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Meet Shanmuga Subramanian, Chennai techie who found Vikram Lander on moon

Meet Shanmuga Subramanian, Chennai techie who found Vikram Lander on moon The U.S. agency released images showing an impact site and debris from the Vikram lander, which disappeared with a rover minutes before a scheduled touchdown that would've made India just the fourth nation to pull off a soft landing on the moon. [Full Article...]

Indian amateur helps NASA reveal fate of failed moon mission

Indian amateur helps NASA reveal fate of failed moon mission This change in velocity caused the lander to "hard land" within 1,640ft of the intended site, but the impact was severe and the vehicle did not survive. "Just have the images open side by side and go through pixel after pixel", he added. Subramanian said there was burgeoning community of science enthusiasts online but efforts are needed to institutionalise it: " I would suggest Students and othe... [Full Article...]

Scientists derive 'monster' black hole so mountainous it must no longer exist

Scientists derive 'monster' black hole so mountainous it must no longer exist The study suggests some potential explanations, including the "exciting possibility" that LB-1 might actually consist of two black holes orbiting each other, though Bregman said that would be rare. Some stellar black holes are detectable when they swallow gas from a companion star. This leaves the theorists to explain what caused this kind of formation in the first place. [Full Article...]

Guyton tree farm opens for business ahead of Christmas

He said the lack of trees has been a growing concern over the past couple of years. Since Fraser firs and other Christmas tree species take approximately 10 years to mature, the 2008 recession is a primary cause of the low supply. "People will have to be more strategic". Ten years ago, Christmas tree sales were way down so growers did not cut as many trees and clear space to plant new ones. [Full Article...]

'Fortnite': Stormtroopers arrive in new 'Star Wars' crossover

'Fortnite': Stormtroopers arrive in new 'Star Wars' crossover Fortnite YouTubers, for example, have came up with blaster weapons, bowcasters, Star Wars vehicles such as landspeeders, X-wings, TIE fighters, and even other skins like popular villains Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Emperor Palpatine or heroes like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. [Full Article...]

Jon Favreau would make a new Star Wars Christmas Special if offered

Jon Favreau would make a new Star Wars Christmas Special if offered It's a genius strategy, made possible because the baby Yoda creature is nearly comically adorable, like a furless Mogwai, and the puppetry used to bring it to life is stunning. How they're related is still a mystery, but there is a fan theory backed by some easter eggs. We're going to discuss that surprise below, so here's a final warning to you: if you haven't been spoiled yet, watch the fi... [Full Article...]

Watch Mercury transit live stream here before it's over

Watch Mercury transit live stream here before it's over From the above image, we can see a tiny black dot, that's Mercury in comparison to the size of the Sun. The next two transits will take place in 2032 and 2039, but these will not be visible from North America. 'That's really close to the limit of what you can see, ' he said earlier this week. You can see the full range of Mercury transit images on NASA's website here. [Full Article...]

Bitter cold and snow, heavy at times

Bitter cold and snow, heavy at times The cold front is forecast to move east later this week on Tuesday and Wednesday . These include the coldest high temperatures and record low temperatures for both Monday and Tuesday . local time Monday. For example, Mount Snow in Vermont announced it will open Wednesday , while Hunter Mountain Resort in NY will have its lifts running Friday. [Full Article...]

Mercury to appear as tiny black dot in rare 'transit' across sun

In most of the U.S. and Canada, and New Zealand, the transit will be in progress as the sun rises. Readers are reminded that staring at the sun or trying to view it with telescopic equipment can seriously damage the eyes or cause blindness. [Full Article...]

Jacoby Brissett likely has knee sprain

Jacoby Brissett likely has knee sprain He was able to get off the field under his own power and is being looked at by trainers on the sidelines. The Colts were driving in the last minutes of Sunday's down against the Pittsburgh Steelers , supported by a less than ideal pass impedance call against Steven Nelson. [Full Article...]

