Sci-tech

by | September 14, 2019 | 02:14

K2-18b is not " Earth 2 .0" as it is significantly heavier and has a different atmospheric composition. WION: What do we know of this exoplanet , is it gaseous in nature or does it have a surface? Only K2-18b revealed the molecular signature of water , which is a vital ingredient for life on Earth.

by | September 14, 2019 | 02:18

A Times of India report says that NASA has also joined the effort to reconnect with Vikram Lander . The Lander Vikram was to soft-land on the far side of the moon at on September 7. India's dream of being the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon remained unfulfilled, however, it accomplished 90-95 per cent of the mission objectives, the space agency had said.

by | September 14, 2019 | 02:23

That's because the moon will be at apogee, or the farthest point in its roughly four-week orbit. In the Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones, the moon turns full before midnight on Friday. "Go out as the sun is setting, the full moon will be rising in the east and it will be absolutely gorgeous". Not only was the last Friday the 13th full moon 13 years ago in 2006, but the last time we saw a Friday the 13th Harvest Moon was over 84 years ago in 1935.

by | September 06, 2019 | 08:37

About 10 years after the launch of the India's first lunar mission, Chandrayaan 1, Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) scientists recall the nail-biting experience. I don't think any nation has done a similar operation trying to have real time pictures and then try to have an on-board computer implement autonomously the function of the landing.

by | September 04, 2019 | 01:39

The effort is to soft-land the lander in the South polar region of the Moon between two craters - Manzinus C and Simpelius N - on September 7, 2019. After its rolled out of Lander, the six-wheeled robotic instrument Rover Pragyaan will perform in situ exploration of the surrounding lunar surface. Vikram , named after the father of India's space research programme Vikram A Sarabhai, is scheduled to land on the lunar surface near its south pole on September 7 at about 1.55 am.

by | September 01, 2019 | 02:19

The hurricane's exact path once it hits the U.S. remains uncertain, but the storm could make landfall Monday or early Tuesday along southeastern Florida . The storm will begin to slow down considerably and weaken to a potentially weak Category 4 or a high Category 3 hurricane by Monday night, Shackelford said.

by | August 31, 2019 | 01:21

Dorian may bring unsafe storm surge to coastal Georgia as well as rain and wind to inland Georgia and South Carolina, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday. What is a state of emergency? "Not every path of the storm has the same probability but you've got to be prepared for that". The president further weighed in on the storm Thursday evening, saying in a short video posted to Twitter , "It's looking like it could be an absolute monster".

by | August 30, 2019 | 02:26

We have recently heard about one of these classified projects, and the news comes from the U.S Air Force regarding their "X-37B" Space Plane. "The primary objectives of the X-37B are twofold; reusable spacecraft technologies for America's future in space and operating experiments which can be returned to, and examined, on Earth", Air Force officials wrote in the X-37B fact sheet.

by | August 29, 2019 | 17:34

A crisis over burning forest in the Amazon is "incredibly tragic", actor Leonardo DiCaprio said on Monday, urging governments to do more, amid growing global outrage over the damage to the world's largest tropical rain forest. The government of Brazilian Head of state Jair Bolsonaro has determined to send in the army to aid battle the fires yet was slammed for not doing enough sooner.

by | August 25, 2019 | 01:47

NOAA forecasts an "above-normal" 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs from June 1 through November 30. As of right now, it's still way too early to say if this system will be an issue for the United States or not, so we'll continue to monitor it as it moves westward.

by | August 25, 2019 | 02:12

After learning that McClain had accessed the account, Worden filed an identity theft complaint to the Federal Trade Commission; her family also filed a complaint to NASA's Office of Inspector General, accusing McClain of getting improper access to financial records.

by | August 24, 2019 | 01:48

Instead, scientists have sent a humanoid nicknamed Fyodor (Skybot F-850), which is one of the latest versions of the FEDOR robot Russian Federation has been working on for years, Engadget reports . The ISS is a joint project of the space agencies of the United States, Russia , Europe, Japan and Canada. "That's connecting and disconnecting electric cables, using standard items from a screwdriver and a spanner to a fire extinguisher", Roscosmos State Corp for space activities ...

