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Here's how you can watch landing of Chandrayaan-2 on moon live with PM Modi

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:04
As Chandrayaan-2 is successfully heading towards its final objective, all eyes are going to be on India's second moon mission as it is expected to land on Moon on September 7. Now Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is giving once in a lifetime ...

Elon Musk's plan to 'nuke Mars' isn't all bad

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 05:08
AS a weary columnist trawling for humorous subject matter, it always pays to ask: what did Elon Musk do this week? The chronicles of the self-styled maverick billionaire never fail to fascinate. The latest instalment in what is already a lengthy series centring on ...

NASA bombshell: Space agency unveils essential equipment to get humans on the moon

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 04:58
The program is dubbed Artemis, in Greek mythology Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo, the name of the previous moon landing missions. It is hoped by NASA Artemis will carry the first female astronaut to reach the Earth's satellite. As reported by Data ...

Watery Planets With Dense Atmosphere, Long Days Could Be More Hospitable To Life Than Earth

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 03:51
Astronomers have not yet found another world that can host life besides our home planet, but the findings of a new research suggest that there are alien worlds that could be more hospitable to life than Earth.

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain Refutes Space Crime Claim by Spouse as Divorce Details Emerge

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 03:42
NASA astronaut Anne McClain on Saturday (Aug. 24) refuted claims that she inappropriately accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse after details of their divorce were made public in the New York Times this week. While in the middle of their ...

Jupiter's colorful appearance disrupted by turbulent storm clouds

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 01:05
WASHINGTON — Jupiter's turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant. But astronomers wanted to understand what's happening beneath those thick clouds to ...

A 177-Foot Asteroid Will Dart Past Us Today On Its Closest-Ever Approach To Earth

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 00:18
A rather sizeable asteroid is due for a close visit of planet Earth later today, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have announced. Known as asteroid 2019 QQ, the space rock is estimated to measure as much as 177 feet across and will swoop ...

Hawaii scientists prepare for significant coral bleaching

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 23:39
HONOLULU — Hawaii scientists have started to prepare for a major coral reef bleaching event due to warmer-than-average ocean temperatures. The Star-Advertiser reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analyzed ocean ...

Hawaii scientists prepare for significant coral bleaching

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 23:03
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii scientists have started to prepare for a major coral reef bleaching event due to warmer-than-average ocean temperatures, officials said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analyzed ocean temperatures across ...

Astrobotic is Going to Use a Vulcan Rocket For its Lunar Lander in 2021

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 21:25
In May of 2019, NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) selected Astrobotic to fulfill a contract to deliver 14 payloads to the Moon by 2021. The Pittsburg-based aerospace company plans to do this using their Peregrine Lander, a robotic lunar ...

Chandrayaan: Voyage to 'Polo'

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 21:19
[ M Panging Pao ]. After a successful launch on 22 July, 2019, Chandra-yaan-2 is presently orbiting the moon and is planned to land the Vikram lander near the south pole of the moon on 7 September. This would be India's second mission to the moon after the ...

Sri Lanka on an astronomical high

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 20:05
In Sri Lanka's political terrain, national security and the presidential race are the main talking points this season, both bringing a measure of anxiety for many. Almost lost in that buzz is the quiet achievement of a team of Sri Lankan scientists in outer space.

Single blood test may detect your risk of dying within decade

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 19:51
A single blood test may be able to detect your risk of dying within five to 10 years. That's according to new research published this week in the journal Nature Communications, for which scientists in the Netherlands examined blood sample data on 44,168 ...

Watch NASA scientists pretend the Australian Outback is Mars

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 19:07
Next year is going to be a pretty big deal for scientists studying Mars, with both NASA's Mars 2020 mission and the ExoMars rover mission kicking off in the summer. NASA, the European Space Agency, and Russia's Roscosmos are all doing their best to plan ...

50th anniversary: man on the moon

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 19:00
The footprint of Neil Armstrong on the moon's surface will forever symbolize man's vision to explore new planets and frontiers in space. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle or Apollo 11 on the ...

Storms on Jupiter throw up ammonia from deep inside its atmosphere

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 18:15
Jupiter is famous for its epic storms and beautiful cloud formations which give it is distinctive stripey appearance. However, these clouds make it difficult for astronomers to see what lies in the atmosphere beneath. Now, a team of astronomers has peered deep ...

First Decent Ultima Thule Image Reveals Textbook Contact Binary

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 17:52
"Studying Ultima Thule is helping us understand how planets form - both those in our own solar system and those orbiting other stars in our galaxy". Jeff Moore of the New Horizons Geology and Geophysics Team, Team Lead, NASA Ames Research Center, ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Amazing Shots of United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 17:30
ABOVE VIDEO: United Launch Alliance successfully launched the Delta IV rocket (GPS III) Magellan from Cape Canaveral Thursday morning. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the second Global ...

Master Gardener advice: When to divide perennials

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 17:09
A question we master gardeners get quite often is: “when do we divide our perennials and how do we do it?” There are some general guidelines but no hard and fast rules. And remember, if something has always worked for you in the past, there is no reason ...

Do we need a backup planet to survive?

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 17:01
Billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at the forefront of a new age space exploration programme and actually working towards building a base station on Moon and ultimately colonising Mars. Do we need a backup planet to survive?