Science


Israel Becomes The Fourth Nation To Land On The Moon Israel Becomes The Fourth Nation To Land On The Moon
- November 06, 2019

Scientists were still trying to figure out the cause of the failure. Engineers managed to restart the engine, but by that point, Beresheet was moving too fast to avoid a crash. The joint venture between SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries cost a total of $100 million and was an attempt to pave the way for low cost-space travel. (more...)
Seminole State planetarium hosting Mercury transit viewing Seminole State planetarium hosting Mercury transit viewing
- November 05, 2019

The event, known as the transit of Mercury or the Mercury-Sun transit, occurs when the planet passes directly in front of Earth's host star. A rare cosmic event will take place next week as Mercury perfectly lines up in front of the Sun from Earth's perspective. (more...)
Disappointment for Ireland as 'Vow and Declare' wins the Melbourne Cup Disappointment for Ireland as 'Vow and Declare' wins the Melbourne Cup
- November 05, 2019

Joseph O'Brien - who landed his first Breeders' Cup success on Saturday night in California - must have thought he was going to be a two-time Melbourne Cup victor with 50m to travel but Master Of Reality faded in the final stretch. "It's an amazingly special thing to happen, I really can't believe it", O'Brien told Channel 10 . "I just feel incredibly blessed to have a horse good enough to be in it and then for him to be ridden so beautifully by Craig". (more...)
Voyagers shed light on Solar System's structure Voyagers shed light on Solar System's structure
- November 05, 2019

Specifically, the studies assessed Voyager 2's measurements of the cosmic rays, magnetic fields , the density of plasma and particles within and beyond the heliosphere. Voyager 2 also made some observations that don't square up with a sharp boundary--at least not what we'd expect. These latest results also carry a number of other surprises for astronomers. (more...)
Outrage over killing of ‘forest guardian’ in Brazil’s Amazon Outrage over killing of ‘forest guardian’ in Brazil’s Amazon
- November 05, 2019

In September, an official who had worked to protect indigenous people was murdered in the city of Tabatinga. The Amazon Guardians have been patrolling their territory in the eastern Amazon, which has been heavily invaded by loggers, for several years. (more...)
Watch the Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Survive First Pad Abort Test Watch the Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Survive First Pad Abort Test
- November 05, 2019

The Starliner's four launch abort engines and attitude control thrusters ignited simultaneously to blast the spacecraft away from its test stand. Only two of the three main parachutes opened, but both NASA and Boeing said astronauts would have been safe if aboard. (more...)
SpaceX completes crucial tests of its Crew Dragon parachutes SpaceX completes crucial tests of its Crew Dragon parachutes
- November 04, 2019

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft has aced yet another critical test. SpaceX tested the third iteration of the parachute system on its Crew Dragon human spacecraft. SpaceX also updated the stitching pattern to optimize the load balance on the new parachutes. If all that works (and that's a big "if"), NASA and SpaceX could start running the crucial Demo-2 tests to the worldwide space station with test-flight crew aboard. (more...)
Chandrayaan 2 successfully enters orbit around Moon Chandrayaan 2 successfully enters orbit around Moon
- November 04, 2019

As per ISRO, the major activities include Earth-bound maneuver, the trans-lunar insertion, lunar-bound maneuvers, Vikram's separation from Chandrayaan-2 and touch down on the Moon's South Pole. "Our heartbeats increased. for 30 minutes, our hearts nearly stopped", Mr Sivan said. ISRO chief K Sivan said the manoeuvre was a key milestone for the mission, adding he was hoping for a flawless landing next month. (more...)
Storm knocks out power for almost one million Canadians Storm knocks out power for almost one million Canadians
- November 04, 2019

Environment Canada still has most of Southern Quebec under Rainfall and Wind Warnings, as rain continues in some areas and winds are expected to reach up to 100 km/h in regions like Montreal. "However, we are preparing for a second wave of strong winds in southern Quebec, with gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour, which could cause other outages during the day", it said in a statment. (more...)
Brazil says oil traces from spill reached marine park Brazil says oil traces from spill reached marine park
- November 04, 2019

