• Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space

    Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space

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    Plenty of invisible light is shooting across the universe, but most of it is recognizable to scientists, such as signals from dying stars, black holes, magnetic fields, and the like, Live Science notes . Apparently, it is said that all these signals come from the Milky Way but few of them are dated back to billions of years ago. Scientists can not yet identify the process which produces the short and sharp radio wave bursts, which means we can not rule out the possibility they were made ...
  • Top Australian supermarket backs down on plastic bag ban

    Top Australian supermarket backs down on plastic bag ban

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    Coles copped enormous public backlash yesterday for its apparent decision to renege on its plastic bag ban, and it seems like that backlash outweighed the pressure they were copping from angry shoppers who didn't want to pay 15 cents per bag.
  • Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch

    Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch

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    The space agency announced that the nine astronauts will launch on the first crewed test flights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX . The SpaceX crewed test flight, now scheduled for April 2019, will be flown by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley. They were two of the four astronauts selected by NASA in July 2015 to be trained to fly commercial crew missions.
  • Whale Dolphin Hybrid Discovered Off The Coast Of Hawaii

    Whale Dolphin Hybrid Discovered Off The Coast Of Hawaii

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    A report published last week by ocean research organisation Cascadia Research Collective concluded that a mammal spotted off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii , in August past year is indeed the product of mating between a dolphin and a whale. The marine mammal monitoring program, funded by the US Navy, first spotted the animal in August 2017. The team was able to obtain a biopsy, using a crossbow equipped with a special dart that prevents deep penetration and returns a skin sample.
  • How to see Mars as it's visible alongside 'eerie' blood moon eclipse

    How to see Mars as it's visible alongside 'eerie' blood moon eclipse

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    More information shows that water ice might even exist in middle-latitude subsurface. Microbial life survives some of the harshest conditions on Earth, including within subglacial environments. While scientists first found this geological formation back in the 1960s, the discovery that the Medusae Fossae Formation is volcanic was only made recently.
  • Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

    Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

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    Cohen lawyer Guy Petrillo did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. CBS News' Elections and Survey's Director Anthony Salvanto reports that this speaks to how Trump's strongest backers feel such a personal connection with the president and want to defend him against what they perceive as being a politically motivated witch hunt.
  • NASA’s TESS begins its science operations

    NASA’s TESS begins its science operations

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    NASA's TESS satellite is being operated by scientists who work at MIT , while scientists who work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are managing this large project. For updates on the progress of the mission, there is an official NASA TESS Twitter account , as well as an official website that the space agency has maintained since the development and construction stages of the telescope.
  • Watch Mars Come To Earth's Closest Ever In 60,000 Years Tonight

    Watch Mars Come To Earth's Closest Ever In 60,000 Years Tonight

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    At the time, Mars and Earth will be 38.6 million miles (62.1 million km) apart. The Earth will have the Red Planet and the Sun on either side, with the three celestial bodies in a straight line. Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will be hosting a live stream of the event. In the video, you can see telescopic imagery of the Red Planet , conversations between scientists as they observe the night sky, and guest appearances by a number of people, including "Star Trek: Voyager" actor Tim ...
  • How To Watch The July 2018 Blood Moon Safely

    How To Watch The July 2018 Blood Moon Safely

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    The red planet Mars will also appear at its brightest since 2003 overnight as it comes to closer to Earth than it has been in years during an "opposition", the Taipei Astronomical Museum said. The blood moon eclipse was the longest of the 21st Century so far. The moon travels to a similar position every month, but the tilt of its orbit means it normally passes above or below the Earth's shadow - so most months we have a full moon without an eclipse .
  • Blood Moon Over Jakarta

    Blood Moon Over Jakarta

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    No protective eye gear was necessary to observe the eclipse. The moon is steeped in mythology and legend, with zodiac influences and the Blood Moon is no different. During a lunar eclipse, the only light that reflects from the surface is refracted by earth's atmosphere, and this light tends to appear reddish, which is why it is known as Blood Moon.
  • Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

    Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

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    Authorities have made a decision to close certain areas of Yosemite National Park as a massive wildfire continues to rage nearby. Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency for Mariposa County which opens the door for additional potential state and federal dollars coming to the region.
  • Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today

    Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today

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    Australians who looked skyward before sunrise were not left disappointed, as the moon glowed blood red for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century . Andrew Fabian is with the University of Cambridge. Meanwhile, Mars is now traveling closer to Earth than it has since 2003, so some observers overnight might have also seen what looked like an orange-red star, but was in fact the red planet.
  • Mars will reach closest to Earth in 15 years

    Mars will reach closest to Earth in 15 years

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    But there are occasions when they align with the earth in between the sun and the moon . The second lunar eclipse of the year, the longest of the 21st century, will begin at 11.54 pm on Friday and will last an hour and 43 minutes. During Blood Moon , it turned deep red or reddish brown during eclipses, instead of going completely dark. Human eyes are much more sensitive to blues than purples , which is why the sky looks blue and the sun yellow to us during daylight hours.