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Christmas Comet arrives over Southwest Colorado for holidays

Christmas Comet arrives over Southwest Colorado for holidays From suburban skies, binoculars will reveal it as a fuzzy, green-blue object distinct from the pinpoint appearance of the background stars. If you're anxious about risky comets striking Earth , however, breathe easy: Wirtanen is not on the list of those that astronomers worry about. Continua a leggere...

Astronomers spot farthest known object in our solar system

Astronomers spot farthest known object in our solar system Farout's obvious moniker comes from the fact that it's over three and a half times more distant from us than Pluto . Discovery image of 2018 VG18 "Farout" from the Subaru Telescope on November 10, 2018. Farout was found using the Japanese Subaru 8-meter telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea in November. In early December, "Farout" was seen a second time at the Magellan telescope placed at Carnegie's ... Continua a leggere...

Virgin Galactic Sends SpaceShipTwo Above 50 Miles

Virgin Galactic Sends SpaceShipTwo Above 50 Miles With the advent of commercial companies like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin eager to give astronaut wings to passengers on their suborbital flights, how to define the boundary is the subject of debate. "Today we have shown that Virgin Galactic really can open space to change the world for good". Thursday's successful test brings the company closer to its goal of commercial spaceflights. Continua a leggere...

When is the Geminid meteor shower tonight and how to see it?

When is the Geminid meteor shower tonight and how to see it? During this meteor shower, meteorologists are forecasting that hundreds of meteors will shoot through the sky - some visible even in the early evening hours. The best way to view the Geminid meteor shower in India is to move away from polluted areas in the cities to lesser polluted areas, and, ideally, with a clear dark sky at night. Continua a leggere...

NASA's InSight Lander Strikes A Confident Pose For Its First Martian Selfie

NASA's InSight Lander Strikes A Confident Pose For Its First Martian Selfie The photograph shows the scientific instruments and rods of the sensors of the weather. The lender has also been taking photos of its new home, sending back 52 photos of the 14-by-7-foot area of terrain right in front of the spacecraft. "This might seem like a pretty plain piece of ground if it weren't on Mars, but we're glad to see that", Mr Banerdt added. The landing site for InSight at E... Continua a leggere...

Queensland braces for Cyclone Owen

Queensland braces for Cyclone Owen Locations likely to be affected include Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Traralgon and Moe. Some train services were disrupted and more than 30 flights were cancelled as the wild weather lashed the city. "Owen will wreak havoc across our state and come down the east coast". There are also concerns about possible landslides in central Queensland if heavy rains falls over vast tracts of land denu... Continua a leggere...

Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week

Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week Cooke suggests taking binoculars or a small telescope outside with you to try and get a better look. If there are clear skies over Sarasota, you can expect to see the light show starting between 9-10 p.m. With each passing year since the mid-1800s, the proliferation of yellowish streaks of light in the night-time sky have grown more intense. They are however not one comet, but the fragments of an ... Continua a leggere...

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak - 12/11/2018 3:09:10 PM

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak - 12/11/2018 3:09:10 PM The astronauts use it to Dock with the ISS and went into the Station. The capsule had already been repaired from the inside in August, before it transported a new crew to the space station in June. This part of the capsule will be jettisoned as usual before atmospheric re-entry, and so poses no risk for descent. They will take samples from the exterior wall of the Soyuz to look into the hole... Continua a leggere...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Aiming for the Edge of Space

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Aiming for the Edge of Space According to Virgin, SpaceShipTwo is hauled to an altitude of about 45,000 feet (13.7 kms) by the WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane and released. The pilots fired up the rocket for 30 seconds, keeping the nose pointed up, and reached Mach 1.87 before coasting to an altitude of 84,271 feet and gliding back to a landing. Continua a leggere...

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When and How to Watch

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When and How to Watch The shooting stars appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini, hence the name. The bright green Geminids are visible on Earth each December when the Earth moves through "a massive trail of dusty debris shed by a weird, rocky object named 3200 Phaethon ". Continua a leggere...

Cosmonauts spacewalk to the ‘mystery hole’

Russian Federation was quick to boldly claim that it was likely intentional sabotage, but Roscosmos hasn't made any definitive announcement regarding when the hole was drilled or by whom. "It is time to go home", a voice from the control centre said shortly before the cosmonauts started moving back toward the space station. As reported by Russian news organization TASS , performing the investigat... Continua a leggere...

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend - here's how to see it

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend - here's how to see it ET, when moonlight won't interfere too much with viewing the shower, according to NASA . A large green-and-yellow-glowing celestial object, which was caught on several cameras darting across the night sky in central Texas, has reportedly produced a boom powerful enough to make some walls shake. Continua a leggere...

Dracula Ant's Deadly Snap-Jaw Makes It the 'Fastest Animal on Earth'

Dracula Ant's Deadly Snap-Jaw Makes It the 'Fastest Animal on Earth' Larabee, a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; and Adrian A. Smith, of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University, Raleigh. The ant which lives in Australia, tropical Africa and South-East Asia, gets it's name from its unusual feeding habits. Researchers, led by the National Museum of Natural History in Washingto... Continua a leggere...

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars A second image was also beamed back by the lander, of its Martian office, the "crescent of terrain" (says NASA) that the lander will be stationed in while it bores through the soil. The soft ground should ease the digging for the heat probe, which was created to get between 10 feet and 16 feet (3 to 5 meters) underground. InSight's main goal is to map the interior of Mars in unprecedented detail... Continua a leggere...

United Nations science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

United Nations science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming Average world temperatures are on track to far exceed the central goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday. This news follows Washington Governor Jay Inslee introducing a 100 percent clean energy bill, Colorado's Xcel Energy announcing it plans to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, Cincinnati, Ohio becoming the 100th USA city to transition to 100 ... Continua a leggere...

Russian Cosmonauts Investigate Mysterious Hole In ISS During Six-Hour Space Walk

Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev's spacewalk, originally expected to last for six hours, began at 1600 GMT on Tuesday. You need steady hands when you're hurtling around the Earth at 27,000 kilometres per hour in a pressurised spacesuit holding a knife and hacking a hole in a Soyuz capsule from the outside. Continua a leggere...

Cos'è successo nella battaglia legale tra Apple e Qualcomm in Cina

Cos'è successo nella battaglia legale tra Apple e Qualcomm in Cina Stando a quanto riferito dall'agenzia Reutersi giudici cinesi hanno dato ragione a Qualcomm ritenendo che Apple abbia violato alcuni brevetti utilizzando le varie tecnologie oggetto di contestazione nei suoi prodotti, senza quindi averne titolo. Continua a leggere...

China’s Mission to Land Rover on Moon’s Dark Side Blasts-off Tomorrow

China’s Mission to Land Rover on Moon’s Dark Side Blasts-off Tomorrow That it is possible to land on the far side of the moon gently, wants to demonstrate the Kingdom of the middle with Chang'e 4 . The far side of the moon always faces away from the Earth and is sometimes called the dark side of the moon, though it's not always dark there. Continua a leggere...

Christmas phenomenon: This year's brightest comet to pass over Ireland

Christmas phenomenon: This year's brightest comet to pass over Ireland In images, it can be seen glowing a gorgeous green colour and is so bright that it blocks out the light from surrounding stars. Apparently, the telescopes are one thousand times more powerful than human eyes too so, you know, you'll probably get to see a bit more with them in fairness. Continua a leggere...

Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space

Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space This will make it the second spacecraft to zoom into interstellar space after Voyager 1 waved goodbye to our star system in 2012. "Voyager has a very special place for us in our heliophysics fleet", Nicola Fox, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters, said in a NASA statement . Continua a leggere...


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