Science

by | April 22, 2019 | 17:39

With SpaceX and NASA still mute on details of what they dubbed an " anomaly " during the latest Crew Dragon capsule safety test - a video has leaked online apparently showing a "rapid unscheduled disassembly" event, aka a big boom. The SpaceX Crew Dragon is pictured about 20 meters away from the International Space Station's Harmony module. The incident occurred during tests of the capsule abort thrusters.

by | April 15, 2019 | 04:58

There is still a potential for storms to be severe but not everyone will see rain or storms today. The National Weather Service says a twister was reported Saturday night in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. Tornadoes embedded in the storms pose a significant risk overnight since they are hard to see and people are less likely to receive warnings while they're asleep, Van Dam said.

by | April 12, 2019 | 10:46

Mission managers are now targeting this evening, again at 6:35 p.m. EDT, with an approximately two-hour launch window. Eastern time from Kennedy Space Center in Florida . Because this was an upgraded version of the rocket with unproven changes, SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk cautioned in advance that things might go wrong.

by | April 12, 2019 | 09:44

That mission ended in failure on Thursday, but SpaceIL still proved that the sky truly is not the limit for a small group of Israelis and supporters courageous enough to break through it. "If at first you don't succeed, you try again", said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who watched Beresheet's landing attempt from SpaceIL's control center in Yehud, Israel .

by | April 11, 2019 | 02:42

Doeleman of the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard & Smithsonian. This particular black hole sits are the center of a galaxy known as Messier 87 , 55 million light years from Earth. This person, who works for Firefox, saw the Firefox logo in the black hole . A second black hole called M87 in the neighbouring Virgo A galaxy is also being targeted.

by | March 30, 2019 | 11:37

The prolonged bed rest is part of the "Artificial Gravity Bed Rest" study that launched this week into the effects of weightlessness on the human body. This requires the participants to lie with their head down by six degrees. Beyond being a healthy woman between the ages of 24-55 willing to stay in bed for two months the study has just one final requirement: you need to be able to speak German.

by | March 28, 2019 | 07:26

McClain is now scheduled to conduct the crew's third and final spacewalk on Monday, April 8 - along with Canadian Astronuat David Saint-Jacques. "It was only as they discussed the schedule during a meeting that they realized it was the first time they had scheduled an all-female spacewalk".

by | March 23, 2019 | 15:01

Scientists and engineers on the US -led OSIRIS-REx and the Japanese-led Hayabusa2 missions are having to scramble to adjust their sample acquisition plans now that the probes are at their destinations and finding unexpected environments. An artist's depiction of OSIRIS-REx collecting a sample of material from the surface of Bennu . Among the particles thrown off, Bennu falls again to the asteroid's floor.

by | March 20, 2019 | 06:37

But seriously, a " worm moon" is the nickname given to the first full moon in March as it's the time of year when the ground begins to thaw in the northern hemisphere and earthworms resurface. This full moon is also called the "worm moon" (or sap moon) in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also considered to be a significant event that the full moon falls on the same day as the spring equinox and within hours of each other.

by | March 08, 2019 | 10:54

A life-sized dummy named Ripley , after the lead character in the " Alien " movies, was the capsule's only passenger. Across the country at SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, company employees went wild, cheering every step of the way until the capsule successfully reached orbit.

by | March 08, 2019 | 10:42

Crew Draton docked with the space station at 5:51 a.m. EST (1051 GMT), approximately 27 hours after it lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. All this particular mission is carrying is a test dummy and 90kg of supplies. "I really believe in the future of space and I think it's important that we be.

by | March 04, 2019 | 08:56

They anxious that if the uncrewed vehicle's computer malfunctioned, the Dragon might have crashed into the station - much as a Russian Progress cargo craft crashed into the Mir space station in 1997 . Now, slightly more than 24 hours later, the next phase of the test has played out. They burst into applause again, several minutes later, when the Dragon's latches were tightly secured.

by | February 20, 2019 | 05:52

As far as the forecast goes the skies will gradually clear up hopefully in time see it. Tonight, however, the moon reaches its exact full phase closer to the time of perigee than any other full moon this year. But the best times to see the super snow moon will be on Monday and Tuesday nights, CNN reported. The moon is also going to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

by | February 20, 2019 | 05:54

Silhouette of a man pushing a child on a swing in front of a full moon in Kayseri, Turkey on August 26, 2018 - next week's Supermoon could be the year's biggest and brightest. The next supermoon viewable from the United Kingdom will take place on the night of Wednesday, February 19. The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 382,500km.

by | February 19, 2019 | 06:10

Trudeau said he told Wilson-Raybould any decision on SNC-Lavalin was hers alone. SNC-Lavalin has been aggressively lobbying all politicians to push for a plea bargain that would allow it to avoid a criminal conviction that would result in it being banned from bidding on federal government contracts for a decade.

by | February 13, 2019 | 06:41

From this, we can surmise Wilson-Raybould wants to talk about the issue of whether she was improperly pressured by the Prime Minister's Office to instruct federal prosecutors to accept a less punitive remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin, rather than try the giant Quebec engineering and construction company on corruption and bribery charges.

by | February 07, 2019 | 14:12

However, things have changed since then. The decision - an obvious blow to the United Kingdom auto sector - comes at a time when investment in the United Kingdom automotive sector has taken a nosedive, down 46.5% to £588.6m ($770.5m) past year compared to 2017, as carmakers wait for greater certainty over future trade with Europe and evaluate the future of diesel sales, which have also dropped sharply.

by | February 07, 2019 | 12:39

SINCE MONDAY, news publications across the world have been reporting that the magnetic north pole is drifting fast from the Canadian Arctic and towards Russian Federation. The NOAA said Earth's magnetic field changes because of "unpredictable flows in Earth's core. Airports around the country use the data to give runways numerical names, which pilots refer to on the ground", said the agency.

by | February 04, 2019 | 17:14

The collection of stars at the edge of the area was analyzed and deemed that they were not part of the cluster contained in the Milky Way , but a small galaxy which is nearly 30 million light-years away. At roughly a thousand times dimmer than the Milky Way, Bedin 1 is one of the most ancient parts of the known universe yet discovered. These faint stars were being studied so that scientists could better gauge how old the cluster was as a whole, but that's when they noticed what appeared to ...

by | January 29, 2019 | 07:00

Now comes the arrival of brutal and potentially record breaking cold. Minnesota temperatures could hit 30 below with a wind chill of 60 below. Most state government offices in the Lower Peninsula were closed Monday morning except for offices handling critical functions.