Whale shark girls overtake the boys to become world’s largest fish
Female whale sharks grow more slowly than males but end up being larger, research suggests.
A decade-long study of the iconic fish has found male whale sharks grow quickly, before plateauing at an average adult length of about eight or nine metres.
Female whale sharks grow more slowly but eventually overtake the males, reaching an average adult length of about 14 metres.
Australian Institute of Marine Science fish biologist D…
A rare blue moon will light up the Halloween night sky – msnNOW
2020 marks the first time a Halloween full moon has been visible in all time zones since World War II.
Between a once-in-a-lifetime comet and a near-miss with an extremely close asteroid, 2020 has been a strange year for outer space. This October is no exception, bringing a rare blue moon just in time for Halloween.
As some trick-or-treaters stay indoors due to coronavirus safety concerns, October will feature not one but two full moons — a phenomenon known as a “blue moon” — which occurs about once every two and a half years, according to NASA.
Blue moons occur because the lunar cycle and the …
ISS forced to move to avoid space debris – The Guardian
Nasa says astronauts sheltered in the Soyuz spacecraft so they could evacuate if necessary during the ‘avoidance manoeuvre’
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station were carrying out an avoidance manoeuvre on Tuesday to ensure the station would not be hit by a piece of debris, the US space agency Nasa announced.
The debris should pass within several kilometres of the International Space Station (ISS), but out of an abundance of caution, its trajectory was being changed to move it further away from the object.
The three crew members two Russians and an American relocated to their Soyuz spacecraft as the man…
NASA releases Artemis mission plans to return astronauts to the moon – Business Insider – Business Insider
NASA has announced its plan to return people to the moon for the first time in over 50 years. But Congress needs to approve the funds.
NASA has released its first full plan for its Artemis missions, which aim to put the first woman on the moon and the first man since 1972.
The plan calls for a lunar landing in 2024, but before that, NASA intends to launch two other missions to the moon to test its new Orion spacecraft.
“Our plan to land the first woman and next man on the moon in 2024 is on track!” Kathy Lueders, chief of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, tweeted on Monday.
The plan is ambitious, …
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