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Research Wes says Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks overnight
Author: 0 Wes says Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks overnight

Sightings of these heavier showers occurred in 1803 (Virginia), 1922 (Greece), 1945 (Japan), and 1982 (U.S.). With up to 20 meteors an hour bursting through the atmosphere during the peak, the shower is a magnificent sight to behold. When is the Lyrid meteor shower peak? Why does this meteor shower happen annually? As it stands, we could see some showers and storms overnight and into the morning.

Research SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers an anomaly during test fire Saturday
Author: 0 SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers an anomaly during test fire Saturday

SpaceX told Florida Today that the malfunction, and subsequent smoke, was brought about by an " anomaly ". For the last eight years, NASA has been dependent on Russian Federation to ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station, paying Roscosmos up to $81 million per seat.

Research The first Marsquake has been detected
Author: 0 The first Marsquake has been detected

NASA's scientists believe its lander has detected a first seismic event - the first time a probable seismological tremor has been recorded on a planet other than the Earth and its Moon. "InSight's first readings carry on the science that began with NASA's Apollo missions", said InSight Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Research Royal Rift: Prince William & Harry Didn't Speak at Easter Service
Author: 0 Royal Rift: Prince William & Harry Didn't Speak at Easter Service

Kensington Palace released a trio of sweet new photos celebrating Louis' first birthday on April 23. The images were taken at the Cambridge Family's Norfolk home Anmer Hall last month. The sources also claimed that Harry and Markle's planned move to their newly renovated Frogmore Cottage to ensure their privacy was actually pushed by the rest of the royal family.

Research SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly’, throws up large plumes of smoke
Author: 0 SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly’, throws up large plumes of smoke

United States aerospace manufacturer SpaceX said earlier in the day that an " anomaly " had occurred during the static fire tests of the abort engines of its crewed Dragon spacecraft , also known as Dragon 2. SpaceX already flew an uncrewed Dragon to the International Space Station in March 2019 and was supposed to return to the station sometime in July, this time with humans onboard.

Research SpaceX’s recovered core booster damaged in rough seas
Author: 0 SpaceX’s recovered core booster damaged in rough seas

The rocket's central booster is a modified version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster, flanked by two other Falcon 9 boosters in the flight-ready Falcon Heavy rocket . Separately, SpaceX's launch of a much-delayed navigation satellite for the US military was halted on Tuesday, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company's first designated national security mission for the United States.

Research Full 'Pink Moon' will rise in the night sky this Easter
Author: 0 Full 'Pink Moon' will rise in the night sky this Easter

April's full moon is always named the pink moon because of the moss-pink flowers that appear during early spring. The moon will still appear full on Friday night. Why is it called the "pink moon"? The "Full Pink Moon " will reach its peak fullness at 7:12 a.m. (EDT) on Friday. Pink Moon will be visible around the world, depending on the weather, on Friday, April 19, night.

Research SpaceX Lands All Three Falcon Heavy Rocket Boosters Successfully
Author: 0 SpaceX Lands All Three Falcon Heavy Rocket Boosters Successfully

After a few delays, SpaceX launched its second Falcon Heavy rocket yesterday evening. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today, with 27 engines firing at liftoff - nine per booster. "I arrived on Sunday knowing there can be delays". SpaceX wants to compete with its arch rival in the lucrative business of launching ultra-heavy satellites into space.

Research Maryland Weather: Severe Storms Take Aim At Maryland
Author: 0 Maryland Weather: Severe Storms Take Aim At Maryland

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the Delaware Valley under the "slight risk" category for severe weather, meaning that scattered severe storms are possible. The death is believed to be storm related, the sheriff's office said. Warm air enhanced the atmosphere's instability Saturday, allowing the storm system to rev up more energy and grow, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

Author: 0 Black hole image gives Twitter a field day

In a post on social media, Bouman emphasised the collaborative efforts that had made the imaging of the black hole possible. EHT explained the light gives an "indication of the structure of the black hole", but not the whole story. Katherine "Katie" Bouman , a postdoctoral fellow with the Event Horizon Telescope , created the algorithm that stitched together data from the global network of satellites that produced the historic image.

Research Adani's Australian coal mine wins further environmental approval
Author: 0 Adani's Australian coal mine wins further environmental approval

The federal Environment Minister has cleared one of the project's final roadblocks , leaving it up to the state to sign-off on the mine. "We welcome the Minister for the Environment's approval of the groundwater management plans for the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Infrastructure project ", said Adani Mining's CEO Lucas Dow.

Research SpaceX Successfully Launches the Arabsat-6A Satellite and Lands Three Boosters
Author: 0 SpaceX Successfully Launches the Arabsat-6A Satellite and Lands Three Boosters

SpaceX plans to refly the Falcon Heavy side boosters from the Arabsat-6A mission on its next Falcon Heavy mission, the U.S. Air Force Space Test Program-2 rideshare mission. As with past launches, SpaceX livestreamed the launch; the video is available to watch any time below. Part of Falcon Heavy's appeal is the fact that its hardware is reusable.

Research Privately Launched Israeli Spacecraft Smashes Into Moon
Author: 0 Privately Launched Israeli Spacecraft Smashes Into Moon

After a further series of burns on Wednesday, the craft prepared to begin its landing sequence just after 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, but a series of issues with communications , telemetry and engine function prevented it from successfully landing on the moon .

