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by | October 29, 2018 | 07:38

The MarCO mission, led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, hopes to produce more images as the CubeSats approach Mars ahead of November 26. It is theoretically sufficient for the support of oxygen breathing. However, during the study, experts found that the oxygen concentrations on brines are especially high in brines at the polar regions.

by | October 29, 2018 | 03:40

Radiological surveys near PUREX Tunnel 2 are underway with no contamination discovered. The U.S. Department of Energy said surveys found no evidence that radioactive material had escaped Friday from the tunnel as it was being filled with a cement-like grout at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

by | October 28, 2018 | 04:24

The scientists behind the mission zoomed in on Earth and spotted a unusual bulge on the right side of the planet in the image . This is the moon just peeking out from behind her. The elongated mark toward the bottom of the panel is a lens reflection from the WISPR instrument. In addition, these hemispheres may be when the lens of the probe will be mercury or Venus.

by | October 28, 2018 | 03:08

A turn toward the west-southwest is anticipated later today, followed by a turn back toward the west on Sunday. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and Oscar is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm on Sunday.

by | October 28, 2018 | 03:37

The Buttermilk Creek Complex featured bladed projectile points that exhibited similarities to artifact assemblages of the Clovis, with lanceolate features. The connections between the artifact assemblages of Clovis and Western Stemmed Traditions, however, remain unknown. The new study certainly complicates things, suggesting that the technology found at Friedkin was a precursor.

by | October 28, 2018 | 03:56

Many low-lying countries say they may disappear under the sea if the 1.5° limit is breached. But most importantly: individual actions matter. Twenty two eminent Australian scholars and health experts have signed a letter demanding the Federal Government phase out coal by 2050 following its rejection of a United Nations ( UN) report warning that world has 12 years to limit a climate change catastrophe.

by | October 28, 2018 | 03:37

As per the scientists, this tabular iceberg is said to be the products of the calving ice shelves. When the first photo was taken during a flight over Antarctica , the scientists had no idea the public would get so obsessed with the weird image.

by | October 27, 2018 | 05:47

Drilling for shale gas at Preston New Road in Little Plumpton was given the green light on 15 October, despite strong opposition. "As per the hydraulic fracture plan in place at Preston New Road, work will now pause for at least 18 hours and is expected to recommence on Saturday morning".

by | October 26, 2018 | 04:05

There was an explosion at NASA'sKennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida last week - but it was only water, and it wasn't an accident. "Modifications were made to the pad after a previous wet flow test, increasing the performance of the system".

by | October 26, 2018 | 02:42

Researchers monitored participants from across the world, including Finland, Italy, Japan , the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and Austria, and analysed their stool samples which were tested and matched against a food diary.

by | October 26, 2018 | 01:36

The head of the US Air Force said in September that creating a Space Force would cost about US$13 billion (S$18 billion) for a force of 13,000 people in the first five years. An American "Space Force" proposed by President Trump will take shape within two years and bring military forces and civilian space security authorities under one roof, the White House has said.

by | October 25, 2018 | 09:09

One of the most intense Pacific hurricanes on record at its peak, Walaka buzzed just 70 miles west of East Island as a major Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph , walloping Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

by | October 25, 2018 | 08:34

Most of the Hawking items in the collection are part of a larger sale that includes artifacts belonging to other titans of western physics: Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein . Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association , Christie's said. The copy of the thesis available for auction is signed by Hawking by hand.

by | October 24, 2018 | 08:21

That was a key word Trudeau emphasized as he made the announcement. Trudeau promised a national price on carbon in the 2015 campaign. Not only have emissions not come down in British Columbia - the reason for the tax - but the tax itself has turned into a cash cow for the province.

by | October 24, 2018 | 08:15

Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico's Pacific coast late on Tuesday, raking it with winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kph) that brought power outages, buffeted buildings, and dumped torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety.

by | October 24, 2018 | 06:03

This iceberg looks pretty fresh, she said . The image was taken during an IceBridge flight which is a survey from the air of the planet's polar ice that gives a 3D view of the ice providing information on how it changes over time. NASA photographed the odd object in Antarctica last week as part of Operation IceBridge. Ice scientist Kelly Brunt explained to Live Science that tabular icebergs are fairly common.

by | October 23, 2018 | 14:04

For only the second time in history, a sea creature dubbed the "headless chicken monster" was filmed on the ocean floor, this time in Antarctica. The interspecies voyeurism comes courtesy of a new underwater camera system. Although this species of sea cucumber , Enypniastes eximia , is also known as the "Spanish dancer", it doesn't do much dancing. The camera attaches to longlines and can go to depths of up to 3 kilometres, thanks to its "extremely durable" casing.

by | October 23, 2018 | 09:42

The monster storm, which is packing 160mph winds, was upgraded to the stronget level possible on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale at 4pm BST on Monday. Landfall on mainland Mexico is expected Tuesday afternoon or evening. Schools close to the coast in Sinaloa and Nayarit states have been ordered to close, and emergency shelters are being prepared.

