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Astronomers find strongest evidence yet of a hidden black hole Astronomers find strongest evidence yet of a hidden black hole
- April 02, 2020

The giant beast was hidden until now, but astronomers have done a commendable job in finding the planet killer. It is said to be a bigger than a black hole but smaller than a supermassive black hole which is at the center of galaxies. A remarkable event has been observed in the form of a tidal disruption as the black hole exerts a powerful gravitational pull over a star. Lin and his associates brushed via the XMM-Newton information archive, browsing thousands of hundreds of observations to ... (more...)
NASA to launch new mission to study causes of Giant Storm Particles
- April 02, 2020

Now, the mission has been awarded $62.6 million by the space agency and is expected to be launched after July 2023. Understanding how such storms affect interplanetary space can help protect spacecraft and astronauts. Astronauts traveling outside the Earth's protective magnetic fields could be exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, satellites and deep-space probes can be damaged by energetic particles, and they can even knock out power grids on the Earth's surface. (more...)
Harry Potter At Home Brings Hogwarts Magic To You Harry Potter At Home Brings Hogwarts Magic To You
- April 02, 2020

They can do so "on their own, or reading and listening" with an adult. "Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we're on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I'm delighted to launch http: //harrypotterathome .com", Rowling, 54, wrote on Twitter . (more...)
Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link' Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'
- April 02, 2020

Dr Lin and his colleagues plan to continue to investigate. How do IMBHs themselves form? Should we favor dense star clusters to find them? Once found, the X-ray glow from the shredded star allowed astronomers to estimate the black hole's mass. (more...)
Astronaut urine could be used to build bases on the moon Astronaut urine could be used to build bases on the moon
- April 01, 2020

Regardless of what scientists come up with, the future space explorers and settlers will be the heralds of recycling and make Mother Earth proud that they would be doing their new moon and/or the planet an excellent service by taking care of the environment. (more...)
NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch
- April 01, 2020

Perseverance, the American space agency's next rover for the Red Planet, has been fitted with three special silicon chips. Last year, NASA launched its campaign "Send your name to Mars ", in which anyone could inscribe his name on Board the spacecraft. (more...)
A rare Pink Supermoon will be visible in the sky in April A rare Pink Supermoon will be visible in the sky in April
- April 01, 2020

So the difference may not be noticeable to the vast majority of observers. Itll be visible after sunset, and it will reach peak illumination at 10:35 p.m., EDT, according to the Farmers Almanac . Stock image of a supermoon and jet. April's supermoon is the biggest and brightest of 2020. However, although it might hold the name "pink", the moon won't be as you'd expect. (more...)
Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards
- April 01, 2020

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of US vehicle emissions standards adopted under his predecessor Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 - far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded rules. (more...)
Australia announces stricter isolation rules as Coronavirus cases reaches 3,300 Australia announces stricter isolation rules as Coronavirus cases reaches 3,300
- April 01, 2020

Nineteen people have died due to coronavirus in Australia , while 4,558 others have tested positive for the deadly infection since its outbreak. New South Wales and Victoria will fine people between A$1,000 (S$875) and A$1,600 for breaching the rules. (more...)
CFIB statement on details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy CFIB statement on details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
- March 31, 2020

As part of this, hundreds of ventilators are now in production and the government has ordered millions of supplies in anticipation of a surge of patients at Canadian hospitals. Full details of the sanctions on companies that misuse of the program have not been released. Trudeau also issued a warning to businesses. "We want to provide relief for these important entities who are still open under hard circumstances, and are helping to help bring Canadians home". (more...)
NASA Prepares Powerful Xenon Thruster for Asteroid Redirection Mission - SciTechDaily NASA Prepares Powerful Xenon Thruster for Asteroid Redirection Mission - SciTechDaily
- March 31, 2020

