• Magnolia sees optimal viewing conditions for rare 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' eclipse
Magnolia sees optimal viewing conditions for rare 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' eclipse

A total lunar eclipse happens when the earth comes between the sun and the moon, covering the moon with its shadow. The Feb. 19 full moon won't feature an eclipse, but it will rate as the biggest and brightest lunar spectacle of the year - which justifies the sole "supermoon" title in my book.

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  • I Told Sanders 'Not to Bother' With Briefings
I Told Sanders 'Not to Bother' With Briefings

In a tweet , the president said Tuesday that most of the press corps "will never cover us fairly". Through Jan. 10, Trump has had 577 media availabilities since he's been president, according to Martha Kumar, a Towson State University professor and expert on White House Communications.

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  • Interpreting the super blood moon
Interpreting the super blood moon

This phenomenon is officially known as a total lunar eclipse. As the moon came into contact with Earth's shadow it darkened, and sunlight passing through our planet's atmosphere made the moon look red. Sunset before the Blood moon. Vincent said solar eclipse is about the masculine and lunar eclipse is about the feminine energy. Some people ...

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  • Saturn’s Rings Are Younger Than Previously Thought
Saturn’s Rings Are Younger Than Previously Thought

The signals were transmitted during the mission's final orbits around Saturn and have also revealed startling details about the unseen interior of the planet. "We predict that there is a massive jet near the equator that rotates 4% faster than the rest of the planet", says team member Burkhard Militzer, of the University of California, Berkeley ...

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  • World's artificial Meteor Shower set to rain down Earth
World's artificial Meteor Shower set to rain down Earth

In creating artificial meteor showers , ALE said it intends to "bring people all over the world together to witness an unprecedented, collective experience". This is the fourth Epsilon launch - the rocket first launched in 2013 - and the first time this rocket has ever launched more than one satellite at a time, according to JAXA .

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"Super blood wolf moon" will light up the night sky Sunday

According to National Geographic , during a total eclipse , sunlight shining through Earth's dusty atmosphere is bent, or refracted, toward the red part of the spectrum before it's cast onto the moon's surface. The eclipse will officially start at 2.36am but the best viewing will start from 3.33 am when the moon will be high in the south west. ...

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  • More than half of wild coffee species threatened with extinction, study finds
More than half of wild coffee species threatened with extinction, study finds

They include wild Arabica , a species from Ethiopia that has been cultivated to provide 60 per cent of the multibillion-pound global trade in coffee. One of the most worrying victims is the wild Arabica species. "With so much deforestation going on around the world, wild coffee species are being impacted at an alarming rate".

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  • Stargazers in Oklahoma City ready for total lunar eclipse viewings in January
Stargazers in Oklahoma City ready for total lunar eclipse viewings in January

The eclipse will be partial, as the alignment between the Sun and the Moon won't be exact. During a partial solar eclipse , the Moon, the Sun and Earth don't align in a perfectly straight line, and the Moon casts only the outer part of its shadow, the penumbra, on Earth .

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  • Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’
Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

Most, however, are less-than-ideal affairs in which just a fraction of the moon encounters the Earth's deepest shadow (or "umbra") or instead traverses in whole or in part the "penumbra"-a softer shadow that surrounds the umbra like a nebulous halo.

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  • China succeeds in growing plant on moon, creates yet another history
China succeeds in growing plant on moon, creates yet another history

Xie said the experiment would allow scientists to learn how plants can grow in the "low gravity, strong radiation and natural lighting conditions of the Moon ", according to the university. The ability to grow food on the moon would be important if humanity ever attempts to make good on the sci-fi dream of building a crewed lunar base .

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  • Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

So, let's break down the hype, starting with the eclipse. There is, however, a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon .

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  • Concept Design Report shows off CERN’s plans for Future Circular Collider
Concept Design Report shows off CERN’s plans for Future Circular Collider

Strap into your wormholes, kids: the massive particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC ) could be getting a sizeable upgrade. CERN has been planning their next generation collider for years. CERN, based in Geneva, said the particle's discovery had "opened a new path for research" and created a "door into new physics". The ...

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  • China becomes 1st nation to grow biological life on the Moon
China becomes 1st nation to grow biological life on the Moon

The data that will be collected could be useful for future human missions on the far side of the moon . Professor Liu Hanlong, head of the experiment, announced cotton seeds were the first in the experiment to sprout, the South China Morning Post reported .

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  • China Focus: Moon sees first cotton-seed sprout
China Focus: Moon sees first cotton-seed sprout

Camera IconIn this photo provided January 12, 2019, by the China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the lunar lander of the Chang'e-4 probe is seen in a photo taken by the rover Yutu-2 on January 11, 2019. Besides conducting scientific experiments, the mission named " Chang'e 4 " is also meant to see whether plants could gr...

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  • Chang'e-4 probe land on the far side of the moon
Chang'e-4 probe land on the far side of the moon

China's space agency says it worked with NASA to collect data from the far side of the moon. So was a data collaboration with NASA, the first cooperation since a 2011 law banned such activity without congressional approval. The tasks of the Chang'e-4 include astronomical observation, surveying the moon's terrain and mineral makeup and measuring...

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  • Ban on dirty household fire fuels to tackle air pollution
Ban on dirty household fire fuels to tackle air pollution

Public discontent has surfaced on Thai social media, with pollution-related hashtags trending. On Friday, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox gave consent for a new inquest to be opened into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, a nine-year-old asthma sufferer who died in 2013, after her family argued that the initial inquest ignored the role air pollution...

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  • Antarctica Is Now Melting Six Times Faster Than It Was In 1979
Antarctica Is Now Melting Six Times Faster Than It Was In 1979

That study found the massive basin would start melting again, with a sustained temperature rise of just two degrees Celsius the cap called for in the landmark Paris climate deal to avert runaway global warming. That's what the new research says is happening. West Antarctica is the continent's major ice loser. They estimated annual snowfall and ...

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  • China grows the first seed on the Moon
China grows the first seed on the Moon

It's also exploring options for a crewed moon mission. Then, when the lander reached the moon's surface, ground control instructed the mini-biosphere to water the plants and expose them to natural light. First is exploring the topography of the landing area and carrying out a geological profile of the far side. A total lunar eclipse and Blood Moo...

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  • Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson
Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

In 2007, the lab removed him as chancellor after he told the Sunday Times he was " inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because " all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says, not really ".

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  • SpaceX To Lay Off 10 Percent Of Its Workforce
SpaceX To Lay Off 10 Percent Of Its Workforce

Citing an email sent to employees, the Los Angeles Times reported that the company was offering those affected a minimum of eight weeks' pay and other benefits, including career coaching and resume assistance. Even so, those first movements won't likely be more than several meters, just like the first flight of Grasshopper . The orbital ...

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