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by | May 24, 2019 | 10:24

SpaceX has previously estimated that its proposed Starlink array could involve as many as 12,000 satellites in varying orbits to provide global internet coverage, with the project taking at least a decade to implement. Each one weighs 500 pounds (227 kg), making it the heaviest payload for any SpaceX rocket to date. "The goal of the Starlink system is to provide high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity, ideally throughout the world", Musk said .

by | May 24, 2019 | 04:54

It is assumed that CFCs have been used illegally in the manufacture of new products. The concentration of CFC-11 gas in the atmosphere has declined significantly since the mid-1990s, though researchers have noticed a slowdown in that decline since then.

by | May 23, 2019 | 17:15

The space agency will let anyone sign up and "share in this journey of exploration", which is slated to land inside the planet's Jezero Crater in February 2021 and analyze the geology , seek underground water-ice, and look for signs of long-extinct life.

by | May 20, 2019 | 11:06

There have been two full moons since then-March 21 and April 19. The ending of astronomical seasons falls at the end of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes and during the Summer and Winter solstices . The moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Friday evening through Monday morning, making this a full moon weekend. May's full moon has likewise been known as the blossom moon , the corn planting moon and the milk moon .

by | May 20, 2019 | 10:13

Enrollment in the program has declined since 2011, leading to a surplus of almost $9 billion, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget. According to a new study by NASA published this week in Nature Geosciences , the moon is slowly shrinking over time. He added: "The president has granted us 1.6 billion additional dollars, that didn't come from the science mission directorate, it didn't come from the International Space Station - 1.6 billion additional dollars ...

by | May 20, 2019 | 10:11

They not only gave Daenerys the least-earned character turn in the show's history - maybe in television history - they rubbed our faces in this colossal mistake for what felt like an eternity. I didn't think that would happen. The series stars Peter Dinklage , Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey , Emilia Clarke , Kit Harington , Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

by | May 18, 2019 | 04:29

According to CBS, the first deep dive into the Mariana Trench was in 1960, when US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard ventured into the deep abyss of the Pacific Ocean. The team also reportedly found a plastic bag and several candy wrappers. "Honestly, towards the end, I simply turned the thrusters off, leaned back in the cockpit, and enjoyed a tuna fish sandwich while I very slowly drifted just above the bottom of the deepest place on earth, enjoying the ...

by | May 15, 2019 | 16:27

The orbiter has taken photos of more than 3,500 of them since 2009. The agency had been aiming to get humans to the lunar surface by 2028. Nasa's total annual budget is approximately $21.5 billion, and in the 2019 fiscal year, the agency spent about $4.5 billion on developing the Orion spacecraft , the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy rocket and a new lunar orbital mini-station, three elements essential to the Artemis mission .

by | May 15, 2019 | 14:31

The team claims to have discovered four new species of prawn-like crustaceans called amphipods, observed a creature called a spoon worm more than 22,000 feet down and a pink snailfish at more than 26,000 feet down, BBC reported. Human beings have infiltrated the far corners of the Earth, and now, after an American man reached the deepest depths of the Pacific Ocean, it seems that we've even left our mark at the bottom of the sea.

by | May 14, 2019 | 11:43

Seismic activity on the moon is causing it to shrink and wrinkle "like a raisin", according to an earth-shattering new study. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this view of the Taurus-Littrow valley, which features a scarp cutting across it.

by | May 14, 2019 | 04:25

Vescovo, the Dallas-based co-founder of private equity fund Insight Equity Holdings, found the man made material on the ocean floor and is trying to confirm that it is plastic, a spokeswoman for Vescovo's Five Deeps Expedition said. The first-ever expedition to Challenger Deep was made by the United States Navy in 1960. The previous record was held by "Titanic" director James Cameron in 2012 .

by | May 13, 2019 | 20:04

Reformate is colourless, flammable and toxic to touch, inhale or ingest. Officials at a news conference Sunday said some 2,700 air monitoring samples from the area had been taken and none of them exceeded "established action levels", meaning they don't pose a health risk at this point.

by | May 11, 2019 | 14:45

Next, they demonstrated that the recuperated PDK monomers can be changed into polymers, and those reused polymers can shape new plastic materials without acquiring the shading or different highlights of the first material - so broken dark watchband you hurled in the garbage could discover new life as a PC console if it's made with PDK plastic .

