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by | February 14, 2019 | 20:15

The new structure that is talking about measures 36 kilometers, 22 miles, in width and its title of an impact crater has not been yet declared. It is the second time in a matter of months that a NASA glaciologist has spotted signs of a possible basin, some 114 miles from another recently discovered crater.

by | February 14, 2019 | 17:12

The Pentagon will evaluate the U.S. Air Force's certification of Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles, according to a memo on Monday. SpaceX conducted its first test flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket in February 2018 and in June the Air Force selected the Falcon Heavy to launch the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) -52 satellite in 2020.

by | February 13, 2019 | 22:52

USA space agency NASA is to hold a briefing today at United Kingdom time 7 pm, in which it is to officially announce the Mars Opportunity Rover mission "dead". A press conference about the state of the machine will be broadcast online on Nasa's website and YouTube channel at 7pm. The machine provided record that water once flowed on the planet.

by | February 13, 2019 | 22:50

Mars One was split into two ventures, the non-profit Mars One Foundation and the for-profit Mars One Ventures . It's an obvious development, as many experts suspected that Mars One has been a scan for quite a long time, going after individuals' desires to travel to space without having a real plan to get them there.

by | February 11, 2019 | 22:57

Through multi-phased lunar exploration partnerships, NASA is asking American companies to study the best approach to landing astronauts on the Moon and start the development as quickly as possible with current and future anticipated technologies.

by | February 11, 2019 | 22:43

The image to the left is an "average" of ten images. The newest sequence of images suggests that instead of two spheres, MU69's sections (called "lobes") are somewhat flat . Scientists believe that out here in this remote frigid realm, objects like MU69 have been frozen in pristine condition since the onset of the solar system some 4 billion years ago.

by | February 11, 2019 | 16:55

Buttigieg , the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, told CNN's State of the Union. President Trump, who's pursued a pro-fossil fuel agenda, is openly mocking the idea of a Green New Deal. It also calls for upgrading all existing buildings to be energy-efficient. Buttigieg announced an exploratory committee last month for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and his remarks Sunday reflected a growing consensus among much of the prospective 2020 field in support of the "Green New ...

by | February 11, 2019 | 00:54

Global temperatures in 2018 were 0.83 C warmer than the average temperature between 1951 to 1980, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( GISS ) in NY. The amount of ocean covered with sea ice totaled about 4 million square miles in 2018, the second-smallest annual average on record since 1979, NOAA reports.

by | February 10, 2019 | 22:07

The usual icy blue tone of Neptune was disrupted by a brewing storm in a new photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope . It's unclear how these storms form, NASA said. With the planet now reaching the middle of its summer and the polar cap storm seeming to become more prominent, experts think the changes may result from this seasonal shift which influences movements in the atmosphere.

by | February 10, 2019 | 20:27

Almost 50,000 tons of devices, including cameras, games consoles and laptops , plus more than five million smartphones , were collected for the Old Metals New Medals project across Japan over 18 months since it opened. Around 47,488 tons of old devices had been collected by October a year ago, with more than 5m mobile phones handed over. Later this year the committee will reveal designs of the medals for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games to held in Tokyo next year.

by | February 10, 2019 | 02:14

The company, based in Canada's Quebec province, was charged with corruption and fraud in connection with payments of almost 36 million USA dollars in bribes to public officials in the former Libyan government of late leader Muammar Gaddafi and defrauded Libyan organizations of an estimated 98 million dollars between 2001 and 2011.

by | February 09, 2019 | 21:36

The U.S. government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said 2018's average temperature was 58.42 degrees (14.69 Celsius), which is 1.42 degrees (0.79 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. The human toll also was high, with 247 killed and many more injured in weather and climate disasters. "That's a clear upward signal". In addition to the temperature records, the USA suffered $91 billion in direct losses from extreme weather events in 2018, the fourth most since 1980, ...

