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Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record
- October 12, 2019

Saturn and Jupiter , with 161 between them, account for almost 80% of these. Gallic mythology: "One in every of the newly stumbled on moons orbits within the prograde route and has an inclination strategy 36 degrees, which is equivalent to those within the Gallic group, regardless that it is worthy farther away from Saturn than some other prograde moons". (more...)
Russian rocket with two foreign satellites launched from Baikonur spaceport Russian rocket with two foreign satellites launched from Baikonur spaceport
- October 10, 2019

MEV-1 will deliver on-orbit servicing satellite life-extension through Northrop Grummans wholly-owned subsidiary SpaceLogistics LLC. The MEV-1 so-called "rescue tug" will take some 3 months to get to a position where it will itself capture Intelsat 901 and then - if all goes according to plan - replace I-901 into a conventional geostationary orbit. (more...)
Snakehead fish found in Georgia; officials say kill it immediately Snakehead fish found in Georgia; officials say kill it immediately
- October 10, 2019

If possible, take several photos of their fins, tail and those tiny razor-sharp teeth. A terrifying species - known as the snakehead fish (yes, it's as scary looking as it sounds) - has Georgia fishermen on high alert, and they've been ordered to KILL ON SIGHT! Ed Bettross a Fisheries Biologist at the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says that the species first came to the USA in the late 1990s and early 2000s. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Sticks to Story About Being Fired for Pregnancy Elizabeth Warren Sticks to Story About Being Fired for Pregnancy
- October 09, 2019

Elizabeth Warren is standing by her account of being fired from a teaching job almost 50 years ago because she was pregnant - an anecdote that she routinely recounts at campaign events but one that some conservatives charge has been embellished to make the narrative more compelling for her presidential run. (more...)
NASA’s Curiosity rover paints ancient Mars as a water-rich paradise NASA’s Curiosity rover paints ancient Mars as a water-rich paradise
- October 09, 2019

The car-sized rover is now in the process of scaling Mount Sharp, the huge landmass smack in the center of the Gale Crater . The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called " Old Soaker " may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. (more...)
2 meteor showers to peak this week: How to watch 2 meteor showers to peak this week: How to watch
- October 09, 2019

Although these Draconids are considered minor meteor showers, they can still light up the sky with hundreds of these twinkly fireballs , as opposed to the common 10 meteors per hour. You don't need any special equipment or skills to view a meteor shower . So, if you've got a home in the country side and want a little entertainment with your dinner, you know where to look. (more...)
NASA to Once Again Attempt First All-Female Spacewalk
- October 09, 2019

NASA's first all-female spacewalk includes a MI native. The spacewalk lasted 7 hours and one minute. According to NASA , veteran spacewalkers Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan exited the station's Quest airlock in their US spacesuits on Sunday, 5 PM IST for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk during which, they installed new lithium-ion batteries on Port-6 truss structure which is an attachment point of the solar arrays. (more...)
Meat Grown in Space for the First Time Ever Meat Grown in Space for the First Time Ever
- October 08, 2019

Final month, a collaboration amongst 4 firms from Israel, Russia and the US produced the primary ever "space beef steak " contained in the Worldwide House Station. Earlier, Aleph Farms successfully produced a steak strip on earth in December, which took two weeks to grow from cells. Cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka conducting the "cultivated beef steak" experiment aboard the International Space Station on September 26, 2019. (more...)
Milky Way core flared up like a lighthouse in the recent past? Milky Way core flared up like a lighthouse in the recent past?
- October 08, 2019

It's considered to be a recent event because when it happened the dinosaurs had already been wiped out for 63 million years and human ancestors were already walking on Earth . The team first described the evidence of this explosion in 2013, when they identified Sagittarius A* - a massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way around 4.2m times bigger than the sun - as the cause of the explosion. (more...)
'Oddball' found among Saturn's 20 newly-discovered moons 'Oddball' found among Saturn's 20 newly-discovered moons
- October 08, 2019

Carnegie Institute of Science astronomer Scott Sheppard and his team used the Subaru telescope in Hawaii to find the moons. The astronomers noted that each of the new moons of Saturn has a diameter of about three miles. This article was first published on DW. They're taking the same approach with this new group of moons. The newly reported satellites, confirmed by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center , were found by the same team that reported spotting 12 new ... (more...)
This female grad student made black hole image possible This female grad student made black hole image possible
- October 08, 2019

