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Milky Way galaxy is filled with carbon-rich, toxic 'space grease'

Milky Way galaxy is filled with carbon-rich, toxic 'space grease' The Milky Way galaxy alone holds some 10 billion trillion trillion tonnes of cosmic butter. They analyzed the carbon forms to see how it absorbs certain kinds of light. For Schmidt, it is intriguing that how the organic material that eventually converted into the planetary system is so abundant in our galaxy. The results of this experiment and the astronomical observations allowed the scie... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Propels AI-powered Robot To Assist Astronauts In The Cosmos

SpaceX Propels AI-powered Robot To Assist Astronauts In The Cosmos The Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN (CIMON ) is designed to help astronauts with their jobs and to create a feeling of talking to a crew mate, and playing with a Rubik cube. But what it learns can help in recognizing this type of AI Bot design in the future. This is the third time the company has blown both an updated dragon and the Falcon 9 for NASA . [Full Article...]

Trump Supreme Court pick set for July 9; two women under consideration

Trump Supreme Court pick set for July 9; two women under consideration The person Trump picks for the seat is nearly certainly going to be more conservative than Kennedy. Speaking aboard Air Force One, the president said he will spend the weekend interviewing some candidates at his golf club in New Jersey. [Full Article...]

Government 'on track' to miss climate change targets, official advisers warn

Government 'on track' to miss climate change targets, official advisers warn The Committee's Chairman, Lord Deben, said: "Although the United Kingdom seeks to lead the world in tackling climate change, the fact is that we're off track to meet our own emissions targets in the 2020s and 2030s". "I think if you wanted to characterise this report , it's the degree to which uncertainty is egregious in this government and that we're not getting certainty in all sorts of areas". [Full Article...]

Will the Future Run on Moon Power? India's Space Agency Bets Yes

Will the Future Run on Moon Power? India's Space Agency Bets Yes If this pans out, the isotope could provide safer nuclear energy over the coming centuries. China is the only country to impose a lander and rover on this moon in its centenary with its bounty 3 mission in 2013. "The nations which have the ability to convey that source from the moon to Earth will manage the procedure", said K. Sivan, administrator of ISRO. [Full Article...]

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9 Matz worked with Kennedy from 2014 to 2015, when the justice issued the crucial fifth vote in the landmark gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges. Kennedy's news that he'll leave the court next month immediately activated a network of White House aides, congressional allies and outside advocates, all set for their second Supreme Court confirmation fight in two years. [Full Article...]

Anthony Kennedy’s Son Loaned Trump One Billlllllion Dollars

Anthony Kennedy’s Son Loaned Trump One Billlllllion Dollars Donnelly has traveled with Trump on Air Force One, and appeared alongside the president at a recent bill signing ceremony at the White House . But for me, it's huge. Other women on the list include Joan Larsen, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati and previously served as a Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and Allison Eid, who serves on the federal appeals court based in Denver ... [Full Article...]

Complex organic molecules originating from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

Complex organic molecules originating from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus Powerful hydrothermal vents combine substances from Enceladus' water-filled, absorbent core with the water from its massive subsurface ocean . However, the latest research has revealed that large, carbon-rich molecules are also blasted out from cracks in the moon's icy surface, indicating that all the ingredients needed for life are present. [Full Article...]

Heathrow Airport expansion backed by parliament

Heathrow Airport expansion backed by parliament MPs voted on Monday night (25 June) to back the plans but the proposals still need to be approved by a planning inquiry before construction can proceed. Labour, whilst offering a free vote, adopted a recommendation to vote against expansion, saying the plans failed to meet the party's four tests. "Residents wake up before 5 am if planes come in to land too early and they are unable to open their w... [Full Article...]

Strawberry Full Moon Tonight

Strawberry Full Moon Tonight The full moon will be at its peak at 12:53 p.m. EDT on the East Coast and at 9:53 p.m PDT on the West Coast. Then as Earth turns underneath the stars, the full moon and Saturn will move westward across the sky. In 2016, the Strawberry Full Moon fell on the Summer Solstice for the first time since 1967, and they won't line up again until June 21st, 2062. However, you will need a telescope to ... [Full Article...]

