Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

Firefighters battling the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park increased containment of the blaze to 29 percent by Friday morning, but authorities reported that 45,911 acres have been consumed. At least a thousand campground and hotel bookings... More..

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Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse

For those in North America, several scientific organizations will offer livestreams of the celestial event. Andrew Fabian, professor of astronomy at Cambridge University, explained that light from the sun goe...More..

Here's when to see the total lunar eclipse this week
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Here's when to see the total lunar eclipse this week

Nearly all the people on the planet will be able to see it. Even if you can't see Mars on the 31st, it's visible for several more months, but it does get smaller in the sky as it moves away. The Kerala St...More..

GALLERY: Block 5 Falcon 9 sends Telstar 19V into space
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

GALLERY: Block 5 Falcon 9 sends Telstar 19V into space

The net affixed to Mr. Steven was upgraded since the last attempt to recover a fairing in May. It continued on a parabolic trajectory, performing a series of burns along the way, to land on the drone ship "...More..

Your guide to the longest full eclipse of the moon this century
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Your guide to the longest full eclipse of the moon this century

The totality period of the eclipse will last for one hour and 42 minutes, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). North America missed out on Friday's lunar eclipse but can ...More..

Blood moon over Dunedin
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blood moon over Dunedin

Anyone who misses out on seeing Friday's lunar eclipse can be reassured knowing they will not have to wait too long for it to happen again - with the next lunar eclipse set to happen in January next yea...More..

What to expect in the longest total lunar eclipse of the century
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

What to expect in the longest total lunar eclipse of the century

The much-hyped lunar eclipse on July 27 will be the longest " blood moon " this century, so there'll be plenty of time to try snap some phenomenal photos of it. As with most such night-sky events, the bes...More..

by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

It will begin when the full moon enters the Earth's shadow ( Penumbra ) at 1.14am on July 28. That's about the middle of the afternoon here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. At 12:51 a.m. PT on July 31, t...More..

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time in India, significance
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time in India, significance

It doesn't get much better than that. Unfortunately the event will be occurring during our daytime. You can watch it online with The Virtual Telescope Project or Slooh . The front edge of the Earth's shad...More..

Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

Researchers collected more than three years of radar data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express mission. But that feature had been ascribed to a boundary between the dust-containing ice that dom...More..

French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse

For North American residents suffering from an acute case of lunar eclipse FOMO - that is, the fear of missing out on this stunning visual phenomenon - there's no need to fret. Having the opportunity to obser...More..

Scientists 'Shocked' To Discover Milky Way's Long-Lost Sibling
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Scientists 'Shocked' To Discover Milky Way's Long-Lost Sibling

The galaxy was ripped to shreds by Andromeda, our nearest galactic neighbor, the new paper claims. Astronomers said that - billions of years ago - the disrupted galaxy, M32p, was the third-largest member of...More..

Mars close approach: Get a look at the red planet
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mars close approach: Get a look at the red planet

Back in 2003, Mars had come close to our planet and that was an event in which the Red Planet was that close after 60,000 years. The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart...More..

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Off and on showers and storms with locally heavy downpours are likely for Tuesday and Wednesday . With the ground already saturated, it won't take much additional rain to produce localized flooding, especial...More..

There may once have been life on the Moon, researcher says
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

There may once have been life on the Moon, researcher says

The Earth's shadow will cover the moon for an hour and 43 minutes. But thanks to Internet magic, Americans can watch it live on the Weather Channel app (its show starts at 4 p.m.) or on the website Slooh ...More..

The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

The ASSA says that this will be the "longest eclipse of the century". On July 27, our moon will transform into a red orb for 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds! Due to this reddish colour, a totally eclipsed ...More..

Scientists discover underground lake on Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Scientists discover underground lake on Mars

The proposed "lake" sits beneath the planet's south polar ice cap, and is about 20km (12 miles) across. "This is just one small study area; it is an exciting prospect to think there could be more of these u...More..

