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Teen Discovers New Planet During NASA Internship Teen Discovers New Planet During NASA Internship
- January 11, 2020

A few days into his internship, Cukier was studying eclipsing binaries - solar systems where two stars circle each other - when he noticed something unusual. "We don't have a large sample size of binary system planets". The finding is a positive sign for the TESS' capabilities, Kostov said, adding that he believes there will be more planets to be found. (more...)
NASA astronaut candidate from Miami graduates after 2 years of training NASA astronaut candidate from Miami graduates after 2 years of training
- January 11, 2020

The other 11 NASA candidates were selected from an initial pool of more than 18,000 applicants, the agency said . The tradition of handing out pins dates back to the Mercury 7 astronauts who were selected in 1959, with participants receiving their gold pins once they complete their first spaceflights. (more...)
Mars Loses Water Faster Than Previously Believed Mars Loses Water Faster Than Previously Believed
- January 11, 2020

Once here in the higher and colder altitudes, the water is blasted with ultra-violet (UV) rays from the Sun, which disassociate the water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Ultimately, we might also learn what eventually led to Mars losing all its liquid water from the surface. Nowadays, Mars is largely dry and the water on the planet has become largely frozen glacial layers. (more...)
Australian teens praised for saving koalas from bushfires Australian teens praised for saving koalas from bushfires
- January 09, 2020

The clip revealed chilling scenes of burnt animal corpses lining a road in Batlow in New South Wales, one of the worst hit by the infernos over the weekend. In the after image, one can see the devastation on the island, with a third of the landmass clearly showing burn scars as well as some parts that are still on fire. (more...)
'Joint, independent team' will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch 'Joint, independent team' will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch
- January 09, 2020

Army's White Sands Missile Range to the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility in Florida. NASA needs new methods to investigate accidents that occur during manned space flight when private companies such as SpaceX and Boeing launch astronauts. (more...)
Titanic wave of star-forming gases in the Milky Way Titanic wave of star-forming gases in the Milky Way
- January 09, 2020

This revelation by the college changes the 150-year-old vision of the close by excellent nurseries as an extending ring in one highlighting a star-shaping fiber that arrived at trillions of miles underneath or more the galactic circle. 1650114, AST-1614941), the Harvard Data Science Initiative, NASA through ADAP (grant no. NNH17AE75I), and a Hubble Fellowship (grant HST-HF2-51367.001-A) awarded by the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for ... (more...)
Mysterious Fast Radio Burst Detected In Nearby Galaxy Mysterious Fast Radio Burst Detected In Nearby Galaxy
- January 09, 2020

Meanwhile, Kevin Bandura , assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering, and third WVU co-author of the article, worked on the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment team that initially detected the repeating fast radio burst . (more...)
Lunar Eclipse 2020: When And Where To Watch Chandra Grahan Lunar Eclipse 2020: When And Where To Watch Chandra Grahan
- January 09, 2020

The coming lunar eclipse will be Penumbral lunar eclipse type; where about 90 percent of the full moon will be inside Earth's penumbra area during the peak of the Penumbral eclipse. As a result, only part of the moon turns dark as opposed to a total lunar eclipse when the entire moon goes dark before turning a dark red or rusty orange color. (more...)
Greta Thunberg hits back after Meat Loaf jibe Greta Thunberg hits back after Meat Loaf jibe
- January 09, 2020

The 17-year-old Swedish activist responded to his remarks Monday on Twitter, in what Mashable calls "the classiest way possible". "It's not about Meatloaf ", she tweeted . And that we're not aware of the situation. Activist Greta Thunberg interviewed newspapers that accept fossil fuel advertising on Wednesday and asked which worldwide newspaper was the first to amplify and exclude this type of advertising in her publications. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches 60 more satellites for its Starlink broadband internet constellation SpaceX successfully launches 60 more satellites for its Starlink broadband internet constellation
- January 08, 2020

The ambitious Starlink project aims to provide high-speed internet across the globe at all times. Gwynne Shotwell, who is the president and SpaceX's chief operating officer, also said at the planet Satellite Business Week summit held in September that the business projects are hurling as much as 2-4 paths of Starlink at the year 2020. (more...)
The First Brit To Space Claims That 'ALIENS' Do Exist The First Brit To Space Claims That 'ALIENS' Do Exist
- January 08, 2020

