Japanese Robots Send Pictures After Landing On Asteroid

The craft has previously flown tantalizingly close to the asteroid's surface for the objective of measuring its gravitational pull; while descending to Ryugu this time, Hayabusa2 travelled from its orbit 12. The probe will then collect fresh materi... More..

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TROPICS: Kirk in far southeastern Atlantic
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

TROPICS: Kirk in far southeastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk , Subtropical Storm Leslie and a disturbance have all appeared in the Atlantic, with the disturbance set to aim at North Carolina. There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect. ...More..

Hayabusa2 Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Hayabusa2 Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The cylindrical rovers - measuring just 18 centimetres across - will make small hops on the asteroid, capture images of the surface and measure temperatures. A series of specially designed cameras - four on the...More..

NASAs Parker Solar Probe sends back first images
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

NASAs Parker Solar Probe sends back first images

As the only imager on the spacecraft, the WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument will provide the clearest-yet glimpse of the solar wind from within the Sun's corona. The probe also sent data ba...More..

NASA balloon mission may help improve weather forecasting..
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

NASA balloon mission may help improve weather forecasting..

With this occasion, the USA space agency's scientists released a snap of those rare electric blue clouds. The information will help the scientists better understand both the turbulence in our planet's upper a...More..

Japan space robots start asteroid survey
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

The agency said the robots - round and biscuit tin-shaped - are the world's first man-made objects to explore movement on an asteroid's surface. The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic obser...More..

Moderate warming could melt Antarctica's 'sleeping giant' ice sheet
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Moderate warming could melt Antarctica's 'sleeping giant' ice sheet

However, the new study indicates that warming temperatures do affect the East Antarctic Ice Sheet , and that sustained warming of two degrees Celsius in Antarctica could lead to melting in parts of the Ice S...More..

Two Tiny Hopping Rovers Race Toward Near-Earth Asteroid
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Two Tiny Hopping Rovers Race Toward Near-Earth Asteroid

JAXA's Hayabusa-2 probe spent years traveling to the asteroid and today, right on schedule, the probe released a pair of incredibly unique rovers to inspect the asteroid. "There are four cameras on Rover-1A a...More..

President Trump coming to NC, expected to visit areas impacted by Florence
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

President Trump coming to NC, expected to visit areas impacted by Florence

Florence has already killed at least 35 people, including 26 in North Carolina and eight in SC where local media reported that two mental health patients drowned on Tuesday when the sheriff's van the women we...More..

Spiders covered the 300-meter
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Spiders covered the 300-meter "network" coast of Greece

In this frame grab taken from video on September 18, 2018, a view of spider webs over bushes, in Aitoliko , Greece. "It's natural for this area to have insects, no one is especially anxious", he said . She ...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Spider Webs Cover Entire Greek Lagoon

Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera. "But I have never seen any spider webs this big in my life". They thrive in hot, humid temp...More..

Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic

Some strengthening is expected through Sunday, but it will stay a tropical storm. "Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour or 65 kilometres per hour with higher gusts". The forecast says that "stro...More..

The TESS telescope has detected its first exoplanet
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

The TESS telescope has detected its first exoplanet

The two newest planets, which still need to be reviewed by other researchers, offer the chance for follow-up study, officials said. NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) officially began scour...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scientists have discovered how ecstasy affects the behavior of the octopus

Octopuses (male and female) were given a soak in ecstasy-tainted water, while others were left stone-cold sober just like the caged control specimen. By comparing the genomes of those species, they hope to gain...More..

Yale researchers create robotic skins that can animate everyday objects
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Yale researchers create robotic skins that can animate everyday objects

When most people think of robots, they imagine a rigid, heavy device that an engineer created for a specific objective. When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a ...More..

Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Officials said they will open roads as flooding recedes and downed trees and power lines are cleared away. Although there were no known fatalities from Florence , emergency personnel rescued 800 people from f...More..

Environment Canada warns of damaging wind gusts on last day of summer
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Environment Canada warns of damaging wind gusts on last day of summer

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and move through the area early this evening, Environment Canada advises, with possible wind gusts up to 100 km/h. But occassional severe, risky storms do to...More..

Thousands without power in Montreal as Ontario storm spreads to Quebec
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Thousands without power in Montreal as Ontario storm spreads to Quebec

Three people were seriously injured as a result of the storm, including one person who has been listed in critical condition. Here is where to find more info from Hydro Quebec. The powerful twister caused dev...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Space robots sent hurtling toward asteroid

The spacecraft arrived near the asteroid, about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth, in June. Unfortunately, JAXA engineers will need to wait a couple of days to receive confirmation that the ...More..

300-metre long Spider-web covers beach in Western Greece
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

300-metre long Spider-web covers beach in Western Greece

It's not quite the World Wide Web - but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. The cloudy web stretches over an abandoned boat, trees and rows of vegetation in photographs published to ...More..