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NASA Is Shooting Skincare Ads in Space NASA Is Shooting Skincare Ads in Space
- September 29, 2020

Using the set of unique credentials sent to each of them by e-mail, "SmallSonian National Air and Space Muse Zim", astronauts can access their ballots, cast their ballots and return them to Earth. "We need to expand people's perspective on what we can accomplish in space", said Phil McAlister, NASA's director of commercial spaceflight development. (more...)
Starlink satellites can provide 'far more robust' navigation than Global Positioning System Starlink satellites can provide 'far more robust' navigation than Global Positioning System
- September 29, 2020

The launch will now take place on Tuesday, September 29th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. SpaceX expects to launch the US Air Force's fourth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System after the mission has been delayed several times since a year ago. (more...)
Russia COVID-19 cases up 7,212 to 1,136,048_china Russia COVID-19 cases up 7,212 to 1,136,048_china
- September 28, 2020

Sobyanin urged people over 65 years old and those suffering from chronic illnesses to stay at home starting from Monday, limit their contacts with others and leave their residence only when necessary. At the peak of lockdown in May, Sobyanin ruled that residents could only venture out to their nearest shop or to walk a dog, while those using public transport or cars needed electronic passes. (more...)
Perseid Meteor Shower Reaches Peak Starting Tonight Perseid Meteor Shower Reaches Peak Starting Tonight
- September 28, 2020

It is easily viewable in the Northern Hemisphere with the naked eye, as no doubt, many folks noticed over the weekend. The shining Perseid is the most popular meteor shower of the year. This year's peak shower is set to occur on August 12. QCH reiterated that the best time to observe the meteor shower is from Wednesday midnight until Thursday dawn, in a dark place without environmental pollutions. (more...)
Nearly 100 whales freed in Australia after mass stranding Nearly 100 whales freed in Australia after mass stranding
- September 27, 2020

About 60 rescuers worked to free another 18 whales from a sandbar at Macquarie Harbour near Strahan yesterday, taking the total number of saved mammals to 88. Several methods were being trialled for moving the dead whales - including towing them out to sea before cutting them loose to sink in deeper water. (more...)
Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court
- September 27, 2020

He urged Democrats to give her a "respectful and dignified" Senate hearing, and cautioned the media from stoking a "personal and partisan" confirmation process. After graduating from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, she received her law degree from Notre Dame Law School, where she is now a professor. As it became more clear Barrett would secure the nomination, leftists, who have already been attacking Barrett's faith, began attacking her family , even suggesting that she illegally ... (more...)
Radiation On Moon 2.6 Times Greater Than International Space Station Radiation On Moon 2.6 Times Greater Than International Space Station
- September 27, 2020

These include galactic cosmic rays, sporadic solar particle events (when particles emitted by the sun become accelerated) and neutrons and gamma rays from interactions between space radiation and the lunar soil. The gadget from Kiel takes measurements in the course of the lunar "daylight", and like all different scientific gear, switches off in the course of the very chilly and nearly two-week-long lunar night time, to preserve battery energy. (more...)
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
- September 26, 2020

The advanced design of the space toilet includes a urine funnel and seat that was created to be more accommodating for female crew members. Three projects are competing to build a lunar lander that will transport two astronauts to the moon from the Orion vessel. (more...)
Our 'Read Before You Retweet' Function Actually Works Our 'Read Before You Retweet' Function Actually Works
- September 25, 2020

At the time, it said the feature was created to "promote informed discussion". Despite all its attempts and efforts, Twitter continues to face misinformation problem at a large scale. Twitter will begin telling all of its users to read articles before they share them on the social network following a successful test of the feature. (more...)
Bus-size asteroid to zoom by earth today Bus-size asteroid to zoom by earth today
- September 25, 2020

An asteroid the size of a bus is set to make a close flyby of Earth on September 24. The asteroid is set to head back towards Earth in 2014, but will not make as close of a visit. In fact, projections suggest it will pass by Earth on December 1 at a distance of about 50,000 kilometres, and later in February at about 220,000 kilometres. (more...)
NASA to send an astronaut spacecraft to the moon in 2024 NASA to send an astronaut spacecraft to the moon in 2024
- September 24, 2020

