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Scientists find signs of water buried deep in Mars

The lake is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 miles. "We have long since known that the surface of Mars is inhospitable to life as we know it, so the search for life on Mars is now in the subsurface", Manish Patel from the Open University said. [Full Article...]

Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars Liquid water is an essential requirement for life as we understand it. The study area is highlighted using a THEMIS IR image mosaic. The reflection from a boundary involving liquid water is particularly strong. The rightmost white line is the surface radar echo, while the light blue spots along the basal radar echo highlight areas of very high reflectivity, interpreted as being caused by ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches record-setting satellite with block 5 Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launches record-setting satellite with block 5 Falcon 9 rocket While this is the first time this Falcon 9 asset hit the skies, SpaceX has recycled reusable rocket boosters on more than 20 occasions, with the team hoping recovered assets can each be used between 10 and 100 times. Less than 9 minutes after launch, the rocket's first stage came back down to Earth, acing a landing aboard the SpaceX drone ship " Of Course I Still Love You " a few hundred mil... [Full Article...]

The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun!

The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun! Theoretically, the longest a lunar eclipse could last would be one hour and 47 minutes - that means this eclipse will be just five minutes shy of the maximum. The best viewing spots on Friday will be near the Middle East , Southeastern Africa, Asia, and India. Tune in from 3:30-5:13p.m.to see the full eclipse. [Full Article...]

Century's longest total lunar eclipse to grace night sky on July 27

Century's longest total lunar eclipse to grace night sky on July 27 The Moon will pass through the Earth's shadow and thanks to some quirky physics, will colour the moon red for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA . Even if you're in North America, you can still watch the July 27 eclipse online through the Virtual Telescope Project's website , which will start livestreaming the eclipse at 2:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening this week

When this happens, Earth blocks the sunlight that normally reaches the moon. The eclipse will end at 11.14, making it the longest eclipse of the moon this century. and 10:30 p.m. local time, respectively. This eclipse is represented as phase one of the partial eclipse, since a second partial eclipse will be witnessed after the total lunar eclipse ends. [Full Article...]

1 dead, 13 injured in Toronto mass shooting; suspected shooter also dead

1 dead, 13 injured in Toronto mass shooting; suspected shooter also dead CBC News reporter Meagan Fitzpatrick told The Current that witnesses reported seeing the gunman - dressed in black - zig-zag across the busy east-end strip, firing at restaurants filled with dining families. and 3 a.m. for the remainder of the summer. Tory said the night reflected the city's ongoing "gun problem" and said firearms were "too readily available to too many people". [Full Article...]

Britain has a summer job for you: Count the butterflies

Britain has a summer job for you: Count the butterflies Despite the largest number of people taking part in the survey past year the average number of butterflies seen per 15 minute count was the lowest recorded since the survey started. Sir David has also stressed the importance of the country's bee decline, and has urged anyone who finds a struggling insect give them sugar water to revive them back to health. [Full Article...]

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

For the duration of the total lunar eclipse , the Moon will be completely engulfed by the Earth's shadow. In the US, the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. "Total lunar eclipses are much rarer from one particular location". The total duration of the various stages of eclipse will be 6 hours, 14 minutes in the Kingdom. [Full Article...]

New spiky-skulled dinosaur lived on a lost continent

New spiky-skulled dinosaur lived on a lost continent A previously unknown species of dinosaur-Armadillo that lived 76 million years ago, found in Utah. The discovery was made at the upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Kane County, Utah, in 2004. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Telstar 19 Vantage for Telesat

SpaceX launches Telstar 19 Vantage for Telesat But as dramatic as the booster recoveries are, the primary goal of Sunday's flight was to place Ottawa-based Telesat's Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite into a highly elliptical orbit with a presumed high point of more than 20,000 miles and a low point of less than 200 miles. [Full Article...]

Cities suing Big Oil over climate change stumble over federal law

Cities suing Big Oil over climate change stumble over federal law Both judges lamented the climate change crisis and acknowledged the science linking it to fossil fuel emissions. "Nuisance suits in various United States judicial districts regarding conduct worldwide are far less likely to solve the problem and, indeed, could interfere with reaching a worldwide consensus". [Full Article...]

Neil Armstrong Flag Required To Moon To Be Auctioned

Neil Armstrong Flag Required To Moon To Be Auctioned Other items that went to the moon with Armstrong include a USA flag, the largest size typically flown during Apollo missions; a United Nations flag; various state flags; and some Robbins Medallions. Armstrong's famous first step will come later tonight, during a moonwalk that NASA will air beginning at 10:38 p.m. and culminating in Armstrong and Aldrin planting the USA flag deep in the moon... [Full Article...]

United States proposes roll back of endangered species protections

United States proposes roll back of endangered species protections Meanwhile, another suggested change would remove a clause that automatically conveys the same protections to threatened species as endangered species. "ESA implementation was not consistent and often times very confusing to navigate", Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Greg Sheehan said in a statement, explaining the changes. [Full Article...]

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface The rocks at these deep levels are called cratonic roots - "the oldest and most immovable sections of rock that lie beneath the center of most continental tectonic plates", according to MIT News . So using 3D modeling to create virtual rocks, scientists set out to figure out what substances could compose the roots of cratons, allowing sound to pass through that that speed. [Full Article...]

Oldest Fossil of a Baby Snake Discovered Trapped in Amber Tomb

Oldest Fossil of a Baby Snake Discovered Trapped in Amber Tomb According to Newsweek , the snake fossil and the bug remains found alongside it were extensively studied through multiple analysis methods, including CT scans, X-rays, microscopes and even particle accelerator technology. What they found helped "refine our understanding of early snake evolution, as 100-million-year-old snakes are known from only 20 or so relatively complete fossil snake species... [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches rocket farther than ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches rocket farther than ever Blue Origin will once again be putting a mannequin onboard the New Shepard capsule today to measure the various forces it feels as it rides the powerful rocket skyward. On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin says it will push the New Shepard rocket to its limits with a high-altitude escape motor test. Perched on top of the vehicle is a capsule for crew members, which the rocket carries skywar... [Full Article...]

Astronomers Spot 12 New Moons Around Jupiter - And One Is Particularly Weird

Astronomers Spot 12 New Moons Around Jupiter - And One Is Particularly Weird Nine of the new moons are clustered in the outer swarm of Jupiter's moons and have roughly 2-year-long retrograde orbits , meaning they're going the opposite direction of the planet's rotation. But the moon Sheppard and his colleagues call " oddball " is different - instead of orbiting with the other prograde moons, its orbit takes it out as far as the retrograde moons. [Full Article...]

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior, claims study

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior, claims study Scientists have discovered over a quadrillion tons of diamonds hidden deep inside the Earth. " Diamond in many ways is special ", Dr. Ulrich Faul , a research scientist at MIT, said. The scientists became aware of this enormous diamond in the centre of the Earth due to a natural phenomenon such as tsunamis and earthquakes. Cratons are ancient, unmoving sections in the center of tectonic p... [Full Article...]

Blue Origin tests new motor during blastoff from Texas facility

Blue Origin tests new motor during blastoff from Texas facility It was the eighth time the company successfully tested the system for future passenger flights. Despite the fact that this is a test, there are payloads aboard New Shepard . Both the booster and the capsule survived the test, returning to Earth with a soft landing. Those payloads some that flew previously, like the Schmitt Space Communicator developed by Solstar, a New Mexico company seekin... [Full Article...]


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