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NASA will send a robot to the Sun

NASA will send a robot to the Sun The low, pulsing hum of our star's heartbeat allows scientists to peer inside, revealing huge rivers of solar material flowing around before their eyes - er, ears. The sounds of the Sun posted on the NASA website in a short clip for listening. The Stanford Experimental Physics Lab turned data from SOHO into a "song". [Full Article...]

Theory of General Relativity Confirmed by Scientists Using Black Holes

Theory of General Relativity Confirmed by Scientists Using Black Holes An global team of scientists studying Sagittarius A* , the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way , has found that, even in the vicinity of the strongest gravitational field in the galaxy, Einstein's relativity applies. This showed the star's orbital velocity increasing to more than 25 million kph (15.5 million mph) as it approached the black hole. The new results are incon... [Full Article...]

The blood moon lunar eclipse

The blood moon lunar eclipse Rain and cloudy skies could prevent sky gazers from watching Friday's lunar eclipse in Delhi, the city's Nehru Planetarium has said. For those looking to capture the astronomical event, preparation is key. According to National Geographic , an Inca myth told the story of a jaguar that attacked and ate the moon (giving it its red colour). The scientific explanation for the creepy, red-tinted... [Full Article...]

Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET

Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET The discovery was made using MARSIS, a ground-penetrating radar tool aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft orbiting Mars. "We interpret this feature as a stable body of liquid water on Mars", the authors wrote in the study . [Full Article...]

A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say

A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say After seeing what possibly could be dark streaks of salty water that flowed down the Martian dune during warm seasons, the planetary scientists were certainly delighted. Rebecca Mickol, a former UA graduate student, and Tim Kral, a UA biological sciences professor, wrote about the possibility of certain types of microorganisms surviving and growing on Mars in studies published this year by the... [Full Article...]

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Parts of Europe, Eastern Africa, Australia, and South America will see different phases of the eclipse , but will miss out on parts of the penumbral, partial, or total phases. "If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse , you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun", said Fabian. [Full Article...]

Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon

Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon The longest blood moon eclipse in this century will take place on July 27. The entire event will last 3 hours and 55 minutes. It will reach peak eclipse at 9:22 (BST), however, the total eclipse will last for a total of 1 hour 43 minutes. [Full Article...]

Blood Moon on July 27: longest total lunar eclipse of the century

Blood Moon on July 27: longest total lunar eclipse of the century Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon , which means the moon and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth . The total phase of the eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes, while the entire eclipse, including the partial phases, will last for over six hours. [Full Article...]

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

The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning For people in the United Kingdom, the " blood moon " will rise in the south-eastern sky already immersed completely in the Earth's shadow. In a partial eclipse , Earth's shadow appears very dark on the side of the moon facing Earth. The next total lunar eclipse visible in the US will be on January 21, 2019, according to NASA. This rare celestial event will be visible across Europe, Africa, Asia... [Full Article...]

Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century Parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania are lucky enough to view the spectacle, with North and South America out of view. The total eclipse is expected to last a record-breaking one hour and 43 minutes, seen in Italy from 21:30, when the moon enters the shadow of the Earth and turns red, until 23:13, when it will start to emerge and regain its normal appearance. [Full Article...]

Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse Known as a Micro Moon, this Full Moon may look smaller and less bright than a normal Full Moon. During the eclipse , the moon is expected to take on a red sheen, with the phenomenon being described as the " blood moon ". In 2003, Mars came closest to our planet in nearly 60,000 years. When is the best time to see Mars? The planet will be easily visible by the naked eye , while those ... [Full Article...]

'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 good news is we will get a great look at Mars , as the planet will be the closest it's been to Earth since 2003. "This total lunar eclipse will be primarily visible from the world's Eastern Hemisphere, which are Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. [Full Article...]

Blood Moon latest updates, pictures and lunar eclipse sightings

Blood Moon latest updates, pictures and lunar eclipse sightings The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21 century occurs on July 27 - this is what you need to know. During this time , people around the world will be able to see a " blood moon ", as the Earth's satellite turns red. "You are not scared if the mountain hides the Sun from you, so why should you be scared if Moon hides the Sun from you?" he said. The blood moon rises as supermoon and lu... [Full Article...]

Yosemite Closures From Deadly Ferguson Fire Expected to Last Through Weekend

Yosemite Closures From Deadly Ferguson Fire Expected to Last Through Weekend Hundreds have been evacuated and the fire has destroyed five homes, the Riverside County Fire Department said. McGlover was being held in the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, according to jail records, and is expected to appear in court Friday morning, according to the Desert Sun . [Full Article...]

US claims largest dinosaur foot ever discovered

US claims largest dinosaur foot ever discovered Evidence of Bigfoot was found in The Black Hills region of the United States - not the mythical humanoid Bigfoot, but rather a dinosaur related to the giant plant-eating dinosaurs Brontosaurus and Diplodocus . Even though the researchers can't pinpoint the exact sauropod species, the study makes note that "it does represent a dinosaur of enormous proportions", with metatarsals "considerably... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites Into Space Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites Into Space Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket Steven . The latest SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium launch is scheduled for 4:39 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Yet another Falcon 9 rocket is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on august 4 to put the Merah Putih telecommunications satellite in orbit for Telkom Indonesia. [Full Article...]

Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018 A blood moon is caused by an effect known as Rayleigh scattering; this happens when moon is in total shadow during the total eclipse , some light from the sun passes through the Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. Red light had a better chance of doing so for the same reason the sky was blue - shorter wave-lengths were scattered more efficiently by the molecules in our atmos... [Full Article...]

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will occur today

It will appear as a deep red and be the longest-lasting total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. Stardome Observatory astronomy educator Josh Kirkley said New Zealanders wanting to see the blood moon should get a clear view of the western horizon and keep their eyes peeled from 6.25am until the moon sets at 7.20am. [Full Article...]

Share your blood moon photographs

He said the moon would begin to enter earth's shadow (known as the penumbra ) around 5.15am and would gradually dim until about 6.25am. What will the eclipse look like? In addition, the Earth is closer to the Sun during the northern hemisphere summer so its shadow is larger than average, he said. [Full Article...]

21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday: Bengaluru gears up

Members of public are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes to enjoy viewing the lunar eclipse . "This total lunar eclipse will be primarily visible from the world's Eastern Hemisphere, which are Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand". [Full Article...]


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