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Australia among moon accord signatories Australia among moon accord signatories
- October 16, 2020

Any countries that violate the accords will be asked to depart from the program. Other principles include affirming that they will render assistance to each other in case of emergency, make their scientific data public, preserve the heritage of outer space and plan for the safe disposal of space debris. (more...)
Sergey Gorshkov Named 2020 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Sergey Gorshkov Named 2020 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year
- October 16, 2020

The lighting, the colours, the texture - it's like an oil painting". Amur tigers were hunted nearly to extinction in the last century, said Tim Littlewood, jury member and the Natural History Museum's executive director of science, and are still threatened by poaching and logging. (more...)
Rarest creatures on Earth captured in Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
- October 15, 2020

In this photo, the tigress is seen rubbing her cheek against bark to leave secretions from her scent glands. Siberian tigers (also known as Amur tigers) move across territories of up to 2,000 kilometres for males and 450 kilometres for females. (more...)
Mars to be visible at its biggest, brightest on October 13 Mars to be visible at its biggest, brightest on October 13
- October 15, 2020

Mars will reportedly be "visible from dusk to dawn" and appear three times brighter than Sirius. Mars and Earth, as well as all the other planets in the solar system, orbit the Sun at different distances and speeds. The closest possible encounter is when the Earth is furthest from the Sun and Mars is closest to the Sun, although that closest ideal point has never been recorded. (more...)
Astronomers witness star being 'turned into spaghetti' by black hole Astronomers witness star being 'turned into spaghetti' by black hole
- October 15, 2020

Earlier this year, a team confirmed that some of the debris from the disrupted star swirls into a disc of material that feeds into the black hole, like water down a drain. The discovery was possible because the AT2019qiz event was found just a short time after the star was ripped apart. "This unique "peek behind the curtain" provided the first opportunity to pinpoint the origin of the obscuring material and follow in real-time how it engulfs the black hole", Kate Alexander , NASA ... (more...)
Launch of SpaceX Crew-1 Delayed Until November Launch of SpaceX Crew-1 Delayed Until November
- October 15, 2020

Originally scheduled for October 31 , the Falcon 9 rocket was delayed by six months to allow time to resolve issues with first-stage engine gas generators. "With the high tempo of missions SpaceX does, it really gives us incredible insight into this trading system and helps us make informed decisions about the state of our missions". (more...)
The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals, study shows The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals, study shows
- October 14, 2020

Terry Hafez of the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies , Australia , said that we found that more than 50 percent of small, medium and large corals in the Great Barrier Reef have been eroded since the 1990s. Many corals had already been lost in 2016 and 2017 after something called mass bleaching. "But our results show that even the world's largest and relatively well- protected reef system is increasingly compromised and in decline". (more...)
Look up, Mars is visible in night sky during a 'close approach'
- October 14, 2020

As a result, the Red Planet appears larger, brighter, and redder than usual - and will not return to Earth until 2035. Due to these different orbital speeds, Tuesday protests Occurs more than every two years. "The race track model of the planetary orbits explains why". Earth and Mars are like runners on the same track. Although Mars would be at its maximum size when viewed through binoculars, the Red Planet actually created it Close approach Last week, on October 6, the two planets ... (more...)
Eight nations sign US-led Artemis moon agreements Eight nations sign US-led Artemis moon agreements
- October 14, 2020

Principles in the agreement include peaceful exploration and transparency . Canada has signed on to the Artemis Accords, a US -led effort to establish global guidelines for sending explorers back to the moon and beyond. Furthermore, signatories to the Accords agree to extract and use space resources in accordance with the Outer Space Treaty and provide public information about the location and nature of operations, while also working to deconflict where necessary and mitigate orbital ... (more...)
Russia launches fresh crew to ISS on fast-track journey Russia launches fresh crew to ISS on fast-track journey
- October 14, 2020