Trump could pick Utah senator to fill Supreme Court seat

Trump could pick Utah senator to fill Supreme Court seat The complication for a Lee nomination is that if he joined the court, a Republican Senate seat would be vacated at a time when Republicans hold only a narrow 51-49 Senate majority. "Our most basic rights are at stake, our civil rights are at stake, our identity as a country is at stake and I am hopeful that Senator Collins will chose this moment to stand up and be counted", she said. [Full Article...]

Thunderstorms, followed by extreme heat this weekend for Cambridge

Thunderstorms, followed by extreme heat this weekend for Cambridge Daytime high temperatures in the low 30s are forecast, with humidex values in the mid- to high-30s. With overnight temperatures only dropping to the low 20s, there'll be little relief from the heat, which will continue well into next week. [Full Article...]

After Recent Alien Study, Elon Musk Thinks We Should Colonize Other Planets

After Recent Alien Study, Elon Musk Thinks We Should Colonize Other Planets The study analyzed the Fermi paradox , which analyzed the discrepancy between the likelihood of alien life, considering that there are billions of stars like our sun, but there is no evidence that the alien life really exists. Speaking with Universal-Sci, Dr Sandberg said: "Many parameters are very uncertain given current knowledge. Finally, one important conclusion we find is that lack of obse... [Full Article...]

Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

Why it is called a blood moon? Roughly time - about 22 hours in Kiev on July 27. A tetrad is referred to four consecutive lunar eclipses which happened in April 2014, October 2014, April 2015 and September 2015. The January 31 sighting of a "blue Moon" and a total lunar eclipse occurred in India for the first time after 1982. "The red planet these days come the closest distance to the Earth,... [Full Article...]

Strawberry 'Minimoon' could be seen tonight shining along Saturn

Strawberry 'Minimoon' could be seen tonight shining along Saturn A full moon in June was known as a " Strawberry Moon " by Native Americans. Technically, according to Space.com , the moon was at its farthest point from earth on Thursday night. There will be a Strawberry Full Moon on Friday, June 9, 2017. Will it be a good night for moon gazing? The full moon will be the smallest full moon of the year, which is what earned the moon the "mini" title as well. [Full Article...]

The coldest temperature on Earth has been updated - and it’s ungodly low

The coldest temperature on Earth has been updated - and it’s ungodly low For the new study , scientists analyzed data collected during July and August between 2004 and 2016. The satellite data analysis published in 2013 analyzed 32 years' worth of data to find that colder temperatures were present, closer to minus 93 Celsius. [Full Article...]

Fantastic New View Of Ryugu Asteroid Reveals A Distinctly Dice-Like Shape

Fantastic New View Of Ryugu Asteroid Reveals A Distinctly Dice-Like Shape Scientists targeted Ryugu specifically for this space mission because they believe the asteroid may contain trace amounts of primordial water and organic matter from the birth of the solar system. In the wake of Hayabusa2's arrival near Ryugu, Makoto Yoshikawa, 56, JAXA's mission manager, told reporters: "We have finally reached this point". Asteroid Ryugu photographed by the ONC-T on June 24, 2... [Full Article...]

A NASA probe took the unique dunes on Mars

A NASA probe took the unique dunes on Mars When wind blows a certain way, sand accumulates and gets shaped in these dunes. In the south of this group of barchan dunes, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ( MRO ) has found a large dune with a more complex structure. Since then, it has been returning high-resolution images and a wealth of data. The storm was first detected on May 30. Mars is now experiencing a massive dust storm , wh... [Full Article...]

Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century Occurs July 27

In July, the world will witness an absolutely rare astronomical phenomenon as a blood moon will be seen on the intermediary night of July 27 and 28. This was visible mostly in the United States and Canada, and only involved a full moon, which was the first of 2018. For best visibility, it is suggested to view it from locations far away from urban settings, where the sky is the clearest. [Full Article...]

Full moon alert: Saturn and Strawberry moon to brighten the night sky

Full moon alert: Saturn and Strawberry moon to brighten the night sky June's full moon is often called the Strawberry Moon, which is named because it signaled to the Algonquin tribes that it was the time of year to gather ripening strawberries, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac . According to startdate.org, the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, Mars will shine like a "bright orange star" on the lower left of ... [Full Article...]


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