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NASA tests Parachute for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA tests Parachute for Mars 2020 Rover NASA's ASPIRE project (Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment) was tasked with developing a parachute that could open extremely quickly, at very high speeds, in a very diffuse atmosphere. The us space Agency NASA has successfully tested the parachute technology ASPIRE for the mission Mars 2020. The rocket carried it to about 23 miles (37 kilometers) above Earth's surface, wh... [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

The spacecraft, which was launched in August with an ambitious goal to "touch the Sun" - not literally, though, - is created to re-think our understanding of the Sun's corona and solar winds. The probe is still moving closer to the Sun and should reach its first relatively close encounter with the star on November 5. To withstand the heat of almost 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, the probe is prot... [Full Article...]

With Mars Dust Storm Clearing, Opportunity Rover Could Finally Wake Up

With Mars Dust Storm Clearing, Opportunity Rover Could Finally Wake Up Those now working on the Opportunity mission are also disappointed and surprised by the 45-day limit to listening efforts, according to project sources not authorized to speak on the record. "Images of the Opportunity site have shown no active dust storm for some time within 3,000 kilometres (or 1,900 miles) of the rover site". The objective of the rover is to move gradually and to make scient... [Full Article...]

Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report

Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report Household air pollution from cooking and ambient air pollution caused more than 50 per cent of acute lower respiratory infections in children under five years of age in low- and middle-income countries, it said. "This is inexcusable. Every child should be able to breathe clean air so they can grow and fulfil their full potential", the official said. "Polluted air is poisoning millions of childre... [Full Article...]

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land But the expected track of the storm has it going further out to sea and not affecting the United States nor any other landmass. Currently, Oscar is located more than 1,800 miles east of Jacksonville and is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. [Full Article...]

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at UK site after tremor

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at UK site after tremor They are tiny movements that occur below ground. The company only has permission to frack until that time on Saturdays. The natural disaster is the 14th recorded by the British Geological Survey and the joint biggest since fracking began last Monday. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean Storms become hurricanes at 74 miles per hour. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. A front is still on track to push Oscar early this week and turn it quickly northeast before even reaching Bermuda. advisory. The storm is continuing to transition from a hybrid storm to a full-fledged tropical system on Saturday night. Thirty-five people have died in Florida and 10 died in ot... [Full Article...]

Two Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

Two Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight Yes, it's that huge-the expanse along the horizon line is a free-floating iceberg measuring about 100 kilometers (60 miles) in length and about 30 kilometers (18 miles) wide.Here are some other photos of tabular icebergs , many of which were produced by the Larsen C ice shelf during the A68 calving event.Tabular icebergs seen in the vicinity of iceberg A68. [Full Article...]

Hawaiian island ‘vanishes in storm’ amid rising sea levels

Hawaiian island ‘vanishes in storm’ amid rising sea levels Federal and state managers of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument announced they won't know the extent of the damage until they can get out there. He said that he felt that there would be just one more shrink for this planet to end. The loss of East Island, the second biggest islet of the Northwestern Hawaiian islands , to the ocean has had a devastating impact on Hawaiian sea turt... [Full Article...]

India's air quality has plummeted to worst possible category

India's air quality has plummeted to worst possible category Over the past two days, the air in the national capital has already been "very poor" on the air quality index (AQI), with an average reading of 358 of PM (particulate matter) 2.5 at 9 a.m. "On Thursday and Friday, more stubble was burnt in Punjab and Haryana due to which its contribution to PM2.5 pollution increased", the official said, adding that the impact of pollution by stubble burning on t... [Full Article...]

Full Hunter’s Moon To Light Up The Night Sky

Full Hunter’s Moon To Light Up The Night Sky The Hunter's Moon will appear brighter, larger and clearer than a normal moon and you'll be able to see it no matter the weather conditions, though clear skies are always best for viewing astronomical events. Hunter's Moon light on the ocean - October 23, 2018 - from in Long Island, New York. Waxing gibbous: More than half the face of the moon is illuminated. [Full Article...]

FORECAST: Chance of rain, cloudy & cool

FORECAST: Chance of rain, cloudy & cool Lows both nights will be in the low 40s. HIghs get back to about 50 on Saturday , but climb into the mid to upper 50s on Sunday ahead of our next system Sunday night. Sunday: Sunny with a high near 82. Sunday will start dry but rain will return by afternoon. High: 70. Wind: NE 5-10 miles per hour. Winds: SW 10-15 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

NASA's Hubble Telescope Moves Closer To Normal Operations After Failed Gyroscope

NASA's Hubble Telescope Moves Closer To Normal Operations After Failed Gyroscope This gyro device is said to be measuring the speed of the spacecraft and at what speed it is turning as well as it is needed to help Hubble turn as well as lock on the new targets. "Someone flipped a switch on and off", USA Today followed. "It's hard to keep everybody up to date on exactly the process", he said. 'We're facing a very daunting prospect as a community. [Full Article...]

NASA’s incredible water system dumps 450,000 gallons in about a minute

NASA’s incredible water system dumps 450,000 gallons in about a minute Once a rocket leaves the launch pad, all eyes turn skyward, but the technology that keeps launch sites working at their peak efficiency is pretty darn interesting in its own right. The water was pushed around 100 feet in the air before spilling back into a large trench where it travels back to holding ponds. It is expected to launch in June 2020. [Full Article...]

Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020: Mike Pence

Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020: Mike Pence An American "Space Force" proposed by President Trump will take shape within two years and bring military forces and civilian space security authorities under one roof, the White House has said. Secondly, the secretary of defense will create a new joint organisation, the Space Development Agency , that will break free from ineffective bureaucratic structures and provide the men and women of t... [Full Article...]

China to launch artificial moon by 2020. Here's what it will do

China to launch artificial moon by 2020. Here's what it will do The satellites will be reflecting light from the sun and if they succeed, these satellites could replace the streetlamps in urban areas, which, in turn, would save around 1.2 billion yuan, in terms of electricity expenses per year, for Chengdu. [Full Article...]

Japanese and European Spacecraft Heads for Mercury

Japanese and European Spacecraft Heads for Mercury EDT), according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA ). The BepiColombo mission is being carried out jointly by the European Space Agency ( ESA ) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA ). Meanwhile, the planet's proximity to the sun with the extreme temperature between 180 degree Celsius to over 450 degree Celsius makes the spacecraft trip challenging, the ESA note... [Full Article...]

Mexico braces for Hurricane Willa

Mexico braces for Hurricane Willa Here are three ways Hurricane Willa could wreak havoc from Texas to New England. By 2 a.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center had downgraded Willa to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. Bob Swanson, who is from Saskatchewan, Canada, and spends two to six months of the year in his house in the Cerritos neighborhood near the shore in Mazatlan, said he filled up his ... [Full Article...]

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury My involvement in the mission means that I will be anxiously following the journey as the spacecraft carries out a series of tricky manoeuvers, culminating in its final approach to Mercury in 2025.The mission comes 25 years after a group of scientists first proposed to ESA that it should send a probe to Mercury, and 18 years after ESA approved the project as a "cornerstone" mission. [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair & other belongings to be auctioned

Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair & other belongings to be auctioned The document was signed with shaky handwriting , as Hawking finished it after beginning to show symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS ), which eventually left him paralyzed. FILE - In this August 29, 2012 file photo, British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking during the Opening Ceremony for the 201. This particular episode was aired on September 26, 2010. [Full Article...]


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