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Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says

Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says Located under a layer of Martian ice, the lake is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) wide, said the report led by Italian researchers in the United States journal Science . It has always been suspected that the Red Planet is not as dry and arid as it looks. Its radio pulses traveled through the Martian surface and polar ice caps, then reflected back to the spacecraft's antenna. [Full Article...]

Iridium-7 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium-7 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base In the live broadcast of the launch, he later said that the weather conditions were the "worst that we've ever had for trying to get a first stage on the drone ship". A backup instantaneous launch opportunity is available on Thursday, July 26 at 4:33 a.m. PDT, or 11:33 UTC. According to the company's spokesperson John Insprucker, the launch had only a second window to precisely insert the sate... [Full Article...]

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

What to expect in the longest total lunar eclipse of the century A significant celestial event will be visible in Kilkenny tomorrow night as the moon is totally eclipsed by the Earth for 103 minutes, turning it a deep shade of red. This brings the Moon completely in the shadow of the Earth making it darker. Clear skies during the early hours on 28 September allowed South Africans to witness the rare lunar eclipse of a so-called " blood moon " or "... [Full Article...]

Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago

Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago That means " the moon will come inside the shadow of the Earth and will stop receiving the light from the sun ", Diego adds. Unfortunately, not all areas in the nation are able to satisfy it. Lots of dust creates a deep red eclipse, while less dust produces a bright coppery hue. The partial eclipse begins when the moon first touches the penumbra or outer shadow of Earth. [Full Article...]

Don't miss your date with century's longest Lunar Eclipse today..

The totality of this lunar eclipse will last about an hour and 43 minutes, but a partial eclipse before and after the total phase will each last an hour and six minutes - which means the moon will spend almost four hours crossing the Earth's shadow . [Full Article...]

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming on Friday

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming on Friday EDT and ends at 5:13. It will appear unusually large and bright , a mere 35.9 million miles from Earth on its elliptical orbit around the sun . Why does the moon turn red in a Blood Moon eclipse? The professor, however, said that the next total lunar eclipse that would be visible in Nigeria would occur on January 21, 2019. [Full Article...]

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

Mars Close Approach: Here's what you'll see from Earth The Mars opposition falls just before the longest total lunar eclipse of the century , which will last 1 hour and 43 minutes. Mars will shine bright and look bigger between now and Tuesday. It's an exciting few days for space watchers as Mars will be coming the closest it's been to Earth for 15 years. The next Mars close approach is on 6 October 2020 when the planet will be 38.6 million m... [Full Article...]

Trump Takes Aim at California's Highly Successful Auto Emissions Standards

Trump Takes Aim at California's Highly Successful Auto Emissions Standards The Obama administration had proposed a tougher standard requiring a corporate average fuel economy of 54.5 mpg, which in real world numbers is closer to the low 40 mpg range, a number automakers have said they can meet. "In California, transportation has been the only sector where emissions have been flat or even going up, so this is very important, " said Daniel Sperling, a member of the Air Res... [Full Article...]

Found: Liquid Water on Mars

Found: Liquid Water on Mars What they believe to be a lake sits under the planet's south polar ice cap, and is about 20km across. Also, the Martian soil is filled with magnesium, calcium and sodium salts, a mix that would have the effect of lowering the freezing temperature of water further still, to perhaps a minimum -60 degrees Celsius. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday The eclipse won't be visible from North America, Noah Petro, a scientist for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, told ABC News . In a lunar eclipse the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth's shadow. and 11:30 p.m local time . Petro added that the totality of the lunar eclipse will last for an hour and about 42 minutes . The last time a total lunar eclipse lasted almost as l... [Full Article...]

Scientists may have found liquid water on Mars

For example, Nasa's Curiosity rover has explored lake beds which show there used to be water on the surface of Mars in the past. "If these researchers are right, this is the first time we've found evidence of a large water body on Mars", said Cassie Stuurman, a geophysicist at the University of Texas who found signs of an enormous Martian ice deposit in 2016. [Full Article...]

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 satellite communication

This massive spacecraft is an ideal fit for the block 5, which CEO Elon Musk has called the "final version" of the Falcon 9 capable of a bit more lift and ready to reuse up to 10 times without refurbishment. Around 33 minutes later, following two burns by the upper stage of the rocket, the Telstar 19 Vantage satellite was released on its destined way to an orbit that is located high over the e... [Full Article...]

Breaking ground at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Breaking ground at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum Items from the collection will be sold in a series of auctions handled by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions beginning Nov. 1-2 and continuing in May and November of next year. "Space is one of the very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in", Rohan said in a statement. NASA is planning to have a moon space station in place within 10 years , giving astronauts a wa... [Full Article...]

The oldest baby snake found in fossil amber

The oldest baby snake found in fossil amber Scientists have discovered the first-ever fossilised snake embryo, preserved in a pebble-sized chunk of amber from 105 million years ago. The little hatchling measured less than two inches long, which matches up with some species of snake that we see today, but the fossil isn't totally complete. [Full Article...]

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter They realized they could observe Jupiter at the same time. "It's like driving in a vehicle and looking out the window, with highway signs flying by and a mountain in the background moving slowly", Sheppard explained. Those moons are also believed to be remnants of a larger moon that was smashed to pieces. Jupiter got 12 new moons on Tuesday, July 17. The researchers believe the oddball may... [Full Article...]

UK Space Agency awards funding to develop new spaceports

UK Space Agency awards funding to develop new spaceports UK Business Minister Greg Clark said the new site at Sutherland, on the northerly-most tip of mainland Scotland, would provide facilities for vertically-launched space rockets and satellites to take off into orbit. "This will build on our global reputation for manufacturing small satellites and help the whole country capitalize on the huge potential of the commercial space age", said United King... [Full Article...]

Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter Sheppard's discovery brought the total number of objects orbiting Jupiter to 79 - but he said one discovery stood out in particular. The latest count of 79 known planets includes eight that have not been seen for several years. If moon circles a planet in the opposite direction of a rotating planet, that orbit is retrograde . Most of the moons are the size of large asteroids, measuring betwee... [Full Article...]

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

The scientists embarked on a yearlong process that involved several observations to confirm the moons' existence, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science press release . "This simulation takes a few months to run and we expect the answer is between about 100 million years and 1 billion years, which is long in human time but not all that long in astronomical time", Sheppard said . [Full Article...]

Heat warnings issued for much of B.C.'s South Coast

Heat warnings issued for much of B.C.'s South Coast Large hail can injure people or damage property, Environment Canada said in a statement. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of B.C. It's also recommending not to leave people or pets inside a closed vehicle for any length of time. It says the warning is expected to be in place for the next two days, with cooler temperatures and rain expected by Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Ghost Particle Found In Antarctica

Ghost Particle Found In Antarctica In research published today in Science , a group of researchers representing more than a dozen scientific projects reported a spectacular celestial event. These cosmic particles are uncharged, unlike cosmic rays . "In our case, we saw an active galaxy, which is a large galaxy containing a very big black hole at its centre", explains Kowalski. [Full Article...]


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