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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch for Air Force set June 22

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The gist of it is as follows. SpaceX is one of several big players trying to start new networks that use thousands of non-geostationary satellites to offer high-speed Internet and other types of communication around the globe. SpaceX will broadcast live video of the launch starting about 15 minutes before lift-off. "We will hopefully have Starship active by the time we are anywhere near 12,000 satellites", he said, referring to the next-generation fully reusable launch system SpaceX is ... Read More »

Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag at 36000 ft deep

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Don Walsh (left), who dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in 1960 with the US Navy , congratulates Victor Vescovo (right) on setting a new dive record. What looks like a plastic wrapper at the far right-hand corner of the picture. In the next step, the team said its scientists were going to perform tests on the creatures found to in order to have a clear picture about the percentage of plastics found in them. Read More »

Shrinking moon may cause moonquakes

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NASA scientists and astronauts say that moonquakes - some with magnitudes as high as five on the Richter scale - may be caused by the moon shrinking as its interior cools. The researchers compared the epicenters of the said quakes with the Moon's faults images captured by NASA's orbiter. Some of these images show landslides or boulders at the bottom of relatively bright patches on the slopes of fault scarps or nearby terrain. Read More »

Deepest undersea dive reveals depths of humanity's filth

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First, Vescovo will dive to the second deepest trench in the Pacific, the Tonga Trench, he says there is a slim chance it could actually be deeper than the Mariana Trench . Navy in 1960, reaching a depth of 10,912 meters. These conditions also made it challenging to capture footage - the Five Deeps expedition has been followed by Atlantic Productions for a documentary for the Discovery Channel. Read More »

Space shocker: Earth's moon is shrinking, experiencing seismic activities

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These faults resemble small stair-shaped cliffs, or scarps, when seen from the. New research suggests that these faults may still be active. The moon has gotten about 150 feet skinnier over the last few hundred million years. Some of the quakes also happened during a point in the moon's orbit when it was farthest from Earth, indicating that the tidal stress of Earth's gravity could have contributed to stress on the moon's crust. Read More »

Trash found littering Mariana Trench in deepest-ever submarine dive

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Vescovo says he's proud of these scientific finds - and also that the team's got a submersible that's up for the challenge. They also collected samples of brightly-coloured rocky outcrops from the seabed. Vescovo is planning to complete his historic expedition in late August when he dives the Molloy Deep in the Arctic Ocean. They also found pollution. During their descent, the expedition crew saw a number of sea creatures - a spoon worm at 7000 metres and a pink snailfish at 8000m - and ... Read More »

Houston Ship Channel reopens to vessel traffic following tanker collision

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Coast Guard said in a statement. It is incredibly flammable, both in liquid and gas form and is toxic to marine animals. "Air monitoring results and details on the actionable levels being used by the Unified Command to evaluate real-time air monitoring data are provided in the Community Air Sampling and Analysis Plan, available at Bayport Response ", officials with Unified Command stated. Read More »

'Blue Moon': Jeff Bezos reveals lunar lander

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Mr Bezos also unveiled a new rocket engine on Thursday, called BE-7, which is powered by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen and has 4,535 kilograms of thrust. O'Neill who came up with the idea. Nothing is ready: not the powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket being developed by Boeing which is necessary to transport vehicles and astronauts. Read More »

SpaceX shipment reaches space station

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David Saint-Jacques, a Canadian astronaut and one of the residents of the International Space Station, put in use the station's big computerized arm, made in Canada and named Canadarm to photograph the Dragon cargo capsule about 250 miles (400 kilometers) over the North Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

Research: New 3-foot-tall relative of Tyrannosaurus rex

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The little Rex was around 90cm tall, and 2.7 metres in length, and weighed around 20-40 Kg - about the same as a big dog. Its diet likely consisted of the same as its larger meat-eating counterpart, with Suskityrannus hazelae likely hunting small animals, although what it hunted is unknown. Read More »

Israel successfully launches first moon lander

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The scheme, which grew out of a drunken conversation in Tel Aviv less than a decade ago, would be the first private space mission ever to reach the moon. The Apollo 11 astronaut wished the mission luck on its journey to his "old stomping ground... the moon". The Beresheet mission originally was part of the Google Lunar XPrize competition and even made the final cut before the contest ended a year ago without a victor. Read More »

SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

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Over the weekend, SpaceX launched its Dragon cargo spacecraft packed with supplies for the International Space Station. This task makes it the second for the cargo capsule so far. Koenigsmann also said in his statement, 'While it is too early to confirm any cause, whether probable or crude, the initial data indicates that the anomaly occurred during the activation of the SuperDraco system. Read More »

Pompeo warns of Russian, Chinese presence along Arctic trade routes

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not officially comment on Pompeo's remarks about alleged election meddling - an article of faith in Washington, underpinning the "Russiagate" conspiracy theory since 2016 - but an unnamed diplomatic source told the TASS news agency that the topic was not raised in the meeting, and that " the Russian side was surprised by such a statement " by the top U.S. Read More »

Yale astronomer helps create 'history book' image of the universe

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Illingworth said. The image yields a huge catalog of distant galaxies . The new Hubble Legacy Field image covers nearly the width of the full moon. This wider view contains about 30 times as many galaxies as in the previous deep fields. Image credit: NASA / ESA / G. Illingworth & D. Magee, University of California, Santa Cruz / K. Read More »

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, electric cars

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Offshore wind, for comparison, is expected to cost around £51/MWh (US$66.5/MWh). It would be in line with commitments to limit global temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels under the worldwide Paris Agreement and will provide leadership for other countries on tackling climate change. Read More »

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Will the HV See It?

