See Super Worm Moon tonight

Other names for March's full moon are Crust Moon and Lenten Moon. But the Moon will be within 90 percent of perigee tonight, meaning it will officially be classed as a Supermoon . However, a full moon may not necessarily be a supermoon bec... More..

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Stranded by coronavirus, cruise passengers eager to land in Oakland
by | Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Stranded by coronavirus, cruise passengers eager to land in Oakland

As a boat puttered close to the ship, she could hear people on their balconies yelling "Bring us pizza!" and asking for DoorDash (the food delivery service). The Regal Princess cruise ship finally pulled into...More..

Government charters plane to bring home Canadians aboard Grand Princess
by | Monday, March 09, 2020

Government charters plane to bring home Canadians aboard Grand Princess

A man in his 40s from the Edmonton area was confirmed on Sunday as having contracted COVID-19. There are now more than 100,000 cases worldwide, with the largest group still in China. "Depending on where they'...More..

by | Monday, March 09, 2020

US Student Wins Contest, Officially Names NASA’s Mars Rover ‘Perseverance’

Alex said he wasn't nervous as he read his essay onstage and told fellow students and NASA TV viewers that a trip two years ago to Space Camp in Alabama fueled his interest in space. "While many on our team w...More..

European Union aiming for zero emissions by 2050
by | Sunday, March 08, 2020

European Union aiming for zero emissions by 2050

In order to establish a common trajectory and impose revised objectives on the Member States every five years from 2023, the commission plans to adopt legally binding legislation that can enter into force if th...More..

Large asteroid’s near-Earth flyby expected to occur in April
by | Sunday, March 08, 2020

Large asteroid’s near-Earth flyby expected to occur in April

The asteroid called 52768 (OR2 of 1998) was first discovered in 1998. The Post notes that 1998 OR2 will pass by at a distance within 3,908,791 miles of Earth, and a speed of 19,461 miles per hour. Astronome...More..

EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to use against coronavirus
by | Sunday, March 08, 2020

EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to use against coronavirus

The ABC News story also notes the EPA does not review other household products, such as vinegar, or whether they're effective against viruses and bacteria. The products approved to fight against the virus wer...More..

SpaceX plans to send tourists to International Space Station
by | Sunday, March 08, 2020

SpaceX plans to send tourists to International Space Station

SpaceX will use their Crew Dragon capsule to bring three tourists and a staff member of Axiom, to ensure that there are no disturbances to the NASA crew, to the orbiting lab. It is not yet clear how much eac...More..

'Alarming': Tropical Forests In Shift From Carbon Sponge To Carbon Source
by | Sunday, March 08, 2020

'Alarming': Tropical Forests In Shift From Carbon Sponge To Carbon Source

The decline of tropical forests as long-term vaults for carbon dioxide is a momentous change in how Earth systems cope with humanity's penchant for turning carbon-rich minerals into atmospheric gas. As a resu...More..

SpaceX to Send 3 Tourists to the International Space Station Next Year
by | Saturday, March 07, 2020

SpaceX to Send 3 Tourists to the International Space Station Next Year

Apart from SpaceX and Axiom , the Richard Branson owned Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin are also planning to offer similar trips . "What an fantastic live view all the way to touchdown". The doc...More..

SpaceX deal with Texas company heralds possible tourist trips to space station
by | Saturday, March 07, 2020

SpaceX deal with Texas company heralds possible tourist trips to space station

Axiom Space , a private U.S. space station manufacturer and service provider from Houston , announced the signing of a contract with SpaceX. Although the company has various spaceflight contracts with NAS...More..

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster narrowly miss its mark
by | Friday, March 06, 2020

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster narrowly miss its mark

Upon returning to Earth, both side boosters successfully landed themselves at the SpaceX launch center, touching down safely on their respective landing pads. After pushing the rocket out of the thick lower atm...More..

Winter's Biggest and Brightest Supermoon Will Light Up The Sky Next Week
by | Friday, March 06, 2020

Winter's Biggest and Brightest Supermoon Will Light Up The Sky Next Week

In other words, any full moon or new moon that comes to within 224,865 miles or 361,885 km (or less) of our planet, as measured from the centers of the moon and Earth, can be called a supermoon, according to ...More..

NASA is hiring astronauts for its trip to the moon in 2024
by | Friday, March 06, 2020

NASA is hiring astronauts for its trip to the moon in 2024

The U.S. space agency is expected to select its final astronaut candidates by mid-2021. Requirements include a master's degree in a STEM field , passing a physical exam, USA citizenship and two years of work...More..

NASA awards long-term Orion production contract to Lockheed Martin
by | Friday, March 06, 2020

NASA awards long-term Orion production contract to Lockheed Martin

The announcement came out of the NASA Headquarters at a ceremony that was held in Washington. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the Orion program, which is managed by NASA's Johnson Space Cen...More..

by | Friday, March 06, 2020

NASA Warns Of 144-Foot Asteroid Approaching Earth This Week

The largest even asteroid is 3122 Florence (1981 ET3), which flew by but missed colliding with Earth on September 1, 2017. The last thing you want to hear if you're already anxious about the likelihood of a...More..

by | Friday, March 06, 2020

Asteroid Bigger Than Burj Khalifa to Fly By Earth on April 29

Closely following 2018 RF6 is an asteroid known as 2020 CA3 . NASA has detected a large asteroid nearly the size of Mount Everest moving rapidly towards Earth. An illustration shows a rocket approaching an...More..

