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Sahara Dust Falls Overnight In The Midlands

Sahara Dust Falls Overnight In The Midlands When rain then falls, the dust comes down from the atmosphere. The French areas of Brittany and Normandy have been placed on "orange" alert for pollution, due to a combination of the Saharan desert dust and local auto emissions. Then when the raindrops land on something and eventually evaporate, they leave behind a layer of dust. Saharan dust is not uncommon in Europe but is rarer in Ireland a... [Full Article...]

Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight: How to see shooting stars

There hasn't been a meteor shower to light up the sky since early January, and this one will be visible around the globe. Regardless of when you look, the key to watching a meteor shower is to go somewhere as dark as possible and make sure you give your eyes enough time to adjust - don't just dart outside to look at one; allow 20-30 minutes to adjust. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft test runs into problems

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft test runs into problems The second crewed flight should take place before the end of the year. Teams were test-firing thrusters and engines that are used both to maneuver the capsule in space, and as a critical abort system that would allow astronauts to escape from a failing rocket on its pad or during the ride to orbit. [Full Article...]

Mars lander picks up what's likely 1st detected marsquake

Mars lander picks up what's likely 1st detected marsquake According to a news release, NASA's InSight lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument recorded the "marsquake" on April 6, the lander's 128th Martian day, or sol. InSight's objective is to use seismic monitoring and underground temperature readings to unlock mysteries about how Mars formed and, by extension, the origins of the Earth and other rocky planets of the inne... [Full Article...]

Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000

Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000 After police released the names, dates of birth and places of residence of the activists, it was revealed that the eldest protester was a 74-year-old woman, while the youngest was 19. He wrote: "I am not saying for one second that the climate change activists are wrong in their concerns for the planet - and of course there is much more that can be done". [Full Article...]

Tesla Full Self Driving: Time For Tea?

Tesla Full Self Driving: Time For Tea? Tesla is also asking shareholders to approve plans to remove supermajority voting, which is now required to make certain changes, from its certificate of incorporation and bylaws. Teslas have been involved in a handful of crashes, some of them fatal, involving the use of the company's AutoPilot system . At the time, Musk said the Tesla AI chip would be able to process 100 times more frames tha... [Full Article...]

Cygnus arrived at ISS Friday

Cygnus arrived at ISS Friday Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) won't miss out on an Easter feast Sunday, although their holiday meal may not look quite like it would at home on planet Earth. Flying robots, tiny student-research satellites, lab mice and more than 800 meals were also contained in the capsule, reported the Daily Mail . Perhaps there will be another space station Easter egg hunt like the ... [Full Article...]

Pink moon gallery: Readers send in pictures of April full moon 2019

After capturing some stunning detailed images of the moon, helped by clear skies last week, Sid captured this lovely shot of the April Pink Moon as it rose on Good Friday. However, if you're eagerly anticipating tonight's full moon because it carries the nickname "Pink Moon, ' I have a devastating truth to reveal: It won't be pink". [Full Article...]


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