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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Trevor move into Gulf of Carpentaria

Tropical Cyclone Trevor has crossed Queensland, Australia's Cape York Peninsula and re-emerged into the Gulf of Carpentaria. Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite confirmed the movement back over water.
Tags: Nasa, Queensland Australia, Terra, Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York Peninsula


NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Veronica affecting Australia's Pilbara Coast

Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Veronica skirting the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.
Tags: Australia, Nasa, Pilbara, Terra, Pilbara Coast


I slept on Casper's new adjustable bed frame with a built-in massage function — here's what it was like

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The Casper Adjustable Pro bed frame does it all, keeping the useful features of an earlier version of the bed frame, while piling on the luxury with an added massage function, a headrest tilt option, and an under-bed light. If you're l...
Tags: California, Trends, Nasa, Allen, Insider Inc, Twin XL Queen California King


These Two Cosmic 'Chimneys' Could Be Fueling the Galaxy-Sized Bubbles Looming Over the Milky Way

The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy is a bit like the hearth at the center of a cozy pub. It's a bright, warm gathering place around which all the quotidian life of the Milky Way swirls -- and, according to a new study published today (Mar. 20) in the journal Nature, it might even have a chimney or two.In a recent study of the X-ray emissions seething out of the Milky Way's galactic center, researchers noticed two unusual structures that have never been described befo...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Italy, Don, Fermi, XMM Newton, Chandra, Ponti, Gabriele Ponti, National Institute for Astrophysics INAF


NASA wants to help you develop cool new space tech

It's been decades since NASA and its government contractors handled everything in-house, but the recent push by the agency to bring private companies into the fold is truly unprecedented. NASA's agreements with companies like SpaceX make it clear that the group is ready and willing to pay others to develop its hardware, and a new announcement from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helps to hammer that point home.NASA and JPL revealed today that they'll be accepting applications to be par...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Jpl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Tom Cwik, Cwik


‘Flat Earthers’ are embarking on a bizarre journey to Antarctica to prove that YouTube makes you stupid

A group of Flat Earthers are prepared to set sail on a bizarre journey to the Antarctic to prove, once and for all, that we’re living a lie. The group, spear-headed by the intellectuals over at the Flat Earth International Conference — the same group that believes NASA is run by conspirators hell-bent on perpetuating the myth of a spherical Earth — plan to set sail early next year. Logan Paul, the internet’s favorite punching bag, is reportedly interested in attending. Paul, you may remember, la...
Tags: Startups, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, Insider, Antarctic, PAUL, Logan Paul, Flat Earth International Conference


Boeing delays by months test flights for U.S. human space program: sources

Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Nasa, businessNews, Boeing, Boeing Co


Astronaut Anne McClain brought her 4-year-old son to a NASA photo shoot before flying to space, and the pictures will melt your heart

NASA astronaut Anne McClain launched to the International Space Station on December 3, 2018. Before rocketing into orbit, McClain brought her son along to a NASA portrait session. He hammed it up for the camera, leading to some adorable photos. The astronaut tweeted the pictures in March 2018 in support of moms who struggle to find a work-life balance. McClain is now poised to perform the first all-female spacewalk with fellow astronaut Christina Hammock Koch on March 29. Before NASA's talent...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Abby Wambach, International Space Station ISS, Anne McClain, McClain, Wambach, Anne C McClain, Bill Stafford, Christina Hammock Koch, Johnson Space Center Here, Briggs Worden


Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes FAA said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its ‘ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the rollout of any software, training or other measures’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashe...
Tags: Texas, Science, Indonesia, Senate, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Ted Cruz, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Lion Air


Boeing delays flight test to International Space Station: sources

Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Nasa, businessNews, International Space Station, Boeing, Boeing Co


Satellites just photographed California's dazzling 'super bloom' of spring flowers from outer space

Parts of Southern California are experiencing "super blooms" of flowers. Walker Canyon and the city of Lake Elsinore, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, have an ongoing super bloom of orange poppies. Tourists are clogging the valley's roads with cars in their efforts to see the flowers. DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite photographed the bursts of color and activity from space on Tuesday. The hot, dry hillsides of Southern California are normally covered in drab desert scrub. But some...
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NASA put the electronic brains of the Mars 2020 rover through a torture test

Building a robotic vehicle that will eventually travel to another planet is a complicated undertaking. With just one NASA rover, Curiosity, currently roaming around on Mars after the death of Opportunity, the much-hyped Mars 2020 mission takes on even more significance.Getting it right means testing, tweaking, testing, tweaking, and then testing some more, and NASA just published a new behind-the-scenes look at the intense trial process the rover's on-board computers have to endure. Tucked a...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Jpl, Red Planet, Jezero Crater, Heather Bottom


The Asteroid Was Shooting Rocks Into Space. ‘Were We Safe in Orbit?’

NASA’s Osiris-Rex and Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached the space rocks they are surveying last year, and scientists from both teams announced early findings on Tuesday.
Tags: Japan, News, Nasa, Asteroids, Solar System, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Bennu, Osiris-Rex, Space and Astronomy, Nature (Journal, Science (Journal, Ryugu, Hayabusa2


Spaceflight is activating herpes in astronauts

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have viruses like herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate, according to new NASA research. The reason may be the same for viral reactivation on Earth: stress.
Tags: Health, Nasa


Outdoor Updates: Gigantic Meteor Exploded in Earth’s Atmosphere

Scientists just noticed a gigantic meteor exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere last December Unbeknownst to us, while we were going about our lives last December 18, a meteor exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. NASA calls the event a “fireball,” and the fireball in December was the second most powerful to enter Earth’s atmosphere in the last 30 years. The most powerful fireball was captured by numerous cell phone videos in Russia...
Tags: News, Russia, West Virginia, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Cycling, Bill, UTV, Bering Sea, State Parks, Go Outside, Hardesty, West Virginia Senators Beach, Department of Highways


The first day of spring is finally here — for about 90% of us. Here's why equinoxes mark the changing of seasons.

