NSW fish deaths may extend Murray inquiry

Fish kills have been caused by a Low Dissolved Oxygen event associated with the rapid die off of an algal bloom along this section of the river. Showing the stench has apparently clouded his judgement, Mr Buckingham comes back in shot at the end of... More..

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Alien proof: Radio signals discovered in deep space
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Alien proof: Radio signals discovered in deep space

Ingrid Stairs , a member of the CHIME team said , 'Until now, there was only one known repeating FRB . Since then, scientists have detected more than 60 bursts, with only one - recorded in 2012 at the Are...More..

Yutu-2 rover reawakens after midday nap to continue Chang'e-4 objectives
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Yutu-2 rover reawakens after midday nap to continue Chang'e-4 objectives

A rover dubbed Yutu-2 - or Jade Rabbit, the name of the moon goddess's pet - successfully separated from the lander and drove onto the moon's surface about eight hours after landing. China uses a special satell...More..

Alien contact? Mysteriously repeating radio signals captured by Canadian telescope
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Alien contact? Mysteriously repeating radio signals captured by Canadian telescope

The first FRB was recorded in 2001 and identified in 2007, while the first repeating FRB was detected in 2012. Since then, 36 have been found - 19 previous year alone by researchers using an Australian radio...More..

Now, it's China's turn to explore the Moon
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Now, it's China's turn to explore the Moon

Image of the Yutu-2 rover disembarking from the Chang'e-4 mission's lander. These include the Lunar Lander Neutrons and Dosimetry (LND), which will be responsible for exploring the radiation environment in ...More..

Partial solar eclipse observed across Japan
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Partial solar eclipse observed across Japan

Cue a partial lunar eclipse, which is not visible to North America. A partial solar eclipse , in which part of the sun's disk is obscured by the moon passing between the star and Earth , was observed across...More..

by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

'Repeating' radio waves from deep space baffle scientists

A telescope in Canada picked up mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy. The findings were presented during a meeting held by the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Wash., on Thursday. The...More..

United Kingdom parliament debates Brexit deal ahead of crucial vote
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

United Kingdom parliament debates Brexit deal ahead of crucial vote

The development came after 17 Tory rebels helped pass Mr Grieve's amendment by 308 votes to 297. Barry Gardiner, the opposition Labour Party's shadow worldwide trade secretary, said earlier his party will t...More..

China lands first spacecraft on far side of moon
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

China lands first spacecraft on far side of moon

The head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, Thursday congratulated the Chinese colleagues on the successful landing of the Chang'e-4 probe. Jade Rabbit 2 drove off a ramp from it...More..

Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water

Experts still aren't sure whether the planet hosts life, but say if plants were transferred there, they would likely survive. Because TESS stares non-stop at one slice of the sky for 27 days , then moves to a ...More..

Thousands of Queensland beachgoers stung — Bluebottle jellyfish
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Thousands of Queensland beachgoers stung — Bluebottle jellyfish

Bluebottles, highly venomous jellyfish, are common on Australian beaches during the summer, which begins in December. Several Australian beaches have closed down amid a risky invasion of highly venomous jelly...More..

China lands first probe on the dark side of the moon
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

China lands first probe on the dark side of the moon

The relatively unexplored far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is also known as the dark side . Chang'e-4 is carrying six experiments from China and four from overseas, including low-frequenc...More..

China Plans to Launch Spacecraft On Never Explored Side Of Moon
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

China Plans to Launch Spacecraft On Never Explored Side Of Moon

China's ambitions in space are about to be expanded as it attempts to be the first country to land a rover on the far side of the moon. The lander and rover will be exploring and study the crater-marker fa...More..

Most distant space object ever explored resembles reddish snowman
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Most distant space object ever explored resembles reddish snowman

Then the spheres slowly spiraled closer to each other and stuck together. Ultima Thule in colour. This tiny Kuiper Belt asteroid-like body, 2014 MU69, was the new target of the New Horizon's spacecraf...More..

