Daily Archives: 08.01.2021

The Incredible Landscapes of Space

Our human eyes are tightly limited in terms of what we can see in the sky right above us. Even with an eagle-sharp vision we could not gaze beyond mysteries hidden far away from Earth. But our technology compensates for this disadvantage, and so we use our inventions to observe not only our own Solar system, but also stars, nebulae, ...

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SpaceX delivers for Turkey in first launch of 2021

Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered into space from Cape Canaveral and deployed a Turkish communications satellite Thursday night, the first of more than 40 Falcon rocket missions scheduled this year from launch pads in Florida and California. The rapid-fire cadence of launches in 2021, if achieved, would break SpaceX’s record of 26 Falcon ...

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Stellar Flares May Not Condemn a Planet’s Habitability

Red dwarf stars are the most common kind of star in our neighbourhood, and probably in the Milky Way. Because of that, many of the Earth-like and potentially life-supporting exoplanets we’ve detected are in orbit around red dwarfs. The problem is that red dwarfs can exhibit intense flaring behaviour, much more energetic than our relatively placid Sun. So what does ...

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Revenue temporarily eases some customs requirements

Revenue said some businesses are experiencing difficulties in lodging their safety and security ENS for their goods Revenue has introduced a temporary easing of measures for the lodging of safety and security declarations that will help business meet their customs obligations and get their goods moving between Ireland and the UK. Britain’s departure from the European Union has introduced reams of paperwork ...

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SpaceX Launches Powerful Turkish Communications Satellite to Start Off 2021

Falcon 9 launching Turksat-5A to orbit from Cape Canaveral on Jan 7, 2021. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com A powerful (and highly controversial) communications satellite for Turkey smoothly rode a four-times-flown Falcon 9 booster into orbit Thursday night from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. Liftoff of the veteran B1060 core took place at 9:15 ...

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SFOX and UPA team up to make UPCO2 carbon credit token globally available

Another project begins to make use of blockchain technology for sustainability: crypto prime broker SFOX and Universal Protocol Alliance (UPA) are coming together to make a carbon credit token globally accessible. Universal Carbon (UPCO2) is marketed as the world’s first tradeable REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries) carbon credit token. As crypto broker Uphold explained ...

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