Another NASA Space Telescope Has Gone Into "Safe Mode"

The cause of Chandra's safe mode on October 10 has now been understood and the Operations team has successfully returned the spacecraft to its normal pointing mode, according to the United States space agency. That issue triggered the space telescope... More..

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Concrete block on your chest: Russian cosmonaut recounts failed space launch
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Concrete block on your chest: Russian cosmonaut recounts failed space launch

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that a new crew will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 20 December 2018 despite a recent rocket failure, Space Daily reports. Hague, 43, sa...More..

Prost, ganbei, cheers: Climate change means less beer
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Prost, ganbei, cheers: Climate change means less beer

He pointed to a fall in barley yields in the United Kingdom this spring as proof of climate change's effect on the crop. 'But there is definitely a cross-cultural appeal to beer, and not having a cool pint ...More..

Trump says climate change not a
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trump says climate change not a "hoax" but questions if it's "manmade"

But I do not know that it is man-made. "Hopefully we'll go back to many years of having none". "We should limit climate change as much as possible, as quickly as possible". "I don't wanna lose millions and m...More..

Trump gets bird's-eye view of Florida communities devastated by Hurricane Michael
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trump gets bird's-eye view of Florida communities devastated by Hurricane Michael

The White House isn't identifying areas the president will visit. 41NBC's Tucker Sargent reports an increased law enforcement presence on Highway 247 ahead of the president's arrival. " Rick Scott , your ...More..

Healthy mice born to 2 mothers
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Healthy mice born to 2 mothers

Altogether, the zygote contained DNA from just the two fathers. What did the researchers do? Now, female rodents with altered genes feel good, researchers say . "The major impact of this work is the furt...More..

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Florida resident surveys 'total devastation' from Hurricane Michael

Numerous injured in Florida were taken to hard-hit Panama City , 32 kilometres northwest of Mexico Beach . Of the 17 killed in the storm , eight were located in Florida . Hurricane Andrew killed 44 peop...More..

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praises Michaelle Jean at Francophonie summit
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praises Michaelle Jean at Francophonie summit

In the opinion of several observers, the outgoing secretary-general already had infinitesimal chances of being entrusted with the reins of the institution for a second term in the run-up to the summit on Octobe...More..

Florida town almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Michael
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Florida town almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Michael

Authorities said at least two people have died, a man killed by a tree falling on a Panhandle home and according to WMAZ-TV, an 11-year-old girl was also killed by a tree falling on a home in southwest Georgia....More..

Soyuz Crew Performs Ballistic Reentry After Booster Fails During Launch
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Soyuz Crew Performs Ballistic Reentry After Booster Fails During Launch

NASA mothballed its space-shuttle program in 2011, and since then has been paying Russian Federation about $80 million for each trip ferrying a US astronaut to the station. According to the state news agency R...More..

Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts

The awards were announced Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems will be receiving $791.6 million towards creating an all new rocket called the OmegA launch system. The ...More..

Helicopter Video Captures the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Helicopter Video Captures the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida

Authorities said that 285 people in the city refused to leave. Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City , Florida. near Mexico Beach, Florida, dashing homes into piece...More..

Hurricane Michael facts: 10 reasons to FEAR the huge cataclysmic storm
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael facts: 10 reasons to FEAR the huge cataclysmic storm

He warned those in the storm's path that "alleviation [from storm surges] to property is likely not going to happen in these instances". Interests elsewhere across the southeastern United States should monito...More..

Hurricane Michael brings new threat to Florida's victims: toxic red tide
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael brings new threat to Florida's victims: toxic red tide

Search and rescue teams combed through shattered USA communities on Thursday looking for victims of Hurricane Michael , a Category 4 monster storm which carved out a swathe of destruction in the Florida Panhan...More..

After emergency landing, NASA says 2 astronauts are in good condition
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

After emergency landing, NASA says 2 astronauts are in good condition

Both the USA space agency NASA and Russia's Roscosmos reported that the two were quickly recovered from the landing area by rescue crews. Footage from inside the Soyuz showed the two men being shaken around...More..

The Hubble Space Telescope has to take a Break Due to Malfunction
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

The Hubble Space Telescope has to take a Break Due to Malfunction

During the last and final servicing mission, in May 2009, astronauts installed six new gyroscopes. "Safe mode puts the telescope into a stable configuration until ground control can correct the issue and retu...More..

by | Friday, October 12, 2018

A Soyuz crew makes an emergency landing after rocket fails

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin after the emergency landing. The crew were in contact with rescue forces prior to touching down and have since been extracted from the capsul...More..

One dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

One dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida

Michael had weakened to a Category 1, with maximum winds of 90 miles per hour as of 8:00 pm Eastern time (0000 GMT), but that still left it an extremely risky storm. In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola,...More..

10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky

Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation along a huge swathe of the Florida Panhandle. By 12 a.m. EDT Thursday, the storm's winds had dropped to tropical storm strength with maximum sustained winds of...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Soyuz crew out of capsule in Kazakhstan, in good condition

This failure raises serious questions about the future of the International Space Station , as since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011 the Soyuz spacecraft and rocket were the only means by which crews ...More..

Hurricane Michael Weakens to Category 1 Storm
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael Weakens to Category 1 Storm

Florida officials said Michael, packing winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph), was the most powerful storm to hit the southern U.S. state in more than a century. Gen, Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander of the No...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

They are set to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan , with both crew members live and talking to mission control. A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and a United States astronaut...More..

Hurricane Michael Causing Minor Coastal Flooding Around Tampa Bay
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael Causing Minor Coastal Flooding Around Tampa Bay

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Michael on October 8 at 2:47 p.m. EDT (1847 UTC) just after it strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane a...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael has arrived, and it's stronger than anyone expected

The "potentially catastrophic" storm has sustained winds of 145mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest update . Michael's minimum central pressure - a key measure of hurricane strength - ...More..

'Worst on record': Hurricane Michael slams Florida with winds up to 250kmh
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

'Worst on record': Hurricane Michael slams Florida with winds up to 250kmh

Emergency Management Agency director Travis Brooks told WGXA-TV that a child in Seminole County, Ga., died as a result of the storm. The Gadsden County Sheriff's office said that a man was found dead in h...More..

One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael , the most powerful on record to hit the Florida Panhandle since 1851, is tracking north toward Georgia and the Carolinas and bringing risky storm surges and flooding. and will continue unti...More..

Hubble Operations Suspended While NASA Investigates Gyro Issue
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hubble Operations Suspended While NASA Investigates Gyro Issue

As a result, Hubble is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. It's been peering into the depths of space for almost three decades now, and while it's had a few hiccups in the past, it's...More..

Australia refuses to abandon coal despite IPCC warning
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Australia refuses to abandon coal despite IPCC warning

Melissa Price, the federal Environment Minister, said the government would consider the IPCC report , saying the government "is committed to the Paris Agreement and takes its worldwide obligations seriousl...More..

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

In December 2015, as many as 195 countries reached an agreement in Paris to combat climate change and accelerate and intensify actions and investments needed for a sustainable low-carbon future. The IPCC rep...More..

30-Year-Old Doorstep Turns out to be a Rare Meteorite
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

30-Year-Old Doorstep Turns out to be a Rare Meteorite

But the best test for a suspected meteorite is still a laboratory test to confirm its components, particularly its nickel component because while nickel is rather rare on Earth, it is nearly always present in m...More..