Harvard Argues That Interstellar Object Was Alien Probe Investigating Earth

The papers authors, which include Avi Loeb, chair of Harvard Universitys astronomy department, suggest the object could be a “lightsail” used to propel spacecraft with solar energy. "The excess acceleration of Oumuamua was detected at multiple ti... More..

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Rocket Lab Wants To Be The FedEx Of Space
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rocket Lab Wants To Be The FedEx Of Space

Rocket Lab's founder Peter Beck said today it was a flawless flight, and the launch marks a new era in space technology. On top of this, the company has a private launch complex stationed on the remote Māhia ...More..

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Late season tropical wave strengthening near Lesser Antilles

In an update posted Monday morning , the NHC said that the system was about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands and was heading west to west north-west, passing near or north of the Leeward Islands, Puerto R...More..

250,000 flee raging wildfires across California
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

250,000 flee raging wildfires across California

NASA has been tracking California's late-season wildfires with its Earth-watching Landsat 8 and Terra satellites since the Camp Fire began on Thursday (Nov. The city's population of 12,000 was evacuated on Frid...More..

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

Astronomers observe supermassive black holes in merging galaxies

The image at top left, taken by Hubble's Wide. In approximately six billion years the process will be complete and a single elliptical galaxy will be born. When the two supermassive black holes in each of the...More..

Minister's Resignation Was
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Minister's Resignation Was "Necessary Act of Vandalism": Rachel Johnson

She expressed her admiration for her brother putting "principle ahead of party" and "country ahead of his own career" and wondered whether other MPs might follow his example. Ministers have released a number ...More..

Personal belongings Hawking left the auction
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Personal belongings Hawking left the auction

A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for nearly 300,000 pounds, or $393,000, while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched nearly 585,000 pounds ($767,000), auctioneer Christie's...More..

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

During the auction was able to implement a single instance of the thesis that the scientist has created fifty-three years ago. Hawking published his thesis in 1965, two years after being diagnosed with amyotr...More..

A Powerful Laser Beam Might Help Us Communicate With Extraterrestrials
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

A Powerful Laser Beam Might Help Us Communicate With Extraterrestrials

That may produce a light strong enough to stand out from energy produced by the sun. According to the scientists, the laser beam would be observable from nearby systems, such as those in the vicinity of Prox...More..

Did We Just Witness the Passing of an Alien Space Probe?
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Did We Just Witness the Passing of an Alien Space Probe?

Their theory of the " exotic " by their own admission, is based on the speed of Oumuamua , more important than expected for a vehicle of this shape. "Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ...More..

Researchers create 'bionic mushroom' that produces electricity
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Researchers create 'bionic mushroom' that produces electricity

The work, reported in the November 7 issue of Nano Letters , may sound like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but the hybrids are part of a broader effort to better improve our understanding of ce...More..

U.S. judge blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

U.S. judge blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline

The ruling is a major victory for environmentalist groups that sued to stop the project and for the Native American tribes that have protested against it for years. The US stretch of line that needs to be built...More..

The Ozone layer is healing- Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion reveals
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

The Ozone layer is healing- Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion reveals

The UN estimates that Northern Hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone should heal completely by the mid-2030s, followed by the Southern Hemisphere in the 2050s and the polar regions by 2060. This is not a complete...More..

More protection United Nations says Earth’s ozone layer is healing
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

More protection United Nations says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

At the recovery rates projected by the United Nations report , the northern hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone is scheduled to heal completely by the 2030s, followed by the southern hemisphere in the 2050s an...More..

Cigar-shaped object could be alien spacecraft, Harvard researchers claim
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Cigar-shaped object could be alien spacecraft, Harvard researchers claim

The team termed the possible propulsion system a "lightsail of artificial origin". At the time, scientists described the object as "less than a quarter-mile in diameter" with a red surface, and astronomers sa...More..

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst

The agency posted an image of the galaxy on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light - painting a smiley in space. According to the US space agency, the lower arc is created ...More..

Irish PM tells United Kingdom it can’t halt backstop plans
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Irish PM tells United Kingdom it can’t halt backstop plans

The Withdrawal Agreement is 95% complete, but the final outstanding issues need to be resolved within the week if the United Kingdom government is going to achieve its aim of finalising a deal this month. "I'm ...More..

Elon Musk to Develop a 'Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck'
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Elon Musk to Develop a 'Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck'

Tesla and Panasonic now produce about 60% of the world's (electric vehicles) EV batteries, while Shanghai-based Gigafactory 3 will produce EV and battery modules, with an initial plan to produce 3,000 Model ...More..

NASA’s Dawn mission to unusual places in our solar system ends
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

NASA’s Dawn mission to unusual places in our solar system ends

Dawn can no longer keep its antennas trained on Earth to communicate with mission control or turn its solar panels to the Sun to recharge. "The fact that my car's license plate reads "my other vehicle is in...More..

As NASA's Kepler Mission Comes to an End, Planetary Research Moves Forward
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

As NASA's Kepler Mission Comes to an End, Planetary Research Moves Forward

Kepler also found nature often produces jam-packed planetary systems, in some cases with so many planets orbiting close to their parent stars that our own inner solar system looks sparse by comparison. "There w...More..

World's Oceans Absorb Massive Heat Than Previously Considered
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

World's Oceans Absorb Massive Heat Than Previously Considered

As the ocean warms, these gases are released into the air, which increases APO levels. The warming found in the study is "more than twice the rates of long-term warming estimates from the 1960s and '70s t...More..

Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level

However, Vardhan said the issue of air pollution "should not be politicised" and everyone should cooperate fully to protect the environment, while stressing the need for an "aggressive" plan to combat air pollu...More..

The NASA probe came at a record distance to the Sun
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

The NASA probe came at a record distance to the Sun

The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface on October 29 as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. The probe will begin it's first encounter with the Sun on W...More..

Coloured bird, dinosaur eggs in same evolutionary basket
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Coloured bird, dinosaur eggs in same evolutionary basket

An extensive analysis of 12 fossilised dinosaur eggshells from Asia, Europe, South and North America have detected a duo of pigments present in the eggs of colourful birds' eggs of a group called eumaniraptor...More..

'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again'
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again'

The results of the experiment were published in the latest issue of the journal Nature and an accompanying article was published in the Nature Neuroscience . "The participants are constantly challenged to ...More..

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

World's remaining wilderness rapidly vanishing

To reach their conclusion, the researchers constructed a comprehensive global map of Earth's remaining terrestrial and ocean wilderness areas . Today, only 23% of land - excluding Antarctica - and 13% of the...More..

The scientists said that they had managed to make a telescope
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

The scientists said that they had managed to make a telescope "Kepler"

Kepler's demise was "not unexpected and this marks the end of spacecraft operations", said Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA , on a conference call with reporters. Astronomers were dazzled b...More..

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest distance to the sun
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest distance to the sun

EDT, Parker is expected to surpass the record for heliocentric speed, which is 153,454 miles per hour, set by Helios 2 in April 1976. "It's been 78 days since the launch of Solar probe Parker , and n...More..

Almost 300 companies agree to eradicate plastic waste at its source
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Almost 300 companies agree to eradicate plastic waste at its source

Signatories , which include numerous world's largest packaging producers, brands , retailers and recyclers, represent 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally. Austin Resource Recovery recently launche...More..

Russian official says Soyuz rocket failure caused by an errant sensor
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Russian official says Soyuz rocket failure caused by an errant sensor

Russia's space agency suspended all manned space launches after an October 11 rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule with two astronauts on board to make an emergency landing. Russian rockets are manufactured ...More..