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SpaceX rocket launches 2nd batch of 60 internet satellites into space SpaceX rocket launches 2nd batch of 60 internet satellites into space
- December 15, 2019

SpaceX has launched 60 satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in the latest step for the company's ambitious high-speed internet project. SpaceX's first two Starlink launches are for a constellation that could grow to 12,000 satellites , though the company's recent filings with the International Telecommunication Union request spectrum for an additional 30,000 satellites . (more...)
Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk
- December 15, 2019

Then, they exited the airlock. You'll be able to tell who's who by checking their suits and camera numbers: Koch's suit will have red stripes, and she will be using a helmet camera with the number 18. Meir tweeted about preparing for the walk. "Many of us are looking forward to it just being normal." The two were working to replace a faulty battery charge/discharge unit, known as a BCDU. (more...)
Cyclone size of Texas discovered on Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission Cyclone size of Texas discovered on Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission
- December 14, 2019

This infrared image, captured by Juno's JIRAM instrument on November 4, 2019, shows a new, smaller cyclone (lower right of the image) in the cluster around Jupiter's south pole . Wind speeds of the brand new cyclone common 225 miles per hour (362kph) matching the depth, if not the dimensions, of its siblings. Inside Jupiter's shadow, Juno would face temperatures far colder than it was tested to withstand, which strains its batteries past the point of recovery. (more...)
Choking smoke blankets Sydney as wildfire danger mounts Choking smoke blankets Sydney as wildfire danger mounts
- December 14, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there were 111 aircraft ready to join firefighting efforts if needed. However, some conservative lawmakers from within the ruling Liberal-National Coalition have broken ranks with the government's position. (more...)
Blue Origin approaches human spaceflight with the 12th launch of New Shepard Blue Origin approaches human spaceflight with the 12th launch of New Shepard
- December 13, 2019

Instead it partnered up Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, to jointly develop a lunar landing system for the space agency capable of taking humans to and from the Moon's surface. In August, Bezos said the club had received thousands of postcards from 22 countries, "and more come in every day". Once Blue Origin is fully operational, it will fly passengers to the edge of space to experience free-fall and to look down on the Earth . (more...)
How you can watch the best meteor shower of the year How you can watch the best meteor shower of the year
- December 12, 2019

A camera on board the NASA Parker Solar Probe has captured footage of the asteroid responsible for the Geminid meteor shower . Dry, clear air will help a lot with the lunar glare, but it will be hard to achieve maximum rates of 50 Geminids/hour even at the best sites. (more...)
Mars 2020: Mars Will Soon Have Two Roaming Rovers Again Mars 2020: Mars Will Soon Have Two Roaming Rovers Again
- December 12, 2019

Although the spacecraft (NASA) is now focused on landing on the moon, they have not ignored the red planet and are constantly looking for water bodies and other factors that can help people to improve on the red planet . According to the information provided by the sources, the map highlights a region knows as "Arcadia Planitia" and this is the region where the red planet is supposedly hiding shallow ice deposits that could possibly supply valuable water resources to the future astronauts ... (more...)
December ‘cold’ full moon is the decade’s last
- December 12, 2019

The full moon reaches its peak on 12th December at 12:12. In case you haven't been keeping up with the skies, the full moon of each month has its own special moniker: In January we celebrated the " blood moon , " and in chilly February we had a " snow moon ". (more...)
Don't miss the final full moon of the decade Don't miss the final full moon of the decade
- December 12, 2019

According to WMUR , there will be multiple events to check out this week including the rise of the decade's final full moon , viewings of not one, but two planets and a possible meteor shower! What's the spiritual meaning of the full Cold Moon? If there are clear skies, the full moon will be bright and appear much larger than it really is, ABC 7 noted . (more...)
Greta Thunberg named Time ‘Person of the Year’ for 2019 Greta Thunberg named Time ‘Person of the Year’ for 2019
- December 11, 2019

Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg opened the conversation at United Nations climate talks in Madrid. Delegates in Madrid are wrangling over how to implement a 2015 agreement in Paris to avert potentially catastrophic global warming - but the 16-year-old Swede admonished their approach. (more...)
A black moon is coming Wednesday night. Here’s what that means A black moon is coming Wednesday night. Here’s what that means
- December 11, 2019

