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Chinese rocket crash-lands near Mauritania Chinese rocket crash-lands near Mauritania
- May 15, 2020

With an aim to become a space superpower alongside the USA and Russia, China has launched a Long March 5B rocket with an unmanned prototype spacecraft into orbit from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan province on May 5 this year. (more...)
Astronomers Find Rare "Super-Earth" Towards the Centre of Our Galaxy
- May 14, 2020

The newly discovered exoplanet is "one of only a handful" that has been discovered that has both a size and orbit similar to Earth . First, the good. We use telescopes around the world to measure the effect of light bending, " explains Dr. Herrera Martin, lead author of the article". The microlensing effect is rare, he said, with only about one in a million stars in the galaxy being affected at any given time. (more...)
Astronomers find regular rhythms among mysterious pulsating stars
- May 14, 2020

By "listening" to the "beating hearts" of stars, an global team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy (UH IfA), detected a rhythm of life for a class of stellar objects that puzzled scientists until now. (more...)
COVID-19: All eyes on Quebec as children head back to school COVID-19: All eyes on Quebec as children head back to school
- May 14, 2020

Legault, who has been in Quebec City since the beginning of the pandemic, said he has heard of situations in hard-hit Montreal where physical distancing is hard. Health Minister Danielle McCann said on Tuesday that she is working on the systematic testing of all workers in long-term care homes, whether they show symptoms or not. (more...)
Fishing industry nets $470-million in aid from Ottawa Fishing industry nets $470-million in aid from Ottawa
- May 14, 2020

The Fish Harvester Benefit will apply to those who have experienced at least a 25 per cent drop in income. Mr. Trudeau also said that Ottawa is also introducing non-repayable grants of up to $10,000 for fish harvesters who own their own businesses. (more...)
Chinese rocket smashes down into Atlantic Ocean after going over NY Chinese rocket smashes down into Atlantic Ocean after going over NY
- May 14, 2020

View of debris that fell from space in the village of N'Guessankro near Bouake in central region in Ivory Coast on May 12, 2020. According to Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and an enthusiastic observer of satellites, this is the largest vehicle to conduct an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere since 1991, when the Soviet space station Salyut 7 was dissolved in Argentina. (more...)
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave 45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
- May 14, 2020

But the interactions between Neanderthal and early groups of humans in Europe remain unclear - although some Neanderthal genes are found in modern humans, indicating some interbreeding took place, he said. "The radiocarbon dates at Bacho Kiro Cave are not only the largest dataset of a single Palaeolithic site ever made by a research team, but also are the most precise in terms of error ranges", say researchers Sahra Talamo from the University of Bologna and Bernd Kromer from the Max Planck ... (more...)
Terrestrial life unlikely to contaminate Mars: Study #83826 Terrestrial life unlikely to contaminate Mars: Study #83826
- May 14, 2020

Scientists have modeled this "pickle" in modern conditions and came to the conclusion that Mars is not suitable for human habitation or known other organisms. Researchers have found possible proof of such fluid in the form of small dark parts on warm Mars slopes pictured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (more...)
Want to be an astronaut? SpaceX simulator will test your mettle Want to be an astronaut? SpaceX simulator will test your mettle
- May 14, 2020

To hype up the launch, and let people have in on the fun of riding in a spacecraft, SpaceX has released a Crew Dragon simulator that anyone can play. The proof of its efficacy ultimately depends on how likely it renders the pilot able to succeed with docking, however, so why not give it a shot and see if you can stick the arrival - NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he managed it on his first try , but he is a former Air Force pilot so it's not like he was starting from scratch. (more...)
Ultra-sharp infrared images show Jupiter as a giant jack-o'-lantern
- May 13, 2020

The astronomers were able to capture the high resolution images of the deep layers of the planet's atmosphere glowing in warm colours through the planet's thick cloud cover. But in thermal infrared, researchers could see that the holes reveal the brightness of Jupiter's heat escaping into space. There are never taken such a sharp image of Jupiter from the Earth. (more...)
Scientists spot ‘one in a million’ super-Earth
- May 13, 2020

