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by | November 18, 2018 | 14:59

Companion hail Es-2, which is already in orbit, made by the Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric ("Mitsubishi electric"). The first stage is scheduled to touch down on the floating platform about 8 minutes after liftoff. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the payload fairing - the protective nose cone that surrounds spacecraft during launch - today, because its net-equipped boat, Mr.

by | November 16, 2018 | 23:09

China's " artificial sun " has for the first time achieved a plasma central electron temperature of 100 million C, marking a key step in China's future fusion reactor experiment, according to the Hefei Institute of Physical Science under Chinese Academy of Sciences.

by | November 16, 2018 | 16:01

The exoplanet orbits its star in about 233 days , far less than Earth's 365 day orbit, but longer than numerous other known exoplanets discovered to date. Graphic representation of the relative distances to the nearest stars from the Sun. Unlike many other red dwarfs , Barnard's Star is relatively inactive and not so likely to blast nearby planets with radiation that would not give life a chance.

by | November 13, 2018 | 10:55

The company has six Electron rockets in production and is said to have rapidly scaled up production at its California headquarters to meet ever-growing bookings for this year and next. On a late Sunday afternoon in New Zealand, Rocket Lab successfully launched its third rocket. But that's alright with Rocket Lab because they are looking ahead to the emerging field of small satellites, like CubeSats.

by | November 11, 2018 | 02:32

Among the items sold were his motorized red leather wheelchair and a copy of his doctoral thesis Properties of Expanding Universes-one of five known copies-which sold for 296,750 pounds ($387,402) and 584,750 ($763,381) respectively. Hawking died at the age of 76 in March, he suffered from motor neuron disease most of his life. Hawking's dissertation was the single most expensive item.

by | November 10, 2018 | 04:28

The AQI was 281 at 7 pm. Last month, the Supreme Court allowed the use of "green" firecrackers for Diwali , but only for two hours in the evening. It had allowed manufacture and sale of only " green crackers ", which have a low light and sound emission and less harmful chemicals.

by | November 09, 2018 | 19:45

As May bids to rally support for her Brexit deal, where Britain would seek free trade in goods with the European Union while accepting some of its regulations, the Survation poll for Channel 4 suggested it was unpopular. Theresa May has told ministers she is confident of reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union, but stressed "this would not be done at any cost ".

by | November 09, 2018 | 18:28

The name of the space station translates as " heavenly Palace ". In may past year, NASA astronauts launched to the ISS experimental inflatable module beam intended for the accommodation of the members of the station crew. "The possibility for them (thanks to China ) to send payloads on a platform of manned flight and conducting experiments is something that's extremely valuable", he observes.

by | November 09, 2018 | 14:46

If CFC-11 emissions continued at the same rate, return of mid-latitude and polar ozone-depleting chemicals to their 1980 values would be delayed by about 7 and 20 years, respectively, the report said . "The Montreal Protocol is one of the most successful multilateral agreements in history for a reason", Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment , said in a statement .

by | November 09, 2018 | 09:12

The object was discovered a year ago with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope atop Haleakalā on Maui and was given the Hawaiian name ʻOumuamua , meaning 'a messenger from afar arriving first'. "It is impossible to guess the goal behind Oumuamua without more data", Loeb was quoted as saying. Astronomers believe an unusual object that entered the solar system last October might be an alien probe .

by | November 07, 2018 | 20:44

In a Recode interview with Kara Swisher , Musk lets listeners know that the pickup truck is more of a personal passion project, and isn't expected to see massive sales. Tesla would only be at fault if it issued targets to investors that were recklessly or purposefully made without a basis in fact. Unconventional factory methods and failed attempts at automation forced the fledgling niche EV maker to endure months of costly delays and executive departures at its auto factory in Fremont, ...

by | November 07, 2018 | 02:32

This illustration depicts NASA's exoplanet hunter, the Kepler space telescope . With Kepler retiring after an illustrious planet-hunting career, a new telescope will take its place. NASA stressed that "many" of the exoplanets discovered through Kepler "could be promising places for life". These data will enable new scientific discoveries for years to come as scientists fully examine the data and augment it with additional observations.

by | November 04, 2018 | 16:45

Harsh Vardhan on air pollution increasing at an alarming rate in Delhi. According to the CPCB, four areas in Delhi recorded "severe" air quality while 29 areas recorded "very poor" air quality. The building department also fined owners of 39 sites who were not complying with its directives to check pollution. Meanwhile, besides cancelling leaves of all of its employees, India's Central Pollution Control Board has opened social media channels for people to flag pollution.

by | November 03, 2018 | 10:27

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro waves to his supporters as he leaves a polling station in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil , on October 28, 2018. "If (Bolsonaro) decides to move forward with his pledges against the environment, indigenous peoples and the climate, his fellow citizens will be the biggest victims", said Carlos Rittl, executive secretary of the Brazilian Climate Observatory.

by | November 02, 2018 | 23:43

Kepler launched in 2009 with the largest digital camera outfitter for outer space at the time of launch. Its ability to point at specific regions in the cosmos worsened dramatically at the beginning of October, but flight controllers still managed to retrieve its latest observations.

by | November 02, 2018 | 09:57

Kepler's discoveries have shed a new light on mankind's place in the Universe. NASA launched the Kepler telescope on March 6, 2009, to learn if Earth-like planets that might harbour life are common or rare in other star systems. "In the end, we didn't have a drop of fuel left over for anything else", Charlie Sobeck, project system engineer at NASA's Ames Research Center , said during a teleconference.

by | November 02, 2018 | 00:07

Around the world there has been investment and innovation, as well as community-led efforts, to clean up plastic pollution . Reducing the leakage from these five countries alone could reduce plastic waste by about 23 percent, the research found.

