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'Full-flower supermoon' rises on world starting to emerge from pandemic lockdowns

The supermoon last occurred this year on March 9 and April 8. This full moon corresponded to Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, a holiday observed by Buddhists across Asia. The next full supermoon is not expected until April of 2021, so be sure to gaze skyward tonight and remind yourself of the free, brilliant spectacles that the universe puts on for us. [Full Article...]

Mission Impossible to Mission Control: Tom Cruise to film in space

Mission Impossible to Mission Control: Tom Cruise to film in space Entertainment website Deadline Hollywood first reported rumours of the film shoot on the weekend, adding that tech mogul Elon Musk's SpaceX venture was attached to the project. Cruise is renowned for his daredevil films and for doing his own stunts. Should the mission succeed, the U.S. will have achieved its goal of no longer having to buy seats on Russian Soyuz rockets to give its astrona... [Full Article...]

Discovery of nearly 200 coronavirus mutations could help develop a vaccine

Discovery of nearly 200 coronavirus mutations could help develop a vaccine The study , led by the UCL Genetics Institute, analysed how the virus is adapting to humans and how that information can inform drug and vaccine design. This undated electron microscope image made available by the US National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. [Full Article...]

Leaders Chart the Course as US Space Force Launches

Leaders Chart the Course as US Space Force Launches Space Force . Speaking about the commercial, Barrett said she hopes it will inspire "Americans to find their goal in the nation's newest service". "There are advances being made in all sectors of the space domain, whether it's national security space, commercial space; whether it's civil space with the moon-to-Mars program". [Full Article...]

China Plans to Complete Space Station by 2022

China Plans to Complete Space Station by 2022 The cargo capsule was launched Tuesday aboard a new type of carrier rocket along with a prototype spacecraft, and the latter is expected to return to Earth on Friday. The craft used a modified version of China's most powerful rocket, the Long March 5b, which has a low-Earth orbit payload capacity of 25 tonnes. While the Shenzhou can ferry three astronauts, the new capsule design will be able to ... [Full Article...]

China says That Its new space station will be Finished by 2022

China says That Its new space station will be Finished by 2022 Beijing has been planning to build its own space station for decades as an alternative to the International Space Station , from which China has been excluded by the United States over security concerns. In 2016, China launched Tiangong-2, its second space station, to support long-duration missions. Other key re-entry technologies such as recovery technology, parachute deployment and a cush... [Full Article...]

Bus-Sized Asteroid Made A Close Flyby To Earth Today, Says NASA

Bus-Sized Asteroid Made A Close Flyby To Earth Today, Says NASA On April 28, it flew by Earth at a range of about 3.9 million miles (6.3 million km), about 16 times the distance from Earth to the moon. When it passed, Asteroid 2020 JA missed hitting the Earth by around 148,000 miles (238,000 kilometers). [Full Article...]

China Launches Rocket and a Prototype Spacecraft

China Launches Rocket and a Prototype Spacecraft So far, the new spaceship has unfolded its solar panels and positioned them towards the sun, deployed its relay antenna and established a relay communication link, as well as conducted autonomous orbit control four times, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) as saying. [Full Article...]


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