by | August 22, 2019 | 01:55

Space Command will be charged with defending our critical space assets from the increasing threats posed by potential adversaries", Donovan said. The U.S. military's highest-ranking officer. While the Space Force and the Space Command will work together, they are not the same entity. President Donald Trump's administration has already sent a bill to Congress aimed at establishing a sixth military branch equal in rank to the Army, Navy and Marines during the 2020 fiscal year, starting in ...

by | August 16, 2019 | 12:36

The supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* located in the middle of the Milky Way. Tuan Do of the University of California Los Angeles told ScienceAlert , 'I was pretty surprised at first and then very excited. The light that can be seen in the video is actually from the gas and dust swirling around the black hole, and not the black hole itself. The researchers observed the black hole for four nights in May using an infrared camera at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii .

by | August 12, 2019 | 01:42

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says agriculture , forestry and other land uses produce almost half of the world's methane emissions, a greenhouse gas that also comes from cows. Last year, the same body issued the alarming finding that we have roughly a dozen years left before the world misses its window for averting runaway global warming.

by | August 01, 2019 | 01:18

An uncommon black moon at the end of July is making for prime viewing of a few meteor showers: The Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower and the Perseid Meteor Shower. When the "radiant" is highest in the sky, we'll see the most meteors. This year the Perseids will appear in all its glory, because their appearance coincided with the new moon , and the Moon will not Eclipse them with his light.

by | July 23, 2019 | 02:02

The agency denied the request by a dozen environmental groups, led by Earth justice, to ban the pesticide. But in 2017, the EPA administrator at the time, Scott Pruitt, reversed the decision saying: "We need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of American farms that rely on chlorpyrifos , while still protecting human health and the environment".

by | July 18, 2019 | 00:52

The spacecraft took four days to reach the Moon , before the module known as the "Eagle" - whence the iconic phrase "the Eagle has landed" - touched the lunar surface on July 20, 1969 . The historic move was live telecasted on TV and was watched by an estimated 650 million viewers. "The second stage was something we anxious about through the design.

by | July 17, 2019 | 01:08

In India, the Partial Eclipse will begin at 1:31 a.m and the maximum eclipse will occur at 3 a.m. What is partial lunar eclipse (ardh chandra grahan)? According to the almanac, the Thunder Moon is also known as the Buck Moon as during this time of year, new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads, marking an important time of growth.

by | July 14, 2019 | 02:07

Ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan 2 , ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan visited the Balaji temple at Tirumala hill shrine and Sri Chengalamma temple in Sullurupet, close to Sriharikota in Nellore district on Saturday. This is just one of the eight instruments, or payloads, on board the orbiter. Of the lunar poles, the south pole is of greater interest because the area that remains in shadow is much larger than that at the north pole.

by | July 13, 2019 | 02:07

Scientists hunting for the more massive gravitational waves from supermassive black hole collisions rely on arrays of individual stars called pulsars that act like metronomes, sending out radio waves in a steady rhythm. The black hole sits at the heart of galaxy NGC 3147, a spiral galaxy sitting a whopping 130 million light-years from Earth. "The more we can learn about the population of merging black holes, the better we will understand the process of galaxy formation and the nature of the ...

by | July 02, 2019 | 01:55

And tomorrow, it will enjoy 2 minutes and 6 seconds of totality as the Moon sweeps between the Earth and Sun. This is almost twice as long as 2017's solar eclipse. Solar eclipses are a attractive sight to behold. Totality represents a unique opportunity for scientists who study the sun. During totality, it is safe to view a solar eclipse.

by | June 23, 2019 | 01:19

ACE is aimed at reducing emissions specifically from coal-powered plants, setting benchmarks for efficiency improvements without the hard-mandates that were included in CPP . States will have three years to submit plans that will reach the benchmarks set by ACE. "The market has taken care of it", EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told reporters.

