Spacewalking NASA astronauts add parking spot to space station

The two had to wrestle with old, stiff cables in order to get power and data flowing to the port. In addition they hooked up reflectors for navigation. The capsule was destroyed the following month during an engine test in Florida. It turned into a... More..

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Spacewatch: India’s moon mission arrives in lunar orbit
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Spacewatch: India’s moon mission arrives in lunar orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation ( Isro ) tweeted the image showing two significant Moon landmarks, the Apollo crater and the Mare Orientale basin. At present, the satellite is positioned in 118 km by 4412...More..

Russia sends ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Russia sends ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

Russia on Thursday successfully launched towards the International Space Station (ISS) a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket loaded with the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot , said the Russian State ...More..

Space Command to launch August 29
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Space Command to launch August 29

Joseph Maguire, acting director of national intelligence, said during the council's meeting that the NRO will execute such operations "based on a jointly developed playbook and informed by a series of exercises...More..

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star

Mr Do, an astronomer at UCLA, wrote: "Here's a timelapse of images over 2.5 hr from May from @keckobservatory of the supermassive black hole Sgr A*". Scientists are still analysing the data to confirm the exa...More..

Israel congratulates India for successfully placing Chandrayaan-2 in moon's orbit
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Israel congratulates India for successfully placing Chandrayaan-2 in moon's orbit

Sivan told reporters here. In 2008, Chandrayaan-1, India's first Moon mission, reached the designated orbit and circled the Moon more than 3,000 times, discovering water in the process, before it was lo...More..

Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Inserted Into Lunar Orbit: ISRO
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Inserted Into Lunar Orbit: ISRO

A successful landing will make India the fourth country after the United States, the erstwhile USSR, and China to land on the moon. The Indian space agency said the major activities include Earth-bound ...More..

Unsafe heat on the way as temperatures and humidity continue to rise!
by | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Unsafe heat on the way as temperatures and humidity continue to rise!

Tomorrow: Hot, humid, scattered storms. The hottest day is looking like Monday with the best chance for the longest stretch of dry time. Stay hydrated this afternoon and take care to avoid heat related healt...More..

Jupiter collided with a protoplanet early in its life say scientists
by | Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jupiter collided with a protoplanet early in its life say scientists

The collision theory would explain the oddities in Jupiter's gravitational measurements. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature , Details a variety of simulations demonstrating the way the ...More..

Warm and Humid Sunday, Showers and Storms Develop PM
by | Sunday, August 18, 2019

Warm and Humid Sunday, Showers and Storms Develop PM

Tuesday will be even hotter with an afternoon heat index from 100 to 110 degrees. There is a "marginal" risk of severe weather for most of us (except north of Milwaukee). As heat and humidity build through the ...More..

Australia faces pressure from Pacific nations to address climate change
by | Saturday, August 17, 2019

Australia faces pressure from Pacific nations to address climate change

But Sopoaga conceded that a climate statement and communique released in the early hours of Friday morning after 12 hours of tense negotiations fell short of expectations. "I am concerned about saving my people...More..

by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

‘Unprecedented’: Supermassive Black Hole at Our Galaxy’s Center Just Flashed Like Crazy

Supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) suddenly glowed way too brighter than its normal state in May earlier this year. It was probably even brighter before we started observing that night! Tuan Do o...More..

Perseids meteor shower to peak Monday night with stunning FIREBALL displays
by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Perseids meteor shower to peak Monday night with stunning FIREBALL displays

It's time to revisit one of the best meteor showers of the year , the Perseids. According to Roy, "the Perseid meteor shower is an annual event where the Earth is passing into the stream of a comet that ...More..

Asteroid Came Closer to the Earth than the Moon!!
by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Asteroid Came Closer to the Earth than the Moon!!

Simply observing the asteroid does not mean scientists are expecting a collision. Scientists revealed that this week, an asteroid referred to as as a "metropolis killer" got here nearer to the Earth than ...More..

States vow suit over endangered species rollback
by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

States vow suit over endangered species rollback

The weakening of the Acts protections is one of many moves by U.S. President Donald Trump, a Republican, to roll back existing regulations to hasten oil, gas and coal production, as well as grazing and logging ...More..

Our most reliable meteor shower
by | Monday, August 12, 2019

Our most reliable meteor shower

In case you aren't already aware, Perseids are an annual meteor shower that are known for being lush and attractive. As a result, the number of visible meteors streaking above our heads is expected to drop. T...More..

Meteor Shower To Take Center Stage At Long Island Beaches
by | Sunday, August 11, 2019

Meteor Shower To Take Center Stage At Long Island Beaches

The Perseids and Alpha Capricornids are now active, and early this week, a fireball meteor was visible streaking across the night sky over New England. A rate of 150 meteors per hour, for instance, means tw...More..

NASA's Hubble telescope just captured a breathtakingly vivid photo of Jupiter
by | Saturday, August 10, 2019

NASA's Hubble telescope just captured a breathtakingly vivid photo of Jupiter

One notable feature of the image is the vibrant color of the clouds moving towards the Great Red Spot . The colorful bands are created by differences in the thickness and height of the ammonia ice clouds a...More..

The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon: Here's What to Expect
by | Saturday, August 10, 2019

The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon: Here's What to Expect

Easily the most well known and popular meteor shower of the year is now in session. The Perseid meteor shower is back early next week, and it could bring quite the light show to our Rocky Mountain skies. ...More..

