Sci-tech

Hubble Space Telescope sidelined by serious pointing failure

Rachel Osten, deputy mission head for Hubble with the Space Telescope Science Institute , has dropped a few more details about the problem on Twitter. "We'll work through the issues and be back", Osten added in another tweet. The team is now working to bring another gyro online, but Hubble may be limited in what it can do going forward. [Full Article...]

FSU cancels classes as Hurricane Michael heads toward Panhandle

FSU cancels classes as Hurricane Michael heads toward Panhandle Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for 26 counties on Sunday, as member station WFSU reports . It is rare but certainly not unheard of for major hurricanes to strike the United States in October-after all, the season does not end until November 30. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launch Seen in Local Skies

SpaceX Launch Seen in Local Skies The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket Sunday night came with a sonic boom warning. Elon Musk's SpaceX company has successfully launched a satellite into space from California - wowing social media users in the process. The spacecraft will set up shop 385 miles (620 kilometers) above Earth and scrutinize the planet using a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument. The SAOCOM 1 satellite... [Full Article...]

Rock used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite

Rock used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite A man in the USA received a rock as a gift in 1988 from a farmer in 1988, at that point of time he probably didn't think much of it. But that all changed when she was asked to examine an oddly shaped large rock that a MI man, who didn't want to be named, had had in his possession for the last 30 years. [Full Article...]

Doorstop turns out to be a meteorite worth $100K

Doorstop turns out to be a meteorite worth $100K The man named David, who didn't want his last name used says the rock has been used as a doorstop in a barn for decades. "It was brought by this gentleman and within minutes, within seconds i knew it was a real one", says Dr. The rock has sat patiently by the unnamed man's door for three decades, taking the occasional field trip to school with his children for show and tell . [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch and land Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk also warned of the boom from his Twitter account. Proving out a successful booster retrieval system on the West Coast marks another step in SpaceX's drive to increase rocket reusability and as a result drive down the cost of access to space. [Full Article...]

NASA Voyager 2 Nearing Interstellar Space, Measures Increase in Cosmic Rays

NASA Voyager 2 Nearing Interstellar Space, Measures Increase in Cosmic Rays However, the increase in cosmic rays is not a definitive sign that the probe is about to cross the heliopause. That was about three months before Voyager 1 over passed the heliopause and went into interstellar space. The space probe Voyager 1 may soon have company in interstellar space. It's astounding to think that both Voyager probes, launched back in 1977, are not only still intact, but sen... [Full Article...]

ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions

ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions On this Wednesday NASA compresses down report that sabotage caused a tiny hole in the Russian Module docked at the International Space Station , which was found in the last month and the mystery still remained unsolved. We will find the reason and we will reveal the reason no matter what it is". Their journey that began with a blastoff from Baikonur in March was particularly poignant for Arno... [Full Article...]


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