The Kepler telescope has stopped its work

Meaning it found more planets lurking out there than even stars. "Its discoveries have shed a new light on our place in the universe, and illuminated the tantalizing mysteries and possibilities among the stars". Four years into the mission, after the... More..

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally dead
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally dead

But there is no solution for a lack of fuel, and though the spacecraft would have shut down its systems and run off battery power, that battery can not be recharged if the craft is unable to orient its solar ...More..

Oceans have absorbed more heat than previously thought, study finds
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Oceans have absorbed more heat than previously thought, study finds

The study reveals that oceans around the world have absorbed heat energy that is equivalent to 150 times the amount of energy produced by humans every year...and that's only over the past 25 years. Measuremen...More..

Delhi’s air quality near ‘severe’, three most polluted cities from NCR
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Delhi’s air quality near ‘severe’, three most polluted cities from NCR

Weathermen have advised caution for residents of Delhi as the city's Air Quality Index (AQI) continue to score below " severe " category after breaching the 400 mark. Mr Harsh Vardhan also said that there s...More..

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day

NASA officials also expect the probe to surpass the fastest speed relative to the Sun record that Helios-2 also set at 153,454 miles per hour. It is expected that in 2024, probe Parker will approach the Sun a...More..

Modern Birds Inherited Colored Eggs from Their Dinosaur Ancestors, Study Says | Paleontology
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Modern Birds Inherited Colored Eggs from Their Dinosaur Ancestors, Study Says | Paleontology

A new analysis finds that egg color seems to have evolved only once, and that birds maintain this trait from their theropod days. In spite of their diversity, bird eggs derive their color from just two pig...More..

Precise electrical stimulation helps to treat paralysis in three patients
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Precise electrical stimulation helps to treat paralysis in three patients

After several months of training with the targeted pulses however, "our three participants were able to activate their previously paralyzed muscles without electrical stimulation ", said Courtine. The signal b...More..

World's remaining wilderness rapidly vanishing
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

World's remaining wilderness rapidly vanishing

At present, 77% of the planet's land area, barring Antarctica , is used for farming (growing crops and raising livestock), as compared to just 15% some 100 years ago. The initial land study brought forth som...More..

After 9 Years, NASA Finally Retires the Kepler Space Telescope
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

After 9 Years, NASA Finally Retires the Kepler Space Telescope

It began science operations in late July, as Kepler was waning, and is looking for planets orbiting 200,000 of the brightest nearby stars to Earth. " "Kepler opened the gate for mankind's exploration of the c...More..

NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun

PSP's mission is due to last seven years, with the probe set to fly up to 3.8 million miles (6.1 million km) from the sun's surface - seven times closer than any spacecraft before it. And the sun's powerful gra...More..

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure

It was that explosion that caused the briefly-terrifying moment in the live launch video when the crew were briefly shaken around, prior to the capsule returning to land in Kazakhstan. As a result, one of the s...More..

'A race to the top': Global commitment on plastic economy launched
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

'A race to the top': Global commitment on plastic economy launched

Through the Global Commitment, Mondi has said it will boost the use of recycled content in its products to ensure a minimum of 25 per cent of post-consumer waste is incorporated across all its plastic packa...More..

Wildlife population plummets 60 pct in 44 years: WWF
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Wildlife population plummets 60 pct in 44 years: WWF

The Living Planet Index tracks more than 4000 species spread across almost 17,000 populations. Populations of more than 4,000 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians have declined by an a...More..

The Kepler space telescope's end has finally come
by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Kepler space telescope's end has finally come

The end came just a few months shy of the 10th anniversary of Kepler's 2009 launch. "We have shown that there are more planets than stars in our galaxy", Borucki said. On July 14, 2012, one of the reaction ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

NASA Parker Solar Probe spacecraft sets new record with Sun approach

And it will keep getting closer to the sun until it flies through the corona, or outer atmosphere, for the first time next week, passing within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the solar surface. 31)...More..

by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oppy still silent as dust storm begins to settle

At the end of that 45-day window while tau has still remained low, if we have not heard from the vehicle, we will stop our active listening (commanding) mode for Opportunity . His career includes working for N...More..

