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A 'strawberry moon' is coming: What you need to know A 'strawberry moon' is coming: What you need to know
- June 17, 2019

With the date of the Full Moon being June 17 this year, that actually aligns fairly well with the chance of frost being less than 10 per cent for much of the Maritimes, according to climatological data. A red or pink moon is more likely to appear in Europe's high latitudes at this time of the year. The Moon is also sometimes known as the Ripe Corn Moon or the Middle of Summer Moon. (more...)
Federal government welcomes Adani approval Federal government welcomes Adani approval
- June 15, 2019

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Department of Environment and Science said the company submitted the most recent version of the plan, addressing department feedback, on Wednesday - 24 hours before the approval deadline set by Queensland's premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. (more...)
'Star Trek' Logo Spotted on Mars 'Star Trek' Logo Spotted on Mars
- June 15, 2019

According to CNN , the Star Trek-looking shapes NASA found were created by wind, lava, and dunes. The HiRISE has photographed hundreds of swaths and provides scientists with valuable information about channels, gulfs, and other geographic features. (more...)
WATCH SpaceX Launch Today, June 12, Live Online WATCH SpaceX Launch Today, June 12, Live Online
- June 14, 2019

The so-called Radarsat Constellation Mission's three satellites will be used to image planet Earth in radio-wavelength light. With morning fog shrouding space launch complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Falcon 9 thundered to life at 7:17 a.m. (more...)
Sun Could Release A Rare Massive Superflare In The Next 100 Years Sun Could Release A Rare Massive Superflare In The Next 100 Years
- June 14, 2019

Scientists have a relatively solid understanding of solar flares, and the ones we've seen from our own star have been pretty mild. He continued and explained that "When our Sun was young, it was very active because it rotated very fast and probably generated more powerful flares". (more...)
Global carbon emissions rose at the fastest rate in seven years Global carbon emissions rose at the fastest rate in seven years
- June 14, 2019

Other major economies are expected to follow suit, though the United Kingdom will conduct a further assessment within five years to confirm that other countries are taking similarly ambitious action, multiplying the effect of the UK's lead and ensuring that our industries do not face unfair competition. (more...)
Attention Stargazers: Best Day Of Year To See Jupiter Is Monday Attention Stargazers: Best Day Of Year To See Jupiter Is Monday
- June 14, 2019

This will allow you to see where each moons can be found in relation to the planet. Opposition also ability that over the following couple of nights, the gargantuan gasoline planet will be at its brightest, at a magnitude of roughly -2.6. (more...)
Ottawa passes legislation that bans whale and dolphin captivity in Canada Ottawa passes legislation that bans whale and dolphin captivity in Canada
- June 14, 2019

The only two nurseries in the country, which is now contained whale is Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia. Breeding of whales is also prohibited. "This legislation heralds a change in how Canadians are thinking", Barbara Cartwright, CEO of animal welfare group Humane Canada , tells the Globe and Mail . (more...)
NASA Identifies New Commercial Opportunities for Space Station NASA Identifies New Commercial Opportunities for Space Station
- June 13, 2019

The directive also sets prices for industry use of US government resources on the space station for commercial and marketing activities. The price for one night on the station is around $35,000, and the 30-day stay limits is kind of mandatory, as rides to and from the station can not be summoned on a whim. (more...)
Canada to ban single-use plastic by 2021 Canada to ban single-use plastic by 2021
- June 13, 2019

According to the Canadian government, over 1 million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals worldwide die or become injured due to plastics every year. The Liberals plan to use the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), the core federal environmental law regulating designated toxic substances, to ban such plastics. (more...)
The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico can develop Macao The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico can develop Macao
- June 12, 2019

The nutrients feed algae, which die and then decompose on the sea floor, using up oxygen. The record was 8,776 square miles set in 2017. Its size varied considerably depending on weather conditions, but to achieve sustainable reduction of its area, the experts still failed. (more...)
There's an enormous, mysterious mass under the Moon's largest crater There's an enormous, mysterious mass under the Moon's largest crater
- June 12, 2019

