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Trump Wants an Extra $1.6 Billion for NASA’s Mission to the Moon

Trump Wants an Extra $1.6 Billion for NASA’s Mission to the Moon The scarps form when one section of the Moon's crust (left-pointing arrows) is pushed up over an adjacent section (right-pointing arrows) as the Moon's interior cools and shrinks. The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth - not the inert world some scientists had believed it to be - based on a new analysis disclosed on Monday of quakes measured by seismometers in operation on the ... [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos Reveals Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander ‘Blue Moon’

Jeff Bezos Reveals Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander ‘Blue Moon’ But that first flight is still a few years off. Blue Moon , as it's called, has actually been in development for three years, according to Blue Origin . Bezos also owns the Washington Post , which Trump has frequently targeted in his broadsides about "fake news". Jeff Bezos , the billionaire founder of Amazon , stood on a blue-lit stage last night to unveil a delivery vehicle capable ... [Full Article...]

Incredible mosaic of Hubble images shows the deep universe

Incredible mosaic of Hubble images shows the deep universe The most comprehensive image of galaxies is the result of the collective work of 31 teams working with Hubble . This solitary image entails the complete history of the development of galaxies in the universe for their era as infants to when they evolve into fully grown adults. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Confirms Crew Dragon Capsule Was Destroyed During Test

SpaceX Confirms Crew Dragon Capsule Was Destroyed During Test The impact to the schedule will depend on the results of the accident investigation, he said . "It's certainly not great news for the schedule overall, but I hope we can recover", Koenigsmann said. - A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule is set to be launched into orbit early Friday morning, atop a Falcon 9 rocket. "Just prior to when we wanted to fire the SuperDraco, there was an anomaly, and the ve... [Full Article...]

SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly,’ smoke seen for miles

SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly,’ smoke seen for miles The system is part of an inflight abort system. On Saturday, SpaceX tested the emergency escape rocket system for its new human-capable Crew Dragon spacecraft . SpaceX was testing its abort mission system for the capsule, which was made with the hope of one day taking astronauts into orbit. The capsule suffered an explosion and spewed orange-colored smoke at Cape Canaveral where the capsule... [Full Article...]

Maryland Weather: Severe Storms Take Aim At Maryland

Maryland Weather: Severe Storms Take Aim At Maryland The children, ages 8 and 3, were dead at the scene, while both parents, who were in the front seat, escaped injury, he said. Additional details were not immediately available. The storms are part of a large system moving through the southern U.S. As a strong upper level and surface low pressure system continues to rotate eastward through Texas on Saturday, clusters of thunderstorms developed S... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches First Commercial Rocket Into Orbit, With Saudi Satellite

SpaceX Launches First Commercial Rocket Into Orbit, With Saudi Satellite Eight minutes after takeoff, the spaceflight company landed the Falcon Heavy's side boosters at the company's two landing zones at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It's been made even more powerful since last year's demo flight through upgrades that SpaceX refers to as Block 5, which were applied to the company's smaller Falcon 9 rocket starting in May. [Full Article...]

Israel Poised to Join Cosmic Powers with Lunar Landing

Israel Poised to Join Cosmic Powers with Lunar Landing By the time power was restored, he said the craft was moving too fast to land safely. Minutes before the craft was due to land, its main engine shut down and communication with the spacecraft was lost. "For me it actually started on Facebook when a friend wrote to me saying he wanted to open the Israeli team to compete in the X Prize", Damari said. [Full Article...]

Watch scientists reveal the first-ever image of a black hole live

Watch scientists reveal the first-ever image of a black hole live Today (April 10), a global collaboration of more than 200 astronomers presented the first image of a directly-observed black hole . The other is an even bigger black hole 53.7 million light years away in another galaxy, M87. "What we're seeing is light from the stuff that's falling into the black hole ", said Gammie, a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Science Council. [Full Article...]

NASA is paying 24 people nearly $19K to stay in bed

NASA is paying 24 people nearly $19K to stay in bed This is important for the astronauts who will eventually spend extended periods of time in space beyond the limited stays now experienced aboard the International Space Station . This story was first published on CNN .com, "Space scientists want to pay you nearly $19,000 to lie in bed for 2 months". The beds are angled downwards towards the head end by six degrees. [Full Article...]

