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by | June 07, 2020 | 00:28

There are many beliefs about how the full moon affects people too, from increases in number of births to misbehavior. The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is nearly in the same plane as the orbit of the Earth around the Sun (only about 5 degrees off).

by | June 06, 2020 | 02:03

In a penumbral lunar eclipse , the moon and the sun will be on opposite sides of the earth , and the moon will be close enough that the earth's shadow will partially fall on it. Brazil, western Africa and most of Europe will see the eclipse underway at moonrise Friday night, while the remainder of Africa and most of Asia see the entirety of the eclipse.

by | June 02, 2020 | 02:04

SpaceX owner Elon Musk said he was "quite overcome with emotion" when he saw his dream come true with a flawless liftoff Saturday. "Docking confirmed - Crew Dragon has arrived at the International Space Station!" "NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour have arrived at the International Space Station", NASA said in a statement.

by | June 01, 2020 | 02:03

The Starship SN4 vehicle is the latest from the series of prototypes that SpaceX has built in order to test the technologies - the technologies which are needed for a Space Launch System. That same day, SpaceX received a launch license for its Starship tests from the Federal Aviation Administration . The explosion marks yet another failure that's destroyed a Starship prototype.

by | June 01, 2020 | 00:50

The mission will conclude with the Crew Dragon undocking from the station, deorbiting, and returning Behnken and Hurley to Earth with a safe splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, according to NASA. The Crew Dragon is the first private spacecraft to undertake a manned mission to the ISS. I thought it was so important to be here today. The Crew Dragon spacecraft is a modified version of the SpaceX Cargo Dragon - a transport vehicle used to resupply the ISS.

by | June 01, 2020 | 01:03

NASA astronauts are slated to launch a rocket to the International Space Station Wednesday afternoon, marking the first manned space mission since the shuttle program was retired in 2011. Joining him will be NASA Commercial Crew Program manager Kathy Lueders, a representative of SpaceX, ISS Program Manager Kirk Shireman, and NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester.

by | May 31, 2020 | 01:29

SpaceX was on the cusp of launching NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, a first for a private company and a giant leap forward for the booming business of space travel. EDT, with liftoff now targeted for 4:33 p.m. EDT. The next launch window is set for Saturday afternoon, when SpaceX will make a second attempt to send the astronauts into orbit.

by | May 30, 2020 | 01:21

For SpaceX's next two launch windows, on the afternoons of May 30 and May 31, weather forecasts aren't looking so promising. The forecast for Sunday is slightly better, with a 60% chance of acceptable weather as opposed to Saturday's 50%.

by | May 29, 2020 | 01:54

The launch is now scheduled for 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 30. In the event of a postponement, the next launch opportunity would be Saturday. "Just saw a couple of bolts of lightning east towards the launch pad". Space X designed and built both spacecraft. The next launch was scheduled on May 30 and if this second launch attempt works out, then it will be the first time NASA astronauts have flown to the orbiting lab on their first commercial flight and from the American soil after ...

by | May 27, 2020 | 01:56

Many of these missions have been to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) or to loft satellites into orbit around the Earth. (Pauline Acalin)At least 400-500 people work at SpaceX's rapidly growing South Texas Starship production, test, and launch facilities.

by | May 25, 2020 | 01:28

The pair would join Chris Cassidy, the lone NASA astronaut now on board the station, and two Russian counterparts. SpaceX will also provide flights to non-American astronauts and Musk's company wants to eventually send tourists into space.

by | May 21, 2020 | 01:02

In addition, as knowledge of COVID-19 infection evolves, conflicting views have arisen within the medical and public health communities about how COVID-19 antibody testing can contribute to patient care and to the development of strategies to contain the pandemic.

by | May 18, 2020 | 01:22

It's official: The Atlantic has its first named storm in 2020 and that designation is Arthur. A storm has to have sustained winds of at least 39 miles per hour to be considered a tropical storm and get a name. Beach erosion and minor coastal flooding is also possible. This will keep the threat of scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through at least Friday.

by | May 11, 2020 | 01:07

They emit thermal radiation from the interior of the planet that can be captured by the Gemini Observatory. Michael Wong is an astronomer, but he spends his days tracking storm systems and lightning flashes on Jupiter like some Earth-bound meteorologist looking for harbingers of bad weather.

by | May 10, 2020 | 01:56

The supermoon is also known as the " Vesak Festival Moon " as it corresponds with a Buddhist holiday called Vesak , sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday". The moon at 7. The moon will start to rise from 5.13pm AEST, 5.33pm ACST and 5.41pm AWST and because of an optical illusion, the moon will appear biggest as it rises from the horizon.

by | May 07, 2020 | 01:34

China's most powerful carrier rocket Long March-5B made its maiden flight on Tuesday, successfully sending the trial version of the country's new-generation manned spaceship and a cargo return capsule for test into space, the state media reported.

by | May 06, 2020 | 00:18

By Planakis estimates, the hornets is expected to make their way East within the next two to three years. They use sharp fins to decapitate bees and take their bodies to feed to their young, and human victims of the sting described it as similar to "hot metal driving into their skin", the report said .

by | April 24, 2020 | 01:54

While telescopes would enhance the fidelity for viewers, the meteors can usually be seen with the naked eye. The Lyrid meteor shower will be in full effect in some regions - thanks to clear skies and a new moon - on Tuesday night. The Lyrid Meteor Shower gets its name from the constellation Lyra. Thus, the Lyrid meteor streams are groups of meteoroids originating from dust grains ejected from the comet.

by | April 24, 2020 | 00:56

That is 49 more deaths since the previous day. As of 4:00 pm on April 21, Ontario is reporting 12,245 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. Though provincial health officials said this week that Ontario has made progress in fighting spread of COVID-19 in the wider community, Premier Doug Ford said in a statement that the extension is necessary "to continue keeping all Ontarians safe and healthy".

