Sci-tech

by | March 14, 2019 | 01:13

JAXA believes it will have the ability to launch the lunar rover into space come 2029, and more manned missions will come throughout the 2030s. The vehicle, which is still in the conceptual stage, will be 6 meters (20 feet) long, or about the size of two minibuses, according to Toyota.

by | March 09, 2019 | 00:36

The timeline for the first flight of Boeing's Starliner is not as clear. It was only about a week ago that SpaceX launched the Crew Dragon , the company's first crew-capable spacecraft, towards the International Space Station . I think it's unlikely; we've run simulations a thousand times. When the Dragon is safely away from the rocket, it will descend under parachutes - one more test of that critical system, too.

by | March 07, 2019 | 01:31

All the things went just about completely, and now it's clear that SpaceX is within the lead and forward of competitor Boeing within the race to offer NASA with the means to ship astronauts into area each time it needs. The weekend was a big one for space fans and enthusiasts in the US. In the future , cosmonauts and astronauts will be able to fly aboard both Russia's Soyuz and U.S.

by | February 22, 2019 | 00:09

As a result of the cyclone, abnormally high tides are expected along the southern Queensland coast, in addition to strong winds and increased swell. Other parts of the country are likely to get wet on Friday, with rain from Taranaki down to Kapiti, and scattered showers over eastern parts of the South Island as southerlies develop behind a front there.

by | February 11, 2019 | 00:54

Not content with being the fourth-hottest year since 1880, when it first became possible to collect reliable and consistent global temperatures, in the U.S. Last December was the second-warmest December in the 139 years that records have been kept. Research scientists say increasing temperatures could lead to longer fire seasons and some extreme weather events.

by | February 08, 2019 | 00:37

But much of the Green New Deal has been viewed by more moderate lawmakers as radical and unrealistic, who say the goal for America to become 100 percent renewable energy dependent with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years is next to impossible.

by | January 25, 2019 | 16:00

The MIDAS project uses data from several astronomical observatories throughout the country to track flashes on the moon's surface and gather information about the rate of lunar impacts, which in turn can tell astronomers about the frequency of impacts in the Earth's atmosphere.

by | January 23, 2019 | 00:49

The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles tracked the entirety of the eclipse and made a 30-second time lapse video (above). The moon's orbital path around the Earth takes place at an angle of 5 degrees to Earth's orbital plane around the sun, otherwise known as the ecliptic.

by | January 21, 2019 | 00:29

A lunar eclipse will take place in the hours of darkness, and is combined with the moon being closer to the earth than usual, making it a super moon. The moon is then "Super" because it is at its closest point to Earth. All three combined and you have the Super Blood Wolf Moon that only comes around about every 20 years.

by | January 19, 2019 | 00:50

A rare "super blood wolf moon " eclipse will be seen in the skies across many parts of the world next week. This is quite a contrast with the total eclipses of the Sun, where viewing can sometimes hurt your eyes, special equipment is a big help, and the best show is only visible in a narrow path.

by | January 17, 2019 | 00:26

The period to which the study relates, was the longest on the ice of the Antarctic. "[But] the places undergoing changes in Antarctica are not limited to just a couple places ". The western edge of the famed iceberg A-68, calved from the Larsen C ice shelf, is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft, near the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula region, on October 31, 2017, above Antarctica.

by | January 16, 2019 | 04:42

A cotton seed planted by Chinese scientists on the moon has officially sprouted, marking the first time humans have successfully grown biological matter on a planet other than Earth. There is still a long way to go before a sustainable habitat could be developed on the lunar surface, but the experiments could be fairly considered to have started that project.

by | January 13, 2019 | 01:12

Collaboration have spotted 13 new fast radio bursts (FRB ) - powerful radio flashes probably arriving from far outside the Milky Way, with mysterious origins that continue to be a matter of debate. The CHIME telescope in Canada . That FRB was discovered by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 2015. None of these theories can really be tested yet because there's been one problem with studying fast radio bursts: majority are one-and-done, detected and then gone in an instant.

