Nasa's Voyager 2 becomes second craft to reach interstellar space

11 Dec, 2018

Originally some scientists speculated our star's winds would peter out in the vicinity of Mars, but the Voyager spacecraft have gradually pushed this boundary far beyond. According to Nasa's reports, Voyager 2 is some 18 billion kilometers away from Earth. For starters, it makes sense to say that the Solar System extends to the edge of the influence of the Sun.

Chinese module to study moon’s far side

10 Dec, 2018

Beijing plans to launch its first Mars probe around 2020 to carry out orbital and rover exploration, followed by a mission that would include collection of surface samples from the Red Planet. The country's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, was launched in 2007. Earlier it was reported that Russian Federation intends to deploy a full-scale moon base between 2036 and 2040 to deliver large goods and saturate the lunar polygons a variety of scientific experiments.

1st LD: NASA's InSight lander "hears" Martian winds

10 Dec, 2018

On Friday, Dec, 7, the US space agency released the audio that can be streamed on YouTube. "Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat ", said InSight principal investigator Bruce Banerdt , according to NASA. As reported InSight spacecraft landed on the surface Марса26 November. The air pressure sensor, part of the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Subsystem (APSS), which will collect meteorological data, recorded these air vibrations directly.

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket

08 Dec, 2018

SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 rocket launch proved to be quite a spectacle for viewers and was considered a success despite the lost booster. SpaceX is contracted to carry out resupply missions to the ISS through 2024 using the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft.

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean

08 Dec, 2018

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that headed skyward this week is carrying a whole bunch of important cargo. SpaceX was getting ready to tow it back to land at the time of the press conference. The launch of the CRS-16 supply mission to the International Space Station had been scheduled for Tuesday but had to be postponed for a novel reason - moldy mouse food .

NASA Announces New Moon Partnerships with U.S. Companies

07 Dec, 2018

He said the organization was struggling with financial burdens but there was a clear five-year plan that would lead to a new age of space technology. In the team of Draper Laboratory , which cooperated with NASA on the Apollo moon landings, ispace will act as the design agent for the lunar lander Artemis-7 and mission operations, as well as provide high-frequency ride-share opportunities.

Thousands march in Brussels climate change demonstration

06 Dec, 2018

The aim of the two-week summit is to build on the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord which focused on strengthening the global response to the threat that climate change poses to the planet. "A failure to act now risks pushing us beyond a point of no return with catastrophic consequences for life as we know it", said Amjad Abdulla, chief negotiator at the COP24 for the Alliance of Small Island States.

A Chinese Scientist Created Two Genetically Modified Babies

03 Dec, 2018

According to several reports , researchers at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen (China) have created the first gene-edited babies. JK spoke of his study this week in Hong Kong , notes the report, to one organizer of an global conference on gene editing and has also spoken to the AP on what his research has found so far.

French President Holds Security Meeting On Yellow Vest Protests

03 Dec, 2018

Trouble spread to other cities, with an estimated 136,000 " gilets jaunes " - named after their chosen streetwear, the luminous yellow vests drivers must carry in their vehicles - taking to the streets or mounting blockades of roads, petrol stations and shopping centres.

NASA's InSight snaps a clear view of Mars' surface

02 Dec, 2018

As reported by CNN , InSight, or Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, traveled 301,223,981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph to reach Mars after launching on May 5, 2018. It survived a fiery "6 minutes of terror", during which Earthbound NASA engineers waited in blindness as their craft pierced the Martian atmosphere and hurtled toward the surface.

Next US moon landing will be by private companies

02 Dec, 2018

The other companies include major defense company Lockheed Martin , as well as some startups. "(The) announcement marks tangible progress in America's return to the Moon's surface to stay", Bridenstine said. NASA is building a super-heavy-lift rocket called the to send astronauts back to the moon. "We've had a number of conversations", he said. "But we have more providers.

NASA partners with private companies to return to the Moon

01 Dec, 2018

As The Next Web pointed out , the stars and stripes, stuck into the rocky landscape almost 50 years ago, remains the only territorial banner on the Moon's surface. Under Space Policy Directive-1, the agency will lead an innovative and sustainable exploration of the Moon together with commercial and worldwide partners.

Mars rover landing prompts 49ers-inspired celebration by NASA employees

30 Nov, 2018

Banfield, principal research scientist at Cornell and a co-investigator on InSight's science team, waited patiently at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL ) in Pasadena, California, listening to mission control with other scientists. Galaxy Fans! We're fighting the good fight in star wars dominated by media giants favored by Google Search. Nasa is the only space agency to have made it, and is invested in these robotic missions as a way to prepare for the first Mars-bound human explorers ...

