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Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in Croatia on Monday Morning

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in Croatia on Monday Morning Combining the above information has led many to call tonight's lunar event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon ". Lunar eclipses don't happen often, because normally the moon moves slightly over or under the shadow when it's on the far side of the Earth from the sun. [Full Article...]

Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side

Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side The mission is the first to the side of the moon that faces away from Earth. "We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said . [Full Article...]

New Horizons beams home close-ups of Ultima Thule

New Horizons beams home close-ups of Ultima Thule NASA researchers promised fresh announcements would drop Thursday, including on the composition and atmosphere of Ultima Thule, as new images with even more precise resolution have come through. New Horizons's journey into the solar system's past has just begun. The less-red areas near 2014 MU69's neck - the connection point between the two lobes - carries a higher albedo or reflectivity tha... [Full Article...]

Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery

Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery Two Russian cosmonauts - Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev - on their 6th hour of spacewalk took samples to solve the mystery of a hole in their capsule docked at International Space Station (ISS). But as they've investigated the hole in the Soyuz capsule, astronauts can't figure out what created it. Kononenko used a pair of forceps and a swab to collect samples of the dark epoxy. [Full Article...]

The Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13/14

The Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13/14 The meteors are known as the Geminids because they appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini. A general view of the Geminid meteor shower, in El Teide National Park on the Canary Island of Tenerife, on December 13, 2012. "Expect to see up to 120 meteors per hour from a dark sky location, but only after the first quarter moon sets around midnight your local time". Google says Phaeth... [Full Article...]

Space mission: China launched a spacecraft on dark side of the moon

Space mission: China launched a spacecraft on dark side of the moon The country's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, was launched in 2007, making China the fifth country to develop and launch a lunar probe on its own. Chang'e-4 will be the second Chinese probe to land on the moon, following the Yutu ("Jade Rabbit") rover mission in 2013. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS That includes Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A in May ( Bangabandhu-1 ); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 in August ( Merah Putih ); and now Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg. The rocket set another record: will sun-synchronous polar orbit at an altitude of about 575 km above the Earth 64 satellites at once from 34 different organizations from 17 countries. [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket launch carrying 64 satellites in massive rideshare mission

SpaceX rocket launch carrying 64 satellites in massive rideshare mission Monday. SSO-A marks the largest single "ride share" mission from a US -based launch vehicle to date. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has kicked off Seattle-based Spaceflight's first-ever dedicated rideshare mission, a satellite extravaganza that's created to place 64 spacecraft in low Earth orbit. [Full Article...]

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an worldwide scientific collaboration of academics, governments and industry that tracks greenhouse gas emissions. [Full Article...]

What’s next for NASA’s Mars InSight lander?

What’s next for NASA’s Mars InSight lander? Over the next few "sols" - or Martian days of 24 hours, 39½ minutes - flight controllers will assess the health of InSight's all-important robot arm and its science instruments. InSight's primary instrument is a French-built seismometer, created to record the slightest vibrations from "marsquakes" and meteor impacts around the planet. [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars

NASA spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars The landing capped a six-month journey of 548 million kilometres from Earth, following its launch from California in May. The spacecraft was launched from California in May on its almost $1 billion mission. InSight's primary instrument is a French-built seismometer , created to record the slightest vibrations from "quakes" and meteor impacts around the planet. [Full Article...]

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28. Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting the U.S. "On a rare occasion, storms that form near the Central America coast can track north into the Gulf of Mexico and turn to the northeast toward Florida", it stated. [Full Article...]

Rare rectangular icebergs spotted by Nasa in Antarctica are for real

Rare rectangular icebergs spotted by Nasa in Antarctica are for real Nature is messy. It's often geometric, but also riotous and irregular and asymmetrical. Tabular icebergs , unlike the jagged, large chunks of ice we typically imagine as icebergs, are characteristically flat with vertical sides. In the statement from NASA, Harbeck said he had actually been more interested in capturing the massive A68 iceberg , the size of the USA state of DE, which split off... [Full Article...]

Climate Change Likely to Ding Beer Supply

Climate Change Likely to Ding Beer Supply Jess Newman, the company's director of agronomy in the United States, said , "We take climate uncertainty very seriously". The United States in particular will see a 20% overall reduction in beer consumption under the worst-case climate change scenario, while the per bottle price spikes by 50%, Guan said. [Full Article...]

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy The celestial object is "big and weird by solar system standards", said Columbia University astronomy professor David Kipping . Given that both the planet and its potential moon are gas giants, no one is suggesting conditions that might support life. [Full Article...]

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light Half will go to Arthur Ashkin, of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, for " optical tweezers and their application to biological systems". Strickland is the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in physics since 1963, when Maria Goeppert-Mayer was recognized for her work on nuclear shell structure. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad

Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad The storm's center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. Storms located to the east and northeast of the center of the regenerating tropical storm had rainfall at a rate of over 69 mm (2.7 inches) per hour. [Full Article...]

Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

However rescue teams were on standby in case the animal, which is normally found thousands of miles away in the Arctic, gets into danger. They are a social species, so to see one by itself in the River Thames is "concerning", he said. After British Divers Marine Life Rescue were alerted, they confirmed the sighting, noting that the whale seemed to be " swimming strongly ". "If they are eatin... [Full Article...]

Red Cross Minnesota deploys volunteers to Florence disaster

Red Cross Minnesota deploys volunteers to Florence disaster Dixon is now in Wilmington, North Carolina volunteering in a shelter to help families displaced by the storm. MillerCoors is donating 200,000 cans of water to those impacted by Hurricane Florence , to be distributed at the Red Cross and community shelters. [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk

Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk Between six and eight artists will join the expedition called Dear Moon , which is now planned for 2023. Maezawa plans on inviting artists from different disciplines including literature, film, visual arts, architecture and fashion. Musk did not name the clients a year ago or say how much they would pay. A render of the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. You have to be pretty loaded to score a touri... [Full Article...]


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