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Oumuamua Carrying Life? New Research Spills the Beans on Interstellar Traveller Enigma Oumuamua Carrying Life? New Research Spills the Beans on Interstellar Traveller Enigma
- April 15, 2020

The simulation may also help explain 'Oumuamua's puzzling movements near our sun. Discovered on October 19, 2017, by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System 1 (Pan-STARRS1) in Hawaii, 'Oumuamua is absolutely nothing like anything else in our solar system, according to Zhang. (more...)
Scientists discover supernova that outshines all others
- April 14, 2020

Supernovae are among the most energetic events in the cosmos, occurring when stars of a certain mass exhaust their fuel. " Not only is it brighter than any other supernova we've ever seen, but it has several properties and features that make it rare in comparison to other explosions of stars in the universe ". (more...)
NASA is preparing to send a helicopter to Mars NASA is preparing to send a helicopter to Mars
- April 14, 2020

The first mission to Mars is now prepared for July 2020, despite the tough periods we're facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the question that the worldwide Mars Sample Return campaign is considering on the eve of Perseverance's launch. (more...)
ME snowstorm causes power outages ME snowstorm causes power outages
- April 13, 2020

Some 260,000 electricity customers in ME were without power Friday in the wake of a powerful spring snowstorm that hit at a time residents have been ordered to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. State offices were ordered closed Friday morning. Winds will be strongest in the afternoon and into the evening along the coast, with wind gusts likely reaching up to 55 miles per hour, according to WGME . (more...)
NASA Astronaut Arrives At ISS; Ends Reliance On Russian Spaceships NASA Astronaut Arrives At ISS; Ends Reliance On Russian Spaceships
- April 13, 2020

The other two people who are on board the spacecraft with Morgan are his colleagues at NASA, namely Cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, who now commands the Expedition 62 and astronaut Jessica Meir. "I think that I will actually feel more isolated on the Earth than I did up here because that's just part of our expected routine up here", Meir also said. (more...)
Engineered virus offers potential for effective vaccine against COVID-19 Engineered virus offers potential for effective vaccine against COVID-19
- April 13, 2020

However, scientists around the world are racing to find ways to block the virus. The team, led by Professor Max Crispin, say the model will provide "crucial and encouraging" information for scientists creating a vaccine. The team tested the MERS vaccine candidate in mice engineered to be susceptible to the MERS coronavirus. Evaluating the glycans on immunogens will determine how closely they mimic a natively folded viral spike and will help understand the immune response to vaccine ... (more...)
Mass Easter masses performed over the internet amid worldwide virus lockdown Mass Easter masses performed over the internet amid worldwide virus lockdown
- April 13, 2020

In an Easter message at the Vatican on Sunday, the pope said by reducing or cancelling debts, countries would be in a better position to respond to the coronavirus outbreak . Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said anyone who violated the state's stay-at-home order to attend services would be subject to a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine. (more...)
Mount Sinai Study: Coronavirus in NYC Came ‘Predominately’ from Europe Mount Sinai Study: Coronavirus in NYC Came ‘Predominately’ from Europe
- April 13, 2020

NY has become the epicenter of the virus in the United States. Now new data from NYU Langone Health suggests that the novel coronavirus has been spreading in NY for a couple of months now - long before testing started - and a genetic analysis of viral samples in the city indicate that they originated in Europe, according to an announcement from the academic medical center on Thursday. (more...)
Coronavirus: Tiger Woods has Masters Champions Dinner in quarantine Coronavirus: Tiger Woods has Masters Champions Dinner in quarantine
- April 12, 2020

How much do you know about Woods' Masters past? "So, I took it off and said: 'ok, go!" But it is not a normal circumstance, it is not a normal world. "Every course virtually to the south of us is closed but it remains open so it has been nice to go out there and play and hit golf balls a little bit... (more...)
Spaceship bound for Mercury buzzes on Earth, emits images Spaceship bound for Mercury buzzes on Earth, emits images
- April 12, 2020

The closest method occurred over the South Atlantic, with telescopes in Chile catching a glimpse of the rushing spacecraft. The joint European-Japanese mission to Mercury reaches a key milestone on Friday when it swings previous the Earth. (more...)
Pope Francis delivers 'message of hope' on Easter vigil Pope Francis delivers 'message of hope' on Easter vigil
- April 12, 2020

