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A massive meteor exploded over Earth, but nearly no one noticed

A massive meteor exploded over Earth, but nearly no one noticed It was the second most powerful event of this kind in the past 30 years, according to NASA data . The meteor broke up in the upper atmosphere over the Bering Sea , off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula , releasing energy equivalent to ten times the atomic bomb detonated at Hiroshima in 1945. [Full Article...]

'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring This one was dubbed the "full worm moon" by some Native American tribes, according to the Farmer's Almanac , because it coincides with the appearance of earthworms, birds and the beginning of spring. Perigee happens because the moon's orbit is not a flawless circle, so there are times when it is relatively close to us on Earth and other times when it is comparatively far away. [Full Article...]

Dead whale found with 88 pounds of plastic bags in stomach

Dead whale found with 88 pounds of plastic bags in stomach He was found on a beach in the Philippines . Blatchley appealed to the public to refrain from throwing plastic trash in waterways since these could be eaten by animals. Lindsay Mosher, Oceanic Society's Blue Habits project manager, said in an email to The Post that "this whale's tragic death by plastic is an important wake-up call to the fact that we can and must do more to stop ocean plasti... [Full Article...]

Traces of Radioactive Particles From Massive Solar Storm Discovered in Greenland Ice

Traces of Radioactive Particles From Massive Solar Storm Discovered in Greenland Ice Although our planet's magnetic field keeps us blissfully unaware of it, the Earth is constantly being pelted with cosmic particles. Solar storms occur when massive bursts of energy hurtle from the Sun towards Earth. They found traces of chlorine and beryllium isotopes in the ice from the deadly storm over 2,500 years ago. The cores come from Greenland and contain ice formed over the past about... [Full Article...]

16-Year-Old Swedish Climate Change Activist Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-Year-Old Swedish Climate Change Activist Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The Swedish 16-year-old is an inspirational yet unlikely leader of weekly school strikes that have gained momentum worldwide. Students in Australia protested against climate change last November, defying calls from the Prime Minister for them to stay in school. [Full Article...]

NASA Opportunity rover’s last panorama shows its final resting place

NASA Opportunity rover’s last panorama shows its final resting place Comprised of 354 individual images captured between May 13 and June 10 of a year ago, the panorama has been stitched together to highlight Perseverance Valley, a system of shallow troughs on the inner slope of the western rim of the Endurance Crater. [Full Article...]

NASA’s deep space launch system is ‘coming together’

NASA’s deep space launch system is ‘coming together’ Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington , DC, said: "By studying these precious lunar samples for the first time, a new generation of scientists will help advance our understanding of our lunar neighbour and prepare for the next era of exploration of the Moon and beyond". [Full Article...]

Japan Announces Plans to Send Toyota to the Moon

Japan Announces Plans to Send Toyota to the Moon JAXA believes it will have the ability to launch the lunar rover into space come 2029, and more manned missions will come throughout the 2030s. Toyota and JAXA's concept of the rover has been in the works since May 2018. And I think that coming back alive is exactly what is needed in this project. The rover, which is expected to be 6 meters long, 5.2 meters wide and 3.8 meters high, will featu... [Full Article...]

Government turns up power on offshore wind

Government turns up power on offshore wind Data type include capacity, production, market share, price, revenue, cost, gross, gross margin, growth rate, consumption, import, export, Industry chain, manufacturing process, cost structure, marketing channel are also analyzed in this report. [Full Article...]

Hebrew University of Jerusalem unveils 110 new Albert Einstein documents

Hebrew University of Jerusalem unveils 110 new Albert Einstein documents In a letter dated 50 years later, he expresses that he still does not understand the quantum nature of light (I mean, do any of us, really?). HU Einstein Archives contains more than 80,000 items, including photographs, manuscripts, and letters, making it the most extensive collection of Einstein documents. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission Successful

SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission Successful After a six-day mission on the orbital outpost, Crew Dragon autonomously detached about 2:30 a.m EST (0730 GMT) on Friday and sped back to earth reaching hypersonic speeds before an 8:45 a.m. NASA has been unable to fly its own astronauts since the final Space Shuttle retired in 2011, after which the space agency turned to the private sector to develop the next generation of human spacefli... [Full Article...]

NASA astronauts to team up for first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts to team up for first all-female spacewalk This will be a true reality and a big achievement in the history of NASA to have a complete unmanned team to undertake their project. US astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, a member of the International Space Station expedition, attends her final exam at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Feb. [Full Article...]

Crew Dragon is coming back to Earth: What to know

Crew Dragon is coming back to Earth: What to know The demonstration flight, whose lone occupant is a test dummy named Ripley , is a crucial step in Nasa's delayed quest to resume human space flight from the United States this year. I think it's unlikely; we've run simulations a thousand times. At least until the first crewed Dragon makes an appearance to bring "Earthy" home. But don't worry- she's a dummy. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's new crew capsule aces space station docking

SpaceX's new crew capsule aces space station docking Both the mannequin and the capsule were loaded with a series of sensors which measure noise, vibration and the stress among several other relevant data which play an essential role during the launch and flight towards the International Space Station . [Full Article...]

Canada PM shuffles cabinet for second time in six weeks amid crisis

Canada PM shuffles cabinet for second time in six weeks amid crisis In her first substantial public statement on the matter, the former justice minister and attorney general testified that she was inappropriately pressured to prevent the Montreal-based company from being prosecuted in a bribery case. "Given the subsequent chain of events that include portions of conversations that reference enormous pressure and political interference and the subsequent removal of... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Docked Its ‘Crew Dragon’ Capsule with the Space Station This Weekend

SpaceX Docked Its ‘Crew Dragon’ Capsule with the Space Station This Weekend Crew Dragon is scheduled to spend a total of five days docked at the ISS before returning to Earth to land in the Atlantic Ocean. Crew Dragon Capsule mission will be completed when the Dragon Capsule will come back to Earth on Friday. SpaceX said the spacesuit for Ripley, apparently a reference to the protagonist in the science fiction movie "Alien", has been embedded with sensors around its hea... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Docks to Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Docks to Space Station No private company has ever launched humans into orbit, and during a webcast of the launch, SpaceX employees could be seen packed into the main foyer of the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., cheering each milestone. Ripley , on the other hand, will provide the astronauts with data on the potential effects on humans of travel aboard the Crew Dragon , using the sensors inside it. [Full Article...]

India houses 7 out of 10 top polluting cities in the world

India houses 7 out of 10 top polluting cities in the world The Greenpeace and AirVisual analysis of air pollution readings from 3,000 cities around the world found that 64% exceed the World Health Organization's annual exposure guideline for PM2.5 fine particulate matter - tiny airborne particles, about a 40th of the width of a human hair, that are linked to a wide range of health problems . [Full Article...]

Nanotechnology Allows Mice To See Infrared Light, Can Humans Too?

Nanotechnology Allows Mice To See Infrared Light, Can Humans Too? Researchers from the University of Science and Technology , China, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) in the USA, injected the rodents' eyes with a solution filled with nanoparticles . But the nanoparticles capture the longer infrared wavelengths and emit shorter wavelengths that retinal cells can detect. A Sino-U.S. joint research project has enhanced the vision of... [Full Article...]

Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S. environment regulator

Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S. environment regulator Wheeler, who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1983, has been acting administrator since July, when former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amid a host of ethics controversies. And Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper added, "We congratulate Administrator Wheeler on his Senate confirmation". The planet has already warmed more than 1 degree C (1.8 degrees ... [Full Article...]


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