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Sheriff: Several Injured after Powerful Storms Hit Texas

Cities such as Shreveport, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi, may be affected. The Robertson County Sheriff's Office said that residents who could not access their homes are being directed to First Baptist Church. The storm that took two lives in Angelina County was a separate incident from the tornado that pummeled Franklin, Texas, late Saturday morning.However, the cells are part of the same... [Full Article...]

CSU professor plays instrumental role in NASA twin study; results published Thursday

CSU professor plays instrumental role in NASA twin study; results published Thursday Bailey's project was one of 10 investigations supported by 84 researchers across 12 universities, all coordinated by NASA's Human Research Program. Christopher Mason, associate professor at Weill Cornell Medicine and principal investigator of gene expression , said many genes began to change right when Kelly got to space, but that was expected because the human body is "always changing". [Full Article...]

SpaceX Lands Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Lands Falcon Heavy SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy and lands all three rocket boosters for the first time. This mission (Arabsat-6) was of particular significance since it was the first time the Falcon Heavy was being used to launch a commercial payload into orbit. [Full Article...]

New human species found in Philippines

New human species found in Philippines A new species of ancient human has been discovered in a cave in the Philippines. However, we now know there were several human-like species, such as Neanderthal and Denisovans , and now Homo luzonensis . We've learned from looking at their curved toe and finger bones that they likely had to do a lot of climbing. It's becoming clear to experts that early humans came in a lot more shapes and ... [Full Article...]

Black hole genius Katie Bouman takes her place among stars

Katherine Bouman had a secret: An algorithm she'd developed had stitched together a picture of a black hole . Does a black hole seem like the internet's usual meme fodder? On Wednesday, almost a year after scientists at the Black Hole Initiative in Cambridge applauded their discovery in private, Bouman and 200 other scientists - many of them from the Boston area - finally could speak about ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches First Commercial Rocket Into Orbit, With Saudi Satellite

SpaceX Launches First Commercial Rocket Into Orbit, With Saudi Satellite Roughly three minutes after clearing the pad, Heavy's two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a synchronized landing at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, sparking boisterous cheers from SpaceX engineers in the company's Hawthorne, California headquarters. [Full Article...]

Meet the woman behind the 1st ever black hole image

Meet the woman behind the 1st ever black hole image The effort to capture the image, using telescopes in locations ranging from Antarctica to Chile , involved a team of more than 200 scientists. When humanity got its first glimpse of a black hole on Thursday, it was an unforgettable moment for 29-year-old Katie Bouman . [Full Article...]

Israel Becomes The Fourth Nation To Land On The Moon

Israel Becomes The Fourth Nation To Land On The Moon The spacecraft will take photos of the landing site to prove a successful landing, adding to its collection of stunning images and videos from its journey. China's Chang'e-4 made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon on January 3, after a probe sent by Beijing made a lunar landing elsewhere in 2013. [Full Article...]

A grad student made the viral black hole photo possible

Three years ago, Katie Bouman was an electrical engineering and computer science graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "We've been busting at the seams about what we've seen, but we had to keep our mouths shut", said Bouman, 29, a doctoral graduate of MIT who continued her studies at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. [Full Article...]

Giant sea cumcumber species named after H.P. Lovecraft creature 'Cthulhu'

Giant sea cumcumber species named after H.P. Lovecraft creature 'Cthulhu' Lovecraft monster " Cthulhu ". The fossilised remains of the creature were discovered in the Herefordshire Lagerstätte in the United Kingdom, a site that has proven to be a treasure trove of fossilised ancient sea animals. Lead author Dr Imran Rahman , deputy head of research at Oxford University Museum of Natural History , said: " Sollasina belongs to an extinct group called the ophioc... [Full Article...]

Next step of Adani coal mine approved by Morrison gov't

Next step of Adani coal mine approved by Morrison gov't She says CSIRO and Geoscience Australia believe the Indian company's revised plans for the way it manages groundwater resources meet scientific requirements. Dow said in contrast, the Queensland government had "continued to shift the goal posts" when it came to finalising the outstanding environmental management plans for the mine. [Full Article...]

