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SpaceX delays final missile launch by 24 hours SpaceX delays final missile launch by 24 hours
- December 19, 2020

EST (6 a.m. PDT). Weather permitting, the launch will see a SpaceX Falcon 9 carry a classified spy satellite into orbit for the US Defence Department's National Reconnaissance Office. Though not included in the "percent go" calculation at pad 39A, forecasters noted that upper-level winds could be a moderate risk by Thursday morning. (more...)
China's Chang'e 5 Lunar Probe Successfully Returns to Earth with Moon Samples China's Chang'e 5 Lunar Probe Successfully Returns to Earth with Moon Samples
- December 18, 2020

As China's most complicated space project, Xi said the Chang'e-5 mission has achieved the extraterrestrial sampling and returning for the first time. The Chinese Chang'e-5 spacecraft, which successfully collected soil and rocks from our moon has safely returned. (more...)
Scientists Finally Collect Asteroid Ryugu Samples From Hayabusa2's 'Treasure Box' Scientists Finally Collect Asteroid Ryugu Samples From Hayabusa2's 'Treasure Box'
- December 18, 2020

The samples were collected from two touchdowns that Hayabusa2 made on Ryugu. The capsule landed in Australian light on December 6, and Jaxa scientists quickly moved it to a pop-up lab in Australia called the "Quick View Facility" or QLF. (more...)
Auburn has fired football coach Gus Malzahn after 8 seasons Auburn has fired football coach Gus Malzahn after 8 seasons
- December 17, 2020

They were also upset by a struggling SC, which wound up firing coach Will Muschamp during the season. "After evaluating the state of the Auburn football program, we've decided that it was time to make a change in leadership", read a statement from Auburn Director of Athletics Allen Green. (more...)
See The Rare 'Christmas Star' In Irish Skies After 800 Years See The Rare 'Christmas Star' In Irish Skies After 800 Years
- December 17, 2020

That's more than 150 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence! It is inspired, like the city's name, by the Biblical story of Jesus' birth and westward-leading star that guided the three wise men to him. The last time Jupiter and Saturn approached more closely than this was on March 4, 1226. "It will look like a really weird star, or a star that's off". (more...)
Santa Claus exposes children to coronavirus at tree-lighting Santa Claus exposes children to coronavirus at tree-lighting
- December 17, 2020

The event included a tree lighting ceremony and photo opportunities for children who wanted to meet the Clauses. Parker said the pair, who didn't display any symptoms during the event, portrayed the Clauses for "many years" and had good intentions. (more...)
China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples
- December 17, 2020

The samples were placed into a sealed container which was then returned to the orbital module via an ascent vehicle. Flying a Chinese flag, the moon lander stopped functioning soon after it was used as a launching pad for the ascender, which was ejected from the orbiter after transferring the samples and came to rest on the moon's surface. (more...)
Canada will send astronaut around the moon in deal with U.S. Canada will send astronaut around the moon in deal with U.S.
- December 16, 2020

CSA President Lisa Campbell and Minister Navdeep Bains announced that due to Canada's contribution of a new robotic Canadarm3 to the proposed Lunar Gateway Station, one Canadian astronaut will be included in the Artemis II mission. Bains did not identify the Canadian astronaut chosen for the mission, the first to the Moon since 1972. "It's been clearly demonstrated that the motivation of youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math and STEM professions has been ... (more...)
Weird exoplanet with far-flung orbit offers clue to Planet Nine's existence Weird exoplanet with far-flung orbit offers clue to Planet Nine's existence
- December 16, 2020

They're about 340 light years from Earth , and they're young, only about 15 million years old (at 4.6 billion, our Sun is 300 times older). The whole system is 336 light-years away. However, astronomers did not know anything about the planet's orbit. In most star systems, the surrounding planets tend to rotate in line with their host. (more...)
Christmas Star: Will the Star of Bethlehem appear on December 21, 2020? Christmas Star: Will the Star of Bethlehem appear on December 21, 2020?
- December 16, 2020

Though the timing of its very closest approach favors longitudes centered on Europe and Africa, you can see the two getting closer night-by-night worldwide this week, going into this weekend. Kepler's 'trigon ' of great conjunctions. The next Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of this scale will be in 2080. From De Stella Nova , 1606. "What makes this year's event rare is that the conjunction happens very close to when their paths appear to cross". (more...)
Prince Harry's COVID-19 comment is raising eyebrows Prince Harry's COVID-19 comment is raising eyebrows
- December 15, 2020

