Lunar Module ascends in orbit. Credit: NASA A half-century after the Eagle kissed the Sea of Tranquility one almost forgets Apollo 10 — the mission that did everything short of actually landing on the lunar surface. To those of us watching it live here on Earth, it was one of the most exhilarating and frustrating
Hurricane Michael was recently reclassified as a Category 5 storm by NOAA. The storm devastated parts of Florida, Georgia and beyond in 2018 with 160 mph winds, storm surge and rainfall. For my home state of Georgia, it was a particularly tragic event with agricultural losses estimated to be in the $2.5 to 3 billion
A lot of electronic dance music has a very characteristic feature: The music gradually builds, and then suddenly changes to a different rhythm, pitch or instrumentation. It feels like the tension of riding up a rollercoaster, just before you go down. Fittingly, this music phenomenon is called the “drop”. The buildup to the drop in
The next time your friends show you a photo of themselves riding an elephant, you might wince after watching Ashley Bell’s documentary. It’s the story of rescuing Asian elephants from the cruelty they endure to be housed in zoos and “entertainment” in circuses, as well as rides. We see them as “docile due to their
(Reuters) – A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. FILE PHOTO: May 14, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; A general view of the straight away in front of the seating coming out of turn four at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit:
NASA has awarded $45.5m to a range of US companies in its efforts to get back onto the Moon. The agency has tapped 11 companies to help develop a spacecraft that will get to the Moon’s south pole by 2024, as part of the highly ambitious Artemis lunar exploration program. The goal is for the
Weeks after Hurricane Florence, utility crews were still hard at work restoring power to the Carolinas and fixing damaged lines. Getty With just less than two weeks left until the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season starts, utilities throughout the United States are updating their plans and preparing for potential storms. Tropical storms and hurricanes can knock
The S-CLASS spacecraft images a sunrise shot from its perch in orbit. The spacecraft is a flexible platform under development by York Space Systems. York Space Systems A startup company’s new flexible-path spacecraft system is doing well during its first few weeks in orbit. York Space Systems announced Thursday (May 16) that its S-CLASS spacecraft
FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (in center, in a horizontal position), is readied for launch on a supply mission to the International Space Station on historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX launch
Case for Space Cover Nicole Sommer-Lecht / Prometheus Books Space luminary Robert Zubrin has just released The Case for Space, a book that expands the motif of his seminal The Case for Mars throughout the solar system. While the founder and President of The Mars Society has long been associated with efforts to colonize the
A passenger jet is silhouetted against the rising full moon as it thanks off from Sky Harbor airport Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ASSOCIATED PRESS Are you a moongazer? If you enjoy looking at our satellite for any reason, there is one very special occasion each lunar month and that’s the
BEIJING (Reuters) – British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd, which will seek regulatory approval for the pigs in the world’s biggest pork market. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen in Changtu county, Liaoning province, China January 17, 2019. Picture taken January
The curvature of space, as induced by the planets and Sun in our Solar System, must be taken into account for any observations that a spacecraft or other observatory would make. General Relativity’s effects, even the subtle ones, cannot be ignored in applications ranging from space exploration to GPS satellites. NASA/JPL-Caltech, for the Cassini mission
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX postponed a planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over the Florida launch site. FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (in center, in a horizontal position), is readied for
Innovations are critical to solve global health issues, and innovators could benefit from target product profiles Getty Innovations are critical to address some of the biggest needs in global health. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa spurred tremendous interest in innovation and resulted in the development of rapid diagnostic tests, a vaccine, and novel treatments.
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The first known species of subterranean snakehead has been named Aenigmachanna gollum, after the cave-dwelling character Gollum from The Lord of the Rings novel. Britz et al. 2019 Almost a year ago Mr. Ajeer, a local resident of the small village Oorakam in Kerala, a state
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin This recent but undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows Ledge Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, within days of its most recent eruption that began on April 28, 2019. The noisy geyser in Yellowstone has roared back to life after three years of quiet.
This visualization of Lee Lincoln scarp is created from LRO photographs and elevation mapping. The scarp is a low ridge or step about 80 meters high and running north-south through the western end of the Taurus-Littrow valley, the site of the Apollo 17 moon landing. NASA/Goddard/SVS/Ernie Wright The moon is still tectonically active and has
Long exposure of a Falcon 9 launch shows trajectory. SpaceX SpaceX is targeting 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for the launch of 60 of its own Starlink satellites from Pad 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If it’s successful, it will begin to offer global internet coverage from space. So what is Starlink?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth – not the inert world some scientists had believed it to be – based on a new analysis disclosed on Monday of quakes measured by seismometers in operation on the moon from 1969 and 1977. FILE PHOTO: Astronaut James Irwin, lunar module