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41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space

41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space All these decades later, the probe appears to be nearing a massive milestone: an entry into interstellar space. In August, the Cosmic Ray Subsystem , an instrument attached to the Voyager 2 probe , has been measuring a 5 percent increase in the amount of cosmic rays that it has been encountering. [Full Article...]

Saturn went "rain" with its rings

Saturn went As impressive as Cassini's mission was, everything, we know, has an end: On September 15, 2017, Cassini burned its last reserves of fuel during a kamikaze flight into the atmosphere of the big Ring Planet. This is landmark insight into the mysterious nature of the rings, and how they may affect Saturn. Unlike every other planet with a magnetic field in our Solar System , Saturn's magnetic field... [Full Article...]

Chance of tropical depression or tropical storm developing in Gulf has increased

Chance of tropical depression or tropical storm developing in Gulf has increased The National Hurricane Center is giving a group of showers and thunderstorms in the western Caribbean a 60 percent chance of development over five days. Florida isnt included in that list of places. "These swells will also increase near the coasts of New England and Atlantic Canada later today". Sandy was a Category 1 storm, but because it hit during a full moon that raised the tide, its storm s... [Full Article...]

Discovery of Potential Exomoon Raises Hopes of Real-Life Pandora or Endor

Discovery of Potential Exomoon Raises Hopes of Real-Life Pandora or Endor Yesterday (Oct. 3), researchers announced they had spotted evidence of a Neptune-size moon circling the planet Kepler-1625b, which is about three times more massive than Jupiter. As a planet passes in front of its host star, it blocks some of the light being observed by planet-hunting probes like Kepler . The celestial body and its planet were also discovered using this method. [Full Article...]

'First exomoon may have been found'

'First exomoon may have been found' That planet, called Kepler-1625b, is one of thousands that scientists have recently detected around distant stars. Given the abundance of moons in our own Solar System, you'd think there are heaps orbiting exoplanets , too. Further observations were then carried out with the Hubble Telescope and are detailed in the study, published in Science Advances . My heart started beating a little faste... [Full Article...]

MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop He asked the then-homeowner about it who told him it was a meteorite which the farmer had discovered on the property in the 1930s. The Smithsonian is considering purchasing the meteorite and adding it to the museum's collection. "I said, 'Wait a minute. I wonder what mine is worth", Mazurek said in the release. An examination found that the rock is an iron-nickel meteorite composed of most... [Full Article...]

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $100K meteorite

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $100K meteorite For double verification, a slice of it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which validated it was in fact a meteorite, according to the press release. If it doesn't buy the entire rock, the slice will stay in its collection. It will be used as funding for students of earth and atmospheric sciences. It has been named the "Edmore" meteorite after the town in which the farm i... [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for using evolution to develop new chemicals

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for using evolution to develop new chemicals Smith developed the process in 1985, and Winter built on his research to conduct the directed evolution of antibodies and, subsequently, production of new pharmaceuticals. Smith created a process that helped develop new drugs that are now being used to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis , psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. [Full Article...]

Space expedition returns from the ISS to Earth (event completed)

Space expedition returns from the ISS to Earth (event completed) Russian officials, however, later denied it. But NASA, the USA space agency, countered in a statement that ruling out defects "does not necessarily mean the hole was created intentionally or with mal-intent". The ISS is one of the few areas of tight Russia-US cooperation that had until now remained unaffected by the slump in ties, including after Washington's sanctions against Russia over Ukra... [Full Article...]

NASA to participate in first Israeli moon mission

NASA to participate in first Israeli moon mission Lockheed Martin's lunar lander would be able to remain on the moon for up to fourteen days - ferrying astronauts back and forth from a space station. The technology used by Lockheed would be based on NASA's successful Orion spacecraft and is created to ferry astronauts from NASA's planned Deep Space Gateway - which the space agency is planning to have orbit the moon by 2024 - to the lunar surf... [Full Article...]

NU Medicine warns against treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes

NU Medicine warns against treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes The nicotine content in e-cigarettes vary widely, which doesn't provide consistency to study the device and smokers behaviour. "Teens are at greatest risk because cigarette " e-cigarette use and marketing are on the rise. The Penn State study also said that the vapor that is exhaled by e-cigarette users has carcinogens in it, which is a risk to those nearby. Since then, many have questioned the... [Full Article...]

The Goblin: Newly discovered dwarf planet hints at expansion of solar system

The Goblin: Newly discovered dwarf planet hints at expansion of solar system Sheppard, along with colleagues at the University of Hawaii, the University of Oklahoma and Northern Arizona University, found the Goblin . It joins other objects Sheppard and his team have found on the edge of the solar system since 2012. [Full Article...]

Lockheed Martin Presents A Reusable, Crewed Moon Lander

Last December, Donald Trump signed off on a space policy directive that calls for NASA, along with its private partners, to send astronauts to the Moon and, "eventually", Mars. This lunar lander is a single-stage, fully reusable system that incorporates proven technologies and systems from NASA's Orion spacecraft in flight. [Full Article...]

Have scientists found a moon around a planet outside the solar system?

Have scientists found a moon around a planet outside the solar system? If a gas giant exomoon is confirmed by follow-on observations, it may provide new insights into how planets and moons form and evolve across the galaxy. The Earth-moon system formed as a result of a giant impact in the early solar system. The second was a delay in the planet passing in front of its star. [Full Article...]

Cambridge scientist Sir Greg Winter wins Nobel prize for chemistry

Arnold, a professor of chemical engineering at California Institute of Technology, won one half of the prize " for the directed evolution of enzymes ". He gave an example of a bee. Called "monoclonal antibodies", they include the rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, which had the biggest sale worldwide of any drug a year ago at £14billion. [Full Article...]

LNG Canada signals the return of megaprojects: Wood Mackenzie | Markets & Investment

LNG Canada signals the return of megaprojects: Wood Mackenzie | Markets & Investment A major liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Canada has received the go-ahead with a C$40bn ($31.9bn; £24.6bn) investment. "This decision showcases how industrial development can co-exist with environmental stewardship and Indigenous interests", he said in a news release late Monday. [Full Article...]

Weird Goblin planet found on the edge of solar system

They announced that discovery in 2014. Only 2012 VP113 and Sedna , at 80 and 76 AU respectively, have more distant perihelia than 2015 TG387. "These distant objects are like breadcrumbs leading us to Planet X . To this day, there are many in the scientific community who believe that "Planet X" still exists as a large body yet undiscovered. Those were done by telescopes in Chile and Arizona. [Full Article...]

Astronauts may experience serious gut damage from deep space travel

Astronauts may experience serious gut damage from deep space travel Radiation exposure on a trip to Mars or beyond could significantly damage astronauts' stomachs and intestines, according to the findings. In the study , Datta's team exposed mice to a low dose of iron radiation at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) in Brookhaven National Laboratory in NY. [Full Article...]

Leslie becomes Tropical Storm over central Atlantic Ocean

Leslie becomes Tropical Storm over central Atlantic Ocean Waves kicked up by the storm are forecast to increase along the southeast United States coast over the next few days, and also affect the Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles as well as Bermuda. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Leslie was about 505 miles (812 kilometers) east southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles from the center. [Full Article...]

Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa drench metro Phoenix area

Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa drench metro Phoenix area The day was the city's second wettest October day on record, the agency said. Phoenix meteorologist Jaret Rogers said more showers were expected across central Arizona before a weakened Rosa was to arrive in the area Tuesday morning. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said there were more than 80 accidents on Valley freeways Tuesday morning, mostly because of unsafe driving in the rain. [Full Article...]


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