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Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist

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It can pass through the outer, fainter shadow , called the penumbra . In Invercargill, there would be five minutes between sunrise at 8.12am and moonset shortly after, with the moon entirely within Earth's shadow . EarthSky .org has a map showing more exact times. There's going to be quite a show going on in Space on Friday night as a total lunar eclipse and Mars get together in the night sky. Read More »

Clear skies expected for rare blood moon sighting

This is what gives the phenomenon the name " blood moon ", though Mark Bailey of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland said the colour can vary greatly. Where I watch in the eclipse Abu Dhabi? A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth. People can view the moon between 11.30 p.m. Read More »

When and where to watch the Blood Moon in Sweden

Stardome Observatory astronomy educator Josh Kirkley said New Zealanders wanting to see the blood moon should get a clear view of the western horizon and keep their eyes peeled from 6.25am until the moon sets at 7.20am. During a total lunar eclipse , Earth blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The celestial events have been confirmed by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Abuja and the United States National Aeronautic Space Agency (NASA). Read More »

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

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In less than six months, another total lunar eclipse will take place directly over the Western Hemisphere. The moon will be in ideal alignment with the sun and Earth on Friday, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. Read More »

The Andromeda galaxy ate our sister galaxy

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However, large-scale galaxy was not completely destroyed from it remained virtually invisible stellar halo in excess of the size of Andromeda, as well as a separate galaxy M32 and the weak stellar stream. The galaxy would have been a massive lunch, about 20 times larger than anything our own Milky Way has ever eaten. "It was shocking to realise that the Milky Way had a large sibling, and we never knew about it", said Bell . Read More »

Scientists: Some California wines may contain radioactive particles

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Last January, researchers at France's National Center for Scientific Research , or CNRS, chanced upon a series of California wines dating between 2009 and 2012. They couldn't detect any cesium-137 that way, so they opened the bottles and conducted a "destructive analysis", in which the wine was vaporized to ashes. Read More »

Guys, They've Actually Found Real Water On Mars

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Planetary scientists have debated for decades whether the Red Planet has liquid water , usually discussing the possible presence of small amounts that quickly appear and disappear, but the new discovery suggests Mars has a large, standing reservoir of water. Read More »

Mars Close Approach: Here's what you'll see from Earth

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In 2003, Mars and Earth were at their closest in almost 60,000 years, coming within 34.6 million miles of each other. At just 35.8 million miles from Earth as it makes its way around the sun, Mars will appear bigger and brighter than usual, NASA reports. Read More »

Total Lunar Eclipse This Friday

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However, the phenomenon of totality, which occurs when the moon is completely engulfed in Earth's shadow would last for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, making it the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. The Professor stated that a lunar eclipse could occur only on the night of a full moon. Our neighboring planet will appear unusually large and bright, a mere 35.9 million miles from Earth on its elliptical orbit around the sun. Read More »

Is the Upcoming July Blood Moon a Sign of the End Times?

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But what makes next month's Blood Moon particularly view-worthy is that it comes around only once in a lifetime - quite literally, unless you live beyond 100. However, this eclipse lasted for a little over one hour (1 hour and 16 minutes, more precisely). During the event, the total lunar eclipse lasted 1hr 16min. Read More »

Rain soaks Berks; flash flood watch in effect

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There's been very little change in this stubborn and slow weather pattern, so it's more of the same with heavy showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday . The weekend, however, is expected to be dry with high temperatures in the mid-80s. Thursday the heat returns with highs reaching the upper 80s which is closer to normal for this time and rain chances will go down just a bit to a 50% chance. Read More »

UK's plastic waste may be dumped overseas instead of recycled

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It found that planned compliance visits in England to reprocessors and exporters to check they accurately reported the amount of packaging recycled were below target and had fallen from just over 400 to about 100 in five years. The NAO recommended that it should improve its approach to calculating packaging recycling rates, and do more to tackle the risks associated with waste being exported overseas. Read More »

Scientists find lake of 'liquid water' on Mars

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This keeps the lake at just below freezing temperatures, and it maintains a liquid state due to the vast weight of the ice above pressing down on it. Water is crucial to life as far as we understand it, but it's hard to come by on Mars. The process requires a detailed understanding of the radar signals that were transmitted downward toward Mars by Mars Express . However, pure liquid water has never been found until now. Read More »

Trump seeking to limit California's power to regulate emissions

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In May, California, 16 other states and the District of Columbia filed a federal suit aiming to preserve fuel economy standards expected to produce cleaner cars of the next decade. Agencies are expected to claim it will reduce traffic fatalities by making it cheaper for drivers to replace older, less-safe cars, while paring sticker prices for new vehicles even if motorists have to spend more for gasoline. Read More »

Mars Express Detects Liquid Water Under Mars' South Pole

Scientists have discovered a body of liquid water on Mars for the first time, raising the possibility that the planet could sustain life. For those sadly and annoyingly not up on Mars-related happenings, this is notable in that it potentially marks the first time such a body of liquid water has been seen. Read More »

The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

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A partial lunar eclipse - which looks "like someone took a bite out of the moon - will also be visible in the U.S.in July 2019, Petro said". If the summer weather cooperates, the eclipse will be visible from the Netherlands. The moon will turn into a dark glowing red disc, which is from the sun's rays passing through Earth's atmosphere and being filtered by it. This month, Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003. Read More »

Water on Mars: Scientists discover 12 MILE liquid lake on Red Planet

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But the climate has changed significantly over the course of the planet's 4.6 billion year history and liquid water can not exist on the surface today, so scientists are looking underground. "This is where we get sufficient protection from harmful radiation, and the pressure and temperature rise to more favourable levels". Even if this new discovery is validated, experts are lukewarm about whether this body of water would be suitable for life. Read More »