DART is powered by NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial (NEXT-C ), a powerful ion engine that is now being tested for the mission. This project uses the kinetic force to avert a space rock that could possibly strike the planet. NASA plans to begin testing the machine as part of its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) on July 22, 2021, Universe Today reported. A large asteroid named 52768 (1998 OR2), almost the size of Mount Everest, was detected moving rapidly toward Earth ... (more...)
As new virus spreads, Israel issues travel warning for Wuhan, China As new virus spreads, Israel issues travel warning for Wuhan, China
- March 31, 2020

BEIJING, Jan 25 (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping said China was facing a "grave situation" as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42, overshadowing Lunar New Year celebrations that began on Saturday. The flight departs Wuhan on Tuesday for San Francisco, it said in an email to Americans in China, while warning of "extremely limited" capacity for private citizens. (more...)
NASA selects SpaceX to supply agency's planned lunar space station NASA selects SpaceX to supply agency's planned lunar space station
- March 30, 2020

The unmanned Dragon XL does not have provisions for returning cargo to Earth, but it is larger than the current spacecraft - and because it will be protected by a payload shroud at launch, it can carry experiments and other materials on its hull. (more...)
China Gives the Green Light for Human Trials of Potential Coronavirus Vaccine China Gives the Green Light for Human Trials of Potential Coronavirus Vaccine
- March 29, 2020

According to the NIH, the open-label trial will enrol 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years over approximately six weeks. This is the first human trial for the virus that has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. The visits include an initial screening, two vaccinations, and eight follow-ups. Kaiser Permanente stresses that the research is in its very early stages and these trials are not meant to test the vaccine's effectiveness, but rather to study its safety and how ... (more...)
Dragon XL revealed as NASA ties SpaceX to Lunar Gateway supply contract
- March 29, 2020

The Dragon XL spacecraft is based on the legacy of SpaceX's unpilote Dragon cargo ship, which now delivers deliveries to the global space station, and the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft, created to transport astronauts to and from the outpost beginning later this year. (more...)
Katherine Johnson NASA Mathematician Dies at 101 Katherine Johnson NASA Mathematician Dies at 101
- March 29, 2020

In 1952, a family member told her that the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics' ( NASA's predecessor) Langley laboratory was hiring for its all-black computing section. Johnson helped NASA calculate trajectories for the first US space missions. When West Virginia made a decision to integrate its graduate schools in 1939, West Virginia State's president, Dr. (more...)
Ozone layer is healing finds India origin scintist Ozone layer is healing finds India origin scintist
- March 28, 2020

Its healing is largely thanks to the Montreal Protocol agreed internationally in 1987, which banned the production of ozone-depleting substances. Consequently, the Montreal Protocol is showing that global action is the only way to solve a problem. (more...)
Researchers Reveal That Antarctic Ice Shelves Limit Glacier Melt Researchers Reveal That Antarctic Ice Shelves Limit Glacier Melt
- March 28, 2020

Scientists have just found a new vulnerability in the Antarctic ice sheet, in a region where there appears to be a climatic change towards warm and has the potential to raise the levels of the sea by almost five feet over a long term. The eastern aspect of Denman Glacier is protected against retreat by a subglacial ridge, however, the western aspect has a steep trough and mattress slope that might contribute to accelerated retreat, she mentioned. (more...)
EPA to step back from enforcing environmental laws during outbreak EPA to step back from enforcing environmental laws during outbreak
- March 27, 2020

It added that the EPA will now "focus its resources largely on situations that may create an acute risk or imminent threat to public health or the environment". The air pollution that industrial plants will not have to monitor damages the respiratory system, which is especially unsafe for already at-risk populations who may also become infected with Covid-19, which attacks the lungs. (more...)
US Space Force launches first mission despite coronavirus US Space Force launches first mission despite coronavirus
- March 27, 2020

Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force. This is the first-ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the US armed forces dedicated to the defense and protection of America's strategic assets in space. According to Lockheed Martin, the satellite will provide " vastly improved global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms ". (more...)