• Israel Becomes The Fourth Nation To Land On The Moon
Israel Becomes The Fourth Nation To Land On The Moon

Israel could still claim the title of seventh country to make lunar orbit, and the fourth country to reach the lunar surface, though unfortunately not in one piece. We had a lot of success along the way, until the hard landing . "I knew it would give us in Israel a sense of pride". While Beresheet is operating its magnetometer will measure trac...

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  • First look today? Event Horizon Telescope will tell soon
First look today? Event Horizon Telescope will tell soon

There are two types of black holes , the garden-variety black holes , which are 20 times bigger than the sun and the supermassive black holes . The telescopes are part of the global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT ) project. The image you see above is not an out-of-focus donut. This person, who works for Firefox, saw the Firefox logo in th...

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  • NASA offering job that pays you $27000 to sleep for 60 days
NASA offering job that pays you $27000 to sleep for 60 days

KTRK reports that the German Aerospace Center will pay 24 participants almost $19,000 to spend two months on bed rest. "A number of different experiments will be carried out over the course of the study, looking at cardiovascular function, balance and muscle strength, metabolism and cognitive performance among other factors", the European Spa...

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  • NASA Shut Down All-Female Space Walk
NASA Shut Down All-Female Space Walk

NASA said McClain learned during her first spacewalk that a medium-sized hard upper torso - essentially the shirt of the spacesuit - fits her better than a large. The plan is for the pair to lay out jumper cables between the Unity module and the S0 truss, at the midpoint of the station's backbone, during their April 8 spacewalk.

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  • Stargazers to witness last supermoon for 2019 tonight
Stargazers to witness last supermoon for 2019 tonight

So if, like me, you're in major need of some ~rejuvenation~ and you're also a believer in the power of the moon's energy, then you're in luck 'coz tonight is a v. This is a tradition that dates back to Native American traditions, when tribes kept track of the seasons by naming each of the full moons. According to KTVB , It's because during this ti...

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  • One Planet: March 15th International Day of Youth Climate Strikes
One Planet: March 15th International Day of Youth Climate Strikes

This includes wildfires (such as the ones here devastated California this year), hurricanes in Puerto Rico, and extreme tornadoes in the Midwest. Haven Coleman, a 12 - nearly 13 - year-old from Colorado, brought Thunberg's movement to the US.

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  • SpaceX Capsule Lands Successfully At ISS
SpaceX Capsule Lands Successfully At ISS

The unmanned Dragon spacecraft, blasted from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, is scheduled to plop down in the Atlantic Ocean on March 8. SpaceX already has made 16 trips to the space station using cargo Dragons. Boeing is looking to launch its Starliner capsule without a crew as early as April and with a crew possibly in Aug...

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  • SpaceX Dragon reaches International Space Station
SpaceX Dragon reaches International Space Station

The Dragon should reach the space station Sunday. The current schedule calls for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken to take their seats on the next Crew Dragon demonstration flight in July. Everything will have to function according to a strict plan: the separation of the capsule and the rocket, the 27 hours orbiting towards the...

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  • India dominates list of world's most polluted cities
India dominates list of world's most polluted cities

In total, authors found that 64 per cent of world cities exceeded WHO guidelines, with 100 per cent of measured cities in the Middle East and Africa breaking the limit. Every single one of measured cities with data in the Middle East and Africa exceeded the World Health Organization guideline, while 99% of cities in South Asia, 95% of cities in Sou...

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  • SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS
SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

In addition to carrying Ripley , an anthropomorphic test device outfitted with sensors to provide data about potential effects on future astronauts who will travel in the Crew Dragon . - Jason Davis (@jasonrdavis) March 3, 2019The first @Commercial_Crew mission arrived at the space station today when the @SpaceX #CrewDragon completed soft c...

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  • Cyclone Oma: Gigantic waves to smash Aussie coast
Cyclone Oma: Gigantic waves to smash Aussie coast

Ferocious winds and big waves are expected to smash southeast Queensland and far northern New South Wales this weekend as Tropical Cyclone Oma heads towards Australia's east coast. Blazak said it could also potentially bring much-needed rain to drought-affected inland areas of the southeast corner. "Oma swell is bigger than that of [Tropica...

