Research


Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to snow Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to snow
- May 09, 2020

The Snowbirds will takeoff from Ottawa at around 10:30 a.m. and will flyover Perth, Smith Falls, Gananoque, Brockville, Kingston, Greater Napanee, Quinte West and land in Trenton around 11:30 a.m. "We encourage Canadians to observe the flyovers from the safety of their home and refrain from traveling to see the flyovers", reads a notice on the Snowbirds' Twitter account. (more...)
All the best pics of last night's full flower supermoon All the best pics of last night's full flower supermoon
- May 09, 2020

The full moon, also known as the Supermoon or Flower Moon, rises above the Camlica Mosque during the spread of the COVID-19, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 7, 2020 . Irish skies were lit up by the last supermoon of 2020 last night, with it due to make its final appearance tonight. . Clouds over much of Europe and Asia obscured views of the moon, which appears slightly larger than usual, and the streets remained relatively quiet, with many countries still imposing coronavirus-related restrictions. (more...)
FDA approves Rutgers COVID-19 take-home saliva test FDA approves Rutgers COVID-19 take-home saliva test
- May 09, 2020

However, nasal and throat swab tests, which are the now the primary collection method used for COVID-19 testing, can be uncomfortable or painful, and require trained medical personnel to conduct the tests. The medically supervised saliva collection test for COVID-19 is more sensitive and safer than the existing swab test, and is performed under the supervision of a Vault healthcare provider through a video telehealth visit, eliminating the risk of person-to-person exposure to the virus. (more...)
Donald Trump drafts Moon mining plan
- May 09, 2020

The US has been working on a draft deal that would regulate mining on the Moon as well as establish " safety zones " around would-be extraterrestrial bases, however the proposal reportedly excludes Russian Federation, a major space power. " NASA's all about science and technology and discovery, which are critically important, but I think less salient is the idea that NASA is a tool of diplomacy", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday. (more...)
Kate Middleton opens up about her family’s life in lockdown Kate Middleton opens up about her family’s life in lockdown
- May 08, 2020

For her, the pandemic has given them more time to talk to their loved ones than before the quarantine period. "But it is difficult, it's hard to explain to a five and a six, almost seven-year-old, what's going on". No matter the royal occasion, Kate Middleton always comes with good hair . There is one of Prince Louis , two, painting, with one picture showing him astonishingly clean for Instagram and then, in another, the reality of him covered in paint. (more...)
Scientists find black hole 1,000 light years from Earth Scientists find black hole 1,000 light years from Earth
- May 08, 2020

The trouble is that, unless they're near another star, they can be hard to detect . The star system was only spotted after two companion stars provided researchers with information on its whereabouts. Stumbling upon a quiet black hole this close suggests that there could be many more systems like this one. "We think that the vast majority of black holes in the Milky Way are quiet black holes, maybe a hundred million in total, and we've only found about 100", Marianne Heida, postdoctoral ... (more...)
'Full-flower supermoon' rises on world starting to emerge from pandemic lockdowns
- May 08, 2020

The supermoon last occurred this year on March 9 and April 8. A supermoon is a full moon or new moon that coincides with the point closest to Earth in its elliptic orbit. For 2020, the four full moons from February through May meet this 90 percent threshold, NASA said. Netizens were amused and thrilled to watch the last supermoon of 2020. (more...)
NASA will Shoot a Movie with Tom Cruise in Space NASA will Shoot a Movie with Tom Cruise in Space
- May 08, 2020

The mission, SpaceX's first carrying humans, marks the company's climactic test before NASA can approve its Crew Dragon capsule for regular operational flights. According to the mission's website , Behnken and Hurley were two of the first astronauts to work and train on SpaceX's "next-generation human space vehicle", and were chosen for their "extensive test pilot and flight experience", which includes multiple missions on the space shuttle. (more...)
China to launch new spacecraft as it eyes moon trip China to launch new spacecraft as it eyes moon trip
- May 07, 2020

