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Park Rangers killed in deadly attack on UNESCO World Heritage Site
- April 27, 2020

An attack near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo left multiple people dead Friday, local park and conservation officials said. It was the deadliest such attack in Virunga's recent history. The park maintains a Fallen Rangers Fund for the spouses and families of those killed in the line of duty. (more...)
Hubble telescope celebrates 30th year in Earth orbit
- April 26, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope is the first major optical telescope to have been deployed in April 1990. Hubble has revolutionized modern astronomy not only for astronomers, but also for the public, taking them on a journey of exploration and discovery. (more...)
Hubble Space Telescope yields 1.4 mn observations in 3 decades
- April 26, 2020

Hubble has revolutionized modern astronomy not only for astronomers, but also for the public, taking them on a journey of exploration and discovery. NASA plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be able to see deeper into space, in 2021. The new space portrait is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries Hubble has observed during its 30-year lifetime. (more...)
Massive Asteroid OR2 To Whiz By Earth This Month Massive Asteroid OR2 To Whiz By Earth This Month
- April 26, 2020

Companies that never made face masks before are now making them by the thousands, and government agencies are implementing their own DIY guides on how to make masks at home. Should an asteroid be discovered that posed an impact threat to Earth, knowing such characteristics would be important for planning a response. "While it won't be bright enough, or close enough thank goodness, to be seen with the naked eye, an experienced amateur astronomer with a decent-sized (at least 8-inch) telescope ... (more...)
April Lyrid meteor shower spotted over east China's Qingdao April Lyrid meteor shower spotted over east China's Qingdao
- April 25, 2020

If you didn't catch the peak last night, you still have a chance to get a glimpse at some of those mesmerizing fireballs in the night sky. The Lyrids occur between 16 and 25 April every year. And it's the first meteor shower we're getting since January, so soak it in. To know the current direction of the radiant in the sky must. When will Perth meteor shower be visible? You'll be able to catch the presentation beginning at 10 p.m., however this shower's excellent for early risers because ... (more...)
This new map of the Moon is completely incredible
- April 25, 2020

In the statement made by NASA, it was said that the map that was created will be a guide for future Moon missions. Gift of three institutions It is being told that this map has been prepared by the USGS in collaboration with NASA and Lunar Planetary Institute. (more...)
Pompeo warns U.S. may never restore World Health Organization funding Pompeo warns U.S. may never restore World Health Organization funding
- April 25, 2020

Pompeo also said the United States needs every country to be transparent, to share their data, to share all of this information so the world's best epidemiologists and scientists and laboratory experts can begin to develop therapeutics and a vaccine that ultimately gets us to a place where people are less at risk. (more...)
Exoplanet that vanished from sight likely never existed
- April 24, 2020

But puzzles arose with Fomalhaut b . The distant world known as Fomalhaut b - the first exoplanet to have ever been tracked down by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (in 2004 and 2006), has piqued curiosities, especially since it vanished off radars just a decade later, in 2014. (more...)
Do not inject yourself with bleach to cure coronavirus, holy crap Do not inject yourself with bleach to cure coronavirus, holy crap
- April 24, 2020

For several weeks, Trump touted the use of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, to fight COVID-19. US President Donald Trump suggested the possibility of an "injection" of disinfectant into a person infected with coronavirus as a coronavirus deterrent at the White House daily briefing today. (more...)
Mike Pompeo says United States might never restore funding to WHO Mike Pompeo says United States might never restore funding to WHO
- April 24, 2020

The US contributed $893 million in 2018-2019, while China gave $86 million, the Times report said. "However, all available evidence suggests that the virus has a natural animal origin and is not a manipulated or constructed virus". On April 14, President Donald Trump announced that he was ceasing the USA funding for the World Health Organization due to their response to the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Ontario and Halton COVID-19 numbers as of April 23, 2020 Ontario and Halton COVID-19 numbers as of April 23, 2020
- April 24, 2020

