Look up: Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night

Expect something closer to 60 per hour from reasonably dark skies. Meteor showers don't require binoculars or telescopes to view - just your bare eyes and some patience. The handsome Aurora Borealis photobombed by the Geminids shower! Believe it ... More..

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Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk

Roscosmos space agency said the aim was to discover whether the "small but dangerous" hole had been made on Earth or in space. The Soyuz capsule had been used to deliver a new crew to the laboratory 400km (...More..

Vast microbial life lurks beneath seabed
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Vast microbial life lurks beneath seabed

The findings look set to change our ideas about life on Earth and have implications for the likelihood of similar discoveries on other planets. Among them may be Earth's hottest living creature, Geogemma bar...More..

Brightest comet of 2018 to pass the closest to Earth in December
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Brightest comet of 2018 to pass the closest to Earth in December

Although it's been visible to those with telescopes and powerful binoculars for a few weeks, 46P/Wirtanen will be both at its brightest, and most easily found, on and around December 16, 2018. -Fox Valley. ...More..

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

As they have done in the past, Astronomy Ireland are urging members of the public to count how many meteors they can see in the sky every 15 minutes (if possible, start on the hour or quarter past the hour), no...More..

Corals thriving at depths of Reef
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Corals thriving at depths of Reef

However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change , the response of the Great Barrier Reef to extreme temperatures in 2017 was markedly different to one year earlier, following two back-...More..

by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Russian cosmonauts take samples on 6th hour of spacewalk to crack mystery

The Russians needed to cut away the outer layers of the capsule in order to find the hole. Soon after discovering the breach, the station's crew managed to plug the hole in the Soyuz's habitation module wit...More..

First far side of the Moon mission underway
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

First far side of the Moon mission underway

After landing on the far side, it could possibly start as early as next year, a Mission of moon rock back to earth. The moon's far side is otherwise called the clouded side since it faces from Earth and remains...More..

Nasa's Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Nasa's Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space

Voyager 2 moved past the boundary of the heliosphere, the protective bubble defined by the sun's magnetic field and electrically charged solar wind, on November 5. For starters, it makes sense to say that the S...More..

The sound of Mars
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

The sound of Mars

One has been included specifically to record the sound of a Martian landing for the first time. The low frequencies are a result of Mars' thin air density and even more so the seismometer itself - it's me...More..

A Lander Is Headed to The Far Side of The Moon
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

A Lander Is Headed to The Far Side of The Moon

The rover will carry a panoramic camera; a radar to probe beneath the lunar surface; an imaging spectrometer to identify minerals; and an experiment to examine the interaction of the solar wind (a stream of e...More..

Premiers head to Montreal for tough meeting with Trudeau
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Premiers head to Montreal for tough meeting with Trudeau

Manitoba's Brian Pallister is warning that nothing will be accomplished at today's first ministers' meeting if premiers insist on expanding the agenda to discuss a laundry list of issues. Prime Minister Justi...More..

EPA To Rollback Obama-Era CO2 Rule For Coal Plants
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

EPA To Rollback Obama-Era CO2 Rule For Coal Plants

The agency said that the use of coal by the US power sector will drop by 4 percent, or 691 million short tons, during 2018. Wheeler says the rollback will remove what he calls "excessive burdens" on the energ...More..

SpaceX's Falcon rocket ditches in water after sending cargo to ISS
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

SpaceX's Falcon rocket ditches in water after sending cargo to ISS

SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said that the team will use the telemetry from the first-stage booster to find out the reason behind the failed landing. SpaceX has a £1.08billion contract with Nasa to send ...More..

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

The rover is scheduled to observe the possibilities for sustaining plant life and seek potential water sources in the previously unexplored expanse, as well as conduct astronomical experiments aided by the far-...More..

Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the first-stage booster spinning out of control, still high above Cape Canaveral. According to NASA , the Rocket experiment...More..

Sound From Mars Heard For First Time On Earth
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Sound From Mars Heard For First Time On Earth

Both recorded the Martian wind in different ways. This sensor recorded the vibrations directly while the seismometer recorded the vibrations of the movement the wind caused in the solar panels. SEIS includes th...More..

Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with previous four centuries
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with previous four centuries

Published today in Nature , the research finds that rates of melting at Greenland's surface have skyrocketed in recent decades and are now far out of bounds of what was considered natural variability over the...More..

Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose

Researchers first spotted a seal with an eel nasal appendage in the summer of 2016, emailing colleagues who initially thought it was a joke. In a post to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...More..

NASA selects 9 United States companies to make lunar robotic payloads
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

NASA selects 9 United States companies to make lunar robotic payloads

NASA officials say the goal of the planned spaceflight is to transport equipment for performing experiments and collecting information about the moon. Under Space Policy Directive-1, the agency will lead an inn...More..

3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

Russian Federation has successfully launched a manned Soyuz rocket into space, two months after a previous launch failed, the country's space agency said on Monday. A criminal investigation into the failure ...More..

Biggest ever black hole collision is detected by scientists
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Biggest ever black hole collision is detected by scientists

It is this fine-tooth comb search that has thrown up the new black hole mergers. However, a recent study confirmed the initial findings. In the hunt for gravitational waves, experts are searching for such rar...More..

Watch NASA live stream the arrival of its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Watch NASA live stream the arrival of its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe

Over the next four weeks, the spacecraft will conduct multiple flybys of Bennu , collecting data to help scientists determine the asteroid's mass. This November 16, 2018 photo from NASA s OSIRIS-REx spac...More..

by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Rocket carrying turkey, fruitcake heads to International Space Station

On Tuesday, mold was found on food bars for an experiment on the ISS involving about 40 mice that was set to analyze how space and aging relate. Changing out the bad chow forced a 24-hour postponement of the la...More..

by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

TAMPA: SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to successfull...More..

'Climate crisis could collapse civilisation' - David Attenborough issues stark warning
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

'Climate crisis could collapse civilisation' - David Attenborough issues stark warning

AFP's reporting reflects its acceptance of manmade climate change as a fact and the dangers imminent to the planet and its survival, stating in its report that the conference comes "at a crucial juncture" in t...More..

The incredible view of a rocket launch ... from space
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The incredible view of a rocket launch ... from space

It is reported by Roscosmos on Monday, December 3, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent. The Soyuz lifted off at 1131 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan , carrying Russian...More..

NASA, Roscosmos Successfully Launch Soyuz After Aborted Mission
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

NASA, Roscosmos Successfully Launch Soyuz After Aborted Mission

Their Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday at 5:31 p.m., then entered a designated orbit just under nine minutes later. The United States h...More..

Russian Federation launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Russian Federation launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident

The Soyuz MS-11 carried Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko , Canadian David Saint-Jacques and NASA's Anne McClain from Earth to dock with the ISS later on Monday. "We are psychologically and technically ...More..