Beresheet spacecraft succeeds in latest maneuver, bringing it closer to moon

Its launch in February was the fruit of an eight-year-long project undertaken by the SpaceIL non-profit organisation and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Israel would become the fourth country after the USA, the Soviet Union and China to make a soft landing on the moon. Kahn is expected to speak about the mission and answer questions in an interactive YouTube Live session at 7 pm IST (4.30 p... [Full Article...]

This Is How the Huge Bottom of the Falcon Heavy Looks Like

This Is How the Huge Bottom of the Falcon Heavy Looks Like EDT (2235 GMT). With any luck, this will hopefully return SpaceX's East Coast landing zones (LZ-1 and LZ-2) to successful operations after an anomaly in December 2018 caused Falcon 9 B1051 to landing a mile or so offshore. It's also the Falcon Heavy's first commercial payload. Wednesday's flight isn't an exact copy of last year's, however, as this vehicle will feature 10 percent more thrust - ... [Full Article...]

How did NASA create its own pretty artificial auroras? Rockets, of course

How did NASA create its own pretty artificial auroras? Rockets, of course He added: "We saw two orange dots rise into the sky and disappear". The sounding rockets , launched two minutes apart and reaching an altitude of 320 kilometres (198 miles) took measurements of the atmospheric density and temperature. Those colorful undulating sheets of the aurora borealis are the heavenly product of collisions between Earth's atmosphere and particles from the Sun. [Full Article...]

NASA Reports Infection with Bacteria on the International Space Station

NASA Reports Infection with Bacteria on the International Space Station Microbes and bacteria tend to grow and thrive in intense environments, and the closed space of the ISS is no exception. Scientists have been cataloging bacteria and fungi inside the International Space Station (ISS), and they say their efforts will should keep astronauts safe and could also have benefits on Earth. [Full Article...]

CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing'

CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing' Astronomers have announced that they will reveal the first-ever photographic image of a black hole on Wednesday. "This capability would open a new window on the study of general relativity in the strong field regime, accretion and outflow processes at the edge of a black hole, the existence of event horizons, and fundamental black-hole physics", the EHT project wrote in their description. [Full Article...]

Space probe Hayabusa 2 breaks up pieces of Asteroid Ryugu - view

Space probe Hayabusa 2 breaks up pieces of Asteroid Ryugu - view Fortunately, Hayabusa2 moved right in time and nothing bad happened. "It is highly likely to have made a crater". The SCI is a 2 kilogram (4.41 pound) copper lump which was sacked toward the asteroid at a speed of 2 km per second (4,473 mph). [Full Article...]

SpaceX goes to launch the huge Falcon Heavy rocket this weekend… perhaps

SpaceX goes to launch the huge Falcon Heavy rocket this weekend… perhaps The company is excruciatingly close to being ready for the big day, but its current projected launch dates of April 7th or 8th are looking increasingly unrealistic . Once it's sent into space it will expand communication coverage in parts of Africa and the Middle East. A demonstration mission of the Falcon Heavy in February 2018 drew more than 114,000 spectators to the Space Coast, accordin... [Full Article...]

SAT debris will decay in 45 days, says DRDO chief

SAT debris will decay in 45 days, says DRDO chief Speaking about the importance of the mission, the DRDO chief said, "The DRDO has shown the capability of a complex mission". "An orbit of around 300 km was chosen for the test for capability demonstration, and the objective was to avoid threat of debris to any global space assets", Reddy said. [Full Article...]

Researchers remove largest female python from Big Cypress National Preserve

Researchers remove largest female python from Big Cypress National Preserve The team said it collects data, comes with new removal tools and learns about how the snakes are using the reserve. Burmese pythons caught in Florida are often six to 10 feet long, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. [Full Article...]


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