Wolf Blood Super Moon will be visible from Northern Ireland

Petersburg State University have warned. The partial phase of the eclipse begins at 7:33 p.m. Sunday, gradually darkening until totality is reached at 8:41 p.m. To describe a lunar eclipse, I like to use a movie theater analogy. The total phase of ... More..

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China Just Sprouted The First-Ever Plant on The Moon
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

China Just Sprouted The First-Ever Plant on The Moon

The system started watering the seeds after the prober landed on moon and less than a week later, green shoot already started appearing. Together, these components are meant to kickstart a simple ecosystem, t...More..

Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game

A "wolf moon" is what Native Americans call the year's first full moon. Then there's the supermoon part, meaning the moon is at the point in its orbit where it's just a little bit closer to us, making it seem 1...More..

Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

In a landmark decision, High Court judges said the government's failure to require action from 45 local authorities with illegal levels of air pollution in their area was "unlawful". Environment secretary Micha...More..

Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

Images released by the CNSA now appear to show cotton seeds sprouting, in what the ruling Communist Party's official mouthpiece, The People's Daily, labelled a "first in human history". China wants to establish...More..

Rising carbon emissions putting Antarctic ice sheet under threat
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rising carbon emissions putting Antarctic ice sheet under threat

Understanding Antarctica and the delicate balance of ice melt draining into the Southern Ocean, and the replenishing snowfall over the continent's interior, is critically important when estimating how much seas...More..

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

The breakthrough is a massive leap towards sustainable deep space colonization. In the biosphere, the plants are shielded from harmful radiation, and the temperature is maintained artificially, since the mo...More..

Nobel victor James Watson stripped of titles over 'reprehensible' views on race
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Nobel victor James Watson stripped of titles over 'reprehensible' views on race

While Dr Watson also said he hoped everyone was equal, he added: "People who have to deal with black employees find this is not true". On Friday January 11 he was stripped of several honorary titles by Col...More..

The Sun will become a giant crystal ball when it dies
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Sun will become a giant crystal ball when it dies

Many scientists thought it was likely that white dwarf stars would form crystals as they cooled, but there was disagreement about whether the energy released from the process would be detectable, Tremblay said...More..

Oceans heating up at quickening pace, study finds | #AsiaNewsNetwork
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Oceans heating up at quickening pace, study finds | #AsiaNewsNetwork

And, unlike surface temperatures, ocean temperatures are not affected by year-to-year variations caused by climate events like El Nino or volcanic eruptions. The planet's oceans are warming a lot quicker than e...More..

MP Jeremy Buckingham’s vomit-inducing fish kill video
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

MP Jeremy Buckingham’s vomit-inducing fish kill video

Ex-Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham has made himself an instant meme after almost spewing while holding a dead fish in a video that was meant to highlight the National Party's water policies. Days on from Sunday's d...More..

Repeating energy bursts from space detected: Could it be aliens?
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Repeating energy bursts from space detected: Could it be aliens?

This suggests the bursts could be observed at even lower frequencies than the revolutionary instrument is capable of recognising. Most believe the signals come from powerful astrophysical phenomena such as...More..

China's moon rover prepares for a rough ride on the dark side
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

China's moon rover prepares for a rough ride on the dark side

Showing the rover moving away from its lander, officials with the China National Space Administration said they marked a "total success" for the mission. The craters close to the rover - including one that ...More..

New series of fast radio bursts from deep space detected
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

New series of fast radio bursts from deep space detected

The frequency patterns also share some characteristics with magnetars , those rotating neutron stars that have always been suspected to be FRB sources. The FRBs were detected first by accident in 2007 as a bur...More..

Theresa May suffers Commons defeat over Brexit plan B
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Theresa May suffers Commons defeat over Brexit plan B

The amendment, by a pro-European Tory, would require May to return to Parliament within three days - rather than 21 - to debate the implications of not having a Brexit deal , if the prime minister's proposals ...More..

