Science


NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft begins stellar search NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft begins stellar search
- August 01, 2018

After a successful launch on April 18 , NASA newest planet hunter has officially started its search for planets beyond our solar system. Another innovation will be that TESS will not watch for the sun and bright stars, about the planets that astronomers today know nearly nothing. (more...)
Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres
- August 01, 2018

The Red Planet will be visible over the night sky in bright shades of red and orange. Stunning pictures of Mars and Saturn taken as the two planets were making their closest approach to Earth this year have been released. Mars will still be especially bright and close tonight, so make sure to look up! Mars will be seen rising from the Gemini constellation in India tonight (July 31). (more...)
Scientists discover unusual whale-dolphin hybrid swimming off the coast of Kauai Scientists discover unusual whale-dolphin hybrid swimming off the coast of Kauai
- July 31, 2018

The objective of the field research was to ascertain how cetaceans use the area - what populations are present, and how they communicate. It didn't, for example, have the rounded head of melon-headed whales, and yet its beak was shorter than those of rough-toothed dolphins. (more...)
Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance
- July 31, 2018

President Donald Trump's eldest son changed his account of the meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign over the weekend, saying Sunday July 9, 2017, that Natalia Veselnitskaya told him she had information about Clinton. (more...)
Mars makes closest approach in 15 years Mars makes closest approach in 15 years
- July 31, 2018

Every now and again the planets literally align, affording Hubble the ideal conditions to capture detailed images of its distant quarry. From left to right, the moons visible in this image are Dione, Enceladus, Tethys, Janus, Epimetheus, and Mimas. (more...)
Longest lunar eclipse of the century Longest lunar eclipse of the century
- July 30, 2018

It was quite visible in this photo taken from Tel Aviv, Israel. In metro cities, space enthusiasts may miss out on watching the moon being eclipsed due to pollution. Pitts said that the "blood moon" phrase was only recently attached to the phenomenon. For four hours, it will be partly in the Earth's shadow . In eastern Asia, Australia, and parts of the western Pacific, the eclipse will be visible before sunrise on July 28, as the moon sets. (more...)
How to watch Blood Moon and Mars at opposition online this week How to watch Blood Moon and Mars at opposition online this week
- July 30, 2018

NIGHT sky watchers are in for a treat this Friday evening - cloudless skies permitting - as the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21 century is expected to occur. So the Moon during the Eclipse can be red, brown, copper-red or even orange. "You get a true sense of the solar system moving - and that in itself is a really dramatic experience". (more...)
Lunar Eclipse: best pictures from around the world Lunar Eclipse: best pictures from around the world
- July 29, 2018

People in many countries have caught a glimpse of a " blood moon " for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. In typical Irish fashion, we've had a glorious summer with nearly no rain over the last couple of months, but on Friday night when we needed a clear sky, the god of rain took one look and said he was going to dash the party. (more...)
Yosemite Park Closed While Ferguson Fire Reaching Nearly 40000 Acres Yosemite Park Closed While Ferguson Fire Reaching Nearly 40000 Acres
- July 29, 2018

While those inside the park have been asked to evacuate, residents who can not are asked to remain indoors and wear oxygen N95 masks. To the north, a wildfire in the San Francisco Bay Area has burned at least two homes in Clayton. The scenic valley will be off-limits starting at noon Wednesday and will likely remain closed through Sunday. Over the last couple of weeks, firefighters have been battling a wildfire around the Yosemite National Park region in California. (more...)
Einstein’s predictions on supermassive black hole theory confirmed Einstein’s predictions on supermassive black hole theory confirmed
- July 29, 2018

S2 is one of three stars orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way , which is about 26,000 light-years from Earth. The legendary scientist theorized that when light moves within a strong gravitational field its wavelength would actually stretch as though it's being stretched by the pull of gravity . (more...)
LIBERAL PRIORITIES: California City Imposes JAIL TIME for Defying Plastic Straw Ban LIBERAL PRIORITIES: California City Imposes JAIL TIME for Defying Plastic Straw Ban
- July 29, 2018

When Rowse suggested letting people respond to the alleged environmental threat of plastic straws as they see fit, Councilman Jason Dominguez unfurled his totalitarian colors, declaring that "we can't always count on common sense", and therefore, "we have to regulate every aspect of people's lives". (more...)
Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here
- July 28, 2018

The phenomenon - caused by the Moon being in Earth's shadow , turning it dark red - was visible for a full one hour and 43 minutes. "The moon should turn red, a little coppery and Mars , nicknamed the "red planet", will be next, very bright , with a slightly orange hue", he said to AFP. (more...)
Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars
- July 28, 2018

If you're now asking yourself, "Wait, didn't they already find water on Mars?" then you're not wrong. The temperature is likely below the freezing point of pure water, but the lake can remain liquid due to the presence of magnesium, calcium and sodium. (more...)
There’s evidence of a lake beneath the surface of Mars There’s evidence of a lake beneath the surface of Mars
- July 28, 2018

They do not know whether it's an underground pool or just a layer of sludge. "If life ever arose on Mars, I would say that what has been discovered today, that subsurface lake, is probably one of the best spots where we could find life", Chevrier said. (more...)
The longest total lunar eclipse of this century is happening this Friday! The longest total lunar eclipse of this century is happening this Friday!
- July 28, 2018