Tracking the Tropics: Oscar forms, could become a hurricane
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tracking the Tropics: Oscar forms, could become a hurricane

The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Oscar was expected to continue in a westerly direction overnight, followed by a turn towards the west-northwest by early Monday, with a northwestward motion ...More..

Oscar strengthening, forecast to become hurricane later Sunday
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Oscar strengthening, forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

Forecasters said Oscar is expected to become a hurricane Sunday as its track curves toward the North Atlantic. The Bermuda Weather Service said the storm was moving west at about 19.5 mph with winds of ...More..

Fracking in Lancashire suspended following natural disaster
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fracking in Lancashire suspended following natural disaster

The British Geological Survey recorded the quake at around 11.30am on Friday. Under U.K. rules, any tremor over 0.5 is classed as a "red event" and sparks a temporary shutdown while monitoring continues. The ...More..

Photo of Earth from a distance of 43 million kilometers
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

Photo of Earth from a distance of 43 million kilometers

The two panels of WISPR's image come from the instrument's two telescopes pointed in slightly different directions with different fields of view. Since image shows a lot of stars and other celestial bodie...More..

NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

NASA spotted a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica during survey

The too-good-to-be-true rectangular iceberg was spotted near the Larsen C, the Delaware-sized ice shelf famous for breaking off the Antarctic Peninsula in July 2017. The new image also shows one corner of Tab...More..

Storm wipes Hawaiian island off map
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Storm wipes Hawaiian island off map

A small yet important island in Hawaii has been literally wiped off the map following Hurricane Walaka. (Supplied) The aerial photo of the Hawaii East Island shows how it became nearly completely submerged ...More..

Delhi Air Quality Worsens, Gradually Inching Towards
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Delhi Air Quality Worsens, Gradually Inching Towards "Severe" Category

The study also found that people exposed to both air pollution and noise are at highest risk of heart attack. The CPCB recorded the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 361 on Friday evening, which falls...More..

Full Hunter’s Moon To Light Up The Night Sky
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Full Hunter’s Moon To Light Up The Night Sky

Skywatchers are in for an experience that's literally out of this world: a full moon , known as the Hunter's Moon, will take place on Wednesday. It occurs after the Harvest Moon and this year it will be se...More..

First Warning Forecast: Rain continues to move through tonight
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

First Warning Forecast: Rain continues to move through tonight

SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain showers will diminish with clearing skies overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, with a chilly low of 42 degrees. MON/TUE: A little bit cooler on Monday under sunny skies, with ...More..

Hubble Rx -Gyros Fixed, Backups Normal, Cosmos in View
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hubble Rx -Gyros Fixed, Backups Normal, Cosmos in View

The Hubble operations team recognized the problem and essentially rebooted the backup gyro. Accordingly, Hubble's backup gyro hasn't activated, so the most famous space telescope stopped working as expected...More..

Testing The Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression Water Deluge System
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Testing The Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression Water Deluge System

The system uses 450,000 gallons of water and is created to reduce the heat and noise caused by a rocket launch but - even without the rocket - it is impressive to watch. It is known that the test system was...More..

H2-Whoa! NASA Swamps Launch Pad with Water in Awesome Deluge Test
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

H2-Whoa! NASA Swamps Launch Pad with Water in Awesome Deluge Test

Below their video post on Youtube NASA noted: "Modifications were made to the pad after a previous wet flow test, increasing the performance of the system". Once it's finally time for liftoff and all componen...More..

Trudeau vows to impose carbon tax despite resistance
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Trudeau vows to impose carbon tax despite resistance

And Mr. Trudeau framed the carbon tax as a "price on pollution" - a tagline that can claim to be more than political spin, since his tax is designed not to raise federal revenue but to internalize some of the...More..

National Space Council gives plan on Space Force
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

National Space Council gives plan on Space Force

The head of the US Air Force said in September that creating a Space Force would cost about US$13 billion (S$18 billion) for a force of 13,000 people in the first five years. "In the first phase (space forces) ...More..