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Tropical development likely in the Gulf over the next few days

Tropical development likely in the Gulf over the next few days A broad area of low pressure centered near the northeastern coast of Honduras is drifting northwestward and producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity from Central America east-northeastward across the Western Caribbean. The Atlantic Basin hurricane season, which includes the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, runs through the end of November. Forecasters at the National Weather ... [Full Article...]

Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?

Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it? The moon was discovered circling Kepler 1625b , a massive gas giant three times the size of Jupiter orbiting a star in the constellation Cygnus about 8,000 light years away, reports Sarah Kaplan at The Washington Post . Unfortunately, the scientists' time on Hubble ended before they could completely observe the second transit. Of the eight planets in our solar system, only Mercury and Venus ... [Full Article...]

First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers

First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers Did the Hubble Space Telescope come up with evidence of the first moon orbiting a planet outside of our solar system? However, during its four-year mission , Kepler found no evidence for a second planet in the stellar system. This is consistent with the planet and moon orbiting a common center of gravity (barycenter) that would cause the planet to wobble from its predicted location. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean Forecasters expect the hurricane to stay way out in the ocean for the next few days and the Met Office says it is still too early to say exactly what impact it will have on the UK. Swells are expected to increase near the coasts of New England and Atlantic Canada by the end of the week. The low pressure system has disorganized showers and thunderstorms that could become more organized as it dr... [Full Article...]

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K What makes the meteorite found in MI unique is that it is 88% iron and 12% nickel. "I walked in there and there's this rock and i said you got everything all cleaned up but what's this? and he said oh that's a meteorite ", says David, who owns the meteorite. [Full Article...]

CMU professor confirms Michigan's 6th largest meteorite found in Montcalm County

He contacted Central Michigan University who tested and confirmed that the rock was not only a meteorite , but a particularly large one at that. Central Michigan University CMU geology faculty member Mona Sirbescu holds the 22.5 pound meteorite used as a doorstop for decades. [Full Article...]

Chemistry Nobel Awarded to Biologists for Taking the Reins on Evolution

Chemistry Nobel Awarded to Biologists for Taking the Reins on Evolution In Arnold's experiments, these advantageous traits equate to mutated enzymes that exhibit high levels of efficiency and can replace strong solvents, heavy metals and corrosive acids in the production of pharmaceuticals, plastics and other chemicals. [Full Article...]

NASA addresses unexplained space station hole but mystery remains unsolved

NASA addresses unexplained space station hole but mystery remains unsolved Thank you for signing up for the Brightside Blend Newsletter. Powers said in a statement that, "No one is saying, and certainly NASA is not saying, that it was deliberate". The spacewalk timed out at 7 hours and 46 minutes, the longest in Russian space programme history. "I think it's absolutely a shame and somewhat embarrassing that anybody is wasting any time talking about something that t... [Full Article...]

Article image Lockheed-Martin reveals plans for reusable lunar lander

Article image Lockheed-Martin reveals plans for reusable lunar lander The arrangement could mesh with OHB's participation in a project to build a European-built module for the global lunar orbital platform known as the Gateway, which is due to take shape in the mid-2020s. "We're not content with just leaving behind footprints", he said, during the 30-minute speech, reiterating the Trump administration's objective of "establishing a permanent presence around and on t... [Full Article...]

Partners give go-ahead for LNG Canada scheme

Partners give go-ahead for LNG Canada scheme Each of the joint venture partners will be responsible for providing their own natural gas supply and will individually offtake and market their own LNG. The project may add two more trains totaling 14 million tpa, Mitsubishi said, adding the project will diversify its LNG supply portfolio. Weaver, whose three members of the Green party caucus have an agreement to support Horgan's New Democrat g... [Full Article...]

Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa drench metro Phoenix area

Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa drench metro Phoenix area According to the National Weather Service , by the time Phoenix had reached 2.36 inches of rainfall at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday evening, Phoenix had marked the not only the rainiest Oct. Moisture associated with the storm arrived ahead of it, bringing rain Sunday night and Monday morning. La Plata County officials and the National Weather Service were working to... [Full Article...]

Hunt for Planet X turns up new solar system object

Hunt for Planet X turns up new solar system object Astronomers announced today that they have found a new planet in our solar system , one with a catchy nickname. Indeed, its highly elongated trajectory strengthens the theory that there is - and is waiting to be discovered - a pro-Earth or a ninth planet of our solar system, also known as Planet X. [Full Article...]

Found at Edge of Solar System: 'The Goblin'

The unseen Planet X would be the ninth planet in our solar system (sorry Pluto ) and is thought to be three times larger than Earth. These orbits keep them from ever approaching the proposed planet too closely, similar to how Pluto never gets too close to Neptune even though their orbits cross. [Full Article...]

Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pharmaceuticals for rheumatoid arthritis , psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases have resulted from their research, as well as anti-bodies that can neutralize toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and cure metastatic cancer. "Proteins aren't designed, they're evolved". Virtually all of them build on what went on before. Donna Strickland shared the prize with two other physicists and the ev... [Full Article...]

American, French, Canadian Scientists Win Nobel Physics Prize

American, French, Canadian Scientists Win Nobel Physics Prize The crisis forced the Swedish Academy to cancel this year's literature prize , which would have been announced this month, and prompted some of its 18 members to quit. He immediately began studying biological systems; optical tweezers are now widely used to investigate the machinery of life. Half of the prize has gone to OSA Honorary Member Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories, USA, for his d... [Full Article...]

'It would be huge:' Kitimat mayor reacts to LNG Canada approval

'It would be huge:' Kitimat mayor reacts to LNG Canada approval Since then, Weaver has said he won't move a vote of non-confidence against the government on the matter but says the Greens would not support, "required LNG legislation". Yet the Malaysian company this year joined the LNG Canada consortium-with a hefty stake no less-rekindling optimism about the project that has now been proven wise. [Full Article...]

UCF selling experimental Martian dirt -- $20 a kilogram, plus shipping

UCF selling experimental Martian dirt -- $20 a kilogram, plus shipping That's why asteroid and moon simulants are also on the list of items that can be ordered. "In the event that we will go, we'll require nourishment, water and different fundamentals". As we are developing solutions, we need a way to test how these ideas will fare. A photo of researchers developing standardized method of creating Martian simulant . [Full Article...]

Skull-shaped asteroid is not headed for Earth this Halloween

Skull-shaped asteroid is not headed for Earth this Halloween The last time it was close to the Blue planet in 2015, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to Golos.Ua As expected, "the death comet " will approach the Earth in 2018 is November 11th. For comparison, the average distance between Earth and the Moon is 238,855 miles . As the asteroid is too small and too far away, it won't be visible from the naked eye. [Full Article...]

James P Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine

James P Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine Today, immunotherapies based on Allison and Honjo's research work especially well for fighting advanced and aggressive tumors . The discovery led to effective treatments. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he is a professor. "We know that some patients have a very low chance of responding. those with little evidence that these pathways are actively restricting the immune system , or th... [Full Article...]

Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work Strickland, of the University of Waterloo, Canada, becomes only the third woman to win a Nobel prize for physics. The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences on Tuesday awarded half the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize to Arthur Ashkin of the United States and the other half will be shared by Gérard Mourou of France and Canada's Donna Strickland. [Full Article...]


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