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Here’s what to expect for the penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5
- November 21, 2020

A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow called the penumbra. There are three types of lunar eclipses - Penumbral, Total and Partial. Unbelievable photos of full moon tonight in Johannesburg. CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said the best time to see the unique phenomenon is while the moon is still low on your horizon. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches, docks first operational crew to ISS SpaceX successfully launches, docks first operational crew to ISS
- November 21, 2020

After the launch phase, however, the four-member crew introduced the Crew Dragon spacecraft's fifth passenger: Baby Yoda . "Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX on a successful flight to the International Space Station (ISS ) for the Crew-1 mission", said Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Chairwoman Kendra Horn (D-OK). (more...)
COVID cases among Mayo Clinic workers up nearly 30% in two weeks COVID cases among Mayo Clinic workers up nearly 30% in two weeks
- November 20, 2020

Our biggest concern is the staff". Walz said the restrictions are necessary to protect a health care system that is at a breaking point statewide. "We do not want families to be sick". "And what we are most anxious about is staff". William says there are now about 1500 Mayo Clinic employees in the midwest absent from work due to COVID reasons, which could include being infected, having a family member infected, caring for an ill family member, and having close contact with an infected person. (more...)
China positions rocket ahead of ambitious lunar mission China positions rocket ahead of ambitious lunar mission
- November 20, 2020

According to CASC, the rocket has been delivered by sea to the Wenchang city in late September, after which specialists performed a series of preparations and necessary tests. Considering these highly sophisticated operations, Chang'e 5 will be more hard and challenging than previous Chinese lunar expeditions, designers said. (more...)
Meteor shower will pass over Australia after midnight Meteor shower will pass over Australia after midnight
- November 19, 2020

Most are so small they are vapourised in the atmosphere. NASA says the best way to view the shower is to find an area well away from street lights, dress up warm and lie flat with your feet towards the east. The Geminids will peak on December 13 and 14, also with little moonlight in the sky, and the Ursids will peak on December 21 through 22, though there will be a half-moon in the sky at that point. (more...)
European space rocket launch fails minutes after takeoff European space rocket launch fails minutes after takeoff
- November 19, 2020

According to satellite launch company Arianespace, the trouble began around the eight-minute mark of the mission. The mission carried the earth-science observation satellites SEOSAT-Ingenio for the European Space Agency and TARANIS for the French space agency CNES. (more...)
SpaceX capsule with four astronauts onboard reaches International Space Station SpaceX capsule with four astronauts onboard reaches International Space Station
- November 17, 2020

The spacecraft spent 27 hours getting there after launching Sunday night (EST). The Resilience crew includes Hopkins, an Air Force colonel, and two fellow National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts: mission pilot Victor Glover and physicist Shannon Walker. (more...)
Docking of SpaceX 'Resilience' to ISS underway Docking of SpaceX 'Resilience' to ISS underway
- November 16, 2020

The Crew Dragon capsule built by Hawthorne-based SpaceX is expected to dock at the International Space Station at approximately 8 p.m. California time Monday evening for a six-month science mission by its four-person crew. Officials said that effort was completed by Friday night, and they had no cause for concern. Musk disclosed Saturday that he "most likely" has coronavirus and was forced to quarantine. (more...)
Leonids meteor shower to send shooting stars across the Philippine night sky Leonids meteor shower to send shooting stars across the Philippine night sky
- November 16, 2020

The annual Leonid meteor shower is active almost the entire month of November, although the peak is expected tonight into early Tuesday morning. Fast meteors can also sometimes become fireballs: "Look for prolonged explosions of light when viewing the Orionid meteor shower ". (more...)
4 astronauts set to launch for ISS in historic NASA-SpaceX mission 4 astronauts set to launch for ISS in historic NASA-SpaceX mission
- November 16, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence were the faces of the Trump administration at Sunday night's NASA-SpaceX launch of Resilience , which marks the start of commercial crew missions to and from the International Space Station. (more...)
SpaceX is sending its first full team of astronauts to space SpaceX is sending its first full team of astronauts to space
- November 16, 2020

