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Black hole scientist excited for future after breathtaking image revealed

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More than 200 researchers from around the world worked together to capture the picture, a visual representation of radio data collected by the global telescope array, known as the Event Horizon Telescope . The scientists explore for a hoop of sunshine - noncontinuous matter and radiation circling at tremendous speed at the sting of the event horizon - around a section of darkness representing the particular part. Read More »

Full Pink Moon coming Friday! But the name is deceiving…

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While the moon won't be pink it will still be a wraith site to see. The Tlingit of the Pacific Northwest call the April full moon "X'eigaa Kayaaní Dís", meaning "Budding moon of plants and shrubs", according to the Tlingit Moon and Tide Teaching Resource published by the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Read More »

UA scientists help catch first view of black hole

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And it's as hot, as violent and as attractive as science fiction imagined. "We succeeded in observing the first mass black hole (M87)", the researchers said . Its " event horizon " - the precipice, or point of no return where light and matter get sucked inexorably into the hole - is as big as our entire solar system. Read More »

Do not miss the gorgeous 'Pink Moon' this Friday

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This process, known as light refraction, allows more red components of moonlight to make their way to your eyes - causing the moon to have a red or orange glow. In other words, the moon is completely sunlight and appears to us from the earth as a round white disk. The full pink moon draws from the appearance of "moss pink" or wild ground phlox , an early spring flower that flourishes around this time of year. Read More »

SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas

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SpaceX says it lost the Falcon Heavy's center core after "rough sea conditions" caused it to topple over as it was being transported back to the Florida coast. Shortly after takeoff, the two side boosters separated and came down on their designated landing pads on land, at the launch complex from where they departed. Read More »

United Kingdom climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

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Almost 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Police have ordered protesters to confine their demonstrations to Marble Arch, leading to a spike in arrests on the blocked bridge. The group, which is founded by British activists, has three aims: the first is to get governments to declare a "climate emergency", reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025, and for ... Read More »

At least five killed in powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes in South

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The children were pronounced dead at the scene. A preliminary damage survey showed an EF-3 tornado , with winds up to 140 miles per hour, touched down in Robertson County, the NWS in Fort Worth said. He said the threat for severe weather is greatest at such times but that the risk remained even after warm temperatures dropped. But tornadoes aren't the only possible cause of destruction Sunday. Read More »

SpaceX carries out first commercial launch with Falcon Heavy rocket

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Using SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy commercial flight means that the satellite will be placed into a high geostationary transfer orbit and should be on station in 16-17 days. SpaceX already has another Falcon Heavy launch planned for June, a US Air Force mission called STP-2 that consists of dozens of small satellites. In Falcon Heavy's first launch, in February 2018, a dummy dubbed Starman was placed behind the wheel of Musk's roadster, which is now orbiting the Sun somewhere between Earth ... Read More »

World's biggest plane makes first flight

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Built by Stratolaunch , the company set up by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011, the aircraft is created to act as a flying launch pad for satellites. and Trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust. "The aircraft is a remarkable engineering achievement and we congratulate everyone involved". According to test pilot Evan Thomas, a former F-16 Air Force fighter pilot, the plane flew as predicted for the most part. Read More »

New Species of Ancient Human Discovered in Philippine Cave

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The new species is called Homo luzonensis after the main northern island of Luzon, where the remains were dug up starting in 2007. The discovery of the "Hobbit" fossil, representing the hominin species Homo floresiensis , on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2004, proved some of these experiments made their way to the isolated laboratories of Southeast Asian islands. Read More »

How a graduate student helped capture the first black hole image

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Dr. Bouman was also hailed by MIT and the Smithsonian on social media. Black holes have extremely strong gravity, meaning anything that enters its event horizon , or point of no-return is swallowed up, according to NASA . Bouman didn't know the first thing about black holes when she joined the team six years ago. Bouman's role in the project has been widely celebrated around the world following the presentation of the image. Read More »

Here's How To Watch Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Land On The Moon

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A screenshot from Instagram showing posts with the "Israel to the moon " hashtag. Its life once it arrives on the lunar surface will be short, but if it lands in once piece it will still be a major win for the SpaceIL team and Israel. Image Credit: Israel Space Agency, SpaceIL. "I didn't realize it was impossible and the three engineers who started this project didn't realize it was impossible, and the way we in Israel think, nothing is impossible. Read More »

A grad student made the viral black hole photo possible

Three years ago MIT grad student led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. The black hole was first theorised by Albert Einstein to explain areas in space of dense matter, where even light itself can not escape. Read More »

