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Science What are Extinction Rebellion's key demands?
Author: 0 What are Extinction Rebellion's key demands?

Extinction Rebellion , a decentralized, non-hierarchical environmental action group born in the United Kingdom, is different from Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future movement in a few notable ways. Extinction Rebellion protesters occupy central London locations including Westminster Bridge, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square. London police said some 135 climate activists had been arrested.

Science Hunter’s Moon lighting up the sky Sunday night
Author: 0 Hunter’s Moon lighting up the sky Sunday night

The Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Native America names for the Full Moons in the 1930's. Known as " moon illusion ", the full Hunter's Moon will look like it's bigger and higher in the night sky and have a red, orange, or yellow tone due to its close proximity to the horizon, Newsweek noted .

Science Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies at 85
Author: 0 Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies at 85

In 1975, Leonov commanded the Soviet crew during the Apollo-Soyuz mission, in which the American module docked with the Soviet craft. Astronauts aboard the ISS plan to conduct eight more spacewalks in the coming three months, a record cadence since the assembly of the space station was completed in 2011, according to NASA .

Science 20 new moons were discovered around Saturn
Author: 0 20 new moons were discovered around Saturn

Sheppard and his team ran a similar contest earlier this year to name five newly discovered moons around Jupiter . Saturn and Jupiter , with 161 between them, account for almost 80% of these. It probably took the scientific community so long to discover the twenty-odd moons circling Saturn is because of the great distance of the planet from the Earth.

Science NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020
Author: 0 NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

For all its success in launching and landing rockets, SpaceX has not yet launched a human into orbit. The Nationwide Aeronautics and Area Administration is paying business launch contractors SpaceX and Boeing Co $6.eight billion to construct rocket-and-capsule techniques to return astronauts to the Worldwide Area Station from U.S.

Science This fish can survive on land, and officials want it dead
Author: 0 This fish can survive on land, and officials want it dead

An invasive fish has been marked for death in Georgia. "If you think you've caught a northern snakehead. kill it immediately and freeze it", Georgia wildlife officials warned in a press release . However, don't go overestimating this air-breathing capability - the northern snakehead didn't crawl all the way from the Yangtze River basin to a pond in Georgia.

Science Two meteor showers to watch for this week
Author: 0 Two meteor showers to watch for this week

The International Meteor Organization says people should expect a minor shower with only about 10 meteors per hour, though the Draconids have been known to fill the sky with hundreds of meteors in the past. The annual Draconic meteor shower has arrived but the short-lived spectacle is only here until the end of the week. If you're away from the city lights on the evening of Tuesday, Oct.

Science Saturn Surpasses Jupiter as Planet with Most Moons
Author: 0 Saturn Surpasses Jupiter as Planet with Most Moons

Despite being overtaken by Saturn , Jupiter still holds the title for having the biggest moon, named Ganymede, which is nearly half the size of Earth. A third moon is part of a similar group called the Norse group that will be given names from Norse mythology. An artist's conception of the 20 newly discovered moons orbiting Saturn.

Science Astronauts replacing old batteries in 1st of 5 spacewalks
Author: 0 Astronauts replacing old batteries in 1st of 5 spacewalks

Astronauts have been upgrading these batteries since 2017 and they're halfway done. "Wow, it is attractive", said Morgan ahead of schedule in the spacewalk, responding to the sun ascending as he looked off the side of the station at Earth underneath.

Science India set for moon landing attempt after Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft separation
Author: 0 India set for moon landing attempt after Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft separation

The Vikram Lander is now located in an orbit of 119 km x 127 km. Vikram (with rover " Pragyan " housed inside) is expected to touch down on the lunar surface on September 7, between 1.30 am and 2.30 am. On July 22 , Chandrayaan-2 was launched onboard a heavy rocket (GSLV Mark-III) on July 22 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh off the Bay of Bengal coast, about 90 km northeast of Chennai .

Science What's that sound? A
Author: 0 What's that sound? A "Marsquake" heard by NASA

Far below the human range of hearing, these recordings had to be speeded up and slightly processed to be audible through headphones, NASA said on Tuesday. "It's been exciting, especially in the beginning, hearing the first vibrations from the lander", said Constantinos Charalambous , an InSight science team member at Imperial College London.

Science NASA Television to Cover Return of Astronaut Nick Hague, Crewmates
Author: 0 NASA Television to Cover Return of Astronaut Nick Hague, Crewmates

Get breaking news, images and features from the space station on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter . He has done seven live video and radio sessions with the UAE public. While on board, Mansoori donned Emirati dress, treated crew members to local snacks and participated in scientific experiments including a time-perception study that saw him sport a blindfold.

Science Elon Musk takes you inside Starship with new video
Author: 0 Elon Musk takes you inside Starship with new video

The Starship will "be the most powerful rocket in history, capable of carrying humans to the Moon, Mars, and beyond", SpaceX said in a tweet. "The vital breakthrough that is required for the United States to become a voyage civilization is to form voyage like air", Musk said.

