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Science Chandrayaan-2 modules getting ready for launch in July, says ISRO
Author: 0 Chandrayaan-2 modules getting ready for launch in July, says ISRO

Its earlier window of launch was April, however it was pushed ahead. The rover of India's second lunar mission , costing almost Rs 800 crore, will be made to land near the yet-unexplored south pole. Instruments are also mounted on Lander and Orbiter for carrying out scientific experiments. "Furthermore, the Rover will carry out scientific experiments on the lunar surface", the ISRO added.

Science HESCO to investigate what caused barrier failure leading to downtown Davenport flooding
Author: 0 HESCO to investigate what caused barrier failure leading to downtown Davenport flooding

Upstream, the Mississippi River at the Quad Cities in Iowa and IL reached a new record high Thursday according to our sister station WGEM . A disaster proclamation has been issued by Illinois Gov. Two Mississippi River bridges - one at Quincy, Illinois, and another at Louisiana, Missouri, have been forced to close. Officials in the Quad Cities say they have the flooding contained, but now the waiting begins.

Science SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in ground testing
Author: 0 SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in ground testing

The Crew Dragon (or Dragon V2) is a reusable capsule for transporting people and cargo to space . SpaceX still can not access the test stand at Cape Canaveral, Florida, because of toxic fuel contamination. NASA and SpaceX had hoped to launch a different Crew Dragon in late July, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a test flight to the International Space Station.

Author: 0 NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures

Two years later, the same problem destroyed NASA's Glory scientific satellite, also launched onboard a Taurus XL vehicle. Test results revealing that aluminium parts failed to meet tensile strength requirements were altered so that they showed the parts passing certification.

Science Climate protests London bridge that is near arrests in 4 times
Author: 0 Climate protests London bridge that is near arrests in 4 times

Climate protest group Extinction Rebellion has said it was left "frustrated" by talks with environment minister Michael Gove today, because he would not declare a climate emergency. Afterwards, Clare Farrell, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, welcomed the "unexpected levels of interest" in the idea of citizens' assemblies, but said ultimately the meeting "resulted in no concrete outcome".

Science NASA’s Hubble Confirms Universe is Expanding Faster Than Expected
Author: 0 NASA’s Hubble Confirms Universe is Expanding Faster Than Expected

Because these stars brighten and dim at predictable rates, and the periods of these variations give us their luminosity and hence distance, astronomers use them as cosmic mileposts. What they found directly contradicts predictions made based on observations from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite , which measured the speed of the universe 380,000 years after the Big Bang .

Science Climate protests disrupt London's bustling financial hub
Author: 0 Climate protests disrupt London's bustling financial hub

It is the latest stunt by the group which had just declared the end of an 11-day campaign of disruption across London , which at points blocked high profile locations including Oxford Street, Parliament Square, Waterloo Bridge. The Met arrested 38 activists yesterday and have charged 69 people over the protests. Protesters from Extinction Rebellion demonstrating outside Goldman Sachs offices on Fleet Street, London .

Science Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit
Author: 0 Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

He works for the park's anti-poaching unit, and the gorillas in the photo, Ndakazi and Ndeze, are both orphans who have been raised in the park. Still, gorillas share over 90 percent of their DNA with humans, so it's no surprise that the cheeky "gorilla gals" are your new selfie queens.

Science Over 70 Climate Change Protesters in London Slapped With Charges
Author: 0 Over 70 Climate Change Protesters in London Slapped With Charges

But some people wearing red face paint, veils and robes remained to give a performance to classical music on the steps underneath the whale skeleton. Farhana Yamin, from the group's political committee, said: "Being able to 'pause" a rebellion shows that we are organised and a long-term political force to be reckoned with'.

Science NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake' - an interplanetary first
Author: 0 NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake' - an interplanetary first

The first marsquake detected indicates the shallow subsurface of Mars contains far less water than Earth - but Mars is no where near as dry as the Moon. Detected by SEIS' more sensitive Very Broad Band sensors, these signals were even smaller than the Sol 128 event and more ambiguous in origin. Unlike Earth, Mars and the moon lack tectonic plates , so their quakes are caused by faults, or fractures, in their crusts.

Science The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday
Author: 0 The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday

Here is everything you need to know. According to Globe at Night, the easiest way to find Orion is to look in the west to southwest sky for three bright stars close together in nearly a straight line. The full moon is the energetic peak of the moon's cycle and is a time when we can focus on manifesting, connecting to our intuition, and honing in on our spiritual practice.

Science Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight: How to see shooting stars
Author: 0 Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight: How to see shooting stars

Vega is one of the brightest stars in the night sky but NASA advises against concentrating too much on where the shower appears to come from, a spot known as its radiant. Find an area well away from city or street lights. "Its glare will drown out all but the brightest Lyrids". Then, when the Earth passes through this dusty trail, the meteors burst into the atmosphere, proving bright streaks of light across the dark sky.

Author: 0 Lyrids meteor shower over Qatar sky Monday night

The moon was full Friday, so it will still be quite bright in the early morning hours over the weekend and during the peak. Earthsky said that for example, in 1982, American observers saw an outburst of almost 100 Lyrid meteors per hour. The Lyrids are marked by fast and bright meteors, sometimes reaching rate of up to 100 per hour. No Lyrid outburst is predicted for 2019, but you never know.

