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NASA orders six more Orion spacecraft for deep-space missions

NASA orders six more Orion spacecraft for deep-space missions OPOC commits NASA to a decade-long contract that will span several presidencies. That may be all that matters to the space agency at the moment, especially with the deadline for a crewed Moon mission rapidly approaching. With NASA's accelerated return to the Moon , Johnson Space Center now is managing more major human spaceflight programs than ever before. Notice how the Orion spacecraft... [Full Article...]

Trump Unexpectedly Shows Up at UN Climate Summit After Criticism

Trump Unexpectedly Shows Up at UN Climate Summit After Criticism What did Greta Thunberg say? Mohamed Adow, who leads climate change work at worldwide charity Christian Aid, believes Africa is already suffering the damaging effects of global warming. Although almost every nation on the planet, including the United States, promised to reduce their net greenhouse gas emissions when they signed the Paris Agreement , climate scientists warn that the cumulative... [Full Article...]

London students to take part in global climate strike on Friday

London students to take part in global climate strike on Friday Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in Australia's largest city, Sydney , and the national capital, Canberra. Some held home-made placards with slogans including "Don't be a fossil fool" and "Make our planet Greta again", in a reference Thunberg. "When a government wilfully abrogates its responsibility to protect its citizens from harm and ... [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO examines cause of communication failure with lander Vikram

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO examines cause of communication failure with lander Vikram According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the lander Vikram and rover Pragyaan were supposed to be functional only for 14 days from the day of their touchdown. It was close to lunar sunset when the orbiter released, which means large parts of the area were in shadow, the report said. The nights on the Moon can be very cold, especially in the south polar region where Vikram ... [Full Article...]

Health Groups, Mayors Pan Trump's Move To Lower Emissions Standards

Health Groups, Mayors Pan Trump's Move To Lower Emissions Standards Lawyers for President Trump argued in a lawsuit filed on Thursday that he could not be criminally investigated while in office, as they sought to block a subpoena from state prosecutors in Manhattan demanding eight years of his tax returns . [Full Article...]

Amazon orders 100,000 Rivian electric vans, will hit the road in 2021

Amazon orders 100,000 Rivian electric vans, will hit the road in 2021 The company aims to have 10,000 copies of the vehicles on the road as early as 2022, and all 100,000 vans will arrive by 2030. Amazon has been under pressure from its own employees who asked the company to play a leading role in dealing with climate change . [Full Article...]

NASA Orbiter To Give Information On Lander Vikram

NASA Orbiter To Give Information On Lander Vikram ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) will simulate various scenarios to find out why Vikram Lander failed to land smoothly on the moon's surface, a retired senior ISRO official said. Interestingly, it turns out that Nasa's LRO had managed to collect data during the Chandrayaan-2 lander's descent in the early hours of September 7. [Full Article...]

Two asteroids flying by Earth pose no risk

Two asteroids flying by Earth pose no risk Space rock 2000 QW7 was first found by NASA cosmologists on August 8, 2000. But on the morning of June 22, telescopes were able to detect a small asteroid before it entered Earth's atmosphere. This asteroid is estimated to be be 120 to 260 metres in size. Asteroid 2006 QQ23 in a File Photo. "These space rocks have been all around watched - one since 2000 and the other since 20... [Full Article...]

Missing mother from Marion County found dead, warrant issued for husband's arrest

According to a press release, 32-year-old Casei Jones was reported missing the night of Saturday, September 14th by her family. Jones' husband, Michael Waye Jones Jr., has also been located in Georgia and is now being questioned in connection to her death. [Full Article...]

Water Gets Detected in a Potentially Habitable Exoplanet

Water Gets Detected in a Potentially Habitable Exoplanet They also observed the signatures of hydrogen and helium in the atmosphere, two of the most abundant elements in the universe. In a paper just submitted to the Astronomical Journal for publication, these scientists suggest it might even be raining there. [Full Article...]