The Event Horizon Telescope is formed from data from telescopes located around the world in Hawaii, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Arizona, and the Antarctic. The Event Horizon Telescope is also described as a " virtual Earth-sized telescope". Trying to capture an image of a black hole is like trying to take a picture of an orange sitting on the surface of the moon from Earth- with your smartphone. (more...)
China Makes Historic Touchdown on Moon's Far Side China Makes Historic Touchdown on Moon's Far Side
- October 07, 2019

BEIJING, Jan. 4 ( Xinhua ) - China's lunar rover, Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, left the first ever "footprint" from a human spacecraft on the far side of the moon late at night on Thursday, after it separated from the lander smoothly. "On the whole, China's space technology still lags behind the West, but with the landing on the far side of the moon, we have raced to the front", said Hou Xiyun, a professor at Nanjing University's school of astronomy and space science. (more...)
Watch Space Station astronauts install new batteries on the ISS this weekend Watch Space Station astronauts install new batteries on the ISS this weekend
- October 07, 2019

Astronauts have been upgrading these batteries since 2017 and they're halfway done. "Oh, my goodness", Morgan said while savoring a South American sunrise as the spacewalk got underway. "You have the battery", affirmed Morgan. NASA announced Friday that the International Space Station's two women will pair up for a spacewalk later this month. (more...)
Down to Earth: Astronauts safely return after space mission Down to Earth: Astronauts safely return after space mission
- October 07, 2019

He went onboard the ISS on 25 September with two crewmates, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir . Almansoori is the first and only person from United Arab Emirates to travel in space. 3, 2019. The Expedition 60 astronauts conducted hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science, according to Nasa , including investigations into devices that mimic human organs , free-flying robots, and an instrument to measure Earth's ... (more...)
Deep space mission reveals photos of Ultima Thule 'snowman' Deep space mission reveals photos of Ultima Thule 'snowman'
- October 07, 2019

Stern said the spacecraft will resume transmitting in mid-January. These new images are a huge improvement over earlier snaps, but New Horizons is far from finished. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute suggest that Ultima Thule is 21 miles (33km) long at its longest, and it is now rotating. (more...)
8 fearless Arab women who went public with their breast cancer battles 8 fearless Arab women who went public with their breast cancer battles
- October 05, 2019

Each year, H&M partners with a different artist or group to create limited-edition T-shirts in support of Rethink Breast Cancer, and this year is no different. "I want men and women to be aware - if you detect the cancer early you can have a low mortality rate and live a normal life, Knowles said ". My mother's sister died of breast cancer, my mother's sister's two and only daughters died of breast cancer and my sister-in-law died in March of breast cancer with three kids - a nine, 11- and a ... (more...)
Chandrayaan-2 completes fourth lunar orbit manoeuvre Chandrayaan-2 completes fourth lunar orbit manoeuvre
- October 04, 2019

ISRO mentioned in its statement , "The Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter at 1315 Hrs IST today (September 02, 2019)". The exact landing site free of hazards would be decided based on pictures of the area captured and sent back by Vikram's onboard camera. But now the orbiter and the rover-lander will be controlled separately, making it the first time that the system on-board the indigenously developed lander will operate on its own. (more...)
NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds
- October 04, 2019

It did not produce its first rumbling until this past April , and this first quake turned out to be an odd duck. NASA's InSight lander has detected more than 100 vibrations on Mars to date, 21 of which are strongly considered to be marsquakes , according to a release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Tuesday. (more...)
Airbnb has organised a rock concert... for great white sharks Airbnb has organised a rock concert... for great white sharks
- October 04, 2019

Paul Stanley, singer and guitarist for the band, told The Associated Press he "was a little taken aback by it, but they explained that sharks are attracted to low frequencies and so they're attracted to rock "n" roll". The Nov. 18 event will be held in the Indian ocean off Port Lincoln in south Australia. "I'm not sure how much of us the sharks can take", Stanley added. (more...)
Astronauts Are Leaving the International Space Station Astronauts Are Leaving the International Space Station
- October 03, 2019

From there, Hague will board a NASA plane to return to Houston, while Almansoori and Ovchinin will go back to their training base in Star City, Russia. The Russians sold 10 past Soyuz seats to nine wealthy "space tourists" - one flew twice - under the SFP program. But Almansoori, a veteran jet fighter pilot, was the first since 2009. (more...)