by | April 22, 2020 | 00:19

According to TimeAndDate , the Lyrids will be visible in India and will peak between 22nd-23rd April . Don't forget to set your alarms! The Lyrids meteor shower will make its annual appearance this Wednesday, April 22nd. Meteoroids are small dust grains which are then distributed around the comet's orbit. The routes of these meteors appear to be 7 degrees southwest of the bright blue-and-white star Vega in the little constellation Lyra if viewed in the backward direction, ...

by | April 21, 2020 | 01:56

Murray states we could see up to 25 meteors per hour during the peak Tuesday night. The local weather forecast by The Weather Channel forecast calls for partly cloudy skies tonight and tomorrow evening with a 20% chance of rain both nights.

by | April 02, 2020 | 01:30

This revelation comes soon after scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Science reported that they have discovered virus genetic material in stool samples and rectal swabs from some patients, suggesting that the COVID19 may also potentially transmit via the digestive tract.

by | March 30, 2020 | 01:31

Commissioner Dawson said the Magnifica had requested more fuel at the Fremantle Port. 'We as a family are completely devastated by the sudden death of our father, husband and grandfather. On Wednesday, Western Australia's Premier, Mark McGowan , described the handling of the Ruby Princess as "a complete and utter disaster" . Mr McGowan said he thought Garden Island would be a suitable place to put sick passengers from the Artania who needed to go to shore for treatment.

by | March 28, 2020 | 01:31

The Atlas V 551 rocket was blasted into space at 20:18 UTC by the United Launch Alliance , a joint effort between Lockheed Martin and Boeing Defense based in Virginia. Europe has halted activity at its main spaceport in French Guiana, and Rocket Lab stated on Wednesday that its following mission, set for March 30th, will not take off on time because of New Zealand's increased response to the coronavirus pandemic .

by | March 26, 2020 | 00:39

The council will continue to work closely with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Health Protection Scotland to monitor and respond to the national situation. Those with coronavirus symptoms should put used tissues in a separate bin bag, tie it securely and leave it for 72 hours before putting it into their wheelie bin, the government has advised .

by | March 15, 2020 | 01:47

Two days before the conference was set to open in Boston, organizers decided to make the meeting virtual due to concerns about the coronavirus. Now, writing in the journal Lancet HIV , researchers say that 30 months after stopping antiretroviral drugs - medications that suppress HIV - and 46 months since the transplant, Castillejo remains in remission.

by | March 15, 2020 | 01:05

Last summer's Arctic heat wave will likely top the 2011 record for polar ice sheet loss of 552 billion tons, they reported in a pair of studies published Wednesday in Nature . Scientists have concluded that around half of the ice lost from Greenland, and almost all of it lost from Antarctica is a direct result of the rising temperature of the ocean water, which has been caused by global warming.

by | March 11, 2020 | 02:35

If you miss tonight's supermoon - mark April 7/8 in your calendar. In North and South America , the Worm Moon's appearance will begin during the daylight hours of March 9. The moon will be at apogee on March 24, making it a new micromoon. During this time, the Moon will be about 222,081 miles from the planet. Europeans call this the Lenten Moon as it corresponds with Lent, and the next full moon, the first full moon in spring, occurs just before Easter.

by | March 08, 2020 | 01:41

A Full Moon at perigee appears slightly bigger and brighter and is known as Supermoon . It's called a supermoon. A full Moon coinciding - or nearly - with perigee is now pretty common, so the Super Worm Moon is only the second of four supermoons in a row in 2020.

by | March 02, 2020 | 01:28

On Sunday, the Environment Agency reported that water levels in the area were rising again and were expected to peak between 5.4 and 5.7 metres on Monday afternoon. RTÉ said a number of troops and vehicles were in the Golden Island area to assist with flood defence preparations on Saturday. Ironbridge and Bewdley along the River Severn in the Midlands are among the worst-hit areas in England.

by | February 29, 2020 | 01:40

You read that right: no link to artificial objects has been found meaning this is likely a straggler space rock hurtling through the solar system, and not a gift from aliens or smugglers in space. But scientists say Earth likely has another moon-at least for now-that's no bigger than a vehicle, New Scientist reports . Scientists at Catalina Sky Survey told The New York Times that the 2020 CD3 was also expected to be just another asteroid orbiting near the Earth.

by | February 19, 2020 | 00:53

However, Yao said that they would soon produce more Air-Gen devices in order to allow the public to use their invention anywhere they go. The new technology developed in Yao's lab is non-polluting, renewable and low-priced. 'Once we get to an industrial scale for wire production, I fully expect that we can make large systems that will make a major contribution to sustainable energy production'.

by | February 15, 2020 | 01:36

Since returning to Earth, Koch said her first order of business after getting used to walking again was to reunite with her dog - "she was very excited", Koch said - and to visit the beach with her family. The Livingston resident made history with the longest space flight by a woman astronaut and the first all-female space walk. Side-effects include a significant loss of bone density and a drop in muscle mass, Business Insider reported past year.

by | February 14, 2020 | 01:55

For the first time, scientists in Canada have discovered a pattern in a series of signals coming from a galaxy half a billion light-years away. They discovered that there were four-day cycles of regular activity where strong radio waves were sent out into space on nearly every hour.

by | January 25, 2020 | 00:57

The second case was confirmed in a patient who had recently returned to IL from a trip in Wuhan , China , where the outbreak of the coronavirus has been taking place. People who were at RDU or the hospital at the same time as the person was there are not considered at risk for infection. Now known as 2019-nCoVs, the new coronavirus has three distinct strains and is around 88 percent genetically-related to SARS , the notorious respiratory illness that started in China in 2002 and went on ...