NASA cancels all-female spacewalk due to spacesuit sizing issue

NASA cancels all-female spacewalk due to spacesuit sizing issue NASA announced March 25 that Anne McClain , who performed a spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague March 22, won't participate in another spacewalk scheduled for March 29 with Christina Koch . As part of Expedition 59 , the astronauts were set for a series of three spacewalks to complete work on the ISS. That's despite there having been 216 spacewalks since the beginning of the ISS ... [Full Article...]

Turn off the Furnace! NYC Youth Join Global Climate Protest

Turn off the Furnace! NYC Youth Join Global Climate Protest Right from NY to New Delhi, and Cape Town to Seoul, students were out on the streets calling for more action to mitigate climate change. Students from more than 70 countries will skip class on Friday, March 15 to demand that their governments take more action on addressing climate change, according to #FridaysForFuture , a youth-led movement that is behind the strike. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Dragon Crew Capsule Successfully Launches for ISS

SpaceX's Dragon Crew Capsule Successfully Launches for ISS Instead of an actual human, the Crew Dragon carried a lifelike anthropomorphic test "device" lovingly called Ripley that had sensors to help determine the potential effects of the trip on actual humans. Applause broke out at SpaceX's control centre in Hawthorne, California, as Crew Dragon , and its "astronaut dummy" Ripley, secured itself to the station with a set of hooks and latches. [Full Article...]

India dominates list of world's most polluted cities

India dominates list of world's most polluted cities A staggering 64 per cent exceeded the World Health Organisation's guideline for annual exposure to fine particulate matter, or PM2.5. Greenpeace released the latest air pollution data today with a warning that seven million people will die around the world over the next year because of air pollution. [Full Article...]

NASA Tracks SpaceX's Crew Dragon Before Docking at ISS

NASA Tracks SpaceX's Crew Dragon Before Docking at ISS SpaceX's Crew Dragon is successfully docked with the International Space Station! This latest, flashiest Dragon is on a fast track to reach the space station Sunday morning, just 27 hours after liftoff . Tourists flocked to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to watch the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket at 2.49am local time on Saturday. "Congratulations to all of the teams on a successful do... [Full Article...]

World's biggest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

World's biggest bee rediscovered in Indonesia However, in January, a search team found the bee in the Indonesian islands known as the North Moluccas. The goliath is four times bigger than a European honeybee and unlike its cousin, the solitary creature does not live in a nest with hundreds of other bees. [Full Article...]

This is what the weather will be for tonight's supermoon extravaganza

This is what the weather will be for tonight's supermoon extravaganza On the heels of China's first foray into the "dark" side of the Moon, SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries has announced that it will be launching the first private spacecraft to land on the Earth's satellite. Cloud cover should be sparse enough across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Monday evening and night to allow us to see the supermoon . Some other tribes called it a "hunger" moon ... [Full Article...]

Monday Night Will Be Brightest Supermoon of Year

Monday Night Will Be Brightest Supermoon of Year The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 382,500km. While it won't be at its fullest, you can catch the jaw-dropping sights starting on Sunday, February 17. The farthest point of the ellipse is called the apogee. The next bright supermoon will happen December of 2026. And it'll be officially full at 10.53am EST according to NASA's Skycal . [Full Article...]

NASA Rover Finally Bites The Dust On Mars After 15 Years

NASA Rover Finally Bites The Dust On Mars After 15 Years Opportunity exemplified this mobility, travelling over 45km across the Martian surface. Opportunity found hematite at its landing site: little round things all over the ground that looked like blueberries . "Science is an emotional affair, it's a team sport, and that's what we're celebrating today", he said. The MER mission also changed the way scientists thought about solar system explora... [Full Article...]

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Rapidly Moving Toward Siberia

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Rapidly Moving Toward Siberia Given that most compasses in use for navigation are now digital or are part of digital systems, software updates can easily remedy the situation. It is also used by smartphone providers for Global Positioning System, maps and compass apps. For this reason, the recently announced update to the World Magnetic Model, the mathematical foundation for navigation which allows magnetic north to be preci... [Full Article...]


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