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Unusual mass found under Moon's surface near ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 landing site

Unusual mass found under Moon's surface near ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 landing site A large mass of unknown material has been discovered on the largest crater on the Moon and scientists aren't sure what it is. "That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected", said lead author Peter B. Beneath this basin lies a odd anomaly-an excess of mass extending at least 300 kilometers down, more than 10 times the depth of the Earth's crust. "Whatever it is, wherever it came fro... [Full Article...]

Stop talking about going back to the Moon: Trump tells NASA

Stop talking about going back to the Moon: Trump tells NASA The tweet was quick to viral on social media with people criticising the President for claiming Moon is a part of Mars. Trump wrote that the moon is a part of Mars, which may reference NASA's view of the moon as a jumping-off point for deeper human space exploration, but that's just speculation. [Full Article...]

Jupiter and its 4 moons will soon be visible with just binoculars

Jupiter and its 4 moons will soon be visible with just binoculars That's because Jupiter is passing closer to the Earth than usual in June, and will be visible in the night sky from dusk until dawn. So grab some blankets, a pair of binoculars or a telescope and gaze into the darkness this month for some out of this world views! According to Earthsky , Jupiter and Earth will be in opposition - which is the point when both planets are aligned with the s... [Full Article...]

Trump Slams NASA: Focus on Mars, Not Moon

Trump Slams NASA: Focus on Mars, Not Moon That counters his administration's policy that NASA should focus on returning to the Moon for a landing in 2024. The confidence of Trump's assurance that the moon is somehow "part" of Mars is remarkable. The tweet is at odds with a directive Trump signed in December 2017 to send USA astronauts back to the moon for the first time since 1972. It's possible he meant that going to the moon would... [Full Article...]

'Significant' levels of formaldehyde intensifying indoor air pollution

'Significant' levels of formaldehyde intensifying indoor air pollution Understanding the effects and taking relevant action are steps which will help to #BeatAirPollution . "Air Pollution is a silent killer claiming millions of lives every year", Akshay Kumar said. Aside from the AHP Programme, Asean also has an initiative to reduce greenhouse emissions from peatland fires through the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. [Full Article...]

NASA Hopes Commercialization Helps Fund Its Trip Back to the Moon

NASA Hopes Commercialization Helps Fund Its Trip Back to the Moon A private mission on the International Space Station will cost a minimum of about $35,000 per night. Russian Federation has already let private citizens onto the station, so it won't be the very first time a non-professional astronaut heads to space, WaPo reported . [Full Article...]

Rain in the Forecast Thanks to a Tropical Disturbance

Rain in the Forecast Thanks to a Tropical Disturbance The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin began Saturday, 1 June, and ends 30 November, with the traditional peak occurring from August to October. Some models, however, have the storm taking a more northward track , hugging the Mexico and South Texas coast before turning toward the northeast and potentially making landfall in Louisiana. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden Changes Stance On Climate Change

Joe Biden Changes Stance On Climate Change At least one of the sources included in the new citations - American Rivers - had already been cited in the original version of the plan that Biden's campaign had released. "This is an issue of damage and pain today, and I've seen that from the people whose homes burned down in Seminole Springs, California, to the people whose nonprofits were flooded in Davenport, California". [Full Article...]

'Cuphead,' the video game, is coming to Tesla, the cars

'Cuphead,' the video game, is coming to Tesla, the cars Tesla launched on Friday pre-orders for its China-made Model 3 , pricing it well below the imported Model 3 and saying deliveries from the Shanghai factory will begin in six to ten months. Games on Tesla are playable through either the touchscreen, steering wheel buttons, or a USB controller. The Tesla video game library is set to grow at least one more time before the end of 2019, and... [Full Article...]

NASA picks first landing service providers for Artemis Program

NASA picks first landing service providers for Artemis Program Though it's yet to be seen which it selects, the space agency is considering sending instruments involved with determining lander positions, conducting lunar science, detecting how human activity impacts the Moon's environment, and more. As anticipated, NASA has named the three private companies that will make cargo deliveries to the Moon. The first mission, by Orbit Beyond , will launch in Sep... [Full Article...]

