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SpaceX launches Telstar 19 Vantage for Telesat

SpaceX launches Telstar 19 Vantage for Telesat Eastern time Sunday morning. The "Block 5" variant of the two-stage Falcon 9 blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:50 a.m. EDT (0550 GMT), successfully delivering to orbit a satellite for the Canadian communications company Telesat . [Full Article...]

Southern District of New York Dismisses Climate Change Case Against Chevron

Southern District of New York Dismisses Climate Change Case Against Chevron New York City and Oakland seem to have anticipated that the Clean Air Act would displace their claims based on emissions within the U.S. Both suits also alleged oil companies engage in global oil sales so they're liable for worldwide emissions. [Full Article...]

Neil Armstrong’s ‘moon mission’ collection goes to auction

Neil Armstrong’s ‘moon mission’ collection goes to auction Schmitt was one of the last people to set foot on the moon during the final mission of NASA's Apollo program. Neil Armstrong's collection includes a variety of artifacts from his 1969 lunar landing, as well as private mementos. Dubbed the Armstrong Family Collection, the collection contains more than 2,000 items and will be under the hammer in a series of three auctions. Armstrong's famous... [Full Article...]

Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes

Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes Until those plans are completed, he said, broad protections against harming plants and animals should stay in place. It protects species like the gray wolf, grizzly bear, and spotted owl, by designating them as endangered and barring the destruction of their habitat and hunting. [Full Article...]

Sound waves reveal the diamond cache deep inside the earth

Sound waves reveal the diamond cache deep inside the earth They are too deep for humans to mine. Using that estimate, and the number of known craton roots, the scientists arrived at their quadrillion ton estimate - 1,000 times more than originally thought, according to CNN . They are usually cooler and less dense than surrounding rock and result in faster sound waves . The project to uncover deep Earth diamonds began because scientists were puzzle... [Full Article...]

Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber

Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber About 150 million years ago (Late Jurassic epoch), Myanmar was joined to Australia, Antarctica, Africa and South America, forming the supercontinent Gondwana. The piece of amber described in the study was originally privately owned and was later donated to the museum of the Dexu Institute of Palaeontology, near Beijing, where the researchers were able to analyze it, Caldwell said. [Full Article...]

Look at This Incredible New Armoured Dinosaur Found in Utah

Look at This Incredible New Armoured Dinosaur Found in Utah For those interested, a reconstructed skeleton of the dinosaur is on display at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Akainacephalus johnsoni derives from Greek words that mean thorn or spike, and head, with the last part of the name acknowledging museum volunteer Randy Johnson who prepared the skull. [Full Article...]

ESO Very Large Telescope gets adaptive optics for sharper images

ESO Very Large Telescope gets adaptive optics for sharper images The image on the left was obtained during by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope. MUSE was the first instrument to benefit from this new facility and it now has two adaptive optics modes - the Wide Field Mode and the Narrow Field Mode. [Full Article...]

Amazon's Jeff Bezos launches spacecraft higher than ever

Amazon's Jeff Bezos launches spacecraft higher than ever But the company has not set a firm timetable for the start of crewed test flights, or the launch of commercial services directed at the space tourism and suborbital research markets. If all goes well, the demonstration may well see Blue Origin closer to flying people on brief trips to space. This is the New Shepard's third suborbital flight test to include commercial payloads , Ars Technica ... [Full Article...]

A new age to mark Earth’s history

The three ages comprise the Holocene epoch, which represents the time since the end of the last Ice Age . We are now in the Holocene Epoch , which reflects all that have happened over the last 11,700 years, since after the last ice age. [Full Article...]

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball His team at Carnegie, along with collaborators at the University of Hawaii and Northern Arizona University, was hunting for objects far beyond Pluto. " This is an unstable situation ", continued Sheppard. The first is that it's small in size, with a diameter that totals only about a kilometer. The center used the Carnegie insitute's observations to calculate the orbits of the newly found moons. [Full Article...]

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior, claims study

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior, claims study To estimate the total mass of diamonds in the Earth, the researchers assumed cratonic roots were 1-2% diamond and combined that with the total volume of cratonic roots distributed throughout the Earth. This is atleast 1000 times more diamonds than they expected. Parts of Earth's mantle may be up to two percent diamond by composition, far more than previously suspected. [Full Article...]

Watch Blue Origin's high-altitude abort test during latest rocket launch

Watch Blue Origin's high-altitude abort test during latest rocket launch The reusable New Shepard rocket settles to a picture-perfect touchdown. Blue Origin successfully tested the rocket in April, launching a mannequin into space and returning it safely to the ground. The flight of experiment was arranged Olympiaspace, a European "commercial space agency" that took care of logistical and regulatory matters for the payload. [Full Article...]

Google Doodle celebrates Georges Lemaitre, the man behind Big Bang theory

Soon enough, however, Lemaitre's theory was backed up by Edwin Hubble's observations. However, Einstein dismissed his work, saying: "Your calculations are correct, but your physics is atrocious". He called it as the "hypothesis of the primeval atom" or the "Cosmic Egg". His theory was confirmed by Edwin Hubble and is now known as Hubble's Law . [Full Article...]

One 'Oddball' Among 12 Newfound Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

One 'Oddball' Among 12 Newfound Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter Jupiter's family has really grown since Galileo first recorded its four largest moons in 1610. " This is an unstable situation ", continued Sheppard. Over the course of a billion years, it may even cease to exist. These satellites are part of a large group of moons that orbit in retrograde far from Jupiter. [Full Article...]

Heat warning for Kelowna and Penticton

Heat warning for Kelowna and Penticton Environment Canada released a statement warning of a severe thunderstorm watch Monday morning. The heat warning is expected to end on Wednesday, but then an entirely different - though no less unsafe - weather front will move in, with a chance of thunderstorms hitting Calgary by Wednesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling

The comment raises questions about the finding of the House Intelligence Committee Republican report on Russian Federation, which was released in April, which disputed the intelligence community's January 2017 assessment on Putin's intentions. [Full Article...]

MeerKAT radio telescope images Milky Way's blazing heart

MeerKAT radio telescope images Milky Way's blazing heart The telescope is being built by an worldwide consortium, including Australia , Britain, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden and the Netherlands. A stunning view of the Milky Way's fiery heart where a super-massive black hole lurks amid odd filamentary structures. "The MeerKAT image has such clarity". [Full Article...]

Adidas Plans To End Use Of 'Virgin' Plastic By 2024

Adidas Plans To End Use Of 'Virgin' Plastic By 2024 LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Custom adidas at Maker Lab at adidas Creates 747 Warehouse St. - an event in basketball culture on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Thus every year they will save 40 tons of plastic, and will instead use recycled raw materials. The material is cheap and versatile, but governments and consumers are increasingly aware of its huge environmental costs. [Full Article...]

How to watch Blue Origin launch New Shepard rocket live

It's a situation that would only occur if the passenger capsule needed to boost away from the rocket booster in case of an emergency during launch. Numerous payloads will be flying in the spacecraft during the test, ranging from global customers, such as Thailand's "mu Space-1" - which includes an assortment of scientific and medical items, several textile materials they plan to use on their fut... [Full Article...]


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