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NASA engineers install wheels on Mars 2020 rover

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Among other things, an examination of JPL's network security controls found that the division was the target of a cyberattack in April 2018, in which hackers exploited a Raspberry Pi computer to gain access to the network. The hackers were able to move freely between the different systems within the network because it's setup as a shared, rather than segmented environment. Read More »

Coal industry reacts to new EPA rule

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Attorney General Letitia James announced the state's intentions on Twitter shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency replaced the rule with a less ambitious one. "That means cleaner and more affordable energy for the American public", he said. A spokesperson for FirstEnergy Corp.'s Fort Martin and Harrison coal-fired power plants in West Virginia said it is "not making any immediate changes" to operations as a result of the new rule. Read More »

NY latest state to approve driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

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Spectators celebrate as the Green Light Bill sponsored by Sen. Cuomo has repeatedly expressed support for the bill - but raised last-minute concerns Monday about whether the information about undocumented immigrants gathered by the state DMV could be obtained by federal officials and used for immigration enforcement. Read More »

Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ To Take Over Sky This Weekend

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According to NASA , the name comes from the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in northeastern North America. The strawberry moon is not a supermoon but if it is a clear night then skygazers will still have an easy time viewing it from moonrise until it sets at around 5.39am. Read More »

Strawberry Moon 2019: Moon may glow red in stunning lunar phenomenon

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The Strawberry Moon is the sixth full moon of 2019, named for the wild berries that native American tribes traditionally harvested at this time of the year. According to long-running American periodical Farmer's Almanac , this is the full list of the year's moon names. "It's a great time to connect with the moon", Nichols said, "if you can actually see it". Read More »

Used SpaceX rocket launches three Earth imaging satellites into orbit

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster rocket breaches the top of the fog deck over Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as it lofts Canada's RADARSAT Constellation towards space. The primary launch window opens at 7:17 a.m. PDT, or 14:17 UTC, and closes at 7:30 a.m. PDT, or 14:30 UTC. A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves from an aircraft or vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound. Read More »

NASA Orbiters Finds Star Trek Logo Shaped Dune On Mars Surface

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NASA's planetary researchers, like they always do, had a realistic explanation for the geologic feature, calling it "a complex story of dunes, lava, and wind". But NASA's probe has now spotted something totally unexpected from above - an mysterious Star Trek logo marking on Mars . The image, which was captured by the HiRISE camera built into the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, quickly spread online and, as you might expect, has become a favorite of science fiction fans. Read More »

United Kingdom commits to 'net zero'emissions by 2050

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The new target will amend the 2008 Climate Change Act, which commits the United Kingdom to reducing emissions by 80% by 2050, to the much more more ambitious goal of zero net emissions. "We want to continue our global leadership and that's why we are introducing a legally binding net zero target to end the UK's contribution to global warming entirely by 2050". Read More »

Canada announces plan to ban single-use plastics

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If you organize a house party, do you think using plastic cups and dishes is more convenient? Trudeau announced his authorities's intention to ban single-utilize plastics as early as 2021. Since then many countries, including members of the European Union and Canada, have been at a loss for where to send their plastic, resulting in new policy proposals to try and reduce plastic waste. Read More »

NASA is open to tourists global space station

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According to Robyn Gatens, deputy director of the International Space Station , up to 12 private astronauts can visit the International Space Station per year and can stay up to 30 days in the space. It may not be the moon, but adventurous travelers will soon get an official NASA-sanctioned opportunity to visit space. Eventually, the space station will become too expensive for the government to maintain, said Bill Gerstenmaier, a NASA associate administrator. Read More »

Scientists predict 'dead zone' the size of Massachusetts in Gulf of Mexico

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The dead zone, known to scientists as hypoxia , occurs when nitrogen from fertilizers, wastes and decaying plant matter feeds algae that consume oxygen when they die. 'While this year's zone will be larger than usual because of the flooding, the long-term trend is still not changing, ' University of MI aquatic ecologist Don Scavia, professor emeritus at the School for Environment and Sustainability, said in a news release. Read More »

Jupiter's largest moon easy to view Monday night

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For space lovers around the world, the month of June is set to be stellar: Jupiter will be clearly visible, and those wanting to catch a glimpse of its moons will only need a pair of binoculars. "To the naked eye, it will appear as a bright "star", but will graze along a path from east to west among the background of stars from dusk to dawn ... Read More »

Unusual mass found under Moon's surface near ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 landing site

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The basin is one of the largest and best-preserved craters in the entire solar system, covering almost a quarter of the Moon's surface. "That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected", said Dr. "We did the maths and showed that a sufficiently dispersed core of the asteroid that made the impact could remain suspended in the Moon's mantle until the present day, rather than sinking to the Moon's core", James said. Read More »

