JAXA and Toyota to jointly develop manned Lunar Rover

The Toyota Moon Rover Concept for JAXA measures in at 6.0-metres long, 5.2-metres wide and 3.8-metres tall, which is around the size of two microbuses combined. The rover will examine the lunar surface during the daytime and return to a space cra... More..

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SpaceX capsule splashes down after International Space Station test mission
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

SpaceX capsule splashes down after International Space Station test mission

The capsule will de-orbit and splash down in the Atlantic Ocean at 8:45 a.m. The spacecraft launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida March 2, docking with the station 27 hours later after a probl...More..

SpaceX rocket with unmanned United States capsule blasts off for space station
by | Sunday, March 03, 2019

SpaceX rocket with unmanned United States capsule blasts off for space station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule lifts off from pad 39A on Saturday in Cape Canaveral , Fla. A veteran of two spaceflights, Garrett Reisman left NASA in 2011 to play a senior role in the ...More..

NASA, NOAA: 2018 fourth warmest year on record
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

NASA, NOAA: 2018 fourth warmest year on record

The last five years were collectively the world's warmest on record, two of the largest US science agencies announced on Wednesday. "2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global wa...More..

Green New Deal Guarantees Economic Security for Those ‘Unwilling to Work’
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Green New Deal Guarantees Economic Security for Those ‘Unwilling to Work’

The Republican Study Committee pointed out the dichotomy Thursday, shortly after the New York Democrat launched her sweeping environmental plan aimed at achieving zero-net greenhouse-gas emissions in 10 years. ...More..

Meteorite impact spied on the moon during a total lunar eclipse
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Meteorite impact spied on the moon during a total lunar eclipse

Madiedo is part of MIDAS ( Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System ), which started in 1997 and uses software that analyzes data from worldwide observatories to find such events. "But I made the extra effo...More..

Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Was Super Awesome
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Was Super Awesome

But what does the name mean? A super blood wolf moon occurs when a blood moon and supermoon happen simultaneously and was best seen from the United Kingdom at around 5.10am - providing clouds did not ...More..

A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend

The total eclipse, which will begin minutes before midnight on the East Coast (0500 GMT) and just before 9 p.m.in the West, will unfold on the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, when it's only 222,042 mi...More..

Cotton seeds are growing on the far side of the Moon
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cotton seeds are growing on the far side of the Moon

They also added yeast, fruit fly eggs and the seeds of cotton, rapeseed, potato and rock cress-a flowering plant in the mustard family. However, plants have successfully been grown on the global Space Stati...More..

Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years

Weisz came to UC Berkeley in the summer of 2016 and focuses on stars, dark matter, and galaxies near Earth, in particular the Local Group of galaxies that includes some 100 mostly small galaxies surrounding t...More..

Britain testing 'no-deal' scenario as Brexit vote nears
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Britain testing 'no-deal' scenario as Brexit vote nears

British Prime Minister Theresa May has reiterated that a delayed parliamentary vote on her widely maligned Brexit deal will go ahead later this month and warned the United Kingdom would enter "uncharted t...More..

National Parks Getting Trashed During Government Shutdown
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

National Parks Getting Trashed During Government Shutdown

Joshua Tree , which covers more than 792,000 acres of national park from Palm Springs north to the town of Joshua Tree, will remain open during the shutdown . The park is being forced to take this action for...More..

Chang’e-4 far side moon landing was successful
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Chang’e-4 far side moon landing was successful

Chang'e 4 sent a picture taken at 11:40 in the morning back to Earth. At 100m above the surface, it hovered to identify smaller obstacles and measure the slopes on the lunar surface, Mr Wu said. Certainly,...More..

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman

According to the BBC , he said: "Everything that we're going to learn about Ultima - from its composition to its geology, to how it was originally assembled, whether it has satellites and an atmosphere, and th...More..

The most distant space encounter in history is happening now
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The most distant space encounter in history is happening now

At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which built and operates the spacecraft, scientists will count down to the moment of New Horizons' closest approach, at 12:33 a.m. Clear images so f...More..

New Horizons Spaceship Nearing Unique Encounter with Ultima Thule on January 1
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

New Horizons Spaceship Nearing Unique Encounter with Ultima Thule on January 1

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to go where no probe has ever gone before this New Year's Day, when it beams back data from a tiny world that sits more than six billion kilometers away at the edge of the...More..

Weather Authority: Sloppy road conditions on Thursday
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Weather Authority: Sloppy road conditions on Thursday

Marie to North Bay will likely see several centimetres of snow before precipitation changes to rain Thursday night. As much as 5 inches of rain are possible along the central Gulf Coast, while as much as 1 fo...More..

Allies lambast Japan for return to whaling
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Allies lambast Japan for return to whaling

Whale hunting has become a rare thorny subject in Japan's otherwise largely amiable foreign policy, with worldwide opposition only prompting conservatives to dig in deeper in support of the tradition. Allegatio...More..

Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch From Vandenberg AFB Scrubbed For 4th Time
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch From Vandenberg AFB Scrubbed For 4th Time

The phenomenon was spotted over the Lake Tahoe area, the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area about 5:45 p.m. The National Weather Service says the light may be a meteor. There were three rocket launches sched...More..

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When and How to Watch
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When and How to Watch

But this year brings a skywatching bonus: the Geminids peak comes Thursday and Friday night, just as the brightest comet of the year, 46P/Wirtanen , is set to come historically close just a few nights later ...More..