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India is seeking for nuclear fuel on moon


This isotope is on the Ground, however, it is very rare, but on the moon it so that theoretically it is taking would provide all countries with energy for 250 years. India has joined an global race for exploring the moon's darker face. Already, China had sent a rover in search of helium-3 deposits. The meanderer will send pictures to the lander, and the lender will transmit those back to ISRO for investigation. Read More »

Supreme Court vacancy puts Murkowski in the middle, again


Still, a more conservative court may be more willing to chip away at abortion rights by upholding state restrictions that Kennedy and the four liberal justices would have been likely to strike down. Several Democratic senators considering 2020 presidential runs jumped into the debate Thursday , rallying from the steps of the Supreme Court. Sen. Read More »

Trump sets date for Supreme Court announcement


When I first read the Times story I wasn't sure whether the younger Kennedy, whose title was Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Capital Markets, would have been someone to actually make loans to someone like Trump as opposed to overseeing more complex or synthetic efforts like mortgage backed securities and such. Read More »

Japan space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samples


Over the next year and a half, the robotic explorer will attempt three brief touch-and-go landings to collect samples. The robotic explorer will initially search for landing sites on the uneven hot surface but it will stay for only a few seconds each time it lands. Read More »

Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century Happening in July

If this sounds familiar, it's because we recently were able to witness an even more rare lunar episode with this past January's Super Blue Blood Moon . These theorists are of the opinion that the Blood Moon prophecy is being accomplished as it was destined to happen. The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand website shows the total eclipse - or blood moon - starting in New Zealand at a few seconds before 7.30am. Read More »

Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court


With the departure of Kennedy from the court, many fear that abortion rights could be on the ropes depending upon who President Donald Trump nominates . "And nothing has happened to Roe in that period of time", Leo said. Grassley said the Senate could provide the extra funds for additional committee majority and minority staff, and he would want the nomination right away. Read More »

Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse

If this sounds familiar, it's because we recently were able to witness an even more rare lunar episode with this past January's Super Blue Blood Moon . Therefore, only red light, having the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum, travels to the Moon, and results in the Moon appearing blood red. Europe and Africa will witness the eclipse during the evening hours. Read More »

Full Strawberry Moon, Saturn reaching opposition make for prime skygazing week


Following the full moon and Saturn tandem would be the "Strawberry Moon", or summer's first full moon on Wednesday which will rise around 12:53 a.m. If you miss the Strawberry Moon on Wednesday night, watch for a almost full moon the next night, according to WSU. "It's a cool moon because it traces a shallow path across the sky", Bob Bonadurer , director of the Milwaukee Public Museum's Daniel M. Read More »

‘Once in a blue dune’: NASA shares striking image of Martian crater


NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which hovers over 160 miles (255 kilometers) above the surface of Mars, recently sent back a photograph of a patch of blue on the Red Planet when it came across some dunes in the Lyot Crater. Currently, the orbiter is keeping a close eye on a fierce dust storm on Mars. "The largest impact is to the rover's cameras, which require extra exposure time due to the low lighting". Read More »

RemoveDebris Set to Demonstrate Technology to Tackle Space Junk


Britain's mission to test ways to clean up space junk has been deployed for the first time from the International Space Station , it was revealed Friday. The technology will use a set of 2D cameras and a 3D lidar technology to track a second cubesat as it floats away from the main satellite. Because of drag and friction, the CubeSats will be destroyed along with the debris that has been captured. Read More »

Crude oil spills into Iowa river after freight train derailment


Almost half the spill - an estimated 100,000 gallons (378,530 liters) - had been contained with booms near the derailment site and an additional boom placed approximately 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) downstream, Williams said. Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars Saturday. The train was carrying tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to Stroud, Oklahoma, for ConocoPhillips. Read More »

SpaceX wins $130 million Air Force contract


SpaceX just won a military contract for its Falcon Heavy rocket to launch a classified satellite for the U.S. Air Force. This week's award served as the first indication that the Falcon Heavy had been certified for national security launches. Read More »

Federal Government Releases National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Plan


The White House and NASA announced a new preparation plan Wednesday that could be used in the event a near-Earth object is on a collision course with the planet. According to the report, casualties could be in the millions if a similar event struck NY. Mr Johnson stressed it would take years to attempt to turn away a potential killer asteroid - several years to build a spacecraft then another few years to get it to the target. Read More »

Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day


Children in cars stuck in traffic are exposed to double the level of pollutants than youngsters walking along even busy roads, raising their risk of health problems including asthma and potentially reducing the growth of their lungs. Young children are exposed to 30% more auto pollution than adults because they are short, according to new research. The latest research shows that in 2016, 234 deaths in Buckinghamshire were directly attributed to poor air quality. Read More »

Spotted in NY: DO NOT Touch This Plant, You Could Go Blind


If you must touch giant hogweed, wear disposable rubber gloves, a long-sleeved shirt and trousers. It can grow up to 14 feet tall, with thick leaves stretching two to five feet across and large clusters of white flowers gracing the top of the plant in an umbrella pattern. Read More »

On July 27, Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years


Astronauts are trying to get to Mars, but the Red Planet is actually venturing nearer to Earth - enough to be visible to the naked eye. It seems that sometimes, the two planets are opposite to the side of the sun and they are far away, and sometimes Earth catches up with the neighbor and can pass it to close to it. Read More »

Trump signs executive order to establish proposed ‘Space Force’


