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NASA details ‘spiders’ on Mars with insane new photo


Experts from space agencies, by the way, post pictures on the net regularly, but with some changes (put some filters). Under a crust of ice often starts to gather the carbon dioxide that is under pressure flows out in the form of geyser, along with coal and General soil. Read More »

Pandor: MeerKAT radio telescope will benefit other African countries


However, infrared, X-ray, and radio wavelengths penetrate the dust and open a window into this distinctive region. According to SARAO, each of MeerKAT's 64 dishes, or antennae, is 13.5 meters wide (or a little more than 44 feet). MeerKAT's capabilities are unique in a number of aspects, including the fact that it collects information using radio waves. Fernando Camilo, South African Radio Astronomy Observatory chief scientist, said that the telescope will address some key question in ... Read More »

Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17


The THEMIS spacecraft atop a Delta II rocekt stands on Launch Complex 17B before launch. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, activated the detonator for the demolition. Of Launch Complex 17s failed missions, the most damaging to outside property came in 1997 when a failed satellite mission led to more than 220 metric tons of debris falling within a kilometer of the launch pad, with one piece landing in a parking lot and destroying 20 vehicles, according to NASA . Read More »

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


NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov ( MAGIC ) Telescope in the Canary Islands. About 20 observatories on Earth and in space have also participated in this discovery. "But to best understand what they're telling us, we need to connect them to the "messenger" astronomers know best-light". Wisconsin physicist and ice cube neutrino observatory chief scientist Francis Halzon said that high-energy neutrino is produced by the same ... Read More »

Starbucks Leads the Way in Corporate Phase-Out of Plastic Straws


Starbucks announced Monday that, by 2020, it will phase out the use of plastic straws in its cafes. Starbucks made the announcement. Most people are aware that plastic can not degrade back into the environment, but how much is really in our oceans? "We want to make sure it's understood by food service businesses that the ban does not apply to disposable flexible plastic drinking straws when needed by customers due to medical or physical conditions and for whom flexible compostable ... Read More »

After 44 years Solar Eclipse take place on July 13, 2018


And despite much of the eclipse passing over Antarctica, anyone who somehow ends up on the icy continent, will still miss out because Antarctica is now under a six-month-long dark winter. In fact, the greatest eclipse - where only about one-third of the sun's diameter will be eclipsed by the passing new moon - will occur on Antarctica, near Peterson Bank, where an emperor penguin colony now exists (although it may not in the future; the colony's exact location continually changes, due to ... Read More »

Huge iceberg could destroy tiny island in Greenland


The Government and police are on high alert and have moved a search and rescue helicopter closer to the remote village of about 170 inhabitants. Residents don't need lengthy memories to know the effect even a small tsunami could have on the country that doubles as the world's biggest island. Read More »

Once in a lifetime opportunity to see micromoon eclipse

The eclipse can be seen between 3:30 p.m. and 5:13 p.m. EDT, and it looks like the time of the greatest eclipse will be 4:21 p.m. EDT. The dark disc of the extra-large new moon will begin moving round sunlight in 01:48 UT, yet this region of the eclipse is only going to be visible in the open sea. Read More »

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, says report


NASA has an ambitious timeline for the commercial crew program on its official web page. "The partners schedule risk assessment will match NASA's analysis or NASA will discuss our position as we have in past reports". The agreement called for the spacecraft to be certified by 2017. SpaceX spacecrafts the Dragon (L) and the DragonRider sit on display at the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, California June 14, 2012. Read More »

Jaguar escapes from zoo, goes on animal killing spree


Zoo officials said Valero, a 3-year-old male jaguar, escaped his habitat and was spotted by zoo personnel around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, according to The Times-Picayune . Unfortunately, the jaguar attacked and killed four alpaca, one emu and one fox in nearby habitats before it was sedated. This is not the first time a jaguar has escaped its enclosure at Audubon. Read More »

Ireland Expected To Become World's First Country To Divest From Fossil Fuels


And on a smaller scale, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced in January that the city would divest its $US189-billion pension funds from fossil fuel companies - estimated at around $US5 billion. The bill is the culmination of more than two years' work by Mr Pringle , Trócaire, civil society groups and the Global Legal Action Network. " 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 ... Read More »

Astronomers Trace Origin of Ghost Particle for the Very First Time


Within seconds IceCube had alerted an armada of astronomical satellites, including the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. This is what happened on September 22nd a year ago. "We're beginning to have more than one sense". By using data from the detector, that is fixed in a large block of ice at the South Pole, scientists have found out an elusive and eerie particle, it is considered as one of the most powerful objects that exist. Read More »

7 rhinos die after botched translocation from Nairobi Park - Nairobi


The relocation of the rhinos involves putting the animals to sleep and then reviving them when they arrive at their new location, according to The Guardian . By the end of 2017, Kenya had a population of 745 black rhinos, according to KWS. The World Wildlife Fund, who partnered with the Kenya Wildlife Service to facilitate the move, acknowledged that translocation, or the managed movement of live animals from one habitat to another, poses extreme risk to species, particularly of the rhino's ... Read More »

