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Sci-tech Astronomers discover three 'super-Earths' in search for signs of extraterrestrial life
Author: 0 Astronomers discover three 'super-Earths' in search for signs of extraterrestrial life

Despite being so close to the star, scientists believe they are in the habitable zone of the cooler red dwarf. Combining their data with archival measurements of the star, spanning almost 20 years, Jeffers et al. During the study of the Gliese 887, the scientists uncovered two other fascinating facts about the star. If the star was as active as our Sun, it is likely that a strong stellar wind - outflowing material which can erode a planet's atmosphere - would simply sweep away the planets' ...

Author: 0 How to see tonight's pink supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020

If a Full Moon happens to coincide within 90 percent of the lunar perigee, we witness a lovely Supermoon. "It will be a spectacular sight to witness as it will be (one of) the brightest and the biggest full moons of 2020, and is being widely publicised as the 'Pink Supermoon, ' the renowned astrophysicist said in a statement".

Sci-tech Italy Had Coronavirus in Sewage as Early as December, Study Says
Author: 0 Italy Had Coronavirus in Sewage as Early as December, Study Says

The first recorded case in northern Italy was a man in Codogno, who had dined with a colleague from Shanghai. Rome: Coronavirus-battered Italy became the latest country - and the third in Europe - to report presence of the virus in December 2019 or January 2020, well before the pandemic created havoc across the world, reports said on Friday .

Author: 0 Tom Cruise planning to shoot his next film in space

Cruise recently broke his ankle filming Mission: Impossible Fallout - where in the same movie he is hanging from a helicopter. That's because Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise and Elon Musk's SpaceX are working on an out-of-this-world project with NASA to shoot a movie on the International Space Station , a multibillion-dollar laboratory that orbits about 250 miles above Earth.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Aims at Roger Goodell on Anthem Kneeling

Gottlieb's FOX Sports Radio colleague Dan Patrick is more cynical of Goodell's statement , however. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b-- off the field right now.

Sci-tech Giant asteroid to fly by Earth this week
Author: 0 Giant asteroid to fly by Earth this week

This asteroid will approach Earth from a distance of 0.03424 astronomical units or 3.2 million miles away. NASA puts all asteroids that are bigger than 140 meters (460 feet) in diameter and capable of coming under seven million kilometers of Earth in this category.

Sci-tech Equinor shutting in US Gulf platform, Shell evacuating workers due to Cristobal
Author: 0 Equinor shutting in US Gulf platform, Shell evacuating workers due to Cristobal

Saturday, Cristobal (pronounced krees-TOE-bahl) has top sustained winds of 50 mph, with its center of circulation located about 345 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center predicts a significant amount of rainfall from June 4 to 11 in the Gulf states and Lower Mississippi River.

Sci-tech June's Strawberry Moon Lights Up the Sky Friday Night
Author: 0 June's Strawberry Moon Lights Up the Sky Friday Night

There are many beliefs about how the full moon affects people too, from increases in number of births to misbehavior. " Strawberry moon " or the penumbral lunar eclipse marks the beginning of the eclipse season this year. The entire phenomenon will last approximately 3 hours and 19 minutes. In a penumbral lunar eclipse , the moon and the sun will be on opposite sides of the earth, and the moon will be close enough that the earth's shadow will partially fall on it.

Sci-tech Penumbral Lunar Eclipse today
Author: 0 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse today

This Friday the 5th of June will take place the second eclipse penunbral lunar this 2020. It happens when the Moon passes through the outer part of the Earth's shadow. There are three eclipses that will be taking place in this lunar month. Based on PAGASA's astronomical diary, the penumbral eclipse will be visible in the country and will begin when the Moon enters penumbra at 1:45 a.m.

