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NASA's Mars rover pronounced dead: 'Farewell, Opportunity, and well done'

NASA's Mars rover pronounced dead: 'Farewell, Opportunity, and well done' Its twin, Spirit , worked on the red planet for nearly six years. Opportunity had an initial goal of covering 700 yards (640 meters) and operating for just 90 days on the surface of Mars. Opportunity traveled roughly 28 miles before an intense dust storm on June 10, 2018 sent the rover into hibernation. Opportunity and Spirit were built to last 90 days, but Opportunity far exceeded that num... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Is 'Native Land' for All Latinos

Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Is 'Native Land' for All Latinos After Democrats won the House majority in November, Ocasio-Cortez emerged as an outspoken advocate for combating climate change and pushed for the select committee to be focused on formulating a Green New Deal that would move the country toward 100 percent renewable electricity over the next 10 years. [Full Article...]

A Meteorite Struck the Moon During Monday's Lunar Eclipse

A Meteorite Struck the Moon During Monday's Lunar Eclipse Madiedo says it's the first impact flash ever seen during a lunar eclipse, although such crater-forming impacts are common. While he awaits a full data analysis, Madiedo estimates that the tiny asteroid had a mass of between 2kg and 10kg and was about the size of a football. [Full Article...]

Stargazers share images of the super blood wolf moon

Stargazers share images of the super blood wolf moon Stargazer Sandra Barber took this picture of the lunar eclipse from her front garden at about 4.50am. The next total lunar eclipse will take place in May 26, 2021. In January, it's known as the " wolf moon", inspired by the hungry animals that howled outside of villages long ago, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac . [Full Article...]

Don't miss the 'super blood wolf eclipse' Sunday night

Don't miss the 'super blood wolf eclipse' Sunday night There is, however, a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon . The Moon will be about 357,300 km away from Earth. And "wolf" references the fact that the eclipse is taking place in January. The moon also will appear large, because it will be at a point in ... [Full Article...]

China successfully sprouts cotton seeds on the moon in a historic first

China successfully sprouts cotton seeds on the moon in a historic first Since then, the lander, rover, and communication satellite have been working together to feed information back to Earth, and there's good news for future astronauts who'll need to grow their own food off-world. China's ambitions for space and lunar exploration aren't limited to the current mission. "And with time moving on, it'll be the first plant with green leaves on the moon", Xie said . [Full Article...]

Radio signals coming from deep space detected in Canada

Radio signals coming from deep space detected in Canada Far outside our Milky Way galaxy , something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space. Astronomers over the years have picked up dozens of " fast radio bursts " ( FRBs ) - mysterious radio signals detected from an unknown part of the cosmos. [Full Article...]

British PM warns of 'uncharted territory' if Brexit deal rejected

British PM warns of 'uncharted territory' if Brexit deal rejected Her proposal is aimed at restricting the Government's freedom to use the Bill to make tax changes linked to a no-deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament. "The backstop remains the poison which makes any vote for the Withdrawal Agreement so toxic", DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds said in a statement on Sunday. [Full Article...]

A Severe Winter Storm Is Already Affecting Flights After Christmas

A Severe Winter Storm Is Already Affecting Flights After Christmas Precipitation should change back to snow Friday afternoon as much colder air moves in. Snow accumulations may be in the 15 to 25 centimetre range. Northern mountain areas will get one to three inches of snow and just a few flurries will be possible in Denver and across the eastern plains. [Full Article...]

Japan to restart commercial whale hunts

Japan to restart commercial whale hunts Japan , which says most whale species are not endangered and that eating whale is part of its culture, has long campaigned without success for the IWC to allow commercial whaling . Sam Annesley, executive director of Greenpeace Japan , said in a statement: "The declaration today is out of step with the global community, let alone the protection needed to safeguard the future of our oceans and th... [Full Article...]

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend You won't want to miss it; the Geminids are shaping up to be the best meteor shower of 2018 . The Geminid meteor shower is considered to be one of the best displays in the night sky, and this year will peak during the early hours of Friday. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station It also became known that SpaceX postponed the launch of the Falcon Heavy with the satellite for the Arabsat company at the end of 2018. Unfortunately, a grid fin failure resulted in the booster spinning, which was caught on video and shared by company CEO Elon Musk on his Twitter account. [Full Article...]

Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History

Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History A separate study found that Greenland's ice sheet was melting at its fastest rate for at least 350 years, which could lead to a rapid increase in sea levels. "Fossil energy needs to be phased out and efforts to decarbonise need to be expanded throughout the economy". The researchers said global carbon dioxide emissions have China's carbon emissions account for 27% of the global total and have in... [Full Article...]

NASA chief tells Elon Musk to stop drinking and smoking pot

NASA chief tells Elon Musk to stop drinking and smoking pot NASA has named nine USA companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp, that will compete for funding under the space agency's renewed long-term moon programme, a private-public undertaking to develop technology that will explore the lunar surface. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon

Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon The selected companies will compete on "cost and innovation", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said at the press conference today. For the new NASA program, called Commercial Lunar Payload Services, the moon landers would be far too small to carry people, but they could ferry scientific experiments to the lunar surface. [Full Article...]

NASA's Insight Mission: When will it land and why should we care?

NASA's Insight Mission: When will it land and why should we care? Out of the 44 NASA missions sent to Mars , only 18 have been successful. This focus on the Martian interior explains why the mission team chose such a boring landing site : Cliffs, craters, ancient river deltas and other landscape features would serve only to complicate a safe touchdown. [Full Article...]

Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year

Climate change could cost United States 'hundreds of billions' a year Al Gore has lashed out at the Trump administration accusing the president of seeking to "bury" a government report on climate change by releasing it on Black Friday . "That is why I have made climate change one of my top priorities for the Committee going in to the next Congress". The authors of the paper emphasized their belief that ongoing climate change is happening due to human activ... [Full Article...]

NASA selects ancient crater as next Mars landing site

NASA selects ancient crater as next Mars landing site Knowing more about the ability for life to exist on Mars in the distant past could inform us about how life evolved on Earth. Choosing a landing site this early permits the rover drivers and science tasks group to upgrade their plans for investigating Jezero Crater once the rover is securely on the ground. [Full Article...]

Delhi's Air Quality To Plummet After "Year's Highest Stubble Burning"

Delhi's Air Quality To Plummet After There was anguish and searching questions on the yawning gap between the law and its enforcement as the sun struggled to shine through murky skies, particularly in the Delhi-NCR region, which recorded its worst air quality of the year. It had also allowed the manufacture and sale of only "green crackers", which have a low light and sound emission and less harmful chemicals. It had said that in... [Full Article...]

Scientists Believe Mysterious, Oddly Shaped Space Object Could Be 'Alien Probe'

Scientists Believe Mysterious, Oddly Shaped Space Object Could Be 'Alien Probe' Oumuamua, which translates as "distant messenger from the past" in Hawaiian, can reach speeds of up to 196,000mph. Multiple telescopes focused on the object for three nights to determine what it was before it moved out of sight. If Oumuamua is evidence of an alien civilization seeking out life beyond its home solar system, we may never know. It's also entirely possible - perhaps more possibl... [Full Article...]


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