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Mars discovery: Scientists stunned by 'lava flow' finding on Red Planet

Mars discovery: Scientists stunned by 'lava flow' finding on Red Planet They are accepted to be the outcome of massive floods involving huge waterways equivalent to the largest ever known to have occurred on Earth . It's estimated that there are literally tens of thousands of lava-like landforms on the surface of Mars. [Full Article...]

Secretive X-37B Spaceplane Rocket Launch Set For Sunday

Secretive X-37B Spaceplane Rocket Launch Set For Sunday However, the livestream cut out afterwards due to the extreme secrecy surrounding the capabilities of the X-37B, said ULA chief executive officer Tory Bruno. The one just launched features an extra compartment for experiments, including several for NASA. The newly-established Space Force blasted a secretive space plane into orbit from Florida Sunday for a mystery military mission. [Full Article...]

Space Force launches X-37B plane into orbit for secret mission

Space Force launches X-37B plane into orbit for secret mission Space Force. The number of experiments could contribute to an extended trip, but it's not clear how much headroom the X-37B has at this stage. The mission will help the United States develop abilities it can use to "maintain superiority in the space domain", according to the Space Force. [Full Article...]

NASA Negotiates With Other Nations to Explore Space, the Moon — Artemis Accords

NASA Negotiates With Other Nations to Explore Space, the Moon — Artemis Accords NASA noted that it is extremely important to develop a common set of principles governing civilian research and the use of outer space. Interoperability of systems is critical to ensure safe and robust space exploration. The leader of Russia's space corporation, Dmitry Rogozin, reacted angrily on Twitter , comparing the effort to bypass the United Nations or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the Outer Banks

Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the Outer Banks A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next 24 to 48 hours. A tropical storm is a cyclone with sustained wind speeds averaging 38 miles per hour; any faster, and the storm develops into a hurricane. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Arthur Forms Off Florida, Warnings Issued

Tropical Storm Arthur Forms Off Florida, Warnings Issued Storm track forecast for Tropical Storm Arthur issued at 5 p.m. on May 16, 2020. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 miles per hour, with higher gusts. That's when more than 20 tornadoes touched down in SC, with eight confirmed in the Midlands region - the most significant outbreak for the area since March 28, 1984, according to the NWS. [Full Article...]

US military's mystery space plane rockets back toward orbit

US military's mystery space plane rockets back toward orbit The U.S. military's mystery space plane rocketed toward orbit again Sunday, this time with an extra load of science experiments. "This X-37B mission will host more experiments than any prior missions", said Barrett, who also heads the recently created US Space Force. [Full Article...]

Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101

Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101 During the space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union that began in the late 1950s, Ms. Johnson and her co-workers ran the numbers for unmanned rocket launches, test flights and airplane safety studies using pencils, slide rules and mechanical calculating machines. [Full Article...]


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