Sci-tech

Scotland chosen for UK´s first spaceport

Scotland chosen for UK´s first spaceport As well as being relatively uninhabited, the Peninsula is also the best place in the United Kingdom from which to launch rockets vertically to put small satellites, which normally circle the Earth's poles, into orbit. One such site under consideration is Cornwall Airport Newquay in southwestern England. Called Prime, the orbital launch vehicle would deliver small satellites into Earth's orbit, u... [Full Article...]

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter Astronomers from the Carnegie Institution for Science have spotted 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter , bringing the total to 79. A team of astronomers reported the recent discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet. When you're scanning space for a distant planet, that's potentially lurking at the far edges of our solar system, it certainly pays off to keep an eye on what's go... [Full Article...]

Astronomers just discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter

Yet it's orbiting in the same direction as the planet, against the swarm's traffic. At less than two miles (3.2km) wide, the moons are all very small, which is why they have only now been identified thanks to the team's modern, sensitive telescopes. [Full Article...]

The Hunt for 'Planet Nine' Discovers 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

The moons were first discovered during the search for Planet X, the hunt for a massive planet beyond Pluto. The irregular satellites didn't form around Jupiter in the same way that the planets formed around the Sun, or the regular satellites around Jupiter, from a flat disc in a prograde orbit. [Full Article...]

Heat warning issued for Calgary and a large portion of eastern Alberta

Heat warning issued for Calgary and a large portion of eastern Alberta The risk of severe thunderstorms is associated with a cold front moving from west to east over northeastern Ontario today. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. [Full Article...]

MeerKAT array unveils its fantastic powers

MeerKAT array unveils its fantastic powers South Africa has officially launched MeerKAT, the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a display of the clearest radio image of a super massive black hole yet taken. These include some features that could provide a basis for unlocking the mystery of the filaments, says Yusef-Zadeh, who is affiliated with Northwestern University in IL. [Full Article...]

IceCube Neutrino Observatory traces ghost particle to distant galaxy

IceCube Neutrino Observatory traces ghost particle to distant galaxy The discovery is being announced in a series of papers by an global array of physicists and astronomers in Science and the Astrophysical Journal, and in a news conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation , which funds the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. [Full Article...]

How banning plastic straws could impact people with disabilities

How banning plastic straws could impact people with disabilities It's made from paper and compostable plastic. Starbucks claims its use of cold-cup lids worldwide will keep over one billion straws from polluting the environment every year. But for many individuals and activist organizations, focusing on this issue - one that is easier for everyday consumers to rally behind and can serve as a catalyst for exploring the larger, more overarching environmental ... [Full Article...]


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