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Nasa photo reveals UK as seen from the International Space Station

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She said it feels awesome having so much extra time in space and "a true honor and a dream come true". The longest ever spaceflight was by Russia's Valery Polyakov, who spent 14 months aboard the Mir space station in 1994-95. "A significant degree of variability in human response to spaceflight and it's important to determine the acceptable degree of change for both men and women", the agency said . Read More »

Climate-Change Protesters Plan to Disrupt Heathrow Airport

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According to the police, three men and two women were arrested outside the building on suspicion of criminal damage. Cathy Eastburn, 51, Mark Ovland, 35, and Luke Watson, 29, are due before magistrates in the capital over their alleged involvement in obstructing trains at Canary Wharf station on Wednesday morning as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests which have disrupted transport services across London and in towns and cities across the country. Read More »

What Did Scientists Learn From First Black Hole Photo?

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The moniker comes from an 18th-century chant describing the creation of the Hawaiian universe. But the Event Horizon Telescope (a worldwide network of radio telescopes) could soon produce something even more dazzling - a video of a black hole in motion. Read More »

April's Full Pink Moon To Rise On Friday

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According to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center , the next lunar event will occur July 16-17 where skywatchers in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse. According to an article by Forbes, the "Full Pink Moon ", despite its name, will not look pink. Its other names are Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, and Fish Moon. Read More »

Ontario researcher among global team unveiling first image of a black hole

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This is the first time that the actual form of black hole has been observed since Albert Einstein, who figured out the relationship between gravity and time and space, presented the theory of relativity 104 years ago. Jessica Dempsey, another co-discoverer and deputy director of the East Asian Observatory in Hawaii, said the fiery circle reminded her of the flaming Eye of Sauron from the " Lord of the Rings " trilogy. Read More »

Pink moon 2019: how to see April's full moon TONIGHT

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There's a new spectacular full moon in town, and it's going to be attractive. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , each month's full moon has a nickname that can be traced hundreds of years to the Native Americans and American colonists - when the seasons were marked by giving names to recurring full moons. Read More »

Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing

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The rocket's central booster is a modified version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster, flanked by two other Falcon 9 boosters in the flight-ready Falcon Heavy rocket . The three rocket cores are fixed together during liftoff and are created to break apart after launch and guide themselves back to safe landings: The two side boosters conduct synchronized touchdowns on ground pads in Florida , while the center booster aims for an autonomous seaborne platform, called a droneship. Read More »

These people super-glued themselves to a train to protest climate change

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Almost 300 people were arrested in London amidst ongoing climate change protests , police said late on Tuesday. Transport officials said services were delayed. Extinction Rebellion said such direct action was important to bring about change. He said he would work with TfL, the Met and the British Transport Police to minimise disruption. Read More »

Several buildings damaged, trailer homes flipped in severe storm

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In East Texas , authorities say two children were killed when high winds toppled a tree onto the back of the family auto while it was in motion. Capt. More than 100,000 people were left without power once the storm hit Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. "We're living, and God has blessed us", Scott, a retired manager for a grocery store meat department, said Sunday as neighbors helped him salvage his belongings. Read More »

World's biggest plane flies for the first time

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The aircraft, the largest in the world by wingspan, took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California at 9:58 a.m. Stratolaunch , the world's largest airplane with a 385-foot wingspan, took off and successfully landed for the first time in the California desert on Saturday. Read More »

Scientist superstar Katie Bouman designed algorithm for black hole image

It was at this processing center that Bauman and her team's work really came into action. Bouman was a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when she started working on the algorithm three years ago. But Dr Bouman, now an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology , insisted the team that helped her deserves equal credit. Read More »

Adani's Australian coal mine wins further environmental approval

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Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said the Queensland government had continually shifted the goal posts when it came to finalising the outstanding environmental management plans for the mine. The next step involves Queensland approving the groundwater plan and the black-throated finch management plan. It will tell residents it wants the Queensland government to get the project up and going so it can deliver thousands of jobs. Read More »

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches Arabsat-6A as its first commercial payload

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During the rocket's first launch in 2018, the side boosters made it, but the center core missed its drone ship landing. A successful lift-off with Falcon Heavy's new military-certified Falcon 9 boosters was a crucial element in the race against Boeing-Lockheed venture United Launch Alliance and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to secure lucrative military contracts. Read More »

4 things we learned from the first black hole image

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As stunning and ground-breaking as it is, the EHT project is not just about taking on a challenge. But the collision of stellar-mass black holes in other galaxies was famously detected using gravitational waves. Imagine trying to take a photo of an orange that's on the moon with your smartphone. The outline of one of the universe's most compelling mysteries - a vestige, perhaps, of the big bang itself - has been revealed. Read More »

Israeli spacecraft landing on moon today

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The final manoeuvre brought the spacecraft into a tight elliptical orbit around the moon, just 15-17 kilometres from the surface at its closest. If successful, the mission will result in Israel becoming the fourth country to successfully complete a soft landing on the lunar surface. Read More »

