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by | August 08, 2018 | 14:41

The planet is thought to be 200 million years old and is 20 light-years from Earth. A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star , ' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets", lead author Melodie Kao of the California Institute of Technology Caltech and a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University said in ...

by | August 07, 2018 | 16:22

SpaceX has successfully landed the booster on the Of Course I Still Love You barge. The up-and-down journey was the second such trip for the same Falcon 9 booster, which debuted May 11 with the successful launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite.

by | August 07, 2018 | 12:52

The astronauts were divided into smaller crews assigned to work on test flights and first missions to the global space station. "To work and live in space is just a humbling and awesome blessing in and of itself, and now to have the opportunity to work with these great companies on something that is so important to our nation and to NASA", Glover said .

by | August 07, 2018 | 11:40

Dr Melodie Kao , an astronomer at Arizona State University said as per a report by Independent , "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or "failed star" , and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets".

by | August 07, 2018 | 00:27

FWC marine turtle biologist Robbin Trindell says the increased number is due, in part, to the red tide affecting numerous beaches where the turtles nest during the summer time. The toxin affects marine life and causes respiratory irritation in humans and animals. The latest red tide report from the FWC shows high concentrations along the southwest Florida coast.

by | August 06, 2018 | 10:29

In a ceremony at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston , the space agency revealed nine astronauts assigned to the first four crewed flights of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsules . "Once you get into the spacecraft, you're on your way, you've got a mission, you're focused, and it's really exciting", she said. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will crew the SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight.

by | August 06, 2018 | 10:12

Although scientists have yet to decipher where FRB 180725A originated from, its unexpectedly low frequency has driven them to speculate that whatever source sent this signal across the universe is likely "extremely powerful", states the Daily Mail .

by | August 04, 2018 | 18:54

More astronauts will be announced to join the crews at a later date, NASA said . "The men and women we assign to these first flights are at the forefront of this exciting new time for human spaceflight ", said Mark Geyer, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston .

by | August 04, 2018 | 09:06

The company's complimentary bag offer will run until Wednesday, August 29, for customers in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and WA. Coles offered them through July and then yesterday announced an "indefinite" extension to the giveaway, which in turn sparked an additional backlash from recycling advocates who said the lack of value in the bags would effectively turn them into single use.

by | August 04, 2018 | 02:13

But one fear is a protracted legal fight between the federal government and California and other progressive states. "Everyone loses at the end", says Simon Mui, a senior scientist at the environmental nonprofit NRDC and the California lead for the organizations' clean vehicles and fuels, climate, and energy program.

by | August 04, 2018 | 01:47

NASA will announce the astronauts for the first test flights and missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Friday. If those flights are successful, the companies will be certified by NASA for crew rotation missions. Suni Williams , who is best known for running the Boston Marathon on an ISS treadmill, will be joined by rookie astronaut Josh Cassada .

by | August 03, 2018 | 13:11

But for what it's worth, SpaceX still has to receive NASA's human-rated safety certification for the Block 5 version of its Falcon 9 rocket , including propellant tanks that were redesigned in the wake of the 2016 explosion. The commercial crew program grew out of a NASA-funded competition that began in 2011, the year the space shuttle completed its final flight. NASA today laid out a newly stretched-out schedule for flying astronauts to the International Space Station from USA ...

by | August 02, 2018 | 16:18

Its objective is to highlight the impact of humanity on Earth . More severe droughts and hurricanes are occurring as well, since the overshoot involves rising carbon concentrations in the atmosphere, which contribute to climate change. This year's Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 1, the earliest it has ever been . Sourcing local food and avoiding highly processed foods is one thing individuals can do to lower their Ecological Footprint.

by | August 02, 2018 | 15:42

The eclipse will already have started by the time the Moon rises over the United Kingdom and Western Europe. People gather as they wait for the sun to go down and the appearance of the " Blood moon " in Berlin on July 27, 2018. #08:50 PM: How Lunar Eclipse 2018 affects your stars: In a special show 'Sabse Bada Chandra Grahan ' by News Nation, watch how Lunar Eclipse 2018 will bring changes in your life.

by | August 01, 2018 | 11:16

Will the blood moon be visible in the United Kingdom? A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow moves across the Moon, blocking out light from the sun. What is the blood moon prophecy? . As for whether you can actually see the blood moon, that's another story. "Nigeria is set to experience a very spectacular total lunar eclipse on Friday, July 27, weather permitting".

by | August 01, 2018 | 00:50

With Mars in closest position to Earth in a long time, you should be able to see it starting sunset and have the view until sunrise. The Red Planet is now brighter than usual and will glow even more - and look larger - tonight. However, a massive dust storm engulfing the Red planet is obscuring the surface details which are normally visible through telescopes. In the case of Mars, its brightest shades of red or orange will be visible.

by | July 31, 2018 | 08:40

Cohen claimed Trump knew in advance and approved of the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower where his son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign manager met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer, CNN reported on Thursday night.

by | July 31, 2018 | 02:34

The Italians say they used radar to detect the lake under the planet's southern polar ice cap. Researchers finally realized that the dust on Mars was coming from this formation after identifying the chemical composition of dust on the planet and then comparing it with readings they had obtained from the Medusae Fossae.

by | July 29, 2018 | 10:12

Firefighters were able to construct containment lines using bulldozers to flank both sides of the fire that had slopped over the containment line. Hundreds of miles to the south, winds were absent over the fire in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains.

by | July 28, 2018 | 18:41

Astronomers had been tracking the star and preparing to make the observations for the past 16 years, which is the time taken for the star to complete a single orbit of the black hole . They also used GRAVITY instrument in the VLT Interferometer (VLTI) that unveils the motion of the star from night to night as it passes close to the black hole.