Tuesday December 11-th, 2018

Liquid water 'lake' is discovered on Mars

First, scientists have discovered evidence of a buried lake; that's not the same as finding an actual lake. All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. "It sticks out like a sore thumb in the ...

Mars Express Just Discovered a Subsurface Liquid Water Lake on Mars

The team gathered data using a sophisticated radar sensor known as MARSIS aboard the Mars Express spacecraft. The study area is highlighted using a THEMIS IR image mosaic. They revealed the presence of liquid water. This is the first spectral d...

Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

The researchers, whose work is being published Wednesday in the journal Science , found the lake while studying a region called Planum Australe in the southern ice cap of Mars, researchers said. He said: "Magnesium, calcium, and sodium could be diss...

GALLERY: Block 5 Falcon 9 sends Telstar 19V into space GALLERY: Block 5 Falcon 9 sends Telstar 19V into space

First up on SpaceX's hectic schedule is another launch of its new "Block 5" Falcon 9 rocket . The first re-flight of a block 5 Falcon 9 has not yet been announced. Weighing in at 15,600 pounds, the satellite is very heavy compared to other com...

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

And while there are hundreds of questions that we could ask about our star, NASA wants the probe to get close enough to answer "three important questions". To ensure the spacecraft doesn't melt in temperatures that can soar up to 2,500 F (1,377 C...

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

Mars will also be part of the show because the Red Planet and sun will be on opposite sides of Earth, a phenomenon know as Mars opposition. The society says the moon will rise at 8.49pm in London and at 9.22pm in Edinburgh, ending around 12.28am ...

How to view the longest lunar eclipse this century How to view the longest lunar eclipse this century

This glorious sight occurs because of the way sunlight bends (refracts) through the Earth's atmosphere. During the eclipse, the moon will appear red, giving it the nickname " blood moon ". What people see from Earth during a partial lunar eclipse d...

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

A blood moon is a term used to describe a total lunar eclipse, which is when the moon appears darkened as it passes through the Earth's shadow. In Jeddah and Riyadh, the penumbral eclipse will begin at 8:14 p.m. ASSA will be hosting public eclips...

At least 10, including a child, shot in Toronto: Canadian media At least 10, including a child, shot in Toronto: Canadian media

Last week, Toronto police started implementing the enforcement component of their "gun violence reduction plan". Tory said the night reflected the city's ongoing "gun problem" and said firearms were "too readily available to too many people".

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

The first three stages of the eclipse will not be visible for the majority of the country and some northernmost parts of Scotland will not see the moon until maximum eclipse. The totality will begin around 4:21 p.m. People in the eastern part of So...

New ‘thorny head’ dinosaur discovered in Utah New ‘thorny head’ dinosaur discovered in Utah

The fossil of the dinosaur is now on display at the Past Worlds Gallery of the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Surprisingly, Akainacephalus johnsoni and Nodocephalosaurus kirtlandensis are more ...

SpaceX rocket makes a handsome pre-dawn landing at seaa SpaceX rocket makes a handsome pre-dawn landing at seaa

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Sunday, deploying the Telstar 19V communications satellite for Canada's Telesat , according to the company's webcast . It was the 26th successful Falcon 9 booster recovery, 14 on drone ship...

David Attenborough promotes big butterfly count for mental health David Attenborough promotes big butterfly count for mental health

Mental health charity Mind is also supporting the event as a "wonderful way of interacting with the environment" and championing the benefits of spending time in nature. Butterfly Conservation has also revealed that butterflies are declining faster ...

Judges boot climate change suits. Exxon, BP rejoice Judges boot climate change suits. Exxon, BP rejoice

A United States judge on Thursday dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by NY that had sought damages from five multinational oil corporations for contributing to climate change . The judge didn't dispute the effects of climate change, but he did disp...

Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon — Apollo astronaut Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon — Apollo astronaut

Consisting of over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in November 2018 and another two in May and November 2019, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said in a statement. "You show somebody something ...

White House moves to roll back key parts of Endangered Species Act White House moves to roll back key parts of Endangered Species Act

The proposal would not affect species already listed as threatened - or critical habitats set aside for them - such as Western desert tortoises struggling to survive in the Southern California desert as temperatures rise and nutritious foliage dimini...

Over a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Found Beneath the Earth's Surface Over a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Found Beneath the Earth's Surface

Next, the team multiplied this percentage by the total volume of cratonic roots in the Earth, estimated by thorough mapping of new and old rock formations. To this end, the team's seismologists first used seismic data from the USGS and other sources ...

First Fossilized Snake Embryo Ever Discovered Rewrites History of Ancient Snakes First Fossilized Snake Embryo Ever Discovered Rewrites History of Ancient Snakes

It has been given the name, Xiaophis Myanmarensis , or dawn snake of Myanmar. Luda Xing, associate professor at the Beijing University of Geosciences and main writer of the paper explained how he came upon the deposit. Its true identity was confir...

Watch Blue Origin launch its New Shepard spacecraft live right here Watch Blue Origin launch its New Shepard spacecraft live right here

About 20 seconds after the capsule separated, the capsule fired its solid-propellant escape motor in a planned test of its performance at high altitudes. This propelled the capsule to an altitude of roughly 119 kilometers (74 miles), a record hei...

A new age to mark Earth’s history

All these three ages comprise the " Holocene Epoch ", which began at the end of the last Ice Age . The decision to define these new stages of the Holocene Series and thus the three new corresponding ages of the Holocene Epoch allows for an updat...

Astronomers just discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter Astronomers just discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter

Before that it was believed that Jupiter 79 natural satellites of different sizes. That implies this moon (or the retrograde moons) are literally new, captured recently compared to the age of the solar system itself. "Our other discovery is a rea...

Sound waves reveal diamond cache deep in Earth's interior - MIT Research Sound waves reveal diamond cache deep in Earth's interior - MIT Research

New research by a team from MIT , Harvard, and Berkeley has found that there is a lot more diamond in the planet than once believed. An global team of scientists have discovered a large treasure of diamonds, hidden inside the depths of planet...

Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET

As it continues to progress toward human flights, Blue Origin will perform another potentially risky uncrewed test today of its New Shepard rocket and spacecraft. Also, ticket prices for a trip into space haven't yet been decided, noted Cornell. ...

Google Doodle honours Georges Lemaitre's Big Bang theory

In 1927 he became professor of astrophysics at the Catholic University of Leuven. On this Tuesday, Google celebrated his birth anniversary with a GIF showing his picture with the ever-expanding universe , which can be shown and display in the ba...

Scientists discover 12 more moons of Jupiter, including a weird one Scientists discover 12 more moons of Jupiter, including a weird one

And these new moons point to a violent and destructive past. Up until recently, the total number of known satellites orbiting around Jupiter sat at 67, but now scientists with the Carnegie Institution for Science have announced the discovery...

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