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What the House Democrats' impeachment memo leaves out What the House Democrats' impeachment memo leaves out
- February 04, 2021

Trump for his role in inciting the violent attack at the Capitol, but our Senators do". At the same time, the House managers eloquently invoke the broader themes of constitutional principle and historical goal that justify the House's impeachment resolution and show that the process Congress is now engaged in is deeply consequential to the republic. (more...)
Astronauts complete power upgrades for space station Astronauts complete power upgrades for space station
- February 03, 2021

With the battery work complete, the focus turns to solar array augmentation. Glover's own feelings about what it's like to embark on a debut spacewalk 250 miles above Earth will be fresh in his own mind as it took place just a few days ago. (more...)
SpaceX prototype rocket explodes on landing in Texas SpaceX prototype rocket explodes on landing in Texas
- February 03, 2021

It reached an altitude of 6.2 miles before starting on its descent. After the rocket climbed to its desired altitude, SN9 cut off its engines and tipped over to its side in a manoeuvre known as the belly flop. Moments before hitting the ground, SN9 fired its Raptor engines and flipped upright. Mr Manley tweeted out clips of the failed ignition, saying: "Watch the debris leaving the engine, probably not all the thrust going out the nozzle". (more...)
Biden meets Republicans on virus aid, but no quick deal Biden meets Republicans on virus aid, but no quick deal
- February 02, 2021

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, told reporters the meeting would be a forum "to exchange ideas" but not "a forum for a president to make or accept an offer ". Biden met with a group of Republican senators who have proposed a drastically slimmer coronavirus relief package than the Dollars 1.9 trillion measure he is offering. (more...)
US Billionaire Buys SpaceX Flight To Orbit With 3 Others US Billionaire Buys SpaceX Flight To Orbit With 3 Others
- February 02, 2021

SpaceX, the company started by Elon Musk, said Isaacman is "donating the three seats alongside him.to individuals from the general public who will be announced in the weeks ahead". Although this is not the first time civilians have traveled to space, it is the first mission completely manned by average people and it is the latest private space travel announcement. (more...)
Quebec’s Legault plans to announce changes to COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday Quebec’s Legault plans to announce changes to COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday
- February 01, 2021

Legault singled out the province's 8 p.m.to 5 a.m. curfew as a measure that is "working well", suggesting that it was likely to be among the rules that is extended when the announcement is made next week. "Once I have all the information and everyone's advice, it's up to me to make the decisions", he wrote, adding any moves he makes are based on "what seems to be the best for the people of Quebec". (more...)
NEOWISE comet seen with Northern Lights in stunning image NEOWISE comet seen with Northern Lights in stunning image
- February 01, 2021

Rupinder Brar. NEOWISE comes to us from the distant outer reaches of the solar system, having spent most of its life in a frigid field of icy bodies. Comet NEOWISE is seen in the sky above the "Seven Magic Mountains" art installation by artist Ugo Rondinone in Jean, Nevada on July 15, 2020. Comet NEOWISE will reach the closest point to earth on July 22 to 23, a time when the views will get even more spectacular, so you can still have chance to see it if you haven't already. (more...)
NationNews Barbados: Girl discovers dinosaur footprint in Wales NationNews Barbados: Girl discovers dinosaur footprint in Wales
- February 01, 2021

The family was on their way to the supermarket when Wilder saw the footprint imprinted on a rock. The specimen footprint is known as a "grallator", and could help scientists establish more about how dinosaurs walked. The museum, now closed because of the coronavirus pandemic , said that once it reopens, Lily and her school class will be invited to see the article and have her name listed beside it as an official "finder". (more...)
WHO team to visit Wuhan market, where first Covid infections seen WHO team to visit Wuhan market, where first Covid infections seen
- January 31, 2021

WUHAN | WHO experts went to Wuhan (central China) on Saturday to the first hospital to receive Covid-19 patients, on the second day of their field investigation into the origin of the coronavirus . China is seeking to avoid blame for alleged missteps in its early response to the outbreak which has become politically charged. While permitting the 14-member WHO team of global scientists to study the origin in Wuhan after considerable delay and controversy, China claims that the virus ... (more...)
An Astronaut's View Of Comet Neowise Rising Above Earth In 4K An Astronaut's View Of Comet Neowise Rising Above Earth In 4K
- January 31, 2021

