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The InSight Lander Of NASA Has Arrived Its Destination

The InSight Lander Of NASA Has Arrived Its Destination IST. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu designed the robotic arm, which will dig deep beneath the surface of the planet to see explore how it was formed. Ghanaians and Americans have jubilated over a spacecraft which landed in Mars. InSight has also begun its surface operations and instrument deployment phase. According to NASA, twin CubeSats used their experimental radios and antennas to provide an alterna... [Full Article...]

Listen to NASA land Robot Spaceship on Mars

Listen to NASA land Robot Spaceship on Mars InSight is the first mission dedicated to studying the deep interior of Mars, the first to place a seismometer directly on the surface of another planet and will probe 15 time deeper than any previous mission. Early in its history, Mars may have looked a lot like Earth. Once on the ground, the lander will begin its two-year mission of looking at how Mars was formed. [Full Article...]

NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services

NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services As The Next Web pointed out , the stars and stripes, stuck into the rocky landscape almost 50 years ago, remains the only territorial banner on the Moon's surface. "More missions , more science", a news release about the CLPS program promised . The Verge notes that both had expressed interest in the program, but were not selected. [Full Article...]

NASA partners with private companies to return to the Moon

NASA partners with private companies to return to the Moon The photo of McCandless floating by himself in the blackness of space, with the blue Earth in the background, is one of NASA's most iconic. "It is about a colony on the surface of the moon". "The goal of the lunar programs is to ensure national interests at the new space turn". NASA is in the process of identifying payloads that could fly on those payloads. [Full Article...]

Successful Landing of NASA’s InSight on Mars Start of Two-Year Exploration

Successful Landing of NASA’s InSight on Mars Start of Two-Year Exploration Samson is behind the synthetic rope serving various other purposes on the space station, shuttles and landers. Confirmation of a successful touchdown is not the end of the challenges of landing on the Red Planet . "Mars is hard", Thomas Zurbuchen, Nasa associate administrator for the science mission directorate, said on Sunday. Dozens of operations and thousands of lines of code were pre-prog... [Full Article...]

NASA InSight spacecraft on course for Mars touchdown

NASA InSight spacecraft on course for Mars touchdown The 800 pound InSight spacecraft is finally going to reach the red planet to closely study the deep interior of Mars . If the landing all goes to plan, InSight will complete a two year (or one Mars year) mission to gather data about our planetary neighbour. [Full Article...]

'I don't believe' government climate report finding

'I don't believe' government climate report finding The fifth installment would be due during President Trump's second term if he's re-elected. The study, the Fourth National Climate Assessment , was compiled by 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate scientists. The report disputes those notions. How can @realDonaldTrump still think climate change is a "hoax"? "But asked about the study's conclusion that climate change would ... [Full Article...]

China Claims First Genetically Edited Babies

China Claims First Genetically Edited Babies No one knows exactly how He Jiankui, on leave from Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, did it. Scientists gathered in Hong Kong at an global summit on human genome editing will have to wait until Wednesday to hear He describe his work in more detail. [Full Article...]

Touchdown: NASA's InSight Lands on Mars

Touchdown: NASA's InSight Lands on Mars Updates were coming in via radio signals that take more than eight minutes to cross the almost 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth. All but one of the previous US touchdowns were successful. Viewings were held coast to coast at museums, planetariums and libraries, as well as New York's Times Square. [Full Article...]

The ugly truth about climate change

The ugly truth about climate change The report notes the last few years have smashed USA records for damaging weather, costing almost $400 billion since 2015. The report is the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment . “Climate change is already taking a toll on US agriculture, health, tourism, fisheries, energy, transportation, infrastructure, businesses and more. [Full Article...]

How to Watch NASA's InSight Touchdown on Mars Live

How to Watch NASA's InSight Touchdown on Mars Live This equipment will help mission scientists map the Martian interior in unprecedented detail over the next two Earth years, revealing key insights about the formation and evolution of rocky planets, NASA officials have said. Then, the descent engines, known as retrorockets, begin to fire. Engineers at JPL hope to get real-time electronic confirmation of the spacecraft's safe arrival from min... [Full Article...]

NASA selects old crater as Mars 2020 rover site

NASA selects old crater as Mars 2020 rover site Knowing more about the ability for life to exist on Mars in the distant past could inform us about how life evolved on Earth. Jezero Crater is located on the western edge of Isidis Planitia, a giant impact basin just north of the Martian equator. [Full Article...]

Stoned Musk has forced NASA to test their company

Stoned Musk has forced NASA to test their company In an advisory sent to media Wednesday, NASA confirmed that SpaceX is targeting January 7, 2019 to test its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft that will take astronauts to space next summer if current schedules hold. If all goes well, SpaceX will be able to send astronauts to the International Space Station . A NASA spokesperson declined to say what specifically prompted t... [Full Article...]

SpaceX just launched a satellite into space on its Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX just launched a satellite into space on its Falcon 9 rocket ET (12:46 p.m. PT). If everything goes according to plan, the Falcon 9 will deliver Es'hail-2 to a geostationary transfer orbit about 32 minutes after launch. Es'hail 2 features high-speed Ku- and Ka-band communications services. And 9 in the title refers to the number of engines in the rocket. SpaceX is enjoying a spectacular run of success both in terms of its launch business and recover... [Full Article...]

China's 'Artificial Sun' Marks Breakthrough for Nuclear Fusion

China's 'Artificial Sun' Marks Breakthrough for Nuclear Fusion The team of scientists from China's Institute of Plasma Physics announced this week that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) - dubbed the " artificial sun " - reached a whopping 100 million degrees Celsius, temperature required to maintain a fusion reaction that produces more power than it takes to run. [Full Article...]

'Super-Earth' discovered orbiting Sun's nearest star

'Super-Earth' discovered orbiting Sun's nearest star Graphic representation of the relative distances to the nearest stars from the sun. It is so old scientists think it could be one of the Milky Way's first stars. It was found by an worldwide team of scientists searching for rocky planets beyond our solar system. Barnard's Star is a small, ancient kind of sun called a red dwarf. [Full Article...]

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space Although the going-rate for deliveries is much lower for SpaceX , customers are flocking to Rocket Lab for reduced wait time and speedier deliveries. Sunday's launch follows the success of its second test flight in January, where it deployed three satellites. "That's really what it's all about. We've always been very bold and not too shy to say that we hope to be launching to space the most o... [Full Article...]

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday came as the Calgary-based energy giant was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana . In August, Judge Morris ruled that the State Department must supplement a more thorough study of potential environmental effects of the pipeline. [Full Article...]

'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe?

'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe? Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb, two astronomers from the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, suggested the cigar-shaped object - given the Hawaiian name 'Oumuamua , which NASA notes "means a messenger from afar arriving first" - could have been a discarded light sail of extra-terrestrial origin, perhaps sent here on objective. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video

Elon Musk shows off completed Boring Company tunnel in new video Nissan, Maruti Suzuki, Tata and Toyota are also mulling launching India-made EVs in India in 2019. The eccentric billionaire and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk , wanted to do things differently - so the payload was comprised of a Tesla Roadster , with a mannequin dressed in an astronaut suit sitting in the driver's seat. [Full Article...]


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