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MH370 news: How expert revealed key detail that 'narrows search for jet's hijacker'

A report published this week by The Atlantic highlighted new evidence related to the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who some believe was responsible for hijacking the plane. The article claimed Mr Shah experimented with a similar flight to that of MH370 on his flight simulator and that he had been struggling with mental health issues. However, the official investigation into MH370 did not find any decisive evidence that Mr Shah was responsible. That said, one key detail does narrow the search for the plane’s hijacker. According to Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’, there is significant evidence that the person in control of the plane is knowledgeable about the flight controls and areas of air traffic control. The narrator said: “After MH370 closes contact, it seems clear there is someone at the controls. The way it is flying suggestions someone highly qualified with considerable experience. “Experts argue they are in a hurry.” For example, the presumed hijacker turned off th…

NASA Detects Asteroid Explosion 10 Times More Powerful Than Hiroshima Bomb

A weather satellite launched the first time captured images of a big fireball exploding in the Earth's atmosphere on Dec. 18, 2018, according to NASA.

The fireball that blasted over the Bering Sea near the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia is considered to be the second largest of its kind in 30 years. It is also the biggest since the fireball that exploded in Chelyabinsk in February 2013.

Fireballs are very bright meteors that explode into the Earth's atmosphere.

How Powerful Was It?
The fireball unleashed energy that is equivalent to 173 kilotons of TNT. This is said to be 10 times stronger than the energy released by the "Little Boy" atomic bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.

The energy from the fireball is comparable to 40 percent of the energy released in the Chelyabinsk event.

The historic fireball in Chelyabinsk that radiated 440 kilotons created a staggering shockwave that shattered windows, damaged buildings, and caused 1,200 injuries.

The most …

NASA plans to send hot air balloons to detect earthquakes on Venus

Since our neighboring planet Venus has a very hellish atmosphere, studying more about the planet’s internal composition has been a bit difficult. But NASA has new plans to study the planet’s seismic activities through hot air balloons.

Space agency NASA is planning to study Venus’ earthquakes and other internal activities with the help of hot air balloons embedded up special earthquake sensors.

Earlier this month, NASA researchers set off a 50-ton chemical explosion 984ft below the surface of the Mojave desert. This artificial earthquake let NASA to test their special earthquake sensors that hung below the helium-filled balloons that floated hundreds of meters above the desert.

After studying Mars, NASA plans to send flying drones to Venus

NASA is hoping for a similar system for Venus to discover more about its internal structure. Balloons are chosen for this activity because landing up a rover in near to impossible due to Venus’ dense atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide that is so h…

Ice Filled Crater on Mars

The Mars Orbiter Express has found an Ice filled Crater near the Martian North Pole. It looks like a snowy Landscape. The image was taken by ESA( European Space Agency )
Its name is Kerolov Cater and it is 81km long. Korolev Crater was named after Russian Sergei Korolev who is renowned as the father of Soviet space technologies. Ice mostly is frozen co2 and water. Mars express was sent in 2003.

A ‘dark matter hurricane’ is storming past Earth

And it could help scientist detect the strange substance.

There’s a “dark matter hurricane” blowing through our corner of the Milky Way galaxy. Right this second, it’s passing over Earth. And this fast-moving stream could reveal major details about dark matter, a new study finds.

The dark matter is traveling in what is known as the S1 stream. Scientists think that streams like this one are the cosmic debris leftover when small galaxies stray too close to the Milky Way. Our gravitational forces tear the smaller galaxy apart, leaving behind a traveling, elliptical stream of stars, dark matter and other debris.

Dark matter hurricane

Dark matter is an elusive material that scientists think, if the Standard Model is correct, exists in large quantities throughout space. Scientists still don’t know what dark matter actually is — there are a number of leading theories, but no one knows for sure. But the S1 stream is predicted to be blowing dark matter past us at about 310 miles per second (50…

NASA probe OSIRIS-REx finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists said on Monday.

OSIRIS-REx, which flew last week within a scant 12 miles (19 km) of the asteroid Bennu some 1.4 million miles (2.25 million km) from Earth, found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules – part of the recipe for water and thus the potential for life – embedded in the asteroid’s rocky surface.