The white-colored large rocket was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on the coast of southern China's island province of Hainan at 6 p.m. While the Shenzhou can ferry three astronauts, the new capsule design will be able to accommodate up to six crew members and, unlike the Shenzhou, it will be capable of taking them to the moon, according to Chinese media reports. (more...)
US Space Force Releases Recruitment Video US Space Force Releases Recruitment Video
- May 07, 2020

The vehicle has spent a total of 2,875 days in space, serving primarily classified operations, officials said. Raymond said it is a critical and exciting time for space. It was announced officially as part of the Department of the Air Force when President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorisation Act. (more...)
China's space test hits snag with capsule 'anomaly' China's space test hits snag with capsule 'anomaly'
- May 07, 2020

China's specially-designed state-of-the-art carrier rocket the Long March-5B took a successful flight on Tuesday, signaling a new era for the construction of manned space projects including the space station. Its future mission is to integrate the three modules of our space station, including the core module, experimental module I, and experimental module II. (more...)
China steps towards space station with new rocket launch China steps towards space station with new rocket launch
- May 07, 2020

China plans to send four crewed space missions and the same number of cargo craft to complete work on its permanent space station within about two years, officials said after the launch of a newly designed spacecraft aboard the latest heavy-lift rocket. (more...)
First Alert Weather: Final Supermoon of 2020 to Occur Thursday Morning First Alert Weather: Final Supermoon of 2020 to Occur Thursday Morning
- May 07, 2020

The size of the supermoon is up to seven percent larger and 15 percent brighter than a typical full moon. The name originates from the United States after Native American tribes in the NY region noticed it often coincided with when flowers were in bloom, according to NASA. (more...)
Nearest black hole discovered has companion stars visible from Earth Nearest black hole discovered has companion stars visible from Earth
- May 07, 2020

Follow-up observations tracking the star using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at European Southern Observatory's (ESO) La Silla Observatory in Chile clinched it. Alternatively, a supermassive black hole seed could come from a giant star, about 100 times the sun's mass, that ultimately forms into a black hole after it runs out of fuel and collapses. (more...)
'Maybe your goal on this planet isn't on this planet'
- May 07, 2020

Alongside the FalconSat-8's experiments, NASA will study the impact of radiation and similar space effects on potential food sources, such as seeds, the statement said. Space Force is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force". (more...)
May's flower moon is the final supermoon of the year
- May 07, 2020

The Flower Moon is also sometimes referred to as the Mother's Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon , referencing a time of increased fertility in early May. The moon sets in Bamburgh, Northumberland, on Wednesday morning, ahead of the final supermoon of the year. When the Moon reaches its highest orbit of Earth, it reaches the co-called lunar apogee. (more...)
This week’s Full Flower Moon will be the last Supermoon of 2020 This week’s Full Flower Moon will be the last Supermoon of 2020
- May 06, 2020

That makes this a "supermoon, " according to NASA ". While it may not officially be a supermoon, this month's full moon should be a lovely sight for those in areas with clear skies which began on Monday night, when it reached its perigee, and continuing through the early morning of May 7, at 6:45 a.m. (more...)
Closest black hole to Earth is discovered just 1,000 light years away Closest black hole to Earth is discovered just 1,000 light years away
- May 06, 2020

Baade added that HR 6819 - or rather, its stars - can be seen by the naked eye. Scientists discovered the black hole from the way it interacts with two stars - one that orbits the hole, and the other that orbits this inner pair. The black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is more than 25,000 light-years away, and the black hole that astronomers captured in unprecedented detail past year lies 55 million light-years away, in another galaxy altogether. (more...)
'Hostile' Russia Excluded From US Moon Mining Pact 'Hostile' Russia Excluded From US Moon Mining Pact
- May 06, 2020

Dynetics (a Leidos company) of Huntsville, Alabama, is developing the Dynetics Human Landing System (DHLS) - a single structure providing the ascent and descent capabilities that will launch on the ULA Vulcan launch system. Maxar will also provide engineering and mission operations support. This illustration made available by NASA in April 2020 depicts Artemis astronauts on the Moon. (more...)
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...)