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NASA Announces Crew For First Commercial Space Flights

NASA Announces Crew For First Commercial Space Flights NASA has named nine astronauts to crew the first test flights and missions of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. (AP) In addition to naming the crews of the test flights, Nasa also announced today the four astronauts who will fly aboard the first operational Starliner and Dragon missions to the space station. [Full Article...]

La planète Mars à l'honneur — Nuits des étoiles

Quand le Soleil se couche (à l'ouest), Mars apparaît à l'Est, au moment où l'aube pointe son nez, Mars se couche à l'Ouest. Il faudra attendre 2035 pour que l'éclat de l'étoile soit aussi visible dans le ciel. Où profiter des Nuits des Étoiles? Mais pendant les prochains mois il sera toujours possible d'observer la planète rouge. La Terre et Mars sont alignées en opposition à peu près tous ... [Full Article...]

United Utilities puts wildlife at risk with plea for drought permits

United Utilities puts wildlife at risk with plea for drought permits A controversial hosepipe ban affecting millions of people in the north-west of England has been called off three days before it was to start because of the "recent deluge and a drop in temperatures". "However, the long-range forecast from the Met Office is one of relatively dry weather into the autumn, so future restrictions are still a possibility if more rain doesn't arrive". [Full Article...]

Parts of Yosemite National Park Closed Due to Nearby Wildfire

Parts of Yosemite National Park Closed Due to Nearby Wildfire Officials said Saturday that the Ferguson fire is churning northward, sending up smoke that has been obscuring valley views in the park. Berger reported from Yosemite; Weber from Los Angeles . With the ongoing closure of Highway 140, park visitors can exit the park via Highways 120 and 41. To the northeast, the Ferguson Fire forced the heart of the Yosemite National Park to close on Wed... [Full Article...]

'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians

'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Jr., and top campaign official Paul Manafort met at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who had said she was offering information from the Russian government aimed at helping Trump to victory. [Full Article...]

Découvrez les plus belles images de la "lune de sang" — Eclipse lunaire

Découvrez les plus belles images de la Elle a pu être observée, en fonction des conditions météorologiques, depuis l'Afrique , l'Europe , l'Asie et l'Australie . Pour profiter pleinement de cet événement, il faut se fier aux nuages. Des très nombreux internautes ont partagé des images rares de cette Lune rousse , fruit d'un alignement parfait entre le Soleil , la Terre et notre satellite. [Full Article...]

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard The incident occurred during a 10-day cruise on the MS Bremen , a ship that holds up to 155 passengers. An estimated 60% of it is covered with ice, and its 3,000 polar bears are said to outnumber the human population. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises released a statement on Sunday morning following a weekend incident that left a polar bear dead in Spitsbergen. In 2015, Czech Jakub Moravec was pulled out o... [Full Article...]

La plus longue éclipse lunaire du siècle aura lieu le 27 juillet

La plus longue éclipse lunaire du siècle aura lieu le 27 juillet La plus longue du 21ème siècle . Une éclipse lunaire se produit à chaque fois que la Terre se retrouve entre le Soleil et une Lune pleine, et que les trois astres sont parfaitement alignés. De votre jardin ou au sein d'un club d'astronomie . En effet, selon ses dires, le phénomène est observable en Tunisie à l'œil nu à partir de 19h30 jusqu'à environ 23h, il faudra simplement trouver un ... [Full Article...]

Einstein continue à avoir raison, même près d'un trou noir

Einstein continue à avoir raison, même près d'un trou noir Ce n'est pas encore la preuve ultime que Sagittarius A*, l'astre invisible et compact quatre millions de fois plus massif que notre Soleil qui se cache au centre de notre galaxie , est bien un trou noir. Grâce à ces outils, les chercheurs ont pu mesurer la vitesse de S2 et établir la trajectoire de son orbite autour de Sagittarius A*. Des conditions suffisamment extrêmes pour que l'étoile S2 subi... [Full Article...]

