Sci-tech

Closer than the Moon: 3 giant asteroids will whizz by Earth on Wednesday

Closer than the Moon: 3 giant asteroids will whizz by Earth on Wednesday Three asteroids are heading towards the Earth today and one will pass between the Earth and the moon's orbit. The next asteroid, 2019 OD, will be only 222,160 miles from Earth on July 24 - meaning that it will be closer to us than the Moon. [Full Article...]

Over half of NY's beaches 'potentially unsafe' due to fecal matter

Over half of NY's beaches 'potentially unsafe' due to fecal matter Sources of the pollution included runoff from cities, sewage overflow and failing septic systems in addition to concentrated livestock manure, according to the report. NY beaches are among the crappiest in the country, according to a new study on fecal water pollution. Which Texas beaches were the dirtiest in 2018? People who come into contact with it can develop gastrointestinal illness, respir... [Full Article...]

There Can Be Way More Water On the Moon Then We Think

The premiere moon mission of the Indian space agency confirmed that water exists in the form of ice tucked away inside the shadowy craters on the lunar surface and further research in the area pointed out that the colder polar region of the natural satellite must have the most quantity of ice as it can escape the Sun's heat in the atmosphere-less celestial body. [Full Article...]

LightSail 2: US spacecraft's solar sail successfully deploys

LightSail 2: US spacecraft's solar sail successfully deploys A tiny spacecraft orbiting Earth appeared to successfully unfurl a solar sail Tuesday to test the potential of using only sunlight for propulsion, mission officials said. So far, the LightSail 2 mission has been running more smoothly than that of its predecessor, which experienced a software glitch just two days after launching into orbit around Earth. [Full Article...]

Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary

Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary Among the lessons learned there was that, "It's not fatal to change your mind", stating it was a lesson that would come back to me many times in my career and that it was part of his core values. "At that time it was indescribable". During the Apollo programme, Kraft was responsible for overall human spaceflight mission planning, training and execution. [Full Article...]

Young Milky Way swallowed another galaxy a quarter its mass

Young Milky Way swallowed another galaxy a quarter its mass However the exact chain of the events which produced the Milky Way was not known until now. The research team, led by Carme Gallart of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Spain, was particularly interested in the Milky Way's "halo", a huge, spherical region of space surrounding the galaxy, and its "thick disk", a region full of stars that contains most of a spiral galaxy's mass. [Full Article...]

NASA announces Orion achievement on Apollo 11 anniversary

NASA announces Orion achievement on Apollo 11 anniversary Later this year, the spacecraft-complete with heatshield backshell panel-will travel to NASA's Plum Brook Station in OH for testing, then return to Kennedy for final processing and inspections. "Few moments in our American story spark more pride than the Apollo 11 mission ", President Donald Trump said in a Space Exploration Day message. [Full Article...]

Americans Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Moon Landing

Americans Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Moon Landing Following two initial missions-Artemis 1 (uncrewed) and Artemis 2 (crewed)-Artemis 3 will launch the next American moonwalkers into "a new era of exploration", NASA said. "Few moments in our American story spark more pride than the Apollo 11 mission ", President Donald Trump said in a Space Exploration Day message. [Full Article...]


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