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New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind The second is a seismometer sitting on the lander's deck, awaiting deployment by InSight's robotic arm, which records vibrations that move over the landers 7 metre solar panels. The noise is of the wind blowing against InSight's solar panels and the resulting vibration of the entire spacecraft. NASA refers to the craft's task of learning about the planet's seismic waves as "taking the planet's... [Full Article...]

Falcon 9 orbited a ship with cargo to the ISS

Falcon 9 orbited a ship with cargo to the ISS Musk also shared the video of a rocket landing on his Twitter account. "The first stage did land in the water", SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said during a live webcast . Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with 64 microsatellites . The Dragon is carrying more than 56-hundred pounds of supplies and payloads to the International Space Station , includ... [Full Article...]

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year As far as finance is concerned, the rich nations have, so far, together pledged a meagre $10.3 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with merely one-third of it being available for developing countries as against the goal of $100 billion by 2020. [Full Article...]

Macron crisis escalating as Paris erupts in rioting

Macron crisis escalating as Paris erupts in rioting France is considering introducing a state of emergency after Saturday's riots in Paris and demonstrations across the country in protest over fuel prices rises and the cost of living. According to the police in Marseille, the various demonstrators were made up of 300 yellow vests, 100 bikers and about 350 protesters called to action by the hard left CGT union to demand a change in government po... [Full Article...]

Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander The landing site "offers geologically rich terrain with landforms reaching as far back as 3.6 billion years, and could potentially answer important questions in planetary evolution and astrobiology", says NASA's Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen, per National Geographic . [Full Article...]

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study In a new paper submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters , researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggest the possibility the object is actually a "lightsail of artificial origin". It's been dubbed a comet, an asteroid, and a new class of interstellar object. "The lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargos between planets or between ... [Full Article...]

Most Britons back staying in European Union

Most Britons back staying in European Union This could give mainland Britain some scope to set trade rules while keeping the province of Northern Ireland aligned with the EU. The Channel 4 poll also revealed a national split over the prospect of Brexit triggering the break-up of the United Kingdom: 44% of respondents said they were very or quite concerned about the possibility of Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom, while ... [Full Article...]

Spacewatch: Nasa retires planet hunter after it runs out of fuel

Spacewatch: Nasa retires planet hunter after it runs out of fuel Called the transit method, Kepler would be able to spot an exoplanet if it saw a star momentarily dim, signifying a celestial body had crossed in front of the star. During K2, the Kepler spacecraft continued gathering the data necessary to hunt for exoplanets , and has allowed researchers to study other astrophysical questions. [Full Article...]

Air quality in Delhi remains very poor; situation may worsen next week

Air quality in Delhi remains very poor; situation may worsen next week A Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Authority warned on Thursday that air pollution in the capital region is likely to peak from November 1 as toxic fumes from the burning of agricultural fields in the neighboring northern states of Haryana and Punjab could blow in because of a change in wind direction. [Full Article...]

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic Brandon wrote on his blog that in July, 'the weather conditions and ocean currents conspire to swing the trillion tonnes of the giant iceberg A68 in an anticlockwise direction. The rectangular iceberg is about a mile wide, Petty says - considerably smaller than another well-known iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf . NASA ice scientist Kelly Brunt said Tabular icebergs come about via a proc... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in U.S. in 50 years

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in U.S. in 50 years He said he plans to visit storm-ravaged areas as soon as he can. "Winds of this intensity can really knock down any tree or structure in its path". The storm's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 50 miles per hour and it was moving to the northeast at 21 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Warnings Issued for Hurricane Michael

Warnings Issued for Hurricane Michael We will likely see winds in the 10 to 20 miles per hour range with some possible gusts to 30 miles per hour. "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky", Gov Scott said after he received a briefing at the state's emergency management centre. [Full Article...]

Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast

Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast When it made landfall about midday in the Florida Panhandle, the Michael was packing 155 miles per hour winds, 2 miles per hour shy of a Category 5 storm. The NHC said some areas of the Florida coast could expect storm surge of nine to 13 feet, and as much as a foot of rain. Following morning showers, heavy rain will arrive after 11 a.m. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. The hurricane center , citing Michael's risky trifecta of storm surge , flash flooding and winds , described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as "life-threatening". [Full Article...]

3 astronauts land safely on Earth after 6 months in space

3 astronauts land safely on Earth after 6 months in space Intrigue continues about what - or who - punctured a hole in a Russian spacecraft that caused a small but potentially serious loss of pressure aboard the International Space Station in late August. The hole has since been fixed with tape and sealant, stopping the oxygen break, and authorities said the current group, comprising of three US space explorers, two Russian cosmonauts and one German, w... [Full Article...]

First woman in 55 years wins physics Nobel prize

First woman in 55 years wins physics Nobel prize A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining. Last year's physics prize went to three Americans who used abstruse theory and ingenious equipment design to detect the faint ripples in the universe called grav... [Full Article...]

Goodbye Kirk! Tropics settle down for the moment

Goodbye Kirk! Tropics settle down for the moment Kirk was located about 1,400 miles east of the Windward Islands Monday, bringing with it showers, thunderstorms and gale force winds. Little change is forecast for the storm's intensity through Tuesday, but it looks likely to strengthen with winds kicking up to 65 mph within 48 hours, forecasters said Monday evening. [Full Article...]

Dramatic Satellite Photos Reveal Impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina CAFOs

Dramatic Satellite Photos Reveal Impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina CAFOs The National Weather Service said the river could reach record flood levels late Saturday or early Sunday. In South Carolina , two women died on Tuesday evening (Wednesday NZT) after a van taking the mental health patients from one facility to another was overtaken by rising floodwaters near the Little Pee Dee River, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Eastern Iowans helping out storm victims in the Carolinas

Eastern Iowans helping out storm victims in the Carolinas Additionally, more than 400 associates, who have volunteered to be a part of Lowe's Employee Relief Teams, will deploy to areas hit hardest by the hurricane. We are prepared to send more blood products to ensure patient needs continue to be met. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Florence relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 800-RED CROSS. [Full Article...]

A land transformed by water: North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence

A land transformed by water: North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence President Donald Trump told a crowd of military and local and state of officials this morning that the federal government resources are at the disposal of North Carolina following hurricane Florence . Mick Mulvaney, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. "You better pray. I think we all need to pray that it don't happen". In a 2015 interview, Tim Davis, an entomologist and senior... [Full Article...]


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