Annual snow moon will be a supermoon timed for a snowstorm

Tuesday night's spectacular lunar display will the first time in 19 years a supermoon has occurred in February. A Met Office spokesperson said: 'The best chance to see the supermoon will be in places like London, Kent and Essex. We are a voice to... More..

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Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year
by | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year

And while you will have to settle for normal-sized full moons for the rest of the year, there are still a few more moon-related astronomical events to look out for this year . 2019 is predicted to see 3 cons...More..

Trudeau to face more questions on SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging his government
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

Trudeau to face more questions on SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging his government

I heard Jody Wilson-Raybould deliver an enlightening keynote speech at the Natural Resources Forum in Prince George a few years ago when she was Regional Chief of the B.C. In January, Wilson-Raybould accepted t...More..

NASA unveils roadmap for putting astronauts on Moon in 2028
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

NASA unveils roadmap for putting astronauts on Moon in 2028

NASA tried tirelessly to revive the rover. The rover, which (or who, depending on how much you care to personify the robot) was sent to the fourth planet of our solar system on July 7, 2003. Because Boeing is ...More..

Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

The Old Farmer's Almanac notes that the Wishram people of the Pacific Northwest referred to the Snow Moon as "Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon", and that the Cherokee people of the Southeast referred ...More..

Students go on strike from school in climate change protest
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

Students go on strike from school in climate change protest

Orla de Wardener, 10, said she had been inspired by the example of Greta Thunberg , a 16-year-old student whose regular Friday protests outside Sweden's parliament have led to a spreading global school strik...More..

Look at What was Hiding Behind Greenland Ice all of this time
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Look at What was Hiding Behind Greenland Ice all of this time

In November of 2018, NASA announced the discovery of an impact crater under the Hiawatha glacier . This is only the second impact crater discovered under ice, but it will be the 22nd largest in the world if ...More..

Pentagon to evaluate certification of SpaceX launch vehicles
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pentagon to evaluate certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

The Pentagon is planning to initiate an investigation into the certification provided for Elon Musk's SpaceX launch to see if the US Air Force complied with the correct guidelines when awarding the certif...More..

NASA to speak today on the fate of Mars Opportunity Rover
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NASA to speak today on the fate of Mars Opportunity Rover

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said: "For more than a decade, Opportunity has been an icon in the field of planetary exploration, teaching us about Mars' a...More..

A Thriller Investor Might Save the Bankrupt Mars One Mission
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Thriller Investor Might Save the Bankrupt Mars One Mission

The Mars One project consisted of the non-profit Mars One Foundation and the Mars One Ventures business. It's fair to say the years haven't been easy going on Mars One's operations. Meanwhile, the non-pro...More..

NASA Plans To Return To The Moon To Stay There
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

NASA Plans To Return To The Moon To Stay There

Next week partners from private industry are being invited to NASA's headquarters to discuss lunar landers. "For the moon, we'd like to return humans in the late 2020s", Clarke said. Bridenstine says the re...More..

NASA's faraway space snowman has flat, not round, behind
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

NASA's faraway space snowman has flat, not round, behind

The "old view" in this illustration is based on images taken within a day of New Horizons' closest approach to the Kuiper Belt object on January 1, 2019, suggesting that both of " Ultima " (the larger section...More..

Pete Buttigieg endorses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-style Green New Deal
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

Pete Buttigieg endorses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-style Green New Deal

The environmental and economic proposal from congressional Democrats is being welcomed by GOPers who say the ambitious plan is so vague, yet so extreme, that it will backfire on Dems. Ed Markey (D-Massachuset...More..

Confirming Long-Term Trend, 2018 Was Fourth Warmest Year on Record
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

Confirming Long-Term Trend, 2018 Was Fourth Warmest Year on Record

Global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( GISS ) in NY. That w...More..

Nasa spots mysterious storm clouds gathering over Uranus and Neptune
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Nasa spots mysterious storm clouds gathering over Uranus and Neptune

Recently, the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program has released new images that highlight an evolving atmospheric event on both ice giants, namely an extended white cap over Uranus' north pole a...More..

