Friday October 19-th, 2018

States going to court to challenge mileage rule States going to court to challenge mileage rule

Auto jobs were not a major part of administration officials' case Thursday for the rollbacks. The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation's cars and trucks through 2026 - a massive ...

Trump to Freeze Obama's Auto Mileage Rules, Rescind California's Emissions Authority Trump to Freeze Obama's Auto Mileage Rules, Rescind California's Emissions Authority

Taken together, the proposal is an aggressive move to dismantle what some environmentalists have hailed as one of the most potent efforts anywhere in the world to combat climate change. Representatives of the USA auto industry praised the administr...

What Today's Earth Overshoot Day Means for Humanity and our Planet

This is the day in the year where we've used up more of earth's resources than we can grow back that year, which is a pretty harrowing thought. Global Footprint Network chief executive Mathis Wackernagel said: "As we mark Earth overshoot day...

Lunar Eclipse July 2018 Lunar Eclipse July 2018

Sky-watchers will also be able to see Mars burning brightly in the sky, looking like an orange-red star. As a result of this, the moon's colour as seen from the Earth turns dark (or blood) red, hence why it is often referred to as a " blood moon ...

Skygazers revel in blood moon, cloud hinders Delhis view Skygazers revel in blood moon, cloud hinders Delhis view

Anyone in Western Africa, the Middle East, and much of Eastern Asia will get to see the entire show, from the very beginning of the penumbral eclipse all the way through to the full eclipse and the waning minutes as well. On the contrary, many across...

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

When you look up at the night sky this weekend, don't be surprised to see a bright red addition to the usual collection of stars. The red planet will appear at its brightest since 2003, when Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,00...

NASA’s TESS begins its science operations NASA’s TESS begins its science operations

Transits can provide information on when a planet might be passing in front of its star. The mission is expected to find thousands of new planets, some of which could potentially support life. This region is easily monitored by the James Webb Space ...

'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study

In the 1898 science fiction novel War of the Worlds, the invading Martian forces bring a red weed with them that begins to kill off Earth's plant life to make the planet habitable for the Martians. It will be 38.6 million miles (62 million kilometers...

Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event

The Red Planet will be 57.6 million kilometres from our world today, offering the clearest and brightest views since 2003. For all those who have long harbored dreams of getting off this rock and starting anew on Mars, NASA just gave us an idea o...

Is this the clearest legal danger yet to the Trump presidency? Is this the clearest legal danger yet to the Trump presidency?

On this week's Face The Nation , Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani discussed the materials that federal investigators seized by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, seemingly causing more headaches for the president in the process. Democrats, however...

Rare dolphin-whale hybrid spotted near Hawaii Rare dolphin-whale hybrid spotted near Hawaii

Via Mashable , the picture posted above features a melon-headed whale in the background and the newly discovered hybrid of the rough-toothed dolphin and melon-headed whale in the foreground. Navy, scientists came across an unusual hybrid between a w...

This planet will be extra bright tonight This planet will be extra bright tonight

As planetary geophysicist Kevin Lewis noted, "Mars wouldn't be almost this dusty if it wasn't for this one enormous deposit that is gradually eroding over time and polluting the planet". You can use the app as just a regular clock, but the Cosmic Wat...

Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday - Scientist

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century shined the sky on Friday night, which was visible in nearly all the corners of the world. "The partial eclipse ends at 11.19 p.m.", he said. Southern parts of the country were likely to have clear ...

Persistence pays off for photographers shooting blood moon lunar eclipse over Perth Persistence pays off for photographers shooting blood moon lunar eclipse over Perth

NASA said the reason the eclipse lasted more than one hour and 40 minutes was because the moon went " directly through the center of the Earth's shadow ". The length of the eclipse is determined by the alignment of the sun, Earth and the moon, as ...

Disney dumping plastic straws next year Disney dumping plastic straws next year

California may approve a plastic straw ban statewide. Last week in a meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council , members voted to advance an ordinance that prohibits restaurants, bars and other food and beverage vendors from selling or distribut...

Longest lunar eclipse of century stuns crowds around the world Longest lunar eclipse of century stuns crowds around the world

Stardome Observatory astronomy educator Josh Kirkley said New Zealanders wanting to see the blood moon should get a clear view of the western horizon and keep their eyes peeled from 6.25am until the moon sets at 7.20am. Sky watchers and anyone who ...

Scientists confirm Einsteins supermassive black hole theory Scientists confirm Einsteins supermassive black hole theory

Scientists have observed for the first time a star's light being warped by a supermassive black hole - and they say it backs up Albert Einstein's theory of relativity while rebuking Newton's ideas about gravity . The center of the milky Way gala...

Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly

Were you fortunate enough to snap some shots of the blood moon too? As per Christian belief, the blood moon is said to signify the second arrival of Jesus Christ, as stated in Joel 2:31: "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blo...

Water is found buried in Mars, researchers say Water is found buried in Mars, researchers say

Now, the ISA believes it's found a 20km wide underground lake of liquid water locked under thick ice near the planet's south pole. The discovery, which has major implications for the chances of life surviving on the Red Planet, was made by an orbit...

Scientists Believe They Have Found Liquid Water on Mars Scientists Believe They Have Found Liquid Water on Mars

Judging from how radar signals beamed down to Mars bounced back to the spacecraft, the scientists believe they're seeing a 20-kilometer wide shallow body of water, capped by 1.5 kilometers of hard ice. "There are single-celled organisms that survive ...

Yosemite National Park Closes Some Areas Due To Nearby Wildfire Yosemite National Park Closes Some Areas Due To Nearby Wildfire

One of the fires which erupted on Wednesday afternoon quickly grew to seven and a half square miles after being fuelled by dry bushes and trees. Brandon McGlover, 32, of Temecula, was arrested on Wednesday and accused of starting multiple fires inc...

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

This combo picture shows the transitions of full moon during a " blood moon " eclipse as seen from Jakarta on July 27, 2018 . The Moon gradually returns to its normal color and brightens as it emerges from Earth's shadow . It will be at oppos...

World Watches Longest Lunar Eclipse This Century World Watches Longest Lunar Eclipse This Century

Shrikrishna Science Centre failed to make arrangements for residents to see the century's longest lunar eclipse because of the event's timing and overcast conditions. This month, Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003. Unlike a solar e...

This week’s total lunar eclipse is the longest of the century This week’s total lunar eclipse is the longest of the century

Dr Duncan Steel, of Otago's Centre for Space Science Technology, said this might be figured impossible, given an eclipse occurred when the sun , Earth and moon were all in a straight line. The total eclipse is expected between 21.20 and 22.13. ...

SA to witness longest lunar eclipse of the century this week SA to witness longest lunar eclipse of the century this week

It will be a total eclipse. According to specialists, this event will be the longest of the century and will be accompanied by another spectacular phenomenon: the appearance of a "red moon". 3, 2017. When this happens, Earth blocks the sunlight tha...

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