https://edge.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shrinking-moon-tectonic-lines-657x800.jpg

Science

On Earth, the quakes would have ranged in magnitude from about 2 to 5. They had to zig-zag their lunar rover up and over the cliff face of the Lee-Lincoln fault scarp that cuts across this valley. The moon's interior is gradually cooling down, causing it to slowly shrivel up like a raisin, and causing "moonquakes", NASA said this week. The discovery of young faults less than 50 million years old by the LSO's camera in 2010 has been interpreted as evidence of lunar tectonic activity.
  • World's most polluted capital cities revealed as Delhi is ranked worst

    World's most polluted capital cities revealed as Delhi is ranked worst

    Science

    The fine particulate matters (PM2.5) considered in this study is notorious for its ability to penetrate deep into lungs and bloodstream causing serious long-term health complications leading to premature death. The reports highlight that 64% of these cities already exceed the current standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). While, Afghanistan , Mongolia, Bahrain and Kuwait topped the chart, countries like Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Australia and Sweden were among the least ...
  • World’s largest bee rediscovered after two samples appeared online

    World’s largest bee rediscovered after two samples appeared online

    Science

    The world's largest bee - roughly the size of a human thumb - has been spotted in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in almost 40 years, researchers said Thursday. The bee was returned to her nest after her starring moment, and the next step is to launch a conservation project for it. "The vast majority of the 20,000 known species of bee in the world are quite calm and not aggressive", he said.
  • Super snow moon: What you need to know

    Super snow moon: What you need to know

    Science

    You won't need to use any special equipment to see the super moon - it'll be huge! The supermoon will occur during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. The super snow moon is the second of a trio of super moons 2019 will see. Astronomically , it is called as the perigee-syzygy Moon. An Israeli nonprofit says it'll launch what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week.
  • NASA officially says goodbye to its Mars rover, Opportunity

    NASA officially says goodbye to its Mars rover, Opportunity

    Science

    Callas said the last-ditch attempt to make contact the night before was a sad moment, with tears and a smattering of applause when the operations team signed off. And aside from a few major storms that got in the way, the rover never stopped returning science data. "It probably won't be enough, going into winter, to move around and survive".
  • Magnetic north is moving quickly causing compasses to show misleading directions

    Magnetic north is moving quickly causing compasses to show misleading directions

    Science

    At the end of 2017, it crossed the worldwide date line. He and his USA counterparts worked on a new model, which was almost ready to be released when much of the US federal government ran out of funding. For example, the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska, renamed a runway 1L-19R to 2L-20R in 2009. The reason which scientists trace back to this shift is the turbulence in Earth's outer core.
  • US Polar Vortex Blamed for at Least 21 Deaths

    US Polar Vortex Blamed for at Least 21 Deaths

    Science

    And the sub-zero cold and bitter winds will stick around for a couple of days, possibly bringing dozens of record lows with a life-threatening freeze before dissipating by the weekend, the National Weather Service reported (NWS). Postal services were unable to deliver mail in parts of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, the Dakotas and Nebraska. A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex brought risky, bone-chilling cold to a wide swathe of the United States on Tuesday (Jan 29), ...
  • ‘Dangerously Cold’: Polar Vortex to Engulf US Midwest, Great Lakes Region

    ‘Dangerously Cold’: Polar Vortex to Engulf US Midwest, Great Lakes Region

    Science

    It would be the first time the Windy City has seen temps that low since the mid-1980s, according to the weather service. O'Hare had delays of about 50 minutes, while delays were about 15 minutes at Midway. The slippery driving will continue through Wednesday morning and there is a chance for school delays. A winter storm brought several inches of snow to northern IL as the region braces for record-low subzero temperatures.
  • How to watch the super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse this weekend

    How to watch the super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse this weekend

    Science

    The actual color of the "blood moon " will differ depending on atmospheric conditions. The Wolf Moon is the traditional name for January's full moon . "Interestingly, our election could be influenced by these eclipses as the effects can last up to six months afterwards", she says . According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , Native American tribes named each of full moons - this one referring to howling canines outside of villages.
  • A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend

    A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend

    Science

    According to Astronomy Ireland, the total part of the eclipse runs for 62 minutes from 4:41am to 5:43am on Monday morning, when the Moon will be high in the West as seen from all of Ireland. The total phase of the eclipse will be visible from the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the western part of Africa, as well as the northernmost portions of Russian Federation.
  • On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows

    On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows

    Science

    The six-wheeled vehicle is carrying a mini biosphere with a live potato, rapeseed and arabidopsis plants, fruit fly eggs, cotton, and some yeast. It's the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, although plants have been grown on the International Space Station before.
  • NASA discovers new exoplanet 3 times the size of Earth

    NASA discovers new exoplanet 3 times the size of Earth

    Science

    TESS - that is, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - is in the midst of surveying almost the entire sky for exoplanets orbiting stars up to 300 light-years away from Earth . "We've confirmed three planets so far, and there are so many more that are just waiting for telescope and people time to be confirmed", Dragomir said.
  • MPs defeat May government over no-deal Brexit

    MPs defeat May government over no-deal Brexit

    Science

    Among them were Sir Michael Fallon, Kenneth Clarke, Justine Greening, Nicky Morgan, Sir Oliver Letwin and Dominic Grieve. Many Conservative MPs continue to believe the deal does not represent the Brexit the country voted for, and some are actively calling for Britain to leave with no deal .
  • Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

    Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

    Science

    It is among a slew of ambitious Chinese targets, which include a reusable launcher by 2021, a super-powerful rocket capable of delivering payloads heavier than those NASA and private rocket firm SpaceX can handle, a moon base, a permanently crewed space station, and a Mars rover.
  • NASA’s New Horizons mission releases snowman-like picture of Ultima Thule

    NASA’s New Horizons mission releases snowman-like picture of Ultima Thule

    Science

    The spacecraft "has brought us back to the very beginning of solar system history". The Kuiper Belt body also has an extremely low surface reflectivity, with the New Horizons team likening it to dark potting soil in a garden. In 2015, the spacecraft passed Pluto, providing the first images of a world once considered our ninth planet. Before today, it wasn't known if Ultima Thule was a single object or two objects orbiting one another.
  • NASA says Saturn's rings are disappearing at 'alarming speed'

    NASA says Saturn's rings are disappearing at 'alarming speed'

    Science

    Initially, experts estimated that the eye-catching feature of Saturn will be gone in 300 million years, but as observed by the Cassini mission , the bands are looking at just a hundred million years. If this continues happening, the Saturn will lose its ring in next 100 million years. If the recent-formation scenario is true, that means Saturn had no rings when giant sauropod dinosaurs roamed the Earth during the Jurassic.
  • Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen as It Nears Earth

    Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen as It Nears Earth

    Science

    On Sunday, Dec. 16, the comet named 46P/Wirtanen will make its 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years. Stargazers eager to catch the comet as it passes across the sky should be able to see it from anywhere on Earth on December 16.
  • China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

    China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

    Science

    China launched the relay satellite "Queqiao", meaning Magpie Bridge, on May 21 to set up the communication link between the earth and the moon's far side. Chang'e is the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology. Once on the moon's surface, the rover faces an array of extreme challenges. China has promoted global cooperation in its lunar exploration program, with four scientific payloads of the Chang'e-4 mission developed by scientists from Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia .
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes historic third launch and landing

    SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes historic third launch and landing

    Science

    For the first time, a single orbital-class rocket booster has been used for three missions, pushing a payload into space and then returning safely to Earth each time. It's not the largest launch ever - The Verge noted that an Indian rocket carried 104 satellites into orbit. "Nothing wrong with a little swim". A SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites has lifted off from California with a first stage that has been used twice before.
  • NASA's InSight Finally Lands on Mars

    NASA's InSight Finally Lands on Mars

    Science

    Applause, laughter, hollering. You'll hear all that today from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mission Control in Pasadena, California if its InSight spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars. NASA will use radio telescopes in Green Bank, West Virginia and also in Germany to listen out for radio signals from InSight. The landing itself saw InSight slow from 12,300 miles per hour to just 5 miles per hour before touching down on the surface.
  • Climate change will severely affect U.S. economy

    Climate change will severely affect U.S. economy

    Science

    The report even outlines how climate change is expected to affect the distribution of disease-carrying insects, exposing populations to Lyme disease ticks and mosquitoes that transmit viruses such as Zika, West Nile, and dengue. Some $1 trillion in coastal real estate is threatened by rising sea levels, storm surges and high-tide flooding exacerbated by climate change, according to the report.
  • Richard Branson Is Just 'Weeks' Away From Sending Virgin Galactic Into Space

    Richard Branson Is Just 'Weeks' Away From Sending Virgin Galactic Into Space

    Science

    Branson cited a Labour Force Survey that found that in 2016, in the United Kingdom alone, mental health accounted for 15.8 million sick days. Then, in 2016, the VSS Unity , which replaced the VSS Enterprise, completed its first glide test with flying colors and completed a few more powered flight tests in April and May.