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Putin to send robots to space by NEXT YEAR Putin to send robots to space by NEXT YEAR
- July 25, 2018

The FEDOR robots were trained to fire pistols using both arms, operate a drill and drive a auto. The reported emerged as the Roscosmos space agency green-lighted plans to send the robots into space aboard an unmanned Soyuz spacecraft next August. (more...)
Scientists 'Shocked' To Discover Milky Way's Long-Lost Sibling Scientists 'Shocked' To Discover Milky Way's Long-Lost Sibling
- July 25, 2018

It would only have been smaller than Andromeda and the Milky Way themselves, making it among the largest galaxies in the Local Group. Think of galaxies as hungry monsters who need to feed on other monsters to keep growing - Andromeda, in particular, had a voracious appetite: apart from M32p, Andromeda is believed to have eaten hundreds more of smaller galaxies around it. (more...)
There might once have been life on... the Moon? Yes, say researchers There might once have been life on... the Moon? Yes, say researchers
- July 25, 2018

Space experts believe Earth's desolate airless companion could once have supported life on its cratered surface. Although life does not presently exist on the Moon , new research suggests that there was a window of time in which it could have supported life. (more...)
California wine seeing traces of radioactive material from Japan accident California wine seeing traces of radioactive material from Japan accident
- July 25, 2018

The authors of the study examined 18 bottles of wine, either rosé or cabernet sauvignon, and found the man-made isotope in increasing levels, and since it's only released into nature after radioactive events, it could be easily traced to Fukushima. (more...)
Storm Chasers on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets Storm Chasers on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets
- July 24, 2018

Two 2001 images from the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter show a dramatic change in the planet's appearance when haze raised by dust-storm activity in the south became globally distributed. Meanwhile, researcher Melissa all along, Guzman suggests that organic chlorobenzene could be added to the surface of the red planet from Earth by the Rover "Viking". (more...)
Boeing Commercial Crew Pad Abort Test On Hold Boeing Commercial Crew Pad Abort Test On Hold
- July 24, 2018

The "Commercial Program" would restore NASA's ability to fly humans from the United States - a capability that was lost when the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011. Boeing said in its statement that it did not have any schedule updates for the test program, including for the pad abort test. "As our partners are finalizing their systems, we're assessing remaining technical details and schedules for flight tests with and without crew". (more...)
Moon May Have Harboured Life 4 Billion Years Ago, Research Suggests Moon May Have Harboured Life 4 Billion Years Ago, Research Suggests
- July 24, 2018

While today's Moon is silent and sterile, around 4 billion years ago it would have been fiery and active following its dramatic birth. Fast forward to today and the moon is a barren, desolate rock that doesn't have an atmosphere but a very thin layer of gases in its place, including sodium and potassium. (more...)
Trump to propose blocking California’s clean vehicle standards Trump to propose blocking California’s clean vehicle standards
- July 24, 2018

In the past, California has coordinated its fuel efficiency rules in cooperation with the federal government, essentially helping to lift the national benchmark. Reuters reported previously that the Transportation Department plans to assert in the proposal that California is also barred from setting emissions rules under a 1975 law. (more...)
Nasa to venture closer to the Sun Nasa to venture closer to the Sun
- July 24, 2018

If conditions aren't right, the launch window remains open through August 19. The payload being propelled is a probe the size of a auto. The two week window was selected specifically since the probe relies on Venus to propel it into the sun's orbit. (more...)
Trump seeking to limit California's power to regulate emissions Trump seeking to limit California's power to regulate emissions
- July 24, 2018

The proposed rollback of emissions standards is not expected to change substantially. The Environmental Protection Agency will ask to revoke a federal Clean Air Act waiver empowering California to set vehicle-emissions standards, and the U.S. (more...)
When to MISS the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century When to MISS the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century
- July 24, 2018

An eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the Earth's shadow to cover the moon. A picture taken on January 31, 2018 shows the moon rising behind a mountain during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the "super blue blood moon " near Syria-Turkey border at the Hassa district in Hatay. (more...)
SpaceX launches Block 5 version Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX launches Block 5 version Falcon 9 rocket
- July 24, 2018

Pacific Time or 1:50 a.m. The Telstar 19V satellite deploys into orbit from the second stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on July 22, 2018. What's important about the newly configured Block 5 version is that it designed for multiple re-uses, probably up to around 10 launches per rocket, and without major refurbishment. (more...)
Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse
- July 24, 2018

The century's longest lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, but it will not be visible in North America. Residents of Australia and other eastern regions will be able to see the moon as it sets, while those in Europe, western Africa, and South America, will see the moon as it rises. (more...)
Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday
- July 24, 2018

