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Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act
- April 27, 2020

At issue, therefore, was whether the pollutants' migration through groundwater to the ocean constituted a discharge of a pollutant to a navigable water requiring a Clean Water Act permit. "We are glad the Court has recognized the importance of protecting clean water for all Americans". He proposed a seven-factor test, and said it will evolve through EPA regulations and lower court decisions. (more...)
China announces name of Mars mission to take place in China announces name of Mars mission to take place in "coming months"
- April 27, 2020

Astronomers all over the world joining forces for space exploration is a wonderful thing, as humanity needs to travel deep into the unknown as much as possible. China was late for the space race - it didn't send its first satellite into space until 1970, shortly after the United States put the first man on the moon . (more...)
Russian Progress cargo ship delivers supplies to space station
- April 27, 2020

The Soyuz 2.1a propellant on the unmanned supply ship came to life at 9:51 p.m. ET (6:51 a.m. Saturday local time), propelling the rocket to the sky directly in the space station's orbit plane. Launching from Baikonur's Site 31, the same facility and pad which was used just two weeks prior for the launch of the Expedition 63 crew (NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner), the Soyuz booster was named the "Victory Rocket" by Roscosmos. (more...)
NASA reveals stunning 'Cosmic Reef' blasting to life in nearby galaxy NASA reveals stunning 'Cosmic Reef' blasting to life in nearby galaxy
- April 26, 2020

As it does every year on the telescope's birthday, the Hubble team released a newly acquired image to show off its capabilities. Through its years of service, Hubble has sent "stunning insights about the universe, from nearby planets to the farthest galaxies " says Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for science at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. (more...)
At least 18 killed, several injured in DRC's Virunga Park
- April 26, 2020

According to the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature ( ICCN ), civilians were the target of the attack, not the rangers. Though no group claimed responsibility for the attack, local civil society leader Jonas Pandasi said the Rwandan Hutu militia FDLR, which is active in the region, was behind the attack. (more...)
Hubble Space Telescope yields 1.4 mn observations in 3 decades Hubble Space Telescope yields 1.4 mn observations in 3 decades
- April 26, 2020

It's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, is expected to be launched next year, also will concentrate in the infrared wavelength, permitting it to peer into a few of the faintest, most remote recesses of the world. According to NASA, NGC 2014 is made up of many bright stars that are much more massive than our sun, and NGC 2020 is made up of a single, big star that is about 200,000 times brighter than our sun. (more...)
Asteroid ‘wearing a face mask’ is headed for an Earth flyby Asteroid ‘wearing a face mask’ is headed for an Earth flyby
- April 26, 2020

The National Science Foundation facility, which is managed by the University of Central Florida, has a team of experts who monitors near-Earth asteroids. The Arecibo researchers aren't the only ones keeping an eye on 1998 OR2. At the same time, observations with optical telescopes show that this large asteroid rotates around itself in 4.1 hours. (more...)
Stargazers watch peak of Lyrid meteor shower Stargazers watch peak of Lyrid meteor shower
- April 25, 2020

Chairman of the Cyprus Astrological Company, Chrysanthos Fakas, said the shower will be visible throughout Cyprus as we will have a new moon in the next few days, therefore the sky will be moonless, making the Lyrid Meteor Shower more visible. (more...)
Browns trade No. 41 pick to the Colts for 2 picks Browns trade No. 41 pick to the Colts for 2 picks
- April 25, 2020

After redshirting in 2015, he started five games, hauling in three receptions for 10 yards, and then started six of the first seven games the following season - catching six passes for 46 yards and a touchdown - before suffering a season-ending injury. (more...)
NASA’s Has A New Moon Map For Help Of Astronauts
- April 25, 2020

Scientists from the U.S. Geological survey in cooperation with NASA and the Lunar and planetary Institute has created the first comprehensive geological map of the entire surface of the moon . To create the new digital map, scientists used information from six Apollo-era regional maps along with updated information from recent satellite missions to the moon. (more...)
NASA Tracking Building-Sized Asteroid Approaching Earth
- April 25, 2020

