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Listen to Sounds of the Sun Listen to Sounds of the Sun
- July 28, 2018

United States space agency NASA is preparing to launch a probe in August to study the Sun closer than any human-made object ever has, revealing multiple mysteries behind the star. The mission's primary target is to help scientists in their quest to understand the sun better. We don't have a microscope to zoom inside the Sun. Scientists believe that a launch in 2018, Solar Probe Parker will provide new data on solar activity and will make an important contribution to our ability to predict ... (more...)
How to watch Friday's blood moon lunar eclipse How to watch Friday's blood moon lunar eclipse
- July 28, 2018

The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - will last from 1930 to 2113 GMT. At 12.19am, the moon will be out of the earth's umbral shadow and the observable eclipse will be over. In Somalia, some hurried to mosques for special prayers often observed during lunar eclipses . It will also be almost three times brighter than Sirius - the brightest star in the night sky. (more...)
Scientists say water is buried beneath Martian landscape Scientists say water is buried beneath Martian landscape
- July 28, 2018

Artist's rendition of the Mars Express orbiter. Coloured region represents strength of ground penetrating radar reflections, with deep blue corresponding to echoes from water. This means that scientists can't specify whether it's an underground pool, an aquifer-like body, or just a layer of sludge. According to DailyMail report, the reservoir which spans 20km and is buried a mile (1.6km) underground, was discovered by scientists using radar to "probe" the Red Planet's south polar ice cap. (more...)
Scientists say water is buried beneath Martian landscape Scientists say water is buried beneath Martian landscape
- July 28, 2018

Artist's rendition of the Mars Express orbiter. Coloured region represents strength of ground penetrating radar reflections, with deep blue corresponding to echoes from water. This means that scientists can't specify whether it's an underground pool, an aquifer-like body, or just a layer of sludge. According to DailyMail report, the reservoir which spans 20km and is buried a mile (1.6km) underground, was discovered by scientists using radar to "probe" the Red Planet's south polar ice cap. (more...)
Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse
- July 28, 2018

The longest " blood moon " eclipse this century dazzled skygazers across the globe Friday, coinciding with Mars' closest approach in 15 years in a thrilling celestial spectacle. Prof O'Brien explained that people in the United Kingdom would "need to have a clear south-eastern horizon as the Moon comes up" in order to see it. (more...)
How to watch the July 2018 How to watch the July 2018 "blood moon" online
- July 28, 2018

Meanwhile frustrated crowds of would-be moon admirers gathered on a hill in cloudy north London consoled themselves by breaking into a rendition of Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler´s 1983 hit "Total eclipse of the heart". The Earth's shadow crept across the moon in the early hours, bathing it in a unusual rusty "blood" hue during its "total" phase - where the moon is immersed completely in the Earth's shadow. (more...)
'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse 'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse
- July 28, 2018

That colour is due to sunlight leaking through Earth's atmosphere and reaching the Moon . Views will be best out in the countryside away from light pollution. It will appear like a bright star, before fading from sight a few minutes later. The two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometres apart on Tuesday while on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. (more...)
Nasa captures historic eclipse and blood moon from all over the world Nasa captures historic eclipse and blood moon from all over the world
- July 28, 2018

Stargazers are to enjoy a big night, a clear view of the night sky, as the longest lunar eclipse of the century turns the moon red. The next lunar eclipse visible in Brunei will take place on July 17 next year, but it will be a partial one. (more...)
Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist
- July 28, 2018

It will be the longest-lasting eclipse this century. Totality (the part of the eclipse when the moon is entirely in the Earth's shadow ) will last for a full 1 hour and 43 minutes. Millions of Americans watched the first solar eclipse visible from the USA since 1979 last August. Such long duration of total lunar eclipses had earlier occurred on July 16, 2000 for totality duration of 1 hour 46 minutes and another one on June 15, 2011 for totality duration of 1 hour 40 minutes, the ... (more...)
Disney To Stop Using Plastic Straws, Coffee Stirrers Disney To Stop Using Plastic Straws, Coffee Stirrers
- July 28, 2018

Such establishments may still provide customers with plastic stirrers and utensils, but only if the server asks if they want these items and customers reply in the affirmative. "The real number", noted Stossel, "is much lower". Also this month, This ordinance is ridiculous on so many levels, but it's downright offensive to people with disabilities. (more...)
Mars at opposition 2018: when is the Red Planet closest to earth?
- July 27, 2018

Our red moon will have some company Friday. We will also get see a total lunar eclipse called a blood moon on Friday evening , which could make our satellite's surface look like it's been stained red. EST and on Monday at 10 p.m. Hawaiian Time, according to EarthSky.org. Sadly, the Blood Moon won't be viewable in the UK. To put that into perspective, the average distance from the earth to Mars is 140 million miles. (more...)
British drug giant invests $300m in Silicon Valley's 23andMe British drug giant invests $300m in Silicon Valley's 23andMe
- July 27, 2018

