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NASA Parker Solar Probe will Break the History Record

NASA Parker Solar Probe will Break the History Record In addition, NASA said that Parker has developed a Solar Probe and record the heliocentric velocity (speed relative to the Sun), also surpassing the record of Helios 2 , which 246,960 km/h. "He called this cascade of energy the solar wind, and he described an entire complex system of plasmas, magnetic fields and energetic particles that make up this phenomenon", according to a NASA entry on P... [Full Article...]

What Happens Now That NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope Is Dead?

What Happens Now That NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope Is Dead? More than nine years after it was launched , NASA's Kepler space telescope has been officially "retired" after running out of fuel needed to operate its hardware. Kepler's data also provided a new way to assess whether a planet had a solid surface, like Earth and Mars, or is gaseous, like Jupiter and Saturn. [Full Article...]

The Kepler space telescope's end has finally come

The Kepler space telescope's end has finally come NASA made a sad announcement this afternoon: its planet hunting spacecraft Kepler has been retired after running out of fuel. "When we started conceiving this mission 35 years ago, we didn't know of a single planet outside our solar system", said the Kepler mission's founding principal investigator , William Borucki, now retired from NASA's Ames Research Centre in California's Silicon Valley... [Full Article...]

Food and drink firms pledge to reduce global plastic pollution

Food and drink firms pledge to reduce global plastic pollution Indonesia has the world's highest levels of marine biodiversity. The core aim of the commitment - its "vision" - is a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste. In North America, these three brands accounted for 64 percent of all plastic pollution identified in cleanups, according to the analysis. It will also expand the number of concentrated refill options for SC ... [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun Harder, better, faster, stronger (and closer) - NASA's historic Parker mission is on a record-smashing spree and has no plans to stop yet. 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...]

Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly During the aborted launch October 11, the crew capusle carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin was able to safely separate from the rocket after getting a warning signal during separation, firing engines to gain distance from the booster, according to NASA spokesperson Reid Weisman . [Full Article...]

For 50 years, the population of Earth was reduced by 60% - WWF

For 50 years, the population of Earth was reduced by 60% - WWF Only a quarter of the world's land area is free from the affects of human activity and by 2050 that will have fallen to just a 10th, the " Living Planet Report 2018" said . The report uses the term "Great Acceleration" as the unique event we are now experiencing in the 4.5 billion-year history of the planet with exploding human population and economic growth driving unprecedented planetary cha... [Full Article...]

More Than 90% of World’s Children Don’t Breathe Clean Air, WHO Reports

More Than 90% of World’s Children Don’t Breathe Clean Air, WHO Reports The plan contains steps to combat air pollution in the National Capital Region and adjoining areas and is created to take remedial measures when air quality deteriorates. "Farmers of these two states are also fed up with their governments", he said. The report adds that the PM2.5 pollutants are the particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres. [Full Article...]

Oscar strengthening, forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

Oscar strengthening, forecast to become hurricane later Sunday But Oscar is no threat to the US and was deep in the Atlantic as of Sunday morning. Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S. Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30. Forecasters expect Oscar to transition to a tropical storm by early next week. [Full Article...]

UK fracking firm Cuadrilla pauses drilling after tremor

UK fracking firm Cuadrilla pauses drilling after tremor Drilling for shale gas at Preston New Road , Little Plumpton, started on 15 October after a legal challenge failed. Under the "traffic light" system, the company must stop fracking for 18 hours after a tremor with a magnitude of more than 0.5, although those below 1.5 can not be felt at the surface. [Full Article...]

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. This storm is about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 75 mph. "Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and this system will likely become a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today or tonight while it moves generally northward over the central Atlantic". [Full Article...]

Delhiites struggle with worst air quality of the season

Delhiites struggle with worst air quality of the season The SAFAR also recorded high content of PM10 and PM2.5 in the air at 332 and 195 microgrammes per m3. Twenty-nine monitoring stations located in different parts of the city recorded very poor air quality while four stations recorded severe air quality. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Walaka in Pacific Ocean wiped Hawaii's East Island off map

Hurricane Walaka in Pacific Ocean wiped Hawaii's East Island off map A tiny Hawaiian island has vanished off the face of the Earth as Hurricane Walaka swept over the stretch of sand - and drowned it forever. Rising sea levels are also eroding away low-lying islands, with several fragments of land in the Pacific vanishing in recent years. [Full Article...]

White House presses on with Space Command

White House presses on with Space Command On Tuesday, Pence described the proposed Space Force as the "next and natural evolution of our armed forces", arguing that USA adversaries such as China and Russian Federation are developing new technologies, such as hypersonic missiles, that make space a place where wars can be fought. [Full Article...]

China Is Launching Its Own Artificial Moon in 2020

China Is Launching Its Own Artificial Moon in 2020 It's said that the man-made moons will illuminate an area of 50 square kilometers, and work by reflecting light from the sun in a bid to replace the need for street lamps in urban areas. But that amount of lighting is likely to still affect natural circadian rhythms. The Chengdu launch is the forerunner to another launch in 2022, when three more man-made moons are planned to be transported more th... [Full Article...]

Appeared the first mission on mercury

Appeared the first mission on mercury The mission BepiColombo , named after Italian scientist Giuseppe Colombo famed as Bepi Colombo, comprises of two satellites- the ESA's Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO, or "Bepi") and JAXA's Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO, or "Mio"). [Full Article...]

You Could Own Stephen Hawking's Thesis, Wheelchair

You Could Own Stephen Hawking's Thesis, Wheelchair Only five copies of the Ph.D. thesis exist - although a digital copy was made available online for free by Cambridge University Library's Open Access Week previous year. The Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, administered by Arts Council England, enables taxpayers to pay inheritance tax by transferring important works of art and other important heritage objects into public ownership. [Full Article...]

Launching Tonight: A Mission to the Best Planet (Mercury)

Launching Tonight: A Mission to the Best Planet (Mercury) The BepiColombo spacecraft is due to be launched from the European space port at Kourou in French Guiana, at around 2.45am tomorrow morning. "There is a long and exciting road ahead of us before BepiColombo starts collecting data for the science community", says Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Willa Lashes Mexico's Pacific Coast

Hurricane Willa Lashes Mexico's Pacific Coast Nevertheless, the NHC warned, "Willa is expected to be a unsafe hurricane when it reaches the coast of Mexico". The storm's hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds up to 115 miles. [Full Article...]

NASA captures incredible image of near-perfect rectangle iceberg off Antarctic Peninsula

NASA captures incredible image of near-perfect rectangle iceberg off Antarctic Peninsula Tabular icebergs are wide and flat and long - "like sheet cake" - Kelly Brunt, an ice scientist with NASA, told Live Science journal. The BBC explains that the iceberg probably separated recently from the Larsen C ice shelf , and such new breakaway bergs are sometimes "geometrically" shaped. [Full Article...]


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