Mass Australian stranding leaves 28 whales dead READ MORE

30 Nov, 2018

Two whales later died there. At the weekend, around 145 whales were discovered stranded on a remote beach on Stewart Island , south of New Zealand's South Island. "It was useless - they were so big and heavy and the realization we could do nothing to save them was the worst feeling I've ever experienced". "It is a remote area, not really accessible by foot unless you walk the beach", he said.

NASA Control Room Erupts in Celebration Over Successful Spacecraft Touchdown on Mars

27 Nov, 2018

Carrying instruments that detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere else but Earth, the stationary lander streaked into the thin Martian atmosphere at 12,300 miles (19,795 km) per hour. "It's such a hard thing, it's such a unsafe thing that there's always a fairly uncomfortably large chance that something could go wrong". To prove his point, xQc pulled up a clip of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing where Neil Armstrong recites his famous "One small step for man" ...

NASA’s InSight attempts Mars landing after 6-month journey through space

27 Nov, 2018

InSight will also send a "tone beacon" when it touches down on Mars , and again seven minutes later, but much more loudly. InSight will enter the planet's atmosphere at hypersonic speed, and must slow down quickly in order to make a gentle landing.

Trump says he's "not happy" about GM cuts, doesn't believe climate report

27 Nov, 2018

That is, until I begin to understand the fine print. The report often clashes with the president's past statements and tweets on the legitimacy of climate change science, how much of it is caused by humans, how cyclical it is and what's causing increases in recent wildfires.

Aerial footage shows mass pilot whale stranding on Stewart Island

26 Nov, 2018

About 300 whales died on a beach at the northwest tip of South Island a year ago in one of New Zealand's largest recorded mass whale strandings . "It's always a heart-breaking decision to make", he said. Whales use echolocation signals to communicate, but gently shelving waters in the area could distort those signals - a possible cause of strandings in the area.

First successful flight for experimental electric plane

24 Nov, 2018

In a truly unique and impressive first, MIT engineers announced today the successful flight of a plane with no moving parts. The phenomenon was first identified in the 1920s, but it is only just been applied successfully in avionics. 'They should be more like the shuttles in Star Trek that have just a blue glow and silently glide. Barrett collaborated with David Perreault, professor of electrical engineering at MIT, who used advances in materials , batteries , and electronics to ...

Dire warning on USA climate change impacts

24 Nov, 2018

The report says climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, damaging everything from human health to infrastructure and agricultural production. The report said climate change was "presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth". The officials said the content of the report was free from interference, but declined to directly answer several questions about whether the White ...

NASA Launching Safety Review Of SpaceX After Elon Musk Smokes Pot

22 Nov, 2018

But in a statement , he said it would " ensure the companies are meeting NASA's requirements for workplace safety, including the adherence to a drug-free environment ". It added: "As NASA's trusted partner since the beginning of human spaceflight, we share the same values and are committed to continuing our legacy of trust, openness and mission success".

NASA will scratch Jezero in search for alien life

22 Nov, 2018

For the first time in six years, a new mission is about to land on Mars. The Mars 2020 rover mission will be looking signs of past microbial life and collect samples of rocks that will be retrieved by future explorers. Scientists have considered landing previous rovers on the site, but its landscape was not ideal. The body design of Mars 2020 rover is based heavily on the Curiosity rover that arrived on Mars in August 2012 and has been exploring Gale Crater since then.

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6kg of trash in stomach

21 Nov, 2018

A dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had at least 13 pounds of garbage in its stomach, including 115 plastic cups and two sandals, according to a team of researchers including the World Wide Fund For Nature. After China, Indonesia is the world's largest plastic polluter, according to research published earlier this year. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia's coordinating minister for maritime affairs, told the AP that he sees plastic waste as a "common enemy".

Finns mock Trump by raking country great again

20 Nov, 2018

Almost 1,300 names are on a list of people unaccounted for more than a week after the fire began in Butte County, authorities said late Saturday. Mr Trump expressed sadness during his visit on Saturday at the devastation in a California town, as more than 1,200 people listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the U.S.

SpaceX successfully launches 'hammy' satellite

18 Nov, 2018

The rocket itself hit its targeted orbit 32 minutes after lift-off, with the Es'hail 2 separating from its counterpart over South African and operating in full health. Es'hail 2 features high-speed Ku- and Ka-band communications services. It was SpaceX's 31st successful booster recovery. Two minutes and 35 seconds after liftoff, the first stage separated and dropped away, followed a few seconds later by ignition of the second stage's single engine.

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