The plan is in line with the space agency's vision of sending the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024. The NASA logo on a protective box for a camera near the space shuttle Endeavour April 28, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (more...)
Rescuers battle to save marooned pilot whales Rescuers battle to save marooned pilot whales
- September 24, 2020

The teams will first attempt to refloat several of the animals and assess their behavior to see "whether we can shift them in water or whether we're going to have to try some other option". A stranding of this size has not occurred in more than a decade, Deka said. "They are wet, they are cool, and today we have some really suitable weather for them", Carlyon said. (more...)
The wealthy harm the climate significantly more than the poor The wealthy harm the climate significantly more than the poor
- September 24, 2020

An analysis led by Oxfam showed that between 1990 and 2015, when annual emissions ballooned 60 percent, rich nations were responsible for depleting almost a third of Earth's carbon budget . It speaks to a connection between wealth inequality and climate change: the further entrenched wealth inequality becomes, the more those among the richest in society will emit the carbon that creates dire consequences for those among the poorest. (more...)
Meteorologists track Hurricane Teddy, expected to bring strong wind, rain on Tuesday Meteorologists track Hurricane Teddy, expected to bring strong wind, rain on Tuesday
- September 24, 2020

Teddy should be approaching Nova Scotia on Wednesday. It said tropical storm conditions are expected to affect Bermuda into Monday night and large swells generated by Teddy are affecting Bermuda, the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada . (more...)
Tom Cruise off to outer space October 2021 Tom Cruise off to outer space October 2021
- September 23, 2020

The project was first announced by Nasa in May past year where administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted: "Nasa is excited to work with TomCruise on a film aboard the Space_Station!" Now its official with the pair's flight into space already booked and with a date in the calendar. (more...)
Astronomers discover an alien Earth-sized 'Pi planet' with weird orbit Astronomers discover an alien Earth-sized 'Pi planet' with weird orbit
- September 23, 2020

As its name suggests, K2-315b is the 315th alien world found using K2 data - meaning the discovery team was just one exoplanet away from even more serendipitous symmetry. Due to its fast-moving orbit and close proximity, the exoplanet K2-315b moves at a speed of 181,000 miles per hour (291,000 kph) to maintain its orbit. (more...)
Illumina to pay $7.1 billion for cancer test developer Grail Illumina to pay $7.1 billion for cancer test developer Grail
- September 23, 2020

Illumina now owns 14.5% of the company's outstanding shares, making the effective purchase price for Grail closer to around $7 billion. GRAIL was founded by Illumina four years ago and spun into a standalone company, after which it experienced various milestones such as the raising of Dollars 2 billion for the development of a cancer screening technology platform, Galleri, whose commercial launch is anticipated to take place next year. (more...)
Almost 500 pilot whales stranded in Australian island state Almost 500 pilot whales stranded in Australian island state
- September 23, 2020

Another 200 stranded whales were spotted from the air on Wednesday less than 10 kilometres to the south, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Manager Nic Deka reported. [Bilal Rashid via Reuters] The rescue crew of 60 conservationists, skilled volunteers and local fish-farm workers are now concentrating their efforts on the survivors from the first pod, which are partially submerged. (more...)
Spot the rare blue moon on Halloween Spot the rare blue moon on Halloween
- September 23, 2020

Full moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full moons in a single month. The first full moon will happen on October 1st with the Harvest moon and this is unusual because this moon is supposed to happen in September as a reminder to farmers to harvest. (more...)
Woodward on Trump’s Coronavirus Handling: I’m ‘Embarrassed for Him’ Woodward on Trump’s Coronavirus Handling: I’m ‘Embarrassed for Him’
- September 22, 2020

On top of dismissing the real risks coronavirus poses to young people-including students returning to in-person classes this fall-the president's remarks show that "Trump thinks that the lives of seniors (or in his words, "elderly people") are disposable", said advocacy group Social Security Works. (more...)