First human to walk in space, Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, has died

Leonov was twice awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title. In 1975, he also took part in the historic Soyuz-Apollo spaceflight, which signalled the end of the Space Race. Leonov's modern-day successor, Oleg Kononenko, who was one of the two Rus... More..

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Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record
by | Saturday, October 12, 2019

Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record

That brings Saturn's total to 82 moons , with Jupiter lagging at 79. By contrast, Saturn's 20 new moons are minuscule, each barely 3 miles (5 kilometers) in diameter. Jupiter , the gas giant, the fifth plane...More..

NASA May Launch First Manned SpaceX Mission In First-Quarter Of 2020
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

NASA May Launch First Manned SpaceX Mission In First-Quarter Of 2020

SpaceX's Elon Musk and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine staged a public show of support for one another at the rocket company's headquarters Thursday, weeks after the two traded barbs over the closely ...More..

Invasive Snakehead Fish Spotted in Georgia for First Time
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Invasive Snakehead Fish Spotted in Georgia for First Time

Here's why - the snakehead devours everything in its path. "This unique adaptation and their ability to travel over land to new bodies of water by wiggling their bodies over the ground, gives the snakehead a ...More..

Two small meteor showers expected to peak Tuesday and Wednesday night
by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Two small meteor showers expected to peak Tuesday and Wednesday night

While this shower is generally less active than most, producing about 2 to 10 meteors per hour, it still provides a attractive sight for stargazers across the state. Although the moon will be waxing and 78%...More..

Saturn is now the planet with the most moons
by | Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Saturn is now the planet with the most moons

Monday's announcement came from the Minor Planet Center at the International Astronomical Union. "This kind of grouping of outer moons is also seen around Jupiter , indicating violent collisions occurred bet...More..

The Woman Behind the Image of the Black Hole
by | Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The Woman Behind the Image of the Black Hole

Inspired by her algorithm proposed in her graduate school work at MIT, researchers created three scripted code pipelines to piece together the picture. "Traditionally the way you make images in radio astronomy...More..

Astronauts Complete First Spacewalk in Series to Upgrade Station Batteries
by | Monday, October 07, 2019

Astronauts Complete First Spacewalk in Series to Upgrade Station Batteries

McClain initially volunteered to wear a larger spacesuit, but demurred after completing a spacewalk in a better-fitting suit. Koch conducted a spacewalk along with fellow astronaut Nick Hague instead of McCla...More..

Iowa Teacher Placed on Leave After Threatening Greta Thunberg in Facebook Comment
by | Monday, October 07, 2019

Iowa Teacher Placed on Leave After Threatening Greta Thunberg in Facebook Comment

During her recent speech in New York, Ms Thunberg criticised world leaders for not doing enough to tackle climate change . But he added: "But when someone is using children and teenagers in personal intere...More..

Indian landing module ready for touchdown on moon surface
by | Friday, October 04, 2019

Indian landing module ready for touchdown on moon surface

India's ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 will boldly go where no country has ever gone before - the moon's south polar region. "The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit...More..

Astronaut from Caribou conducting experiments on ISS
by | Friday, October 04, 2019

Astronaut from Caribou conducting experiments on ISS

On Sept. 25, Meir became the third Mainer, and first ME woman, to go into space when the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft carried her from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station . H...More..

Launchpad: Musk aims high in bids to reach Moon and Mars
by | Thursday, October 03, 2019

Launchpad: Musk aims high in bids to reach Moon and Mars

The new video shows inside the rocket's cargo hold. Musk also used the occasion, which also marked the seventeenth anniversary for SpaceX , to celebrate company milestones and update the world on the lates...More..

China Focus: China's upgraded lunar rover drives on moon's far side
by | Tuesday, October 01, 2019

China Focus: China's upgraded lunar rover drives on moon's far side

China launched a ground-breaking mission to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russian Federation, the Europe...More..

'Planet Nine' may actually be a black hole
by | Monday, September 30, 2019

'Planet Nine' may actually be a black hole

This is where the Planet Nine hypothesis comes in, describing a world about ten times more massive than the Earth , which exerts an influence on this handful of TNOs , thus explaining their peculiar clusterin...More..

Super Worm Moon Will Be Visible Tonight
by | Saturday, September 28, 2019

Super Worm Moon Will Be Visible Tonight

The picture shows the moon setting behind the Les Jumelles Mountains in Plambuit, Switzerland. The March 20 " Supermoon " vs the May 18 Full Moon . The Old Farmer's Almanac notes the Worm Moon was named aft...More..

Jalen Ramsey: My Trade Request Still Stands
by | Saturday, September 28, 2019

Jalen Ramsey: My Trade Request Still Stands

Ramsey become?" Ramsey, who has requested a trade, left the team Wednesday night to be with his family in Nashville, Tennessee. Will that hinder a potential deal for Ramsey in the coming weeks? "First of al...More..

NASA shares Chandrayaan 2 landing site images, says Vikram had hard landing
by | Saturday, September 28, 2019

NASA shares Chandrayaan 2 landing site images, says Vikram had hard landing

The American space agency said that the orbiter passed over the landing site on September 17 capturing high-resolution pictures of the region, but failed to locate or image the lander. The lander (named Vikram,...More..

Canadian youth gather en masse across Canada to demand drastic climate action
by | Saturday, September 28, 2019

Canadian youth gather en masse across Canada to demand drastic climate action

From St. John's to Tofino, B.C., and as far north as Inuvik in the Northwest Territories, marches are planned in at least 85 Canadian cities and towns, as part of the worldwide climate movement. We are lucky en...More..

