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by | January 02, 2019 | 02:30

EST, letting NASA scientists know it survived the flyby of Ultima Thule . Mission operations manager Alice Bowman added: "The spacecraft is healthy and we're excited!" "This science will help us understand the origins of our solar system".

by | January 02, 2019 | 01:21

When she died on Wednesday in Germantown, Maryland, at 93, Dr Roman was remembered as "the mother of the Hubble". "She looked down her nose at me and sneered. On the bright side, China conducted more launches, 38, than it has in the past, which also was more than either Russian Federation or the United States.

by | December 31, 2018 | 07:02

In July, electric utilities and utility groups favoring the rule asked the administration to keep it in place. The proposal , which now goes up for public comment , is the latest Trump administration move that changes estimates of the costs and payoffs of regulations in arguing for relaxing Obama-era environmental protections.

by | December 29, 2018 | 05:24

According to Bill Anders, the first person to fly out of Earth's orbit who was part of Apollo 8 mission to the moon's orbit, the attempt by government and private agencies to have manned missions to Mars in the near future is "ridiculous".

by | December 29, 2018 | 03:39

Ultima Thule's largely circular orbit means that it's nearly certainly spent its entire existence over six billion kilometers from the Sun. Also, the fact that Ultima Thule will become the first ever Kuiper Belt object to be studied leaves enough room (and hope) that great surprises will be uncovered.

by | December 28, 2018 | 06:55

Want to see it for yourself? Here is everything you need to know about Earth's only natural satellite, . January 20 will mark the final time a lunar eclipse and a supermoon occur at the same time until May 2021. Many people in the U.S. and Canada will get the chance to witness this particular eclipse, assuming the skies are clear. Full lunar eclipses occur between two and four times a year.

by | December 28, 2018 | 03:56

Lincoln and Omaha, look to remain mainly free of snow, with rain and very little snow accumulation, but may be affected by fog. Statewide, northwest winds are expected to gust in excess of 30 miles per hour. Speicher said once wind gusts reach full force driving will become incredibly hard. By early tomorrow morning, winds will transition direction so they are coming in from the north.

by | December 27, 2018 | 03:47

The air quality levels have worsened in the national capital region for the fourth consecutive day and the alarming situation could prompt the return of the odd-even vehicle scheme. A Delhi government official blamed the pollution for lighter-than-usual traffic on already holiday-thinned streets, while a Delhi airport official said some domestic and worldwide flights were delayed for up to two hours due to poor visibility.

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:54

SpaceX wedged the launch in before the new year, marking its 21st launch in 2018 - a record. The new L1C civil signal also will make it the first GPS satellite broadcasting a compatible signal with other worldwide global navigation satellite systems, like the European Union's Galileo system.

by | December 26, 2018 | 11:44

The Japanese government, which began scientific whaling in 1987, a year after the global whaling moratorium was introduced, has long maintained that most whale species are not endangered - six of the world's 13 "great whale species" are classified as endangered, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

by | December 25, 2018 | 11:38

Another such tragedy would be shattering to Americans, all the more so since Apollo 8 would be traveling over Christmas. It was the first "Earthrise" witnessed in human history. Borman was thrilled at the chance to beat the Soviet Union into lunar orbit, scoring a key win in the Cold War. On viewers' screens, there was a slight brightening on the lunar horizon, and then a crackly recitation by the astronauts.

by | December 24, 2018 | 11:56

The images-which were taken earlier this year using the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC ) on ESA's Mars Express orbiter-are a fitting way to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the spacecraft's insertion into the Red Planet's orbit, coming up on Christmas Day.

by | December 23, 2018 | 02:52

A spokeswoman for Britain's Brexit department said the language had been updated after the government started to step up its plans for a no-deal exit. However, the effects of global agreements with Switzerland will continue for the duration of the implementation period. The European Union marked 100 days until Brexit on Wednesday by triggering an action plan to ensure planes can still fly and money can still flow between Britain and the bloc in the increasingly likely event that the ...

by | December 23, 2018 | 03:03

Both benzene and chloroform exposure have been linked to cancer. But for the modified plants, the concentration of harmful compounds dropped by 82 percent after three days and by 8 days, it was barely detectable. People often use HEPA air filters to keep harmful indoor pollutants at bay. Long Zhang puts a pothos ivy plant into a glass tube to test its ability to break down chloroform and benzene.

by | December 22, 2018 | 09:25

Most kerbside bin collections will continue within the authority as usual over this year's festive period. All garden waste collections will be "frozen" from Christmas Eve until Monday, 7 January. No changes have been made to waste collections for the remainder of this week, continuing until Christmas Eve on December 24. Black bin, blue bin and brown bin collections will be affected.

by | December 22, 2018 | 03:27

The English Heritage for instance, celebrates the winter solstice at Stonehenge on this meteorologically accurate date which will this year fall on December 22. The word describes how the sun appears on the earth's horizon to observers. Wait. Why is the Earth tilted? In clear conditions, light from the rising sun lights up the inner chamber of the 5,000-year-old tomb.

by | December 22, 2018 | 03:40

But the crater isn't just icy because of the Martian winter. With ice on the base of the crater floor, more than a mile below the rim, it acts as a cold trap from below. NASA has announced that InSight has successfully placed that first instrument on the Martian soil. It's the first time a robotic arm has lowered an experiment onto the Martian surface .

by | December 21, 2018 | 05:48

After being launched to an elliptical orbit, Electron's Curie engine-powered kick stage separated from the vehicle's second stage before circularizing to a 500×500 km orbit at an 85 degree inclination. Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off at 6:33 UTC from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula on Sunday, Dec.

