Sci-tech

by | August 02, 2019 | 23:22

The planet is part of a trio orbiting a star known as GJ 357. The planet, GJ 357 d, orbits a dwarf star in the Hydra constellation and may have the right conditions to support liquid water as it lies within its star's habitable zone, reported CNN .

by | August 02, 2019 | 20:24

The map showed that the galaxy's disk, far from flat, is significantly warped and varies in thickness from place to place, with increasing thickness measured further from the galactic center. The disk boasts a diameter of around 140,00 light-years. Using data from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE), a sky survey run by the University of Warsaw out of Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, astronomers were able to pick out 2,431 of the Cepheids through the thick gas and dust of the ...

by | August 02, 2019 | 19:08

Hubble's WASP-121b observation results are detailed in a study in the Astronomical Journal , which was published on August 1. How can a planet be "hotter than hot?" Normally, they are still cool enough inside to condense metals - elements heavier than hydrogen and helium - into clouds.

by | August 02, 2019 | 08:26

The Planetary Society marked another triumph by launching its spacecraft, LightSail 2 using only the power of sunlight. In a teleconference held on Wednesday, members of the LightSail 2 team declared that the solar sailing mission was a success.

by | August 02, 2019 | 02:55

GJ 357 sits around 31 light-years from Earth , which is closer than numerous stars known to host exoplanets. "Without an atmosphere, it has an equilibrium temperature of minus 64 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius), which would make the planet seem more glacial than habitable".

by | August 01, 2019 | 21:56

Something epic is coming to the Universal Orlando Resort . "And we are especially grateful for Universal's partnership in improving Shingle Creek, which plays a critical role in serving the Everglades", said Gov. More details about Epic Universe will be announced in the near future. "It is an investment in our business, our industry, our team members and our community".

by | August 01, 2019 | 19:24

It's incredibly close to its star, completing an orbit every three-and-a-half Earth days, but because TOI 207 isn't as intense as our own Sun, the planet isn't quite as hot as you might expect. This is why it is being dubbed as "hot Earth " and even though it can not host life, it is significant to us as it is the third-nearest transiting exoplanet known to date! As they were working to confirm the planet that TESS spotted, they noticed gravitational pulls from two others.

by | August 01, 2019 | 09:50

It is also forecasted to become a Cat 2 Hurricane by the end of the week. At 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EST) Erick was about 830 miles east southeast of Honolulu moving toward the west at 13 mph. Hawaii can expect high surf, strong winds and heavy rain, but the impact will depend on the intensity as Erick approaches, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center .

by | August 01, 2019 | 09:24

The other two planets are about twice as big as Earth . Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - has been scanning the skies for a little over a year now and it's already returned a massive treasure trove of discoveries. Even through TESS monitored the star for about a month, Luque's team predicts any transit would have occurred outside the TESS observing window. Described as an "oven-hot world" by NASA , TOI 270 b orbits the star every 3.4 days, is roughly 25 percent larger than Earth ...

by | August 01, 2019 | 08:37

InterContinental Group is eliminating the travel-sized tubes of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its 843,000 rooms across its global chain of hotels. The announcement comes after IHG pledged to stop providing plastic straws at its properties by this year, and started using duvets and pillows filled with 100 percent recycled materials at certain brands.

by | August 01, 2019 | 04:12

There is a tropical wave near the Bahamas that is slowly steering away from us as it moves north. The second tropical wave is going to be one to watch for the Caribbean. The area of low pressure may develop into either a tropical depression or weak tropical storm as it tracks westward, reaching the Lesser Antilles on Sunday or Monday.

by | August 01, 2019 | 03:41

TOI 270 b is the closest planet to its host star, and it's thought to be a bit larger than Earth . Studying Earth's near neighbors could help scientists understand how planets of intermediate diameter form-and the newly uncovered system, named TESS Object of Interest (TOI) 270, might just be the ideal laboratory for the job, study author Maximilian Günther of MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research said in a statement .

by | August 01, 2019 | 00:59

In addition to expanding what is already the world's most comprehensive fast-charging network, Tesla appears to be responding to increased EV competition by providing more in-car entertainment functions that give customers new ways to pass the time while their vehicles are charging.

by | July 31, 2019 | 18:22

EDT on July 31st. This is also a supermoon meaning the new moon is occurring near the point in the lunar orbit that the moon is closest to Earth. The second full moon in a month is called a blue moon, and the second new moon is called a black moon .

by | July 30, 2019 | 16:09

At that point, he looked into the subtleties of the hunk of room shake named Asteroid 2019 OK . "It is a pretty big deal", Associate Professor Michael Brown of Monash University's school of physics and astronomy informed the Sydney Morning Herald .

by | July 30, 2019 | 14:09

The light from each of the many stars contained in a sector is observed continuously for a period of 27 days. While thousands of exoplanet discoveries have already been made, only a handful have been discovered circling relatively young stars.

by | July 29, 2019 | 23:15

SpaceX just revealed that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist for a trip to the moon as early as 2023, and Maezawa is planning to select a group of artists, including a photographer, for a free 5-day lunar trip with him.

by | July 29, 2019 | 21:56

With both showers only a day or two past peak, and only a sliver of the moon showing, any clear night or early morning this week should put on a good show in the nightsky. About 5-10 percent of the Delta Aquariid meteors leave glowing trails of ionized gas trails that persist for a couple seconds in the meteor's wake.

by | July 29, 2019 | 20:25

A pair of meteor showers - the Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids - are expected to provide a dazzling show over the skies of New Jersey and the East Coast as both peak late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The Delta Aquarids produce as many as 20 meteors per hour will be visible at peak. Astronomers believe Delta Aquarid meteors may come from Comet 96P Machholz, which was discovered in its 5-year orbit around the Sun.

by | July 29, 2019 | 08:53

The programme is planned to launch by 2024, according to the U.S. space agency. In May, Nasa reported that 11 organizations would do studies and start creating models of lunar landers. The plans call for an initial version of the lander to be built for landing on the Moon by 2024; it would then be followed by an enhanced version. "Now RTX real-time ray-tracing capabilities let them recreate how the sun's rays, coming from behind the lander, bounced off the moon's surface, how these rays ...