NASA captures black hole destroying a star the size of the Sun
by | Friday, September 27, 2019

NASA captures black hole destroying a star the size of the Sun

This accretion disk is a relatively thin mass of gas infalling into the black hole; we see it in the particular shape shown above because gravity is bending light around the black hole. For the first time, ...More..

US EPA Blasts California Air Quality, Threatens to Withdraw Highway Funds
by | Thursday, September 26, 2019

US EPA Blasts California Air Quality, Threatens to Withdraw Highway Funds

The official said that notifying California was the first step in a plan to get more of the country in attainment with national standards, but the official could not say what other states the agency would be co...More..

NASA Hires Lockheed Martin to Build up to 12 Orion Spacecraft
by | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

NASA Hires Lockheed Martin to Build up to 12 Orion Spacecraft

NASA has committed to achieve this within the next five years with its Artemis mission project. "This is an exciting time as we finish the first-time production of the complex core stage that will provide th...More..

Chandrayaan 2 edges closer to moon's surface after completing second orbital manoeuvre
by | Monday, September 23, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 edges closer to moon's surface after completing second orbital manoeuvre

After four weeks of space travel, the craft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) said in a statement. "Whatever is humanly possible, has been...More..

Climate change will grab globe’s focus with summit, strikes
by | Sunday, September 22, 2019

Climate change will grab globe’s focus with summit, strikes

The meeting will follow a global protest Friday urging governments to take action against climate change, and a Youth Action Summit on Saturday. "It's bedtime in New York .so please share as many pictures as...More..

Students Across the World Walk Out of Classes in Global Climate Strike
by | Saturday, September 21, 2019

Students Across the World Walk Out of Classes in Global Climate Strike

New York City's 1.1 million public school students were given official permission to skip out on classes for the day, though they do need parental consent to do so. GMA: Tell us about a time during your tour wh...More..

Chandrayaan-2: Countdown begins... last hope for ISRO
by | Friday, September 20, 2019

Chandrayaan-2: Countdown begins... last hope for ISRO

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)*, which is operated by USA's NASA flew over the lander's site on the Moon and attempted to capture photographs of it on September 17. If the scientists of ISRO could not s...More..

Global climate rally taking place in Huntsville
by | Friday, September 20, 2019

Global climate rally taking place in Huntsville

In an interview with one of the activists, she highlighted that this network is a non-violent Lebanese movement who organizes climate-related activities and strikes despite having limited funds. The goal of t...More..

Amazon's order of 100,000 Rivian vans signals the automaker is ‘for real’
by | Friday, September 20, 2019

Amazon's order of 100,000 Rivian vans signals the automaker is ‘for real’

Rivian added that when the fleet is fully deployed, it will save 4 million metric tons of Carbon dioxide a year. The group organizing the employee walkout, Amazon Employees for Climate Change , has been pre...More..

About 13,000 houses damaged in Bahamas Hurricane: Red Cross
by | Thursday, September 19, 2019

About 13,000 houses damaged in Bahamas Hurricane: Red Cross

And you're sitting in the dark, and if you're someplace low - you know, we're seeing videos that people are sending via WhatsApp all around and some of them being forwarded on to us of people with water already...More..

Trump Administration 'REVOKES' California's Authority to Regulate Car Emissions
by | Thursday, September 19, 2019

Trump Administration 'REVOKES' California's Authority to Regulate Car Emissions

Trump's Justice Department recently opened an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four major automakers for tougher pollution and related mileage requirements than those sought by t...More..

UP's Rajnikant won't come down to earth unless ISRO 'recovers' Vikram
by | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

UP's Rajnikant won't come down to earth unless ISRO 'recovers' Vikram

A successful soft landing on moon would have made India the fourth country to place a spacecraft on the lunar surface after the then USSR, the USA and China. The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which is safe in its orbi...More..

Sen. Gardner cheers Trump administration decision to drop water protection rule
by | Friday, September 13, 2019

Sen. Gardner cheers Trump administration decision to drop water protection rule

Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation , said the 2015 rule had generated a greater sense of urgency among its membership than any other issue. For more than 46 years, the Clean Wat...More..

Tropical wave in Bahamas could develop in Gulf of Mexico
by | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tropical wave in Bahamas could develop in Gulf of Mexico

The NHC sees just a 20% chance it develops into a tropical cyclone in the coming five days. Another area of low pressure near the Lesser Antilles could develop but upper-level winds are likely to prevent that...More..

Scientists Find Proof Of Massive Killer Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs
by | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Scientists Find Proof Of Massive Killer Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs

Several hours later, the hole had filled to 80 meters and after a day, the material swept in by the tsunami deposited sand, gravel and bits of charcoal, according to the paper's abstract published in the P...More..

Isro confirms orbiter located Vikram lander
by | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Isro confirms orbiter located Vikram lander

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, Mk III-M1, blasts off carrying Chandrayaan-2 from the Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, India, July 22, 2019. "The official account of ISRO on all socia...More..

A rare full Harvest Moon expected for this coming Friday the 13th
by | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A rare full Harvest Moon expected for this coming Friday the 13th

The harvest moon falls right between two new moon supermoons - when the full moon appears to be larger than usual because it's somewhat closer to Earth. While most moons rise approximately 50 minutes after su...More..