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NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video from SPACE NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video from SPACE
- November 28, 2020

A video released on Monday (Nov. 23) NASA Johnson Space Center Twitter account. No washing machine has been developed for use in zero-gravity and now astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS ) wear their clothes for "as long as it is tolerable to the crew based on smell and crustiness", according to a Nasa report from 2013. (more...)
Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand
- November 28, 2020

More than 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands , 800km west of New Zealand . Most of the creatures were stranded over the weekend, but the rescue efforts have been hampered due to the remote location of the island. (more...)
Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station
- November 27, 2020

The journey marks the first time a Soyuz crew has taken the fast-track, two-orbit rendezvous path to the space station. Typically, there's a bit of a delay between when astronauts launch from Earth to the International Space Station, and when they actually dock with the orbital lab. (more...)
Greenhouse gases up despite lockdowns Greenhouse gases up despite lockdowns
- November 25, 2020

The rise has continued in 2020. Irrespective of what we do to curb emissions today, much of the carbon dioxide already emitted decades ago remains in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming, climate scientists say. WMO's head of atmospheric environment research Oksana Tarasova said the magnitude of the increase in carbon dioxide levels over the past four years was comparable to changes seen during the shift from ice age to more temperate periods but, back then, the transition ... (more...)
Rare Planet Alignment to Happen in December Rare Planet Alignment to Happen in December
- November 25, 2020

Display showing how the Jupiter-Saturn fusion appears on a telescope pointing westward at 6 pm on December 21, 2020. The next time Jupiter and Saturn will be this close together in the sky will be on March 15, 2080. "For most telescopes, each planet and their many large moons are visible at a single glance that evening". The celestial event can be observed anywhere on earth, but Hartigan noted the farther north someone is, "the less time they have to catch a glimpse". (more...)
Comet Halley's Particles causes Meteor Shower visible till May 28
- November 25, 2020

If you don't know how to find Aquarius , there are phone apps that can help you find the way. But the meteors will be raining down most of the week, so you may have more luck catching a glimpse during the slightly darker mornings on either side of the peak. (more...)
Space: The Chinese Chang'e-5 spacecraft heading to the Moon! Space: The Chinese Chang'e-5 spacecraft heading to the Moon!
- November 24, 2020

The Soviet Union deployed three successful robotic lunar sample-return missions in the 1970s. The mission , named for the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e, is among China's boldest since it first put a man in space in 2003, becoming only the third nation to do so after the US and Russian Federation. (more...)
Boris Johnson reveals tough new coronavirus rules to replace England's lockdown Boris Johnson reveals tough new coronavirus rules to replace England's lockdown
- November 24, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that events in the lower two tiers would be able to resume "with capacity limits and social distancing". "What we don't want is to throw caution to the wind and allow the virus to flare up again", Johnson added. "We have turned a corner and the escape route is in sight", Johnson emphasized. (more...)
Russian Federation launches fresh crew to ISS on fast-track journey
- November 24, 2020

Wednesday was the first time a manned journey was completed in such a short time, even beating the fastest time of missions carrying supplies to the station. The new crew will spend six months aboard the ISS. But the men and women who fly to the space station play down talk of competition and focus instead on space travel's ability to bring rival nations together for a common cause. (more...)
China aims to score a first with its Moon mission China aims to score a first with its Moon mission
- November 23, 2020

Humanity hasn't returned any material from the moon since the Soviet Union's robotic Luna 24 mission did so in 1976. The Soviet Union deployed three profitable robotic pattern return missions within the 1970s. "Then the returner will fly back to Earth via the Earth-moon transfer orbit, reenter the atmosphere and land at the Siziwang Banner (County) of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region", explains deputy chief designer, Peng Jing , from the China Academy of Space Technology. (more...)
You’re most contagious during first 5 days of coronavirus infection, study says You’re most contagious during first 5 days of coronavirus infection, study says
- November 23, 2020