How to watch historic Falcon Heavy launch live online tomorrow

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It has been more than a year since SpaceX successfully completed the first demo flight of the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, and today could be its first commercial flight. As the space agency considers all contingency plans to accelerate a human return to the Moon, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said there is a scenario in which a Falcon Heavy-albeit with a different upper stage-could launch the Orion spacecraft to the Moon. Read More »

Ever photo of a black hole is expected very soon

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Given these difficulties, what scientists are actually trying to capture is the so-called "event horizon" - the border of a black hole and the point of no return beyond which everything gets sucked in forever. They are also located extremely far away from Earth. Much of the speculation says Wednesday's news will be about Sagittarius A* . Maybe black holes millions of times more massive are different. Read More »

Florida Everglades snake hunters capture 5.2-metre Burmese python

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The Big Cypress National Preserve , located in Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida, posted the news about the python's capture on its Facebook page Friday . The National Park Services defines invasive species as "having the ability to thrive and spread aggressively outside their natural range". The preserve said the new approach includes using male pythons that have been equipped with transmitters that help lead researchers to breeding females. Read More »

Asteroid Blasted By Explosives From Japanese Spacecraft

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According to JAXA, the Hayabusa2 dropped the SCI with the explosion sending a copper ball the size of a baseball into the asteroid . JAXA later confirmed the impact on the asteroid from images sent back by a small camera called DCAM3 that had been left behind at a safe distance from the asteroid. Read More »

India set for worst air pollution crown

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The institute said schemes initiated by the Indian government to address pollution like the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Household LPG program, accelerated Bharat Stage 6/VI clean vehicle standards, and the new National Clean Air Programme can have significant health benefits in the coming years. Read More »

NASA Alarmed at Indian Space Missile Test

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After suffering a significant setback during preparations for a launch pad abort test in June 2018, the company managed to keep those problems from going public for about a month. The satellite shattered into pieces, many of which are dangerously large but too small to track, Bridenstine said. Boeing's passenger spacecraft for deliveries to the International Space Station (ISS), already lagging behind SpaceX , has been delayed let again. Read More »

Curiosity Rover Detected Methane on Mars in 2013, a New Analysis Confirms

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The independent paper published by today in Nature Geoscience was lead by Marco Giuranna from the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome, Italy. Nasa experts feel that the Gale crater could have been a very ancient lake once upon a time. "Methane is important because it could be an indicator of microbial life", he said . Read More »

Scientists uncover potential source of methane on Mars

In an attempt to trace the source of the methane, the scientists divided up a wide region around Gale crater into a grid with squares 250km on each side. Europe's Mars Express probe measured 15.5 parts per billion in the atmosphere above the Gale Crater on June 16, 2013. "Although parts per billion in general means a relatively small amount, it is quite remarkable for Mars - our measurement corresponds to an average of about 46 tonnes of methane that was present in the area of 49 000 ... Read More »

Cuomo, NY lawmakers reach agreement on $175.5B state budget

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A congestion pricing plan for Manhattan is taking shape, and lawmakers are still considering whether to impose a pied-a-terre tax for non primary residential luxury apartments in New York City worth over $5 million, or instead substitute a real estate transfer tax on sale of homes worth more than $5 million. Read More »

Suit issue ends first all-women spacewalk

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However, for International Space Station astronauts an ill-fitted spacesuit marred what would have been a historic all-women spacewalk. The 39-year-old originally thought a large-sized spacesuit would be fit for goal , but following a spacewalk last week decided that a medium would be safer. Read More »

Space agencies paying volunteers $19,000 to lay in bed for 60 days

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The study will take place in DLR a medical research facility called the envihab (from the words environment and habitat). The European Space Agency ( ESA ) and NASA will study how weightlessness, cosmic radiation, isolation, and spatial restrictions for prolonged periods in space may cause muscle wasting. Read More »

India, China, US See 70% Rise in Energy Demand: IEA

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Despite the increasingly dire warnings about climate change and the challenges already presented by the increase in extreme weather events and persistent droughts, CO2 emissions increased to 33.1 Gt CO2, up 1.7% and the highest rate of growth since 2013. Read More »

NASA snapped that monster meteor fireball over the Bering Sea

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NASA researchers believe that the meteor measured nearly 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter while weighing a whopping 1,5OO tons (or 1,360 metric tons). When a giant fireball lit up the sky over the Bering Sea last December, a NASA satellite was overhead to capture the event. Read More »

