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Research SpaceX to reattempt launch of first United States national security space mission
Author: 0 SpaceX to reattempt launch of first United States national security space mission

SpaceX said that the GPS III, "is designed and built to deliver positioning, navigation, and timing information with three times better accuracy, and up to eight times improved antijamming capability". The GPS III satellite is a next-generation version satellite that will significantly aid the US Air Force in more precise geolocation services. The dispatch was initially booked for 2014 however has been limped by generation delays, the Air Force said.

Research Japan to resume commercial whaling
Author: 0 Japan to resume commercial whaling

The country is withdrawing from IWC and, with that, it is expected to resume commercial whaling activities. "Japan's official position, that we want to resume commercial whaling as soon as possible, has not changed", the official said, quoted by the Guardian .

Research Look to the sky Sunday to see the year’s brightest comet
Author: 0 Look to the sky Sunday to see the year’s brightest comet

To check out the show, Bill Cooke from NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office advises urges waiting until the moon goes down at around 10:30 p.m. local time before heading outside without your cell phone, because its screen can mess up your night vision.

Research Space station crew on spacewalk to inspect mysterious hole
Author: 0 Space station crew on spacewalk to inspect mysterious hole

But as they've investigated the hole in the Soyuz capsule, astronauts can't figure out what created it. Sources quoted in Izvestia newspaper said that if sealant is found on the hull during the space walk then the hole was probably caused when the spacecraft was on the ground.

Research Geminid meteor shower, one of the year's best to watch
Author: 0 Geminid meteor shower, one of the year's best to watch

Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up. "But the Geminids have been fairly reliable over the years". As per a famous space website, these Geminids encounter Earth at around 35 km/second. That will be Comet 46P/Wirtanen, which is making its closest approach to Earth - within 7 million miles - for the next 20 years. The Geminid Meteor Shower a true spectacle and it's going to be at its best, brightest and clearest.

Research Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight
Author: 0 Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight

The test flight is scheduled to depart from Mojave, California at 1000 Eastern Time (1600 CET) on Thursday. Virgin Galactic officials say recent research favors the lower number. Branson isn't alone in the space tourism business: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is planning to take space tourists on trips, using the more traditional method of a capsule atop a rocket that blasts off from a launch pad.

Research This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight
Author: 0 This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight

The audio is best listened to with headphones on and sub woofer speakers. "We want to be sure that each operation that we perform on Mars is safe, so we set our safety monitors to be fairly sensitive initially". In a few weeks, it will be placed on the Martian surface by InSight's robotic arm, then covered by a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes.

Research SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean

The launch was delayed for a day after NASA discovered that the food for the mouse-tronauts was moldy because of contamination. A fresh stock of food was brought in for them from California. In late August, sensors detected a small pressure drop in the station's air supply that was traced to a leak in the upper habitation module of the Soyuz MS-09 vehicle.

Research Indian and Chinese coal consumption driving carbon emissions to record high
Author: 0 Indian and Chinese coal consumption driving carbon emissions to record high

Kristie Ebi, professor of global health at the University of Washington, said the world now had scientific evidence that "people today are suffering and dying from climate change ". "This is awful news", said Andrew Jones, co-director of Climate Interactive, which models greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures but was not part of the research.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Wednesday, December 5, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but after successfully propelling the Dragon capsule, loaded with cargo and supplies, on its way to the International Space Station, the rocket malfunctioned on its return to Earth and spiraled into a failed landing.

Research United Nations chief says world is 'way off course' on climate change
Author: 0 United Nations chief says world is 'way off course' on climate change

COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, Nov. 4, 2016. Speaking from the 'People's Seat , ' he admonished the almost 200 nation delegates present saying: "The world's people have spoken. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who issued a dramatic appeal to governments Monday to confront the threat of unchecked climate change, said he hopes the event in Poland will serve as a stepping stone for a meeting of leaders he is convening on the sidelines of next year's General ...

Research NASA looks to private companies for deliveries to the moon
Author: 0 NASA looks to private companies for deliveries to the moon

It's the first step towards "long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars ". While it is debatable if that would have any effect on SpaceX employees, NASA's intention to err on the side of caution is also valid, as the agency has the lives of its own astronauts to worry about.

Research NASA InSight lander touches down on Mars, sends back first photo
Author: 0 NASA InSight lander touches down on Mars, sends back first photo

Because of the delay between Mars-Earth communications, it will take seven minutes for NASA to know whether the $425 million-dollar lander has successfully touched down...or crashed into the Martian surface. NASA is the only space agency to have made it and is invested in these robotic missions as a way to prepare for the first Mars-bound human explorers in the 2030s.

Research NASA's InSight probe has landed on Mars
Author: 0 NASA's InSight probe has landed on Mars

That signal came from an antenna on board, but additional data on the landing was recorded by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and two CubeSats in orbit as part of the Mars Cube One mission. Too shallow and InSight would have bounced off and tumbled into deep space. Slowed by friction, deployment of a supersonic parachute and the firing of retro rockets, InSight descended 123km through pink skies to the surface in 6.5 minutes.

