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Virgin Galactic will carry private astronauts and space tourists to the ISS Virgin Galactic will carry private astronauts and space tourists to the ISS
- June 24, 2020

Supporting and coordinating the use of ISS resources will be an important point of integration required for each private astronaut mission. Suborbital missions haven't really been a thing for NASA astronauts since the very early days of the American human spaceflight program , including the X-15 research system and Mercury, the spaceflight program which paved the way for the Apollo missions. (more...)
Several dead as magnitude 7.4 quake hits Mexico Several dead as magnitude 7.4 quake hits Mexico
- June 24, 2020

Debris was strewn across some sidewalks in Mexico City , more than 400 miles away, as plaster from building facades crumbled and tiles were shaken loose. Helicopters flew over downtown Mexico City and police patrols sounded their sirens after the natural disaster struck. The natural disaster was only 26 kilometres below the earth's surface. (more...)
Virgin Galactic signs NASA deal for commercial space flights Virgin Galactic signs NASA deal for commercial space flights
- June 23, 2020

The NASA pact extends Virgin Galactic's efforts to develop space tourism amid the rise of a new industry based on private-sector launches. The stock has surged almost 45% so far in 2020, largely due to optimism about demand for private space travel , even though it continues to lose money . (more...)
Mystery egg likely belonged to giant sea reptile, scientists say Mystery egg likely belonged to giant sea reptile, scientists say
- June 21, 2020

The academic of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile Alexander Vargas explained that the egg had a "very thin" soft shell and that the mother, a marine reptile that was probably a mosasaur , measured "between 7 and 17 meters". (more...)
Over 30 Alien Civilizations Could Be Living In Milky Way, Scientists Claim Over 30 Alien Civilizations Could Be Living In Milky Way, Scientists Claim
- June 20, 2020

That's why scientists from Nottingham University developed their approach. Not all factors or limitations are included in the study , for example, small M-dwarf stars that these Earth-like planets can orbit can emit harmful radiation that will "make life difficult", which is a controversial issue, I said Conselice . (more...)
Mystery Antarctic fossil is massive egg Mystery Antarctic fossil is massive egg
- June 20, 2020

Wiemann says this new information, along with previous research by a number of paleontologists about dinosaur nesting strategies, paints a clearer picture of early dinosaur nesting and parenting. " The Thing ", identified as an egg, dates from around 66 million years ago, in the late Creataceous period. "It's an exceptional claim, so we need exceptional data", said study author and Yale graduate student Jasmina Wiemann. (more...)
Waste water study finds coronavirus was already in Italy in December Waste water study finds coronavirus was already in Italy in December
- June 19, 2020

Chinese officials confirmed the first cases at the end of December. The first recorded case in northern Italy was a man in Codogno, who had dined with a colleague from Shanghai. The town was closed off and declared a "red zone" on 21 February. They also "confirm the by-now consolidated global evidence" as to the strategic function of sewer samples as an early detection tool, it added. (more...)
Partial solar eclipse on June 21 Partial solar eclipse on June 21
- June 19, 2020

Although Britons will be unable to witness the display from their gardens, keen astronomers can tune into the Virtual Telescope Project's livestream to view the celestial spectacle from observatories across the world. This weekend, a complete "ring of fire" will be visible from central Africa and through Asia, commencing at 0345 UTC on 21 June 2020. How to watch the annular solar eclipse? The spectacular eclipse is when a "burning ring" appears in the Earth's sky. (more...)
SpaceX shock: Elon Musk confirms space agency is developing floating spaceports SpaceX shock: Elon Musk confirms space agency is developing floating spaceports
- June 19, 2020

Currently, SpaceX launches rockets from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Elon Musk's space company is hiring " offshore operations engineers " who would develop floating spaceports for Starship. "Starship will be fully reusable with booster re-flight possible every few hours & ship re-flight every 8 hours". Musk also confirmed to former SpaceX user experience designer Russ Parrish that the rocket would be transported via the company's Hyperloop transportation system using a refurbished oil ... (more...)
How to watch the June 21 annular eclipse? How to watch the June 21 annular eclipse?
- June 19, 2020

The event , known as an annular solar eclipse , occurs when the moon is at the farthest point from Earth in its orbit and passes between our planet and the sun . Viewing the eclipse with bare eyes can cause severe damage to the eyes. So, now we know that you're probably wondering about what is this "ring of fire"? Any eclipse makes for an interesting sight. (more...)
Experts detect greenish glow in Mars atmosphere Experts detect greenish glow in Mars atmosphere
- June 17, 2020

