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When Will We Know Where the Chinese Rocket Will Crash?

An out-of-control Chinese rocket is scheduled to reenter Earth’s atmosphere this weekend, but no one is sure exactly when or where the debris will land. Here’s why we don’t yet know and, more importantly, when we can expect to find out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Flight, Satellite, Rocket, Spaceflight, Apollo, Outer Space, Apollo Program, Jonathan McDowell, The Aerospace Corporation, Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric Entry


Somewhere on Earth, it could rain rocket parts this weekend as a runaway Chinese spacecraft breaks up in the atmosphere

The Long March 5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. The core stage of a Chinese rocket is expected to plummet back to Earth this weekend uncontrolled. Experts expect about 5 to 9 metric tons of rocket parts to rain down somewhere on Earth. The rocket stage is circling much of the inhabited world, but it will most likely land in the ocean. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Spacex, New York, Science, News, China, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Beijing, Rocket, South America


A European astronaut says the risk of the uncontrolled Chinese rocket hitting a home is like getting hit by lightning - and if it did, people would only get a few hours' warning

People watch a Long March 5B rocket lift off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, southern China. STR/AFP via Getty Images An uncontrolled Chinese rocket is heading toward Earth, and nobody knows where the debris could land. A European astronaut told Insider it is unlikely they will fall on inhabited areas. But if they did, authorities would only have "very few hours" to warn people, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. It is highly unlikely that debris from t...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Trends, Earth, Esa, News UK, European Space Agency, Rocket, Space Debris, Reiter, Hainan, Thomas Reiter, Wenchang Space Launch Center, Marianne Guenot, Fahrenheit Reiter


The Chinese rocket falling to Earth uncontrolled is one of 11 similar missions scheduled over the next 2 years

The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China on April 23. The Chinese rocket falling to Earth is one of 11 in China's plan to build a space station. Two of the 11 launches involve the same type of rocket now in uncontrolled descent. Last time that type of rocket came back to Earth, debris is thought to have fallen on two villages in Africa. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese ...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Africa, US, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, Rocket, Ivory Coast, Space Stations, Forbes, Space Debris, Atlantic Ocean, Foreign Ministry


China says the rocket heading toward Earth uncontrolled will mostly burn up when it reenters the atmosphere, suggesting it won't harm anyone

China's Long March 5B Y2 rocket taking off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. China Daily via REUTERS China said the chunk of its rocket that is heading uncontrolled to Earth is unlikely to do any harm. Its not clear where the parts could land, but China said most are expected to burn in the atmosphere. The US is tracking the fragments. See more stories on Insider's business page. China downplayed the potential risks of its rocket traveling uncontrolled toward Eart...
Tags: Science, China, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Speed, News UK, Associated Press, Pacific, Foreign Ministry, Lloyd Austin, Aerospace Corp, US Space Command, Sinead Baker, Wenchang Space Launch Center


The Chinese rocket speeding back to Earth is so unpredictable it could land almost anywhere. One guess is around Turkmenistan late on May 8.

Experts say anywhere in the shaded area could be the re-entry point for a piece of China's Long March 5B rocket. Turkmenistan - one possible landing area - is marked with an arrow. Google Maps/Insider The US military and others are tracking a Chinese rocket piece due to re-enter the atmosphere soon. Experts have highlighted a huge swathe of the planet where the rocket could come down. Some say it will re-enter over Turkmenistan Sunday, but estimates differ by thousands of miles. See mo...
Tags: Google, Space, Science, China, New York City, US, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, New Zealand, Rocket, Indian Ocean, Turkmenistan, Space Debris, Foreign Ministry


The US has no plans to shoot down the Chinese rocket due to crash down this weekend, defense secretary says

China's Long March 5B Y2 rocket taking off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. China Daily via REUTERS A Chinese rocket is hurtling toward Earth and is expected to crash this weekend. It's falling back to Earth uncontrolled. Where and when it will land is not clear.= US Defense Sec. Austin said the military doesn't plan to shoot down any remains. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has no plans to shoot down the remains of a Chinese rocket th...
Tags: New York, Science, China, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Austin, Speed, Beijing, News UK, Lloyd Austin, US Space Command, Sinead Baker, Wenchang Space Launch Center, Military & Defense


Astronomers Capture Wild Image of China’s Out-of-Control Rocket

A glistening image of China’s wayward Long March 5B rocket, which is expected to make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere this weekend, has been captured by astronomers with the Virtual Telescope Project.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Articles, Earth, Pollution, Spaceflight, Telescope, Space Debris, Jonathan McDowell, Imaging, Gianluca Masi, Observational Astronomy, Technology Internet, Astronomical Imaging, Long March 5, Charge Coupled Device


Sharks are among a group of animals with a 6th sense that humans don't have - they use Earth's magnetic field to navigate

Bryan Keller holding a bonnethead shark. Colby Griffiths Some shark species swim thousands of miles back to the same feeding grounds every year. They most likely use Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves, a new study shows. Other species, including dogs, whales, and sea turtles, also seem to use the magnetic field to navigate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shark species have an uncanny ability to find their way back to the same feeding grounds every year - even...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Biology, Dogs, Australia, Animals, Trends, Earth, Birds, South Africa, Magnetic Field, Whales, Gulf Coast, Florida State University, Sharks


