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Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression
- August 25, 2019

The system, designated Tropical Depression Five, is moving steadily west at 10 to 15 miles per hour. A tropical wave near the east coast of Florida also has a high chance for development by the end of the weekend or early in the upcoming week. (more...)
NASA investigates first allegation of criminal activity in SPACE
- August 25, 2019

The New York Times reported that Nasa is examining what could be the first allegation of a crime committed in space. The freakish accusation was made against decorated NASA astronaut Anne McClain , who is embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with her former partner Summer Worden. (more...)
Russia launches humanoid into outer space Russia launches humanoid into outer space
- August 24, 2019

The launch also served as a test for the Soyuz 2.1a rocket, an updated version of Soyuz missile set to transport humans into orbit from next year. Fedor has Instagram and Twitter accounts that describe it as studying new skills such as opening a bottle of water. (more...)
V.P. Pence Speaks At The National Space Council
- August 22, 2019

Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. "I'm pleased to announce that we will recognize its new leader, Four Star Air Force General John Raymond will be the first leader of the United States Space Command", said Vice President Pence. "The U.S. Space Command will be charged with defending our critical space assets from the increasing threats posed by potential adversaries", Donovan said. (more...)
NBA World Reacts to News of DeMarcus Cousins Tearing ACL NBA World Reacts to News of DeMarcus Cousins Tearing ACL
- August 17, 2019

Doctors confirmed the diagnosis, putting the four-time All-Star back in the rehab process for the third time in the a year ago and a half. The Lakers big man suffered the injury while working out in Las Vegas on Monday. And if he can return to form, or at least to around 85-90 percent, Cousins will provide the Lakers the presence it needs to reemerge as one of the league's top teams. (more...)
Indian Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory Indian Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory
- August 16, 2019

By this manoeuvre , the Chandrayaan-2 will leave the earth and move towards the moon. During this manoeuvre, the spacecraft's liquid engine was sacked for about 1203 seconds. Then the Lander will separate from the Orbiter and soft land at the predetermined site close to the lunar South Pole. ISRO will undertake four-orbit manoeuvres to progressively give the orbit a circular form with the final one intended on September 1 expected to put it on an orbit with 114km perigee and 128km apogee. (more...)
Brexit activist Arron Banks slammed over 'despicable' tweet about Greta Thunberg Brexit activist Arron Banks slammed over 'despicable' tweet about Greta Thunberg
- August 16, 2019

Greta Thunberg at the school strike for climate. It is not clear how she will be traveling. The Swedish activist gained worldwide fame when last August, then 15 years old, she began holding solo strikes outside of the national parliament every school day to press the lawmakers for action on climate change. (more...)
UN Issues Report and Warning on Global Land Use UN Issues Report and Warning on Global Land Use
- August 12, 2019

The report will demonstrate how human activity has resulted in significant land degradation, deforestation , the endangering of animals by the destruction of natural habitats, as well as food and water insecurity. Climate change will worsen the impact of soil loss, the report said. Farmers in these places will have to adapt to more intense weather patterns, droughts and floods, as well as their land decreasing in yield. (more...)
Can water survive in the moon's deep, dark craters? Maybe not Can water survive in the moon's deep, dark craters? Maybe not
- July 27, 2019

The landing on the moon's south polar region is expected on September 6 this year.The spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. The global star got to know about the female scientists behind Chandrayaan 2 and applauded their work. The Hyderabad unit has also designed, developed, manufactured and assembled the 3-Axis CNC vertical-facing mill for supply to ISRO's Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota (SDSC SHARJ), for machining of the ... (more...)
EPA declines to ban controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos, again EPA declines to ban controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos, again
- July 23, 2019

The Obama administration announced it would ban chlorpyrifos in 2015, but the ban never took place. Those groups cast the decision as another example of the Trump administration siding with industry. The EPA defense Thursday showed that 'as long as the Trump administration is in charge, this EPA will favor the interests of the chemical lobby over children's safety, ' said Ken Cook, head of the Environmental Working Group environmental advocacy organization. (more...)
World celebrates 50 years of Apollo 11 touchdown at Moon World celebrates 50 years of Apollo 11 touchdown at Moon
- July 22, 2019