Science Chang'e 4 makes historic first landing on the moon's far side
Author: 0 Chang'e 4 makes historic first landing on the moon's far side

The first photos from the landing, shared by the China National Space Administration on Thursday, show the first close-ups of the far side of the moon's cratered surface . The lander has succeeded in its first task of deploying its rover - named Yutu-2 - which has started exploring the Moon's Von Karman crater. The mission also encompasses a biological experiment , to assess whether seeds can germinate and silkworm larvae can hatch and grow in a sealed container containing nutrients, ...

Science Planet 9: Are We Really Dealing with a Black Hole Here?
Author: 0 Planet 9: Are We Really Dealing with a Black Hole Here?

A new study now suggests that the gravitational pull could come from a primordial black hole- a small black hole that scientists have theorized formed during the Big Bang . Some say Nibiru is, in fact, Planet Nine. Without this distant planet, BP519 might've had a behavior which could not be explained. Primordial black holes are hypothetical black holes that formed soon after the universe.

Science What's a Super Worm Moon?
Author: 0 What's a Super Worm Moon?

It will also happen at around the same time that an asteroid passes by the Earth's surface. Supermoons occur when the moon is full or almost full and also at its closest point to Earth along its slightly elliptical orbit, according to NASA .

Science Jaguars list Ramsey as questionable after birth of child
Author: 0 Jaguars list Ramsey as questionable after birth of child

That's why I've tried to keep it all positive even in my press conferences, on this podcast try to keep it all positive and just give a little insight". It's been an excellent trip. "It's been a fun few years playing alongside those guys". And Ramsey said not one teammate didn't show their support for his decision.

Science Still no trace of missing Indian moon lander
Author: 0 Still no trace of missing Indian moon lander

After the lander's mission life of 14 days ceased the temperature during the lunar night was estimated to drop to less than minus 200 degrees Celsius which Vikram would not be able to sustain. In the days and weeks that followed , ISRO has been trying to determine the condition of the lander, and claims to have spotted it using its own lunar orbiter.

Science NASA releases new visualisation of a black hole and it looks stunning
Author: 0 NASA releases new visualisation of a black hole and it looks stunning

In the image, a simulated black hole is surrounded by accumulated matter that's being pulled toward it. The black hole's tremendous gravitational forces tear the star to shreds, with some of its material tossed into space and the rest plunging into the black hole, forming a disk of hot, bright gas as it is swallowed.

Science NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Fails to Spot Lunar Lander Vikram
Author: 0 NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Fails to Spot Lunar Lander Vikram

ISRO as well as the United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been making all-out efforts to re-establish contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lander. ISRO has been desperately trying to establish a link with Vikram till its misison life, which is one lunar day and equviliant to 14 Earth days. In the last stage, the communication between the Vikram Lander and the moon orbiter was snapped as the former was descending towards the moon's South Pole, where no ...

Science NASA's new billion deal will take astronauts to the moon
Author: 0 NASA's new billion deal will take astronauts to the moon

The first three support Artemis missions III through V and come in at a $2.7 billion price tag. The Artemis Program will use the agency's Orion spacecraft , which borrows liberally from the old Apollo-era command module. Bridenstine is in Japan to gain Japanese support, including funding, for the manned moon mission planned for 2024. NASA says that by ordering the spacecraft in batches of three it allows the integration of better, possibly yet undeveloped technologies in ...

Science Aus space agency to join NASA's Artemis programme
Author: 0 Aus space agency to join NASA's Artemis programme

White House officials urged NASA in May to accelerate its next planned moon landing to 2024, four years ahead of previously scheduled. The SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built and the only one capable of sending astronauts, the Orion capsule, and heavy cargo to the Moon in a single mission.

Science Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Inserted Into Lunar Orbit: ISRO
Author: 0 Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Inserted Into Lunar Orbit: ISRO

The approach velocity had to be just right and the altitude over the moon rather precise. India's Chandrayaan-2 mission is making moves to get to the moon: The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday during a challenging insertion maneuver.

Science Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?
Author: 0 Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

Pitt is garnering raves and awards buzz for his performance as a loner astronaut in the near future who travels to the outer reaches of space to investigate a disturbance that may be related to his long-missing father, played by Tommy Lee Jones .

Author: 0 China moon landing successful

The Chinese explorer broadcasted a photo of the "dark side" of the moon to the Queqiao satellite - launched in May, to provide communications support between Earth and Chang'e 4 - after landing at 10:26 am, Beijing time , as reported by the official China Central Television.

Science Last hope for ISRO as it races against time!
Author: 0 Last hope for ISRO as it races against time!

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is yet to confirm Vikram's current status. NASA had sent its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to the south pole of the moon where Vikram is stranded, and take photographs to determine the lander's fate .