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Sci-tech Moon Landing Anniversary: 50 Years Since Apollo 11 Mission
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The US president also took the opportunity to press NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to expedite the mission to reach Mars. In the decades since USA astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", various nations have advanced their own lunar missions - including China, which plans to explore the moon's polar regions by 2030.

Sci-tech Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse due on 50th anniversary
Author: 0 Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse due on 50th anniversary

The path of the Moon through the Earth's shadow on the night of July 16th, 2019. The moon is going full buck! Earth will cast two shadows on the moon during the eclipse . Subscribe to India Today for NEW VIDEOS EVERY DAY and make sure to enable Push Notifications so you'll never miss a new video. Lunar eclipses are not eye-damaging.

Sci-tech A freakish black hole has a disc that shouldn’t be there
Author: 0 A freakish black hole has a disc that shouldn’t be there

The disc is a scaled down quasar - a celestial object that emits an exceptional amount of energy - that's normally found in objects that are at least a 1000 times brighter . The two black holes will continue to get closer to one another sending out large ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves , which will be detected again on Earth.

Sci-tech Moon mission is a signal of India’s growing space ambitions
Author: 0 Moon mission is a signal of India’s growing space ambitions

PSLV versus GSLVThe two big missions before this-the Chandrayaan-1 and Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)-were launched using the PSLV class of launch vehicles , while this will be launched using India's heaviest rocket so far. "Everything is progressing normally", said an official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The United States spent about $ 25 billion -- the equivalent of more than $100 billion in current prices -- on 15 Apollo missions, including the six that put Armstrong ...

Sci-tech Hot and holiday storm chances
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Then, keep an eye to the skies with scattered strong to possibly severe storms after 3 p.m. today . Expect heavy rainfall with localized flash flooding possible with storm development. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour. Tonight partly cloudy with temperatures falling in the upper 70s-low 80s this evening as overnight lows drop in the low-mid 70s.

Sci-tech This is what an erupting volcano looks like from space
Author: 0 This is what an erupting volcano looks like from space

Part of Russia's Kuril Islands chain near northern Japan, Raikoke is an uninhabited volcanic island that has been dormant since 1924. On 22 June, Raikoke volcano erupted unexpectedly into a huge plume of smoke and ash. The fantastic image, which shows a huge plume of smoke rising up and surrounded by white clouds, was released by NASA Earth Observatory . "What a spectacular image", Simon Carn, a volcanologist at Michigan Technological University, said in the NASA press release .

Sci-tech SpaceX Successfully Launched Falcon Heavy Rocket
Author: 0 SpaceX Successfully Launched Falcon Heavy Rocket

It took several hours to release them all. In what seemed like more of an advertisement for SpaceX merchandise, the link directs users to a $15 worth of "Occupy Mars "Heat Sensitive" Terraforming Mug", which is now out of stock on the site.

Sci-tech SpaceX successfully launches 'most complicated' Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 payloads
Author: 0 SpaceX successfully launches 'most complicated' Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 payloads

SpaceX has landed and used many of its booster rockets a couple of times, touting their reusability as an effective way to cut the costs of future space travel. Lift-off begins from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida during a launch window that opens at 11:30pm EDT Monday (that's Tuesday 25 June 1:30pm AEST for those playing on the Australian East Coast).

Sci-tech NASA Hack Blamed On Rogue Raspberry Pi
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Though the Pi had been hooked up to the network by the worker, lax controls over logging meant Nasa directors didn't comprehend it was current, stated the report . The hackers also gained access to several major missions, including NASA's Deep Space Network . It is also the world's most sensitive and largest system of scientific telecommunications.

Sci-tech Falcon Heavy Going for First Night Launch on Monday, Carries Human Ashes
Author: 0 Falcon Heavy Going for First Night Launch on Monday, Carries Human Ashes

With the Heavy, NASA will be sending to space the Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC), a piece of hardware meant to test a system that could allow future astronauts to use a GPS-derivative in space. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is required to draw huge crowds once again. It was short, the inclusion of power units of the Central unit and a pair of side boosters of the carrier, the launch of which was scheduled for June 24 in the interests of the air force of the United States.

Sci-tech NASA to open International Space Station to visitors
Author: 0 NASA to open International Space Station to visitors

Two of these short-stay missions will be allowed every year, and the first tourist may go up as early as 2020 using a USA spacecraft by SpaceX or Boeing developed under NASA's Commercial Crew Program . NASA works with over 50 companies right now that test or manufacture products in space. It's been nearly a decade since the last tourist visited the International Space Station via a Russian spacecraft, but NASA could be opening the hatch to new private astronauts as soon as 2020.

Sci-tech UFO 'sightings' explode as SpaceX Starlink 'train' appears
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An hour into its flight, the rocket started deploying the satellites into low Earth orbit 280 (450 km) miles above. Most are already using their onboard propulsion system to reach their operational altitude and have made initial contact using broadband phased array antennas .

Sci-tech Few strong storms possible this evening
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Heavy thunderstorms fired up Sunday night and are pushing through early on this Memorial Day morning. More storms could fire on Wednesday around the front, so don't expect overly nice days for the first three days of the week. This area of high pressure kept the rain, storms and severe weather away from the ArkLaTex and a bubble of hot and humid air over the area. With less humidity, highs will still make it up near 80°.

Sci-tech Heat wave scorching the Southeast this Memorial Day weekend
Author: 0 Heat wave scorching the Southeast this Memorial Day weekend

Friday night - Mostly clear. Moderate temperatures and sunny skies are on tap for all three days. The heat and humidity we can deal with, it's the threat of some late-afternoon-into-evening storms that brings the trouble today . Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. Temperature highs could be well into the high 90s and even dip into the 100s in places in Tennessee and the Carolinas, says the National Weather Service .

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