Joseph Dunford "to carry that assignment out". "The president told a U.S. general to create a new Space Force as 6th branch of military today, which generals tell me they don't want", he wrote . Also on Monday, Cheryl Warner, a spokeswoman for Nasa's Human Exploration Directorate, said that the United States plans to send robotic explorers to the moon as soon as next year as a preparatory step towards sending astronauts back there for the first time since 1972. Read More »

Professor Stephen Hawking's ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey


Professor Hawking's voice, set to an original composition by Vangelis, famous for his " Chariots of Fire " piece among others has put together music that will accompany the professor's voice, notes a report by CNN . Astronaut Tim Peake and two of Hawking's oldest professional friends, cosmologist Martin Rees and Kip Thorne, an American physicist and Nobel Prize victor, will also be in attendance. Read More »

Astronomers spot supermassive blackhole destroying star


The incident happened 150 million light-years from Earth. Spanish scientists have tracked a supermassive black hole that is 20 million times greater than the Sun. "Over time, the new object remained bright in the radio and infrared domains, but not in the visible range". The measured expansion indicated that the material in the jet moved at an average of a quarter of the speed of light. Read More »

Antarctica ice loss trippled in five years, new study reveals

This might allow the contnent in 2070 to look "much like it did in the early decades of the century", the authors suggest, with ice shelves intact, slower loss from the ice sheet and reduced threat of sea level rise. "We're saying that the terrestrial segment of the ice sheet is more resilient at current carbon-dioxide levels". That's according to a new worldwide study. Read More »

Sen. Inhofe Wants Meeting With Fellow Oklahoman Pruitt Over EPA Issues


Among the speakers was Representative Kent Peterson of Salem, who had a message for Pruitt.... Pruitt has been the EPA Administrator since February 2017. Later in the day, the Oklahoman's support dwindled from one his allies, U.S. Sen. A spokesperson for the JCN told the Post that Marlyn Pruitt left her job earlier this year. Read More »

New planets found forming around star


However, instead of studying these gaps, both research teams instead analyzed the motion of carbon monoxide , which usually moves in a predictable way unless it comes into contact with gravitational obstacles - a planet for example. One of them is located 80 astronomical units (au) away from the star, while the other is at 140 au. As planets are always surrounded with gas and dust which forms an atmosphere around them causing them hard to pinpoint in the vast galaxy. Read More »

Woman Sues NASA For Possession of Moon Dust Gifted by Neil Armstrong


According to an NY Post report , Cicco claimed that she was gifted a small vial of moondust along with a handwritten note from Armstrong when she was 10 years old. Ms Davis and her new husband met the "buyer" at a Denny's Restaurant, only to discover it was a sting operation lead by Nasa's Inspector General . The data which was collected and sent back to Earth until 1977 and the Scientists were baffled by the gradual warming of the moon's surface, and the sensors are reading it. Read More »

Antarctica Is Losing An Unfathomable Amount of Ice


Part of West Antarctica , where most of the melting occurred, "is in a state of collapse", said co-author Ian Joughin of the University of Washington . An worldwide team of researchers led by Andrew Shepherd from the University of Leeds , UK, and Erik Ivins from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), conducted a study that led to a complete picture of how Antarctica's ice sheet is changing, revealing that prior to 2012 Antarctica was losing 76 billion tonnes of ice a year. Read More »

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Way Faster Than Expected, Scientists Warn

A series of research papers in the journal Nature tells a story of ice loss and global concern. Changes in global sea level , from 1992 to 2017, due to contributions from the Antarctic ice sheet. Antarctica is melting faster than anyone thought, scientists said in an alarming new study published Wednesday, and the subsequent rise in sea levels could wreak havoc on coastal communities over the next several decades. Read More »

A Powerful Dust Storm Has Darkened the Skies Over Opportunity on Mars


While the rover sent a transmission down to Earth on Sunday, the storm has intensified in recent days bringing "a dark, perpetual night over the rover's location", NASA said in a statement. It also showed the rover's temperature to be around -29C. Opportunity , however, has kept exploring well past its expected mission lifetime. NASA launched the twin rovers Opportunity and Spirit in 2003 to study Martian rocks and soil. Read More »

US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals

The North American bid beat competition from Morocco, which was hoping to become just the second African country to host soccer's biggest worldwide tournament. Three cities each in Canada and Mexico will also host games. The Olympic Stadium, as well as 10 of the other stadiums being considered across North America, have artificial surfaces. Read More »

No impact from farmers' blockade on refinery operations - Total


The farmers' unions warned the three days action could be extended. "I want Total and biofuel producers to reach an agreement on a base price and a contract that will benefit rapeseed producers", Travert said, adding there was no risk of a shortage of petrol due to the movement. Read More »

Planet 600 Light Years Away From Earth Discovered by Indian Scientists


This has listed India among the countries which have discoveries of planets to their credit. They spent a year a half at PRL's Gurushikhar Observatory in Mount Abu, India, studying the changes in light coming from the planet's host star, EPIC 211945201 or K2-236, and performing an independent confirmation of its mass. Read More »

New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life


NASA discovered elements of life on Mars , traces back to 3 billion yeCuriosity rovers launched in 2012 has found an important element on Mars , responsible for life. She said that although the surface of Mars is presently "inhospitable", indications are that in the distant past the Martian climate allowed liquid water to exist on the planet's surface. Read More »