The event will feature commentary from former astronauts Peggy Whitson , Mike Massimino , and Garrett Reisman , with Mike Hopkins , Victor Glover , Shannon Walker , and Soichi Noguchi participating in the launch. With Kennedy back in astronaut-launching action, NASA can stop buying seats on Russian Soyuz rockets. They are scheduled to complete a six month mission on the ISS. (more...)
Chilling New Study Finds Australia Is Already Experiencing Climate Change Chilling New Study Finds Australia Is Already Experiencing Climate Change
- November 15, 2020

Dr Karl Braganza, manager of climate environmental prediction services at BOM, has said that the noticeable climate change and warming trends will inevitably result in increases in extreme fire weather including a longer bushfire season. The report looks at the climate data from the previous two years and makes projections about our future. Global sea levels have risen by 25 centimetres since 1880, and the oceans around Australia are acidifying and have warmed by around one degree since ... (more...)
Elon Musk Likely Has COVID-19 as SpaceX Launch Gets Delayed Elon Musk Likely Has COVID-19 as SpaceX Launch Gets Delayed
- November 15, 2020

It wasn't immediately known if Musk would be allowed at the Kennedy Space Center launching site even if later tests came up negative. The SpaceX Falcon 9 is set to blast off for its first-ever operational mission as a part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program . (more...)
Three astronauts dock at ISS within three hours of launch Three astronauts dock at ISS within three hours of launch
- November 15, 2020

The mission of the Soyuz space craft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut was of vast importance to Russia's space agency Roscosmos, coming as the SpaceX programme relaunches manned spaceflight from the United States and ignites fresh talk of a space race between the two countries. (more...)
Here's when to see supermoon in Kent Here's when to see supermoon in Kent
- November 14, 2020

When it's closer in that elliptical shape, the moon appears larger. April's supermoon is the second of three to take place in in a row, following March's super worm moon and preceding May's super flower moon, due to take place on May 7, Newsweek said . (more...)
Bacteria can be used for mining minerals in space Bacteria can be used for mining minerals in space
- November 14, 2020

Fear Rasulnia, who studied biomining and received a doctorate from Tampere University in Finland Rare earth elements , Called the results of the bioreactor test interesting, but noted that the yield was "very low even in ground tests". "Our experiments lend support to the scientific and technical feasibility of biologically enhanced elemental mining across the Solar System", said astrobiologist Charles Cockell of the University of Edinburgh. (more...)
WB urges Pakistan to expand investment in Solar & Wind Energy WB urges Pakistan to expand investment in Solar & Wind Energy
- November 14, 2020

At the same time, shares of publicly listed renewable equipment manufacturers and project developers have been outperforming most major stock market indices and the overall energy sector. Higher additions of wind and hydropower are taking global renewable capacity additions to a new record this year, accounting for nearly 90% of the increase in total power capacity worldwide. (more...)
SpaceX-NASA launch postponed to Sunday due to weather SpaceX-NASA launch postponed to Sunday due to weather
- November 14, 2020

Sunday's launch will feature a larger crew with a more diverse skillset, and the group will remain onboard the International Space Station for a much longer period of time once they arrive. Once the rocket's first-stage booster has burned most of its fuel, it will fall away and land on a drone ship. You can watch via embedded video stream below. (more...)
Five Positive COVID-19 Tests on SeaDream Cruise Ship in Caribbean Five Positive COVID-19 Tests on SeaDream Cruise Ship in Caribbean
- November 14, 2020

Sloan says the positive case on his ship may create even more of a setback for ships in the U.S. The luxury cruise line had been sailing its first post-lockdown cruise in the Caribbean when a number of passengers tested positive for Covid-19. (more...)
NASA certifies SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon human spaceflight system NASA certifies SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon human spaceflight system
- November 14, 2020

The approval makes SpaceX's crew transportation system the first new spacecraft to be certified for routine astronaut flights since the Space Shuttle nearly 40 years ago, with the stage now set for the landmark Crew-1 mission in the coming days. (more...)

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