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Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch the Arabsat-6A satellite

Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch the Arabsat-6A satellite The launch is a powerful endorsement of Falcon Heavy , which provides far more payload capacity, at far lower cost, than any competitor. When the Falcon boosters return, the two side boosters descend together, side-by-side - coming back to their own landing zones as if you had been watching the flight on rewind. [Full Article...]

Friendly floating robot CIMON-2 headed for International Space Station

Friendly floating robot CIMON-2 headed for International Space Station CIMON was among the 2,585 kilograms (5,700 pounds) of supplies and experiments aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on its 19th resupply mission to the ISS. CIMON gets his name from a reference to Professor Simon Wright, the "flying brain" robotic assistant from the Japanese "Captain Future" sci-fi series. [Full Article...]

Surprising 1st Results from NASA's Sun-skimming Spacecraft

Surprising 1st Results from NASA's Sun-skimming Spacecraft With the help of this probe, NASA is able to study this solar wind better than experts here on Earth. Although the cause behind the shift in magnetic fields is still unknown, the scientists noted that their findings could explain how energy flows from the Sun. [Full Article...]

Why birds are shrinking in size

Why birds are shrinking in size Is this a taste of things to come - for humans as well as for birds? But for Dave Willard, a collections manager emeritus at the city's Field Museum, the dead birds have been an unexpected scientific windfall. But why the larger wingspan? " Migration is an incredibly taxing thing they do", Weeks said, adding that the birds which had longer wingspans were most likely to survive migration. [Full Article...]

NASA mission catches near-Earth asteroid ejecting material into space

NASA mission catches near-Earth asteroid ejecting material into space Bennu may or may not collide with Earth one day, but we're learning a lot more about this asteroid and what makes it tick, thanks to NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which has been observing Bennu since October 2018. As a result of this temperature change, rocks may begin to crack and break down, and eventually particles could be ejected from the surface. This cycle is known as thermal stress fra... [Full Article...]

NASA finds missing Indian moon probe

NASA finds missing Indian moon probe But today the world knows the 33-year old mechanical engineer Shanmuga Subramanian originally from Madurai and now a Technical Architect at Lennox India Technology Centre here. "Indeed, a tweet from ISRO on September 9 does seem to confirm, as they announced on Twitter: "#VikramLander has been located by the orbiter of #Chandrayaan2, but no communication with it yet. [Full Article...]

First Results From NASA Solar Probe Surprise

First Results From NASA Solar Probe Surprise Troves of new data from a NASA probe's close encounters with the sun are giving scientists unique insight about the solar wind and space weather more generally as the spacecraft zooms through the outermost part of the star's atmosphere. In fact, earthly skywatchers look forward to announcements of storms on the sun, which send the solar wind outward. We wondered if these waves could be heating t... [Full Article...]

Apple and Others Sign Letter to Support Paris Agreement

Tech executives - including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla's Elon Musk, Google's Sundar Pichai, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, and The Walt Disney Company's Bob Iger, among others - expressed strong support for the idea of staying in the Paris Agreement. [Full Article...]


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