Seeds just sprouted on the Moon for the first time in history

The system started watering the seeds after the prober landed on moon and less than a week later, green shoot already started appearing. The lander will provide water, air, and maintain a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius to help the plant grow. More..

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Get ready for the
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

Get ready for the "super blood wolf moon" … or not

Sullivan, who objects to the recent trend of naming ordinary full moons and celestial events with words like "super" and "blood", said there is, however, a legitimately interesting lunar event coming: a total e...More..

CERN's proposed 100-km particle accelerator would run rings around the LHC
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

CERN's proposed 100-km particle accelerator would run rings around the LHC

CERN is planning to build the next-generation circular collider with a 100-km superconducting accelerator ring, even larger than the world's existing largest particle collider, the Geneva-based particle physics...More..

China Releases Photo Of First Seed Sprouting
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

China Releases Photo Of First Seed Sprouting

Yutu-2, China's lunar rover, leaves wheel marks as it moves away from the lander that touched down on the far side of the Moon . Xie believes the breakthrough could help scientists to grow more vegetables ...More..

Plant shoots grow on far side of Moon
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Plant shoots grow on far side of Moon

On January 3, 2019, the China National Space Administration's (CNSA) Chang'e-4 became the first human-made object to land on the dark side of the moon. As the BBC reports , one of the experiments China sent to...More..

Chinese cotton seed sprouts on moon
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Chinese cotton seed sprouts on moon

However, according to Space .com, this will be the first total lunar eclipse visible start-to-finish in the Eastern United States that begins before midnight in exactly 19 years. NASA says the moon's tempera...More..

UK Government to tackle air pollution
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

UK Government to tackle air pollution

Greenpeace today said that Bangkok is now the 10th most polluted in the world. Reasons for the persistent smog include combustion exhaust from traffic-strewn roads, the burning of fields by farmers outsid...More..

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth Monday
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth Monday

Robotics controllers remotely commanded the Canadarm2 robotic arm to let go of the US space freighter sending it on a solo trajectory back to Earth. The Dragon spacecraft will make its fiery descent into the ...More..

China to collect samples from moon this year
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

China to collect samples from moon this year

A lot of experts were impressed with China's successful and historic touchdown, including Jim Bridenstine, a NASA administrator, who took to Twitter to congratulate the Asian space agency. The far side of the...More..

Once in a blue moon we have a Super Wolf Blood moon
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Once in a blue moon we have a Super Wolf Blood moon

The super blood wolf moon eclipse will occur at 12:12 a.m. ET on January 21, but you'll be able to watch the moon turn from white to orange in the hours beforehand. And it's a "blood" moon because of the total ...More..

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

That means the region is losing six times as much ice as it was four decades ago, an unprecedented pace in the era of modern measurements. "Our expectation would be that the Earth and the ice sheets become mu...More..

World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace, says study
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace, says study

The oceans are heating up much faster than calculated in the United Nations assessment of climate change released in 2014, the study said. Warmer seas also contain more energy, which can be released as more m...More..

Nobel Laureate James Watson Loses Titles Over Race Comments
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Nobel Laureate James Watson Loses Titles Over Race Comments

Watson's statements are reprehensible , unsupported by science, and in no way represent the views of CSHL, its trustees, faculty, staff, or students. In the film, Watson references a view that average IQ diff...More..

DeSantis is expected to pick appeals court Judge Lagoa for Supreme Court
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

DeSantis is expected to pick appeals court Judge Lagoa for Supreme Court

Florida Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson from Jacksonville said she's concerned with the lack of details in DeSantis' new directive. "The Cuban people do not know what laws apply to them or whether th...More..

No easy answers in northern British Columbia pipeline impasse: Horgan
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

No easy answers in northern British Columbia pipeline impasse: Horgan

According to the agreement, Na'Moks says company workers will be allowed across a bridge and the RCMP will also remove a roadblock that was preventing some members of the nation from accessing a Unist'ot'en hea...More..

Hubble's most advanced camera shut down due to hardware problem
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hubble's most advanced camera shut down due to hardware problem

Lead investigator Xiaohui Fan, from the University of Arizona, said in a news release: " We don't expect to find many quasars brighter than that in the whole observable universe ". The team is also using the ...More..

