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Chandrayaan-2 ready to land on moon

Chandrayaan-2 ready to land on moon The second de-orbiting manoeuvre will be carried out on September 4, between 3:30 PM-4:30 PM IST, before Chandryaan-2 makes its landing on the Moon, which it is scheduled for September 7. During the separation, the Lander also acquired nearly the same orbit of the mother-craft. The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22 and is expected to land on September... [Full Article...]

Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2: ISRO

Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2: ISRO Chandrayaan 2's lunar lander, Vikram , has successfully detached itself from the spacecraft and is on its way to the Moon's South Pole after a month of flying through space. The mission comprises of three parts, the orbiting spacecraft, the lander, and a rover called Pragyan . Launch took place July 22 at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre atop of a GSLV Mk 3 launch vehicle, with five orbit r... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration to Ease Obama-Era Methane Rules

Trump Administration to Ease Obama-Era Methane Rules The new rules follow the president's directive to lift regulations on the energy sector in favor of expanding oil and natural gas production. Trump administration officials, and the president himself, have gleefully touted the White House's success in ramping up American production of methane-emitting natural gas, which Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg infamously described as... [Full Article...]

Scientists downgraded the Outlook for the Great Barrier reef

Scientists downgraded the Outlook for the Great Barrier reef As CBSNews.com's Sophie Lewis reported , the Great Barrier Reef - which stretches for more than 1,400 miles off the coast of Australia - has gone through four mass bleaching events due to above-average sea temperatures, in 1998, 2002, 2016 and 2017. [Full Article...]

Spring Equinox… Day and night not so equal

Spring Equinox… Day and night not so equal The equinox occurs at 5:58pm EDT and that's the precise minute the sun is directly over earth's equator. 21st full moon will be the first full moon of spring in the Northern Hemisphere (and the first full moon of autumn for the Southern Hemisphere). [Full Article...]

McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of Dorian

McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of Dorian Areas of the Northern Bahamas could spend an extended period within Dorian's eyewall, the National Hurricane Center said , subjecting them to extended bouts of punishing wind, rain totals above 24 inches and storm surge 10-15 feet above normal levels. [Full Article...]

Northern lights may be visible in New England this weekend

Northern lights may be visible in New England this weekend FOX6 Weather Experts say there may be some lingering clouds Sunday morning. There is a better-than-average chance that people in Montana will have a chance to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on Saturday and into Sunday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says northern states like Vermont and NY will be able to see the aurora borealis this weekend. [Full Article...]

Could Hurricane Dorian make it into the Gulf?

Could Hurricane Dorian make it into the Gulf? Should Dorian turn east of Florida then turn back north, the Midlands could experience a hurricane, according to Liscinsky. As of late Thursday morning, Dorian was centred about 220 miles (355 kilometres) northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, its winds blowing at 85 mph (140 kph) as it moved northwest at 13 mph (20 kph). [Full Article...]

Hurricane Dorian heads toward Puerto Rico

Hurricane Dorian heads toward Puerto Rico Once Tropical Storm Dorian is done potentially thrashing Puerto Rico, southeastern USA states could get lashed on Labor Day weekend. By late Tuesday morning, the storm was located about 60 miles (95 km) west-northwest of St. Dorian caused an islandwide blackout in St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and scattered power outages in St. Croix, government spokesman Richard Motta... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Dorian: Florida declares state of emergency as it waits storm's arrival

Hurricane Dorian: Florida declares state of emergency as it waits storm's arrival As of 5 am, The National Hurricane Center says Dorian is about 150 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico and has top sustained winds near 85 mph. As of 11 a.m. Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017, expected the storm to exacerbate the existing damage to infrastructure, but the island was largely spared . [Full Article...]

Giant object floating towards Australia

Giant object floating towards Australia There are millions of pieces of rock and each is a potential vehicle that offers a ride to small marine organisms such as algae, snails, barnacles and corals. "Reefs will be gone unless we tackle anthropogenic heating", Hughes wrote on Twitter, about atmospheric warming attributable to human actions comparable to burning fossil fuels. [Full Article...]

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record Amazon nations, excluding Venezuela, will meet in September "to come up with our own unified strategy for preserving the environment, and also for exploration sustainable in our region", Bolsonaro said after meeting Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Brasilia , the Brazilian capital. [Full Article...]

The feud between the Brazilian and French leaders just turned ugly

The feud between the Brazilian and French leaders just turned ugly Brazil would have to agree to any reforestation plan, as would indigenous communities living in the world's biggest rainforest. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his country would send a water bomber plane to fight the Amazon blazes and contribute some $15 million to the effort. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan 2`s Terrain Mapping Camera-2 shoots photos of Moon`s surface

Chandrayaan 2`s Terrain Mapping Camera-2 shoots photos of Moon`s surface They capture a range of notable lunar landmarks, including the Sommerfeld, Jackson, Mach, Korolev and Mitra craters and the north pole region. ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission was launched atop the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) on July 22nd, 2019. [Full Article...]

Amazon fires: G7 countries pledge funds to fight record blazes

Amazon fires: G7 countries pledge funds to fight record blazes The Brazilian military operations came after widespread criticism of Bolsonaro's handling of the crisis. "Look, does anyone help anyone. without something in return?" Bolsonaro has rejected what he calls foreign interference in domestic affairs in Brazil, where vast tracts of the Amazon rainforest are ablaze in what is known as the burning season. [Full Article...]

William and Kate shock passengers on £73 budget flight, upstage Meghan, Harry

William and Kate shock passengers on £73 budget flight, upstage Meghan, Harry A source told The Sun the couple, who welcomed their first child together in May , have found the flawless nanny, and the 38-year-old Duchess is very happy with the choice. Sir Elton reacted to the criticism by revealing that he had paid for their jet travel to his property - and that he'd also paid to offset the carbon pollution associated with the trip. [Full Article...]

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...]


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