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Staffordshire Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen Staffordshire Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen
- May 06, 2020

You should not try to book a visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19, if you are part of a household undertaking 14-day isolation or if you someone who is in the shielded category. Executive member for environment Steve Ardagh-Walter (Con, Thatcham Colthrop & Crookham) said: "I want to thank residents for their patience in recent weeks while our recycling centres have been closed". (more...)
Final Supermoon of 2020 'Flower' Moon To Appear Full From May 7 Final Supermoon of 2020 'Flower' Moon To Appear Full From May 7
- May 06, 2020

Best times to see the super moon: The best times to see the super moon will be when it's close to the horizon. It has been named in honour of the month of flowers and new blossoms. This year, the four full moons from February through May were the "super" variety, according to NASA . The next full supermoon won't come around until late April in 2021. (more...)
X Æ A-12: How Do You Pronounce Grimes' Baby's Name?
- May 06, 2020

Tesla chief Elon Musk and his girlfriend Grimes are now proud parents to a baby boy. Her boyfriend, real life human robot man, Elon Musk , announced the news via Twitter this morning. He also obliged a second fan with another photo of his baby boy. When someone on Twitter asked on Monday what they named their son, Musk tweeted , "X Æ A-12 Musk". (more...)
China`s new large carrier rocket makes maiden flight China`s new large carrier rocket makes maiden flight
- May 06, 2020

China on Tuesday said it will launch a new rocket at 6pm in a test of its ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon, AFP reports. Only three countries have launched people into orbit since 1961: Russian Federation, the USA and China, in that order. One of China's main space exploration ambitions has been to build its own space station as an alternative to the International Space Station, following the country's exclusion from the existing space station ... (more...)
Montreal postpones ending lockdown by a week Montreal postpones ending lockdown by a week
- May 06, 2020

Instead, he said Monday, stores with outdoor entrances, manufacturers and construction sites in the Montreal area will reopen a week later, May 18. Authorities in Quebec, the Canadian province that has suffered the most coronavirus infections, said Monday they were delaying the end to Montreal's lockdown by a week. (more...)
Super flower moon is coming this week
- May 06, 2020

Skywatchers may also notice the "evening star" planet Venus, which was shining at its brightest of the year just last week, according to Space.com , a Live Science sister site. Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, May 5 to 6, 2020, the bright star appearing to the lower right of the almost full Moon will be Spica. Tuesday, May 12 Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear to the upper left of the waning gibbous Moon. (more...)
Halley's Comet will spark Eta Aquarids meteor shower late Monday Halley's Comet will spark Eta Aquarids meteor shower late Monday
- May 06, 2020

But you might still be able to spot a few shooting stars if you know where to look. The brightness and duration of the shower depends on the size of the debris that burns up. Comet Halley is now out around the orbit of Neptune and nearly at its farthest distance away from the Earth before making a turn and heading back in our direction. (more...)
China Successfully Launches New Space Rocket
- May 06, 2020

Eight minutes later, an unmanned prototype spaceship successfully separated and entered its planned orbit. The research team spent nearly 10 years developing the new rocket , making breakthroughs in a series of key technologies, said the rocket's chief designer Li Dong. (more...)
'Tiger King': Nicolas Cage To Play Joe Exotic In New Adaptation 'Tiger King': Nicolas Cage To Play Joe Exotic In New Adaptation
- May 05, 2020

The Texas Monthly article was first optioned by Lagana and Paul Young past year as part of Lagana's overall deal with CBS Television Studios. It will explore how Joe became Joe Exotic and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation. (more...)
Grimes and Elon Musk welcome first child together Grimes and Elon Musk welcome first child together
- May 05, 2020

By the way, if you haven't been keeping count, this is Elon Musk's sixth son, and his first with Grimes . Musk has two twin boys and another set of triplet sons from a previous marriage. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Tesla chief first wrote , "A few hours away", when a fan asked for an update on his baby. It is not a social media account for my unborn child. (more...)
China’s new large rocket makes maiden flight
- May 05, 2020

