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Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused by Collision Between First and Second Stages


Neither man was hurt, and an investigation is under way to find out why the rocket failed. A minor air spill was recognized on August 30 on the Soyuz MS-09 spaceship that is docked to the ISS. He's grateful the emergency system worked despite the fact it hadn't been called into action for decades. NASA's Hague has already flown back to the United States following the landing, after undergoing a medical check and being questioned about the accident. Read More »

Same-Sex Mice Give Birth Thanks To Gene Editing


In this way, the fetus inherits two copies of each individual gene. The double-dad approach was slightly more complicated. A proud mama mouse with her offspring. As far as the researchers could tell, the fatherless mice were physically and behaviorally healthy-but Zhou points out that there may be deficiencies in these mice the team hasn't yet discovered. Read More »

Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper on blackholes has just been released

A report by the Guardian that was posted on Wednesday states that it has been written up by the colleagues at Cambridge and Harvard Universities and now they have posted this online . The final paper that famed physicist Stephen Hawking worked on before he passed away has been published and it deals with a topic bigger than Hawking's legacy - what happens when objects fall into black holes? In the last paper, Hawking and his team found a way to count how much information could ... Read More »

Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts


He reiterated his strong commitment to the ASEAN-UN Action Plan on Environment and Climate Change ; a roadmap containing several measures to improve collaboration between the two organizations, and work towards implementing the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development , described by the UN as a "blueprint to transform the world". Read More »

Death toll in Hurricane Michael continues to rise


With a low barometric pressure recorded at 919 millibars, a measure of a hurricane's force, Michael was the third strongest storm on record to hit the continental United States, behind only Hurricane Camille on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 and the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 in the Florida Keys. Read More »

Footage from inside Soyuz rocket shows the moments before emergency landing


He said it was likely that, if a crew is sent to the the ISS in December, it will be the astronauts who had been ready as backups for Hague and Ovchinin. A booster can fail for any number of reasons, including incorrect fuelling, mechanical faults, computer glitches and more . Roscosmos promised to share all relevant information with NASA, which pays up to $82 million per Soyuz seat to the space station. Read More »

Armenia Hosts Summit Of Francophone 'Family'


Michaëlle Jean takes part in a plenary session at the Francophonie Summit in Yerevan, Armenia, on October 11, 2018. But on Tuesday, the Canadian and Quebec governments announced they were pulling support for Jean to remain as head of the global organization of French-speaking nations, electing to support the "consensus" candidate instead. Read More »

Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev't OTAs


Northrop's innovation systems business received a potential $791.6M OTA to develop the OmegA launch system and ULA secured a potential $967M contract to work on the Vulcan Centaur platform, the Defense Department said Wednesday . " Blue Origin is proud to serve the NSS community and is committed to providing safe, reliable access to space for the nation". The army intends to select, in fine, the two companies to send their satellites into space, which will only use the american ... Read More »

Two, including a child, killed in Hurricane Michael; Florida witnesses 'worst' storm


A Florida hurricane expert said the footage of buildings in Mexico Beach stripped to their concrete foundations was no surprise. An 80-mile (130-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 10, the main east-west route, was closed. "We have a massive economic and housing challenge ahead of us, and it's the kind of thing that if we don't respond too quickly and the best we can, it could very well change the character of the community and affect it for a generation", he said. Read More »

Hurricane Michael is ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 storm hours before landfall


Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico, was the most powerful recorded storm ever to hit the Panhandle. HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND -------- STORM SURGE: The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. Read More »

Hurricane Michael tears apart Florida towns, kills 7


Vance Beu, 29, was staying with his mother at her home in a complex of single-story wood frame buildings where they piled up mattresses around themselves for protection. In Seminole County, Georgia, a metal car-shelter lifted by a gust of wind hit a mobile home, killing a girl of 11. "For North Carolina , Michael isn't as bad as Florence, but it adds unwelcome insult to injury, so we must be on alert", Gov. Read More »

NASA puts Hubble telescope on 'safe mode' after gyroscope failure


In a statement NASA allayed fears by saying the telescope can still carry out scientific operations with one gyro but that activities onboard the orbiter had been suspended to give engineers a chance to fix the fault. But even if the gyroscope doesn't come back online, there are ways to point Hubble and continue observing with as few as one gyroscope."This is not a catastrophic failure, but it is a sign of mortality", says astronomer Robert Kirshner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for ... Read More »

NW Kansas native, NASA astronaut Nick Hague safe after emergency landing


EDT on a mission to the station. The Soyuz-FG rocket booster carrying a new crew to the International Space Station blasts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 11, 2018 . Rogozin said at the time that the launch of the 2.6 billion-rouble ($39.02 million) satellite had been due to an embarrassing programming error. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who oversees space flight, promised to share all information from the investigation with ... Read More »

