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Sci-tech Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon
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The total eclipse lasts 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. Watch the lunar eclipse livestream in the video above starting at 3 p.m. Mars appeared unusually large and bright, a mere 57.7 million kilometres (35.9 million miles) from Earth on its elliptical orbit around the sun. Unlike solar eclipses, which require protective eyewear, a lunar eclipse can be viewed without specialized eye protection.

Sci-tech The longest lunar eclipse of the century stuns viewers across Australia
Author: 0 The longest lunar eclipse of the century stuns viewers across Australia

This visibility of lunar eclipse in India is expected to be pretty good but cloudy sky and inclement weather may hurt your chances of being able to watch the phenomenon. A "blood moon" is seen during a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich, Germany, July 27, 2018 . North America missed out on Friday's lunar eclipse but can look forward to the next one on January 21, 2019, according to NASA .

Sci-tech Will the blood moon affect your mood?
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Lunar eclipse begins when the Moon begins to pass into Earth's shadow , gradually growing dimmer. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1 am IST on July 28 and the total eclipse will last upto 2.43 am.

Author: 0 Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

The longest " blood moon " eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years on Friday to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill. By the time the blood moon is rising on Friday evening in the United Kingdom, it will have begun to pass out of Earth's shadow - although it will still remain quite red.

Sci-tech ‘Blood moon’: How to watch longest total lunar eclipse of the century
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When the planet reaches its closest point to the Earth on 30 July, it will be 57.6m km - the closest since 2003. The penumbra is the partial outer shadow , and the umbra is the full, dark shadow . Total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout most of Asia (including Qatar), Africa, Europe, Australia, Southern America, and parts of Northern America.

Sci-tech Massive liquid water lake found on Mars, raising hopes of Martian life
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Scientists have suspected for decades that there might be liquid water under the polar ice caps on Mars , partly because we know there are lakes underneath ice caps on Earth, in Greenland and Antarctica . If it were possible to drill over a kilometre into Mars into the newly discovered lake, he said he would bet there was life there too. "Together with the pressure of the overlying ice, this lowers the melting point, allowing the lake to remain liquid - as happens on Earth".

Sci-tech This Weekend Offers A Chance To See Mars Up Close
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Meanwhile, those in the Deep South, northern Plains and much of the West should have cloud-free conditions, leading to uninterrupted views of the red planet on the night that it reaches opposition. "As they approach Mars, the protons coming in with the solar wind transform into neutral atoms by stealing electrons from the outer edge of the huge cloud of hydrogen surrounding the planet", said Dr.

Sci-tech Long-lost sibling of the Milky Way shredded by cannibal galaxy
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Researchers at the University of MI have found that Andromeda, the closest nearby galaxy to the Milky Way, collided and merged with a massive galaxy about 2 billion years ago. The Local Group is a collection of more than 50 galaxies packed into a dumbbell-shaped region about 10 million light-years across. Probably M32p felt a surge of star formation caused by the flow of gas in the center of the galaxy as the merger with the Andromeda galaxy , which is about two billion years ago also ...

Sci-tech AccuWeather Alert: Heavy rain on the way for Wednesday
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As we heat up a bit, showers and thunderstorms should becoming more abundant into the afternoon. Doppler radar indicated heavy rain lifting north into southeastern Pennsylvania, and will continue to fall in the Berks area through the morning commute.

Sci-tech A blood moon is coming! Here's what you need to know
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Here in the United States, we're on the wrong side of the world to see it locally. Because the red wavelengths are scattered less than the blue and violet wavelengths, the moon appears red from our perspective. It depends partly on "how cloudy or transparent those parts of the Earth's atmosphere are which enable sunlight to reach the moon", he told AFP. That means "the moon will come inside the shadow of the Earth and will stop receiving the light from the sun", Diego adds.

Sci-tech 'Game Changer': Scientists Say Liquid Water Found on Mars
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It will land in one of two places where liquid water is believed to have flowed on the surface , and will have the capability to drill up to two metres into the soil to look for signs of life. Liquid water is an essential requirement for life as we understand it. The evidence comes from the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument ( MARSIS ) which is on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft .

Author: 0 Discovery of liquid water 'lake' on Mars

Liquid water is an essential requirement of life as we know it. Further evaluation of the bright feature indicated an interface between the ice and a stable body of liquid water. If large bodies of liquid water lie beneath Martian polar ice, they could theoretically harbour living microbes to this day. However, the planet's climate has since cooled due to its thin atmosphere, leaving most of its water locked up in ice.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches record-setting satellite with a block 5 Falcon 9

The company eventually plans to shift all spaceflight responsibilities to its in-development BFR Mars-colonization rocket-spaceship duo . By reusing rocket stages for multiple launches, it could drive down the exorbitant cost of flying to space for companies and nations around the world.

Sci-tech SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 satellite communication
Author: 0 SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 satellite communication

While the satellite communications segment is certainly a more niche aspect of the overall sector, SpaceX is creating somewhat of a strangle hold on the launch industry with estimates putting Musk's market share at more than 50%. On-board thrusters will be used to circularize the orbit at an altitude of 22,300 miles above the equator where satellites take 24 hours to complete one orbit and thus appear stationary in the sky.

