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by | July 31, 2018 | 17:36

Mars will be closer to Earth this month. Now's the time to catch Mars in the night sky. Mars and Earth haven't been this near since 2003, and won't be again until 2035! The two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometres apart. It will be visible southeast of the moon, with a noticeably redder color than stars surrounding it. To view specific details of Mars' surface, stargazers can view the planet through a telescope.

by | July 31, 2018 | 14:55

The objective of the field research was to ascertain how cetaceans use the area - what populations are present, and how they communicate. "Hybrids among different species of whales and dolphins have been previously recorded, but this is the first case of a hybrid between these two species, and only the third confirmed case (with genetics) of a wild-born hybrid between two species in the family Delphinidae ", or oceanic dolphins, Baird told Fox News .

by | July 30, 2018 | 08:05

They made quantitative analysis of the radar signals. Jeffrey Plaut of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in an email that the interpretation that it is liquid water is "certainly plausible, but it's not quite a slam dunk yet". "We are not closer to actually detecting life", Dr. Patel said, "but what this finding does is give us the location of where to look on Mars ". "This water would be extremely cold, right at the point where it's about to freeze".

by | July 30, 2018 | 05:32

All celestial bodies - sun, moon and earth - have to be in flawless alignment for the phenomenon to occur. But it's time to take out those cameras again because, guess what, the Moon's coming back in red. The best viewing spots on Friday will be near the Middle East , Southeastern Africa, Asia, and India. The BM Birla Science Centre said the eclipse itself would start a little before midnight at about 11.15pm IST.

by | July 30, 2018 | 05:47

That means "the moon will come inside the shadow of the Earth and will stop receiving the light from the sun ", Diego adds. From the moon's vantage point, the Earth would appear to be surrounded by a 25,000-mile-around ring of fire . According to both Schulze-Makuch and Crawford, this huge amount of gases being released could have led to the formation of little of pools of liquid water on the surface of the Moon, and would have made the atmosphere dense enough to not let the water escape.

by | July 30, 2018 | 04:10

The man who was attacked did not suffer life-threatening injuries. A cruise line employee was injured in a polar bear attack Saturday on an Arctic archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, according to local authorities.

by | July 29, 2018 | 03:49

Hotel guests got phone calls and notes on their doors. The heart of Yosemite National Park remained empty the day after campers and hotel guests were evicted so firefighters could try to keep the state's largest fire from entering the park almost two weeks after it was sparked.

by | July 29, 2018 | 04:04

Scientists elsewhere tried to assess what the finding might mean about the possibility of life on Mars . Italian astrophysicists Roberto Orosei, Elena Pettinelli and Enrico Flamini at the Italian Space Agency headquarters prior to a press conference in Rome.

by | July 29, 2018 | 01:42

They save time (hello, throwing dishes away instead of washing them), and they decrease clutter (no need to store those cups in your cabinets). They hint at a darker truth about straw bans, a fact these policies' proponents prefer to ignore: All laws ultimately rest on state violence.

by | July 28, 2018 | 06:45

Earthlings will be treated to a magical, red blood moon , the longest we've experience in over a century. It happens when the sun, the Earth and the moon are perfectly aligned with our planet in the middle, thus blocking sunlight from reaching the moon.

by | July 28, 2018 | 04:57

According to Nasa's lunar eclipse timetable, India will not get to witness another event like this till September 2025. The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of almost 4 hours in the Earth's umbral shadow , according to Nasa .

by | July 28, 2018 | 03:36

The best visibility will be in Africa and Asia. Mid-eclipse is at 21.21 BST and the "total" phase of the eclipse ends at 22.13. The eclipse will be the longest this century. A Micro Full Moon takes place when the Moon is at its apogee - the point on its orbit farthest from the Earth. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium, will be setting up a high-end telescope in the playground to view the spectacular blood moon.

by | July 28, 2018 | 02:13

The apogee moon will make the lunar eclipse appear 13 per cent smaller than average. At what time will you see the blood moon in India? During the phenomenon, the moon appears red as it is illuminated by sunlight filtered through the Earth's atmosphere, hence the term "blood moon".

by | July 27, 2018 | 06:35

The team, using radar instruments ( MARSIS ) aboard a European Space Agency orbiter , say they found a lake under the polar cap that stretches about 20km across and 1.5km deep . The footprints are color-coded corresponding to the "power" of the radar signal reflected from features below the surface. This drastic change, as mentioned above, is similar to radar signal profiles acquired from glacial regions on Earth where liquid water is known to exist beneath the ice.

by | July 27, 2018 | 02:51

The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million km) apart next Tuesday. "Mars wouldn't be almost this dusty if it wasn't for this one enormous deposit that is gradually eroding over time and polluting the planet, essentially", said study co-author Kevin Lewis from Johns Hopkins University.

by | July 27, 2018 | 04:08

When the three celestial bodies are perfectly lined up, however, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun while refracting or bending red light onto the moon, usually giving it a rosy blush. Those who live in Asia and Australia will be able to see the eclipse between midnight and sunrise on July 28. The eclipse's totality, when the moon passes through Earth's shadow , will last for 1 hour, 43 minutes, the longest for a lunar eclipse this century.

by | July 26, 2018 | 03:53

The hunt for evidence of past or present life on Mars has gotten a number of boosts in recent decades, including the discovery of what might be organic molecules in rock samples, but the biggest question on the minds of those who imagine the planet might have supported life is that of water.

by | July 26, 2018 | 02:25

This principle of following the water is key to astrobiology - the study of potential life beyond Earth. The "stunning" find, which was announced today, at last confirms a long-standing theory about submerged water on the planet, in what scientists said was a discovery of "extraordinary significance".

