China probes unidentified ‘gel-like’ substance on dark side of the moon
Nature & Science

China probes unidentified ‘gel-like’ substance on dark side of the moon

China has released new pictures of a strange and unidentified mystery substance found on the dark side of the moon. The reflective material was spotted by the Yutu-2 rover, which is also known as Jade Rabbit. Now a government-sanctioned Chinese publication called Our Space has released new pictures of the ‘gel-like’ substance – although it’s…

Harnessing global fisheries to tackle micronutrient deficiencies
Marine Ecology

Harnessing global fisheries to tackle micronutrient deficiencies

AbstractMicronutrient deficiencies account for an estimated one million premature deaths annually, and for some nations can reduce gross domestic product1,2 by up to 11%, highlighting the need for food policies that focus on improving nutrition rather than simply increasing the volume of food produced3. People gain nutrients from a varied diet, although fish—which are a…

It’s Official! Suspected Interstellar Comet Borisov Is from Beyond Our Solar System
Green Energy

It’s Official! Suspected Interstellar Comet Borisov Is from Beyond Our Solar System

An image of 2I/Borisov captured on Sept. 24, 2019, in Italy. A comet spotted at the end of August is officially an interstellar object, according to the International Astronomical Union (IAU).The verdict means that the object, provisionally called Comet C/2019, is now dubbed 2I/Borisov, with the prefix marking that the comet is the second interstellar…

Lockheed Wins the Contract to Build Six More Orion Capsules
Nature & Science

Lockheed Wins the Contract to Build Six More Orion Capsules

When NASA sends astronauts back to the Moon and to Mars, the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) will be what takes them there. To build these next-generation spacecraft, NASA contracted aerospace manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Combined with the massive Space Launch System (SLS), the Orion spacecraft will allow for long-duration missions beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO)…

‘There Is Not a Climate Crisis’: Trump Administration Spouts Brazen Bullshit to Justify Arctic Drilling
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‘There Is Not a Climate Crisis’: Trump Administration Spouts Brazen Bullshit to Justify Arctic Drilling

The Arctic National Wildlife RefugePhoto: GettyIt’s no secret that the Trump administration is full of climate deniers. The Bureau of Land Management, however, has taken this denial to a new level by including language that both dismisses the climate crisis and even tries to paint it as positive in the final environmental impact statement to…

First Arab astronaut set for International Space Station voyage, alongside a Jew
Nature & Science

First Arab astronaut set for International Space Station voyage, alongside a Jew

An Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his “dream” mission. Hazzaa al-Mansoori, 35, is set to blast into space accompanied by Russia’s Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir — a Swedish-American Jew whose…

The Second Interstellar Object Has Been Officially Detected in Our Solar System
Green Energy

The Second Interstellar Object Has Been Officially Detected in Our Solar System

MICHELLE STARR 25 SEP 2019 The verdict is in: after a thorough round of observations, the comet suspected of being an interstellar alien has been ratified. According to the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the comet is “unambiguously” interstellar in origin, and it has now been given a name: 2I/Borisov. Previously, the comet had been going…

Mysterious, second interstellar object ever spotted is confirmed
Green Energy

Mysterious, second interstellar object ever spotted is confirmed

It’s official. We have our second confirmed – and named – interstellar visitor.The International Astronomical Union confirmed that the object formally known as C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is indeed from another solar system, giving it the proper name of 21/Borisov on Tuesday. It is the second-ever object from beyond our solar system, following Ouamuamua’s discovery in October 2017.”The orbit…