Moon sees first cotton-seed sprout — China Focus

Chang'e-7 will study the land surface, composition, terrain and space environment. The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) released images on Tuesday showing how cotton seeds taken to the lunar surface by the lander have sprouted. More..

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China's moon rover to measure lunar freezing night temperature
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

China's moon rover to measure lunar freezing night temperature

China National Space Administration releases a footage of the successful landing of probe Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon on January 3. The other face, most of which can not be seen from the Earth, i...More..

Ban on dirty household fire fuels to tackle air pollution
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Ban on dirty household fire fuels to tackle air pollution

He said Bangkok's PM2.5 levels recently peaked at 102 microgrammes per cubic metre and on Monday was sitting under 90. " The Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation . "Air pollution is real...More..

China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing

Charles Cockell, a professor of astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, told Newsweek that the latest achievement is "very significant" because it shows a proof of concept for growi...More..

DNA Pioneer Stripped of Honors Over ‘Reprehensible’ Race Comments
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

DNA Pioneer Stripped of Honors Over ‘Reprehensible’ Race Comments

While Dr Watson also said he hoped everyone was equal, he added: "People who have to deal with black employees find this is not true". "Dr. Watson has not been involved in the leadership or management of C...More..

Oceans heating up rapidly, destroying marine life
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Oceans heating up rapidly, destroying marine life

The findings published on Thursday in the U.S. journal Science , led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences , debunk previous reports that suggested a so-called pause in global warming in recent years. That net...More..

by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

"Unexplored!" --China Releases First Photos of Moon's Far Side

The lander succeeded in its first task of deploying its rover - named Yutu-2 - which has started exploring the Moon's Von Karman crater. The Chang'e 4 spacecraft - the first ever to land on the far side o...More..

Scientists discover mysterious radio signals from distant galaxy. What are they?
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Scientists discover mysterious radio signals from distant galaxy. What are they?

However, a new facility in Canada called CHIME has added a new piece to the puzzle by detecting a second source of repeat fast radio bursts , as well as multiple instances of single FRBs . Previous studi...More..

Billions of white dwarf stars are crystallising, say astronomers
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Billions of white dwarf stars are crystallising, say astronomers

Scientists had predicted five decades ago that as white dwarf stars cool down, they would solidify, or crystallise, but no one knew how much heat would be released in this process or even whether solidificati...More..

by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mysterious repeating radio signal is detected from far outside our galaxy

Scientists have scores of theories about what might create such stupendous signals - spinning cores of collapsed stars, powerful magnetic fields around black holes, the fog of dust and gas from which new stars...More..

Five things we learned from the Brexit debate
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Five things we learned from the Brexit debate

Rather than warming to May's deal since then, lawmakers have tried to wrest control of Brexit from the government and put it in the hands of Parliament. In a febrile Commons chamber, some Tories shouted "pa...More..

Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanet
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanet

NASA has announced that TESS ( Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ) has discovered a third "small" planet outside our solar system. HD 21749b completes one orbit of its host star, which is almost as...More..

Thousands stung in jellyfish invasion in Australia's Queensland
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Thousands stung in jellyfish invasion in Australia's Queensland

Coastguard association Surf Life Saving said a " whopping " 3,595 people had suffered painful burns after encounters with the creatures, also known as bluebottles for their transparent bluish appearance. Mo...More..

Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' drives on far side of the moon
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' drives on far side of the moon

China's lunar rover drives smoothly on moon's far side By Xinhua Saturday, January 05, 2019, 11:35 By Xinhua Photo provided by the China National Space Administration on Jan 4, 2019 shows image of Yutu-2, C...More..

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on far side of the moon
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on far side of the moon

The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side is never visible from Earth. China's probe, named Chang'e 4 , which is now orbiting the moon, will ...More..

This is the best time to see tonight’s Quadrantid meteor shower
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

This is the best time to see tonight’s Quadrantid meteor shower

A meteorologist from American media company AccuWeather hinted that in order for stargazers to have a flawless view of the meteorological phenomenon, there should be lower natural light pollution. Check Time...More..

by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

First meteor shower of 2019 to peak Thursday night

During flawless conditions, anywhere from 60 to over 100 meteors per hour can be seen during the peak, they report. The Quadrantid meteor showers are known for being slow-moving and colorful, including green,...More..