NASA Astronomers Discover Planet Twice The Size Of Earth
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

NASA Astronomers Discover Planet Twice The Size Of Earth

It was identified by TESS , NASA's leading mission to identify exoplanets, alongside two other worlds. A year ago at the American Astronomical Society meeting, it was announced that citizen scientists helped...More..

Chinese rover begins exploring far side of the moon
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Chinese rover begins exploring far side of the moon

Wu Weiren, chief designer of the lunar mission for the China National Space Administration, called the separation "a small step for the rover, but one giant leap for the Chinese nation ". "The Chang'e-4, car...More..

China lunar probe sheds light on the ‘dark’ side of the moon
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

China lunar probe sheds light on the ‘dark’ side of the moon

A Chinese spacecraft has made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon , state media have announced . Following the December 7, 2018 launch of the Chang'e 4 mission using a Long March-3B/G3Z b...More..

by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Quadrantids meteor shower peaks tonight through Friday morning

The shower peaks Thursday night, though observers may catch sight of stray Quadrantid meteors through the middle of January. Nasa believes that between 60 and 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour und...More..

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman

The fuzzy bowling pin from that first data stream has been replaced by the new snowman version. "That image is so 2018". "It's only really the size of something like Washington DC and it's about as reflecti...More..

by | Friday, January 04, 2019

The first meteor shower of the year peaks tonight

However, the peak will only last a few hours. EarthSky, at https://earthsky.org/, says meteors will come from the northern sky with the radiant point making a right angle with the Big Dipper and the star Arct...More..

Australia One Year Behind On New Year's Day
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Australia One Year Behind On New Year's Day

The annual midnight show from the capital was up around 2 million viewers from past year and was the most watched since 2013. Lebanese women dance during a New Year's celebration in downtown Beirut, Lebanon...More..

Probe poised for moon landing
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Probe poised for moon landing

And even more exciting, it's the first of a number of notable astronomical events to arrive in 2019. The Eta Aquarids was created by the dusty debris left behind by Halley's Comet , which flew by Earth in ...More..

Nasa probe in landmark space exploration
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Nasa probe in landmark space exploration

Stern, Bowman and other key players soon joined their friends in the auditorium, where the celebration continued and a news conference took place. The object is so far away that it takes more than six hours...More..

EPA says ‘not necessary’ for coal plants to comply with mercury limits
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

EPA says ‘not necessary’ for coal plants to comply with mercury limits

Groups were quick to criticize the move, including the Environmental Law and Policy Center, as well as Democratic Rep. The mercury regulation also costs the coal industry $9.6 billion annually, making it amon...More..

New Horizons Hurtles Towards History To Ring In New Year
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

New Horizons Hurtles Towards History To Ring In New Year

Later on New Years Day NASA will broadcast the signal acquisition from New Horizons , confirming that it gathered the data it was instructed to and building up some serious hype for the eventual reveal of the ...More..

1 killed after lion escapes enclosure at animal center
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

1 killed after lion escapes enclosure at animal center

A lion previously housed at the North Carolina Wildlife Conservatory has been put down after killing a 22-year old intern on Sunday after escaping from a locked spaced. In a statement, the Conservators Centre s...More..

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

Another total lunar eclipse is happening nearly a year after 2018 Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, only that it will not be a "blue" one this time around. A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches the cl...More..

New Delhi faces risky air pollution level
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

New Delhi faces risky air pollution level

Tiwari said. The air quality in the national capital has remained at the "severe" level since Sunday. The deterioration in air quality was largely due to the cold wave and associated meteorological condit...More..

Apollo 8 Astronauts Captured World's Attention In 1968 Moon Mission
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Apollo 8 Astronauts Captured World's Attention In 1968 Moon Mission

Just seeing these astronauts on television, and seeing them floating around and knowing that for the first time they had escaped from orbit around Earth, it was really science fiction become fact.... Lovell s...More..