Of the 12 people who walked on the moon during 9 Apollo Missions from 1968 to 1972, one, David Scott , was perhaps most comfortable in a weightless environment. Pence, chairing the White House's National Space Council, announced in March an accelerated schedule for NASA to return astronauts to the moon by 2024, halving the United States space agency's previous timeline to get there by 2028 and requesting from Congress a $1.6 billion boost to NASA's fiscal 2020 budget request. (more...)
The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon
- July 18, 2019

The PITMS instrument will provide an early opportunity to study the dynamic behaviour of water on the Moon today, as well as proving some of the detection technology that will be used by the OU on subsequent missions. Good old Command Module Columbia had every facility that I needed, and it was plenty big and I really enjoyed my time by myself instead of being terribly lonely". (more...)
Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary
- July 17, 2019

This week marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first took steps on the moon . Lego Master Builders will be at museum site to help attendees with another project: a 20-foot model of the SLS rocket. Orion and the SLS rocket are years behind schedule and billions over budget. Today's Minot Daily News reports a former Minot Air Force Base B-52 bomber aircrew member had a role in Apollo rescues. (more...)
Chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout holiday weekend Chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout holiday weekend
- July 05, 2019

The weather service says the chance of showers and thunderstorms will rise to 70 percent for Friday and Saturday , when the highs are forecast to be 89 and 90, respectively. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. A 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. (more...)
Germany’s temperature record smashed as Europe’s heat wave intensifies Germany’s temperature record smashed as Europe’s heat wave intensifies
- June 28, 2019

National weather agency Meteo France says the hot weather could produce temperatures of up to 40°C across the country just as the summer tourist season shifts into high gear. Neighbors should check on older people during the heat wave, urged Silbernetz, a German old age charity. In parts of northeastern Spain, it may reach 45C on Friday. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon Heavy Successfully Launches with 24 Satellites SpaceX Falcon Heavy Successfully Launches with 24 Satellites
- June 28, 2019

Falcon Heavy's side boosters for the STP-2 mission previously supported the Arabsat-6A mission in April 2019. It's a big deal for SpaceX , but the work is only half over. It was the third successful flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket. The satellites will be utilized for tests including a few US government offices, just as some college ventures. (more...)
Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster narrowly miss its mark Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster narrowly miss its mark
- June 26, 2019

SpaceX's third-ever Falcon Heavy rocket launched early Tuesday from Florida , carrying 24 satellites in a complex government mission from Kennedy Space Center. The boosters fired, returned, and successfully touched down back on Earth about nine minutes after launch in a spectacular synchronized landing in the dark. (more...)
A Raspberry Pi Causes an Embarrassing Blush at JPL A Raspberry Pi Causes an Embarrassing Blush at JPL
- June 25, 2019

Though the Pi had been connected to the community by the worker, lax controls over logging meant Nasa directors didn't realize it was present, said the report . Following news of the data breach past year, the Johnson Space Center in Houston immediately disconnected from JPL and Deep Space Network's systems in order to protect NASA's other programs, such as those used by the International Space Station. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch to Mark Several Firsts SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch to Mark Several Firsts
- June 25, 2019

Forecasters predicted an 80 percent chance of acceptable weather. During the April launch, SpaceX recovered all three rockets. Noon - NASA prelaunch technology TV show from Kennedy. That will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with five solid boosters. For this SpaceX's STP-2 mission, Celestis purchased room aboard the Orbital Test Bed satellite. (more...)
Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains
- June 21, 2019

A group of researchers have recognized the enamel, which had been discovered within the Yukon within the Nineteen Seventies, as belonging to hyenas a million years in the past. Grant Zazula, a paleontologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature. (One of the oldest human traces in the Americas is a 15,600-year-old footprint in Chile .) It's unclear why these hyenas disappeared, but it's possible that other voracious ice age carnivores, such as the bone-cracking dog (Borophagus), giant short-faced ... (more...)
NASA will allow TOURISTS aboard the International Space Station starting in 2020 NASA will allow TOURISTS aboard the International Space Station starting in 2020
- June 08, 2019

Two of these short-stay missions will be allowed every year, and the first tourist may go up as early as 2020 using a United States spacecraft by SpaceX or Boeing developed under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The International Space Station photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, November 4, 2018. Nasa chief financial officer Jeff DeWit, speaking in NY during the announcement, said: 'Nasa is opening the International Space Station to ... (more...)
Astronomers discover 'forbidden' planet orbiting the Astronomers discover 'forbidden' planet orbiting the "Neptunian Desert"
- June 01, 2019