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  • Surprise Survivors: Tortoise & Bee Presumed Extinct Recently Rediscovered
Surprise Survivors: Tortoise & Bee Presumed Extinct Recently Rediscovered

Still, nobody had seen it since that rediscovery, and it was once again considered to be a "lost" species that might not even be around anymore. The natural history photographer who captured the first images of the giant bee described her as a " flying bulldog ".

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  • Watch Livestream of the Biggest Supermoon of 2019
Watch Livestream of the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

And while the moon's fullness will peak at around 2.53 AEDT, the best time to see it will actually be much earlier than that! "Some believe that a full moon is responsible for their shorter or more disturbed sleep, as well as events such as sleepwalking", Massey University sleep researcher Dr Karyn O'Keeffe said.

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  • Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week
Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

The biggest full moon of the year will shine on February 19, following the "super blood wolf moon" on January 21 . There's a supersized Supermoon coming, and it could the biggest and brightest we see this year. This point is also known as the apogee, and can be anything farther than 405,000km from the centre of the Earth. It is expected to be ...

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  • Wilson-Raybould’s decision on SNC-Lavalin was hers to make: Trudeau
Wilson-Raybould’s decision on SNC-Lavalin was hers to make: Trudeau

It is facing trial for an alleged $48 million in bribes and $130 million in fraud from its dealing in Lybia from 2001 to 2011. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves his office with his principal secretary Gerald Butts to attend an emergency cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

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  • NASA's Opportunity Rover Declared Dead After Record-Breaking 15 Years on Mars
NASA's Opportunity Rover Declared Dead After Record-Breaking 15 Years on Mars

Rolling along until communication ceased last June, Opportunity roamed a record 28 miles around Mars and worked longer than any other lander. "When this little rover landed, the objective was to have it move 1100 yards and survive for 90 days", he exclaimed before reiterating the unexpected 15 years the mission eventually lasted.

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  • On SNC-Lavalin, Justin Trudeau’s silence isn’t going to help
On SNC-Lavalin, Justin Trudeau’s silence isn’t going to help

She was demoted from the post of justice minister last month. And it left Trudeau's reconciliation agenda with Canada's Indigenous Peoples in tatters. "I'm sorry to see any colleague leave cabinet", said Goodale, federal minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, before referring any further comment to a statement expected from Prime Min...

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  • Magnetic north pole is drifting fast; military, NASA, airports, birds are affected
Magnetic north pole is drifting fast; military, NASA, airports, birds are affected

Smartphones and other electronic devices rely on the WMM to provide consumers with accurate maps, compasses, and Global Positioning System services. Earth's magnetic North Pole has been wildly shifting towards Russian Federation so quickly that scientists have been forced to publish an update on its actual location a year early.

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  • Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood
Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood

In the outer fringes of the observed area, a compact collection of stars was visible. And after carefully measuring the brightness and temperature of the background stars, they realized they had found something special - an entire galaxy that was hidden by the glare of NGC 6752.

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  • Illinois braces for brutal cold, schools, courts closing
Illinois braces for brutal cold, schools, courts closing

The effect could stay in place through Thursday with wind chills of 50 to 55 below projected. But Monday's snow is just a precursor to what's in store for IL starting Tuesday . Will this week's temperatures break any of those records? The U.S. Midwest and Northeast were braced for unsafe subzero temperatures this week, as the polar vortex wa...

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  • Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse tomorrow
Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse tomorrow

A blood moon occurs during a lunar eclipse when the moon, in total eclipse , appears to have a reddish tint thanks to some refracted light from the sun. But the moon's orbit is tilted a little bit compared to the Earth's, so usually when the moon is full, the Earth's shadow passes a little bit above or a little bit below it.

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  • Wolf moon set to light up the night sky
Wolf moon set to light up the night sky

The Moon is given the name Super Moon when a full moon comes within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth. For the keen sky-watchers the lunar disk will appear a few percent larger and brighter than usual making it a lovely sight to soak in and a great photo opportunity.

