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A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms

A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms Nasa explained: 'The Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Indian names for the full Moons in the 1930's, and according to this almanac, this was known as the Snow Moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season. Eastern time and set at 7:35 a.m. February 20. When can people see the super snow moon? Instead, you will have to wait for moonrise, which will occur between 5:30 and 6:30 ... [Full Article...]

NASA Discovers Huge Crater Under Greenland's Ice

NASA Discovers Huge Crater Under Greenland's Ice It comes after the discovery of a 30-km-wide crater beneath Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland, the first meteorite impact crater ever discovered under Earth's ice sheets. 'I began asking myself "Is this another impact crater?" When the scientists try to figure out if something is an impact crater, they are looking at the central mound, a strikingly circular shape and the elevation features of a ri... [Full Article...]

NASA set to hold funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover

NASA set to hold funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover Nasa's Mars rover could be declared dead in a matter of hours after an unexpectedly long career roaming the planet. Engineers in the Space Flight Operations Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) made their last attempt to revive the rover on Tuesday but to no avail. [Full Article...]

Mars One, which offered 1-way trips to Mars, declared bankrupt

Mars One, which offered 1-way trips to Mars, declared bankrupt Mars One Ventures has for some time been involved in the controversy over its dubious plan to send individuals to Mars, where they would supposedly live out the remainder of their lives. Later that year, we reported that the Mars One mission was essentially uninsurable . Describing its potential astronauts, Mars One said it was looking for people who are "intelligent, creative, psychological... [Full Article...]

New Horizons beams back a new revelation about Ultima Thule

New Horizons beams back a new revelation about Ultima Thule The New Horizons mission from National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) has confirmed the shape of the most distant object ever explored, Kuiper Belt object nicknamed " Ultima Thule ", to be flat rather than spherical, according to latest images the spacecraft sent back to Earth. [Full Article...]

Dem Sen. Murphy: Green New Deal Comparable to Moon Landing

Dem Sen. Murphy: Green New Deal Comparable to Moon Landing WASHINGTON, DC-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually being taken seriously after she announced her new green deal for America involves the elimination of planes, trains and...cow farts. "I would say it's a favorable act", one student said succinctly. "I think if we didn't do that, then we're gonna be killing ourselves basically, so we need to take care of ourselves", a different student said. [Full Article...]

Was the 4th Hottest Year on Record. Here's How NASA Knows

Was the 4th Hottest Year on Record. Here's How NASA Knows United States government scientists have announced that the Earth's average temperature was the fourth hottest on record in 2018. Scientists say that if the world is to avoid the worst consequences of climate change , global temperatures must not rise by more than two degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels. [Full Article...]

Scientists Discover A Large Dark Vortex On Neptune

Scientists Discover A Large Dark Vortex On Neptune NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped the two distant worlds in September and November 2018 and, besides the lovely blue hues these planets present, a mysterious dark vortex on Neptune intrigued the researchers. The long, thin cloud to the left of the dark spot is a transient feature that is not part of the storm system. With the planet now reaching the middle of its summer and the polar ... [Full Article...]

Tokyo Olympic Games medals to be made from recycled electronic waste

Tokyo Olympic Games medals to be made from recycled electronic waste The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project , which was launched in Japan in April 2017, involves the collection of obsolete digital cameras, smartphones , and laptops , that will be used for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals. The Organising Committee said that approximately 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals are expected to be made from e-waste, adding that metal collection will be closed on Marc... [Full Article...]

Trudeau denies report his office pressured attorney general to help SNC-Lavalin

Trudeau denies report his office pressured attorney general to help SNC-Lavalin The company is facing allegations that it bribed Libyan officials millions of dollars to secure government contracts. Wilson-Raybould, now minister of Veterans Affairs, said Friday she would not comment on claims that the Prime Minister's Office tried to pressure her to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution in pending legal action against the construction company. [Full Article...]

