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by | April 20, 2019 | 16:28

She will now be part of three expeditions, starting with Expedition 59, which is already going on, and ending with 61. The extended missions of Koch and Morgan will help scientists gather additional data about the effects of long-duration human spaceflight beyond those of the normal six-month station expedition.

by | April 19, 2019 | 09:26

The research was conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, an worldwide collaboration begun in 2012 to try to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole using a global network of Earth-based telescopes. The farther apart the telescopes are, the finer the details will be in an image, which brings us to this exciting discovery . "Even though we predicted that if you had a black hole you would see a ring of light, we didn't know we were going to get that ring".

by | April 19, 2019 | 01:13

This means the Pink Moon will nearly be a "supermoon". As well as its colourful title, the first full moon of April is also known as the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon and the fish moon depending on the part of the world, culture and landscape.

by | April 18, 2019 | 19:08

In the United Kingdom, the full moon will reach its peak at 12:12pm BST, but will not be visible until after 8:05pm. The old farmer's almanac has written the Pink Moon Phenomenon. Vancouverites were privy to a rare super blood wolf moon earlier this year, and they'll get to view a attractive full flower moon this May. Native Americans named each full moon based on what would happen during that time of the year.

by | April 18, 2019 | 12:42

However, Musk also suggested that the Falcon Heavy booster's engines could potentially be recovered and reused "pending inspection", indicating that B1055 may still be partially sitting on OCISLY's deck. But since the main stage of Falcon Heavy is Falcon 9 modifications, configuration is somewhat different from the usual stage of the Falcon 9, so the robot would not be able to fix the accelerator on the barge.

by | April 17, 2019 | 23:54

Despite police shutting Transport for London's public wifi to stop activists co-ordinating protests underground, Extinction Rebellion protesters clambered on Docklands Light Railway carriages (left) overground at Canary Wharf. A Twitter account connected to the group posted several images of the havoc caused by the protest Wednesday morning. Transport for London has been hard at work ensuring people are able to arrive at their jobs despite the current demonstrations.

by | April 15, 2019 | 03:51

Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office told The New York Times . At least four people are dead after 14 tornadoes hit communities from eastern Texas to MS, with the local area "looking like a war zone". Thirteen-year-old Sebastian Omar Martinez drowned in a drainage canal in Bawcomville, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department, the AP reports .

by | April 14, 2019 | 20:11

In less than three minutes after the launch, the two side booster were separated and started to travel towards the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. During the 2018 test flight, the core booster missed the mark and fell into the Atlantic Ocean. The red Roadster - with a mannequin, dubbed Starman , likely still at the wheel - remains in a solar orbit stretching just past Mars .

by | April 13, 2019 | 00:36

A new species of tiny human which lived at the same time as our Homo sapiens ancestors has been discovered by archaeologists. That would make it the second species of diminutive human to be found in south-east Asia; in 2007 scientists announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis , found on the island of Flores in Indonesia and nicknamed the hobbit.

by | April 12, 2019 | 13:41

Bouman's work did not go unnoticed. Black hole image proves Canterbury University professor's solution * How did scientists capture the black hole image? "It was awesome to see that first ring, but it was even more unbelievable that we all produced the ring", said Bouman, who is joining the faculty at the California Institute of Technology this year.

by | April 12, 2019 | 07:56

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, cleared its first unmanned test flight in March ahead of its crewed mission planned for July, while the first unmanned test for Boeing's Starliner capsule is slated for August on ULA's Atlas 5 rocket.

by | April 12, 2019 | 06:02

Sheperd Doeleman said the new image provides the first visual evidence to confirm that theory. "It is also consistent, the shape of this shadow . But "seeing is believing and an image is worth a thousand words", Avi Loeb, a Harvard theoretical physicist told Xinhua. He added, "This makes us confident about the interpretation of our observations, including our estimation of the black hole's mass".

by | April 11, 2019 | 21:34

The landing is expected to begin at 3:00 p.m. ET. Marked as "not final", Beresheet's touchdown is expected at Ben Gurion's Terminal 3 , according to the site. It part-funded by Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn and the Israel Space Agency. During landing and whilst on the surface, the craft will also take magnetic readings of the lunar rocks to help unlock secrets of the moon's origin.

