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NASA Pulls Astronaut Eric Boe From First Boeing Starliner Crewed Flight, Mike Fincke Will Fly Instead

NASA has pulled astronaut Eric Boe, who was scheduled as a crew member for the first manned test flight of Boeing’s Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew capsule in the second half of 2019, as he “is unable to fly due to medical reasons,” the space agency said in a statement on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Nasa, Boeing, Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon, Starliner, Eric Boe, Mike Fincke


Watch Blue Origin’s 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space

Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, is about to undertake the 10th launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle, with its capsule chock full of experiments. The launch, which was originally scheduled for a month ago but delayed for various reasons, will take place tomorrow at 6:50 AM Pacific time. New Shepard is a sub-orbital space-visiting platform, not a satellite-launching one. But it uses a very traditional method of getting to the edge of space compared with Virgi...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Johnson Space Center, New Shepard, Karman, Mannequin Skywalker


Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to view lunar eclipse

Thousands have endured sub-zero temperatures in US and parts of Europe to see rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere have battled sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when the moon is positioned slightly closer to the Earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a super moon. During the total eclipse, the moon ...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Lunar Eclipses


Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to see lunar eclipse

Thousands endure sub-zero temperatures in central and northeastern US states to spot rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere were battling sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of an unusual set of circumstances resulting in a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when moon is positioned slightly closer to earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a su...
Tags: Space, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Lunar Eclipses


Super blood wolf moon: rare total lunar eclipse to appear in northern hemisphere skies

Last blood moon for two years will combine with a supermoon to create unusual celestial phenomenon An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter th...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, The moon


Five developments in space, time and fusion

Projects from gravitational wave detection to viewing the Milky Way and generating thermonuclear power march aheadCern has announced plans for a Future Circular Collider. The £17.8bn machine would smash particles together inside a 62-mile tunnel – four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider. If funding can be secured, scientists hope the machine would be operational by the 2050s. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Physics, Cern, Nuclear Power, Particle physics, Hubble Space Telescope


Super blood wolf moon: rare total lunar eclipse to grace northern hemisphere skies

Last blood moon for two years will combine with a supermoon to create unusual celestial phenomenon An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter th...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, The moon


Seeds on the moon started to sprout for the first time but quickly died

China has taken a major step toward long-term space exploration. Earlier this month, the Chinese moon probe Chang’e 4 carried a container with cotton, mustard and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs to the moon’s far side (facing away from Earth), and early this week, the China National Space Administration said that those seeds started to sprout. Unfortunately, temperatures dropped and killed the plants. According to the BBC, the project was designed by 28 Chinese universities, and the expe...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, China, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Agriculture, Plants, Watson, Mars, Seeds, FAO, Chang, China National Space Administration


Space toilets: How astronauts boldly go where few have gone before

When nature calls in micro-gravity, astronauts must answer. Space agencies have developed suction-based toilets – with a camera built in to ensure all the waste is contained before "flushing".Yes, there have been floaters in space. The early days of space exploration were a learning curve!Amazingly, you don't need gravity to digest food. Peristalsis, the process by which your throat and intestines squeeze themselves, actually moves food and water through your digestive system without gravity at ...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Biology, Nasa, Innovation, Sanitation, Human body, Rocket Science, Ask an astronomer


That first plant grown on the moon? Already dead.

On Monday, we reported that for the first time, a plant seed had germinated on the moon, an early experiment to test whether food could someday be grown on the moon to feed residents of a lunar base. The cotton sprout was inside a canister on China's Chang’e 4 lander that touched down on the far side of the moon earlier this month. Now, word that the first lunar plant has died. The little seedling froze to death during the lunar night. From GBTimes: Liu Hanlong, head of the experiment at Ch...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Biology, China, Agriculture, Chongqing, Chang, Liu, Chongqing University, Liu Hanlong, Xie Genxin


Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “supermoon.” That's when the moon is closer to Earth, and therefore looks larger and more bright than it normally does. Weather in much of the United States during the eclipse is expected to make fo...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Africa, Ap, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Eclipse, Rice University


‘Star Wars’ returns: Trump calls for space-based missile defense

The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan’s ultimately abortive effort, the technology doesn’t actually exist yet and may not for years to come — but it certainly holds more promise now than 30 years ago. In a speech at the Pentagon reported by the Associated Press, Trump explained that a new missile defense system would “detect and destroy any missile launched against...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Science, Government, China, Russia, Tech, Department Of Defense, Reagan, Military, United States, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, Associated Press Trump


'Wet Sidewalk Effect' Solves Mystery of Rain on Saturn's Moon Titan

Scientists have found evidence of seasons on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan, thanks to observations akin to sunlight reflecting off of wet pavement.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Saturn, Titan, Cassini, Space Weather


First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet

Cotton plant shoots and leaves lunar far side after sprouting onboard China’s Chang’e 4 landerThe appearance of a single green leaf hinted at a future in which astronauts would grow their own food in space, potentially setting up residence at outposts on the moon or other planets. Now, barely after it had sprouted, the cotton plant onboard China’s lunar rover has died.The plant relied on sunlight at the moon’s surface, but as night arrived at the lunar far side and temperatures plunged as low as...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Moon, The moon, Chang


India’s space agency is aiming to create world’s first rocket with two reusable stages

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has gained accolades for its multiple successful launches of reusable rockets. Now, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), wants to take this idea a step further and create the first rocket that has two reusable stages. According to a report from Times of India, ISRO is going to conduct advanced tests of this technology in June and July.  For the recovery of the first stage, ISRO is going to follow SpaceX‘s method and land it on a pad situated in the sea. To recover the se...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, India, ISRO, Insider, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO, Times of India ISRO


This is the first plant grown on the moon

A cotton seed has germinated on the moon. The sprout is inside a canister on China's Chang’e 4 lander that touched down on the far side of the moon earlier this month. From The Guardian: Plants have been grown previously on the International Space Station, but this is the first time a seed has sprouted on the moon. The ability to grow plants in space is seen as crucial for long-term space missions and establishing human outposts elsewhere in the solar system, such as Mars. Harvesting food...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Biology, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, Plants, Chang, Chongqing University


Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on board Chang’e-4 lunar lander, scientists confirm A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said.The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister after the Chang’e-4 lander set down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang, Advanced Technology Research Institute, Chongqing University Continue


What's the Loudest Sound in the Universe?

