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Launch of NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Delayed for Undefined Period

Launch of NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Delayed for Undefined Period

Constant issues with a seismometer instrument have delayed the launch of the NASA’s InSight Mars lander. The lander was earlier scheduled for a launch in March. Officials said if the issue continues, they might consider shelving the $675 million project.

Rising Population of Space Debris increases Potential Danger to All Space Vehicles

Rising Population of Space Debris increases Potential Danger to All Space Vehicles

The track of over 500,000 pieces of debris, or ‘space junk’, has been noted as they orbit the Earth. Travelling at speeds up to 17,500 mph, they are fast enough for a relatively small part of orbital debris to harm a satellite or a spacecraft.

With the increase in the population of space debris, the possible danger to all space vehicles also increases, mainly to the International Space Station, space shuttles and other spacecraft that have humans aboard.

Beijing’s Hazardous Smog is going From Bad to Worse

Beijing’s Hazardous Smog is going From Bad to Worse

Hazardous smog of Beijing has made the city residents struggle with chocking pollution. This month alone, Beijing officials issued red alert two times, which warned people not to move an inch from their homes.

This year wasn’t good at all for the Chinese capital when it comes to air pollution. Smog has made things more difficult for residents, especially in winters. There are reports that the smog is stretching beyond Beijing into much of northern China.

World gets a Glimpse of Rare Full Moon on Christmas after 38 Years

World gets a Glimpse of Rare Full Moon on Christmas after 38 Years

If you missed a dazzling full moon brightening Christmas this week, you don’t have to wait for 19 more years to see it as some people who witnessed the rare event have captured images of it and shared them on the Internet.

Rio’s Healthcare Sector under Financial Crisis

Rio’s Healthcare Sector under Financial Crisis

A cash crisis resulted in the closure of a minimum of 10 hospitals and 12 outpatient facilities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The governor announced a healthcare emergency on December 24, 2015 due to a shortfall in budget. As a result, the state failed to make payments to contractual organizations, which run public hospitals. The incidence has occurred just eight months prior the commencement of the 2016 Olympic Games in the city of Rio de Janiero.

On Christmas, ISS astronauts are given some time off from their normal duties to celebrate

On Christmas, ISS astronauts are given some time off from their normal duties to celebrate

Have you ever given a though about the 6 astronauts presently on board ISS, who are going to orbit around our planet at 4.75 miles per second when the world will be in Christmas celebration mode. ISS job can be a risky and is an important one, and the astronauts, who are assigned to work over there, conduct wide-ranging study into space and the microgravity effects every day.

Christmas is an important day, and usually astronauts are given some time off from work to celebrate.

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