China successfully grows first plant on the moon

The lander also brought rock cress, fruit fly eggs, and yeast to the moon, all chosen because they were small, hardy organisms that could thrive in a confined space . Cotton could be used for clothing, rapeseed for oil, and the potatoes a source of ... More..

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World's oceans heating up at quickening pace
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

World's oceans heating up at quickening pace

The new analysis shows that the warming of the oceans corresponds to the measurement data of the rising air temperatures. The paper claims that ocean heating is a critical maker for global warming because a...More..

The Sun Would Become A Solid Crystal After Its Death
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Sun Would Become A Solid Crystal After Its Death

They believe that the missing energy could be released in the form of gravitational energy, created as carbon is pushed to the surface of the star by falling oxygen that had crystallized earlier in the proces...More..

'One million' fish die in Australian river in 'ecological catastrophe'
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

'One million' fish die in Australian river in 'ecological catastrophe'

IN the aftermath of up to a million fish dying in the lower Darling River, local grazier Kate McBride from Tolarno Station has given a hard-hitting interview on a commercial TV channel, in which she places the ...More..

Mystery repeating energy bursts in deep space 'could be aliens'
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Mystery repeating energy bursts in deep space 'could be aliens'

They were picked up by researchers using the CHIME ( Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment ) telescope in British Columbia. The data presented in the study was collected over a period of only thr...More..

China moon machines snap striking pictures of each other
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

China moon machines snap striking pictures of each other

The Chang'e-4 mission - named after a moon goddess - made the world's first soft landing on the moon's far side on January 3, a major step in China's ambitions to become a space superpower. The China National...More..

Scientists Detect Second Ever Repeating Fast Radio Burst Among Bakers' Dozen
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Scientists Detect Second Ever Repeating Fast Radio Burst Among Bakers' Dozen

According to the University of Toronto, in total, 13 new FRBs were detected. That burst was remarkable in another way-it's only the second "repeating" FRB ever discovered. Significantly, the 2012 and 2018...More..

UBC scientists record second repeating radio burst from outside our galaxy
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

UBC scientists record second repeating radio burst from outside our galaxy

Whatever the photons pass through, that interaction is recorded in the radio waves and can be " translated " after it's received by the telescope. Since FRBs occur so quickly, studying them and identifying ...More..

United Kingdom lawmakers defeat May on Brexit timetable
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

United Kingdom lawmakers defeat May on Brexit timetable

While the two votes are largely symbolic, the successive defeat shows how weak parliamentary support is for Mrs May's Brexit plans. When the Prime Minister chose to delay the meaningful vote on her Brexi...More..

Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists

Why scientists are saying the new planet's surface is relatively cool is because its star is nearly as bright as our very own Sun, the team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston said . "So...More..

Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion'
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion'

Surf Lifesaving Queensland said a " whopping " 3,595 people were stung by the bluebottle on the beaches of the northern state. Across Queensland , but mostly in the southeast, 22,282 people sought treatmen...More..

China lands first spacecraft on far side of moon
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

China lands first spacecraft on far side of moon

After sending the rover off from a ramp, the spacecraft deployed three 5-metre low-frequency radio antennas, the Chinese space agency said. In Beijing , however, the successful departure of the rover was her...More..

China Lands on the Far Side of the Moon
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

China Lands on the Far Side of the Moon

At 10:26 am, January 3 Beijing time, China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft made a successful soft landing in the Von Kármán crater within the moon's South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin. The spacecraft landed in the South ...More..

by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

'Bright fireball' meteor shower visible from Singapore on Friday morning

The Quadrantid meteor showers are known for being slow-moving and colorful, including green, yellow, pink and light blue. At the peak, 60 to 100 meteors per hour may be seen streaking across the sky. Where in...More..