by | February 09, 2019 | 20:56

The company completed a static fire test of its Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule attached in late January at Kennedy Space Center's launch complex 39A. President Trump made a passing reference to commercial crew missions in his State of the Union address February 5. "There still are many critical steps to complete before launch and while we eagerly are anticipating these launches, we will step through our test flight preparations and readiness reviews", explained CCP ...

by | February 09, 2019 | 19:57

The name was revealed Thursday by astronaut Tim Peake and Science Minister Chris Skidmore after more than 36,000 people submitted ideas, which were narrowed down by a panel of experts. "Science is in our DNA, and in everything we do at ESA", explained ESA Director General Jan Woerner. The ExoMars mission is already underway, and Rosalind the rover will join other spacecraft that have been deployed to the Red Planet.

by | February 09, 2019 | 00:10

MarCO-B, one of the experimental Mars Cube One ( MarCO) CubeSats , took these images as it approached Mars . Inside the dome, the seismometer is also contained in a titanium, vacuum-sealed container, the combination of which helps insulate the instrument even further from environmental hazards.

by | February 08, 2019 | 18:13

Last year was the fourth warmest year on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most view as unsafe for humankind on the Earth, a United Nations report has shown. Last December was the second-warmest December in the 139 years that records have been kept. NOAA found the 2018 annual mean temperature for the contiguous 48 United States was the 14th warmest on record.

by | February 07, 2019 | 17:04

The image was snapped by a camera aboard the Chinese DSLWP-B/Longjiang-2 satellite. China's space agency launched Queqiiao to enable communication between the ground controllers and the Chang'e-4 spacecraft, which it landed on the "dark side" of the Moon last month.

by | February 07, 2019 | 04:27

But the letter, which the government refused to publish on multiple occasions, had prompted accusations that ministers were doing secretive deals with firms, prompting some Brexiteers to question whether pledges made might keep the United Kingdom tied to EU mechanisms such as the customs union.

by | February 06, 2019 | 22:43

The scientists after recent research are claiming that at least one third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush would defrost this century as the mercury goes up. "This is a landmark piece of work", commented Jemma Wadham, a professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol in England who did not contribute to the report.

by | February 06, 2019 | 06:28

While the recent study focused on making the map, not explaining it, the authors hypothesize that as the Milky Way's inner disk of stars rotates, it drags on the outer disk as well, distorting the flat spiral. Scientists have known since the 1950s that the spiral-shaped Milky Way's disk is warped, bending by thousands of light-years at its outskirts. "This new morphology provides a crucial updated map for studies of our galaxy's stellar motions and the origins of the Milky Way's disk", ...

by | February 05, 2019 | 21:27

As the magnetic field's quirks are dynamic, the model has to be updated, which is done on a five-year schedule. The North Magnetic Pole is wandering about 34 miles a year. "The declination has changed just over 2.5 degrees over the past 22 years since Denver opened", Heath Montgomery, former Denver International Airport spokesperson, said in a statement after the last update.

by | February 05, 2019 | 20:54

Between 2001 and 2009, he served in various capacities in the Department of the Interior. Environmentalists were quick to criticize Trump's decision. As Zinke's deputy, Bernhardt played a role in efforts to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, ease Obama-era protections on a bird called the greater sage grouse to boost drilling and mining across the West, and open federal lands to leases for coal mining.

by | February 05, 2019 | 16:18

The U.S.' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement Monday that scientists had updated the World Magnetic Model, used by smartphone and consumer electronics for maps and Global Positioning System services, ahead of time to account for unplanned changes in the Earth's magnetic field.

by | February 05, 2019 | 14:24

The researchers ran the model through the end of the 21st century and found that, by the year 2100, more than 50 percent of the world's oceans will shift in color, due to climate change. Since the late 1990s, satellites have been taking continuous measurements of the ocean's colour to determine the amount of chlorophyll-and, in turn, phytoplankton-in an oceanic region.

by | February 05, 2019 | 02:40

The largest part of the ice had melted within the last three years, and the resulting cavity is 350 meters high. The melting of the Thwaites Glacier, which is the approximately the size of Florida, is already behind about four percent of global sea rise, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory .