Sci-tech

NASA takes 'working from home' to new heights

The team, which usually works from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, sent remote commands to the rover to drill a rock sample at a location called "Edinburgh" on Mars, the official blog notes . 'People are talking in small groups and to each other from across the room, ' said Alicia Allbaugh, who leads the team. It takes additional effort to make certain everyone ... [Full Article...]

Lyrid Meteor Shower April 2020

There are mostly microscopic in size and appear as bright fireballs and sometimes leave smoky trails in the sky. The best way to watch is to go outside and find an area of the sky that is dark, open and away from artificial lights, according to NASA . [Full Article...]

ISS crew lands in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days

ISS crew lands in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days The Soyuz MS-15 manned spacecraft with three International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers on board has landed in Kazakhstan, 147 km to the southeast of the city of Zhezqazghan. Star City also has residential rooms for cosmonauts and support staff. NASA astronaut and ME native Jessica Meir is safely back on earth. Morgan completed a 272-day mission on his first flight into space. [Full Article...]

Star spotted orbiting black hole backs up famous Einstein theory

Star spotted orbiting black hole backs up famous Einstein theory A star was seen orbiting a supermassive black hole in the way that Einstein's general theory of relativity had predicted. Astronomers have observed a star tracing a rosette shape in its orbit around a supermassive black hole for the first time, an effect that provides further proof of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity . [Full Article...]

Earth-Sized Habitable Zone Exoplanet Found by NASA

Scientists do not now know anything about Kepler-1649c's atmosphere, which would affect the surface temperature. Kepler-1649c orbits its star at an extremely short distance - a full revolution takes only 19.5 Earth days - alongside a similarly sized rocky planet that orbits at half the distance of Kepler-1649c. [Full Article...]

NASA Scientists Operate Mars Rover From Home

NASA Scientists Operate Mars Rover From Home Coronavirus lockdown has resulted in a large number of the workforce handling business from home to avoid coming in contact with the deadly virus. One would think that operating a $2.5 billion piece of equipment is hard enough but the engineers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are now doing it from home - by driving the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet. [Full Article...]

Upcoming meteor shower could send fireballs through our night sky

Upcoming meteor shower could send fireballs through our night sky The cosmic phenomenon is created by debris from comet Thatcher . The peak of the shower, which will be the best time to view it, will be on Wednesday, April 22. During this period, the moon will be illuminated by 1 per cent. When were the Lyrids first observed? The Meteor Shower known as Lyrid could send fireballs across the night sky this April. [Full Article...]

China: WHO Found No Evidence Coronavirus Came From Lab

China: WHO Found No Evidence Coronavirus Came From Lab One of the sources said it may be the "costliest government coverup of all time". Two diplomats who made multiple visits to the lab said they were concerned that sloppy safety standards for handling contagious viruses " represented a risk for a new SARS-like pandemic ". [Full Article...]


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