Research


SpaceX is Building an Offshore Facility SpaceX is Building an Offshore Facility
- June 19, 2020

Eight years ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk dreamt of sending astronauts to space. Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday by saying that "SpaceX is planning to build floating superheavy-class spaceports for Mars and moon missions, as well as for hypersonic travel around Earth,". (more...)
Solar Eclipse June 21: TOP 5 facts about the cosmic event Solar Eclipse June 21: TOP 5 facts about the cosmic event
- June 19, 2020

The name annular eclipse comes from the Latin word "annulus", which means ring. Many parts of the world are set to witness an annular solar eclipse take place on June 21 though only a few will be able to see the famous ring of fire . (more...)
NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Snaps Image Of Earth, Venus In Twilight Sky NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Snaps Image Of Earth, Venus In Twilight Sky
- June 17, 2020

These emissions are the effect of collisions between atmospheric molecules and charged particles that are racing away from the Sun. But the night glow is different. The team used the orbiter's advanced suite of instruments, known as NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for Mars Discovery) and including the ultraviolet and visible spectrometer (UVIS) to scan the Martian atmosphere . (more...)
6 billion 'Earth-like' planets in the Milky Way galaxy, study suggests 6 billion 'Earth-like' planets in the Milky Way galaxy, study suggests
- June 17, 2020

Based on that figure, and accounting for the number of stars that are likely capable of supporting life on a planet in their orbit, the researchers suggest that there are roughly 36 active alien civilizations in the Milky Way alone. Drake's seven key variables, which range from how many habitable planets exoplanets there are in the galaxy to the amount of time over which intelligent life takes shape, are nearly impossible to pin down. (more...)
Tom Cruise to Film Aboard the International Space Station
- June 17, 2020

For now, there's no movie studio attached to the project, but I think a few of them will be lining up to fund it if Cruise turns up at their door with a good script and the backing of NASA. The actor narrated the film " Space Station 3D " in 2002 that used footage gathered from orbit. The use of life-support equipment and the toilet were listed at $11,250 per day and crew supplies at $22,500 per day. (more...)
Unilever to invest €1bn in environmentally friendly projects Unilever to invest €1bn in environmentally friendly projects
- June 17, 2020

Jope also warned that the company would sell off brands that could not meet its own sustainability targets. The firm says it's looking to invest Euro 1 billion in a dedicated Climate and Nature Fund over the next decade. To protect water resources, it's aiming to make its product formulations biodegradable by working with partners to produce decomposable alternatives where they don't yet exist. (more...)
Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Postponed Following Star Wars Celebration Cancellation Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Postponed Following Star Wars Celebration Cancellation
- June 17, 2020

Today, it was announced on social media that the Star Wars Celebration is cancelled in 2020 and would be pushed back to Anaheim in 2022. As of Monday, there have reportedly been 2.14M confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States leading to the deaths of 117K people. (more...)
Off-duty FWC officer shot and killed in LaBelle Off-duty FWC officer shot and killed in LaBelle
- June 17, 2020

When authorities arrived at the scene, the officers found Keen dead. Several law enforcement offices are saying Keen was trying to stop a-hit-and-run driver when he was shot.The Officer was off-duty at the time of the tragedy. Friends and family are mourning the death of Florida wildlife officer Julian Keen Jr. Sherrif further mentions, "We will do everything we can to bring about justice to those guilty in his shooting death ". (more...)
CDC: Preexisting Health Conditions Increase Risk of Death From COVID-19 Twelvefold CDC: Preexisting Health Conditions Increase Risk of Death From COVID-19 Twelvefold
- June 17, 2020

Horby described dexamethasone as "inexpensive, on the shelf and can be used immediately to save lives worldwide". Fox News Flash top headlines are here. "This outcome for patients suffering from severe COVID-19 in need of respiratory assistance is of tremendous importance", Dr. Stephen Griffin, an associate professor in virology at the University of Leeds, said in comments to Britain's Science Media Centre. (more...)
Annular solar eclipse to be observed in Pakistan on June 21 Annular solar eclipse to be observed in Pakistan on June 21
- June 16, 2020

