This year, the meteor shower will spike on April 20th to 21st, offering stargazers an opportunity to step outside from the lockdown to admire the event. According to the NASA website, every year the Earth passes through the trail of space debris created by comet Thatcher. Turn off all lights and allow time to adjust to the darkness.
Comet Thatcher follows a 415-year orbit around the Sun and along its path leaves a trail. That's because they reflect light back at the earth , meaning that it is hard for the scientists to actually observe the night sky beyond the satellite chain.
What's more, given the coronavirus pandemic, half a month appears to be a minor misfortune. Two astronauts will be heading to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27 from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Behnken will be the joint operations commander for the mission, responsible for activities such as rendezvous, docking and undocking, as well as Demo-2 activities while the spacecraft is docked to the ISS.
A top expert on the White House Covid-19 task force shot down the notion that the coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab , arguing the theory is not backed by science, as the United States president continues to blame Beijing regardless.
Since March 20, the team, normally based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California, has been forced to direct the rover while working separately from their homes. The team found that it could do its job using multiple video conferences and messaging apps. The work from home protocol extends to various organizations, including NASA.
Nonetheless, the new studies indicate travellers from Europe carrying the virus were already entering the country via NY weeks before the ban. Two separate teams of researchers tracing the coronavirus outbreak in the States have concluded that the virus originated in travellers from Europe, not China , the New York Times reported Wednesday.