by | May 10, 2019 | 07:24

Called " Blue Moon ", the lander is created to deliver a variety of sizes and types of payloads to the moon's surface, with the eventual goal of establishing what the company calls a "sustained human presence" on the moon. The 11 successful test missions have all been uncrewed, but Bezos pledges to launch humans by the end of the year. Launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 36 in Florida, New Glenn is expected to be capable of lofting 29,000 pounds (13,000 ...

by | May 09, 2019 | 20:30

The SpaceX's Dragon capsule landed at the International Space Station on Monday, May 6th after being launched on Saturday, May 4th from a platform only a few miles from the shoreline in the Atlantic Ocean. The space station's Expedition 59 began in March and ends in June. The current mission is using the returnable Dragon capsule that made a flight in August 2017.

by | May 09, 2019 | 14:56

By contrast, an average Tyrannosaurus rex was about 40 feet tall and weighed about nine tons and had "60 saw-edged, bone-crushing, pointed teeth", according to the National Museum of History. " Suskityrannus is the first really good record of the early tyrannosaurs in North America", he wrote in an email. At the time, he was a 16-year-old high school junior with an interest in paleontology who was able to participate in a dig led by Doug Wolfe, head of the Zuni Paleontological Project.

by | May 08, 2019 | 08:56

Israel time (8:45 p.m. Thursday EST), catching a ride on one of Elon Musk's SpaceX commercial space launches. SpaceIL , the non-profit behind the project, hopes Beresheet ("In the beginning" in Hebrew) will prove an inspiration to all those who follow its progress.

by | May 07, 2019 | 17:09

This was the second flight of the Dragon Capsule. The Dragon spacecraft will spend about four weeks attached to the space station, returning to Earth with more than 4,200 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies. SpaceX will attempt to recover Falcon 9's first stage on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. Mr Koenigsmann, a SpaceX vice president who left his launch control seat to run outside and watch, said: "That looked really, really cool in the night sky".

by | May 06, 2019 | 07:43

Despite Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal ruling Friday that a federally imposed carbon tax is constitutional, Manitoba plans to carry on with its Federal Court appeal of the plan. "Our initial reaction is that this narrow, split decision is far from the broad victory the federal government sought and we are glad all five justices rejected the federal government's claim for a sweeping power to regulate GHG emissions in the provinces", he said.

by | May 05, 2019 | 23:10

The image contains 265,000 galaxies , covering more than 13.3 billion years of our universe's history. The Hubble telescope has captured a dazzling new photograph of a spiral galaxy , NGC 2903. The tiny, faint , most distant galaxies in the image are similar to the seedling villages from which today's great galaxy star-cities grew. ( Nanowerk News ) The wavelength range of this image stretches from ultraviolet to near-infrared light, capturing all the features of galaxy assembly ...

by | May 05, 2019 | 18:25

A target that slashes the UK's emissions and therefore our overall contribution to climate change, is desperately needed. However, the panel said, 2050 was the "most credible", as quoted by the AP. Many include agro-ecological measures such as sending biodegradable waste to landfill and increasing tree planting. The recommendations, released on Thursday 2 May, aim to slash emissions by 80 per cent what they were in 1990.

by | May 05, 2019 | 18:24

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year with peak activity on or around May 5. Meanwhile, those south of the equator can expect over 40 meteors per hour on the peak night. Come prepared with warms clothes and something comfortable to lie on or sit in. Halley's Comet will not return to Earth skies for half a century.

by | May 05, 2019 | 06:12

Researchers at NASA's Launch Services Program spent several years investigating the failures. As it turns out, the joint investigation between LSP and the Justice Department turned up a 19-year fraud scheme on the part of Sapa Profiles, the company that provided NASA with aluminium parts for the satellites .

by | May 04, 2019 | 17:25

The asteroid, Apophis, was discovered by a team of astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in June 2004. In two of the five particles analyzed, the team identified the mineral pyroxene. "Until we proposed it, no one thought to look for water", said Maitrayee Bose, a researcher at ASU and study co-author. "The Hayabusa mission to Itokawa has expanded our information of the unstable contents of our bodies that helped type Earth".