The balance of Asia and Europe, as well as Africa and Antarctica, will be able to see the entirety of the eclipse . During the total eclipse, which begins at 7:30am, the Moon will be much fainter than usual. As the light scatters through the atmosphere , certain bands of colour on the visible spectrum are filtered out and fall on the moon. In the distant past, people associated eclipses with tragedies, as they did not understand what caused them and thought that everything in the sky ... (more...)
Cloud cover set to block Northern Ireland's view of rare blood moon
- July 28, 2018

When the full moon moves into Earth's shadow , it will darken, but it won't disappear. The view of the eclipsed moon and the sun is possible, weather allowing, because the rays of light from the sun and moon refract, or bend, around the earth's atmosphere. (more...)
Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Occurs Tonight Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Occurs Tonight
- July 28, 2018

The next supermoon total lunar eclipse won't be until January 21, 2019, but today's historic eclipse will be "super" in its own right, as it will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the century . "However instead of turning black as you might expect, the atmosphere of the Earth bends the light of the sun onto the moon causing it to turn a deep red colour". (more...)
Century's longest total lunar eclipse to grace night sky on July 27 Century's longest total lunar eclipse to grace night sky on July 27
- July 28, 2018

According to NASA, the moon moves in an orbit around Earth, and at the same time, Earth orbits the sun. However, those living in Africa, the Middle East , and Central Asia will be able to see it in its entirety. Thai PBS reports that the total phase of the eclipse - called the totality, when the earth blocks out all light from the sun falling on the moon - will span 1 hour and 43 minutes. (more...)
How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century
- July 28, 2018

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon , casting a deep shadow over the moon's surface. The totality period of the eclipse will last for one hour and 42 minutes, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). (more...)
How a total lunar eclipse works How a total lunar eclipse works
- July 28, 2018

The July 27, 2018 , lunar eclipse will put the moon fully in Earth's shadow for 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds. The Moon won't even rise in our eastern skies until 9:06 PM, almost 4 hours after completely emerging from Earth's shadow . (more...)
‘Blood moon’ to dazzle Pakistan between 8pm and 4am ‘Blood moon’ to dazzle Pakistan between 8pm and 4am
- July 27, 2018

FULL moons and lunar eclipses have always been associated with various legends, myths and dark apocalyptic theories. The " Blood Moon " is also known as Micro Moon eclipse, as the Moon will be at the farthest point from the Earth and may even look smaller. (more...)
Century's longest lunar eclipse to be seen tonight Century's longest lunar eclipse to be seen tonight
- July 27, 2018

The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1h 00m IST on July 28. "However, we won't see all of this eclipse , as the Moon will already be deep in the shadow as it rises above the horizon from Ireland", said a spokesperson for the Irish Astronomical Association. (more...)
SpaceX launches next ten Iridium satellites SpaceX launches next ten Iridium satellites
- July 27, 2018

Steven . The recovery attempt will take place after a routine mission on Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. For SpaceX , it was their second of the week, after a launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida this Sunday. (more...)
Longest total lunar eclipse of the century tonight Longest total lunar eclipse of the century tonight
- July 27, 2018

The eclipse's total phase ends at 2:13 p.m. PT, and when the partial phase fades out at 3:19 p.m. PT, there's basically nothing left to do moon-wise except to wait for a glorious Mars-and-moonrise in the evening. A lunar eclipse can last for a few hours. As a outcome, it will also appear to be the biggest and brightest in the last 15 years. The sun, moon and earth will begin to align at 9pm in Dubai. (more...)
Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow
- July 27, 2018

A lunar eclipse typically happens no more than three times in any given location a year when the earth, sun and moon align and the moon falls in the shadow of the earth. She added that the moon will be eclipsed by the Earth before it begins to rise above the horizon - meaning it will turn red before it actually appears. (more...)
Tomorrow's Lunar Eclipse Will Make History. Here's What Makes It So Special
- July 27, 2018

The Royal Astronomical Society said that Mars and the moon will appear low in the sky for everyone in the United Kingdom, so a location with an unobstructed southeastern horizon will afford the best view. New Zealanders are about to witness a rare celestial event - a selenelion. The areas of our planet from which this can be experienced are very limited, because the total lunar eclipse must be ongoing at the time of moonset/sunrise. (more...)
Longest Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018 Longest Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018
- July 27, 2018

It's also expected that Mars will be shining its brightest in 15 years. Mesopotamians regarded the blood moon as an omen that the king would be attacked. Social media is already flooded with excited Europeans exclaiming at the wondrous sight as the glow get brighter and redder ever night, as only red and yellow light can pass through the Earth's atmosphere. (more...)
Lake spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars Lake spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars
- July 27, 2018

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. Since 1964, the United States has launched more than 20 robotic spacecraft to the red planet at a cost of more than $20 billion in an evolving campaign to map out the red planet's surface, determine the role of water in its history and to search for signs of past habitability and the organic building blocks of life, Harwood reported. (more...)
French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse
- July 26, 2018

It will be visible from Europe, Africa and the Middle East between sunset and midnight on July 27 and visible from Asia and Australia between midnight and sunrise on July 28. The sunlight is detoured by the Earth's atmosphere, due to the presence of a blanket of air, hits the darkened Moon. Solar eclipses are risky to look at without special equipment because the white corona of light around the Moon is still direct sunlight. (more...)
The Andromeda galaxy ate our sister galaxy The Andromeda galaxy ate our sister galaxy
- July 26, 2018

Although the galaxy was nearly totally destroyed, it has left a trace of its existence in an nearly invisible halo of stars that is even greater than the Andromeda galaxy itself, as well as a stream of stars and an enigmatic galaxy, the M32. (more...)