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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.

by | April 15, 2019 | 01:54

The 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in West Monroe late Saturday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said. In another storm death nearby, an unidentified victim's body was trapped in a vehicle submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, Louisiana, Springfield said.

by | April 15, 2019 | 00:57

The program managers responsible for the mission, who also had been watching the mission in the real-time tried to re-establish communications, they also dealt with issues in the spacecraft's main engine. Its circuitous flight path was around 4 million miles (6.5 million km). The one-way trip was to have included an attempt to measure the lunar magnetic field, which would have helped in the understanding of the moon's formation.

by | April 11, 2019 | 01:52

In Hebrew, Beresheet means in the beginning or Genesis, launched in the month of February. "There is a significant chance we have a crash landing", said Opher Doron, the space division general manager at Israel Aerospace Industries . If they land on the moon, they'll be the fourth country to make the landing (USA, USSR, China). It is roughly the size of a washing machine, reaching a height of 1.5 meters, about two meters in width, and weighing just 600 kilograms.

by | March 31, 2019 | 00:44

Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in. "And we could be the last that can do anything about it", the charity said . WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O'Gorman told AFP that " Earth hour still is the world's largest grassroots movement for people to take action on climate change".

by | March 30, 2019 | 03:26

Chacaj later told a Guatemalan radio network and French news agency AFP that 18 deaths were confirmed, but that multiple people were being treated for serious injuries. The crash was on the notoriously risky Interamerican highway, at kilometre 159, Guatemalan media said. "At this time we are coordinating our response to bring full support to the relatives of the victims", Morales wrote on Twitter .

by | March 25, 2019 | 01:39

If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, scrap that trip to the Arctic. The aurora is likely to extend through the state of MI and Wisconsin into northern IL. Get away from the city so the light pollution won't overshadow the subtle flickers. While this may cause some minor blackouts in some high-frequency radio signals and navigation signals, it may also give some people a chance to see the northern lights.

by | March 21, 2019 | 01:29

March 20 , 2019 marks the spring equinox - the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Wednesday marked a long-awaited beginning to the spring season for many in the Northern Hemisphere. The equinox would be at 3:28 am (IST) on March 21, less than four hours before the supermoon arrives. This full moon is called a worm moon because in cold climates the ground begins to thaw and earthworms appear.

by | March 19, 2019 | 01:56

Pupil Mia wrote to the school asking to boycott the red noses over the harm plastic causes to sea life. Pictured are staff from Natwest in Mansfield, who organised a book sale for Comic Relief. The store is running a number of fundraising events, including a tombola and guess- the-noses-in-the-jar competition, as well as selling red noses and scratch cards to raise money.

by | March 18, 2019 | 09:54

NASA reports that the Soyuz MS-12/58S spacecraft launched Hague, Ovchinin, and Christina Koch of NASA at 3:14 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Emergency and rescue systems were activated in time, and the crew was not hurt. "I'm 100 percent confident in the rocket and the spaceship", he said.The October abort was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket's assembly.

by | March 16, 2019 | 01:55

The image showed what would become the 15-year-old explorer's final resting place, Perseverance Valley. "This final panorama embodies what made our Opportunity rover such a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery", Opportunity project manager John Callas from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement .

by | March 14, 2019 | 01:40

On Tuesday, the automaker announced an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to potentially collaborate on worldwide space exploration. The LRVs remain on the surface of the moon, along with unmanned rovers from Russian Federation and China. Toyota president Akio Toyodo said that cars, even now on our planet, play active roles in "making sure that people come back alive".

by | March 14, 2019 | 02:30

Pieces of that Lunar Gateway were initially set to launch on an enhanced version of NASA's upcoming Space Launch System rocket, but the budget document suggests a delay in that enhanced SLS development and allows for some components to be launched by commercial rockets.

by | March 09, 2019 | 02:20

As the capsule came back to Earth, it deployed a couple of parachutes to brake its speed. He found it "very slick" and called it business class. The ship is also equipped with medical quarters and a helicopter pad so that, when crew is involved, it's ready for emergencies.

by | March 07, 2019 | 02:04

No one was aboard the Dragon capsule launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy. By then, the Crew Dragon was already orbiting earth at five miles per second and headed for a docking with the worldwide space station Sunday morning.

