Jezero Crater Announced As Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site

The 45-kilometre-wide crater has a "geologically rich terrain" that is flawless for analysing the planet's surface as well as investigating "signs of ancient habitable conditions", the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. "Getting samp... More..

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Allies threaten to pull support from May in Brexit dispute
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Allies threaten to pull support from May in Brexit dispute

May is hoping that independent assessments from the likes of the Bank of England will help her deal through the parliamentary vote, expected in December, especially if the bank says that a no-deal outcome could...More..

Wombats koten cube-shaped. Researchers explain how and why
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wombats koten cube-shaped. Researchers explain how and why

Dr. Yang's study had a two-fold benefit. She was curious how the differences in wombats' digestive processes and soft tissue structures might explain their oddly shaped scat. "We now have only two methods to ...More..

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

But two electric utilities have said they sustained equipment problems close to the origins of the blazes around the time they were reported. The number of believed missing fell 283 late on Sunday, down f...More..

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch

Each November, Earth passes through the debris cloud left by the comet as sand-sized specks enter the Earth's atmosphere, producing a spectacular show of "falling stars". With clear skies and light winds, tempe...More..

Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket carrying cargo blasted off in space
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket carrying cargo blasted off in space

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 ― Windy weather pushed back until tomorrow the planned launch of a United States cargo ship loaded with supplies for astronauts living at the International Space Station, Nasa said yesterda...More..

Astronomers discover a super-Earth orbiting Barnard's star
by | Sunday, November 18, 2018

Astronomers discover a super-Earth orbiting Barnard's star

Unfortunately, no... the Independent has also reported that the planet is located beyond what is known as the "snow line", which is the point at which liquid water or any chances of life could possibly ex...More..

SpaceX launches Es'hail-2 satellite, ties launch record
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

SpaceX launches Es'hail-2 satellite, ties launch record

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket capable of re-flight. The motor stage is mounted on the bolts, not welded to the structure. The rocket itself hit its targeted orbit 32 minutes after lift-off, with the Es'hai...More..

Massive Meteorite Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland's Ice
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Massive Meteorite Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland's Ice

The discovery was initially made in 2015 from data from a NASA program, but a team of worldwide researchers has been working to verify these observations since. "Our colleagues at the Alfred Wegener Institute a...More..

Tackling climate change requires healing the divide
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tackling climate change requires healing the divide

The report also estimates that up to 65 megatons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to up to around 15 per cent of current UK CO2 emissions, could be sequestered through combined biomass and carbon capture and stora...More..

ESA's Gaia spots a 'ghost' galaxy next to Milky Way
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

ESA's Gaia spots a 'ghost' galaxy next to Milky Way

In March, a separate team of astronomers found the galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 that is missing most of its dark matter that challenges currently-accepted theories of galaxy formation and seeks scientists to re-look a...More..

China's artificial sun reaches 100 million degrees
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

China's artificial sun reaches 100 million degrees

This could pave the way for using clean energy - currently, nuclear energy created through fission leaves a long-lasting toxic waste. To harness the energy, the plasma must be suspended inside a reactor. Th...More..

Oil Market Reliance on US Shale Potential Is Risky, IEA Says
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Oil Market Reliance on US Shale Potential Is Risky, IEA Says

The IEA's Tim Gould says that, although oil use for cars peaks in the mid-2020s, this will be more than offset by rising demand for oil in road freight, aviation, shipping and, increasingly, for petrochemic...More..

Frozen super-Earth exoplanet found in second closest star system
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Frozen super-Earth exoplanet found in second closest star system

Barnard's Star has always been "the great white whale" of exoplanet hunting, said Carnegie astronomer Paul Butler, a co-author on the Nature paper. "It is only by combining data and working collaboratively...More..

NZ firm launches first commercial rocket
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NZ firm launches first commercial rocket

Following the launch, Founder and CEO Peter Beck tweeted, "Perfect flight". Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle lifted-off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula at 16:50 on 11 November 201...More..

