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Research 'Blood moon' on its way - with God of War in tow
Author: 0 'Blood moon' on its way - with God of War in tow

A lunar eclipse is when the earth gets between the sun and the full moon. At the same time, the new research shows that "the early Moon may have been protected by a magnetic field ", which would have shielded any potential life forms from the radiation of the solar wind - the outflow of charged particles coming from the sun and traveling across the entire solar system, reports the Inquisitr .

Author: 0 Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

For about half the world, the " blood moon " will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow from 1:14 p.m.to 7:28 p.m. ET. Some light, though, will still reach it because it is bent by the earth's atmosphere. And unlike solar eclipses , especially the total solar eclipse in August 2017, the lunar eclipse is safe to view with the naked eye or binoculars.

Research Mars set to make closest approach to Earth in 15 years
Author: 0 Mars set to make closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Just look out for the big red dot. Back in 2003, Mars had come close to our planet and that was an event in which the Red Planet was that close after 60,000 years. Only Venus will appear brighter. In 1877, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli claimed to have seen canals on Mars, suggesting there could be possible civilization, or Martians, on the red planet.

Research Follow the SpaceX rocket launch
Author: 0 Follow the SpaceX rocket launch

Once deployed, there will be a total of 65 Iridium NEXT satellites in space. SpaceX will launch this seventh set of new satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket to low Earth orbit. The payload and the rocket have been transported to the launch pad, and the rocket is vertical for launch. As usual, SpaceX safely landed the rocket's reusable first stage.

Research Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow
Author: 0 Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

Hailed as the longest lunar eclipse in hundred years, it comes at a time when the moon is at its farthest point from the earth (apogee), causing it to go slower and the eclipse to last longer. According to the scientists, the maximum time that a lunar eclipse can occur is one hour 47 minutes, and this is quite close to that. Mars will not look so different to the naked eye but it is in fact a mere 57.6 million away tomorrow night, making it the flawless time for people to glimpse ...

Research Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet
Author: 0 Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

They published their results today in Science . In Lake Vostok's case, the frigid water serves as a refuge for species that probably got their start millions of years ago. Still, the water that once flowed across the land had to go somewhere. Water on Mars is exciting but laws of planetary protection state that we can not send any craft from Earth near a potential site of life for fear of contamination.

Author: 0 'Blood moon' to appear for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday

The longest total lunar eclipse of this century occurs Friday. Amateur astronomers in the southern hemisphere will be best-placed to enjoy the spectacle, especially those in southern Africa, Australia, India and Madagascar, though it will also be partly visible in Europe and South America.

Author: 0 See the dark side of the moon

The eclipse is visible from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, most of Asia and South America and in the United Kingdom from around 21:00 to 22:15 BST. On Friday, skywatchers around the world will be rewarded with the longest total lunar eclipse of the century - except those in North America. "The moon will still be in a weak part of the Earth's shadow for another hour or so, but will not be as easily noticeable".

Research US won't see upcoming lunar eclipse
Author: 0 US won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

Dr Gregory Brown, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "We miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts". That means it will be shining extra-bright in the night's sky. EarthSky.org has a map showing more exact times. If you live in North America, you will not be able to see the marathon celestial event in person - unless you live in the far eastern part of Newfoundland.

Research Water 'lake' found on Mars
Author: 0 Water 'lake' found on Mars

Boffins have discovered the first-ever liquid water lake on Mars and is thought to be the largest body of liquid water ever found on the Red Planet . Geophysicist Cassie Stuurman, who was not involved in this particular discovery, but who did discover a Lake Superior-sized glacier under Mars' surface , explained that the way ground penetrating radar works is by sending out radio waves, and then measuring the return waves that are reflected off the surface , and off boundaries between ...

Research There might once have been life on the moon, study finds
Author: 0 There might once have been life on the moon, study finds

But from 10.15pm until 11.20pm, the sun will have descended a bit and the moon will have risen further creating a better image for viewers of the eclipse. Penumbral eclipse, or that moment when the Earth's shadow begin to touch the moon's face, will start at 1:14 a.m., but partial eclipse starts at around 2:24 a.m.

Research Miles of Water Found on Mars. Could It Support Life?
Author: 0 Miles of Water Found on Mars. Could It Support Life?

Using ice-penetrating radar from orbit, researchers from the Italian Space Agency reportedly found a lake deep beneath the Red Planet's polar ice caps. Almost 4.5 billion years ago, Mars had six and a half times as much water as it does now and a thicker atmosphere. On Mars, "polar materials" actually extend hundreds of kilometres toward the equator along the 150° east longitude, says NASA .

Author: 0 Welcome to Mars-now with a liquid lake!

It stretches for the length of Lake Windermere a mile beneath the planet's frozen and dusty surface. Prof Orosei said: "It's a very promising place to look for life on Mars". The discovery was made using Marsis, a radar instrument on board the Mars Express orbiter . Further evaluation of the bright feature indicated an interface between the ice and a stable body of liquid water .

Author: 0 SpaceX Launches Communications Satellite on 2nd-Ever Flight

The company fired the nine Merlin engines on the rocket's first stage at full power, clearing the booster for launch. What's important about the newly configured Block 5 version is that it designed for multiple re-uses, probably up to around 10 launches per rocket, and without major refurbishment.