by | November 01, 2018 | 20:13

It happened on October 29, when Parker crossed the mark of 42.48 million kilometers to the Sun. Parker on Monday surpassed the record of 26.6 million miles (43 million kilometers) set by Helios-2 back in 1976. Parker Solar Probe will start its first solar encounter on October 31. At that time, NASA expects the spacecraft to come within 3.83 million miles of the Sun's surface.

by | November 01, 2018 | 20:11

Russian officials said during the press conference that they'd created measures to avoid the issue happening again, and that resuming Soyuz launches was a priority. The Soyuz rocket used to launch astronauts has three stages, or segments. The malfunction led to one of the four boosters on the first stage failing to detach correctly and colliding with a fuel tank of the second stage, which exploded.

by | November 01, 2018 | 13:28

Depending on which categories are included, the current rate at which species are going extinct is 100 to 1000 times greater than only a few centuries ago. Calling the wildlife and the ecosystem "vital to human life", the current chairman of an intergovernmental panel on biodiversity and world's most eminent environmental scientists said, "destruction of nature is as risky as climate change".

by | October 30, 2018 | 22:17

By Tuesday, the storm is expected to be speeding north-northeast over open waters. Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28. A turn toward the west-southwest is anticipated later today, followed by a turn back toward the west on Sunday. The system that became Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8, 2015, noted the WeatherBug blog .

by | October 29, 2018 | 13:48

Thankfully the track of Oscar keeps it away from land in the coming days. At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Oscar was located near latitude 27.3 north, longitude 48.4 west. Oscar has become the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, but the storm is far out in the Atlantic where it poses no threat to land. The storm is continuing to transition from a hybrid storm to a full-fledged tropical system on Saturday night.

by | October 27, 2018 | 22:58

The East Island eroded overnight during the powerful Hurricane Walaka that hit the region at the beginning of this month. Now it's beneath the sea, washed away by a hurricane. Its sinking threatens the future of two endangered species - Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles - for whom the island was a vital habitat. He said that he felt that there would be just one more shrink for this planet to end.

by | October 26, 2018 | 06:28

In a conversation with the Washington Post during its "Transformers: Space" summit, Pence was asked if the United States was looking to renegotiate the terms of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty , which now bans 'weapons of mass destruction, ' but still allows for conventional weapons in orbit.

by | October 25, 2018 | 02:45

It would orbit 500Km above our planet, it would reflect sunlight across an area of 10km to 80km and would be eight times brighter than the real Moon with the ability to control that intensity as well. The artificial moon will have a coating that can reflect sunlight back to Earth, similar to the way the real moon shines, he said. If it succeeds, it will be the first rover to explore the "dark side" of the moon.

by | October 24, 2018 | 16:25

NASA scientists captured the image on an IceBridge flight, an airborne survey of polar ice. Tabular icebergs are wide and flat due to the way they form: because they calve from floating ice shelves , there's no friction with the ocean floor to hinder breakage, The Washington Post reports.

by | October 24, 2018 | 14:11

Estimated prices range from £100 ($130) for a limited-edition print of Stephen Hawking's Time Travellers Invitation to £150,000 ($195,360) for a photocopy typescript of his PhD thesis (signed and inscribed) from 1965. Proceeds from the sale of the wheelchair, which has a pre-sale estimate of £10,000 to £15,000, will benefit the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association .

by | October 24, 2018 | 11:59

It will take an estimated seven years for the BepiColombo probe to reach its destination following the launch from the European spaceport in French Guiana on Saturday. The MMO, designed by the European Space Agency (ESA), will be investigating the magnetospheric interactions between the planet and the solar wind that is ejected from the Sun.

by | October 23, 2018 | 22:54

However, according to NASA , there's a simpler scientific reason why the iceberg appears to be a ideal rectangle. A rectangular iceberg in Antarctica is capturing attention online for its near-perfect shape. Scientists from Project MIDAS - a British Antarctic Survey project involving researchers from several British universities - said previous year that they feared the entire ice shelf could become unstable.

by | October 22, 2018 | 18:55

Hurricane force winds extended 30 miles from the storm's core and tropical storm force winds were up to 90 miles out. Hurricane Willa was about 240 miles (390 kilometers) southwest of the port city of Manzanillo early Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph).

by | October 21, 2018 | 12:24

The Duke of Sussex, who climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge yesterday to help raise the Games flag, welcomed more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to an event that he founded. Another local gushed of the royal couple, who went barefoot on the beach with locals, "It was incredible - they're such attractive, down-to-earth people ".

by | October 21, 2018 | 06:09

The moon will lead to subpar views for this night sky display. Bright light from the moon tends to wash out meteors, so a couple hours before sunrise will be your best bet. The Orionids originate from Halley's comet, which was last seen on Earth in 1986. "At certain times of the year, Earth's orbit around the sun crosses paths with the debris", explains Space .

by | October 20, 2018 | 11:24

This video below explains El Nino further and provides greater details about NOAA's winter outlook. States from the Pacific Northwest through the Northern Plains and into the Northeast are likely to have above-average temperatures, the NOAA reported.

by | October 20, 2018 | 09:30

It's actually a recording of sounds coming from Antarctica's largest ice shelf . A Texas-sized ice shelf seems to be dabbling in the art of music. But when they later analyzed the data, they found the shelf was humming , and the pitch changed depending on how winds were whipping across the snow dunes on the ice's surface, Earther reports .

by | October 19, 2018 | 00:38

IFLScience reports that "the moon would be a satellite with a special coating that would reflect the light of the Sun onto Chengdu during the night". Kang Weimin, director of the Institute of Optics, School of Aerospace, Harbin Institute of Technology, assured that the light of the satellite is similar to a dusk-like glow, so it should not affect animals' routines.