by | July 26, 2018 | 01:56

Mars Close Approach takes place about every 26 months, but since Earth and Mars don't have perfectly circular orbits, the shortest distance between the planets isn't always the same for each close approach. Demeter said the events are free and open to the public. Here is a tip to make it easier to spot Mars in the sky: it will rise on the southeast around sunset, it will slowly cross the sky throughout the night and it will set in the southwest around sunrise.

by | July 23, 2018 | 04:35

The legendary naturalist has done just that, urging people to put their differences aside regarding Brexit and to count butterflies. The UK has experienced the right combination of a cold winter and a settled late spring and summer so far this year, enabling spring butterflies to thrive.

by | July 23, 2018 | 03:06

NY said five of the biggest oil companies - BP, Chevron , ConocoPhillips , Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell - should compensate the city for the cost of mitigating the effects of global warming. "Richard Wiles, Center for Climate Integrity " The mayor believes big polluters must be held accountable for their contributions to climate change and the damage it will cause New York City", Seth Stein, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, told Bloomberg .

by | July 23, 2018 | 01:35

From this point on, SpaceX will only launch the final "Block 5" version of the Falcon 9 rocket , optimized both for power and reusability. A Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch 10 telecom satellites into low Earth orbit for Iridium from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday.

by | July 23, 2018 | 01:29

AM 760's Mark Larson chatted with Colonel Buzz Aldrin to reflect on such a monumental observance, and details on the possibility of the astronauts not coming home. Among other things at the auction you can buy the boy scout hat Armstrong and the flag of Purdue University, where he studied. Armstrong died in 2012 and his two sons, left with a large collection of mementos after his death, felt the need to conserve, restore, and research them.

by | July 22, 2018 | 03:35

Together with his executives, they announced their plans for conducting test flights with passengers on the company's New Shepard . Maximum ascent velocity was listed at 2,236 miles per hour. The spacecraft had a passenger aboard as well, albeit a non-living one: "Mannequin Skywalker" is a test dummy outfitted with sensors to relay information back to the Blue Origin science team.

by | July 19, 2018 | 03:20

On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin says it will push the New Shepard rocket to its limits with a high-altitude escape motor test. The rocket chalked up a seemingly flawless launch and then fell back to Earth, re-starting its hydrogen-fueled BE-3 main engine, deploying four landing legs and settling to a picture-perfect touchdown on a circular pad.

by | July 19, 2018 | 03:04

The team first spotted most of the new Jovian moons using the Blanco 4-metre telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, and followed up with further observations at other telescopes. Nine others were detected as part of the outer retrograde moons. Two of the new moons are found closer to Jupiter, orbiting the gas giant in prograde - in the same direction as Jupiter's spin.

by | July 18, 2018 | 02:01

They knew that the solar system's largest planet was going to be bright and hanging in the sky all night. "We're looking for new possible planets and dwarf planets in our solar system, just seeing what is out there", Sheppard said . Two of them are pretty straightforward. They are prograde moons, meaning that they orbit in the same direction as Jupiter's rotation. But the last moon is a weird one.

by | July 15, 2018 | 01:57

The 3-year-old male jaguar, Valerio, got out of his enclosure around 7:20 a.m., before the zoo opened, according to Managing Director Dr. Kyle Burks. Staff and security were able to sedate the jaguar by 8:15 a.m., but authorities said four alpaca, an emu, and a fox who were in nearby habitats did not survive.

by | July 15, 2018 | 01:29

Ireland made history on Thursday 12 July by becoming the first country in the world to agree to sell all investments in coal, oil, gas, and peat "as soon as practicable". Éamonn Meehan, executive director of Trócaire, an Irish charity, said: "Today the Oireachtas [the National parliament of Ireland] has made a powerful statement.

by | July 14, 2018 | 03:13

Once the craft lands on the moon, it will photograph and film the area surrounding the landing site, as well as measure the magnetic field of Earth's satellite. Israeli billionaire philanthropist and SpaceIL President Morris Kahn, who donated around $27 million to the project, told reporters that its objective is in part to inspire young people in Israel to study science and join the country's space projects.

by | July 14, 2018 | 02:36

At 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, the National Hurricane Centre in Miami upgraded Chris from a tropical storm to a hurricane when maximum sustained winds reached 85 miles per hour. It was expected to gain strength Tuesday and Wednesday before weakening Thursday . However, the intensity is being maintained at 60 knots for this advisory due to significant cold upwelling that has occurred beneath the cyclone when Chris was moving slowly during the previous 48 hours.

by | July 13, 2018 | 02:28

Stephen Colbert is "still recovering from watching America's Next Top Justice ", alluding to President Trump 's reality-show-ification of announcing his new Supreme Court Justice nominee. "I expect his confirmation to go well". "There will be the usual attempts to sully his reputation not only in the Senate but outside the Senate, but he'll be able to handle it".

by | July 13, 2018 | 00:56

Russian Federation has consistently tried to keep cargo trips to the space station below six hours, setting a new precedent for a trip which used to take two days . Ultimately, Progress 69 launched on the 2-day flight profile as well. But it seemed that fortune favored Progress 70. "Third time was the charm". The vehicles look like Russia's crewed, three-module Soyuz spacecraft but can not carry people.

by | July 11, 2018 | 04:25

The hurricane is expected to strenghten over the next two days. The storm was almost stationary early on Tuesday as it churned about 200 miles (322 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

by | July 11, 2018 | 03:34

Adam Harris, a customer at the location Monday afternoon, said he agrees with the company's initiative to remove plastic straws from its stores. Seattle, where Starbucks is headquartered, implemented a ban on single-use plastic straws and utensils last week; Fort Myers Beach, Fla., has also ditched straws, while NY and San Francisco are considering similar proposals.