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like ´snowman´
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like ´snowman´

NASA shared a graphic showing how an object like Ultima Thule forms: "as a rotating cloud of small, icy bodies started to combine". More data on Ultima Thule is streaming back to NASA at this very moment, so e...More..

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

The flyby took place about a billion miles beyond Pluto , which was until now the most faraway world ever visited up close by a spacecraft. Ultima Thule was discovered in 2014 with the help of the Hubb...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

The super blood wolf moon eclipse is expected to happen on January 20 & 21, 2019, which is when the next total lunar eclipse is supposed to happen. A total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes b...More..

Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back

The iconic Earthrise shot put our pale blue dot in cosmic perspective as no previous picture could, and gave rise to a phenomenon known as the "Overview Effect": a deep feeling of connectedness, accompanied b...More..

As air quality dips in Delhi, industries shut for three days
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

As air quality dips in Delhi, industries shut for three days

Battling the year's worst spell of air pollution, the Supreme Court-mandated pollution watchdog EPCA on Monday ordered a shutdown of industrial units and halted construction activities in Delhi-NCR till Decem...More..

Japan to resume commercial whale hunting despite worldwide outcry
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Japan to resume commercial whale hunting despite worldwide outcry

Japan has revealed it is leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC ) and will start hunting whales for business use, but said it will no longer go to the Antarctic . Greenpeace Japan's executive direc...More..

SpaceX launches first USA national security space mission
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

SpaceX launches first USA national security space mission

However, he added that future GPS III missions may feature attempts to recover the first stage, depending on flight results from Sunday's mission. The private company attempted to launch a Global Positioni...More..

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

Today is the winter solstice , the longest night and the shortest daylight hours of the year. We also see the sun rise and set in the East and West at different points in the horizon. Other names for this day ...More..

Five Things You Never Knew About the Winter Solstice
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Five Things You Never Knew About the Winter Solstice

On the day of the solstice the Sun Priest declares the exact moment of the rebirth of the sun with a long call. Check out the gallery above for last year's winter solstice from around the world. Although the ...More..

Perth yogis salute summer solstice - the longest day of the year
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Perth yogis salute summer solstice - the longest day of the year

The first day of winter - or the winter solstice - marks the longest night and the fewest hours of daylight of the year. This year's Solstice will coincide with a full cold moon . The summer solstice is ...More..

How to Watch the Last Meteor Shower of 2018
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

How to Watch the Last Meteor Shower of 2018

Why it matters: According to Earth Sky, the day represents the longest night and shortest day of the year, according to EarthSky.org . In the days following the solstice, there is more and more sunlight e...More..

Google Marks Winter Solstice, Shortest Day Of The Year With A Doodle
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Google Marks Winter Solstice, Shortest Day Of The Year With A Doodle

The moon will appear full both Friday and Saturday night and the next time a Cold Moon will appear so close to the solstice will be 2029. Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the Ear...More..

California spy satellite launch scrubbed again
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

California spy satellite launch scrubbed again

Who knows? Maybe there'll be another sunset fireball to celebrate a successful Delta 4 Heavy launch - after what are now four postponements . A bright, strange-looking light streaked across Northern Califo...More..

SpaceX halts US satellite launch for national security mission
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

SpaceX halts US satellite launch for national security mission

After a delay from Tuesday, SpaceX was scheduled to launch the first ever Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV), or GPS III SV, for the United States Air Force. "Slating next launch window NET Frid...More..

Chile to Rreplace Brazil as 2019 UN Climate Summit Host
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Chile to Rreplace Brazil as 2019 UN Climate Summit Host

But to the frustration of environmental activists and some countries who were urging more ambitious climate goals, negotiators delayed decisions on two key issues until next year in an effort to get a deal on t...More..

Virgin Galactic flew an engagement ring to space
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Virgin Galactic flew an engagement ring to space

A crewed spaceship built to carry private passengers has reached space - and generated its first revenue - for the first time. The achievement has been recognised by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FA...More..