A mysterious, large mass of material in the Moon's South Pole could be a treasure trove of metals. "That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected", lead author Dr. This mass, the researchers believe, is weighing the floor of the basin downward by more than 800 metres, around 10 percent of its total depth, explaining a depression in the bottom of the basin previously attributed to contraction. (more...)
Jupiter Is Putting On a Show for You Jupiter Is Putting On a Show for You
- June 09, 2019

Jupiter, the mighty "king" of the planets in our solar system, is usually seen for those who know the place and when to search for it, however, the subsequent week will likely be a very particular time for anybody who needs to catch a glimpse of the fuel abundant. (more...)
Air pollution kills 100000 Indian kids every year, study finds Air pollution kills 100000 Indian kids every year, study finds
- June 09, 2019

Boyd linked the issue with the right to a healthy environment, which, he noted, is recognized by more than 150 States. It is worrisome to note that almost 77million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution. "This is a public health crisis we can fix by transitioning away from polluting fossil fuels to renewable energy and investing in clean transport". (more...)
Jupiter At Opposition In June Will Allow You To See Its Moons Jupiter At Opposition In June Will Allow You To See Its Moons
- June 08, 2019

The largest planet of our solar system , Jupiter will be so close to the Earth that you wouldn't need a telescope to view it. NASA confirmed that Jupiter will be biggest and brightest this month, seen on all nights. This entire month offers up great viewing opportunities. Deputy executive director at Britain's Royal Astronomical Society , Dr Robert Massey, shared some advice to CNN on what to look out for. (more...)
Phases of Trump: POTUS Denounces Moon Mission He Touted Weeks Ago Phases of Trump: POTUS Denounces Moon Mission He Touted Weeks Ago
- June 08, 2019

In a tweet , Trump criticised his own administration's space policy, firing a shot at Nasa for talking about returning to the moon. President Trump shows off a new national space policy directive he signed December 11, 2018 at the White House, putting NASA's focus on returning astronauts to the moon as a precursor to eventual Mars flights. (more...)
Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian children every year, study says Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian children every year, study says
- June 07, 2019

The failure of governments across the world to ensure their citizens breathe clean air is a "violation of the rights to life, health and wellbeing", according to the UN's special representative on human rights and the environment . The WHO Air Quality Guidelines (AQG) were updated in 2005 and include recommendations for the four most common air pollutants: particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide. (more...)
The International Space Station Is Open for Commercial Business in Orbit The International Space Station Is Open for Commercial Business in Orbit
- June 07, 2019

NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the US space agency said on Friday. None of the changes or new commercial opportunities announced Friday required legislative changes, according to Robyn Gatens, deputy director of International Space Station . (more...)
NHC says 40% chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico NHC says 40% chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico
- June 06, 2019

A broad area of unsettled weather located near the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula will move west-northwestward over the Bay of Campeche this weekend. Some models, however, have the storm taking a more northward track , hugging the Mexico and South Texas coast before turning toward the northeast and potentially making landfall in Louisiana. (more...)
Donald Trump: 'Corrupt Media' Will Save Joe Biden from Plagiarism Scandal Donald Trump: 'Corrupt Media' Will Save Joe Biden from Plagiarism Scandal
- June 05, 2019

The plan, termed a "Clean energy Revolution", calls for a federal investment of $1.7 trillion for the first 10 years - and private, state and local investments to total $5 trillion. This isn't the first time Biden has been accused of plagiarizing. On the global front, Biden calls out China as the world's biggest coal polluter and says he'd hinge all future bilateral deals with Beijing on carbon reductions. (more...)
Astronomers Worry That Elon Musk's New Satellites Will Ruin The View Astronomers Worry That Elon Musk's New Satellites Will Ruin The View
- June 04, 2019

