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Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter Like the others, they, too, are thought to be fragments of a larger moon that slammed into something else. Because Jupiter is also a bright planet, astronomers have had to deal with the issue of glare and scattered light affecting the space where moons can exist. [Full Article...]

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

That brings the number of moons at Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet. The initial discovery of most of the new moons were made on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile and operated by the National Optical Astronomical Observatory of the United States. [Full Article...]

A blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos

A blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos The solution for this detection was the IceCube Neutrino Observatory , and it totally changed a cubic kilometer of pure accompany by clear ice which was beneath the South Pole into a huge and major detector. Part of the family of fundamental particles that make up all known matter, neutrinos hurtle unimpeded through the Universe, interacting with nearly nothing. [Full Article...]

Israeli Company Plans to Land Probe on Moon in 2019

Israeli Company Plans to Land Probe on Moon in 2019 The team says it will be the smallest spacecraft to land on the moon. The spacecraft will orbit the Moon for nearly two months before landing, where it will record and send video and conduct some small science observations using a magnetometer . [Full Article...]

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore Chris was moving toward the northeast near 2 miles per hour (4 kph), and a faster northeastward motion is expected today and tonight. It's expected to remain "well offshore" of the USA coast, forecasters say, instead steadily heading for Newfoundland while picking up forward speed through Thursday night . [Full Article...]

Russian cargo ship makes history with record-breaking trip to ISS

It was reported earlier that Soyuz 2.1a rocket with Progress-MS-09 cargo spacecraft was launched for a fast-track orbital rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur Cosmodrome . The Progress 70 launch is Russia's third attempt to fly a superfast mission to the space station. Over those 40 years, the vast majority of Progress launches have taken 34-orbit (2-day) jour... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination Has ADL 'Concerned'

Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination Has ADL 'Concerned' For many it wasn't so much how Kavanaugh had gotten into debt or what over, but the fact that in 2017 it appeared his three credit cards and loan had somehow been paid off. Maria's Meals program. President trump wants Kavanaugh confirmed by the time the court begins it's new term in October. "Judge Kavanaugh argued that a president should not be subject to an investigation while in office,... [Full Article...]

Doug Jones among Democrats facing pressure from Supreme Court ad campaigns

Doug Jones among Democrats facing pressure from Supreme Court ad campaigns American Bridge, a liberal political action committee that raised almost $20 million in the last election, reportedly sent one of its political researchers to the George W. During confirmation to a lower court, he promised to be deferential to the precedent. The Supreme Court motivates the right more than the left. Multiple Republicans voting against confirmation would also change things, ... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Reportedly Racked Up Thousands In Debt Buying Nationals Tickets

Brett Kavanaugh Reportedly Racked Up Thousands In Debt Buying Nationals Tickets His debt and its sudden disappearance is, however, a fair and necessary line of inquiry for his confirmation hearings. Fitzpatrick also believes Americans should focus on future - not past - decisions. And there is no record of Kavanaugh favoring overturning judicial precedents. Bill Clinton chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. "I think there's nothing to worry about with regard t... [Full Article...]

Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight Grassley said a speedy confirmation wasn't necessarily the goal. "I have no doubt he is going to be a great justice", he said. Pence told reporters that Kavanaugh was a "good man". Senators Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and West Virginia's Joe Manchin will no doubt face massive pressure from their own party to toe the line and vote no. [Full Article...]

Israel Launching Moon Mission This December

Although the Google contest was eventually scrapped in March 2018 after none of the teams managed to launch their probes before the deadline, the SpaceIL group continued with its project, thanks to the support of its donors. A final launch date will be announced closer to the event. The SpaceIL craft is 1.5 meters (five feet) high and two meters in diameter, able to reach a maximum speed of ... [Full Article...]

This Is Hurricane Chris' Path and Forecast

This Is Hurricane Chris' Path and Forecast Winds are still at 70 miles per hour, making it a strong tropical storm approaching hurricane strength. "This system is expected to move west-northwestward across the rest of Hispaniola today and over the southeastern Bahamas this evening", forecasters said Tuesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Starbucks To Forgo Plastic Straws By 2020 Over Ocean Threat

Starbucks To Forgo Plastic Straws By 2020 Over Ocean Threat Last week, Seattle's ban on single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service outlets took effect, and Starbucks says it already offers alternative straws there. Americans supposedly use 500 million plastic straws every day-or not. Other cities, like Fort Meyers, have banned plastic straws. Anti-straw activists often suggest using straws made of paper, metal or glass - or simply drink... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Chris to strengthen; Beryl weakens to remnants

Tropical Storm Chris to strengthen; Beryl weakens to remnants Chris was stationary about 180 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, according to the NHC 5 p.m. EDT advisory. Swells generated by the system were expected to increase and affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic states into early next week, forecasters said, and rip current conditions may be possible. [Full Article...]

Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris

Chris was stationary about 180 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, according to the NHC 5 p.m. EDT advisory. Monday. But the National Weather Service said Beryl remained on track to move south of the U.S. Virgin Islands and across western Puerto Rico on Monday, potentially bringing 2 to 3 inches (5-8 cm) of rain and gusty winds to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol Questions Canadian Fishing Fleet

Border Patrol Questions Canadian Fishing Fleet Rick Doucet, the fisheries minister for the Canadian province of New Brunswick, told The National Post that fishermen have spoken of "heavily armed" Border Patrol agents climbing into Canadian lobster boats and searching for "illegal immigrants". [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Beryl forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Beryl forms in Atlantic The storm is producing winds of 80 mph making it a category one storm, still located over 950 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. But the compact storm, the first hurricane of the season, is still on a path that would take it over the Lesser Antillles and into the eastern Caribbean by Sunday night or early Monday. [Full Article...]

Northern white rhino 'could be saved from extinction'

Northern white rhino 'could be saved from extinction' They also plan to harvest eggs from the two remaining NWR females. Sudan, the last male northern White rhino , died due to age-related illnesses but the continued dedication from conservationists, the species renaissance may become a reality. [Full Article...]

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals Merchants carrying sunscreens will have until January of 2021 to cease the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Prescription sunscreens are not included in the ban. The prohibition takes effect in 2021. "So, Hawaii is definitely on the cutting edge by banning these risky chemicals in sunscreens", Gabbard said in an email to the newspaper. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Beryl strengthens slightly in Atlantic, forecasters say

Hurricane Beryl strengthens slightly in Atlantic, forecasters say The National Hurricane Center describes Beryl as a "very compact hurricane", with hurricane-force winds extending 10 miles from the center, and tropical-storm force winds seen up to 35 miles from the center. It will bring wind and rain to the area. It is forecast to encounter the wind shear and deplete near the eastern islands of the Caribbean before reaching land. [Full Article...]


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