NASA’s high-powered planet hunting satellite is now searching for alien worlds

The first scientific data from the telescope will pass in August and will continue to contact Earth for data transmission every 13.5 days when the machine will be closer to fly to the Ground. TESS is expected to reveal at least 50 Earth-sized exoplan... More..

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by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Stargazers check out closeness of Mars at Griffith Observatory

At that time, the gap between the two planets was greater than it will be tomorrow. Though Mars is closest to the Earth in 15 years is a phenomenon for our generation, it is nowhere as big a deal as it was in...More..

by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years on July 31, 2018

The last time it came so close was on August 28, 2003, when it was within 55.76 million kilometres of Earth, according to EarthSky - and that was the closest it had been in nearly 60,000 years. "It's magnific...More..

Former Trump Lawyer: Giuliani Is Wrecking The Case
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Former Trump Lawyer: Giuliani Is Wrecking The Case

Cohen, he said, is in "grave danger of being disbarred". On Sunday, the former White House communications director Anthony Scarmucci, who only served in office for 11 days, noted that President Trump and Co...More..

Here's what you get when a whale and a dolphin mate
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Here's what you get when a whale and a dolphin mate

But as Quanta Magazine explains , isolated occurrences of individual hybrids aren't typically considered new species, either because the hybrids can not reproduce or because lone hybrids are apt to just get re...More..

Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Here's How to Stream the Blood Moon

The blood moon was visible at different times across the globe when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth's shadow on the moon. According to Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies like the ...More..

Your Guide to Seeing Spectacular Views of Mars This Weekend
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Your Guide to Seeing Spectacular Views of Mars This Weekend

The last time these two events, a total lunar eclipse and the opposition of Mars, lined up was in the year 792. Some oppositions brings us closer to Mars than others. At its closest point beginning Frid...More..

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse

The moon started turning red about 4:30am AEST Saturday morning. The Penumbra Eclipse ended at 7.28am but was no longer visible as the moon was already below the horizon. North America, much of the Pacific Oc...More..

July 28: Catch the century's longest total lunar eclipse
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

July 28: Catch the century's longest total lunar eclipse

The partial eclipse, meanwhile, which comes either side of the main event, will last nearly four hours. The January 31 Supermoon was supposed to be the longest total lunar eclipse of the year, but the one on ...More..

10 rhinos die in transfer
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

10 rhinos die in transfer

The survivor was once injured in a lion assault. Yesterday it was treated. We stand by to assist in any further assessments by the government. "It's a sad situation", he said. Between 2005 and 2017, 147 black r...More..

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

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

The blood moon was visible from Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia and Australia though clouds blocked out the moon in some places. Friday's incredible eclipse lasted 1 hour and 4...More..

Sounds of the Sun
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sounds of the Sun

But these sounds are more than just the hottest tracks from NASA scientists. " Waves are traveling and bouncing around inside the sun, and if your eyes were sensitive enough, they could actually see this ", ...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

In a special treat, Mars is also at its closest approach to Earth this week since 2003, making it appear bigger and brighter . The totality, which, you may recall , is when the Earth's shadow covers the...More..

‘Amazing dragon’ fossils rewrite history of long-necked dinosaurs
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

‘Amazing dragon’ fossils rewrite history of long-necked dinosaurs

Lingwulong lived 174 million years ago during the Jurassic Period. After paleontologists just announced the discovery of the largest sauropod foot fossil ever uncovered, as reported by the Inquisitr ea...More..

Huge salty lake believed buried beneath Martian pole, raising prospects of life
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Huge salty lake believed buried beneath Martian pole, raising prospects of life

With surface temperatures as low as minus 68C, it would not exist as a liquid under normal conditions. "The shift from "warm and wet" to "frozen wasteland" would have occurred very, very slowly, giving any li...More..

Huge water 'lake' under surface of Mars
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Huge water 'lake' under surface of Mars

The all-Italian team led by the National Institute of Astrophysics made the discovery using MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding), a radar installed on board the European Mars Expr...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Red Moon: Morocco to Witness the Longest Eclipse of the Century Tonight

The moon appears red (rather than in complete darkness) due to blue light from the earth's atmosphere refracting sunlight onto the surface of the moon. On Twitter and Instagram, eclipse watchers can tag their...More..

Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here

The entire event will last 3 hours and 55 minutes. While this morning's lunar eclipse was long, they can be longer - up to one hour and 47 minutes. Interestingly, the August 6/7, 2036 eclipse will not have al...More..

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Test
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Test

That's where Sagittarius A* comes in. Researchers believe that, as observations of how light behaves even closer to a black hole , some of Einstein's theories may come up short. In fact, the new results...More..

Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago

The lunar eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes long, close to the theoretical longest lunar eclipse possible and the longest of the 21st century. These events will play out simultaneously over the nigh...More..