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by | November 30, 2018 | 19:46

They could also help NASA scout and study potential locations for bases, particularly in the eternally shadowed craters near the moon's poles that are filled with frozen water. President Donald Trump wants US astronauts to return to the Moon as a foundation for future Mars missions. Most of the companies involved have never flown a spacecraft of this complexity and scale, and Bridenstine acknowledged that some of the CLPS missions will likely fail to achieve a "soft" landing on the lunar ...

by | November 30, 2018 | 12:19

Shortly after its landing, the InSight Lander sent a picture back to NASA . The principal investigator on the French seismometer, Philippe Lognonne, said he was "relieved and very happy" at the outcome. A carefully orchestrated sequence - already fully preprogrammed on board the spacecraft - unfolded over the following several minutes, coined "six and a half minutes of terror".

by | November 29, 2018 | 11:44

He, 34 and a father of two girls, studied at Stanford University and Rice University before returning to China , where he runs two genetics companies and a lab at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen. Distressingly, Musunuru added, this editing was flawed. But scientists were left scrambling to understand what exactly He and his colleagues had done - and whether their gene-editing succeeded.

by | November 27, 2018 | 18:38

The report also said projections of damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions were curbed, although numerous impacts of climate change, like powerful storms, droughts and flooding, have already begun. "But that starts with some discussion of the magnitude of the challenge, the global elements to it and how the USA shouldn't just do this as a feel-good measure but some sort of innovative proposal".

by | November 27, 2018 | 04:27

After sailing 548 million kilometres on a six-month voyage through deep space, the robotic lander touched down on the dusty, rock-strewn surface of Mars just before 3 p.m. He said it was a little odd to realize that by the time word arrived, history had already been made eight minutes earlier because of the lag in communication between Mars and Earth.

by | November 26, 2018 | 22:37

It's the second of two volumes. Its central message: Climate change is real, it is intensifying, and it will devastate the way human beings live day-to-day if USA leaders at all levels don't take drastic action. The report is mandated by Congress, but it is the first to be issued in the Trump administration. Some countries are already seeing land underwater.

by | November 26, 2018 | 16:25

NASA's top science mission official, Thomas Zurbuchen, confided Sunday that his stomach is already churning. In recent days, NASA has been commanding the spacecraft to make minor course corrections to ensure InSight enters the Martian atmosphere at the proper angle to within about a quarter of a degree.

by | November 26, 2018 | 14:36

The report is expected to clash with policy under President Donald Trump , who has been rolling back environmental and climate protections to maximize production of domestic fossil fuels, including crude oil, already the highest in the world above Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation.

by | November 24, 2018 | 13:45

Immediately after planting, the head of the mission Mars InSight STU, Spet, comes the 16-minute pause so that the dust in the area of the landing had subsided, and then begin the process of disclosure of solar panels, which will last 16 minutes.

by | November 20, 2018 | 00:02

The people of Finland have trolled US President Donald Trump on social media after he suggested California should follow the Scandinavian country's lead and do more " raking " to prevent wildfires. Pope Francis has prayed for victims of California's wildfires and freezing weather on the US East Coast. Though Trump previously threatened to revoke federal funding to California over its allegedly poor forest management - a move firefighters called "ill-informed", "reckless" and ...

by | November 16, 2018 | 16:01

Teske said that there are hints that there might be another planet around Barnard's Star , although it's hard to determine if the signal that investigators saw is from the star itself or from another planet. Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun. The radial velocity method was developed in the 1990s and has been steadily improving ever since, Ribas said.

by | November 14, 2018 | 13:41

The Electron's Curie upper stage also carried " NABEO , a drag sail technology demonstrator, designed and built by High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH , to passively de-orbit inactive small satellites and reduce space junk", according to a Rocket Lab statement.

by | November 12, 2018 | 12:10

Savannah Rauscher said she got a reverse 911 call ordering her to evacuate her Edgewood Lane home at 8:30 a.m. "We knew Paradise was a prime target for forest fire over the years", he said. Flames also besieged Thousand Oaks, the Southern California city in mourning over the massacre of 12 people in a shooting rampage at a country music bar Wednesday night.

