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Mars 2020 rover mission healthy and on its way

Mars 2020 rover mission healthy and on its way Navigation data indicate the spacecraft is perfectly on course to Mars. That's where a separate orbiting spacecraft, provided by ESA and also launched from Earth in 2026, would rendezvous with the sample return container and ferry it back to Earth. [Full Article...]

UAE's Hope mission on its way to Mars

The Hope probe will spend the next six months traveling to our closest celestial neighbour. The Hope probe is expected to make some significant new discoveries while at Mars. "This is a huge leap forward for the UAE's ambitious space program". "This mission is an important milestone for the UAE and the region", said Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, director of the UAE's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Cent... [Full Article...]

Comet NEOWISE visible for the next week

Comet NEOWISE visible for the next week The official name of the comet is C/2020 F3 NEOWISE and it will be visible to the naked eye. "I fought off mosquitoes as I waited for the never-ending dusk to show me what was in the sky ". It makes its presence known by emitting long tails of blue and yellow gas and dust. Image credit and copyright: Johnathan Truong. "And it's unbelievable that I can see this from my backyard without the u... [Full Article...]

Photographers snag gorgeous photos of rare comet over BC

Photographers snag gorgeous photos of rare comet over BC July 5 - my third consecutive morning observing Comet NEOWISE. The comet is now millions of miles from Earth and during its closest approach on July 23 will still be 64 million miles off - approximately 400 times further away than the Moon. [Full Article...]

Scientist Find Multiple Planet System Orbiting Gliese 887

Scientist Find Multiple Planet System Orbiting Gliese 887 Experts have been looking for planets around the star for about 20 years, but apart from a weak signal that has piqued their curiosity, they have been unable to find anything else. That said, the Gliese 887c measurements suggest a surface temperature of 158 degrees Fahrenheit or 70 degrees Celsius. A team of astronomers from the RedDots project has discovered two super-Earths and a candidate p... [Full Article...]

How to see tonight's pink supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020

A supermoon happens when the moon reaches the closest point to Earth in its 27-day orbit and it happens to be full, which occurs approximately once a year. "Whether your hunkered down in your home in central England, or you're hunkered down in your home in suburban Washington DC, or in south-east Asia, you'll be able to see ultimately the same moon". [Full Article...]

Roger Goodell's Statement Reportedly Surprised NFL Owners

Kaepernick was blacklisted from the league after becoming the first player to kneel during the anthem, which he said he did in protest of police brutality. When they do finally emerge from their coronavirus-enforced hiatus in the coming weeks and months, major U.S. leagues will not only have to play a careful game with ensuring safety measures keep the deadly virus at bay. [Full Article...]

Cristobal may bring rainfall, risk of severe weather to Tennessee

Cristobal may bring rainfall, risk of severe weather to Tennessee Grab a book or pick a TV series to binge watch because Tropical Storm Cristobal is going to halt any outdoor plans this weekend through Tuesday . Cristobal will make landfall Sunday along the Louisiana coast, with weather impacts that stretch from Louisiana to Florida , including wind, heavy rain, and storm surge. [Full Article...]

Second penumbral lunar eclipse of the year on Friday night

Second penumbral lunar eclipse of the year on Friday night A color composite mosaic showing most of the Moon's surface, based on images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, photometrically normalized. You can hear it named the Honey Moon or Mead Moon in Europe. This chart shows why this happens. The earth will block some of the light from the sun, which means, more than 50% of the moon will be covered or eclipsed by the earth's outer shadow. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse June 2020 date, time, schedule: Everything you need to know

Solar eclipse June 2020 date, time, schedule: Everything you need to know Coincidentally, the June full moon is joined by a lunar eclipse that will start at 11:15pm IST on June 5 and end at 2:34am on June 6. On June 5, the moon will also pass through part of the shadow of the Earth , causing a partial penumbral eclipse . [Full Article...]

SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon docks at Int'l Space Station

SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon docks at Int'l Space Station CENTER, Floridaļ¼A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two U.S. astronauts on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in almost a decade. [Full Article...]

Trump calls launch of the NASA/SpaceX rocket a 'beautiful sight'

In this still image taken from NASA TV, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, takes flight Saturday. Today's launch took place on pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center after an aborted attempt this past Wednesday due to unfavorable weather conditions. [Full Article...]

Watch SpaceX and NASA make history

Watch SpaceX and NASA make history For the first time in almost a decade, astronauts blasted toward orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. After Wednesday's SpaceX / NASA launch was scrubbed due to weather, the new launch time on Saturday could run into a similar problem. [Full Article...]

Weather Postpones Historic SpaceX Launch

Weather Postpones Historic SpaceX Launch Air Force forecasters on Wednesday morning citing a 50% chance that thick clouds over eastern Florida could force a postponement. As of now, the mission , dubbed "Launch America", has been rescheduled for 3:22 p.m. The spacecraft - designed, built and owned by SpaceX - was set to blast off in the afternoon for the International Space Station , ushering in a new era in commercial spaceflight . [Full Article...]

Storm off FL coast becomes better defined, tracks northeast

Storm off FL coast becomes better defined, tracks northeast The storm is expected to move generally northeastward over the western Atlantic through early next week. The official Atlantic Coast hurricane season for 2020 runs from June 1st through November 30th, so if Arthur does develop into a full blown storm, it would be almost a month early. [Full Article...]

The last supermoon of 2020 in photos

The last supermoon of 2020 in photos Super moons happen when a new or full moon coincides with perigee , which is the term used to describe the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. It's also known as the Planting Moon in reference to the crop planting taking place, as well as the Milk Moon . May's supermoon will be the last of 2020, with the next expected in April 2021. [Full Article...]

China closer to constructing a space station

State media portrayed the inaugural launch as a significant advancement of the country's space ambitions. The U.S., however, has banned most space cooperation with China out of national security concerns, keeping China from participating in the International Space Station and prompting it to gradually develop its own equipment. [Full Article...]

How Did Asian Murder Hornets Get to the US?

How Did Asian Murder Hornets Get to the US? Both the state of Washington and British Columbia have started a campaign to enlist the public to report sightings of the invasive species. Aside from the danger to humans, the murder hornet presents a danger to agriculture and the apiary industry, Mr Spicheger said , because the insect is known to attack honey bees, with a few of the hornets capable of wiping out an entire hive in hour... [Full Article...]

Lyrid meteor shower 2020: Where and when to see shooting stars peak

Lyrid meteor shower 2020: Where and when to see shooting stars peak The Lyrid Meteor Shower has been documented as far back as 2,700 years. The Lyrid meteor shower is an annual event as the Earth's orbit crosses into the path of the Thatcher comet . The display seen under normal conditions usually offers a peak of around 10 meteors per hour. If you want to learn more about the meteor shower, you can also live stream a commentary by the Lowell Obse... [Full Article...]

Hubble Space Telescope Detects Evidence Of An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

Hubble Space Telescope Detects Evidence Of An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole IMBHs are believed to be a "missing link" in our understanding of how black holes evolve. IMBHs have been particularly hard to find because they are smaller and less active than supermassive black holes; they do not have readily available sources of fuel, nor do they have a gravitational pull that is strong enough for them to be constantly drawing in stars and other cosmic material and produci... [Full Article...]


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