The human tolerance for sound is, on a galactic level, puny. Volcano eruptions, jackhammer-intensive construction work, My Bloody Valentine concerts—these tinnitus-inducing phenomena are barely whispers besides the majestic, roiling bursts and collisions going on in outer space.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Sound, Acoustics


Spektr-R, Russia's Only Space Radio Telescope, Stops Responding to Commands

Russia’s only orbiting space radio telescope, Spektr-R (RadioAstron), has stopped responding to the spacecraft’s control staff, the BBC reported Saturday, though Astro Space Centre chief Nikolai Kardashev told the BBC that it is still transmitting scientific data.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Russia, Bbc, Roscosmos, Radio Telescope, Space Telescopes, Nikolai Kardashev, Spektr R, Astro Space Centre


Our Sun Could One Day Turn Into a Crystal Ball

At the end of its life, our Sun could end up as a crystal—and physicists now have observational evidence to back up that theory.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Whoa, White Dwarfs, Particle Astrophysics


'Total success': China broadcasts new images from far side of moon

Pictures taken by Chang’e 4 lander and rover beamed back to Earth and shown on state TVChina on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission.The pictures, shown on the state broadcaster CCTV, showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it during the first soft landing on the side of the moon that always faces away from Earth. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Cctv, The moon, Chang


Scientists close to first sighting of black hole in the Milky Way

International team say ‘spectacular’ data hints at historic breakthroughAstronomers attempting to capture the first images of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way have given early hints that the ambitious project has been successful.The observations, by the Event Horizon Telescope, are expected to be unveiled in March in one of the most eagerly awaited scientific announcements of 2019. Now, a senior scientist on the project has said “spectacular” data was gathered during observations of ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, World news, Black Holes


A Star Fell Into a Black Hole, Revealing Its Super-Fast Spin

Scientists have measured a fundamental property of a supermassive black hole—how fast it spins—by measuring a star slamming into it.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics, TDE, Tidal Disruption Events, Star Fell Into


How will we travel to another star?

Eventually, humanity will want to travel to a new solar system to propagate the human race, explore, and maybe find signs of alien life.But our closest neighbor, Proxima Centauri, is so far away that current methods could take tens of thousands of years.How will we surmount this incredible distance and the other challenges associated with interstellar travel? None Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own, isn't actually close at all. While light takes 8 minutes to travel from the sun t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Science Fiction, Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Proxima Centauri, Daedalus, British Interplanetary Society, Rocket Science, Distance Right, Proxima Centauri NASA


Hubble Space Telescope Faces More Hardware Trouble

The Hubble Space Telescope team has temporarily suspended operations of Wide Field Camera 3 following a hardware glitch.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Hubble Space Telescope, Astrophysics


Would scientists tell us about a looming apocalypse?

NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller fields one question with a heavy heart: If scientists knew there was a catastrophic asteroid heading towards Earth, would they tell us?What about aliens? Is NASA hiding aliens from the public? Are they "in" on conspiracy theories? Scientists are, on the contrary, eager to communicate their findings to the media and the public, says Thaller. "To me it speaks to the separation that somehow scientists are this monolithic inhuman group; that we could hide things, tha...
Tags: Death, Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Asteroid, Michelle Thaller, Ask an astronomer


Hubble loses best camera but discovers brightest ever quasar

Nasa working on fix after space telescope’s wide-field camera broke downThe Hubble space telescope is operating without its best camera after a hardware problem forced it to shut down.Nasa said the camera stopped working on Tuesday but three other science instruments were still operating and able to continue celestial observations. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Hubble Space Telescope


Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy

Whenever some new “cosmic puzzle” crops up, you always have to be ready for the other shoe to drop. But just because something isn’t an alien message or Ringworld doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting science. Today’s shoe drop concerns “fast radio bursts” coming from a distant galaxy — but don’t expect a secret message from an advanced civilization. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are short, intense blasts of radio waves that come from far outside our galaxy. No one knows what causes them, but they’...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, Space, Science, Tech, Mit, Puerto Rico, Arecibo, Chime, Kiyoshi Masui


Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Repeating bursts of radio waves detected for first time since initial accidental discovery in 2007Astronomers have detected mysterious, ultra-brief repeating energy bursts from deep space for only the second time in history, and some experts suggested they could be evidence of advanced alien life.The origin of fast radio bursts (FRBs), millisecond-long pulses of radio waves, is unknown, but most scientists say they are generated by powerful astrophysical phenomena emanating from billions of ligh...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Alien Life, Milky Way


Repeating fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens’

Mysterious radio waves detected for first time since accidental discovery in 2007Mysterious repeating energy bursts from deep space that some experts have suggested could be evidence of advanced aliens have been detected for only the second time in history.Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long flashes of radio waves whose origin is unknown. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Alien Life



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