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NASA's partners on the International Space Station program - the Russian space agency Roscosmos, the European Space Agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency - are expected to assign members of their own astronaut corps to the CST-100 and Crew Dragon crew rotation flights.
  • Earth Overshoot Day 2018

    Earth Overshoot Day 2018

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    As a result of this overuse, fisheries are collapsing, freshwater is scarce, soils are being eroded and wildlife is vanishing, while the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is leading to climate change, more severe droughts, wildfires and hurricanes, the researchers said.
  • Skywatchers thrilled by lunar eclipse

    Skywatchers thrilled by lunar eclipse

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    Mars was also at its closest point to Earth since 2003 last night and will be over the next few days. The eclipse will already have started by the time the Moon rises over the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Astronomers call this interplanetary lineup, "syzygy", since planets appear brighter when they're directly behind Earth and directly in the path of the Sun's light.
  • No, Researchers Didn't Discover A New Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Species

    No, Researchers Didn't Discover A New Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Species

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    The hybrid had a typical melon-headed whale's dorsal fin shape and dorsal cape, but it was also blotchy in pigmentation and had a sloping forehead, more reminiscent of a rough-toothed dolphin . However, though it's an exciting discovery, researchers point out it is not, as commonly thought, a new species. "That isn't the case, although there are examples where hybridization has resulted in a new species", he said.
  • Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres

    Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres

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    At 57.6 million kilometres apart, Mars will be closest to Earth today in over 15 years and while the best location to observe the celestial phenomenon is in the Southern Hemisphere, the red planet will be visible from most parts in India, albeit not as clearly as it would be from South Africa, Australia or South American countries.
  • On Mars discovered the first extraterrestrial body of water

    On Mars discovered the first extraterrestrial body of water

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    In the planet's two polar regions, there are large quantities of solid water, or ice. Is there life on Mars? However, according to the researchers, it could be pure water on Mars. At that time, the Sun, Earth and Mars fall in a straight line, with Mars and the Sun on "opposing" sides of Earth. However, after billions of years the effects of erosion have taken their toll here and, while still quite large, the Medusae Fossae Formation on the Red Planet is not what it once was.
  • Eclipse 2018 in pictures: Best photos of the Blood Moon

    Eclipse 2018 in pictures: Best photos of the Blood Moon

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    While viewers in New South Wales and Queensland lost sight of the moon towards the end of the eclipse , those in Western Australia saw the whole spectacle, and even watched as the moon emerged from the eclipse . It will be a spectacular night as the brilliant planet Mars will be near to the reddish-orange glow of the eclipsed moon, both visible with the naked eye.
  • Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

    Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

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    This is the fourth lunar eclipse this year, but it's the last one until 2021 viewable from Australia. 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.
  • Red moon and sparkling Mars delight stargazers

    Red moon and sparkling Mars delight stargazers

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    Unlike a solar eclipse - where the moon crosses in between the Earth and the sun - it is perfectly safe to look directly at the Blood Moon without sunglasses or protective eyewear. "In the middle of a lunar eclipse it can look as if a red planet has taken up residence near the Earth - they are both eerie and attractive", Robert Massey of the RAS said.
  • Yosemite National Park Wildfire Forces Evacuations and Business Closures

    Yosemite National Park Wildfire Forces Evacuations and Business Closures

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    Much of Yosemite has been evacuated because of concerns over the more than 38,500-acre Ferguson Fire , which was just 25 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. In a matter of hours, the so-called Cranston Fire grew to 7.5 square miles (19 square kilometers). Yosemite Valley is the centerpiece of the visitor experience, offering views of landmarks such as Half Dome, Sentinel Dome, Bridal Veil Fall, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls.
  • Disney announces plan to eliminate plastic straws,…

    Disney announces plan to eliminate plastic straws,…

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    If they want our straws, one argued, they can " come and take them ". They hint at a darker truth about straw bans, a fact these policies' proponents prefer to ignore: All laws ultimately rest on state violence. According to the company, this amounts to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually . There are more eco-friendly straws out there if you do prefer to drink with a straw.
  • The theory of relativity have checked close to a black hole

    The theory of relativity have checked close to a black hole

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    A team of global scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein's predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole . But confirming Einstein's work - again, "feels like we're kind of beating a dead horse", said Sutter, who wasn't part of the research team led by Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany.
  • Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

    Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

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    During the phenomenon, the moon appears red as it is illuminated by sunlight filtered through the Earth's atmosphere, hence the term " blood moon ". The moon in the lunar eclipse will also be passing through the middle of the Earth's shadow , meaning it will spend the maximum time in darkness, thus contributing to the long duration of the eclipse .
  • There’s evidence of a lake beneath the surface of Mars