But unusually, NGTS-4b bucks this trend. Something unusual has to be happening for The Forbidden Planet to still have its atmosphere. NGTS-4b is smaller than Neptune and three times the size of Earth . The hardy planet was discovered by the team using the Next-Generation Transit Survey , an array of 12 ground-based telescopes lying in the Atacama desert in Chile. (more...)
‘Chernobyl’ beats ‘Game of Thrones’ to become IMDB’s highest rating show ‘Chernobyl’ beats ‘Game of Thrones’ to become IMDB’s highest rating show
- May 31, 2019

The show that revolves around the tragic Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine highlights the efforts taken by men and women to lessen and lighten its overall impact. The show is aired on the HBO channel at 9 PM every Monday. Chernobyl Episode 5 debuts Monday night (June 3) at 9:00 p.m. ET. Nope. But you can stream past episodes on HBO GO or Prime Video (with the HBO add-on). (more...)
Mallory's Morning Forecast - Stormy start to Memorial Day Mallory's Morning Forecast - Stormy start to Memorial Day
- May 28, 2019

Highs will top out in the low to mid-80s, with muggier dew points in the 60s. Low pressure tracks out from the west slinging showers and thunderstorms over the region by early Memorial Day and this could run for most of the day. A Level 2 risk, indicating a greater likelihood of severe storms, is in effect for the eastern part of the viewing area, along and east of a line from Washington to Manchester and south of U.S. (more...)
NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast
- May 27, 2019

Tomorrow night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 4am. Storms over central Kansas will move east and another round of storms will develop across far western Kansas during the afternoon. But this year's Memorial Day isn't expected to break a record. New records could be set for high temperatures in several dozen cities, from Louisiana to Virginia, setting the stage for potentially deadly conditions. (more...)
Risk of severe storms, flooding through tonight Risk of severe storms, flooding through tonight
- May 26, 2019

The storms will be quick moving, Mike says, with most exiting the area by 7 p.m. Washington, D.C. will be under a slight risk for sever weather heading into the afternoon while some areas to the north will be under an enhanced risk. Those storms will continue with us through the overnight into Friday morning. Unfortunately, this will be round one since another round of severe weather is possible for Saturday afternoon and evening. (more...)
Dallas Man Explores the Deepest Ocean on Earth Dallas Man Explores the Deepest Ocean on Earth
- May 18, 2019

The 15-foot-long, 12-foot-high submersible features a 3.5-inch-thick titanium pressure hull that can accommodate two people, and dives can be conducted solo or as a pair. Prior to Cameron's dive, the first-ever expedition to Challenger Deep was made by the U.S. Navy in 1960, reaching a depth of 10,912 meters. A key mission objective was to capture video evidence of what was at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, which was first explored in 1960. (more...)
SpaceX Launches Cargo Mission To ISS SpaceX Launches Cargo Mission To ISS
- May 07, 2019

He congratulated ground teams for their help, in both English and French. Hans Koenigsmann, a SpaceX vice-president was present at the launch site and at some point in time, he left this control post and run outside to watch the rocket as it made its way into the night sky. (more...)
Appeal Court to rule on Saskatchewan's carbon tax challenge Appeal Court to rule on Saskatchewan's carbon tax challenge
- May 06, 2019

It argued the federal tax is unconstitutional because it's not applied evenly across the country and oversteps into provincial jurisdiction. Moe said Saskatchewan would be intervening in the other provinces' challenges, too. "We promised to fight the federal government's job-killing carbon tax with every tool at our disposal, which includes supporting our friends in Saskatchewan in court", said Premier Ford after the court decision. (more...)
Hubble Legacy Field Image Shows 500 Million Year Old Universe Hubble Legacy Field Image Shows 500 Million Year Old Universe
- May 04, 2019

NASA and the ESA have released a new image called the Hubble Legacy Field that shows the universe as it was 13.3 billion years ago, only 500 million years after the Big Bang . The image comprises the collective work of 31 Hubble programs by different teams of astronomers. MAST, an online database of astronomical data from Hubble and other NASA missions, is located at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. (more...)
American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality
- April 26, 2019

