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by | April 24, 2019 | 11:02

The moon was full Friday, so it will still be quite bright in the early morning hours over the weekend and during the peak. In a statement Sunday, QCH astronomy expert Dr Beshir Marzouk said the Lyrids meteor shower - created by debris from Comet Thatcher - is usually active from April 16 to 25 every year, while its peak occurs from the evening of April 22 until the dawn of April 23.

by | April 24, 2019 | 06:52

Martian winds have been recorded on the surface and can be heard on the recording released by the agency . The spacecraft has been on the surface of Mars since November as part of an ongoing mission to listen for quakes on the red planet.

by | April 24, 2019 | 06:24

People in the Northern Hemisphere, including Qatar, have a good chance of seeing the Lyrids meteor shower as it will illuminate the sky from this evening until dawn Tuesday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said. Typically, the Lyrid meteor shower can showcase between 10 and 20 meteors per hour during the peak, but it's hard to estimate how many will be visible.

by | April 24, 2019 | 05:57

NASA has awarded SpaceX and Boeing Co a total of $6.8 billion to build competing rocket and capsule systems to launch astronauts into orbit from American soil. The issue was before put into attention by Florida Today , which exclaimed that orange smoke was seen transcending SpaceX's offices, and that the inconsistency was contained without any wounds.

by | April 24, 2019 | 00:20

The non-violent protest group, Extinction Rebellion, is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. Thousands of students around the world have since copied her, and the schoolgirl took her campaign to European leaders in Strasbourg on Tuesday and to the Vatican, where she met Pope Francis, on Wednesday.

by | April 23, 2019 | 21:29

Musk, however, admitted to the audience and investors that sometimes he isn't on time with delivering on his promises. Put simply, Tesla had decided that instead it could improve by an order of magnitude the workings of the "traditional" neural net processing units - a combination of graphical (GPU) and computer processing units (CPU) - by starting from scratch to combine both processes in one chip - making one AI chip to rule them all, so to speak.

by | April 23, 2019 | 06:55

Not only is Harry is president of the African Parks Network nonprofit, but he also spent a year in Lesotho all the way back in 2004, and more recently he took Meghan to Botswana in 2017. Lord Geidt, the Queen's former private secretary, is said to have been involved in top level discussions about a move with a decision on where they would be based unlikely to be taken until 2020.

by | April 23, 2019 | 05:00

The Lyrid meteor shower will peak next week. The Lyrid showers also tend to produce outbursts of up to 100 meteors per hour, but those outbursts are hard to predict. Occasionally, the Lyrids can "storm". Unfortunately, a bright, gibbous moon will wash out all but the brightest meteors this year. However, moonlight will take away some of the views this year.

by | April 21, 2019 | 08:50

SpaceX previously conducted a pad abort test of the Crew Dragon in 2015 , and an uncrewed mission to the space station was completed successfully last month. The company was scheduled to perform a test of the vehicle with crew aboard as early as July , as well as an in-flight abort test prior to the crewed test.

by | April 20, 2019 | 20:36

Koch will, however, eclipse the 288 days former rocketeer Peggy Whitson spent in space from 2016-17. "Astronauts demonstrate wonderful resilience and adaptability in response to long duration spaceflight exposure", explained Jennifer Fogarty, NASA's chief scientist of the Human Research Program at Johnson Space Center.

by | April 19, 2019 | 13:40

Eastburn, of Gerards Close in Lambeth, south London , Ovland, of Keinton Mandeville, Somerton, Somerset, and Watson, from Manuden in Essex, are due at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court later. London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted a statement responding to the protest, saying that while he agrees with the environmentalist cause and believes in the right to peacefully protest, he finds the methods employed by Extinction Rebellion unsafe and contrary to the cause of environmentalism since people ...

by | April 19, 2019 | 02:49

According to Northern Native Americans, the name " Pink Moon " was derived from a group of early blooming wildflowers. When is the April fill moon and will it turn pink? . Here is everything you need to know. In June, the full moon will be called Strawberry Moon. The full moon is linked to the date of Easter, with Easter falling on the Sunday after the full moon that appears after the spring equinox.

by | April 18, 2019 | 19:38

The black hole itself is, well, black-but is surrounded by a ring of light many times brighter than the sun. The supermassive black hole was officially revealed during today's joint press conference that was live-streamed across the globe.

by | April 18, 2019 | 15:56

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , the name " pink moon " comes from Native American peoples tradition of giving titles to full moons , and generally coincides with the springtime appearance of wild ground phlox. The Tlingit of the Pacific Northwest call the April full moon " X'eigaa Kayaaní Dís ", meaning "Budding moon of plants and shrubs", according to the Tlingit Moon and Tide Teaching Resource published by the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

by | April 18, 2019 | 12:39

SpaceX tries to re-use rockets, payload fairings, boosters and other parts to try to cut down on the cost of each rocket mission. Even with the loss of the center core, it doesn't overshadow the milestone of SpaceX landing all three of the Falcon Heavy's boosters.

by | April 18, 2019 | 04:28

The nonprofit organization XPRIZE announced on Friday that it will award SpaceIL with a $1 million award for being just the seventh nation to orbit the moon , despite not landing on the moon on Thursday after a failure in its main engine just before touchdown caused it to crash into the lunar surface.

by | April 17, 2019 | 16:24

WiFi has been shut down across the Tube network in a bid to deter demonstrators blocking Underground services. Since Monday, the " Extinction Rebellion " has blocked areas at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus.

by | April 17, 2019 | 14:54

Others saw a black hole of infinite depth where all enter but none return. Now, a group of longtime fans have started a petition to name the black hole after Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell , who tragically died by suicide in 2017.

by | April 17, 2019 | 11:57

This moment got kids, educators and parents to talk about the meaning of success, not being afraid of failures, persistence, and determination. Barely the size of a washing machine, the humble Beresheet, which is among the smallest spacecraft to target moon-landing, was supposed to touch down on a plain of solidified lava, known as the Sea of Serenity.

by | April 16, 2019 | 06:24

Extinction Rebellion said: "We've tried petitions, marches, letters, reports, papers, meetings, even direct actions; and global emissions have continued to rise". Monday will see protesters in around 80 cities in more than 33 countries hold similar demonstrations on the same environmental issues, campaigners say.