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by | February 15, 2019 | 02:22

Robotic rover missions are an important part of human space exploration because these tools also help inform NASA's efforts to send people to the surface of Mars sometime in the coming decades. "You can't move. That's not the way geology works". Now the last picture snapped by the tragic robot has been released, giving humanity a glimpse of the grim fate which befell Opportunity after it was battered by a Martian maelstrom .

by | February 15, 2019 | 01:52

Rather than the snowman-like two spheres stuck together, the new images show what looks like a pancake-shaped object (called "Ultima") stuck to a walnut-shaped object (called "Thule"). 'But more importantly, the new images are creating scientific puzzles about how such an object could even be formed. However, new photos captured by the New Horizons spacecraft have revealed it is flatter on the back side than previously thought.

by | February 14, 2019 | 01:31

Well, NASA is planning to send humans to the moon once again, only that this time, it might be for quite a while. "I want to be clear - that is not our vision". "That's the mandate we've been given by President Donald Trump and a supportive bipartisan Congress", he writes at Ozy . He also stated that the United States space agency contracted nine private space companies "to send cargo to the moon, with the ultimate goal being to develop landers that can take astronauts back to the surface ...

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:35

The Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean has seen more than fifty polar bears come into settlements searching for food since December past year. Russian state media reported that the usual methods of scaring the bears away using police sirens, vehicle horns and dogs are no longer effective, because the animals have become so used to them.

by | February 11, 2019 | 01:56

The U.S. government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said 2018's average temperature was 58.42 degrees (14.69 Celsius), which is 1.42 degrees (0.79 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, scientists from NASA and NOAA issued their analysis of the global climate, including its economic impact, in 2018. NOAA and NASA scientists say that in regards to global temperatures, the foot is on the accelerator.

by | February 10, 2019 | 03:46

Wilson-Raybould did not rise in the House to answer questions. CBC News has not independently verified the claims. Trudeau has flatly denied the allegations. "We are now learning that the government threw her under the bus". Rudd added that, based on Wilson-Raybould's activity on Twitter and Facebook, she's clearly "engaged" with her new job.

by | February 09, 2019 | 05:20

The data shows that the last five years are collectively the warmest ever recorded, while 18 of the 19 hottest years have taken place since 2001. Global temperatures in 2018 were 0.83 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951 to 1980, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in NY.

by | February 09, 2019 | 04:14

Orgainizers for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are in the process of collecting electronic waste in order to create medals made exclusively out of recycled material, according to numerous reports . medals. Numerous gadgets were handed in at NTT Docomo stores, while others were collected at post offices and other public places. The committee met its target of 2,700kg of bronze in June 2018, while nearly 94 percent of the 30.3kg gold target and over 85 percent of the 4,100kg silver target was ...

by | February 09, 2019 | 01:09

The twin cubesats that played a key role in NASA's most recent Mars lander mission have been out of contact with the Earth for more than a month, suggesting their trailblazing mission has come to an end. The MarCO sats are in orbit around the Sun and will only get farther away as February wears on. The satellites are still receding from the Sun, and their greater distance requires more precision in aiming their antennas toward Earth.

by | February 08, 2019 | 01:12

Ed Markey are promoting the " Green New Deal " as a policy proposal as one that could become a massive vehicle for cutting carbon emissions and creating jobs in the renewable energy sector. Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado, said at a climate change hearing in the House natural resources committee on Wednesday that the policy was akin to a "Soviet five-year plan".

by | February 08, 2019 | 01:39

The image was snapped by a camera aboard the Chinese DSLWP-B/Longjiang-2 satellite. The country's space agency sent communication hardware into lunar orbit so that it could relay information back and forth between the lander and rover on the Moon's far side and engineers back on Earth.

by | February 04, 2019 | 05:35

Hong Kong has always been considered a hub for illicit wildlife trade due to its busy port and status of a gateway into mainland china. The Vietnam News Agency also reported yesterday that authorities in the port city of Hai Phong had discovered another 1.4 tonnes of pangolin scales in a shipping container from Nigeria.

by | February 02, 2019 | 04:51

Prospect Creek, Alaska , holds the overall record with minus 80 degrees, which occurred on january 23, 1971. Her video has now collected over 1.67 million views. At the National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota, there was "talk of making a run at the state record " before the sun came up, when temperatures would be at their coldest, meteorologist Geoff Grochocinski told The Washington Post.

by | February 01, 2019 | 04:33

The agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory used ice-penetrating radar to explore the area beneath the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, often called "one of the world's most risky glaciers" because its melting could significantly contribute to sea level rise.

by | February 01, 2019 | 01:50

GE announced on Wednesday that it proposes to consolidate its renewable and grid assets under one banner - 'GE Renewable Energy'. It comes on the heels of several larger reorganizations in efforts to cut costs, including one in November 2017 and another in June of past year.

by | February 01, 2019 | 01:49

The new commands are going to be sent out to the rover over the next few weeks, according to NASA, and will hopefully address the events that caused the rover to stop transmitting in the first place. However, if the rover still doesn't manage to respond, the project team would need to consult with the Mars Program Office at JPL in order to decide on the next plan.

by | January 31, 2019 | 05:42

Menindee resident Rob Gregory said there were at least 200-to-300 dead bony bream, as well as some native species. Mr Gregory said the latest fish to die would have likely been survivors from previous events. "It is likely linked to some rain and cooler temperatures in the Menindee area following an extended period of very hot weather", a spokeswoman said in a statement to AAP.

by | January 31, 2019 | 05:32

National intelligence director Dan Coats and other intelligence chiefs presented the Worldwide Threat Assessment report to the Senate on Tuesday. Under the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to restrict its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

by | January 30, 2019 | 03:23

Unlike glaciers, which slide along the bedrock and grind to a pulp nearly anything beneath, ice caps remain stable for long periods of time. Lead author, Simon Pendleton and his team cross-checked their findings with multiple sources such as the ice measurements from nearby Greenland.

