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Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019

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According to National Geographic , a " supermoon " occurs when a full moon is at its closest distance to Earth. Technically speaking, the moon will hit its peak at 10:54 a.m. You will be able to see the super snow moon from with the naked eye and the forecast is looking clear for tomorrow, so chances are you will easily be able to spot it. Read More »

February's Supermoon could be year's biggest and brightest

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The supermoon, also called a snowmoon, will be about 221,000 miles from Earth which is about 17,000 miles closer than average, USA Today reports. The supermoon marks a big difference from 2018, when there was no full moon in February - called a Black Moon. Read More »

Preston students stage climate change protest in city centre

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Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate revealed there were an estimated 15,000 people taking part in the protests across the United Kingdom on Friday. Legal experts say that under the Human Rights Act 1998, children have a right to gather peacefully to protest, and that there can not be a culture of "pay to protest" - you should not have to pay for your human rights. Read More »

Wilson-Raybould’s decision on SNC-Lavalin was hers to make: Trudeau

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Glen Motz, MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, raised concerns on Friday about the SNC-Lavalin situation and the extent of involvement by the Prime Minister and/or his office, according to a press release. Wilson-Raybould proceeded to quit the cabinet on Tuesday. The Liberal-led Justice Committee has recently opened an investigation into the SNC-Lavalin allegations but have curiously excluded several main players from the witness list including Gerald Butts and Jody Wilson-Raybould herself. Read More »

Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year

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According to USA Today , because of the time of year in the U.S., the event is called the snow moon, a Native American nickname to the monthly events, like harvest moon for September and strawberry moon in June and sturgeon moon in August, giving it the full name Super Snow Moon . Read More »

Mars rover: Rover bites the dust on Mars, ending 15-year mission

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Opportunity sent back 217,594 images from Mars , all of which were made available on the internet. "Science is an emotional affair, it's a team sport, and that's what we're celebrating today", he said. Both rovers found plenty of evidence that Mars was relatively warm and wet long ago, with environments that could well have supported life as we know it. Read More »

Former attorney general says she can’t publicly discuss SNC Lavalin allegations

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Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has said the prime minister should have nothing to fear from an independent investigation by the federal ethics commissioner if, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists, the allegations are not true. Wilson-Raybould, now minister of Veterans Affairs, said Friday she would not comment on claims that the Prime Minister's Office tried to pressure her to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution in pending legal action against the construction company. Read More »

NASA's faraway space snowman has flat, not round, behind

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Ultima Thule is approximately 4.1 billion miles from Earth and about 1 billion miles past Pluto, making it the most distant celestial object ever explored. The images were taken almost 10 minutes after New Horizons crossed its closest approach point. The new views were captured from a different angle than the snowman-suggesting photos, and they show Ultima Thule's outline against a number of background stars. Read More »

Tom Suozzi, Moderate Democrat On Powerful Economic Committee, Backs Green New Deal

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and members of her legislative team were caught in a pickle this week after she denied that a fact sheet about her Green New Deal resolution was released from her office. "I think it's the right beginning", Buttigieg said of the resolution on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper. Buttigieg announced an exploratory committee last month for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and his remarks Sunday reflected a growing ... Read More »

2018 fourth hottest year on record NASA

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The global temperature in 2018 was the fourth-hottest on record, scientists announced Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) each published global climate results that name 2018 as the fourth warmest year the Earth has endured in at least 139 years. Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal: What's in it

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained Thursday why she had not been named on the House's new select committee on climate change by Speaker Nancy Pelosi , stressing it was not a "snub", but rather that she turned down an offer for a position. Read More »

Seas will change colour as climate heats up

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Still, the sweeping alterations to sea life will be significant enough to affect ocean's food web, which phytoplankton sit at the base of. She made a decision to try a new method: looking a subtle shifts in water color . By looking at these measurements, the level of chlorophyll can be determined, which could be due to global warming or weather-related phenomena, such as an El Niño or La Niña, Dutkiewicz said. Read More »

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

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Scientists this week have updated the location of magnetic north a year ahead of schedule. The magnetic North Pole's unprecedented movement began in the mid-1990s and it is now headed from the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia at roughly 55 kilometers per year, the journal Nature reported last month. Read More »

Thousands hit by record floods in Australia

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The army, police and emergency crews helped more than 1100 people evacuate their homes on Sunday night and efforts continued on Monday, with the aid of every available boat, helicopters and even tip trucks repurposed by resourceful council staff to carry people. Read More »

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 115 dead, 248 missing

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A rescue dog and firefighters search for victims of a dam collapse at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho , Minas Gerais state. Closeups replayed throughout the day showed cars and people scrambling unsuccessfully to escape the dark red torrent. "Vale described the study as a routine disaster preparation plan required by regulators". Read More »

Hubble finds dwarf galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood | newkerala.com #96974

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This composite image shows the location of the accidentally discovered dwarf galaxy Bedin 1 behind the globular cluster NGC 6752. After a careful analysis of their brightness and temperatures, the scientists came to a conclusion that these stars aren't a part of the cluster the Milky Way belongs to-but rather they are millions of light-years more distant. Read More »

