Spacewalkers succeed in finding mystery hole in capsule

A Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station . George Washington University space policy expert John Logsdon told NPR in September that there is "a kind of generalized concern about the decline of quality control in Russian spa... More..

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How all Australians can see tonight’s Christmas comet and meteor shower
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

How all Australians can see tonight’s Christmas comet and meteor shower

But nowadays, almost 120 meteors can be seen across the sky at the peak. But, the society reported, it's the darkness of the winter sky that makes the meteors stand out even in the early evening hours. For th...More..

Virgin Galactic Is Ready to Go to Space
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic Is Ready to Go to Space

And just like that, Virgin Galactic made it to space. A ticket on board will cost a whopping £190,000. Then, in 2014, SpaceShipTwo broke apart during a test flight by Scaled Composites when the co-pilot...More..

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: What, when and where to watch in India?
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: What, when and where to watch in India?

Scientists aren't entirely sure how to classify 3200 Phaethon; it has many characteristics of an asteroid, but boasts the elliptical orbit of a comet. For a better view, get as far away from city lights as po...More..

Brightest comet of 2018 to pass the closest to Earth in December
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Brightest comet of 2018 to pass the closest to Earth in December

Although it's been visible to those with telescopes and powerful binoculars for a few weeks, 46P/Wirtanen will be both at its brightest, and most easily found, on and around December 16, 2018. Of course, ther...More..

Leonids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Leonids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

Then our own Spectrum News anchor Alex Stockwell reported seeing yet another meteor flying through the skies while she was driving to work around 3 a.m. The Leonid meteor shower occurs every year around this ti...More..

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'

In what they describe as an example of "ecological memory", researchers from James Cook University observed a "markedly different" response of corals on the Great Barrier Reef to 2017's heat wave, compared ...More..

Voyager 2 Goes Interstellar, Just Like Voyager 1
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Voyager 2 Goes Interstellar, Just Like Voyager 1

The Voyager 2 probe has left the Solar System, Nasa has confirmed , becoming only the second man-made object to ever enter interstellar space . The bubble which surrounds our solar system is called the h...More..

Seal with eel stuck up its snout gets help from nosy scientists
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Seal with eel stuck up its snout gets help from nosy scientists

Do you mind? A juvenile Hawaiian Monk Seal with an eel up its nose. Since this phenomenon has been observed only in juvenile seals, Littnan said it could also just be that the seals are inexperienced at hun...More..

Nasa's InSight: The lander captures first sounds made by wind on Mars
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Nasa's InSight: The lander captures first sounds made by wind on Mars

The wind is estimated to be blowing 10 miles per hour to 15 miles per hour (16 kph to 24 kph). "But one of the things [the InSight mission] is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally that includ...More..

China’s Historic Mission To The Dark Side Of The Moon Launches Tomorrow
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

China’s Historic Mission To The Dark Side Of The Moon Launches Tomorrow

EST (1823 GMT; 2:23 a.m. on December 8 local China time). China is making final preparations for the launch of its latest lunar lander and rover spacecraft, Chang'e 4, in the early hours of Saturday, which ...More..

China launches pioneering Chang'e 4 mission to far side of Moon
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

China launches pioneering Chang'e 4 mission to far side of Moon

It also carries seeds as part of a "miniature biosphere" experiment to grow vegetables in the lunar soil. The far side is believed to have a thicker crust and is pockmarked by relatively more and deeper cra...More..

EPA Announces Another Give Away to Coal Industry
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

EPA Announces Another Give Away to Coal Industry

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce Thursday it is weakening an Obama-era rule that had required costly technology capturing carbon dioxide emissions on new coal plants, according to multip...More..

Greenland ice sheet melting ‘off the charts’ as climate warms
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Greenland ice sheet melting ‘off the charts’ as climate warms

From these numbers, the researchers estimated that ice sheet-wide levels of meltwater runoff have jumped 50 per cent in the past 20 years compared with pre-industrial times. Contrary, at higher elevations, the ...More..

Listen to the first sounds from Mars
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Listen to the first sounds from Mars

An external seismometer which will be deployed by InSight's robotic arm, took in the vibrations caused by wind blowing over InSight's solar panels. The agency estimated the wind to be blowing northwest to sou...More..

SpaceX's Falcon rocket ditches in water after sending cargo to ISS
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

SpaceX's Falcon rocket ditches in water after sending cargo to ISS

This landing, while not 100% successful, was smooth enough that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company may re-use the rocket for an internal mission. SpaceX commentator John Insprooker said, "We have...More..

SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

The cargo, weighing 5,600 pounds (2,500 kilograms), was blasted into the space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. "Now, the good news is we've got a lot of telemetry from it, so we'll be able to understand what happe...More..

Draper Tapped For NASA's 'Space Race' To Go Back To The Moon
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Draper Tapped For NASA's 'Space Race' To Go Back To The Moon

The announcement came just three days after NASA landed a spacecraft on Mars. NASA has picked nine companies, ranging from startups to aerospace giants, to be eligible for future contracts to deliver payloa...More..

by | Friday, December 07, 2018

SpaceX has a Falcon 9 landing failure during supply mission

The booster remained intact, according to Musk, who said ships were sent out to recover the rocket. But breaking four records isn't the only thing on SpaceX's plate this week - the company is targeting 1:16 p...More..

David Attenborough's Dire Climate Warning: ‘Our Greatest Threat In Thousands Of Years'
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

David Attenborough's Dire Climate Warning: ‘Our Greatest Threat In Thousands Of Years'

Representatives of some of the most powerful countries and biggest polluters will be conspicuous by their absence as the United States has said it is leaving the U.N. "Developed nations led by the USA will want...More..

Soyuz arrives at ISS on first manned mission since October failure
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Soyuz arrives at ISS on first manned mission since October failure

The crew will then spend six-and-a-half-months on board the station. It was the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. Since the mishap, four successful unmanned Soyuz satellite launches hav...More..

Only you can save us from climate disaster, Attenborough tells UN
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Only you can save us from climate disaster, Attenborough tells UN

Stating that we "are extremely concerned about the climate crisis" Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama issued a joint statement, together with three other former COP Presidents, last night calling on countr...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Manned Soyuz rocket successfully launched into space

The two crewmembers on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station that was aborted two minutes after liftoff in October will get a second chance to go to the ISS next year, NASA announced December 3...More..

SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST

The Hawk's Nest gates will open on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. PST and close at 10:15 a.m. PST. But it was clear sailing Monday with an on-time launch and a spectacular southerly climb out of the thick lower atmosphe...More..

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques set to launch into space
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques set to launch into space

The launch was closely scrutinised because of the abortive mission to the ISS on October 11, which ended two minutes after take-off when a rocket failure forced its two-man crew to perform an emergency landin...More..