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by | February 24, 2019 | 07:49

The capsule , designed for crew, will have no one aboard except a SpaceX dummy. Officials gave the green light after conducting a safety review. "We're go for launch, we're go for docking", said William Gerstenmaier , the associate administrator with NASA Human Exploration and Operations.

by | February 24, 2019 | 06:01

In the 15-minute version of the video , the children tell Feinstein that they've come to her to express their support for the Green New Deal . "Well, you didn't vote for me ", the lawmaker said. Later in the clip, Feinstein tells a young activist, "Well, you know better than I do". "You come in here and say, it has to my way or the highway".

by | February 24, 2019 | 06:02

A flawless storm bringing king tides and massive swells could hit the region with its fiercest battering in years. As a result of the cyclone, abnormally high tides are expected along the southern Queensland coast, in addition to strong winds and increased swell.

by | February 23, 2019 | 05:16

Now named Hippocamp , after the mythical sea monster, it's only about 35km across and orbits near the outer edge of this cluster of moons. Since then, however, improvements in ground-based optics and the existence of the Hubble Space Telescope have enabled us to find a few small bodies that had been missed by the Voyagers, as well as other small objects elsewhere in the Solar System, such as the Kuiper Belt object.

by | February 23, 2019 | 05:26

The billboard, however, is a direct response to Ocasio-Cortez's role in scrapping plans to open a new Amazon headquarters in the heart of New York City. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen . Shots are still being fired in the fight over Amazon's canceled Queens campus. We can fix our subways. After dropping out of the deal last week , Amazon asserted that it had made the decision after facing opposition from a "number of state and local politicians".

by | February 23, 2019 | 04:47

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't let critics get to her - whether they're hiding behind a computer screen or trolling her in public. "And so it's not to say you get rid of agriculture". Desus and Mero have been putting in work for a minute, winning fans with their scathing social commentary and boundless wit. Then she brought in her colleagues, fellow freshmen congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.

by | February 23, 2019 | 02:37

If Israel's space venture proceeds as planned, it will become the fourth - and by far the smallest - country to do so. After deployment SpaceIL Beresheet will start its two-month voyage to the Moon. NASA followed with the Ranger 4 spacecraft in 1962. Once it lands on the moon , the spacecraft carrying the Israeli flag will begin taking photographs of the landing site and a selfie to prove that it has indeed landed on the moon.

by | February 23, 2019 | 03:45

If the mission is successful, Israel will be both the fourth nation and the fourth-largest nation to land on the moon, he added. "This is the beginning of Israel's story in deep space . SpaceIL's Beresheet robot is just one of several spacecraft "ridesharing" on the rocket. Nusantara Satu is a 4,100-kilogram communications satellite equipped with C- and Ku-band transponders, mainly for broadband connectivity.

by | February 22, 2019 | 02:38

With a wingspan of two and a half inches - as long as a human thumb - and four times larger than a European honeybee , Wallace described the female as "a large black wasp-like insect, with vast jaws like a stag-beetle". When the bee was last rediscovered in 1981, it had been presumed extinct. Resin keeps termites out of the nest, since the giant bees build nests in termite mounds .

by | February 20, 2019 | 02:34

You may recall in January we had the spectacle of the " super blood wolf moon " in which a lunar eclipse or "blood moon " coincided with a supermoon and the first full moon of the calendar year, traditionally called the wolf moon. The Moon also appears 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter. What is a Super Snow Moon or Super Hunger Moon? Is a supermoon really bigger than a normal full moon? A crow sits atop the deer sculpture by Ludwig Habich on the roof of the art house in ...

by | February 20, 2019 | 01:40

The success of the harpoon firing marks the third successful experiment for the RemoveDEBRIS project which has already demonstrated a net capture experiment and trialled its LiDAR based vision navigation system to identify a target cubesat.

by | February 19, 2019 | 02:08

The colours of the bins to collect recycling, food and garden waste and rubbish could also be standardised. Michael Gove's proposed measures to ensure consistent recycling collections come after a number of councils cut the frequency of collections, leaving residents with overflowing bins.

by | February 19, 2019 | 01:55

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top adviser has resigned while denying allegations he pressured Canada's former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm. Peter Donolo, vice chairman at Hill+Knowlton Canada, is a former government adviser. Trudeau also rejected a claim made - and later apologized for - by Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, who suggested yesterday that Wilson-Raybould may have been moved from her position because she did not speak French.

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 ".