Astronomers: Undetected 'City-Killer' Asteroid Barely Missed Earth

Astronomers generally track asteroids further in advance, but this one was hard to pick up because it was traveling from the direction of the sun. The asteroid, which was estimated to be between 187 feet and 427 feet in diameter, was discovered thi... More..

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Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site
by | Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

For revelers at one Prague megaclub, gone are the days of being squashed at the bar waiting to get a watered-down cocktail. In addition to the more obvious representations featured in the logo, NASA has als...More..

India launches moon mission a week after it was aborted
by | Tuesday, July 23, 2019

India launches moon mission a week after it was aborted

India has announced a successful launch to its second moon mission as the Chandrayaan-2 mission lifted off on Monday at 14:43 local time . The liftoff marks India's bid to become only the fourth nation to l...More..

by | Tuesday, July 23, 2019

DeSantis, Pence Mark 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Mission

Mr Trump instead repeated his interest in a NASA mission that would take astronauts directly to Mars , a vastly more challenging and costly endeavour. "On the heels of the 50th Anniversary of #Apollo11, we've...More..

What is Chlorpyrifos? Trump's EPA Says It Won't Ban Controversial Pesticide
by | Monday, July 22, 2019

What is Chlorpyrifos? Trump's EPA Says It Won't Ban Controversial Pesticide

This is despite a finding from the EPA under the Obama administration that the pesticide should be completely banned, and a previous court order telling the agency to act on it. Farmers have pressed to keep c...More..

Three astronauts arrive at Int'l Space Station
by | Monday, July 22, 2019

Three astronauts arrive at Int'l Space Station

The new crew will be working aboard the ISS for 201 days and are to perform nearly 50 scientific experiments. NASA said: "The arrival restores the station's crew complement to six". The launch took place on...More..

NASA Prepares to Send ‘First Woman and Next Man’ on Moon
by | Monday, July 22, 2019

NASA Prepares to Send ‘First Woman and Next Man’ on Moon

Artefacts from the mission have been exhibited at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in Virginia, including the space suit Armstrong travelled in. Sometimes the choices are clearly about the space program...More..

SpaceX Test-Fires 'Starhopper' Starship Prototype, Creates Big Fireball
by | Sunday, July 21, 2019

SpaceX Test-Fires 'Starhopper' Starship Prototype, Creates Big Fireball

However, the Starhopper appears to have come through the fire completely unscathed , though it might cause a slight delay with the vehicle's scheduled hop tests. And if Musk's recent comments on the subject ...More..

Nation Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 1st Lunar Footsteps
by | Sunday, July 21, 2019

Nation Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 1st Lunar Footsteps

At 4:18pm ET (2018 GMT) on July 20, 1969, the lunar module carrying Armstrong and crewmate Buzz Aldrin touched down on the Sea of Tranquility, following a four-day journey. NASA has been in overdrive for severa...More..

Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada
by | Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada

Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the total weight of the waste found in 83 containers in Sihanoukville, the country's main port, was 1,600 tons. The Cambodian harbour authorities were shocked to find ...More..

Chinas space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Chinas space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth

One of the main reasons for this safe return, even if most of the shell of the station will disintegrate and burn up when it comes back through the atmosphere, is for history not to repeat itself. "The Tiangong...More..

Heat warnings issued in Upstate NY for 'dangerously hot temperatures'
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Heat warnings issued in Upstate NY for 'dangerously hot temperatures'

Call 911 to report emergencies. "A number of record highs and overnight warm minimum temperatures are likely". The temperatures will be in the mid 90s, but the head index values are expected to go up to 107...More..

Excessive Heat Watch issued Friday and Saturday in Niagara and Orleans Counties
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Excessive Heat Watch issued Friday and Saturday in Niagara and Orleans Counties

We reached the century mark for the last time in 2018 on July 13. (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - It's about to get scorching hot in the tri-state. An excessive heat warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Daily ...More..

Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary

Software developer Ben Feist created the rebroadcast over two years. He remembers the white-knuckle descent to the moon's dusty surface in the four-legged lunar module Eagle, as Armstrong took manual contro...More..

Here's what the partial lunar eclipse looked like over Kent
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Here's what the partial lunar eclipse looked like over Kent

Lunar eclipses happen when the full moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, and passes through the planet's shadow. Not only is this the final lunar eclipse for the year, but it's also the la...More..

Extinction Rebellion shuts down busy Cardiff street
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Extinction Rebellion shuts down busy Cardiff street

Some of the 1,000 people arrested during that protest appeared in court this week . Extinction Rebellion is demanding that the United Kingdom government prevents further losses to biodiversity and commits to...More..

by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Using "frozen smoke" to build terraforming domes on Mars

The heat-insulating material silica aerogel is 97% porous, which can greatly slow the conduction of heat. "This regional approach to making Mars habitable is much more achievable than global atmospheric m...More..

Scientists Warn Climate Change Will Increase Dangerous Heat Days
by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Scientists Warn Climate Change Will Increase Dangerous Heat Days

Heat index values on this day could reach their highest level, possibly to 115 degrees. An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for the TV6 viewing area for Wednesday through Saturday. "Exposure to conditio...More..