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:17

Highlights from the SpaceX's historic Demo-1 Crew Dragon Test Flight from Kennedy Space Center. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the unmanned Crew Dragon capsule on its nose sits at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX already has made 16 trips to the space station using cargo Dragons. It's an unmanned test flight created to demonstrate the potential for carrying astronauts into orbit.

by | February 27, 2019 | 01:47

You come in here, and you say, 'It has to be my way or the highway'". As leading 2020 Dems advocate spending big on the Green New Deal , it turns out most Americans are anxious about other issues. This longer video prompted praise from many of her supporters, who feel she handled it well. McCaskill said, "So I'm not chastising her". "And even if you don't have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to leave a better world for them".

by | February 19, 2019 | 01:54

October 9, 2018 - Federal prosecutors refuse to offer SNC-Lavalin a remediation agreement, a decision the company challenges in court. Some have alleged that Raybould-Wilson was shuffled out of her more prominent position into the less-prominent veterans affairs portfolio because she pushed back.

by | February 14, 2019 | 01:11

When NASA again sends humans to the Moon, the surface will be buzzing with new research and robotic activity, and there will be more opportunities for discovery than ever before. Bridenstine added: 'The Gateway will be the home base for the first reusable human lunar lander system. NASA has asked companies to research and come up with the ideal way to land humans on the Moon's surface as it wants to begin the development soon enough.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:57

A state of emergency has been declared as authorities work out how to tackle the problem. Instead they've offered to send a commission to investigate the situation but have not ruled out a cull. "There's never been such a mass invasion of polar bears", said Zhigansha Musin, the head of the local administration. "With Arctic sea ice diminishing as a result of climate change, polar bears are forced to change their hunting habits and spend more time on land looking for food", a BBC reporter ...

by | February 11, 2019 | 02:04

The last five years have been the hottest on record. "2015 was the first year that global annual average surface temperatures reached 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels and the following three years have all remained close to this level", Adam Scaife, head of Long-Range Prediction at the Met Office, said Wednesday in a news release .

by | February 09, 2019 | 00:29

The craft are known as Mars Cube One ( MarCO ). But it's rare for them to go adventuring so far from home. Engineers speculate WALL-E and EVE might be wobbling and unable to point precisely to send messages, or there could be battery recharging issues.

by | February 08, 2019 | 00:45

Ocasio-Cortez and Markey say the plan will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, setting a high bar for Democrats who plan to make climate change a central issue in the 2020 presidential race. "I guess I can understand if someone who has not had a lot of life experience and they're proposing something that's extremely unrealistic", GOP Rep.

by | February 08, 2019 | 01:41

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China on December 8, 2018, and entered orbit around the Moon five days later. However, the tiny satellite became active again on 13th January 2019. Most astronomers agree that the Moon was formed in a huge impact between a Mars-sized object and the Earth, about 100 million years after the formation of the Solar System.

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:14

Further investigation will be necessary to determine the size of the meteoroid and obtain pictures of its impact crater, but for a basis of comparison, the LCROSS mission plowed a Centaur upper stage (2.2 tons) into the lunar surface at 2.5 km/s.

by | January 23, 2019 | 01:08

Earth cast two shadows on the moon during the eclipse. NASA estimates there will be 85 total lunar eclipses this century. While the moon won't turn red again for several years, there will be several partial lunar eclipses in 2019 and 2020.

by | January 22, 2019 | 01:21

A blood moon is a total lunar eclipse in which the sun's rays give it a reddish tinge. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and some universities held public viewing events Sunday night, attracting lots of astronomy enthusiasts. A Wolf Moon is the name given to any Full Moon happening in January. What makes it a super blood wolf moon? The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.

by | January 22, 2019 | 01:02

A cold but clear winter night across Canada gave witnesses an ideal view of the blood-coloured moon. CNN's George Engels shared images of the lunar eclipse taken by his father William on an iPhone between 2.25 and 2.40 am from La Carolina, 12 miles west of Maldonado, Uruguay.