• Moonquakes are causing the moon to shrink over time
Moonquakes are causing the moon to shrink over time

This is because, as the moon shrinks, its brittle surface breaks forming " thrust faults ". -Some of these earthquakes can be quite strong, about five on the Richter scale. To check their findings, researchers ran 10,000 simulations to see if this amount of quakes near faults can be coincidental, however, they found the chances are less than 4 per ...

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

Blue Origin says the cargo variant it has just revealed can carry 3.6 metric tons to its destination. A new space on Blue Origin's website describes the lander as being capable of "precise and soft landings" to enable "a sustained human presence on the Moon".

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  • SpaceX launch with CRS-17 scrubs Friday, will try again Saturday
SpaceX launch with CRS-17 scrubs Friday, will try again Saturday

Separately, a helium leak was detected at the ground site, one the company plans to have fixed by Saturday, when a new attempt has been rescheduled. NASA said it was the second time such a unit had been replaced robotically, without needing to make astronauts perform a spacewalk.

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  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘could move to Africa’
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘could move to Africa’

Why add fuel to the fire?", another commenter said . The impending royal baby definitely seems to be one of the reasons why Harry and Will have grown distant as of late. Last May, William and Kate released two pictures of Louis including one with Princess Charlotte. They sent them down to Frogmore to try to keep them out of the limelight for...

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  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Malfunction, Smoke Seen for Miles
SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Malfunction, Smoke Seen for Miles

A spokesman for the 45th Space Wing, which commands Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, confirmed to Florida Today that no one was injured. According to Spaceflight Now , sources say the Crew Dragon's first test with humans on board, currently scheduled for no earlier than July 25, was already "likely to be rescheduled for late September or earl...

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  • Stormy weather anticipated for Sunday
Stormy weather anticipated for Sunday

Almost 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us as the severe weather left a trail of destruction. Earlier, two children died in East Texas after a tree fell on their moving auto. At least 19 others were injured and taken to hospitals for t...

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  • SpaceX launches mega rocket year after debut with sports auto
SpaceX launches mega rocket year after debut with sports auto

Eastern time from Kennedy Space Center in Florida . The Falcon Heavy has three boosters with 27 Merlin liquid-propellant engines in total, giving it more than 5 million pounds of thrust-the most for a launch since the Saturn V rocket last used for Apollo moon missions in early 1970s.

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  • Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon during landing
Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon during landing

Its journey took it on a series of ever-widening orbits around the Earth, before being captured by the Moon's gravity and moving into lunar orbit on 4 April. Hopefully, when the landing is successful, we'll have so much joy in our veins that the challenges and problems we've had to overcome will look different".

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  • First ever image of Black Hole released, confirms Einstein’s theory
First ever image of Black Hole released, confirms Einstein’s theory

It's about 26,000 light years away, and looks like a tiny dot from Earth, despite having a mass approximately four times that of the sun. The presence of black holes affects the surrounding environment in extreme ways. The picture, released first in a scientific journal, shows a supermassive black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy...

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  • Get $19k to stay in bed for 2 months
Get $19k to stay in bed for 2 months

You'd be spending 60 days in the sack for the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study (AGBRESA ). This centrifuge is being used to recreate Earth's gravity during the first joint long-term bed rest study between ESA and USA space agency NASA into the potential of artificial gravity in mitigating the effects of spaceflight.

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  • Assignment shuffle precludes all-female spacewalk
Assignment shuffle precludes all-female spacewalk

During these spacewalks (also called extravehicular activities or "EVAs"), astronauts will be upgrading the station's power system, replacing nickel-hydrogen batteries with new, more powerful lithium-ion batteries to power the station - tasks projected to take six to seven hours to complete.

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  • NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag
NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

This is the first time scientists have had close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface, the agency said. Some have been observed falling back onto the surface, while others drift into interstellar space. Bennu isn't the only asteroid that's been caught blasting material out into space, but it joins a very exclusi...