by | January 30, 2019 | 01:26

Late Monday, Trump tweeted about the brutal and unsafe wind chills hitting the middle of the country, and even asked global "waming" (sic) to "please come back fast". "Climate isn't a day, climate is long term", Myers said, as he also pointed out that the pre-Thanksgiving cold snap that the President was tweeting about at the time was mainly concentrated on just one part of North America and not over the whole world.

by | January 27, 2019 | 01:03

As Dr Thomas Gernon, associate professor in Earth Science at Southampton University who was involved in the study , revealed, researchers arrived at this conclusion by studying the surface of Moon which, as he pointed out, "is our nearest neighbour so gets hits by the same population of asteroids ".

by | January 25, 2019 | 16:25

In November, the rocket was renamed from Big Falcon Rocket to Starship . Initial online speculation hoped the rocket had been placed on its side in preparation for the weather, but a Wednesday morning tweet from SpaceX founder Elon Musk confirmed the wind broke the mooring blocks and pushed the project back by " a few weeks ".

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:04

Jose Maria Madiedo , an astronomer working on the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) project, shared a YouTube video of the event, saying the images "correspond to a lunar impact flash spotted by the telescopes operating in the framework of the MIDAS survey on [January] 21".

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:12

The other, issued by the several US government agencies just after Thanksgiving, laid out a litany of ills climate change could bring to the country - heat waves that could make Chicago feel like Las Vegas, warming ocean temperatures that could displace Maine's lobsters and a year-round spike in disease-carrying mosquitoes in Florida.

by | January 24, 2019 | 00:25

During a speech at the Economic Club of Canada, the Ontario premier said there are already warning signs of hard economic times ahead and a carbon tax will kill jobs and hurt productivity on a national scale. His government's policy does include a type of pollution pricing adopted from the federal plan. Saskatchewan and Ontario have launched court challenges of the federal plan.

by | January 23, 2019 | 03:25

Attenborough, whose natural history programmes include " Blue Planet II " and " Dynasties ", said it was hard to overstate how urgent the climate crisis had become. William will discuss the urgent challenges facing the next generation of environmental leaders with Sir David, who he has described as having "the single most important impact in my conservation thinking".

by | January 23, 2019 | 02:26

A variety of factors affect the appearance of the moon during a total lunar eclipse. Astronomy Ireland says that the total part of the eclipse runs for just over an hour, from 4:41am to 5:43am on Monday morning, when the Moon will be high in the West as seen from the entire country.

by | January 22, 2019 | 02:17

The full eclipse began at 4.40 am in the United Kingdom and appeared red at 5.12 am, according to the Royal Astronomical Society. Tenerife, a Spanish island off West Africa, was treated to a great sighting. Known as a "super blood wolf moon" - the moon also appeared brighter and larger than normal due to its proximity to the Earth. And David Wahl, the Director of Awesome at Seattle's Archie McPhee novelty emporium , suggested that from now on, each night's moon should be given a jazzy name.

by | January 21, 2019 | 05:31

Why is it called a 'super blood wolf moon?' This can only be possible when the Sun, Earth and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned and having the earth between them. This light is refracted through the earth's atmosphere giving the moon an eerie glow. Expect the colour of this moon to be the dark reddish orange. Totality - when the moon is completely bathed in Earth's shadow - will last an hour, starting at about 10:41 p.m.in Minnesota.

by | January 19, 2019 | 00:44

Periods of snow are expected to begin Saturday morning and taper off late Saturday night. The latest analysis suggests that snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 cm near Lake Ontario to 2 to 5 cm north of highway 7. "Details should become more clear over the next couple of days as the system gradually develops over the southern USA", said Environment Canada. Significant snowfall and frigid winds had already been forecast for this weekend, but the federal agency amped up its special ...

by | January 19, 2019 | 01:13

Carper cited rollbacks in vehicle mileage standards and toxic mercury emissions under Wheeler as examples of unsafe deregulation, saying they went beyond what industries themselves wanted. "Participation in and preparation for a confirmation hearing that has been scheduled by Congress is clearly excepted under Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, opinions", EPA General Counsel Matt Leopold said in a statement last week .

by | January 19, 2019 | 02:01

The next total lunar eclipse that's positioned over North America won't be until May of 2022. There is a problem, however. There's another storm expected Sunday raising the possibility that the eclipse could be eclipsed by clouds. EST Monday (Jan. 21), the moon will poke itself out of the umbra and into the penumbra; and at 1:50 a.m. EST (10:50 p.m. PST, Jan. 20), it will have totally left the umbra.

by | January 18, 2019 | 04:34

A supermoon occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest possible distance to the Earth. According to the Weather Network , the full moon will be 357,728 kilometres from Earth around midnight on Sunday, so it won't just be red, but it will also appear larger in the sky.

by | January 16, 2019 | 04:59

If the sprouts thrive they would form the first ever green leaves on the moon - however it is not clear whether they would develop beyond germination. The moon's nighttime period lasts for about two Earth weeks. According to Wu, Chang'e 6 will be on a mission to collect samples from the Moon's South pole and later missions will be created to conduct surveys of the surrounding area.

by | January 16, 2019 | 01:39

The PNAS study estimated that Antarctica lost 169 billion tonnes of ice from 1992-2017, above the 109 billion tonnes in the same period estimated past year by a large worldwide team of researchers. Scientists came to that conclusion after systematically computing gains and losses across 65 sectors of Antarctica where large glaciers - or a series of glaciers flowing into an ice shelf - reach the sea.