• Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Mr Birkinshaw added: "To look for the Moon you would have to face the direction directly opposite the sun". It will begin when the full moon enters the Earth's shadow (Penumbra) at 1.14am on July 28. So it is moving slower in its orbit and taking more time in the shadow . Friday night's lunar eclipse will be more than 20 minutes longer than ...

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  • Welcome to Mars-now with a liquid lake!
Welcome to Mars-now with a liquid lake!

Researchers have long suspected evidence of water could be found on the Red Planet , a precursor for life on Mars . Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars , a body of water they called a...

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  • ‘Blood moon’: How to watch longest total lunar eclipse of the century
‘Blood moon’: How to watch longest total lunar eclipse of the century

But the eclipse that will stretch from South America to New Zealand on Friday will last nearly four hours, coming in at three hours and 55 minutes. Mr Ubachukwu observed that a lunar eclipse could occur only on the night of a full moon. Head media and corporate communications of the Agency, Dr. Felix Ale, told The Guardian: "The Eclipse in Nigeri...

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  • The Milky Way’s long-lost sibling
The Milky Way’s long-lost sibling

But now, using computer models, researchers have determined that much of that outer halo is actually composed of one larger galaxy that Andromeda mercilessly ripped into. The new study , which was published online today (July 23) in the journal Nature Astronomy , should help scientists better understand the evolution and effects of galaxy mergers...

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  • California wine seeing traces of radioactive material from Japan accident
California wine seeing traces of radioactive material from Japan accident

Now a group of French nuclear physicists say they have stumbled on Fukushima's signature in Northern California wine. The town of Namie was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear planet went into meltdown after the 2011 tsunami. Such levels are not considered risky for humans, however, because they are too low. However, the contamination level...

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  • Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27
Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27

The research team looked at the chemical composition of Mars dust using data collected by rovers and landers from different points across the Red Planet. The Red Planet begins to brighten discernibly in June as the gap closes, and it will turn on an exceptional show for sky watchers from Jul 27 to 30. "It's magnificent.

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  • Weather Authority: Flash Flood Watch
Weather Authority: Flash Flood Watch

The region's unsettled weather pattern continues, bringing the chance of soaking rains and flooded streets. As much as two to four inches of rain can fall in parts of the area during the next 48 hours. Highs will remain below average in the upper 70s to low 80s under mostly cloudy skies. However, higher rain chances are expected by the end of the w...

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  • Miles of Water Found on Mars. Could It Support Life?
Miles of Water Found on Mars. Could It Support Life?

This is an artistic impression of the Mars Express spacecraft probing the southern hemisphere of Mars . Using radar to probe the polar ice caps of Mars, scientists have detected an underground reservoir of liquid that may be saltwater and that extends for about 20 kilometers in length.

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  • Trump to Seek Repeal of California's Smog-Fighting Power
Trump to Seek Repeal of California's Smog-Fighting Power

Since it was passed, every president has granted California additional waivers to pass its own regulations with one exception: in 2004, former President George W. For California, blocking future fuel-mileage increases and stripping the state of its ability to set its own standards would imperil the state's ambitious climate goals.

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  • Scientist find first lake of liquid water on Mars
Scientist find first lake of liquid water on Mars

What about liquid water, on Mars , right now, giving us some possibility that the Red Planet could harbor life? "DD News" is the News Channel of India's Public Service Broadcaster "Prasar Bharati". "Caution needs to be exercised, however, as the concentration of salts needed to keep the water liquid could be fatal for any microbial life similar ...

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  • Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse
Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse

For instance, 2009 and 2010 missions discovered hundreds of millions of metric tons of water ice hiding on the Moon, and there is strong evidence that the lunar mantle also harbors a large amount of water. India is among the best places to see the lunar eclipse 2018 , along with the Middle East, southern China, and eastern Africa. This is what...

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  • Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday
Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon orbits into the central part of the Earth's shadow. This type of eclipse is known as a " blood moon ", which means the moon will appear to be a reddish color as some of the sun's ray bend around the Earth.

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  • Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars
Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

It's most likely extremely briny or muddy. Whatever the outcome, the researchers say it would take years to verify whether something is living in the reservoir. And again, the liquid involved would be far saltier than Earth's oceans (and the salts are likely perchlorates, which aren't as common on Earth). The Dead Sea, by comparison, clocks in ...

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  • Large Liquid Water Lake Just Discovered Beneath the Surface of Mars
Large Liquid Water Lake Just Discovered Beneath the Surface of Mars

In 2015, in the first-ever definitive signs of the presence of liquid water on the Red Planet, Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured strong evidence for seasonal flows of liquid salty water on the Martian surface. If there is indeed a persistent body of water there, it could have huge implications for future Mars missions. The...

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  • First lake of liquid water is discovered on Mars
First lake of liquid water is discovered on Mars

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 USA journal Science . They spent at least two years examining the data to make sure they'd detected water, not ice or another substance. The blue triangle indicates an area of high reflectivity, interpreted as be...

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  • Another Successful Launch And Landing For SpaceX’s Block 5 Rocket
Another Successful Launch And Landing For SpaceX’s Block 5 Rocket

To get there, the 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 blasted off at 1:50 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) and quickly climbed away from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop 1.7 million pounds of thrust. The launch marks Block 5's second successful launch after its very smooth debut back on May 11 . The second stage took over at that point, fir...

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  • Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday
Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday

However, the entire lunar eclipse , which begins when the moon moves through the Earth's stratosphere, will be longer still at six hours and 13 minutes. And if that is not enough excitement, Earth will also be passing between the Sun and Mars on July 27, putting the Red Planet at opposition in our sky, right next to the full moon.

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  • The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning
The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

This will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century and also the first central lunar eclipse since June 15, 2011. Sky Live TV will broadcast the lunar eclipse from Hess, Namibia and has the option for Spanish commentary also.

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  • Canada: At least one dead, 14 injured in Toronto shooting
Canada: At least one dead, 14 injured in Toronto shooting

The gunman exchanged fire with police, fled and was later found dead. Multiple ambulances and other first responders were present at the shooting scene in Toronto with several people being treated by paramedics. "There are too many people carrying around guns and using them in whatever matter they are using them", he said. Tory said the city ha...

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  • Sir David Attenborough says butterfly watching can soothe stress
Sir David Attenborough says butterfly watching can soothe stress

It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. "I have been privileged to have witnessed some truly breath-taking wildlife spectacles in far-flung locations but some of my most memorable experiences have happened when I've been simply sitting and watching the wildlife that lives where I do", he said.

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