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by | August 30, 2019 | 10:49

The asteroid is almost as large as the Burj Khalifa. It is not a threat , but NASA chief Jim Bridenstein says there is a possibility the Earth to be hit by a big asteroid in the near future. In news which may exacerbate concerns over our lack of planetary defenses, asteroid 2019 QS was first spotted on August 21. This asteroid is called "99942 Apophis" and is also about the size of a skyscraper.

by | August 30, 2019 | 10:41

All craft parameters were normal, Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) said after the maneuver. The highly contrasting picture identifies two spots on the lunar surface: the Mare Orientale essential and Apollo holes. Chandrayaan-2, which is India's most ambitious lunar mission to date, will attempt to make a landing on the south side of the moon on September 7. The rover carries two payloads to enhance the understanding of the lunar surface.

by | August 30, 2019 | 10:42

Almost 80,000 forest fires have been detected in Brazil since the beginning of the year, a little over half in the massive Amazon basin . According to CNN , this means more than one-and-a-half soccer fields worth of rainforest is being destroyed every minute.

by | August 30, 2019 | 10:31

According to Space.com, OTV-5, began on Sep. The space plane itself, built by Boeing, is 29 feet long and 9.6 feet tall, boasting a wingspan of almost 15 feet. The X-37B is also popular among space fans because of its unique design. In 2017, when the previous mission's spacecraft landed, the Air Force released some of the few public images of the X-37B.

by | August 30, 2019 | 10:10

The third lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on Wednesday using the onboard propulsion system, ISRO stated. On 2 September, the lander would separate from the Orbiter and enter into a 100 km X 30 km orbit around the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft with lander Vikram and rover Pragyan was launched on-board a heavy rocket (GSLV Mark III) on July 22 from ISRO's rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh off the Bay of Bengal coast, about 90km ...

by | August 30, 2019 | 10:08

Good luck! What an fantastic opportunity! NASA began developing the Mars Helicopter Scout concept several years before rover assembly. It it fails to take to the air, the scientific goals of the Mars 2020 mission will not be inhibited.

by | August 30, 2019 | 10:06

In 2016 , Obama's EPA issued the first rules limiting methane emissions from new oil and gas fracking operations, including regulations on transport equipment. However, as Politico explained, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has proposed doing away with these regulations in the past, and it has not panned out - so there's a chance that Wheeler will not be able to turn the regulations into law.

by | August 30, 2019 | 08:13

The president had been scheduled to depart for Warsaw on Saturday for a visit to commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II. Dorian is now in the Caribbean Sea, just west of Guadeloupe and Montserrat and is expected to reach Puerto Rico at near hurricane strength in the midday or afternoon.

by | August 30, 2019 | 01:09

As such, it's not too surprising that folks are now itching for more after surviving the spooky city and its tyrannic inhabitants . Quite what Project Resistance will turn out to be is hard to guess; Resident Evil 8 or Resident Evil 3 Remake are easy ideas, but the series is known for its many spin-offs and side projects.

by | August 29, 2019 | 17:20

Samples of the pumice were collected by Australian sailors who sailed into the raft while on their way to Fiji. "It was quite eerie, actually", Larissa told CNN . This mass, he advised ABC, is slowly floating towards Australia's shoreline - the place in seven to 12 months it might arrive with a bunch of marine life able to doubtlessly revive the badly broken Nice Barrier Reef.

by | August 29, 2019 | 17:16

The organization added, "100 percent of donations will go to partners who are working on the ground to protect the Amazon ". " Earth Alliance is committed to helping protect the natural world", Leo wrote on Instagram . "The Amazon rainforest is on fire, with more than 9,000 wildfires scorching delicate, irreplaceable landscapes across Brazil this week", read a statement on the site.

by | August 29, 2019 | 16:39

The Dragon spacecraft later carried out an nearly 13-minute deorbit burn to slug its velocity and drop out of orbit. Dragon splashed down at 4:20 p.m. Fedor - short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research - can be operated manually by ISS astronauts wearing robotic exoskeleton suits and it mirrors their movements.

by | August 29, 2019 | 14:25

Before Dorian reaches the continental US, it will pass by Puerto Rico on Wednesday. In the British Virgin Islands , Gov. Augustus Jaspert said crews were already clearing roads and inspecting infrastructure by late Wednesday afternoon.

by | August 29, 2019 | 14:13

The new owners also implied they might sell some Telltale games that have been pulled from stores due to expired licenses, which would at least engender some goodwill for wary fans. Of course, given that Telltale's staff were all unceremoniously fired last September without severance and were left scurrying to find new jobs, many of them have gone elsewhere.

by | August 29, 2019 | 11:43

Former Air Force intelligence officer Summer Worden didn't understand how her estranged wife, McClain, still knew details of her spending. According to the Times report , Worden had a son about a year before she met McClain. No allegations have been made against McClain regarding the movement or removal of any funds from Worden's account. "There's unequivocally no truth to these claims".

by | August 29, 2019 | 11:40

Neri dos Santos Silva, center, watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. Brazilians living in New Zealand are welcoming the intervention by foreign governments. "So it's everybody's problem now". Bolsonaro has come under intense pressure to contain the spread of the record number of fires now burning through the world's largest ...

by | August 29, 2019 | 11:25

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has become the most recent voice calling for Pluto to become a member of the Planet Club once again. Pluto lost its status as a planet in 2006, when the International Astronomical Union announced a new definition for "planet" that reclassified Pluto as a "dwarf planet".

by | August 27, 2019 | 02:48

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 17, 2019. Justin Trudeau's Amazon relief pledge includes $15 million, plus the use of Canadian water bombers to help put the fires out.

by | August 26, 2019 | 21:28

They capture a range of notable lunar landmarks, including the Sommerfeld, Jackson, Mach, Korolev and Mitra craters and the north pole region. India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is settling into orbit around the moon and has an incredible view as it waits to try to make history.

by | August 26, 2019 | 18:49

The orbiter will be left in space and the lander will carry the rover down to the lunar surface for a closer look at the Moon . This computer generated image depicts the Chandrayaan-1's location at time it was detected by the Goldstone Solar System radar on July 2, 2016.