NASA sets sights on Moon missions, selects 3 firms for lunar deliveries

NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Service (CLPS) will use private contractors to send science and other payloads to the lunar surface - paving the way for human missions by 2024. The announcement was made during a NASA TV broadcast on May 31 hosted... More..

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SpaceX starts launching Starlink satellites for global internet system
by | Friday, May 31, 2019

SpaceX starts launching Starlink satellites for global internet system

SpaceX's newly-launched train of Starlink satellites is doing something unexpected. However, after the excitement calmed down, astronomers both professional and amateur seem to have concerns about the S...More..

A higher severe threat for Memorial Day
by | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A higher severe threat for Memorial Day

Most of the morning and early afternoon will be dry. You can track storms that pop up and the app will also give you an alert if a watch or warning is issued. Temperatures will fall back to the low 70s on Thurs...More..

Severe storms possible for Memorial Day
by | Monday, May 27, 2019

Severe storms possible for Memorial Day

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms, then drying out late. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a few tornadoes will all be possible tomorrow . Temperatures stay near averag...More..

Very big asteroid with its own moon to skim Earth
by | Monday, May 27, 2019

Very big asteroid with its own moon to skim Earth

Thankfully, this appears to be a safe pass, as the asteroid and its moon will be more than three million miles away from us at closest approach Saturday evening. The two space rocks are traveling at a spe...More..

NASA announces contract for space station to orbit moon
by | Sunday, May 26, 2019

NASA announces contract for space station to orbit moon

The latest initiative was dubbed Artemis, after the goddess of the hunt and the moon in Greek mythology and the twin sister of Apollo. As part of the firm-fixed-price contract, the team will conduct a one-yea...More..

Adam Burniston's Forecast | Hot and humid weather stays for Memorial Day weekend
by | Sunday, May 26, 2019

Adam Burniston's Forecast | Hot and humid weather stays for Memorial Day weekend

Sunday will be much warmer and humid with the mercury rising to the mid 80s. The beginning of the work week will continue the upward trend of temperatures with Wednesday almost reaching 90 degrees. Saturday:...More..

A Look At Memorial Day Weekend Weather
by | Saturday, May 25, 2019

A Look At Memorial Day Weekend Weather

Memorial Day: High: 81 Low: 66 Mostly to partly cloudy, breezy. In Flagstaff, highs are forecast in the low 60s until Monday , when it will drop to around 52. Sunday will also be very warm. Tuesday and W...More..

China is still releasing banned ozone-killing chemicals into atmosphere
by | Saturday, May 25, 2019

China is still releasing banned ozone-killing chemicals into atmosphere

Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chemical Chlorofluorocarbon-11 (CFC-11) from that region have increased by about 7,000 tonnes, according to a report in peer-reviewed journal Nature . "We didn't fi...More..

SpaceX To Launch 60 Starlink Internet Service Satellites
by | Friday, May 24, 2019

SpaceX To Launch 60 Starlink Internet Service Satellites

SpaceX is launching its Starlink mission onboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida . In all , each Starlink satellite is equipped with multiple high-throughput antennas,...More..

Game of Thrones hits another ratings high with its penultimate episode
by | Monday, May 20, 2019

Game of Thrones hits another ratings high with its penultimate episode

The final episode is sure to wrap up the story in a big way, and we can only imagine HBO didn't want to tease anything too big! Game of Thrones season eight is the last season of the hugely popular show, ...More..

SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service
by | Saturday, May 18, 2019

SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

Hawthorne-based SpaceX plans to try again tonight to launch the first of what could eventually be thousands of satellites created to provide space-based internet service around the globe. But Sachdeva has r...More..

NASA to Send First Female Astronaut to the Moon by 2024
by | Thursday, May 16, 2019

NASA to Send First Female Astronaut to the Moon by 2024

The agency said this was causing the moon to develop "wrinkles", and likened the moon's shrinkage to a grape shriveling into a raisin. Although the Apollo missions occurred decades ago, "the Apollo seis...More..

by | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Moon Is 'Shrinking Like a Grape' and Releasing Moonquakes, Study Finds

Our Moon is slowly shrinking, creating wrinkles on the surface and causing moonquakes, which were spotted by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. "Some of these quakes can be fairly strong, around five on the...More..

Cleanup underway after ship collides with barges in Houston Ship Channel
by | Monday, May 13, 2019

Cleanup underway after ship collides with barges in Houston Ship Channel

No injuries were reported . Each of the two barges were carrying about 25,000 gallons of a gasoline blendstock called reformate, according to Bayport Channel Collision Response. The cause of the collision is...More..

New material may revolutionise the way we recycle plastic
by | Saturday, May 11, 2019

New material may revolutionise the way we recycle plastic

A group of scientists at the U.S. Bureau of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has structured a recyclable plastic that can be dismantled into its constituent parts at the s...More..

Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will land humans on moon by 2024
by | Friday, May 10, 2019

Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will land humans on moon by 2024

The announcement for the usually secretive space company came with all the glitz of an Apple product launch in a darkened convention ballroom bedazzled with shimmering stars on its walls. Last year, SpaceX anno...More..

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch
by | Tuesday, May 07, 2019

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

The Saturday launch went smoothly, with the booster streaking to a smooth landing on a recovery ship just offshore. On Saturday a Falcon rocket raced into the pre-dawn darkness which is also the carrier of th...More..

