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Science Fan Petitions To Name Newly Photographed Black Hole After Chris Cornell
Author: 0 Fan Petitions To Name Newly Photographed Black Hole After Chris Cornell

However, the effort may be for naught, as the black hole has since been named . "For this reason, and the impact Chris Cornell had in the lives of so many and music itself, I ask NASA, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and all the astronomers and scientists involved in this discovery , to name this black hole after Chris Cornell".

Science Pink Moon set to grace the skies
Author: 0 Pink Moon set to grace the skies

Full moons also represent completions and endings, so you may be feeling a few different things during the pink moon phase. It will look like any other full moon when it rises this weekend. But, in the modern, digital age of internet excitement, it's the pink designation that has gained prominence because it "sounds" as if some spectacular color is about the engulf the moon.

Author: 0 The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday

This month's full moon will be visible around the world beginning Maundy Thursday night until early morning on Good Friday. While April's full moon will reach its peak at 7:12 a.m . Native Americans named each full moon based on what would happen during that time of the year. The first full moon of April is commonly known as the pink moon .

Science SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas
Author: 0 SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas

On the second flight of the Falcon Heavy last Thursday, SpaceX rocketed into history. SpaceX had made a lot of improvements to Falcon Heavy compared to Falcon 9. The fairings splashed down in the ocean as well, and were quickly scooped up by SpaceX, so it seems the company is confident it can negate the effects of seawater on at least some of its pricey rocket parts.

Science Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens
Author: 0 Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens

Very heavy rain - capable of producing pockets of flash flooding , damaging wind gusts, hail, and even an isolated, short-lived tornado can not be ruled out. Residents have reported downed power lines, cars overturned and homes completely destroyed, KBTX reports. The death is believed to be storm related, public information officer Glenn Springfield said.

Science SpaceX launches mega rocket year after debut with sports auto
Author: 0 SpaceX launches mega rocket year after debut with sports auto

The Thursday April 11 launch marked the first flight of the 230-foot-tall (about 70 meters) rocket with the payload from a paying customer. The Falcon Heavy's liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center created a spectacle, just as it did during the maiden launch.

Science Our growing family tree: New human ancestor discovered in Philippines cave
Author: 0 Our growing family tree: New human ancestor discovered in Philippines cave

One toe bone, for example, is more curved than modern human toe bones, and is similar to the toe of a tree-climbing, ape-like creature, Australopithecus , that lived millions of years ago. While the archaeological find could attract more scientists, Dizon anxious that it could also draw vandals and treasure hunters who could threaten the seven-chamber cave complex, which is a popular tourism destination.

Science The Woman Behind The First Ever Black Hole Photo
Author: 0 The Woman Behind The First Ever Black Hole Photo

In order to do that, the team needed algorithms that could distill all that noisy, messy information into one comprehensible picture. Both MIT and the Smithsonian also tweeted to laud Bouman's achievements. Bouman joined the Event Horizon Telescope project team six years ago. So, after the stunning image was revealed to the world Wednesday, Bouman's excitement spilled out at what seemed the speed of light.

Science SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from Cape Canaveral successful
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from Cape Canaveral successful

The Falcon Heavy's liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center created a spectacle, just as it did during the maiden launch. Falcon Heavy is created to launch large commercial payloads into high orbits, take on heavy-duty national security missions and potentially power interplanetary missions as well.

Science Israel Poised to Join Cosmic Powers with Lunar Landing
Author: 0 Israel Poised to Join Cosmic Powers with Lunar Landing

ET. After landing, it will take a selfie. "It's a tremendous achievement up 'til now". The Beresheet team members worked in the control room as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watched from a spectator area. No other spacecraft has taken such a long road to the moon. Beresheet then lowered its lunar orbit via a series of burns, the last of which occurred yesterday (April 10).

Author: 0 Meet Katie Bouman, woman behind first black hole photo

Scientists released the first-ever image made of a black hole, revealing a fiery doughnut-shaped object in a galaxy 53 million light-years from Earth, on Wednesday, April 10. It's thanks to her and a huge team of other scientist and engineers that we can really begin to understand the incredible phenomena of black holes. "It still amazes me that although I began this project with no background in astrophysics, what we have achieved in this unique collaboration could result in the very first ...

Science 430 million year old sea monster unearthed in Britain
Author: 0 430 million year old sea monster unearthed in Britain

The researchers performed a 3D reconstruction of the 430-million-year-old fossil , which they named Sollasina cthulhu , finding that it is more closely related to sea cucumbers than sea urchins . Not five or ten arms, mind you, but a full 45 individual limbs that scientists now believe it used to crawl across the ocean bottom in search of food and safety.

Science Elon Musk’s SpaceX readies first Falcon Heavy launch for paying customer
Author: 0 Elon Musk’s SpaceX readies first Falcon Heavy launch for paying customer

Spectators eager to watch SpaceX's three-core Falcon Heavy rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center will have to wait at least one more day, according to the latest Eastern Range launch schedules. But in the 14 months since the large rocket's inaugural flight, Falcon Heavy has had a remarkable effect on the nation's space policy. Despite the satellite weighing no less than 6000 kg (13,200 lb), Falcon Heavy will still have enough latent performance to attempt the recovery of all three of its ...

