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Space Launch Complex 17 demolition

With one last farewell and press a flask, Brig. Gene. Wayne Monteith, the 45th spacecraft commander, threw the nearly 200m tall towers on 7th July 12th in Space Launch Complex 17, the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The demolition of the tower marks the first phase of a contract awarded in September 2016 and involved the demolition of the Delta …

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Cherry-picked charity to pocket at least $ 22.5 million in taxpayer funding for the reef

More than $ 22 million in taxpayers will be paid directly to a private foundation handed by the Turnbull government to rule out Australia's largest single Great Barrier Reef funding package, which gives rise to fresh questions about the controversial deal. It has also emerged that the foundation will set interest rates achieved on record funding, despite earlier claims, the …

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Fermi Telescope discovers neutrino's origin as supermassive black hole Laurel Kornfeld July 15th, 2018 An Artist's Concept of the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. Credits: NASA ] A cosmic neutrino detected by NASAs Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was found to have originated in a gamma ray emitted by a supermassive black hole 3.7 billion light years away at the center of a galaxy in the constellation Orion. The discovery, made by an international team of scientists, marks the first time a high-energy neutron from beyond the Milky Way has been traced to its place of origin as well as the furthest any neutrino has leg known to travel. Neutrinos are high-energy, hard-to-catch particles that are likely to be produced in powerful cosmic events, such as supermassive black holes, actively devouring matter and galaxy mergers. By studying neutrinos, scientists gain insight into the processes that drive powerful cosmic events, including supernovae and black holes. Gamma rays are the brightest and most energetic form of light, which is why scientists use them to trace the sources of neutrinos and cosmic rays. "The most extreme cosmic explosions produce gravitational waves, and the most extreme cosmic accelerators produce high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays, "explained Regina Caputo of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and analysis coordinator for the Fermi Large Area Telescope Collaboration . "Through Fermi gamma rays are providing a bridge to each of these new cosmic signals." Scientists found this particular neutrino on September 22, 2017 using the National Science Foundation 's ( NSF ) IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station . They then traced the neutrino to its origin in a gamma ray blast within the distant supermassive black hole using Fermi . "Again, Fermi has helped make another giant leap in a growing field we call multimessenger astronomy. Neutrinos and gravitational waves deliver new kinds of information about the most extreme environments in the universe. Paul Beck, director of NASA's Astrophysics Division in Washington, DC. IceCube tracked the neutrino, which hit Antarctica with 300 trillion electron volts. Its extremely high energy level meant it probably came from beyond our solar system. Its galaxy of origin, with which scientists are familiar, is a blazar, a galaxy with an extremely bright and active central supermassive black hole that blasts out jets of particles in opposite directions at almost the speed of light. Blazars have several millions to several billion times the mass of our Sun. Hiroshima University was the first scientist to link the neutrino to a specific blazar known as TXS 0506 + 056 , which has recently shown increased activity.

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NASA's Cassini Grand Finale coverage landes Emmy nomination

NASA's coverage of the Cassini mission's final crash in Saturn, including news, web, education, television and social media, has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program category. In 2017, after nearly 20 years in space and 13 years revealing Saturn's wonders, NASA's Cassini orbiter went out of fuel. As a final act, Cassini started a whole …

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The study of the diet of the dinosaurs reveals Sauropods did not have to divide plants after all

In a surprising event change, research revealed that there could actually have been more giant sauropods on earth than we thought. The mega herbivores in the Mesozoan era – giant sauropods like the famous Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus – were the greatest creatures ever to go to earth. And judged by their giant size, scientists have long assumed that these …

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What can Lunar Eclipses do for science?

On the night of July 27, 2018, the longest total lunar eclipse for the next 105 years will be reviewed by parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Six months later, January 20, 2019, there will be "Great American" lunar eclipse, where totality is visible in all 50 states. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft has studied the surface of the …

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Night Sky Events to show your children in the summer of 2018

There are many things happening in the wonderful sky above our heads. One way to get children interested in astronomy is to show them some "gir-whiz" items that are not only fun to watch, but can also test their perception and vision. Here are just a few things you can show them on the summer skis in 2018. Mizar and …

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NASA's Juno spacecraft stains previously undiscovered volcano on the Jupiter Moon Io-Technology News, Firstpost

Using data collected by NASA's Juno Spacecraft, researchers have been given clues to a previously undiscovered volcano on Jupiter Moon Io. With its Jovian InfraRed Auroral Folders (JIRAM) instrument, Juno Spacecraft found a new heat source near the South Pole in Io, NASA said on Saturday. "The new Io hotspot JIRAM picked up is about 300 kilometers from the nearest …

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