SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 booster for a record seventh time

If you count the three Falcon Heavy launches, it was 103 times that the SpaceX rocket took off in a decade with a 98% success rate. In 2021, though, SpaceX could have as many as four or five potential West Coast launches, although challenges posed ... More..

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Surge in greenhouse gases sustained despite COVID lockdowns
by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Surge in greenhouse gases sustained despite COVID lockdowns

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said lockdowns, border closures, flight groundings and other measures to rein in the coronavirus crisis had indeed cut emissions of many pollutants and greenhous...More..

Jupiter and Saturn will look like double planets
by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn will look like double planets

Don't get it wrong, the planets won't be physically close to each other, but they will be looking like a single point of bright light if you look up into the night sky . "But this conjunction is exceptionally ...More..

China launches first unmanned spacecraft to moon to collect lunar rocks
by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

China launches first unmanned spacecraft to moon to collect lunar rocks

Lead image: China's Long March 5 rocket sends the Chang'e-5 probe into space. "You can certainly see the analogy between what's being done on the Chang'e-5 mission - in terms of the different elements a...More..

by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

More meteors in the skies

Since the skies are clear, and we've steered clear from the rainy forecasts for the day, we're lined up to have a grand view of the spectacle this evening. May 7 heralds the final super moon of the year, also c...More..

by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Joint Russian-US crew blasts off to International Space Station

Wednesday's crewed venture even beat the quickest an ideal opportunity for missions simply conveying supplies to the station. And Rubins is Flight Engineer 2, going into her second flight to space. Oxygen gener...More..

Start exploring China to collect moon rock
by | Monday, November 23, 2020

Start exploring China to collect moon rock

China is set to launch an uncrewed mission to the moon that will collect rocks from the lunar surface and bring them back to Earth . "China is showing itself capable of developing and successfully carrying o...More..

Florida man, 74, pries puppy from alligator's jaws to save its life
by | Monday, November 23, 2020

Florida man, 74, pries puppy from alligator's jaws to save its life

Richard Wilbanks, 74, was walking along his pond in Florida with Gunner when the shocking moment happened. "And my hands were just chewed up". Meanwhile, his puppy made it out with one puncture wound in his bel...More..

Coronavirus: Immunity in COVID-19 survivors can last for years, claims study
by | Monday, November 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Immunity in COVID-19 survivors can last for years, claims study

The cells are vital for destroying human cells that have been infected with coronavirus to stop them going on to infect others - antibodies and other parts of the immune system can't get to the virus once it ...More..

Coronavirus: Ireland plans mink cull
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Ireland plans mink cull

The Department of Agriculture previously said it had maintained contact with Irish mink farms and while a testing regime was to be implemented, no Covid cases had yet been identified. "No further cases of mink ...More..

NASA Building New State-of-the-Art Labs to Study New Asteroid Samples, Cosmic Mysteries
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

NASA Building New State-of-the-Art Labs to Study New Asteroid Samples, Cosmic Mysteries

Not all samples will be analyzed immediately, like those brought back from the Moon by the Apollo astronauts, which NASA is still opening up 50 years later. It has been in orbit around the asteroid for nearly t...More..

by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Latest Space Station crew docks in record time following successful launch

The record was set during an unmanned resupply mission in August 2019. Just an uncrewed Progress freight space transport has recently utilized this profile which requires only two circles before docking. "We ha...More..

European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit

Delivery of the satellite, or spacecraft separation, occurred approximately one hour after blastoff. The Falcon's first stage flew back to the launch site and landed for reuse. -French satellite TOPEX-Poseidon,...More..

by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

South Africans Capture June’s Strawberry Moon in Creative Photos

During a penumbral lunar eclipse , the moon only just brushes with the Earth's outer shadow ( penumbra ) which is why it can sometimes go unnoticed. For certain parts of the planet, it coincided with an unde...More..

by | Saturday, November 21, 2020

Here's the best time to check out the Strawberry Moon eclipse tonight

Lunar Eclipse is all set to occur on the intervening night of June 5 and June 6. It can be also called Strawberry Moon Eclipse as the moon appears a shade darker during the penumbral lunar eclipse phase...More..

Mutated COVID strain Cluster 5 sweeps through global Danish mink farms
by | Thursday, November 19, 2020

Mutated COVID strain Cluster 5 sweeps through global Danish mink farms

It is understood the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan wrote to the Department of Agriculture recommending the move, after a mutation of the virus was linked to animals in Denmark. "I want the prime minis...More..

