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Goodale in hot seat over Wilson-Raybould cabinet resignation

Goodale in hot seat over Wilson-Raybould cabinet resignation Shortly before her resignation announcement, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs issued an open letter to Trudeau demanding that he publicly condemn "the racist and sexist innuendo" that's circulated about Wilson-Raybould since her demotion, suggesting that she's hard to work with and not a team player. [Full Article...]

It’s not your compass that’s acting up: The ‘magnetic north’ just changed

It’s not your compass that’s acting up: The ‘magnetic north’ just changed So scientists at the American NOAA and Britain's BGS have had to update their model ahead of the late 2019 scheduled deadline. It crossed the worldwide date and departs from the Canadian Arctic on the road to Siberia. " Earth's magnetic field will still continue to protect us". Some have speculated that Earth is overdue for another magnetic-field reversal - an event that hasn't happened for... [Full Article...]

Hubble spots dwarf galaxy

Hubble spots dwarf galaxy The newly discovered star system, called Bedin 1, in recognition of the scientist's emerging part in its invention, looks weeny and weak even under the powerful Hubble magnification. The researchers suspect that Bedin-1 is the most isolated galaxy ever discovered. NASA likens it to the "astronomical equivalent of a living fossil from the early universe ". [Full Article...]

Chicago, Minneapolis Weather Forecast: Minus 55 Windchill Expected, Frostbite, Hypothermia Possible

Chicago, Minneapolis Weather Forecast: Minus 55 Windchill Expected, Frostbite, Hypothermia Possible In North and South Dakota, peak wind gusts were measured at 60-70 miles (96-113 kilometers) per hour. CPS officials says they will update parents Tuesday around noon regarding school Wednesday and Thursday. "By Wednesday and Thursday, morning lows may reach the minus 20s in the Twin Cities, with minus teens and minus 20s in Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago and Milwaukee", the Weather Channel rep... [Full Article...]

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in Croatia on Monday Morning

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in Croatia on Monday Morning Combining the above information has led many to call tonight's lunar event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon ". Lunar eclipses don't happen often, because normally the moon moves slightly over or under the shadow when it's on the far side of the Earth from the sun. [Full Article...]

Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side

Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side The mission is the first to the side of the moon that faces away from Earth. "We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said . [Full Article...]

New Horizons beams home close-ups of Ultima Thule

New Horizons beams home close-ups of Ultima Thule NASA researchers promised fresh announcements would drop Thursday, including on the composition and atmosphere of Ultima Thule, as new images with even more precise resolution have come through. New Horizons's journey into the solar system's past has just begun. The less-red areas near 2014 MU69's neck - the connection point between the two lobes - carries a higher albedo or reflectivity tha... [Full Article...]

Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery

Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery Two Russian cosmonauts - Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev - on their 6th hour of spacewalk took samples to solve the mystery of a hole in their capsule docked at International Space Station (ISS). But as they've investigated the hole in the Soyuz capsule, astronauts can't figure out what created it. Kononenko used a pair of forceps and a swab to collect samples of the dark epoxy. [Full Article...]

The Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13/14

The Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13/14 The meteors are known as the Geminids because they appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini. A general view of the Geminid meteor shower, in El Teide National Park on the Canary Island of Tenerife, on December 13, 2012. "Expect to see up to 120 meteors per hour from a dark sky location, but only after the first quarter moon sets around midnight your local time". Google says Phaeth... [Full Article...]

Space mission: China launched a spacecraft on dark side of the moon

Space mission: China launched a spacecraft on dark side of the moon The country's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, was launched in 2007, making China the fifth country to develop and launch a lunar probe on its own. Chang'e-4 will be the second Chinese probe to land on the moon, following the Yutu ("Jade Rabbit") rover mission in 2013. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS That includes Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A in May ( Bangabandhu-1 ); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 in August ( Merah Putih ); and now Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg. The rocket set another record: will sun-synchronous polar orbit at an altitude of about 575 km above the Earth 64 satellites at once from 34 different organizations from 17 countries. [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket launch carrying 64 satellites in massive rideshare mission

SpaceX rocket launch carrying 64 satellites in massive rideshare mission Monday. SSO-A marks the largest single "ride share" mission from a US -based launch vehicle to date. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has kicked off Seattle-based Spaceflight's first-ever dedicated rideshare mission, a satellite extravaganza that's created to place 64 spacecraft in low Earth orbit. [Full Article...]

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an worldwide scientific collaboration of academics, governments and industry that tracks greenhouse gas emissions. [Full Article...]

What’s next for NASA’s Mars InSight lander?

What’s next for NASA’s Mars InSight lander? Over the next few "sols" - or Martian days of 24 hours, 39½ minutes - flight controllers will assess the health of InSight's all-important robot arm and its science instruments. InSight's primary instrument is a French-built seismometer, created to record the slightest vibrations from "marsquakes" and meteor impacts around the planet. [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars

NASA spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars The landing capped a six-month journey of 548 million kilometres from Earth, following its launch from California in May. The spacecraft was launched from California in May on its almost $1 billion mission. InSight's primary instrument is a French-built seismometer , created to record the slightest vibrations from "quakes" and meteor impacts around the planet. [Full Article...]

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28. Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting the U.S. "On a rare occasion, storms that form near the Central America coast can track north into the Gulf of Mexico and turn to the northeast toward Florida", it stated. [Full Article...]

Rare rectangular icebergs spotted by Nasa in Antarctica are for real

Rare rectangular icebergs spotted by Nasa in Antarctica are for real Nature is messy. It's often geometric, but also riotous and irregular and asymmetrical. Tabular icebergs , unlike the jagged, large chunks of ice we typically imagine as icebergs, are characteristically flat with vertical sides. In the statement from NASA, Harbeck said he had actually been more interested in capturing the massive A68 iceberg , the size of the USA state of DE, which split off... [Full Article...]

Climate Change Likely to Ding Beer Supply

Climate Change Likely to Ding Beer Supply Jess Newman, the company's director of agronomy in the United States, said , "We take climate uncertainty very seriously". The United States in particular will see a 20% overall reduction in beer consumption under the worst-case climate change scenario, while the per bottle price spikes by 50%, Guan said. [Full Article...]

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy The celestial object is "big and weird by solar system standards", said Columbia University astronomy professor David Kipping . Given that both the planet and its potential moon are gas giants, no one is suggesting conditions that might support life. [Full Article...]

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light Half will go to Arthur Ashkin, of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, for " optical tweezers and their application to biological systems". Strickland is the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in physics since 1963, when Maria Goeppert-Mayer was recognized for her work on nuclear shell structure. [Full Article...]


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