by | October 22, 2018 | 02:28

Haddad's Workers Party has filed an official complaint with electoral courts, asking them to investigate the allegations of illicit financing for misleading propaganda. There are around 120 million users of the messaging service in Brazil, whose population is 210 million. However, it has come under increasing scrutiny in the country as the main medium for disseminating fake news.

by | October 22, 2018 | 03:07

The so-called "illumination satellites" are not meant to replace the moon , China Daily reports . He was quoted as saying the artificial moon is eight times brighter than the real moon . Three man-made moons will be launched in 2022, it said . Mr. Wu added that notable universities and institutes - Harbin Institute of Technology , China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp for example - have approved the project for trial and demonstration.

by | October 21, 2018 | 09:36

No place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, said Mike Halpert , deputy director of the government's Climate Prediction Center . The northern Rockies, northern Plains, Great Lakes and northern Ohio Valley are likely to see below-average precipitation , including snow. Precipitation is expected to be above normal across the southern tier of the USA, extending up into the Mid-Atlantic.

by | October 20, 2018 | 02:50

For the past couple of decades, mule deer and cattle have been eating all the new stems that sprout from the underground mama aspen . However, follow-up fencing of a larger area (in combination with about half of Pando remaining unprotected by fencing) is now failing according to this study .

by | October 18, 2018 | 03:10

In his final book In Brief Answers to the Big Questions , out on Tuesday, Professor Hawking states that he fears wealthy people will begin to edit their own and their children's DNA to create "superhumans" who will be more intelligent and live longer.

by | October 17, 2018 | 17:25

Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the mission was supposed to take the two men to the International Space Station (ISS). Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin says the force he felt during a Soyuz emergency landing last week was like having a concrete block on his chest.

by | October 16, 2018 | 05:20

Scott said crews were also distributing food, water and fuel to residents who have faced long lines for supplies. "You know many of these people, they have no homes", Trump said before boarding a helicopter to tour the stricken area in northwestern Florida .

by | October 14, 2018 | 07:29

According to the paper, what they found is that in most cases there's just not enough space for a submoon to orbit another moon. That also means there needs to be enough distance between the moon and planet for the moonmoon not to be snared by the planet's gravity.

by | October 14, 2018 | 06:48

It is still possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the WMO official continued, "but we should change many things how we run our everyday business today". They have "medium confidence" that there will be more extreme storms in areas such as high-elevation regions, eastern Asia and eastern North America.

by | October 14, 2018 | 04:00

In Gadsden County, Florida, the sheriff's office said Thursday they had four "storm-related fatalities following Hurricane Michael", although they had only confirmed the details of one death: a man killed when a tree crashed through the roof of his home.

by | October 14, 2018 | 01:21

Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane Michael, providing a boost to authorities hit by electricity and communications outages.

by | October 13, 2018 | 21:33

He spoke as his team was winding down its two-day search. " Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades". A neighbor's home across the street got shoved off its foundation. "It's a wipeout", he said on Friday, adding that he plans to sell up. Radney, who was visiting her grandparents in Seminole County, Georgia , was killed when a portable carport broke through the house and struck her in the head.

by | October 13, 2018 | 21:28

In 2011, the United States grounded the only real alternative - the Space Shuttle fleet - giving Russian Federation a monopoly on getting people to and from the space station. China has successfully put its astronauts into orbit, but its space program is still in relative infancy. NASA plans to resume US launches to the space station on private spacecraft built by SpaceX and Boeing, beginning in 2019.

by | October 13, 2018 | 21:07

Nwafor went on to say that by simply following the commitments made in the Paris Agreement and doing nothing more will condemn the world to 3° of warming. The IPCC also found that reducing global warming by even half a degree Celsius would dramatically reduce deaths from heat, drought and disease; the loss of species from diminishing habitat; and submerged land caused by melting ice caps and rising oceans , with the loss of homes and livelihoods that would accompany such flooding.

by | October 13, 2018 | 20:02

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft is now the only vehicle for ferrying crews to the International Space Station following the retirement of the US space shuttle fleet. They then started the process of flying back to Baikonur. After an aborted launch on Thursday, Rogozin promised that Hague and Ovchinin will be given another chance soon to work on the International Space Station.

by | October 12, 2018 | 04:33

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin were subjected to heavy gravitational forces as their capsule automatically jettisoned from the Soyuz booster rocket and fell back to Earth at a sharper-than-normal angle and landed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of the city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

by | October 12, 2018 | 02:49

Joe. Hurricane Michael destroyed homes and businesses across Florida and Georgia after making landfall near Mexico Beach at near Category 5 strength on Wednesday afternoon. Here, boats docked in Panama City, Fla ., are seen in a pile of rubble after Michael passed through the downtown area on Wednesday. Briefing President Donald Trump at the White House, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Brock Long said Michael was the most intense hurricane to strike the ...