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Science SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon
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Also on board, was Indonesian telecommunications satellite Nusantara Satu, and an experimental spacecraft called S5, created by the Air Force Research Laboratory. After launching from Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft will make several lunar orbits before attempting a soft landing on the moon's surface. NASA , which has installed equipment on Beresheet to upload its signals from the Moon, said last week it aims to land instruments later this year or next year and that it is inviting private ...

Science Trans Mountain pipeline gets green light despite significant risk to killer whales
Author: 0 Trans Mountain pipeline gets green light despite significant risk to killer whales

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe didn't have too much to say about the National Energy Board's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline on Friday. The NEB said the project would cause "significant adverse environmental effects" on the southern resident killer whale population, and while a worst-case spill from the pipeline or an oil tanker is not likely, "the environmental effects would be significant".

Science Israeli Pride Swells as Moon Mission Successfully Lifts Off
Author: 0 Israeli Pride Swells as Moon Mission Successfully Lifts Off

The Chinese craft made the first ever soft landing on the far side of the moon on January 3. The mission was originally intended for Google's Lunar Xprize , a competition created to encourage privately funded groups to send robotic landers to the moon.

Science Billboard bashes Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon
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A business association called the Job Creators Network paid for the billboard, claiming Amazon pulled out of its NY plans "because of anti-business politicians, notably Ocasio-Cortez", in a statement . Protests against Amazon popped up in opposition to the deal . Barr referred to Ocasio-Cortez as a "Farrakhan-loving... bug-eyed bitch". The multi-billion dollar company cited local opposition as their reason for pulling out of the project.

Author: 0 SpaceX is rocketing the first private mission to the moon tonight

The U.S., Russian Federation and China have all passed by or orbited the lunar surface before, but none have made a soft landing and taken photos, as this mission plans to do, TechCrunch reports. Stored inside is a totem to the nation: a time capsule in the form of three disks containing Israeli artefacts such as its Proclamation of Independence, national songs and drawings by Israeli children.

Science 'Don't miss it': 2019's brightest supermoon set to light up the sky
Author: 0 'Don't miss it': 2019's brightest supermoon set to light up the sky

At its farthest point from the Earth, the Moon is in apogee syzygy , and stargazers might notice a small-looking "micromoon". The Full Moon Supermoon will arrive less than 4 hours after the arrival of the March 20th equinox. January's "Wolf Moon" was so called because that month's full moon traditionally coincided with the wild howling of wolves on a bleak winter's night on the plains of America, while February's "Snow Moon" is named after the snow often found on the ground during the ...

Author: 0 Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon

SpaceIL said it hoped Beresheet would help inspire Israel's defence-focused space program to pursue more science missions by way of an "Apollo effect", referring to the manned lunar exploration program that became NASA's chief objective in the 1960s and early '70s.

Author: 0 Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Once the spacecraft lands, which is expected happen sometime in April, the mission will only last a few days as the electronics are not created to handle the rising surface temperatures from the sun, according to the Times . But the group behind SpaceIL made a decision to continue its mission, turning to donors to help fund the barebones operation. "This is an important mission for Spaceflight as we expand and evolve our customer offerings", Spaceflight CEO Curt Blake said in a pre-launch ...

Science Japanese spacecraft lands on asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth
Author: 0 Japanese spacecraft lands on asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth

This computer graphic image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 approaching on the asteroid Ryugu. Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 is approaching the surface of the asteroid Ryugu about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth. Hayabusa2 observes the surface of the asteroid with its camera and sensing equipment but has also dispatched two tiny MINERVA-II rover robots as well as the French-German robot ...

Science Biggest supermoon of 2019 lights up sky on Tuesday
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The supermoon has also been seen rising over Turkey's capital, Ankara. The February 19 Super Moon is the third in a series in the first three months of 2019, after that on January 21, while tonight's will be followed by another on March 21.

Science How a zebra's stripes can leave bloodsucking flies seeing stars
Author: 0 How a zebra's stripes can leave bloodsucking flies seeing stars

Researchers on Wednesday described experiments demonstrating that horse flies have a hard time landing on zebras while easily landing on uniformly colored horses. Stripes might also be visual markers for group bonding or to direct companions to particular parts of the body for grooming. "There are enormous benefits to having a striped coat for a horse", Caro told The Atlantic.

Science World's largest bee finally found after going missing for 38 years
Author: 0 World's largest bee finally found after going missing for 38 years

The bee's disappearing act was foiled by an intrepid and determined search team of North American and Australian biologists who wanted to figure out once and for all whether the bee still existed. Unfortunately for scientists and bee-lovers, not a single one of them has been seen since 1981. Wallace's giant bees, however, may not even last that long.

Science Wilson-Raybould, out of cabinet, seeks place in Liberal caucus
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Wilson-Raybould's replacement, Attorney General and Justice Minister David Lametti, deputy justice minister Nathalie Drouin, and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick are scheduled to attend. Long has called for the committee investigation looking into the matter to include Wilson-Raybould and officials from PMO, who have been implicated in allegations reported by the Globe and Mail .

Author: 0 How Do Zebra Stripes Stop Biting Flies?

In 2014, researchers showed the ranges of the horsefly and tsetse fly species and the three most distinctively striped equid species ( Equus burchelli , E. But what about a zebra's stripes? In a similar way, human pilots can be dazzled when attempting to land into the sun. The researchers videoed horse flies as they tried to prey on captive zebras and domestic horses at a livery in North Somerset, England.

