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, the Chinese are planning a follow up - ... More..

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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..

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Travels Beyond Heliosphere in Longest Running Mission
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Travels Beyond Heliosphere in Longest Running Mission

The Plasma Science Experiment on Voyager 2 , filled predominantly with plasma flowing out from our Sun until recently, observed a steep decline in the speed of the solar wind particles on November 5 and ...More..

Nasa lander captures first sounds of Martian wind
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Nasa lander captures first sounds of Martian wind

After recently beaming back a selfie of its robotic arm raised in triumph, as the Inquisitr reported on Wednesday, the InSight Mars lander has snapped another photo of its 6-feet-long appendage. The reason ...More..

SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing

The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has said that for some unknown reason stopped the hydraulic pump, which reveals one of the brake plates (rudders) to the desired position. SpaceX's successful Falcon 9...More..

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

The researchers said global carbon dioxide emissions have China's carbon emissions account for 27% of the global total and have increased an estimated 4.7% in 2018. The day after Thanksgiving, the Trump adminis...More..

Lockheed, Draper among NASA partners for new lunar payload services
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Lockheed, Draper among NASA partners for new lunar payload services

NASA's going back to the moon . That will depend on the success of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program . "Right now we're building a space station, we call it 'Gateway, ' that's going to be in orb...More..

NASA turning over moon landing efforts to companies in the private sector
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

NASA turning over moon landing efforts to companies in the private sector

Bridenstine, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot and Oklahoma congressman tapped by President Donald Trump in April as NASA chief, said the plan was part of Trump's Space Directive-1 policy. Astronaut Stan Love re...More..

Mars landing today: What time is NASA Insight landing today?
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mars landing today: What time is NASA Insight landing today?

Along for the ride to Mars are two communication relay CubeSats, MarCO-A and B. The briefcase-sized spacecraft were intended as demonstrators, but since both have functioned admirably en-route to the Red Planet...More..

White House plays down climate report's alarming findings
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

White House plays down climate report's alarming findings

President Donald Trump is rejecting a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released Friday by his own administration. After a cold snap across much of the USA last wee...More..

NASA's InSight Lander on Track for Mars Touchdown on November 26
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

NASA's InSight Lander on Track for Mars Touchdown on November 26

Mars 2020 will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. "Getting samples from this unique area will revolutionize how we think about Mars and its ability to harbor life". Mars 2020 will use the same sky crane lan...More..

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, papers smash auction estimates
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, papers smash auction estimates

In total, the auction, which included 52 lots, raised more than 1.8 million pounds (roughly $2.35 million, AU$3.24 million). Medals and awards sold for £296,750, compared with an estimate of £15,000, while ...More..

Almost 50 Lakh Kg of Firecrackers Burst This Diwali in Delhi
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Almost 50 Lakh Kg of Firecrackers Burst This Diwali in Delhi

A level of 50 or less is considered healthy. Mumbai Mirror, with the help of activists, surveyed various parts of the city on Diwali night and, even though noise and air pollution levels were not as bad...More..

This object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

This object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues

A new paper from researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics toyed with the possibility that the elongated dark-red object, could have been an "artificial origin". "Technology light sails m...More..