SpaceX starts launching Starlink satellites for global internet system

SpaceX starts launching Starlink satellites for global internet system SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, Elon Musk says SpaceX is aware of the situation and the anger being portrayed by astronomers, but his company is looking at ways to reduce the light pollution. He claimed in another tweet that the satellites "won't be seen by anyone unless looking very carefully". Musk spoke about the greater good that his satellites ... [Full Article...]

Sydney Will Be Placed Under Water Restrictions From Saturday

Sydney Will Be Placed Under Water Restrictions From Saturday As water storage levels continue to plumment amid NSW's ongoing drought, the Berejiklian government has made a decision to bring in level one water restrictions ahead of schedule. More than 85% of Greater Sydney's water supply relies on rain. Permits will be needed to fill a new or renovated pool greater than 10,000 litres. [Full Article...]

Antibiotics contamination in many rivers have crossed 'safe' level

Antibiotics contamination in many rivers have crossed 'safe' level Besides harming wildlife, experts say contaminated rivers could boost resistance to drugs among humans, rendering antibiotics less effective. Researchers from the University of York tested river water in 72 countries to measure the level of 14 commonly used antibiotics. [Full Article...]

Malaysia to return plastic waste dumped by other countries

Malaysia to return plastic waste dumped by other countries Since China disrupted the flow of more than 7 million tonnes of rubbish by banning its import past year, Malaysia became the world's primary host for foreign waste. In one case alone, Yeo said a United Kingdom recycling company exported more than 55,000 tons of plastic waste in about 1,000 containers to Malaysia over the past two years. [Full Article...]

Tracking Memorial Day severe weather threat; Tornado Watch

Tracking Memorial Day severe weather threat; Tornado Watch Low pressure tracks out from the west slinging showers and thunderstorms over the region by early Memorial Day and this could run for most of the day. Highs will reach the mid 80s this afternoon, cooler than yesterday but still above normal for this time of year. The good news is that Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 will be picture ideal - sunny and seasonable with a high in the mid to upper ... [Full Article...]

Two more days of storms before a much needed break

Memorial Day looks nice with partly sunny skies and highs near 80. Sun: High: 85 Low: 66 Decreasing clouds; chance for nighttime storms. The most likely chance of rain will occur overnight Sunday . Highway 20. Highs in the mid 80s. Strong to severe storms will develop as a warm, moist breeze from the south crashes into an approaching system from the west. [Full Article...]

Severe Weather To Hit The Chicago Area Monday Afternoon

Severe Weather To Hit The Chicago Area Monday Afternoon Anytime between 5-6 o'clock we will start to see our showers and storms work east across West Michigan giving heavy downpours at times and even stronger thunderstorms for anyone along and south of I-96. Wed: High: 74 Partly cloudy. Thu: High: 77 Low: 55 Mostly sunny. Thursday: Partly sunny with a good chance for showers and thunderstorms. We also could get some afternoon sun too with highs i... [Full Article...]

Rare Asteroid Passing By Earth This Weekend

Rare Asteroid Passing By Earth This Weekend Thankfully, at it's closest approach tomorrow, the meteorite will be three million miles from Earth - about 13 times the distance to the moon. A very big asteroid with its own little moon is going to zip past Earth tonight (May 25) - close enough that, with some preparation and a decent telescope, amateur astronomers may spot it blotting out the stars. [Full Article...]

NASA Unveils Plans For Astronauts To Return To Moon By 2024

NASA Unveils Plans For Astronauts To Return To Moon By 2024 As part of the firm-fixed-price contract, the team will conduct a one-year demonstration of the power and propulsion spacecraft. That station will be the lunar orbiting staging point to send astronauts back to the moon's surface in five years - and, Bridenstine says, to pave the way toward future Mars missions. [Full Article...]

More rain and storm chances to finish off Memorial Day weekend

More rain and storm chances to finish off Memorial Day weekend Valley staycationers can expect prime pool weather , with clear skies and below-normal temperatures through Monday. "Quiet weather" is expected for most of the coming week, Barlow said. Temperatures will climb to near 90 degrees by the afternoon. New records could be set for high temperatures in several dozen cities, from Louisiana to Virginia, setting the stage for potentially deadly conditi... [Full Article...]


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