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Author: 0 Trump to attend Wednesday's NASA astronaut launch in Florida

SpaceX confirmed two hours later that the test was a success. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said this week's meetings weren't just a rubber stamp. NASA has awarded contracts worth $3.1 billion (roughly Rs. 23,552 crores) to SpaceX and $4.9 billion (roughly Rs. 37,228 crores) to Boeing in a bid to give the U.S.

Sci-tech New images reveal the heart of Jupiter's storms
Author: 0 New images reveal the heart of Jupiter's storms

Even the lightning of Jupiter punches, up to three times the energy in the so-called "superbolts", the most powerful lightnings on Earth. A statement released by the observatory said: "From a lucky imaging set of 38 exposures taken at each pointing, the research team selected the sharpest 10 percent, combining them to image one ninth of Jupiter's disk".

Sci-tech Enjoy This Week's Supermoon: It's the Last of 2020
Author: 0 Enjoy This Week's Supermoon: It's the Last of 2020

The space agency's website says the moon will appear full for about three days during this time from Tuesday evening through to Friday morning. But that doesn't mean we're missing out. If neither of those options apply / appeal to you, how about the best party for one you've ever thrown? The full moon looks brighter and slightly larger than usual at its perigee .

Author: 0 China's heavy-lift rocket launch boosts space station ambitions

A new large carrier rocket - Long March 5B - is expected to lift off from the Wenchang launch site in the Southern island of Hainan, the China Manned Space Agency said in a statement. The test version of a cargo return capsule, which is flexible and inflatable and developed by the Second Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, was also sent into space on Tuesday.

Sci-tech How Scared Should You Be of Invading
Author: 0 How Scared Should You Be of Invading "Murder Hornets"?

They have powerful mandibles that, in addition to bees, can easily wipe out larger insects . "Taken together, these sightings raise the possibility that the hornet may be becoming established in the Pacific Northwest". As in, there have been zero reported stings by Asian hornets in the U.S.so far, let alone deaths. If you believe you may have seen an Asian giant hornet, call the Invasive Species Council of BC at 1-888-933-3722 or report online.

Sci-tech Canadian military to provide support for nursing homes
Author: 0 Canadian military to provide support for nursing homes

The number of COVID-19 cases across Renfrew County and District remains at 14 including six resolved and one death with a total of 129 test results still pending. The emergency orders include the closure of non-essential businesses, prohibiting gatherings of more than five people, the closure of all public recreational amenities, continued use of off-peak electricity pricing, workers limited to working in a single long-term care facility, and work deployment measures for municipalities.

Sci-tech Here’s how to watch the Lyrids meteor shower tonight
Author: 0 Here’s how to watch the Lyrids meteor shower tonight

It has to be dark to see it properly so people wanting to catch a glimpse will have to stay up late with the time between midnight and 3.00 am in the United Kingdom expected to be the best time to take a look. Lyrid gets its name from the Lyra constellation. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is one of the few astronomical events that can be seen around the globe.

Author: 0 Meteor shower to light up the sky

Thankfully, the night sky is huge and extremely rich in tiny luminous dots that are actually stars , planets, comets , or even whole galaxies. With most people trapped inside, isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shower offers a much-needed opportunity to explore one of nature's greatest wonders.

Sci-tech Lyrids, the First Meteor Shower of Spring, to Peak on Tuesday, Wednesday
Author: 0 Lyrids, the First Meteor Shower of Spring, to Peak on Tuesday, Wednesday

Don't forget to set your alarms! The first meteor shower of the year is here! On average, 18 streaks of meteors are viewed per hour during the celestial event. The showers will continue until April 26, 2020, but your best chance at some epic galactic action lies over the next couple of days. Allow your eyes to adjust to the dark for about 20 minutes for optimal viewing.

Sci-tech A Missing Link Is Black Hole Spotted By Hubble
Author: 0 A Missing Link Is Black Hole Spotted By Hubble

Astronomers say they have found the strongest evidence yet of an elusive type of black hole in space. Way back in 2006, these high-energy satellites were able to detect an extremely powerful flare of X-rays, but they were still unsure where they originated from whether in or out of our galaxy.

Sci-tech NASA contracts SpaceX for supply missions to Gateway outpost
Author: 0 NASA contracts SpaceX for supply missions to Gateway outpost

The Gateway Logistics Services program allows for multiple supply missions, with cargo ships spending six to 12 month hooked up to the Gateway for each mission. Named the Dragon XL, this large cargo vehicle - which looks more like a large Cygnus XL vehicle than a traditional Dragon design - will be launched by SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket .

Sci-tech Coronavirus forces closure of household waste and recycling centres
Author: 0 Coronavirus forces closure of household waste and recycling centres

Parul Sood, General Manager for Waste Solutions says making these adjustments will allow the waste team to concentrate on the most critical collection services. Much of the waste that goes through the recycling centres is bulky waste (large items such as furniture, wood and metals) and garden waste. A council spokesperson added that the situation with brown bin collections would be reviewed after four weeks.

Sci-tech USA crude hits 17-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread
Author: 0 USA crude hits 17-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread

USA equity futures fluctuated on Tuesday and European stocks dropped as investors struggled to find their feet. The U.S. crude benchmark, however, diverged from Brent and was modestly higher. Futures in London traded down 1.8% after earlier rising as much as 4%, as measures by governments to restrict travel hammered fuel consumption and led to the biggest daily decline in US gasoline prices since 2005.

Sci-tech Joint Russian-European Mars mission postponed over coronavirus
Author: 0 Joint Russian-European Mars mission postponed over coronavirus

Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said the decision to delay was primarily made due to the need to test the spacecraft's systems, but added that the COVID-19 situation in Europe has "left our experts practically no possibility to proceed with travels to partner industries".

Sci-tech Look For The Super Worm Moon Tonight In WNY
Author: 0 Look For The Super Worm Moon Tonight In WNY

And what makes supermoons particularly "super" is that they're 7% larger and 15% brighter than your run of the mill full moon! Supermoons only occur when a full moon coincides with the Moon's closest approach to the planet. The supermoon will be visible in its entirety starting tonight, but it technically won't be at its fullest until starting on Monday . The moon will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky and hopefully no clouds and inclement weather will obscure the view.

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