NASA declares Opportunity Mars rover mission over

Opportunity was created to operate for just 90 days on the martian surface but far outlived even the most ardent supporter's wildest expectations, roving 28 miles across the surface of Mars for more than 14 years. People also shared images that ... More..

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AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub

Hours earlier, Pelosi said she had not yet read the Green New Deal. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tweeted Thursday that she was proud to join Ocasio-Cortez and Markey "on a #GreenNewDeal resolution to f...More..

Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted

Scientists at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information have released an early update for the World Magnetic Model that powers a variety of global navigational systems. Its speed jumped from abo...More..

Polar vertex freezes Midwest, parts of U.S. with cold air
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Polar vertex freezes Midwest, parts of U.S. with cold air

Ricky Castro, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Romeoville, Illinois, said: "This could possibly be history-making". America's third city was in the direct path of the harsh weather and experien...More..

Trump Mocks Global Warming as Temps Sink: 'Please Come Back'
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Trump Mocks Global Warming as Temps Sink: 'Please Come Back'

Amid freezing temperatures previous year, Trump tweeted: "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?" Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan, whose state will ex...More..

Blood moon set to bring lunar spectacle - send us your photos
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Blood moon set to bring lunar spectacle - send us your photos

The best time to catch the maximum eclipse is around 5.12am, when the moon will be completely submerged within the Earth's shadow . A super moon is when a full moon is closer to the earth than normal and...More..

Total Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon to Provide Celestial Show on Sunday
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon to Provide Celestial Show on Sunday

According to Alle, lunar eclipse is one in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. "The one in 2024 will be a total solar eclipse visible from Texas to ME". Due to the lunar ec...More..

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

But the closest that terrestrial vegetation has come to the moon before now was in 1971 , when Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa carried hundreds of tree seeds to orbit the moon with him. "Experts are still dis...More..

by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Scientists Detect Second Ever Repeating Fast Radio Burst Among Bakers' Dozen

Theories range from highly magnetized neutron stars blasted by gas streams from a nearby supermassive black hole , to signatures of technology developed by an advanced civilisation. He added: "That tells us so...More..

Brazil's new president doubts prospect of Embraer-Boeing merger
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Brazil's new president doubts prospect of Embraer-Boeing merger

Bolsonaro, who took office on January 1, said in a television interview on Thursday he might be willing to allow a US base in Brazil as a way to counter Russian influence in Venezuela , a move that would mar...More..

China's new lunar rover leaves first 'footprint' on moon's far side
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

China's new lunar rover leaves first 'footprint' on moon's far side

The separation of the rover - which is named after the moon goddess' pet white rabbit - went smoothly, said Wu Weiren, chief designer of the lunar project. "This time the Chang'e-4 mission have a very good ...More..

China Spacecraft Attempting First Lunar Landing on Dark Side of the Moon
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

China Spacecraft Attempting First Lunar Landing on Dark Side of the Moon

The probe, the Chang'e-4, is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon, according to Xinhua. The rover of Chang'e 4 will land on the moon in about two weeks' time. It will als...More..

First high-resolution images of snowman-shaped Ultima Thule released by Nasa
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

First high-resolution images of snowman-shaped Ultima Thule released by Nasa

It's also a glimpse 4.5 billion years back in time, to the origins of the solar system, because the distant planetesimal has nearly certainly orbited unchanged in the frozen Kuiper Belt since it formed. "Now ...More..

National parks brimming with trash, human feces as government shutdown continues
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

National parks brimming with trash, human feces as government shutdown continues

We encourage visitors in the area to explore the excellent food, shops, and recreational opportunities available nearby. The federal government shutdown began December 22 in a dispute between President Don...More..

EPA says regulation of mercury emissions not
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

EPA says regulation of mercury emissions not "appropriate and necessary"

The mercury regulation also costs the coal industry $9.6 billion annually, making it among the most expensive regulations the EPA has ever had to enforce. The original rule required power plants to reduce emi...More..

Pollution woes: All construction in hotspot areas in Delhi banned till Wednesday
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Pollution woes: All construction in hotspot areas in Delhi banned till Wednesday

The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting ( SAFAR ) also showed an AQI ( Air Quality Index ) of 468 for Delhi . On December 23, 2019, the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded the second highes...More..

Winter storm to continue through the night
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Winter storm to continue through the night

Forecasts call for ice and up to 2 to 12 inches of snow. That was how the National Weather Service forecaster in Chanhassen began Tuesday afternoon's detailed discussion of the weather outlook. For those sti...More..

SpaceX halts launch of US military satellite due to winds
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

SpaceX halts launch of US military satellite due to winds

After a week of delayed launch attempts, SpaceX finally completed its first USA national security space mission. Later on Sunday, Lockheed Martin, who built the satellite, confirmed the GPS III space vehicle ...More..

Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year

In India, winter solstice will take place at 3.53 a.m. on December 22 and will be marked by a host of religious observances and celebrations. The winter solstice occurs when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted ...More..

Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reaches edge of space
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reaches edge of space

After successfully reaching space and then landing back on Earth, SpaceShipTwo is now the first craft to launch humans into space from USA soil since NASA's Space Shuttle program ended in 2011. "Congrats to @...More..

NASA's InSight Lander Strikes A Confident Pose For Its First Martian Selfie
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

NASA's InSight Lander Strikes A Confident Pose For Its First Martian Selfie

The image was received on December 4, 2018 (Sol 8). This image shows InSight's solar panels and deck; on top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. "The near-absence ...More..

NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars

NASA said that the mission engineers planned to move the seismometer from the lander on to the ground next to it. Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said...More..

SpaceX set to send cargo to space station
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

Smoked turkey breast, cranberry sauce, candied yams, and fruitcake are all on the menu this year, but not all the scientists now on board the spacecraft will be able to enjoy the meal on Christmas eve or day. I...More..

Nations must triple efforts to achieve Paris climate goals
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Nations must triple efforts to achieve Paris climate goals

The World Bank on Monday pledged to commit as much as United States dollars 200 billion from 2021 to 2025 towards fighting the threat of climate change during the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) sum...More..

Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History

Published in the journals Nature , Environmental Research Letters , and Earth Systems Science Data GCP , the study concludes that the increase in emissions has been largely driven by projected growth in majo...More..