Sci-tech Spiky-headed armoured dinosaur unveiled at Utah museum
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These dinosaurs were quite common 76 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous Period . The extensive skeletal remains, including a complete skull, were excavated in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. They are believed to have originated in Asia between 125-100 million years ago, but did not appear in the western North American fossil record until roughly 77 million years ago.

Sci-tech It's the 49th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon
Author: 0 It's the 49th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon

Items owned by Neil Armstrong will be sold at a series of three auctions. More than 40 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon for the first time, NASA has started to identify likely sites for its next moon landing circa 2020, ahead of its attempts to send humans off to Mars.

Sci-tech In amber found the remains of the oldest of the baby snake
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Upon further inspection, Xing concluded that it was in fact the skin of snake. Micro-CT scans revealed that the fossil was that of a baby snake, and the paleontologists named the new species Xiaophis myanmarensis . Study co-author Dr. Lida Xing is a paleontologist from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing. At almost 100 million years old, the baby snake's remains provide researchers with significant new information about the animals' development and global distribution.

Sci-tech Discoveries boost Jupiter’s retinue to 79 moons - including a wrong-way oddball
Author: 0 Discoveries boost Jupiter’s retinue to 79 moons - including a wrong-way oddball

Twelve new moons have been discovered orbiting Jupiter , raising to 79 the number of natural satellites known to be circling our solar system's biggest planet. So they were likely formed after they had dissipated. These moons orbit Jupiter in the opposite direction. Sheppard's girlfriend came up with a name for it: Valetudo , the great-granddaughter of the Roman god Jupiter, and the goddess of health and hygiene.

Sci-tech United Kingdom selects Scottish spaceport site
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Under the plans announced on today, U.S. group Lockheed and its partners will receive £23.5m in grants from the UK Space Agency which will go towards establishing launch operations at Sutherland, and developing a new system for deploying small satellites in Reading, southern England.

Sci-tech Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'
Author: 0 Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Because Jupiter is also a bright planet, astronomers have had to deal with the issue of glare and scattered light affecting the space where moons can exist. It's also the smallest known moon of Jupiter, scientists said . Astronomers group Jupiter's moons by their distance from the planet as well as their orbital direction.

Author: 0 Researchers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Nine of the new moons belong to an outer group that orbit Jupiter in retrograde, meaning they travel in the opposite direction to the planet's spin. Jupiter has dozens of moons, including the large Galilean satellites, including Io and Europa , in this composite image. Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, is the ninth-largest object in the solar system, bigger than the planet Mercury and dwarf planets like Pluto.

Sci-tech Heat warning issued for coastal BC, including Richmond
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Overnight temperatures of at least 14 C are also expected. Heat warnings are issued in Newfoundland and Labrador when temperatures are expected to reach 26 degrees or higher-or 34 with humidex-for two or more days in a row. Scattered thunderstorms are roaring into the region Monday afternoon, Environment Canada says, severe weather that could bring heavy rain, large hail and gale-force winds with it.

Sci-tech Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation
Author: 0 Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation

According to the authors, this coincidence is not accidental, as the trajectory of the neutrinos and the position of the blazar could accidentally coincide only in one case out of 740. Both the particle and the light remain fixed with respect to the direction of the neutrino , which makes it easier for scientists to find the origin of the subatomic particle.

Sci-tech Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17 demolished - 13-Jul
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In 2004 the first probe to orbit Mercury was also launched from the complex. "For many, this launch complex bridged the Space Age from the early days to the era of large boosters". The rubble of SLC-17 will be cleared away to make room for Moon Express . Of dismantled sites has conducted more than 300 launches. While the twin launch towers of LC-17 have now exited the scene, the Cape Canaveral site is bound for a new beginning and has been taken over by the private company Moon Express.

Sci-tech Scientists Identify Likely Source of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos
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Following a news conference on Thursday morning, an worldwide team of researchers stated that they might have uncovered the source of some of the highest-energy cosmic rays , which would be a blazar . IceCube has also detected neutrinos produced in astrophysical events-called astrophysical neutrinos-although far fewer. In this Q&A, Berkeley Lab physicist Spencer Klein, who has been a part of the IceCube collaboration since 2004, discusses Berkeley Lab's historic contributions to ...

Sci-tech Israel plans its first moon launch in December
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The $95 million project, largely funded by South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn and other donors, aims to land on the moon on February 13. SpaceIL's project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered $30m (£23m) in prizes to inspire people to develop low-priced methods of robotic space exploration.

Sci-tech No surprises with Tropical Storm Chris
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East Coast. The storm was expected to strengthen through Wednesday and then lose force from Thursday , the center said. Based on the current track, no interaction with land is expected. Atlantic Canada residents are being warned these conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions . Forecasters also expect Chris to produce one to three inches of rain over Newfoundland.

Author: 0 Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

This was the first Russian cargo mission to demonstrate an "expedited capability" that will likely be used again in future, NASA said in a statement. When Progress finally leaves the ISS, it will bring the 17-year-old Pirs docking compartment along with it. Roscosmos will be replacing it with the Multipurpose Laboratory Module that's dubbed Nauka.

Sci-tech Kavanaugh's women law clerks hail Court pick as 'advocate'
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White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a "handful" of friends. Baldwin also added that she believes Kavanaugh would rule against Obamacare. "In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left by Justice Kennedy, President Trump has chosen a nominee with impeccable credentials and a strong record of upholding the Constitution", McCain ...