by | April 11, 2019 | 19:43

Lovecraft, though at a more manageable scale than its namesake. Although the fossil is just 3 centimeters (1.18 inches) wide, its many long tentacles would have made it appear quite monstrous to other small sea creatures alive at the time.

by | April 11, 2019 | 17:44

Price insisted the approval was made on scientific grounds with input from the CSIRO and Geoscience Australia . The Morrison government has ticked off on the groundwater management plan for the proposed Adani coal mine, an important but not a final step for the central Queensland project receiving the go-ahead.

by | April 11, 2019 | 01:05

The SpaceIL team leading the mission celebrated the successful milestone, called "lunar capture", by releasing some stunning images of the Moon's far side taken by the spacecraft. It is roughly the size of a washing machine, reaching a height of 1.5 meters, about two meters in width, and weighing just 600 kilograms. If Israel successfully lands as planned on April 11, it will also be the first time that a privately financed venture has landed there.

by | April 10, 2019 | 20:28

The rocket's launch was watched by millions around the globe, thanks in no small part to SpaceX founder Elon Musk deciding to use a cherry red sports vehicle as the payload cargo. The side boosters are already scheduled for re-use in June on another Falcon Heavy flight. The true test will happen tomorrow, if Falcon Heavy cannot only launch but also land its three boosters.

by | April 09, 2019 | 16:53

One news conference, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. will be presided over by France Córdova, head of the National Science Foundation. Its main objective is to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole. Streaming away from M87 at almost the speed of light is a big jet of subatomic particles. Supermassive black holes are the largest kind, devouring matter and radiation and perhaps merging with other black holes.

by | April 09, 2019 | 12:09

The cone-shaped device - fitted with a copper explosive the size of a baseball - was programmed to detonate 40 minutes after release, creating a small crater and giving Hayabusa 2 enough time to escape the blast. Hayabusa2 became the first lander to ever make contact with an asteroid in September 2018. The maneuver 300 million kilometers away from earth was a highly demanding task: The probe had to approach the asteroid at 500 meters, and after the Explosion, in order not to be of the ...

by | April 08, 2019 | 11:25

The team said they caught the snake by tracking a "boyfriend" male snake that had been fitted with a radio transmitter. The 17ft female weighs a humungous 140lbs and was found in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The snakes were banned from importation for the pet trade in 2012, but the US Geological Survey website says tens of thousands of pythons are estimated to be present in the Everglades.

by | April 07, 2019 | 23:35

Around 42 million years ago, and still land-worthy, the newly discovered Peregocetus pacificus set off on an epic journey to the other side of the world. As their bodies became better suited to water, they migrated further afield to North Africa and North America , where fossils have been found. As per the study palaeontologists were successful in recovering most of the four-legged whale skeleton that includes its jaw, legs, tail, and some parts of its spine.

by | April 07, 2019 | 21:58

If all goes according to plan, scientists will have access to one of the greatest samples possible in science, including organic material and water from the birth of the solar system 4.6bn years ago. The images showed the impactor being released and fine particles later spraying dozens of meters (yards) out from a spot on the asteroid. Scientists hope the samples will be crucial to determine the history of the asteroid and our planet.

by | April 06, 2019 | 21:08

The DRDO chief said that a low orbit - below 300 km - was deliberately chosen to minimize debris. "Some of the debris have already decayed". Reddy further said, "The complete mission what we have defined is automatic and without human intervention anywhere because the precision with which you have to launch are very high and so the launch computer takes care of it".

by | April 06, 2019 | 05:25

Children born in South Asia will live 26 months fewer than they would in an area with better air quality, while globally, life expectancy is lower by 20 months. For household air pollution, the research-coproduced by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington-determined the main causes included the burning of smoky fuels such as wood or coal for cooking.

by | April 05, 2019 | 15:26

The test was carried out under India's Mission Shakti initiative and its achievement was announced by the PM during a televised address. Nasa has called India's destruction of a satellite "terrible thing" that could threaten the International Space Station ( ISS ).