This year's spring or vernal equinox will happen on Wednesday, March 20. Earth's rotation does not cause the spring equinox. Rather, equinoxes occur because the planet has a tilted axis. Spring comes when the sun's warming rays line up perpendicular to Earth's axial tilt. During an equinox at Earth's equator, the sun appears almost directly overhead. The year's spring equinox, also called the March or vernal equinox, falls on Wednesday at precisely 5:58 p.m. ET, according to the National Weat...
Tags: Spacex, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Don, Goddard Space Flight Center


The first day of spring is finally here for about 90% of us. Here's how equinoxes drive the changing seasons.

This year's spring or vernal equinox will happen on Wednesday, March 20. Earth's rotation does not cause the spring equinox. Rather, equinoxes occur because the planet has a tilted axis. Spring comes when the sun's warming rays line up perpendicular to Earth's axial tilt. During an equinox at Earth's equator, the sun appears almost directly overhead. The year's spring equinox, also called the March or vernal equinox, falls on Tuesday at precisely 5:58 p.m. ET, according to NASA. This astronom...
Tags: Spacex, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Don, Goddard Space Flight Center


NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Veronica develop off western Australia's coast

NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of Tropical Cyclone Veronica after it developed off the northern coast of Western Australia.
Tags: Australia, Nasa


NASA tracks Tropical Cyclone Trevor approaching Australia's Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone Trevor appeared to have a cloud-filled eye in visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite.
Tags: Australia, Nasa, Suomi NPP, NASA NOAA, Cape York Peninsula


Arctic sea ice 2019 wintertime extent is seventh lowest

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter. The 2019 wintertime extent reached on March 13 ties with 2007's as the 7th smallest extent of winter sea ice in the satellite record, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Arctic


Surprise! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe catches asteroid spewing bits into space

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has spotted something that hasn't been seen up close on an asteroid before: plumes of particles erupting into space. The mission's scientists shared pictures of the plumes as well as the unexpectedly rugged terrain on the asteroid, known as Bennu, today at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas. They also published a set of seven papers about their findings in the journal Nature. “The discovery of plumes is one of the biggest s...
Tags: Science, Nasa, University Of Arizona, Bennu, Dante Lauretta OSIRIS


Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
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NASA’s InSight lander still has a big problem, and nobody is quite sure how to fix it

One of NASA's most exciting ongoing missions is that of the InSight lander that currently calls Mars home. The robotic lander has the potential to teach scientists a great deal about the Red Planet and its history, but first NASA has to figure out what to do with one of its important, but underperforming, instruments.The tool, which is described as a "self-hammering mole" is designed to dig several meters into the planet in order to take temperature readings and paint a more complete picture...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Dlr, Red Planet, Tilman Spohn


The 4 types of thinking talents: Analytic, procedural, relational and innovative

Learn to collaborate within a team and identify "thinking talent" surpluses – and shortages.Angie McArthur teaches intelligent collaboration for Big Think Edge.Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships. None Why is burnout such a widespread phenomenon in the workplace? Collaboration expert Angie McArthur argues that it's the result of a work culture that pressures everyone to excel in every area. The fact is that people vary drasticall...
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NASA captures devastating Nebraska floods from high above

Many of NASA's satellites spend their entire lives pointed deep into the cosmos, but the space agency also had plenty of lenses pointed back down towards Earth. NASA tracks all kinds of things that happen here on our planet, including weather systems and natural disasters like the record-setting floods currently taking place in Nebraska.In a new series of images, NASA's Landsat 8 satellite shows how dramatically much of Nebraska has changed as flood waters turned otherwise calm waterways...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Missouri, Nebraska, Elkhorn


Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

NASA has come up with a warning about herpes zoster or shingles being activated among crew aboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station missions. The problem was highlighted in a study that appeared in the latest issue of the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.
Tags: Health, Nasa


Ariana Grande Kicked Off Her Sweetener World Tour In $30 Hair Clips

Ariana Grande kicked off the opening night of her Sweetener world tour with everything fans could've hoped for from the superstar — including a Mac Miller tribute, enough lunar visuals to convince everyone to work for NASA, and, of course, her signature ponytail.But Grande didn't just throw her hair into her usual updo and call it a day. With the help of her go-to hairstylist, Josh Liu, and some affordable hair clips, Grande brought some bling to the big night — and it paid off.While pearl pins...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nasa, Chelsea, Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, Mac Miller, Liu, Tiffany Co, Ulta, Grande, Josh Liu, Sephora Liu, Justin Marjan


Collecting Samples From Asteroid Bennu May Be Harder Than NASA Realized, New Findings Suggest 

NASA scientists have released a boatload of data from OSIRIS-REx, the spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Bennu. There are lots of interesting results—and some potential unforeseen challenges when it comes to collecting a sample.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Asteroids, Asteroid, Astrophysics, Bennu, Osiris Rex


Scientists explain why we're just now learning about a giant meteor that exploded over Earth last year

A giant meteor exploded over the Bering Sea in December, the biggest blast believed to have happened since an event in Russia in 2013, says NASA.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Usa Today, Bering Sea


NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force base

In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions U.S. resolve by demonstrating our capabilities" — isn't safe from historic and recor...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Cbs, Nebraska, Air Force, Digitalglobe, Fisher, National Weather Service NWS, U S Air Force, Offutt Air Force Base, Missouri River, Offutt Air Force, U S Strategic Command