The European Space Agency's Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has just spotted a green light in the atmosphere of Mars - the first time such phenomenon is seen on a world beyond the Earth. One of the instruments available there, known as NOMAD, has an ultraviolet and visible spectrometer. The TGO team scanned the atmosphere of Mars from an altitude of 20 to 400 kilometers. (more...)
6 billion 'Earth-like' planets in the Milky Way galaxy, study suggests 6 billion 'Earth-like' planets in the Milky Way galaxy, study suggests
- June 17, 2020

However, the authors note that the average distance to one of these 36 civilizations is around 17,000 light-years, so detection and communication is now impossible. Our galaxy may have 36 active communicating intelligent civilizations, according to research by a team from the University of Nottingham , UK. "The idea is looking at evolution, but on a cosmic scale". (more...)
Unilever to invest €1bn in environmentally friendly projects Unilever to invest €1bn in environmentally friendly projects
- June 17, 2020

In doing so, we must also recognise that the climate crisis is not only an environmental emergency; it also has a awful impact on lives and livelihoods. Currently, 89% of Unilever's forest-related commodities are certified as sustainably sourced. The company said it will use satellite monitoring, geolocation tracking and blockchain among other digital technologies to increase traceability and transparency within its supply chain. (more...)
A Tom Cruise Space Movie Will Be Shot
- June 17, 2020

Entertainment website Deadline Hollywood first reported rumors of the film shoot on the weekend, adding that tech mogul Elon Musk's SpaceX venture was attached to the project. Background: "The idea of filming a movie in space is not new; directors James Cameron and Rian Johnson, for example, have spoken about their desires to shoot scenes from Earth orbit", Robert Pearlman, who runs the space history website CollectSPACE.com, told Axios. (more...)
Star Wars Celebration, Disneyland After Dark Cancelled Star Wars Celebration, Disneyland After Dark Cancelled
- June 17, 2020

Though the world seems to finally be getting a grip on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, many festivals are still choosing to play it on the safe side and cancel this year's festivities, with this year's Star Wars Celebration now joining the list. (more...)
Florida wildlife officer fatally shot trying to stop hit-and-run Florida wildlife officer fatally shot trying to stop hit-and-run
- June 17, 2020

Deputies say Keen and another man had witnessed a reckless driver. When they pulled over, Keen confronted and attempted to stop Hernandez, following which the former was fatally shot. The Florida Highway Patrol Command Officers Association said Keen was "murdered last night while following his calling to protect and serve others". (more...)
'Life-saving' coronavirus drug discovered by Oxford researchers 'Life-saving' coronavirus drug discovered by Oxford researchers
- June 17, 2020

Over a 28-day period, the mortality rate among patients requiring ventilation was 41%, and for those needing oxygen it was 25%. An affordable steroid, dexamethasone, might be the first drug proven to improve survival of those with COVID-19, researchers in the United Kingdom say. (more...)
Solar Eclipse 2020 in June: Date, time, other details Solar Eclipse 2020 in June: Date, time, other details
- June 16, 2020

The full eclipse will begin at 10:17 am and will remain visible till 2:02 pm. Many incidents occurred after the last solar eclipse in December 2019, where people didn't care about their protection and the result was disastrous. The June 21 eclipse will be particularly grand, as the Moon will block out 99 percent of the Sun, making it nearly a total solar eclipse. Avoid using mobile phones and all other unsafe means to monitor the phenomenon of eclipses. (more...)
SpaceX and Tom Cruise is a match made in space SpaceX and Tom Cruise is a match made in space
- June 16, 2020

Tom Cruise is well-known for performing all his own stunts in action movies, but his next action flick looks likely to add a new form of danger as it's going to be filmed in space . Russian Federation is the only country with the ability to fly humans to and from the space station, but SpaceX and Boeing have been working for years to develop spacecraft capable of returning that capability to the United States. (more...)
Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after light crude spills in Abbotsford, B.C. Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after light crude spills in Abbotsford, B.C.
- June 15, 2020

Crude oil spilled from the Trans Mountain pipeline in Abbotsford early Saturday morning, and crews are working to clean it up. While an investigation is ongoing, the Crown-owned company said in a statement the cause of the spill appears to be related to a fitting on a 2.5-centimetre piece of pipe. (more...)

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