NASA announces astronauts for first Commercial Crew missions

Crew members have worked years with companies to get here and they said they can not wait for the flights to begin next year. NASA announced on Friday the astronauts who will crew the Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft, the first time Americans wil... More..

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U.S. eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

U.S. eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

Administration officials said the Obama rules added US$2,340 to the cost of owning a new auto and that more Americans have been priced out of the market for new vehicles. Gina McCarthy, thes EPA administrat...More..

'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study

At 3:50 a.m. EDT (0750 GMT), Mars reached the closest point to Earth in its orbit. Nearly the entire surface of Mars, which will see the earthlings will be lit by the Sun, since the planet will reflect the sun'...More..

Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

SpaceX and Boeing's new spacecraft are shaping up to be two solutions to that problem. Boeing and SpaceX volunteered to perform these tests to demonstrate their systems are safe for crew. SpaceX and Boei...More..

by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

How To Get Free Condoms For Earth Overshoot Day

On this year's " Earth Overshoot Day " which was yesterday, it was announced that people have used up a full year's worth of the earth's resources, two days earlier than last year.However, the case is even more...More..

Lunar eclipse: How to watch the blood moon and Mars this Friday
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Lunar eclipse: How to watch the blood moon and Mars this Friday

GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images A full moon rises behind the ancient temple of Poseidon in cape Sounio, about 65 kilometers south of Athens, Friday, July 27, 2018. For those unaware, the eclipse will begin...More..

Clouds hinder Delhi’s view as skygrazers revel in ‘Blood Moon’
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Clouds hinder Delhi’s view as skygrazers revel in ‘Blood Moon’

Astrologers in space flight Center NASA has calculated the exact date of the next full lunar Eclipse. Thousands around the world caught a glimpse of this striking moment as it lasted one hour and 43 minutes - m...More..

NASA's New Planet Hunter Begins Its Search for Alien Worlds
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

NASA's New Planet Hunter Begins Its Search for Alien Worlds

The TESS Science Team will begin searching the data for new planets immediately after the first series arrives. "Now we are well aware that the planets in the Universe is more than stars, and I look forward...More..

Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres

The red planet will continue to appear at its brightest until early August, so you could enjoy Mars' close encounter with Earth for days. July has been rather eventful for the skywatchers; first, a partial ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

Scientists had hoped they would be able to change the landscape of Mars by whatever means necessary so it more resembled Earth. Now's the time to catch Mars in the night sky. A massive dust storm presently ...More..

Half whale, half dolphin . . . just call me a wolphin
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Half whale, half dolphin . . . just call me a wolphin

Navy hired marine researchers from the Cascadia Research Collective to study the native animals in these seas. But while the discovery is definitely cool, many news reports have jumped the gun a little bit ...More..

Rudy Giuliani Says Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen's Credibility Is 'Destroyed'
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Rudy Giuliani Says Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen's Credibility Is 'Destroyed'

Giuliani rejected Cohen's recent reported claim that Trump knew in advance of a meeting between top campaign officials and a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election. "If...More..

Longest lunar eclipse of the century
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Longest lunar eclipse of the century

The penumbral eclipse (the lighter, outer part of the Earth's shadow (penumbra) moved across the Moon) began at 1.14am with the maximum eclipse (mid-point of totality) at 4.21am and the penumbral eclipse...More..

This planet will be extra bright tonight
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

This planet will be extra bright tonight

An interface between ice and water, or alternatively between ice and water -saturated sediments, produces bright radar reflections. To understand the significance of this discovery, it is necessary to remembe...More..

A Blood Moon Is Rising This Weekend - Here's How to See It
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

A Blood Moon Is Rising This Weekend - Here's How to See It

As well as being abnormally long , this eclipse , like most lunar eclipses , will appear a deep red with the sun's rays entering through the earth's atmosphere to project a blood-like glow onto the moon. The...More..

Blood Moon dazzles Earth in longest lunar eclipse of century
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blood Moon dazzles Earth in longest lunar eclipse of century

Widespread monsoon rainstorms and thick clouds hid the moon across much of India and its neighbors, which should have had a prime view. Those in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro had more luck, snapping the red moon in...More..

Disney joins SeaWorld and Busch Gardens in ditching plastic straws
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Disney joins SeaWorld and Busch Gardens in ditching plastic straws

If they want our straws, one argued, they can " come and take them ". California may approve a plastic straw ban statewide. Banning straws and other plastics has become more commonplace in many municipaliti...More..

A distant black hole just proved Albert Einstein was right
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

A distant black hole just proved Albert Einstein was right

The legendary scientist theorized that when light moves within a strong gravitational field its wavelength would actually stretch as though it's being stretched by the pull of gravity . By following a distant s...More..

Rare 'Supermoon' Eclipse Glows Blood Red Above the Canary Islands
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Rare 'Supermoon' Eclipse Glows Blood Red Above the Canary Islands

On the same day as the eclipse , the planet Mars will be at its brightest as it travels close to Earth. The total lunar eclipse , or " blood moon " began at 5.32am AEST on Saturday, lasting for one hour a...More..

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

The sun rose in a smoke-filled sky over the scenic valley, which normally bustles with summer tourists but has largely emptied out after authorities reluctantly ordered the closure a day earlier. Tuesday mark...More..

A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

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

Still, the more measurements scientists can collect, the more confident they can be. But he pointed out that similar salty subglacial lakes in Antarctica had been found to support life. Radio waves beamed...More..

Lake Discovered Below Martian Ice
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Lake Discovered Below Martian Ice

But now, after analyzing data collected by the Mars Express orbiter over the past 15 years, scientists have come to the stunning conclusion that there is liquid water underneath the South Pole of the planet. It...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blood Moon Dazzles Star Gazers In Longest Lunar Eclipse Of 21st Century

Lunar eclipses are rare, an area will get 3 in a year at the most and with such a spectacular celestial line up this time , one should definitely find time to observe it. While other colours in the spectrum...More..

Spectators around the world marvel at rare
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Spectators around the world marvel at rare "blood moon" eclipse

The entire phenomenon lasted three hours and 54 minutes, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Skywatchers can witness the eclipse in parts of South America, the Middle East, ea...More..

Scientists find signs of life on the moon
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Scientists find signs of life on the moon

Unlike a solar Eclipse when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun , blocking the sunlight, the moon is not "dark" during the blackout, and instead becomes blood-red. The total eclipse will end by 2.45 ...More..

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

This week's blood moon will also happen on the same night that the Earth is passing between sun and Mars, which places Mars at opposition in the sky. The partial eclipses that lead up to and follow the total ...More..

Your guide to the longest full eclipse of the moon this century
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Your guide to the longest full eclipse of the moon this century

While Mars may not be immediately visible without the right equipment, nonetheless, it would be an exciting opportunity to view the bright red planet right next to the red (eclipsed) Moon on that night. Int...More..

World looks to the skies as 'blood moon' eclipse begins
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

World looks to the skies as 'blood moon' eclipse begins

The longest lunar eclipse of this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Friday . The Moon will be completely covered by the Earth's umbra for 103 minutes, making this...More..

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know

The next total lunar eclipse will happen on January 21, 2019 , and it will last for one hour and two minutes, as per NASA's data. Here in North America, however, we will get a great look at Mars at its...More..

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will occur today
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will occur today

DP Duari, the in-charge of Birla Planetarium said, "This time the moon will be totally eclipsed by the shadow of the earth for one hour and 43 minutes ". Prof O'Brien explained that people in the Unite...More..