This will be one of two solar eclipses in 2020. According to Forbes , this weekend's new moon will block 99.4 percent of the sun at maximum, nearly forming a total solar eclipse. It will be a total solar eclipse where the Sun, moon, and the earth come in a straight line and the Moon will completely block the Sun and cast a shadow over the Earth. (more...)
Experts detect greenish glow in Mars atmosphere Experts detect greenish glow in Mars atmosphere
- June 16, 2020

The spacecraft on which the Schiaparelli travelled to Mars , Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), carries a probe to study trace gases such as methane around the planet. When split, one image shows a distant Earth, and the other photo contains Venus , along with a portion of the rocky Martian feature known as Tower Butte that can be spotted in the image's bottom left corner. (more...)
Oman to witness solar eclipse soon Oman to witness solar eclipse soon
- June 16, 2020

The moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse, visible in the region covering Africa (except W. and S. parts) S. E. Europe, Asia (except N. and E. For safe observation of the eclipse, it is recommended to use eclipse glasses or binoculars and imaging devices containing solar filters or a welding helmet. (more...)
Scientists find another threat caused by COVID-19 Scientists find another threat caused by COVID-19
- June 16, 2020

New York, June 16 (SocialNews.XYZ) Although there is low prevalence of SARS Cov-2 virus in asymptomatic pregnant women, researchers now suggest universal testing of pregnant women as part of a multi-pronged approach to reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus in hospitals and clinics. (more...)
Tom Cruise is definitely shooting a movie in space, NASA confirms Tom Cruise is definitely shooting a movie in space, NASA confirms
- June 16, 2020

Cruise is no stranger to taking daring risks while making his highly successful action movies. Tom Cruise is well-known for performing all his own stunts in action movies, but his next action flick looks likely to add a new form of danger as it's going to be filmed in space. (more...)
Trans Mountain Pipeline to Resume Operation After Oil Spill Trans Mountain Pipeline to Resume Operation After Oil Spill
- June 15, 2020

The resumption will come "after all procedures and safety protocols for re-start have been completed", according to the statement . The Trans Mountain pipeline in British Columbia resumed operation on Sunday after an oil spill occurred over the weekend. (more...)
SpaceX successfully completes its first Starlink satellite rideshare launch SpaceX successfully completes its first Starlink satellite rideshare launch
- June 15, 2020

The Falcon 9 rocket launched the satellites, then returned safely to Earth, landing on the drone. The company had already sent a whopping 480 satellites to space, and with the additional 58 satellites adding to that number, Starlink now boasts numbers way above the 500 mark. (more...)
Tuesday's Tuesday's "supermoon" will be the largest and brightest full Moon this year
- June 15, 2020

The moon will appear larger and brighter than usual Tuesday night. Despite its appearance in some photos, the moon doesn't actually turn pink - it's just a haze in some areas. People all over the world watched as the super moon rose over hushed cities, stilled factories and countries in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus . (more...)
NASA Awards Contract to Deliver Robot Rover to Moon NASA Awards Contract to Deliver Robot Rover to Moon
- June 14, 2020

VIPER discovering a source of water on the Moon is an extremely important step for the overall success of NASA's Artemis mission, which will take the next American man, and the first American woman to the lunar surface by 2024. In April, the agency released a call for potential future lunar surface investigations and received more than 200 responses. For Astrobotic CEO John Thornton, the selection is an "enormous honour and responsibility". (more...)
Astronauts Create 'Exotic Matter' at the International Space Station
- June 14, 2020

It reveals that the substance was first theorised by Albert Einstein and Satyendra Nath Bose in the early 1920s as the fifth state of matter. The elusive matter formed when atoms of certain elements are cooled to near absolute zero (-273.15C). (more...)
Scientists detect widespread structures near Earth’s core Scientists detect widespread structures near Earth’s core
- June 14, 2020

For this study , Kim and his colleagues looked for echoes generated by a specific type of wave, called a shear wave, as it travels along the core-mantle boundary. "By looking at thousands of core-mantle boundary echoes at once, instead of focusing on a few at a time, as is usually done, we have gotten a totally new perspective", said geologist Doyeon Kim of the University of Maryland. (more...)