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This NASA-Designed Fragrance Is Out Of This World This NASA-Designed Fragrance Is Out Of This World
- November 02, 2020

A chemist who worked with NASA to recreate the smell of space , is running a Kickstarter campaign for a fragrance called "Eau de Space". Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, a company is ready to launch a perfume that claims to smell like space. (more...)
Researchers esteem very big asteroid at $10000 quadrillion Researchers esteem very big asteroid at $10000 quadrillion
- November 02, 2020

The first was observing UV light reflecting off 16 Psyche in similar way to how it's reflected off metallic meteorites or a slab of iron. "We looked at the way that the ultraviolet light reflected off of the asteroid surface", lead author Tracy Becker, a planetary researchers at the Southwest Research Institute, told CNN . (more...)
SpaceX astronauts splash down to earth SpaceX astronauts splash down to earth
- November 02, 2020

The SpaceX recovery vessel GO Navigator was waiting at the landing zone. Steve Stich, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, said 10-natural miles were cleared in advance of the capsule's return. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted. Behnken told reporters during a press conference yesterday: "We won't leave the space station without some good landing opportunities in front of us, good splashdown weather". (more...)
Pandemic in future will be deadlier and more frequent, warns United Nations panel Pandemic in future will be deadlier and more frequent, warns United Nations panel
- November 02, 2020

A panel of worldwide experts today linked zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 to "unsustainable exploitation of the environment", including the wildlife trade and land-use change. The councilors would also coordinate a global monitoring mechanism. Countries setting mutually-agreed goals or targets within the framework of an worldwide agreement - with clear benefits for people, animals and the environment. (more...)
Earth-size Planet Roams The Milky Way Without a Parent Star Earth-size Planet Roams The Milky Way Without a Parent Star
- November 02, 2020

They did not have any parent star within the distance of 10 astronomical units. Many exoplanets - for example, one where it rains liquid iron - bear no resemblance to planets in our solar system, but they all have one shared trait: they all orbit a star. (more...)
Tropical depression forms in Caribbean; on path for Nicaragua as a hurricane Tropical depression forms in Caribbean; on path for Nicaragua as a hurricane
- November 01, 2020

According to the NHC's 5 p.m. update, the depression is 315 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and has winds of 35 mph. The hurricane center predicted that Tropical Depression 29 will head west toward Central America and become a Category 1 hurricane by Monday just ahead of landfall in Nicaragua on Tuesday. (more...)
'Blue Moon' phenomenon occurring on Halloween 'Blue Moon' phenomenon occurring on Halloween
- November 01, 2020

It is believed the term Blue Moon was first used to mean the second full moon of the month following a misinterpretation by an amateur astronomer in 1946. While typical Halloween folklore has always counted the night of Halloween as one with a full moon up in the skies, it so happens that this depiction is more ingrained in popular culture, rather than the actual appearance of the moon. (more...)
Rare Halloween blue moon to light up sky this weekend Rare Halloween blue moon to light up sky this weekend
- November 01, 2020

NASA shares that this is also deemed the Hunter's Moon, the full moon that follows the Harvest Moon that appeared on October 1. "On average, the Moon is full on Halloween every 19 years, a period known as the Metonic cycle , used for centuries to construct luni-solar calendars and to calculate the date of Easter", according to NASA . (more...)
Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends 2 astronauts into space Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends 2 astronauts into space
- October 31, 2020

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Of course, both NASA and SpaceX have already deemed that potential issue to be minuscule and Crew Dragon completed its first flawless orbital reentry and splashdown in March 2019. (more...)
Blue moon on Halloween a celestial rarity Blue moon on Halloween a celestial rarity
- October 31, 2020

These were the details of the news Rare blue moon brings a Halloween 2020 treat to heaven for this day. Turns out a blue moon on Halloween is as rare as any full moon on Halloween . time zones won't experience another until 2039. However, the term Blue Moon and has nothing to do with the colour of the moon and it will appear like it would any other day. (more...)
NASA announce the presence of water on the Moon NASA announce the presence of water on the Moon
- October 30, 2020