GSK said it will cost about £1.7 billion to 2021 to implement the programme. As such, the group also announced a new strategic collaboration with consumer genetics and research group 23andMe, "to take advantage of novel genetic insights to enhance selection of drug targets and clinical development of new medicines". (more...)
Why is the Blood Moon red and when can I see it? Why is the Blood Moon red and when can I see it?
- July 27, 2018

The Super Moon Lunar eclipse, that happened on Jan 31, crossed the earth's shadow in 76 minutes. This smaller and slowmoving full moon will take more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that's closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit. (more...)
Total Lunar Eclipse & Mars at Opposition 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse & Mars at Opposition 2018
- July 27, 2018

Skywatchers will be treated to the longest " blood moon " eclipse of the 21st Century on Friday. The moon will be obscured as the earth will be between the sun and the moon. Because the Moon is far away from Earth relatively speaking - its orbit is an ellipse, so it moves closer and further and looks larger and smaller from Earth. (more...)
Cloud could block rare Blood Moon lunar eclipse Cloud could block rare Blood Moon lunar eclipse
- July 27, 2018

Due to the Earth now being the furthest away, it can possibly be from the Sun on its rotation, the shadow cast on the Moon will take a long time to pass through. Although the lunar eclipse is expected to last 103 minutes, observers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will not be able to catch the start as the moon will still be below the horizon. (more...)
Largest Dinosaur Foot Unearthed in Wyoming Identified Largest Dinosaur Foot Unearthed in Wyoming Identified
- July 27, 2018

The largest dinosaur foot ever found, belonging to one of the largest land animals this planet's ever seen, surely deserves the title "Bigfoot" more than Sasquatch. "This is surprising", Tschopp said . "There are tracks and other incomplete skeletons from Australia and Argentina that seem to be from even bigger animals, but those huge skeletons were found without the feet", Emanuel Tschopp, a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History , said in a news release . (more...)
ESA Launches Four More Galileo Satellites, Now Numbering 26 ESA Launches Four More Galileo Satellites, Now Numbering 26
- July 27, 2018

The satellites, which will be part of the European Union's alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS, blasted off from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket at 8.25 AM local time (1325 GMT), according to the European Space Agency (ESA ). (more...)
Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
- July 27, 2018

But supermoon eclipses can make the natural satellite appear even darker than it does during other total lunar eclipses . Lunar eclipse: Watch onlineThis chart shows which phases of the lunar eclipse will be seen from which parts of the world. (more...)
Longest lunar eclipse of the century arrives this Friday evening
- July 27, 2018

Steel says that's rare - some places on Earth can go a thousand years without seeing a total solar eclipse . Then there are partial eclipses , where just part of the moon passes through the dark umbra , or shadow . According to experts at Time and Date AS in Norway, Dundee and Tayside will have the best view of the eclipse at 9.28pm at 127 degrees. Those who live in Asia and Australia will be able to see the eclipse between midnight and sunrise on July 28. (more...)
Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time in India, significance
- July 27, 2018

The lunar eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes. If you are signed into YouTube with your Google account, you can even set a reminder - you will be notified when stream goes live for you to watch lunar eclipse live online. Starting from 4am on the east coast of Australia, and from 2am in the west, the moon moves into the Earth's shadow . But earlier in the day, the rest of the world will see at least part of an unusually long lunar eclipse . (more...)
‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century
- July 27, 2018

Those wanting to watch the Blood Moon in Australia will have to get up early, as the beginning of the eclipse is visible from 5.30am. The rising full moon will also change from shining silver to deep blood-red during the eclipse . (more...)
Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018 Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018
- July 27, 2018

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth lines up between the sun and the moon, blocking out the sun's light and casting a shadow on the lunar surface. According to NASA scientists: "The exact colour that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere". Additionally, Javascript Lunar Eclipse Explorer (https: //eclipse .gsfc.nasa.gov/JLEX/JLEX-NA.html) can compute the local circumstances for every lunar eclipse visible from a city for any century from ... (more...)
Tenth endangered rhino dies in Kenya after botched transfer Tenth endangered rhino dies in Kenya after botched transfer
- July 27, 2018

The one surviving animal from last month's attempt to transfer 11 rhinos from Nairobi and Lake Nakuru national parks to Tsavo East is in a critical condition and could also die after being attacked by lions. 'They didn't take their work seriously. "They were casual in their job". Rhinos are often moved when their populations outgrow their surroundings. (more...)
'Amazing dragon' dinosaur discovered in China 'Amazing dragon' dinosaur discovered in China
- July 27, 2018

Paleontologist Xing Xu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who headed the study, said that the largest of these excavations was about 57 feet (17.5 metres) long. "Moreover, the age of this new taxon indicates that many advanced sauropod lineages originated at least 15 million years earlier than previously realised, achieving a global distribution while Pangaea was still a coherent landmass". (more...)
Einstein was right: Astronomers confirm key theory Einstein was right: Astronomers confirm key theory
- July 27, 2018

This is the first time observers have been able to measure such an effect. A team of scientists at the European Southern Observatory started monitoring the central area of the Milky Way using its Very Large Telescope to observe the motion of stars near the supermassive black hole 26 years ago. (more...)