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Chinese craft lands on 'dark' side of moon Chinese craft lands on 'dark' side of moon
- December 09, 2019

Finally, at noon, the nation's state-owned television network CCTV announced in a 40-second segment at the top of the news that the Chang'e-4 had made its historic touchdown. The area where the probe has landed faces away from earth, meaning it is free from radio frequencies. It is known as the far side because only the near side of the Moon can be seen from Earth, as the Moon takes the same time to spin on its axis as it takes to complete one full orbit. (more...)
China exports fall again as USA trade war continues China exports fall again as USA trade war continues
- December 09, 2019

China's trade surplus with the U.S. fell about 30 percent to over 24.6 billion dollars. Beijing and Washington continue to negotiate for a phase one trade deal aimed at de-escalating a trade dispute that has roiled global markets and stoked worries about a global recession. (more...)
SpaceX delivers ‘mighty mice,’ worms, robot to space station SpaceX delivers ‘mighty mice,’ worms, robot to space station
- December 08, 2019

Air Force . The U.S. space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft on Thursday, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS ). If the tests are going well, the muscle and bone loss can be combated both on Earth and space. Also, if this study could lead to a conclusion and a solution, it could apply on Earth for people with weakening medical conditions. (more...)
China prepares to launch three artificial moons in space by 2022 China prepares to launch three artificial moons in space by 2022
- December 08, 2019

However, the exact details of the spacecraft, the launch date and how the artificial moon would be maintained were not revealed. Now, the southwestern city of Chengdu hopes to launch an illumination satellite functioning as an artificial moon by 2020. (more...)
SpaceX Launches Mission for NASA SpaceX Launches Mission for NASA
- December 08, 2019

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch a critical launch escape system test for its Crew Dragon spaceship to no earlier than January 4, NASA announced Friday (Dec. Studying flames in microgravity gives researchers a better look at the underlying physics and basic principles of combustion by removing gravity from the equation. (more...)
World's first pig-monkey hybrids created by scientists in Chinese laboratory World's first pig-monkey hybrids created by scientists in Chinese laboratory
- December 08, 2019

In a world first, researchers have been able to produce pork-ape hybrids in a Chinese laboratory, a media report reported. The five day old piglet embryos - thousands of them, remember? - were injected with monkey stem cells that had been modified to contain a fluorescent protein. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches Arabsat 6A
- December 07, 2019

Last night, around 11.51pm United Kingdom time, SpaceX founder Elon Musk , 47, confirmed the two side boosters landed at Cape Canaveral . When did SpaceX launch the Falcon rocket? The rocket is composed of three Modified Falcon 9 booster stages, sporting a total of 27 powerful Merlin engines. (more...)
Solar probe unlocks the secrets of the sun's corona Solar probe unlocks the secrets of the sun's corona
- December 06, 2019

The information from the probe, printed in the journal Nature , affords clues to prolonged-standing mysteries, alongside side why the Sun's ambiance, in most cases referred to as the corona, is a whole lot of times hotter than its ground, as properly because the particular origins of the photo voltaic wind. (more...)
SpaceX Launches CRS-19 Resupply Mission to Space Station SpaceX Launches CRS-19 Resupply Mission to Space Station
- December 06, 2019

The mice , from the non-profit Jackson Laboratory in ME, have genes manipulated to improve their muscle growth. Some curious experiments leading to supply the ISS on this mission. The Falcon 9 rocket came less than an hour from launching Wednesday. The microgravity environment on board the space station provides a place where physical and biological phenomena are not bogged down by the gravitational attraction of the Earth, so conducting experiments in space can give scientists a ... (more...)
Evaporating Neptune-like giant exoplanet found orbiting dying star Evaporating Neptune-like giant exoplanet found orbiting dying star
- December 05, 2019

All along the way, energetic photons from the star are peeling off the planet's atmosphere and some of that gas is getting pulled into the swirling disc that initially made the star system jump out at astronomers. During this phase of its existence the star will shine 2,000 times brighter than it does today, and will grow so massive that it could consume Mercury, Venus and Earth . (more...)
NASA locates India's Vikram lunar lander NASA locates India's Vikram lunar lander
- December 05, 2019

