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Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s Between 1979 and 1990, Antarctica lost 40 billion metric tons of ice per year, a figure that rose six times to 252 billion metric tons per year between 2009 and 2017. Comparing the two records, the New Zealand and Wisconsin researchers recapitulate the history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet throughout most of the past 34 million years, starting when the ice sheet first formed. [Full Article...]

China Considering International Base On Moon After Mission Success

China Considering International Base On Moon After Mission Success It would help realize the aim of bringing Mars samples back to Earth and sending Chinese astronauts to the moon. China took a major step in its ambition to achieve space superpower status when it became the first nation to land a probe on the far side of the moon on January 3. [Full Article...]

Ocean temperatures are rising far faster than previously thought, report says

Ocean temperatures are rising far faster than previously thought, report says A U.S. government report in November delivered a similar dire warning that the country could lose hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives by the end of the century due to climate change . If no actions are taken ("business as usual"), the upper ocean above 2000 meters will warm by 2020 ZetaJoules by 2081-2100, which is about 6 times larger than the total ocean warming during th... [Full Article...]

Bright flash may have been black hole being born

Bright flash may have been black hole being born The Cow was first spotted on June 16 after the ATLAS telescope captured an extremely bright anomaly 200 million light-years away in the Hercules constellation. Using telescopes at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the team learned about the chemical cover of the Cow. Traditional analysis of stellar deaths has only been done in the optical wavelength. [Full Article...]

New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable'

New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable' Most recently, she was the chief justice-elect for the Third DCA. It also will keep DeSantis' pledge to purge the Supreme Court of "activist" jurists. Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, said this: "I appreciated the governor's comments during his inauguration yesterday in which he stressed the proper role of the judiciary". [Full Article...]

Elon Musk posts first glimpse of SpaceX's finished Starship test vehicle

In November 2018, Musk announced that from now BFR will be called Starship. This particular Starship will be used for suborbital vertical take-off tests, which will be similar to ones it completed for the Falcon 9 back in 2013 . This isn't what the final version of the Starship will look like. The Starship is SpaceX's new class of super-heavy launch vehicle that will replace the company's cur... [Full Article...]

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches 10 communications satellites

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches 10 communications satellites The booster used on today's mission had previously launched the Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite in September of previous year, landing in the Atlantic on droneship "Of Course I Still Love You". SpaceX says the Falcon second stage has successfully reached an intermediate orbit. The rocket carried 10 Iridium commercial satellites into orbit - the eighth and final set in a series of 75 SpaceX has laun... [Full Article...]

Signal From Star Being Destroyed at Supermassive Black Hole's Event Horizon Captured

Signal From Star Being Destroyed at Supermassive Black Hole's Event Horizon Captured A black hole is a collapsed star with a core so dense that it has near-unimaginable gravitational power. Now researchers at MIT and elsewhere have pored through data from multiple telescopes' observations of the event, and discovered a curiously intense, stable, and periodic pulse, or signal, of X-rays , across all datasets. [Full Article...]

Far side of the moon, in pictures

Far side of the moon, in pictures A Chinese lunar probe, which landed on the far side of the Moon earlier in January this year, has sent first panoramic image of the Moon's dark side . Scientists have said the far side is a key area for solving several unknowns about the moon, including its internal structure and thermal evolution. [Full Article...]

U.S. sees spike in carbon emissions in 2018

U.S. sees spike in carbon emissions in 2018 New estimates on USA carbon emissions in 2018 show there is a lot more work to be done if there is any hope in meeting Paris Agreement targets, especially as the Environmental Protection Agency continues to rollback climate-related policies. [Full Article...]

Hubble got the galaxy in the constellation of the Triangle

Hubble got the galaxy in the constellation of the Triangle This is the galaxy group the Milky Way belongs to. Its diameter is only 60 thousand light years in comparison with 200 thousand the galaxy Andromeda or 100 thousand the milky Way. New stars form at a rate of approximately one solar mass every two years. During star formation, the clouds of gas and dust in galaxies are used to fuel growth. [Full Article...]

Theresa May suffers major Commons defeat as MPs begin Brexit debate

Theresa May suffers major Commons defeat as MPs begin Brexit debate The defeat highlights May's weak position as leader of a minority government, a divided party, and a critical parliament just days before she is due to hold a pivotal vote on whether to approve the Brexit deal she has negotiated with the EU. [Full Article...]

Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space

Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space A number of speculations have been made about what could be causing the radio bursts - with theories ranging from stars exploding to alien life, however, currently, there is little evidence to prove either. "But it has to be in some special place tog I've us all the scattering that we see". While most other FRBs detected were recorded at between 1400 megahertz (MHz) and 2000 MHz, these bursts were... [Full Article...]

Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water

Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water The exoplanet lies in the stellar system K2-288, which has two dim, cool stars. TESS looks for new planets by examining the light from about 200,000 stars and detecting any noticeable changes in brightness. But the scientists couldn't do it alone. TESS is considered to be a "bridge to the future", finding exoplanet candidates to study in more detail. [Full Article...]

Misdial Results in 911 Call ... From Space

But was it an emergency, and if yes, why call 911 and not the Johnson Space Center? It is not every day when you hear that someone from space called 911! Astronauts are able to place calls from the ISS, but to get an outside line, they must first dial 9. [Full Article...]

Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission Previous spacecraft have seen the far side, but none has landed on it. It is the second Chinese spacecraft to land on the only natural satellite of our planet, following the Yutu rover mission in 2013. Beijing plans to launch construction of its own manned space station next year. Nevertheless, this is a significant step in China's bid to become a leading power in space exploration, alongs... [Full Article...]

First Landing Made On Moon's Far Side

First Landing Made On Moon's Far Side The area available for the landing is only one eighth of that for Chang'e-3, and is surrounded by mountains as high as 10 km. The first consisted of the lunar orbiters Chang'e 1 and 2. Previous landings on the Earth-facing side of the moon have been landed remotely from mission control. Shortly after landing, Chang'e-4 returned a photo of the lunar surface by way a relay satellite in lunar or... [Full Article...]

Ambitious effort to clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch faces major setback

Ambitious effort to clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch faces major setback The system has been collecting more than just plastic. The optimist can argue it's better to learn these things in the early stages than it is for breakdowns later, but the latest speed bump now has the entire project being towed 12,000 nautical miles back to port. [Full Article...]

Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight

Eastern Standard Time before the Quadrantids peak at 10 p.m. EST. The Quadrantid shower, however, is a product of an asteroid. If you missed out on a few meteor showers, or eclipses, don't worry, 2019 has got you covered. On Thursday afternoon, Malaysia's national space agency ANGKASA also shared information about the Quadrantids, which it said can be viewed in Malaysia with the naked eye in cle... [Full Article...]

Quadrantid meteor shower due over Norfolk January 2019

Expect to see about 80 meteors per hour, but there could be as many as 200. With a moon-free sky on January 3, the Quadrantid meteor shower has a good chance of high visibility against a dark sky in northern latitudes. Meteors originate from leftover comet particles and bits of broken asteroids. Those in Europe could wind up seeing the most meteors, which can range from 60 to over 100 during ide... [Full Article...]


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