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Virgin Galactic Flight: Where is the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo right now?

Virgin Galactic Flight: Where is the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo right now? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two is preparing for its next testing stage, and the likely event of it reaching space for the first time. Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides noted that recent research favoured the lower altitude. [Full Article...]

The Famous "Christmas Comet" Will Fly Through Skies Above Canada This Weekend

The Famous A comet which has been getting nearer and nearer to the Earth in recent months will soon make its closest approach yet. The Mirror reports that Comet 46P/Wirtanen will make its approach on December 16th, but will also be visible in the days leading up to then. [Full Article...]

Below the seabed live forests of ancient life

Below the seabed live forests of ancient life On the eve of the American Geophysical Union's annual meeting , scientists with the Deep Carbon Observatory today reported several transformational discoveries, including how much and what kinds of life exist in the deep subsurface under the greatest extremes of pressure, temperature, and low nutrient availability. [Full Article...]

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to see it.

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to see it. Once the waxing gibbous Moon sets shortly before 2 a.m. local time, skywatchers will have more than three hours of undisturbed viewing before twilight starts to paint the sky. Now astronomers may know where it came from. The Leonid meteor shower has been known to very rarely blow up into a meteor storm, when the number of shooting stars that can be seen skyrockets from one or two dozen per hour... [Full Article...]

NASA's asteroid probe already discovered water on Bennu

NASA's asteroid probe already discovered water on Bennu [Full Article...]

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat' The scientists found that only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef escaped bleaching entirely since 1998, and after the 2017 event, 61% of reefs have now been severely bleached at least once. Bleaching happens when coral effectively gets cooked by seawater , forcing delicate algae that live inside the coral's colorful skeleton to flee. Prolonged exposure turns them a ghostly white. [Full Article...]

How to Spot This Year's Spectacular Geminids Meteor Shower

How to Spot This Year's Spectacular Geminids Meteor Shower Dress for the weather if you're going meteor watching. A large field is ideal because you can then let your eyes roam across the whole sky. While the meteor shower will be visible to the naked eye, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak, you will need to head away from Dubai's bright lights in order to see it . [Full Article...]

Russian cosmonauts take samples on 6th hour of spacewalk to crack mystery

The discovery of the hole was followed in October by the failure of a manned Soyuz launch, although the Russian and United States astronauts returned safely to Earth. The crew aboard the space station has, since the leak was discovered and repaired, conducted frequent leak detection work and pressure measurements to make sure that the leak stayed sealed and the pressure on the space station re... [Full Article...]

Bill Kelly: Pipeline politics will dominate first ministers meeting

Bill Kelly: Pipeline politics will dominate first ministers meeting The campaign was launched as Canada's first ministers, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, gather in a Montreal hotel for talks. Ford said changing the rules is both unfair and causes uncertainty, something that is bad for business. Still, there was little tangible progress on any of the provinces' major concerns, including what Alberta Premier Rachel Notley called a "crisis in the oil pa... [Full Article...]

Trump administration to lift barriers to build new coal plants

Trump administration to lift barriers to build new coal plants The Environmental Protection Agency proposal would revise its "New Source Performance Standards" for coal power plants, allowing coal-fired generators to emit more Carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity generated. Asked if the EPA had an estimate on whether the new proposal would result in many new coal plants being built, Wheeler said that was not up to the agency. [Full Article...]

The first sound from Mars: Check here how it sounds like

The first sound from Mars: Check here how it sounds like Nasa said that the air pressure sensor used to collect meteorological data recorded these air vibrations directly. The APSS air pressure sensor recorded vibrations at an even lower frequency, around 10 Hz. Scientists noted that the first sounds from Mars that are detectable by human ears. NASA describes the sounds as a "haunting low rumble". As new Science Minister I am excited to see wha... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS He did not know if it could be reused. Expect a landing back at the Cape for the brand new booster. "Public safety was well-protected here", Hans Koenigsmann offered after the launch. Besides, a study also shows that the muscles in worms are the same in function and structure to human muscles thus making them the ideal subject to carry out a study, said researcher Timothy Etheridge. [Full Article...]

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing China's ambitious plans for moon exploration won't end with the probe: the country plans to land astronauts on the moon by 2030, which would mark the first time humans have set foot on the astrological body since the early 1970s. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the Moon, but none has landed on it. China has promoted worldwide cooperation in its lunar exploration program, with four ... [Full Article...]

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon The Commercial Lunar Payload Services contracts have a total value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine hosted a press conference today to reveal the next phase of the agency's lunar ambitions. NASA's Exploration Campaign includes leadership in low-Earth orbit, in orbit around the Moon and on its surface, and at destinations beyond, including Mars. [Full Article...]

Greenland's ice is melting at an 'unprecedented rate'

Greenland's ice is melting at an 'unprecedented rate' Trusel's team of worldwide researchers analyzed ice cores extracted from Greenland, a massive island wedged between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Study lead author Luke Trusel, of Rowan University in New Jersey, US, said: 'Melting of the ice sheet has gone into overdrive. [Full Article...]

Aliens May Have Visited Earth Already, Says NASA Scientist

Aliens May Have Visited Earth Already, Says NASA Scientist The size of the "explorer" might be that of an extremely tiny super-intelligent entity. We want someone in a white lab coat with the NASA logo embroidered on the breast pocket to take us firmly (yet warmly) by the hands and say 'Hey dude, you might be right about aliens.' This man is here, and his name is Dr Silvano Colombano of NASA's Ames Research Center . [Full Article...]

SpaceX suffers 'bummer' landing as rocket's first-stage booster crashes on re-entry

SpaceX suffers 'bummer' landing as rocket's first-stage booster crashes on re-entry Dragon got up and out as planned, fulfilling the day's primary mission objective. Moments later, it said 'It appears stage 1 has made a water landing off the coast of Cape Canaveral '. The arrival of the Dragon spacecraft will also be the subject of a live webcast. Musk admitted that was a mistake, and vowed to " show all footage, good or bad ". [Full Article...]

21 injured, 100 homes damaged in south Illinois tornado

21 injured, 100 homes damaged in south Illinois tornado No fatalities have been reported, but Geelhart says three people were transferred to a Springfield hospital in critical condition. The National Weather Service says a rare wintertime tornado that struck Taylorville in central IL was half-a-mile-wide and stayed on the ground for at least 10 miles (16 kilometers). [Full Article...]

Climate change a man-made disaster on global scale, warns Attenborough

Climate change a man-made disaster on global scale, warns Attenborough The congregation in Katowice , Poland, was shown a video of messages people sent, telling them about how climate change is impacting their environments. Valerie Masson-Delmotte, a French climate scientist, said 90 authors spent more than 1 ½ years assessing about 6,000 peer-reviewed publications for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent special report on the 1.5 C-target. [Full Article...]

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Osiris-Rex reached the "preliminary survey" phase of its mission on Monday, soaring to within 20km of the asteroid. In 2020, after 18 months of observations, OSIRIS-REx will swoop close to Bennu and extend a long robotic arm equipped with its sample-collecting instrument, called TAGSAM. [Full Article...]


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