Author: 0 SpaceX NASA crew dock after 'slick' flight

Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have reached the International Space Station (ISS), almost 19 hours after lift-off. But the company had to walk before it could run. "Without further ado, we would like to welcome you aboard capsule Endeavour", Hurley said. "I really think it's a demonstration of the trust they had both in the NASA team and the SpaceX team to get them safely to orbit", he said.

Sci-tech USA astronatus board space station on landmark SpaceX mission
Author: 0 USA astronatus board space station on landmark SpaceX mission

The spacecraft's solar panels gradually decay over time, and the worry is that if it is docked too long, the panels would not be able to generate enough power for a safe reentry to Earth's atmosphere. Trump said, according to the White House . Musk took potshots at Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin, who had said in the past that the United States may be forced to "deliver its astronauts to the International Space Station by using a trampoline".

Sci-tech SpaceX prototype Starship rocket explodes after test in Texas
Author: 0 SpaceX prototype Starship rocket explodes after test in Texas

SpaceX's Starship SN4 rocket prototype explodes on its test stand near Boca Chica, Texas on May 29, 2020. SpaceX has lost all three of its previous Starship versions to similar mishaps. The explosion isn't expected to have any impact on tomorrow's launch plans because the two rockets don't use the same technology. Mission managers planned to make an earlier decision on weather hazards in a bid to avoid unnecessarily wearing out the crew with another suit-up and full day of launch ...

Author: 0 SpaceX rocket ship blasts off on historic flight to International Space Station

NASA-SpaceX Demo-2 successful separation of the second Falcon 9 stage. The Crew Dragon capsule is bound for the International Space Station , 402 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth. Image Source: ERIK S LESSER/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockSpaceX founder Elon Musk jumps in the air inside the the Vehicle Assembly Building after the manned SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida .

Sci-tech Trump calls launch of the NASA/SpaceX rocket a 'beautiful sight'
Author: 0 Trump calls launch of the NASA/SpaceX rocket a 'beautiful sight'

The spacecraft, developed by USA firm SpaceX, lifted off from the state of Florida on Saturday, aboard the Falcon 9 rocket. The two NASA astronauts onboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft are Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken . SpaceX and NASA managers monitored the weather not just at Kennedy Space Center but all the way up the Eastern Seaboard and across the North Atlantic to Ireland.

Sci-tech Historic SpaceX Crew Dragon Rescheduled Due to Weather Concerns
Author: 0 Historic SpaceX Crew Dragon Rescheduled Due to Weather Concerns

The historic NASA launch of the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station has been postponed due to bad weather . The history-making SpaceX Demo-2 launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but it was called off less than 20 minutes before liftoff due to inclement weather.

Sci-tech 50-50 Chance to Launch Rocket Successfully on Saturday
Author: 0 50-50 Chance to Launch Rocket Successfully on Saturday

The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing estimates a 60% chance of unfavorable weather that day, as well as during the backup launch window on Sunday, May 31, Space.com reported . Flying through precipitation raises the risk of the rocket gathering a static charge during flight, which could attract a lightning strike from nearby clouds.

Sci-tech SpaceX Rocket Ready To Blast-Off With 2 Astronauts, Trump To Attend Event
Author: 0 SpaceX Rocket Ready To Blast-Off With 2 Astronauts, Trump To Attend Event

No technical hiccups were recorded prior to the flight, with Behnken and Hurley already suited up in their SpaceX spacesuits and strapped into the Crew Dragon spacecraft a few minutes ahead of schedule. His comments come a day after SpaceX was forced to delay the landmark launch of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station over inclement weather.

Author: 0 Weather iffy for SpaceX astronaut launch

Over the weekend, the astronauts took part in a full rehearsal of the launch day activities at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, the same launchpad used for the Apollo missions to the Moon. Behnken and Hurley are veterans of the Space Shuttle Program, and both have extensive test pilot and flight experience. In 2016, NASA tapped SpaceX and Boeing to develop crew-friendly orbital capsules, with SpaceX's Crew Dragon being the first to cross the finish line.

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