Canada to ban new captivity of whales and dolphins

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Canada has passed a bill banning the capture and breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises for entertainment, after a lengthy campaign by animal rights activists. The law also wouldn't apply to cetaceans being rescued and rehabilitated after an injury, nor does it ban scientific research, provided researchers have the correct license. Read More »

Focus on Mars, Not Moon — Trump Slams NASA

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It also wasn't clear what prompted the president to issue the tweet . Hundreds of comments trolling Trump has filled the comment section of his tweet. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, June 6, 2019. Read More »

'The moon is a part' of Mars

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Ironically, Trump's dismissal of lunar missions as something that was done 50 years ago echoed what his predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama, said when he made a decision to drop the Constellation back-to-the-moon program in 2010: " We've been there before ". Read More »

Air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths every year: United Nations expert

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Groundwater, which runs 94.5% of all minor irrigation schemes in the country, is being overexploited, the think tank added. At least seven million people each year lose their lives all because of Air Pollution. During this time, Beijing reported 46 smoggy days, 6.5 times that of normal years. They provide guideline values for several air pollutants, which if achieved, would result in a significant reduction in risk for health effects. Read More »

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

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Eventually, NASA wants to see ISS replaced by a privately run space station. Private astronauts may return to the ISS with NASA's help. NASA's plan also calls for the space agency to continue studying the potential for commercial activities related to space manufacturing and regenerative medicine. Read More »

Gulf of Mexico moisture may fuel more flooding in Central US

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Recent satellite data indicate that circulation of a low pressure system became a little better defined Saturday. Here's the setup: moisture from the Gulf of Mexico continues to surge in from the south all while an upper-level disturbance approaches from the west. Read More »

Biden is fixing his climate plan that failed to cite sources

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Tweeting from the USA ambassador's residence in London, Trump mocked Biden for low-turnout rallies and a plagiarism scandal with the potentially to critically wound the Democratic presidential candidate . As president, Biden says he'd start by reversing many actions of the Trump administration, then turn to necessary congressional action and executive branch regulation, while using US political and economic muscle to limit emissions from other nations. Read More »

LEGO Unveils New Apollo 11 Kit for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

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NASA has chosen the first commercial companies that will carry the agency's equipment to the moon during its lead-up to a human landing in 2024: Astrobotic , Intuitive Machines and Orbit Beyond . Most prominent are Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX , both of which are creating rockets that work more like a passenger jet than an Apollo Saturn V, and they're winning contracts from NASA and from private companies because their rockets work. Read More »

SpaceX Starlink satellites create a celestial dot-to-dot

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A SpaceX launch of 60 highly-reflective satellites has focused astronomers' concerns on the overpopulation of Earth's orbit, with thousands of broadband-beaming devices due to launch in coming years, threatening celestial views. However, as they are actively maneuvering, they will be more spread out with each pass, so they won't keep this formation for much longer. Another issue that astronomers are facing is the light from these satellites, which is blinding. Read More »

Water restrictions announced for Sydney amidst severe drought

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Dam levels are now at 53.6% which is technically still high enough to avoid water restrictions (once levels are below 50% restrictions are necessary). This means that our water is in short supply during prolonged droughts. If you break these water restrictions you could cop a fine of up to $220, or $550 for companies. Read More »

Severe thunderstorms possible for Memorial Day

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A spotty shower or thunderstorm can not be ruled out this afternoon or evening, but most of us look to stay dry under partly cloudy skies. Record high temperatures will remain possible through Wednesday . Things will start to dry out by Wednesday , with only a 10% chance of rain through Friday . The good news is that Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 will be picture flawless - sunny and seasonable with a high in the mid to upper 70s and calm winds of about eight miles per hour. Read More »

Get Set For Stormy Stretch After Sunny, Seasonable Memorial Day

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Farmers are suffering with these daily storm chances and this pattern will continue through most of the workweek. We can't rule out a spot thunderstorm through the mid-afternoon and evening, so if you're outdoors and hear thunder, be sure to head inside and let the storm pass. Read More »

Giant asteroid and its moon to come close to Earth this weekend

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It will pass by our planet at a distance of 4 million miles (7 million kilometers), which is the equivalent of approximately 20 times the interval between the Earth and the Moon. This will be the closest that a binary system has ever approached Earth. "This object will be the target of an extensive observing campaign supported by NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office ", NASA reported. Read More »

Hot, sunny Memorial Day weekend ahead for New Orleans

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On Friday a couple of showers could also fall the first part of the morning, but the trend will be for drier weather during the afternoon. A frontal system passing offshore should move along quickly enough to give us a nice day. Overnight temperatures should only drop to the low and middle 70s. If the forecast is going to change dramatically, I think it would be for Sunday . Read More »