Eastern Daylight Time (with plus or minus time deviation depending on where you live on the US east coast). A new study spearheaded by Earth scientists at the University of Cologne's Institute of Geology and Mineralogy has constrained the age of the Moon to approximately 50 million years after the formation of the solar system. (more...)
Moment World's Largest Rocket Fuel Tank Explodes during NASA Test
- December 11, 2019

The new core stage for the rocket will now head to Stennis Space Center in MS to be tested before being shipped off to Kennedy Space Center ahead of next year's launch. Bridenstine said some parts of the mission can be fulfilled even without additional appropriations, but that's not what NASA would prefer. "The moon may be a stepping off point for deep space", said Morhard. (more...)
Greenland is melting seven times faster than it was 20 years ago Greenland is melting seven times faster than it was 20 years ago
- December 11, 2019

The survey data, recorded by 11 different satellites, allowed researchers to track the ice sheet's changing volume, flow and gravity between 1992 and 2018. The report is the latest in a litany of warnings about the threat posed to the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets from global warming. The midnight sun casts a golden glow on an iceberg and its reflection in Disko Bay, Greenland. (more...)
Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station
- December 10, 2019

The capsule holds three tons (2,720 kilograms) of providers, together with forty mice for a bone and muscle experiment. Eight of them are genetically engineered with twice the normal muscle mass - and so are considered "mighty mice". Named Cimon, the robot can sense an astronaut's emotions. Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut now residing on board the International Space Station, registered his ballot in Tuesday's presidential elections, according to a Tumblr article by NASA. (more...)
Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of spacesuit in right size Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of spacesuit in right size
- December 10, 2019

Nasa said the two female astronauts had prepared to continue work outside the International Space Station installing lithium-ion batteries for the space station's solar arrays. In fact, McClain said on Twitter earlier this month that she had already grown 2 inches in the few months she's been on the ISS. Ms Dean said: 'Two upper parts in each of the three spacesuit sizes are available at the ISS: medium, large, extra large. (more...)
Core Stage Of Next Moon Rocket Now Ready Says NASA
- December 10, 2019

The test version of the SLS rocket's liquid hydrogen tank was taken to its limits as it endured more than 260% of the expected flight load. The core stage is being assembled at Michoud and will be tested at Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. (more...)
Monkeys implanted with HUMAN BRAIN genes - with SHOCKING results Monkeys implanted with HUMAN BRAIN genes - with SHOCKING results
- December 10, 2019

He eventually grew more and more uncomfortable with the generation of transgenic monkeys, "or even worse, transgenic apes ", for studying brain development. "In this vile study, female monkeys were cut open and artificially fertilized - and many pregnancies failed", said PETA UK's Anna Van Der Zalm. "When infants survived, some were removed from their mothers shortly after birth, devastating those loving mothers". (more...)
#1 LSU will face Oklahoma in Peach Bowl #1 LSU will face Oklahoma in Peach Bowl
- December 10, 2019

No. 1 LSU (13-0) will play No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) in the Peach Bowl and No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) will meet No. 3 Clemson (13-0) in the Fiesta Bowl on December 28. That's the fifth-longest streak in the nation behind Alabama (195 consecutive weeks), Ohio State (130), Clemson (84), and Oklahoma (59). No. 2 LSU handled No. (more...)
In Final College Football Playoff Rankings Of 2019 Season
- December 09, 2019

The two semifinals will be held on December 28, with the Fiesta Bowl held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and the Peach Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It's a pretty good day for Isaiah Simmons . The only nitpick: Clemson's quality of competition. Clemson faced little resistance in the ACC, its only game against a team in the final CFP rankings coming against Virginia in the conference title game. (more...)
'Slippery slope' World's oceans losing oxygen at alarming rate, says study 'Slippery slope' World's oceans losing oxygen at alarming rate, says study
- December 09, 2019

The report is based on data on ocean water quality collected since the late 1950s. Minna Epps from IUCN told the media that they had earlier known about the phenomenon of de-oxygenation but were not aware of linkages to climate change . (more...)