Odd light from rocket launch visible in northern Nevada

Prior landings have taken place on the East Coast. SpaceX launching a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite. SpaceX got in on the action themselves, sharing four photos of the dazzling light display. If anything goes wrong during... More..

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30-Year-Old Doorstep Turns out to be a Rare Meteorite
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

30-Year-Old Doorstep Turns out to be a Rare Meteorite

Now, the space rock , dubbed Edmore meteorite, is waiting to find a permanent home. While touring the property, the man spotted the rock propping open a door and asked the farmer what it was. Probably not - Si...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Hubble space telescope left pointing wrong way after gyroscope fails

Hubble is equipped with six gyros to precisely point the spacecraft, which were replaced in the final shuttle servicing mission in 2009. With two gyroscopes, Hubble would be limited in the objects it could ob...More..

National Hurricane Center says Michael is now a hurricane
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

National Hurricane Center says Michael is now a hurricane

The hurricane was moving north about 9 miles per hour, expected to pass through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in the United States late Wednesday . Scott said 500 Florida N...More..

SpaceX Launch - October 7
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX Launch - October 7

There's no specified launch window, and that could force SpaceX to move liftoff to October 11th if it has to scrub the launch on the 7th. "We're all very excited". This won't be subtle " advised SpaceX founde...More..

NASA Voyager 2 Nearing Interstellar Space, Measures Increase in Cosmic Rays
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

NASA Voyager 2 Nearing Interstellar Space, Measures Increase in Cosmic Rays

However, Voyager 2 is now in another region of the heliosphere than Voyager 1. Given that "Voyager-2" will not be just exactly the way his predecessor, it is not certain that he will experience the same cha...More..

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

The man, who has asked to remain anonymous, knew the 22-pound rock came from outer space ever since he bought the house in 1988. Upon receiving the meteorite, Sirbescu evaluated it and discovered it was an ...More..

Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site

Cheers went up from SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., as webcams showed the first stage setting itself down on Landing Zone 4. SpaceX had already pulled off more than two dozen first-stage landings ...More..

Hurricane center monitors system as it nears Gulf of Mexico
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Hurricane center monitors system as it nears Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center continues to watch a large area of cyclonic gyre, defined by a broad area of low pressure, that covers a portion of Central America and the western Caribbean Sea. It was located ab...More..

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

This exomoon orbits the giant exoplanet Kepler-1625b and is a blue, large Neptune-sized moon . Astronomers have been searching for exomoons for as long as they've been searching for exoplanets (and they've f...More..

Major BREAKTHROUGH: 'Moon' 8,000 light-years away spotted in a FIRST FOR ASTRONOMY
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Major BREAKTHROUGH: 'Moon' 8,000 light-years away spotted in a FIRST FOR ASTRONOMY

Despite the evidence, Teachey stressed, "We are urging caution here". "When we run our model, the moon hypothesis was the best and only single explanation for the timing effects and the dimming of the star th...More..

Leslie may strengthen to a hurricane Tuesday night - U.S. NHC
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Leslie may strengthen to a hurricane Tuesday night - U.S. NHC

At 11 p.m., Leslie was about 510 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with top sustained winds around 70 mph. Leslie grew in intensity Wednesday morning with wind speeds of 120 km per hour and occasional faster gu...More..

CMU professor confirms Michigan's 6th largest meteorite found in Montcalm County
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

CMU professor confirms Michigan's 6th largest meteorite found in Montcalm County

An examination found that the rock is an iron-nickel meteorite composed of mostly iron with 12 percent nickel. " I could tell right away that this was something special ", Sirbescu said Wednesday in a stat...More..

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth more than $100,000. An examination found that the rock is an iron-nickel meteorite composed of mostly iron with 12 p...More..

Trio win Nobel chemistry prize for harnessing evolution
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Trio win Nobel chemistry prize for harnessing evolution

More environmentally friendly chemical substances are being developed , improving everyday products such as laundry and dishwashing detergents to enhance their performance in cold temperatures. The Swedish aca...More..

