Mercury’s rare Sun transit will happen on Monday: Here’s how to watch

Want to catch a glimpse of Mercury? Mercury's tiny disk, jet black and perfectly round, covers a tiny fraction of the sun's blinding surface - only 1/283 of the sun's apparent diametre. Now remember, you should never look directly at the Sun withou... More..

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Planet Mercury To Pass In Front Of Sun Today
by | Monday, November 11, 2019

Planet Mercury To Pass In Front Of Sun Today

Mercury's transit started at 12.35pm and it will reach the centre at about 3.19pm before finishing its journey at 6.04pm. " Mercury transits happen about 13 times a century ", according to NASA . This techn...More..

Mercury to Take a Rare 'Transit' of the Sun on Monday
by | Saturday, November 09, 2019

Mercury to Take a Rare 'Transit' of the Sun on Monday

As Mercury and Venus lie within the orbit of the earth, they sometimes come exactly between us and the sun, and can be seen crossing the face of the sun for the duration of a few hours. According to NASA , Mer...More..

Mercury parading across the sun Monday, putting on rare celestial show
by | Saturday, November 09, 2019

Mercury parading across the sun Monday, putting on rare celestial show

We won't see a Mercury transit again until 2032. This is the first time since 2016, that Mercury will transit the Sun. Mercury only makes this transit about 13 times per century. Asia and Australia will miss ...More..

Boeing Reveals Its Proposed Lander For NASA's 2024 Moon Mission
by | Friday, November 08, 2019

Boeing Reveals Its Proposed Lander For NASA's 2024 Moon Mission

The agency believes studying the samples with more advanced technology will provide better information regarding the lunar environment. On Tuesday, NASA researchers opened an example that had been fixed and i...More..

Bach: IOC to cooperate closely with WADA
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Bach: IOC to cooperate closely with WADA

These words which I used at the 4th World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg 2013, are still true today. "It is not a new idea to engage big sponsors as part of their corporate social responsibilit...More..

SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft

The parachutes worked as expected during the test and puts SpaceX Dragon days away from another big milestone: a ground-based engine firing of the Crew Dragon's abort engines on 6 November. Regarding Crew ...More..

NASA probe provides insight on solar system’s border with interstellar space
by | Wednesday, November 06, 2019

NASA probe provides insight on solar system’s border with interstellar space

We didn't actually know when Voyager 2 might follow suit - the heliosphere is a bit wobbly, and slightly changes shape all the time - but in October a year ago, it started picking up an increase in cosmic ...More..

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Is Turning Into The Spacecraft
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Is Turning Into The Spacecraft

There, the density of the plasma jumps up by a factor of 20 or more, for a region spanning billions of miles. Voyager 1 crossed into interstellar space at about 122.6 AU, but at a different point in the solar...More..

Transit of Mercury in front of the Sun visible Monday
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Transit of Mercury in front of the Sun visible Monday

And during the morning hours, on November 11th, the planet Mercury will appear to pass directly in front of the Sun relative to observers on Earth. Following the upcoming event, the next transit will occur some...More..

The 2019 Melbourne Cup victor is Australian racehorse Vow and Declare
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The 2019 Melbourne Cup victor is Australian racehorse Vow and Declare

Vow and Declare , a horse that no-one wanted and was given away to friends and family, upstaged global rivals to take out the greatest prize in Australian racing. He says he does not want to name everyone in th...More..

Brazil says indigenous forest guard killed in Amazon ambush
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Brazil says indigenous forest guard killed in Amazon ambush

Both were members of a local group formed to combat the threat of illegal logging gangs pillaging the rainforest. "Arariboia Territory is once again in mourning", said Sonia Guajajara , executive coordinator o...More..

Boeing Conducts Key Test For Human Launches
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Boeing Conducts Key Test For Human Launches

The capsule then was expected to arc over at the high point of its trajectory - 4,426 feet above the launch site - 19 seconds after liftoff. The crew capsule slowly descended into the desert under two parachute...More..

India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone

The team had to slow down the spacecraft just to the right velocity to complete the intricate work of this segment of the mission. According to the scientist, the approach velocity had to be flawless, even a ...More..

Keystone pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Keystone pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota

It's created to carry crude oil across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri on the way to refineries in Patoka, Ill. The Trump administration has wo...More..

US Air Force's space plane lands after record 780 days in orbit
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

US Air Force's space plane lands after record 780 days in orbit

Originally launched on September 07, 2017, the space plane successfully landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida . Having such extended time in orbit allows NASA to thoroughly test Air Force...More..

Studying our journey to modern man
by | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Studying our journey to modern man

It also sparked the development of their genetic, ethnic and cultural diversity, the researchers said . " The Khoians who live here have never left their ancestral homeland, they know that they have always b...More..

