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Gov't puts pressure on public companies to return loans Gov't puts pressure on public companies to return loans
- April 23, 2020

But the measure also includes billions to expand coronavirus testing and help keep states and hospitals afloat amid the pandemic. "Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program has already been exhausted and additional relief is essential to keeping employees of small retailers on the payroll and contributing to the economy until we can get through this challenge", NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said in a statement. (more...)
Ontario COVID-19 deaths up 37 as 510 new positive cases reported Ontario COVID-19 deaths up 37 as 510 new positive cases reported
- April 23, 2020

In fact, the province reported there were 63 deaths of residents in long-term care homes yesterday, which is higher than the total deaths reported for the province for yesterday. Data is self-reported by long-term care homes to the ministry. "By no means are we going to have the May 24 weekend to open things up". Models recently released by the province also suggested that Ontario has reached its peak in the pandemic. (more...)
Watch World's Oldest Meteor Shower Tonight Watch World's Oldest Meteor Shower Tonight
- April 23, 2020

The meteor shower comes from Comet Thatcher that orbits the sun every 415 years. During its peak, which is expected to begin on April 22, sky gazers can expect to see up to 18 meteors per hour. The meteors have been shown to originate from that constellation, more specifically near its brightest star , Vera. It is a welcome sight after a major meteorological drought of several months. (more...)
'Tom and Jerry' director Gene Deitch, 95, dies in Prague 'Tom and Jerry' director Gene Deitch, 95, dies in Prague
- April 23, 2020

Petr confirmed the news to The Associated Press where he explained that the star died "unexpectedly". He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1942. He co-produced "Sydney's Family Tree, ' which was nominated for Academy Awards and created the 'Tom Terrific " series, which was presented as part of the Captain Kangaroo children's television show. (more...)
Musk says SpaceX is 'fixing' brightness from satellites Musk says SpaceX is 'fixing' brightness from satellites
- April 23, 2020

Also, a recent European Southern Observatory study found that these mega-constellations such as Starlink will "severely" affect observations taken by the astronomical observatory Rubin Observatory in Chile. According to astronomers, the visibility of the satellites now is less of a problem for them than it will be as the constellation grows and becomes operational. (more...)
Lyrid meteor shower to light up Irish skies tonight
- April 22, 2020

The annual Lyrid meteor shower officially started up last Thursday and will be visible until Saturday, April 25. "The Lyrids appear to come from the vicinity of one of the brightest stars in the night sky - Vega ", NASA officials said in a statement . (more...)
The interstellar gate cycle 2I / Borisov is no ordinary comet The interstellar gate cycle 2I / Borisov is no ordinary comet
- April 22, 2020

The gas, which came out of 2I / Borisov , contained large amounts of carbon monoxide - far more than the comets formed in our solar system - indicating that the target had high concentrations of carbon monoxide ice, the researchers said on Monday. (more...)
Upgraded LIGO hears new tones in the gravitational wave song
- April 22, 2020

While scientists were reviewing data from a black hole mergers a year ago, they encountered a black hole collision signal that was not similar to the signals obtained to date. AEI researchers contributed to detecting and analyzing GW190412. In a major discovery, scientists have succeeded in detecting rare crash of two mismatched black holes for the first time ever. (more...)
Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks Tuesday night through Wednesday morning Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks Tuesday night through Wednesday morning
- April 22, 2020

Particles passing Earth hit the upper atmosphere at around 109,600 miles per hour, which is a slower speed than other annual meteor showers. Some experts think there could be an outburst this year, with more visible meteors than usual. Finding Vega should be easy - it's one of the brightest stars, even in light-polluted areas. Lyrid meteors are pieces of Comet Thatcher , a comet that orbits the sun about once every 415 years. (more...)
Three Astronauts Will Arrive At the Space Station This Thursday Three Astronauts Will Arrive At the Space Station This Thursday
- April 22, 2020

Every single astronaut will be staying in their private crew quarters, which are located at Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers for NASA , and Baikonur for Roscosmos . "This includes cleaning of surfaces, social distancing, emphasizing hand hygiene, encouraging NASA team members who are sick to stay home, and limiting contact with the crew members". (more...)
Unique Solar System Captures the Attention of Astronomers with its Exoplanets Unique Solar System Captures the Attention of Astronomers with its Exoplanets
- April 22, 2020