'Mal-intent' not necessarily behind ISS pressure leak
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

'Mal-intent' not necessarily behind ISS pressure leak

NASA issued a statement to limit speculation, after the Russian space agency Roscosmos "ruled out" a manufacturing defect. Intrigue continues about what - or who - punctured a hole in a Russian spacecraft th...More..

Lockheed Martin's Lunar Lander Seats 4 Astronauts
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Lockheed Martin's Lunar Lander Seats 4 Astronauts

The technology used by Lockheed would be based on NASA's successful Orion spacecraft and is created to ferry astronauts from NASA's planned Deep Space Gateway - which the space agency is planning to have or...More..

Looming large: Shell's LNG Canada seen as tip of megaproject iceberg
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Looming large: Shell's LNG Canada seen as tip of megaproject iceberg

Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., the Malaysian-owned Petronas, PetroChina Co. and Korean Gas Corp. - delayed the final investment decision in 2016, citing a drop in natural gas prices. "LNG export facilitie...More..

Rosa’s floodwaters trap people in cars in Phoenix
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Rosa’s floodwaters trap people in cars in Phoenix

The heaviest rainfall began late Monday night into early Tuesday morning with Sky Harbor International Airport reporting that 1.53 inches had fallen by 8:22 a.m., since midnight. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert mobilize...More..

Scientists discovered in the Solar system dwarf Goblin
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Scientists discovered in the Solar system dwarf Goblin

It is officially known as 2015 TG387 by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center . Embracing the near-Halloween October spirit - and for want of something pronounceable - its discoverers ni...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

'Goblin' planet with 40000-year-long solar orbit discovered in solar system

According to The Guardian , the planet was discovered by researchers attempting to find the so-far hypothetical Planet Nine . For scale, Pluto, which is not a planet, is about 34 AU. Only 2012 VP113 and Se...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Illumina board director Frances Arnold shares Nobel Prize in chemistry

British biochemist Winter used phage display to produce new pharmaceuticals. "Since then, phage display has produced anti-bodies that can neutralise toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and cure metastatic ...More..

American scientist shares Nobel Prize for work in laser physics
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

American scientist shares Nobel Prize for work in laser physics

Since the first laser was invented in 1960, scientists speculated that the energy of these focused beams could be put to work to move and manipulate objects - a real life version of Star Trek's "tractor beam...More..

'It would be huge:' Kitimat mayor reacts to LNG Canada approval
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

'It would be huge:' Kitimat mayor reacts to LNG Canada approval

Canada has committed C$275 million to infrastructure and environmental performance measures related to LNG Canada , which will have the lowest carbon intensity of any large LNG facility in the world, Trudeau...More..

To the Ground flies
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

To the Ground flies "comet death" - scientists

However, on November 11th, 2018, the Death Comet will fly at 25 million miles away from our planet. The asteroid will scale to a proximity of 5.8 million miles sometime in the year 2088 when it is expected to...More..

Canadian, two others win Nobel Prize in physics — NewsAlert
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Canadian, two others win Nobel Prize in physics — NewsAlert

Allison's therapy was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011 to treat malignant melanoma and has since led to several related therapies for lung, prostate and other cancers . Perlmann said ...More..

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics

The physics prize honors researchers for discoveries in phenomena as enormous as The Big Bang and as tiny as single particles of light. Arthur Ashkin in the United States, Gérard Mourou in France, and Donna...More..

Hurricane Rosa Expected To Soak Los Angeles, Increase California Surf
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Hurricane Rosa Expected To Soak Los Angeles, Increase California Surf

National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. It will be from what's left of Hurricane Rosa with the most rain falling between Monday night into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service . Forecasts call for ...More..

Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales

The threat comes from PCBs - highly toxic chemicals that were used in various products and industries until they were banned in the 1970s. And the seas around the United Kingdom are some of the most polluted ...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Incredible giant dinosaur discovery

Ledumahadi mafube was an herbivore that stood at 4 meters high at the hips, and is among the closest relatives of sauropods, which are characterized by their long necks and tails. Ledumahadi mafube is the fir...More..