The probe, on a mission to return samples from the asteroid to Earth for study, was launched in 2016. Bennu, roughly a third of a mile wide (500 meters), orbits the sun at roughly the same distance as Earth. There is concern among scientists about the possibility of Bennu impacting Earth late in the 22nd century. “We have found the water-rich minerals from the early solar system, which is exactly the kind of sample we were going out there to find and ultimately bring back to E…

China Plans to Launch an 'Artificial Moon' to Light Up the Night Skies

China Plans to Launch an 'Artificial Moon' to Light Up the Night Skies.

The night skies might soon have company: Chinese scientists are planning to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 to illuminate city streets after dark.

Scientists are hoping to hang the man-made moon above the city of Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, according to a report in Chinese state media. The imitation celestial body — essentially an illuminated satellite — will bear a reflective coating to cast sunlight back to Earth, where it will supplement streetlights at night.

Scientists estimated that it could be eight times more luminous than the actual, original moon. It will also orbit much closer to Earth; about 500 km (310 miles) away, compared to the moon’s 380,000 km (236,000 miles).

But the ambitious plan still wouldn’t “light up the entire night sky,” Wu Chunfeng, chief of the Tian Fu New Area Science Society, told China Daily. “Its expected brightness, in the e…

Listen to the Sound of Mars wind captured by NASA's Insight Lander

The sound of wind blowing across the surface of Mars has been recorded for the first time.

Nasa's latest spacecraft, the InSight lander, captured the "haunting low rumble" of Martian winds on 1 December, in a landmark moment for space exploration.

The InSight spacecraft landed on the Red Planet just ten days ago.

The Mars lander's sensors detected vibrations from the wind, which is thought to have been blowing at between 10 to 15 mph, northwest to southeast.

Nasa said that the direction of the wind was consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks which had been observed in the area.

"Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat," said Bruce Banerdt, the InSight team's principal investigator at Nasa.

"But one of the things our mission is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally that includes motion caused by sound waves."

The wind vibrations were recorded in different ways on two of the spacecraft's sensors.

An air pre…

NASA asteroid WARNING: 360-FOOT-wide monster asteroid on 'Earth approach' TOMORROW

AN ENORMOUS asteroid large enough to wipe out an entire city will zip past the planet tomorrow afternoon, space agency NASA warned.

A dense, iron-packed asteroid as little as 40ft across (12m) has the power to wipe out buildings across a 3.6-mile radius (5.79km). And the bad news is one about three times as big is currently barreling towards the Earth at breakneck speeds of 14,808.5mph (6.62km per second). The giant space rock tracked by NASA, officially labelled Asteroid 2018 VX4, is expected to fly by the planet on Sunday, December 9. The space agency said the asteroid’s trajectory matches the parameters of a so-called Earth Close Approach.
The asteroid was dubbed a Near-Earth Object (NEO) as a result of its close brush with the Earth.

NASA’s scientists at the California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) believe it will be closest to Earth around 5.06pm GMT (UTC) tomorrow.
The astronomers estimate VX4 measures somewhere in the terrifying range of 157.5ft to 360.9ft (48m to 110m…

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing’s ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe mission — named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology — launched on a Long March 3B rocket from the southwestern Xichang launch centre at 2:23 am, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

The blast-off marked the start of a long journey to the far side of the moon for the Chang’e-4 mission, expected to land around the New Year to carry out experiments and survey the untrodden terrain.
“Chang’e-4 is humanity’s first probe to land on and explore the far side of the moon,” said the mission’s chief commander He Rongwei of China Aerospace Science and Technology, the main state-owned space contractor.