by | June 08, 2019 | 01:05

Two of these short-stay missions will be allowed every year, and the first tourist may go up as early as 2020 using a USA spacecraft by SpaceX or Boeing developed under NASA's Commercial Crew Program . Russian Federation has already let private citizens onto the station, so it won't be the very first time a non-professional astronaut heads to space, WaPo reported .

by | June 08, 2019 | 00:35

President Trump seemed to question his own accelerated human space program Friday afternoon with a surprise tweet saying NASA "should NOT be talking about going to the Moon". Hours after NASA announced it will allow private companies and astronauts to use the International Space Station as the agency continues to focus on returning Americans to the moon in the coming years, President Donald Trump blasted the agency in a strongly worded tweet.

by | June 01, 2019 | 01:40

Apollo lunar program. "These missions will acquire new science measurements and enable important technology demonstrations, whose data will inform the development of future landers and other exploration systems needed for astronauts to return to the Moon by 2024".

by | May 26, 2019 | 00:55

Another risk of showers and thunderstorms moves in on Memorial Day. During the early to mid-afternoon storms are expected to intensify along and south of a line from McPherson to Medicine Loge. The warmest Memorial Day happened past year when temperatures reached 95 degrees, according to the weather service. All threats are possible with any storms that develop and move through late Friday .

by | May 17, 2019 | 16:49

This image captured by Chang'E 4 lander shows the landscape near the landing site. Chang'e 4 landed in a spot on the Moon known as the Von Kármán crater, in an area known as the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin. "The absence of abundant olivine in the SPA interior remains a conundrum", LI said. Neither the lunar samples from missions by the United States and Soviet Union, nor the remote sensing probes orbiting the Moon have provided direct evidence of the accurate composition of the lunar ...

by | May 07, 2019 | 01:55

It was David Saint-Jacques' very first "space catch". "Welcome on board, Dragon", Saint-Jacques radioed. Speaking in both English and French, he congratulated ground teams for their help and said he's proud every time the station's 58-foot (18-meter) Canadian robot arm is used in orbit.

by | May 03, 2019 | 00:38

Unfortunately, the space station's power distribution system is acting up, and it will take some time to complete the repairs. On Monday, station crew discovered an issue with a unit that distributes power to two of the eight power channels on the ISS.

by | April 26, 2019 | 02:23

More than 4 in 10 Americans - approximately 43.3 percent of the population - live in counties that have unhealthy ozone and/or particle pollution, the report states, and more than 141 million people are exposed to unhealthy air. The ALA measured ozone pollution by using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index . Climate change is likely to make ozone pollution worse in the future, by making the hot temperatures necessary to create smog more common.

by | April 20, 2019 | 01:34

Retired astronaut Peggy Whitson is the current record-holder. NASA uses extended ISS missions as an opportunity to study the effects of long-duration human spaceflight as it looks ahead to missions to the moon and Mars. NASA announced the extended assignments this week. The 3,450kg load also included three free-flying robots to be tested as astronaut helpers, 40 black lab mice and 63 tiny student-research satellites.

by | April 20, 2019 | 00:56

While it's called the full Pink Moon , the moon will not appear to be pink. Mr McClure said: "Technicalities aside, however, the Moon appears full to the eye for a few days". Tribes such as the Algonquian traditionally kept track of time by naming the Moon's phases after particular events. Ahead of its rise to peak early Friday morning, here's what you need to know about the " pink moon ".

by | April 17, 2019 | 11:18

The recovery of the center core of the Falcon Heavy this time came after the first flight failed as that central core missed the landing ship entirely. In its first flight, Elon Musk sent a Tesla Roadster to orbit around the sun a year ago. The next Falcon Heavy launch with military payloads is expected no earlier than June, the Air Force confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

by | April 16, 2019 | 02:36

An 82-year-old man who was in the home was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis said the fatality that was reported was of a woman who died of her critical injuries. "The severe weather threat should be quickly winding down by late morning", the National Weather Service said. Deaths were reported across Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.