Month: July 2019

Australian scientists are warning that people may be exposed to potentially deadly bacteria if they touch their mouths or eat without washing their hands after coming into contact with surfaces contaminated with gull poop Adult silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) in Victoria, Australia. The silver gull is the most common gull species in Australia.(Credit: Fir0002 /
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FILE PHOTO – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas (Reuters) – India’s space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission,
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This article originally appeared in the June 10, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Founded in 1960 to help the U.S. Air Force develop the first missiles, rockets and satellites, the El Segundo, California-based nonprofit currently finds itself increasingly called upon to help the Defense Department navigate a rapidly evolving commercial space industry. Kevin Bell, vice
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The first Apollo 11 retroreflectors. Credit: NASA Fifty years after Armstrong and Aldrin placed the first lunar retroreflectors about a hundred feet from their lunar module, NASA has funded a set of Next-Generation Lunar Retroreflectors (NGLRs) to be delivered on future flights via the space agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) project. An international team
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When you think of loud sounds you probably imagine earsplitting screams or whole-body-vibrating booms. Not necessarily the abrupt pop that belongs to a tiny 29-millimetre marine worm (Leocratides kimuraorum). But when marine biologist Ryutaro Goto from Kyoto University and colleagues measured the sounds made by these polychaete worms they came in at a whopping 157
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Alyssa Carson, the world’s youngest astronaut-in-training, has created a line of space luggage with Horizn Studios, a British-based travel brand. Photo courtesy of Horizn Studios There aren’t many teenagers like Alyssa Carson from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the age of 18, she is the world’s youngest astronaut-in-training and already has three TEDx Talks under her space belt.  Carson has also teamed
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WASHINGTON — The initial prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation reusable launch vehicle will make its first, albeit low-altitude, test flight early next week, Elon Musk announced July 12. In a series of late-night tweets, Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, said the “Starhopper” vehicle SpaceX is assembling at its test site near Brownsville, Texas,
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