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A 'pink moon' is coming: What you need to know

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However, if you still think it's a bit of a con, don't worry - there are plenty of other names which may be more amenable to you, such as Full Sprouting Grass Moon, Growing Moon, Egg Moon or the Full Fish Moon. It has also been called the "Honey Moon" and "Mead Moon". The magazine says tribes didn't have recorded calendars to separate time, days and seasons, so they used different moons to do so. Read More »

Israel likely to resend spacecraft to moon after first mission failed

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The State of Israel took part in the first launch and will do it again. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that they have failed during their first try. It also had a time capsule that included a Bible, Israeli cultural symbols and a picture of famed Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who died in the crash of the US space shuttle Columbia in 2003. Read More »

Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing

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The two outer Falcon Heavy cores were recovered and touched down on concrete landing pads at Cape Canaveral. Normally, after a booster lands on the floating platform, it's secured by the so-called Octagrabber . This was the first time that SpaceX was successful in landing all three of the rocket cores. On April 11, the Falcon Heavy took off from Launch Complex 39A carrying with it the Arabsat 6A communications satellite. Read More »

Eight dead after tornadoes rip across US South

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Severe weather that moved across the southern US on Saturday left at least eight people dead, injured dozens of others and ravaged numerous homes in its path. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) stretching from eastern Alabama through the southern Appalachians and into the Ohio Valley. Read More »

World's largest plane makes first test flight

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Test pilot Evan Thomas flew the jet to speeds of about 173 mph, climbing as high as 15,000 feet before returning smoothly and safely back, after a almost two-and-a-half-hour flight. Saturday's first-ever test flight of Stratolaunch was flown by experimental test pilot Evan Thomas. The idea is to fly the plane to 10 km (6.2 miles) before releasing satellites into orbit. Read More »

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy rocket

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He estimates that each fairing costs approximately $6 million, which equates to about 10 percent of the cost of a Falcon 9 launch. The rocket is the most powerful in use today, with 27 engines firing at liftoff - nine per booster, taking off with the force of 18 passenger planes. Read More »

Black hole gets welcomed to the Earth with memes

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The EHT project embarked on a 10-day mission in April 2017 to "capture the image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy", according to an NSF press release at the time . The data , stored on physical hard drives, was transported to a central location where it was "stitched" together by a supercomputer to form the image of the black hole's shadow . Read More »

Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon after technical failures

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He came forward and said , "If at first you don't succeed, you try again". When Google folded the contest, SpaceIL made a decision to continue on. It has spent 47 days, gradually making ever-widening elliptical orbits around the Earth until it was "captured" by the moon's gravitational pull and looped closer to its surface. Read More »

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy prepares for first commercial liftoff tonight

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It sits at Launch Complex 39A, at Kennedy Space Center, prepared to carry the Arabsat-6A Saudi Arabian communications satellite into a geostationary orbit, with a launch window that opens at 8 p.m. Then, when the ascension is over, it will also be an opportunity for SpaceX to successfully land the Falcon Heavy's two side boosters and center core back on Earth-something that evaded the first launch after the core missed its target. Read More »

Israeli Spacecraft 'Beresheet' Captures First Pictures of Moon's Surface

As per the sources, a small spacecraft of Israel, Beresheet with the giant ambition of landing on the moon's surface, has finally completed maneuvers to go into the Moon's nearby orbit. It's expected that they will land on the moon on April 11th, 2019. On Wednesday evening, Beresheet is set to perform its final maneuver before the expected landing on Thursday scheduled between 22:00 pm and 23:00 pm Israel time. Read More »

CAS: First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing'

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For how much astronomers know about black holes - it's a lot, trust me - it's a bit of a shock that mankind has never actually seen one. A second black hole called M87 in the neighbouring Virgo A galaxy is also being targeted. Sagittarius A* is measured as being some 26,000 light years from Earth and massing approximately 4 million times that of our sun. Black holes are extremely dense pockets of matter with incredible mass and minuscule volume. Read More »

Largest Python Found in Everglades Packed a Secret

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Scientists have caught a female python in the U.S. state of Florida that was more than 17-feet-long, weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs, the media reported. Using male pythons with radio transmitters allows the team to track the male to locate breeding females. In a first, scientists have captured a female python that was more than 17-feet-long. Read More »

Post-ASAT, India sees role in drafting space laws

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Nasa had said that India's anti-satellite missile test created at least 400 pieces of orbital debris placing the International Space Station (ISS) and its astronauts at risk. Cleaning up space is the mission of a new Swiss start-up, ClearSpace, which will capitalise on technology developed by engineers at The Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Read More »

Pallister government to launch court challenge against federal carbon tax

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Pallister said that the federal government has given special treatment and exemptions to other provinces and that is unfair to Manitobans. Pallister said he would withdraw his court challenge if either the joint Ontario-Saskatchewan court challenge succeeds or the Trudeau government is defeated in the next federal election. Read More »