Science SpaceX Crew Dragon test firing results in cloud of smoke, called ‘anomaly’
Author: 0 SpaceX Crew Dragon test firing results in cloud of smoke, called ‘anomaly’

An investigation was committed to making sure that its systems met "rigorous safety standards". The incident is certain to delay efforts to have U.S. As pressure-fed rocket engines specifically created to be the basis of a launch escape system, Crew Dragon and its SuperDraco thrusters are meant to be ready to ignite at a millisecond's notice once they are armed in a flight-ready configuration.

Science Tesla Full Self Driving: Time For Tea?
Author: 0 Tesla Full Self Driving: Time For Tea?

The presentation is almost 4 hours long but you can skip forward to about 1hr 12mins, when Pete Bannon is invited to the stage. The new chip is made by Samsung in Texas. April 22 - Musk predicts that Tesla will have autonomous robotaxis without drivers in some USA markets in 2020. 'All you have to do is update the software'.

Science Tesla's Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in United States next year
Author: 0 Tesla's Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in United States next year

Elon Musk said he's "very confident" that Tesla will have autonomous robo-taxis on the road as soon as next year. "Probably two years from now we'll make a vehicle with no steering wheels or pedals", Musk predicted, while acknowledging he often missed deadlines and his presentation on Monday started 30 minutes late.

Author: 0 Beyond the Weather: Lyrid meteor shower

The April Lyrids are a meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 25 each year. The only solution is to go out both nights and look for "fast and bright meteors" falling out of the constellation Lyra the Harp, near the bright star Vega , which rises in late evening and passes almost overhead shortly before dawn, according to NASA .

Author: 0 SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

Flames and smoke could be seen by beachgoers across the Space Coast and at the Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX say they will now work with NASA to determine exactly what went wrong -however, if the issue is profound, it may postpone their plans to have astronauts pilot the vessel later this year.

Science Astronaut Christina Koch to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman
Author: 0 Astronaut Christina Koch to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Koch is now part of NASA's Expedition 59 and 60 crews, which launched to the ISS last month. While SpaceX's launches gets more attention, this will be Northrop Grumman's eleventh contracted commercial resupply services mission for NASA. In the spirit of Chaffee's role to advance the United States space program, we're also proud to demonstrate a number of innovative capabilities for our Cygnus spacecraft during this mission, including our ability to load cargo close to launch and our planned ...

Science Carnes: Copious supply of black holes
Author: 0 Carnes: Copious supply of black holes

Supermassive black holes like the one photographed anchor the centers of almost all galaxies and can be billions of times the mass of the sun. But the Event Horizon Telescope (a worldwide network of radio telescopes) could soon produce something even more dazzling - a video of a black hole in motion.

Science Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color
Author: 0 Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color

Accuweather reveals that the pink moon will be visible in all corners of the earth, and the space phenomenon can be watchable on both Thursday and Friday. In San Luis Obispo, the sun rises at 6:24 a.m. and the moon sets at 7:30 a.m., according to timeanddate.com . If you see an image of a green moon this year, now you'll know you're being hoaxed.

Science The World's First Photo of a Black Hole
Author: 0 The World's First Photo of a Black Hole

So far, there were only illustrations of black holes. The telescopes are part of the global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT ) project. He announced the image discovery. This is what a black hole looks like. Sheperd Doeleman said the new image provides the first visual evidence to confirm that theory. More than just historical value, the photo of the black hole is an important step forward in continuing to study space.

Science April's Full Pink Moon To Rise On Friday
Author: 0 April's Full Pink Moon To Rise On Friday

Amy Nieskens from the Old Farmer's Almanac said, according to the Express: "April's Full Moon is known as the Full Pink Moon because it heralded the appearance of wild group phlox or moss pink, one of the first Spring flowers". But a mini heatwave isn't the only thing Mother Nature is blessing us with, as a fancy Pink Super Moon is also on the horizon. Tribes such as the Algonquian traditionally kept track of time by naming the Moon's phases after particular events.

Science Center Core of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Lost at Sea
Author: 0 Center Core of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Lost at Sea

According to Musk, the (partial or total) loss of Falcon Heavy B1055 was caused by a combination of bad weather - causing "swells as high as 10 ft (3 m)" - and the surprising fact that SpaceX's robotic rocket grabber had yet to be modified to support Falcon Heavy center cores.

Science Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt
Author: 0 Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt

Engineers believe a technical glitch - likely in the component that measures the spacecraft's altitude in relation to the surface - triggered a chain reaction of events that caused the main engine of the spacecraft to stop. It aims to put a craft with a rover onto the moon's surface to collect data. Only the United States, Russia and China have landed crafts on the moon , with India working on it.

Science Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails
Author: 0 Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails

A failure would have attracted the mission to an abrupt end. Beresheet was about the size of a washing machine. Beresheet was not just a scientific project, it was much more than that. It blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on February 21 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and entered Earth's orbit about 34 minutes after launch. Around 20 minutes before the scheduled landing, engine firings slowed Beresheet's descent.

Science SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Successful, Lands All Three Boosters
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Successful, Lands All Three Boosters

The red Roadster - with a mannequin, dubbed Starman , likely still at the wheel - remains in a solar orbit stretching just past Mars . "T plus 33 seconds into flight, under the power of 5.1 million pounds of thrust, Falcon Heavy is headed to space ", SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said on a livestream.

Science Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found
Author: 0 Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

They included our own species, H sapiens, and Neanderthals , both living in Europe and western Asia, the Denisovans in Siberia, and the diminutive H floresiensis -nicknamed "hobbits" - from Indonesia. It is also a mystery as to how the species reached Luzon island since it has never been connected to the mainland with a land bridge. One theory holds that the peculiar features of luzonensis and its island cousin floresiensis could be the result of their habitat, with the unique and ...