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How To Watch Partial Lunar Eclipse Live Online How To Watch Partial Lunar Eclipse Live Online
- July 17, 2019

According to Space.com, a lunar eclipse happens when the full moon passes through Earth's shadow as it orbits on the opposite of the planet from the Sun. From the same source, the next total lunar eclipse will happen on 26 May 2021 whereas the next partial lunar eclipse happens on 19 November 2021. As the Moon moves into the shadow the Earth, it dims dramatically. (more...)
'Extinction Rebellion' opens 'summer uprising' in 5 British cities 'Extinction Rebellion' opens 'summer uprising' in 5 British cities
- July 17, 2019

Transport for London said several buses had been placed on diversion due to the protest. Extinction Rebellion spokespeople have estimated that around 3,000 activists are taking part in the action. Protesters also took over Bristol Bridge with a pink boat bearing the motif "Tell The Truth", while in Leeds the financial district was targeted, with a "Planet Before Profit" yellow vessel docked at Victoria Bridge. (more...)
"Planet B" -NASA’s Plans for Making Mars a Refuge for Homo Sapiens
- July 17, 2019

With regards to the modelling experiment conducted by researchers, they could also prove that a two- to three centimeter thick shield of silica aerogel was capable in transmitting visible light for the process of photosynthesis . In the summer, frozen carbon dioxide creates pockets of warming under the ice, seen here as black dots on the ice. So, rather than terraforming an entire planet - something which is physically impossible with today's technology - this approach essentially ... (more...)
How the moon landing hit home in western Virginia How the moon landing hit home in western Virginia
- July 17, 2019

It wasn't until 2006, when NASA admitted the tapes had been lost, that George realized the value of what he had. Safire told the outlet that abandonment of the astronauts would portend two fatal outcomes. Events leading up to Saturday's moon landing anniversary will continue throughout the week. Collins, who remained in the Apollo command module while his fellow astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong landed on the moon , said he was very happy being alone in the spacecraft as it orbited ... (more...)
Weather: Extreme heat, unsafe thunderstorms from Hurricane Barry remnants in forecast Weather: Extreme heat, unsafe thunderstorms from Hurricane Barry remnants in forecast
- July 17, 2019

By 11am the heat index will almost 101 and considered "dangerous". An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for all of northeast Kansas from Wednesday through Saturday with afternoon heat index values expected to range from 105 to 110 degrees each day. (more...)
Relive the first moon landing as Apollo 11 turns 50 Relive the first moon landing as Apollo 11 turns 50
- July 16, 2019

We, the human race, have not returned to the moon because it is immensely hard to land a craft on another celestial body. Nature, technology and in some cases memory are expected to join in Washington in providing reminders that the Apollo 11 mission to the moon was launched exactly 50 years ago Tuesday. (more...)
5 things we need to see in Stranger Things season 4 5 things we need to see in Stranger Things season 4
- July 16, 2019

Brown took home $350,000 per episode, matching the salaries of her adult co-stars, Winona Ryder and David Harbour . Hopper tries the code, and the safe opens so he and Joyce can retrieve the keys. Despite the inclusion of chilling and disturbing visuals shifting the show's tone for the better, " Stranger Things " doesn't yet know how to combine the unusual with the familiar. (more...)
SpaceX Astronaut Mission Looking 'Increasingly Difficult' in 2019, Executive Says SpaceX Astronaut Mission Looking 'Increasingly Difficult' in 2019, Executive Says
- July 16, 2019

NASA's other commercial crew contractor is aerospace giant Boeing. The abort test is created to show the spaceship's escape thrusters can whisk astronauts to safety (in case there's an issue with a rocket). Check valves, typically allow liquid to flow in only one direction while burst disks seal completely until opened by high pressure, according to SpaceX. (more...)
Partial Lunar Eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan, parts of World tonight Partial Lunar Eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan, parts of World tonight
- July 16, 2019

This is the total Lunar Eclipse . During a lunar eclipse , we know that the Earth casts a shadow on the Moon. The moon will be close the horizon in the southeast. The second full moon of the summer season will shine on the night of August 15. Often celebrated as the first full moon of summer, it is also called the Full Buck Moon because young bucks have been observed to have growth spurts of new antlers during July. (more...)
Mars ‘could be made habitable’ using tiles, scientists say Mars ‘could be made habitable’ using tiles, scientists say
- July 16, 2019