'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

Consequently, scientists suspect that these ancient objects have been preserved in relatively pristine condition since the beginnings of the still-forming solar system, some 4 billion years ago. About the size ...More..

by | Friday, January 04, 2019

First meteor shower of 2019 peaks tonight

According to daily radio series EarthSky, the peak of the shower will unfold from the morning of January 4 (Friday) into the first few hours of January 5 (Qatar time). This year's show doesn't have great timing...More..

National parks brimming with trash, human feces as government shutdown continues
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

National parks brimming with trash, human feces as government shutdown continues

Trash collection was also stopped, leaving parts of the national park stinky and unmaintained for visitors. Yosemite Valley's lodgings, restaurants, ski area at Badger Pass and the park shuttle remain open. "...More..

NASA Probe Sends Historic Message Back
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

NASA Probe Sends Historic Message Back

Ultima Thule (officially 2014 MU69) is believed to be a pristine remnant of the birth of the solar system. Ultima Thule lies 6.5bn km (4bn miles) from Earth, beyond the Solar System in an area termed the ...More..

Trump's EPA says limits on mercury emissions from coal plants not necessary
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump's EPA says limits on mercury emissions from coal plants not necessary

The rule, which acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed Thursday, is expected to appear in the federal register in the coming weeks. "EPA has managed to walk a very fine line", said Jeffrey Holmstead...More..

Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019

The coming month, January 2019, the public will be witnessing a Super Blood Wolf Moon . When Earth comes between Sun and Moon, the sunlight bends towards Moon and gives it a weird, reddish glow, which is bl...More..

Industrial activity banned for 3 days — CAPITAL GASPS
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Industrial activity banned for 3 days — CAPITAL GASPS

Delhi's air quality improved slightly on Wednesday, climbing from "severe" category to " very poor " category after the Capital was forced to celebrate Christmas choking on Tuesday. Delhi's air quality has s...More..

Fifty Years After Taking
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Fifty Years After Taking "Earthrise" Photo, Apollo 8 Astronaut Has Christmas Message

But to Borman, only one first really mattered: "What I wanted to do was go to the moon and come back alive, because I knew that would beat the Russians". And for all the people back on Earth, the crew of Apoll...More..

Spacex halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Spacex halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds

The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly US$500 million (RM2 billion) Global Positioning System satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. California time Tuesday. "By t...More..

Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

IWC introduced a suspension on all commercial whaling in 1982 due to a dwindling whale population with Japan joining six years later - switching their focus to " research whaling". Tokyo maintains most whale s...More..

Here’s why this year’s winter solstice is unique
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Here’s why this year’s winter solstice is unique

When the sun rises on the winter and summer solstices , its rays shine through a small hole at the top of one of the stone buildings, which creates a starburst effect. Over many centuries, this moon has bee...More..

California spy satellite launch scrubbed again
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

California spy satellite launch scrubbed again

We spoke with someone from Vandenberg Air Force Base who told us they can neither confirm or deny a rocket launch. All systems are a go - as the Delta IV Heavy Rocket prepares for lift-off tonight at 5:49 p...More..

Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC:The Asahi Shimbun
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC:The Asahi Shimbun

But, according to Kyodo News , Japan plans to stop these controversial expeditions anyway, and instead will direct its commercial whalers to seas near the country and to its exclusive economic zone. 1994 - Jap...More..

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

People around the globe have celebrated this astronomical milestone for centuries. In the astronomical calendar, the start and end dates are based on the changing position of the Earth in relation to the sun ...More..

New generation of Global Positioning System satellites launching
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

New generation of Global Positioning System satellites launching

Interested in Space? Add Space as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Space news, video, and analysis from ABC News. SpaceX has stated that the earliest that they will attempt to get the payload on its...More..

Cosmic countdown: Days are numbered for Saturn’s iconic rings, says NASA
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Cosmic countdown: Days are numbered for Saturn’s iconic rings, says NASA

It is hard to imagine a solar system without Saturn's rings, but it turns out they are an ephemeral, if majestic, phenomenon. "We estimate that this " ring rain " drains an amount of water products that could...More..