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Worldwide emissions tumble 7pc as Covid-19 cuts traffic

Worldwide emissions tumble 7pc as Covid-19 cuts traffic It means that in 2020 fossil Carbon dioxide emissions are predicted to be approximately 34 GtCO2, 7% lower than in 2019. Chris Field, director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, thinks emissions will increase after the pandemic, but said "I am optimistic that we have, as a society learned some lessons that may help decrease emissions in the future". [Full Article...]

Weird exoplanet with far-flung orbit offers clue to Planet Nine's existence

Weird exoplanet with far-flung orbit offers clue to Planet Nine's existence It is outside the dusty disk of debris surrounding the star pair. (Such a scenario would not be unprecedented: Neptune was discovered not through direct observation, but because astronomer Alexis Bouvard observed perturbations in Uranus' orbit and predicted the existence of an unknown planet, which turned out to be Neptune.) But according to the new paper on exoplanet HD106906 b , the scenario ... [Full Article...]

U.S. finds first case of coronavirus in wild animal, a Utah mink

U.S. finds first case of coronavirus in wild animal, a Utah mink Farmed mink are known to be susceptible to the virus, with cases reported at fur farms in Europe and the US. "Mink themselves also stand to suffer from SARS-CoV-2 as, unlike other animals who have contracted the virus and show little-to-no symptoms, mink can become sick and die when infected", said Geoff Urton with the B.C. [Full Article...]

Japan space agency confirms asteroid soil inside capsule

The pan-shaped capsule, 40 centimeters (15 inches) in diameter, was dropped by Hayabusa2 from space onto a spot in a sparsely populated Australian desert on December 6. Scientists are also interested in knowing whether asteroids like Ryugu have a lot of water, and also if they do Mysterious seed-like rocks They are called chondrules. [Full Article...]

Geminid meteor shower: Know how and when to watch meteor showers today

Geminid meteor shower: Know how and when to watch meteor showers today During its peak, 120 Geminid meteors can be seen per hour under flawless conditions. However, he pointed out that since Karachi is heavily polluted by light, it gets hard to capture these meteor showers on camera, but they were seen from the naked eye by constantly staring at the vast sky. [Full Article...]

Pacific island countries call for urgent actions to fight climate change

Pacific island countries call for urgent actions to fight climate change Earlier this month he announced a new NDC, committing the United Kingdom to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68% by the end of the decade compared to 1990 levels - the fastest rate of any major economy. Earlier this month, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to cut emissions by 68 percent by 2030 based on 1990 levels. China's installed capacity of renewable energy sources has be... [Full Article...]

NASA says it is training 18 astronauts for the Artemis moon-landing program

NASA will announce flight assignments for astronauts later, pulling from the Artemis Team. The Crew-1 astronauts, who are now on station, and the Crew-2 astronauts, also are expected to coincide in their sojourns for a short time, ' NASA said. [Full Article...]

Rare celestial event in skies above Brunei

Rare celestial event in skies above Brunei You will see not only Jupiter and Saturn but also a few of their moons . They can be seen getting closer to each other from Thursday. Though these worlds will appear close together because they lie along the same line of sight, they're really quite far apart. [Full Article...]


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