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by | August 25, 2019 | 21:13

Everything appears to be working smoothly, which is great news for astronomers, and we can likely expect plenty of Moon news out of China in the coming weeks. Note that the deep shadows projected by the rover show that there is no true "dark side" of the Moon. This photo provided on January 3, 2019 , by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency shows an image taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe during its landing process.

by | August 25, 2019 | 03:42

Absorption and distribution of very small microplastic particles including in the nano size range [smaller than 1 micrometre] may, however, be higher, although the data is extremely limited'. The WHO acknowledges studies that suggest plastic bottles and caps may be a source of microplastics in drinking water . It concludes that microplastic particles pose " a low concern " for human health; and that while information on smaller nanoparticles is scarce, " no reliable information suggests it ...

by | August 24, 2019 | 18:45

Thule is estimated to be 9 miles (14 kilometers) across, while Ultima is thought to be 12 miles (19 kilometers). The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland , designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

by | August 24, 2019 | 18:21

The first disturbance we are watching is off the east coast of Florida, bringing some heavy downpours to the peninsula. It is then expected to head back toward the Atlantic Ocean near Central Florida on Saturday. Hurricane forecasters continued to eye two tropical systems in the Atlantic on Saturday - both with the potential to become depressions by next week.

by | August 24, 2019 | 17:13

Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft has safely backed away from the house station after its method was aborted. AN unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit failed to dock automatically at the International Space Station today, in a new setback for Moscow.

by | August 22, 2019 | 23:44

The walk will last six and a half hours and is the fifth spacewalk outside of the station this year. This is now the second IDA to be installed on the space station, with the other IDA already being used during SpaceX's unmanned Crew Dragon test mission to the ISS earlier this year.

by | August 22, 2019 | 23:44

Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22 by India's heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in text book style. The orbit achieved is 118 km X 4,412 km distance said ISRO. With this, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into a Lunar orbit. Thereafter, Vikram lander will separate from the orbiter on September 2 and after four days, Vikram will land on Moon in the south pole region at 1.55am on September 7.

by | August 22, 2019 | 18:55

Fedor was first unveiled in December 2016 and is part of Vladimir Putin's strategic plan to conquer the moon for Russian Federation. A humanoid robot has been sent to the International Space Station , as part of Russia's new tests on a rocket which could replace the current model.

by | August 22, 2019 | 10:08

The US military has announced that it will launch Space Command, a new organization dedicated to space, later this month. Its mission will be to integrate space capabilities across all branches of the military, developing space doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures, Pence said a year ago at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, when the administration announced plans for a new Space Command and separate Space Force .

by | August 21, 2019 | 21:27

But, while Berry is hesitant to label the binary, known as S190814bv, because scientists have yet to confirm what objects may have merged and their exact sizes, "from our initial estimates, it looks like this could potentially be a neutron star-black hole binary", he said.

by | August 21, 2019 | 19:54

Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil , has already declared a state of emergency over the fires, EuroNews reported. Acre, on the border with Peru, has been on environmental alert since Friday due to the fires. Ricardo Mello, the head of the Amazon Programme for the World Wide Fund for Nature, said that these fires are "a effect of the increase in deforestation seen in recent figures".

by | August 21, 2019 | 16:28

Chandrayaan 2 has had to change its trajectory from what was originally planned. Chandrayan II successfully left the earth orbit on 14th August, and today the all-important transfer to moon orbit is completed. The next lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre is slated for Wednesday afternoon. Till now, we have not operated the systems on-board the lander, especially the propulsion system.

by | August 20, 2019 | 17:00

Downing Street said that unless the backstop is abolished "there is no prospect of a deal". "The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative is found", Tusk said on Twitter. Mr Johnson is headed to Berlin and Paris to meet with the leaders of Germany and France this week, ahead of G7 talks in the French city of Biarritz.

by | August 20, 2019 | 08:53

Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) maneuver was completed successfully at 0902 hours as planned, using the onboard propulsion system, the Bengaluru headquartered space agency said in a statement. While the orbiter would remain in the moon's orbit after the insertion and revolve around the moon for an year conducting experiments, Lander Vikram and Pragyan Rover would separate from it on September 7.

by | August 20, 2019 | 02:26

It is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20. Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) on Saturday stated that India's indigenous moon mission - Chandrayaan-2 is on course to land on the lunar south polar region on September 7.

by | August 19, 2019 | 06:35

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by | August 16, 2019 | 21:59

According to Isella, leading planet formation theories suggest that the Gas Giant started off as a dense, rock, or icy planet that later on collected its thick atmosphere from the primordial disk of dust and gas that gave birth to the sun.

by | August 16, 2019 | 21:23

Microplastics, the tiny bits of plastic that cover everything from glitter to fibers rubbed off larger products, can be found mixed in snow in remote places that include the Arctic, according to a new study. The Arctic samples held mostly nitrile rubber , acrylics and paint. According to Gunnar Gerdts , this could be due to one of two reasons: "First of all, snow is extremely efficient when it comes to washing microplastic out of the atmosphere".

by | August 16, 2019 | 14:41

I can't convince everyone. With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a trans-Atlantic crossing in a racing yacht on Wednesday to further her campaign for stronger action against climate change.

by | August 14, 2019 | 12:40

This year, the meteor shower will peak in the night between Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13. Thomas Zurbuchen, associated administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, tweeted: "Get outside tonight and catch the annual Perseid Meteor Shower ".