Sci-tech

by | August 03, 2018 | 05:29

But advocates criticised the weakening of environmental rules. California has a lot riding on the lawsuit as the government is also seeking to eliminate the state's ability to set its own vehicle standards . The Obama administration had planned to keep toughening fuel requirements through 2026, saying those and other regulations on vehicles would save 40,000 lives annually through cleaner air.

by | August 03, 2018 | 03:06

In both cases, again assuming no major problems crop up, operational flights to ferry astronauts to and from the space station would begin after the test flights are complete, ending NASA's sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to carry U.S., European, Canadian and Japanese crew members to the lab.

by | August 01, 2018 | 17:24

Way back in April, NASA finally managed to launch TESS , the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. TESS will be transmitting the scientific data that it will be collecting back to Earth somewhere in August. TESS began to collect data on Wednesday, July 25, the first package information, astrophysics will receive in August. For this reason, all of the most interesting discoveries will be explored further TESS of the largest ground-based telescopes that can open the planet for the ...

by | August 01, 2018 | 14:09

The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers), and is rarely achieved. Earth's neighbour in the solar system was brightest from July 27 to 30, but it is expected to be visible throughout the night on July 31.

by | July 31, 2018 | 08:39

The former Trump lawyer also said that he advised the President not to hire Giuliani . "Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice!" he added. The recording then became unclear and it is not certain whether Trump was suggesting a cash payment or that they should not pay in cash. Giuliani, who called Cohen "an honest, honorable lawyer" as recently as May, has made a sport out of bashing Cohen in recent days.

by | July 31, 2018 | 02:35

They collected Radar profiles between May 2012 and December 2015 and found evidence of liquid water trapped below the ice of the South Polar Layered Deposits. Whatever the extent of polar basal melting now on Mars, it was nearly certainly greater in the past, Clifford said. For a long time now , researchers have been looking for water on other planets.

by | July 30, 2018 | 08:16

Unlike like a solar eclipse , it is entirely safe to look directly at a lunar eclipse , and Friday's eclipse offered sky-watchers more time than usual to look. - AFP A man looks at the moon eclipse through a telescope over Copacabana Fortress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "About an hour later, the partial phase will begin at 2.24am when the moon begins to be covered by the dark Earth's shadow , the Umbra", he said.

by | July 30, 2018 | 05:16

The moon will turn into a dark glowing red disc, which is from the sun's rays passing through Earth's atmosphere and being filtered by it. "The red colour comes from light that skims through the Earth's atmosphere and goes off into space", says ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker.

by | July 30, 2018 | 03:38

Svalbardposten , who was first to report about the incident, says the tourists belonged to the cruise ship " MS Bremen ". Rising temperature have forced polar bears out of their natural icy habitats and closer to human settlements, reducing their fear of humans.

by | July 29, 2018 | 03:43

According to Yosemite's website , several locations, including the popular Yosemite Valley, will be closed to visitors until at least July 29 "due to fire operations". Mandatory evacuations are in place in several communities while other people have been told to get ready to leave if necessary. The fire has been burning for almost two weeks in the Sierra National Forest, and has killed one firefighter who died July 14 , when the bulldozer he was operating overturned.

by | July 29, 2018 | 03:40

Over the last ten years, different Mars missions have found increasingly more evidence of water on Mars, including large sheets of ice under the surface and salty mud flows on the surface. The blue triangle indicates an area of very high reflectivity, interpreted as being caused by the presence of a reservoir of water, about a mile below the surface.

by | July 29, 2018 | 01:01

However, the City says it won't actually punish anyone that severely if they break the rule. "I wasn't against plastic straws at all , until seeing the damage they do first hand". Disney eliminating plastic drinking straws may cause a bit more blowback, but the company is focused on being cleaner and more environmentally friendly.

by | July 28, 2018 | 08:27

On the night of Friday, July 27, the plane on which the moon orbits around the sun will align with the plane on which the Earth revolves around the sun. "We have a rare and interesting conjunction of phenomena", Pascal Descamps, an astronomer with the Paris Observatory, told AFP. At the same time, Mars will hover near the moon in the night sky, easily visible with the naked eye.

by | July 28, 2018 | 07:58

From 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, the public can view Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and the moon at the MTSU Observatory to witness the start of Mars' closest approach to Earth since 2003, organizers said. On Earth, the Northern and Southern lights occur when the solar wind (electrically charged particles from the Sun ) follow our planet's geomagnetic field lines to the poles and collide with the upper atmosphere.

by | July 28, 2018 | 06:14

It can best be viewed from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and Asia. The eclipse will begin at 20:24 and will last three hours, 55 minutes. The total eclipse on Friday July 27 will be the longest of the 21st century - from 2001 until 2100 - spanning one hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds .

by | July 28, 2018 | 04:12

Hazarry said the moon will be completely red for one hour 43 minutes during total phase from 3.30am, making the phenomenon the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst captured this view of the lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 , from the International Space Station.

by | July 28, 2018 | 02:27

Viewers in the Middle East, eastern Africa, southern Asia and India will be in prime position to witness the entire eclipse . If you don't want to leave the comfort of your home to see Mars , you're in luck. As with most eclipses , conspiracy theorists believe it is a sign of the end times and is referred to as the Blood Moon prophecy . Friday's total lunar eclipse will be visible across large parts across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America.

by | July 27, 2018 | 16:42

The launch may also comprise a trial to seize the rocket's fairing with an enormous tensile across a boat called Mr. Steven . After the rocket's nine Merlin 1D engines passed an automated health check, the Falcon 9 was released from the Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:39 a.m.

by | July 27, 2018 | 16:13

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon , as the moon turns red. According to Dr Duncan Steel from the Centre for Space Science Technology , total lunar eclipses in NZ occur roughly once every three years, whereas partial lunar eclipses are more common, happening roughly every year and a half.

by | July 27, 2018 | 15:27

Data was collected for roughly three years using an instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft that penetrated the Martian ice caps and sent back radar pulses to the Express. Scientists using ground-penetrating radar found a 12-mile (about 20km) wide lake about a mile beneath the southern ice cap. Water on Mars is exciting but laws of planetary protection state that we can not send any craft from Earth near a potential site of life for fear of contamination.