Though North Americans will get the worst view in the world of the historic eclipse, we'll still be able to witness the reddish colour of the moon, just not a gradual and lengthy transition like people in Europe and Africa will. Sky Live TV will broadcast the lunar eclipse from Hess, Namibia and has the option for Spanish commentary also. This is an eclipse of the moon - a lunar eclipse. (more...)
How to watch the blood moon and Mars opposition online
- July 23, 2018

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow. The partial lunar eclipse involves the southern half of the moon passing into the earth's shadow, he added. A lunar eclipse is pictured over the ocean in Oceanside, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018. This is an eclipse of the moon - a lunar eclipse. From 21h30 until 23h13, it will be totally eclipsed, but faintly lit by light refracted by the Earth's atmosphere, which should give it a pale reddish colour. (more...)
Toronto shooting: Woman dead and girl critical after gunman opens fire Toronto shooting: Woman dead and girl critical after gunman opens fire
- July 23, 2018

She is said to be critically injured . Toronto's Police Chief has confirmed that the gunman is dead, and there are other fatalities. The condition of the other victims was not known yet. They had both been shot in the leg. "And then, I saw the carnage as I ran down the street here to kind of follow the gunfire", the man told CTV, who described the scene as "pretty insane". (more...)
Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week
- July 23, 2018

The full lunar eclipse is expected to last more than 100 minutes and will transform the moon into a reddish-orange color, but the entire event will last more than 6 hours. Australia will be treated to a Blood Moon and a total lunar eclipse, as the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, this weekend. Stargazers across large swaths of the globe had the chance to witness a rare "super blue blood Moon" on January 31, 2018, when Earth's shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue. (more...)
Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday
- July 23, 2018

The NASA eclipse map above shows the extent of the Blood Moon's reach this Friday. While the partial phase is between 11.54 and 1am, and 2.43 to 3.49am, the period of totality is between 1am and 2.43am. What path will the Blood Moon lunar eclipse take? The total lunar eclipse will last almost 103 minutes, which makes it the century's longest. Although the moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight still reaches the moon. (more...)
Astronomers discover that Jupiter has 12 more moons than previously thought Astronomers discover that Jupiter has 12 more moons than previously thought
- July 23, 2018

After a year of tracking the orbits of these objects, with diameters from one to four kilometers, the scientists were able to confirm that the satellites of Jupiter . According to the scientist, the problem is that this moon is the only one in its area to turn in the opposite direction to other moons around it. "Jupiter is like a big vacuum cleaner because it's so massive", Sheppard said. (more...)
Federal judge tosses out climate change lawsuit Federal judge tosses out climate change lawsuit
- July 23, 2018

A U.S. District Court judge in Northern California struck down identical lawsuits in June brought by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland. NY officials said they would appeal the ruling . The city tried to use state law to sue the companies to avoid running afoul of a 2011 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court against a suit that used federal public nuisance law to target five big power companies. (more...)
SpaceX sends Telstar satellite into space SpaceX sends Telstar satellite into space
- July 23, 2018

This year, the Elon Musk-founded company launched its maiden voyage of the huge Falcon Heavy rocket, which is effectively three Falcon 9 boosters strapped together. The satellite has a mix of traditional Ku-band wide beams and Ku- and Ka-band spot beams for connectivity services including internet for consumers, stores, offices and mobile platforms like boats and airplanes. (more...)
Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change
- July 22, 2018

Baltimore's lawsuit accuses oil and gas companies of knowing about a link between climate change and fossil fuel production for almost 50 years, yet working to hide the dangers and protect their assets rather than minimize the damage. Despite those setbacks, several other cases are working their way through the courts, including a suit filed by Rhode Island, the first state to pursue this type of legal action against major oil and gas companies. (more...)
Man walks on the Moon Man walks on the Moon
- July 22, 2018

On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong's famous first steps, and the 46th anniversary of the opening of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, groundbreaking for the museum's upcoming expansion was held. Neil Armstrong dies in 2012 in his native OH. after his death, his sons faced the responsibility of conserving, preserving and securing irreplaceable items and honoring their father's legacy. (more...)
Trump Administration Opens Door for Corporate Attack on Vulnerable Wildlife Trump Administration Opens Door for Corporate Attack on Vulnerable Wildlife
- July 22, 2018

The Trump administration alleged that the current terminology which guarantees endangered and threatened species protection for the "foreseeable future" is too broad and should be limited. The FWS's proposal would ensure that, moving forward, all threatened species receive the level of protection that is appropriate for each species. Endangered species are now defined as "in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range", while threatened species are likely to ... (more...)
Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought, Way More Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought, Way More
- July 22, 2018

They can be likened to inverted mountains and can go as deep as 200 miles, says MIT. " We can't get at them, but still, there is much more diamond there than we have ever thought before ". The team then calculated how fast the sound waves traveled through each virtual rock and found that only one type of rock produced the same speed as the seismologist measured: a rock containing 1% to 2% diamonds, And the rock type of the peridotite (dominant) on the earth and a small amount of eclogite ... (more...)