Astronomers find 12 new moons, one oddball, orbiting Jupiter

Nine of the newly discovered moons are part of an outer group that orbit in the opposite, or retrograde , direction of Jupiter's spin, taking about two years to complete one trip around the planet. "We've been studying this planet for as long ... More..

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Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber

Snakes alive! Preserved in a piece of amber about the size of a small potato, a tiny snake hatchling - less than two inches long - is unprecedented in the fossil record. The amber fragment in which Xiaophis ...More..

Iceberg drifting close to Greenland village spotted in image from space - Ireland
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Iceberg drifting close to Greenland village spotted in image from space - Ireland

A 300-foot tall iceberg got dangerously close to a village off the coast of Innaarsuit, off western Greenland . The European Space Agency released an image Tuesday showing the giant iceberg just off the co...More..

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earths interior
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earths interior

A new study by the MIT scientists suggests that there might be quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior. "The velocities that are measured are faster than what we think we can reproduce...More..

Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200,000 for a flight to space
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200,000 for a flight to space

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin says it will push the New Shepard rocket to its limits...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Google Doodle celebrates pioneering universe priest

These were confirmed in 1929 by Edwin Hubble , who discovered that the redshift in light coming from distant galaxies is proportional to their distance, suggesting that the universe is expanding. For his contr...More..

‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

The ice giants Uranus and Neptune also have quite a few each. This brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79-the most of any planet in our Solar System. Now, all that's left is to name the n...More..

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

Environment Canada cleared a series of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on Monday night for the City of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Georgina, Hamilton, and the regions of Halto...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump Says He Told Putin That Election Interference Won't Be Tolerated

A few hours earlier, Trump had answered "no" when asked if the longtime USA foe was still targeting American elections. NBC News White House correspondent Hallie Jackson , along with other reporters, went ba...More..

South Africa launches powerful new telescope
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

South Africa launches powerful new telescope

The MeerKAT radio telescope array is finally up and running in South Africa , after a decade of design and construction. Global researchers have lauded the image quality of the MeerKAT, and it's already be...More..

Adidas Aims To Eliminate Use Of 'Virgin Plastic' By 2024
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Adidas Aims To Eliminate Use Of 'Virgin Plastic' By 2024

The company's head of global brands, Eric Liedtke, has told the Financial Times that by 2024, Adidas will only use recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing. Global use of plastic has increased 20-fold ove...More..

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watch Blue Origin launch its New Shepard spacecraft live right here

The first test passengers may fly on the rocket as early as this year, with the first paying customers set to fly by 2019. That second flight saw the New Shepard booster lofting its Crew Module to an altitude...More..

A dozen new moons found orbiting Jupiter, pushing total to 79
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A dozen new moons found orbiting Jupiter, pushing total to 79

One of these new moons turned out to be a bit of a rebel. These moons orbit in a counter-clockwise direction in the view above. But what's particularly wild about these newly discovered moons is that research...More..

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Massive diamond cache may be hidden 100 miles below Earth’s surface

The only model that produced speeds that lined up with what they were seeing in the real world was the one that assumed the massive cratonic roots were made up of 1 to 2 per cent diamond , in addition to peri...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Astronomers Have Discovered a Dozen New Moons Circling Jupiter

This new " oddball " takes about one and a half years to orbit Jupiter. Scientists were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system previous year when they pointed their telescopes close to Jupiter...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one 'oddball'

This brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79-the most of any planet in our Solar System. While hunting for the proposed Planet Nine , a massive planet that some believe could lie beyo...More..

Endangered Black Rhinos Die From Salt Poisoning During Relocation
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Endangered Black Rhinos Die From Salt Poisoning During Relocation

Rather, it was likely salty water, the ministry said. Due to decades of poaching for rhino horn, the African mammal has declined almost 98 percent since 1960, according to the International Union for Conserv...More..

NASA explained the cause of
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NASA explained the cause of "crawling spiders" on Mars

The probe development and launch would cost the U.S. space agency about $2.2 billion, making it cheaper than the ongoing Mars Curiosity Rover, for example. NASA has posted an wonderful image of Mars spiders ...More..

Lockheed Martin wins $31M from UK Space Agency for spaceport in Scotland
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lockheed Martin wins $31M from UK Space Agency for spaceport in Scotland

The commercial space sector is estimated to be worth a potential £3.8 billion to the United Kingdom economy over the next decade and will support Britain's modern Industrial Strategy by creating high-skilled ...More..

Launch of the MeerKAT celebrated
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Launch of the MeerKAT celebrated

These filaments were discovered by the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico in the 1980s but astronomers have yet to unveil its origin. Lying some 250,000 light-years from Earth and hiding behind the ...More..

Fermi Telescope discovers neutrino's origin as supermassive black hole
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Fermi Telescope discovers neutrino's origin as supermassive black hole

Artist's impression of a blazar emitting neutrinos and gamma rays. Moments after the neutrino hit the IceCube detector, a series of astronomical observatories including the Fermi and Swift space tel...More..

Total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red later this month
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red later this month

On Friday, some parts of the globe, especially Australia and New Zealand, witnessed a partial eclipse. Later this month, the Blood Moon will arrive in the sky and it will undergo a total lunar eclipse that ...More..

Cosmic Double Take: Rare Binary Asteroid Discovered Near Earth
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cosmic Double Take: Rare Binary Asteroid Discovered Near Earth

Near-Earth asteroid 2017 YE5 was first observed with the Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey on December 21, 2017. The new observations took advantage of asteroid's closest approach to Earth , when it flew by abou...More..

Huge iceberg threatens village in Greenland
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Huge iceberg threatens village in Greenland

It happened in late June while American scientists were there and were able to record the event on video. The BBC reports that villagers closest to the shoreline have been evacuated, a move that may expand ...More..

by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Friday the 13th will happen a solar Eclipse with the supermoon

The said eclipse happened around 7.18 am to 9.43 am (IST) and was visible in different regions of the world. This month's lunar eclipse is particularly long due to the position of the moon because it slips in...More..

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces…
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces…

In its report, the Government Accountability Office said that it is investigating the potential safety issues of the companies' crew capsules. Both space companies are behind schedule, with the report reveali...More..

Jaguar escapes habitat at zoo and kills 6 animals
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jaguar escapes habitat at zoo and kills 6 animals

The male jaguar escaped around 7:20 a.m. Saturday and was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team almost an hour later, after it had mauled four alpacas, one emu and one fox. ...More..

California reaches greenhouse gas reduction goal ahead of schedule
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

California reaches greenhouse gas reduction goal ahead of schedule

Chairwoman Mary Nichols called it "great news for the health of Californians, the state's environment and its economy". Under a 2006 law passed by the then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California must redu...More..

Ghostly particles give scientists a new understanding of the universe
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ghostly particles give scientists a new understanding of the universe

The leading suspects have always been quasars. This active galaxy is a type called a blazar , where a supermassive black hole with millions to billions of times the Sun's mass blasts particle jets outward ...More..

by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ireland becomes first country to divest from fossil fuels

The fund, worth around US$10.4 billion, has an exposure of nearly US$400 million (300 million euro) to the fossil fuel industry, which it will have to eliminate after the upper house-the Seanad-passes the leg...More..

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