Sci-tech

Caribbean to see part of Monday's lunar eclipse

The eclipse will be the fourth penumbral lunar eclipse of this year, according to an Indian Express report. The last lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan of the year 2020 will occur on 30 November. It will be the first of four penumbral lunar eclipses in 2020. After this comes the most intense part of the eclipse, when a part of the moon appears to be shrouded in charcoal grey hue. [Full Article...]

Watch NASA Astronaut Share Breathtaking View of Earth From SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

Watch NASA Astronaut Share Breathtaking View of Earth From SpaceX’s Crew Dragon He is the first Black astronaut arriving at the ISS for an extended stay and joins more than 300 other NASA astronauts who, to date, have reached space, according to the New York Times . The US space agency did not provide an explanation for the change of crew, but Epp's brother pointed to racism. "It was an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime feeling", he mentioned. [Full Article...]

Europe signs $102M deal to bring space trash home

Europe signs $102M deal to bring space trash home Nowadays, there are some 100 space launches a year, creating more and more orbital debris. Roughly 95% of the these objects are debris/not-functional satellites. Previously, the agency always defined the spacecraft it would use (although they would be built by industry) and operated them itself. With the upcoming debris return mission, ESA has signed an end-to-end service contract with ClearSpace ... [Full Article...]

Earth Is 2000 Light-Years Closer to Milky Way's Black Hole

Earth Is 2000 Light-Years Closer to Milky Way's Black Hole New research shows that we are 2,000 light-years closer to Sagittarius A* than previously thought. It is a problem that has long embraced our understanding of space phenomena. What's more, Earth is also moving at a faster speed. VLBI can produce high resolution images; VERA has an astounding angle accuracy of 10 millionths of an arcsecond, which is expected to produce extraordinarily high-re... [Full Article...]

Nearly 100 whales, dolphins die after stranding in New Zealand

Nearly 100 whales, dolphins die after stranding in New Zealand Ranger Jemma Welch , DOC Biodiversity Ranger said that only 26 of the whales were still alive at that point of time and the majority of them resembling very weak. Wild said the Department of Conservation had been to the area the previous day to gather data and euthanise some of the whales. The whales were found stranded on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Scientists find neutrinos from star fusion for the first time

Larger stars are also much hotter than ours, which makes them powered mostly by CNO fusion - which fuses helium out of hydrogen via transforming atomic nuclei in a neverending loop between oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen, NBC reports . According to physicist Gioacchino Ranucci, also of Milan, the success of the experiment should be credited to the "unprecedented purity" of the solution. [Full Article...]

Joint Russian-US crew blasts off to International Space Station

Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, as well as NASA astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Kathleen Rubins are now working on the ISS. On the International Space Station, the Electron-VM oxygen production system has failed in the Russian Orbital Segment. "We will take with us additional equipment which will allow us to detect the place of th... [Full Article...]

NASA begins assembling the rocket for the Artemis moon mission

NASA begins assembling the rocket for the Artemis moon mission The rocket will be launched in November 2021. This can produce a huge 8.8 million pounds of thrust force that will be enough to put astronauts into orbit. It shows that Artemis mission is finally taking shape and will soon head to the launch pad. The final two Green Run tests - it will shoot its four engines to simulate a large stage drive and, two weeks later, simulate a launch and climb - It... [Full Article...]


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