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by | March 04, 2019 | 01:15

Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine said it was a new era where "we are looking forward to be being one customer, as an agency and as a country". The mission was a test-run for sending American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), possibly as early as July, breaking the current Russian monopoly as the only country able to send...

by | February 22, 2019 | 00:12

These conditions are then expected to extend south over the remaining southeastern Queensland coast during Thursday evening and Friday. BOM has issued a hazardous surf warning for the region stretching from 1770 to the Queensland border with the likelihood of a unsafe surf warning to follow in the days ahead.

by | February 20, 2019 | 01:56

The Super Snow Moon was biggest and brightest at around 8.30pm in the United Kingdom, when the Moon was close to the horizon. This closest distance will take place at 4:07AM on February 19, though the moon will look larger and brighter than normal starting tonight and again on Wednesday.

by | February 15, 2019 | 02:00

Engineers lost contact with the solar-powered vehicle, dubbed Opportunity , on June 10 of a year ago during an vast dust storm that encircled Mars . The space agency will now attempt to contact Opportunity for the final time on Wednesday. It's no easier saying goodbye now to Opportunity, than it was to Spirit, project manager John Callas told The Associated Press.

by | February 08, 2019 | 01:56

The resolution not only calls for a rapid overhaul of the country's power market, but also sets a number of social justice and welfare goals - proposals that go well beyond climate change . But Ocasio-Cortez didn't seem to mind Pelosi's remarks on her flagship climate change proposal, much less calling it by the wrong name. There are specific flaws, too, including the neglect of nuclear power as a potentially important bridge between fossil fuels and the ideal of all-renewable energy.

by | January 21, 2019 | 00:26

Another total lunar eclipse visible in the US will occur on May 16, 2022. Hartigan said this weekend's total lunar eclipse is part of a cycle of lunar eclipses that began on October 25, 1874. At 10.33 p.m. EST, the edge of the Moon will begin entering the umbra . The weather here should be good. Unlike a solar eclipse , which requires eye protection to safely enjoy the view, no extra measures need to be taken for hazard-free lunar eclipse watching.

by | January 19, 2019 | 00:54

EST (6:36 p.m. PST), the moon will first move into part of Earth's shadow, called the penumbra . Christian conspiracy theorists are claiming that as result of the spectacular lunar display, Christ will appear on Earth and herald in the end of days.

by | January 17, 2019 | 00:24

The pace of melting rose dramatically over the four-decade period. "This is, so to speak, only the tip of the iceberg", said Rignot. "The places undergoing changes in Antarctica are not limited to just a couple places ", Rignot told the Washington Post .

by | January 16, 2019 | 04:41

Could more veggies come to the moon soon? Put simply, it means that humans in the future might be able to establish a sustainable ecosystem on the Moon without having to exclusively rely upon replenishing supplies from trips back and forth between the Moon and Earth.

by | January 09, 2019 | 00:29

State Department in a press release. Russia's Defense Ministry sent two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Venezuela on December 10 in an unusual display of Russian military force in South America. Critics argue those ideas only risk inflaming Brazil's violent streets and worsening Brazil's murder tally, almost 64,000 people in 2017, a record.

by | January 05, 2019 | 00:45

NASA's New Horizons mission flew by the object early on January 1, and the maneuver's science data will reach Earth over the course of almost two months. The probe will now study the makeup of Ultima Thule's atmosphere and terrain for further clues about how solar system and planets form. May went on to explain how the New Horizons mission directly inspired his new solo track.

by | January 04, 2019 | 19:30

Unlike in some previous government shutdowns , many national parks have remained open, though without staff to collect rubbish and service restrooms . "The community holds together", says Ethan Feltges, who runs a Souvenir Shop in the vicinity, and a toilet cabin in front of it. "The local community has come together really well, even people visiting from out of town have made a decision to join after seeing our efforts on social media".

by | December 28, 2018 | 02:17

Snow accumulations vary depending on where you are. Wind gusts in the Albuquerque metro area and Santa Fe are expected to reach up to 60 miles per hour causing blowing snow and whiteout conditions. By early tomorrow morning, winds will transition direction so they are coming in from the north. Highs drop into the low 20s on Friday with overnight lows in the single digits.

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:31

The mission was SpaceX's first national security mission. It is but one of 32 planned GPS III satellites that will replace older ones now in orbit. But by the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage sensors scrapped the launch. GPS III's new L1C civil signal also will make it the first GPS satellite broadcasting a compatible signal with other worldwide global navigation satellite systems, like Galileo, improving connectivity for civilian users.

by | December 18, 2018 | 00:57

It was an indescribable feeling: "joy, relief, exhilaration and anticipation for what is yet to come". Thursday's flight was a milestone that the company says will push it closer to flying tourists from Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic's futuristic launch facility in New Mexico.

by | December 10, 2018 | 01:19

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. The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has said that for some unknown reason stopped the hydraulic pump, which reveals one of the brake plates (rudders) to the desired position.

by | December 07, 2018 | 00:59

The recent WHO report is actually based on contributions from over 80 health and academic professionals, civil society representatives and global agencies who have earlier worked on climate change and public health. But under the Paris Agreement (which is meant for post-2020 actions), the responsibility to cut emissions falls on all countries as per their voluntarily set targets.

by | December 02, 2018 | 01:35

NASA already is utilizing the private sector on a commercial basis. Those systems are the (BFR), which is by Elon Musk's SpaceX; and the, a launcher being built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin . 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.

by | November 27, 2018 | 00:43

How hard is it to land on Mars? It's shooting for Elysium Planitia , a plain near the Martian equator that the InSight team hopes is as flat as a parking lot in Kansas with few, if any, rocks. The United States is the only country to successfully operate a spacecraft on the Martian surface. The findings on Mars could help explain the type of conditions at these so-called exoplanets "and how they fit into the story that we're trying to figure out for how planets form", he said.

by | November 27, 2018 | 00:32

It also came two days after Trump issued another tweet transmitting his skepticism of the existence of Climate change . "Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the West, hurricanes batter our coasts - and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical USA assessment of the climate crisis", Gore said in a statement that he posted on Twitter Friday.