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Have astronomers found a moon in another solar system?

Have astronomers found a moon in another solar system? The planet located outside our solar system is called exoplanet and its moon , that is, the satellite is called "exomoon". Our hunt for exoplanets (planets further into the cosmos) has thrown up some truly odd and fascinating examples in recent years, with confirmed discoveries now numbering in the thousands. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Kong-rey to Affect Jeju, Southern Parts

Typhoon Kong-rey to Affect Jeju, Southern Parts The current trajectory of Kong-rey will see it move from Okinawa in a northward direction toward the Korean Peninsula, the JMA said, before reaching coastal areas of the Sea of Japan. With winds of up to 134mph, roofs were torn from structures, trucks overturned and a 2,500-tonne tanker was pushed into the bridge to Kansai International Airport. [Full Article...]

Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle

Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle The massive lander is a single-stage reusable system capable of accommodating a crew of four and 2,000 pounds of cargo on the surface of the Moon for up to two weeks. Much of the hardware will be modeled on Lockheed's future deep-space crew capsule Orion , which the company has been developing for NASA and which reportedly costs $20 billion. [Full Article...]

Major BREAKTHROUGH: 'Moon' 8,000 light-years away spotted in a FIRST FOR ASTRONOMY

Major BREAKTHROUGH: 'Moon' 8,000 light-years away spotted in a FIRST FOR ASTRONOMY The researchers found one instance, in Kepler 1625b , that had intriguing anomalies. That's where Hubble was able to help with an extra 40 hours' worth of observations. In principle this anomaly could also be caused by the gravitational pull of a hypothetical second planet in the system, but the Kepler Space Telescope found no evidence for additional planets around the star during its four year ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean Leslie is moving toward the southwest near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Sunday. Waves kicked up by the storm are forecast to increase along the southeast United States coast over the next few days, and also affect the Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles as well as Bermuda. [Full Article...]

Heavy rainfall expected in Northern Utah, flash flood watch issued

Heavy rainfall expected in Northern Utah, flash flood watch issued There was also flooding reported around Tucson. That's due in part to wind currents that generally push from east to west-but also because the tropical cyclones that power hurricanes need warm water, usually over 80 degrees, while the typical temperature off SoCal coasts is closer to 75. [Full Article...]

Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

But Sirbescu said she knew "within seconds" that this rock was special. Sirbescu sent a small sample to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC for further analysis where it was estimated the meteorite could be worth around $100,000. [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to 'power of evolution'

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to 'power of evolution' Collectively, they exploited evolution to make better use of molecules, which is essential in designing drugs and developing biofuels. Meanwhile, the other two winners in chemistry - Greg Winter and George P Smith - who will share the other half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry , has been chosen due to their research on phage displays of peptides and antibodies. [Full Article...]

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000 A rock that was used as a doorstop for decades at a MI farm has been identified as a meteorite valued at about $100,000. A MI man recently learned that a rock he's been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000. "I wonder what mine is worth", Mazurek said in the release. The professor sent a slice of the rock to a colleague at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., who repo... [Full Article...]

Russian, US space chiefs to discuss future of International Space Station

Russian, US space chiefs to discuss future of International Space Station Down the astronauts will be on a cargo Soyuz MS-08. Crew members evacuated from the lander. It was followed by the 15th Dragon, which arrived in July with additional supplies. In total Feustel now has almost 62 hours on spacewalks and Arnold has tallied over 32 hours. The two Americans performed three space walks to carry out maintenance during their 197-day stay at the orbiting lab. [Full Article...]

Weird Goblin planet found on the edge of solar system

It is, according to a release by the researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science , an extremely distant body that is 80 AU-Astronomical Units where 1 AU is the distance from Earth to Sun-from the Sun . There are probably many more of these objects out there, but they're hard to detect due to their distance. "We think there could be thousands of small bodies like 2015 TG387 out on the... [Full Article...]

Chemistry Nobel prize awarded to pioneers of directed evolution

Smith developed a method using a virus that infects bacteria to produce new proteins while Winter used the same phage display technique to engineer the evolution of antibodies, with the aim of producing more effective medicines. It is a popular way to treat rheumatoid arthritis , some skin diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases. Earlier this week, two immunologists, James Allison of the U... [Full Article...]

Guelph native wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Guelph native wins Nobel Prize in Physics Both inventions had "revolutionized laser physics", the Royal Swedish Academy said . Optical tweezers "created entirely new opportunities for observing and controlling the machinery of life", the Nobel committee said. The science centre introduced a pilot project a year ago that saw women engineers, new to the profession, act as mentors to younger females interested in the profession. [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for New Weapon Against Cancer

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for New Weapon Against Cancer It found that the drug Keytruda ( pembrolizumab ) - which famously helped former United States president Jimmy Carter stave off advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain - helped lung cancer patients live four to eight months longer than chemo. [Full Article...]

LNG Canada announces positive final investment decision

Other partners in the project include Royal Dutch Shell plc via affiliate Shell Canada Energy (40%); PetroChina Co Ltd via subsidiary PetroChina Canada Ltd (15%); Mitsubishi Corp via subsidiary Diamond LNG Canada Ltd (15%); and Korea Gas Corp, via wholly-owned subsidiary Kogas Canada LNG Ltd (5%). [Full Article...]

Laser breakthroughs win physics Nobel

Laser breakthroughs win physics Nobel John Bardeen is the only Nobel Laureate who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice, in 1956 and 1972. Strickland, of the University of Waterloo, Canada, becomes only the third woman to win a Nobel prize for physics. It recognises their discoveries in the field of laser physics. Drs Mourou and Strickland came up with a way of generating high intensity and very short laser pulse... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US It was about 585 miles (940 km) southwest of San Felipe Mexico at 2 a.m. Rosa was creeping northeast Sunday morning as a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . "A gradual turn toward the west-northwest and northwest is expected on Friday, followed by a turn toward the north on Saturday and a turn toward the north-northeast o... [Full Article...]

Japanese rovers send back 1st VIDEO ever taken on an asteroid

Japanese rovers send back 1st VIDEO ever taken on an asteroid They show slightly tilted close-ups of the rocky surface from different locations. The rovers move around on the surface of the space rock by "hopping" up to about 15 metres at a time. "I am proud that Hayabusa2 was able to contribute to the creation of this technology for a new method of space exploration by surface movement on small bodies", Tsuda said. [Full Article...]

'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames - RSPCA investigating sightings

'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames - RSPCA investigating sightings Spokeswoman Julia Cable has urged for the the public to not get too close to the whale, and " to watch it from the shore ". The previous reported sighting of a beluga in United Kingdom waters was in 2015, when two were spotted off the northeast coast of England and one in Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Japanese release awesome movie shot from the surface of asteroid Ryugu

Two MINERVA-II1 rovers were deployed explore the surface of asteroid Ryugu as it hurtles through space as part of a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA ) mission. Initial images were blurry but, a few days later, one of the rovers transmitted relatively clear video from space. This will help the spacecraft collect fresh samples of materials embedded within the asteroid's surface. [Full Article...]


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