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December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space

December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space

Winter Solstice 2018: Google Doodle Marks Shortest Day of the Year in Northern Hemisphere . The word solstice is derived from the Latin "sol" meaning sun and "sistere" meaning to stand still. Across the world in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the ancient stonewalled Mayan city of Tulum also has a structure honoring the solstices. Why it happens: "Because the Earth is tilted on its rotational axis, we experience seasons here on Earth". Consulte Mais Informação

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Residents reminded of changes to collections over Christmas period

Residents reminded of changes to collections over Christmas period

The New Year's Day collection - Tuesdays on the rota - will be made on January 2. WITH the festive season nearly upon us, residents are being reminded of changes to waste and recycling collections over the Christmas period. During the weeks beginning December 24 and December 31, bins may be collected on a different day to the usual schedule. No waste will be picked up between Sunday, December 30 , and Tuesday , January 1. Consulte Mais Informação

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Here’s why this year’s winter solstice is unique

Here’s why this year’s winter solstice is unique

After that moment, the sun will stop moving southward and will begin its trek northward in the sky - hence the name " solstice ", which means "sun stands still" in Latin, according to NASA . Rather, northern midlatitudes will experience the winter chill partly, because they'll get about 9 hours of daylight in the weeks following the solstice, compared with the roughly 15 hours of daily sunlight they get around the summer solstice , Live Science reported in 2012. Consulte Mais Informação

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Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year

Winter Solstice: Google doodle celebrates shortest day of the year

The moon will appear full both Friday and Saturday night and the next time a Cold Moon will appear so close to the solstice will be 2029. At that point, the Earth's North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun. But in the United Kingdom (and rest of the northern hemisphere) it means the sun rising earlier and setting later as we journey again towards the spring equinox. Consulte Mais Informação

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New Zealand's Rocket Lab launches NASA CubeSats to orbit

New Zealand's Rocket Lab launches NASA CubeSats to orbit

Photograph courtesy of Rocket Lab . Sunday's dispatch was the second business dispatch for the New Zealand firm after it sent up a business payload of seven satellites on November 11. "The wait is over". Launches under VCLS are all about providing CubeSat launch capability at an affordable price on dedicated smaller rockets. California-based Rocket Lab aims to greatly increase access to space using the expendable Electron, which is 57 feet (17 meters) tall and can carry about 500 lbs. Consulte Mais Informação

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Companies in England to pay packaging waste costs under new proposals

Companies in England to pay packaging waste costs under new proposals

Producers of items that are harder to recycle, such as cars and batteries, will have to take more responsibility for what they produce, while a byzantine system for household recycling will be simplified in a bid to boost recycling rates. It also suggests compulsory food waste prevention targets for businesses, electronic tracking of waste, and an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which would mean that companies operating the United Kingdom have to pay higher fees if their products are ... Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA InSight's marsquake detector is ready to listen to Mars' heartbeat

NASA InSight's marsquake detector is ready to listen to Mars' heartbeat

Alongside all that science, InSight will also study seismic activity on Mars - just like Earth gets earthquakes, NASA is looking for ground motion, or " marsquakes ", beneath the Martian surface. Any data both instruments gather will give NASA researchers what they need to deduce the depth and composition of the planet's layers, along with other information that can help them figure out how similar planets form. Consulte Mais Informação

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After delays, ULA expected to finally launch spy satellite

After delays, ULA expected to finally launch spy satellite

ULA has carried out 27 launches for the National Reconnaissance Office over the past 12 years. The launch will be streamed live at 8:24 p.m. ET, 5:24 p.m. Thursday. "The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office was scrubbed today due to indications of elevated hydrogen concentrations within the port booster engine section", ULA representatives said in a statement. Consulte Mais Informação

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Elon Musk's SpaceX cancels rocket launch again because of technical glitch

Elon Musk's SpaceX cancels rocket launch again because of technical glitch

SpaceX will be launching the spacecraft, also known as Satellite Vehicle 01, from a new Falcon 9 rocket . Vice President Mike Pence was on hand a the nearby Kennedy Space Center to take in the launch and reassured space workers he understood the importance of making sure all systems are "go" before committing a half-billion-dollar satellite to flight. Consulte Mais Informação

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VSS Unity reaches edge of space in landmark test flight

VSS Unity reaches edge of space in landmark test flight

Just earlier today, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo achieved true spaceflight for the first time in history, marking a significant day for Virgin Group, as well as a big step towards private "space tourism". "So the tears today were tears of joy". Just recently, NASA concluded that astronaut Nick Hague made a spaceflight on Soyuz MS-10 even though the flight was aborted about two minutes after liftoff and did not attain orbit. Consulte Mais Informação

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When dinosaurs battled at Hastings

When dinosaurs battled at Hastings

Although the area surrounding Hastings, a coastal town in East Sussex, has always been touted as a promising dig site for fossil hunters-Josh Gabbatiss of The Independent notes that the first known Iguanodon was discovered there in 1825, with the first confirmed example of fossilized dinosaur brain tissue following in 2016-the footprints are the first of their kind to be unearthed in 25 years. Consulte Mais Informação

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