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Sydney travellers forced to quarantine despite beating border deadline Sydney travellers forced to quarantine despite beating border deadline
- December 21, 2020

Speaking to the media on Monday afternoon, Palaszczuk said the state had chose to take swift action because people were doing the wrong thing. It means that anyone coming into the state from New South Wales, even if they're a Queensland resident, will need to fill out a border declaration pass that will have to be checked on entry at the airports or the roads. (more...)
China reports 23 new Covid-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier China reports 23 new Covid-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier
- December 21, 2020

The mRNA technology contains instructions for human cells to make proteins that mimic part of the coronavirus, and is used in vaccines from Moderna Inc as well as from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE. They are all under worldwide phase-3 clinical trials. Around 118,000 vaccine doses have arrived in the province so far. "It's on this basis that we chose to start the vaccination plan among the high-risk groups nationwide", he added. (more...)
Another Three COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Marshall County
- December 21, 2020

According to the report, this update is now managed by Collin County Health Care Services, not the State of Texas. In the US, more than 17.8 million cases have been reported as of Sunday with more than 317,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. (more...)
Why the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is important in Islamic history Why the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is important in Islamic history
- December 20, 2020

He explained a conjunction as when planets appear incredibly close to one another in the sky because they line up with the Earth in their respective orbits. Good luck to everyone trying to view the conjunction and here's hoping for clear skies! An hour after sunset, look to the southwestern sky. Jupiter will appear brightest and be easily visible. (more...)
China to begin Covid-19 inoculations for frontline workers China to begin Covid-19 inoculations for frontline workers
- December 20, 2020

The assertion of 1 delivered million vaccines puts China well ahead of the USA and United Kingdom, which only recently gave emergency authorization to shots developed by drug giant Pfizer Inc. COVID-19: US Accuses China of "obstructing" WHO Probe, "peddling" Questionable Vaccines . Even before final market approval, more than a million people have received vaccine shots in a program critics say has not been transparent about safety, efficacy or scientific merit. (more...)
Warp Speed official takes blame for overcount of Covid shot allocations
- December 20, 2020

Army General Gustave Perna, chief operating officer for Operation Warp Speed, apologized to some state governors Saturday, acknowledging a "miscommunication" with states about how many doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine would initially be available. (more...)
Planets to align again like Star of Bethlehem Planets to align again like Star of Bethlehem
- December 20, 2020

On December 21, nearly all the viewers across the world will be able to see the two gas giants very close to each other, while they will still be hundreds of millions of miles apart in space. "On the 21st, they will appear so close that a pinkie finger at arm's length will easily cover both planets in the sky", NASA said. Anyone looking for them needs only a clear view of the horizon in that direction before the planets set around 7 p.m. (more...)
SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral
- December 19, 2020

Falcon 9's first stage has previously flown four times before, including during two of the SpaceX Commercial resupply missions to NASA's International Space Station, and during the launch of Starlink, as well as for SAOCOM 1B, the Argentine Space Agency satellite launch in August. (more...)
China's Chang'e 5 moon samples are headed to the lab China's Chang'e 5 moon samples are headed to the lab
- December 18, 2020

Moreover, Wu declared future investigations to gather samples from Mars, asteroids, and likely excursions to the planet Jupiter. Chinese officials said some of the moon material would be displayed in the country's National Museum and others would be sent to Mao Zedong's hometown in central China, as a tribute to the late Chinese Communist Party leader. (more...)
Japan space agency finds ample soil and gas from asteroid Japan space agency finds ample soil and gas from asteroid
- December 18, 2020

The scientists had initially seen some black particles at the bottom of the capsule's sample catcher when they pulled out the container on Monday. Hayabusa2 returned to Earth after travelling more than 300 million kilometres from the asteroid. (more...)
Great Conjunction 2020: Why Is This Jupiter-Saturn Alignment So Rare? Great Conjunction 2020: Why Is This Jupiter-Saturn Alignment So Rare?
- December 17, 2020

