This iceberg looks like a ideal rectangle

The Larsen C ice shelf is being closely monitored by scientists after showing signs of breaking up. The angular berg is called a tabular iceberg . The US space agency's explanation that the odd-looking iceberg's sharp angles and flat surface was... More..

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Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

This diagram shows the spacecraft that comprise the BepiColombo Mercury mission , as well as the location of the monitoring camera that took the mission's first photo - the selfie seen at left, which was captu...More..

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico’s west
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico’s west

Hurricane-force winds extended 30 miles (45 kilometers) from the storm's center, and tropical storm-force winds were up to 105 miles (1650 kilometers) out. A hurricane warning was posted for Mexico's western co...More..

Artificial Moon A Replacement of Streetlights on Space
by | Monday, October 22, 2018

Artificial Moon A Replacement of Streetlights on Space

The idea is that the moon's light will be bright enough to replace streetlamps, illuminating an area with a diameter of 10 to 80 kilometers (6-50 miles). Instead, the satellites will be created to complement ...More..

Humans are Slowly Killing the World's Biggest Organism Pando
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Humans are Slowly Killing the World's Biggest Organism Pando

A team of researchers from the University of Utah has conducted the first comprehensive assessment of the clone Pando. Scientists even say this 80,000-year-old forest has one connected root system. According ...More..

Look to Indigenous people to fight climate change and prosper: Elizabeth May
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Look to Indigenous people to fight climate change and prosper: Elizabeth May

It's clear that the time to wake up and pay attention was about 10 years ago. Without accompanying policy and institutional changes, such as a safe and efficient national public transport system and increased...More..

by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

BepiColombo, a $1.8 billion joint mission between the European and Japanese space agencies, will have to fire xenon gas constantly from two of four specially designed engines in order to permanently brake again...More..

by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Spacewatch: mission to Mercury braced for blast-off

The first planet will soon receive its third visitor from Earth. The name BepiColombo is for Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe (Bepi) Colombo (1920-84), known for explaining Mercury's peculiar ch...More..

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England

During that time, an Arctic cold front will move across the US and produce bitter winds and a drop in the temperature over much of the U.S. The organization's predictive maps placed ME in a sweeping band of o...More..

Atlas V rocket successfully launches from Cape Canaveral
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Atlas V rocket successfully launches from Cape Canaveral

It is the 79th for an Atlas V rocket and the 9th in the 551 configuration. If all goes well, the Centaur will deploy AEHF-4 in its final geostationary orbit about 22,300 miles (35,888 kilometers) above Earth ab...More..

Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book

For most of his adult life, he suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "We are free to believe what we want, and it's my view...More..

Move over, lovers-Virginia is for rockets, too!
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Move over, lovers-Virginia is for rockets, too!

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck said today that his company expects to spend $20 million to build Launch Complex 2. For comparison, bowling lanes are 60-feet long. Wallops Flight Facility made the final cut thanks t...More..

'Singing' ice shelf could help scientists monitor climate change in Antarctica
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

'Singing' ice shelf could help scientists monitor climate change in Antarctica

Researchers have discovered winds blowing across the Ross Ice Shelf, cause it to vibrate, producing a set of seismic tones. It's actually a recording of sounds coming from Antarctica's largest ice shelf. "It'...More..

Global commission set up for climate adaptation solutions
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Global commission set up for climate adaptation solutions

On current trends, Earth is on track to warm up an unlivable three or four degrees Celsius (5.4 to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels, far about the 1.5 C climate-safe threshold endorsed last we...More..

Orionid meteor shower this weekend, will we see the show?
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Orionid meteor shower this weekend, will we see the show?

Astronomers suggest trying to view the shower in the early morning after the moon has set. During the peak, 15-20 meteors per hour will likely be visible , though the annual shower has before peaked at upwards...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

The extinction of mammals millions of times ahead of their recovery

A group of scientists has just published a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that details the impact that humans have had on mammal species since the appearance of humans ...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño

It is expected to be weaker than the El Nino that developed during the 2015/2016 winter. An overall mild winter is expected when it comes to temperatures, with most of the US expected to see warmer than nor...More..

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

China To Launch Man-Made Moon To Replace Street Lights

The newspaper cited Wu Chunfeng, chairman of the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co. The new moon will be capable of illuminating an area of up to 50 miles ...More..

NW Kan native, NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

NW Kan native, NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

Their space capsule violently ripped from the damaged rocket shortly after liftoff, then with lights flashing and alarms sounding, plunged steeply back to Earth with punishing force. "You can imagine the scene"...More..

UN Report Claims Aggressive Change Needed To Slow Down Global Warming
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

UN Report Claims Aggressive Change Needed To Slow Down Global Warming

Under the Paris agreement more than 190 nations agreed in 2015 to pursue efforts to limit a rise in global temperatures this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate chan...More..