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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...]

NASA Spacecraft Sets Record For The Closest Approach To Sun

NASA Spacecraft Sets Record For The Closest Approach To Sun In all, the craft will travel almost 90 million miles, passing within Mercury's orbit and within 3.83 million miles of the sun's atmosphere, which is expected in 2024. According to Advocator , Parker has already surpassed this record and continues its journey closer to our sun. " It's a proud moment for the team ", Project Manager Andy Driesman said, "though we remain focused on our first... [Full Article...]

NASA retires LASP-operated Kepler space telescope|LASP|CU-Boulder

NASA retires LASP-operated Kepler space telescope|LASP|CU-Boulder Launched in 2009, the Kepler space telescope was a pioneering spacecraft that shattered most scientists' expectations. Originally positioned to stare continuously at 150,000 stars in one star-studded patch of the sky in the constellation Cygnus, Kepler took the first survey of planets in our galaxy and became NASA's first mission to detect Earth-size planets in the habitable zones of their s... [Full Article...]

Soyuz launch failure due to deformation during assembly: Russian official

Soyuz launch failure due to deformation during assembly: Russian official Russian officials believe that the defective component was damaged during assembly. The incident, on 11 October, was the first serious launch problem by a manned Soyuz space mission since 1983. The two crew members were then recovered by emergency workers near the Kazakh city of Dzhezkazgan, 400km (250 miles) north-east of the rocket launch site. [Full Article...]

Ice, Ice Baby: Second Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted in Antarctica

Ice, Ice Baby: Second Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted in Antarctica During the year 2017 in July, Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf said to have been released this enormous A68 iceberg, and during the investigation of that, this structure was spotted. In the latest development, NASA has said to have spotted a rectangular iceberg during the operation IceBridge. The second iceberg is slightly less rectangular than the first, but has noticeably straight edges and... [Full Article...]

Pence Says U.S. Aims To Create New Space Force By 2020

Pence Says U.S. Aims To Create New Space Force By 2020 Pence said the 1967 treaty "does ban weapons of mass destruction in space, but it doesn't ban military activity". An American "Space Force" proposed by President Trump will take shape within two years and bring military forces and civilian space security authorities under one roof, the White House has said. [Full Article...]

Cosmic celebrity Stephen Hawkings prized possessions to be auctioned

Cosmic celebrity Stephen Hawkings prized possessions to be auctioned More of Hawking's papers - including " Fundamental Breakdown of Physics in Gravitational Collapse " and " Spectrum of Wormholes " - will be sold as well. It will be auctioned by Christie's online alongside a range of his other valued possessions and the proceeds will be donated to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association . [Full Article...]

Family rescued thanks to 'HELP' written in logs after Hurricane Michael

Family rescued thanks to 'HELP' written in logs after Hurricane Michael Mexico Beach police chief Anthony Kelly said, "When you come here and see the devastation, it's hard, it's emotionally hard". At least 19 deaths in four states have been blamed on Michael which made landfall on Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms on record to hit the continental United States . [Full Article...]

Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida

Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida Hurricane Michael's pounding waves and winds obliterated row after row of beachfront homes at ground zero on the Florida Panhandle when the epic Category 4 hurricane slammed ashore at midweek. The NHC said tropical storm Michael will continue to move northeast toward the Carolinas - as of 0900 GMT the eye was in eastern Georgia - until it moves off the mid-Atlantic coast by early Friday. [Full Article...]

What the new United Nations climate report tells us

What the new United Nations climate report tells us Here is what you need to know. "Any credible pathway to meeting the 1.5 degree scenario must focus on emissions rather than fuel", Katie Warrick, interim chief executive officer of the WCA, said after reviewing a draft of the report. It also lays out courses of action that could be taken to keep the rise in check. How can all that be done? Countries must take "unprecedented" action to slas... [Full Article...]

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida The storm packed 155-mile-per-hour winds when it came ashore, and also pushed a wall of ocean water into the Florida coast . When it comes to the wind advisory, gusts tonight as Michael makes its brush past us could be as high as 45 to 50 miles per hour at times . [Full Article...]


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