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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to launch another Starlink satellite into space

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to launch another Starlink satellite into space Musk said the company intends to deorbit its two Starlink test satellites, called Tin Tin A and Tin Tin B, shortly - as part of a 2018 rideshare mission. The booster's following flight flung a trio of Canadian Earth-observing satellites and a fourth Starlink launch, earlier this year. The satellites have become easily visible from the United Kingdom in recent days, with apps allowing stargazers ... [Full Article...]

Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks tonight

A fireball from the Lyrid meteor shower of 2020 is captured by a camera with NASA's All-sky Network early on April 21, 2020. "You'll see two or three times as many shooting stars as the Lyrids", he said. Fortunately, the skies are expected to be clear tonight, which offers an ideal chance to catch a glimpse of the unbelievable spectacle. "Although the Lyrids are not as prolific as ot... [Full Article...]

Odd ingredient in interstellar Comet Borisov offers a clue to its origins

Odd ingredient in interstellar Comet Borisov offers a clue to its origins Now, NASA has suggested the chemical composition of this alien space body is very unusual, and the gas around this interstellar body contained more carbon monoxide when compared to other comets. Comet 2I/Borisov on the other hand has turned out to be a more traditional type of comet; a condensed ball of gas, ice and dust that formed in a star's protoplanetary disk during the formation of it... [Full Article...]

Astronomers detect gravitational waves when Black Holes with asymmetric masses collided

While it seems that the detection of gravitational waves and black holes merging is hardly a novel thing since the first such event was detected a year ago by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration, one black hole collision that was observed on 12 April, 2019 may stand out even today, Science Alert reports. [Full Article...]

Lyrid meteor shower to light up Irish skies tonight

Astronomy magazine says the view should be particularly good, since the almost-new moon won't wash out the meteor showers. Meteor showers, or shooting stars, are caused when pieces of debris enter Earth's atmosphere at speeds of around 43 miles per second - burning up and causing streaks of light. [Full Article...]

Russian-U.S. Crew To Blast Off For International Space Station

Russian-U.S. Crew To Blast Off For International Space Station Ahead of quarantine , the astronauts have been following the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations regarding coronavirus . "We can watch the news here, and we chatted with friends and families to try to paint a picture", said Morgan. [Full Article...]

Astronomers discover a handsome six-planet system in almost ideal orbital harmony

Astronomers discover a handsome six-planet system in almost ideal orbital harmony Until now, scientists found hundreds of stars with lots of planets orbiting them shattered throughout the galaxy. With reference to our solar system, Pluto and Neptune have an nearly flawless orbital resonance of 2:3. That is on the grounds that these resonances are thought to result when planetary undeveloped organisms in the protoplanetary circle develop and move inwards, away from the external ... [Full Article...]

NASA discovers new exoplanet that could support liquid water

NASA discovers new exoplanet that could support liquid water The newly-discovered planet, Kepler-1649c, evaded discovery during initial reviews of Kepler data via a computer algorithm. Especially interested in the outer solar system, Laurel gave a brief presentation at the 2008 Great Planet Debate held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD. [Full Article...]


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