Hubble in 'safe mode', but science operations suspended

In connection with the damage to the telescope interrupted his work and was put into safe mode. " Hubble's instruments still are fully operational and are expected to produce excellent science for years to come", the NASA statement reads. More..

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'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Set to Hit Florida Panhandle
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Set to Hit Florida Panhandle

The National Weather Service said Michael could produce life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds. "Don't think tha...More..

Storm strengthens to hurricane, tracks away from Cayman
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Storm strengthens to hurricane, tracks away from Cayman

Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center say they are closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Michael as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico . The Carolinas are still recovering from Hurricane Flo...More..

Climate change report urges immediate action
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Climate change report urges immediate action

The report notes differences between allowing global temperature to rise by 1.5 and 2.0 degrees Celsius, and says that in order to get greenhouse emissions down 45% by 2030, it'll have to be curbing emissions,...More..

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer reveals the new Spock
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer reveals the new Spock

Fans attending New York City Comic Con were treated to the debut of Star Trek: Discovery's season 2 trailer yesterday, featuring our first look at the newest incarnation of Spock, played by Ethan Peck . ...More..

SpaceX Launch - October 7
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

SpaceX Launch - October 7

The private space exploration company launched its Falcon 9 rocket Sunday night, its 17th launch attempt of the year, as part of a joint mission to deploy the SAOCOM 1A satellite , an Argentinean earth-obser...More..

Hurricane Michael Grows Stronger, Expected To Reach Category 4
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael Grows Stronger, Expected To Reach Category 4

NHC Director Ken Graham said Michael represented a "textbook case" of a hurricane system that may grow stronger as it draws near shore, in contrast to Hurricane Florence , which struck North Carolina last m...More..

Michael heading for Florida panhandle
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Michael heading for Florida panhandle

Now ranked as a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale, Michael could grow into a Category 3 , becoming the second major hurricane in the Atlantic basin this year following Florence last...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in ‘safe mode’ after mechanical fail

Scientists are acutely aware of that today after placing the orbiting observatory into safe mode following the failure of another gyroscope . NASA announced that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday...More..

SpaceX rocket brightens skies over Phoenix area, sparks curiosity, awe
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX rocket brightens skies over Phoenix area, sparks curiosity, awe

There have been 30 successful SpaceX booster landings in all, including the at-sea and on-land touchdowns in Florida. In metro Phoenix, witnesses hit up social media with photos and videos of the peculiar str...More..

Farmer's
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Farmer's "Doorstop" Valued At $100K After Incredible Discovery

He asked the then-homeowner about it who told him it was a meteorite which the farmer had discovered on the property in the 1930s. The rock was reportedly found in the 1930s on a MI farm, where it was put...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite Launch

SAOCOM 1A 3,000-kilogram satellite built by INVAP and this deployment was done in conjunction with Argentina's space agency with the goal of radar-imaging the earth. The satellite is created to provide radar im...More..

NASA finds signs of
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

NASA finds signs of "exomoon" in distant solar system

Astronomers can confirm those objects outside the solar system by observing a dip in the amount of light emanating from stars when they cross in front of the stars. Kepler-1625b is an exoplanet that orbits Kepl...More..

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy

Researchers caution that the moon hypothesis is tentative and must be confirmed by follow-up Hubble observations. "It tells a lot about how unique or how common , in fact, that our solar system is-that the...More..

Martin unveils lunar lander concept vehicle
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Martin unveils lunar lander concept vehicle

The lander will be created to dock with NASA's planned Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway for service, refueling, and storage in between missions. According to a lunar mineralogical map released by NASA past year...More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

He was inspired to have it checked out by the university after a rise in meteorite discoveries in MI. Mazurek says the meteorite came with a barn he bought in 1988 in Edmore. "What typically happens with thes...More..

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution

She studied engineering at Princeton University and received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. " Pretty much every Nobel laureate understands that what he's getting the prize for is built...More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

The man told Sirbescu that he kept the rock for the next 30 years, even after moving away from the farm. Iron meteorites typically consist of approximately 90-95 percent iron, with the remainder composed of n...More..

NASA Plans Spacewalk To Scrutinize Tiny ISS Hole
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

NASA Plans Spacewalk To Scrutinize Tiny ISS Hole

NASA stressed in a brief statement issued from its Washington headquarters that Dimitri Rogozin, general director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, had in public comments this week ruled out a manufacturi...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Weird Goblin planet found on the edge of solar system

There is still no sign of the elusive Planet X , but astronomers have stumbled across Goblin along the way. Dwarf planet 2015 TG387, or Goblin, has an orbit that takes it much further from the Sun than oth...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

In addition, with the method called phage display , they have also evolved proteins with new binding properties, such as antibodies that can be used to treat disease. Smith realised that this could be handy: f...More..

Laser scientists win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Laser scientists win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

Half of the prize money - worth nine million Swedish kronor ($1m or £770,000) - will go to Arthur Ashkin , a retired physicist who was the first to invent " optical tweezers " whilst working at Bell Labs. Stri...More..

M.D. Anderson's Dr. Jim Allison wins joint Nobel Prize in Medicine
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

M.D. Anderson's Dr. Jim Allison wins joint Nobel Prize in Medicine

According to the Nobel Assembly, therapies based on this second molecule have proven to be "surprisingly effective in the fight against cancer ". By releasing this brake, the body's own immune system can b...More..

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics

The academy honored Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in the U.S. for developing "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles, like viruses, without damaging them. Marie Curie, shared the 1903 award with two male ...More..

by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Enjoy 'Standing' On The Surface Of This Asteroid!" Via New Video

The robots will capture colour images of the asteroid and measure temperatures. "I can not find words to express how happy I am", project manager Yuichi Tsuda said in a statement after the rovers' safe arriva...More..

Beluga Whale Spotted Swimming In The River Thames
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Beluga Whale Spotted Swimming In The River Thames

The whale that was spotted Tuesday was "obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble", the Whale and Dolphin Conservation said. The creature is thousands of miles from its normal Arctic habitat, which ma...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

New asteroid rover images released

Two MINERVA-II1 rovers were deployed explore the surface of asteroid Ryugu as it hurtles through space as part of a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA ) mission. "Therefore, this hopping mechanism was ...More..

Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad

Because hurricane preparedness activities become hard once winds reach tropical storm force, the Watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the onset of tropical storm force winds . A Category 1 hurricane has mi...More..

Whale in the UK's River Thames
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Whale in the UK's River Thames

Photos posted on Twitter appeared to show a white whale in the water. Despite wonderful some people, the beluga whale sighting has left others concerned for its health. After British Divers Marine Life Re...More..

Power returning after Environment Canada confirms two Ottawa tornadoes
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Power returning after Environment Canada confirms two Ottawa tornadoes

Matt Day, a former Canoe online editor and Ottawa Sun reporter, was in Dunrobin Friday evening, interviewing residents and trying to get a sense of the destruction caused by the twister that ripped through th...More..