Trump 'Worried' About NASA's All-Female Spacewalk; Koch And Meir Respond

Trump 'Worried' About NASA's All-Female Spacewalk; Koch And Meir Respond This is really just us doing our job. "We were the crew that was tasked with this assignment", Meir said. On October 18 at 2:55 pm EDT, NASA Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed a 7-hour, 17-minute spacewalk during which they replaced a failed battery-charging component on the Space Station. [Full Article...]

Orionid meteor shower will peak Monday night

Orionid meteor shower will peak Monday night The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon. "Will that stop me?" The show was above average a year ago, with 30 shooting stars per hour at its peak, according to the American Meteor Society . Tracking meteors also requires pitch-black skies and clear weather conditions. However, at almost 40 percent visibility the moon will be bright, making it a little hard to see th... [Full Article...]

Trump Hails Pioneering Female Spacewalkers

Trump Hails Pioneering Female Spacewalkers The astronauts' mission is to replace a failed battery charge-discharge unit with a new power controller unit. Since the cancellation of the female spacewalk in March, NASA has been preparing its spacesuits for a series of 10 spacewalks. [Full Article...]

Rams acquire CB Ramsey in blockbuster deal with Jags

Rams acquire CB Ramsey in blockbuster deal with Jags No, there's only one way this Ramsey trade will work for the Rams, and that's if they sign him to a multi-year deal. Ramsey missed three consecutive games with a back injury, convenient timing considering his trade request. It's not a lock that it will be executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell. Or, perhaps, the Rams intend to develop thei... [Full Article...]

Icy Object Past Pluto Looks Like Reddish Snowman

The first image (shown at top), was taken by the spacecraft's Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) at 05:01 UTC (01:01 EDT) on January 1st, 2019. Scientists are keen to study Ultima Thule as it lives in a region that has been relatively untouched since the formation of the solar system, which in turn helps them better understand planetary formation. [Full Article...]

Newsom signs bill allowing student-athletes to get paid

Newsom signs bill allowing student-athletes to get paid Revenues for the NCAA, the governing organization of USA college athletics made up of over 1,000 schools, topped $1.1 billion in 2017. Also, the players will get a taste of the money that they will make if and when they become professional athletes. [Full Article...]

Musk unveils 'interplanetary' Starship in Texas

Musk unveils 'interplanetary' Starship in Texas In case you missed the news , last Saturday , at SpaceX's launch facility in Cameron County, Texas , SpaceX Chief Engineer and CEO Elon Musk provided an update on the design and development of Starship, which they expect will eventually ferry humans to Mars . [Full Article...]

NASA signs deal with Lockheed to take astronauts back to moon

NASA signs deal with Lockheed to take astronauts back to moon In a ceremony at NASA Headquarters, the two space agencies signed a "joint statement of intent" regarding cooperation on NASA's plans to return humans to the moon . NASA believes that ordering in groups of three capsules - up to a dozen are now envisaged - should help it save money. Work on the spacecraft for the Artemis II mission, the first crewed flight to the Moon , is underway at t... [Full Article...]

Greta Thunberg stares down Trump as two cross paths at UN

Greta Thunberg stares down Trump as two cross paths at UN Yet you all come to us young people for hope? And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. In Mozambique, cyclones Idai and Kenneth killed more than 600 people earlier this year when they struck one after the other, with flooding wreaking havoc on the lives of more than 2 million in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, according to aid agency World Vision. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan 2: Hope fades for lander Vikram as NASA images draw blank

Chandrayaan 2: Hope fades for lander Vikram as NASA images draw blank The Chandrayaan-2 mission comprised the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), Vikram (1,471 kg, four payloads) and Pragyan (27 kg, two payloads). The agency's Jet Propulsion laboratory had beamed a radio frequency to the lander to elicit a response after landing of Vikram didn't go as planned. If the scientists of ISRO could not succeed in this, then they may never be contacted. [Full Article...]


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