Jupiter shines at magnitude -2, while Saturn is just seven times fainter, at magnitude +0.6. The last time Jupiter and Saturn were this close and visible to the earth was in the Middle Ages in 1226. It's possible that the star of legend may have been a planetary conjunction , which is when two planets appear to align in our night sky. If possible, NASA suggests you find a quiet spot with an unobstructed view of the sky, such as a park or a field. (more...)
Santa, Mrs. Claus expose families to coronavirus during Georgia tree lighting Santa, Mrs. Claus expose families to coronavirus during Georgia tree lighting
- December 17, 2020

With just over a week to go until the big day, Santa Claus has received the official green light to do his job Christmas Eve. After participating in the Long County Chamber of Commerce parade, Santa and Mrs Claus were at a "well attended" tree lighting and an event where an estimated 50 children took a photo with Santa. (more...)
Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award
- December 17, 2020

The unique image was selected from over 49,000 entries. Etna's riverof fire by Luciano Gaudenzio won in the category Earth's Environments. In this photo, the tigress is seen rubbing her cheek against bark to leave secretions from her scent glands. (more...)
China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples
- December 17, 2020

The Chang study is expected to land late Wednesday or early Thursday morning in the Sichuan province of the vast Inner Mongolia region. The orbiter and returner will separate from one another at the appropriate time, according to the CNSA. (more...)
Auburn players react to firing of head football coach Gus Malzahn Auburn players react to firing of head football coach Gus Malzahn
- December 17, 2020

Athletic director Allen Greene made the announcement on Sunday. Malzahn's final season ended at 6-4 with losses against Alabama, Texas A&M, SC and Georgia. In eight seasons, Malzahn finished with a 68-35 overall record, which included a 39-27 record against SEC opponents. He won the SEC and reached the national championship game in his first season in 2013, but he won just one division title in his final seven years. (more...)
NASA's Lunar Gateway will feature Canadian Space Agency robotics NASA's Lunar Gateway will feature Canadian Space Agency robotics
- December 16, 2020

SFU's PolyLAB for Advanced Collaborative Networking is working to help make LTE/4G and Wi-Fi communications systems on the moon a reality by 2022. While the ultimate goal of NASA's Artemis program is to return a human presence to the surface of the Moon, for the first time since 1972, that is not expected to take place until the third Artemis flight. (more...)
Hubble Finds Exoplanet That Could Mirror Planet Nine Hubble Finds Exoplanet That Could Mirror Planet Nine
- December 16, 2020

It has yet to be found, if it exists. The planet was believed to be 10 times bigger than Earth and 20 times farther out from the Sun than Neptune - the outer-most planet in the solar system - making it hard for astronomers to spot. In the past decade, many astronomers have proposed that perturbations in Uranus and Neptunes' orbits mean the existence of a world that has yet to be observed, or possibly some small, heavy exotic object like a micro-black hole. (more...)
Once in a lifetime 'Christmas star' happening this month Once in a lifetime 'Christmas star' happening this month
- December 16, 2020

Keep an eye on these two planets over the next few days and you will be able to watch as their orbital motion (combined with that of the Earth) carries them closer and closer in the sky. Stargazers will witness a rare Great Conjunction event where Jupiter and Saturn will appear closest since 1623 CE. "Rare celestial events such as these remind us about just how handsome cosmology and mathematics can be as we deepen our understanding of how the planets orbit and align", said a spokesman for ... (more...)
Hayabusa-2: Pieces of an asteroid found inside space capsule Hayabusa-2: Pieces of an asteroid found inside space capsule
- December 15, 2020

Hayabusa2 dropped the capsule from space and it landed as planned in the Australian Outback over the weekend. At the end of its yearlong journey from asteroid Ryugu, more than 300 million kilometers (190 million miles) from Earth, Hayabusa2 released the capsule Saturday from 220,000 kilometers (136,700 miles) in space, successfully sending it to land in a targeted area in a sparsely populated desert in Australia. (more...)
Prince Harry: Mother Nature Is Punishing Humanity With COVID Prince Harry: Mother Nature Is Punishing Humanity With COVID
- December 15, 2020

That's not the role, that's not the job that we are here for. Harry said more people should take action: "It's about putting the dos behind the says". "What if every single one of us was a raindrop, and if every single one of us cared?" After changing her diaper, I felt a strong cramp. The streaming service CEO said to the Duke that she is trying to bring environmental issues closer to people so they can choose if they wan to help. (more...)