Friday April 19-th, 2019

‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’: How To See This Weekend’s Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’: How To See This Weekend’s Total Lunar Eclipse

A supermoon occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest possible distance to the Earth. And it's a "blood" moon because of the total lunar eclipse which makes the moon appear red or orange. AFA officials say visitors should enter throu...

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

The outward ice flow is normal and natural, and it is typically offset by some 2 trillion tons of snowfall atop Antarctica each year, a process that on its own would leave Earth's sea level relatively unchanged. Denman, for instance, contains nearly ...

'Dark Side Of Moon' Stunning Panoramic Photo Captured By China's Chang'e-4 'Dark Side Of Moon' Stunning Panoramic Photo Captured By China's Chang'e-4

China will seek to establish an worldwide lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday, weeks after landing a rover on the moon's far side. The video footage , seen below, is b...

In Brazil, it rains spiders from the sky

Woah. Yeah. Take a step back and let's go from the start. The video, published by The Guardian this week and filmed in Minas Gerais in southern Brazil, reveals an utterly incredible phenomenan. The web can measure up to four metres wide and three...

DNA pioneer James Watson stripped of honours after 'reckless' race remarks DNA pioneer James Watson stripped of honours after 'reckless' race remarks

Grace Professor Emeritus and Honorary Trustee, for refusing to retract his own scientific conclusions. The 90-year-old geneticist resigned under fire from his laboratory in 2007 after telling a British newspaper that people of African descent ten...

Brightest quasar in the early universe discovered Brightest quasar in the early universe discovered

Hubble is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space , providing an unobstructed view into the universe. With these telescopes they will be able to look in the vicinity of the supermassive black hole and directly measure the influence...

SpaceX Layoffs to Affect 10% of Workforce Across U.S.

According to the paper, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk sent an email to its employees Friday saying it was offering at least eight weeks' pay and other benefits to affected employees, along with career coaching and resume assistance.

This Exploding 'Cow' Could Be the First Black Gap Start Ever Noticed This Exploding 'Cow' Could Be the First Black Gap Start Ever Noticed

It was traced to a galaxy 200 million light-years from Earth called CGCG 137-068, in the constellation of Hercules. After combining a range of different image sources, including X-rays and radiowaves, the team led by Northwestern University in ...

The Oceans Are Warming Faster than Expected The Oceans Are Warming Faster than Expected

It can take more than 1,000 years for deep ocean temperatures to adjust to changes at the surface. As the authors note in their paper, it leads to "increases in rainfall intensity, rising sea levels , the destruction of coral reefs , declining ocea...

Governor DeSantis picks female Cuban-American for state's high court Governor DeSantis picks female Cuban-American for state's high court

Barbara Lagoa , for the past 12 years a judge on the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami , was introduced by DeSantis at an event at Miami's Freedom Tower. "So, all and all, I think what we've done is really, really strong", DeSantis concluded be...

Total lunar eclipse coming January 20/21

During the total lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the sun and the moon, which casts a shadow over the moon. "If you were on the moon, you would see a little ring of red around the Earth's rim and that's sunlight that is coming through the Earth...

NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch

After Musk said that the launch was about a month away, NASA confirmed in a statement today that an uncrewed test flight will take place no sooner than February. The goal of this mission is to show that the spacecraft is capable of making the trip ...

Citizen scientists find new planet, twice Earth`s size, using NASA telescope

The mission's sensitive cameras also captured 100 short-lived changes - majority likely stellar outbursts - in the same region of the sky. The brighter star is concerning half as huge and large as the Sun, while its escort is about one-third the Su...

Scientists detect second repeating radio burst of unknown origin Scientists detect second repeating radio burst of unknown origin

This sudden influx of tantalising clues has made astrophysicists nearly giddy. It could be anything, the astronomers say, from a natural, yet unknown, process in the Universe to messages coming from extraterrestrial civilizations . Of more than 60...

Murray Cod Australia says no effect from Darling River fish deaths Murray Cod Australia says no effect from Darling River fish deaths

In a video that has been viewed almost 4 million times, Menindee resident Dick Arnold, right, and rancher Rob McBride say the fish kills are "a manmade disaster". "You would blow up the [Murray-Darling Basin] Plan". But it is former Green now indep...

New spicy tomato could be produced with gene tweak, say researchers New spicy tomato could be produced with gene tweak, say researchers

Odd fruit: Tomatoes are not the first food that scientists have suggested could be given an unusual new twist using CRISPR. And now with the latest gene editing techniques, it could be possible to make a spicy tomato by altering a tomato to produce c...

Astronomers clock a black gap spinning at half the velocity of sunshine Astronomers clock a black gap spinning at half the velocity of sunshine

Astronomers back in 2014 were searching the night sky for something cool and found what they were looking for. Artist impression of a star being destroyed at the event horizon of a black hole. Alone, it would not have been enough to emit any sort...

Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX's Very Shiny, Somewhat Wrinkly Starship

Originally called the BFR - which stood for either "Big Falcon Rocket" or "Big F*cking Rocket", depending on what version of Musk's naming scheme you preferred - Musk announced he was officially changing the name to "Starship" not long ago.

IBM launches first integrated quantum computer IBM launches first integrated quantum computer

IBM also notes that the airtight enclosure housing the Q System One quantum computer opens effortlessly, which means maintenance and upgrades shouldn't warrant extended downtime. IBM also announced that it will open a new IBM Q Quantum Computatio...

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch today from complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 will be carrying a payload of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the milestone via Twitte...

Thousands of stars turning into crystals Thousands of stars turning into crystals

And there are billions of similar sparkling crystal spheres in the Milky Way alone. The study, published in the journal Nature , represents the first direct evidence of white dwarfs transitioning from a liquid to a solid state. The majority of t...

Scientists discover mysterious radio signals from distant galaxy. What are they? Scientists discover mysterious radio signals from distant galaxy. What are they?

The Canadian astronomers say they've found a second repeating signal that is distinct from the first one. But, until this most recent work, only one repeating FRB , known as FRB 121102 , had been observed . And although this new detection do...

China's probe sends panoramic image of moon's far side China's probe sends panoramic image of moon's far side

After making a soft landing on January 3 at 10:26 am, Chang'e 4 released a lunar rover to roam and survey its surroundings in the Von Karman crater, the moon's largest, oldest and deepest one, located in the South Pole-Aitken basin. The Chang'e-4 m...

US carbon emissions spike in 2018 US carbon emissions spike in 2018

The findings, published Tuesday by the independent economic research firm Rhodium Group , mean that the United States now has a diminishing chance of meeting its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to dramatically reduce its emissions by 2...

Tech support in space: Broken Hubble telescope camera may get a reboot

In this case, NASA said the one captured by the Hubble is a supermassive blackhole in the centre of a galaxy. There are hopes it could provide an insight into the birth of galaxies. He added: "That's something we have been looking for a long ti...

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