This can be seen in Pluto and Neptune in our solar system. Who says that only our own solar system can offer incredible sights and regions to explore? Orbital resonance happens when the orbits of two bodies are closely linked, as the two orbiting bodies exert gravitational influence on each other. (more...)
In the Universe, scientists have found a In the Universe, scientists have found a "live" twin Earth
- April 22, 2020

Kepler-1649c was discovered hidden away in data collected from the Kepler space telescope two years after it was retired by NASA and in seven-year-old observations. But there is no other exoplanet that is considered to be closer to Earth in both of these values that also lies in the habitable zone of its system. (more...)
Interstellar gatecrasher 2I/Borisov is no ordinary comet Interstellar gatecrasher 2I/Borisov is no ordinary comet
- April 21, 2020

As the more volatile carbon monoxide evaporates or outgases, it may appear more abundant than other cometary gases. Researchers aimed the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA ) towards this comet to study it. This region can be compared to the cold region of icy bodies beyond Neptune, called the Kuiper Belt. This comet from another star system is currently visiting our own, and now Hubble has taken the valuable opportunity to study its chemical makeup. (more...)
Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week: Here's how to watch Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week: Here's how to watch
- April 21, 2020

Astronomers recommend stepping outside between midnight and dawn, and as long as skies are clear, all are invited to witness the spectacle with their own eyes, as no equipment is required for viewing. . Because of the phase of the moon this year, Mainers should have a much better opportunity to see the shower than they did back in 2019 when the moon was brighter and hid lots of the burning debris. (more...)
'Tom and Jerry' animator Gene Deitch dies at 95
- April 20, 2020

For the classic Captain Kangaroo television series, Deitch adapted his Tom Terrific comic strip into a series of animated shorts under the Terrytoons banner. Earlier, he had created the " Tom Terrific " series, while the " Sidney's Family Tree ", which he co-produced was nominated for an Academy Award in 1958. (more...)
Space station crew members return to Earth and find a 'different planet' Space station crew members return to Earth and find a 'different planet'
- April 20, 2020

Instead, Mr Skripochka will fly from the Baikonur cosmodrome used to launch missions to the ISS while the Nasa duo will take off in a plane from the steppe city of Kyzlorda after a drive of several hours. If all goes as planned, the mission will be the final test flight for the Crew Dragon before NASA certifies the craft for the agency's Commercial Crew Program, a public-private initiative for regular manned flights to the space station. (more...)
EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up toxic air EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up toxic air
- April 19, 2020

But most utilities have urged the EPA to leave intact a rule they once opposed. "Thanks to these vital clean air protections, we all have less poison in the air we breathe and the food we eat", Krupp said in a statement . But the agency was expected to whittle down the health benefits that regulators can consider in crafting rules, thus challenging the underlying basis for the 2011 Obama administration rule and others like it in the future. (more...)
Officials in northern Saskatchewan link COVID-19 cases with travel to Alberta
- April 19, 2020

Now, 12 people connected to the camp north of Fort McMurray have tested positive for COVID-19, said Interior Health , which prompted Saturday's information bulletin. Anyone self-isolating should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills, diminished sense of smell, body aches, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. (more...)
Russia carried out anti-satellite missile test Russia carried out anti-satellite missile test
- April 19, 2020

Meadowland is expected to be ready by 2021, and Space Force expects to get its hands on four of the systems by late 2022, with as many as 28 more expected to be purchased between 2023 and 2027. In a statement to Bloomberg, the Air Force indicated that jamming using these systems could prevent the enemy from accomplishing "command and control, early warning and propaganda" across "multiple frequency bands". (more...)
SpaceX Will Carry Its First Humans to The Space Station Next Month SpaceX Will Carry Its First Humans to The Space Station Next Month
- April 19, 2020

The other company is Boeing , which is developing its own Starliner spacecraft but hasn't launched a crewed mission yet. What's more, given the coronavirus pandemic, half a month appears to be a minor misfortune. Behnken will be the joint operations commander for the mission, responsible for activities such as rendezvous, docking and undocking, as well as Demo-2 activities while the spacecraft is docked to the ISS. (more...)