Science


Scientists find the closest known black hole to date Scientists find the closest known black hole to date
- May 06, 2020

Lying just 1,000 light-years away from Earth, this makes it the closest black hole found thus far. Emeritus Scientist at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague and co-author of the research, Petr Hadrava, said, "We were totally surprised when we realised that this is the first stellar system with a black hole that can be seen with the unaided eye". (more...)
Trump administration drafting 'Artemis Accords' pact for moon mining Trump administration drafting 'Artemis Accords' pact for moon mining
- May 06, 2020

Blue Origin's Integrated Lander Vehicle is composed of three stages: a descent stage, an ascent stage (including crew cabin) and a crew transfer stage (for docking with the planned Gateway lunar orbiting space station or directly with an Orion spacecraft). (more...)
Ministers guide councils on safe re-opening of recycling centres Ministers guide councils on safe re-opening of recycling centres
- May 06, 2020

The Government published guidance for local authorities yesterday (May 5) on the safe re-opening of the HWRCs in their regions, as demand soars following the lockdown period. The sites are accepting normal waste streams with the exception of asbestos.Please do not bring asbestos to site but arrange for professional removal in due course.(Waste streams may be subject to change at short notice due to the ability to service the sites). (more...)
New ‘Star Wars’ movie to be helmed by Taika Waititi New ‘Star Wars’ movie to be helmed by Taika Waititi
- May 06, 2020

No release has been announced for the next Star Wars film. "Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television series through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and round-table conversations hosted by Jon Favreau". (more...)
Flower Moon: How can you see the rare supermoon in Suffolk? Flower Moon: How can you see the rare supermoon in Suffolk?
- May 06, 2020

Colonial Americans adopted some of the moon names and applied them to their own calendar system which is why they're still in existence today. A super moon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full. (more...)
Elon Musk and Grimes Supposedly Name Their Baby 'X Æ A-12'
- May 06, 2020

Elon Musk has been dating Grimes since 2018 and the couple first made headlines surprising everyone when they appeared together at the MET Gala of 2018. Musk is nothing if not a notorious shitposter, which is a perfectly noble profession except that in Musk's case it sometimes wipes billions of dollars off the Tesla share price . (more...)
China launches rocket, spacecraft prototype China launches rocket, spacecraft prototype
- May 06, 2020

The new Long March 5B rocket has been specially designated to propel modules of the future space station into orbit. China is aiming to become a major power in space development and has been putting efforts into exploring the Moon. One of China's main space exploration ambitions has been to build its own space station as an alternative to the International Space Station, following the country's exclusion from the existing space station by the United States over security concerns. (more...)
Quebec delays reopening of businesses in Montreal until May 18 Quebec delays reopening of businesses in Montreal until May 18
- May 06, 2020

Out of the 75 people who recently died of the virus, 72 were residents of a long-term care home. But the construction and manufacturing sectors across Quebec will reopen as scheduled on May 11, Legault said. When pushed in question period about where those masks would come from, Public Health Director Horacio Arruda said the department was in discussions with the education ministry about making masks available to teachers. (more...)
Stargazers, Get Ready For The 'Flower Moon,' The Supermoon Of May
- May 06, 2020

It is also sometimes known as the Full Milk Moon, as the first of May in medieval Europe marked the day cows were moved to their summer pastures - as well as the start of the Gaelic holiday Beltane. At this time, the moon will be at a distance of 361,184 kilometres from Earth. The next full supermoon will be visible in April 2021, CNET reports . (more...)
Meteor shower from Halley's comet to peak Tuesday night Meteor shower from Halley's comet to peak Tuesday night
- May 06, 2020

The brightness and duration of the shower depends on the size of the debris that burns up. The Eta Aquarids meteor shower is expected to peak in the early hours of Tuesday, May 5. Comet Halley comes by the Earth every 76 years and was last here in 1986 and won't be in our part of the solar system again until about 2061. "The Eta Acquarids are tiny grains of dust that originated in Halley's comet". (more...)
China's Long March-5B rocket launched from Wenchang
- May 06, 2020

