NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

During the near-decade of its life, Kepler found evidence of more than 2,600 planets located beyond our solar system. "Now we know there are billions of planets that are rocky like the Earth and are orbiting their stars in the habitable zone, or th... More..

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NASA Parker Solar Probe spacecraft sets new record with Sun approach
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

NASA Parker Solar Probe spacecraft sets new record with Sun approach

Parker will make 24 close approaches to the sun over the next seven years, ultimately coming within just 3.8 million miles (6 million kilometers). But to truly understand solar wind, scientists need to get...More..

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure

The next human space flight via the Russian Soyuz spacecraft is expected to launch on December 3, the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, announced on Thursday. "The reason for the abnormal separation. was due t...More..

Ahold Delhaize Helping to Eradicate Plastic Waste
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Ahold Delhaize Helping to Eradicate Plastic Waste

The pledge by 250 organisations included numerous world's biggest packaging producers, leading consumer brands , retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. Five venture capital funds have also p...More..

World Wildlife Fund report
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

World Wildlife Fund report

While climate change was also cited as an important factor, the overexploitation of species, agriculture and land conversion were most responsible. According to the report, 20% of the Amazon has disappeared...More..

by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

Helios 2 also set the heliocentric orbit speed record in 1976, hitting a top speed of 246,960 kilometres per hour (153,454 miles per hour), also in April. And the sun's powerful gravity will eventually acceler...More..

Oscar forecast to become hurricane later Sunday
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oscar forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

It was moving southwest at 12 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds exten...More..

Fracking halted at gas exploration site after tremors detected
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Fracking halted at gas exploration site after tremors detected

If a tremor takes place during fracking operations, anything above 0.5 magnitude is considered a "red event" and requires the firm to stop injecting water and monitor the area for further seismic activity. Th...More..

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

The agency added: "Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) with higher gusts". But forecasters said: “This system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its tra...More..

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Powerful hurricane caused an entire island in Hawaii to disappear

A third of those used to live and breed on East Island. Service of protection of fish resources and wildlife, the USA released satellite photos of Hawaiian Islands before the storm "Balak" in the Pacific o...More..

Full moon moves in the shadow of the Shard in London
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Full moon moves in the shadow of the Shard in London

Images from around the world show the Moon glowing eerily in the October night sky, whilst footage from Novotel London Canary Wharf shows a stunning timelapse of the Full Moon . Things changed slightly in ...More..

First Warning Forecast: Rain continues to move through tonight
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

First Warning Forecast: Rain continues to move through tonight

Saturday will be a bit warmer in the middle 60s. The exception will be the mountains, particularly for those areas closest to the Tennessee border, as upslope rain showers will continue through Saturday , Su...More..

PM, ministers to announce carbon tax rebate plan
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

PM, ministers to announce carbon tax rebate plan

He promised, however, that the feds would return 90 per cent of the tax it collects in affected provinces directly to Canadians to keep the plan from being unaffordable. However, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley h...More..

NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in one minute
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in one minute

Huge columns of water jetted 100 feet (30 meters) into the sky, then came crashing down on the pad with tremendous and reverberating roars. The goal: reduce the extreme amount of heat and energy generated by a ...More..

'Good chance' of launching Space Force next year: President Trump
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

'Good chance' of launching Space Force next year: President Trump

The Trump administration plans to launch the United States Space Force (USSF), the nation's sixth military branch, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech at the National Space Council on Tues...More..

City in China Wants To Illuminate Its Streets With a Fake Moon
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

City in China Wants To Illuminate Its Streets With a Fake Moon

It is hoped that the artificial moon will replace streetlights in the urban area. China wants to build an artificial moon "eight times brighter than the real moon" to light up city streets . If this proves...More..

Japanese and European Spacecraft Heads for Mercury
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Japanese and European Spacecraft Heads for Mercury

BepiColombo's lengthy journey will take it on a trajectory including "a fly-by of Earth, two of Venus and six of Mercury itself so it can slow down before arriving at its destination in December 2025", the As...More..

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

Shortly after it went live, requests to view the research crashed the website , with nearly 60,000 downloads in less than 24 hours. "He was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) just as he arriv...More..

‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Willa Barrels Into Mexico’s Western Coast
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Willa Barrels Into Mexico’s Western Coast

View of the beach before the arrival of Hurricane Willa in Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. A decree of "extraordinary emergency" was issued for 19 municipalities in Nayarit and Sinaloa states, the f...More..

Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA

NASA also shared a picture of a perfectly triangular block of ice found nearby and taken on the same trip, Operation Icebridge . It looks like it has been cut that way deliberately, but this huge iceberg is...More..