Soyuz crew reportedly alive after emergency landing

A search-and-rescue team reached the site quickly to get to the Soyuz MS-10 crew, leaving at 6:10 am EDT, according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean's commentary on live television . Relations between Moscow and Washington have sunk to post-Cold War lows over the crisis in Ukraine, the war in Syria and allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential vote, but they have maintained cooperation in space research. Read More »

Rescues, damage in Florida after hurricane — WHAT’S HAPPENING


It warned of a life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall along the north-eastern Gulf coast. 325,000: Estimated number of people in the storm's path who were told to evacuate by local authorities. NWS offices in Jackson and New Orleans/Baton Rouge issued 11 tornado warnings for areas that would not experience an actual tornado but would experience extreme wind speeds commonly associated with tornadoes. Read More »

Rocket failure forces astronauts to make emergency landing

The Soyuz began an immediate "ballistic" reentry at that time, and landed on Earth 20 kilometres outside of Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan less than an hour after launch. A statement issued by NASA said: "The Soyuz MS-10 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m. Read More »

Florida Campuses Close Ahead of Hurricane Michael


At mid-afternoon, about 192,000 homes and business customers were already without power in Florida alone, with more outages reported in Georgia and Alabama, utility companies said. But some officials were anxious by what they weren't seeing - a rush of evacuees. Vance Beu, 29, was satying with his mother at her apartment, Spring Gate Apartments, a small complex of single-story wood frame apartment buildings. Read More »

Florida Panhandle boarding up for hurricane Michael

In Mexico Beach , population 1,000, the storm shattered homes, leaving floating piles of lumber. "I didn't expect all this", he said. "It's like a nightmare". Michael was a monster storm by wind speed around the time it made landfall. "Structures built before 2001 are not created to handle that type of wind, typically", Long said. Read More »

Man dies after tree hits home in Hurricane Michael


It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental almost 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage. Authorities told residents along the affected areas of Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast on Wednesday morning that they had run out of time to evacuate and should hunker down. Read More »

Hubble in 'safe mode', but science operations suspended


The telescope orbits high up, around 350 miles up, but its path decays over time, due to the small particles from the Earth's upper atmosphere that bombard the spacecraft and drag it down towards our planet. The Hubble telescope has three pairs of two gyroscopes, with each match composed of a paramount and back up gyroscope. 'First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and is being problematic'. Read More »

Space mission warning: the sharp ice on Jupiter's moon Europa


Jupiter's moon Europa has always been a major target for exploration because it harbors a salty water ocean beneath its icy crust. "The presence of sharp, blade-like structures towering to nearly 15 metres high would make any potential landing mission to Europa extremely precarious", he added. Read More »

Australia refuses to abandon coal despite IPCC warning


This report gives glaciers extensive coverage, referring to them 19 times . The UN report, which is based on more than 6,000 scientific references from 91 authors across 40 countries, outlines the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Read More »

United Nations Climate Report Warns Miami Basically Screwed


The consequences of climate change are not some far-off matter: They're already here, and major crisis could be nigh as soon as 2040 if we don't do something drastic and immediate to begin to reverse the damage. In the aggregate they are larger if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees C. Some impacts may be long-lasting or irreversible , such as the loss of some ecosystems. Read More »

30-Year-Old Doorstep Turns out to be a Rare Meteorite


This meteorite is worth $ 100,000. Only recently did he get this to a geology professor Mona Sirbescue and found out that his special "rock" was worth a fortune. For double verification, a slice of it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which validated it was in fact a meteorite, according to the press release. Read More »

Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida


After ripping through Florida, FEMA warned that Hurricane Michael could cause flash flooding throughout Alabama, Georgia, and North and SC. This is a serious situation for the Florida Panhandle and downstream areas in southeastern Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Read More »

Virgin Galactic will be in space in "weeks not months", says Branson


He's a wonderfully creative person but he shouldn't be getting very little sleep. He responded: 'I think he maybe needs to learn the art of delegation. Musk has reached dizzying heights with his numerous private space deliveries to the International Space Station at an altitude of around 1.4 million feet (408,000 metres), but is yet to fly any of his planned passenger-carrying craft. Read More »

Ex-EPA chief says burning coal is worst thing for climate change


Developing nations and least developed countries have been asking developed nations, particularly the USA, to take historical and moral responsibility for being one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters. The review of thousands of scientific papers also said the spread of disease and economic damage and harm to yields of crops will be less severe at 1.5C than 2C, as will the extinction of species. Read More »