Research SpaceX Falcon Heavy On Track For Wednesday Launch
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon Heavy On Track For Wednesday Launch

According to SpaceFlight Now , Arabsat 6A will provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications coverage over the Middle East and North Africa regions, as well as a footprint in South Africa. You can watch a live stream of the watch in the video above. In fact, the two side boosters that will fly tomorrow are already earmarked for Falcon Heavy's next flight, now slated for June.

Research Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole
Author: 0 Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole

The US National Science Foundation has scheduled a news conference in Washington to announce a " groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope project". It's been a great year so far for space fans, with a partial solar eclipse , super blood wolf moon eclipse , and a Venus and Jupiter conjunction wowing onlookers.

Research Largest Python Found in Everglades Packed a Secret
Author: 0 Largest Python Found in Everglades Packed a Secret

Rita Garcia, a spokeswoman for Big Cypress Preserve, said the eggs were destroyed and the snake was euthanized. "The team not only removes the invasive snakes, but collects data for research, develop new removal tools, and learn how the pythons are using the Preserve", FWC officials wrote in a statement on Facebook announcing the catch.

Research India's Anti-Satellite Test Could Threaten Space Station
Author: 0 India's Anti-Satellite Test Could Threaten Space Station

NASA said the long-duration flight was "in the best interest of the agency's needs to ensure continued access and better utilization" of the space station. After the US, Russia and China, India is the fourth country to have anti-satellite missile capability. The NASA head said 24 of the pieces are going above the apogee of the ISS.

Research NY Nears Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags | Yorktown
Author: 0 NY Nears Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags | Yorktown

NY lawmakers are expected to begin passing the budget on Sunday. The ban would prohibit grocery stores from providing plastic bags for most purchases - something California has been doing since 2016. "I also said this budget must be done right - meaning it must be fiscally responsible and protect NY from the federal government's ongoing economic assault on our state".

Research First all-female spacewalk on the ISS is called off
Author: 0 First all-female spacewalk on the ISS is called off

The official explanation for NASA's change of plans is the fact that there aren't enough suits on the station that fit both females. NASA abandoned the first ever mission for an all-female spacewalk as a result of the size of spacesuits.

Research Could you lie in bed for two months for £14,000?
Author: 0 Could you lie in bed for two months for £14,000?

According to Leticia Vega, Associate Chief Scientist for International Collaborations for NASA's Human Research Program, the restrictions placed on the volunteers produce effects that are "similar to what astronauts experience in space", which can then be combined with what's known from studying humans in the weightless environment aboard ISS.

Research U.S. aims to send astronauts back to Moon in next five years
Author: 0 U.S. aims to send astronauts back to Moon in next five years

In his speech, Pence criticized the "bureaucratic inertia" and "paralysis by analysis" that he said had resulted in the SLS delays, and called for a "new mindset" at the space agency. "Lockheed Martin fully supports accelerating NASA's goal of landing humans on the surface of the Moon", the aerospace company said in a statement following Pence's announcement, according to Space News .

Research Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk
Author: 0 Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk

With the first in a series of three spacewalks successfully completed at the International Space Station , NASA has updated astronaut assignments for the remaining two spacewalks and will preview the third in an upcoming news conference on NASA Television and the agencys website .

Research NASA Asteroid Mission Gets More Complicated
Author: 0 NASA Asteroid Mission Gets More Complicated

OSIRIS-Rex, which stands for "Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer", will not land on Bennu , which is essentially a cohesive rubble pile. This means the planned Touch-and-Go (TAG) portion of the mission will need to be adjusted. Currently, OSIRIS-REx is designed so that it can touch down within 25 meters of the desired sample site.

Research Giant meteor exploded in Earth's atmosphere in December
Author: 0 Giant meteor exploded in Earth's atmosphere in December

The meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere nearly vertically at a steep angle of 7 degrees and at a speed of around 32km/s. Military satellites detected the meteor at the time and sent the data to NASA , however the detonation had gone comparatively unrecognized by most.

Research 2019's third and final supermoon falls on spring equinox
Author: 0 2019's third and final supermoon falls on spring equinox

The moon will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky and hopefully no clouds and inclement weather will obscure the view. The most recent full supermoon occurred on february 19, following one in January. Worms: Funny enough, March's full moon has a nickname: Full Worm Moon. A Worm Moon is a term used by Native American tribes and Europeans for a full moon that appears in March.

Research Musk's SpaceX capsule set to splash down Friday after space station stop
Author: 0 Musk's SpaceX capsule set to splash down Friday after space station stop

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule began its journey back to Earth on Friday (March 8) following a successful undocking from the International Space Station (ISS). By 13:45 UTC the Crew Dragon was bobbing around in the ocean, awaiting collection by the recovery vessel "Go Searcher" stationed nearby. No human spaceflight has launched from America since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, and Nasa has relied on Russian Soyuz modules to ferry astronauts to and from the ISS in the ...

Research SpaceX's Crew Dragon Ready for Debut Flight On March 2
Author: 0 SpaceX's Crew Dragon Ready for Debut Flight On March 2

The test dummy - or Smarty as SpaceX likes to call it, given all the instrumentation - is named Ripley after the lead character in the science-fiction " Alien " films. According to a recent statement from Musk at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, "People have gone to space station on Soyuz", which is in reference to the very small amount of Russian civilians who have paid between $20-$40 million to travel to Russia's "Soyuz" spacecraft .

Research SpaceX launches Crew Dragon's first test flight
Author: 0 SpaceX launches Crew Dragon's first test flight

The first American commercially built-and-operated crew spacecraft in eight years docked successfully Sunday at the International Space Station . The launch is a milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from USA territory later this year.

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