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by | January 20, 2021 | 08:51

Biden will take action not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration but also to start moving our country forward, he asserted. This means we can expect the package to be passed by February. Similarly, the Trump administration's @POTUS account will live on as @POTUS45. Biden will send to Congress on Wednesday a policy that will include an eight-year pathway to citizenship for immigrants without legal status, and expand admissions for refugees to the country.

by | January 15, 2021 | 07:07

While studying the moon's surface at a wavelength of 6.1 microns with SOFIA , the team behind the recent paper was able to distinguish water from other chemicals containing hydrogen. But future missions to the moon, like landing the first woman and next man near the south lunar pole by 2024 through NASA's Artemis program, could reveal more information.

by | December 31, 2020 | 09:59

The JCVI "has advised the priority should be to give as many people in at-risk groups their first dose , rather than providing the required two doses in as short a time as possible", the announcement said . Novavax late this month kicked off a phase 3 study of its recombinant nanoparticle, adjuvanted vaccine in Mexico and the U.S. The study joins a slate of ongoing trials, including a phase 2b assessing safety and efficacy in South Africa, a pivotal phase 3 in the United Kingdom and an ...

by | December 23, 2020 | 14:06

In the year, Jupiter caught up to and passed Saturn, in an astronomical event known as a "Great Conjunction," according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ). Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky on Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century.

by | December 19, 2020 | 01:07

The capsule of the Chang'e 5 probe and its cargo of samples were flown to the space program's Beijing campus after landing just before 2 a.m. today. Xu Hongliang, spokesman for the China National Space Administration , said the nation is "very welcoming" of joint research, according to The China Daily .

by | December 17, 2020 | 01:09

The mission is expected to be part of an overall plan for Canada to be part of a new worldwide space station, called the Lunar Gateway , which will orbit the moon. At this point, the first trip is planned for 2023. Bains spoke of the Apollo 8 mission and the famous photograph of the Earth seen from lunar orbit.

by | December 14, 2020 | 01:42

The event occurs as the moon passes in front of the sun, covering the sun's center and leaving a blazing ring of light around the moon's silhouette. According to the parents, the belief was passed on to them from their elders and they have stuck to it in hopes of seeing their children recover from their disabilities.

by | December 11, 2020 | 00:47

He confirms that there will be more people needing the vaccine , than actual doses during the first phase. By that point in the process, the supply should be sufficient to standardize the vaccination process such that it resembles the annual flu shots.

by | December 11, 2020 | 01:28

There were some bugs to work out before that could happen, evident in the number of exploded spacecraft and capsules that the company has reported, each one giving them new information that would lead to an eventual successful launch. "Big congrats to the whole SpaceX team". SpaceX already has two more prototypes, SN9 and SN10, effectively ready to go for follow-up tests. However, it was the highest flight yet for the Starship, which Musk says could carry people to the Red Planet.

by | December 05, 2020 | 01:53

The catastrophic failure had been predicted by engineers after the telescope suffered two major cable malfunctions over the last couple of months, risking the integrity of the observatory's entire structure. The Verge reported , that those predictions became reality, as photos surfacing online this morning, showed the absence of the massive 900-ton platform that is normally suspended above the observatory.

by | December 02, 2020 | 01:39

Demo-2 marks the first launch of NASA astronauts on a commercial spacecraft and the first launch of American astronauts into orbit on a US -built vehicle from America since 2011. The craft was built under NASA's Commercial Crew Program and was developed entirely by SpaceX. NASA-SpaceX Demo-2 successful separation of the second Falcon 9 stage.

by | December 01, 2020 | 01:46

Other names for the first full moon is June are Rose Moon and Flower Moon. A full "strawberry moon" is on the horizon. While the full moon will be a sight in and of itself, celestial watchers will be treated to an accompanying partial eclipse of the moon on Friday, depending on where they live.

by | November 28, 2020 | 10:46

A video released on Monday (Nov. 23) NASA Johnson Space Center Twitter account. In a new video, five astronauts living in the orbit lab share how they spend their American vacation and what packaged food they eat. The US space agency did not provide an explanation for the change of crew, but Epp's brother pointed to racism. Henry Epps wrote in a Facebook post in 2018.

by | November 25, 2020 | 01:00

The mission is technically challenging and involves several innovations not seen during previous attempts at collecting moon rocks, said Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, to launch a Long March-5 rocket carrying a mission to bring back material from the lunar surface in a potentially major advance for the country's space program.

by | November 25, 2020 | 00:36

Kate Rubins, the NASA astronaut, as well as Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and Sergey Ryzhikov , the cosmonauts coming from the Russian space agency known as Roscosmos recently joined the Expedition63 Commander known as Chris Cassidy of NASA as well as Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, the cosmonauts, aboard the ISS.

by | November 23, 2020 | 01:07

The Partial Solar Eclipse, occurs when the Moon, Sun, and the Earth are not in straight line but the Moon came in between the Sun and the Earth partially. The next two lunar eclipses (also penumbral) of 2020 will be on July 4-5 and November 29-30. According to Time and Date the eclipse will start at 9:15 am on June 21 and will complete the entire process in about 6 hours and will end at 3:04 pm on June 21.

by | November 17, 2020 | 01:02

In this sense, from the National Astronomical Observatory (OAN) they point out that the sky is at its best when the meteor shower occurs one day after the new moon. Bill Cooke of NASA said in a guide to watching the Leonids , 'Go outside, find a dark sky, lie flat on your back and look straight up, and be prepared to spend a couple of hours outside'.