As also reported via space, aside from the mission of China to travel to space, another goal of the test launch was to test its other features such as heat shield, parachutes, and its unnamed human capsule. The launch was earlier scheduled for mid-to late April. The rocket is 53.7 meters long, with a diameter of 5 meters. Yang Liwei carried out the first step - to send an astronaut into space and return safely - in the Shenzhou-5 mission in 2003. (more...)
Nicolas Cage to Star As Tiger King's Joe Exotic! Nicolas Cage to Star As Tiger King's Joe Exotic!
- May 05, 2020

Scott Brown and Megan Creydt will executive produce for Texas Monthly . It will explore how Joe Shreibvogel became Joe Exotic and detail his effort to keep his Oklahoma zoo open "even at the risk of losing his sanity", the producers said in a statement Monday. (more...)
Grimes and Elon Musk welcome first child together Grimes and Elon Musk welcome first child together
- May 05, 2020

The baby is the first for Grimes , while Elon Musk has five sons from a previous marriage. Now, the couple of over two years have a new bundle of joy to celebrate together. The A-12 seems to be a reference to the Lockheed A-12 OXCART CIA Aircraft with the codename of Archangel. Elon Musk and Grimes were spotted out together in Beverly Hills. (more...)
China Launches Spacecraft on Its Largest Carrier Rocket
- May 05, 2020

About 488 seconds later, the experimental manned spacecraft with no crew, together with the test version of the cargo return capsule, separated with the rocket and entered the planned orbit. Assembly of the Tiangong space station, whose name means Heavenly Palace, is expected to begin this year and finish in 2022. The United States is so far the only country to have been able to send humans to the moon. (more...)
How you can view the stunning Eta Aquariid meteor shower tonight
- May 05, 2020

Then just a day later on May 7, lunar buffs can look forward to a "super flower moon", marking the fourth and final super moon of the year. While you won't need any special equipment to see the meteors, you will need a clear sky. Jacquie Milner at the Mount Burnett Observatory told 7News lucky stargazers could see about 16 to 20 meteors an hour during the peak. "I have seen the comet three times - it's a bit brighter than anticipated", said Stoitsis. (more...)
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch it peak in night skies Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch it peak in night skies
- May 05, 2020

The debris left behind by the comet also circles our star, and the Earth passes through this stream of ice and dust in May and October every year, leading to the Eta Aquarid and Orionid meteor showers, respectively. Beshir Marzouk added. Once you know when a meteor shower is happening you don't need a lot of fancy equipment like a telescope. The water jar is in the southern part of the constellation for those in the Southern Hemisphere, and the northern part for those in the Northern ... (more...)
A Super Flower Moon and a Meteor Shower Are Happening This Week
- May 05, 2020

As per the Farmer's Alamanac, the Full Moon of May is called Flower Moon because at this time of the year, in most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere. A supermoon, also known as a perigee full moon by astronomers, is a colloquial-even astrological-term for a full Moon when it's at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. (more...)
NASA Awards Lunar Lander Contracts to SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics NASA Awards Lunar Lander Contracts to SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics
- May 05, 2020

The total amount of the contracts is $ 967 million to be shared among the three companies, but NASA did not disclose the exact amount each company will receive. NASA sees the program as a steppingstone, showing the office abilities and strategies that will be required to get space explorers to Mars during the 2030s. (more...)
NASA video showed the scale of the climate catastrophe NASA video showed the scale of the climate catastrophe
- May 05, 2020

Greenland's ice sheet misplaced a mean of 200 gigatons of ice per year, and Antarctica's ice sheet misplaced a mean of 118 gigatons of ice per 12 months, NASA reported. The findings show increased snow accumulation isn't enough to offset massive ice losses in Greenland and Antarctica. "This is a much more significant climatic signal than what you might see if you just surveyed for two or three years", Professor Smith said. (more...)
Quebec faces calls to delay reopening schools and business in Montreal
- May 05, 2020

However, not everyone agrees with the plan to reopen the province's economy. Air Canada posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss, and its shares sank 9% as the carrier warned third-quarter capacity would slump about 75% as people stay home. (more...)

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