The Irony of the Plastic Straw Ban, by Adriana Cohen

The Irony of the Plastic Straw Ban, by Adriana Cohen San Francisco is in the process of enacting a ban on straws and other plastic items, which would begin next July 1. It's time to ditch the use of unnecessary plastic and taking the stand to ditch the plastic straw is a great start. That is a potential problem because some disabled people can not drink without a straw, according to published reports. "Today's announcement is more than about re... [Full Article...]

USA won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

USA won't see upcoming lunar eclipse All of Asia (including India), and Eastern Africa will get to watch the entire eclipse including the two partial lunar eclipse . But fret not, as in this technology-driven world, watching the night skies is no problem even if your view of the eclipse is not as clear as you would want it to be. [Full Article...]

Cloud could block rare Blood Moon lunar eclipse

Cloud could block rare Blood Moon lunar eclipse The next total lunar eclipse visible from start to finish from anywhere in Africa will be in 2025. The Weather Channel will be live streaming the lunar eclipse on its smartphone app beginning at 4 p.m. To figure out exactly when to watch for the total lunar eclipse where you are, you can plug your location into NASA's Lunar Eclipse Explorer for all the details. [Full Article...]

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend MacMillan Space Centre astronomer Kat Kelly assures it will be a once-in-a-lifetime viewing opportunity for many based on the next time the two planets will be this close to one another. Justin Deighan, from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Now, the MAVEN team has learned that protons were doing at Mars the same thing as electrons usually do at Earth-create aurora. [Full Article...]

Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow According to the Science News, Nigeria will experience total lunar eclipse , which would be is fully visible in Lagos. This is why total lunar eclipses are also known as Blood Moons . The longest lunar eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Friday . Why does the moon turn red in a Blood Moon eclipse? How is a Blood Moon created? This... [Full Article...]

Nintendo part à la chasse aux ROM

Nintendo part à la chasse aux ROM La firme ne rigole d'ailleurs pas du tout: en plus de demander la fermeture des deux sites, Nintendo demande 150.000 dollars de dommages et intérêts par jeu listé sur les sites, ainsi que jusqu'à 2 millions de dollars pour utilisation abusive de la marque. [Full Article...]

California wine seeing traces of radioactive material from Japan accident

California wine seeing traces of radioactive material from Japan accident French scientists this month submitted research to the Cornell University Library that showed some wines produced subsequent to the disaster were twice as radioactive than those made before. Caesium-137 isn't a naturally occurring isotope, and is only produced via nuclear fission; it's something scientists can look for in unopened wine bottles, using a technique involving gamma spectrometry (aka ... [Full Article...]

Neil Armstrong's private collection goes to auction

Neil Armstrong's private collection goes to auction The Apollo 11 mission launched four days prior to its landing, from the Kennedy Space Center at 9.32am (Eastern Daylight Time [EDT]), with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin aboard the rocket that would make history. Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions, said it handles numerous categories of collectibles that appeal to various collectors, but items connected with space seem to have a univer... [Full Article...]

Gorilla Glass 6, un nouveau verre plus résistant pour l'iPhone

Gorilla Glass 6, un nouveau verre plus résistant pour l'iPhone Corning insiste sur le fait que sa nouvelle génération de verre est surtout capable de résister à des chutes multiples et plus haute que son prédécesseur. La contrepartie de cette meilleure résistance aux chutes, c'est que le Gorilla Glass 6 sera aussi résistant que le Gorilla Glass 5 concernant les rayures. [Full Article...]

NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars Experts from space agencies, by the way, post pictures on the net regularly, but with some changes (put some filters). We call this type of land formation 'araneiform terrain,' i.e., spider-like radiating mounds. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the image on May 13 when it was spring on the Red Planet. The HiRISE camera that the spacecraft carried onboard has captured stunning ima... [Full Article...]

Sutherland on the launch pad to be Britain's first spaceport

Sutherland on the launch pad to be Britain's first spaceport The UK Government is driving the commercial space age and Scotland is leading the way. The British government announced the grants today , only hours after lifting the curtain on its plan to develop a vertical-launch spaceport in Scotland's rugged Sutherland district and support the rise of horizontal-launch spaceports in other British locales. [Full Article...]


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