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Nobel Prize victor Penrose says biggest black hole riddle is the singularity Nobel Prize victor Penrose says biggest black hole riddle is the singularity
- October 07, 2020

German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez received the second half of the prize "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy". "Einstein did not himself believe that black holes really exist, these super-heavyweight monsters that capture everything that enters them", the Nobel Committee said. (more...)
Galaxies Trapped In The Web Of A Supermassive Black Hole Galaxies Trapped In The Web Of A Supermassive Black Hole
- October 06, 2020

The deeper we look into space, the further we look back into time. "This is the first spectroscopic identification of a galaxy overdensity around a supermassive black hole in the first billion years of the Universe", wrote the researchers in their study, published today in Astronomy & Astrophysics. (more...)
NASA's Hubble telescope captures an exploding star 70-million light-years from Earth NASA's Hubble telescope captures an exploding star 70-million light-years from Earth
- October 06, 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) recently released a photo time-lapse of a star 70 million light-years away that went into a supernova , using the Hubble Space Telescope , capturing its conclusion and blazing farewell. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein charged with more rapes in California Harvey Weinstein charged with more rapes in California
- October 05, 2020

Harvey Weinstein was hit with six additional criminal charges on Friday, stemming from three alleged rapes in Beverly Hills. He now stands charged with four counts of rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one count of sexual penetration by use of force. (more...)
NASA already has space toilets and costs almost 20 million euros NASA already has space toilets and costs almost 20 million euros
- October 05, 2020

Among the delicacies ordered by the astronauts: proscuitto, Genoa salami, smoked gouda and provolone, brie, cherry tomatoes, oranges, pecans and cranberries dipped in chocolate plenty of time for Thanksgiving. This special capsule, in fact, SS Kalpana Chawla, is named after the first woman born in India in space. Chawla was among the seven astronauts killed in the 2003 shuttle Columbia accident. (more...)
Watch SpaceX launch a Global Positioning System satellite for the U.S Watch SpaceX launch a Global Positioning System satellite for the U.S
- October 03, 2020

This will see a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket take off from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 at 9:43pm ET (2.43am BST on Saturday morning). The rocket has previously been launched twice by the company while loaded with satellites. No new launch dates have been announced for either mission. Sources have it that the Falcon 9 booster B1062 arrived in Cape Canaveral on September 11th. (more...)
Tropical Storm Gamma may form from 1 of 2 systems in Caribbean Tropical Storm Gamma may form from 1 of 2 systems in Caribbean
- October 02, 2020

Forecasters are also monitoring another tropical wave that is moving across the eastern Caribbean Sea early Friday and is producing a large area of disorganized showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds. Now with emergence of a tropical wave odds of development raised to 20% in the next 48 hours and to 70% over the next five days, the NHC 8 p.m. update. (more...)
Unprecedented ice loss expected in Greenland Unprecedented ice loss expected in Greenland
- October 02, 2020

However, projected mass losses for the rest of this century are expected to exceed those maximum rates, they added. "Basically, we've altered our planet so much that the rates of ice sheet melt this century are on pace to be greater than anything we've seen under natural variability of the ice sheet over the past 12,000 years", said Dr. (more...)
Life on Mars? The Planet Has More Water Than Scientists Initially Thought Life on Mars? The Planet Has More Water Than Scientists Initially Thought
- October 02, 2020

It is reported by the BBC . "We identified the same body of water, but we also found three other bodies of water around the main one", planetary scientist Elena Pettinelli of the University of Rome, one of the scientists responsible for the discovery, said in comments published by the journal Nature . (more...)
Joyce Echaquan: Outcry in Canada over treatment of dying indigenous woman Joyce Echaquan: Outcry in Canada over treatment of dying indigenous woman
- October 02, 2020