Dr Antonio Herrera Martin and Associate Professor Michael Albrow who led the research are part of an worldwide collaboration of astronomers on "super-Earth' research". The team found this intergalactic phenomenon with a gravitational microlensing technique , which used telescopes from different areas around the world to take a closer look at light in the solar system. (more...)
Brazil has one-day record of 751 coronavirus deaths Brazil has one-day record of 751 coronavirus deaths
- May 11, 2020

Brazil's space research agency said the area destroyed in April was 64% bigger than in the same period a year ago. Brazil as a country must come together to give a clear answer to the 'So what?' by its President. About 13 million Brazilians live in shanty town 'favelas, ' where hygiene recommendations and physical distancing are near impossible to follow. The Indigenous population has been under severe threat even before the COVID-19 outbreak because the government has been ignoring or even ... (more...)
Astronomers capture breathtaking ‘lucky’ image of Jupiter’s raging storms Astronomers capture breathtaking ‘lucky’ image of Jupiter’s raging storms
- May 11, 2020

Sferics is short for atmospherics, while whistlers get their name from the whistling tone they made. The technique enabled the team to obtain "ultra-sharp Gemini infrared images " of the planet, said the observatory . Images sent back by Juno and other missions have revealed dark features that evolve over time within the storm. Jupiter's roiling interior produces heat that seeps through to its upper atmosphere, which the Gemini telescope can detect using its Near-Infrared Imager. (more...)
Polar Vortex Could Bring Rare May Snow, Low Temps To US East Polar Vortex Could Bring Rare May Snow, Low Temps To US East
- May 11, 2020

The hardest hit areas were hill town communities like Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, which got 10.5 inches, and Carrabasset Valley in ME, which got 9 inches, he said. Freeze warnings are in place for parts of Pennsylvania, Tubbs said, with freeze watches stretching into New Jersey and as far south as Maryland. This year the polar vortex stayed put, and the East had an unusually mild cold season. (more...)
Astronomers Capture Impressive Astronomers Capture Impressive "Lucky,quot; Image of Jupiter's Furious Storms"
- May 11, 2020

The Gemini Observatory has been studying Jupiter for years, but it is not always easy. Juno is ready to capture the radio signals emitted by lightning in Jupiter storms. "Ongoing studies of lightning sources will help us understand how convection on Jupiter is different from or similar to convection in the Earth's atmosphere". (more...)
FDA authorizes saliva-based coronavirus test for at-home use FDA authorizes saliva-based coronavirus test for at-home use
- May 10, 2020

USA health regulators approved the first saliva-based coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home. That said , the at-home saliva test could address "many critical issues associated with large-scale screening that is required to get people back to their normal daily lives", Brooks said. (more...)
China's modern spacecraft returns to Earth successfully China's modern spacecraft returns to Earth successfully
- May 10, 2020

The Long March-5B made its maiden flight on Tuesday, sending the trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship and a cargo return capsule for test into space. It has nearly 10 years of development and has the largest fairing - the protective nose cone which contains the payload - of any Chinese rocket. It is about 53.7 meters long, reports Xinhua, and weighs about 849 tonnes at takeoff. (more...)
Polar Vortex Will Make For A Chilly Weekend In NYC Polar Vortex Will Make For A Chilly Weekend In NYC
- May 09, 2020

The National Weather Service warned Americans to wrap up warm as record cold temperatures head for the North East, triggered by the dismal combination of a weak polar vortex and an unusually cold air mass coming in from eastern Canada . (more...)
Tom Cruise in talks with NASA to shoot his subsequent in area? Tom Cruise in talks with NASA to shoot his subsequent in area?
- May 09, 2020

The final preparatory step of NASA will launch on May 2 before the spacecraft can be used for normal astronaut-ferrying operations to and from the International Space Station . The project is still considered to be in the early stages, and no film studio has officially jumped on board yet. NASA confirmed the news through its director Jim Bridentine, without adding any info about how the movie will be called. (more...)
Predatory squid age 200 million years old petrified with the victim
- May 09, 2020

Proceedings of the Geologists' Association . The study author and principal investigator Malcolm Hart , professor emeritus of micropaleontology at the University of Plymouth .in England, the attack itself was ruthless, especially for the creatures. (more...)