Book Your Name for the Next Mars Rover

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Another interesting tidbit is that the names will be etched using technology from the Microdevices Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. For each "flight", you'll be awarded miles and corresponding digital mission patches that can be downloaded, according to this source. "It's an exciting time for NASA, as we embark on this voyage to answer profound questions about our neighbouring planet, and even the origins of life itself", he added. Read More »

SpaceX successfully launches 60 satellites into orbit

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SpaceX is launching its Starlink mission onboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida . The Starlink project, which is being developed since 2015, is created to provide reliable and fast access to the Internet anywhere in the world. Read More »

Mysterious Spike in Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Likely Came From China

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After that, we all got together and banned the use of harmful gases that depleted Earth's protective layer in the 1987 Montreal Protocol and ever since it has more-or-less been on a slow recovery ever since. The researchers acknowledged that China produces a substantial fraction of the emissions, but they said it is possible that other countries have seen smaller increases, as well. Read More »

A Rare Blue Moon Is Coming Tonight To A Sky Near You

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Then almost two decades later, in the year 2067, there will be a Blue Moon on 30 March, and a seasonal Blue Moon on 20 November. The moon will be full on Saturday, and that has some sky watchers proclaiming the arrival of a "blue flower moon ". Read More »

Game of Thrones Ratings Hit Series High with Penultimate Episode

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The episode had Daenerys Targaryen ( Emilia Clarke ) becoming the "Queen of ashes" with her attack on King's Landing . Spoiler warning for Episode 8.05 of Game of Thrones! Varys and Euron Greyjoy were killed in The Bells , and although Hill and Pilou Asbaek (who played Euron in the show) have said that their overall takeaway has been positive , they can't help but feel that the final season has been a missed opportunity. Read More »

SpaceX 'Starlink' threat to planet's communications

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It attempts to bring high - speed, low- latency internet to anyone in the world. And rival OneWeb, which has attracted billions in investment from companies including SoftBank and Qualcomm, already has the first six satellites of its constellation up. Read More »

Explorer reaches deepest spot on Earth in historic dive

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Victor Vescovo reported in NY that he was several times dipped into the Mariana trench in the Pacific ocean, among other things, 10.928, and 10.927 meters deep. Victor is the third person to have dived to the deepest point in the ocean, known as Challenger Deep. Movie director James Cameron then made a solo plunge half a century later in 2012 in his bright green sub. Read More »

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

While the theory remains just a theory until scientists are able to conduct more detailed study on the moon , the researchers made certain that the lineup of quakes and faults was not due to coincidence, running 10,000 seismic event simulations in an effort to reproduce the pattern and coming up with just a 1 percent chance the lineups had been random. Read More »

Scientists Just Revealed a Brand New Type of Endlessly Recyclable Plastic

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A new material which allows plastics to be broken down and recycled over and over again has been dubbed a "holy grail" breakthrough. Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory set out to address this issue at a molecular level by designing a new type of plastic that can be recycled endlessly. Read More »

Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin's New 'Blue Moon' Lunar Lander

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At a Washington DC, press conference , the jeans- and blazer-clad Amazon CEO showed off a circular craft called " Blue Moon " that is created to land on and bounce back off the moon's surface. Launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 36 in Florida, New Glenn is expected to be capable of lofting 29,000 pounds (13,000 kilograms) into geostationary transfer orbit, so it should be capable of launching its Blue Moon lander to the lunar surface. Read More »

Scientists identify new, smaller 'cousin' of 9-ton T. rex

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By contrast, T. rex is thought to have weighed around 9 tons. Although the researchers don't know what Suskityrannus ate, the carnivorous dinosaur probably hunted small animals. Remarkably, Nesbitt was a 16-year-old high school student at the time, and he found the bones while participating in a paleontological expedition led by Doug Wolfe, a co-author of the new study and a paleontologist at the Zuni Dinosaur Institute for Geosciences. Read More »

Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida

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The 1,290-pound (585 kg), dishwasher-sized lander was built by Israeli nonprofit space venture SpaceIL and state-owned defence contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI ) with $100 million (roughly Rs. Space travel is going the way of Uber and the sharing economy, with global space agencies looking to cut costs by using "ride shares" to hitchhike into space on existing commercial launches. Read More »

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon spacecraft

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The experiment will run for 22 days and all of the samples will return to Earth on the same SpaceX capsule in which they were launched. SpaceX meant to refly the capsule on a launch-abort test in June, ahead of the first flight with astronauts on a new crew Dragon. Read More »

Incredible mosaic of Hubble images shows the deep universe

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The most comprehensive image of galaxies is the result of the collective work of 31 teams working with Hubble . Astronomers said that no other image will surpass the new portrait of the universe until future telescopes launch and look even deeper into the legacy field. Read More »