She added that although they may not be made up of carbon and nitrogen like humans, "it's possible they're here right now and we simply can't see them". She said: "Up there we had all we needed to survive: the right temperature, food and drink, safety". The chemist also spoke about how she is often referred to as the first British woman in space, rather than simply the first Briton. (more...)
Impossible Foods Unveils Plant-Based Pork at CES 2020 Impossible Foods Unveils Plant-Based Pork at CES 2020
- January 08, 2020

The company will launch its sausage in an exclusive partnership with Burger King . Pork dan dan noodles and dumplings are not unusual fare at an Asian restaurant here, but seeing those dishes made without using pigs is startling. Its Omnipork is now being served throughout Asia; Taco Bell locations in China are now serving the vegan meat. According to GFI, the plant-based pork category is now worth $130 million and makes up one percent of the $12.7 billion fresh pork and sausage ... (more...)
Wandering star with flaming nebula captured by the Hubble Space Telescope Wandering star with flaming nebula captured by the Hubble Space Telescope
- January 07, 2020

A large population of globular star clusters would suggest the galaxy swallowed up smaller satellite galaxies over many billions of years. "The bright star AE Aurigae is visible near the nebula centre and is so hot it is blue, emitting light so energetic it knocks electrons away from atoms in the surrounding gas", the agency explained in a statement. (more...)
NASA's TESS mission uncovers its 1st world with two stars NASA's TESS mission uncovers its 1st world with two stars
- January 07, 2020

Around the star, TESS has observed at least three planets, only one of which is in the so-called "Goldilocks Zone" which might produce conditions for human habitation and for life, most notably those that allow for liquid water on the surface. (more...)
There's a 'Full Wolf Moon Eclipse' Coming This Friday There's a 'Full Wolf Moon Eclipse' Coming This Friday
- January 07, 2020

Now today we are going to tell you how long this time will be and what is the lunar eclipse and what is the Sutak period. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that the Moon once had a powerful magnetic field twice as strong as that of Earth, but that it was weakened before petering out completely about one billion years ago. (more...)
New Evidence Suggests That Venus Might Have Active Volcanoes New Evidence Suggests That Venus Might Have Active Volcanoes
- January 07, 2020

Venus , which is closer to the Sun than Earth but not as close as the steamy Mercury, hasn't been studied in the same way as some other planets in our system, and there's still a lot we don't know about it. Sadly, the ages of lava eruptions and volcanoes on Venus weren't recognized till not too long ago for the reason that the adjustment charge of recent lava was not properly constrained. (more...)
The First Brit To Space Claims That ‘ALIENS’ Do Exist
- January 06, 2020

Helen Patricia Sharman, who became the first British cosmonaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991, gave an interview to The Observer Magazine on 5 January, opening up on her unique experience in space. In a study a few years ago, Cornell University scientists had said that aliens may take another 1,500 years to contact Earth due to the planet's unique attributes. (more...)
City to begin collecting Christmas trees next week City to begin collecting Christmas trees next week
- January 06, 2020

Trees are shredded into wood chips, so only real trees - not artificial ones - will be recycled. Trees can be disposed of there at no cost. The city is advising Londoners to remove all decorations, tinsel, garland, skirts and lights from the trees before placing them outside. (more...)
Marian Finucane Remembered In The Midlands As An Marian Finucane Remembered In The Midlands As An "Amazing Woman"
- January 06, 2020

She presented " The Marian Finucane Show " for nearly 20 years on weekend radio and received a PPI Radio Award for outstanding achievement in broadcasting in 2008. RTÉ has lost a beloved colleague", Forbes noted. The Marian Finucane Show will be presented by Rachael English this morning and by Brendan O'Connor tomorrow morning. (more...)
Gene Simmons Puts Ice Cubes In His Cereal Making Everyone Freak Out Gene Simmons Puts Ice Cubes In His Cereal Making Everyone Freak Out
- January 05, 2020

Earlier today, the bassist and singer logged onto Twitter and asked his 883,000 followers, "Anyone else put ice cubes in their cereal? ". Meanwhile, for anyone wondering if this was just a stunt, Gene's son, Nick Simmons, also chimed in on Twitter. (more...)

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