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Author: 0 Quadrantids meteors will be first to light up the skies in 2020

Signs of the Quadrantid meteor shower began in the tail end of December, but the event peaks in early January. During its peak, between 60 to 200 meteors can be seen per hour under flawless conditions. This can help create a series of bright meteorites of fireballs that explode in the night sky in bursts of light and color that last longer than their most basic trail of shooting star.

Sci-tech SpaceX shares its vision for future Crew Dragon flights
Author: 0 SpaceX shares its vision for future Crew Dragon flights

After launching into space, the Crew Dragon detaches from the rocket as it prepares to dock at the ISS. The two-minute clip that Musk tweeted on Monday shows flight crew boarding the capsule-like spaceship Crew Dragon, countdown, take off and separation of the vehicle from the Falcon 9 rocket.

Sci-tech Jewish Astronaut Wishes Happy Hanukkah from Space
Author: 0 Jewish Astronaut Wishes Happy Hanukkah from Space

The crew of the International Space Station is having an out-of-this-world celebration for Christmas. Meir posted a picture Sunday on Twitter of her feet in blue and neon-colored Hanukkah socks, with a Menorah and a Star of David, from the International Space Station.

Sci-tech Boeing's Starliner crew capsule makes space debut this week
Author: 0 Boeing's Starliner crew capsule makes space debut this week

The capsule may not be carrying people on this run, but it is loaded with around 600 lbs of cargo, including supplies and experiment materials, which the astronauts on the ISS will unload before the Starliner undocks and makes its return trip to Earth in about a week.

Sci-tech Nasa’s plane is as fast as Concorde, but noiseless
Author: 0 Nasa’s plane is as fast as Concorde, but noiseless

This jet could pave the way forward for commercial supersonic air travel. The X-59 is designed to fly at a maximum speed of Mach 1.5 (990 mph) at a cruising altitude of 55,000 feet and create a sound about "as loud as a vehicle door closing": that of 75 Perceived Level decibels (PLdB).

Sci-tech James Harrison explains why Stephon Gilmore deserves DPOY
Author: 0 James Harrison explains why Stephon Gilmore deserves DPOY

New England will welcome in the Buffalo Bills to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough in a rare Saturday evening contest while looking to secure the AFC East title against a divisional opponent. Indeed, the Patriots' secondary has been elite this season. Gilmore has taken the opposing team's best receivers out of the game completely thanks to his own individual efforts.

Sci-tech There's an ancient starburst in the heart of the Milky Way
Author: 0 There's an ancient starburst in the heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers created a high-resolution image of the center of Milky Way in its early years, and it reveals a burst of star formation extremely intense. "Our unprecedented survey of a large part of the Galactic center has given us detailed insights into the formation process of stars in this region of the Milky Way", says Rainer Schödel from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia in Granada, Spain, one of the authors of the study.

Sci-tech Swiss-developed exoplanet telescope launched into space
Author: 0 Swiss-developed exoplanet telescope launched into space

What is it? CHEOPS (the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite) is a small space telescope created to investigate exoplanets that are larger than Earth and smaller than Neptune. This mission VS23 will be final for Arianespace this year. "The idea is to look at bright stars - because you want to look at ones that are good for follow-up by other telescopes and facilities, to characterise the atmosphere of the planet, for instance".

Sci-tech Heatwave hell to create risky conditions around Australia
Author: 0 Heatwave hell to create risky conditions around Australia

Global warming is causing heatwaves to be hotter, drier, more likely to occur and longer-lasting, and fires are becoming more likely to grow into large blazes and exhibit extreme behaviour that makes them hard to control. There is a big difference in fires depending on where they are in New South Wales. Of the fires burning around the state, more than half are uncontained.

Sci-tech Australia records its hottest day. At least for now
Author: 0 Australia records its hottest day. At least for now

Meteorologists predict that temperature in South Australia's small town of Oodnadatta will reach 47 degrees on Wednesday, making it one of the hottest places on the planet. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (Bom), Australia has warmed overall by slightly more than 1C since 1910, with most of the heating occurring since 1950.

Author: 0 LOOK UP: Cold Moon arrives tonight

As Forbes reports , a planetary "kiss" between Saturn and Venus will coincide with the last full moon of the year. The Moon will be full after midnight on Thursday morning, December 12, 2019, appearing "opposite" the Sun (in Earth based longitude) at 12:12 AM EST, according to NASA.

Sci-tech Google co-founder Larry Page stepping down as CEO of Alphabet
Author: 0 Google co-founder Larry Page stepping down as CEO of Alphabet

It remains to be seen how big of an impact this management shakeup will have on Alphabet's operations moving forward, but it's probable that Page and Brin have been ramping down their involvement with the company for some time. What started as a way to catalog the growing internet has now become one of the most powerful companies in the world. Indications today are that Google and Alphabet will continue to appear to operate as they have over the past several years, save the adjustment of ...

Sci-tech NASA finds Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 on Moon Surface
Author: 0 NASA finds Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 on Moon Surface

India's first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1 orbited the moon in 2008 but did not land. The LROC team scoured the surrounding area in these new mosaics and found the impact point about 2,500 feet to the southeast of the planned touchdown site, and a spray of debris emanating outward.

Author: 0 Halifax Minster to become a winter wonderland at Christmas Tree Festival

Each of them has been sponsored by local businesses and organisations from across Calderdale. "We have people come back year after year after year and we have people say "man we have really good memories", Babb said. Only piñon and juniper trees are available for harvest as Christmas trees on BLM lands. It has been 20 years since Kalie planted the first trees on the farm.

Sci-tech Jon Favreau would make a new Star Wars Christmas Special if offered
Author: 0 Jon Favreau would make a new Star Wars Christmas Special if offered

The Mandalorian's first series is comprised of eight episodes, but sadly, we'll have to sit tight until Disney launches in the United Kingdom in March 2020 before we can enjoy it in all its glory. Tons of users were so excited for the throwback shows from their childhood, like That's So Raven and Boys Meets World . In The Empire Strikes Back , Yoda eats what Wookieepedia informs me is "root-leaf stew", a concoction made up of roots and swamp leaves boiled for ten minutes.

Sci-tech Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit
Author: 0 Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

According to NASA , Mercury will set its journey on November 11 across the sun at around 7.35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT). The whole 5½-hour occasion will be obvious, assuming the rainclouds blow over, in the eastern US furthermore, Canada, and all Central and South America.

Sci-tech Rain, Snow, Rapid Temperature Drop Expected Monday Night
Author: 0 Rain, Snow, Rapid Temperature Drop Expected Monday Night

This snow will develop through the mid-to-late morning, and expand in coverage and intensity through the afternoon. Forecasters say the precipitation should be finished in most areas of New Jersey before the Tuesday evening commute gets under way.

Author: 0 What you need to know about today's SpaceX launch

It is the second batch in a planned constellation of thousands meant to provide broadband service around the world. For the first time , SpaceX has launched and landed an orbital rocket booster on a fourth mission . Elon Musk tweeted earlier this year using a connection provided by a Starlink satellite for the first time, and the company aims to launch service for customers in the USA and Canada following six total launches of Starlink satellites like this one, with service expanding ...

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