The Duke of Sussex helped launch WaterBear Network, a new Netflix-style streaming platform focused on conservation, by taking part in a conversation about the important topic. She believes that there will be little to no chance that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would return to their royal roles and the responsibility of being a senior royal after getting a taste of freedom, lucrative deals, and financial independence in the UK. (more...)
China's lunar probe enters Moon-Earth transfer orbit China's lunar probe enters Moon-Earth transfer orbit
- December 15, 2020

Later, the spacecraft combination carrying lunar samples will conduct orbital correction during its journey to Earth. The Chang'e-5 was launched on November 24 and a lander vehicle touched down on the moon on December 1. They may be billions of years younger than those brought back by earlier USA and Soviet missions, possibly offering insights into the moon's history and that of other bodies in the solar system. (more...)
Asteroid samples leave Japan scientists 'speechless'
- December 15, 2020

Hayabusa-2 travelled about 300 million kilometres (200 million miles) from Earth to collect the samples, which scientists hope could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe. The spacecraft twice collected material from the surface of the Ryagur. These materials should return to the dawn of the solar system, which may reveal whether asteroids such as Ryugu gave the building blocks to life on Earth. (more...)
NASA says it is training 18 astronauts for the Artemis moon-landing program NASA says it is training 18 astronauts for the Artemis moon-landing program
- December 15, 2020

Raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa, he graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1999 with bachelor's degrees in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science. The Crew-1 astronauts, who are now on station, and the Crew-2 astronauts, also are expected to coincide in their sojourns for a short time, ' NASA said. (more...)
Global carbon emissions at record low due to COVID-19 pandemic Global carbon emissions at record low due to COVID-19 pandemic
- December 15, 2020

The large decrease in United Kingdom emissions is due to the lockdown restrictions and the second wave of the pandemic , according to the analysis. With the coronavirus pandemic causing people to cut back on commuting and traveling, the world's carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 7 percent in 2020, the Global Carbon Project said. (more...)
Catch an Awe-Inspiring Close Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st Catch an Awe-Inspiring Close Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st
- December 15, 2020

The planets are already close together in the sky, having been inching towards each other since the autumn. They will be only 0.1 degree apart - which is about the thickness of a dime (a USA 10-cent coin) held at arm's length, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). (more...)
UN Secretary General urges world leaders to declare UN Secretary General urges world leaders to declare "state of climat emergency"
- December 15, 2020

Since 1993, Fiji had recorded a six-millimetre increase in its sea level per year, higher than the global average and villages have been relocated as a result of rising sea levels. "We all signed the Paris Agreement". Michael Doust, programme director at C40, said the plans were a challenge to national governments to scale up their efforts and "collaborate with city leaders to tackle the escalating climate emergency". (more...)
The Best Meteor Shower Of The Season Starts Tonight The Best Meteor Shower Of The Season Starts Tonight
- December 15, 2020

Geminid meteor shower It is likely to be at its most intense from late Sunday night through Monday morning. However, the rate of Ursids is much less than Geminids. Geminid Meteor shower is one of the most spectacular meteor shower which occurs every year around the second week of December. Unlike some of the once-in-a-lifetime events like the upcoming Christmas Star event on December 21st , if you miss the Geminids this year, you can catch them again next year, too. (more...)
The Geminids: How to Watch the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year The Geminids: How to Watch the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year
- December 14, 2020

Folks in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to see it too, but they will see much fewer meteors . And with the calm wintry weather, stargazers enjoyed a magical experience in the desert. Meteor showers don't require binoculars or telescopes to view and you can witness it through naked eyes. The bits and pieces of the meteorite are visible for a certain period of time, but they are visible for a certain number of days from dusk to dawn. (more...)
COVID-19: 'Superspreader' Santa blamed for coronavirus outbreak at Belgian care home COVID-19: 'Superspreader' Santa blamed for coronavirus outbreak at Belgian care home
- December 14, 2020

The Santa's helper character first appeared in an 1850 book by Amsterdam schoolteacher Jan Schenkman. In a bid to cheer up the 150 residents of the Hemelrijck care home in Mol, Beligum, Sinterklaas and his helpers known as Zwarte Piet ('Black Pete') visited the home to spread some festive joy. (more...)

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