    There’s evidence of a lake beneath the surface of Mars

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    They do not know whether it's an underground pool or just a layer of sludge. "If life ever arose on Mars, I would say that what has been discovered today, that subsurface lake, is probably one of the best spots where we could find life", Chevrier said.
  • MARTIAN SECRET: Discovery is beyond wildest imagination

    MARTIAN SECRET: Discovery is beyond wildest imagination

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    Evidence of past bodies of water and periodic flowing water have been discovered, but this is the first time a present body of water has been found on Mars. "This is a stunning result that suggests water on Mars is not a temporary trickle like previous discoveries but a persistent body of water that provides the conditions for life for extended periods of time", said Alan Duffy, an associate professor at Swinburne University in Australia, who was not involved in the study.
  • Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon

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    The total eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. Reuters charted the eclipse from across the world, capturing a shimmering orange and red moon above Cairo, the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens, the Bavarian village of Raisting in Germany, Rio beach in Brazil and Johannesburg.
  • Blood Moon on July 27: longest total lunar eclipse of the century

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

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    We will note , what exactly thanks to breaking during a full lunar Eclipse , the moon turns red. Earth's atmosphere bends and focuses the sun's light into a glowing, cone-shaped shadow - the umbra. "The total Eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 43 minutes, making it the longest total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st century ". Schulze-Makuch notes that finding if life on the Moon arose on the Moon itself or was transported from somewhere else "can only be addressed by an aggressive ...
  • GET READY: Dundee to experience longest lunar eclipse of the century

    GET READY: Dundee to experience longest lunar eclipse of the century

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    This apogee full moon, or micro-moon, is smaller and slower-moving, and, therefore, takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than a full moon that is closer and moving more rapidly in orbit. While it won't be the century's longest , that "blood moon" is expected to last a respectable 1 hour and 2 minutes! Because of the way the light moves through and bends around our atmosphere and planetary exterior, the light that hits the moon is red.
  • Tomorrow's Lunar Eclipse Will Make History. Here's What Makes It So Special

    Tomorrow's Lunar Eclipse Will Make History. Here's What Makes It So Special

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    The July 27/28, 2018 total lunar eclipse is the 17th total lunar eclipse since 2001, the beginning of this century, which will see 85 total lunar eclipses. The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - lasted from 1930 to 2113 GMT. The lunar eclipse will coincide with the closest approach of Mars to Earth, PTI reported.
  • 'A feast for the eyes' as the world awaits longest lunar eclipse

    'A feast for the eyes' as the world awaits longest lunar eclipse

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    If you are one of those who is excited to see the "blood moon" or what is better known as " total lunar eclipse ", this is your chance. You'll need a clear view of the horizon towards the south east to get the best possible view. Before we had explanations before what causes the moon to appear red, ancient cultures often feared the worst. Here are some of the most googled questions about the lunar eclipse answered.
  • Total lunar eclipse around the world

    Total lunar eclipse around the world

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    Brits will be able to view the moon for around 103 minutes as the moon moves through the Earth's shadow. Although the lunar eclipse is expected to last 103 minutes, observers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will not be able to catch the start as the moon will still be below the horizon.
  • Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist

    Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist

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    As a result of this, the moon's colour as seen from the Earth turns dark (or blood) red, hence why it is often referred to as a " blood moon eclipse ". Partly cloudy skies on Friday night should still give us a chance to at least view the full Moon and Mars in close proximity, so it will still be worth a look.
  • Watch SpaceX, Arianespace Launch Wednesday in Early-Morning Doubleheader

    Watch SpaceX, Arianespace Launch Wednesday in Early-Morning Doubleheader

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    Steven . The launch occured at 4:39 a.m. (PDT) from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket prior to launching 10 Iridium Next satellites. The new system will feature 81 satellites with 66 in the operational constellation. An additional launch of 10 satellites remains until the Iridium Next network is completed, ushering in a new era of capabilities for the company, like the Iridium Certus broadband service and Aireon ...
  • 'Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Tomorrow From 6:44pm to 9:21pm'

    'Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Tomorrow From 6:44pm to 9:21pm'

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    Unlike solar eclipses , which last a few minutes, lunar eclipses last three hours or longer. However, the partial eclipse will be visible for nearly four hours. But let me explain what happens. Ancient Mesopotamians believed that a lunar eclipse was an attack on their king. 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 ...
  • Where can you see Friday's 'blood moon'?