Staff with antibodies were also less likely to test positive for COVID-19 without symptoms, the researchers said , with 76 without antibodies testing positive, compared to only three with antibodies. But Dr Wrighton-Smith added: 'We are not picking up all cases with the antibody surveys - so more people may be protected than we thought'. Shane Crotty , a La Jolla Institute of Immunology virologist and co-leader of this new study on coronavirus immunity had this to say via NY Times : ... (more...)
Man Saves Puppy from Alligator Man Saves Puppy from Alligator
- November 23, 2020

The man just wanted to let his tiny dog get freedom. The dog is seen yelping as Richard struggles to free it from the gator's grip. The video was captured in October. As residential developments encroach on wildlife habitat in Southwest Florida, Budd said education on co-existence with wildlife is important to help reduce conflict between humans and wildlife. (more...)
Denmark says mink coronavirus strain ‘most likely eradicated’ Denmark says mink coronavirus strain ‘most likely eradicated’
- November 22, 2020

According to the Department of Health, the continued farming of mink represents an ongoing risk of additional mink-adapted SARS-CoV-2 variants emerging. The Irish mink farms - some of which received government grants as recently as 2017 to support rural employment - earn €25 to €80 per pelt. While the political rivals have also sought the PM's resignation, Frederiksen defended his government's decision to eliminate the minks population. (more...)
COVID-19 Reinfection 'Highly Unlikely' For At Least Six Months COVID-19 Reinfection 'Highly Unlikely' For At Least Six Months
- November 22, 2020

One of these studies, for instance, found that antibody levels "waned quite rapidly" after infection in the British population, suggesting a risk of multiple infections, Health24 reported . Stephen Evans, professor of pharmacoepidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said it was probably "good news for vaccines being able to provide immunity that is more than very short-term". (more...)
NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully collected bits of an orbiting asteroid NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully collected bits of an orbiting asteroid
- November 22, 2020

The area, which is 52 feet in diameter, will make for a more demanding landing than expected, Kenneth Getzandanner, OSIRIS-REx flight dynamics manager at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, said in the news conference. The plan called for Osiris-Rex to shoot out pressurized nitrogen gas to stir up the surface, then suck up any loose pebbles or dust. Because Bennu is believed to have formed in the first 10 million years of our solar system's existence - over 4.5 billion ... (more...)
Latest Space Station crew docks in record time following successful launch
- November 22, 2020

The oxygen generation system (OGS) has failed in the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), according to the crew's talks with the Earth, broadcast by NASA . "We'll continue to train crews over here and we're going to have cosmonauts come to the Johnson Space Center and train". "We will take with us additional equipment which will allow us to detect the place of this leak more precisely", he told reporters. (more...)
Strawberry Moon marks start of 'eclipse season' for astronomy fans
- November 22, 2020

There are three different types of Solar Eclipse, Total Solar Eclipse, Partial Solar Eclipse, and Annular Solar Eclipse. In total, the Earth blocks all the light which lets it hard to see the moon. "When the moon is low on the horizon, it allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear bigger", Jones explained . (more...)
Watch SpaceX launch a satellite that will monitor the world’s oceans Watch SpaceX launch a satellite that will monitor the world’s oceans
- November 21, 2020

A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched November 21 the latest in a series of satellites developed by the United States and Europe to track rising sea levels. While measurements are also taken at ground level, in harbors and other coastal areas, they don't provide the same precise uniform standard as a single satellite sweeping the entire globe every 10 days, he said. (more...)
A Strawberry Moon rises along with a partial eclipse on Friday
- November 21, 2020

The full moon or the Strawberry Moon will occur on June 5 at 3:12pm EDT (June 6 at 12:42am IST) and lunar enthusiasts in India will be able to watch it with their naked eyes. It won't be visible in North America. A penumbral eclipse means that the sun, Earth, and moon are imperfectly aligned , and subsequently, the Earth stops some of the Sun's light from reaching the Moon, and the Moon is bathed in the Earth's shadow. (more...)
SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS
- November 21, 2020

Yoda was seen bobbing freely when the Crew Dragon separated from its Falcon 9 rocket en route to the space station. The Resilience crew's stay at the orbiting lab is scheduled to be the longest human space mission launched from the US, according to NASA . (more...)