Science Scientists set to reveal first-ever image of a black hole
Author: 0 Scientists set to reveal first-ever image of a black hole

The telescope uses radio dishes around the world to create an Earth-sized interferometer, which is basically an instrument in which the interference of two beams of light is employed to make precise measurements. Black holes , which come in different sizes, are formed when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. When black holes collide into one another, they let off massive gravitational waves that have been detected by telescopes and interferometers at observatories ...

Science Largest Python Found in Everglades Packed a Secret
Author: 0 Largest Python Found in Everglades Packed a Secret

Snake hunters have captured what they say is the largest python ever found in the swamps of the Florida Everglades: a pregnant female more than 17ft (5.2m) long and weighing 140lb, or 63.5kg. Pythons typically come from Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. In addition to removing pythons from Big Cypress, researchers learn how the snakes use the area.

Science Japan's spacecraft drops explosive on asteroid to form crater
Author: 0 Japan's spacecraft drops explosive on asteroid to form crater

JAXA scientists will embark on research to collect information about the asteroid's interior, the conditions of which remain as they were at the time of the birth of the solar system. Immediately (within a few seconds) on dropping the SCI, Hayabusa-2 moved itself to hide away on the other side of the asteroid, shielding the spacecraft from any flying debris.

Science SpaceX Starhopper Starship Prototype Engine Completes First Test With Flying Colors
Author: 0 SpaceX Starhopper Starship Prototype Engine Completes First Test With Flying Colors

The video featured above was captured by Spadre.com , a website for the South Padre Surf Company on South Padre Island across from SpaceX's facility. The site posted another look at the hop from outside the road blocks around the facility. A suborbital hop would require all three engines. The Starship is SpaceX's very big passenger spacecraft that the private American aerospace manufacturer is building to send people to Mars and the Moon.

Science US says India's ASAT satellite debris expected to burn up in atmosphere
Author: 0 US says India's ASAT satellite debris expected to burn up in atmosphere

Reddy said, adding that the interception was created to hit at an angle so that minimal debris go up and also have minimal velocity. Reacting to former Union Minister P Chidambaram's statement where he said that such capabilities need to be kept secret, he said, "A mission of this nature after the test is conducted can not be kept secret technically".

Science Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution
Author: 0 Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution

It trumps better-known risk factors like malnutrition, alcohol use, and physical inactivity in terms of the ill-health effects associated with it. Air pollution is the third highest cause of death among all health risks in India, ranking just above smoking, said the report released by US-based organisation Health Effects Institute (HEI).

Author: 0 Methane on Mars confirmed: scientists pinpoint likely source

In addition to confirming the presence of methane, the planetary scientists ran computer models to try to figure out its source, dividing the region around the Gale Crater into 30 250x250 km2 grids. While the Curiosity rover measured a methane concentration of 5.78 parts per billion (ppb) in the Gale crater on June 16, 2013 the PFS recorded 15.5 ppb in the column of atmosphere above the crater, the report said .

Author: 0 Speak German, get $19k to stay in bed for 2 months

The volunteers will be under continuous observation by space experts from both NASA and ESA to understand how astronauts may be affected by prolonged spells in space, with muscle wasting the main concern. "Bedrest has always been used to mimic some of the changes our bodies experience in the weightlessness of space", reads a statement from the ESA explaining this phase of the study.

Science School board vows to disregard Quebec bill restricting religious symbols
Author: 0 School board vows to disregard Quebec bill restricting religious symbols

The proposed ban has even made worldwide headlines, but that seems to have no influence on the Quebec government who has fatuously promised to use the Notwithstanding Clause to stop any legal challenges to Bill 21. "The Sikh community of Quebec would challenge this bill before it become a law". The clause contained within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows authorities to override charter protections for a five-year period.

Science Lawmakers, environmentalists push for plastic bag ban
Author: 0 Lawmakers, environmentalists push for plastic bag ban

Jeremy Cherson, legislative advocacy manager for Riverkeeper, called on the legislation to be included in the state budget saying New Yorkers use some 23 billion single-use plastic bags annually "and that is 23 billion too many for our environment".

Science Earth Hour 2019: Eskom has all the jokes
Author: 0 Earth Hour 2019: Eskom has all the jokes

Earth Hour 2019 will be observed on saturday from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful. Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. But each of the individuals who participate in Earth Hour has decided their ambition is higher, and I believe this changes the game entirely.

Author: 0 Photos reveal the recent rivers that ran across Mars

Satellite images and data from Nasa's Curiosity rover indicate that numerous rivers were twice as wide as those on Earth . In a paper published today in Science Advances , researchers took multiple angles of the same rivers gathered together by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HIRISE camera.