A 2015 report by CBC News revealed that racism against indigenous people in Canada's healthcare system contributed to their overall poorer health outcomes when compared to non-indigenous Canadians. The health authority previously confirmed that the nurse who was in the room was sacked following the incident, which has prompted widespread public outrage and two separate investigations. (more...)
Full Moon rises tonight for this year's Harvest Moon Full Moon rises tonight for this year's Harvest Moon
- October 01, 2020

The Harvest Moon is the first of two full moons in October , the next one being a Blue Moon on Halloween . This Halloween's full moon will also be known as the hunter's moon , which is the first full moon to follow the harvest moon . In the 1930s, the Maine Farmer Almanac published first Native American names for the full moons. In some parts of the world, it is also known as the Potato Harvest Moon as it corresponds to a Japanese Tsukimi festival. (more...)
Engineered Engineered "super-enzyme" gobbles plastic waste at six times the speed
- October 01, 2020

Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues. Known as Ideonella sakaiensis , the bacterium discovered by scientists at the Kyoto Institute of Technology a couple of years ago showed a remarkable ability to use PET plastics as its energy source . (more...)
A Chance to See the Northern Lights is Possible Tonight A Chance to See the Northern Lights is Possible Tonight
- October 01, 2020

An aurora borealis is most likely to be spotted in the Tri-Cities on Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, with peak hours late Monday evening, September 28, and early Tuesday morning, September 29. (more...)
108 whales saved after mass stranding in Australia 108 whales saved after mass stranding in Australia
- September 30, 2020

Rob Buck, Incident Controller and Parks and Wildlife Service supervisor, stated 15 whales have actually now been gotten rid of of at sea, however the operations to get rid of of the staying near 350 mammals was anticipated to take numerous days a minimum of. (more...)
SpaceX sets Starlink launch for this morning from Cape Canaveral SpaceX sets Starlink launch for this morning from Cape Canaveral
- September 30, 2020

This is the third flight for the booster, which previously flew during SpaceX's historic first crewed astronaut flight, as well as a prior satellite launch on behalf of a customer. The launch was originally pencilled in for Friday, September 18, but poor weather scuppered the launch. Falcon 9 fogs up the camera moments before a scrubbed launch attempt . (more...)
1st Crew Dragon launch set for October 31 1st Crew Dragon launch set for October 31
- September 30, 2020

One issue involves the heat shield on the spacecraft . "Okay, we should probably reinforce the heat shield in this particular area", Koenigsmann said. "This is another critical milestone in the development of our ability to launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil now sustainably". (more...)
Scientists Discover Many Lakes Below the Surface of Mars Scientists Discover Many Lakes Below the Surface of Mars
- September 30, 2020

But it's hard not to get excited at the possibility of liquid water on Mars because where water exists, life can also exist. Scientists say the new lakes in the same region are an indicator of "the presence of other wet areas nearby". (more...)
Salty lake, ponds may be gurgling beneath South Pole on Mars Salty lake, ponds may be gurgling beneath South Pole on Mars
- September 29, 2020

A new study led by researchers at Roma Tre University in Italy Discover a lake hidden under the polar ice on Mars in 2018 , And expand the find to include three new ponds. 'What is measured is just the depth of the top of these liquid water bodies'. They point out that salts of calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium are known to be ubiquitous in the martian soil, and that dissolved salts could help to explain how subglacial lakes on Mars can remain liquid despite the low temperature at ... (more...)
NASA introduces the M23 million toilet to the International Space Station NASA introduces the M23 million toilet to the International Space Station
- September 29, 2020

Rubins is now outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the ISS. The same year that the law came into effect, David Wolf became the first astronaut to vote from orbit, and years later Rubins elected from the space station on her first NASA mission in 2016 and studied DNA sequencing. (more...)
"Best meteor shower of the year" to be visible from Ireland tonight
- September 28, 2020

The meteor shower is created when the Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet and the fragments vaporize as they enter our atmosphere. If you are looking forward to catching a glimpse of the meteor shower, the best way would be to be at a location that does not have a lot of air and light pollution. (more...)

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