In the near future, these findings could be crucial to planned NASA , ESA and Chinese missions, all of which are operating under the assumption that water is present on the Moon. The telescope-carrying aircraft was only pointing at the lunar surface as part of a test for deeper space exploration. As anticipated, most of those areas are situated in the polar areas of the celestial physique; the researchers find 60 per cent of the areas in the southern hemisphere. (more...)
Blue Moon on October 31: Why is it called so?
- October 30, 2020

That's how we ended up here, with Denny's blue-bread sourdough sandwich. "When you look at the full Moon on Halloween night, it won't appear blue in color but you'll be looking at something pretty uncommon", wrote the Farmer's Almanac of this weekend's blue moon. (more...)
Tropical Storm Zeta leaves thousands of power outages in NC Tropical Storm Zeta leaves thousands of power outages in NC
- October 30, 2020

A resident clears storm drains after the eye of Hurricane Zeta passes over. By Thursday morning, Tropical Storm Zeta was still packing gusty winds as it moved northeast toward North Carolina and Virginia. "At the same time, we need people to take seriously the threat of downed power lines all of which should be regarded as live". Officials in Jefferson and Terrebonne parishes had issued mandatory evacuation orders ahead of the storm for coastal areas and places outside major levees. (more...)
A Rare Blue Moon Will Be Visible In The Sky Tonight A Rare Blue Moon Will Be Visible In The Sky Tonight
- October 30, 2020

The Blue Moon will be easily visible from 8.19 PM onwards on October 31. A full moon was last visible from Ireland on the date of Halloween in 1974, according to Astronomy Ireland. Something's happening this Halloween that literally only comes once in a blue moon . The term Blue Moon is a calendrical term. EarthSky reports that the next time a year will boast two blue moons will be in 2037. (more...)
Rogue Planet Discovered Flying Through Milky Way Without a Star Rogue Planet Discovered Flying Through Milky Way Without a Star
- October 30, 2020

While astronomers have discovered 4,000 exoplanets to date - and that there may be far more rogue planets out there than there are planets with host stars - detecting a rogue planet is more hard than it seems because there's no light from a host star for scientists to use to help spot the planet. (more...)
SpaceX active astronaut launches SpaceX active astronaut launches "Nail Polish" back on track after delay
- October 30, 2020

Since then, the investigation has discovered the issue: two of the nine Merlin engines installed in the first stage of the Falcon 9's first stage have retained a residue of a "masking lacquer" used to protect sensitive parts during anti-corrosion anodizing treatment, said Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX vice president of build and flight reliability, during a Wednesday news conference. (more...)
Audible further expands into podcasts Audible further expands into podcasts
- October 29, 2020

The Audible site will start featuring third-party podcasts alongside various audiobooks and Audible Originals under a dedicated section starting Wednesday, as reported by Variety. The video streaming market may be filled with original content and services as far as the eye can see, but the booming podcast market continues to grow. (more...)
'God of destruction' coming near the Earth 'God of destruction' coming near the Earth
- October 29, 2020

Small, but non-zero". The asteroid has since been placed as the third highest threat on NASA's 'Risk Table ' of objects which could potentially impact with Earth . Asteroids, because they're exposed to the Sun's rays, absorb a lot of energy. Dave Tholen, one of the astronomers, explained to Gizmodo : "Light radiated from a body gives that body a tiny, tiny push". (more...)
Google to Stop Using Plastic Packaging by 2025 Among Other Sustainability Measures Google to Stop Using Plastic Packaging by 2025 Among Other Sustainability Measures
- October 29, 2020

But it seems like Google has hit the goal a bit early as it claims that their new products - including the Pixel 5 - have been designed with recycled materials. Since 2016, they've decreased the use of plastic in their packaging, but in order to get to 100%, they're researching plastic alternatives with their suppliers and even doing some of their own in-house research to provide the same protection for products in their boxes. (more...)
Scientists discovered a coral reef taller than the Empire State Building Scientists discovered a coral reef taller than the Empire State Building
- October 29, 2020

The massive discovery was made on October 20 by scientists mapping the underwater seafloor of the northern Great Barrier Reef aboard the Institute's research vessel Falkor , which is now on a year-long exploration of the ocean surrounding Australia . (more...)

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