VATICAN CITY , April 11 ― Pope Francis entered a torch-lit, but hauntingly empty Saint Peter's Square for a Good Friday procession under a lockdown caused by a coronavirus that has claimed 100,000 lives worldwide. It is addressed to us, today. Pope, in his Easter day message, urged the devotees not to surrender to fear and that in the time of death, people have to be messengers of hope and life. (more...)
Severe storms expected Easter Sunday in the Charlotte area. Here’s the latest Severe storms expected Easter Sunday in the Charlotte area. Here’s the latest
- April 12, 2020

ENDING: Rain will begin to taper off by the late morning Monday before sunshine returns for Monday afternoon with temperatures in the low to mid 70s. While we are not anticipating severe weather tomorrow morning, gusty winds, heavy rain, and perhaps some small hail are possible. In the event of a Tornado Warning, you can watch our live stream on TV, on the WCBI News app, or at wcbi.com/live . (more...)
Old piece of rope shows Neanderthal's work Old piece of rope shows Neanderthal's work
- April 12, 2020

Bruce Hardy of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and colleagues report the discovery in a document published Thursday by Scientific Reports . In the report, the ancient artifact was described as being quarter-inch-long (6-mm-long) fragment apparently was made from fibers from the bark of a conifer tree. (more...)
Quebec police investigate seniors' home after 31 deaths Quebec police investigate seniors' home after 31 deaths
- April 12, 2020

The update came a day after a Montreal Gazette investigation revealed unsafe, unsanitary conditions and misleading death tolls at the private residence. They were eventually able to access the dossiers of the residents at the home and examine the situation. However, McVey said, the Herron's owners did not fully co-operate, a development she described as "extraordinary". (more...)
Boeing crisis deepens as capsule misses Space Station rendezvous Boeing crisis deepens as capsule misses Space Station rendezvous
- April 11, 2020

The mishap jeopardizes USA plans for human flights as soon as next year by Boeing, which was hired to ferry astronauts to the ISS as part of NASA's commercial crew program along with Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. He apologized to the six space station residents for not delivering their Christmas presents. "I think it's too early to make that assessment", Mr Bridenstein said. (more...)
Area coronavirus outbreak originated in Europe, not China Area coronavirus outbreak originated in Europe, not China
- April 11, 2020

The coronavirus episode that has actually clutched NY come from Europe and not China , according to 2 clinical research studies. Travelers likely carrying the virus already arrived in NY from Europe before the end of January when it is thought isolated cases began and President Trump banned entry to the United States by foreign nationals who had visited China. (more...)
Coronavirus: NFL Draft will serve as virtual telethon for COVID-19 relief Coronavirus: NFL Draft will serve as virtual telethon for COVID-19 relief
- April 10, 2020

The event, which will be entirely virtual with teams making selections from remote locations and players at their homes due to the pandemic, is scheduled for April 23-25 and is being deemed a "Draft-A-Thon". The Cincinatti Bengals will have first draft pick, ahead of the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins. Ohio State defensive end Chase Young , cornerback Jeff Okudah , Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb , Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons and Iowa ... (more...)
Ozone layer above Arctic develops a 'gigantic hole'
- April 10, 2020

The important part is that this hole does not threaten people's health and will eventually break apart in the coming weeks. According to Science Times , scientists said that this rare hole is the result of the unusually low temperatures in the atmosphere above the North Pole. (more...)
Space station crew blast off despite virus-hit build up Space station crew blast off despite virus-hit build up
- April 09, 2020

Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia's Roscosmos space agency and NASA's Chris Cassidy left the earth at 08:05 GMT from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday. "We've been completely isolated at this final stage of training", Ivanishin said. "We have a very short handover with our previous Soyuz crew, so that is just nine days for us to get our "space legs" as a crew and then off we go with the plan". (more...)
Russian Federation slams USA order to privatize outer space Russian Federation slams USA order to privatize outer space
- April 09, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., US, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ - The National Space Society commends President Donald Trump for signing today's executive order that sets a dynamic USA policy for the exploitation of off-Earth resources. "The [executive] order reaffirms United States support for the 1967 Outer Space Treaty while continuing to reject the 1979 Moon Agreement ", Scott Pace, deputy assistant to the president and executive secretary of the National Space Council, said in a release (via ... (more...)

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