Astronomers first recorded birth of a black hole
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Astronomers first recorded birth of a black hole

After looking at several images, hard X-rays and microwaves of the object officially known as AT2018cow, researchers determined that their telescopes captured the exact moment a star collapse and a black hole w...More..

Earth's Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Anticipated
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Earth's Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Anticipated

For the last 13 years, an ocean observing system called Argo has been used to monitor changes in ocean temperatures, Cheng said , leading to more reliable data that is the basis for the new ocean heat record...More..

by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

NASA's TESS Rounds Up its First Planets, Snares Far-flung Supernovae

Three times bigger than Earth and 23x heavy planet is placed in a sub-Neptune class. Well if that substance really is a planet which would obviously be known after a bit of research then that is really goin...More..

Mysterious radio signals from outer space detected
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Mysterious radio signals from outer space detected

In regular FRBs, they emit a single spike. One such theory for 112102 is that it could be " very strongly magnetized, rapidly spinning neutron star ", but it's simply too early to know for sure. CHIME is now fu...More..

NSW fish deaths may extend Murray inquiry
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

NSW fish deaths may extend Murray inquiry

But he is suddenly overcome by nausea and apologises before he starts retching and walks off to vomit off-camera. Up to a million fish died in the Darling River this week, with many carcasses sinking to the...More..

Q System One - The Newest IBM Quantum Computer Unveiled
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Q System One - The Newest IBM Quantum Computer Unveiled

It is called IBM Q System One and is now not for sale, but will allow customers to use it on the Internet to perform quantum calculations. It enables universal approximate superconducting quantum computers ...More..

SpaceX completes 8th mission for longtime customer in first launch of 2019
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

SpaceX completes 8th mission for longtime customer in first launch of 2019

SpaceX launched its first mission of 2019, fulfilling its Iridium contract, while the Falcon 9 due to loft the company's Crew Dragon demo mission remained resolutely attached to Florida. NASA has promised a ne...More..

White Dwarfs Observed Turning into Crystals | Astronomy
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

White Dwarfs Observed Turning into Crystals | Astronomy

This is due to a phase transition during their lifecycle similar to water turning into ice, but at higher temperatures. Astronomers identified the first direct evidence that old stars turn to rock when they...More..

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists

Most of the FRBs previously detected had been found at frequencies near 1400 MHz, well above the Canadian telescope's range of 400 MHz to 800 MHz. One FRB in particular, FRB 121102 , is special because it'...More..

'Total success': China broadcasts images from far side of moon
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

'Total success': China broadcasts images from far side of moon

The photos reveal a seemingly endless horizon of grey, rocky terrain. The rover, named after the moon goddess's pet rabbit, successfully separated from the lander and drove onto the moon's surface last Thursd...More..

More heating and fuel pushes US carbon emissions up in 2018
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

More heating and fuel pushes US carbon emissions up in 2018

And now an estimate by the Rhodium Group , an independent research firm, shows that Carbon dioxide emissions were way up. 2018 is an anomaly because each year, since 2015, USA carbon emissions had been decre...More..

NASA's Hubble Captures Shockingly Detailed Image Of Stunning Triangulum Galaxy
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

NASA's Hubble Captures Shockingly Detailed Image Of Stunning Triangulum Galaxy

Triangulum is one of the farthest objects that can be seen with the naked eye in dark skies - it's in the Triangulum constellation, near Andromeda. Unlike other galaxies, dust is distributed throughout it. Astr...More..

by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tech support in space: Broken Hubble telescope camera may get a reboot

This refocused it in our direction - allowing the twin Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile to probe the quasar in great detail. Luckily, the newly studied quasar and galaxy were just bright enough to be flagg...More..

Relay satellite Queqiao plays key role in exploring moon's far side
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Relay satellite Queqiao plays key role in exploring moon's far side

But exactly how it influences this interaction is something Swedish scientists want to know - and for that reason, they want Yutu-2 to last as long as it can. During the Chinese moon probe, Chang'e 4 , submi...More..