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Ex-Tory leader calls for government to adopt net zero target Ex-Tory leader calls for government to adopt net zero target
- May 05, 2019

The move would mean that by 2050 any greenhouse gas emissions must be offset by sucking Carbon dioxide out of the air and would be the most ambitious legally-binding climate change target of any country in the world. On a United Kingdom scale, the warnings over Scotland's preparedness for its landfill ban should serve as a lesson that investment in infrastructure to deal with displaced waste will need to be made well in advance of a ban if the United Kingdom is to be able to adequately deal ... (more...)
Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
- May 05, 2019

Halley's Comet will not return to Earth skies for half a century. The shower is active from April 19 through to the of May 28, reaching its peak from May 5 to 6 this weekend. The end of July will feature not one but two meteor showers that fall on the same night. Its last flyby was in 1986 and is expected to appear again in 2061. (more...)
Faulty aluminum led to Dollars 700 mn satellite failure Faulty aluminum led to Dollars 700 mn satellite failure
- May 05, 2019

NASA has announced that its investigators have determined the technical root cause for the Taurus XL launch failures that resulted in the loss of the NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory and the Glory mission in 2009 and 2011 respectively. (more...)
Denisovans roamed Tibetan Plateau 160,000 years ago Denisovans roamed Tibetan Plateau 160,000 years ago
- May 04, 2019

The cave faces the southeast, sitting about 40 meters above the modern Jiangla riverbed. Since 2010, researchers Fahu Chen and Dongju Zhang from Lanzhou University have been studying the area of the discovery and the cave site from where the mandible originated. (more...)
Giant 'God of Chaos' Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth in 2029 Giant 'God of Chaos' Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth in 2029
- May 04, 2019

Dr. Jin and his colleague, Dr. Maitrayee Bose , found a mineral called pyroxene in two Itokawa particles. Researchers published the findings Wednesday in the journal Science Advances . Johnson said that FEMA and NASA will be continuing to work together in conducting frequent exercises and this in turn helps them to work side by side and learn to meet their objectives and needs that has been given in the White House National NEO Preparedness action plan. (more...)
Kenney sworn in as premier of Canada's oil-rich Alberta Kenney sworn in as premier of Canada's oil-rich Alberta
- May 04, 2019

But Kenney said the government is putting national unity at risk by trying to get this bill adopted. "An action taken by an energy minister to actually stop shipment to B.C. EDMONTON _ Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has been officially sworn in as Alberta's premier. "We play by the rules, but we expect others to play by the same rules", Kenney said. (more...)
‘Chandrayaan-2 modules ready for launch in July’ ‘Chandrayaan-2 modules ready for launch in July’
- May 04, 2019

Following the setback, the ISRO grew cautious about its missions to ensure there was no failure. The mission will be carried out with the help of GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle and aims to land on the moon's south pole. The data will be sent to Earth within 15 minutes of each test. While the orbiter of the spacecraft will go around the moon, the Vikram lander will land on the lunar surface and remain stationed as a base. (more...)
NASA's InSight Lander takes images of Sunrise, Sunset on Mars NASA's InSight Lander takes images of Sunrise, Sunset on Mars
- May 04, 2019

Another camera found on the deck captured the movements of the clouds during the sunset. As the Sun is much farther from Mars than it is from Earth, it appears only about two-thirds the size when viewed from Earth, said NASA. Check out the images below for more stunning images of Mars' sunrises and sunsets taken over the past four decades. NASA's InSight lander has been sitting safely on Mars for a number of months now after landing back in late 2018, and it's already making a name for ... (more...)
Davenport officials say permanent flooding would hinder view of Mississippi River Davenport officials say permanent flooding would hinder view of Mississippi River
- May 04, 2019

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Thursday for Wayne County after this week's heavy rains left widespread flooding, the AP reports . Ahead of this historic flooding, in the midst of the heavy rains, hundreds of volunteers worked to reinforce the levees and barriers, but it wasn't enough to keep the mighty Mississippi River at bay. (more...)
Wonky black hole seen firing off plasma Wonky black hole seen firing off plasma "bullets"
- May 03, 2019

