• SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will now fly on Wednesday, hopefully
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will now fly on Wednesday, hopefully

But Wednesday has a clear forecast with an 80% probability of a launch, so odds are good the mission will proceed. For spectators on the Space Coast, meanwhile, the boosters will again return to steal the show - shortly after liftoff, the two side boosters will separate and target automated landings at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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  • What is a black hole? Searching for what can't be seen
What is a black hole? Searching for what can't be seen

This illustrationmost-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered. A black hole is identified by the particles around it as its gravitational pull brings in objects such as gas and dust of which some settle into an orbiting disk , with atoms jostling one another at extreme speeds.

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  • Massive 17-foot python with 73 eggs captured in south Florida preserve
Massive 17-foot python with 73 eggs captured in south Florida preserve

This latest find was possible after the Big Cypress' rangers used new tracking technology. She was captured after officials said pythons had to be rounded-up to stop their numbers getting out of control. In recent decades, the big snakes have become a menace in Florida . The pythons pose significant threats to native wildlife. In 2013, a s...

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  • Japanese spacecraft successfully blasts crater in asteroid
Japanese spacecraft successfully blasts crater in asteroid

The aim of the SCI phase is to analyze the asteroid's underlying structure, collect some samples, and learn about the solar system's past. In February, it studied the asteroid's surface, collecting dust and small fragments. In a 2005 "deep impact" mission to a comet, NASA observed fragments after blasting the surface but did not collect them. W...

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  • Elon Musk: SpaceX Starhopper lifts off (a little bit)
Elon Musk: SpaceX Starhopper lifts off (a little bit)

In January, Musk revealed the first photo of the Starship prototype , which looked like a retro-inspired spaceship and a shiny silver bullet. SpaceX has started initial tethered tests of the first prototype of its next generation Starship launch vehicle at its South Texas test site.

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  • India's ASAT Missile Test Debris Will Burn Up In Atmosphere: Pentagon Chief
India's ASAT Missile Test Debris Will Burn Up In Atmosphere: Pentagon Chief

India is now the fourth country to have tested ASATs, the others being the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. Bridenstine continued to say that this type of risk to humans in space, and low Earth orbit operations, was just not acceptable.

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  • China, India record maximum number of deaths by air pollution
China, India record maximum number of deaths by air pollution

Exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017, a new global study said on Wednesday. "Air pollution exposures collectively reduce life expectancy by 20 months on average worldwide", University of Texas assistant professor Joshua Apte wrote in the report.

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  • Debris from India's anti-satellite missile test endangers ISS
Debris from India's anti-satellite missile test endangers ISS

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of using activities in space as political stunts. The US has downplayed NASA's criticism of India over space debris created by the country's anti-satellite missile test , saying two nations would continue to pursue shared interests in space that includes collaboration on safety and secu...

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  • Lights go off to observe Earth Hour
Lights go off to observe Earth Hour

In Taipei, Taiwan's capital, the island's tallest building, Taipei 101, joined surrounding buildings in shutting off the lights as part of the Earth Hour event. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful. "As a responsible local government who is increasingly becoming internationally recognised for o...

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  • NY passes Manhattan congestion charge and plastic bag ban
NY passes Manhattan congestion charge and plastic bag ban

Sunday. The New York state budget is starting to take shape, as lawmakers planned to return to the Capitol for a rare Sunday session to begin voting to meet the April 1 deadline. But in an interview with NBC News' Madani, Todd Kaminsky , a Democratic state senator from Nassau County and chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee , s...

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  • Sikhs in Canada anxious over Quebec government secularism bill
Sikhs in Canada anxious over Quebec government secularism bill

Even though there has been a massive public outcry, not only in Quebec but also nationally - and even with the English Montreal School Board, one of the largest teacher's union in Quebec, ready to file a legal challenge against it and who just yesterday announced they will not adhere to the ban, Premier of Francois Legault and his CAQ government ...

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  • NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk for spacesuit's size problem
NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk for spacesuit's size problem

Due to unavailability of appropriate sized space suit NASA stalled the walk. "Leaders must make tough calls, and I am fortunate to work with a team who trusts my judgment", McClain tweeted Wednesday. That extra space inside the suit can be less noticeable when working in Earth's 1-gravity environment. At first glance, the reason seems incredu...

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  • NASA is paying people $19,000 to stay in bed for two months
NASA is paying people $19,000 to stay in bed for two months

The German Aerospace Centre is looking for people to take part in a sleep study on how the body responds to weightlessness. You must speak German and be between 24 and 55 and healthy. A nutritionist will be on hand to take care of everyone's diets and make sure the participants don't gain weight and are receiving everything their body needs.

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  • Global energy demand hits fastest pace this decade: IEA
Global energy demand hits fastest pace this decade: IEA

But the increased demand was matched by Carbon dioxide emissions, with India, China and U.S. at the forefront, according to the International Energy Agency . But it relied far more on natural gas, coal and oil. The growth in global emissions in 2018 alone was "equivalent to the total emissions from worldwide aviation", the body found.

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  • All-Female space walk canceled due to spacesuit availability
All-Female space walk canceled due to spacesuit availability

These will be the 215th and 216th spacewalks in the history of International Space Station assembly and maintenance. So, instead of assigning those extra hours, Nick Hague will go in McClain's place with Koch for the spacewalk. Earlier this month, the space agency announced it would be the first all-female spacewalk. The next chance at this...

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  • Pence calls for landing U.S. astronauts on moon in 5 years
Pence calls for landing U.S. astronauts on moon in 5 years

While touting an increased NASA budget, Pence also laid out the administration's priorities in establishing the US Space Command in order to "meet the growing security threats in the war fighting domain of space". In language echoing Chilly Conflict sentiments, he mentioned that we're as soon as once more in an area race in opposition to "adversari...

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  • NASA releases images of 'fireball' hitting Earth's atmosphere
NASA releases images of 'fireball' hitting Earth's atmosphere

The meteor that exploded over the Bering Sea on December 18, 2018, was 32 feet (10 meters) in diameter and weighed 1,500 tons (1,360 metric tons). Toward the lower right of the image is an orange cloud of superheated air created by the explosion.

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  • NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk due to lack of spacesuit sizes
NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk due to lack of spacesuit sizes

But NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz said in an email Tuesday to The Washington Post that both women now need a medium-sized hard upper torso - the shirt of the spacesuit - and there is only one medium-sized suit on the space station that is ready for use.

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  • Aurora Borealis may be visible over Northern coasts tonight
Aurora Borealis may be visible over Northern coasts tonight

Occasionally, though, there is a geomagnetic storm spurred by a solar flare on the Sun that will set the stage for the Northern Lights to be visible here. may see the Northern Lights then, the NOAA said . Skies are forecast to be mostly clear tonight and Saturday night. "Further north, you're pretty likely to see something".

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  • Watch two NASA astronauts work on ISS power system during spacewalk
Watch two NASA astronauts work on ISS power system during spacewalk

Ms McClain and Mr Hague will replace nickel-hydrogen batteries that power a section of solar arrays. The International Space Station has been in use for almost two decades. Friday's work is part of an ongoing effort to upgrade the space station's power system. NASA astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first USA female spacewalker later that same...

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