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Japan space explorer arrives on asteroid to retrieve samples

Japan space explorer arrives on asteroid to retrieve samples Scientists want Hayabusa 2-which will probe Ryugu with a number of smaller rovers and instruments-to return samples from the asteroid's surface. That means, as JAXA says , studying the asteroid could help "clarify interactions between the building blocks of Earth and the evolution of its oceans and life", as well as to understand more about how the solar system works. [Full Article...]

Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse

Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse In exactly a month, if we are lucky and there is no thick cloud cover, we may have a chance to see a blood moon once again, as the "largest lunar eclipse this century" is expected to be witnessed on July 27, 2018. According to Christian group Endtime Ministries, the moon turning blood red predicts the end of the world. The Blood Moon will be lighting up the night sky in July. [Full Article...]

Century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur on July 27

Christian John Hagee and Mark Blitz explained that this blood moon is part of a series of unique astronomical events which signal what the Bible predicts in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12. A lunar eclipse is the opposite of a solar eclipse where the Earth's shadow is cast on the Moon. It would be "very very bright" during the last week of July. [Full Article...]

RemoveDEBRIS deploys from the ISS

RemoveDEBRIS deploys from the ISS The 100-kilogram RemoveDebris satellite has been released from the International Space Station to start its mission. A UK-based satellite is set to remove tons of space debris orbiting around Earth. The existing technologies on the earth have never been demonstrated in space before, on such a level. Because of drag and friction, the CubeSats will be destroyed along with the debris that has... [Full Article...]

Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins

Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins More than 30 cars derailed after the tracks reportedly collapsed due to saturation from flood waters from the adjacent Little Rock River. "We have representatives from the EPA, state, local, regional, regulators are on site overseeing what we're doing and working with them to make sure that we clean up in the appropriate way as it relates to federal law and state law", said BSNF spokesperson And... [Full Article...]

Air Force certifies Falcon Heavy, orders satellite launch for 2020

Air Force certifies Falcon Heavy, orders satellite launch for 2020 The launch will cost the USA government about $130 million, according to a statement by the USAF. Back in 2014, SpaceX made a decision to sue the U.S. This is the first classified national security payload, or NSS payload, award for SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy . The company was in competition with two other that went on the bidding process. [Full Article...]

Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day

Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day Spending extended periods of time in conditions where air pollution is high can increase the chances of heart and chest disease, strokes and cancer. Bill Chapple OBE, county council cabinet member for planning and environment said: "Together with the districts we met in May for the country's first ever Air Quality conference to explore joined up working and maximising the health benefits of clea... [Full Article...]

NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm

NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm Precisely as in the video I was talking about in the introduction, "Red Rover" game also employed the data and images collected by the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter which is in the Mars' orbit since 2006 and collects precious scientific data. [Full Article...]

Fossil of Ancient Sea Creature Named After Obama

Fossil of Ancient Sea Creature Named After Obama Researchers say they named the creature after Obama to honor his passion for science . It was given the name Attenborites Janeae , where Janeae is a nod to Jane Fargher, a co-owner of the property where the fossils were discovered. Alice's Restaurant Bed is teeming with prehistoric fossils from the Ediacaran Biota , a group of soft-bodied animals representing some of the earliest lifefor... [Full Article...]

Volvo sets goal of 25pct recycled plastics in cars from 2025

Volvo sets goal of 25pct recycled plastics in cars from 2025 The firm, which has already announced intentions for 50% of its total sales volume to be electric cars by 2025 , has produced a one-off XC60 plug-in hybrid using recycled parts to illustrate the potential of this raw material reduction. [Full Article...]

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South But according to Sara Chodosh of Popular Science , the plant has never before been seen in Virginia, and rarely that far south. The latest confirmed sighting of giant hogweed came in Clarke County, Virginia. Compressed soaked in an aluminum acetate mixture that is available at pharmacy provide relief form skin irritation. The unsafe plant also grows in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, ... [Full Article...]

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years The next time this will happen is on October 6th, 2020, where the distance between the Earth and Mars will be 38.6 million miles away. Opposition happens when Earth passes between Mars and the Sun. It will look like a glowing orange beacon of light rising in the southeast after sunset. Ms Byrd added: "Bottom line: Mars alternates years in appearing bright and faint in our night sky". [Full Article...]

Trumps orders Pentagon to create U.S. ‘space force’

Trumps orders Pentagon to create U.S. ‘space force’ President Trump on Monday said he was directing the Pentagon to create " Space Force " as an independent branch of the U.S. military to ensure the safety of United States spacecraft and astronauts as traffic in the cosmos increases. "Our Policy Board will begin working on this issue, which has implications for intelligence operations for the Air Force , Army , Marines and Navy ". [Full Article...]

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 Puan, the 62-year-old grand dame of Perth Zoo, was put to sleep on Monday after her quality of life rapidly deteriorated due to her advanced years. "Puan is one of the more hard members of our colony to write about - she's not as outgoing as Sekara, as sweet as Utama or as placid as Dinar, but she certainly holds a special place in everyone's hearts, and her legacy is quite simply incredible". [Full Article...]

Trump tells Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Trump tells Pentagon to create 'Space Force' The order came as the president opened the third meeting of the revitalized National Space Council chaired by Vice President Mike Pence . "I look forward to working with President Trump and our Air Force to make sure this is done right". [Full Article...]

NASA's Opportunity Rover Encounters Perfect Dust Storm On Mars For Science

NASA's Opportunity Rover Encounters Perfect Dust Storm On Mars For Science NASA confirmed that Opportunity's subsystems had been knocked off as the Martian storm, which is enveloping the Red Planet and blocking out the sun, continues to intensify. "We need to consider the risks associated with these dust storms when designing future missions to Mars, not only in sizing their power sources (if they are solar powered), but also in terms of how the dust atmospheric heat... [Full Article...]

NASA Rover knocked out as giant dust storm engulfs Mars

NASA Rover knocked out as giant dust storm engulfs Mars The left starts with a blindingly bright mid-afternoon sky, with the sun appearing bigger because of brightness. Each frame corresponds to a tau value, or measure of opacity: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. The device has nearly certainly entered low-power mode, with all systems shut down except for a trickle of energy keeping the bot's main clock ticking. [Full Article...]

U.S., Canada and Mexico to Host World Cup in 2026

Under the United Bid proposal, the list of host cities for the world's most watched sporting event likely will include two or three in Canada, three in Mexico and 10 in the United States. It marks the fifth time the North African country has failed to secure the right to host the worldwide football tournament. The "United" bid from North America went in as the front-runner after inspectors g... [Full Article...]

Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth

Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth This new planet completes its revolution around the star in 19.5 days. The gravitational pull by any planet caused its sun-like stars to wobble around their common center of mass. It was designed by the members of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Division of PRL. Isro said very few such spectrographs exist around the world that allows such precise measurements. [Full Article...]

Aletta becomes first hurricane of eastern Pacific season

Aletta becomes first hurricane of eastern Pacific season Southeast. Aletta , which became a hurricane on Thursday afternoon, rapidly intensified in less than 24 hours. It was centered about 210 miles (340 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph). The hurricane season in the Pacific officially began on May 15 and will end on November 30. It could grow into a Category 4 sometime Friday. It's happened seven ... [Full Article...]


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