Phil doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

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This year's verdict? - Early spring! It's a. sequel? To Groundhog Day? The groundhog will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2 for the annual Groundhog Day ceremony. People came in droves amid frigid 10 degree temperatures to watch Phil as he curiously popped out of his dugout just before 7:30 a.m. EST Saturday morning. Read More »

North Korea asks US to take ‘practical action’

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Without naming the president, Coats said in the report that some US allies and partners are "seeking greater independence from Washington in response to their perceptions of changing USA policies on security and trade" and are pursuing their own new partnerships. Read More »

Trump mocks global warming in tweet amid Midwest chill

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In coming days, expected to get even colder", Trump wrote . The Toronto Star's Washington correspondent, Daniel Dale, publicly grappled with whether Trump's latest foolish remarks deserved any attention. As the Associated Press reported , "weather refers to the atmospheric conditions during a shorter period, while climate is a longer view of weather patterns ". Read More »

Wales Weather: Cold and wintry tonight! | Wales

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It is VERY important that you are dressing warm and limiting time outdoors as temperatures and wind chill will be dangerously cold. Officials have issued a travel alert for north-central and eastern North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow, while no travel is advised in the south-central part of the state due to freezing rain and snow. Read More »

This rock brought back from the Moon likely came from Earth

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Almost 48 years after Apollo 14 returned from the moon with a cargo of collected rocks, geologists have established that at least one of them originated 20 km below the Earth's surface. The research about this possible relic from the Hadean Earth is published today in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters . Chemical analyses showed the fragment crystallized in an oxidized environment at temperatures consistent with those near the subsurface of young Earth. Read More »

Elon Musk’s Starship prototype has literally blown over

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The prototype of the space agency's ambitious Mars-bound project sustained substantial damage in the early hours of Wednesday morning, thanks to 50mph winds in Boca Chica, Texas . An image shared by a member of NASA Spaceflight's online forum, shows the aftermath of the accident including the rocket's nosecone crumpled on the ground. Read More »

China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research

Macaques are chiefly Asian monkeys typically having a sturdy build and including some short-tailed or tailless forms. "Disorders of circadian rhythm could lead to many human diseases, including sleep disorders , diabetes mellitus, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases, " said Hung-Chun Chang, senior author of the study and investigator from ION". Read More »

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

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Those looking at the eclipse within the path of totality - where the moon will completely block the sun along a path spanning from OR to SC - can view the eclipse without protection during the two minutes OR so that the sun is completely out of view. Read More »

A Meteorite Struck the Moon During Monday's Lunar Eclipse

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A luminous full moon is anathema to such detections, but a total lunar eclipse , painting the moon in darkness, changed that. A video taken by the Griffith Observatory showed a small white flash as the meteor hits the lunar surface. "I was really exhausted when the eclipse was over". The size of the meteorite has yet to be confirmed, but Madiedo thinks it's about the size of a football, weighing about two kilograms. Read More »

NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS

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Four years later, Fincke launched to space for the second time as Commander of Expedition 18 . Recently, nearly all reassignments have been for personal medical issues. Fincke, 51, joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1996. The crewed test flight will follow no earlier than June. The capsule and Falcon rocket had been on the launch pad Wednesday for a take a look at engine firing. Read More »

Greenland's Ice Melting Faster than Previously Thought

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But most of the ice loss from 2003 to 2013 was from Greenland's southwest region, which is largely devoid of large glaciers. Mount Rainier's glaciers have been melting surprisingly slowly, even adding ice in certain places, while Greenland's massive ice sheets melt at four times the rate of just 15 years ago. Read More »

Total lunar eclipse wows sky watchers

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But there's a little more to it than that. San Diegans from all over the county crowded around the fountain outside The Fleet Science Center to watch as the lunar eclipse hit totality at 8:41 p.m. By 11 p.m., the reddish, " blood " cast had almost wrapped itself over most of the visible lunar surface. Over the moon: A statue in Buenos Aires, Argentina appears ready to touch earth's satellite. Read More »

Bright skies tonight for what could be a spectacular lunar eclipse

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The moon slips into Earth's dark umbral shadow during a total lunar eclipse over Angel de la Independencia in Mexico City on January 20, 2019. The eclipse, which began about 4.34pm Monday and reached totality at 5.41pm, occurred when the moon was at its closest point to Earth - making it a supermoon, so it appeared 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter. Read More »

Saturn didn't have rings and its moon looks like the Death Star

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The so-called " Grand Finale " signaled that the end was nigh for the probe and, on September 15, 2017, it burned up in the gas giant's atmosphere, bringing a spectacular 13 years of science in Saturn's orbit to a poignant close. The team calculated that the surface clouds at Saturn's equator rotate 4% faster than the layer 6,000 miles deep. Saturn's rings boast a mass equivalent to 40 percent of the mass of Saturn's moon Mimas , which is 2,000 times smaller than Earth's moon. Read More »

Japan successfully launches Epsilon-4 rocket with 7 satellites

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Founded in 2011, Astro Live Experiences ( ALE ) launched its first test microsatellite into orbit on board an Epsilon rocket from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center in Japan. ALE says the satellites will be programmed to release the pellets at the right location, direction and speed to provide a show for paying viewers on the ground. Read More »