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SpaceX launches 60 'Starlink' internet satellites into orbit

SpaceX launches 60 'Starlink' internet satellites into orbit An initial attempt to launch the Starlink satellites on May 15 was called off due to high winds aloft. Then, on Thursday, a requirement to update the Starlink software delayed the launch into next week. In February, OneWeb - a global communications company based out of United Kingdom - launched 6 satellites to achieve a similar goal. That's slightly higher than the International Space Sta... [Full Article...]

China behind ‘sudden rise’ in CFC emissions, say scientists

China behind ‘sudden rise’ in CFC emissions, say scientists Before it was phased out CFC-11, or Chlorofluorocarbon-11, was widely used in the 1970s and 1980s as a refrigerant and to make foam insulation. However, past year scientists discovered the pace of that slowdown slowed by half between 2013 and 2017. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space

NASA’s Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space During the test, it was checked whether the robot's subsystems such as avionics, cameras, propulsion, and docking for power and data transfer, are working properly or not. When in service, the Astrobee robots will effectively become spaceborne Roombas - they'll test how well robots can handle day-to-day maintenance and assist the crew. [Full Article...]

The Flower Full Moon will be blu-ish

The Flower Full Moon will be blu-ish Whichever way one calculates Blue Moons , there are typically 29.5 days between full moons, so it's unusual for two full moons to fit into a 30- or 31-day month. When a particular season has 4 moons , the 3rd was apparently called a Blue Moon so that the 4th and final 1 could continue to be called the late moon. [Full Article...]

NY Attorney General Savages Bill de Blasio's 2020 Bid: 'Why? ¿Por Qué?'

NY Attorney General Savages Bill de Blasio's 2020 Bid: 'Why? ¿Por Qué?' New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio ripped President Donald Trump on Friday morning, calling him a "con man" and a "trickster" who posted a "low energy" video attacking his presidential aspirations. [Full Article...]

GAME OF THRONES’ Series Finale Photos Don’t Give Away Much

GAME OF THRONES’ Series Finale Photos Don’t Give Away Much There are two clear contenders as to who could murder the new queen with Jon Snow ( Kit Harington ) and Tyrion Lannister ( Peter Dinklage ) both shocked by her recent actions. That added to my dismay. It would have made more sense than just killing for killing's sake. "But that was frustrating for a couple seasons". Will Varys' death and failed assassination attempt end up being an even ... [Full Article...]

Here's How to Watch SpaceX's Mega Starlink Internet Satellite Launch

Here's How to Watch SpaceX's Mega Starlink Internet Satellite Launch Live updates of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network. Space debris can be detrimental to space travel and as Earth's low orbit continues to become more congested, experts including those at NASA have warned of its perils. [Full Article...]

Record breaking deep-sea dive reveals plastic waste

Record breaking deep-sea dive reveals plastic waste He also saw angular metal or plastic objects - one with writing on it. An American diver set a new record for the deepest dive in history last month when he plunged almost 36,000 feet. "It was very disappointing to see obvious human contamination of the deepest point in the ocean", Vescovo was quoted as saying by news agency Reuters . [Full Article...]

Like a Raisin: Study Finds Earth’s Shrinking Moon is Causing Quakes

Like a Raisin: Study Finds Earth’s Shrinking Moon is Causing Quakes Apart from the plain and simple fact that this new finding helps us understand the Moon better, it is significant because humans are looking to establish a base there by the turn of the century, and information about tectonic activity would be necessary to mitigate risk and help decide optimal locations for explorers to reach. [Full Article...]

Explorer dives to deepest point in the ocean, stunned to find plastic

Explorer dives to deepest point in the ocean, stunned to find plastic The dive was the first for The Five Deeps Expedition , funded by Vescovo, and is being filmed for a Discovery Channel documentary. Vescovo was part of a mission to chart the world's deepest underwater places, and the Mariana Trench is considered the deepest place in the ocean, according to the BBC . [Full Article...]

New study shows the Moon is shrinking

The innermost planet Mercury boasts numerous thrust faults. New research from seismometers that were placed on the moon between 1969 and 1977 tells a different story. Weathering from solar and space radiation gradually darkens material on the lunar surface, so brighter areas indicate regions that are freshly exposed to space, as expected if a recent moonquake sent material sliding down a cliff... [Full Article...]

Houston Ship Channel closed after barge, vessel collide

Houston Ship Channel closed after barge, vessel collide The barges were transporting gasoline blend stock Reformate, which is leaking into the water, officials said. The gas product is colorless, flammable and toxic to touch, inhale or ingest. Residents in cities near the accident site have reported a strong gasoline smell. It happened near the Bayport Ship Channel. "Over the past two months, communities along the Houston Ship Channel have expe... [Full Article...]

Researchers Develop Reversible Plastic That Can Be Repeatedly Recycled

Researchers Develop Reversible Plastic That Can Be Repeatedly Recycled To create items such as water bottles, bags, multi-colored straws, and stretchy foodservice wrap, manufacturers add various chemicals and fillers to give plastics desired qualities-which makes recycling different plastics together hard as the end result is unpredictable and/or undesirable. [Full Article...]

Midwest rivers recede, but flooding danger lingers

Midwest rivers recede, but flooding danger lingers There is a potential for more flooding at other cities southward along the MS until the water flushes out into the Gulf of Mexico in several weeks, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. The bulging MS tore through a levee in St. Charles County, near St. Louis, forcing evacuations. The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday near St. [Full Article...]

Billionaire Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for moon presence, sources say

Billionaire Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for moon presence, sources say That's obviously not the case, as while on stage, Bezos announced that Blue Origin would begin testing Blue Moon's BE-7 landing rockets this summer. But people familiar with the company's plans, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Bezos is expected to lay out details on lunar missions and a lunar lander spacecraft that the company is developing. [Full Article...]

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch An external cable that normally comes off during launch dangled from the capsule, but it did not interfere with the grappling. Well done, well captured. About two hours later, a series of latches bolted the Dragon firmly to the space station, ending the official docking stage of the flight, and allowing astronauts to unload supplies. [Full Article...]

Dinosaur DISCOVERY: Archaeologists name 3FT tall relative of the fearsome T-Rex

Dinosaur DISCOVERY: Archaeologists name 3FT tall relative of the fearsome T-Rex If it stretched its duck-billed head, an adult human maybe "would be looking at it in the eye", said Sterling Nesbitt, a paleontologist at Virginia Tech, who discovered the dinosaur. It was bigger than earlier tyrannosauroids and had big feet needed for speed - something the T. rex lost. The name Suskityrannus hazelae originates from the word Suski, which is the Zuni Native American tribe wo... [Full Article...]

Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise

Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise It was a worst-case scenario showing what would happen if a giant space rock crashed into Earth in 2027. The astronomers made a decision to launch impactors into space in the hopes of pushing the rock off course - a strategy that has been considered for real-world development. [Full Article...]

Israel's First Moon Mission Set for Liftoff From Florida Thursday

Israel's First Moon Mission Set for Liftoff From Florida Thursday It was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night from Cape Canaveral in the southern US state of Florida. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was watching the launch live from the Israeli control center in Yehud, near Tel Aviv. [Full Article...]

SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after two-day chase

SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after two-day chase After a rare power issue discovered at the last minute on the Dragon cargo capsule a few days ago while preparing to launch , the take-off was delayed until Saturday, May 4th. Saint-Jacques later told Canadian schoolchildren it was "a big moment of pride" to grab the Dragon using the station's 58-foot (18-meter) robot arm - Canada's main contribution to the space station. [Full Article...]


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