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Moon eclipse: Blood Moon pictured from space in stunning images

Moon eclipse: Blood Moon pictured from space in stunning images Meanwhile, Mars is now traveling closer to Earth than it has since 2003, so some observers overnight might have also seen what looked like an orange-red star, but was in fact the red planet. "This does not herald the apocalypse: seeing a lunar eclipse and Mars in the sky is something people should enjoy rather than worry about". Skywatchers in New South Wales and Queensland lost sight of the... [Full Article...]

Evidence of Water on Mars?

Evidence of Water on Mars? 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. "This lake, if it really is there, would be a prime place to look for life - after all, we have similar things on Earth, like the lakes buried beneath Antarctica, and life has been found to exist and thrive down there". [Full Article...]

Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET

Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET Astronomers used radar data from the orbiting European spacecraft Mars Express to find the water. With surface temperatures as low as minus 68C, it would not exist as a liquid under normal conditions. However, the presence of liquid water at the base of Martian polar caps was first hypothesized in a study 31 years ago. But because of the thin atmosphere and the cooling of the planet, most ... [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 In Ukraine the phase of the total lunar Eclipse will occur on July 27 at 23:21 (20:21 UTC). Views will be best out in the countryside away from light pollution. At 17:14 Universal Time that night (3:37 p.m. ET), the Earth will slip directly between the sun and moon, casting an orange-red shadow on the full moon. [Full Article...]

Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse

When the moon passes behind the shadow of the Earth, the sun's light is refracted and gives the moon its red appearance. In a lunar eclipse , the Earth stands between its natural satellite and the Sun. Our constant companion will also be at the farthest point on its orbit from Earth, making its movement across the sky slower from our perspective, thus spending longer in the dark. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands In total, the full lunar eclipse will last one hour and 42 minutes, the longest it will be this century. This time around, the eclipse will occur when the moon is furthest from the earth, making it a micro-moon and thus a blood micro moon eclipse. [Full Article...]

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon This eclipse will also be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. 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 . [Full Article...]

‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century

‘Blood moon’: How to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the century The Earth's shadow crept across the moon in the early hours, bathing it in a odd rusty "blood" hue during its "total" phase - where the moon is immersed completely in the Earth's shadow . The deepness of the red depends on the particles in the air. PA has revealed the most commonly googled questions that people have been searching for with regards to the upcoming eclipse . [Full Article...]

This century's longest lunar eclipse happens Friday night

This century's longest lunar eclipse happens Friday night People in Asia, Middle East and Africa will have the best view of the eclipse and those in Europe, South America and Australia will see partial views. First, there will be a total lunar eclipse and although uncommon, this one is special because it's going to last a lot longer than usual - in fact the longest this century. [Full Article...]

Skywatchers excited for century's longest 'blood moon'

Skywatchers excited for century's longest 'blood moon' No sunlight reaches it directly, but varying amounts can be refracted into it by Earth's atmosphere. Fearing the jaguar would come down to earth to continue its assault, people would throw spears at the moon and create noise to scare it away. [Full Article...]

Largest dinosaur foot to date discovered in Wyoming, say paleontologists

Largest dinosaur foot to date discovered in Wyoming, say paleontologists The researchers used the 3D scanner and detailed measurements to compare the foot of "Bigfoot" with those of different types of sauropods and found that it was unusually large. "There are tracks and other incomplete skeletons from Australia and Argentina that seem to be from even bigger animals, but those enormous skeletons were found without the feet", Emanuel Tschopp, a postdoctoral fellow at ... [Full Article...]

Vandenberg Air Force Base readies another Space X Iridium satellite launch

Vandenberg Air Force Base readies another Space X Iridium satellite launch Steven . SpaceX announced separately that it successfully collected the Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster aboard a ship in the Pacific Ocean, following the launch from a base in California. After the launch, the company will try to land the rocket on a drone ship called "Just Read the Instructions". Iridium is also the only satellite communications network to cover the entire globe k... [Full Article...]

How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century

How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century Unlike solar eclipses , which last a few minutes, lunar eclipses last three hours or longer. Sometimes they are penumbral eclipses , where the moon passes through Earth's fainter outer shadow , which isn't quite visible to the human eye. [Full Article...]

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

Unfortunately the event will be occurring during our daytime. The eclipse will be observable in parts of South America, most parts of Africa, Central, and West and Asia. So it is moving slower in its orbit and taking more time in the shadow . The main event will include both the longest total eclipse of the moon for a century but also put Mars the closest it will be to Earth for the nex... [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse to take place on Friday

But that's not all. However, there are rarely total eclipses , when both the moon is full and the Earth completely blocks the sun. Caroline Southey asked Dr Daniel Cunnama to explain the significance. This time, Mars comes the closest to Earth as compared to any time in the last 15 years. In another rare event, Mars will appear directly below the moon in the skyline tonight at near maximu... [Full Article...]

USA won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

USA won't see upcoming lunar eclipse Due to the fact that in contrast with the blue and violet wavelengths, the red wavelengths are scattered less, thus the other two wavelengths are absorbed while the red wavelength is refracted, and thus the moon appears red from our vision. [Full Article...]

What Nigeria will experience on Friday night - Scientist

What Nigeria will experience on Friday night - Scientist The next total lunar eclipse will take place on Jan 21, 2019, but it won't be visible from Singapore as it will happen during daytime. "It's called a blood moon because the light from the sun goes through the earth's atmosphere on its way to the moon and the earth's atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the sun goes down it goes red", Andrew Fabian, professor of astronomy at the Un... [Full Article...]

Andromeda galaxy 'ate' Milky Way's long-lost sibling

Andromeda galaxy 'ate' Milky Way's long-lost sibling These surprising discoveries made by the researchers at the University of MI might estimate the fate of our galaxy. The remains of this cannibalistic act are now found all over Andromeda's halo, the large and almost invisible cloud of young stars surrounding the galaxy, as well as within its peculiar satellite, M32. [Full Article...]

Radioactive Traces from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Found in California Wine

Radioactive Traces from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Found in California Wine This tsunami caused a cooling system failure at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a nuclear meltdown and leak of radioactive waste that crossed the Pacific Ocean to the USA west coast, according to Live Science . After failing to detect cesium-137 in the unopened bottles, the physicists vaporized the wine. The research pair then tested the ashes with a gamma ray detector and... [Full Article...]

What does discovery of liquid water on Mars actually mean?

What does discovery of liquid water on Mars actually mean? Fred Watson, from the Australian Astronomical Observatory in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science , says Mars has many striking similarities with our own planet. It's tempting to think of this feature as a lake, given that the area with high reflectivity is several kilometers in diameter. He suspects Mars may contain other hidden bodies of water, waiting to be discovered . [Full Article...]


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