EPA Makes Rollback Of Clean Water Rules Official, Repealing 2015 Protections

EPA Makes Rollback Of Clean Water Rules Official, Repealing 2015 Protections Justice Scalia, joined by three other Justices, issued a plurality opinion for the Court, with a separate concurring opinion by Justice Kennedy, and a dissenting opinion written by Justice Stevens with three other Justices joining. Like about half the states in the country, it was blocked by the courts . Our states depend on the Clean Water Act to protect communities from flooding and unlimited p... [Full Article...]

PM Modi brought bad luck to ISRO, says Kumaraswamy on Chandrayaan-2

PM Modi brought bad luck to ISRO, says Kumaraswamy on Chandrayaan-2 Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space (DOS) on September 11, 2019". It has maintained that data received is being analysed. "And then, we have very high-resolution cameras and large spectral range", he added. However, it has no around 500 kg of fuel, which ISRO claimed will make it possible for the orbiter to last seven years. The mission is on track even though the launch w... [Full Article...]

Tropical System Forecast To Move Into The Gulf This Week

Tropical System Forecast To Move Into The Gulf This Week Although this disturbance continues to produce disorganized showers some slight development of the system as possible in the coming days. A storm has to have a closed, defined center of circulation and winds of at least 39 miles per hour to be considered a tropical storm and get a name. [Full Article...]

Rare full moon to illuminate night sky on Friday the 13th

Rare full moon to illuminate night sky on Friday the 13th This lunar event is so rare that it hasn't happened for almost 20 years. The Harvest Moon this week is the ninth Full Moon of the year and one of the most chilling spectacles of astronomy. Unless cloud cover blocks the view, the full moon is the easiest celestial event to observe. This is because the moon is also nearing its apogee-the point in its almost month-long elliptical orbit at which it ... [Full Article...]

Isro confirms orbiter located Vikram lander

Isro confirms orbiter located Vikram lander The lander and the rover are not expected to have signals after 14 earth days from September 7. But there is no communication yet. Devotees took part in the prayers so that contact could be established with the lander and the orbiter. However, it would provide new information on the Moon's scarcely-explored south pole region. The space agency also said, the precise launch and mission managemen... [Full Article...]

Acer launches lightweight Predator Triton 300 gaming laptop - Laptop

Acer launches lightweight Predator Triton 300 gaming laptop - Laptop Check out the promotional trailer below for the new gaming chair revealed at IFA 2019 this week in Berlin. All the gaming monitors come with Acer's VisionCare with Flickerless, BlueLightShield, ComfyView and low-dimming technologies - as well as Acer Game Modes support (Action, Racing, Sport, User, Standard, ECO, Graphic and Movie) plus Black Boost equaliser settings. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-2 inches closer to Moon landing

Chandrayaan-2 inches closer to Moon landing India's second lunar expedition is all set to shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon-its South Polar region. The rover Pragyan is housed inside Vikram lander, according to the Department of Space. The Lander has now also performed two de-orbiting maneuvers using onboard propulsion system and is now just a step away before soft landing on the Moon's surface. [Full Article...]

Florida beachgoer finds kilo of cocaine washed ashore by Hurricane Dorian

Florida beachgoer finds kilo of cocaine washed ashore by Hurricane Dorian The person directed the officer to a suspicious package on the sand. Hurricane Dorian will continue to drift along Florida's east coast tonight through Wednesday, and though it has decreased to a strong category 2 storm, the National Hurricane Center reported it has become a larger hurricane. [Full Article...]

Watch today's big Nintendo Direct right here

Watch today's big Nintendo Direct right here EDT. If you've been feeling the itch for more Nintendo news lately, don't worry, you'll soon get the scratch you need. With 40 mins to quilt there is a lot will also be printed, so lovers may not need to leave out it.Are you excited for the subsequent Nintendo Direct? It will also be the place to re-watch the Direct once it's over. [Full Article...]

Leaks suggest Overwatch is coming to Switch in October

Leaks suggest Overwatch is coming to Switch in October Nintendo has stated there will be "roughly 40 minutes of information focused on 2019 Nintendo Switch games, including Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and Luigi's Mansion 3 ". Now, for some reasonable speculation: Other games that'll probably be shown during the Direct are the Link's Awakening remake that's coming out later this month and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (which launches... [Full Article...]


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