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But the Northern Hemisphere has an hourly rate of only about 10 meteors, according to NASA , because of the "viewing location of the radiant from different latitudes". The meteor shower can be seen Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th. Between 3:00 and dawn on 6 May would be the best time to view. Come prepared with warms clothes and something comfortable to lie on or sit in. Read More »

Nasa supplier faked test results for 19 years

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LSP passed the findings on for further investigation by NASA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the DOJ, who had uncovered evidence that SPI employees falsified at least 4,100 documents between 1996 and 2015. That is why we require and pay for certain components to be tested and certified by the supplier, said Jim Norman , NASA's director for launch services. Read More »

Jason Kenney officially sworn in as Alberta’s 18th premier

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About 80 per cent of Alberta's oilsands are mined using in-situ production, rather than open-pit mining. The list indicates new in situ oilsands projects won't have to go through the new review as long the hard cap imposed by former Premier Rachel Notley stays in place. Read More »

Second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in July

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Following the setback, the ISRO grew cautious about its missions to ensure there was no failure. The landing zone will also give ISRO an opportunity to name the area or site, putting India into the history of space exploration. The landing site on the moon, which is yet unnamed, is close to the South Pole in the vicinity of the impactor from Chandrayaan-1 that crashed on the surface and was able to contribute to the discovery of water on the moon. Read More »

Mississippi River flood levels approaching 1993 levels in some places

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Upstream, the Mississippi River at the Quad Cities in Iowa and IL reached a new record high Thursday according to our sister station WGEM . "We have a lot to deal with", Baldwin said . The casino is located west of the Missouri River, in the heart of Omaha. Two Mississippi River bridges - one at Quincy, Illinois, and another at Louisiana, Missouri, have been forced to close. Read More »

The black hole spitting out jet beams like a weird spinning top

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As this black hole is peculiar, scientists have to resort to a completely different method of radio observations. They have never seen a black hole behaving in such a unusual way before - with its spewing radio jets rotating with high-speed clouds of plasma that are erupting out of it in different directions. Read More »

NASA was sold faulty aluminum in 19-year scam

Two years later, the same problem destroyed NASA's Glory scientific satellite, also launched onboard a Taurus XL vehicle. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO ) in 2009 and the Glory mission in 2011, which were meant to launch observational satellites, both failed at launch and were unable to reach orbit. Read More »

Extinction Rebellion demos set to hit Spain TODAY

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Elsewhere, five protesters including 83-year-old grandfather Phil Kingston clambered onto the roof of a DLR train at Canary Wharf station in east London , holding signs saying " business as usual = death" and "don't jail the canaries". Extinction Rebellion protestors staged a die-in at the Natural History Museum at the weekend in order to raise awareness of mass extinction. Last week, the protesters blocked Waterloo Bridge and major intersections including Marble Arch and Oxford Circus, ... Read More »

Mother Lode Counties Receive F Grades in Air Quality Report

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From 2017 to 2018, Phoenix moved from 20th to 13th nationwide for 24-hour particle pollution and from 50th to 32nd for year-round particle pollution. The American Lung Association's 2019 "State of the Air" report revealed that the Lincoln metropolitan area is one of the least polluted metropolitan areas in the country. Read More »

You'll laugh out loud over these two gorillas posing for a selfie

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Two gorillas posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers at Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) have gone viral on social media . A selfie taken by a ranger at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is going viral. In another, they were seen cuddling up to one of the rangers named Patrick Sadiki. Read More »

Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1 000

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The group said it now hoped to negotiate with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the Met Police to continue its protest at Old Palace Yard in Westminster but will leave other sites. On Sunday, teenage activist Greta Thunberg told the rally in Marble Arch that they were "making a difference". "Surely this is the time for the protesters to take their pink boat to Tiananmen Square, and lecture them in the way they have been lecturing us". Read More »

InSight lander detects Marsquake for the first time

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The first marsquake detected indicates the shallow subsurface of Mars contains far less water than Earth - but Mars is no where near as dry as the Moon. "We've been waiting months for our first marsquake", said Philippe Lognonné, the principal investigator for the seismometer mission, which was developed by the French space agency CNES. Read More »

Kate Middleton's Shocking insult to Meghan Markle on Queen's birthday

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The couple - who tied the knot at Windsor Castle last May - have made a decision to keep the birth of their little boy or girl private, and will announce the news to the public once they have "celebrated privately as a new family". She is allegedly not doing a photo call following the birth of her baby and may not even reveal the news publicly for a while as she and Prince Harry take time to bond with their child. Read More »

A look at monthly full moons: Part 2

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Friday. Native Americans also knew April's full moon as the egg moon , the fish moon and the sprouting grass moon , for other major, recurring natural events at this time of year. Maternity wards are said to be busier during a full moon , although in the medical world there are many who are sceptical about whether the moon encourages labour. Read More »

Lyrid Meteor Shower to Reach Peak Starting Easter Night in The Woodlands

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The rate of shooting stars according to astronomers is about 18 meteors per hour, but can see rare outbursts of up to 100 an hour. The peak falls on Monday April 22 through Tuesday, April 23. Find an open area with a wide view of the sky. Be sure to dress warmly, if you're somewhere cold, and get somewhere comfortable to sit where you can lean back and look at the whole sky. Read More »

Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight: How to see shooting stars

The meteors appear to emanate from the constellation Lyra the Harp, near the bright star Vega , which rises in late evening and passes almost overhead shortly before dawn, the magazine said. "Simply find a dark, open sky away from artificial lights", the US space agency writes on its website. Although the Lyrids have been known to provide outbursts of as many as 100 meteors per hour, nothing like that is expected this year and 10-20 per hour is probable. Read More »