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Nasa probe reaches for the stars in search for alien civilisation

Nasa probe reaches for the stars in search for alien civilisation Their continuing science will help shed light on how particles flowing off the sun collide with the particles on the interstellar wind beyond . "We are the only facilities in the world that can link communications with the Voyager 2 spacecraft". [Full Article...]

NASA's InSight lander captures first 'sounds' of wind on Red planet

NASA's InSight lander captures first 'sounds' of wind on Red planet NASA's InSight lander touched down on Mars 10 days ago, and has already sent its first pictures. The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA's InSight lander, took this image of the Martian surface the day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet, and was relayed from InSight to Earth via NASA's Odyssey spacecraft, now orbiting Mars, on November 26,... [Full Article...]

SpaceX successfully launches its 20th mission of the year

SpaceX successfully launches its 20th mission of the year Despite the landing, the mission successfully placed in orbit its Dragon uncrewed cargo spacecraft. SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station . It's not every Friday that a 156-foot-tall SpaceX rocket booster is towed to Port Canaveral. According to Musk, the rocket could still be re-used as its engines stabilised the spin just in time to ensure an... [Full Article...]

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018 Scientists projected Wednesday that over 37 billion tons of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmosphere this year, the highest amount ever. "Possibly, this year is unusual", said lead author Corinne Le Quere at the University of East Anglia. [Full Article...]

NASA Reveal 9 Companies Contacted For Moon Landing Bids

NASA Reveal 9 Companies Contacted For Moon Landing Bids NASA announced several commercial partners Thursday in the USA space agency's quest to return humans to the moon - and eventually Mars . "When we go to the Moon , we want to be one customer of many customers in a robust marketplace between the Earth and the Moon", Mr Bridenstine said. [Full Article...]

Japanese startup among firms chosen for NASA's moon delivery bid

Japanese startup among firms chosen for NASA's moon delivery bid NASA is planning to conduct workplace reviews of SpaceX and Boeing , another contractor, but which were already under consideration before Musk's appearance on the Rogan podcast. Lockheed Martin based its moon lander on InSight , the spacecraft that landed on Mars this week. According to Bridenstine, the new partners will compete to provide the best prices and innovations, creating a mark... [Full Article...]

Look Out Mars, Here Comes InSight

Look Out Mars, Here Comes InSight NASA is attempting to land a spacecraft on the surface of Mars Monday to study the interior of the red planet. The angle of approach and speed are huge factors in ensuring a safe touchdown, and the roughly seven-minute window between InSight's entry into Mars' atmosphere and the actual touchdown are going to be incredibly tense. [Full Article...]

White House Says Dire Climate Report Based on 'Extreme Scenario'

White House Says Dire Climate Report Based on 'Extreme Scenario' The new federal climate report, released by the Trump administration a day after Thanksgiving, issues a dire warning about the economic impact from the deteriorating environment. The report said it was "very likely that some physical and ecological impacts will be irreversible for thousands of years, while others will be permanent". [Full Article...]

NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover Samples also will be taken to return to Earth. At least five different kinds of rocks, including "clays and carbonates that have high potential to preserve signatures of past life", are believed to lie in the crater, just north of the Martian equator, the United States space agency said. [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $US539,000 at auction The collection highlighted the brilliance, determination and sense of humour of Hawking, who died in March aged 76 after a lifetime spent trying to unlock the secrets of the universe. Proceeds will be donated to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association , Christie's said. The copy, one of only five originals of the thesis entitled " Properties of expanding uni... [Full Article...]

Delhis air quality to remain severe till Saturday: SAFAR

Delhis air quality to remain severe till Saturday: SAFAR The overall AQI Thursday was recorded in the " severe plus emergency " category at 642. When questioned about the air quality readings, West Bengal Pollution Control Board chairman Kalyan Rudra refused to draw any conclusion about the improvement or deterioration in the air pollution during Kali Puja and Diwali on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline The decision is a blow to Trump, who signed an executive order after just two days in the White House to grant a permit for the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access , another bitterly-opposed project that sparked fierce protests form native American groups. [Full Article...]

Did an alien space probe pass near Earth past year?

Did an alien space probe pass near Earth past year? The excess acceleration of Oumuamua was detected at multiple times, ruling out an impulsive kick due to a break up of the object. It withstood collisions with gas and dust-grains, as well as stresses from the rotation and tidal forces of space, according to researchers. [Full Article...]

Authorities Warn Of Deterioration Of Delhi’s Air Quality After Diwali

Authorities Warn Of Deterioration Of Delhi’s Air Quality After Diwali The GRAP is an emergency plan implemented in phases to combat pollution depending upon the air quality of the city. But a sharp spike in smog on Monday morning - which recorded a reading of 365 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) - has effectively put the city's air in the " hazardous " category. [Full Article...]

The NASA record close to the Sun

The NASA record close to the Sun The previous record belongs to the spacecraft Helios 2 , which was jointly developed by Germany and the USA. 29 Oct 2018 spacecraft, which was launched to study solar phenomena, was so close to the star that broke the record for the closest approach to the sun , according to NASA. [Full Article...]

NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope

NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope NASA announced Tuesday that Kepler , an orbital telescope that's been spotting and analyzing distant planets for the past nine years, has run out of fuel and will no longer carry out scientific research. Discoveries like these have forced scientists to stop assuming that our solar system is like those all around us, added Padi Boyd, the project scientist for Kepler's successor mission, NASA's... [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure The two men landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan despite the failed launch, the first of its kind for Russia's manned program in over three decades. The Russian rocket that carried two people to space last month failed and sent the craft back to Earth because of "deformation" of a part that was made during assembly at the cosmodrome, a space official said on November 1. [Full Article...]

Weird Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica Isn't Alone, NASA Photos Show

Weird Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica Isn't Alone, NASA Photos Show Harbeck is a senior support scientist with Operation IceBridge , a NASA project that surveys polar ice from the air. The scientist who all are involved in this operation has now released the original photo of that rare rectangular iceberg which was taken in the last week. [Full Article...]

Plastic now in all our bodies

Plastic now in all our bodies The study by researchers in Austria examined eight participants (from the UK, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Japan and Russia). They have turned up everywhere from the seafloor to farm soil to the air around us-as well as in the first few foods and beverages scientists looked at-making it nearly certain people have been ingesting them. [Full Article...]

Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida

Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida The woman lived in a small cinderblock house about 150 yards from the Gulf and thought she would be OK. "Going back through records to 1851 we can't find another "Cat 4" in this area, so this is a historical and an incredibly risky and life-threatening situation", he said. [Full Article...]


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