US regulator approves SpaceX plan for broadband satellite services

“This mission is also the most meaningful deep space exploration research project in the world in 2018,” He…

Researcher Discover a giant world of Helium gas, a balloon like Exoplanet in deep Space

Yet another search for exoplanets has led scientists to discover a strange balloon-like planet in deep space filled up with helium. Scientists from the University of Geneva have discovered a bizarre planet in deep space some 124 light years away, having a helium-filled atmosphere, shape similar to a balloon and size the same as Neptune. Scientists described the planet, named HAT-P-11b, by spotting helium gas coming out of the planet’s atmosphere in a cloud ‘just as a helium balloon might escape from a person’s hand’. Search for aliens leads to water detection in an atmosphere of another planet As per CNN, the new planet is 20 times closer to its star than Earth is to the sun. The planet is considered as ‘warm Neptune’ with an average temperature of 550°C. Neptune, for comparison, is the farthest in our Solar System and is one of the coldest one with the average temperature of almost -214°C. The discovery marks as the first one to ever have the detailed observation of how helium escapes…

'We are On Mars' NASA releases Most high Resolution Pictures of MARS ever

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NASA has released the highest resolution images of Mars to date. These images were taken by NASA's Insight lander is on Mars. After traveling the distance of 3 million miles in 7 months,Insight landed on Mars on 27November. It took a week to deploy it and make necessary preparation to start operation.

Insight twitter handle said
We're ON MARS, you guys The surface of the mars is dusty red. These images are readily available to the public.
landing at the speed of 123kmph was difficult due to the thin environment and dust somehow sneaked into one camera, Context Camera, despite the protective covering: said by Tom Hoffman of JPL(Jet .propulsion Laboratory) NASA. The landing time was given the name as
Seven minutes of Terror. Lander has yet to deploy all of its tools.

Bruce Banerdt, the mission's principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said:
Today we can see the first glimpses of our workspace.B…

Aliens may have already visited the Earth says NASA

while the world is trying to find another life form somewhere out there in cosmos, NASA scientist believes aliens may have already visited the earth unnoticed.

NASA scientist Silvano P. Colombano further says the life out there could be different from traditional carbon-based building blocks of life and our senses and detectors couldn't detect it.

He further writes in his studies:

I simply want to point out the fact that the intelligence we might find and that might choose to find us (if it hasn’t already) might not be at all be produced by carbon based organisms like us,We need to re-visit even our most cherished assumptions,Our typical life-spans would no longer be a limitation (although even these could be dealt with multi-generational missions or suspended animation), and the size of the ‘explorer’ might be that of an extremely tiny super-intelligent entity.
He said scientists must think in a different way, the means of communication, technology the aliens may be using. Maybe…

Scientists Propose ''Negative Matter'' that could Explain 95% of Missing Cosmos

The scientist from the University of Oxford have made a mind-blowing approach to answer the biggest question on Modern Science; the Unification of Dark matter and Dark Energy to create a 'Negative Mass' which repels other mass around itself. If you were to push it would accelerate toward you. The research paper was published today. It may prove Einstein 100-year-old prediction, cosmological constant, which he said it was his biggest blunder though.

We all know the 95% of the cosmos is unknown; what it is made of. But this may bring balance to the universe; our thinking. It tells about dark matter and dark energy. Our currently accepted model of the universe called LambdaCDM, tells nothing about Dark matter and Dark Energy.

The Model was Published by Dr Jamie Farnese from the Oxford e Research Center, Department of Engineering Sciences offers a new explanation.

Dr Franse Says:
We now think that both dark matter and dark energy can be unified into a fluid which possesses a type…

A MONSTER Asteroid Will Pass by Earth before Christmas says NASA.

NASA Asteroid Warning: ONE MILE wide asteroid will pass by Earth before Christmas.

NASA has revealed that a huge asteroid measuring more than one mile of width will fly by earth before Christmas.

The colossal asteroid is expected to pass by Earth three days before Christmas at 22 December.

Scientists at NASA's JPL(Jet Propulsion Laboratory) said that asteroid named 2003 SD220 will swing around by 1.04am GMT(UTC)
The diameter of the asteroid is 920m to 2.1km.
Hundreds of tonnes of space debris slam into the planet on daily basis and are stopped by Earth's atmosphere.

If such asteroid collides earth unopposed by earth's atmosphere it could claim a million lives.
Dr Bruce Betts from the Planetary Society said asteroid of this scale can cause regional or global destruction.

If asteroid larger than 30m diameter hit earth, they could cause big damage according to experts. about 20k such asteroid is found to skimming toward earth.

“It is easier to find larger objects, so we th…

NASA Spacecraft OSIRISREx reaches Asteroid Bennu after 7 years

After 2bn km of space journey, NASA spacecraft reaches the ancient asteroid, Bennu that could hit earth one day.