by | November 14, 2020 | 03:51

A passenger has tested positive for coronavirus on one of the first Caribbean cruises since the pandemic started. According to MediaRadar, a consulting firm that tracks advertising spend, the cruise industry's ad spend is still down 79% since March, with television advertising down 99% compared to 2019.

by | November 12, 2020 | 01:02

Visibility remained poor as the city's air quality deteriorated, fed by smoke from farm fires in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed. "If people burst crackers, pollution levels can increase to the "severe" to "severe plus" (emergency) category", he said. The levels of PM2.5 finer particles which can even enter the bloodstream in Delhi-NCR were 605 g/m3 at 8 am around ten times the safe limit of 60 g/m3.

by | November 10, 2020 | 00:38

Space objects similar to the Blue Planet can be located next to stars that have characteristics similar to the Sun . "Kepler already told us there were billions of planets, but now we know a good chunk of those planets might be rocky and habitable", said Steve Bryson, lead author and a researcher at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's ( Nasa's ) Ames Research Center.

by | November 03, 2020 | 01:12

Now using a telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, the astronomers look to the galaxy's center on clear nights, in search of changes in the brightness of stars. The find comes courtesy of researchers using a technique called "gravitational microlensing", which involves observing foregrounded objects - such as the planet - passing in front of distant stars.

by | November 02, 2020 | 01:31

October's first full moon was the gather moon on October 1, and the second is an rare full Halloween blue hunter's moon. Victor Arora, Observatory Coordinator at the University of Waterloo said not only will the special moon be visible all night, but Mars will also be easy to spot.

by | November 02, 2020 | 01:42

Shining over the trick-or-treat nights that were not canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and those that were not canceled but then rescheduled as the remnants of a tropical storm deluged the area with rain Thursday into today will be a full blue moon.

by | October 30, 2020 | 01:35

Hurricane forecasters burned through the 2020 list of storm names in September and have had to use the Greek alphabet since then for names. Gulf Power lineworkers began responding to power outages as soon as it was safe to do so, which is usually if winds are under 35 miles per hour.

by | October 29, 2020 | 01:45

We've suspected the Moon has lots of frozen water ice tucked away in craters at the north and south poles that never see the Sun. Over the last quarter-century, scientists have built up evidence, primarily from spacecraft missions, that water ice exists on the moon.

by | October 29, 2020 | 02:03

Forecasters say the storm is expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon. The tropical storm and Hurricane Zeta leaves after its passage to Louisiana, which started from the Yucatan, Cozumel, to the Gulf of Mexico .

by | October 29, 2020 | 01:24

Technically, the second full moon of the month is called a "Hunter's Blue Moon ", so here we have a full-blown Hunter's Blue Moon on Halloween , the almanac writes. To be clear, the term Blue Moon in this case does not mean that the moon will have a bluish hue. The colour of the moon is pale and grey, just like always.

by | October 28, 2020 | 00:41

A Tropical Storm Warning continues for Pinar del Rio Cuba, and for Mexico from south of Tulum to Punta Allen and from west of Dzilam to Progreso. Right now, the latest forecast track for Zeta has the storm making landfall somewhere between Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida by late Wednesday night.

by | October 25, 2020 | 01:07

While many beetles are rounded on top, the diabolical ironclad is flat and low to the ground, University of California, Irvine, materials scientist David Kisailus tells Science News' Maria Temming. This helps the shell avoid catastrophic failure. To further substantiate their experimental observations, Rivera and co-authors Maryam Hosseini and David Restrepo - both from Pablo Zavattieri's lab at Purdue University - employed 3D printing techniques to create their own structures of ...

by | October 23, 2020 | 05:50

Last week, Pfizer Inc. received permission to test its vaccine in US kids as young as 12, one of only a handful of attempts around the world to start exploring if any experimental shots being pushed for adults also can protect children. AstraZeneca said medical confidentiality meant it could not give details on any individual volunteer, but that independent review had "not led to any concerns about continuation of the ongoing study".

by | October 17, 2020 | 07:40

It'll have a faster 5G network with a case that's now splash-, water- and dust-resistant. iPhone 12 Pro buyers don't need to worry about this - the pricing there appears to be consistent regardless of what carrier you choose to activate with or if you simply buy SIM-free.

by | October 14, 2020 | 03:13

They'll also be there to welcome the Russian Soyuz vehicle and next SpaceX Crew Dragon in 2021. NASA announced that it was delaying the launch of its SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station until early to mid-November because of issues with the spaceflight company's Falcon 9 rocket.

by | October 01, 2020 | 08:34

If you missed yesterday, you can watch it today! An aurora borealis is most likely to be spotted in the Tri-Cities on Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, with peak hours late Monday evening, September 28, and early Tuesday morning, September 29.

by | September 23, 2020 | 01:51

NASA Human Spaceflight chief Cathy Loders said the Artemis-1 system will last for about a month to test all important systems. The space race that culminated with the moon landing is one of the most cherished accomplishments of mankind (especially when you consider that they pulled it off with a small fraction of today's computing power ).

by | September 22, 2020 | 01:24

LeBron James helped him out with 26 points, 11 rebound and four assists. "Every time we have to stop the game for free throws or take the ball out of bounds because they scored, it hurts our offense", Alex Caruso said. "I thought our defense in that second half was tremendous", Denver coach Michael Malone said. "And making sure late in games we're spaced the right way so we can get good shots".