Longest total lunar eclipse concludes Friday night

Meanwhile, Mars is now traveling closer to Earth than it has since 2003, so some observers overnight might have also seen what looked like an orange-red star, but was in fact the red planet. "Less dark eclipses may show the moon as dark gray or... More..

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Firefighter killed battling massive California wildfires
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Firefighter killed battling massive California wildfires

They also warned of possible afternoon wind gusts that could create risky fire conditions. Yosemite Valley will temporarily shut down beginning this afternoon as firefighters battle heavy smoke and flames f...More..

Century's longest total lunar eclipse to grace night sky on July 27
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Century's longest total lunar eclipse to grace night sky on July 27

On the night of the Blood Moon , the Earth's shadow cast by the sun will paint the July full moon a deep reddish to orange hue. As this happens, some part of the Moon will not be visible to stargazers, resul...More..

Polar bear shot dead on Svalbard
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Polar bear shot dead on Svalbard

Svalbardposten , who was first to report about the incident, says the tourists belonged to the cruise ship " MS Bremen ". Another posted: "So - at a time when polar bears are hungry, when there is no sea ice,...More..

Moon gazers in for a treat on Friday
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Moon gazers in for a treat on Friday

During a total Eclipse of the Moon , the range of shading and the intensity of colour vary enormously. "We've all caught on to this lovely word "blood-moon". To help make sure that you're all set for the cos...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

The most spectacular blood moon photographs from around the world

During an eclipse , most of the light from the Sun is blocked by the Earth as the moon travels through the Earth's shadow . As per Christian belief, the blood moon is said to signify the second arrival of...More..

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites

As usual, SpaceX safely landed the rocket's reusable first stage. Despite the weather conditions, the launch was successful. Using cold gas thrusters, the booster turned around by almost 180 degrees to prep...More..

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

It can be best viewed from Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. The total eclipse will last up to 1.43 hours. For this eclipse, the moon will pass closer to the centre of that cone, and therefore it would t...More..

World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

All eyes will on the sky tonight as the world is to witness the lovely sight of 'blood moon' as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century . In fact, in t...More..

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

The rising full moon will also change from shining silver to deep blood-red during the eclipse . But the eclipse won't be visible to those in North America. The lunar eclipse over Warsaw, Poland. During...More..

Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

The full moon in communal, idealistic Aquarius arrives with extra potency as a total blood moon lunar eclipse , the second in a trio of galvanizing eclipses happening between July 12 and August 11 of thi...More..

Flash flood watch into early Tuesday for Northern Virginia
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Flash flood watch into early Tuesday for Northern Virginia

The overnight low is expected to be near 58. Floods also are responsible for about $6 billion in damage annually in this country, according to National Geographic. PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 60s. The fron...More..

WSU researcher sees possibility of moon life
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

WSU researcher sees possibility of moon life

There is strong evidence of a large amount of water in the lunar mantle that is thought to have been deposited very early on in the Moon's formation, researchers said . For those in areas from Whanganui to...More..

Blood moon and Mars to provide double celestial treat on Friday
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Blood moon and Mars to provide double celestial treat on Friday

So, from the United Kingdom and Europe, the south-east will be the place to look for the rising, eclipsing Moon with bright red Mars below. "We have to wait for the moon to rise a little above the horiz...More..

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

Mars will reach opposition on July 27. NASA's Martian probes are now watching one unfold over the Red Planet. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. The next close approach , in 2020, will be 38.6 million ...More..

Trump Takes Aim at California's Highly Successful Auto Emissions Standards
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump Takes Aim at California's Highly Successful Auto Emissions Standards

The most-populous USA state and 16 others plus the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on May 2 seeking to block the Trump administration's effort to unravel the Obama-era emissions targets. That authority wou...More..

Large Liquid Water Lake Just Discovered Beneath the Surface of Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Large Liquid Water Lake Just Discovered Beneath the Surface of Mars

He suspects Mars may contain other hidden bodies of water, waiting to be discovered . In the past, Mars had already been home to bodies of water as evidenced by dry bed lakes and river valleys on its surface...More..

Blood moon should be an eerie spectacle this Friday evening
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Blood moon should be an eerie spectacle this Friday evening

The effect known as Rayleigh Scattering causes refracted sunlight in the atmosphere to filter out bands of visible colour other than red and orange. Who can see the blood moon this July? And do not forge...More..

Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution

The snake is perfectly preserved . The fossil, which is the first of its kind, is around two inches in length and has 97 vertebrae. Using CT scans, the scientific team studied the amber fossil and compared i...More..

Scientists discover 12 new Jupiter moons, describe one as an
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Scientists discover 12 new Jupiter moons, describe one as an "oddball"

And then there's the oddball moon. Because Jupiter is also a bright planet, astronomers have had to deal with the issue of glare and scattered light affecting the space where moons can exist. As a result, h...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Aces Important Test

The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. The team will then attempt to safely land the booster, as it did during a similar test back in 2016. Strapped into rec...More..

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

But cosmic serendipity placed the moons in front of their telescope. Several other telescopes were used to confirm the finds, including the 6.5-meter Magellan telescope at Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory,...More..

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Astronomers Serendipitously Discover 12 Moons Around Jupiter

Sheppard said these moons were probably objects that formed near Jupiter during the early days of the solar system and were "captured" by the planet's strong gravitational pull. The remaining moon is less th...More..

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17 demolished - 13-Jul
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17 demolished - 13-Jul

Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, activated the detonator for the demolition. It's been almost seven years since the towers were used in a launch, and was used for Delta II and other nota...More..

In Kenya after transport to new Park killed eight rhinos
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

In Kenya after transport to new Park killed eight rhinos

A black rhino. Seven have died in unclear circumstances at the Tsavo East National Park. Eight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks,...More..