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  • The 'Full Worm Supermoon' marks the start of spring this week
The 'Full Worm Supermoon' marks the start of spring this week

It will be the first time in almost 40 years that the full moon has coincided so closely with the vernal equinox , according to The Old Farmer's Almanac . It will be the first spring equinox supermoon in 19 years, and won't happen again until 2030 . (Image source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)What is Supermoon , full moon and worm moon? The "super worm...

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  • SpaceX Dragon 2 successfully docks with ISS
SpaceX Dragon 2 successfully docks with ISS

The ship successfully docked in autonomous mode and the astronauts tweeted pictures with the ship's inhabitants. MARTIN: Jim Bridenstine is NASA administrator. Because this is just a demonstration, there are no astronauts aboard - but there will be a space-suited mannequin. "Man, we were all working so hard to get to the start of flying this ...

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  • Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week
Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

This close approach is called perigee by astronomers. There's a supersized Supermoon coming, and it could the biggest and brightest we see this year. "Because these relatively close objects are in front of the Moon, our brain is tricked into thinking the Moon is much closer to the objects that are in our line of sight", she continued.

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  • Question of solicitor-client privilege comes to fore in SNC-Lavalin controversy
Question of solicitor-client privilege comes to fore in SNC-Lavalin controversy

Trudeau's actions in the SNC Lavalin matter, not to mention the ongoing Norman scandal , fall far short of the bar he set for him and his government in the heady days of summer 2015. It must have been increasingly uncomfortable for Wilson-Raybould in cabinet, watching as the government ignored its promises on making First Nations, Métis and Inuit ...

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  • Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted
Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted

WMM helps to calibrate accurate geographical data for a host of consumer uses including compass apps, maps, and Global Positioning System services found on cellphones and other electronic devices. Forest Service also use it. Airport runway names are based on their direction toward magnetic north and their names change when the poles moved. The up...

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  • Hubble Captures Stunning New Dwarf Galaxy Close to the Milky Way
Hubble Captures Stunning New Dwarf Galaxy Close to the Milky Way

Almost all the stars astronomers measured in Bedin 1 are small and old, implying the dwarf galaxy made all its stars in a single burst of activity some 10 billion years ago. Reference: These results will be published online January 31, 2019, in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters [https://academic.oup.com/mnrasl].

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  • 2019’s only total lunar eclipse
2019’s only total lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses don't happen often, because normally the moon moves slightly over or under the shadow when it's on the far side of the Earth from the sun. Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one - clear skies.

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  • 'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies
'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies

In the US, the eclipse will begin relatively early Sunday evening, making it easier for children to stay up and enjoy the show. Total lunar eclipses only happen when Earth's shadow entirely engulfs the moon's face, and are relatively rare compared with their partial and penumbral counterparts-after this weekend the next one will not occur until M...

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  • China's Chang'e-4 probe lands on far side of moon
China's Chang'e-4 probe lands on far side of moon

The moon's far side, also known as the dark side , is largely unexplored and always faces away from the earth. "We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said .

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  • Ultima Thule emerges as contact binary,
Ultima Thule emerges as contact binary, "cosmic snowman", in new spacecraft images

The celestial body was nicknamed Ultima Thule before scientists could say for sure whether it was one object or two. Planetary scientists have never before seen a close-up of an object like Ultima Thule. The object has a mottled look, with the bright patches concentrated in mysterious circles while the darker areas seem more linear. That could ...

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  • Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk
Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk

The astronauts use it to Dock with the ISS and went into the Station. The pair then returned back inside the space station after determining that they wouldn't need to cover their handywork with a thermal blanket. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said in September that the hole could have been drilled during manufacturing or in space. It was th...

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  • Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week
Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week

The shower is associated with 3200 Phaethon , an asteroid that is believed to have collided with another object many years ago. The Geminids look as if they originate from the constellation Gemini, hence the name. As such, 2018 should be the best year ever to watch the Geminids if the weather is clear where you are. The reports came from mor...

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  • China's history of lunar exploration
China's history of lunar exploration

A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:23 a.m., opening a new chapter in lunar exploration. If the mission succeeds, China has plans to launch a fifth Chang'e mission next year that would collect samples of the moo...

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