Tokyo strikes gold with e-waste in Olympics
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Tokyo strikes gold with e-waste in Olympics

In April 2017, the organising committee launched an initiative to recoup unwanted electronic devices with companies across Japan, as well as athletes and the general public, lending their support to the drive. ...More..

Trudeau denies his office 'directed' Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Trudeau denies his office 'directed' Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin

They argue the discussions were all perfectly within the law and, indeed, the government would have been remiss not to deliberate over the fate of the Quebec engineering and construction giant given that a pros...More..

by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

Was Earth's Fourth-Hottest Year On Record, Scientists Say

The 2018 temperatures rank just behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015, and 2014 was the fifth warmest. "The five warmest years have, in fact, been the last five years" said Gavin A. The human toll also was hig...More..

Commercial crew test flight schedule slips again
by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

Commercial crew test flight schedule slips again

Boeing's crewed launch is scheduled for August. NASA said that work toward the commercial crew test launches continued during the month of January and was not affected by the record-setting shutdown of the f...More..

European Mars Rover Named for Crystal Scientist Rosalind Franklin
by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

European Mars Rover Named for Crystal Scientist Rosalind Franklin

While she was a biophysicist at King's College London, she captured " Photo 51 "- an X-ray image of a strand of DNA extracted from human calf tissue. "This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to exp...More..

NASAs first mini-spacecraft in deep space go silent
by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

NASAs first mini-spacecraft in deep space go silent

The two probes were launched along with the InSight Mars lander and helped NASA watch its descent to the Red Planet. "Future CubeSats might go even farther", Andy Klesh, the mission's chief engineer sa...More..

2018 temps were Earth's fourth-hottest ever
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

2018 temps were Earth's fourth-hottest ever

Much of Europe had its warmest years on record. This story is developing . The decade that began in 2014 will be the hottest run of years since records began in the early 19th century, as in the next fiv...More..

Stunning Image Of Moon's Rear Side Captured By Chinese Satellite
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Stunning Image Of Moon's Rear Side Captured By Chinese Satellite

The image was snapped by a camera aboard the Chinese DSLWP-B/Longjiang-2 satellite. It was launched in May previous year, along with a companion satellite (DSLWP-A) and Queqiiao satellite to observe the far sid...More..

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal blueprint is released: What to know
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal blueprint is released: What to know

So far the Green New Deal has drawn the support of more than 40 progressive lawmakers as well as Democratic 2020 presidential candidates, but has yet to elicit full-throat support from Democratic moderates incl...More..

Nissan cancels plans to build the new X-Trail auto in UK
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Nissan cancels plans to build the new X-Trail auto in UK

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was prepared to offer Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan £80m of support to build its new X-Trail model at the firm's Sunderland plant, it has been rev...More..

Climate change will melt one third of ice in the Himalayas
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Climate change will melt one third of ice in the Himalayas

The new report notes that a 1.5 deg C increase in global temperatures would mean a rise of at least 2.1 deg C in the Himalayas region. The range's peaks supply water to some of the world's largest river syste...More..

Astronomers Reveal a Warped and Twisted Milky Way
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Astronomers Reveal a Warped and Twisted Milky Way

An global team of astronomers have discovered that the Milky Way's disc of stars becomes increasingly "warped" and twisted the further away the stars are from the galaxy's center. We know the Milky Way is a spi...More..

Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611)
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611)

While the geographic north pole is fixed, the magnetic north pole - the north that your compass points toward - is not. The US and United Kingdom tend to update the location of the North Magnetic Pole every...More..

President Trump Announces a New Interior Secretary
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

President Trump Announces a New Interior Secretary

If confirmed by the Senate, Bernhardt will be in charge of an agency with an $11 billion budget and 70,000 employees. In a statement , Bernhardt called it a "humbling privilege to be nominated to lead a depa...More..

by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

A more serious possible outcome of the "tug of war" between magnetic field patches in northern Canada and Siberia, which some scientists say is causing the accelerated movement of the magnetic north pole, is ...More..