Spooky 'face' spotted in space by Hubble
by | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Spooky 'face' spotted in space by Hubble

These two galaxies are heading straight towards each other in a slow-motion intergalactic head-on collision, rather than a glancing blow. The Hubble Telescope can sure find some scary images of deep space in ...More..

Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees
by | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees

After changing his name, Musk tweeted "For Treebeard ", a reference to a character in the fantasy novel series The Lord of the Rings . Other famous names who have contributed thousands of trees include Twit...More..

This Asteroid Could Be The Smallest Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

This Asteroid Could Be The Smallest Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

In order to be a dwarf planet, the object must orbit around the Sun and must not be a moon. Asteroids boast a variety of shapes, but the rounded shape of dwarf planets shows that they had enough mass for its ...More..

New study warns of greater risk of sea level rise
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New study warns of greater risk of sea level rise

The study shows that Southern Vietnam could disappear while 10% of Thailand's land could vanish under water. Rising sea levels around the world could swallow whole cities and land masses, threatening mi...More..

Tropical Storm Olga Zeroes in on NYC
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tropical Storm Olga Zeroes in on NYC

The listening area is seeing much needed rainfall to try to put an end to a drought. These rains may produce flash flooding across the central Gulf coast into the lower MS valley. Sunday's forecast is going to...More..

Sun looks like a giant flaming jack-o'-lantern in NASA picture
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sun looks like a giant flaming jack-o'-lantern in NASA picture

NASA is getting in the celebration of Halloween. According to the agency, the rare photo was captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The Twitter post of NASA received over 2,000 likes and people...More..

President Trump booed by World Series crowd, some chant ‘lock him up’
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

President Trump booed by World Series crowd, some chant ‘lock him up’

Cole and the Astros did not seem to be distracted by the duo's antics, as they went on to win the game 7-1. Yuli Gurriel singled off Sean Doolittle in the eighth inning to bring home George Springer . He...More..

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

The X-37B spaceplane, roughly the size of a small bus, shares many design features with NASA's Space Shuttle. The fifth mission launched on September 7, 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florid...More..

New Species of Beetle Named After Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New Species of Beetle Named After Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

According to London's Natural History Museum , the newly named arthropod "belongs to a group of some of the smallest known free-living animals". "But the world ignored her". Greta Thunberg was nominated...More..

Planet capable of sustaining life finally found
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Planet capable of sustaining life finally found

And because the planet, dubbed K2-18 b, likely sports a temperature similar to Earth , the newfound water vapor makes the world one of the most promising candidates for follow-up studies with next-generation ...More..

Extreme Weather 2019: Nestor Drops Heavy Rain On North Carolina
by | Monday, October 28, 2019

Extreme Weather 2019: Nestor Drops Heavy Rain On North Carolina

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook a tornado that touched down late Friday caused a large section of roof to be torn off Kathleen Middle School, and several homes were damaged . Nestor was d...More..

Walkers Take to Gym to Raise Money for Breast Cancer
by | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Walkers Take to Gym to Raise Money for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer detected between two routine screenings is called interval cancer, and it tends to be more advanced, more aggressive and to have a worse prognosis than cancers found during screenings. However, b...More..

Kent's Blue Origin announces team to return Americans to Moon by 2024
by | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Kent's Blue Origin announces team to return Americans to Moon by 2024

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin announced Tuesday it has formed a national team with Lockheed Martin , Northrop Grumman and Draper to develop a system to land astronauts on the lunar surface in time to meet NASA'...More..

Trump Accused Of Showing Middle Finger To Astronaut Who Corrected Him
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Trump Accused Of Showing Middle Finger To Astronaut Who Corrected Him

President Donald Trump is known as NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir throughout their historic first all-female spacewalk Friday. This is really just us doing our job. NASA is planning to se...More..

Trump Embarrassed By Blunder During Live Call With Female Astronauts
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Trump Embarrassed By Blunder During Live Call With Female Astronauts

Hobaugh, a Bar Harbor native who has made three spaceflights. But they focused on getting the job done when they climbed out of the hatch. Meir added that daydreaming from the windows of ISS , looking at the...More..

50% Expansion for Renewable Energy Over the Next Five Years
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

50% Expansion for Renewable Energy Over the Next Five Years

Those gains represent an increase of about 1,200 gigawatts from 2018 to 2024, equal to the total installed capacity in the U.S., according to a report published Monday by the International Energy Agency . The ...More..

World's longest flight safely lands in Sydney
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

World's longest flight safely lands in Sydney

The passengers were fitted with wearable technology devices and followed a specially designed sleep, food and beverage and physical movement schedule. This information will then be shared with the Civil Aviatio...More..

Orionids 2019: Watch Comet Halley's lovely fireballs light up the skies tonight
by | Monday, October 21, 2019

Orionids 2019: Watch Comet Halley's lovely fireballs light up the skies tonight

Starting from evening of October 21 till the dawn of October 22 residents will have a good chance of seeing and observing Orionid meteor shower , Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced. The American Meteor Socie...More..