Elon Musk renames SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket

SpaceX's planned Mars rocket has a new name: Starship . The letters were initially presumed to stand for "Big F**king Rocket", before company executives began formally referring to it as " Big Falcon Rocket ". spaceships that carried astronau... More..

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In the whale’s stomach found 115 plastic cups
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

In the whale’s stomach found 115 plastic cups

In all, the plastic contents of the whale's stomach weighed six kilograms. Researchers with the World Wildlife Fund Indonesia ticked off the contents - including 25 plastic bags, four plastic bottles, 19 ...More..

'Star Trek' plane propels science fiction into fact
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

'Star Trek' plane propels science fiction into fact

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology added to that growing list this week with the unveiling of an ion-powered aircraft that can fly with absolutely no moving parts. "It was a sleepless night ...More..

Jezero Crater Announced As Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jezero Crater Announced As Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site

Furthermore, it may give scientists some clues about the planet's capacity to support life, due to Jezero Crater's unique history - scientists believe the crater was once home to an "ancient lake-delta system"....More..

Merkel concerns by Gibraltar impasse on Brexit
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Merkel concerns by Gibraltar impasse on Brexit

The deal agreed with the European Union last week covers Britain's financial settlement, expatriate citizens' rights, and a 21-month post-Brexit transition period in which the two sides hope to agree a new tr...More..

Engineer solves mystery of cubic wombat faeces to inform manufacturing processes
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Engineer solves mystery of cubic wombat faeces to inform manufacturing processes

Now, scientists have determined the likely causes of these unusual feces are the shape and flexibility of the wombats' intestines, National Geographic reports. They were able to obtain corpses of wombats th...More..

NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

Both SpaceX and Boeing plan to launch their first unmanned flights of spacecraft that will eventually carry people to the ISS early in 2019, followed by the first crewed flights later in the year. "We need ...More..

Trump calls the fire-ravaged town of Paradise 'Pleasure'
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Trump calls the fire-ravaged town of Paradise 'Pleasure'

Mr Trump expressed sadness during his visit on Saturday at the devastation in a California town, as more than 1,200 people listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the USA state. He isn't sure where ...More..

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch

Bundle up and head outside in the wee hours of the morning this weekend to check out some shooting stars. A Leonid meteor in the night sky. The best approach is to wrap up warm and have a comfy chair to sit i...More..

Poor weather delays US space cargo launch to Saturday
by | Monday, November 19, 2018

Poor weather delays US space cargo launch to Saturday

EST (1930 GMT). The successful liftoff of the Progress cargo craft toward the orbiting outpost was seen as a rehearsal for the next crewed mission on December 3. The cargo ship will deliver to the ISS about 2...More..

Frigid planet detected orbiting nearby star
by | Sunday, November 18, 2018

Frigid planet detected orbiting nearby star

An global team has announced that it has found good evidence of the existence of a frozen exoplanet that is at least three times larger than the Earth and which moves around nearby Barnard's star, about six l...More..

Watch the Falcon 9 rocket blast off for the Qatari satellite mission
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Watch the Falcon 9 rocket blast off for the Qatari satellite mission

SpaceX has a contract to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station as part of what's known as the Commercial Crew program with NASA , but the timeline for the first flights has slipped repe...More..

Scientists confirm massive impact crater beneath Greenland’s ice
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scientists confirm massive impact crater beneath Greenland’s ice

The crater is buried more than half a mile under ice in Greenland, according to NASA. "We suspect these initially detached in Earth's gravity field and then decelerated as they entered the atmosphere to fall so...More..

Demand for oil, dropping, but crunch possible
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Demand for oil, dropping, but crunch possible

The IEA is also forecasting 560 gigawatts of end-of-life coal plant closures by 2040 under the New Policies Scenario. The oil market has turned very volatile in recent months, with US President Donald Trump...More..

China makes artificial sun BREAKTHROUGH in step towards limitless energy
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

China makes artificial sun BREAKTHROUGH in step towards limitless energy

Atomic nuclei begin to fuse together releasing huge amounts of energy but without the massive amount of deadly radiation which our existing nuclear fission reactors create. The EAST device has been conducting a...More..

Astronomers Discover Second-Closest Known Exoplanet
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Astronomers Discover Second-Closest Known Exoplanet

Barnard's Star b is thought to be quite cold. These questions could be answered by a future instrument that could take direct images of close-up planets, such as NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope ...More..

Opportunity's Image of 5,000th Sunrise on Mars Turned Into Music
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Opportunity's Image of 5,000th Sunrise on Mars Turned Into Music

Since its arrival on Mars in January 2004, NASA's Opportunity rover has sent detailed photographs of various features present on the Martian surface. They looked at the brightness and colour details of each pix...More..

Harvard Argues That Interstellar Object Was Alien Probe Investigating Earth
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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 o...More..

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..