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by | October 21, 2020 | 20:36

However, the size of the asteroid is not big enough to cause any harm to Earth, noted the famed astrophysicist. " Asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurtling towards us at more than 40,000 km/hr", he wrote in a tweet Saturday.

by | October 21, 2020 | 17:01

Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Hurricane Epsilon will slowly move in a west-northwesterly then northwesterly direction. The depression has maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour (55 kph). Another broad area of low pressure is expected to form early next week over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Forecasters say the disturbance went from a 0% of development in the next two days in the morning report to a 60% chance in the night report.

by | October 21, 2020 | 15:44

With this launch, the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit stands at 835 now, including the ones just meant for testing. The Falcon 9 Booster B1060 completed its first launch and landing on June 30, followed by a second mission on September 2 .

by | October 20, 2020 | 17:36

Meanwhile, a smaller rally taking the opposite position - calling for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett - took place as scheduled Saturday morning. Most of the protesters in Washington wore protective masks, some as Justice Ginsburg in black robes with white lace collars, and some wore the pink knit hats made famous by the original march.

by | October 20, 2020 | 13:43

Lunar settlers will use the network to carry out an array of tasks including controlling the rover vehicles, providing a navigation system and streaming high definition video. Combining NASA resources with industry contributions "shepherds the development of critical space technologies while also saving the agency, and American taxpayers, money".

by | October 20, 2020 | 11:19

NASA said in a recent statement that the size of asteroids like this is hard to detect until they approach Earth, but the majority pass farther away from our satellite, the Moon. NASA is constantly monitoring the skies for potentially hazardous objects. That's about 2 meters long, like a refrigerator. Like the Election Day asteroid , there was no concern about it impacting Earth because it would have likely have become a fireball as it entered Earth's atmosphere.

by | October 19, 2020 | 20:09

The mission will see the OSIRIS-REx land on a 52-foot diameter site inside what is thought to be a well-preserved crater on the asteroid Bennu . The van-sized spacecraft is aiming for the relatively flat middle of a tennis court-sized crater named Nightingale - a spot comparable to a few parking places on Earth.

by | October 18, 2020 | 23:53

Coverage of the docking will begin on NASA TV and the agency's website at 4 a.m. "The 20th anniversary of the continued human presence in space is going to be an unbelievable event and I think we all look forward to being there during that time", Robbins said .

by | October 18, 2020 | 22:29

Elements of the northern U.S. - from Washington to MI - are anticipated to see a wetter-than-normal winter, whereas the remainder of the nation will expertise regular winter climate. Wetter-than-average conditions are most likely from the Pacific Northwest, Northern Plains, Great Lakes and into the Ohio Valley. More modest probabilities for warmer temperatures are forecast from California to the Mid-Atlantic and into the Northeast.

by | October 18, 2020 | 18:11

Recently, the NASA had informed that it has picked 14 U.S. companies, including several small businesses, as partners and awarded them Dollars 370 million in total to develop a range of technologies that will help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon .

by | October 18, 2020 | 14:43

Japan will release more than a million tons of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, reports said Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen. Japan has debated what to do with the rapidly increasing store of radioactive wastewater for years, and now the decision to release it into the ocean could be confirmed by the end of the month.

by | October 17, 2020 | 23:58

If they collided with each other, an explosion would cause about 14 metric tons of TNT. But the United States military, which uses data from the world's largest network of radars and telescopes, said that its space traffic control team detected a "nearly zero percent probability of collision".

by | October 16, 2020 | 14:45

UK Science Minister Amanda Solloway said: "The prospect of the first woman landing on the Moon in the coming years will be a source of inspiration for thousands of young people across the UK who may be considering a career in space or science".

by | October 15, 2020 | 20:42

For observers who are cooped up at home or can not enjoy the privilege of looking up at the night sky, the Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming a Mars opposition viewing at 1 p.m. According to Environment Canada, the best night for Mars viewing this long weekend will be Monday, with a forecast calling for cloudy periods in Kamloops and the Okanagan.

by | October 15, 2020 | 16:47

Docking of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft to the station's Rassvet module occurred at 4:48 a.m. EDT, after a two-orbit, three-hour flight, bringing Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov to the orbiting laboratory. "It has been tested with Progress [cargo] vehicles", Ryzhikov said in a pre-launch press conference on Tuesday. Earlier, "FACTS" reported that Roscosmos has deleted the official Twitter account of the FEDOR robot astronaut , in which he commented on his flight to the ...

by | October 15, 2020 | 15:06

Prior to Demo-2, Crew Dragon had both NASA and SpaceX Almost incredibly flawless launch debut Two months after the spacecraft's first successful return of two NASA astronauts from orbit to Earth, SpaceX is preparing for the Crew Dragon's astronaut launch debut at about the same time as Cargo Dragon 2 is preparing for it.

by | October 14, 2020 | 22:51

The researchers found that better data on coral demographics is needed to understand how their populations are changing. Coral reefs' most vibrant marine ecosystems - From a quarter to a third All sea creatures depend on them at some point in their life cycle.

by | October 14, 2020 | 22:28

Japan's government says that although the accords are not legally binding, they mark the first global framework the country has joined for lunar and other space activities. The government has put £16m of funding into the mission to land the first woman on the Moon. Through this agreement, for the first time, the United Kingdom and Nasa will be able to collaborate on a series of missions to put humans back on the Moon, and also share equipment and data for research.

by | October 14, 2020 | 18:50

Between 1980 and 1999, 4,212 disasters were linked to natural hazards worldwide claiming approximately 1.19 million lives and affecting 3.25 billion people resulting in approximately US$1.63 trillion in economic losses. His call came as the number of COVID-19 cases globally surpassed the 37.87 million mark, with a death toll exceeding 1.08 million. That would require emissions reduction of 7.2% annually for 10 years, CNN said.

by | October 14, 2020 | 13:29

The issue was observed during SpaceX's attempted launch of the GPS III SV04 satellite atop a Falcon 9 rocket on October 2. Through a statement, NASA stated that the launch of Crew-1 is delayed until November due to work on the engines and tests of the spacecraft.

by | October 14, 2020 | 10:11

Launch of the next SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, this one carrying four astronauts, is slipping a week or more, from October 31 to no earlier than "early to mid November", the agency said Saturday, citing time needed to resolve a Falcon 9 engine problem that triggered a last-second launch abort last week.

by | October 14, 2020 | 05:53

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38-year-old Kate Middleton is going to reveal the victor of Natural History Museums Wildlife Photographer of the year. She also wore a lovely pair of drop pearl earrings, and a head full of fresh bronde (brownish blonde) hair that was softly curled and tousled.

by | October 13, 2020 | 23:32

Crew-1 was set to soar during the early hours of Halloween day, but the American space agency is giving Elon Musk's firm time to resolve an issue with the Falcon 9 rocket. "The teams are actively working this finding on the engines, and we should be a lot smarter within the coming week". New launch target for Crew-1 mission "Sooner than mid-November " NASA said in today's post.

by | October 12, 2020 | 16:24

Wind gusts could top 40 miles per hour in some spots, with relative humidity values dipping into the single digits at some parts of the day. The system will be accompanied by gusty winds that could cause power outages along with possible flooding.

by | October 12, 2020 | 12:17

Langill said you don't need to leave the city to see the planet. Mars' opposition year is notable because the planet will also be at its perihelion - the closet point to the Sun in its orbit around the fiery star. Although Mars was somewhat closer to Earth in 2018 i.e., 58 million kilometres away, for observers in the Northern Hemisphere the 2020 opposition is much more favourable since the Red Planet is farther north and therefore higher in the sky, where it can be viewed with telescopes in ...