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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, Florida-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...]

Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions

Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions The payload today was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency ( AEHF ) satellite that has been deployed for us defense customers, though the original five that are already in orbit (which launched over the course of the past decade) were obviously sent up before Space Force was officially formed. [Full Article...]

All Nottinghamshire recycling centres now closed until further notice

All Nottinghamshire recycling centres now closed until further notice The council has urged that residents try to reduce their waste during this time to help out which will allow collection trucks to have more capacity and visit more houses. If your collection has been missed, please check the service disruption page on the coronavirus section of the Dorset Council website before reporting. [Full Article...]

'Super Worm Moon' to be visible on Monday night

'Super Worm Moon' to be visible on Monday night The full moon is taking place when the moon is closest to the earth, which basically means that the moon will look really bright and big in the sky. The March worm moon rises Monday, heralding the first day of spring a little more than a week later on the vernal equinox . The supermoon on November 14, 2016 was the closest full supermoon since January 26, 1948, and will not be surpasse... [Full Article...]

New Moon Temporarily Orbiting Earth Discovered By Astronomers

New Moon Temporarily Orbiting Earth Discovered By Astronomers The satellite , which is between 1.90 and 3.50 metres in size, was observed by Kacper Wierzchos and Teddy Pruyne of the Catalina Sky Survey project, which is funded by Nasa . Although it was discovered recently, the 2020 CD3 asteroid has roamed around the Earth's orbit for quite a while without being detected. Earth shares its neighborhood with a coterie of objects. [Full Article...]

Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights

Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights A new European-built spacecraft called Solar Orbiter just launched from Cape Canaveral , on an unprecedented mission to the Sun . The spacecraft will also be gathering information about the transient interplanetary disturbances, the heliospheric magnetic field, the solar energetic particles, the solar wind, and the magnetic field. [Full Article...]

Huge dust storm engulfs parts of Australia following bushfire and drought devastation

Huge dust storm engulfs parts of Australia following bushfire and drought devastation As of Monday, there are still over 80 blazes burning in the New South Wales and Victoria states in the southeastern part of the country. Last week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepared to complete the AU $ 2 billion ($ 1.37 billion) plan to replenish the wildfire , which was hit by the devastating flames. [Full Article...]

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft faces another perilous test: getting back to Earth

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft faces another perilous test: getting back to Earth The capsule was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:36 a.m. without any problems. US aircraft giant Boeing said Saturday its Starliner spacecraft will return to Earth on Sunday morning after it went off course in orbit and scrapped the plan to dock with the International Space Station (ISS ). [Full Article...]

Tom Brady isn’t a Pro Bowl selection for first time since 2008

Tom Brady isn’t a Pro Bowl selection for first time since 2008 Here are the most egregious omissions in the 2019 voting, with thought on which players these unfortunate snubs should replace. In that four-game span, Brady hasn't completed more than 52.8% of his passes in a game. Just to name a few receivers he's shut down this year: Amari Cooper, DeAndre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr., and JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, they will have to do better than the first ti... [Full Article...]

Cheops satellite lifts off to study planets beyond solar system

Cheops satellite lifts off to study planets beyond solar system You possibly can watch it stay on the E.S.A. web site. The launcher also delivered an Italian Earth-observing satellite into orbit. The Hubble Space Telescope , by comparison, orbits about 350 miles above the surface, moving from west to east. [Full Article...]


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