This Weekend Offers A Chance To See Mars Up Close

Mars will be at its brightest appearance since 2003 when Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. To start with, on 27 July, something called a Mars opposition will happen, when Mars, the Earth and the Sun all directly ... More..

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Lunar eclipse: Celestial lovers in for a treat
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lunar eclipse: Celestial lovers in for a treat

However, storms in northwestern areas and thicker cloud along the western half of the Pyrenees could block the view for anyone trying to catch a glimpse in those regions. Most months we have a full moon without...More..

Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates

Climate change apparently also affects people's mental health. Marshall Burke is also a fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment , Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment , Freeman...More..

Century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur on July 27
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur on July 27

The colour of the moon during totality will depend on the amount of dust in our atmosphere. The red moon will take centre stage while the lunar eclipse - when the moon passes behind earth and into its shado...More..

UK is failing to meet its packaging recycling obligations
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

UK is failing to meet its packaging recycling obligations

More than 7,000 firms which generate waste are required to demonstrate a certain amount has been recycled. China takes more than half the world's waste exports, but past year banned some products because co...More..

Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says

Before we get too excited about drilling 1.5km into the poles of Mars to look for ice, however, we'll probably want independent confirmation that this high-reflectivity region shows up consistently and behaves ...More..

by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Water 'lake' found on Mars

Scientists in the past have discovered ice on the planet, pointing to the logical conclusion that life could, if not did, exist there. An instrument called MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and I...More..

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

The total lunar eclipse is given the "blood" nickname because of the "beautiful" red color caused by the projection of all of the Earth's sunrises and sunsets onto its surface, Petro told ABC News earlier thi...More..

First firm evidence for liquid water on Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

First firm evidence for liquid water on Mars

In order to remain liquid in such cold conditions (the research team estimate between -10 and -30 Celsius where it meets the ice above), the water likely has a great many salts dissolved in it. It stretched a...More..

Scientists may have found liquid water on Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Scientists may have found liquid water on Mars

A team of Italian researchers on Wednesday announced they have discovered a large saltwater lake. "This is the first body of water it has detected, so it is very exciting", David Stillman, a senior research...More..

by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

'Game Changer': Scientists Say Liquid Water Found on Mars

But there hasn't been evidence of stable bodies of water until now, the researchers said. The discovery was reported in the journal Science . Orosei said, "It's tempting to think that this is the first candi...More..

Flash flood watch extended through Wednesday for Williamsburg region | Williamsburg
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Flash flood watch extended through Wednesday for Williamsburg region | Williamsburg

The forecast for the Williambsurg area calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. Some areas could see 3 to 6 inches of rain by mid week. We will still feel quite muggy. Wednesday...More..

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Currently, this status is taken up by Helios 2, a spacecraft launched into the heliocentric orbit for the goal of studying solar mechanisms in 1974. CNN further reported that the launch window will open on ...More..

Trump Almost Ready To Repeal California’s Authority To Regulate Vehicle Emissions
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump Almost Ready To Repeal California’s Authority To Regulate Vehicle Emissions

The proposal is still in the final stages of a broad interagency review led by President Donald Trump's Office of Management and Budget, but these major elements of the plan were not expected to change, the peo...More..

Andromeda Galaxy Merged with Massive Neighbor 2 Billion Years Ago | Astronomy
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Andromeda Galaxy Merged with Massive Neighbor 2 Billion Years Ago | Astronomy

According to the new study from the University of MI, the cannibalized galaxy, dubbed M32p, accounts for most of the stars found in Andromeda's faint outer halo. 'It was a "eureka" moment, ' said lead autho...More..

WSU researcher sees possibility of moon life
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WSU researcher sees possibility of moon life

USA astrobiologist Professor Kirk Schulze-Makuch, from Washington State University , said: "If liquid water and a significant atmosphere were present on the early moon for long periods of time, we thin...More..

Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago

Volcanic activity on the Moon, which peaked 3.5 billion years ago, could have left a window for life to develop there of hundreds of millions of years. It also lost its protective magnetic shield, which allowed...More..

Boeing’s spacecraft faces even longer delays after propellant leak
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Boeing’s spacecraft faces even longer delays after propellant leak

The system is comprised of four launch abort engines installed on the service module and which can quickly separate the spacecraft from the Atlas 5 rocket in the event of an emergency. The agency said it plans ...More..

Parker Solar probe will explore the sun
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Parker Solar probe will explore the sun

Aside from the memory card inscribed with 1.1 million names, including that of William Shatner, which will also make the journey to the sun, as reported by the Inquisitr in May, the spacecraft will be carry...More..

Trump Administration Presses Plan to Ease Fuel-Economy Standards
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Trump Administration Presses Plan to Ease Fuel-Economy Standards

Now @EPA wants us to put profits before people. Stay out of CA's way! President Donald Trump's administration is advancing a plan to freeze fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks, and to escalate it...More..

The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

According to The Weather Network , from start to finish, the total lunar eclipse where the Moon will appear completely red, will last for 103 minutes. A lunar eclipse can be seen from Earth at night. There'...More..

Falcon 9 lifts off with Telstar 19 VANTAGE
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Falcon 9 lifts off with Telstar 19 VANTAGE

After a mission elapsed time of about 33 minutes, Telstar 19 VANTAGE was deployed from the rocket. It's just rocket science: The Block 4, the company's earlier rocket, was created to be used only a few ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

The Middle East: Limassol and Dubai will offer some of the best views of the full eclipse beginning at 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m local time . During a total lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's...More..

The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

The total time of the entire eclipse will be nearly four hours. However, only people in certain areas will be able to view the eclipse from start to finish. For the duration of the total lunar eclipse, the Moon...More..

by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse

Only North America misses the show this time. When will the eclipse be viewable in the USA? Stargazers are in for a treat because a rare " blood moon " is expected to light up the skies on Friday night. W...More..

One Dead, At Least Nine Injured After Shooting In Toronto Neighbourhood
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

One Dead, At Least Nine Injured After Shooting In Toronto Neighbourhood

But Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said that it was not a random act and that terrorism had not been ruled out. "Other than the shooter we have a young lady that is deceased", he told reporters. Prime M...More..

by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Blood moon likely on Friday as longest lunar eclipse takes place

Do not forget to look up in the sky later this week because a historic lunar eclipse will be visible in South Africa. Here are the timings to watch Lunar Eclipse in India on July 27, 2018. As the Moon continu...More..

by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia to witness 21st century's longest total lunar eclipse on Friday

A partial lunar eclipse is seen from in Nice, France, Aug. 7, 2017. A lunar eclipse is pictured over the ocean in Oceanside, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018. This eclipse is represented as phase one of the partial ecli...More..

SpaceX rocket makes a lovely pre-dawn landing at seaa
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

SpaceX rocket makes a lovely pre-dawn landing at seaa

A live stream of the launch will be available from SpaceX. The satellite will be owned and operated by Canadian satellite communications company Telesat. SpaceX's rocket landings are back and better than ever. ...More..

NYC's global warming suit against Big Oil tossed
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

NYC's global warming suit against Big Oil tossed

U.S. District Judge John Keenan tossed out the suit against Exxon Mobil, Chevron , BP, Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips , ruling that Congress and the executive branch, not courts, must tackle the is...More..