Research NASA's InSight lander to make perilous maneuver to touch down on Mars
Author: 0 NASA's InSight lander to make perilous maneuver to touch down on Mars

Retrorockets fire to slow the descent about 5 miles per hour. "Going to Mars is really, really hard". NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will help verify this as it flies over the landing site. It is NASA's ninth attempt to land at Mars since the 1976 Vikings. Since 1964, the United States has now launched 23 robotic spacecraft to the red planet at a cost of more than $20 billion in an evolving campaign to map out the red planet's surface, determine the role of water in its history and to ...

Research NASA Picks Landing Spot for 2020 Mars Rover
Author: 0 NASA Picks Landing Spot for 2020 Mars Rover

InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander created to study the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core. 24 hours before the InSight's atmospheric entry, descent, and landing, the NASA team from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will make their final correction maneuvers.

Research Watch SpaceX Launch and Land a Falcon 9 Rocket Today
Author: 0 Watch SpaceX Launch and Land a Falcon 9 Rocket Today

The mission got underway at 3:46 p.m. EST (GMT-5) with ignition of the booster's nine Merlin 1D engines, generating a brilliant burst of fiery exhaust and a billowing cloud of steam from water sprayed on the launch stand to cool the structure and lessen the acoustic shock of engine ignition.

Research 'Earth-like' planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star
Author: 0 'Earth-like' planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star

This is because Barnard's star, named after the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard, is in the class of M dwarf stars, cooler and less massive than our sun. There are still many mysteries surrounding this newly discovered exoplanet. The fastest spacecraft humans have invented is the Parker Solar Probe, launched this year, that can travel as fast as 430,000 miles per hour.

Research Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again
Author: 0 Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again

The Supreme Court's order, setting a two-hour window for bursting crackers , was observed more in breach than in practice during the Diwali revelry across the country. Dutta, however, corroborated Rudra's statement saying the high air quality index was not exclusively due to bursting of firecrackers, but due to present weather conditions as well.

Research Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's

In addition to chairs were sold dissertation Hawking in 1965, " properties of expanding Universes ". Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history", the specially-adapted chair had originally been expected to fetch just £15,000.

Research Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader
Author: 0 Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

But she acknowledged that the "unique circumstances" of Northern Ireland "could require specific alignment solutions in some scenarios" on regulations. The Prime Minister relies on the support of the DUP's 10 MPs for her Commons majority, votes which will be crucial as she attempts to get a deal through Parliament.

Research Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline
Author: 0 Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

The ruling in Montana against Keystone XL is "eerily similar" to the Federal Court of Appeals ruling against the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to Chris Bloomer, Canadian Energy Pipelines Association president and CEO. In the US, the pipeline would stretch 875 miles through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, with the rest continuing into Canada. He said the government's analysis did not fully study the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of current oil ...

Research SpaceX's Starman has now gone beyond Mars
Author: 0 SpaceX's Starman has now gone beyond Mars

Tesla played a song Space Oddity by David Bowie. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk predicted the Roadster would overshoot these estimates , and keep driving on until the asteroid belt. Musk has called "production Hell". Musk said test flights for rockets often include concrete or steel blocks as cargo, but they wanted to spice things up for February's Falcon Heavy launch.

Research Oumuamua May Have Been an Alien Spaceship, Astronomers Say
Author: 0 Oumuamua May Have Been an Alien Spaceship, Astronomers Say

Their theory - and this is really, really cool - is that it might be a light sail, powered by solar radiation and of an "artificial origin" (i.e. built by aliens). There are less "exotic" explanations for Oumuamua that are still brain-meltingly awesome. Multiple telescopes focused on the object for three nights to determine what it was before it moved out of sight.

Research Pollution: Delhi’s air quality may deteriorate severely from next week
Author: 0 Pollution: Delhi’s air quality may deteriorate severely from next week

A day after recording the worst air quality of the season, Delhi continued to stay engulfed under a thick blanket of haze on November 6. 44 teams will be deployed for Delhi while NCR region will have eight teams. On Monday, the index had turned "severe" in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, and "very poor" in nearby Gurugram and Hapur. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) issued the directions, which also included intensifying patrolling in "hot spots" with "no tolerance for ...

Research Brazil to merge agriculture and environment ministries
Author: 0 Brazil to merge agriculture and environment ministries

Far right-winger Jair Bolsonaro is politically a polar opposite of President Cyril Ramaphosa. But as Bolsonaro made plans for his government following his big election win , thousands of his opponents flooded one of Sao Paulo's largest avenues, chanting "Not him, not ever!" In one of the most fragmented Congresses in Brazilian history, it will be a leading opposition force.

Research WWF: the wild animals was 60% less
Author: 0 WWF: the wild animals was 60% less

In the years since man first walked on the moon, his footprint back on back on earth has polluted three-quarters of the planet, and caused the wildlife population to plummet by a catastrophic 60 per cent , an global report warns today.

