NASA spots distant, lonely neutron star

Oxygen-rich supernova remnants like E0102 are important for understanding how massive stars fuse lighter elements into heavier ones before they explode. These neutron stars were initially discovered by the British astrophysicist named Jocelyn Bell ne... More..

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Small asteroid disintegrates over Southern Africa

This is the incredible moment a high-speed asteroid the size of a vehicle explodes over the South African wilderness just seconds before impact. The same asteroid hunter, Richard Kowalski , made all thre...More..

UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

The company says the task was achieved by engaging with staff to explain the impact of waste and how to make sustainable choices. The environmental damage can be reduced by extending the use of plastic produc...More..

by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

NASA Is About to Announce a Massively Exciting Mars Discovery

The hotly anticipated live discussion will begin at 2pm EDT (7pm BST) on Thursday, June 2. Now, the rover has seemingly made a new discovery which will be revealed this Thursday , according to the space agen...More..

Alia Bhatt Challenges Varun Dhawan and Other Celebs to Beat Plastic Pollution
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Alia Bhatt Challenges Varun Dhawan and Other Celebs to Beat Plastic Pollution

While plastic has many valuable uses, Nigeria has become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic - with severe environmental consequences. We are drowning in plastics. "We need fish, not plastics". ...More..

Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

The whale was found to have an additional 80 items in its stomach, including bags and other pieces of plastic trash, weighing more than 17 pounds, Reuters reported. "Plastic pollution can be harmful to wildlife...More..

Earth’s Days Are Getting Longer-Thanks to the Moon
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Earth’s Days Are Getting Longer-Thanks to the Moon

Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Stephen Meyers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Alberto Malinverno at Columbia University in NY calculate that over the past 1.4bn years...More..

Expedition 55 crew lands back on Earth after 168 days in space
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Expedition 55 crew lands back on Earth after 168 days in space

After landing, Shkaplerov ate from a bowl of grapes and said he was feeling well and happy to be back on Earth. A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov , Norishige Kanai of Japan and...More..

Frenchman Ben Lecomte begins 'longest swim' across the Pacific
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Frenchman Ben Lecomte begins 'longest swim' across the Pacific

Mr Lecomte, who plans to swim eight hours a day, will eat, rest and sleep on a boat which will accompany him before being dropped off every morning to where he stopped swimming the previous evening. "Now every ...More..

Pilot Whale With 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach Dies In Thailand
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Pilot Whale With 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach Dies In Thailand

An autopsy found 17lb, or eight kg, of plastic in its stomach. "We will use the whale case and invite all sectors to show their intentions on how to reduce the use of plastic in Thailand ", he told Reuters ...More..

Asteroid on course for Earth spotted hours before impact with atmosphere
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Asteroid on course for Earth spotted hours before impact with atmosphere

EDT (1644 GMT) while hurtling down at a whopping 38,000 miles per hour (61,155 km/h). "This was a much smaller object than we are tasked to detect and warn about", Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer a...More..

SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite

SpaceX launched a communications satellite early Monday morning. "Standing down from Friday's launch attempt to run additional test on Falcon 9's second stage", the company posted on Twitter . The SES-12 spa...More..

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

Environmental teams just like the Sierra Membership have been pushing campaigns to part out coal as a part of the USA power grid and so they say that even a "bailout" is not going to maintain coal and nuclear v...More..

SpaceX prepares for Monday launch of SES-12 satellite
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

SpaceX prepares for Monday launch of SES-12 satellite

The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES. The four-hour launch window opens at 12:29 a.m. ET. Air Force and weather officials predict a 70 percent chanc...More..

by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Soyuz MS-07 Spacecraft With 54/55 Expedition Crew Undocks From ISS

Anton Shkaplerov , who was the first to be lifted and carried from the capsule, told the camera crew: "We are a bit exhausted but happy with what we have accomplished and happy to be back on Earth". He later tw...More..

NASA's Dawn probe moving to lowest-ever orbit around Ceres
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

NASA's Dawn probe moving to lowest-ever orbit around Ceres

Shortly after, it is going to start collecting pictures and other science information via an unprecedented vantage point. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has begun maneuvers that should bring it to its lowest and ...More..

Hundreds gather for Trans Mountain pipeline protest in downtown Victoria
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Hundreds gather for Trans Mountain pipeline protest in downtown Victoria

Trudeau's economic argument is not convincing: Kinder Morgan, with its decades of oil industry experience (rooted in scandal-laden Enron), is eager to accept the Trudeau government's proposed $4.5-billion buyou...More..

Scientists find dunes on Pluto, likely made of methane ice grains
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Scientists find dunes on Pluto, likely made of methane ice grains

It was not until 1994, when the Hubble Space Telescope took the first direct images of Pluto that any compositional variation across the planet could be seen - and even then the question of what it was made u...More..

Pluto's Methane Dunes Add One More Earth-Like Feature to the Planet
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Pluto's Methane Dunes Add One More Earth-Like Feature to the Planet

Pluto's existence at the edge of the known solar system led to questions of its composition: there was early recognition that methane was a significant component of Pluto, but was it mainly composed of ice and...More..

SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch of SES-12 satellite
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch of SES-12 satellite

A previously flown Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch the SES-12 satellite into orbit SpaceX's pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Friday at 12:29 a.m. The SES satellite will be one of t...More..