They say four in 10 Americans live in counties that have air with unhealthy levels of "particle pollution" or ozone. The report also found, "that an increasing number of Americans-more than 4 in 10-lived with unhealthy air quality, placing their health and lives at risk". (more...)
Pink moon 2019: how to see April's full moon TONIGHT Pink moon 2019: how to see April's full moon TONIGHT
- April 19, 2019

While the moon won't be pink it will still be a wraith site to see. When is the April fill moon and will it turn pink? . The April full moon has been given other names: Fish Moon, Egg Moon, and Sprouting Grass Moon. Despite its nickname, however, the full moon may actually appear yellow, orange or even red depending on atmospheric conditions right as it first rises above the horizon. (more...)
SpaceX Loses Falcon Heavy Rocket Center Core Booster in Atlantic Ocean SpaceX Loses Falcon Heavy Rocket Center Core Booster in Atlantic Ocean
- April 17, 2019

But the central booster didn't complete its homeward journey intact: Rough seas claimed that first stage during the drone ship's voyage back to shore, SpaceX said today (April 15). The fall was a hiccup in an otherwise successful mission - the company's first use of Falcon Heavy since its debut flight in February 2018. The space company has previously re-used first-stage and second-stage rocket boosters, in addition to one of its previously flown Dragon capsules. (more...)
SpaceX Launches ArabSat-6A on Falcon Heavy Rocket SpaceX Launches ArabSat-6A on Falcon Heavy Rocket
- April 15, 2019

Unfortunately, the fairing halves have proven hard to recover. Musk also indicated that the hardware appeared to be undamaged and will be used again later this year to launch some of SpaceX's Starlink global broadband satellites. Believe it or not, the trio of boosters aren't the only things that SpaceX managed to recover. The US Air Force tapped SpaceX in 2018 to launch for Dollars 130 million a classified military satellite and in February added three more missions in a USD 297 ... (more...)
95-year-old American man killed by tornado in Mississippi 95-year-old American man killed by tornado in Mississippi
- April 15, 2019

National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Miss., area. Storms could bring damaging winds and isolated threats of large hail and tornadoes, meteorologists said. In another storm death nearby, an unidentified victim's body was trapped in a vehicle submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, Louisiana, Springfield said. (more...)
Manitoba to challenge Ottawa's carbon tax in court Manitoba to challenge Ottawa's carbon tax in court
- April 06, 2019

Such plans are necessary if Canada is to meet its worldwide commitments to fight global warming, he said. It will increase the price of gasoline in Ontario by 4.4 cents per litre. Both Liberal leader Dougald Lamont and Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew alleged the court challenge is a waste of taxpayers' money. As outlined in Ontario's environment plan, the province is committed to meeting its share of Canada's 2030 target while recognizing the unique circumstances of our economy. (more...)
All-Female Spacewalk Cancelled Due To Lack Of Smaller Spacesuits All-Female Spacewalk Cancelled Due To Lack Of Smaller Spacesuits
- March 29, 2019

Nasa said the two female astronauts had prepared to continue work outside the International Space Station installing lithium-ion batteries for the space station's solar arrays. McClain worked outside the station last week - with Hague - when she realized that a "medium"-sized upper half of her spacesuit fit her better". The plan is for the pair to lay out jumper cables between the Unity module and the S0 truss, at the midpoint of the station's backbone, during their April 8 spacewalk. (more...)
Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact Judge: Fracking Permits Must Count Future Climate Impact
- March 23, 2019

A spokesperson for the Department of Interior would not comment on ongoing litigation. Contreras did not void leases already sold, but he ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to redo the environmental reviews used to approve the leases. (more...)
'Worm moon': Third, last supermoon of 2019 lights up night sky 'Worm moon': Third, last supermoon of 2019 lights up night sky
- March 21, 2019

The supermoon - this one is called the super worm moon - will happen at 7:43 p.m. - several hours after the official start of spring . "Traditional and Native American names for each full moon of the year are derived by how they helped to track the seasons". (more...)
Toyota lunar rover concept is out of this world Toyota lunar rover concept is out of this world
- March 14, 2019

The rover would be able to travel more than 10,000 km on the moon, letting Japan's astronauts explore the lunar surface. Toyota is an off-road specialist brand that manufactures and sells more 4x4 vehicles globally than any other auto company, so it was the logical choice for the new moon rover, or should we say "Moon Cruiser". (more...)

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