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by | August 04, 2018 | 08:47

If those missions go well, astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover will fly the first operational Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station , while astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada will fly the first operational CST-100 Starliner mission.

by | August 03, 2018 | 21:25

NHTSA and EPA are seeking public comment within 60 days on the range of regulatory options, including the Administration's "preferred alternative" that locks in model year 2020 standards through 2026. Twelve other states have adopted those tougher rules, representing about 40 percent of the country's auto market. Those losses would hit the estimated 200,000 U.S.jobs that deal with making vehicles more fuel efficient, said Simon Mui of the Natural Resources Defence Council.

by | August 03, 2018 | 08:59

Boeing said it revised its schedule in part because of a problem during a static-fire test of the abort engines for its CST-100 Starliner vehicle in June, when several valves failed to close properly at the end of a 1.5-second test. He was a NASA scientist for 33 years. On the eve of announcing the first crews to blast off aboard commercial crew capsules being built by Boeing and SpaceX, NASA posted updated launch targets Thursday that, as expected, push the first piloted flights to the ...

by | August 01, 2018 | 23:17

This suggests that the hybrid was not treated as an outcast by the melon-headed whales, although it's unclear how other rough-toothed dolphins would react to it. "And to know she has cousins out there in the ocean is an awesome thing to know". Some hybrid animals, such as the mule - a hybrid of a male donkey and female horse - are mostly sterile and therefore can not propagate easily.

by | August 01, 2018 | 21:18

To put that into perspective, the average distance from the earth to Mars is 140 million miles. When Mars reaches its closest point to Earth, it will be roughly 35.8 million miles away. The appearance of Mars can vary depending on its location relative to Earth in the solar system. For those of you disappointed that you won't be able to see the lunar eclipse, you will still have something to look at in the night sky.

by | August 01, 2018 | 17:19

Hence, it will appear closest, brightest, biggest (from Telescope), Mr Kumar said. The Red Planet will be just 57.6 million kilometers (35.8 million miles) away from Earth. Right now, the red planet is on its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. The planet will actually be closest to Earth at around 9am on Wednesday morning - a close proximity that we won't witness again for another 30 years.

by | July 30, 2018 | 20:14

While the exact time of the opposition fell at 1:13 p.m. Friday, which was invisible due to sunlight, observation conditions will be close to ideal overnight Friday and Saturday and even a few days after the event, according to the museum.

by | July 29, 2018 | 23:00

Skygazers in South America will be able to see part of the final stages of the eclipse just after sunset on July 27. The moon appears deep red over the Irian Jaya Liberation Statue in Jakarta as it moves through Earth's umbra , or the dark, center portion of the planet's shadow.

by | July 29, 2018 | 14:35

At least part of the eclipse was visible from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, most of Asia and South America. The eclipse of the moon will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific. EarthSky.org has a map showing more exact locations, and TimeandDate.com has timings based on your location. The Virtual Telescope project is setting up a live stream from the Roman Forum on the Palatine Hill in Rome , Italy.

by | July 28, 2018 | 16:17

A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon , casting the Moon into shadow. From Durban, the eclipse is said to start on July 27 at 19:14:47 and end on July 28 at 01:28:38. Says Noton. "The latter is hard, as the amount of light the moon reflects is tiny, whilst the lunar surface is so bright by comparison". "If the atmosphere is very clean, then the light will be very bright and the color on the moon will appear bright and orange or even ...

by | July 28, 2018 | 14:37

With the help of new devices will be voice and data transmission satellite Iridium phones. The instantaneous launch opportunity is at 4:39 a.m. PDT, or 11:39 UTC, and the satellites will begin deployment about an hour after launch. So far, though, we haven't heard when the company hopes to relaunch a block 5 for the first time. Over the next several days, SpaceX engineers out at sea near the drone ship will work to safe the rocket and tow it back to Port Canaveral where it will be ...

by | July 28, 2018 | 01:53

There are several channels which are organising live streaming of the lunar eclipse . However, the total lunar eclipse will last for an hour and 43 minutes. The lunar eclipse can be seen from anywhere on the night side of Earth. The Astronomical Society of India cautioned against creating a hype around this event in a statement.

by | July 27, 2018 | 15:46

And since the planet will also be the closest to Earth as its been in more than a decade, it will appear relatively big and bright in the night sky if you look to the south. So why is the Lunar Eclipse a significant one and when will India witness the next total lunar eclipse? At 12:51 a.m. PT on July 31, the distance between Earth and Mars will narrow down to 35,785,537 miles, and then widen again.

by | July 27, 2018 | 15:29

The findings , which are published in the journal Science , were made possibly by Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding ( MARSIS ), an instrument that resides on the Mars Express spacecraft . Mars Express has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2003. Although they pass relatively unscathed through most substances, these pulses reflect back up to the spacecraft each time they encounter boundaries between different materials, such as the interface of ice and bedrock.

by | July 27, 2018 | 08:54

At 1 hour 43 minutes of totality, the lunar eclipse will be the longest until the year 2123. However, the partial eclipse will be visible for nearly four hours. For one, Mars will be at opposition, when Earth lies directly between it and the sun (four days later, Mars will be the closest to Earth since 2003 ).

by | July 27, 2018 | 05:43

In fact, liquid water could have been present on the surface of the Moon for about 70 million years, according to the study. In London, moonrise is at 20.49, so the moon will already be in the shadow of Earth as darkness falls over the capital.