Star Trek: Discovery Unveils Your New Bearded Spock


The daring enterprise comes amid visions of a Red Angel from Spock ( Ethan Peck ), the half-brother of Starfleet officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green). Peck said that the Spock audition process was long, and that he didn't even know who the character he was going for was at first. She also spoke about how Discovery highlights diversity. Read More »

'Monstrous' Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida


Other Midlands counties were placed under a tropical storm watch Tuesday afternoon, including Lee County, Aiken County, Sumter County and Calhourn County. Michael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid a forecast that it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, where frantic coastal residents were boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from the risky storm heading their way. Read More »

300 miles of Florida coastline on hurricane alert


Storm surge is not much of a concern because forecasters expect the hurricane to move quickly across the state, Martin said. The center said Michael could reach land as a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. Read More »

Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure ars_ab.settitle(1389895)

NASA announced that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday. The Hubble telescope has three pairs of two gyroscopes, with each pair consisting of a primary and back-up gyroscope. "If the outcome indicates that the gyro is not usable, Hubble will resume science operations in an already defined "reduced-gyro" mode that uses only one gyro", Chou wrote . Read More »

Michael strengthens to hurricane status, could bring rain to Volusia, Flagler


The National Hurricane Center (NHC ) says that Tropical Storm Michael was nearly a hurricane early Monday and is expected to reach Category 2 or stronger as it churns over the Gulf of Mexico in the next couple of days. We are working closely and coordinating with our local, state and federal partners in anticipation of the storm's potential impacts. Unlike Hurricane Florence , Tropical Storm Michael, now located west of Cuba and packing 70 miles per hour winds , is a fast-moving ... Read More »

San Diegans photograph Sunday night's launch of Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg


But a successful landing would mean the company would no longer have to rely only on its drone ship for post-launch landings, according to Wired . SpaceX on Sunday successfully launched its first West Coast satellite. NASA and the space agencies of Europe, Italy and Canada also provided technical support. This mission has the main aim to gather soil moisture information. Read More »

NASA’s Voyager 2 Might Be Leaving the Solar System


The same phenomenon happened to Voyager 1 as well - three months before it left the solar system back in 2012. At the same time the unit of measurement level nizkozatratnyh particles has found a similar increase in cosmic rays with higher energy. Read More »

Man discovers rock used as doorstop is meteorite worth $100K


The chunk of iron-which was confirmed as a space rock by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. -is the sixth-largest meteorite ever found in MI, according to the museum. He said the farmer who sold him the property told him it landed in his backyard in the 1930s. The man even let his kids take the rock to school for show-and-tell throughout the years. Read More »

Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

PT from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, leaving a post-sunset contrail glowing in the cloudless skies above . The primary goal of Sunday's mission is to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX will also try for the first time to bring the Falcon's first stage back to a landing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site. Read More »

Chance of tropical depression or tropical storm developing in Gulf has increased


According to a report from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the associated showers and thunderstorms show signs of organization and the wind circulation is gradually becoming better defined. The Atlantic Basin hurricane season, which includes the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, runs through the end of November. The South Florida Water Management District said the system should be in the Gulf of Mexico by Monday, and regardless of its track, an increase of rains for South Florida, ... Read More »

First exomoon may have been found


They will use the Hubble Space Telescope for more observations in May 2019 to confirm their finding . But there could be habitable exomoons out there, just waiting to be found. As the star has warmed in recent millennia, the newfound moon may have also grown hotter, causing its atmosphere to expand. Perhaps that wobble could be due to the presence of a second planet, the researchers thought. Read More »

MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop


But the "neat" rock that David Mazurek kept at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan was not just any old paperweight. It has been named the "Edmore" meteorite after the town in which the farm is located. In January, the man chose to learn once and for all about the value of the doorstep. The farmer said that it had come down onto the property in the '30s - "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ", the new owner recalled him saying, according to CMU's statement . Read More »

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades


A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is actually worth more than A$140,000. Upon receiving the meteorite, Sirbescu evaluated it and discovered it was an iron-nickel meteorite, composed of 8 to 8.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel. Read More »

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins


Winter used Smith's phage display method to create new kinds of antibodies. Arnold is the second woman to win a Nobel Prize this year. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 has been awarded to three researchers for their work on " harnessing the power of evolution " to create compounds that are of benefit to humanity. Read More »

Indian astronaut may travel to ISS on board Russia's Soyuz in 2022


Drew Feustel needs to return to Earth this week after his stay on the worldwide space station , but he did it as a parting gift. After a recent report where a Russian space agency official claimed that the hole found on the International Space Station in August was created intentionally, NASA released a statement saying the cause is still being investigated. Read More »