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Barry likely to weaken further by Monday evening: NHC

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It nevertheless packed a serious punch as it moved inland, though there were few indications of widespread flooding. Bands of heavy rain continued to lash New Orleans , the state's biggest city, but its airport was able to resume normal service after cancelling all flights on Saturday. Read More »

Partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Cyprus on July 16

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The last lunar eclipses of this year will be a kind of partial eclipse of the moon, as the shadow of the earth will obscure 65.3% of the entire moon disc when the partial eclipse of the moon reaches its peak. "As the sky darkens and the Moon rises we will get our best views of the eclipse from Ireland", explained Mr Moore. The eclipse will be visible in areas across Australasia (Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands), Asia except northeastern parts, Africa, Europe except ... Read More »

NASA Astronaut Recounts When Apollo 13 Mission Turned From Exploration to Survival

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Bill Hill, deputy associate administrator of human exploration, has also been reassigned as a special adviser to Steve Jurczyk, NASA's associate administrator. The space agency now hopes to launch the SLS and an unpiloted Orion capsule on a test flight around the moon in late 2020 or, more likely, in 2021. Gerstenmaier appeared to favor test firing the mammoth rocket's first stage, powered by four upgraded space shuttle main engines, at NASA's Stennis Space Center in MS next year to make ... Read More »

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe lands on asteroid to collect samples

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As if landing on large planets weren't hard enough, the space scientists and engineers in at JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) wanted to land a spacecraft on an asteroid. "It would be safe to say that extremely attractive materials are near the crater", Tsuda said before the landing. It is believed that the subsurface materials of the asteroid are less weathered by cosmic radiation than rocks on the surface. Read More »

Chandrayaan-II: All You Need to Know About 'Bahubali' GSLV Mk-III

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NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. The country's first mission, Chandrayaan-1, launched in 2008 and was terminated a year early after scientists lost contact with the unmanned orbiting spacecraft. Read More »

Japan's asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said it has confirmed data showing Hayabusa2 touched down and rose safely. "Project Manager Tsuda has declared that the 2nd touchdown was a success!" "Everything went perfectly, even better than flawless, as if Hayabusa were reading our minds", he said. Read More »

NASA Awards SpaceX $50 Million Launch Contract

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The total launch cost for the mission has been listed at $50.3 million. The mission critical design review (M-CDR) of NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) space-based astrophysics observatory was recently completed at Ball Aerospace's Boulder, Colorado, facility. Read More »

Kilometer-sized asteroid orbits the sun every 151 days

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The so-called 2019 LF6 asteroid circles the sun every 151 days, the shortest orbit of any known asteroid. The asteroid crosses that space in an unusual elliptical roadtrip that brings it closer to the Sun than even Mercury and then causes it to travel way past Venus on the other end. Read More »

Hurricane Hunters to investigate Gulf Coast tropical system on Wednesday

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A storm surge watch is now in effect for Mouth of Pearl River to Morgan River in Louisiana. "The storm will sit over the Gulf of Mexico for a few days and may eventually become partially or fully tropical in nature during the time period from late this week into next weekend", said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty. Read More »

Saturn Brightest in the Night Sky Tuesday Night

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Saturn's opposition technically occurs at noon Central time Tuesday afternoon, however, that night it will still be pretty close to that position, so it will still look pretty bright. With a telescope, you should be able to see Saturn's rings, which are made up of dust, rock and ice particles. The only other planet visible to the naked eye right now is Jupiter, which is currently the brightest object in the night sky and appears more silver in color than Saturn. Read More »

Potential tropical system could bring heavy rainfall this weekend

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The potential tropical development is projected to meander over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico through midweek, before eventually moving in one of two directions. "Coastal areas from the western Florida to the upper-Texas coast will see 4-10" of rain (see Fig. 4) this week; inland areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Texas & Louisiana will also see heavy rain. Read More »

First Commercial Catch of Whale in Japan

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While numerous preservation gatherings denounced the resumption of business whaling, others consider it to be a face-sparing approach to let the administration's troubled and costly whaling project bit by bit capitulate to changing occasions and tastes. Read More »

Stop building a spaceship to Mars and just plant some damn trees

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Now there are 5.5 billion hectares of forest (defined by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation as land with at least 10% tree cover and without human activity), with a total 2.8 billion hectares of tree canopy cover. "But the question of whether it is actually feasible to restore this much forest is much more hard", Field said in an email. "If you convert that into carbon, that's about 200 gigatonnes of carbon", said ecologist Jean-Francois Bastin, who co-authored the new work, in ... Read More »

NASA's Orion Crew Capsule Successfully Completes Safety Test

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Last October, a launch abort system on a Russian rocket saved the lives of two astronauts, including NASA's Nick Hague, on their way to the International Space Station. The Orion capsule was then pulled away from the modified Peacekeeper by launch abort motors, which generated an estimated 400,000 pounds of thrust. The motors on top of the module pull the capsule away from the rocket, rather than motors positioned at the base to push it away. Read More »

Florida Man’s Drone Captures Images Of Shark Swimming Near His Kids

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A father has captured the moment a shark swam close to where his three children were swimming in Florida . As he got his Mavic 2 Pro into the air, he spotted a shark moving towards his family. it is terrifying to see them come that close to my kids, ' she told News 13 . One of their little sons told FOX35 Orlando: 'The shark was scary!' A report by the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File said that America had the highest number of unprovoked ... Read More »

First whales caught as Japan resumes commercial hunt after 30 years

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A captured minke whale is unloaded from a whaling ship at a port in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture on July 1. The quota includes 52 minke wales, as well as 150 Bryde's whales and 25 sei whales. Hunting will reportedly be limited to Japan's territorial sea and exclusive economic zone, which stretches about 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) from the nation's coasts, Reuters reported , and the nation will cease whaling in Antarctic waters. Read More »

This week on Big Picture Science: "Nailing the moon landing".