New Horizons probe reveals distant Ultima Thule asteroid looks like a snowman
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

New Horizons probe reveals distant Ultima Thule asteroid looks like a snowman

New Horizons , designed by and managed from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, has been speeding toward the edge of the solar system for 13 years. Thule is estimated to be 9 miles (14 kil...More..

by | Friday, January 04, 2019

'Bright fireball' meteor shower visible from Singapore on Friday morning

Compared to other meteor showers such as Geminids or Orionids, the Quadrantids can be harder to observe due to their small peak time. According to www. "The name Quadrantids comes from the constellation Quadr...More..

Nightmare-scenario: United States national parks dispose of lock due to budget
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Nightmare-scenario: United States national parks dispose of lock due to budget

At Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California, several areas have been closed because of lack of staff and unsanitary conditions. "There is more garbage, feces, and usually miss, as I've seen in the ...More..

NASA's New Horizons will ring within the New 12 months with flyby
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

NASA's New Horizons will ring within the New 12 months with flyby

Even comets, which can form farther out than Ultima Thule, are warmed by repeated passes by the Sun and may have "significantly evolved from their primordial state", said Stern. "There's also the possibility ...More..

Carper to EPA: Dismantling mercury emissions rule puts Americans' health at risk
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Carper to EPA: Dismantling mercury emissions rule puts Americans' health at risk

The federal government is required to take into account both the costs and health benefits when considering pollution regulations. Under the direction of acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, the EPA is now qu...More..

Super blood wolf moon happening January 20
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Super blood wolf moon happening January 20

The total lunar eclipse will be witnessed on the evening of January 20 to 21 wherein the rare Super Blood Wolf Moon is going to pass through the northern half of Earth's shadow, according to meteorologist Sco...More..

Delhi's air quality very poor MeT conditions slightly favourable for pollutant dispersion
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Delhi's air quality very poor MeT conditions slightly favourable for pollutant dispersion

The air quality levels have worsened in the national capital region for the fourth consecutive day and the alarming situation could prompt the return of the odd-even vehicle scheme. The index was 5500 sqm/secon...More..

Crew Members of Apollo 8 Deliver Christmas Eve Message In 1968
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Crew Members of Apollo 8 Deliver Christmas Eve Message In 1968

Yet the crew hadn't been told what to say. It had been left to Borman, before the flight, to find "something appropriate" to say for what was expected to be the biggest broadcast audience to date. Only now, o...More..

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan says it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but says it will no longer go to the Antarctic to hunt. Tomiji Saito, the deputy head of a local tourism association ...More..

SpaceX successfully launches satellite for 1st national security mission
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

SpaceX successfully launches satellite for 1st national security mission

SpaceX said the rocket was a "rare, expendable" version of the Falcon 9 since it would not attempt to re-land the booster after launch, needing to reserve all the rocket fuel to propel the satellite to its d...More..

LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower

The time that the solstice occurs and the day itself can shift because the solar year (the time it takes for the sun to reappear in the same spot as seen from Earth ) doesn't exactly match our calendar year. W...More..

First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts

On the shortest day of the year, the sun set at 2.54pm in Shetland, 60 degrees north of the equator. In China, the Donghzi Festival takes place on the winter solstice when families get together for a special ...More..

Today is the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Today is the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year

This year's Winter Solstice will coincide with a Full Cold Moon - the full moon of December, according to Space.com. The Sun seems to stand still in the winter sky, marking the shortest day and longest night ...More..

December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space

Just like any other events, people send good wishes to each other on winter solstice. Solstice happens twice in a year. So less light reaches the Northern Hemisphere. WhatsApp Message Reads: May the Flame Warm...More..

Start of winter, a full moon and a meteor shower
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Start of winter, a full moon and a meteor shower

What is the winter solstice? After that moment, the sun will stop moving southward and will begin its trek northward in the sky - hence the name "solstice", which means "sun stands still" in Latin, accordi...More..

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

The annual occurrence, which occurs on December 21, signals the transition from fall to winter and the incremental increase of daylight in coming months in the Northern Hemisphere. Stargazers may be able to enj...More..

Unusual light spotted in sky over San Francisco
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Unusual light spotted in sky over San Francisco

The light was, according to KRON , spotted in the East Bay, San Francisco and in several other locations throughout Northern California. Shortly before 7 p.m., the National Weather Service posted on Twitter ...More..

Elon Musk's SpaceX cancels rocket launch again because of technical glitch
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX cancels rocket launch again because of technical glitch

Today, on 18th of December in the year 2018 there is a launch of a rocket of four companies. However, all of these scrubs set up the possibility of an even greater day of launches on Wednesday (weather permit...More..