Research Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg
Author: 0 Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

Scientists have documented this sort of thing before, but this latest 'berg, which recently split from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, happens to be a rather extraordinary example. The size was hard to guess, Ms Brunt said, but suggested it was likely more than a mile long. "What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks nearly like a square", she told the LiveScience website.

Research Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.
Author: 0 Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.

Currently, a weak El Niño is expected to develop during the winter. Don't reach for those hand-warmers just yet - it may be a mild winter in most of the United States this year. - No part of the U.S.is favored to have below-average temperatures. Drought conditions are forecast to stay put this winter in the Southwest, Southern California, central Great Basin, central Rockies, Northern Plains and portions of the interior Pacific Northwest.

Research Climate Change Could Lead To Global Beer Shortage
Author: 0 Climate Change Could Lead To Global Beer Shortage

Although the frequency and severity of drought and heat extremes increase substantially in the range of future climate scenarios, the vulnerability of beer supply to such extremes has never been assessed. This means declining yields will hit beer production extra hard. In the worst case estimate, this could result in a global beer consumption reduction of 16-percent, which works out to 29 billion liters.

Research Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies
Author: 0 Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies

However, an expert told the People's Daily that the artificial moon's light shouldn't be so bright that it would impact them. The reflected sun light can cover an area of 3,600 sq km to 6,400 sq km, and the illumination intensity is expected to be eight times of the moon light, he said .

Research ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch
Author: 0 ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch

USA and Russian space officials said NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin were safe after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure early Thursday of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station .

Research Hurricane Michael devastation in Panama City, Florida seen in drone video, photos
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael devastation in Panama City, Florida seen in drone video, photos

Roughly 200 miles of Florida , Alabama and Georgia in the path of the storm appear apocalyptic in some areas. Power lines were knocked down and heavy rains and fierce winds blanketed the area. Eastern time . The US Energy Information Administration said about 388,000 customers in Florida, 46,000 customers in Georgia, and 45,000 customers in Alabama were in the dark as the storm moved inland.

Research Florida will host a major evacuation because of the storm
Author: 0 Florida will host a major evacuation because of the storm

The below graphic shows the storm's projected path, which could also dump large amounts of rain throughout the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence. Michael was expected to make landfall Wednesday in parts of the Panhandle where county jail inmates were enlisted last week to help clean up fish killed by the red tide .

Research Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch
Author: 0 Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

Still, Vandenberg Air Force Base had warned residents last week in nearby Lompoc and other Central California cities that they could hear " one or more" sonic booms associated with the landing of the first-stage booster. SAOCOM 1A is operated by Argentina's Space Agency, the National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE). A graphic explaining sonic booms, provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of a planned SpaceX launch on October 7, 2018.

Research SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom
Author: 0 SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Florida on March 30, 2017. SpaceX has just successfully landed its first rocket on the U.S. West Coast. A look at Landing Zone 4, SpaceX's newest rocket landing site, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft will set up shop 385 miles (620 kilometers) above Earth and scrutinize the planet using a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument.

Research The mystery remains unsolved as NASA addresses an unexplained space station hole
Author: 0 The mystery remains unsolved as NASA addresses an unexplained space station hole

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth Thursday wrapping up a six-month mission at the International Space Station as tensions between Washington and Moscow threaten a rare area of cooperation. The International Space Station program is tentatively planning a spacewalk for November to examine the hole from the outside. Since the retirement of NASA's space shuttle in 2011, Russia's Soyuz has offered the only ride for people to and from the station.

Research Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system
Author: 0 Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system

The researchers' investigations showed that the HST-recorded transit of Kepler-1625b occurred almost 80 minutes earlier than expected, a pattern suggesting the presence of transit timing variations , or TTVs, which are among the first proposed methods to confirm the presence of exomoons.

Research Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress
Author: 0 Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress

For the most powerful lasers of this type, the intensities that can be achieved are astounding - greater even than found in the centre of the sun. There is a Rochester connection to recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics which was announced on Tuesday.

Research Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected. Its maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour. On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Rosa formed off the Pacific Coast. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Author: 0 Beluga whale makes waves as it swims up Thames near London

Consultant Ecologist & Ornithologist Dave Andrews managed to film the whale, and shared a video on Twitter this morning. Belugas, also known as white whales, are "one of the most familiar and easily distinguishable" of all whales, according to National Geographic.

Research New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic
Author: 0 New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic

The storm moving west near 5 mph towards the Windward Islands -about 500 miles away - and is expected to remain a tropical depression through Sunday afternoon. This system could get a boost by Monday as the strong upper- level winds that are now keeping it at bay are expected to diminish. In the North-Central Atlantic, Leslie probably is not even subtropical.

Research Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas
Author: 0 Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas

Twenty flood gauges showed some level of flooding in North Carolina, South Carolina , and Virginia, where some major waterways, well above their flood stages, were expected to rise through the weekend before they crest, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.