Moon Could Have Been Habitable Once, Scientists Speculate

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Indeed, the planet Mars will be in opposition - opposite from the sun in Earth's night sky - but close to the moon on July 27. The only light on the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth's atmosphere . "It seems freaky to think about, but there may even have been liquid water on the Moon". We already know this exchange of meteorites happens between Earth and Mars; scientists have recovered space rocks here on Earth that match those on the Red Planet . Read More »

Astronomers Find Massive Underground Reservoir of Liquid Water on Mars

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Cicchetti and colleagues used MARSIS to survey a region called Planum Australe, located in the southern ice cap of Mars . The presence of liquid water at the base of the polar ice caps has always been suspected; after all, from studies on Earth, it is well known that the melting point of water decreases under the pressure of an overlying glacier. Read More »

Mars shocker: Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

Scott Hubbard, a professor of astronautics at Stanford University who served as NASA's first Mars program director in 2000, called it "tremendously exciting". It's the same as when you put salt on a road, said Kirsten Siebach, a planetary geologist at Rice University who wasn't part of the study. And it would be salty. Read More »

Giant liquid water lake found under Martian ice

We know that abundant liquid water existed on ancient Mars. "The concept of liquid water somewhere on Mars leads one to believe that there may be an environment that would harbor extent life". However, pure liquid water has never been found until now. In 1987, the astronomer Stephen M. Clifford theorized that liquid water might be hiding, deep below the planet's polar ice caps. Read More »

Underground lake found on Mars by Italian researchers

It stayed in the oceans for over a billion years. The discovery, which has major implications for the chances of life surviving on the Red Planet, was made by an orbiting European probe using ground-penetrating radar. "Caution needs to be exercised, however, as the concentration of salts needed to keep the water liquid could be fatal for any microbial life similar to Earth's", added Watson, who was not involved in the research. Read More »

Falcon 9 lifts off with Telstar 19 VANTAGE

This launch marked the space transportation services company's 13th launch this year. The 19V is the latest in a new generation of satellites with capacity optimised to serve bandwidth-intensive applications and will be followed in a few weeks by the Telstar 18V satellite, also to be launched by SpaceX , which will serve Asia (China, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean region). Read More »

Telesat launches 19V broadband satellite serving Americas

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Two anchor customers, Hughes Network Systems of Germantown, Maryland, and Bell Canada of Québec, Canada signed 15-year capacity leases prior to launch, affirming Telesat's business plan for Telstar-19 Vantage, which is a growth satellite, not a replacement. Read More »

Shooting on Toronto streets leaves 13 injured and 2 dead

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Jody Steinhauer told CBC News she was at a neighbourhood restaurant with her family when she heard what sounded like 10 to 15 blasts of firecrackers. A woman, who only gave her first name as Mary, said she was in the Pantheon Restaurant on Danforth Avenue when she saw a little girl on a stretcher being placed in an ambulance. Read More »

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

It is safe to look at a lunar eclipse without any protective eyewear. The eclipse will end at 11.14, making it the longest eclipse of the moon this century. A super blue blood moon rises over Michmoret, Israel, Jan. 31, 2018. The Moon will start to turn red from about 5.30 am. A "blood moon", meanwhile, gets its name from the reddish hue it turns when the moon passes through the earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse. Read More »

New York Dismisses Mayor's Case Against Big Oil

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U.S. District Judge John Keenan dismissed the city's claims against ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Corp., BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and ConocoPhillips . Judge John Keenan's decision said the claims in the lawsuits, filed under NY state law, are governed by federal common law. "To litigate such an action for injuries from foreign greenhouse gas emissions in federal court would severely infringe upon the foreign-policy decisions that are squarely within the purview of the political ... Read More »

Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon — Apollo astronaut

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Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions , said it handles numerous categories of collectibles that appeal to various collectors, but items connected with space seem to have a universal appeal. EDT, while Collins remained in orbit aboard the command module Columbia, Armstrong and Aldrin aboard the lunar module Eagle landed on the surface of the Moon . Read More »

White House moves to roll back key parts of Endangered Species Act

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The proposals are now open for a 60-day public comment period, and may become law by year's end. The Endangered Species Act, a landmark 1973 law credited with saving the bald eagle, humpback whale, and grizzly bear from extinction, is itself in danger thanks a new Trump administration proposal . Read More »

Scientists said the presence in the earth’s crust quadrillion tons of diamonds

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Diamonds, despite their mesmerising sparkle, are made of the same stuff at the tip of your pencil: Carbon atoms. MIT explains that this vast supply of diamonds is likely buried between 90 and 150 miles beneath the Earth's surface. Sound waves helped experts to determine the composition of the Earth. The discovery that Earth contains 1,000 times more diamond than people thought started when scientists realized sound waves were rolling through the deepest section of Earth's crust faster ... Read More »

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the world's oldest snakes

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Paleontologist Michael Caldwell , a study co-author from the University of Alberta , said "this snake is linked to ancient snakes from Argentina, Africa, India and Australia". "And having this one be almost a hundred million (years) old is really quite fantastic", said coauthor Michael Caldwell, a fossil reptile expert at the University of Alberta, according to National Geographic . Read More »

Neptune looks extremely sharp and very blue in these new images

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While the best photograph we have of the blue giant Neptune now remains the 1989 images captured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft from a distance of just 4.4 million miles - as compared with the approximately 2.7 billion miles between Earth and Neptune - during its pass almost 30 years ago, it remains extremely encouraging for the future of modern astronomy to see such progress in defeating the technical challenges of earthbound astral observation. Read More »