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Northern Lights Visible In Pittsburgh This Weekend? Not Likely

Northern Lights Visible In Pittsburgh This Weekend? Not Likely They are also known as aurora borealis and they are best seen in the north of Norway but we may get a chance to see them in Ireland this weekend. The handsome lights appear when solar particles react to gases in Earth's atmosphere. Experts recommend getting as far away from cities or urban areas as possible as pollution can hinder your view. So, back to the Northern Lights . Skies will have... [Full Article...]

Surprise! - Asteroid Bennu caught spewing particles into space

Surprise! - Asteroid Bennu caught spewing particles into space Other image processing techniques were also applied, such as cropping and adjusting the brightness and contrast of each image . Near-Earth asteroid Bennu is not what it seems . NASA said the mission's science team is continuing to study the particle plumes and their possible causes. However, Bennu is a carbonaceous (or C-type) asteroid composed of various rocks and minerals with a smat... [Full Article...]

Whale found with 40kg of plastic in stomach

Whale found with 40kg of plastic in stomach The initial diagnosis of death is ingestion of huge amount (88 pounds) of foreign objects mostly of plastics, pending the complete result of necropsy. Blatchley explained that cetaceans, which are aquatic mammals such as whales or dolphins, don't drink water from the ocean but rather get access to fresh water from the food they consume. [Full Article...]

Meteor blast over Bering sea packed quite a punch without being noticed

Meteor blast over Bering sea packed quite a punch without being noticed Military satellites detected the meteor at the time and sent the data to NASA, however the detonation had gone comparatively unrecognized by most. The meteor exploded at 25.6km above the Bering Sea with an energy of 173 kilotons. A flying space rock that broke up over the Bering Sea late a year ago has proved to be the third-largest object known to have struck Earth in recorded history, accord... [Full Article...]

What is a 'full worm moon'?

What is a 'full worm moon'? MT, according to EarthSky . Full moons in March have many names, including some drawn from Native American customs. The last time the vernal equinox and full moon happened on the same day was March 20, 1981, according to the Farmer's Almanac . [Full Article...]

40kg of plastic trash found inside dead whale’s stomach in Compostela Valley

40kg of plastic trash found inside dead whale’s stomach in Compostela Valley The Cuvier's beaked whale was found dead in the Compostela Valley earlier in March; an autopsy was carried out by staff from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Fishery Management Regulatory Division, led by marine biologist Darrell Blatchley, who owns D'Bone Collector Museum , and Dr Elaine Belvis where the shocking discovery was made. [Full Article...]

NASA's new rocket won't be ready for moon shot next year

NASA's new rocket won't be ready for moon shot next year What is especially cool about this sample is that the actual stratigraphy from below the surface is still intact, which could hold valuable information about how the moon formed, as well as the time and duration of certain geological phases. [Full Article...]

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize She says she hopes to see sustained regional action by students to maintain pressure on the Government to seriously address the issue. "And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes". "The law is clear and always had been, kids are required to be at school on school days", he told 2GB. "Don't rob yourself of the opportunities to get a great quality education". [Full Article...]

The Premieres of SpaceX's Crew Dragon First Flight into Space

The Premieres of SpaceX's Crew Dragon First Flight into Space After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the USA state of Florida . "He's going to welcome us aboard, probably, when we get there", Behnken said Friday during a NASA TV broadcast . Boeing plans to test an uncrewed mission on its Starliner spacecraft in early April. [Full Article...]

Frome students and teachers join protest in London

Frome students and teachers join protest in London And the Parkland students have continued throughout the year to travel this country and the world, advocating for stricter gun regulations. Some Palmerston North students will be allowed to attend Friday's schools strike for climate change , if they have written permission, but others who wag will be treated as truant. [Full Article...]

GMO salmon gets FDA green light to be sold in the US

Called AquAdvantage, the fish is Atlantic salmon modified with DNA from other fish species to grow faster, which the company says will help feed growing demand for animal protein while reducing costs. - USA regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal. According to the AP, AquaBounty says that it expects its IN farm to soon rece... [Full Article...]

Offshore wind 'will provide a third of United Kingdom electricity by 2030'

Offshore wind 'will provide a third of United Kingdom electricity by 2030' Data type include capacity, production, market share, price, revenue, cost, gross, gross margin, growth rate, consumption, import, export, Industry chain, manufacturing process, cost structure, marketing channel are also analyzed in this report. [Full Article...]

Famous Einstein 'puzzle' solved after missing page found

Famous Einstein 'puzzle' solved after missing page found Einstein helped establish Hebrew University and was a member of its board of directors. Researchers are now preserving and digitizing the new documents, after which they will work to pick through the scientific and mathematical meanings for the calculations found within their margins. [Full Article...]

Hubble & Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way

Hubble & Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way In a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency's Gaia observation craft , a team of experts calculated our galaxy to be around 1.5 trillion solar masses. The dark matter content of a galaxy and its distribution are intrinsically linked to the formation and growth of structures in the Universe. Its second data release includes measurements of globular clusters as far as 65 000... [Full Article...]

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights The mission netted the Crew Dragon several "firsts" for a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft including becoming the first to launch from American soil on a mission to the ISS , first to dock at the ISS , and first to dock autonomously. [Full Article...]

NASA astronauts set for first-ever all female spacewalk | newkerala.com #110548

NASA astronauts set for first-ever all female spacewalk | newkerala.com #110548 They will be supported on the ground by flight team Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol . Nasa astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will follow in the footsteps of Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya , the first woman to walk in space nearly 35 years ago. [Full Article...]

Musk's SpaceX capsule set to splash down Friday after space station stop

Musk's SpaceX capsule set to splash down Friday after space station stop Once the Dragon reached a safe distance, NASA's Mission Control in Houston radioed its congratulations to SpaceX's team, the station's crew and partners around the world. After executing a docking maneuver, scientists unloaded 400 pounds of equipment and supplies. I think it's unlikely; we've run simulations a thousand times. [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station Nasa experts announced "hard capture complete" in a live webcast of the docking, with applause and cheers audible from the control room. SpaceX must be fairly happy with how Crew Dragon and the Falcon 9 rocket carried out these previous few days. [Full Article...]

Unmanned US capsule onboard SpaceX rocket blasts off to ISS

Unmanned US capsule onboard SpaceX rocket blasts off to ISS SpaceX has previously sent supplies to the ISS with its Dragon vessel, but the current vehicle, Crew Dragon , is the first to dock autonomously instead of using the robot arm of the ISS . Although SpaceX has been flying a cargo-based version of the Dragon to the station since 2012, the new Dragon has been entirely remade for crew. Two NASA astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, watc... [Full Article...]

World's most polluted capital cities revealed as Delhi is ranked worst

World's most polluted capital cities revealed as Delhi is ranked worst India racks up health-care costs and productivity losses from pollution of as much as 8.5 per cent of gross domestic product, according to the World Bank. The report was published by IQ AirVisual and Greenpeace which calculated the average amount of PM2.5 air pollution in each city over the course of 2018 using publicly available records updated in real time. [Full Article...]


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