C/2020 F3 ( NEOWISE ) made its close approach to the Sun on July 3, 2020, and will cross outside Earth's orbit on its way back to the outer parts of the Solar System by mid-August. It will be visible in the early evening sky after July 11. How to see the comet? The upper tail segment of the tail is the ion tail . Cruff says he rates this particular celestial event "near the top" among those he has been able to locally view over the years, adding that in the fairly dark skies ... (more...)
China's Chang'e-5 mission is off to collect samples from the Moon China's Chang'e-5 mission is off to collect samples from the Moon
- January 30, 2021

The spacecraft is expected to launch from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Hainan Island, China, early Tuesday local time, which will be about 3:25 p.m. All that's left is to show it can collect samples and take off again from the moon. The mission 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...)
GOT animated spinoff in early stages of planning at HBO Max GOT animated spinoff in early stages of planning at HBO Max
- January 30, 2021

Executives at HBO Max, owned by AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia, have started holding meetings with writers about a possible animated drama series for an adult audience, the publication said. Martin's book Fire & Blood , the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones . (more...)
Will Mars Rover Attract More Attention Than 1969 Moon Landing? Will Mars Rover Attract More Attention Than 1969 Moon Landing?
- January 30, 2021

On the off chance that the spacecraft is successful, and the landing goes off effortlessly, the potential for new discoveries on Mars is tremendous. While a majority of the team members have performed their jobs via telework, some tasks have required an in-person presence at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , which built the rover for the agency and is managing the mission . (more...)
Republican bill seeks to block Biden's federal lands oil leasing halt Republican bill seeks to block Biden's federal lands oil leasing halt
- January 30, 2021

Biden unveiled a "whole-of-government approach" to put climate change concerns at the center of USA national security and foreign policy as well as domestic planning. The orders impact large areas of land onshore in mostly Western states, as well as offshore drilling acreage located mainly in the US Gulf of Mexico, which combined make up about a quarter of the nation's oil and gas supply. (more...)
Howl at the full 'Wolf Moon' tonight in Orlando Howl at the full 'Wolf Moon' tonight in Orlando
- January 29, 2021

Why is it called a Wolf Moon? Environment Canada is calling for mainly cloudy skies with periods of snow or flurries from Tuesday night, Jan. 26 through Friday, Jan. These moon names, and their purported meanings, have gained increased traction in recent years, with the labels generally attributed to Native American tribes. (more...)
Worlds richest men, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, fight over satellite fleets Worlds richest men, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, fight over satellite fleets
- January 29, 2021

SpaceX and Amazon - companies run by the two richest men in the world - are sparring over their competing satellite-based internet businesses, with SpaceX accusing Amazon of "stifling competition" and Amazon accusing SpaceX of looking to "smother competition in the cradle". (more...)
Axiom announces first private mission to International Space Station Axiom announces first private mission to International Space Station
- January 29, 2021

According to the Associated Press , Axiom Space has appointed Michael Lopez-Alegria, a former NASA astronaut who was known for his countless missions and a trip to the ISS would captain the ship's private crew. Each of the first paying customers intends to perform science research in orbit, he said, along with educational outreach. When they arrive, they will spend around eight days working on "research and philanthropic projects", Axiom Space said. (more...)
Covid-19: Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in United Kingdom trials Covid-19: Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in United Kingdom trials
- January 29, 2021

The UK is providing infrastructure to Novavax in running a phase three clinical trial in the UK, and plans to manufacture its vaccine in the UK with Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. After vaccination or previous infection, the immune system is able to make antibodies that recognize the coronavirus and then neutralize or destroy it. (more...)
Musk calls SpaceX test a success despite fiery finale Musk calls SpaceX test a success despite fiery finale
- January 29, 2021

But the company line was upbeat as a livestream of the launch displayed the on-screen message "AWESOME TEST". The height the rocket reached was not the only new aspect of Wednesday's test flight . Primarily meant to capture those views for developmental, data-gathering purposes, NASA WB-57 jets have recently been used to milestones like SpaceX's explosive Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort test and Demo-2 astronaut launch/reentry debut. (more...)
In rare celestial 'Great Conjunction' Saturn and Jupiter in planetary intimacy In rare celestial 'Great Conjunction' Saturn and Jupiter in planetary intimacy
- January 28, 2021

On the night of December 21, the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year), the two planets appeared so closely aligned in our sky that they looked like a double planet, even though they were, in fact, more than 730 million kilometers (400 million miles) apart. (more...)