NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

Artist’s rendering of CAPSTONE.Image: Nasa Controllers with the CAPSTONE mission are attempt to regain control of the Probe bound to the Moon, which is currently collapsing, is experiencing temperature issues and is unable to use its solar panels to fully recharge its batteries. In a update released on Monday, Advanced Space described it as a … Read more

Humans and cockatoos are in an ‘arms race’ for litter in Sydney

A cockatoo trying to push away the placed brick away from the litter it craves.Photo: Barbara Klump In Sydney, Australia, man and bird are in a fierce battle for the most precious resource: garbage. Over the past few years, a team of scientists has been studying the area’s Sulphur-crested Cockatoo parrots, which have learned — … Read more

Why has Russia cut off gas supplies to Europe?

Russia’s move to indefinitely suspend gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 is seen as a further escalation of its policy to inflict economic pain to Germany. Lisi Niesner | Reuters Europe has been thrown into its biggest energy crisis in decades with natural gas supplies from Russia becoming volatile and unpredictable even before … Read more

What you need to know about SLS, Orion

NASA plans to launch the Artemis I mission Monday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, sending the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule on a more than month-long journey around the moon. — The uncrewed launch marks the debut of the most powerful rocket ever assembled and kicks off NASA’s long-awaited return to … Read more

What you need to know about SLS, Orion

NASA plans to launch the Artemis I mission Monday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, sending the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule on a more than month-long journey around the moon. — The uncrewed launch marks the debut of the most powerful rocket ever assembled and kicks off NASA’s long-awaited return to … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for August 26, 2022

Authorities in the Zaporizhzhia region are distributing potassium iodide tablets to residents in case of a radiation leak Authorities in the Zaporizhzhia region have begun to distribute potassium iodide to residents living near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, a Ukrainian official confirmed to NBC News. The distribution of potassium iodide tablets to residents in a … Read more

Japan is turning to more nuclear power – IEA says that’s good news

This image, from March 2022, shows wind turbines in front of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Japan. The country now plans to use more nuclear energy in the coming years. Korekore | Istock | Getty Images Japan’s plans to return to using more nuclear power have been welcomed by the International Energy Agency, with … Read more

Japan is turning to more nuclear power – IEA says that’s good news

This image, from March 2022, shows wind turbines in front of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Japan. The country now plans to use more nuclear energy in the coming years. Korekore | Istock | Getty Images Japan’s plans to return to using more nuclear power have been welcomed by the International Energy Agency, with … Read more

NASA Selects the Sites on the Moon Where Two Astronauts Could Land in 2026

The SLS rocket sits on top of the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center ahead of the Artemis 1 launch.Photo: NASA NASA is going back to the Moon, but first the space agency needs to decide where it’s going to park. On Friday, it revealed 13 candidate landing regions near the Moon’s south pole for … Read more

Russia warns radioactive material from nuclear plant could blanket Europe

Rescuers from the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry take part in a drill in the city of Zaporizhzhia on August 17, 2022, in case of a possible nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant located near the city. Dimitar Dilkoff | AFP | Getty Images The Russian Defense Ministry warned on Thursday that in the event … Read more