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The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)

The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars) Although it won't look almost as large as the blood moon , Mars will be its largest in size if you're looking through a telescope and close to its maximum brightness in our sky. The total phase of eclipse will end at 2.43 am, it will be out of umbral shadow by 03.49 am and completely out of penumbra at 5 am. The eclipse will be visible in its entirety from the Indian Ocean and surro... [Full Article...]

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

The next total lunar eclipse will be on June 26, 2029 which will be for a total of one hour and 42 minutes. We will be able to see the moon as it is going to gradually fade out from one end to the other end throughout the span of more than 1 hour 30 minutes. [Full Article...]

How to see this weekend’s blood moon lunar eclipse

Partial or penumbral eclipse begins at around 11:44 pm IST on Friday and will be visible from all parts of India. "The total Eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 43 minutes, making it the longest total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st century". [Full Article...]

French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse

French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse A " Blood Moon " occurs when the moon lines up with the Earth and sun, with the Earth's atmosphere refracting the light onto the moon causing it to turn red. The celestial effects of the total lunar eclipse will be visible in all Indian cities including Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, and Mumbai among other cities. [Full Article...]

Deep within Mars, Liquid Water Offers Hope for Life

Deep within Mars, Liquid Water Offers Hope for Life Twenty-nine observations were made between 2012 and 2015 in the Planum Australe region at the south pole using the MARSIS radar on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft . "There are all the ingredients for thinking that life can be there", Enrico Flamini, project manager for the MARSIS radar instrument on Mars Express , said today during a Rome news conference to discuss the results. [Full Article...]

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

Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow The total lunar eclipse will be the longest one so far this century, with the next eclipse of a similar length only due in 2123. Most of Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, most of China, western Africa and most of Europe will see the total phase of the eclipse. [Full Article...]

The Galactic Sibling of Milky Way is No Longer Lost

The Galactic Sibling of Milky Way is No Longer Lost Because of a voracious appetite, a galaxy like Andromeda is expected to have consumed hundreds of smaller galaxies and the nearly invisible large halo of stars surrounding it contains the remnants of those cannibalized galaxies. Their findings were published in Nature Astronomy . Even though Andromeda consumed and shredded Milky Way's massive galactic sibling, it was discovered by scientist... [Full Article...]

California Wine Could Contain Radioactive Particles From 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

California Wine Could Contain Radioactive Particles From 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Some California wines are being affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan. This tsunami caused a cooling system failure at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a nuclear meltdown and leak of radioactive waste that crossed the Pacific Ocean to the US west coast, according to Live Science . [Full Article...]

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month For Powell River residents seeking to view the planet from the comfort of their own homes, there is no need to go to a particularly dark place or use a telescope to see it. The distance between Mars and Earth ranges between 100 million km and 56 million km. Mars will be easily visible with the naked eye - weather permitting. [Full Article...]

Century's longest lunar eclipse to be visible in Taiwan

Century's longest lunar eclipse to be visible in Taiwan Skywatchers will enjoy a double treat Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, thanks to the full "Strawberry" Moon and our closest view of Saturn this year. This was visible mostly in the United States and Canada, and only involved a full moon, which was the first of 2018. As we saw from the above, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon is blo... [Full Article...]

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland Heavy downpours combined with a saturated ground will give us the potential for localized flooding. Rain will come off and on in waves through the day so we will have some periods of dry weather and a chance of some sunshine peaking through and periods of heavy downpours. [Full Article...]

Recycled Packaging Sent Overseas 'Could End Up In Landfill', Warns Watchdog

Recycled Packaging Sent Overseas 'Could End Up In Landfill', Warns Watchdog We don't recycle enough waste, and we export too much of it . The PRN system has come under intense scrutiny in recent years with several associations and businesses calling for a shake-up . But it added: 'The system appears to have evolved into a comfortable way for Government to meet targets without facing up to the underlying recycling issues '. [Full Article...]

'Game Changer': Scientists Say Liquid Water Found on Mars

'Game Changer': Scientists Say Liquid Water Found on Mars The data collected on the anomalous area is similar to readings taken on Earth, showing large bodies of water beneath polar deposits in Antarctica. "Nobody dares to propose that there could be any more complex life form", Orosei said . [Full Article...]

Trump seeking to limit California's power to regulate emissions

Trump seeking to limit California's power to regulate emissions President Donald Trump's administration is advancing a plan to freeze fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks, and to escalate its fight against California's power to set regulatory standards for the entire US auto market, according to people familiar with the matter. [Full Article...]

Found: Liquid Water on Mars

Moreover, the presence of salts on Mars could further reduce the melting point of water and keep the water liquid even at below-freezing temperatures. For example, they considered that there could be a carbon dioxide or water ice layer within the zone that could affect the reflections, but this was rejected "because of the very specific and unlikely physical conditions required, or because they do... [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday 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. Then slowly the eclipse will start decreasing and finally at about3.58am on July 28, the eclipse would be in the partial phase for one hour and nine minutes, said BM Birla Science Centre. [Full Article...]

Radar Probe Reveals Huge Reservoir of Liquid Water Under Mars’ Surface

Radar Probe Reveals Huge Reservoir of Liquid Water Under Mars’ Surface Mars is famously rich in magnesium, calcium, and sodium which could have all dissolved into the water, forming a brine and dropping the freezing point of water much lower. Mattei, M. Pajola, F. Soldovieri, M. Cartacci, F. Cassenti, A. Frigeri, S. Giuppi, R. Martufi, A. Masdea, G. Mitri, C. Nenna, R. Noschese, M. Restano and R. [Full Article...]

Earth awaits longest blood moon

Earth awaits longest blood moon The total lunar eclipse and blood moon will play out in select regions of the world, as North America and the north-western parts of South America will not be able to witness the event. In the Philippines, the lunar eclipse will occur on early Saturday dawn, starting at about 1:14 a.m. and will last for about 103 minutes, Raymundo said. [Full Article...]

Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

Until now, we knew that water exists in ice around the planet , as well as that there are signs of liquid water on the surface. He said: "Magnesium, calcium, and sodium could be dissolved in the water to form a brine". Combined with calculated temperatures at different depths, that calibration allowed the researchers to calculate a value for the reflections occurring at deeper levels. [Full Article...]

Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

The hunt for evidence of past or present life on Mars has gotten a number of boosts in recent decades, including the discovery of what might be organic molecules in rock samples, but the biggest question on the minds of those who imagine the planet might have supported life is that of water. [Full Article...]


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