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China plans mission to Moon to hunt for lunar rocks

The mission, named for the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e, is among China's boldest since it first put a man in space in 2003, becoming only the third nation to d...


COVID-19 Reinfection 'Highly Unlikely' For At Least Six Months: Study | KPRC

When this happens, the number of T cells , which are responsible for triggering immune responses, significantly reduces in the blood. Natural immunity to the...


Denmark says mink coronavirus strain ‘most likely eradicated’

The Department of Health has indicated that the continued farming of mink represents an ongoing risk of additional mink-adapted SARS-CoV-2 variants emerging a...


NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully collected bits of an orbiting asteroid

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft sent confirmation of its short communication with the asteroid Bennu more than 200 miles (322 meters) away, prompting cheers from th...


Latest Space Station crew docks in record time following successful launch

Since ending the space shuttle program in 2011, NASA has depended on Russian Federation to transport astronauts to the ISS. Kate Rubins of NASA, together ...


SpaceX rocket blasts UK-backed 'sea cartographer' satellite into orbit

The twin satellites will be contributing to a almost 30-year continuous data record - following in the footsteps of three previous missions - TOPEX/Poseidon and...


The ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’ Will Be Visible Tonight

A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow called the penumbra . For certain parts of the plan...


Canada Unveils Action Plan to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

That means the first assessment report on the 2030 targets could be 12 years away. "The Liberal government's own projections show that they are not even close...


Here’s what to expect for the penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5

Before and during... can you see the difference? During a penumbral eclipse such as Friday's, however, the Moon just nicks the outer shadow of the Earth. Thus...


Crew Dragon docks to ISS on first operational mission

A SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Monday, the first of what the United States hopes will be many ...


Leonid meteor shower will be visible over New Zealand skies

It explains that this is one of the weaker showers - only producing about 15 meteors per hour - but since there is no moon, chances of catching a good show are ...


Baby Yoda is a bonus passenger of the SpaceX Commercial Crew mission

The Crew-1 mission marks a crucial milestone in the development of a space industry in which private sector companies provide business and tourism services in l...


NASA certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon flight system

Said in a statement . Kathy Luders, head of NASA's human space flight, is chairing today's meeting. Hans Kனniksmann, ViceX's Vice President for Configuratio...


Watch SpaceX's first operational Crew Dragon mission at 7:27PM ET

NASA astronauts , from left, Shannon Walker , Victor Glover , and Michael Hopkins and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi leave the ...


SpaceX, NASA prepare for historic launch this weekend

Currently, the chances for liftoff tonight are "50/50" per the Launch Mission Execution Forecast , with primary concerns consisting of, "Cumulus cloud rule, fl...


Elon Musk Likely Has COVID-19 as SpaceX Launch Gets Delayed

The newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed " Resilience " by its crew, is now due to launch atop the Falcon 9 at 7:27 p.m. ET on Sunday (0027 GMT on Monda...


NASA astronauts to launch Russian rockets as USA transitions to civilian spacecraft

In November, Rubins, Ryzhikov and Kud-Sverchkov are set to greet NASA's SpaceX first operational Crew Dragon mission, bringing NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Vic...


Treat Yourself to a Physically Distant Viewing of Tonight's Pink Supermoon

A supermoon occurs when the moon is especially close to Earth while it's full. Fakas said that the moon will appear to be up to 30% brighter and up to 14% big...


NASA postpones Crew Dragon launch

It will be SpaceX's first "operational" crewed flight, following a single successful test flight with a crew. For Space Exploration Technologies Corp. A C...


Musk: Something 'Bogus' Is Happening With COVID Tests

To guarantee the results, Musk chose to take another round of PCR tests with a separate lab and that the results will come out around 24 hours after taking his ...


COVID-19 vaccine projects backed by the Canadian government

These results surpassed expectations. Seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness usually ranges from around 20% to 60%. Israel has deals with two other pharmaceutical...


Subtropical Storm Theta forms in north Atlantic

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth. As of mid-morning Tuesda...


Tropical Storm Eta and Its Predicted Effects on Central Florida

Cuba's meteorology institute Insmet said Eta made landfall at 4:30 am (0930 GMT) Sunday on the border between the central provinces of Sancti Spiritus and Cie...


Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S

SpaceX is using an entirely new Falcon 9 rocket for the job, though in September, the Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center announced it will allow S...


6 countries have coronavirus on mink farms, United Nations health agency says

A DfT spokewoman said the government was working closely with global partners to understand the changes in the virus that have been reported in Denmark and co...


Northern Denmark In Lockdown Over Coronavirus Variant Outbreak In Minks

On Thursday, Denmark announced strict new lockdown measures in its northern counties, home to most mink farms, after authorities discovered the mutated stra...


Watch SpaceX launch an updated Global Positioning System satellite for the US Space Force

In the meantime, five more GPS III satellites are in production, according to the company, and three of them are fully built and undergoing tests. The last canc...


Scientists Determine Lava Planet May Have Supersonic Winds, Atmosphere of Vaporized Rock

K2-141b also has supersonic wind speeds in excess of 3,000 miles per hour. From there, the vaporized rocks enter the atmosphere and get transported to the...


Tracing the origins of fast radio bursts

For more than 13 years, astronomers have been trying to determine the source of extremely powerful radio bursts that can travel billions of kilometres through ...


Joe Biden Says He'll Rejoin the Paris Agreement If He Becomes President

The United States has formally left the Paris Agreement , a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change , after a thr...


Humpback whale almost swallows two kayakers in California before spitting them out

Those seeking an up-close view are warned by local authorities to, among other precautions, stay away from large schools of fish, because they attract the whal...


Space probe successfully stowed sample from asteroid

The OSIRIS-REx team will now focus on preparing the spacecraft for the next phase of the mission - Earth Return Cruise. The mission aimed to bring back a mini...


Hubble reveals Psyche, an asteroid worth $10 quintillion, may be corroding

Tracy Becker, the lead author of a new study of 16 Psyche using the Hubble Space Telescope, according to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Nasa ann...


SpaceX crew returns to Earth, ending historic mission

Thus ended the first crewed mission with a commercial U.S. spacecraft in years. The space mission launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on 31 May the fi...


Astronomers Spot Earth-Sized Rogue Planet Wandering the Galaxy

Over four thousand extrasolar planets have been discovered to date. That's because it's very hard to actually spot them. Understanding these rogue planets c...