Astronomers to release first ever image of black hole on April 10

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That result is widely anticipated to be the first-ever photo of a black hole , though curiosity has been piqued as to what exactly that picture will entail. Six global space agencies will hold press briefings around the world, including in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo will also be held next Wednesday, a release from the agency said. Read More »

NASA will pay people $19,000 to stay in bed for 60 days

So, in reality you could spend two months lying in bed, watching Netflix and reading magazines. The research looks at the effects of weightlessness on the human body. The study starts in the beginning of September and runs through December 2019. In addition to the centrifuge, the facility houses labs for studying the effects of oxygen reduction and pressure decrease, MRI/PET analysis facilities, rooms for psychological stress simulations and rehab, and microbiological and molecular biological ... Read More »

NY Nears Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags | Yorktown

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Lawmakers met behind closed doors at the Capitol Saturday to finalize agreements on various aspects of the budget. " Production of the bags means cutting down trees, and there's a carbon impact ", said Moran, who also noted that the transport of the "bulky" bags uses fuel, and paper itself requires lots of water to manufacture. Read More »

Make $19K staying in bed for 60 days through this study

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You'd be spending 60 days in the sack for the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study (AGBRESA). They are hoping to test it out on two-thirds of the study participants each day. Close-up of a monitor in the control room of the German Aerospace Center's (DLR) short-arm centrifuge. The study is composed of two rounds. The scientists are looking for healthy women between the ages of 24 and 55 years who are non-smokers to participate in the study, according to the study's website. Read More »

Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk

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As for Friday's planned tasks, NASA astronauts Koch and Hague will focus on completing the installation of lithium-ion batteries on the space station's solar arrays. During a spacewalk with astronaut Nick Hague on March 22, McClain determined that she fit better in a medium-sized space suit instead of the larger one she used while training. Read More »

Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

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The New York lawmaker made the remarks during a House Financial Services Committee meeting after Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) mocked the Green New Deal , a resolution introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Beto O'Rourke, Delaney, and Hickenlooper have so far not signed the pledge to refuse fossil fuel industry campaign donations. Read More »

REx Spots Unexplained Particle Ejections from Asteroid Bennu

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A ridge round Bennu's equator is likely one of the asteroid's most outstanding options, together with quite a few boulders , a few of that are as large as a multi-story workplace constructing. She added that "our predicted navigation performance has been 10 times better than what we expected before we arrived at Bennu ". The revelation is just one of many surprises that scientists have learned about Bennu , ever since OSISIR-REx reached the asteroid late past year. Read More »

Northern Lights set to be visible over Ireland this weekend

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André says that based on our current forecast, the skies should be clearer Saturday night which is looking like our best chance to see them. The northern lights are visible in places like northern Canada, Alaska and the Arctic. A flat, open area with nothing obstructing your view to the north is ideal. The aurora borealis , commonly known as the Northern Lights, will be visible from parts of the United Kingdom this weekend, according to meteorologists. Read More »

Lionel Messi returns but Angel Di Maria ruled out of Argentina friendlies

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There's a genuine concern over FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi returning to the Argentina national team for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "We're not going to change it, that ( Messi ) is coming is more incentive for us and another addition". "We want them to realise that they are great players and that they need to step up so Argentina can return to the level that it once had in the past". Read More »

This week's full Sugar Supermoon will rise on first day of Spring

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It will be the first super moon to occur during the March equinox in 19 years, National Geographic reported. The moon will technically reach peak fullness at 9:42 p.m. The next supermoon won't rise again until february 9, 2020, accuweather .com says. As if that's not enough, the start of spring and the supermoon will come as an asteroid passes about 200,000 miles from Earth. Read More »

Meteor that exploded over Earth was 'stronger than Hiroshima bomb'

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However, the blast remained largely unnoticed, because it took place off the coast of Kamchatka Peninsula in Russian Federation. NASA said that though the meteor didn't reach the ground, the explosion was estimated to be more powerful than the atomic bomb that detonated over the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 during World War II. Read More »

Dead whales found with 88 lbs. of plastic in stomach

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The curvier's beaked whale was recovered by staff at D'Bone Collector Museum - an NGO that retrieves dead animals and preserves them - who said the full list of plastic items found in its stomach will be released in the next few days. Last June, a whale died in Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, which weighed up to 8 kg. "This can not continue", he said. Grim images from the animal's autopsy show piles of plastic being taken from its stomach. Read More »

Crew from aborted Soyuz capsule dock safely at ISS

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Christina Koch is an astronaut and crew member on Expedition 59 , according to NASA . Notably, the second spacewalk will mark the first all-woman spacewalk in history with Koch and McClain stepping out of the station. The March 29 spacewalk with McClain and Koch is scheduled to be the first-ever spacewalk with all-female spacewalkers. They were reassigned to fly again after McClain, Kononenko and Saint-Jacques launched for Expedition 58 in early December. Read More »