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Russian Capsule Carrying Humanoid Robot Fails to Dock at Space Station

Russian Capsule Carrying Humanoid Robot Fails to Dock at Space Station The problem, Russian flight controllers said, appears to be a problem with the Kurs automated docking system on the ISS , and not a problem with the Soyuz spacecraft itself. "Let's go. Let's go", the robotic was heard saying throughout launch, repeating the well-known phrase utilized by first man in house Yuri Gagarin. It stands around one meter and 80 centimeters tall and weighs 160 kilogram... [Full Article...]

Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression

Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression If it becomes a tropical storm, it would be called "Dorian". The other system is over South Florida and will not organize until it moves east of Florida over the Atlantic sometime late Sunday. However, this storm is still a little young in its development to talk specifics about impacts. Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent. [Full Article...]

India's moon mission placed in lunar orbit

India's moon mission placed in lunar orbit All spacecraft parameters of the spacecraft are normal, ISRO said in a statement. India's most ambitious space mission to date, Chandrayaan 2 had lifted off from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 22. India's Chandrayaan-2 mission is making moves to get to the moon: The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday during a challenging insertion mane... [Full Article...]

Pence: US Space Command Will Launch Next Week

Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Raymond, a graduate of Clemson University, is now the commander of Air Force Space Command headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. While officials praised the launch of Space Command, they also further pushed the larger idea of a new armed service, Space Force , during the meeting. [Full Article...]

A few muggy, unsettled days before a nice stretch

A few muggy, unsettled days before a nice stretch Tuesday will be the hottest day of the week with unsafe heat levels expected. And with a substantial heat index value today and tomorrow , the National Weather Service at State College warns the risk of heat stress and heat-related illnesses is on the rise. [Full Article...]

Australian PM refuses to commit to Pacific climate pledge

Australian PM refuses to commit to Pacific climate pledge Mr Morrison responded: "I'm accountable to the Australian people, that's who I'm accountable for". The delegation is seeking to enhance ties with other nations in the Pacific region through multilateral programs at the forum, which is now in its 27th year, the ministry said. [Full Article...]

DeMarcus Cousins' ACL Injury Sparks Sad Reaction From NBA Players

DeMarcus Cousins' ACL Injury Sparks Sad Reaction From NBA Players UPDATE: Shams Charania reports Cousins has suffered a torn ACL . In an injury-shortened regular season with the Golden State Warriors , he averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 blocks in fewer than 26 minutes per game. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth's orbit, enters lunar trajectory

Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth's orbit, enters lunar trajectory The agency claimed the spacecraft crew is in good health and all systems on board the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft are performing normally. The good news comes several days after the last update we heard from the agency: that the fifth and final Earth-bound orbit-raising of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft was completed on 6 August. [Full Article...]

Greta Thunberg sets sail for NY on a zero emissions yacht

Greta Thunberg sets sail for NY on a zero emissions yacht The 60-foot (18-meter) yacht is skippered by Pierre Casiraghi, vice president of the Monaco Yacht Club and a member of the principality's ruling family, and German round-the-world sailor Boris Herrmann. "I will just have to see, get on the boat and see what happens, and that is also very exciting". "We create an worldwide opinion and movement so that people stand together and put pressure on the... [Full Article...]

How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight Firework-like displays will litter the skies as a cloud of dusty debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle comes crashing (and burning) towards our atmosphere. ET Monday. When is the best time to watch? Bring along a reclining chair. While the Perseid shower is one which has the best visibility given it takes place in August and this is when the summer skies are clear, but this year the event i... [Full Article...]

Annual Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight over Ottawa

Annual Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight over Ottawa If you're not a night owl, some meteors may be visible earlier, around 9 p.m. Monday, but not as many. If skies are clear, the Perseid meteor shower should be visible from around midnight until 5.30am. NASA scientists advise that although they can be seen any time after 10 p.m., the best time to spot a flurry of meteors will be during the darkest part of the night, in the early hours before da... [Full Article...]

UN Says Meat Production Destroys Land and Water Sources

UN Says Meat Production Destroys Land and Water Sources Here's Valerie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of one of the IPCC's working groups. But the IPCC also laid out an optimistic scenario with farmers growing enough food for everybody on existing land, doing it more efficiently with lower greenhouse emissions. [Full Article...]

NASA satellite locates possibly habitable super-Earth 31 light years away

NASA satellite locates possibly habitable super-Earth 31 light years away If made of rock, this planet may be around twice Earth's size. GJ 357 is a small M-type dwarf star, which is 40 percent cooler than the sun. Just 31 light-years away, one of the closest worlds ever detected could harbour liquid water on its surface. [Full Article...]

Universal Orlando Announces New Theme Park: Universal's Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Announces New Theme Park: Universal's Epic Universe It opened its third park, Volcano Bay, in 2017. The secretive nature of the new park is "because of competitive pressure", Universal Parks & Resorts CEO Tom Williams said at a news conference with Florida Gov. Now, we know they were planning to announce Universal's Epic Universe . Universal previously bought the land near the Orange County Convention Center from Lockheed Martin in 1998 bu... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Erick Upgraded To Hurricane, Tropical Storm Flossie Not Far Behind

Tropical Storm Erick Upgraded To Hurricane, Tropical Storm Flossie Not Far Behind According to the NWS, Hurricane Erick will weaken as it approaches the island State from the east, however, wet conditions will spread from east to west across all the islands from tomorrow into the weekend. The hurricane is moving west northwest near 15mph (24kph) and is expected to continue on this path until Friday. The Category 1 storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

NASA celebrates 'hat trick' discovery of new planets orbiting nearby star

NASA celebrates 'hat trick' discovery of new planets orbiting nearby star An illustration of the TOI-270 system, located about 73 light-years away in the southern constellation Pictor. That uninhabitable world was the only one around this star spotted by TESS, which scans the skies looking for dips in a star's light that might indicate that a planet is passing, or transiting, in front of it. [Full Article...]

A black moon is coming tonight: Here’s what that means

A black moon is coming tonight: Here’s what that means This New Moon will be hard to see with the human eye due to the sun's glare. Astronomy nerds, listen up: The black moon is upon us. There appear to be several definitions . It travels across the sky with the sun during the day. To actually see this black supermoon, however, would require special equipment and significant skywatching experience, but it does offer remarkably dark skies to see... [Full Article...]

No, you can't watch Netflix while driving your Tesla

No, you can't watch Netflix while driving your Tesla The in-car displays built into Tesla vehicles have multiple purposes including providing navigation, entertainment, a " dog mode ", and games. Of course, most of us would imagine making our way through the slow traffic watching our favorite Netflix series but that is not the case as these features can only be used when the auto is at a stop. [Full Article...]

Two meteor showers to peak overnight Monday: American Meteor Society

Two meteor showers to peak overnight Monday: American Meteor Society And the good news is the Moon's glowing face is slowly shrinking away towards the darkened New Moon, leaving the skies nearly pitch-black for meteor-hunting. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower. A combination of 20 to 25 meteors will be visible per hour as long as the clouds don't interfere with viewing conditions, accordin... [Full Article...]

India's Moon spacecraft performs second orbit-raising manoeuvre

India's Moon spacecraft performs second orbit-raising manoeuvre The next manoeuvre is scheduled on July 29 between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm. An hour before the launch , a technical snag was observed. Over the next few days, mission controllers will use Chandrayaan-2's onboard propulsion system to perform a series of orbital adjustments. [Full Article...]


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