Science

by | August 14, 2018 | 23:12

Zooming through space in a highly elliptical orbit, the Parker Solar Probe will reach speeds of up to 430,000 miles (690,000 km) per hour, fast enough to get from Washington to Beijing in less than one minute. NASA has billed the mission as the first spacecraft to "touch the Sun". "We at NASA and the Launch Services Program are thrilled to be part of this mission".

by | August 13, 2018 | 19:14

With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location. No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far from artificial light as possible. To make the best of the meteors, observers should avoid built-up areas and try to find an unobstructed view to the east.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:54

But considering that only about 10 per cent of the United Kingdom is urban, most of us shouldn't have a problem finding a darker spot to go look at the skies from. A number of planets will also be highly visible. In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity".

by | August 08, 2018 | 21:36

They will be the first Americans to launch into space from US soil since NASA's space shuttle program retired in 2011.Since then, the USA has relied on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to carry Americans space. NASA has worked closely with the companies throughout design, development and testing to ensure the systems meet its safety and performance requirements.

by | July 26, 2018 | 20:15

The eclipse will also be visible in the region covering Australia, Asia, Russia - except the northern part, Africa, Europe, east of South America and Antarctica. "It will last several hours - when you get a real feeling of the Earth and moon shifting in space", astronomer Tom Kerss, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which will live stream the eclipse, told The Guardian.

by | July 25, 2018 | 21:03

Monday still brings the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. "Bands of showers and a few thunderstorms will continue today , with the best chance across the interior, with some scattered showers lingering across the west tonight ", forecasters wrote .

by | July 23, 2018 | 17:41

With the new set of discovery, Jupiter now has 79 moons, which is the most for any planet found until now. "We're looking for new possible planets and dwarf planets in our solar system, just seeing what is out there", Sheppard said . The astronomers are now running computer simulations to determine how the ancient moons fragmented. Sheppard says more searching should turn up more moons - maybe a hundred or more of the really small ones.

by | July 18, 2018 | 14:58

This means it crosses paths with the outer retrograde moons and could collide with them. It takes them about two Earth years to orbit the planet. In March 2017, Jupiter was in the flawless location to be observed using the Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, which has the Dark Energy Camera and can survey the sky for faint objects.

by | July 09, 2018 | 09:06

When asked about the latest news on Pruitt, a spokesman for the EPA said the agency "will not be commenting on anonymous sources who are working to distract Americans from the Trump administration's accomplishments on regulatory certainty and environmental stewardship".

by | July 09, 2018 | 08:55

The only storm in the Atlantic basin so far this year was Subtropical Storm Alberto, which formed on May 25 and dissipated on May 31 after making landfall in the Florida panhandle. The storm is forecast to strengthen in coming days and could become a tropical storm Saturday night or Sunday, the hurricane center said Saturday morning .

by | July 09, 2018 | 07:48

Fishermen from nearby Grand Manan Island recently said they were approached and questioned by USBP vessels near Machias Seal Island . In a statement to the Guardian, US Customs and Border Protection confirmed that agents had "interviewed" 21 Canadian vessels so far this year.

by | June 10, 2018 | 16:14

For years, environmentalists have warned of the deadly effect plastic trash has on marine wildlife. Greenpeace warns that commitments on making plastic packaging recyclable and compostable will do little to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and that companies and government need to focus on reductions and eliminations of single-use plastics production if they are serious about tackling this issue.

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:30

NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

by | June 01, 2018 | 22:13

The cats were all located within a few hours on the grounds of the zoo in Luenebach, located near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, police spokesman Joerg Raskopp said. The zoo, which has more than 70,000 acres, is privately owned and is home to both native and exotic animals. In 2015, an orang-utan was shot dead after escaping from the Duisburg zoo, and a bear escapee from Osnabrueck suffered the same fate in 2017.

by | May 31, 2018 | 23:49

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that buying the existing pipeline and its planned expansion project, which will carry crude oil from landlocked Alberta to a port in the Vancouver area, is the only way to ensure the halted project gets built.

by | May 28, 2018 | 17:12

By midday Sunday, the US Southeast was seeing 50-mile-per-hour (80-km-per-hour) winds and up to 10 inches of rain in some places. Heavy rain, flooding and possible tornadoes were also anticipated with the storm. At 2 a.m. EDT Sunday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was about 380 miles (615 kilometers) south of Apalachicola, Florida, and moving north-northeast at 13 mph (20 kph).

by | May 18, 2018 | 17:26

Samsung's tweet reads, "The Samsung #GalaxyJ6 is coming soon with state-of-the-art design and features that will make your life truly infinite". That said, from what we can see in the video shared by Samsung, the Galaxy J6 has very tiny bezels at its left and right side, with the top and bottom bezels being comparatively larger.

by | May 16, 2018 | 16:15

Performance wise, this will be the fastest OnePlus yet, and one of the fastest phones in the industry, too. Dimensions of the OnePlus 6 are rumoured at 155.7x75.4x7.8mm and it is said to weigh 177 grams. The device will be an Amazon exclusive and go on sale on May 21 for Amazon Prime members. The full sale is likely to open in the last week of May 22.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:51

Id Software never came back to Rage as it chose to focus on other titles like Doom . Since Rage 2's listing appeared on Walmart Canada, Bethesda revived the title's official Twitter account to address the leak. All that's left is a lawless land filled with pockets of survivors, mutated creatures, and the Authority . He was given enhanced abilities via nanites injected into his blood and the end of Rage saw all Arks becoming active.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:48

It's passing closer than large asteroids typically do, but remember, when you're talking about space, "close" is a relative term. The object will pass by at a close but safe distance from us. The estimated diameter of the lump ranges from 60metres to 130m, making this pass one of the closest approaches ever observed of an asteroid of this size.