NASA Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun

Over the next seven years, the probe will make 24 close approaches and finally get the closest it will ever be - at 3.8 million miles. These records will fall again and again over the course of the Parker Solar Probe's $1.5 billion mission, which... More..

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Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor, says Russian Federation
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor, says Russian Federation

The rocket producer will also take apart two other rockets which have been recently assembled and are due to launch in the coming weeks and then re-assemble them, Skorogobatov said. The malfunction caused one o...More..

250 organisations join forces to tackle plastic waste levels
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

250 organisations join forces to tackle plastic waste levels

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment , signed by packaging manufacturers, retailers and recyclers representing 20 percent of all plastic packaging produced worldwide, officially kicked off October 29 at...More..

WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970

Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International, said that the fundamental issue is consumption, and we can not ignore the impact of wasteful lifestyles. The report shows India's ecological footprint...More..

by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to the Sun

Expect a lot more broken records as the Parker Solar Probe mission continues, prepared to make a final close approach of 3.83 million miles from the Sun's surface in 2024. The probe is still moving closer to ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mars dust storm clears, raising hope for stalled NASA rover

The robot is battling a killer weather combination with the extreme dust storm, which is blocking light to its solar panels and coating it in a fine dust, while also fighting -100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures...More..

Oscar forecast to become hurricane later Sunday
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oscar forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-September. But Tropical Storm Oscar, earlier said...More..

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor

Energy firm Cuadrilla started drilling for shale gas last week, but the company called their second halt to proceedings in a week due to the " micro seismic event ". Fracking was banned in 2011 after Cuadrill...More..

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Oscar was located near latitude 27.3 north, longitude 48.4 west. No coastal watches of warnings are in effect. Hurricane season runs through Novemb...More..

NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey

The scientist who all are involved in this operation has now released the original photo of that rare rectangular iceberg which was taken in the last week. Another rectangular iceberg spotted by the IceBridge ...More..

Hawaiian island disappeared from the face of the earth after the storm
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hawaiian island disappeared from the face of the earth after the storm

East Island, located in the Pacific Ocean , has largely disappeared after being struck by Hurricane Walaka in early October. A statement by the federal managers of the monument said that East Island "appea...More..

See it! Hunter’s Moon 2018
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

See it! Hunter’s Moon 2018

According to NASA , it's the only night of the month when the moon is in the sky all night long, allowing people more time to prepare for winter, hence the name Hunter's Moon. A complete cycle takes 29 and a...More..

Rain chances & cooler temperatures for Thursday
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Rain chances & cooler temperatures for Thursday

There's the chance for a few showers. It'll be cooler with highs in the upper 40s that day. Rain will end from west to east by mid morning but clouds will hang on with the possibility of drizzle and patchy fog....More..

Premier Doug Ford slams Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon tax plan
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Premier Doug Ford slams Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon tax plan

Groups that favour carbon prices argued Canada's proposed cuts were nowhere near big enough while opponents accusing the government from buying votes to outright lying about whether the rebates will really offs...More..

Watch NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in 1 minute
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Watch NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in 1 minute

During the launch of Exploration Mission-1 and subsequent missions, this water deluge system will release about 450,000 gallons of water across the mobile launcher and Flame Deflector to reduce the extreme heat...More..

'Good chance' of launching Space Force next year: President Trump
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

'Good chance' of launching Space Force next year: President Trump

Russian Federation has linked the proposed formation of the US Space Force and its intended withdrawal from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty to the Trump administration's intention to dominate space...More..

China to launch lunar lighting into outer space
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

China to launch lunar lighting into outer space

Once launched, the artificial moon will orbit much closer to Earth than the real moon. It is hoped that the artificial moon will replace streetlights in the urban area. China will launch its first moon from...More..

‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Willa Barrels Into Mexico’s Western Coast
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Willa Barrels Into Mexico’s Western Coast

On Tuesday, Category 3 Hurricane Willa made landfall in western Mexico just south of the resort town of Mazatlan with 120 miles per hour winds and high waves. The state government's Facebook page on Tuesday s...More..