Rather than terraforming the whole planet, their proposal would effectively do so regionally, although it would take several years to work. "We have to always be careful about putting life on Mars and with any exploration or terraforming projects there", Wordsworth said . (more...)
Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the US southeast Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the US southeast
- July 16, 2019

Clouds from Tropical Storm Barry spin over downtown New Orleans on Saturday. More than 11 million people are under flash-flood watches Sunday from the Gulf Coast all the way to the southern Midwest, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. (more...)
Remnants of Barry dump more rain in the USA southeast Remnants of Barry dump more rain in the USA southeast
- July 16, 2019

PHOTO: Flood watches continue along the Mississippi River on Monday. "We're thankful that the worst-case scenario did not happen", said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards after President Donald Trump had declared a state of emergency, authorizing federal funds to help local authorities. (more...)
Partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Cyprus on July 16 Partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Cyprus on July 16
- July 14, 2019

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon, but the three celestial bodies do not form a straight line in space. The peak of the eclipse will fall at 5:31 a.m., when the moon is at its closest to the center of the Earth's umbra - the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, the bureau said. (more...)
Fossil suggests earliest known movement of humans out of Africa Fossil suggests earliest known movement of humans out of Africa
- July 13, 2019

The specimen, dubbed Apidima 1, was situated nose to nose just 30 centimeters (about 12 inches) away from a second human-like skull known as Apidima 2. Tellingly, the Apidima 1 fossil lacks a "chignon", the distinctive bulge at the back of the skull that is characteristic of Neanderthals. "The most likely scenario is that there were bone deposits elsewhere in the cave system and that some time around 150,000 years ago, these different deposits were washed down the solution pipe and ended up ... (more...)
'One Small Step' and Other Notable Quotes on Moon Landing 'One Small Step' and Other Notable Quotes on Moon Landing
- July 13, 2019

Having served at the agency since 1977, Gerstenmaier had been in charge of some of NASA's most high-profile programs and is known as a steady and methodical force inside the halls of NASA's headquarters. The Democratic chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said she was "baffled" by Bridenstine's decision to demote Gerstenmaier without a permanent replacement to fill the role. (more...)
Japanese spacecraft lands on asteroid to collect samples Japanese spacecraft lands on asteroid to collect samples
- July 12, 2019

If Hayabusa2 collected the exposed dust it intended, it would be the first time a spacecraft has collected samples from below the surface of an asteroid, according to the agency. The complex multi-year mission has additionally included sending wanderers and robots down to the surface. The actual landing lasted only a few seconds. (more...)
Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Discovered on a Collision Course Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Discovered on a Collision Course
- July 12, 2019

When galaxies merge, their supermassive black holes meet up and begin orbiting one another. When material gets too close it's swallowed up, but in less active galaxies the black holes at their core don't have the gravitational might to continuously draw material from the surrounding galaxy. (more...)
India set to launch low-cost moon mission on Monday India set to launch low-cost moon mission on Monday
- July 12, 2019

An ISRO official stated that in order to establish Chandrayaan 2 . Just like the hero lifts a heavy Lingam in the film, the rocket will carry the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-II spacecraft. The Indian National Committee for Space Research is formed under the leadership of Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, known as the father of India's space program, and physicist Kalpathi Ramakrishna Ramanathan. (more...)
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Groundbreaking Astrophysics Mission NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Groundbreaking Astrophysics Mission
- July 11, 2019

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard takes off during the Demo-1 mission, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019. The spacecraft was supposed to launch in 2017 but due to some series of issues, the mission didn't continue. The only mission which comes in the name of Northrop Grumman's Pegasus is the launch of NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, spacecraft. (more...)
Japanese probe Hayabusa2 successfully performs 2nd touchdown on Ryugu asteroid Japanese probe Hayabusa2 successfully performs 2nd touchdown on Ryugu asteroid
- July 11, 2019

Pristine material exposed by the artificial crater blast, which was obtained by Hayabusa-2 during its second collection attempt, will be sent back to Earth after the Hayabusa-2 mission ends, The Verge noted . The space agency said that if the mission is successful, it would be the first time that a space probe has taken samples from below the surface of an asteroid. (more...)
Kilometer-sized asteroid orbits the sun every 151 days Kilometer-sized asteroid orbits the sun every 151 days
- July 11, 2019

