GET READY: Dundee to experience longest lunar eclipse of the century

As this happens, some part of the Moon will not be visible to stargazers, resulting in a partial lunar eclipse . "This smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that is closer to Earth ... More..

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Polar bear killed after attacking cruise line employee on Arctic archipelago
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Polar bear killed after attacking cruise line employee on Arctic archipelago

All ships in the area are required to have guards to protect passengers from polar bears as they sightsee. Meanwhile fellow Twitter user Gareth Stringer commented: "Polar bear shot for being a Polar Bear ". ...More..

Yosemite National Park Evacuated Amid Threat From Fire
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Yosemite National Park Evacuated Amid Threat From Fire

It had already forced residents out of French Gulch, a hamlet dating to the Gold Rush. "People have been very understanding", Gediman said. "You travel all the way, and you don't come to these parks all the t...More..

Blood Moon Pictures: The Best Images Of The Summer Spectacle
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blood Moon Pictures: The Best Images Of The Summer Spectacle

The total eclipse lasted one hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. The best views are reserved for people in east Africa. The moon is seen turning red over the Sydney sk...More..

There’s evidence of a lake beneath the surface of Mars
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

There’s evidence of a lake beneath the surface of Mars

They do not know whether it's an underground pool or just a layer of sludge. "If life ever arose on Mars, I would say that what has been discovered today, that subsurface lake, is probably one of the best spo...More..

Huge water 'lake' under surface of Mars
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Huge water 'lake' under surface of Mars

The subglacial lake on Mars was found by the European Space Agency's Mars Express and measures 12.4 miles in length. The tool is called the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here

Meanwhile, the total lunar eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of almost 4 hours in the Earth's umbral s...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

"Blood moon" eclipse, Mars providing treat for skywatchers

The longest " blood moon " eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years today to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill. Widespread monsoon rainstorms and thick clo...More..

Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse

This one is extra special - firstly because it will be the longest this century at a whopping one hour and 43 minutes. Find the program on NBCNews.com at 4 p.m. In 2003, Mars and Earth were the closest in a...More..

This Weekend Offers A Chance To See Mars Up Close
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

This Weekend Offers A Chance To See Mars Up Close

It will be easy to spot Mars on Thursday night, not only because it will be shining brightly, but also because it will be sitting just below the almost full moon. "Even with bright moonlight, you can't miss Mar...More..

Iridium Completes Seventh Successful Iridium® NEXT Launch
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Iridium Completes Seventh Successful Iridium® NEXT Launch

Steven . Liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base occurred on time at 4:39 a.m. PT, amid fog so thick that the two-stage rocket's ascent could only be seen as a bright spot in the murk. The satellite will use o...More..

Total Lunar Eclipse & Mars at Opposition 2018
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Total Lunar Eclipse & Mars at Opposition 2018

The world will witness the longest total lunar eclipse of this century on July 27, 2018. As a total lunar eclipse , the Aquarius full blood moon is also known by some Native American tribes as the " Fu...More..

Lake found on Mars by scientists
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Lake found on Mars by scientists

But maybe, just maybe, that life would have been able to follow the water - to move underground, where it might have found a niche, in a dark salty lake, buried beneath the ice of Mars's southern polar cap. "...More..

by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Clear skies expected for rare blood moon sighting

According to the scientists, the maximum time that a lunar eclipse can occur is one hour 47 minutes, and this is quite close to that. IF THE sky is clear, people in Brunei will have the chance to witness tw...More..

by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the United Kingdom tonight

Amateur astronomers in the southern hemisphere will be best-placed to enjoy the spectacle, especially those in southern Africa, Australia, India and Madagascar, though it will also be partly visible in Europe...More..

Longest lunar eclipse to take place on Friday
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Longest lunar eclipse to take place on Friday

Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse , referred to as Chandra Grahan and Surya Grahan respectively, hold special significance in the Hindu calendar. For about half the world, the "blood moon" will be partly or ful...More..

Pakistan to witness century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27-28
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Pakistan to witness century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27-28

During a lunar eclipse, the moon appears to be red because it lines up perfectly with the Earth and sun such that the Earth's shadow totally blocks the sun's light. The partial eclipse will start again around 3...More..

Mars shocker: Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mars shocker: Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

Between May 2012 and December 2015, the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding ( or "MARSIS" for short) surveyed the region of Mars known as the Planum Australe, a 200-kilometer area on the...More..

Aliens might have lived on the Moon, scientists say
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Aliens might have lived on the Moon, scientists say

A little magnification can allow even inexperienced skywatchers to check out surprising details, and this year, you might even be able to see the huge dust storm raging in the planet's atmosphere . Evidence ...More..

Lake of liquid water discovered on Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lake of liquid water discovered on Mars

Using the MARSIS radar on the Mars Express satellite orbiting Mars , the scientists were able to identify the small lake underneath the South Pole of Earth's closest neighbour. On Mars, "polar materials" a...More..

by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Researchers Detect Evidence of Lake Beneath the Surface of Mars

The discovery was made by using the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding ( MARSIS ) instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter . What does this mean for life? ...More..

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

NYC's global warming suit against Big Oil tossed

Circuit Court of Appeals, in 2012's Kivalina v. ExxonMobil (696 F.3d 849), extended that holding to apply to damages claims based on past emissions. Attempts to sue oil companies over climate change under fed...More..

Neil Armstrong’s space artifacts to be auctioned
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Neil Armstrong’s space artifacts to be auctioned

You may know what will happen, but you can channel some of that excitement today and tomorrow (July 21) by watching historic footage from the Apollo 11 mission, which NASA is streaming to mark the 49th anni...More..

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

Scientists came up with an estimate of around a quadrillion tons of diamonds by taking into account the total volume of cratonic roots scattered inside Earth. Other universities involved in the study were t...More..

Trump Office Seeks Rule Changes For Endangered Species
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trump Office Seeks Rule Changes For Endangered Species

The proposal would make it easier to de-list an endangered species, and would withdraw a policy that offered the same protections for threatened species as for endangered species unless otherwise specified. A "...More..

Blue Origin Conducts its Escape Motor Test
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Blue Origin Conducts its Escape Motor Test

So far, Blue Origin has completed eight test flights from its takeoff point in Texas. The design of New Shepard will enable to fly six passengers more than 62 miles beyond the Earth into suborbital space....More..

Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons, Astronomers Say
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons, Astronomers Say

The orbit of " oddball " Valetudo , shown in green, compared to the retrograde moons. The moons were accidentally discovered while looking for massive planets beyond Pluto . Astronomers believe that progra...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship hits new heights in escape test flight

Assuming success Wednesday, the aerospace company founded by Jeff Bezos appears to be getting closer to flying humans into space on New Shepard . These latest tests were also created to push the booster to...More..

Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'

If Planet Nine exists, it could be the runt of the giant planets , Sheppard said . Valetudo, as spotted through the Magellan telescope in May 2018. Seven fall in a farther out "retrograde" cluster (red) r...More..

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

But cosmic serendipity placed the moons in front of their telescope. In fact, of Jupiter's 67 previously discovered moons, the 33 outermost moons all have retrograde orbits . They would be able to tell the...More..