What did Neil Armstrong really say when he stepped onto the moon?
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

What did Neil Armstrong really say when he stepped onto the moon?

The lunar landing was achieved just eight years after President John F. Kennedy's historic challenge, triggered by a Cold War space race with the Soviet Union. The last human to set foot on the Moon was Apoll...More..

'Stranger Things 4' Theories: 5 Big Questions We Have After That Finale
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

'Stranger Things 4' Theories: 5 Big Questions We Have After That Finale

Of course, given season 3's record-breaking viewership numbers (not to mention, the dangling plot threads from the finale), it seems like a foregone conclusion the Duffer brothers will get a green light in th...More..

Half-Blood Thunder Moon partial lunar eclipse
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Half-Blood Thunder Moon partial lunar eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse is when the Earth's shadow on the Moon covers only a part of it. The partial phase will finish at 6:59 am (AWST) and the Moon will set at 7:22 am (AWST) while it is still in the seco...More..

Remnants of Hurricane Barry to bring rain to Metro Detroit this week
by | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Remnants of Hurricane Barry to bring rain to Metro Detroit this week

Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast could still cause unsafe flooding into Monday, meteorologists sai...More..

Pakistan to witness partial Moon eclipse on July 16-17 night
by | Sunday, July 14, 2019

Pakistan to witness partial Moon eclipse on July 16-17 night

What is a partial Eclipse of the moon is? . The peak of the eclipse will fall at 5:31 a.m., when the moon is at its closest to the center of the Earth's umbra - the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, th...More..

NASA shake-up in new race to the moon
by | Saturday, July 13, 2019

NASA shake-up in new race to the moon

Vice President Mike Pence announced in March that the Trump administration wished to speed up NASA's plans to reach the moon - launching the mission in 2024, instead of 2028. "400,000 people in 2,500 comp...More..

Tropical Storm Barry Creeps Closer As Gulf Coast Prepares To Be Drenched
by | Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Creeps Closer As Gulf Coast Prepares To Be Drenched

In Houma, there were sustained winds of 33 miles per hour and gusts of nearly 50 miles per hour. But he said that he wouldn't want to live anywhere else, despite the yearly threat of hurricanes. New Orleans' p...More..

Japan Lands Probe on Asteroid for Second Time
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

Japan Lands Probe on Asteroid for Second Time

The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft shows its landing area on an asteroid to collect samples. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced the news on their social media. Initial images transmitted...More..

Astronomers discover two supermassive Black Holes are on a collision course
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

Astronomers discover two supermassive Black Holes are on a collision course

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a disc very close to a starving black hole - something that should not be there - based on current astronomical theories. "If the gravitatio...More..

India's heavy rocket 'Bahubali' gearing up for Moon
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

India's heavy rocket 'Bahubali' gearing up for Moon

A soft landing is the process of slow landing a spacecraft to ensure no damage occurs during the process. Amid a new global space race, India is preparing to launch a second mission to the moon. The lunar Sou...More..

Ball Aerospace Completes Critical Design Review for NASA Mission
by | Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ball Aerospace Completes Critical Design Review for NASA Mission

The award, announced July 8, is SpaceX's sixth launch contract for a NASA science mission and its least expensive offering to date. That supply of business for the venerable rocket, though, could be in jeop...More..

Japan says space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample
by | Thursday, July 11, 2019

Japan says space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample

Plans call for Hayabusa 2 to leave Ryugu by the end of this year and return to Earth toward the end of 2020. After it descended to about 300 meters above Ryugu, the probe was no longer under the control of ...More..

NHC: Low in Gulf likely be a tropical system by Thursday
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NHC: Low in Gulf likely be a tropical system by Thursday

That's because the Mississippi River is already swollen from spring rains as the weather system builds in the Gulf and could add about a metre of storm surge to the river. Regardless of the classification this ...More..

Facebook not invited to White House’s social media summit
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Facebook not invited to White House’s social media summit

One invitee, Florida bait and tackle shop owner Bruce Hrobak, praised what he considered the administration's efforts against water-fouling algae before pumping his fist in the air and declaring: "Trump 2020". ...More..

Tropical Development in the Gulf this Week?
by | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tropical Development in the Gulf this Week?

Florida's Division of Emergency Management is bracing for the potential growth of a storm system expected to move south into the Gulf of Mexico later this week, with particular attention given to Panhandle ...More..

Could Planting Tons of Trees Solve Climate Change?
by | Sunday, July 07, 2019

Could Planting Tons of Trees Solve Climate Change?

Six countries with the most space for new trees are Russian Federation, the United States , Canada, Australia, Brazil and China. They looked specifically at protected areas and places with limited human activi...More..

Nasa’s Orion Crew Capsule Abort System Test Was a Success
by | Friday, July 05, 2019

Nasa’s Orion Crew Capsule Abort System Test Was a Success

NASA has successfully tested a key safety system on a new space capsule created to take humans to the moon . During Tuesday's test, the Orion spacecraft was hoisted from launchpad 46 on the Cape not by th...More..