Area scientists celebrate first picture of a black hole

Bouman created the algorithm when she was a graduate student at the computer science and artificial intelligence center of MIT. A 29-year-old computer scientist is having her moment in the sun after leading the development of an algorithm that produced the first-ever picture of a black hole. Read More »

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Prepares for First Commercial Liftoff Wednesday

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The launch from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, which has a window of 6:35 p.m.to 8:32 p.m., will be just the start of the show for what has been predicted to be more than 100,000 spectators. It has three rocket boosters, which are strapped together during launch and are created to then break apart and make pinpoint landings back on Earth. Read More »

Scientists expected to release landmark image of black hole today

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In a media advisory, scientists said they will present a "groundbreaking result" from the Event Horizon Telescope project. Black holes are phenomenally dense celestial entities with gravitational fields so powerful no matter or light can escape, making them extraordinarily hard to observe despite their great mass. Read More »

An Everglades record: largest female python captured in Big Cypress

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Rita Garcia, a spokeswoman for Big Cypress Preserve, said the eggs were destroyed and the snake was euthanized. 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. According to the Big Cypress National Preserve, researchers collect new data and aim to analyze how the pythons use the nature area. Read More »

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft BOMBS asteroid Ryugu

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The mission's objective is to collect samples both from Ryugu's surface and its interior and return them to Earth for analyses that should yield information on the materials that existed in the early solar system and give clues about the formation and evolution of planets. Read More »

SpaceX Starhopper starship prototype ACES first test - ‘All systems green’

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SpaceX has started initial tethered tests of the first prototype of its next generation Starship launch vehicle at its South Texas test site. Starhopper was built at SpaceX's Boca Chica launch facility, near Brownsville, Texas, and the company's fans have been watching avidly from afar as ground crews installed the first Raptor engine and tested out the propulsion system's plumbing. Read More »

Children in South Asia hardest hit by pollution

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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). "The growing burden of disease from air pollution is among the major challenges facing national governments and public health officials, with far-reaching implications for national economies and human well-being", the report said. Read More »

Boeing officially delays Starliner test flight to August

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Using an interceptor ballistic missile without an explosive warhead and targeting a satellite at low earth orbit of less than 300 Km, ensured that space debris caused by India's March 27 anti-satellite (A-SAT) experiment, named Mission Shakti, may not be as harmful as it is being made out to be. Read More »

Possible sign of life on Mars confirmed by scientists

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When Curiosity detected methane nearly six years ago, it was speculated that the gas originated north of the rover because the prevailing winds were southward, and that the release likely occurred inside the crater. At the time of the Curiosity observation, scientists figured the methane originated north of the rover and was carried to the Gale Crater by southerly winds. Read More »

MIT Engineers Develop Airplane Wing That Can ‘Shape-Shift’

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The hand-assembled prototype wing, which went through testing in a NASA wind tunnel, is made up of hundreds of small identical parts. Thanks to the adjustable components, the wing performs better than traditional wings. “They have the same stiffness, but ours has less than roughly one-thousandth of the density, ” Jenett says. On the off chance that you've had a seat by the window next to the wing of a plane, you've most likely watched as flaps on the wing engage and disengage as a plane ... Read More »

NY to become the next state to ban plastic bags

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The plastic bag ban has plenty of exceptions, including bags to carry bulk items and sliced or prepared foods, and bags used for newspaper delivery, prescription drugs and uncooked meat, fish or poultry. "Plastic bags pollute our waterways and streets, and both plastic and paper bags contribute to the solid waste crisis and cost taxpayers money", he said. Read More »

Quebec tables bill banning religious symbols at public jobs

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The proposed ban has even made global 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 wearing of the turban and the Sikh articles of faith is not optional for Sikhs and a ban on these articles of faith is, in effect, a ban on Sikhs in positions of authority. Read More »

Maybe Next Time: NASA Cancels Spacewalk By All-Female Team

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And it's true that NASA in general does have something of a gender parity problem: NASA administrators have been vocal about the need for the agency to hire more women , and according to one Science Magazine report, only about 15 percent of NASA's planetary mission science team members are female . Read More »

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

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The study is called " AGBRESA " (Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study) and the information that comes from it is used to improve conditions for astronauts in space. A full 60 of those days will be on bedrest. The experiment also will be the first to use space-age "human centrifuge" to create artificial gravity. Read More »

NASA Cancels All-Female Spacewalk Due to Lack of Spacesuits

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Spacesuits are made of several components, but the issue for McClain was that the large-sized hard upper-torso was too big for her. They worked outside, in the vacuum of space, for six hours and 39 minutes to upgrade the space station's power storage capacity. Read More »

US wants astronauts back on Moon within five years: Pence

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USA astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was the spacecraft's commander. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in turn on Twitter , "Challenge accepted". The Trump administration has also proposed slashing the funding to NASA's Space Launch System , an indispensable part of the agency's moon landing plans. Read More »