NASA cancels all-female spacewalk due to spacesuit sizing issue

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Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch had planned to conclude Women's History Month with a spacewalk Friday to install batteries outside the space station. The mission is now set to run as planned, with astronaut Nick Hague taking McClain's place. McClain's next spacewalk will instead take place on April 8, where she'll be sent out with Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. Read More »

Solar storm could make Northern Lights visible in Cleveland area this weekend

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The light of the moon could making viewing hard, however, as the moon was full on Wednesday and will rise in the eastern sky at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday night. But tonight you won't have to go quite that far, as the phenomenon, known as the aurora borealis , may be on show in Scotland. The farther north you head in IN, the better opportunity you'll have to see it. Read More »

Bennu's rugged surface erupting plumes may change NASA's landing plans

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Features at the surface now suggest it could be 100 million to one billion years old, and likely originated in the main Asteroid Belt. Bennu may contain compounds or traces that have survived since the birth of our solar system. The probe was created to head for a flat area with a radius of 25 meters, but the images beamed back since December showed that there is no area that big which is free of boulders. Read More »

Eerie 'Super Worm Moon' Will Illuminate the Night Sky on March 20

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The previous super moons which are commonly referred to as the "snow" and "wolf" moons occurred back January and February this year. The Super Worm Equinox Moon will be the smallest of 2019's three Supermoons . A superman during this time appears 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal. The asteroid will fly by Earth at 190,246 miles away, which is actually closer than the moon. Read More »

Whale Found With 40kg Of Plastic In Its Stomach

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Detailing the partial contents of the whale's stomach, the museum wrote that 16 rice sacks, 4 banana plantation-style bags and numerous shopping bags were found inside the whale's stomach. The whale was found rotting just off the coast of the Wakatobi national park in Southeast Sulawesi and when examined was found to have swallowed just less than six kilograms of plastic waste - including 25 single-use carrier bags, four plastic bottles and 115 cups. Read More »

Nasa May Pick All-Women Team to be First on Mars

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Naval Research Laboratory and Mount Holyoke College/Planetary Science Institute. EM-1 was originally scheduled for December of a year ago and previously in 2017. Congress initially wanted a first flight in late 2016. But NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate hearing that the "SLS is struggling to meet its schedule" and won't be ready in time for the EM-1 mission. Read More »

Evidence of Enormous, 2600-Year-Old Solar Storm Found in Greenland

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Solar storms are triggered by flares of cosmic particles streaming towards Earth, bombarding its magnetic field and interfering with various technologies. They found traces of chlorine and beryllium isotopes in the ice from the deadly storm over 2,500 years ago. The latter was, to date, the biggest solar event on record. Read More »

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Greta Thunberg , who was named one of Time's Most Influential Teens of 2018 , reportedly landed on the list of nominees this year after three Norwegian lawmakers put her name up, according to Norwegian media outlet VG. RTÉ's Education Correspondent Emma O'Kelly met some Dublin students who are intent on protesting on Friday. The Nobel committee doesn't comment on nominations, but Thunberg is up for the 2019 prize along with 301 other candidates, including 223 individuals and 78 ... Read More »

By 2030, 1/3 of United Kingdom energy will come from offshore wind

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The offshore wind "revolution" will mean nearly a third of homes and businesses will be powered by offshore wind, and more than two thirds by low-carbon sources including. The ' Floating Offshore Wind Power 'research study covers each and every aspect of the Floating Offshore Wind Power market globally, which starts from the definition of the Floating Offshore Wind Power market and develops towards Floating Offshore Wind Power market segmentations. Read More »

NASA Will Host the First All-Female Spacewalk in History This Month

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The all-female support team includes Canadian Space Agency flight controller Kristen Facciol who tweeted that she'll be on console providing support on the historic day. Male astronauts Nick Hague and David Saint-Jacques will participate in the first and third spacewalks. There are three planned spacewalks, and this is the second in the series. Read More »

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set For Splashdown In Atlantic Ocean

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It's aiming for a morning splashdown in the Atlantic off Florida's coast, the final hurdle of the six-day test flight. Once the Dragon reached a safe distance, NASA's Mission Control in Houston radioed its congratulations to SpaceX's team, the station's crew and partners around the world. Read More »

SpaceX’s new crew capsule aces space station docking

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon (and Boeing's similar Starliner capsule) present an alternative, having been developed under NASA's Commercial Crew Program . EST. Dragon first stabilized seven kilometers behind the ISS , and 2.5 kilometers below it. After reaching the 400-meter point, Dragon was set to move in front of the station, 150 meters away - before automatically docking at 1100 GMT. Read More »