2018 was 4th Warmest, but Next 5 Years Could Break Records

Nine of the 10 warmest years have been recorded since 2005, with the last five years comprising the five hottest. "We're no longer talking about a situation where global warming is something in the future", said Gavin A. NOAA and NASA each analyze temperature measurements from thousands of sites around the world, including weather stations on land and ships and buoys spread across the world'... [Full Article...]

NASA, SpaceX Aims For March Test Of 1st New Astronaut Capsule

NASA, SpaceX Aims For March Test Of 1st New Astronaut Capsule The Falcon 9 booster will blast off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, which has a new crew access arm installed on the launch tower for eventual manned missions. " We are excited about seeing the hardware we have followed through development, integration, and ground testing move into flight ". This one, also without crew, will take place in April at the earliest. [Full Article...]

ESA's new Mars rover named after woman who unlocked DNA's structure

ESA's new Mars rover named after woman who unlocked DNA's structure Britain's Science Minister Chris Skidmore and British astronaut Tim Peake announced the rover will be called the Rosalind Franklin . Born in London in 1920, Franklin is best known for taking detailed x-ray images of DNA's double helix structure at a time when relatively little was known about DNA molecules-and for being largely ignored by the male scientists who built upon her research. [Full Article...]

NASA’s first deep space mini spacecraft go silent

NASA’s first deep space mini spacecraft go silent NASA says it has lost contact with two tiny satellites that launched on a technology-proving mission to Mars previous year. The twin cubesats that played a key role in NASA's most recent Mars lander mission have been out of contact with the Earth for more than a month, suggesting their trailblazing mission has come to an end. [Full Article...]

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year On Record — NOAA/NASA

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year On Record — NOAA/NASA Bushfires burned across Tasmania in January. "The five warmest years have, in fact, been the last five years". Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. "That is not saying the Paris Agreement is done for... but it's a worrying sign", he said. A 10 per cent chance isn't very high, but according to the latest ... [Full Article...]

Pelosi Stops Short of Endorsing Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

Pelosi Stops Short of Endorsing Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ In the first year of the Trump administration carbon emissions decreased by 2.7 percent, and the United States is leading the world in emissions reduction. The resolution will also call for clean air and water, climate resiliency, healthy food, access to nature and "a sustainable environment for all for generations to come", according to the letter. [Full Article...]

Milky Way galaxy is 'warped, twisted' not flat

Milky Way galaxy is 'warped, twisted' not flat Professor de Grijs and colleagues built their map using data for 1,339 classical Cepheid stars from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer ( WISE ). The map sheds fresh light on the evolution of the galaxy - and also shows the warped disc also contains young stars. "It is notoriously hard to determine distances from the Sun to parts of the Milky Way's outer gas disc without having a clea... [Full Article...]

Government 'pledged £80m to Nissan'

Government 'pledged £80m to Nissan' Meanwhile, a government minister has said Nissan will still get its money. Addressing to an initial abandoning of X-Trail productions in Britain less than two months before a chaotic Brexit , the Sky report stated, "Precise details of Nissan's impending announcement were unclear this weekend, but sources said it was likely to initially involve abandoning the X-Trail production plans which had b... [Full Article...]

Moving Magnetic Pole story

Moving Magnetic Pole story Scientists first noticed the change in 2018 thanks to a "huge amount of satellite data", which showed the pole had gone beyond the model's predicted area, Beggan said. The military depends on where magnetic north is for navigation and parachute drops, while NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and US Forest Service also use it. [Full Article...]

Colour of oceans to change by end of 21st century

Colour of oceans to change by end of 21st century Climate change is already having profound effects on our planet, and here's one more: It's changing the color of the oceans, with the blues getting bluer and the greens getting greener. "That basic pattern will still be there". Phytoplankton are microscopic algae that float at the bottom of the ocean food web, forming a key part of most ocean ecosystems. [Full Article...]


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