Science

China’s moon rover prepares for a rough ride on the dark side

China’s moon rover prepares for a rough ride on the dark side Because the far side faces away from Earth, it is also shielded from radio transmissions - making it the ideal place from where to study the universe. In a press release, CNSA said their Chang'e 4 mission was a success, and thanked "significant worldwide cooperation", for their major space milestone. [Full Article...]

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists Fast radio bursts , also known as FRBs , are powerful spikes of radio emissions that emanate from galaxies beyond our own Milky Way and last for mere milliseconds. Repeating FRBs are even more rare, with the first, labeled FRB 112102 , detected in 2007 following a review of telescope data that had been collected in 2001. [Full Article...]

Second Mysterious Fast Radio Burst Detected From Outer Space

Second Mysterious Fast Radio Burst Detected From Outer Space These are fast radio bursts , some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astronomy. They last less than a millisecond before they disappear, according to National Geographic . Stairs credits the discoveries to an "amazing team" of post-doctoral researchers and is confident more findings are on the horizon. "Until now, there was only one known repeating FRB ". [Full Article...]

Chinese began to gather data from the invisible side of the Moon

Chinese began to gather data from the invisible side of the Moon The collection of data from the invisible side of the moon began with the Jadehase 2 robotic vehicle, the vehicle carried by the Chinese satellite Chang'e 4 , which for some hours has been laid on the moon side that we cannot see. In Chinese folklore, Yutu is the white pet rabbit of Chang'e, the moon goddess who lent her name to the Chinese lunar mission. It is popularly called the "dark side" be... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu calls Brazil a new ally as Bolsonaro plans embassy move

Netanyahu calls Brazil a new ally as Bolsonaro plans embassy move The decision to send in troops was taken by Bolsonaro's new justice minister, Sergio Moro, a former high-profile judge who oversaw Brazil's biggest corruption probe, called Car Wash. Bolsonaro said he was "concerned" about the participation of the Russian Air Force in military drills in Venezuela in early December. On Friday, asked by journalists in Brasilia about his openness to hosting a U... [Full Article...]

Chinese craft lands on dark side of the moon

Chinese craft lands on dark side of the moon Now, being recognized as a galactic pioneer is once again part of China's national ambitions. China also wants to strengthen its position as a regional and global power. The six-wheeled spacecraft will help scientists study the Moon's mysterious "dark side", how its surface interacts with solar wind, and perhaps the process behind the formation of lunar water. [Full Article...]

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman'

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman' The first detailed images beamed back from the U.S. agency's New Horizons mission allowed scientists to confidently determine the body was formed when two spheres, or "lobes", slowly gravitated towards each other until they stuck together - a major scientific discovery. [Full Article...]

China lands world’s first probe on far side of moon

China lands world’s first probe on far side of moon A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon , state media said. China's Chang'e 4 spacecraft has touched down on the Moon , state media reports , making it the first-ever probe to set down on the far side of Earth's natural satellite. [Full Article...]

Government Shutdown Forcing Closures at Joshua Tree National Park

Government Shutdown Forcing Closures at Joshua Tree National Park But for other national parks, its a different story. President Trump has said he's "ready" to negotiate over the government shutdown , but until then, it looks like national parks are becoming a Wild West of trash and feces. According to the National Park Service, the Joshua Tree will remain accessible but visitors will have to enter at their own risk as the area isn't fully staffed. [Full Article...]

Ultima Thule already looks weird in first image

Ultima Thule already looks weird in first image At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which built and operates the spacecraft, scientists will count down to the moment of New Horizons' closest approach, at 12:33 a.m. A visualization of the New Horizons spacecraft flying by Ultima Thule on New Year's Day. An image of Thule, sent overnight and barely more detailed than previous images, deepens the mystery of whethe... [Full Article...]

Spacecraft heads for world beyond Pluto

Spacecraft heads for world beyond Pluto New Horizons , which is best known for its unbelievable photos of Pluto in 2015, will mark a new beginning as it is heading towards a new adventure. Having long passed this distant planet, New Horizons has ventured into the Kuiper Belt looking for its next target. [Full Article...]

Trump Proposal Would Allow Power Plants To Pollute More

Trump Proposal Would Allow Power Plants To Pollute More The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to change the way the government calculates benefits of restricting mercury emissions from coal plants. The Obama administration found up to $6 million annually in health benefits directly from curbing mercury. Mercury exposure is linked to developmental disorders and respiratory illnesses. [Full Article...]

Winter weather hitting areas of Nebraska

Winter weather hitting areas of Nebraska In Mankato, snow is expected to begin falling mainly after noon on Wednesday . The rain, and snow to the north, will move into the Ohio Valley and reach north to New England overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Statewide, northwest winds are expected to gust in excess of 30 miles per hour. According to Edwards' forecast , the heaviest snowfall will affect central Nebraska as the storm m... [Full Article...]

Delhi records season's worst air quality ahead of Diwali

Delhi records season's worst air quality ahead of Diwali According to the SAFAR, the overall air quality over Delhi is "very poor". Delhi's overall air quality index on Monday was recorded at 434, which falls in the "severe" category, a drastic decline from Sunday's "moderate" level at 171. The low wind speed and a drop in mercury prevented the dispersal of particulate matters. The index was 5500 sqm/second Wednesday, the IITM said. Any further im... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk's SpaceX Conducts first Mission for US Military

Elon Musk's SpaceX Conducts first Mission for US Military SpaceX , along with Boeing, has a contract to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station as part of what's known as the Commercial Crew programme with Nasa, but the timeline for the first flights has slipped repeatedly. Air Force and Lockheed Martin engineers are controlling GPS III SV01's launch and checkout test using elements of the GPS Next Generation Operational Control Sy... [Full Article...]

Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back

Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back The 1968 Apollo 8 mission was crucial in the race to get a man on the moon. Scrambling for a roll of colour film, to capture this awesome view, Anders snapped the now famous " Earthrise " picture. Lovell broke the nervous silence as the ship reappeared: "Please be informed there is a Santa Claus". "Yes, I'm looking for one", Lovell said. Lovell bought the coat for his wife and arranged its fan... [Full Article...]

First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts

First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts However our LGBTQ community celebrates the shortest day & longest night, whether alone or with family & friends in the northern hemisphere just remember that the southern hemisphere is basking in sunshine & enjoying the first day of summer. [Full Article...]

Today is the shortest day of the year

Today is the shortest day of the year Today, on December 21, the sun will rise around 7:54 a.m. and set at 4:20 p.m.in Seattle, marking the shortest day of the year. When exactly does it occur? The moon, called the Cold Moon, arrives December 22nd, and it's the first time in eight years a full moon has coincided with the winter solstice . [Full Article...]

Winter solstice weekend will shine with a rare moon event

Winter solstice weekend will shine with a rare moon event On the solstice, the sun is set to rise at 8:09 a.m. local time at Stonehenge , and by then the visitors to the monument will be at the giant circle of mysterious stones. There's also a meteor shower. The Ursids meteor shower should be visible in the mid-Northern Hemisphere, according to the American Meteor Society . [Full Article...]

Mysterious Lights Seen In Skies Across Northern California

Mysterious Lights Seen In Skies Across Northern California We're just minutes away from the Delta IV heavy rocket launch that set to lift off at 5:49 p.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to the United Launch Alliance. Oftentimes when a meteor burns through Earth's atmosphere it produces a bright flash and little else, but in this particular case a wispy cloud was produced in its wake. [Full Article...]


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