Spacecraft aims to collect samples and take them back to earth.NASA celebrated the event when its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached asteroid Bennu after traveling 2bn km in space.
Achievement unlocked: "We have arrived!" Our @OSIRISREx mission reached asteroid Bennu, where it will spend almost a year mapping and studying to find a safe location to collect a sample. Watch: — NASA (@NASA) 3 December 2018
The OSRISREx was launched in 2012, the seven-year-long mission completed in time.

Spacecraft will spend about a year on the asteroid and will survey and map the space rock.

After completing the survey and sending data back the OSIRIX-REx will return home, earth, by September 2023.

It is thought that Bennu contains carbon and organic molecules formed in the earliest day of the solar system. It may have water trapped in …

Mysterious Shining Object found by NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars

Mysterious Shining object found by NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has found a bright shining stone on the surface of Mars. NASA said they are investigating the golden rock found on Mars. Later we may know of its composition.

Curiosity rover took a closer picture of the rock and send back to Earth. The space agency has given the rock a nickname Little Colonsay.

NASA thinks it may be a meteorite because it is so shiny. But, as looks can deceive, NASA has not made a final statement till its chemistry is fully investigated.

Operators of the rover will now use its 6 wheeled ChemCam to investigate the rock further.

ChemCam fires a laser at the rock from a distance and analysis composition of vapourised materials. Then a spectrometer gives the details about minerals and microstructure of the rocks.
It is done by measuring the composition of the resultant plasma, which is extremely hot containing ions and electrons.

NASA says they have other interesting ro…

Asteroid on its way to strike earth reported by NASA,

According to NASA an asteroid as larger as two story house named Asteroid 2018 WN. This giant space mainstay is anticipated to skim past Earth advancing to our planet when it zip past at 11.49am GMT. Though NASA astronomers havecalculated the is not on an a route to smash our world, its disparaging potential is however is overwhelming

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists presume the asteroid lies somewhere in the range of 12m to 28m
Asteroid 2018 WN may not curse the end of life on earth as we know, butthe lower end of NASA’s evaluate spells possible threat to profoundly inhibited areas

After the 2013 incident in which more 1000 suffer from injuries when a 65ft wide space rock break out over the Russian City, Chelyabinsk

The follow on impact traumatized windows, sending wrecks of glass into victim’s bodies
According to Dr Matija Cuk Cornell University, New York, the effects of smaller asteroid are rare and there are no known case of then being deadly “ Regarding smaller meteorites that…

Elon Musk Say ''I'm an Alien'' and we May be living in a Simulation Created by advanced Civilization

In an interview, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says He is an alien and The Universe we are living in may the Simulation created by some advanced civilization.

At 11 minutes he says I'm an Alien.

He talked about the Matrix, Marijuana, Artificial Intelligence, Aliens and the Future in a long conversation with an American comedian Joe Rogan, and smoked Marijuana with Tobacco.

The idea of living in Matrix and Simulation is not the effect of Marijuana, but many scientists think that we may be actually living in Simulation or a Software developed by an advanced alien civilization.

Musk has said this numerous times about this on various occasions. As the universe is 14 billion years old, there is the possibility of the presence of advanced nations who could build such things. He didn't say the single simulations but there may be many.

He suggested Human being should stop using fossil fuel because it has a bad effect on the Environment.
You can watch the full video here:
Joe Rogan E…

Doubt About The Presence of Water on Mars

A few months back you might have heard that a group of Italian Scientists has found water on the surface of Mars, but now it has come to the point that the news was not true.

A recent study published has concluded that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter finding was false and it was a programmatic error to show water on the surface of Red Planet.

It revealed that The Orbiter's Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer CRISM can be confused by high contrast areas and the software used to correct gave accidentally the fake signals of hydrated salts called perchlorates. which gave the hint of salt water which flows.

When the researchers were investigating the orbiters images; they found perchlorates everywhere even at the places which made no sense. That's what made scientists suspect that was an error.

The lack of the salts may mean that a number of the sites that were thought to carry any type of life, as well as putative streaks of liquid water on the walls of Martian cr…