BepiColombo spacecraft set for mission to Mercury
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

BepiColombo spacecraft set for mission to Mercury

EDT (GMT-4; 10:45 p.m. local time). Bepicolombo has a long journey ahead. It's in its first stage of a seven-year five billion mile journey to the closest planet to the Sun. During the buildup to tonight...More..

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

One is included in the sale, with an estimated price of $18,300 to $27,500. The copy of the thesis available for auction is signed by Hawking by hand. The thesis "was the fruit of him reapplying himself to his ...More..

This iceberg looks like a ideal rectangle
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This iceberg looks like a ideal rectangle

Operation IceBridge's mission is to image the planet's polar regions to better understand how ice has changed and shifted in recent years. In 2008 the British Antarctic Survey flew over a whole collection ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Near-perfect rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

The study uses research aircraft to capture three-dimensional images and monitor annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets, with the aim of better understanding connections between polar r...More..

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico's west

Hurricane force winds extended 48 kilometres from the storm's core and tropical storm force winds were up to 145 kilometres out. The center said Willa was about 175 miles south-southwest of Las Islas Marias...More..

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence

Meanwhile, the head of Bolsonaro's PSL party, Gustavo Bebianno, said he did not know the businessmen suspected of making donations. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Brazil to protest against f...More..

Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies

The meteor shower will happen on October 21 and 22 with 2 a.m. being the peak time on both nights. Accuweather's Dave Samuhel said in an article that the meteor shower is expected to be higher this year wit...More..

Stephen Hawking's final book: 'There is no God'
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Stephen Hawking's final book: 'There is no God'

Well, I suppose it's possible that I've upset someone up there, but I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature, he wrote in the chapter titled Is There a God? In l...More..

Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US

Above-average temperatures are likely across most northern and western states from December through February, according to the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook released by the agency's Climate Prediction Center on ...More..

This Antarctic Ice Shelf Sounds Dark And Foreboding Like Doom Metal
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

This Antarctic Ice Shelf Sounds Dark And Foreboding Like Doom Metal

Now researchers from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf have found something new, which is interesting as well as creepy at the same time. As it turns out, the sounds actually come from powerful winds blowing throug...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

It also said that wetter-than-average conditions are likely across the southern part of the US, and up into the Mid-Atlantic. Drought conditions are most likely across the Southwest, Southern California, the ...More..

Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon

A Chinese city has hatched a plan to launch an artificial moon into space within the next two years, according to a new report. Wu Chunfeng, head of the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microele...More..

Nasa space telescope back online after gyroscope glitch
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Nasa space telescope back online after gyroscope glitch

The team has come up with the idea of switching gyroscopes and make the gyroscope that went through the glitch in reserve mode. After the team successfully configures and analyses the options available to fix t...More..

Stephen Hawking's Final Warning: Superhumans With Altered DNA Will Conquer Earth
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Final Warning: Superhumans With Altered DNA Will Conquer Earth

Professor Stephen Hawking believes that space colonization is the new era for humans and it will be totally possible with the minds and technology we have today. "We are also in danger of becoming culturall...More..

'Concrete block on your chest': Russian cosmonaut recounts failed space launch
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

'Concrete block on your chest': Russian cosmonaut recounts failed space launch

When pressed for a window into his mind and what he was thinking in the moments following the rocket failure, Hague credits his training for keeping him focused on what needed to be done to make it back to land...More..

Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen

Climate change has already taken a heavy toll on barley. He added that "there is something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer". The study's researchers said that similar to prohibition-era...More..

Trump Says Not Prepared to Lose Trillions Responding to Climate Change
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trump Says Not Prepared to Lose Trillions Responding to Climate Change

But I don't know that it's man-made. On Sunday's 60 Minutes , correspondent Lesley Stahl sat down with Donald Trump to hit on an array of topics including hurricane Michael , which has claimed 19 lives ...More..