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    On July 27 at around 10pm, the red planet Mars will be directly opposite to the Sun and at the same time being at closest distance from the Earth at about 56 million kilometres. Professor Tim O'Brien of the University of Manchester explained the best way to view the rare "blood moon". According to AccuWeather , the entirety of the total lunar eclipse will be visible across most of Africa and central Asia.
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    The moon will begin to appear reddish around 18:24 GMT as it moves into the main part of the Earth's shadow . As you would expect, the shadow of the Earth looks like a disk. In less than six months, another total lunar eclipse will take place directly over the Western Hemisphere. "If you want a close-up view of the moon as it turns red, a pair of binoculars is helpful", Royal Astronomical Society said.
  • See the dark side of the moon

    See the dark side of the moon

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    The reason behind the moon's scarlet colour is a phenomenon named "rayleigh scattering" which sees the sun's rays refracted through the earth's atmosphere producing a red moon. When the Earth passes in front of the moon, it rapidly causes its surface temperature to drop - causing lunar rocks to suddenly freeze and crack, releasing gas.
  • Mars Express Detects Liquid Water Under Mars' South Pole

    Mars Express Detects Liquid Water Under Mars' South Pole

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    Now, scientists have found evidence of a lake of liquid water under the planet's south polar ice cap. The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter , shown in this artist's conception, has been circling Mars since 2003. The lake could be a possible habitat for life, the report said . From May 2012 to December 2015, the spacecraft made 29 passes over this one region on Mars , allowing the research team to scan the area with MARSIS, and then combine those scans into a profile ...
  • Longest-ever lunar eclipse in the 21st century - explainer

    Longest-ever lunar eclipse in the 21st century - explainer

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    It will not be visible in North America and much of the Pacific Ocean because there it will be morning or afternoon. Unfortunately the event will be occurring during our daytime. Hence a black shadow will be seen taking a bite out of the moon. Other incidences of central lunar eclipses will occur in April 2099, June 2094, September 2090, May 2087 and January 2084.
  • Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Long-lost Sibling

    Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Long-lost Sibling

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    And earlier this year, a study suggested that the Andromeda galaxy's disk - comprised of stars, gas and dust - had thickened and the galaxy experienced a surge of star formation two billion years ago. Also, Bell, a fellow researcher and professor of astronomy at the University of MI, argues that it was "shocking" to discover that the Milky Way had an older "lost twin" that the science has never been aware of.
  • Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Accident Found In Cali Wine

    Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Accident Found In Cali Wine

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    Recall that the accident Fukushima occurred on March 11, 2011 natural disaster and tsunami. In 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan was subjected to a major meltdown, that led to a release of nuclear radiation into the surrounding areas and also the ocean.
  • Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27

    Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27

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    The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million km) apart next Tuesday. Mars and Earth are the closest planets to each other. The next Mars close approach is October 6, 2020, NASA says. "It's magnificent. It's as bright as an airplane landing light", Augensen said. "Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish, orange-ish-red color, you really can't miss it in the sky".
  • Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates

    Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates

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    The Burke group has estimated that the increase in mean monthly air temperature by one degree Celsius ceteris paribus leads to an increase in the monthly number of suicides 0.68 percent in the United States and 2.1 percent in Mexico. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported about 45,000 suicides in the U.S.in 2016, a statistic that has been trending upward since 2000.
  • Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Happens in July

    Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Happens in July

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    The colour of the moon during totality will depend on the amount of dust in our atmosphere. "In Moscow on 27 July and in most areas of our country can be observed the coincidence of two rare astronomical events - a total Eclipse of the moon, the longest in the twenty-first century, and the great opposition of Mars".
  • AccuWeather Alert: Heavy rain on the way for Wednesday

    AccuWeather Alert: Heavy rain on the way for Wednesday

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    More heavy downpours are a possibility, so it's possible some smaller concerns for flooding return early next week. Some areas could see 3 to 6 inches of rain by mid week. Wind will continue to crank up from the southeast at 15-20 miles per hour by the afternoon gusting higher than that at points. Tuesday and Wednesday will be cool for late July, with highs in the low to mid 80s.
  • Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars

    Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars

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    The newfound lake stretches some 12 miles from end-to-end, and was discovered using a radar instrument called MARSIS on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft , which first reached Mars almost 15 years ago. So the researchers did a rough calibration by registering the signal that bounced back when the radar hit the atmosphere/dusty ice boundary at the Martian surface, since the composition of these materials is pretty well understood.
  • Trump seeking to limit California's power to regulate emissions

    Trump seeking to limit California's power to regulate emissions

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    According to sources familiar with the administration's plans, the new rules, which could be released as early as this week, would halt plans to raise fuel economy requirements in new cars, trucks and buses. "It's an open question whether that provision (in the Clean Air Act) was meant to only deal with local pollution involving extraordinary conditions", said Sivas, who was an attorney for Earth Justice, an environmental law firm.
  • Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

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    For decades now, we've been searching for water on Mars. Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars. There had been some signs of liquid water now on Mars, including disputed evidence of water activity on Martian slopes, but not stable bodies of water.