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Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

C. The new moons, reported in The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center's Electronic Circular , were first found by a team of USA astronomers in March 2017 while they searched the skies for signs of Planet 9 , a hypothesized ninth planet orbiting the sun far beyond Neptune.


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. The high-altitude emergency abort test is created to figure out what may happen when there's a problem with the launch rocket, according to Engadget .



Who was Georges Lemaitre?

These were confirmed in 1929 by Edwin Hubble , who discovered that the redshift in light coming from distant galaxies is proportional to their distance, suggesting that the universe is expanding. However, after the war, he resumed his study in mathematics and physics, and took up a job as a part-time lecturer at the Catholic University of Leuven.


New Moons Discovered for Jupiter, Including One 'Oddball'

New Moons Discovered for Jupiter, Including One 'Oddball'

Astronomers believe that prograde moons form around a planet from the same cloud of dust and gas, which is why they tend to have closer orbits and matching rotation. They also have a retrograde orbit , or the opposite direction to the spin of Jupiter on its axis. One of the new moons in the outer group is particularly unique, according to astronomer Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution for Science , who led the team that first spotted the moons a year ago.


Heat warning continues in Calgary, chance of thunderstorms on horizon

Heat warning continues in Calgary, chance of thunderstorms on horizon

Heat warnings have been issued for much of the southeastern portion of the province. A heat warning has been issued for Calgary, with high temperatures hovering around 30 C expected Monday and Tuesday. "Check on older family, friends and neighoburs". Some slightly cooler weather is in store beginning mid-week as an upper-level trough moves into the interior.


The UK is building its own spaceport in northern Scotland

The UK is building its own spaceport in northern Scotland

Lockheed Martin was awarded $31 million for two United Kingdom projects: Establishing vertical launch operations in Sutherland and a development program slated for Reading to deploy a new "delivery vehicle" to deploy as many as six small satellites.