The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) camera scans the skies quickly every night from the Palomar Observatory , located 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. " Because Atira asteroids are closer to the sun and warmer than other asteroids, they are brighter in the infrared ", George Helou , executive director of IPAC (a CalTech astronomy center) said." NEOCam has the double advantage of its location in space and its infrared capability to find these asteroids more easily than ... (more...)
Oil Producers Begin Evacuation From Gulf Of Mexico Platforms Ahead Of Storm Oil Producers Begin Evacuation From Gulf Of Mexico Platforms Ahead Of Storm
- July 10, 2019

Showers and storms will develop around noon through 8pm. Once those thunderstorms start to rotate and organize around the centre of low pressure, the result may be a tropical cyclone (a class of storm systems that includes tropical depressions, storms, and hurricanes ) at which point it would be named Barry. (more...)
Hurricane center says tropical depression likely in Gulf Hurricane center says tropical depression likely in Gulf
- July 09, 2019

High tides and strong winds also threaten southeast Louisiana or coastal MS, especially if the system develops quickly and gains strength, the National Weather Service's New Orleans office said . 4) this week; inland areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Texas & Louisiana will also see heavy rain. But for now, it's too early for specifics in the forecast - which currently encompasses a wide swath. (more...)
Could Planting Tons of Trees Solve Climate Change? Could Planting Tons of Trees Solve Climate Change?
- July 06, 2019

But they warned that the need for action is urgent, since a warming climate was already reducing the amount of land that can support new forests. Even with existing cities and farmland, there's enough space for new trees to cover 9 million square kilometres, they reported in yesterday's journal Science . (more...)
Japan holds 1st whale meat auctions since restart of commercial hunt Japan holds 1st whale meat auctions since restart of commercial hunt
- July 06, 2019

Japan nevertheless continued its campaign to have the moratorium overturned or to at least have an alternate proposal for Japanese small-type coastal whaling endorsed by the IWC. Moronuki says the fate of commercial whaling depends on whether whale meat is widely accepted by consumers since it won't be getting as much subsidies as it used to get. (more...)
AA-2 test next step in NASA's long-lived Orion testing program AA-2 test next step in NASA's long-lived Orion testing program
- July 05, 2019

The Orion test spacecraft traveled to an altitude of about six miles, at which point it experienced high-stress aerodynamic conditions expected during ascent. "The abort sequence triggered and, within milliseconds, the abort motor fired to pull the crew module away from the rocket", NASA said later. Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA , the National Space Society and other organizations. (more...)
Hubble celebrates 4th of July with celestial fireworks
- July 05, 2019

Since the Great Eruption, the star has faded and is now so dim it is barely visible to the naked eye. As per NASA, it takes the shape of a pair of ballooning lobes of dust, gas, and other filaments spewed by the boisterous star, which might have weighed more than 150 suns at one time. (more...)
Japan resumes commercial whaling in 30-years first
- July 03, 2019

After the global ban, Japan continued to hunt for whales in the North Pacific and Antarctic , but claimed the large animals were killed for scientific research . The Japanese fishing ministry says it will allow the hunting of three species: Minke, Bryde's and Sei whales. The town is also known for dolphin hunts because of the documentary film The Cove . (more...)
Japanese whale hunting ban lifted - dramatic photos of bloody Minke Japanese whale hunting ban lifted - dramatic photos of bloody Minke
- July 03, 2019

Japan's decision to leave the commission was prompted by a vote in September a year ago, in which 41 member countries opposed its proposal to lift the moratorium on commercial whaling , while 27 members supported it. "This is a great day". Shigeto Hase, who is the head of the agency in Japan, told The BBC that the return of commercial whaling ensures the tradition can live on. (more...)
Total solar eclipse 2019: Who can see it and how to watch Total solar eclipse 2019: Who can see it and how to watch
- July 02, 2019

If you want to take a picture of the solar eclipse , you will need a DSLR camera to get it right. During a solar eclipse , the moon is directly between the Earth and Sun (known as a conjunction , or meetup, of the Sun and the moon). How to watch the eclipse? However, as the moon reveals the sun, NASA said, people may be caught off guard, exposing their eyes to possible damage from the sun's UV rays. (more...)