Hubble Legacy Field Image Shows 500 Million Year Old Universe
by | Monday, May 06, 2019

Hubble Legacy Field Image Shows 500 Million Year Old Universe

The faintest of the galaxies in the image have a brightness just one ten-billionth of what humans can observe with their own eyes. " Now that we have gone wider than in previous surveys, we are harvesting m...More..

Eta Aquarids: Skies primed to present dazzling meteor shower
by | Monday, May 06, 2019

Eta Aquarids: Skies primed to present dazzling meteor shower

Earth is now hurtling through a debris field left by Halley's Comet hundreds of years ago, and the southern hemisphere has front-row seats to the resulting meteor shower known as the Eta Aquariids. What tim...More..

Canada could exempt some oil sands projects from federal energy bill
by | Saturday, May 04, 2019

Canada could exempt some oil sands projects from federal energy bill

Kenney, a former conservative federal cabinet minister, won the election with a landslide victory against Rachel Notley's New Democratic Party after promising to reverse years of economic stagnation and decline...More..

ISRO all set to launch Chandrayaan-2, India`s second lunar mission
by | Saturday, May 04, 2019

ISRO all set to launch Chandrayaan-2, India`s second lunar mission

The Indian mission to the Moon would see a landing by the space shuttle in the southern pole since it is the part of the lunar surface that has not been explored by any other country as yet. It might take 35 to...More..

Davenport Chef Cooking for Volunteers After His Restaurant Floods
by | Saturday, May 04, 2019

Davenport Chef Cooking for Volunteers After His Restaurant Floods

Below is a listing of river stages and forecasts compiled by the Chicago National Weather Service office. The river level is projected to reach 8 feet above the flood stage, or around 1 foot shy of the reco...More..

Breakthrough Discovery - Mysterious Black Hole Ejects Powerful Jets, As It’s Pulling Spacetime
by | Friday, May 03, 2019

Breakthrough Discovery - Mysterious Black Hole Ejects Powerful Jets, As It’s Pulling Spacetime

The study was led by the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR ) and it has been published in the journal Nature . As a result of the way black holes normally spin, the matter tends to sp...More..

SpaceX preps for overnight launch from Cape Canaveral
by | Friday, May 03, 2019

SpaceX preps for overnight launch from Cape Canaveral

It's still 'too early to determine any cause, ' he added, but said the investigation so far 'indicates that the anomaly occurred during the activation of the Super Draco system'. The status of Crew Dragon after...More..

Climate-change activists disappointed after meeting with British environment minister
by | Thursday, May 02, 2019

Climate-change activists disappointed after meeting with British environment minister

It's about actions, not the words we use". "We cannot solve an emergency without treating it like an emergency", she added. "The fact that Michael Gove can not even commit to declaring a climate and ecolo...More..

Schoolgirl climate activist Greta tells MPs her future has been 'stolen'
by | Friday, April 26, 2019

Schoolgirl climate activist Greta tells MPs her future has been 'stolen'

The Swedish Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who has sparked a wave of youth climate protests around the world, told a politician's roundtable on Tuesday: "We just want people to listen to the science". The activist ...More..

Anti-poaching ranger's extraordinary selfies with two gorillas that look nearly HUMAN
by | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Anti-poaching ranger's extraordinary selfies with two gorillas that look nearly HUMAN

The latest photo that was uploaded on Facebook gathered more than 12 thousand likes and 14 thousand shares. The park's deputy director told BBC Newsday that they "had learned to imitate their carers, who ha...More..

Annual study finds that Phoenix's air quality is deteriorating
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Annual study finds that Phoenix's air quality is deteriorating

As it has for the last 19 out of 20 years of the report, Los Angeles remained the most ozone-dense city in the US. Since 1970, the USA has made significant progress in limiting air pollution - but recent cuts...More..

Royal baby watch: Meghan's mom Doria has arrived in the UK
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Royal baby watch: Meghan's mom Doria has arrived in the UK

Sure, they've got makeup artists and hair stylists at their beck and call every minute of the day - not to mention the world's best photographers - but that doesn't mean members of the royal family (yes, even...More..

April's (not really) 'Pink Moon' rises on Good Friday
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April's (not really) 'Pink Moon' rises on Good Friday

Other names include Sprouting Grass Moon , the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon . According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , each month's full moon has a nickname that can be traced hundreds of years to the Nat...More..

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Culminates Overnight
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Culminates Overnight

People in the Northern Hemisphere, including Qatar, have a good chance of seeing the Lyrids meteor shower as it will illuminate the sky from this evening until dawn Tuesday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has sai...More..

NASA's InSight lander has detected 1st 'marsquake,' scientists say
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

NASA's InSight lander has detected 1st 'marsquake,' scientists say

She's optimistic that InSight will eventually record more intense shaking - either from a meteorite impact or an internal source - that will give researchers a better view of the planet's deep interior. InS...More..

by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lyrids meteor shower over Qatar sky Monday night

Some of them have trails that glow for seconds after the meteor has disappeared. The meteors, also known as shooting stars, will radiate from a point in the constellation of Lyra, the Lyre. Come prepared with...More..

Video Allegedly Showing Crew Dragon Incident Surfaces as Details Still Unknown
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Video Allegedly Showing Crew Dragon Incident Surfaces as Details Still Unknown

Yesterday we talked a bit about a serious failure of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule during testing. Despite the fact that Dragon and the Falcon 9 rocket are already prepared for the flight to the Internatio...More..