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  • TESS Discovers Its Third Small Exoplanet: Sub-Neptune HD 21749b | Astronomy
TESS Discovers Its Third Small Exoplanet: Sub-Neptune HD 21749b | Astronomy

Pi Mensae c is the second planet found orbiting its star, and has a period of six days. "It's a very exciting discovery due to how it was found, its temperate orbit, and because planets of this size seem to be relatively uncommon", according to University of Chicago grad student Adina Feinstein, lead author of a paper describing the orb , publis...

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  • Pound at one-week high as Brexit vote nears
Pound at one-week high as Brexit vote nears

Many Conservative MPs continue to believe the deal does not represent the Brexit the country voted for, and some are actively calling for Britain to leave with no deal . James's words appeared to represent the starkest threat yet to Tory MPs that if they fail to back the PM then they risk losing Brexit itself. But in a BBC interview, U.K.

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  • China names new moon rover
China names new moon rover "Yutu-2"

The Jade Rabbit 2 sent back a photo of the tracks it had left in the moon's soft, snow-like surface after a Chinese spacecraft successfully landed carrying the equipment. In May, China launched Queqiao , a satellite that will help relay the rover's communication. In another extreme hurdle, during the lunar night - which lasts 14 Earth da...

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  • Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe
Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe

New Horizons will continue to explore the Kuiper Belt , the unexplored region of the solar system beyond Neptune that is filled with small objects orbiting the Sun (like Ultima Thule and Pluto). "We are seeing a physical representation of the beginning of planetary formation, frozen in time". " New Horizons is like a time machine, taking us ...

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  • Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected
Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected

According to a press release from NASA, Saturn really is "losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago". Though Jupiter , Uranus and Neptune are also banded, Saturn's adornment is by far the most impressive in the solar system. The research , published in the journal Icarus , suggests...

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  • 'Brightest Comet' set to pass by Earth on Sunday
'Brightest Comet' set to pass by Earth on Sunday

According the University of Maryland, its brightness varies with each approach-and 2018 is a particularly good year to try and catch the comet with a naked eye. Wirtanen stands out among comets because its surface contains a lot of methane and carbon, as well as the usual water ice. The comet appears to be a close twin to comet Hartley 2, the sec...

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  • Chinese module to study moon’s far side
Chinese module to study moon’s far side

The Chang'e 4 mission will enable scientists to discover what they haven't known about the moon. It's expected to land in early January after 26 days of flight, said China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. In this study, the instrument will examine the thickness and structure of the regolith, or lunar soil, in the region around the lan...

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  • After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday
After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday

The spacecraft, on its 16th mission for Nasa under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carries more than 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies. It was the first time SpaceX ever failed to land a booster on solid ground, following a string of 12 straight successes. The mission comes days after India fired a rocket ...

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  • Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History
Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History

The studies concluded that this year the world would spew 40.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide, up from 39.8 billion tons last year. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an worldwide scientific collaboration of aca...

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  • SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST
SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST

This particular mission also pushed an unprecedented number of small satellites to space for a US-based rocket. No SpaceX rocket has ever flown more than twice. The launch is the largest single rideshare mission from a USA -based launch vehicle - carrying spacecraft for 34 organizations from 17 countries - but is not the first, nor the largest la...

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  • InSight spacecraft sends selfie back to Earth after landing on Mars
InSight spacecraft sends selfie back to Earth after landing on Mars

Such studies will be conducted for the first time in history. " NASA's JPL , which has been a pioneer in Mars exploration for decades, partners with both academia and private industry to bring the best expertise and innovation forward to make important exploration missions like InSight a success".

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  • Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again
Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again

The air quality deteriorated overnight from "very poor" to "hazardous" category as Delhiites continued to burst Diwali firecrackers long after the deadline set by the Supreme Court . The World Health Organisation warned the smog could seriously aggravate heart or lung diseases. Sunil Dahiya, a senior campaigner with Greenpeace India, said reli...

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  • Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices
Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices

By volume, beer is by far the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, with almost 200 billion litres produced in 2017. What will be the climate change impact on luxury essentials? In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall by between 0.37 billion and 1.33 billion litres, while the price could as much as double.

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