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NASA's Voyager With Five More Years to Explore

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:22
The two Voyager spacecraft may not have a long operational time left, according to scientists at NASA. Now, they say, the duo could have about five years before they lose connection back to earth, though the 42-year old probes will continue travelling ...

Is NASA wrong? Discovery of alien life will be slow and not before 2021, says top astronomer

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:12
NASA scientist Jim Green had earlier revealed that humans are not ready to accept the facts behind extraterrestrial existence. By Nirmal Narayanan. November 8, 2019 21:08 +08. Aliens Representational Image of a humanoid alien Pixabay. It was around a ...

Asteroid due to speed past Earth today will come almost as close as the moon (PHOTO)

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:56
Once again, an asteroid is set to make a high-speed, “close” flyby of the Earth, coming within a minimum distance of 487,000 km, which is slightly more than the average orbit of the moon. Asteroid 2019 UM12, measuring up to 69 meters (230ft) in diameter ...

NASA Mars Mission Success Could Rely On 'Mars Direct' Theory

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:49
Humans always have the idea of transporting and studying into the deepest parts of space. They keep on searching for planets that can be or might be inhabited by humans. In 1969, we achieved the first human landing on the moon which surprised the world ...

Voyager 2 illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:48
On November 5, 2018, Voyager 2 of NASA was the only spacecraft in history that left the heliosphere (A protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the sun) voyager 2 had already entered a region between stars known interstellar at an ...

NICER Detects Thermonuclear Burst from X-Ray Pulsar

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:42
NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has detected an extremely energetic explosion called a Type I X-ray burst from SAX J1808.4-3658, a millisecond X-ray pulsar located about 11,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius.

The Universe May Be Round—and That Would Be Bad News for Physicists

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:22
Scientists analyzing data from a defunct satellite say we should all consider that our universe might be round, rather than flat. The consequences, they explain in a new paper, could be crisis-inducing. Current theories of the universe, which describe its age, ...

Using AI to predict where and when lightning will strike

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:19
Lightning is one of the most unpredictable phenomena in nature. It regularly kills people and animals and sets fire to homes and forests. It keeps aircraft grounded and damages power lines, wind turbines and solar-panel installations. However, little is known ...

Rocket Report: Aloha to Hawaii launch site, China tests grid fins

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:03
Welcome to Edition 2.22 of the Rocket Report! This week, there is a lot of news on medium-sized launchers, as well as the first real estimate for the combined marginal and fixed costs of a Space Launch System flight. Also, I want to note that this report will not ...

Whoa! Incredible Video Shows a SpaceX Rocket Fairing Plunging into the Ocean

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:00
It's a long way down as a rocket and its fairing part ways during a launch. An incredible video shows that journey for the nose cone SpaceX will reuse during its next Falcon 9 launch. SpaceX is pushing its reusability even further, as the company plans to refly ...

Mercury Transit 2019: How to Watch the Rare Event Live Online

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:00
When Mercury passes in front of the sun on Monday (Nov. 11), skywatchers will need to have the right equipment to see it safely. But if you don't have the right astronomy gear handy, you can watch the transit live online. Observatories around the world will be ...

Predicting lightning strikes using AI

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:58
Lightning is responsible for human injuries and fatalities, the death of livestock, and house and forest fires. It is also a significant source of electromagnetic interference and damage to electronic circuits, buildings, and other exposed man-made structures such ...

A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:31
A test model of the Voyagers that never went to space, photographed sitting in a space simulator. Image credit: NASA/JPL. 1/20. The Voyager 2 spacecraft, as it was being encapsulated into the shroud that will protect it during its spaceflight. Image credit: ...

Spaceflight Alters Human Heart Cells, But Return To Near Normal On Earth

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:26
Life in space is very different from that on earth. While moving and working in space, an astronaut's body experiences some changes like lowered arterial pressure and heart rate as well as increased cardiac output. These bodily changes may or may not have ...

NASA reveals MIND-BLOWING time scale of dinosaurs - with Earth at other end of Milky Way

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:08
A NASA scientist has revealed the mind-blowing time scale of the dinosaurs, with a stunning animation showing Earth at the opposite side of the Milky Way during their lifetime. By Sean Martin Sean Martin. 10:44, Fri, Nov 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 11:08, Fri, Nov 8, ...

See Mercury glide across the sun in rare sky show

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:04
Sky-watchers across much of the Western Hemisphere are gearing up for a rare celestial show on November 11, as the planet Mercury sails across the face of the sun. Known as a transit of Mercury, this is the last time humans will see this daytime sky show ...

Flexible Robot Designed to “Grow” Like a Plant Snakes Through Tight Spaces, Lifts Heavy Loads [Video]

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:02
Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant. Its extendable appendage can meander through tight spaces and then lift heavy loads. In today's factories and warehouses, it's not uncommon to see robots whizzing about, shuttling items or tools from ...

Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:55
Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. TNG50 is the most detailed large-scale cosmological simulation yet. It allows researchers to study in detail ...

Suitcase-sized asteroid explorer

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:55
This replica model of ESA's 'Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer', or M-Argo, was on display at the Agency's recent Antennas workshop. It is the one of numerous small missions planned as part of in ESA's Technology Strategy, being ...

Met data, AI help develop early warning system for lightning to the nearest 10 to 30 minutes, in 30-km radius

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:39
This new system can predict when lightning will strike to the nearest 10 to 30 minutes, within a 30-kilometer radius. By Soorya Kiran NN. November 8, 2019 18:36 +08. Electromagnetism Lightning is an electrostatic discharge that travels between two charged ...

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