Atlantic storm likely to develop this week
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Atlantic storm likely to develop this week

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season doesn't end until November 30, and there's one more system out there that National Hurricane Center forecasters say could turn into a tropical depression or tropical storm in ...More..

Astronomers observe supermassive black holes in merging galaxies
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Astronomers observe supermassive black holes in merging galaxies

Scientists successfully captured a series of images they say show what happens when galaxies collide and merge. A team of researchers has for the first time captured what it looks like when two galaxies a...More..

Will Jo Johnson's exit shift Brexit balance?
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Will Jo Johnson's exit shift Brexit balance?

A spokesperson for May's office said later Friday that under no circumstances would a second referendum be held. Asked about this on Sunday, however, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry insisted La...More..

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

Twenty-two items, including the medals awarded for his theses and research achievements were put up for online auction late last month. That's almost 20 times more than the pre-sale estimate of up to 15,000 p...More..

Stephen Hawking's Wheelchair and Doctoral Thesis Sell in Million Pound Auction
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Wheelchair and Doctoral Thesis Sell in Million Pound Auction

English physicist Stephen Hawking , who died in March this year, shortly before his death had predicted that in the future there will be a race of supermen, who will be a threat to humanity. Hawking has made...More..

Oumuamua can be an alien spacecraft: Suggests scientists
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Oumuamua can be an alien spacecraft: Suggests scientists

Researches found the object to be unusual, elongated shape and unexpected trajectory ruled out conventional possibilities, including an asteroid. However, according to a recent article from two Havard resea...More..

Scientists Successfully Engineer A Bionic Mushroom Capable Of Generating Electricity
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Scientists Successfully Engineer A Bionic Mushroom Capable Of Generating Electricity

Cyanobacteria, which is common on land and oceans, have always been known to produce electricity . A regular shop-bought mushroom has been turned into an electricity generator in a process scientists hop...More..

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

U.S. President Donald Trump approved a permit for the pipeline in January 2017, reversing a 2015 decision by predecessor Barack Obama. Work can not proceed until the State Department completes a supplement ...More..

Earth's ozone layer finally healing, says UN
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Earth's ozone layer finally healing, says UN

The ozone layer's increasing health has been put down to the 1987 Montreal Protocol - an global treaty banning ozone-depleting chemicals, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), alongside new technology. The st...More..

The UN released a report on the recovery of the ozone layer
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

The UN released a report on the recovery of the ozone layer

The study published this week went by the name " Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018 " and was just the latest of a series of studies published every four years. So far, only 58 nations have agreed t...More..

Mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar object may be alien spacecraft: Harvard researchers
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar object may be alien spacecraft: Harvard researchers

The other co-author, Avi Loeb , chairman of Harvard's astronomy department, told NBC News humanity may never know more about the mysterious object, since it has travelled far away and isn't heading back. "...More..

NASA Spots Galaxies In Form Of Smiley
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

NASA Spots Galaxies In Form Of Smiley

But the "smile" is actually evidence of a phenomenon known as " gravitational lensing " - wherelight is "bent" by the gravity of massive objects in the foreground on its way towards us. These galaxies got its n...More..

UK's PM May odds of Irish border deal
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

UK's PM May odds of Irish border deal "50-50"

Ireland is willing to examine ways in which a backstop to keep the Irish border open after Brexit could be reviewed so long as it does not permit Britain to unilaterally walk away from it, Prime Minister Le...More..

Tesla envisions 'partial presence' in India by 2019 end
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Tesla envisions 'partial presence' in India by 2019 end

Regulators are looking at whether Tesla misled investors about its business. The US Justice Department (FBI) has also requested documents as part of a similar investigation, but those investigators have not i...More..

NASA Probe Captures Clear Shot Of Asteroid Bennu
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA Probe Captures Clear Shot Of Asteroid Bennu

The 11-year-old spacecraft has no more energy to point its antennae to Earth to communicate or turn its solar panels toward the sun to recharge. Then in 2015, Dawn moved onto the largest world in the belt: th...More..