It's not known when the game will actually be made available for the electric cars , but it'll come to the Model 3 , Model S , and Model X . " It's a cool game ", he continued. The game will need a wired USB controller to run, and hopefully no one will be playing it while they're driving. Perhaps an even more weird, yet intriguing claim is that while out-trucking trucks, the Tesla pickup will also out-sports vehicle the Porsche 911. (more...)
NASA names 3 partners earmarked to land science experiments on the Moon NASA names 3 partners earmarked to land science experiments on the Moon
- June 02, 2019

The commercial science payloads included 10 science experiments and two technology demonstrations that will: measure radiation levels, collect entry, descent, and landing information, test solar arrays, and analyze the amount of hydrogen on the lunar surface , said a NASA press statement . (more...)
SpaceX’s Starlink satellites could be a pain for astronomers SpaceX’s Starlink satellites could be a pain for astronomers
- May 30, 2019

Starlink satellites use NORAD tracking data to automatically navigate around other spacecraft and larger pieces of orbital debris. Though Musk said the company has gone to great lengths to ensure that the satellites work, he tempered expectations by pointing out that new technology can often be unpredictable. (more...)
Australia: Sydney Imposed Water Restrictions Due to a Prolonged Drought Australia: Sydney Imposed Water Restrictions Due to a Prolonged Drought
- May 30, 2019

The last time water restrictions were lifted in Sydney was 2009, as the city began to come back from the devastating Millennium Drought. Level one restrictions include the enforcement of Water Wise rules such as using sprinklers and fixed hoses for two hours a day, and hand-held hoses only between the hours of four and nine in the evening. (more...)
Antibiotic in Bangladesh rivers 300 times higher than safe level Antibiotic in Bangladesh rivers 300 times higher than safe level
- May 29, 2019

A researcher involved in the study called the results "eye-opening and worrying". Last month the United Nations said that infections from bacteria resistant to antibiotics could cause 10 million deaths a year by 2050. A large number of drugs found in the environment - analgesics, antibiotics, anti-platelet agents, hormones, psychiatric drugs, anti-histamines - have been detected in nature at levels unsafe for wildlife. (more...)
A higher severe threat for Memorial Day A higher severe threat for Memorial Day
- May 28, 2019

Low pressure tracks out from the west slinging showers and thunderstorms over the region by early Memorial Day and this could run for most of the day. Rain/storm chances continue Wednesday and Thursday before drier skies work their way back Friday . Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms. (more...)
Enhanced risk of severe weather for Michiana on Monday
- May 28, 2019

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies and isolated rain showers will be possible, with a high of 90 degrees. Some storms are expected to fire up Monday evening, but most of the area will remain dry. High temperatures will be in the mid-upper 80s. This front will be the focal point for scattered showers and storms on Wednesday and Thursday . At this time it appears that the best ingredients for a few storms that could be severe will be along the dry line and points to the north east in North ... (more...)
Rain, storms and the risk of severe weather return by midweek Rain, storms and the risk of severe weather return by midweek
- May 27, 2019

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Heavy rainfall is also a possibility over the next few days, with one to three inches of total rainfall possible through Wednesday in eastern Iowa. Temperatures stay near average in the 70s and upper 60s. There will be some sun during the day, with more showers possible after 2 p.m. until about 8 p.m. (more...)
Binary Asteroid System Will Pass By Earth This Weekend Binary Asteroid System Will Pass By Earth This Weekend
- May 27, 2019

NASA predicts a 200m asteroid has a chance of slamming into Earth in just four years. Asteroid "1999 KW4" is expected to make its closest approach of our planet Saturday evening, May, 25, according to EarthSky . In the night of may 26 closer to the Earth double asteroid 66391 (1999 KW4). "AU" refers to "astronomical units", a unit equal to the distance between Earth and the sun. (more...)
NASA awards contract for future moon station NASA awards contract for future moon station
- May 26, 2019

Two individuals close to the space program and familiar with the situation said Sirangelo was escorted out of NASA's headquarters in Washington on Wednesday after his resignation. From there they will descend to the surface in what it expects will be a two-stage process - first in a "transfer vehicle" to low lunar orbit, and then in a lander. (more...)