Science Cyclone Oma tracks towards Queensland
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The Bureau has issued a flood watch from Gladstone to the New South Wales border. Oma was a weak category two storm early on Thursday, sitting about 950km northeast off Brisbane and is moving slowly towards the coast at around 10km/h.

Science The 'Super Snow Moon' makes an appearance over Cleveland
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That's because this distance is about 362 miles closer than the supermoon that we saw on January 21, according to Adams. The full moon on February 19, 2019 , counts as the most "super" of these full supermoons because it's the full moon that most closely aligns with perigee - the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

Science Cyclone Oma makes it way towards southeast Queensland
Author: 0 Cyclone Oma makes it way towards southeast Queensland

As hundreds of computer models continue to try and crunch the data the globe's two most trusted sources for cyclones, GFS and ECMWF are still totally disagreeing about Oma's future track beyond the northern Tasman Sea this Friday. "You guys are sitting in the little sweet spot there where nothing happens", he said. "We're advising people not to actually stand on the sand and get close to the waters edge".

Author: 0 Decoded Great White Shark Genome Could Help Cure Cancer

Scientists on Monday said they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success, including molecular adaptations to enhance wound healing as well as genomic stability such as DNA fix and DNA damage tolerance.

Science A Super Snow Moon will be visible over Ireland this week
Author: 0 A Super Snow Moon will be visible over Ireland this week

This is a full moon near perigee, which is the closest the satellite gets to Earth in its elliptical orbit. The biggest supermoon of the year will light up the sky on Tuesday. The alternative name, Hunger Moon, refers to the general difficulty in acquiring food in the middle of winter, at least before modern roads and supermarkets existed.

Science Super snow moon lights up sky as 2019's biggest supermoon
Author: 0 Super snow moon lights up sky as 2019's biggest supermoon

Full Moons occurs when the Moon , Earth and Sun perfectly align - they can occur as often as twice a month. The full moon names corresponded with seasonal changes. Cloud cover should be sparse enough across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Monday evening and night to allow us to see the supermoon. In order for a moon to be propelled to supermoon stardom it would have to be 226,000 miles away from the Earth.

Science Energy needs: Global energy demand to soar one third by 2040: BP
Author: 0 Energy needs: Global energy demand to soar one third by 2040: BP

The new Outlook was launched in London today by Spencer Dale, group chief economist, and Bob Dudley, group chief executive. Energy consumed by industry and buildings accounts for around 75% of this increase in overall energy demand, while growth in energy demand from transport slows sharply relative to the past as gains in vehicle efficiency accelerate.

Science Trudeau grilled on SNC-Lavalin controversy after Blackberry funding announcement
Author: 0 Trudeau grilled on SNC-Lavalin controversy after Blackberry funding announcement

Assembly of First Nations, and I had a chance to chat briefly with her afterwards. Multiple caucus sources told CBC News that Trudeau convened an extraordinary caucus meeting by telephone Tuesday evening to reassure them that nothing untoward had taken place in his office's interactions with Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin case when she was justice minister.

Author: 0 ‘Super snow moon’ arrives this week, the biggest supermoon of the year

This Super Snow Moon will be the biggest, brightest and closest supermoon of the year, and will be at its fullest at 10:53 a.m. EST on Tuesday morning. NASA reports that the moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth. It is called the snow moon due to typical snowfall during this time of year.

Science Thousands of British students skip school to protest climate change
Author: 0 Thousands of British students skip school to protest climate change

The Youth Strike 4 Climate protests, inspired by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg's solo demonstrations, have been taking place in more than 60 towns and cities across the UK. The protests, which took place in London and Belfast among other locations, saw students demand the Government declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem.

Science Space harpoon that captures junk tested
Author: 0 Space harpoon that captures junk tested

The Airbus Stevenage designed device was sacked from the RemoveDEBRIS satellite , one of the world's first attempts to address unsafe space debris. Ever since we humans started launching ourselves in space, junk has been accumulating in orbit around the Earth. The first was in February 2009, when an Iridium telecoms satellite and Kosmos-2251, a Russian military satellite, accidentally collided.

Science Pentagon launches probe into certification of SpaceX rockets
Author: 0 Pentagon launches probe into certification of SpaceX rockets

The Air Force certified SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to carry military satellites after a bitter feud between Musk and the service. SpaceX launched its first rocket for U.S. The memo was signed by the Deputy IG for Intelligence and Special Program Assessments, Michael J. Roark. It didn't give a reason for what prompted the evaluation.

Science The end has finally come for NASA's Opportunity Mars rover
Author: 0 The end has finally come for NASA's Opportunity Mars rover

The rover is feared to have been killed in a dust storm which engulfed the whole of Mars in June a year ago. NASA is preparing to say goodbye to their beloved Mars rover Opportunity, which appears to have reached the end of its long exploratory life on the red planet.

Science Mars One, company that planned to settle humans on Mars, goes bankrupt
Author: 0 Mars One, company that planned to settle humans on Mars, goes bankrupt

The bankruptcy affects the company's commercial arm, Mars One Ventures AG, but does not affect the non-profit Mars One Foundation , the email said . "During the last few months, discussions have been held with a new investment company", Mars One said today. Meanwhile, the non-profit Mars One Foundation, according to Landorp, is still in operation, but it will not be able to continue without further funding.