NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

Bill Borucki, who first dreamed up the Kepler mission and was its principal investigator until his retirement from NASA in 2015, knows many of those thousands of planets as individuals. "Science operations are over", NASA astrophysics division d... More..

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NASA Spacecraft Sets Record For The Closest Approach To Sun
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

NASA Spacecraft Sets Record For The Closest Approach To Sun

During its 7-year mission, the probe will complete 24 orbits of the Sun, coming within 3.8 million miles of its surface, and dip into the corona, the plasmic aura that is even hotter than the surface. In a reco...More..

Russian Federation blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Russian Federation blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

Sergei Krikalyov, a senior Roscosmos official, was quoted by state news agency Tass as saying the next manned launch had been planned for mid-December, but that Russian Federation was trying to bring the date f...More..

Hundreds of organizations pledge to eliminate plastic waste
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Hundreds of organizations pledge to eliminate plastic waste

That is why on Monday we launched the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment , in collaboration with the United Nations Environment program . Over 250 organisations including numerous world's largest packag...More..

Humans have wiped out 60 per cent of animals since 1970
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Humans have wiped out 60 per cent of animals since 1970

A new WWF report has concluded that populations of vertebrate species - mammals , birds , amphibians, reptiles and fish - have declined by an average of 60 per cent since 1970. The images of the graphs ...More..

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land

Oscar is the 15th named storm this season, the 7th storm to be subtropical. Hurricane Oscar has strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane as it swirls in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Tuesday. Oscar is mo...More..

Shale gas fracking suspended in United Kingdom following an quake
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Shale gas fracking suspended in United Kingdom following an quake

If the monitoring devices do not register any further tremors, the Lancashire fracking project will resume on Sunday. But the exploration company said "micro seismic" events like this do not cause any dam...More..

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Additional strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and Oscar is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm on Sunday. Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour. Officials...More..

NASA spots not one but two rectangular icebergs in Antarctica
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

NASA spots not one but two rectangular icebergs in Antarctica

Operation IceBridge is the longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, according to NASA. Previously, NASA has launched a project to search for extraterrestrial civilizations. A68, which is about the size of ...More..

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear

East Island was just over four hectares but was important ecologically. Another of the French Frigate Shoal islets, Whale-Skate Island, eroded until it was completely submerged in the Nineties and has not r...More..

Hunter's Full Moon occurs Wednesday night
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hunter's Full Moon occurs Wednesday night

The full moon that appears during the month of October is also known as Hunters Moon. NASA says the full moon will appear at 12:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday. They named the moons and then passed the names ...More..

Gloomy weather sets in for the weekend
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Gloomy weather sets in for the weekend

Highs will be in the 50s Saturday . The first wave of rain came Friday and a second wave of scattered showers will develop late Saturday . Friday will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 60s...More..

Federal carbon tax rebates will exceed the cost for most people affected
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Federal carbon tax rebates will exceed the cost for most people affected

It's estimated the average household payment in Saskatchewan will be $598. "Putting a price on pollution is the best way to tackle climate change, because it works". Federal officials say the difference is la...More..

NASA's spectacular water deluge system test uses 450,000 gallons of water
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

NASA's spectacular water deluge system test uses 450,000 gallons of water

Space Launch System, or SLS, is a launch vehicle that Nasa hopes will take its astronauts back to the moon and beyond. NASA is developing the SLS and Orion to help astronauts get to the moon, Mars and othe...More..

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space

The head of the US Air Force said in September that creating a Space Force would cost about US$13 billion (S$18 billion) for a force of 13,000 people in the first five years. the Space Force as they see fit'. ...More..

China Is Launching Its Own Artificial Moon in 2020
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

China Is Launching Its Own Artificial Moon in 2020

Znamya 2 was launched into orbit with a 25 metre mirror that would light up a three square mile plot on Earth, but after successfully leaving the atmosphere, the craft collided with space junk on its first orbi...More..

Willa weakens to tropical depression, still brings rain to Mexico
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Willa weakens to tropical depression, still brings rain to Mexico

Farther to the south, Tropical Storm Vicente had weakened to a tropical depression early Tuesday, but it was still bringing heavy rainfall that caused unsafe flooding in southern and southwestern Mexico. No coa...More..

European-Japanese spacecraft sets off to Mercury to investigate solar system
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

European-Japanese spacecraft sets off to Mercury to investigate solar system

It will take seven years to reach Mercury, the nearest planet to the sun. A big challenge is that the Sun's gravity is huge, which makes it tricky to put a spacecraft into Mercury's orbit . Thales Alenia Spa...More..

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis among physicist's possessions up for sale
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis among physicist's possessions up for sale

Christie's, a global auctioneer headquartered in London , is selling several of Hawking's papers, including his dissertation, thesis on the origins of the universe and his spectrum of wormholes . So, for ...More..

Mysterious 'perfectly rectangular' iceberg spotted floating in Antarctica
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Mysterious 'perfectly rectangular' iceberg spotted floating in Antarctica

According to scientists, the iceberg's sharp angles and flat surface are an indication that it had probably recently broken off the ice shelf . The study uses research aircraft to capture three-dimensional i...More..

by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This perfectly rectangular mile-long iceberg was discovered floating in the Antarctic

Nasa had found a piece of floating ice in Antarctica that is so flawless, it looks like it was deliberately cut. However, according to NASA, there's a simpler scientific reason why the iceberg appears to be ...More..

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico’s west
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico’s west

Hurricane Willa was about 270 miles (435 kilometres) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes Sunday morning with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph). The NHC said "a risky storm surge" was also likely to af...More..

Leftist's party urges authorities to act on WhatsApp election
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Leftist's party urges authorities to act on WhatsApp election

One of Brazil's top newspapers on Thursday claimed Brazilian entrepreneurs were bankrolling a multimillion-dollar campaign created to boost Jair Bolsonaro by inundating WhatsApp users with messages underm...More..

Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

If you miss the peak, the show is also visible between on October 29 around the same time, as long as the moon isn't washing the meteors out. This week's clear skies are providing a rare opportunity for early...More..

Stephen Hawking Posthumously Asserts 'There Is No God' in New Book
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Stephen Hawking Posthumously Asserts 'There Is No God' in New Book

The existence of God-Is there a God? To illustrate, he points to the physics of black holes - collapsed stars that are so dense, nothing, including light, can escape their pull. But Hawking says science has an ...More..

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

El Nino has a 70 to 75 percent chance of developing, it will likely be in place by late fall/early winter. Because of a likely El Nino , which is the episodic warming of the eastern and central tropical Pac...More..

Listen To The Alien Sounds of an Antarctic Ice Shelf
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Listen To The Alien Sounds of an Antarctic Ice Shelf

If the video above is anything to go by, all you need is some very hard ice , some wind and a contact mic, and you might be able to create some insane natural feedback. According to scientists, a drone that ma...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US

Much of the state has at least a 33 percent chance of a warmer than normal season, with areas nearer the northwest corner of Kansas having at least a 40 percent chance of a warmer season, NOAA's Climate Predict...More..

Stephen Hawking concludes ‘there is no god’ in final book
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Stephen Hawking concludes ‘there is no god’ in final book

He wrote that if there was God, he had a question for him. He left other bombshells with his readers, writing that an alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans and time travel c...More..

Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streets
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streets

The plans were reportedly revealed by the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co.at a Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship event that took place last week. Asi...More..