EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

Analysts say that Trump's efforts will be unable to reverse the trend. The plan was halted by the USA supreme court in 2016 and has never come into force. Why are they doing this? "The Obama administration's plan would have amounted to a huge energy... More..

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Tropical Storm Lane expected to strengthen into hurricane soon
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Tropical Storm Lane expected to strengthen into hurricane soon

Not only that, it'll continue to strengthen into a major Hurricane by Saturday. This system has that "subtropical" designation because it lacks all of the characteristics of a pure tropical system. Aside from E...More..

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

Speaking to reporters days after he revoked the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan , Trump said that Mueller has a lot of conflicts. The letter reads in part, "The evidence of a direct connect...More..

NASA sun mission to demystify sun and its inner machinations
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

NASA sun mission to demystify sun and its inner machinations

It was the first time NASA named a spacecraft after someone still alive, and Parker wasn't about to let it take off without him. Less than 2 minutes before its planned liftoff on Saturday (Aug. The Parker So...More..

NASA launches world's first mission to 'touch' the Sun
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NASA launches world's first mission to 'touch' the Sun

Parker Solar Probe will find out if its cutting edge heat shields will work - this death-defying spacecraft will fly daringly close to the sun - closer than any spacecraft before it. A key question that th...More..

'Wow, here we go': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

'Wow, here we go': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

The successful launch followed an aborted take-off on Saturday morning when a last-minute alarm caused it to miss its 65-minute weather window. "All I can say is, 'Wow, here we go.' We're in for some learning...More..

Grieving mother orca is still holding her calf’s body above the water
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Grieving mother orca is still holding her calf’s body above the water

They spotted J35 while searching for another of the 75 southern resident killer whales , labelled an endangered species in both Canada and the United States. USA and Canadian officials acknowledged Thursday ...More..

NASA mission to 'touch the sun' launches Saturday
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA mission to 'touch the sun' launches Saturday

The spacecraft is expected to make its closest approach to the sun in the year 2024, as it flies 3.9 million miles above the solar surface. The launch of the Parker Solar Probe will set it on a journey all ...More..

Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights

Look north to see more meteors . With the moons phase nearly at a new moon , that will help you see the meteors even more! These ideal conditions for watching will coincide with the peak time for meteor sho...More..

Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

ET on August 12 through 4 a.m. ET on August 13, according to NASA JPL . And human habitation in the area can be dated as far back as 10,000 years ago, making this dark sky park the most ancient site in Ameri...More..

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral

EDT (0518 GMT), turned toward the east and broke the sound barrier within about one minute. Merah Putih "will carry an all C-band payload capable of supporting a wide range of applications, including providing ...More..

United States eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

United States eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have unveiled their new proposal for fuel economy standards following the scrapping of the Obama-era plan whi...More..

Australia's Coles backtracking on bag ban
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Australia's Coles backtracking on bag ban

Greenpeace spokeswoman Zoe Dean criticised the decision as irresponsible and disappointing, and that Coles is perpetuating the problem of plastic waste by providing free bags. Coles and its larger rival Woolwor...More..

by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

NASA to announce new astronaut class on Friday

Their successful test flight will pave the way for two different astronauts to take the Starliner to the International Space Station for Boeing's first operational mission at a later date. SpaceX is targe...More..

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

It became known that in the first spaceship Boeing has said it. An engine flaw discovered during a launchpad test of Boeing's Starliner spaceship, created to carry humans to the International Space Sta...More..

EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

EPA Proposes To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards At 37 MPG

After months of discussion and drafts, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration formally unveiled their plan to rewrite those rules and replace them with on...More..

Rare blood Moon spectacle TOMORROW night
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Rare blood Moon spectacle TOMORROW night

The eclipse will reach maximum totality at 9:21pm and finish at 10:31pm, though the partial eclipse will continue for another two hours after that. This follows the super blue blood moon that played out on ...More..

The blood moon lunar eclipse
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

The blood moon lunar eclipse

The longest lunar eclipse of this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Friday . Although sunlight is blocked out, some is refracted around the Earth and falls onto the ...More..

Underground lake found on Mars raises possibility of life
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Underground lake found on Mars raises possibility of life

The discovery was made by Italian scientists who were analysing images from the the Mars Express spacecraft - a European satellite. Italian researchers said evidence gathered from the radar signals of an or...More..

Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27

Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more- and appear bigger - as Tuesday nears. Astronomers have revealed that Mars will be within a close range of our planet Earth on July 25 - fifteen ye...More..

by | Friday, July 27, 2018

The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)

Chandra Grahan or Total Lunar Eclipse date is July 27 night. He encouraged people to view the eclipse that will last approximately 103 minutes. Friday night's lunar eclipse will be more than 20 minutes ...More..

Underground lake detected on Mars
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Underground lake detected on Mars

MARSIS transmits low-frequency radio pulses at the planet's surface that penetrate the planet's crust and get reflected back when they encounter changes in density or composition. Although they pass relatively ...More..

All-star line-up: Blood moon eclipse and a Mars fly-by
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

All-star line-up: Blood moon eclipse and a Mars fly-by

Stardome Observatory astronomy educator Josh Kirkley said New Zealanders wanting to see the blood moon should get a clear view of the western horizon and keep their eyes peeled from 6.25am until the moon sets...More..

Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

Finding more liquid water on Mars may mean moving beyond radar technology, which is limited to detecting large quantities of water close to the surface . The blue triangle indicates an area of very high re...More..

'Oddball' Moon Among 12 New Discoveries Orbiting Jupiter
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

'Oddball' Moon Among 12 New Discoveries Orbiting Jupiter

But then there was one more, a moon the researchers term the " oddball " of the bunch. When you're scanning space for a distant planet, that's potentially lurking at the far edges of our solar system, it cert...More..