Half of World’s Beaches will disappear due to Climate Crisis
by | Thursday, March 05, 2020

Half of World’s Beaches will disappear due to Climate Crisis

As a part of the Paris Climate Settlement, which nearly 200 nations signed, together with China , the lengthy-time period objective is to restrict the rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The UN's science advisory gro...More..

NASA Curiosity Rover Shares High-Resolution Mars Panorama You've Never Seen Before
by | Thursday, March 05, 2020

NASA Curiosity Rover Shares High-Resolution Mars Panorama You've Never Seen Before

NASA'S Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has studied the Red Planet's atmosphere and terrain from orbit since 2006. The event will also be streamed live on Facebook , Ustream , YouTube , Twitter and the NASA we...More..

Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire QIAGEN NV
by | Thursday, March 05, 2020

Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire QIAGEN NV

The company is a leading supplier of products used in advanced testing, for the preparation of blood and tissue samples. This genetic testing plays a vital role in research activities as well as the treatment o...More..

NASA is hiring astronauts for upcoming space missions: Here are the details
by | Wednesday, March 04, 2020

NASA is hiring astronauts for upcoming space missions: Here are the details

Aspiring explorers dreaming of touring the Moon or traversing Mars have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 31, to apply . The contest for US children from kindergarten to Grade 12, which began on Aug 28, ...More..

Earth Snags A 'Mini-Moon' As Asteroid Is Ensnared In Orbit
by | Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Earth Snags A 'Mini-Moon' As Asteroid Is Ensnared In Orbit

In an article published in The Conversation on Thursday, David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences at The Open University in Britain explained that the so-called "mini-moons" like this one come and go, ...More..

SpaceX super-rocket prototype blows up during test
by | Tuesday, March 03, 2020

SpaceX super-rocket prototype blows up during test

Before the test, Musk said the nitrogen trial was a dress rehearsal for loading up the Starship with methane and liquid oxygen but the company hasn't said what Friday's failure will do to the test schedule. T...More..

NY residents push back against new plastic ban
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

NY residents push back against new plastic ban

The new state law requires large retailers to take back all types of film plastic for recycling, including single-use plastic bags to any participating store for recycling. "We started with a two-store pilot be...More..

Astronomers find the most powerful explosion in the universe
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

Astronomers find the most powerful explosion in the universe

The outburst of energy happened slowly, likely taking place over hundreds of millions of years, and is no longer exploding. Apparently, the Big Bang is what they're all doing here. "In some ways, this blast i...More..

Greta Thunberg climate strike
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Greta Thunberg climate strike

At a rally in Bristol today, the 17 year old made an impassioned speech, highlighting the need for the younger generation to be the "adults in the room", to thousands of protestors gathered on College Green, be...More..

Cannibalism Among Polar Bears Is On The Rise, Scientist Says
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Cannibalism Among Polar Bears Is On The Rise, Scientist Says

Polar bears lose their food sources in the Arctic due to ice melting. Speaking at a conference in St Petersburg , Ilya Mordvintsev, a senior researcher at Moscow's Severtsov Institute of Problems of Ecology ...More..

Is Rio Tinto still a Buy following its full-year results?
by | Saturday, February 29, 2020

Is Rio Tinto still a Buy following its full-year results?

But after rival BHP committed tackling Scope 3 emissions a couple months later, Rio Tinto changed tack, striking a deal with its biggest iron ore customer, Baowu Steel Group, to explore new methods of red...More..

Potentially habitable exoplanet could broaden search for life beyond Earth
by | Saturday, February 29, 2020

Potentially habitable exoplanet could broaden search for life beyond Earth

Last year, astronomers detected clouds of liquid water in the planet's hydrogen-rich atmosphere , a first for such a small planet. It is one of hundreds of super-Earths-planets with a mass between Earth and ...More..

NASA's InSight helps decode Martian weather
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

NASA's InSight helps decode Martian weather

The seismic data acquired over 235 Martian days showed 174 seismic events or marsquakes . They say the high-frequency events that were recorded seem quite similar to those that the Apollo mission measured on t...More..

Coronavirus death toll reaches 56
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Coronavirus death toll reaches 56

Its spread has come amid China's busiest travel period of the year, when millions crisscross the country or head overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday. "This is the first presumptive confirmed case", said Wil...More..

NASA satellite photos show Antarctica melting in record-setting February heatwave
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

NASA satellite photos show Antarctica melting in record-setting February heatwave

It beat out the former record of 17.5°C, from 24 March 2015. Remarkable before-and-after satellite images from NASA show how much ice melted on Antarctica's Eagle Island over a 9-day heatwave earlier this...More..

China bans wildlife trade, consumption
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

China bans wildlife trade, consumption

At the same time, China decided on Monday to postpone its annual session of Parliament starting from March 5 due to the deadly corona virus. China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ...More..

Astronomers discover mini-moon in Earth orbit
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Astronomers discover mini-moon in Earth orbit

Mini moons are formally known as Temporary Captured Orbiters (TCO)-objects that are now looping the planet, but will eventually shove off and resume their trip around the sun. Well, they do; but majority don't...More..

Scientists find 'first-ever animal' that doesn't need oxygen to live
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Scientists find 'first-ever animal' that doesn't need oxygen to live

A jellyfish-like parasite is the first ever animal discovered that lives without oxygen and it could shed light on how alien life could exist on other planets. While assembling the Henneguya genome, Huchon ...More..