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US Space Force launches first mission despite coronavirus

US Space Force launches first mission despite coronavirus The rocket carrying the satellite is an Atlas V , and the mission looks good to proceed as of Thursday morning in terms of both weather and systems checks. The actual satellite deployment will occur roughly five hours after liftoff , and ULA won't be airing that since they typically don't with any national defense-related missions. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Green bin collections stop and rubbish tips shut

Coronavirus: Green bin collections stop and rubbish tips shut It says crews will try to deal with requests already booked, but from now on householders will need to take their bulky items to one of the authority's household waste recycling centres. People should hold onto these items until the sites reopen. 'As councils prioritise protecting the vulnerable, there will be inevitable disruption to other important services, such as bin collections and street ... [Full Article...]

Winter's Biggest and Brightest Supermoon Will Light Up The Sky Next Week

Winter's Biggest and Brightest Supermoon Will Light Up The Sky Next Week So, this time around it's called the " Worm Moon " - which is just the name given to the first full moon of March - and it should be visible to anyone in the United Kingdom with clear skies from Sunday night until Tuesday. That's the strange-sounding nickname some skywatchers are using to describe the full moon that's coming on March 9 , 2020. However, some have a looser definition, saying an... [Full Article...]

Does Earth Have a New Moon? Shocking Discovery

Does Earth Have a New Moon? Shocking Discovery You read that right: no link to artificial objects has been found meaning this is likely a straggler space rock hurtling through the solar system, and not a gift from aliens or smugglers in space. These are known as "quasi-satellites" of the Earth. As the Minor Planet Center now reports to the International Astronomical Union, more than 50 observations would mean the existence of the body ... [Full Article...]

Australian hailstorm losses already hit A$320m, set to rise further

Australian hailstorm losses already hit A$320m, set to rise further Australia's southeast has already had to deal with the bad effects of historic bushfires and huge clouds of smoke. The Southern part of the State witnessed devastating winds that morphed into dust storms resulting in the lowered measure of the rainfall subsequently. [Full Article...]

Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Makes Safe Landing After Botched Test Flight

Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Makes Safe Landing After Botched Test Flight The capsule was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:36 a.m. without any problems. The CST-100 Starliner was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V carrier rocket for its first unmanned test flight. Should anything warrant skipping the first attempt at landing tomorrow, NASA and Boeing have a back-up landing opportunity about eight hours after the first. [Full Article...]

The worst Pro Bowl picks -- and the players who should replace them

The worst Pro Bowl picks -- and the players who should replace them Baltimore's Lamar Jackson , Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Houston's DeShaun Watson got the nod, and unless Brady is selected as an alternate, he won't break the NFL's all-time record for Pro Bowl selections at 14. Yes, Landry has 74 catches on 1,018 yards and five touchdowns, but Edelman has 92 catches for 1,019 yards and six touchdowns in an offense so broken, opposing defenses can bra... [Full Article...]

Europe's exoplanet hunter reaches orbit around Earth

Europe's exoplanet hunter reaches orbit around Earth The mission "represents a step towards better understanding the astrophysics of all these unusual planets that we have discovered and which have no equivalent in our solar system", 2019 Nobel physics prize-winner Didier Queloz said. The space telescope is said to focus on studying known Earth-size to Neptune-size exoplanets orbiting distant stars. The satellite -whose mission is to examine sta... [Full Article...]

Gosporth’s board blamed for setting up a "half-Christmas tree"

Combine that with a decade of unpredictable weather and now there's a shortage, according to Shirley Brennan, executive director of the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association. The hall will be decorated with over 20 Christmas trees, each donated by a local business or individual. They may have to look around or choose a different species of tree in order to have one this year. [Full Article...]

SpaceX’s Mars Spaceship Prototype Starship Mk1 Explodes During Test

SpaceX’s Mars Spaceship Prototype Starship Mk1 Explodes During Test The rocket was tipped to begin test flights by the end of 2019, but has now suffered a huge setback. SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk were both uncharacteristically quiet about the incident on social media, with SpaceX's only tweet on Wednesday (technically a re-tweet) showing off a recent successful test of the in-flight abort system for their crewed Dragon Capsule - a vessel expe... [Full Article...]

Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, And Moon Knight Will Appear In The MCU

Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, And Moon Knight Will Appear In The MCU The Disney + streaming platform is integral to Phase Four (commencing May 2020 with "The Black Widow " release) as Marvel plans to expand the MCU with the rollout of 10-movies and exclusive TV shows inside a two-and-a-half-year period. [Full Article...]

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit In contrast to its 2016 travel, Mercury will score a close to bull's-eye this time, passing for all intents and purposes right on target before our star. We'll be updating this throughout the transit, so check back for more! Statistically, every star in the galaxy is alleged to have at least one planet orbiting it. [Full Article...]

United States officially begins Paris climate deal withdrawal

United States officially begins Paris climate deal withdrawal The Paris climate agreement set goals on preventing another 0.9 degrees (0.5 degrees Celsius) to 1.8 degrees (1 degree Celsius) of warming from current levels. We believe that climate change is a common challenge faced by all of humankind. "The Paris agreement has strong foundations and it is here to stay", she stated. [Full Article...]

Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett has MCL sprain

Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett has MCL sprain Hoyer did as well as could be expected though, and the Colts probably feel good if he has to play this week and beyond. The Steelers offense manged just one touchdown, in the third quarter. That's advantageous, of course, since the Steelers just defeated the Colts and would own the head-to-head tiebreaker. Hilton (calf), starting cornerback Pierre Desir (hamstring) and then lost center Ryan... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Nestor takes aim at area devastated by Hurricane Michael

Tropical Storm Nestor takes aim at area devastated by Hurricane Michael High schools from Alabama to the eastern Florida Panhandle called off football games scheduled for Friday night, and officials in Panama City tried to assure residents that the storm wouldn't be a repeat of Category 5 Hurricane Michael a year ago. [Full Article...]

SDSU Volleyball Raises Over $1700 with Pink Match

SDSU Volleyball Raises Over $1700 with Pink Match Deaths from the disease hit a file excessive in 1989, when spherical 15,600 females misplaced their lives to breast most cancers. More than 55,000 women in the United Kingdom are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the NHS, and around one in eight United Kingdom women will develop the disease in their lifetimes. [Full Article...]