The new crew members will join Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, who will complete their station mission and land on Earth on the steppe of Kazakhstan on October 21, United States time, in the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft that brought them to the station on April 9, NASA said in a blog post. (more...)
Natural disasters have nearly doubled in the last 20 years Natural disasters have nearly doubled in the last 20 years
- October 14, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated systemic risk requires worldwide cooperation and political commitment at the highest level to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Guterres pointed out. (more...)
NASA Delays SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch to November NASA Delays SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch to November
- October 14, 2020

The name of the capsule for this mission is Resilience - the previous one was called Endeavour by its crew. Since the last flight of the Space Shuttle in 2011, the only way NASA astronauts could get to the station was on Russia's Soyuz rocket. (more...)
Pro Football Doctor Predicts When Dak Prescott Can Return From His Injury Pro Football Doctor Predicts When Dak Prescott Can Return From His Injury
- October 14, 2020

Chao, who worked with the formerly known San Diego Chargers as their team physician for 17 years, breaks down the severity of the injury, what Dak's rehabilitation is going to entail, and when he believes Prescott can safely return to action, as the 27-year-old free agent to be faces a daunting next few months. (more...)
Russian, U.S. astronauts launch to International Space Station
- October 14, 2020

As a result, Crew-1 has slipped from placeholder launch dates on October 23rd and October 31st to sometime in "early-to-mid November", while most external sources suggest that a mid-to-late November target is more likely. © Provided by CBS News A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbs away from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center May 30, boosting a Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit with two NASA astronauts on board. (more...)
Kate Middleton Stuns in a Black Suit at the Natural History Museum Kate Middleton Stuns in a Black Suit at the Natural History Museum
- October 14, 2020

Earlier also in the year 2014, Kate Middleton announced the grand title winners for celebrating it's 50th and now it's gonna be its 56th time. She completes her ravishing look with a pair of minimalist pearl teardrop earrings and has her hair blown out in her signature waves. (more...)
Fake asteroid? NASA expert identifies mystery object as old rocket Fake asteroid? NASA expert identifies mystery object as old rocket
- October 13, 2020

He added: "Finding one of these and drawing this kind of link was my hobby and I've been doing it for decades". It was initially thought to be an asteroid and named "asteroid 2020 SO", but it is now believed to be part of the Centaur rocket that propelled the United States lander Surveyor 2 to the moon 54 years ago. (more...)
Look up: Mars will be at its brightest on Wednesday Look up: Mars will be at its brightest on Wednesday
- October 13, 2020

The process, known as "opposition", happens around every 26 months. That's the closest opposition in almost 60,000 years! Despite cloudy weather forecast for parts of the UK, Mars should be visible among any breaks and even through lighter cloud, Ms Banyard added. (more...)
Postponing the first trip with Crew Dragon from NASA Postponing the first trip with Crew Dragon from NASA
- October 13, 2020

The Crew-1 mission will take NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, as well Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the ISS. That mission, called Crew-1, will ferry four astronauts to the International Space Station and back. We hope you weren't planning to spend Halloween watching NASA and SpaceX launch the first Crew Dragon operational mission . (more...)
Severe weather possible in Midlands as Hurricane Delta’s remnants move north Severe weather possible in Midlands as Hurricane Delta’s remnants move north
- October 12, 2020

Stormy weather should taper to showers in the afternoon as Delta's deposits head east off the coast, the National Weather Service and EPAWA Weather Consulting said. Monday will be a raw day with a high temperature in the mid to upper 50s. "The showers and thunderstorms will diminish from the southwest tonight ". (more...)
Hours left before Mars approached Earth … Learn about the damage Hours left before Mars approached Earth … Learn about the damage
- October 12, 2020

Mars will be at its brightest in 2020 throughout the month of October and it will be shining brighter than Jupiter, which of course, is the largest planet in our solar system. NASA says Mars makes a "close approach" only once about every two years, and the next close approach won't occur until December 2022. At around midnight, it will rise high towards the south. (more...)

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