Month: September 2019

WEISSSEESPITZE, Austria (Reuters) – Scientists are racing to read a rapidly melting archive of climate data going back thousands of years – the inside of Austria’s Alpine glaciers. FILE PHOTO: Plants grow near a lake in front of Jamtalferner glacier near Galtuer, Austria, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Mountain glaciers are receding the world over
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WAILEA, Hawaii — NASA signed an agreement with its Australian counterpart Sept. 21 to cooperate on NASA’s Artemis program as Australia seeks to further boost its space industry. In a ceremony at NASA Headquarters, the two space agencies signed a “joint statement of intent” regarding cooperation on NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon.
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On 27 June 2018, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency‘s (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached asteroid 162173 Ryugu. As part of JAXA’s program to study Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), this mission has spent over a year conducting landing operations, shooting up the surface with “bullets” and an anti-tank warhead, and collecting samples from the surface and interior that
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Yes, we can understand this. ESA/Hubble & NASA For a long time, scientifically-minded folks (or at the very least, proto-scientific philosophers) assumed that the rules that governed our daily lives here on poor old Earth were radically different than the rules that governed the heavens. Whatever
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WAILEA, Hawaii — Despite the ongoing debate about the orbital debris risks posed by proposed satellite megaconstellations, one expert believes that an even greater risk comes from clusters of objects already in orbit. In a concluding presentation at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies, or AMOS, conference here Sept. 20, Darren McKnight of
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By George Lorenzo, Next Avenue Contributor Getty The progression and symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, typically identified in patients in their 40s or 50s, can vary dramatically depending on the individual. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “getting an accurate diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s can be a long and frustrating process. Symptoms may be incorrectly attributed
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison chat during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia will invest A$150 million ($101 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for a
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SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Thompson: “They are fully certified now. But that doesn’t mean the work on the Falcon Heavy stops.” WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon Heavy on June 25 launched the Defense Department’s Space Test Program-2 mission with 24 satellites. Although STP-2 was a U.S.government-funded space launch managed by the Air Force, it was
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Hopes of a breakthrough in international climate change ambitions are being downplayed for a landmark meeting in New York. The United Nations climate action summit looks set to disappoint the thousands of campaigners who will take to the city’s streets just days earlier. The summit is arguably the most important moment for climate change since
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Free-Photos / Pixabay It goes without saying that we would all like to live longer, healthier lives. But how do we achieve this goal? Is it diet? Exercise? Sleep? Or, does longevity have more to do with non-physical factors, such as social support or maintaining a sense of purpose later in life? A new study
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WAILEA, Hawaii — A retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration geostationary weather satellite is being handed over to the U.S. Air Force to fill in a gap in the service’s forecasting requirements. NOAA spokesman John Leslie confirmed Sept. 19 that the GOES-13 satellite, decommissioned by NOAA in 2018, is being transferred to the Air Force
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WAILEA, Hawaii — With satellite operators doing a poor job complying with guidelines to deorbit their satellites, incentives or even regulation may be inevitable to address concerns about orbital debris and satellite collisions. During a Sept. 19 presentation at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies, or AMOS, conference here, Francesca Letizia, an engineer
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People board the Arctic research expedition ship RV Polarstern in Breivika harbour in Tromso, Norway, September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins TROMSOE, Norway (Reuters) – Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate change. The icebreaker Polarstern is
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The new contract includes support services for the Air Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office and the Defense Department’s new Space Development Agency. WASHINGTON — The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded the Aerospace Corp. a $1.08 billion modification to a previously awarded contract for systems engineering and integration support for national security
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