According to the agency, this asteroid is now cruising across the Solar System towards Earth at an average speed of nearly 12,000 miles per hour. NASA's Asteroid Watch also reassured people that the "Asteroid 1998 OR2 will safely pass by Earth at a distance of 3.9 million miles/6.2 million km on April 29". (more...)
USA blasts China at Southeast Asian meeting on coronavirus USA blasts China at Southeast Asian meeting on coronavirus
- April 25, 2020

The tabloid, which launched in the U.S.in 2013, is controlled by China's Communist Party. China at first closely guarded information of the virus and detained whistleblowers. "This issue of transparency is important not only as a historical matter to understand what happened back in November and December and January, but it's important even today", Pompeo said. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida
- April 24, 2020

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 carrying 60 new Starlink satellites to low orbit and marking its 84th flight - more than any other now operating rocket in the U.S. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is launching another round of Starlink satellites into space. Each satellite weighs about 260 kilograms and features a compact, flat-panel design that minimizes volume, allowing for a dense launch stack to take full advantage of the launch capabilities of the Falcon 9 rocket, according to SpaceX. (more...)
Astronomers find a planet that never was | newkerala.com #69886
- April 24, 2020

This collision demonstrates how planets can eliminate each other. However, ambiguities remained. Dagon was too bright and showed no signs of infrared radiation, which is very unusual extrasolar planets do not have enough size to reflect such a large amount of light and at the same time they are warm, that is, should be visible in the infrared range. (more...)
Coronavirus exposes the impact of air pollution Coronavirus exposes the impact of air pollution
- April 24, 2020

Nitrogen dioxide pollution has declined 30% in the northeastern United States. "Also we know that air quality is not something that's a given". People also report seeing wild animals in unusual places. "We're getting a glimpse of what might happen if we start switching to non-polluting cars", Lefer said. "Our study adds to growing evidence from northern Italy and the U.S. (more...)
Doctors react as Trump suggests injection of disinfectant to cure coronavirus patients Doctors react as Trump suggests injection of disinfectant to cure coronavirus patients
- April 24, 2020

Notably Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci, the two top experts handling the US response to the coronavirus , were not made available during the news conference to comment on the study. Trump noted that the researchers were also looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people, saying the virus does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that. (more...)
Pompeo says China may have known of virus in November Pompeo says China may have known of virus in November
- April 24, 2020

China, on the other hand, has been supportive of Tedros, who has been praising Beijing's measures to combat the virus . China last month said it would provide the organization with $20 million. Even after Beijing notified the World Health Organization of the outbreak, Pompeo said, "It did not share all of the information it had". It also emphasizes China's support of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general. (more...)
Doug Ford's Mother-in-Law Tests Positive for COVID-19 Doug Ford's Mother-in-Law Tests Positive for COVID-19
- April 24, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's 95-year-old mother-in-law has tested positive for COVID-19. She says her association had been talking to the government about providing additional staffing support and those workers would be better suited to care for seniors than the military teams. (more...)
NASA, SpaceX pick May 27 to resume astronaut launches in US NASA, SpaceX pick May 27 to resume astronaut launches in US
- April 24, 2020

In July and September past year, three astronauts (American and Russian) who left Earth and was stationed at the International Space Station returned to Earth yesterday. SpaceX would be the first company. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event will not be open to the public, and access to nearby viewing sites could also be curtailed if Florida officials extend the state's now stay-at-home order. (more...)
Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars Co-Owner Exchange Blows on Twitter Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars Co-Owner Exchange Blows on Twitter
- April 23, 2020

Khan is the senior vice president of football administration and technology of the Jaguars team. We been had a discussion that the chargers game was my last game. Perhaps the best scenario will entail a team or two that didn't get the pass rusher it wanted in the draft striking a deal that includes 2021 compensation. (more...)