Campaigners accuse Iceland of slaughtering endangered blue whale

Humane Society International's Senior Marine Scientist, Mark Simmonds OBE, believes the whale to be a juvenile blue whale or, conceivably, a rare fin whale-blue whale hybrid. Sea Shepherd, which has been monitoring activity at Iceland's whaling station in Hvalfjordur, reported Wednesday that the blue whale was killed July 7. Read More »

Israeli firm plans to land unmanned craft on moon in '19

Three young engineers formed the SpaceIL and partnered with the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, reimagining a smaller craft while they believed they could descend on the moon by 2013. According to the officials from IAI, Israel is aiming to extend its existing military activity in space to a civilian one, contributing to the development of technology, education and innovation around the world. Read More »

Icelandic whalers accused of killing rare blue whale

It has all the characteristics of a blue whale; given that - notably the coloration pattern, ' Dr Phillip Clapham from NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Centre said. Anti-whaling group Hard to Port published photos of what many experts have identified as a blue whale being dragged into Hvalur hf processing facility on its Facebook page on Tuesday. Read More »

Second solar eclipse of the year today

The next solar eclipse , also a partial one, will be on August 11 and could be seen in parts of North America, Russia, eastern Europe, north and West Asia, and the Arctic region. Another historical association with the unlucky date is that King Philip of France arrested hundreds of Knights Templar on Friday, October 13, 1307. Read More »

Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates risky surf on path to Canada


According to weather forecasters, Hurricane Chris is expected to gain strength throughout Wednesday before weakening Thursday as it heads out to sea and away from USA coastal areas. "We are saddened that rough waters have tragically claimed a life, and I urge people along our coast to be cautious, especially if they plan to be in and on the water", Cooper said in a statement. Read More »

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee


Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling should stand, according to a Gallup poll . "Does he believe that immigrants have lesser constitutional rights than everybody else?" Grassley, whose committee will first consider Kavanaugh's nomination, told Fox Business today that his Tuesday meeting with Kavanaugh left him with the impression of "a person that's well-versed in the law, very respected by other judges, quite - I should say great faith to ... Read More »

Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time

Today, the third try was the charm and Progress MS-09 lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on time at 5:51 am ET (July 10 local time at the launch site). Progress 70 should make the trip in just over 3.5 hours. The first attempt occurred in October 2017 using the Progress 68 spacecraft, but a last-minute delay forced Roscosmos to shift to the older, 2-day flight profile due to the orbital mechanics needed for the faster trip. Read More »

Fossil of new dinosaur species discovered in Argentina


According to scientists, Ingenia prima was the first dinosaur species to reach gigantism and even though it was a long way from the 70 tonnes (tons) that the biggest sauropods weighed from the end of the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago), the speed of bone tissue accumulation was greater than that of species from its era and the biggest giants that lived in Patagonia, in the south of Argentina. Read More »

Massive chunk breaks off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier


Such events could help researchers understand how glaciers will respond to natural variability and human-induced changes. A chunk of ice that would stretch from lower Manhattan to Midtown, as seen above, broke off from a glacier in Greenland. Read More »

Murkowski, Collins: Trump could have done worse than Kavanaugh


Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks. A press release by the Women's March organization slamming Kavanaugh received criticism for writing "In response to Donald Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States", implying that they would oppose whoever the nominee was. Read More »

Israel gets set to land first spacecraft on the moon

The entire endeavour began roughly seven years ago when SpaceIL joined a Google technology contest to land a small, unmanned probed on the moon. What are the objectives of this moon mission? If successful, Israel will be the fourth country to boast the prestige of touching down on the moon after the US, Soviet Russia, and China . Read More »

Things You Should Know About Brett Kavanaugh


Bush , caused him to question the wisdom of criminal investigations of sitting presidents. If Democrats can convince voters in red states that Kavanaugh is a threat to Obama-era health care , they might be able to peel off the one or two GOP votes needed to sink Kavanaugh's nomination. Read More »

Instagram model bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas


An Instagram model was been bitten by a shark during a photo shoot in the Bahamas . Zarutskie hopes her modeling career will continue and she has not ruled out posing with sharks again. Luckily, she's okay...but the photo of her bite is quite brutal. She said the shark released quickly, so she was able to cover the bite on her left arm and get to shore. Read More »

NASA's Kepler Telescope almost out of fuel, forced to nap


NASA has placed the spacecraft in a hibernation-like state in preparation to download the science data collected in its latest observation campaign. Kepler began its 18th observation run on 12 May, using its 100-megapixel camera to monitor starlight from a patch of sky that was previously studied in 2015, on the lookout for the tell-tale dips in brightness that might indicate a planet moving between a star and the spacecraft. Read More »

Airbus Reveals Early Design Of Its Mars Rover


The rover will be created to collect soil sample canisters left behind by NASA's Mars 2020 rover , and will have to detect these canisters and place them in its storage space after driving to them autonomously. Sign up to receive our free weekly Spatial Source newsletter . According to ESA, the mission will require three launches. For the first time about the flight to Mars Alissa thought in 3 years, when I watched the TV show "the Dreamers". Read More »

