China to Launch World's First 'Artificial Moon'

The artificial moon is predicted to be eight times brighter than the real moon, Wu said. Furthermore, the satellites will be expensive and challenging to assemble in orbit and is unlikely to last for longer than ten years, he added. If successful... More..

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Published the first photos from the mission on mercury
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Published the first photos from the mission on mercury

The aim of the joint project of the European space Agency Esa and the Japanese space Agency, Jaxa , is to dig deeper into the secrets of the mercury to penetrate than ever before. Add to this, the maximum ...More..

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis among 22 items for sale at auction
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis among 22 items for sale at auction

Christie's of London will open bidding on a trove of fascinating, historic, and just plain cool items from Hawking's private collection, including recognizable pieces of his formative past that, for longtime...More..

Powerful Nor'easter Will Bring Soaking Rain, Snow To Parts Of Area
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Powerful Nor'easter Will Bring Soaking Rain, Snow To Parts Of Area

But the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned that it was still likely to bring life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain to parts of western Mexico. Las Islas Marias is a small group of islands a little more...More..

NASA scientists BAFFLED by perfectly rectangular MILE-WIDE iceberg
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NASA scientists BAFFLED by perfectly rectangular MILE-WIDE iceberg

NASA photographed this tabular iceberg that split from the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. The US space agency's explanation that the odd-looking iceberg's sharp angles and flat surface was an ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

The discovery was made as part of Operation IceBridge , the largest ever aerial survey of the planet's ice around Greenland and in Antartica. NASA tweeted a photographed of a long, flat, rectangular iceber...More..

Spacecraft bound for Mercury to launch tonight
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Spacecraft bound for Mercury to launch tonight

Ascending from the Spaceport's ELA-3 launch complex at 10:45:28 p.m. local time in French Guiana - the planned precise moment of liftoff - Ariane 5 lofted its passenger during a flight lasting just under 27 min...More..

Willa now a Cat 4 hurricane, to intensify further
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Willa now a Cat 4 hurricane, to intensify further

Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 160 miles per hour (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hot...More..

Climate change within low-income communities | Social Justice
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Climate change within low-income communities | Social Justice

As far as the climate "changing back", temperature records kept by Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that the world hasn't had a cooler-than-average year since 1976 or a cooler-t...More..

Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'

The idea came from a French artist who suggested that a "necklace made of mirrors above the earth.could reflect sunshine through the streets of Paris all year round", People's Daily says. According to The As...More..

Louis area rated
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Louis area rated "fair" viewing zone for Orionid meteor shower this weekend

The Orionids meteor shower occurs in the autumn months every year. The meteors that streak across the sky are some of the fastest among meteor showers, because the Earth is hitting a stream of particles nearly ...More..

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

BepiColombo was named after the late Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo , an Italian scientist and engineer who played a leading role in the 1974 Mariner 10 mission. "A collision with the proto-Earth or proto-Venus cou...More..

Chill Out - Maine Could Have A Milder-Than-Average Winter
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Chill Out - Maine Could Have A Milder-Than-Average Winter

However, Halper said, it's not expected to be quite as strong as the El Nino that helped lead to the record warm 2015-2016 winter season. No place in the U.S.is expected to experience cooler-than-average temp...More..

Stephen Hawking's
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Stephen Hawking's "Brief Answers to the Big Questions"

Besides being a significant scientist, Hawking was also an atheist who believed that "there's no God". "It sometimes feels like he's still here because we talk about him and hear his voice - and then we have ...More..

Startup Plans to Launch Small Satellites from Virginia Coast
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Startup Plans to Launch Small Satellites from Virginia Coast

So far, Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle has flown just two test missions, including a successful rise to orbit in January . The company chose Virginia's spaceport after an "exhaustive" national search...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

NOAA’s winter forecast for JH looks warm and dry

Center Deputy Director Mike Halpert said in a statement a "weak El Nino" could bring "warmer, drier conditions to parts of the North". A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States this winter...More..

An Antarctic ice shelf is ‘singing’ and it’s creepy
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

An Antarctic ice shelf is ‘singing’ and it’s creepy

With this newfound ability, researchers could use seismic stations to continuously monitor the conditions on ice shelves nearly in real time, allowing us to see how the ice shelf's snow jacket is responding to ...More..

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights

Moonlit skies over the Chinese city of Chengdu may soon get a boost from a second moon . The illuminated orb is meant to complement the light of Earth's existing moon, and will be eight times brighter than t...More..

NASA’s Chandra Observatory back online after brief shutdown
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

NASA’s Chandra Observatory back online after brief shutdown

The expert team has finished plans of switching Chandra's gyroscopes and then placing the gyroscope which suffered from the issue in reverse order. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory , observing the universe in h...More..

NASA astronaut who survived failed launch describes close call
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

NASA astronaut who survived failed launch describes close call

The Russian booster rocket failed, forcing the spacecraft to make an emergency landing. On October 11, a Nasa astronaut and Russian cosmonaut were set to go to the International Space Station (ISS) for a si...More..

Professor Stephen Hawking predicted the rise of a new race of 'superhumans'
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking predicted the rise of a new race of 'superhumans'

The final writings of world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking have been compiled in a book. "Instead, we get a race of people, who themselves are designing more and more improved", - he stressed. You know desi...More..

Donald Trump visits area devastated by Hurricane Michael
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Donald Trump visits area devastated by Hurricane Michael

The death toll stood at 13 across the South. But both he and Scott sidestepped questions on whether they anticipate more deaths to be announced in the days ahead. His wife Ann Scott , the current first lad...More..

Air pollution linked to high risk of oral cancer
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Air pollution linked to high risk of oral cancer

Cases of mouth cancer , which can be fatal, are increasing in many parts of the world. To explore the potential role of air pollution in the development of oral cancer, Professor Yung-Po Liaw and his colle...More..

Britain's William and Harry tackle wildlife crime
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Britain's William and Harry tackle wildlife crime

The "Mansion House Declaration" is being unveiled ahead of an global conference on the illegal wildlife trade hosted by the UK Government, at which William is to give the keynote speech. "There is a lot more to...More..

Moons of moons could exist, and scientists call them 'moonmoons'
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Moons of moons could exist, and scientists call them 'moonmoons'

And that's what has happened with a paper written by two scientists who have proposed it is possible for a moon to have its very own smaller moon orbiting it. A four-year old child asked the question in 2015,...More..

by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper on blackholes has just been released

Stephen Hawking's final work regarding the soft hair on black holes has been completed and published by his colleagues. It involves the extreme denseness of black holes , these objects capable of warping...More..

UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

Addressing the dialogue, Deputy Minister of MONRE Le Cong Thanh said that as one of the countries heavily impacted by climate change, Vietnam has actively implemented worldwide commitments and made efforts to...More..

Searchers Find Body in Hurricane-Stricken Town
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Searchers Find Body in Hurricane-Stricken Town

Downed trees and gale-force winds knocked power out to 900,000 homes and businesses. The concern was for people who ignored evacuation orders ahead of the storm and stayed put in communities that were demolis...More..

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 13
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 13

Hit head-on by the storm, numerous homes in this Gulf Coast resort town of about 1,190 people were shattered or ripped from their foundations. "It´s like a war zone". At least 13 people are dead across four sta...More..

Failed Soyuz astronauts to fly again
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Failed Soyuz astronauts to fly again

Both are reported to be in " good condition ", but the same can not be said for the rocket, which crashed around 40km from the city of Zhezkazgan in the Karaganda Region of Kazakhstan . "Not every mission ...More..