by | November 27, 2018 | 01:07

First, however, both the craft and its sensitive cargo of instruments must survive a slowdown from 12,300 miles per hour to 5 miles per hour in only seven minutes. America isn't good at everything; but we're very, very good at Mars-and that is, and very much ought to be, a source of national uplift. Almost two dozen other Mars missions have been sent from other nations.

by | November 27, 2018 | 00:55

But May repeated that it her deal delivered on the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union and said it was "in the national interest for everyone to get behind it". "That's one of the issues that we would not want to see us continuing to be in the backstop for". In an annex to the summit conclusions, the 27 European Union leaders says a fishing deal based on "reciprocal access and existing quotas" should be agreed as a priority after Brexit .

by | November 25, 2018 | 04:01

The federal report says the last few years have smashed records for damaging weather in the USA, costing almost $400 billion since 2015. Earlier this month, the president showed his scepticism of climate change in a tweet that suggests Mr Trump links global warming exclusively to warm weather.

by | November 24, 2018 | 05:46

Its ancient lake-delta system offers many promising sampling targets of at least five different kinds of rock, including clays and carbonates that have high potential to preserve signatures of past life. Mars 2020 will now hunt for evidence of ancient life, characterize the Martian climate and rocks, and gather understanding for a future human visit. Mars 2020 should not only search for indications of previously livable conditions and earlier microbiological life.

by | November 24, 2018 | 04:37

A safety advisory panel also found recently that Boeing still has a number of key tests that it has not yet completed, included tests of its spacecraft's heat shield and parachute systems. Now, four years later, SpaceX is at the forefront of re-usable, cost-effective rocket technology and may even beat NASA when it comes to bringing humans to the Red Planet.

by | November 23, 2018 | 23:34

The Viking 1 orbiter captured this image of Phobos in 1977. The calculation of the exact age of the crater Stickney, concludes as the head, will help to test his theory and to understand, whether so it actually. Kenneth Ramsley, Brown University. "The model is really just an experiment we run on a laptop", Ramsley said. "We put all the basic ingredients in, then we press the button, and we see what happens", explained Ramsley.

by | November 23, 2018 | 22:50

Stanford chemical engineer Zhenan Bao , PhD, has been working for decades to develop an electronic skin that can provide prosthetic or robotic hands with a sense of touch and human-like manual dexterity. The researchers laid a grid of electrical lines on each of the two facing surfaces, like rows in a field, and turned these rows perpendicular to each other to create a dense array of small sensing pixels.

by | November 22, 2018 | 00:57

Though Mr Shorten is likely to frame ALP adoption of the NEG as an attempt to find common ground with the Coalition on energy and climate change, it will also serve to give Labor political cover against Coalition attack. Labor is yet to commit to the commercial mechanisms for its policy, such as an auction or "contracts for difference" where it would underwrite the price a project could receive for its power.

by | November 22, 2018 | 00:49

The site offers a "geologically rich terrain" featuring landforms that date back billions of years. "Getting samples from this unique area will revolutionise how we think about Mars and its ability to harbor life", said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

by | November 21, 2018 | 03:58

Those flights are now scheduled for June and August of 2019, respectively, but that schedule could well slip due to technical snags. Musk's puff of a marijuana blunt during a podcast reportedly has prompted a safety review of SpaceX by NASA.

by | November 21, 2018 | 02:30

Scientists have debated where to land the rover for the past four years, and whittled down their decision from a total of 64 possible sites. Before the launch of Mars 2020 , another robot is scheduled to land on Mars on Monday: The robot InSight will then begin its two-year mission as a stationary probe.

by | November 17, 2018 | 07:38

One account from the 1966 Leonid storm described seeing "dozens of meteors every second. the effect was similar to watching snowflakes race at your windshield while driving in a snowstorm". Be sure to check online to see when it will be visible in your part of the country. Fireballs are brighter and larger and can last longer than the average meteor, while earthgrazers appear close to the horizon with long, colorful tails.

by | November 17, 2018 | 06:54

Lord Deben, who lives near Debenham, said: "We have an urgent need to change the way we use our land, and that is central to the battle against climate change ". But he also told Utility Week that the way biomass is used would have to be rationed in order to make the best use of a scarce resource. However, the CCC argues in the report that biofuel uptake should be spurred within the carbon-heavy aviation sector in order to encourage the shift away from fossil fuels.

by | November 17, 2018 | 04:55

The only closer star system is Alpha Centauri, which consists of three stars bound together by gravity. Barnard's star is the second-closest star system, and the nearest single star to us. This means it must be a frigid world. It is believed to orbit Barnard's Star every 233 days . But that icy orbit adds to our confidence that the planet could really be there.

by | November 17, 2018 | 02:12

The new discovery now challenges conventional theories on how galaxies are formed as scientists can not fully explain how a galaxy so large has so few stars. "Normally, as galaxies lose mass to the Milky Way's tides, they shrink, not grow", Koposov said. But a dedicated research team has managed to spot Ant 2 by venturing deep into the data collected by the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite , which has so far observed almost 1.7 billion stars.

by | November 16, 2018 | 05:49

Located on Science Island in Eastern China's Anhui Province, the project is using nuclear fusion to create vast heat; it costs a massive $15,000 a day just to turn on the machine. The tokamak - a type of device that confines hot plasma by using magnetic fields to prevent it from touching and melting its container - is a strong contender in the scientific search for a practical fusion reactor.

by | November 15, 2018 | 01:57

And now, scientists from the University of Anglia Ruskin and the University of Exeter have created an interesting music that was not just inspired of Mars, but actually composed by a computer algorithm that took the sunrise on Mars in the original data.