The conclusion: this black hole is spinning a little differently than the rest. With its network of 10 radio telescopes spread across the USA, the VLBA was able to home in on V404-Cygni to the scale of our solar system - in a very similar way to how astronomers recently captured the first image of a black hole's event horizon . (more...)
SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident
- May 03, 2019

The booster was originally supposed to return to Cape Canaveral, but SpaceX is still cleaning up from the April 20 accident that destroyed a crew Dragon capsule. It wasn't the first outing for that particular capsule, either. The International Space Station is seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery during separation. (more...)
NASA was sold faulty rocket parts for nearly 20 years
- May 02, 2019

He added that years of scientific work were lost because of the fraud. A new NASA investigation has now determined that the multi-million dollar failings were the result of aluminium fraudulently sold to the agency by a manufacturer called Sapa Profiles, Inc (SPI). (more...)
Gove to meet climate protesters after demonstrations in London Gove to meet climate protesters after demonstrations in London
- April 30, 2019

The group will also meet with London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday and shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Tuesday. The Welsh and Scottish governments have both declared a climate emergency, along with dozens of towns and cities, including Manchester and London . (more...)
SpaceX capsule suffers’anomaly,’ smoke SpaceX capsule suffers’anomaly,’ smoke
- April 28, 2019

NASA's independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel met Thursday at the Marshall Space Flight Center and provided updates on the extensive human spaceflight certification both of the space agency's commercial crew providers - Boeing with CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX with Crew Dragon - are undergoing. (more...)
Universe Surprises Scientists With Rapid Expansion Universe Surprises Scientists With Rapid Expansion
- April 28, 2019

To make the discovery, the team analysed light from 70 stars in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud , with a new method that allowed for capturing quick images of these stars. The latest official value of the Hubble constant is 74 kilometers per second per megaparsec. Ultimately, estimates from the earliest days of the Universe conflicts with the current readings, with the more recent data pointing to faster expansion. (more...)
JAXA confirms Hayabusa 2 blasted crater on asteroid Ryugu:The Asahi Shimbun JAXA confirms Hayabusa 2 blasted crater on asteroid Ryugu:The Asahi Shimbun
- April 28, 2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe has successfully created a man-made crater on an asteroid that altered the body's terrain in a historical first, the country's space agency said Thursday. The aim of blasting the crater on Ryugu is to throw up "fresh" material from under the asteroid's surface that could shed light on the early stages of the solar system. (more...)
Extinction Rebellion activists glue themselves to London Stock Exchange Extinction Rebellion activists glue themselves to London Stock Exchange
- April 27, 2019

The exchange, which has no trading floor, continued to function as normal. Members of Extinction Rebellion , who are demanding urgent action to tackle climate change, also said they staged a protest in the financial district of Canary Wharf by standing on top of trains on the Docklands Light Railway. (more...)
Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations
- April 27, 2019

Pedneaud-Jobin said he hopes to explore flood protection options for some communities, while also being open to helping people leave. "We have to adjust our programs to rapidly compensate people who have cleanup, renovations to do", he told reporters. (more...)
Gorillas pose for selfie with rescuers Gorillas pose for selfie with rescuers
- April 25, 2019

Mathieu Shamavu, who is one of 600 rangers at the park, shared the image on social media with the caption " another day at the office ", while a colleague posted a close-up with one particularly friendly primate . The report, however, added that being a ranger is not is not always fun - it is mainly risky work. According to Mburanumwe, they see the park rangers as their parents because the gorillas' mothers were both killed in 2007. (more...)
Colorado’s air quality is getting worse with growing population, new report says Colorado’s air quality is getting worse with growing population, new report says
- April 24, 2019

The Eugene-Springfield area is now the 38th most polluted area in the US for annual particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air " 2019 report. Similar to the 2018 report, Lincoln experienced zero unhealthy days of high ozone in this year's report. Those with the lowest pollution levels were primarily along the northern California coast, and lesser populated areas near the OR border. (more...)