Ford's mother-in-law recently tested positive for COVID-19. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, there are 132 long-term care homes with COVID-19 outbreaks, with infections among 2,189 residents and 1,058 staff members. It also reported that 35 residents and 29 staff members have tested positive for the virus. Mr. Ford became emotional on Thursday when speaking about his wife Karla Ford's 95-year-old mother, who is a resident of West Park Long Term Care Centre in York. (more...)
NASA Announces First SpaceX Crewed Flight for May 27 NASA Announces First SpaceX Crewed Flight for May 27
- April 24, 2020

They will lift off at 4:32 p.m. (2032 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will blast off in the privately built Dragon Crew Capsule, atop one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets. It's too soon to know whether the coronavirus pandemic will prompt crowd restrictions. In the meantime, the rocket is still undergoing some tests to make sure that this event is going to prove successful and that the astronaut will be able to reach the ... (more...)
Gov't puts pressure on public companies to return loans Gov't puts pressure on public companies to return loans
- April 23, 2020

An earlier $2 trillion measure, known as the CARES Act, included cash payments for individuals, as well as funds for small businesses, corporations and public health. It is created to serve smaller members who don't have access to the Federal Reserve's Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility. Like the initial funding, the loans will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. (more...)
Ontario to test every long-term care resident, staff member for COVID-19 Ontario to test every long-term care resident, staff member for COVID-19
- April 23, 2020

According to the Ontario Public Health website, there have been 54 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 since yesterday's report. It is now providing figures consolidated directly from the Ministry of Long-term Care, which the province says will lead to more timely information when its daily update is published each morning. (more...)
Meteor shower to ignite Vietnamese sky Meteor shower to ignite Vietnamese sky
- April 23, 2020

The comet loses pieces of itself that go flying into our upper atmosphere at 110,000 miles per hour. According to Universe Today , the Lyrids are one of the oldest documented meteor showers. However, cloudiness and rain will affect the visibility of shooting stars in some areas. Some of them have trails that glow for seconds after the meteor has disappeared. (more...)
Gene Deitch, director of cartoon Tom and Jerry, no more Gene Deitch, director of cartoon Tom and Jerry, no more
- April 23, 2020

Shortly after graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1942, the veteran animator started working for North American Aviation, drawing aircraft blueprints. In 1958, Deitchstarted his own studio in NY called Gene Deitch Associates which primarily produced TV commercials. In 1959, the Director moved to live in Prague, although it was originally planned to take place in the Czech Republic a total of ten days leave. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida
- April 23, 2020

Last year, the United States private space company already managed to launch around 360 Starlink satellites to provide limited early service later this year. "Astronomers' cameras are created to take pictures of really faint thing and bright light could ruin data", explained Dr Jonathan McDowell an astronomer at the Centre for Astrophysics, a research centre at Harvard University. (more...)
Where you can watch the Lyrid meteor shower in Australia
- April 22, 2020

This year, the meteor shower will spike on April 20th to 21st, offering stargazers an opportunity to step outside from the lockdown to admire the event. Can't catch tonight's meteor shower? Each year, when the Earth collides with the comet's orbit, vaporizing debris arrives in our atmosphere at 110,000 miles an hour. (more...)
Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov's Composition Reveals Clues about Origins Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov's Composition Reveals Clues about Origins
- April 22, 2020

Astronomers said they discovered that the gas around the mystery comet contained more carbon monoxide than previous comets that came within 186 million miles to the sun. "The amount of carbon monoxide did not drop as expected as the comet receded from the Sun", said Bodewits. "Because of the abundance of carbon monoxide ice that survived so close to the Sun, we think that comet Borisov comes from a much colder place and from a very different debris disk around a star than our own."Within ... (more...)
Here’s how to watch tonight’s Lyrid meteor shower Here’s how to watch tonight’s Lyrid meteor shower
- April 22, 2020

Comet Thatcher follows a 415-year orbit around the Sun and along its path leaves a trail. NASA also revealed the meteor shower is the oldest of all the meteor showers to have been observed by humans, with the first sightings dating back 2,700 years. (more...)

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