by | January 12, 2019 | 00:26

Among the images is a 360-degree panorama stitched together from 80 photos taken by a camera on the lander after it released the rover on to the lunar surface, Xinhua said, citing Li Chunlai, the deputy director of the National Astronomical Observatories of China and commander-in-chief of the Chang'e 4 ground application system.

by | January 09, 2019 | 01:26

Options might include delaying Brexit beyond March 29, holding a referendum or calling multiple votes in the Commons in the hope MPs will give in. Brexit will take effect March 29. Labor says it would renegotiate the deal, and is angling for new elections. "The government has got us to the point of ruin".

by | January 09, 2019 | 00:30

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro expressed doubts on Friday over the merger between Brazilian aviation company Embraer and US company Boeing, which has been in talks since previous year, Xinhua reports. On Thursday Bolsonaros Minister of state for Onyx Lorenzoni announced that the government is going to clean the "house". The decree defangs Brazil's Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, which previously determined federal protected status for Amazon lands and others.

by | January 05, 2019 | 00:30

Also closed today was the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California . Campsites at Yosemite National Park , one of the most remarkable and popular in America, have been forced to close due to human effluence after the paralysis led to the closure of nearby public toilets.

by | January 04, 2019 | 05:18

Humanity first visited the moon decades ago, but today is the first time a mission has made a soft landing on the moon's far side . The relay satellite , dubbed Queqiao ("Magpie Bridge", a name inspired by a Chinese folk tale), is required because there's never any direct line of sight between Earth and Chang'e-4.

by | January 02, 2019 | 01:23

Scientists made a decision to study Ultima Thule with New Horizons after the spaceship, which launched in 2006, completed its main mission of flying by Pluto in 2015, returning the most detailed images ever taken of the dwarf planet. The spacecraft is believed to have come within 2200 miles (3500km) of Ultima Thule . And even the U.S. government shutdown couldn't stop NASA from celebrating such an extraordinary feat.

by | January 02, 2019 | 01:22

ET on January 1. Called a "relic" of the early Solar System , Ultima Thule is estimated to be anywhere from 25 to 45 kilometers in diameter, but astronomers will have a much better idea of its size and shape once New Horizons makes its close pass.

by | December 24, 2018 | 01:28

Several IWC member countries, including United States tried to persuade Iceland to end its commercial whaling and later in 2011 after pressure from WWF and others, U.S. Japan's decision to exit from the International Whaling Commission carries the risk of forfeiting international trust and damaging momentum for conservation - all in exchange for an uncertain outlook for commercial whaling as demand for whale meat falters.

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:59

But controllers called the attempt off about 10 minutes before the planned launch, after noticing an issue with the rocket. "I was thinking it was a jet or something", Kira Bulger of Oakland told local CBS affiliate station KPIX 5. The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday. The meteor was caught on dash cams, quickly falling, nearly vertically, and leaving behind a bright trail, which shone high in the sky.

by | December 16, 2018 | 01:27

Richard Branson center celebrates with pilots Rick "CJ" Sturckow (L), and Mark "Forger" Stucky (R), after Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on December 13, 2018. The space plane was piloted by two expert pilots, Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow, both of whom will be awarded with FAA Commercial Astronaut Wings in a ceremony early next year.

by | December 15, 2018 | 01:02

NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars. On Dec. 10, 2018, NASA announced that Voyager 2 had joined Voyager 1 in interstellar space. "We have an instrument which measures the wind coming from the sun, and we saw in fact that there was no longer any measurable solar wind", Edward Stone, the Voyager mission's project scientist, said in a video released Monday.

by | December 14, 2018 | 00:57

The Geminid meteor shower is set to peak Thursday night into Friday morning and people all over the world were getting ready to see the last big meteor shower of 2018. First discovered via satellite data 35 years ago, an asteroid called " 3200 Phaethon " is responsible for bringing the spectacular Geminids meteor showers to Earth's atmosphere each December.