by | July 27, 2018 | 02:23

Derek Demeter, the astronomy director at Seminole State College's planetarium, said the sight will be particularly spectacular through telescopes Friday because Mars will also be close to the moon around the time of the event. This means you can see it with the naked eye. 'It's magnificent. It's as bright as an airplane landing light, ' Augensen said. That is the point in Mars' orbit when it comes closest to Earth.

by | July 26, 2018 | 20:10

The Trump White House is advancing a plan to freeze fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks, and to escalate its fight against California's power to set regulatory standards for the entire USA auto market, according to reports from a variety of sources this week, including The Wall Street Journal and The Hill .

by | July 26, 2018 | 15:45

Dmitri Titov , who was not involved in the study. The data collected on the anomalous area is similar to readings taken on Earth, showing large bodies of water beneath polar deposits in Antarctica. "On Mars, that's much more hard, of course, because we can't really drill into the ice". Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the martian surface, but this is the first sign of a persistent body of water on the planet in the present day.

by | July 26, 2018 | 11:46

THIS weekend stargazers will be treated to a once in a lifetime lunar eclipse event - but you'll have to get up early. The moon will go through the center of the Earth's shadow, offering to ascend to what is known as the Deep Red Blood Moon .

by | July 25, 2018 | 23:09

Further evaluation of the bright feature indicated an interface between the ice and a stable body of liquid water. Artistic impression of the Mars Express spacecraft probing the southern hemisphere of Mars, superimposed to a color mosaic of a portion of Planum Australe.

by | July 23, 2018 | 11:28

The artifacts on offer range from those associated with Armstrong's historic 1969 lunar landing to his private mementos. Correspondence, including a NASA document "Underscoring the planning behind the landmark event", will also be on sale.

by | July 22, 2018 | 14:36

The fossilized baby snake's spinal cord was still turning into bone in the same way those of its descendants still do. "Whether or not these early snakes were giving live birth, which is common in modern snakes, or whether they were hatching from eggs, is unclear".

by | July 20, 2018 | 23:28

They all turned out to be moons of Jupiter. Nine of these moons are from a previously discovered cluster of moons that are in what astronomers call a retrograde orbit. The most interesting of the new moons is Valetudo (pronounced val-eh-TOO-doh), named after the ancient Roman god Jupiter's great-granddaughter, the goddess of health and hygiene.

by | July 18, 2018 | 21:25

HIE will work with a group that includes U.S. aerospace company Lockheed Martin , BBC notes , with a goal of having launches in the early 2020s. Once the site is developed, HIE said it expected that 400 people could be employed and up to six launches of micro satellites could be carried out each year.

by | July 18, 2018 | 14:56

For greater detail, a spacecraft is needed. Sheppard is leading a team that scrutinizes the darkest reaches of the solar system. But what's particularly wild about these newly discovered moons is that researchers weren't even looking for them.

by | July 17, 2018 | 23:10

Two of the new moons are found closer to Jupiter , orbiting the gas giant in prograde - in the same direction as Jupiter's spin. Sometimes the best way to find something is by not looking for it at all. Because Valetudo's orbit crosses the orbits of some of the outer retrograde moons, it's possible that it suffered a head-on collision in the past. In the spring of 2017, Jupiter happened to be in an area of sky the team wanted to search for Planet Nine .

by | July 17, 2018 | 11:43

Some of these thunderstorms may be severe with torrential rain, damaging wind gusts, and large hail possible. More heat warnings have been issued for southern B.C., from Victoria to the Okanagan, with temperatures expected to hit the high 20s on the coast and the high 30s on Tuesday.

by | July 17, 2018 | 10:10

The discovery is being announced in a series of papers by an global array of physicists and astronomers in Science and the Astrophysical Journal, and in a news conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation , which funds the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

by | July 16, 2018 | 18:44

Raw Video: NYU scientists capture video of a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in Greenland . That is why the established order that have taken in accomplishment to abandon people existing neighboring most of the water from the Innaarsuit village where iceberg has parked itself on the shoreline.

by | July 14, 2018 | 23:48

SpaceIL , in partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries , will launch the probe in December from Cape Canaveral, Florida on a SpaceX Flacon 9 Rocket, according to officials at a media event announcing the launch in the city of Yehud, adjacent to Ben-Gurion International Airport.

by | July 14, 2018 | 09:49

Chris strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 105 miles per hour, making it the first Category 2 hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. At 5pm EDT, the heading on the advisory from the National Hurricane Center read " Chris finally becomes a hurricane while moving away from the United States".

by | July 13, 2018 | 12:46

EDT (2151 GMT) to deliver almost 3 tons of supplies for the space station's crew. NASA said that the fast trip to the station was meant to test an expedited capability that could be used on future Russian cargo and crew launch missions.

by | July 13, 2018 | 10:31

The women said Judge Kavanaugh achieved "rare gender parity" on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, hiring 25 women and 23 men as law clerks. Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate. If all Democrats band together against Kavanaugh, they would still need one Republican to cross over to defeat him.

by | July 12, 2018 | 20:40

Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader, said in an interview Wednesday that Kavanaugh's belief in broad presidential authority was "just off the deep end". He described how his mother went on to earn a law degree, become a prosecutor and a judge. Casey stated on Monday that he wouldn't support the nominee for the Supreme Court, according to the Pennsylvania lawmaker's office.