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Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on launch Wednesday


This is not the first high-energy test of New Shepard. While this flight was primarily meant to demonstrate the vehicle's escape system, the crew capsule carried eight research and technology demonstration payloads, similar to what the vehicle has done on previous suborbital test flights. Read More »

Google celebrates astronomer Georges Lemaitre's birth anniversary

He is also considered to be the first person to propose the theory that the universe is expanding. Lemaitre gave his lecture and theory , Albert Einstein stood up and said: "this is the most handsome and satisfying explanation of the universe that I have ever heard."He was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Belgium Arts and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences". Read More »

Jupiter's Moon Total Hits 79


The new Jovian moons range from 1km to 3km across. The fresh haul of natural satellites brings the total number of Jovian moons to 79, more than are known to circle any other planet in our cosmic neighbourhood. "By looking at these outer moons", he said, "we can get an insight into what the objects were like that ended up forming the planets we see today". "These two newly discovered moons take a little less than a year to travel around Jupiter". Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of GTA


Environment Canada has issued weather warnings as parts of southern British Columbia brace for several days of withering heat. Temperatures are expected to climb ever higher Tuesday with an expected high of 36 C. To beat the heat, Environment Canada is recommending Calgarians consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day, spend time in cool indoor areas and drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic or non-caffeinated drinks to stay hydrated. Read More »

White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning U.S

When asked if Russian Federation is still targeting the United States and its midterm congressional elections, President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded "no" - again breaking with his top intelligence official . "I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be", Trump said. Just now, President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. Read More »

Adidas will only use recycled plastics by 2024


Adding to its effort to increase the sustainability of its supply chain, Adidas has committed to using only recycled polyester in all its shoes and clothing by 2024. Adidas said its goal for next year is to make 11 million pairs of recycled shoes, which is 3 percent of its annual production. Adidas is only one major corporation to curtail or eliminate the use of plastic, or specific plastic products in the previous year. Read More »

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

The commercial space company, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos , is performing another test on its sub-orbital New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle. Blue Origin responded to the report, saying the company has not set ticket prices, and does not plan to sell rides until some time after New Shepard makes its first test flight with humans on-board. Read More »

Scotland chosen for UK's first spaceport UK News


With Lockheed Martin getting involved in United Kingdom space launch operations, officials say the US and United Kingdom governments will enter negotiations for a technology safeguards agreement , potentially enabling sensitive USA space technologies to be used in the UK. Read More »

Researchers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter


Using the Blanco four-metre telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile - which had been recently fitted with a new and highly sensitive instrument called the "Dark Energy Camera ", which is about the size of a small vehicle - they detected objects that seemed to be moving against the background stars. Read More »

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

The team had planned to use the observatory's Blanco four-meter telescope to scout for objects way out, beyond Pluto , and they also chose to train their gaze on Jupiter's neighborhood in the night sky. Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. If you said 69, you were right . He and his team have been photographing the skies with some of today's best telescope technology, hoping to catch sight of this mysterious ninth planet. Read More »

Storm advisory now upgraded to severe thunderstorm warning


Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Toronto and most of southern Ontario. Gusting winds can send objects airborne, damage buildings, knock down power lines or snap tree branches. Those who may not have air conditioning are encouraged to go to a shopping mal or public library, as "even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat". Read More »

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya


World Wildlife Fund (WWF) CEO Mohamed Awer , said in a statement that the organisation was devastated by the news that the translocation, funded in part by the organisation, resulted in the deaths of so many endangered rhinos. The more salty water the rhinos drank, the thirstier they became, leading to a vicious cycle, the ministry reported on July 13. Park management is now closely monitoring the remaining three rhinos. Read More »

South Africa unveils super radio telescope


But infrared, X-ray, and some radio wavelengths, like the ones MeerKAT detects, can penetrate this dust, providing a unique view of the region. The 64-antenna telescope officially opened its doors on Friday, but has already started operations, including the rare image taken of a burst of activity roughly 25 000 light-years away. Read More »

Ghost particles from outer space: Scientists discover distant source of neutrinos


Two papers on the discovery have been published here and here in the journal Science . "This is the first evidence that we have of an active galaxy emitting neutrinos , which means we may soon start observing the universe using neutrinos to learn more about these objects in ways that would be impossible with light alone", said study co-author Marcos Santander , a University of Alabama astronomer. Read More »

Friday the 13th eclipse visible in Antarctica


Interestingly, the solar eclipse on July 13 will be a rare incident as it will occur on Friday the 13th, which also happens to a date that is considered as a harbinger of bad luck by the conservative Christians. Add up to sunlight based shrouds happen on the grounds that the Sun's distance across is 400 times more extensive than the Moon's, however it is additionally 400 times more remote away. Read More »

Earth-buzzing asteroid has NASA scientists seeing double


First discovered last December, near-Earth asteroid 2017 YE5 was initially believed to have a binary structure, composed of two lobes joint by a narrowing middle - much like the famous comet C7P, which took Twitter by storm in April, the Inquisitr reported at the time. Read More »