SpaceX’s Dragon docks at Space Station with four astronauts
by | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

SpaceX’s Dragon docks at Space Station with four astronauts

Astronauts Soichi Noguchi, Mike Hopkins, and Shannon Walker - all spaceflight veterans - commemorated Glover's milestone with the gift of a small, golden pin, continuing a decades-old tradition. "Looks unbeliev...More..

Look up! Meteor shower viewing peaks next week, experts say
by | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Look up! Meteor shower viewing peaks next week, experts say

At present, the Leonid, Northern Taurid and Southern Taurid meteor showers are active, while the rest of the year will witness the Geminid meteor shower occurring between December 4 and 20, and the Ursid m...More..

Baby Yoda is a bonus passenger of the SpaceX Commercial Crew mission
by | Monday, November 16, 2020

Baby Yoda is a bonus passenger of the SpaceX Commercial Crew mission

As a certain Star Wars character might say, "On board the SpaceX Dragon capsule, a special guest there is". They were joined by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi , making his third trip to space after previo...More..

Astronauts strapped in SpaceX rocket ready for launch
by | Monday, November 16, 2020

Astronauts strapped in SpaceX rocket ready for launch

This schedule of key launch countdown events has been prepared for the Sunday, November 15, 2020 SpaceX and NASA Crew-1 launch. In the Crew-1 mission, Commander Michael Hopkins, 51, an Air Force colonel and t...More..

SpaceX’s next NASA launch: When to watch
by | Monday, November 16, 2020

SpaceX’s next NASA launch: When to watch

If their launch , now scheduled for 7:27 p.m. today, is successful, it would be another coup for the space agency, which has been on a roll recently, providing dashes of good news in a year that has seen very ...More..

NASA gears up for historic launch on Sunday
by | Sunday, November 15, 2020

NASA gears up for historic launch on Sunday

The second SpaceX astronaut flight, originally scheduled to launch tonight, has been delayed a day due to unsettled weather conditions. Whether Musk came into contact with the astronauts was unclear, but ...More..

New crew reaches space station in record time
by | Sunday, November 15, 2020

New crew reaches space station in record time

Expedition 64 crew members (from left) Kate Rubins of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos in front of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. The current flight is not the most interesting for th...More..

Pink Supermoon to light up Cyprus
by | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Pink Supermoon to light up Cyprus

An event that occurs when the full moon coincides with the perigee, or is at a minimum distance from Earth. Of the three supermoons this year, April's supermoon will come closest to our planet - and thus appe...More..

World Bank Advises Pakistan to Invest in Solar and Wind Energy
by | Saturday, November 14, 2020

World Bank Advises Pakistan to Invest in Solar and Wind Energy

The net result of these declines and the growth of renewable power is an expected overall increase of 1% in global renewable energy demand in 2020. "In 2025, renewables are set to become the largest source of...More..

SpaceX to launch first official crewed mission to space station
by | Saturday, November 14, 2020

SpaceX to launch first official crewed mission to space station

He went on to question the rate of false positives for PCR tests - seeming to predict his own skepticism if and when the PCR test result comes back positive. One of the test pilots on SpaceX's first astronaut...More..

First Caribbean Cruise ends early after positive Covid tests
by | Saturday, November 14, 2020

First Caribbean Cruise ends early after positive Covid tests

Despite the CDC lifting its No Sail order, in place since the pandemic arrived on US shores in March, the cruise industry has gone from dry docks to a metaphorical Bermuda Triangle, with no clear timeline as to...More..

NASA greenlights SpaceX Crew Dragon for U.S. return to orbit
by | Saturday, November 14, 2020

NASA greenlights SpaceX Crew Dragon for U.S. return to orbit

The approval makes SpaceX's crew transportation system the first new spacecraft to be certified for routine astronaut flights since the Space Shuttle nearly 40 years ago, with the stage now set for the landmar...More..

Europa's Icy Surface Glows in the Dark, New Study Suggests | Planetary Science
by | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Europa's Icy Surface Glows in the Dark, New Study Suggests | Planetary Science

If you managed to make it to Jupiter and then looked at the dark side of its moon Europa , you might be blown away by an ethereal glimmer. "Seeing the sodium chloride brine with a significantly lower level o...More..

Jim Bridenstine plans to step down from NASA under Biden presidency
by | Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Jim Bridenstine plans to step down from NASA under Biden presidency

NASA also announced on November 10 that it had approved the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule to legally transport humans, paving the way for regular flights to the International Space Station. "That person will not b...More..