On Saturday, Delta said the material obtained from an analysis of its security equipment will be shared with Brazilian authorities when they contact the company regarding the investigation, adding that no such contact has been made. The oil spill washed ashore in nine northeast states and 94 cities, killing animals and closing hundreds of some of the country's most pristine beaches. (more...)
Keystone Pipeline Leaks In North Dakota, Second Big Spill In Two Years Keystone Pipeline Leaks In North Dakota, Second Big Spill In Two Years
- November 04, 2019

Karl Rockeman, director of the North Dakota Division of Water Quality, whose department is overseeing the cleanup, said crews were focused on reaching the leak to prevent "any further oil that may be sitting in the pipeline from being released". (more...)
Space What Do We Know of America's Most Mysterious Spacecraft? Space What Do We Know of America's Most Mysterious Spacecraft?
- November 04, 2019

The X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle is the Air Force's reusable and unmanned spacecraft, which enables scientists and engineers to recover experiments tested in a long-duration space environment , according to the Air Force. "Congratulations to the X-37B team for a job well done". Officials have revealed few details about the OTV-5 mission but there has been a suggestion it could be part of a push for a US Space Force . (more...)
Over 380,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline in North Dakota Over 380,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline in North Dakota
- November 01, 2019

They say some wetlands were affected, but not any sources of drinking water. Pipeline operator Calgary-based TC Energy has been seeking to expand its pipelines linking Western Canadian oil fields to USA refineries with its proposed Keystone XL project. (more...)
Colliding Galaxies Just Formed This Ghost Face in the Cosmos Colliding Galaxies Just Formed This Ghost Face in the Cosmos
- November 01, 2019

A large amount of objects in the universe emit infrared light, often as heat - so they tend to radiate more infrared light the warmer they are. At the same time, the colours in the image can be explained by the combination of three wavelengths of infrared light, with green and red colours representing light released by dust radiating at different temperatures. (more...)
Elon Musk donates $1 million to help plant 20 million trees Elon Musk donates $1 million to help plant 20 million trees
- November 01, 2019

YouTuber Jimmy " MrBeast " Donaldson announced the #TeamTrees initiative last week via his YouTube channel and was garnering support from his fellow content creators on the platform. Will planting all those trees save the world? "We know that planting two million trees isn't going to save the environment, but it's a step in the right direction", Duchscher said. (more...)
Hubble Spots a Ghoulish 'Face' in the Depths of Space Hubble Spots a Ghoulish 'Face' in the Depths of Space
- October 31, 2019

The "head" is a result of the gravitational shock wave that pushes material outwards from the two merging galaxies while the bright "eyes" are the centers of the galaxies themselves. Most galactic collisions involve a larger object that subsumes a smaller one, according to Hubble. The goal is to compile a robust sample of nearby interacting galaxies, which could offer insights into how galaxies grew over time through galactic mergers. (more...)
Hygiea: Enormous Asteroid Is Actually a Tiny Dwarf Planet, Scientists Say Hygiea: Enormous Asteroid Is Actually a Tiny Dwarf Planet, Scientists Say
- October 30, 2019

It's the fourth largest object in the belt, with Ceres , Vesta , and Pallas being the only bigger ones (of the three, onlyCeres is a dwarf planet). With the help of these images, Hygiea can be now cataloged as a dwarf planet, the smallest one in our Solar System. (more...)
Max Scherzer's World Series return unclear after cortisone shot Max Scherzer's World Series return unclear after cortisone shot
- October 29, 2019

This postseason, the Missouri native has appeared in five games (four starts) going 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA, 34 strikeouts and 11 walks over 25 innings pitched. So when he arrived at the stadium with First Lady Melania Trump and an entourage of the most sycophantic Republicans in Congress-including Florida representative Matt Gaetz , House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and SC senator Lindsey Graham-he may have been unprepared for the crowd&aposs open hostility. (more...)
Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana' Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'
- October 29, 2019

Although fossil evidence remains a crucial part of how we piece the story together, it isn't the only way. The conclusion, reached through analyses of mitochondrial DNA, historic climate estimates, geography, and other factors, helps pinpoint the long-debated geographic origins of our ancestors, but is not without its skeptics. (more...)
The Air Force's secretive space plane returns after more than two years The Air Force's secretive space plane returns after more than two years
- October 29, 2019

This was the second time the X-37B landed has landed at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility. The spaceplane, roughly the size of a small bus and sharing many design features with NASA's retired Space Shuttle, was sent into orbit in 2017 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. (more...)

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