NOAA increases likelihood of above-normal Atlantic hurricane season
by | Friday, August 09, 2019

NOAA increases likelihood of above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

The university's August outlook continued to predict an average season, with 12 named storms , seven hurricanes and two major hurricanes. 'NOAA will continue to deliver the information that the public ...More..

Military satellite set for pre-dawn launch on Thursday in Florida
by | Friday, August 09, 2019

Military satellite set for pre-dawn launch on Thursday in Florida

Atlas V is one of two rockets operated by United Launch Alliance , formed in 2006 as a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing under the Air Force's National Security Space Launch program. The Cube...More..

McDonald's may have exaggerated how 'eco-friendly' their straws are
by | Thursday, August 08, 2019

McDonald's may have exaggerated how 'eco-friendly' their straws are

However, as revealed in an internal memo circulated by the Sun , McDonald's new paper straws are not actually recyclable. "We constantly work on new solutions, the straw of previous year to where you look at...More..

SpaceX Rocket Launch Of AMOS-17 Set For August 6, 2019
by | Wednesday, August 07, 2019

SpaceX Rocket Launch Of AMOS-17 Set For August 6, 2019

SpaceX opted to postpone the launch to exchange the suspect valve and carry out a second static fireplace take a look at on the booster. This is a clever way to drum up more business for SpaceX. The company...More..

Earth-like habitable planet discovered outside solar system
by | Sunday, August 04, 2019

Earth-like habitable planet discovered outside solar system

It's located 31 light years away from us, residing in the constellation Hydra. This diagram shows the layout of the GJ 357 system. "She gets about the same amount of stellar energy from its star as Mars i...More..

Distant 'heavy metal' gas planet is shaped like a football
by | Saturday, August 03, 2019

Distant 'heavy metal' gas planet is shaped like a football

This artist's illustration shows WASP-121b, a distant world that is losing magnesium and iron gas from its atmosphere. The Exoplanet catalogue number WASP-121b orbiting a sun in the constellation of the aft...More..

Erick Bringing Winds, Rain, Surf Even As It Weakens
by | Friday, August 02, 2019

Erick Bringing Winds, Rain, Surf Even As It Weakens

Daily operational briefings with federal, state, county and nongovernmental agencies continue to be held with the Governor's Office, Mayor Michael Victorino and National Weather Service. Fortunately, Erick is a...More..

Universal Orlando Announces New Epic Universe Theme Park
by | Thursday, August 01, 2019

Universal Orlando Announces New Epic Universe Theme Park

An opening date was not announced . Guests will reportedly be able to travel "beyond their wildest imagination" and into "beloved stories and through vibrant lands on adventures where the journey is as astou...More..

Tropical wave bringing moisture as it approaches Central Florida
by | Thursday, August 01, 2019

Tropical wave bringing moisture as it approaches Central Florida

That disturbance is forecast to move northwestward to northward during the next several days, producing locally heavy rainfall over portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Florida. The tropical wave ...More..

Can you see tonight's Black Super Moon from the UK?
by | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Can you see tonight's Black Super Moon from the UK?

The website says the black moon will happen at 11:12 p.m. on July 31, and they happen about every 2-3 years. If you live in the Western Hemisphere, the new moon occurring on July 31 at 11:13 p.m. Unfortunat...More..

An MIT Satellite Named TESS Just Discovered Three New Worlds
by | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An MIT Satellite Named TESS Just Discovered Three New Worlds

A red dwarf , or "M dwarf" in astronomical terms, is "the smallest, most abundant and longest-lived type of star in our galaxy", according to NASA . The newly discovered star system has something ours doesn't...More..

Delta Aquariid meteor shower: What you need to know
by | Monday, July 29, 2019

Delta Aquariid meteor shower: What you need to know

Both peak Monday night into Tuesday morning, according to the American Meteor Society . During the late night hours Monday, the Capricornids meteor shower will start out with 2 or 3 meteors per hour in the e...More..

Sonic Booms Across Central Florida After SpaceX Launch, Landing
by | Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sonic Booms Across Central Florida After SpaceX Launch, Landing

Jessica Jensen, SpaceX's Director of Dragon Mission Management, said: "We are still inspired by all of the Apollo missions and are excited to continue to work with NASA as they continue to explore the u...More..

White House to Seek 1 National Mileage Standard
by | Saturday, July 27, 2019

White House to Seek 1 National Mileage Standard

BMW , Ford , Honda and Volkswagen signed on to a plan to increase fuel economy 3.7% per year. A joint statement from the four automakers pointed to the need for regulatory certainty in striking the de...More..

NASA Has Invited Argentina's Space Agency To Join the Artemis Moon Mission
by | Saturday, July 27, 2019

NASA Has Invited Argentina's Space Agency To Join the Artemis Moon Mission

Half-a-century later, however, NASA's top brass has admitted Apollo's lunar landers are no longer adequate for modern lunar exploration. The news comes as work was finished on the Orion shuttle that will ...More..

Second orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed ISRO
by | Saturday, July 27, 2019

Second orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed ISRO

This week began with a bang as a major space milestone was achieved by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO ) in the form of Chandrayaan 2 . The Hyderabad unit has also designed, developed, manufactur...More..