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Google celebrates astronomer Georges Lemaitre's birth anniversary

He was the first to derive what is now known as Hubble's law and made the first estimation of what is now called the Hubble constant - a unit of measurement that denotes the rate at which the universe is expanding. However, his academic work was captured, while he served in the Belgian army for the period of World War I. Pope Pius XII referred to the new theory of the origin of the univers... [Full Article...]

Scientists discover 12 new Jupiter moons, describe one as an "oddball"

Scientists discover 12 new Jupiter moons, describe one as an The inner moons take about a year to circle Jupiter, while the outer moons take twice as long. Those moons orbit close to Jupiter and travel in the same direction as the planet spins. A team of astronomers led by Dr. Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science has discovered twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter: eleven " normal " outer moons and one that they're calling an 'oddball '. [Full Article...]

Trump Again Breaks With Intel Chief Over Russia

USA intelligence officials have said Russian election interference efforts are continuing and now target the upcoming congressional elections in November. Although he faced pressure from critics, allied countries and even his own staff to take a tough line, Trump said not a single disparaging word in public about Moscow on any of the issues that have brought relations between the two nuclear pow... [Full Article...]

Adidas Committed to Using Only Recycled Plastics by 2024

Adidas Committed to Using Only Recycled Plastics by 2024 Ikea is phasing out single use plastic from its stores and restaurants. Recycled polyester is 10-20 percent more expensive than fresh material, but industry experts believe the price gap between recycled and new plastics will close as more companies shift to renewables and suppliers increase their ability to produce recycled materials in large quantities. [Full Article...]

Blue Origin subjects its rocket to high-altitude escape test

The rocket performed a "high altitude escape motor test", the company said on Twitter, simulating a high-altitude emergency scenario by igniting the escape booster on the bottom of the passenger, or in this case, payload capsule . Such systems are created to fire quickly and separate the crew capsule from the booster during an emergency. Blue Origin is also expected to eventually add an even ... [Full Article...]

Scotland chosen as site for first British space port

Scotland chosen as site for first British space port In a partnership due to be signed at the Farnborough International Airshow Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit is seeking to begin launches from Newquay by 2021, using a modified Boeing 747-400 aircraft called "Cosmic Girl". Mr Strang's comments followed confirmation that Sutherland, in the Scottish Highlands, would house a spaceport from which micro-satellites could be launched. [Full Article...]

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter The 2 new regular prograde moons join 15 other previously discovered prograde satellites that typically orbit Jupiter in about an Earth year or less. Sheppard thinks it may be all that's left of a larger moon that crashed into one or more of the retrograde moons sometime in the past. A greater number of irregular moons because it tells us about a time during Jupiter's formation when the pl... [Full Article...]

A dozen new moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter

The team was using the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, which recently got upgraded with the Dark Energy Camera . "With the discovery of Valetudo, it seems the collisions that broke apart the retrograde moons were between other prograde Jupiter moons, like Valetudo", Sheppard told ScienceAlert. [Full Article...]

Heat warning issued for Peel and other parts of Southern Ontario

Heat warning issued for Peel and other parts of Southern Ontario Warning map by Environment Canada as of Monday afternoon, July 16. . Large hail can injure people or damage property, Environment Canada said in a statement. A heat warning is also in effect for the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound and Metro Vancouver. During periods of extreme heat, people are advised to practice measures such as drinking plenty of water, staying in cool places whenever possible, a... [Full Article...]

At least seven endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

At least seven endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation Out of 149 rhinos relocated between 2005 and 2017, only eight died, the wildlife ministry reported. The park's water supply has significantly higher levels of salt than the rhinos were used to, and eight of the 11 translocated rhinos died shortly after drinking it, according to a statement issued by Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife . [Full Article...]

We're reaching for the stars‚ Mabuza says at MeerKAT launch

We're reaching for the stars‚ Mabuza says at MeerKAT launch At an inauguration attended by government officials and foreign dignitaries, Camilo released new images taken by MeerKAT of the region surrounding the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy , some 25,000 light years away, The Daily Mail reported. [Full Article...]

NASA's Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Are Now Demolished

NASA's Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Are Now Demolished With a warning siren, a final 3-2-1 countdown and cry of "fire in the hole!", explosives flashed with loud bangs near the bases of pads 17A and 17B, sending them toppling sideways in opposite directions. At Cape Canaveral in the US using controlled explosions dismantled two historic launch pads. The last launch in Launch Complex 17 took place nearly seven years ago when the United Launch Allianc... [Full Article...]

Cosmic ‘ghost particle’ traced offering new ‘window on the universe’

Cosmic ‘ghost particle’ traced offering new ‘window on the universe’ Telescopes on earth and in space were able to determine that the exotic particle had originated in a galaxy over three billion light years away, in the constellation of Orion , where a big black hole serves as a natural particle accelerator. [Full Article...]

Century's longest lunar eclipse on July 27-28

Century's longest lunar eclipse on July 27-28 The eclipse will also be visible in the region covering Australia , Asia, Russia - except the northern part, Africa, Europe, east of South America and Antarctica. What is an eclipse season? During this eclipse, the Moon will go through Earth's umbral shadow. Earth is at the center of the coin; the nodes are the two points on the coin's rim that are on the same ecliptic plane as Earth. [Full Article...]

Rare Double Asteroid Detected Near Earth In June

Rare Double Asteroid Detected Near Earth In June Interestingly, the two parts of the asteroid 2017 YE5 have nearly the same size. Researchers estimate that each of the space rocks has the size of a bus, with a diameter of about 10 meters, with two asteroid prefer to "travel" together. [Full Article...]

Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier People close to the shore nearest the 11-million-ton berg were evacuated to higher ground in the remote village of Innaarsuit on Friday. Watch Video: Greenland village on high alert as massive iceberg looms! Imagine living in a house in the suburbs and one morning looking out your front window to find a skyscraper towering over your home. [Full Article...]

Cosmic find: ‘Ghost’ particle origin revealed

Cosmic find: ‘Ghost’ particle origin revealed Fermi was the first telescope to identify enhanced gamma-ray activity from TXS 0506+056 within 0.06 degrees of the IceCube neutrino direction. It's a breakthrough in so-called "multimessenger" astronomy , which relies on data of different categories in its research of the universe, with neutrinos being a new and important source of information, helping the scientists establish a full pictu... [Full Article...]

World To Witness Longest Total Lunar Eclipse on 27th Of This Month

The total lunar eclipse is projected to be visible across various parts of South America , Asia, Africa, and Middle East regions. It'll be visible from the south-eastern coast of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand's Stewart Island and the northern coast of Antarctica . [Full Article...]

Boeing, SpaceX may miss target to send astronauts to space station

Boeing, SpaceX may miss target to send astronauts to space station The Associated Press says the USA has paid Moscow up to $82 million a seat for the ride into orbit. "The less-than-four-hour trip will demonstrate an expedited capability that may be used on future Russian cargo and crew launches", NASA officials said. [Full Article...]

Ever colour X-ray on a human performed in New Zealand

Ever colour X-ray on a human performed in New Zealand The new MARS spectral x-ray scanner uses an imaging technology developed at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and produces sophisticated images showcasing everything lying under your skin marked with different colors. The scanner is based on CERN's Medipix3 technology. This should prove particularly valuable in diagnosing diseases, including cancer and heart disease, because it... [Full Article...]


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