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‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century ‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century
- July 28, 2018

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. The moon travels to a similar position every month, but the tilt of its orbit means it normally passes above or below the Earth's shadow - so most months we have a full moon without an eclipse . (more...)
Chandra Grahan: Here's everything about the longest Lunar eclipse of the century Chandra Grahan: Here's everything about the longest Lunar eclipse of the century
- July 28, 2018

Although the lunar eclipse will be visible in all major land areas except North and Central America, the totality will be visible in India, the Middle East, parts of central Asia and eastern and southern Africa. A total lunar eclipse happens when Earth takes position in a straight line between the moon and sun , blotting out the direct sunlight that normally makes our satellite glow whitish-yellow. (more...)
Flooding threat continues Tuesday for much of NC Flooding threat continues Tuesday for much of NC
- July 28, 2018

Still, if Canon City sees a storms today it'll be towards the mid afternoon with localized heavy rain and flooding, as well as some hail, being the main threat. As for the week ahead, the stormy pattern may continue until Thursday , but even Friday has a slight chance of isolated activity, according to Theodore. (more...)
Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist
- July 27, 2018

On the same day as the eclipse , the planet Mars will be at its brightest as it travels close to Earth. The moon will begin to glide through the earth's shadow from 11.54pm on the intervening night of 27-28 July. The questions such when was the last total lunar eclipse visible from a city and when will be the next eclipse visible from a particular city are answered by this tool. (more...)
Astronomers Find Massive Underground Reservoir of Liquid Water on Mars Astronomers Find Massive Underground Reservoir of Liquid Water on Mars
- July 27, 2018

It's a discovery that adds to the speculation that there could once have been life on Mars , and raises the possibility that it might be there still today , since liquid water is an essential ingredient for life. Almost every craft that has visited the planet has hunted for liquid water; the Mars Express craft that detected water itself had been looking for over 12 years. (more...)
Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
- July 27, 2018

The partial phase will start at 9:24pm and the total phase at 10:30pm, while the maximum totality will be at 11:22pm; where Earth's shadow will block 161% of full moon. South-eastern observers will be able to see the eclipse for somewhat longer than north-western ones. The colour of the moon is affected by the light from the sun's movements skimming through the Earth's atmosphere and continuing up to space about 350,000 kilometres away. (more...)
There might once have been life on... the Moon? Yes, say researchers There might once have been life on... the Moon? Yes, say researchers
- July 27, 2018

Many parts of the world were able to see the super blue blood moon . NASA , meanwhile, has called out social media hoaxers claiming that Mars will appear as big as the moon during the eclipse. While the United States won't see this total lunar eclipse live, six months from now, make sure you have mittens, a coat and hot chocolate with marshmallows at the ready. (more...)
Red Planet comes closer to Earth than since 2003 and Neanderthal Age Red Planet comes closer to Earth than since 2003 and Neanderthal Age
- July 27, 2018

Since 2003, an urban legend is circulated through email and social media every times Mars makes a close approach. But the nearest distance between them keeps changing every year, as the planets can take varying time to orbit the sun. 'It's magnificent. It's as bright as an airplane landing light, ' Augensen said. The planet's close encounter in 2003 made headlines as it was the closest Mars came to Earth in almost 60,000 years, sparking rumors that it would appear as large as the moon. (more...)
Here's When You Can See the Next Lunar Eclipse in America Here's When You Can See the Next Lunar Eclipse in America
- July 27, 2018

The eclipse , however, will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific. The next lengthy lunar eclipse is scheduled for 2123. Also, timeanddate .com reported on all eclipses worldwide from 1900 to 2100. The world is set to witness the century's longest lunar eclipse that will turn the moon blood red. No other Lunar Eclipse will be as long as this in the century. (more...)
USA to propose revoking California power to set auto… USA to propose revoking California power to set auto…
- July 26, 2018

Bush administration, said he has heard the White House will seek public comment on a range of proposals, floating the idea of revoking California's authority but not formally proposing it. Messages seeking comment from OMB, NHTSA and the EPA were not immediately returned. In May, California and a group of 16 other states challenged the Trump administration's decision to reopen strict USA vehicle emissions rules for review. (more...)
Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says
- July 26, 2018

Richard Zurek, the chief scientist in the Mars program office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said the complex, nearly chaotic structure of the ice caps could affect the radar signals in unexpected ways. The pressure also changes the melting point of water. They were not the first successful landing-that credit belongs to the Soviet Union's Mars 3 lander-but they were the first landers to complete their task, which was to directly sample the surrounding soil, ... (more...)
GET READY: Dundee to experience longest lunar eclipse of the century GET READY: Dundee to experience longest lunar eclipse of the century
- July 26, 2018

Hundreds of years ago, when people observed the moon during an eclipse, they discovered that the shape of Earth is round. Lunar Eclipse is also tied strongly to Astrology, and since its a complete immersion not seen before this century, astrologers have pointed out that it could have an extreme effect on people with Gemini Zodiac sign. (more...)
Underground lake found on Mars by Italian researchers
- July 25, 2018

The hunt for evidence of past or present life on Mars has gotten a number of boosts in recent decades, including the discovery of what might be organic molecules in rock samples, but the biggest question on the minds of those who imagine the planet might have supported life is that of water. (more...)
Another Successful Launch And Landing For SpaceX’s Block 5 Rocket
- July 25, 2018

By reusing rocket stages for multiple launches, it could drive down the exorbitant cost of flying to space for companies and nations around the world. The Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite will have two high throughput payloads, one in Ku-band and the other in Ka-band and will be co-located with Telesat's Telstar 14R satellite at 63 degrees West, a prime orbital slot for coverage of the Americas. (more...)
Neil Armstrong collection to be auctioned Neil Armstrong collection to be auctioned
- July 23, 2018

Containing over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in November and another two in May and November next year, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said in a statement. "There will be items that make you think, items that make you laugh and items that make you scratch your head", the astronaut's son Mark Armstrong said. (more...)
100-million-year-old baby snake in amber sheds light on evolution 100-million-year-old baby snake in amber sheds light on evolution
- July 22, 2018

The fossilized baby snake's spinal cord was still turning into bone in the same way those of its descendants still do. "And having this one be almost a hundred million old is really quite wonderful", Dr. It is the first piece of concrete evidence which proves that snakes lived in forests since the first stages of their evolution. Scientists say the snake fossil is "unbelievably rare". (more...)
12 new moons around Jupiter discovered; hurtling towards violent destruction on spaceway 12 new moons around Jupiter discovered; hurtling towards violent destruction on spaceway
- July 20, 2018

But in the images, taken by the telescope in Chile, they did spot 12 new points of light in the vicinity of Jupiter. Tholen and Fohring's observations allowed the team to follow the motions of the possible moons and refine the orbits of these satellites . (more...)
Britain Backs Scottish Spaceport Plan With $40 Million in Grants Britain Backs Scottish Spaceport Plan With $40 Million in Grants
- July 18, 2018

After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. (more...)
Jupiter has a dozen new moons, including one 'oddball' Jupiter has a dozen new moons, including one 'oddball'
- July 18, 2018

Only the two innermost planets in the solar system, Mercury and Venus, have none. Many scientists are on the same quest, believing that a ghostly gas giant out past the orbit of Neptune could explain a number of orbital quirks in other objects. (more...)
Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter
- July 17, 2018

They used the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, which just received a dark energy camera optimized to look for faint objects in the sky. Sheppard and his colleagues have proposed naming the oddball moon Valetudo, after a minor goddess and great-granddaughter of the Roman god Jupiter. (more...)

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