Sci-tech

by | December 08, 2018 | 01:49

The very first time that humans have heard the sounds of the winds on Mars! That means they are well-placed to capture noises around and onboard the lander, including the sound of the wind blowing across InSight's solar arrays. We've examined Mars' atmosphere with landers and rovers and satellites. The sounds were recorded by an air pressure sensor inside the lander that is part of a weather station, as well as the seismometer on the deck of the spacecraft.

by | December 08, 2018 | 01:39

The mold had grown on food for 40 mice which, along with 36,000 worms, were also shipped to the space station for aging and muscle studies. However, the launch was marred by a system failure on the rocket which caused it to land in the sea, instead of on land SpaceX at Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as planned.

by | December 07, 2018 | 23:43

They include a low carbon fuel standards, which has been in place for years in B.C. and subsidies for electric vehicles. The goals of the plan are to make B.C. - The strategy will require an additional 4,000 gigawatt hours of electricity over current demand, equal to increasing BC Hydro's current system-wide capacity by about eight per cent, or about the demand by consumers in Vancouver.

by | December 07, 2018 | 18:02

After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. Osiris-Rex will then extend its robot arm to snatch a sample of Bennu's terrain in a "touch-and-go" maneuver set for July 2020.

by | December 07, 2018 | 09:37

Do you mind? A juvenile Hawaiian Monk Seal with an eel up its nose. Fortunately, no harm to the seals was observed. Another possibility is that the seal downed the eel and then regurgitated it up the wrong way, much like that time you snorted out milk when your friend told you an unexpected joke.

by | December 07, 2018 | 06:41

The lander is based on designs for Martian landers the company produced for NASA, including the InSight lander that touched down on Mars Nov. 26. A company with a research and development office in Ukraine is among a group of nine firms USA space agency NASA said on November 29 can take part in tenders to help send missions to the Moon , including manned missions .

by | December 07, 2018 | 04:42

And without a huge change of direction, Greenland "will melt more and more for every degree of warming", Mr Trusel warned. A United Nations report in October said that marine ice sheet instability in Antarctica and/or the irreversible loss of the Greenland ice sheet could result in a multi-metre rise in the sea level over hundreds to thousands of years.

by | December 06, 2018 | 23:10

The launch was closely scrutinised because of the abortive mission to the ISS on October 11, which ended two minutes after take-off when a rocket failure forced its two-man crew to perform an emergency landing. At 6:31 a.m. EST, the Soyuz rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Crew commander Mr Kononenko said: "Risk is part of our profession".

by | December 06, 2018 | 21:42

Scientists hope that with the new upgrades they'll be able to detect two black hole mergers a month. All four are fragment of an initial ceremonious catalog of gravitational wave events making a note of all events up till today. "We have become gravitational wave astronomers, creating new maps of the Universe". One of the just-seen mergers (officially called GW170817) is believed to be a merger between two neutron stars.

by | December 06, 2018 | 15:43

NASA's first-ever mission created to visit an asteroid and return a sample of its dust back to Earth arrived Monday at its destination, Bennu, two years after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. That makes orbiting - which relies on a delicate balance between a spacecraft's velocity and an object's gravity - especially hard. OSIRIS-REx is in no hurry.

by | December 06, 2018 | 04:29

The first stage, meanwhile, tried to come back for a vertical landing at Cape Canaveral . The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a December 5 launch shouldn't affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said.

by | December 06, 2018 | 00:44

SpaceX usually lands the rocket's booster and refurbishes it for another flight. "Appears to be undamaged and is transmitting data". The cause of the rocket's spin, according to Musk , was a stalling out of one of the rocket's "grid fin hydraulic pump".

by | December 05, 2018 | 21:45

He was speaking at the opening of a United Nations climate change conference in Poland on Monday, where delegates from across the world will negotiate how to tackle the issue. At the same time, U.S. President Donald Trump has regularly denied the existence of climate change and its links to humanity. Schwarzenegger said he wished he could travel back in time - like the cyborg he portrayed in "The Terminator" - to stop fossil fuels from being used.

by | December 05, 2018 | 19:42

Kristalina Georgieva, the World Bank CEO, was reported stating that of the Dollars 200 billion investment, some funding will go towards providing high-quality weather forecasts, sustainable water management, smart agriculture and responsive social safety nets as a way of its financial aid for the affected countries.

by | December 05, 2018 | 18:29

Until December 20, the new ISS crew will perform a large number of experiments that will return to Earth the crew of Sergey Prokopyeva. This trip is a first for McClain and Saint-Jacques, while Kononenko will feel at home - it's his fourth expedition to the ISS.

by | December 05, 2018 | 13:17

EST) Monday. A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin failed two minutes into its flight on October 11, activating an automatic rescue system that sent their capsule into a steep ride back to Earth.

by | December 04, 2018 | 16:58

Oleg Kononenko , Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques, who arrived on the ISS Dec. 3 shortly before the announcement of the Soyuz MS-12 crew, will have the station to themselves after Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Alexander Gerst and Sergey Prokopyev depart the ISS Dec.

by | December 04, 2018 | 00:25

The incident on 11 October cast a spotlight on the safety of Russia's space programme, whose fleet have suffered a number of technical failures in recent years. Saint-Jacques, 48, described the Soyuz spacecraft as "incredibly safe". October's accident had highlighted the "smart design of the Soyuz and the incredible work that the search and rescue people here on the ground are ready to do every launch ", he said.

by | December 03, 2018 | 22:27

NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REx arrives at an asteroid named Bennu this morning on a mission to collect a sample from the asteroid's surface and bring it back to Earth. It also is equipped with a "touch-and-go-sample acquisition mechanism", or TAGSAM, on the end of a 10-foot-long robot arm. The spacecraft will collect samples from the space rock which could pave the way for an asteroid mining industry, with some of them worth trillions of dollars due to their minerals which are scarce on Earth ...

by | December 03, 2018 | 21:57

The ride share was put together by Spaceflight Industries, which purchased all the room on the rocket from SpaceX to resell for the mission it calls SSO-A SmallSat Express. Some of the satellites are aiming to build an internet network that could support smart devices. What exactly goes into the process of preparing Falcon 9 Block 5 boosters for reused launches is not entirely clear, but it can be said with some confidence that Block 5 (or SpaceX's comfort level) is not quite to the point ...