The US is tracking an uncontrolled Chinese rocket traveling at 18,000 miles an hour that is due to crash-land around May 8

The Long March 5B rocket carrying China's Tianhe space station core module launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China on April 29. STR/AFP via Getty Images US Space Command said it is watching fragments of a Chinese rocket due to crash soon. The estimated landing time is around May 8. Nobody knows exactly where it will hit. The location of the debris will be known only "hours" before its reentry, Space Command said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pent...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Harvard, Beijing, Chile, News UK, Pentagon, Ivory Coast, Space Station, Reuters


The US is tracking an uncontrolled Chinese rocket traveling at 18,000 mph that is expected to crash down around May 8

The Long March 5B rocket carrying China's Tianhe space station core module launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China on April 29. STR/AFP via Getty Images US Space Command says it is watching fragments of a Chinese rocket expected to crash soon. The estimated landing time is Saturday. Nobody knows exactly where it will hit. The location of the debris will be known only "hours" before its reentry, Space Command said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pen...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, White House, China, US, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Harvard, Beijing, Chile, News UK, Pentagon, Ivory Coast, Space Station


Sharks use Earth's magnetic fields to guide them like a map

Sea turtles are known for relying on magnetic signatures to find their way across thousands of miles to the very beaches where they hatched. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on May 6 have some of the first solid evidence that sharks also rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance forays across the sea.
Tags: Science, Earth


Falling Chinese rocket to crash to Earth on Saturday as US calls for ‘responsible space behaviours’

Communist party newspaper claims Long March 5B should easily burn up in atmosphere but expert warns pieces will reach EarthThe White House has called for “responsible space behaviours” as a Chinese rocket, thought to be out of control, looks set to crash back to Earth on Saturday.The US Space Command is tracking debris from the Long March 5B, which last week launched the main module of China’s first permanent space station into orbit. The roughly 30-metre (100ft) long stage would be among the b...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Earth, Asia Pacific, US Space Command, EarthThe White House


Falling Chinese rocket to crash to Earth on weekend as US calls for ‘responsible space behaviours’

Communist party newspaper claims Long March 5B should easily burn up in atmosphere but expert warns pieces will reach EarthThe White House has called for “responsible space behaviours” as a Chinese rocket, thought to be out of control, looks set to crash back to Earth on Saturday, US time.The US Space Command is tracking debris from the Long March 5B, which last week launched the main module of China’s first permanent space station into orbit. The roughly 30-metre (100ft) long stage would be am...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Earth, Asia Pacific, US Space Command, EarthThe White House


SpaceX's high-flying Starship prototype has finally landed successfully - a big step toward Elon Musk's reusable mega-rocket

The SN15 prototype stuck the landing, left, a big step toward becoming the reusable rocket Elon Musk wants it to be. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX has launched and landed a new prototype of its Starship spaceship. SpaceX has now flown five Starship prototypes to high altitude, but the first four exploded. This successful test flight gets Elon Musk closer to the fully reusable rocket he wants. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, SpaceX sent the ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk


Watch SpaceX launch its newest Starship prototype. The last 4 exploded.

Elon Musk (center) wants Starships to fly to Mars. But so far the only prototype to land successfully (left) exploded 10 minutes later (right). SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Spadre.com SpaceX is launching a prototype of its Starship spaceship on Wednesday. Watch the flight below. The four previous high-flying Starship prototypes exploded. NASA has picked SpaceX to turn the mega-spaceship into a moon lander for astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Padre Island


SpaceX's high-flying Starship prototype has finally landed successfully - a big step towards Elon Musk's reusable mega-rocket

The SN15 prototype stuck the landing (left), a big step towards becoming the reusable rocket Elon Musk (right) wants it to be. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX has launched and landed a new prototype of its Starship spaceship. SpaceX has now flown five Starship prototypes to high altitude, but the first four exploded. This successful test flight gets Elon Musk closer to the fully reusable rocket he wants. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, SpaceX...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk


SpaceX is preparing to launch its newest Starship prototype on Wednesday. The last 4 exploded.

Elon Musk (center) wants Starships to fly to Mars. But so far the only prototype to land successfully (left) exploded 10 minutes later (right). SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Spadre.com SpaceX is preparing to launch a prototype of its Starship spaceship on Wednesday. Watch live below. The four previous high-flying Starship prototypes exploded. NASA has picked SpaceX to turn the mega-spaceship into a moon lander for astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sp...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Artemis, Federal Aviation Administration


NASA is developing plans to build an enormous, Arecibo-like telescope inside a crater on the moon

An illustration of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope concept. Vladimir Vustyansky NASA is funding research into how a radio telescope could be built on the far side of the moon. It could function similarly to the Arecibo telescope, which collapsed in December. A lunar telescope could hear radio waves from the early universe that Earth-based telescopes can't. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is paying a team of researchers to develop a plan for a telescope on the far...
Tags: Astronomy, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Radio, Moon, Einstein, Telescope, Venus, Puerto Rico, Craters, Space Technology, Kennedy Space Center


