DART’s Small Satellite Companion Tests Camera Prior to Dimorphos Impact
29 articles from SATURDAY 24.9.2022
Storm Ian delays launch of Nasa's Artemis I Moon rocket
Portal origin URL: DART’s Small Satellite Companion Tests Camera Prior to Dimorphos ImpactPortal origin nid: 482997Published: Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 17:04Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is set to make history next Monday as the world’s first planetary defense test, and the spacecraft’s...
NASA Delays Artemis I Moon Launch Again on Tropical Storm Risk
The launch of the American space agency's big new Moon rocket is being delayed for the third time.
Termites love global warming, the pace of their wood munching gets significantly faster in hotter weather
NASA is standing down from its Artemis I mission to the moon next week, as a tropical storm off the coast of South America creeps toward Florida and the agency’s launch site for the Space Launch System rocket.
The US space agency said it will decide on Sunday whether to roll the rocket and spacecraft back from the launch pad to its primary hangar, the Vehicle Assembly Building....
Storm Fiona slams into east Canada, major power outages
When we consider termites, we may think of the danger they can pose to our houses once they settle in and start eating wood. But in fact, only about 4% of termite species worldwide are considered pests that might, at some point, eat your house.
NASA scraps Tuesday Moon launch due to storm
Powerful storm Fiona knocked out electricity to more than 500,000 homes Saturday as it lashed east Canada with strong winds and heavy rains in conditions that police said were "like nothing we've ever seen."
NASA cancels moon rocket launch for 3rd time due to possible hurricane
NASA has called off the scheduled Tuesday launch of its historic uncrewed mission to the Moon due to a tropical storm that is forecast to strengthen as it approaches Florida.
Want to get a good night’s sleep? First of all, stop trying
NASA is skipping next week's launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that's expected to become a major...
HRT: inside the complex global supply chain behind a $20bn market
Seven expert and unexpected tips for people who have already tried everythingAs a sleep coach, I regularly meet people who have “tried everything” to get more sleep. They have read every article on the subject and devoured every tip on the internet and then adjusted and readjusted their routines based on the advice they have found. Many of them are doing all the right things – spending time...
Lizard in your luggage? We're using artificial intelligence to detect wildlife trafficking
As demand for menopause drugs soars, we trace the oestrogen production line from Chinese soya bean fields to European pharmacy shelvesIn the centre of the factory stand 31 reactors: giant metal globes that can hold up to 10,000 litres of liquid each. Every week, gleaming stainless steel drums arrive by truck at this plant on the outskirts of Oss, in the Netherlands. Their contents are poured into...
Neptune and rings shine in photos from new space telescope
Blue-tongue lizards and sulfur-crested cockatoos are among the native animals frequently smuggled overseas.
How many ants are on Earth? 20 quadrillion, study says
Neptune and its rings haven't looked this good in decades.
Could You Eat a Cloud? How Randall Munroe Became the Guru of Absurd Science Questions
There are at least 20 quadrillion ants on Earth, according to a new study that says even that staggering figure likely underestimates the total population of the insects, which are an essential part of ecosystems around the world.
Russia’s battle to convince people to join its war is being waged on Telegram
It’s a pretty safe bet that nobody is going to fill the solar system with soup, out to the orbit of Jupiter. For one thing, that would take a lot of soup—2 x 10 to the 39th power liters, which is also 10 to the 42nd power calories worth, or more energy than the sun has put out in its entire lifetime. So a soupy solar system is not likely to happen anytime soon.
That fact, however,...
Powerful quake shakes Indonesia, but no casualties reported
When Vladimir Putin declared the partial call-up of military reservists on September 21, in a desperate effort to try to turn his long and brutal war in Ukraine in Russia’s favor, he kicked off another, parallel battle: one to convince the Russian people of the merits and risks of conscription. And this one is being fought on the encrypted messaging service Telegram, with pro-Putin actors...
Hurricane Fiona bears down on Canada after brushing Bermuda
A strong undersea earthquake shook Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties and officials said there was no threat of a tsunami.
Longhorned tick discovered in northern Missouri for first time
Hurricane Fiona barreled towards Canada on Friday with Nova Scotia province on high alert after the storm swept past Bermuda, where it left much of the population without power but caused little damage.
The Longhorned tick causes the loss of millions of dollars in agricultural revenue to cattle producers worldwide, and it is now in northern Missouri.