by | November 12, 2018 | 02:40

On August 4, 1972, dozens of mines seemed to spontaneously explode off the waters of Hon La, Vietnam. Scientists from the University of Colorado have since this theory after the Navy report was declassified. Brian said he had later quizzed Wally on what was going on, and Wally explained they were concerned about geomagnetic field changes triggering sea mines laid in Hai Phong, North Vietnam.

by | November 12, 2018 | 02:50

Proceedings of the auction raised by wheelchair will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation that assists research into cosmology and astrophysics, and to the Motor Neurone Disease Association that supports research and campaigns for those diagnosed with the disease.

by | November 11, 2018 | 09:04

Further research revealed that the mummy was a 40-year-old male at the time of death. The dry atmosphere was ideal for the preservation of the remains. Among the studied specimens were the remains from a Brazilian site called Lagoa Santa, the oldest remains found in Patagonia, the oldest natural mummy in the world - from Spirit Cave in Nevada, USA.

by | November 10, 2018 | 02:39

In August, Morris ruled that the State Department was obligated to " analyze new information relevant to the environmental impacts of its decision " to issue a permit for the pipeline past year. The pipeline was first proposed in 2o08. TransCanada Corp's almost 1,200-mile pipeline has become one of the major battlegrounds in the climate change debate and, if completed, would carry an estimated 800,000 barrels per day from Canada's tar sands pits to Gulf Coast refineries in the US.

by | November 09, 2018 | 04:41

A bionic mushroom . Image credit: Joshi et al , doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02642. "By integrating cyanobacteria that can produce electricity, with nanoscale materials capable of collecting the current, we were able to better access the unique properties of both, augment them, and create an entirely new functional bionic system".

by | November 09, 2018 | 03:11

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold does some filming on the International Space Station Oct. 3, 2018, with a Helium 8K camera, made by the digital cinema company RED. Institutes, universities, and public and private companies were invited to submit projects. Some 40 plans from 27 countries and regions have been received, according to state media.

by | November 07, 2018 | 06:27

The truth is out there regarding the origins of a mysterious cigar-shaped object seen tumbling through the solar system past year, according to researchers from Harvard University who argue it may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth.

by | November 07, 2018 | 03:05

Two yellow-hued blobs hang atop a sweeping arc of light, NASA said in a statement. Under it is another source of light arching like a little smile. According to the USA space agency, the lower arc is created by gravitational lensing - an effect caused by light getting deformed due to the influence of a massive object on its path.

by | November 07, 2018 | 03:47

On October 30, 2018 NASA announced that Kepler had run out of fuel and would be decommissioned. That kept things going for another five years, but Kepler's work is now complete. TESS has just begun its survey of nearly the entire night sky, looking for exoplanets orbiting some of the brightest and closest stars. Kepler telescope had been running low on fuel for months.

by | November 06, 2018 | 09:37

It said the Antarctic ozone hole is expected to gradually close, returning to 1980 levels in the 2060s. According to a United Nations report, the upper layer of ozone over the northern hemisphere will be repaired by 2030, and the damage over the southern hemisphere will be back to normal by the middle of the century.

by | November 04, 2018 | 20:53

As there have been patches in time where the ocean's temperature hasn't been recorded, as well as incomplete or differing measurements, scientists have said that the figure has only just been measured accurately. Up until the report was issued this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) thought it had a pretty good handle on how much excess energy the oceans were absorbing.

by | November 03, 2018 | 14:24

Beside banning construction in Delhi-NCR zone and shutting down industries that run on coal and biomass, EPCA has urged Delhiites to use public transport until November 10. The Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health said it would launch a research project on "Atmospheric Pollutants and risk assessment due to exposure on Public Health" in Delhi, in late 2018.

by | November 03, 2018 | 10:46

That juxtaposition underscored that the end of the election was not the end of acrimony and that myriad challenges lay ahead for Latin America's largest nation. The next vacancy on the court is expected in 2020. "I think there's a great opportunity here for the PT and other parties to put themselves on the side of good, to rally around issues historically linked to fundamental and individual rights", said Cesar Zucco, a political scientist at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

by | November 02, 2018 | 02:43

Not content with just being the closest ever probe to the Sun, NASA expected the spacecraft to break a speed record on Tuesday night as well. Helios 2 also set the heliocentric orbit speed record in 1976, hitting a top speed of 246,960 kilometres per hour (153,454 miles per hour), also in April.

by | October 31, 2018 | 04:21

Final quote: "We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last one that can do anything about it", says Tanya Steele, the WWF's chief executive in the UK. The pace of population increase - long taboo in development and conservation circles - also took off around 1950, the date scientists have chosen as the "gold spike", or starting point, for a new geological period dubbed the Anthropocene, or "age of man".

by | October 31, 2018 | 03:19

In subsequent Opportunity mission updates, JPL said that tau was decreasing, but did not give a specific figure. Opportunity Project Manager John Callas said the sun was starting to reappear through the storm haze over Perserverance Valley, giving scientists hope that there will soon be sufficient sunlight to rechage the rover's batteries.

by | October 30, 2018 | 05:35

Oscar is the 15th named storm this season, the 7th storm to be subtropical. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Oscar was expected to continue in a westerly direction overnight, followed by a turn towards the west-northwest by early Monday, with a northwestward motion forecast on Monday afternoon.

by | October 30, 2018 | 03:58

The Hubble Space Telescope is once again keeping an eye on the sky. Hubble had been experiencing problems with a gyroscope. The gyro is a device that measures the speed at which the spacecraft is turning and is crucial in helping Hubble to turn and lock on to new targets.