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It will assess the quantity and availability of resources on the Moon , test the technology required for processing those resources, and field test the concepts of operations required for sustained human lunar presence. Artemis on the Moon. The robot will be able to investigate the magnetic swirls and characterize the ice at lunar pits, as well as deploying future mobile instruments on the Moon's surface, the company said in its announcement today. Read More »

Sorry, believers: 'Oumuamua was not an alien spacecraft

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Oumuamua is the first known object to pass through solar system from outside but experts are still unable to pinpoint exactly where it came from or what it is. "We tend to assume that the physical processes we observe here, close to home, are universal". 'And we haven't yet seen anything like Oumuamua in our solar system. Read More »

Total solar eclipse moves across South America today

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The remaining parts of Chile and Argentina, however, will get to enjoy a partial eclipse of the Sun. On January 6, 2019, the world saw a partial solar eclipse , where the moon covered a particular portion of the sun giving it a disk-like shape. Read More »

NASA launches Orion crew capsule to test abort system

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The Space Launch System rocket that will carry Orion to space will be the most powerful engine ever used, which means a more powerful launch abort system is required to keep the crew safe in the event of a problem. "The neat part is, the next time this full launch abort system flies there will be crew underneath it in Artemis 2 ". Data obtained through testing helps NASA personnel best determine and understand Orion's effectiveness before a scheduled launch, with crew aboard, to the ... Read More »

Here's How You Can Watch Tuesday's Total Solar Eclipse

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One should not look directly at the sun as the sunlight can damage one's eyes and cause blindness. Proper protection is needed, such as the use of approved solar glasses. After this year's event, the next total solar eclipse will be visible on December 14, 2020 , over parts of South America, according to NASA . The Exploratorium museum, which is found in San Francisco, will offer a live stream , beaming the event as it is captured by the Cerro Tololo Observatory , which is placed in ... Read More »

Total Solar Eclipse 2019 will be Amber in colour: Heres why

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Total Solar Eclipse will be witnessed on Tuesday across the South Pacific and parts of South America. In Chile and Argentina, eclipse-chasers below will experience totality for a maximum of two minutes and 35 seconds, though it depends on exactly where you observe from. Read More »

NASA to send flying robot to explore Saturn's moon Titan

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Titan is a haze-covered world with a thick atmosphere. Titan is a piece of our Solar System astronomers have been very interested in studying, especially because it features large, hydrocarbon lakes and where there's water, there's nearly always life. Read More »

Ontario Teachers' makes first innovation platform investment in SpaceX

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The STP-2 mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle to perform 20 commanded deployment actions and place 24 separate spacecraft in three different orbits. Falcon Heavy's side boosters for the STP-2 mission previously supported the Arabsat-6A mission in April 2019. In addition to the cremated remains, the OTB satellite, developed by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems and also hosts NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock. Read More »

NASA to Launch Spacecraft to Titan to Search for Life

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Cassini tossed a probe onto Titan - named Huygens - that successfully parachuted onto the moon's surface. "Additionally, instruments will search for chemical evidence of past or extant life", NASA also said. Titan is an icy land of wonder and intrigue, home to massive methane lakes and mysterious disappearing islands . In an announcement on June 27, NASA revealed that it will launch the Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander in 2026, but the vehicle won't arrive on Saturn's moon until 2034. Read More »

Astronauts Capture Incredible Photo of Volcanic Eruption From Space

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A volcano that sat dormant for almost a century erupted suddenly on Saturday and astronauts aboard the International Space Station were able to capture some incredible images of the violent explosion. As the orbiting laboratory rapidly orbits Earth, it affords its inhabitants the chance to see all manner of jaw-dropping sights, and on the morning of June 22nd, one of those sights happened to be a volcano blowing its top in the Pacific Ocean . Read More »

Expedition 59 Crew Return to Earth Aboard Soyuz MS-11

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All three of them landed at Kazakhstan at 8-47 am (02 47GMT). The next residents to arrive at the space station - Andrew Morgan of NASA, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos - will launch aboard Soyuz MS-13 on July 20 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and join Expedition 60 after a six-hour flight. Read More »

Mars Curiosity detected high methane levels and scientists are excited

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Whether the source of the methane is biological or not, figuring out where it comes from will teach us something new about Mars. The finding originated from the meanderer's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) tunable laser spectrometer. However, those findings were at the edge of the detection power of these tools, and many researchers thought the methane might just be a mirage of mistaken data. Read More »

Third SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is the first with used side boosters

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SpaceX's rocket nose cone-catching vessel GO Ms. Tree (formerly known as Mr. Steven ) will attempt to catch the payload fairing as it plunges from space with a net suspended by the vessel's four 205-foot-long arms. The rocket is to release the satellites in three different orbits over a period of hours. The explosive jolts will become an integral factor soon after launch, when the two side boosters separate. Read More »

Mars Rover Finds Possible New Sign of Life on Mars

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Vasavada said in an internal email obtained by the outlet. Curiosity scientists developed a technique that enabled the rover to detect even tinier amounts of methane with its existing tools. NASA later confirmed the findings in a statement , explaining how Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laser spectrometer observed the chemical compound-a naturally occurring gas on Earth. Read More »