by | November 09, 2018 | 21:54

New tar sands pipeline projects threaten Indigenous rights, put drinking water and communities at risk, accelerate the climate crisis and move us in the wrong direction. The Obama-appointed judge specifically called out State's disregarding the climate change arguments against the pipeline it had made under Mr. Obama.

by | November 08, 2018 | 16:12

Tesla and Mr. Musk pushed back strongly against a report last week that the FBI was pursuing a deepening criminal investigation into the company. Musk spilled the beans after a Twitter user responded to his Tweet about Tesla and Panasonic together being the largest producer of batteries for electric vehicles in the world.

by | November 06, 2018 | 08:02

The state pollution control bodies of Delhi have directed to initiate criminal prosecution against violators. "Uganda and many other African states have flagrantly reneged on their commitments under the Abuja Declaration of 2001 to commit at least 15% of their budget to health ( now it stands at 9.3%); The Paris Agreement on reduction of emissions; 2030 Development Agenda or Sustainable development goals".

by | November 03, 2018 | 21:47

The company that produces the Soyuz rockets said, following the incident, that it will conduct a re-testing of its employees and increase the number of cameras monitoring the production process. This damage caused the rocket's built-in safety features to initiate an immediate abort before anyone even had a chance to think about it, and the two passengers soon found themselves flying back towards Earth in the crew capsule.

by | November 03, 2018 | 18:59

As it orbits some 156 million kilometres from Earth, Keplar's radio transmitters will soon be turned off by mission engineers and the spacecraft will be left to drift forever around the sun. "Basically, Kepler opened the gate for mankind's exploration of the cosmos", William Borucki, Kepler's now-retired chief investigator, told reporters.

by | November 03, 2018 | 16:25

He called refugees fleeing to Europe "human waste", raising eyebrows in African and Middle Eastern countries, and irritated China by visiting Taiwan, which Beijing considers to be a breakaway province. But Tang also warned that China could retaliate if the rhetoric is not softened. "Mr. Xi could decide not to come if he doesn't feel welcome", Tang said.

by | November 01, 2018 | 17:24

According to the " Living Planet 2018" report, 4,000 species of mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds plummeted between 1970 and 2014, which calls for protecting the earth and is a sign that nature needs some life support. A huge percentage fall in a rare species will not make much difference to the total number of animals in the world. The World Wildlife Living Planet Report 2018 is a 75 page report.

by | October 30, 2018 | 22:18

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday morning that Oscar was centred about 1,040 miles (1,675 kilometres) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). Regardless of strength, Hurricane Oscar is not expected to be a threat to land. Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles.

by | October 29, 2018 | 19:13

With more regions now suffering a "severe or severe-plus" air-quality, the top four most polluted regions in Delhi included Jahangirpuri in north Delhi, Mundaka in west Delhi, Dwarka sub-city in south Delhi and Anand Vihar in east Delhi. According to the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) monitoring station, the major effluent PM2.5 or particles with diameter less than 2.5mm was 1,515 microgrammes per cubic metres at 10 am, which dropped to 1,295 units by 3 pm and 1,290 units by 6 pm ...

by | October 29, 2018 | 18:45

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday morning that Oscar was centred about 1,040 miles (1,675 kilometres) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November. It is expected to turn towards the northwest on Monday and may rush across the north-central Atlantic by the middle of the week.

by | October 26, 2018 | 19:36

According to him, trump will soon ask the Congress to unite in one team of military and civilian experts in charge of security in space. This summer, Trump directed the Defense Department to begin the process of establishing a space-focused military service that would be a counterpart to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

by | October 24, 2018 | 20:14

But in fact, there is little that is particularly unusual about the iceberg photographed floating near the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, as sea ice specialist Alek Petty explains . "And then you have what are called 'tabular icebergs'". This berg hasn't been measured yet, but Brunt says it's about one mile across, which isn't not particularly large.