• SpaceX to launch 60 satellites to deliver internet from space
SpaceX to launch 60 satellites to deliver internet from space

Musk said he was well aware of that history. Musk said SpaceX plans to launch roughly 60 satellites at a time as it builds out its constellation. There are options for satellite-based internet, but those services are notoriously slow, expensive or unreliable. The goal of the program is to make the satellites reachable from any place on Eart...

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  • The Moon is shrinking and generating lunar quakes
The Moon is shrinking and generating lunar quakes

These faults push one part of the lunar crust up and over the adjoining part, said University of Maryland geologist and study co-author Nicholas Schmerr. It was launched on June 18, 2009. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the agency's plans to use a commercial rocket for the next Orion crew capsule and the possibility a woman could be...

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  • Sydney Harbour Bridge climate change protesters arrested
Sydney Harbour Bridge climate change protesters arrested

Protesters abseiling from the Harbour Bridge. 6 activists have just scaled the #SydneyHarbourBridge to call on Scott Morrison to declare a #ClimateEmergency . A group of indigenous Torres Strait islanders lodged a formal complaint against the Australian government at the United Nations on Monday, claiming that their climate inaction violated t...

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  • Comedy :: News :: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Comedy :: News :: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

This time, though, it definitely wasn't written for kids. What is so bad about finding a way to make all those things better for our planet? "Got it? Safety glasses off motherf-ker". "It is a nonbinding resolution that very briefly sets out some extremely aggressive goals, including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, meeting 100 percent...

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  • Ships Moving inbound on Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard
Ships Moving inbound on Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

No injuries were reported . Friday's collision involved the tanker Genesis River and a tug transporting two barges carrying more than 2 million gallons of reformate, an oil-refining byproduct used to make gasoline. The U.S. Lope Guard confirmed the accident, which took discipline about 3:30 p.m. local time, in the Houston Ship Channel, advan...

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  • Scientists Say They've Cooked Up an Endlessly Recyclable Plastic
Scientists Say They've Cooked Up an Endlessly Recyclable Plastic

Next, they demonstrated that the recuperated PDK monomers can be changed into polymers, and those reused polymers can shape new plastic materials without acquiring the shading or different highlights of the first material - so broken dark watchband you hurled in the garbage could discover new life as a PC console if it's made with PDK plastic .

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  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Space Venture Unveils Lunar Lander, Rover, and Rocket
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Space Venture Unveils Lunar Lander, Rover, and Rocket

And Blue origin aims to do the same, with a massive heavy-lift rocket called New Glenn (named for astronaut and later senator John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth). "But in the not-too-distant future - I'm talking decades, maybe 100 years - it'll start to be easier to do a lot of the things that we now do on Earth in space, because...

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  • China is using BRI to achieve its national security objectives: Mike Pompeo
China is using BRI to achieve its national security objectives: Mike Pompeo

Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, steps off a plane upon arrival in Rovaniemi, Finland, Monday, May 6, 2019. The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. China has had observer status at the Council since 2013 and has been increasingly active in the region, outlining a plan for a "Polar Silk Road...

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  • See 265,000 galaxies in the epic Hubble Legacy Field mosaic
See 265,000 galaxies in the epic Hubble Legacy Field mosaic

The faintest and farthest galaxies in the image are just one ten-billionth the brightness of what the human eye can observe. "Now that we have gone wider than in previous surveys, we are harvesting many more distant galaxies in the largest such dataset ever produced by Hubble ", Garth Illingworth , leader of the team that assembled the ima...

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  • Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend
Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year with peak activity on or around May 5. Earth is now passing through a debris field left by Halley's Comet , with the annual meteor show active between April 29 and May 28 this year.

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  • India’s second lunar mission pegged to launch in July
India’s second lunar mission pegged to launch in July

The moon landing is likely to be around September 6 , 2019, almost two months after the launch. Chandrayaan-2 was scheduled to be launched in April past year, but it was postponed to October after ISRO lost contact with GSAT-6A in March 2018.

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  • Mississippi River reaches record high level in Quad Cities
Mississippi River reaches record high level in Quad Cities

The projected flood crest rose sharply over the night and what was originally forecasted as minor flooding could become more severe. Around 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, the temporary levee began to be breached as Davenport Police and fire were telling people to leave the area, The Quad-City Times reported.

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  • SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident
SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident

Koenigsmann said the company is now focused on the investigation into the mishap, and declined to estimate how much of an impact it will have on the schedule of upcoming test flights. Friday morning. Against that backdrop, NASA and SpaceX are pressing ahead with plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket early Friday on a flight to deliver almost 5,500 ...

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  • Possible 'marsquake' detected for first time on red planet
Possible 'marsquake' detected for first time on red planet

And, according to Bruce Bannard, of the US NASA space agency, the first reported natural disaster has begun a new discipline in science - Seismology on Mars. Regardless of its cause, the Sol 128 signal is an exciting milestone for the team. He adds that it is exciting to finally have evidence that Mars is still active, seismic-wise.

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  • American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality
American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality

Each year the "State of the Air " provides a report card on the two most widespread outdoor air pollutants, ozone pollution, also known as smog, and particle pollution, also called soot. The 2019 "State of the Air" report found ozone levels increased in most cities, largely because of rising temperatures. Now more than ever the USA must protec...

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  • SpaceX suffers serious setback as crew capsule bursts into flames
SpaceX suffers serious setback as crew capsule bursts into flames

Additionally, a video that began making the rounds on Twitter shortly after the first reports of a problem appears to show a Crew dragon capsule essentially exploding on the launch pad. not good" for the company. Former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, now with Syracuse University, said via email Monday that it's 'too early to tell what the i...

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  • Congo: Ranger poses with the slickest gorillas in hilarious selfie
Congo: Ranger poses with the slickest gorillas in hilarious selfie

Shamavu posted the photo on Saturday, with one Facebook user writing: "Such a fantastic photo!" Because they've grown up with the rangers who rescued them, Mr Mburanumwe added, "they are imitating the humans" - and standing on two legs is their way of "learning to be human beings".

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  • Tonight and Tuesday Morning is the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower
Tonight and Tuesday Morning is the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower

Known for their fast, bright meteors, the Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers'. They need to look towards the eastern horizon of the sky from midnight on Monday until dawn Tuesday to observe the Lyrids meteor shower , he explained, adding that they could take nice photographs of the meteor shower with advanced digital cameras and s...

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  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers catastrophic explosion during static fire test
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers catastrophic explosion during static fire test

SpaceX planned to rapidly reuse Crew Dragon C201 for an upcoming in-flight abort (IFA) test, in which the spacecraft would be required to successfully escape from Falcon 9 at the point of peak aerodynamic stress (Max Q). Although it can't yet be confirmed, it appears the rocket engine that would have propelled Crew Dragon to safety in an abort emer...

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  • Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors
Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors

Tesla also made the claim that its new FSD computer is 7x faster than hardware available from rival companies (namely NVIDIA), offering 144 TOPS compute performance. "It's like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices, one appendix is bad, well why have a whole bunch of them, that's ridiculous". Musk has been predicting fully self-driving car...

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