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its space tourism rocket set to launch in July

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Blue Origin is auctioning off a single ticket for a space tour on July 20. Bidding for the first space tour began on Wednesday and will go through June 12. The company released a video announcing its plans to start selling rides on its New Shepard rocket last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its first-ever space tourism flight.It will be the New Shepard's first fl...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Texas, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Space Exploration, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin


U.S. Military Doesn't Know Where Chinese Space Debris Might Land

The U.S. military is tracking an enormous piece of Chinese space debris which is expected to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere sometime around May 8, according to a press release from U.S. Space Command. But as the Pentagon points out, no one knows quite where it will land yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Earth, Flight, Pollution, US military, Pentagon, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Space Debris, Kessler syndrome, 18th Space Control Squadron, Disaster Accident, Atmospheric Entry, Reentry Capsule


A NASA probe detected a strange radio signal in Venus' atmosphere last year. Astronomers have figured out where it came from.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snapped an up-close view of Venus when it flew by the planet in July 2020. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher NASA's Parker Solar Probe detected a strange radio signal while flying by Venus in July. The probe flew through Venus' upper atmosphere, where such signals naturally occur, to collect data. The data show Venus' atmosphere has thinned, a process linked to solar activity. See more stories on ...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Michelle Starr, Parker, Galileo, Brendan Gallagher, University of Colorado Boulder, Goddard Space Flight Center, Akatsuki


The sea-level rise from Antarctica's melting ice sheet could be 30% higher than estimated due to an effect scientists previously thought was 'inconsequential,' new study says

A ship in the waters next to the Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. Adam Jenkins, National Science Foundation/Via International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration Scientists say if the West Antarctica Ice sheet were to collapse, global sea levels could rise by about 10 feet. But a new study says that this figure could be about 3.3 feet higher. That is because as the glaciers melt, the bedrock under the ice sheet could rise out of the ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, Antarctica, Manhattan, Smith, Antarctic, West Antarctic, British Antarctic Survey, West Antarctica, Andy Smith, Climate Crisis, Aylin Woodward, Thwaites Glacier


'Oddball supernova' appears strangely cool before exploding

Led by Northwestern University, the international team used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to examine a massive star two-and-a-half years before it exploded into a supernova. At the end of their lives, cool, yellow stars are typically shrouded in hydrogen, which conceals the star's hot, blue interior. But this yellow star, located 35 million lightyears from Earth in the Virgo galaxy cluster, was mysteriously lacking this crucial hydrogen layer at the time of its explosion.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Hubble Space Telescope, Northwestern University


Scientists have developed a new "key-hole surgery" technique to extract metals from Earth

A team of international researchers, including Dr Rich Crane from the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, have developed a new method to extract metals, such as copper, from their parent ore body.
Tags: Science, Earth, Rich Crane, Camborne School of Mines University of Exeter


‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket falling to Earth could partially survive re-entry

Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hubPart of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry at an unknown landing point.The 30-metre high core of the Long March 5B rocket launched the “Heavenly Harmony” unmanned core module into low Earth orbit on 29 April from Wenchang in China’s Hainan province. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Hainan, Wenchang


‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket tumbling to Earth

Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hubPart of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry at an unknown landing point.The 30-metre high core of the Long March 5B rocket launched the “Heavenly Harmony” unmanned core module into low Earth orbit on 29 April from Wenchang in China’s Hainan province. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Hainan, Wenchang


Former Senator Bill Nelson is officially NASA's new administrator. His goals: support climate research and put astronauts on the moon.

Former Senator Bill Nelson appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, April 21, 2021, in Washington DC. NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA officially has a new administrator: former Senator Bill Nelson was sworn in on Monday. In statements to Congress, Nelson didn't express plans to make any big changes at NASA. Nelson wants NASA to keep studying climate change and send astronauts to the moon. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has a new leader...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Congress, Climate Change, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon


The EPA Takes First Step to Reduce Some of the Most Dangerous Greenhouse Gases on Earth

The Biden administration is clamping down on hydrofluorocarbons, an extremely powerful suite of greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, fire extinguishing systems, and building insulation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Environment, Joe Biden, Earth, Epa, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Relations, Countries, David Doniger, Montreal Protocol, Michael Regan, U S Power, Kigali Amendment, Refrigerants


Massive stellar flare from our closest star is a bad sign for aliens

The Sun isn’t the only star to produce stellar flares. On April 21, 2021, a team of astronomers published new research describing the brightest flare ever measured from Proxima Centauri in ultraviolet light. To learn about this extraordinary event – and what it might mean for any life on the planets orbiting Earth’s closest neighboring star – I spoke with Parke Loyd, an astrophysicist at Arizona State University and co-author of the paper. Excerpts from our conversation are below and have been e...
Tags: Startups, Science, Earth, Arizona State University, Proxima Centauri, Parke Loyd



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