South Africa Launches Massive Telescope

South Africa Launches Massive Telescope Developed with the objective of finding answers to "some of the key science questions in modern astrophysics", such as galaxy formation and evolution, "MeerKAT is the best in the world" to do the job, said Fernando Camilo , chief scientist at SARAO . [Full Article...]

Newly Detected Particle Is Huge for Astronomy

Newly Detected Particle Is Huge for Astronomy According to scientists, the discovery of these particles allows them to study the universe in a brand-new way, hinting that this might allow them to track the origin of cosmic rays for the very first time. IceCube , an global observatory run by 300 scientists from 12 countries, consists of more than 5,000 sensitive photomultiplier tubes embedded in grid encompassing 1 cubic kilometer of ice ... [Full Article...]

Pastor: July 27 eclipse is sign of Apocalypse

Pastor: July 27 eclipse is sign of Apocalypse As unbelievable as that sounds, not everyone is going to be able to view the incredible wonder of nature, but there are more eclipses to be seen in 2018 and here is your full schedule. There's a partial Solar Eclipse taking place today , July 13, 2018. This month's lunar eclipse is particularly long due to the position of the moon because it slips into the earth's shadow.When the Sun, Earth and... [Full Article...]

July 27 longest lunar eclipse in 100 years

The eclipse will also be visible in the region covering Australia , Asia, Russia - except the northern part, Africa, Europe, east of South America and Antarctica . From commencement to conclusion the entire event will last for almost 4 hours. Partial solar eclipse will be seen in India on 13 of July , 2018 while rest of the world will encounter second most awaited eclipse of the season. [Full Article...]

Ireland makes world's first pledge to divest from fossil fuels

And on a smaller scale, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced in January that the city would divest its $US189-billion pension funds from fossil fuel companies - estimated at around $US5 billion. "Governments will not meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change if they continue to financially sustain the fossil fuel industry". [Full Article...]

Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe

Following a detection by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in September 2017, the European Space Agency's ( ESA ) INTEGRAL satellite joined a collaboration of observatories in space and on the ground that kept an eye on the high-energy neutrino source, heralding the thrilling future of multi-messenger astronomy. [Full Article...]

Rhinos die in botched move to new home

Rhinos die in botched move to new home Eight endangered black rhinos have died while being transported to a new wildlife reserve in Kenya. Conservationists in Africa have been working hard to protect the black rhino from poachers targeting the animal for its horn. Nine rhinos were killed in Kenya past year, according to KWS, and in March, the world's last surviving male northern white rhino died after months of poor health . [Full Article...]

Sea Shepherd: Icelandic Whalers Slaughter Blue Whale

However, Iceland doesn't follow the worldwide moratorium on killing all whales, and will give permits for hunting fin whales, which they do not believe are threatened. Two species of blue whale are found in Australian waters, according to Macquarie University researcher Vanessa Pirotta. Sea Shepherd UK's Chief Operating officer Robert Read demanded that DNA samples should be taken from from al... [Full Article...]

NASA May Have Discovered and Then Destroyed Organics on Mars in 1976

NASA May Have Discovered and Then Destroyed Organics on Mars in 1976 It may sound a bit freaky but a NASA probe may have accidentally destroyed organic molecules found on the surface of Mars more that 40 years ago, according to a report from New Scientist . And because perchlorate is in the soil, the instrument would have burned up any organics in the samples during this process. However, finding perchlorate didn't provide concrete proof that the Viking lander... [Full Article...]

Israel to touch the moon

The spacecraft is pegged to land on the moon's surface in 2019. Much of the funding has been provided by Israeli billionaire and SpaceIL president Morris Kahn, and $88.5m in total has been spent on the project to date. The maximum speed expected to reach is over 10 km per second (36,000 kilometers, or almost 22,370 miles, per hour), the report adds. SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit, has anno... [Full Article...]

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17 demolished

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17 demolished For years the towers were known for their distinctive red colouring until anti-corrosive coatings were applied in the early 90s. The site last hosted a launch seven years back, and now after over half a century of regular use and more than 300 launches, the hardware is finally being retired. [Full Article...]

'Endangered blue whale' harpooned off Iceland coast

Multiple experts who saw the photos said the whale was nearly certainly a blue whale, going by its colour, pattern, and fin and tail shape. Icelandic fishing magnate Kristjan Loftsson views the whale, believed to be a blue whale. Hard To Port said that the whale could be a blue whale or a rare hybrid of a fin and blue whale and called the killing a mistake in a statement. Their founder, Paul ... [Full Article...]

Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year

Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year Following the USA , Russia and China were the other two countries succeeded in the moon landing missions so far. "As soon as the spacecraft reaches the landing point it will be completely autonomous ", Anteby said . The entire journey, from launch to landing, will last approximately two months. The data will be transmitted to the IAI control room during the two days following the landing. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Chris about to lose its title

Tropical Storm Chris about to lose its title Tropical systems are capable of becoming much stronger than higher latitude storms called cyclones because tropical cyclones convert warm ocean water into energy which strengthens the warm core in a hurricanes eye. "It should bring some rain to the Avalon by the middle part of the day on Thursday and then we'll be back to sunshine shortly after sunrise on Friday". [Full Article...]

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year Astronauts shall be sent to the Moon by China in 2036 and Russian Federation have plans to send cosmonauts to the Moon. An Israeli non-profit organisation has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon later this year. [Full Article...]

Eclipse 2018: Know what precautions to take during solar eclipse

Unlike the 2017 total solar eclipse , this week's partial solar eclipse won't be visible to Americans - or most of the world for that matter. And the next partial eclipse to occur on Friday the 13th will be on September 13, 2080. But the good news is just four weeks later, on the morning of Saturday, August 11, another partial solar eclipse will pass over parts of Europe and Asia. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin comes out against Supreme Court nominee

Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin comes out against Supreme Court nominee If confirmed, Kavanaugh would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Justice Kennedy, who also spent the majority of his career in public service. "After reviewing this nominee's record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin", she said in the statement . [Full Article...]

Russia Just Launched the Fastest Cargo Mission Ever to the Space Station

EDT succeeding a finish a mere two orbits of Earth. Progress 68 and 69 were supposed to follow the same faster route to the ISS as 70, but both were re-routed at the last minute before launching and diverted to the longer two-day trajectory. [Full Article...]

200-million year old monster pushes back the clock on giant dinosaurs

200-million year old monster pushes back the clock on giant dinosaurs It had previously been thought that gigantism developed during the Jurassic period, around 180 million years ago. The fossils were discovered by a crew led by Dr. Cyclic growth was common in the dinosaurs of that period, but they usually stopped growing until they reached nearly 1.8 tons in weight and 3 meters in length. [Full Article...]

King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination And that may be the problem . - Ever since declaring that handgun bans violate the Second Amendment a decade ago, the Supreme Court has refused to say which other gun control laws are constitutional and which aren't. Nixon nominee Harry Blackmun authored the truly execrable opinion in Roe v. Wade; Chief Justice John Roberts, nominated by George W. Bush, cast the deciding vote to save Obam... [Full Article...]

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