It added that a person named Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of debris with the first piece found about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site. However, "ISRO will not refute the claims made by the NASA ", he said, speaking to media on the sidelines of the sixth convocation of the Central university of Rajasthan in Ajmer on Tuesday. (more...)
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Reveals NASA's Parker Solar Probe Reveals "New And Surprising" Solar Mystery
- December 05, 2019

The Parker Solar Probe is a specially crafted vessel created to operate in close proximity to the Sun. In four papers published December 4 in Nature , researchers describe unusual space phenomena and a flood of new data that will help us understand everything from the nature of stars to improving our forecasting of solar storms that can affect electronics on Earth. (more...)
WMO urges urgent climate action as 2019 ends warmest decade on record WMO urges urgent climate action as 2019 ends warmest decade on record
- December 05, 2019

Oceans absorb 90 per cent of additional heat in the atmosphere and they continued to heat up at near-record levels this year, from a historic record in 2018. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change previous year outlined how vital it is for mankind to aim for a safer cap of 1.5 C - ideally by slashing emissions of greenhouse gases and retooling the global economy toward renewable energy. (more...)
Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019 Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019
- December 05, 2019

The data comes as the COP25 climate summit continues in Madrid amid a growing sense of crisis. Last week, a bleak report from the U.N. Environment Program detailed how off-target the world remains in its collective goal of limiting the Earth's warming. (more...)
Huawei moving USA research centre to Canada Huawei moving USA research centre to Canada
- December 05, 2019

Huawei plans to build a manufacturing facility in Europe to make the next-generation mobile networking technology in a bid to allay of fears of the company facilitating state-sponsored cyber espionage, the founder said. "It's obviously political interference from the U.S.", Ren said. "There's Chinese companies looking to do investment here, and there's Canadian companies looking to do business in China". (more...)
Arabsat 6A Satellite launched Arabsat 6A Satellite launched
- December 05, 2019

What is all the more awesome about this engineering effort, however, is that the world's largest rocket does not just launch into space. Much of the focus this year is on the first flight with humans on board: SpaceX and Boeing Co. "Three for three boosters today on Falcon Heavy, what an unbelievable accomplishment". The side boosters from yesterday's launch are slated to be reused for that mission. (more...)
Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule to the ISS live Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule to the ISS live
- December 05, 2019

The "hotel" will be launched aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as part of its commercial resupply mission. RELL will detect leaks and gases like ammonia. The robotic tools are on board the station right now. Eastern Time from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. After its launch, the RiTS will be installed via a spacewalk by astronauts, and it will then stay on the outside of the station. (more...)
SpaceX delays space station delivery due to high wind
- December 04, 2019

The leak detectors have mass spectrometers that can find leaks from the space station, NASA officials said. Keeping RELL inside the station takes up space that could be used for other scientific hardware and experiments. Once the Dragon is captured, mission control in Houston will send commands to the station's giant arm to rotate and place it on the bottom of the space station's Harmony port. (more...)
WMO: 2019 rounds off a bleak decade for the climate WMO: 2019 rounds off a bleak decade for the climate
- December 03, 2019

The report mentioned greater than 10 million individuals have been internally displaced within the first half of 2019 - seven million instantly resulting from excessive climate occasions akin to storms, flooding and drought. WMO warned that the oceans are paying a heavy price for global warming as they absorb heat and carbon dioxide. Ocean heat is at record levels, there have been widespread marine heatwaves and sea water is increasingly acidic, damaging wildlife. (more...)
Playing sounds of healthy reefs can pull fish towards degrading corals Playing sounds of healthy reefs can pull fish towards degrading corals
- December 03, 2019

In a bid to revive this delicate ecosystem, scientists from the United Kingdom and Australia conducted a study that involved using speakers underwater near damaged coral reefs to make them sound healthy and attract fish, potentially kick-starting the natural recovery process of coral reefs and their dependent life forms. (more...)