NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

Bennu is about 1,600 feet (500 meters) in diameter, about the size of a small mountain. NASA's first-ever mission created to visit an asteroid and return a sample of its dust back to Earth arrives Monday at its destination, Bennu , two years afte... More..

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Sir David Attenborough Warns Civilisation Is Near Collapse Unless We Act Now
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Sir David Attenborough Warns Civilisation Is Near Collapse Unless We Act Now

The UN chief asked decision makers to focus on four key things: stepping up climate action, according to a solid plan, with more funding, as a smart investment in future of the planet. The United States is the ...More..

Soyuz MS-11 Arrives At The International Space Station
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Soyuz MS-11 Arrives At The International Space Station

The manned Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft with three crewmembers of the new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) has docked to the station's Russian module Poisk (MIM-2), a spokesman for Russia's s...More..

Soyuz arrives at ISS on first manned mission since October failure
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Soyuz arrives at ISS on first manned mission since October failure

On Monday, Dec. 3, veteran Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko , American astronaut Anne McClain, and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan . The astron...More..

Dozens of tornadoes reported in IL, at least 30 injured
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Dozens of tornadoes reported in IL, at least 30 injured

The National Weather Service sent crews Sunday to survey the hardest-hit areas in IL, which included Taylorville, 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Springfield, Springfield's State Journal-Register report...More..

David Attenborough: 'The collapse of our civilizations is on the horizon'
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

David Attenborough: 'The collapse of our civilizations is on the horizon'

Trust in the Paris process has been hit by US President Donald Trump's decision to renege on his country's commitment, and there are fears the political will to act is waning as negotiations drag on. USA offi...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu

This enabled Osiris-Rex to match Bennu's velocity through space, and bring it to about 7km from the rock at closest approach. Scientists believe that asteroids and comets crashing into early Earth delivered o...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Three astronauts set to launch to ISS tomorrow

The Soyuz accident in October was the first aborted crew launch for the Russian space program since 1983, when two Soviet cosmonauts safely jettisoned after a launch pad explosion. McClain, a 39-year-old former...More..

SpaceX postpones rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

SpaceX postpones rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base

Sunday morning's launch attempt was postponed to allow for additional inspections of the rocket's second stage. SpaceX has delayed its Falcon 9 rocket launch for the third time. That will make it the larges...More..

Astronauts to try for space station on Russian rocket after October crash
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Astronauts to try for space station on Russian rocket after October crash

Almost two months after a rocket malfunction forced NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos to abort the launch of a Soyuz mission , a new crew blasted off on Monday for the International Space Station. Af...More..

China halts scientist's gene-edited baby research
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

China halts scientist's gene-edited baby research

According to He Jiankui, the goal of his work was not to prevent an inherited disease in babies, but to bestow them with a trait to resist any possible future infection with HIV . Now with this news, all eye...More..

EU sets goal to be 'climate neutral' by 2050
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

EU sets goal to be 'climate neutral' by 2050

The European Union on Wednesday unveiled a long-term vision for combating climate change under which the bloc wants to be the world's first major economy to aim for net-zero emissions by 2050. The U.S. report...More..

Managed Probe Lands on Mars; Will Study Red Planet's Interior
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Managed Probe Lands on Mars; Will Study Red Planet's Interior

This includes the intrepid Curiosity rover - whose team took to Twitter to share their enthusiasm ahead of the big Mars landing scheduled to take place on November 26 . What we'll see is the mission cont...More..

Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon

It's no surprise that Lockheed Martin Space is among the nine CLPS companies. The company will provide any number of contributions towards NASA's mission to the Moon . The White House Space Policy Directiv...More..

NASA set to announce partners for Moon missions
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA set to announce partners for Moon missions

The CLPS contracts are indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts and have a combined maximum value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years. NASA will evaluate bids based on technical feasibility, pric...More..

