the Sanguine or Blood moon, either associated with the blood from ... (more...)
NASA conducts spacewalk as world's 1st spacewalker dies NASA conducts spacewalk as world's 1st spacewalker dies
- October 12, 2019

Leonov made history on March 18, 1965, when he stepped out of his Voskhod 2 spacecraft and went for a spacewalk that lasted 12 minutes. In July 1975, he participated in the first-ever joint space flight of the Soviet Union "Soyuz 19" and the American "Apollo", with the docking of ships and the passage of astronauts on neighboring ships. (more...)
Help Name Saturn's 20 Newfound Moons Help Name Saturn's 20 Newfound Moons
- October 12, 2019

Saturn's twenty new moons are minuscule, each hardly 3 miles in diameter. "I have been using some of the largest telescopes in the world to find the new moons and an updated computer algorithm to link the new discoveries year to year, allowing us to officially determine they are orbiting Saturn and thus are new moons of Saturn". (more...)
'Kill it immediately': Invasive fish can survive on land, found in Georgia 'Kill it immediately': Invasive fish can survive on land, found in Georgia
- October 10, 2019

An invasive fish has been marked for death in Georgia. An angler caught the northern snakehead fish this month in a pond in Gwinnett County , the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division said Tuesday. "We are now taking steps to determine if they have spread from this water body and, hopefully, keep it from spreading to other Georgia waters", Thomas said. (more...)
CBBC Newsround: Milky Way 'explosion' gets scientists excited CBBC Newsround: Milky Way 'explosion' gets scientists excited
- October 10, 2019

The so-called Seyfert flare produce two "ionization cones", which expanded as they radiated across the Milky Way . Lisa Kewley , director of Australia's ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D), a project involving worldwide astronomers studying the mysteries of the universe, said: "A massive blast of energy and radiation came right out of the galactic centre and into the surrounding material. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Sticks to Story About Being Fired for Pregnancy Elizabeth Warren Sticks to Story About Being Fired for Pregnancy
- October 09, 2019

Warren said she was hiding her pregnancy when the school initially asked her in the spring of 1971 to return for the next school year, according to the CBS News report . The "all I know" phrase is familiar from Warren's apology for claiming, falsely, that she was Native American: "All I know is, during this time period this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family's stories". (more...)
Astronauts bioprint beef in space for the first time
- October 09, 2019

The startup - which made a name for itself when it produced the world's first lab-grown steak - produced small-scale muscle tissue from cow cells on the International Space Station , 248 miles away from any natural resources. On Earth, Aleph Farms is a leading the way for cell-grown meat as well. But unlike the plant-based formulas pioneered by companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods , Aleph Farms specializes in "cell-grown" meat, which not only tastes like meat, but is ... (more...)
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Dried up Oasis on Mars NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Dried up Oasis on Mars
- October 09, 2019

Streams might have laced the crater's walls, running toward its base. The full findings of the study were published in the journal Nature Geoscience . Researchers determine that these salts are traces of the high salinity period for the crater lake, which may occur as the lake evaporates, and the measurements obtained are evidence of the high salinity range of the crater lake that may occur as the water evaporates. (more...)

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