United States government wants to curb California emissions standards
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

United States government wants to curb California emissions standards

So, if you're like us, you probably figured that the Trump administration's attack on federal fuel economy guidelines and California's right to set its own vehicle emissions standards went the way of the buff...More..

by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mars shocker: Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

A team of scientists announced today that they had found a large body of liquid water beneath the southern ice caps of Mars . The hunt for evidence of past or present life on Mars has gotten a number of bo...More..

by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 deploys Telstar 19V satellite to orbit

Steven", as per media reports . Another launch is planned for Wednesday, when Falcon 9 will put 10 Iridium satellites into space. This year, the Elon Musk-founded company launched its maiden voyage of th...More..

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a communication satellite
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a communication satellite

The Telstar 19 Vantage satellite, or Telstar 19V, will provide high-throughput communications to users in South America, the Caribbean, northeast Canada and the north Atlantic. EDT (05:50 to 09:50 GMT), with ...More..

by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Planetarium to make arrangements for viewing Blood Moon

The next lunar eclipse that will be visible in North America will be next winter: January 21, 2019. Star-gazers are set for a night-time spectacle as a blood moon lunar eclipse will be making an appearance ...More..

Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than ‘a face only a mother…
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than ‘a face only a mother…

A life reconstruction of the newly discovered Cretaceous Period armored dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni , which lived 76 million years ago in Utah, surrounded by the crocodilian Denazinosuchus is seen...More..

It's the 49th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

It's the 49th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon

Neil Armstrong's private collection of space memorabilia, including items he flew to the moon on the Apollo 11, will be available for purchase in a series of auctions come November. " I don't think he spent ...More..

Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200000 for a flight to space
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200000 for a flight to space

Blue Origin is about to preform a critical rocket test. The New Shepard reusable rocket lifted off from the Washington-based company's suborbital facility in Van Horn, Texas , about 10 a.m. Bezos, its fo...More..

In Myanmar, found the oldest of the baby snake
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

In Myanmar, found the oldest of the baby snake

Scientists used microscopes and X-rays to analyze the fossil and compared its bone structure to a database of other snake fossils to find out where it fits in the animal's evolution. It remains unclear how the ...More..

Astronomers Serendipitously Discover 12 Moons Around Jupiter
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Astronomers Serendipitously Discover 12 Moons Around Jupiter

Such a collision would quickly break apart and grind the object down to dust, Sheppard said . Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. Because it is inclined, every so often it ...More..

Adidas goes green; to use only recycled plastic by 2024
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Adidas goes green; to use only recycled plastic by 2024

Adidas said its goal for next year is to make 11 million pairs of recycled shoes, which is 3 percent of its annual production. The company has trimmed down its use of plastics over the years, removing the ma...More..

Lockheed Martin wins $31M from UK Space Agency for spaceport in Scotland
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lockheed Martin wins $31M from UK Space Agency for spaceport in Scotland

Lockheed Martin was awarded $31 million for two United Kingdom projects: Establishing vertical launch operations in Sutherland and a development program slated for Reading to deploy a new "delivery vehicle" to...More..

Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

With 67 other known moons flying around Jupiter , there's already a good amount of traffic around the gas planet, as shown in the illustration above. The tiny moon is likely to be named Valetudo after the Roma...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

One 'Oddball' Among 12 Newfound Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

Scientists were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system previous year when they pointed their telescopes close to Jupiter's backyard, according to Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institute for S...More..

Summer heat wave settles in over parts of southern British Columbia
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer heat wave settles in over parts of southern British Columbia

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rai...More..

Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17

It was the starting point for many historic robotic missions like the pioneer probes that explored the outer solar system and the twin Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity. The almost 60-metre-tall towers came...More..

High-energy
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

High-energy "ghost particle" reveals birthplace of cosmic rays

According to research published Thursday in the journal Science , IceCube sent out alerts to more than a dozen observatories around the globe, directing their attention to the region in the sky where the ...More..

Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

Understanding more about how the Sun works, and how solar flares emerge, can help protect astronauts in space as well as electrical grids on Earth. In Vietnam, people believe that a solar eclipse is caused ...More..