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to the Moon
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to the Moon

The companies, some which will develop small launch vehicles and robotic rovers over the next 10 years, will vie for a chunk of the $2.6 billion ($3.55 billion) available under the National Aeronautics and Spa...More..

At Least 24 Whales Dead In Devastating Gippsland Stranding
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

At Least 24 Whales Dead In Devastating Gippsland Stranding

Two of the pod were already dead, and two more died after being found by rescuers on the North Island's west coast, with the remaining eight transported by truck to the east coast on Monday, where sea condition...More..

NASA InSight lander delivers first clear image of Mars landing site
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA InSight lander delivers first clear image of Mars landing site

November 26, 2018 . When unfurled, the arrays give the lander a wingspan equivalent in size to a "big 1960s convertible", NASA officials said in the same statement . Once successfully landed on the surface o...More..

Successful Landing of NASA’s InSight on Mars Start of Two-Year Exploration
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Successful Landing of NASA’s InSight on Mars Start of Two-Year Exploration

An image of Mars taken MarCO-B two days before InSight landed. After the photo was snapped, InSight transmitted the image back to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. When they're not p...More..

Sydney Streets Turn Into Rivers As Australia Storm Causes Chaos
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sydney Streets Turn Into Rivers As Australia Storm Causes Chaos

The weather grounded more than 130 flights as a month's worth of rain dumped on Sydney in just two hours. The two officers were injured while helping clear vehicles trapped on a flooded road in North Ryde. ...More..

NASA's InSight spacecraft on its option to landing Mars on November 26
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NASA's InSight spacecraft on its option to landing Mars on November 26

The thin atmosphere on Mars - just 1% of Earth's - means there is little friction to slow down a spacecraft, and that has played a key role in past failures. It will drill deeper beneath the Martian surface tha...More..

I don't believe government climate report
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I don't believe government climate report

It's now CLIMATE CHANGE '. In actual dollars, this means that by the end of the century, global warming and the damages it causes will cost the USA more than $500 billion dollars. The assessment also said proj...More..

Chinese researcher stakes claim to world’s first genetically edited babies
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chinese researcher stakes claim to world’s first genetically edited babies

She added that the worldwide scientific community "encouraged an open and transparent approach to any clinical use of human embryo editing", which would have ensured that long-term impacts were discussed. Editi...More..

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile Journey
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile Journey

InSight was shooting for Elysium Planitia, a plain near the Martian equator that the InSight team hopes is as flat as a parking lot in Kansas with few, if any, rocks. "Depending on how large the meteorite imp...More..

by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Despite Deadly Prospects, Elon Musk Wants To Go to Mars

Asked by the American news website Axios whether a Mars colony would simply be "an escape hatch for the rich", Mr Musk said: "No!" " I'm talking about moving there ", said a thrilled Musk, as he spoke abou...More..

Climate change could cost USA 'hundreds of billions' a year
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Climate change could cost USA 'hundreds of billions' a year

The report links heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, droughts, crop failures, and damage to infrastructure that has already affected us communities to climate change, and says that "to avoid substant...More..

NASA Looking Toward Manned Mission To Mars 'Sometime In The 2030s'
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

NASA Looking Toward Manned Mission To Mars 'Sometime In The 2030s'

The giant NASDAQ screen in New York's Times Square will start broadcasting NASA Television an hour before InSight's scheduled 3 p.m. EST touchdown; so will the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Cente...More..

Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100

The report says warming-charged extremes "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration". Getting rid of your vehicle is the second-most effective action you can take to tackle cl...More..

Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters, contradicts Trump
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters, contradicts Trump

As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new White House report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States bec...More..

Elon Musk Smoking Weed, NASA Investigation SpaceX Project
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Elon Musk Smoking Weed, NASA Investigation SpaceX Project

In addition, the Agency also published a schedule of test flights of the ships of the CTS-100 Starliner , designed by a group of Boeing . NASA is reportedly preparing to launch an extensive safety review ...More..