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Follow the SpaceX rocket launch

Follow the SpaceX rocket launch After about six minutes of burning toward space, the planned parking orbit was achieved and the second stage's engine cut off as planned. These satellites to replace orbiting satellites of the previous generation. Sunday's flight marked the record-breaking heaviest payload brought into orbit by a Falcon 9 and the second block 5 flight. Earlier it was reported that the company SpaceX will... [Full Article...]

This Weekend Offers A Chance To See Mars Up Close

This Weekend Offers A Chance To See Mars Up Close Due to the elliptical orbits taken by Earth and Mars around the sun they will to reach their closest point to each other until 3:50 a.m. EDT on July 31, according to space.com. Only Venus will appear brighter. The red planet is easily visible with the naked eye, but folks with a telescope may be able to see some details of the planet, including the planet's ice caps. [Full Article...]

How to watch the July 2018 "blood moon" online

How to watch the July 2018 People in Asia and Australia will be able to get a good view of the whole eclipse , weather permitting, in the night of July 27 or early hours of July 28, while those in the Middle East will be able to see it around midnight between July 27 and July 28. [Full Article...]

Cloud cover set to block Northern Ireland's view of rare blood moon

Cloud cover set to block Northern Ireland's view of rare blood moon Here are some of the most googled questions about the lunar eclipse answered. "It starts with a partial eclipse at 7:24 p.m". The partial eclipse of the moon will start around 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time on July 27, with the total eclipse beginning at 1 am on July 28. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century to be visible in Qatar tomorrow

The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1 am IST on July 28 and the total eclipse will last upto 2.43 am. Dr Brown said: 'As the entire eclipse will occur when the moon is fairly close to the horizon, the main thing to ensure is that you have a clear sightline to the south east. [Full Article...]

Guys, They've Actually Found Real Water On Mars

Guys, They've Actually Found Real Water On Mars Liquid water hanging out beneath the planet's surface, which is too hot for it to survive, has been a suspected reality for years. And while that would require "technological developments that at the moment are not available", the study's lead author, Dr Roberto Orosei of the National Institute for Astrophysics, said the researchers nonetheless have high confidence in their results. [Full Article...]

‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century

‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth's atmosphere. Depending upon the part of the Eartha's shadow the Moon will be passing through, its appearance can be sometimes dark brown to very dark gray too. [Full Article...]

Water 'lake' found on Mars

Water 'lake' found on Mars NASA is planning to launch a new rover as early as July 2020 with a mission to comprehensively determine whether life ever arose on Mars , while characterising the climate and geology of the red planet and preparing for human exploration. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday During the eclipse , the moon will appear red, giving it the nickname " blood moon ". The total Lunar Eclipse slated for July 27, 2018 is happening on a full moon night, making this celestial phenomenon even more rare. But it's time to take out those cameras again because, guess what, the Moon's coming back in red. Earthlings will be treated to a magical, red blood moon , the longest we've exp... [Full Article...]

Telesat launches 19V broadband satellite serving Americas

This year, the Elon Musk-founded company launched its maiden voyage of the huge Falcon Heavy rocket, which is effectively three Falcon 9 boosters strapped together. It will have distinct zones of coverage across the Americas and Atlantic, combining broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams in Ku-band with additional HTS spot beams in Ka-band. [Full Article...]

Blue Origin to push New Shepard safety regime with ninth test

The escape rocket motor is built into the crew capsule to provide a backup plan in case something goes wrong with New Shepard's booster. The flight will be Mission 9 for the company, and will feature a "high altitude escape motor test" which the company says will "push the rocket to its limits". [Full Article...]

Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

The scientists embarked on a yearlong process that involved several observations to confirm the moons' existence, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science press release . The team's results are not yet available in a peer-reviewed journal, as Sheppard's team is now running supercomputer simulations to try and figure out how often Valetudo might collide with a retrograde moon. [Full Article...]

IceCube neutrinos point to long-sought cosmic ray accelerator

IceCube neutrinos point to long-sought cosmic ray accelerator The IceCube Laboratory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, in Antarctica, is run by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the National Science Foundation . Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) observed a large gamma ray emission from that region just when the neutrino arrived. Some of these are called "Oh-My-God particles", because a single particle can smash into the Earth w... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Chris to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Newfoundland

Hurricane Chris to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Newfoundland Environment Canada says southeastern Newfoundland is the most likely land areas to receive direct impacts, with the system potentially making landfall as a post-tropical storm later Thursday night or early Friday morning. The National Hurricane Center forecast keeps the storm close to the NC coast through Tuesday, before it gets picked up and taken out to sea on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets McCaskill's campaign spokesman Eric Mee in a statement to The Associated Press said instead of attacking her, Pence should explain why tax changes gave pharmaceutical companies a "massive windfall". Durbin of IL, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said this week. Senate Democratic women are planning a Thursday event at the Capitol with Planned Parenthood and NARAL to argue to Repub... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Chris to track south of Nova Scotia, make Newfoundland landfall

Tropical storm Chris to track south of Nova Scotia, make Newfoundland landfall Tropical Storm Chris strengthened in the mid-Atlantic and was expected to become a hurricane on Monday evening or Tuesday, while the former Hurricane Beryl dwindled into a heavy rainstorm threatening to bring flooding to Puerto Rico, forecasters said. [Full Article...]

Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh

Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency. Susan Collins , of ME, a supporter of abortion rights who represents a mostly blue state - ME is able to split its electoral college votes, with one district consistently blue and the second a battleground. [Full Article...]

Beryl Degenerates But Could Reform; Dominica Government Lifts State Of Emergency

Beryl Degenerates But Could Reform; Dominica Government Lifts State Of Emergency Mainers can expect rip currents and high seas from Tropical Storm Chris this week, according to the National Weather Service . As Chris strengthens into a hurricane Monday or Tuesday, the upper-level winds are also expected to steer the storm to the northeast, where it is likely to accelerate away from land and become extra-tropical by the end of the week. [Full Article...]

Starbucks is removing plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is removing plastic straws from all stores The strawless lid for Starbucks's iced beverages is not unlike the standard hot coffee cup lid caffeine drinkers are already familiar with. "Starbucks taught the world how to drink coffee, and I believe that this commitment will help teach the world how to embrace sustainable business practices - starting with the plastic straw ", said Grenier. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Chris to strengthen; Beryl weakens to remnants

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris is likely to strengthen to a hurricane by Monday but will remain well away from the US coast for the next two or three days. "Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of Beryl ". 'Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, especially once Beryl ... [Full Article...]


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