The successful flight inaugurates the "third step" of China's manned space program, which is to construct a space station, said CMSA. The Long March-5B - with a length of about 53.7 metres and takeoff mass of about 849 tonnes - was also carrying an inflatable cargo return module. (more...)
How To Watch Tonight's Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
- May 05, 2020

Although the shower can be seen from all over the world, according to Earth Sky , "the Eta Aquariids are especially fine from Earth's Southern Hemisphere, and from the more southerly latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere". "It's the most famous of all comets and isn't anticipated to return to Earth's vicinity until 2061", he says. "If you're comfortable, you're gonna see a lot more activity". (more...)
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch it peak in night skies Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch it peak in night skies
- May 05, 2020

This year, at that time, you'll be in the running to see as many as 50 meteors every 60 minutes. In October, the earth will again pass through Halley's dust trail for a meteor shower called the Orionids which, Stoitsis said, did not tend to deliver as many meteors to the sky as the Eta Aquariids . (more...)
Super Flower Moon To Light Up The Night Sky On May 7
- May 05, 2020

According to NASA , the Super Flower Moon will reach peak illumination at 4.15 pm IST on May 7. "It will be below the horizon at this time, so plan to venture outdoors the night before (Wednesday, May 6) or on Thursday night to get the best view of the bright full Flower moon!" it says on its website . (more...)
NASA selects three companies to develop lunar landers NASA selects three companies to develop lunar landers
- May 05, 2020

Blue Origin , Dynetics and SpaceX have been selected to develop the human landing systems for the program, and will now begin refining their lander concepts with a view to carrying out demonstrations missions a little further down the track. (more...)
Government of Quebec must readjust dates for reopening schools
- May 04, 2020

The return to class is voluntary and does not include high schools. Roberge said the government will decide when the school year resumes after a pause brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new numbers come as Quebec gets ready to reopen retail stores in regions outside of Montreal, and take down checkpoints in some regions . The government has said classes will be limited to 15 students, and no parent will be required to send their child if they're not comfortable doing so. (more...)
Eta Aquarids And Super Flower Moon Provide Out Of This World Viewing Eta Aquarids And Super Flower Moon Provide Out Of This World Viewing
- May 04, 2020

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower is created when the Earth passes through the debris trail left by the Halley's Comet (also called comet1P/Halley) which disintegrates to create colourful and glimmering streaks in the night sky upon collision with the Earth's atmosphere. (more...)
Ice jam that caused flooding in Fort McMurray melting Ice jam that caused flooding in Fort McMurray melting
- May 04, 2020

He said crews have started assessing the damage and need to ensure the community is safe before anyone is allowed back. Officials noted the mandatory evacuation order remains in effect for just one neighbourhood known as Draper. "Leaving your homes during a disaster is never ideal", said Nixon. Both were taken to hospital in Fort McMurray, but the older man died. The Clearwater River level has dropped about 1 metre. (more...)
NASA teases three distinctly different lunar lander designs for Artemis moon mission NASA teases three distinctly different lunar lander designs for Artemis moon mission
- May 04, 2020

With a scant few years remaining until the agency's 2024 boots-on-the-Moon goal, NASA has named the three United States companies that will be dealing with the tricky human landing bit of the mission. "This will be the next major milestone in the history of human space flight, and we're honored to be a part of it", said Bob Smith, CEO of Blue Origin, in a statement . (more...)
NASA Space Lasers Offer 'Fantastically Detailed' Look At The World's Ice Loss NASA Space Lasers Offer 'Fantastically Detailed' Look At The World's Ice Loss
- May 04, 2020

The data was measured by ICESat-2 , a NASA satellite launched in 2018 , which uses lasers to take detailed measurements of ice. ICESat-2's instrument is a laser altimeter, which sends 10,000 pulses of light a second down to Earth's surface and times how long it takes to return to the satellite - to within a billionth of a second. (more...)