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NASA Helicopter Prepared To Hitch A Ride Over The Red Planet

NASA Helicopter Prepared To Hitch A Ride Over The Red Planet The helicopter won't have any scientific goals but will demonstrate what may be possible when it comes to flying Mars. The helicopter will be deployed about two-and-a-half months after Perseverance lands. According to NASA, the descent stage of the rover was fueled with hydrazine monopropellant to drive eight Mars landing engines. Initially, the helicopter will gain its power from the rover but ... [Full Article...]

Astronomers find supernova explosion twice as bright as any in the universe

Such supernovas only emit 1.0 per cent of their energy in visible light, but SN2016aps emits a far greater proportion and is thought to contain the energy equivalent to a record 200 trillion trillion gigatons of TNT. "While many supernovae are discovered every night, most are in massive galaxies", said Dr Peter Blanchard, from Northwestern University and a coauthor on the study. [Full Article...]

NASA astronauts to return to new world ravaged by coronavirus

NASA astronauts to return to new world ravaged by coronavirus But it's hard to comprehend what's really going on and what to expect, he noted, when his nine-month mission ends next Friday. Meir said it will be hard not being able to hug family and friends, after seven months off the planet. "We're so busy with so many other unbelievable pursuits and we have this incredible vantage point of the Earth below, that we don't really feel as much of that isolatio... [Full Article...]

Snowstorm knocks out power for over 266K ME residents

Snowstorm knocks out power for over 266K ME residents Hydro-Quebec is responding to an assistance request from Central Maine Power (CMP), through the North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group. "Our storm response team is working to ensure damaged equipment is made safe and power is restored as quickly and safely as possible", the company tweeted. [Full Article...]

Amid Virus, This Year’s Easter is Like No Other

Amid Virus, This Year’s Easter is Like No Other Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, empty of faithful and assisted by a handful of attendants. A small number of masked faithful attended service at Seoul's Yoido Full Gospel Church, one of the biggest churches in South Korea. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus was spreading in NYC weeks before first case, researchers say

Coronavirus was spreading in NYC weeks before first case, researchers say Adriana Heguy, a geneticist at NYU Grossman School of Medicine who led the research, told AFP that tracing back the virus' chain of transmission will help policy makers make better informed social interventions in the future. The findings in these emerging data - that the novel coronavirus may have been circulating in NY earlier than thought, with most cases from Europe - are "probably correct",... [Full Article...]

BepiColombo Spacecraft Beams Back Mercury Images

BepiColombo Spacecraft Beams Back Mercury Images The spacecraft's brief goodbye to Earth is just the next step in a very long mission. but he left us some handsome views of our planet as a parting gift. The ground controllers sat far apart as they monitored the flyby. As per the reports, a joint mission BepiColombo was conducted by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2018. [Full Article...]

Severe weather, tornadoes possible on Sunday

Severe weather, tornadoes possible on Sunday Areas of rain developing with a few storms after midnight. The European model simulates lightning activity across the Mid-Atlantic during the late morning hours Monday. There is a chance for a tornado, but it will be small. Though widespread flooding is not expected, watch for high water, especially right after a heavy downpour. [Full Article...]


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