by | December 21, 2018 | 03:10

The government declined to confirm the decision officially but the country's fisheries agency said that "all options" were being considered. A foreign ministry official confirmed "all options are on the table but nothing formal has been decided yet".

by | December 19, 2018 | 05:13

SpaceX planned to launch the United States Air Force's first Global Positioning System III space vehicle today and even planned to livestream the event, which was hastily canceled following reading errors. The long-awaited flight already had slipped to almost the end of the available launch window because of high upper level winds when the issue cropped up.

by | December 19, 2018 | 02:11

NASA says that Saturn's gravity is pulling the ice that makes up the rings "into a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn's magnetic field". This is key because Saturn's upper atmosphere extends nearly to the rings. Saturn's iconic rings will one day be no more. The spacecraft took a census of the particles it encountered that were falling toward the planet; the amount of ring rain Cassini caught is "completely consistent" with O'Donoghue's measurements, Spilker said.

by | December 19, 2018 | 01:40

They require all nations, including developing countries, to report details of their efforts to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. Scientists say emissions of gases such as carbon dioxide need to drop sharply by 2030 to prevent potentially catastrophic global warming.

by | December 18, 2018 | 02:52

Richard Branson addresses the crowd, moments after take off of Virgin Galactic's carrier airplane carrying a space tourism rocket plane toward space from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, U.S. The 68-year-old had been emotional throughout the flight, shedding many tears and hugging his son Sam as it eventually made its way to space altitudes.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:10

Mission official Enrico Palermo said: "We made it to space!" In 2016, he unveiled a new spaceplane, dubbed Unity, and the company started its test program again, slowly pushing the envelope on test flight after test flight. "Then I plan to go up into space", he said, noting he looks forward to that next year and is "very, very excited". The successful spaceflight is something of a coup for Virgin Galactic , which has been competing with other commercial space ventures - Elon Musk's ...

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:46

That's because on that date 46P/Wirtanen reaches what astronomers call perihelion, when it's nearest to the sun , so it has the maximum amount of sunlight reflecting from it. The key to finding 46P/Wirtanen on the night of December 16 from the northern hemisphere is to locate the constellation of Orion in the southeastern sky.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:18

The cyclone could also spark flooding and landslides in other parts of the state which is still recovering from its recent bushfire crisis. "Cyclone Owen is now likely to cross the Queensland coast on the western Cape York Peninsula later than initially anticipated, most likely early Saturday morning before moving in a southeasterly direction, rapidly weakening over land", Richard Wardle of the Bureau of Meteorology said.

by | December 16, 2018 | 06:36

When it passes the sun, this icy comet essentially experiences some melting. A rocket's upper stage passed through the telescope's field of view during the exposure, creating the streak below the comet. Much like watching a meteor shower, you'll want to be in an area without much light pollution. Also, Wirtanen has a small nucleus. Astronomers are dubbing it the Christmas Comet and it is predicted it will be the brightest comet of 2018.

by | December 16, 2018 | 05:38

President, for giving us the Christmas present of a lifetime", the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Zippy Duvall of Georgia, said. The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark water rules long resented by some developers, farmers and oil, gas and mining executives.

by | December 16, 2018 | 02:51

One negative, however, is that we'll have a moon in that part of the sky - that'll make it tougher to see. Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing you'll want to try and catch a glimpse of in the sky this month: Comet 46P/Wirtanen , dubbed the "Christmas comet" by some, is also set to blaze across the December sky.

by | December 15, 2018 | 08:32

The ant powers up the appendage by pressing the two mandible tips together, spring-loading them for release when one mandible slides across the other - think of snapping your finger, with a whole heck of a lot more force. The video below shows that lightning fast movement at a much slower speed so that we can see it in action. A team of researchers was studying the Dracula ant-scientific name Mystrium camillae-in order to understand how its mandible mechanism works.

by | December 15, 2018 | 07:04

The system is then predicted to push south, dumping much-needed heavy rain along the entire east coast of the state. Meteorologist Dan Narramore from the Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday the system formerly known as Owen was continuing its redevelopment in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

by | December 15, 2018 | 03:55

The image was received on December 4, 2018 (Sol 8). The resulting photo shows InSight's solar panels and deck, along with the scientific instruments on top of the deck and the lander's weather sensor. The $850 million InSight mission launched in May, along with two fly-along cubesats named MarCO-A and MarCO-B. Though this is the first time we hear the sounds of Mars up close and personal, we're quite sure this is not the only surprise InSight will deliver during the course of its ...

by | December 15, 2018 | 02:31

In 2012, Voyager 1 also detected a steep decline in solar wind particle counts, signifying that it was the first of the pair to reach interstellar space. "Galactic cosmic rays act as tiny messengers of our local galactic neighborhood", Georgia Denolfo, an astrophysicist at NASA who is not involved with the Voyager mission, said during the news conference.

by | December 15, 2018 | 00:46

Accuweather noted those who do venture outside will be rewarded with multi-colored meteors in the most intense of all meteor showers . "You'll read elsewhere of 120 Geminids visible per hour at shower peak, but this is how many you'd see from the darkest sky with the radiant directly overhead.

by | December 14, 2018 | 06:39

Until Tuesday, astronauts had only been able to examine the hole from inside the spacecraft. Initially thought to be the result of a micrometeorite impact, subsequent investigation revealed it to be man made, and Russian Federation launched a full investigation to determine where and when it was created.