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On Mars discovered the first extraterrestrial body of water

On Mars discovered the first extraterrestrial body of water Early results from the 15-year old Mars Express spacecraft already found that water-ice exists at the planet's poles and is also buried in layers interspersed with dust. Every now and again the planets literally align, affording Hubble the flawless conditions to capture detailed images of its distant quarry. Unfortunately, we're getting the short end of the stick on this one. [Full Article...]

World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century In fact, a lunar eclipse is less bright than the normal full moon. No special filters are required to protect your eyes, which makes watching a lunar eclipse different from watching a solar eclipse , making this spectacle completely safe to view with the naked eye. [Full Article...]

Cruise ship passenger attacked by polar bear on Norway's Arctic Svalbard

Cruise ship passenger attacked by polar bear on Norway's Arctic Svalbard The injured man was taken by helicopter to hospital. The polar bear was then shot dead "in an act of self-defense" by the second guard, spokeswoman Negar Etminan said. In what is being called "an act of self-defense" by Hapag-Lloyd cruise line, the bear was shot by a guard specifically hired to protect their guests and crew during risky encounters. [Full Article...]

Lunar Eclipse: best pictures from around the world

Lunar Eclipse: best pictures from around the world The entire phenomenon lasted three hours and 54 minutes, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The eclipse, though, was not visible in America and the Pacific. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. He said: "The moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, blocking ... [Full Article...]

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest lunar eclipse

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest lunar eclipse In South Sudan, some dared to take photos in a war-torn country where using a camera in public is discouraged. According to Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies like the sun and moon emit negative energy during an eclipse and so some temples in India were closed to minimize any disturbance. [Full Article...]

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century will occur on July 27

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century will occur on July 27 As commented by the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting, a successful observation of this rare lunar eclipse , along with the blood moon , requires the absolutely clear sky. A full moon rises, as seen from the city of Ashkelon, Israel July 27, 2018. Later its partial phase will start at 03:19am, and the penumbral eclipse will end by 4:29am. [Full Article...]

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...]


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