Research SpaceX launches record-setting satellite with block 5 Falcon 9 rocket
Author: 0 SpaceX launches record-setting satellite with block 5 Falcon 9 rocket

The 19V, which has a 15-year design life, combines broad regional beams and high-throughput spot beams in Ku-band with additional HTS spot beams in Ka-band. This launch was one of the two launches that the company had planned for the Ottawa-based Telesat . Back in November 2015, the Canadian communications satellite company signed a contract with SSL for the construction of the satellite, which is based on the SSL-1300 bus.

Research Spiky-headed dinosaur unveiled at Utah museum
Author: 0 Spiky-headed dinosaur unveiled at Utah museum

It took nearly four years to prepare and analyse the medium-sized dinosaur's skeleton, which is 13-16ft long (4-5m) and about 42 inches (1.5m) tall at the hip, and one of the most complete ever discovered in this region of the US. The arrangement of the dinosaur's bony armor - which features small cones and pyramids - was the key giveaway that it is more closely related to Asian species (such as Saichania and Tarchia ) than to other North American species of its time (including ...

Research Neil Armstrong's personal collection of moon landing artefacts up for sale
Author: 0 Neil Armstrong's personal collection of moon landing artefacts up for sale

Petro said the original six sites visited between 1969 and 1972, during Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 are not an option as they are considered to be of cultural importance and NASA hopes to preserve them. There are also some personal items. Neil Armstrong's private collection of space memorabilia, including items he flew to the moon on the Apollo 11, will be available for purchase in a series of auctions come November.

Research Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber
Author: 0 Fossilised snake embryo found in 105 million-year-old amber

The snake's body can be seen inside the chunk of amber, made up of 97 vertebrae plus attached ribs. Scientists are not sure where snakes originated from and how they spread throughout the world. In 2016, he was contacted by a dealer offering what was believed to be the skin of a crocodile. The second specimen came to his attention in the summer of that year, and was initially thought to be a centipede or millipede.

Research Blue Origin Conducts its Escape Motor Test
Author: 0 Blue Origin Conducts its Escape Motor Test

Both the booster and capsule that sits atop the rocket successfully returned to Earth. Today's test was meant to assess the crew capsule's emergency abort procedures at high altitude and saw both rocket and spacecraft touch down without any incident, after the two separated about two minutes and 40 seconds after the rocket launch.

Research Galileo Would Be Stunned: Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons
Author: 0 Galileo Would Be Stunned: Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons

Jupiter has dozens and dozens of moons in its orbit, but another 12 has just been discovered - including an " oddball " with a precarious orbit. Valetudo is also one of Jupiter's smallest moon, at less than a kilometre in diameter. Astronomers suspect that the retrograde moons may be the remains of larger moons that were destroyed in head-on collisions with prograde objects.

Author: 0 Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

The high-altitude escape motor test is created to simulate what would happen if there was a problem with the launch vehicle during ascent. After launch, the reusable New Shepard booster will climb to an altitude of 62 miles (100 kilometers), the internationally-approved boundary of space, and then proceed to land nearby.

Research Astronomers Serendipitously Discover 12 Moons Around Jupiter
Author: 0 Astronomers Serendipitously Discover 12 Moons Around Jupiter

Over the weeks following full opposition, Jupiter will reach its highest point in the sky four minutes earlier each night, appearing as a bright, star-like object. The tiny moon is likely to be named Valetudo after the Roman god Jupiter's great-granddaughter, the goddess of health and hygiene. " Head-on collisions would quickly break apart and grind the objects down to dust ."Some of Jupiter's moons and moon groupings, including the " oddball ", could have formed from collisions like this, ...

Research Scientists Track 'Ghost Particle' to Source for First Time
Author: 0 Scientists Track 'Ghost Particle' to Source for First Time

The team published their results in two papers this week (July 13) in the journal Science . However, neutrinos emanating from these locations differed sufficiently from " ghost particles " for them to be acknowledged as a discrete, much more mysterious form of cosmic ray .

Research Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore
Author: 0 Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Hurricane Chris is unlikely to strike land, though NHC forecasters say it will become a "powerful extratropical cyclone" on its way to Newfoundland, bringing risky conditions all the same. She told Daily Star Online: "Former Atlantic hurricanes can have a huge impact on the UK's weather, but it can be both positive and negative". When the storm reaches Newfoundland, it will bring heavy rains totaling one to three inches with isolated maximum amounts of six inches, posing the risk of flash ...

Research Starbucks: Goodbye plastic straws
Author: 0 Starbucks: Goodbye plastic straws

Well, that would be by way of a new so-called " strawless lid ", which will become standard for all iced coffee, tea, and espresso beverages, according to a news release . "With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we can not afford to let industry sit on the sidelines, and we are grateful for Starbucks leadership in this space".

Research Doug Jones among Democrats facing pressure from Supreme Court ad campaigns
Author: 0 Doug Jones among Democrats facing pressure from Supreme Court ad campaigns

President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next justice to join the Supreme Court of the United States. " Kavanaugh has used the bench to undermine access to abortion for women", the Women's March tweeted . The newly-nominated justice on Tuesday went to the US Capitol to begin meeting with senators ahead of any confirmation hearings to explain his positions.

Research Woman bitten by shark while posing for Instagram photo
Author: 0 Woman bitten by shark while posing for Instagram photo

Katarina Zarutskie has permanent scarring from the shark attack. Zarutskie hopes her modeling career will continue and she has not ruled out posing with sharks again. "I was pulled underwater for a few seconds and then ripped by wrist out of the shark's mouth as fast as I could". "At that point your body has so much adrenaline going and you just have to get out of the situation, but I stayed extremely calm", she says.

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