Starbucks ending plastic straw use


Starbucks' customers use more than 1 billion straws a year. The new strawless lid, which will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages, is already available in more than 8,000 stores in the USA and Canada. About 275 million metric tons of plastic waste was generated in 192 coastal countries in 2010, with 4.8 to 12.7 million metric tons entering the ocean, according to a 2015 Science magazine report. Read More »

Chris strengthens to hurricane: U.S. NHC


Chris, which formed off the North Carolina coast early on Sunday, was packing maximum sustained winds near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) on Monday afternoon, causing swells that will batter the coasts of the Carolinas for the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said. Read More »

Southern Baptist resigns as EPA chief


First, EPA is considering an extension of the compliance date, which would set a new effective date of December 31, 2019. EDF general counsel Vickie Patton blamed both Pruitt and his second-in-command Andrew Wheeler , who will take over as acting administrator, for the decision. Read More »

Scott Pruitt resigns as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator


President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt . In an interview with The Washington Post , Wheeler said that his first communication to agency staff upon taking over was meant to reassure officials that business will continue as normal. Read More »

Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores


Starbucks will begin offering "strawless lids" on iced coffee, tea and espresso drinks. By 2020, consumers will no longer be able to get single-use plastic straws at all Starbucks stores globally. WATCH: Plastic straw ban? In May, the European Union also suggested a ban on some plastic items, including straws. In February, Dunkin' Donuts said that it would eliminate polystyrene foam cups from its stores by 2020. Read More »

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020


The city of Seattle-where Starbucks is based-is believed to be the first major US city to ban plastic straws, in a regulation that took effect July 1. "With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we can not afford to let industry sit on the sidelines". Plastic straws never completely decompose and can be harmful, even fatal, to animals that ingest them. Read More »

Tropical Storm Chris likely to strengthen into a hurricane Monday

As Chris spins over relatively warm water it will gradually strengthen possibly becoming a hurricane late Monday evening or early Tuesday as it eventually heads to the NNE, staying away from land. It was centered 210 miles (335 kilometers) east of Martinique and was moving west-northwestward at 23 mph (37 kph). It has been a mostly stationary storm so far, sustaining maximum wind speeds close to 45 miles per hour, but is expected to remain "well offshore" of the USA coast. Read More »

Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in Atlantic Ocean, hurricane center says


In its 5 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Beryl was located about 830 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and moving west-northwest at 14 mph. Ms Davis said: "We're watching two areas in the Atlantic for possible tropical development". Also in the Atlantic, a tropical disturbance east of the U.S. Read More »

Scott Pruitt out at EPA after months of ethics scandals


Soon after, Trump announced in a two-part tweet that he had accepted Pruitt's resignation . Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, who chairs the Senate environment panel, said that during Pruitt's tenure, the EPA "has rolled back punishing regulations that were hurting American workers and stifling our economy". Read More »

Hawaii bans Coral-harming Sunscreens


While Hawaii legislators touted the bill as a victory for coral reefs , others expressed concerns about its potential economic repercussions. The ban on these particular compounds - which the majority of sunscreens include - should provide at least some relief for the reefs around the Hawaiian islands, and hopefully the push towards new sunblock formulas will cause the manufacturers to roll out updated products across the board. Read More »

Doug Ford halts Ontario anti-ticket scalping law


CTV News Canada is reporting that Ford also said some payments will be decided on a "case-to-case" basis as to whether they will be paid using the tax base revenue. The law sets climate change targets and earmarks cap-and-trade revenues for green initiatives, among a number of other things. The agreement signed by the province said the government would endeavour to give a year's notice before pulling out but it's unclear whether Ford plans to do so, he said. Read More »

Poachers eaten by lions on South Africa game reserve


A few pairs of shoes, axes, wire cutters, and guns with silencers were also found in the enclosure, leading officials to believe that they were poachers looking to secure rhino horns, according to BBC News . Past year alone 1,028 rhinos were killed in the hands of poachers. Trading of rhino horn is widely banned by worldwide and national authorities, though a court ruling in South Africa last year favor of breeders last year has legalized a domestic market for the horns. Read More »

NASA using a fighter jet to test quiet sonic booms


NASA is trying to build a supersonic jet that can break the sound barrier while avoiding ear-splitting sonic booms altogether, Live Science previously reported - but they're not there yet. An initial test of the research methodology using the F/A-18 was conducted in 2011 with the help of the U.S. military community that lives on base at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Read More »

Hawking's death, Einstein's birth, and Pi Day: what does it all mean?


He also discovered that black holes should not be completely black, but should emit radiation and eventually evaporate and disappear - this is now called Hawking Radiation. When Ant and Dec sparked controversy when they appeared to mock him in an I'm A Celebrity skit - it later emerged that the professor had taken time out of his busy schedule to contact the presenters to say he had found it amusing. Read More »

Trump narrows list for Kennedy replacement; will announce pick July 9

In an interview airing on NBC's " Meet the Press ", Graham said that the 1973 decision has been reaffirmed "in many different ways" in subsequent rulings, and that the precedent should be respected. "But I think it's going to go actually very quickly if I pick the right person". He said he is "very proud" of his successful nomination of conservative Justice Neil M. Read More »