Greenland village watches looming iceberg, weather forecast


People close to the shore nearest the 11-million-ton berg were evacuated to higher ground in the remote village of Innaarsuit on Friday. The cracking, popping and the squealing sound made by an iceberg can very easily be discovered from two kilometers away underwater. Read More »

Scientists solve century-old riddle about origins of 'ghostly' subatomic particles


Neutrinos are neutral particles with practically no mass that travel at almost the speed of light. Despite being some of the most abundant particles in the Universe, with nearly 100 000 billion passing through our bodies every second, these electrically neutral, subatomic particles are notoriously hard to detect because they interact with matter incredibly rarely. Read More »

Century's longest total lunar eclipse on July 27-28

And the next solar eclipse of 2018 will occur on 11th August this year. The Sun will see a 34% eclipse of its total area. Do not see the eclipse with the naked eyes. It was mostly visible over the open ocean between Australia and Antarctica . NASA has proclaimed that the next total lunar eclipse is likely to be observed in January next year and people of Europe and Americas can observe it. Read More »

NASA Commercial Crew Program for Space Station Reports Delays


As part of its review, the GAO has made a total of five recommendations on the matter, of which it advises NASA to come up with a contingency plan to cover the delays. GAO is making five recommendations, including that NASA develop a contingency plan for ensuring a US presence on the ISS and clarify how it will determine its risk tolerance for loss of crew. Read More »

Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, kills 6 animals


The Audubon Zoo said in a statement that the jaguar escaped around 7:30 a.m. before the zoo was open for the day. Four alpaca, an emu and a fox in nearby enclosures were killed by the jaguar. Today is a hard day for the Audubon family. After the capture of the jaguar, the zoo did decide to remain closed for the rest of Saturday. The jaguar is housed in a location called the " Jaguar Jungle " which also houses the alpaca enclosure and other animals. Read More »

Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels


The Fossil Fuel Divestment bill was passed by the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann , on Thursday. In January, New York said it would be divesting its $5 billion in fossil fuel holdings. " Ireland by divesting is sending a clear message that the Irish public and the global community are ready to think and act beyond narrow short-term vested interests". Read More »

Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die After Transportation To Kenya National Park


According to Cathy Dean, chief executive of Save the Rhino , the relocation of endangered animals, a process called translocation, can help prevent their extinction. In the case of critically endangered black rhinos, the moves can establish new breeding habitats to boost numbers. Seven black rhinos have died in unclear circumstances at the Tsavo East National Park. Read More »

Blue whale SLAUGHTERED by Icelandic hunters - ‘UNACCEPTABLE TRAGEDY’

At the time of writing, there was still conjecture over the exact identification of the whale, with some suggesting it may be a hybrid of a blue whale and fin whale, which do occur in Iceland's waters. Some have accused the company of using that loophole to deflect negative scrutiny of the killing. "This should be a final wake-up call to Iceland that commercial whaling does not belong in the 21st century". Read More »

Israel wants to conquer the moon in early 2019

December space launch is a joint venture between SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. The spaceship that Israel will send on a two-month expedition is going to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Hopefully, the success of the mission will inspire scientific curiosity among Israeli youth.Kahn said, "We are trying to replicate the Apollo effect in America", referring to the American program, which first landed on the Moon in 1969."If we continue to be a start-up ... Read More »

Watch NASA's iconic Cape Canaveral launch towers crumble


The fixed towers were located at Launch Complex 17, just north of Port Canaveral. It toppled over shortly after 7 a.m. As local newsgroup Florida Today reports , the demolition went smoothly, with a pair of huge launch towers and gantries falling lopsided under their own weight. Read More »

First Israeli spacecraft to land on moon next year


Israel announced Tuesday that it will launch its first lunar mission in December 2018, hoping to become the fourth country to land on the moon, following the U.S., Russian Federation and China . Once the mission is accomplished, the developer said the spacecraft will remain on the moon as a " symbol of Israeli success ". SpaceIL participated in the Google Lunar XPrize competition, which wrapped up earlier this year with no ultimate victor. Read More »

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year


Its first task however will be to plant an Israeli flag on the moon, organisers said. SpaceIL's project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered $30m (£23m) in prizes to inspire people to develop low-priced methods of robotic space exploration. Read More »

Second solar eclipse of the year today

The Earth crosses the moon and the sun every month as it rotates and revolves around the sun. Unlike the 2017 total solar eclipse , this week's partial solar eclipse won't be visible to Americans - or most of the world for that matter. Some people believe in chanting or praying during this period to protect themselves from its harmful effects. After the eclipse, many people take a bath to purify themselves and change into fresh clothes. Read More »

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan


Wade being overturned, making access to reproductive health even harder to gain. He also hopes Democrats will unite to "put pressure on the Republican moderates" and salvage the "future of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years". Later, in a statement provide by her office, Frankel said: "The alarming reality is that we are on the precipice of five men taking us back to the days of coat-hanger medicine, when women were maimed and killed as a result of back alley abortions ". Read More »

Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time


EDT July 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will take the ISS' crew several months to unload all of it, but once Progress 70 has been emptied, it's slated to bring the 16-foot, 8,000-pound Pirs docking compartment , originally attached to the ISS in 2011, back to Earth. Read More »