Friday April 19-th, 2019

Officer ran over couple lying in road to watch lunar eclipse Officer ran over couple lying in road to watch lunar eclipse

Because the park was "extremely dark", officials believe they were trying to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse when they were run over. The police department said due to the poor light conditions on the ground, they believe the two peop...

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

The celestial event ― nicknamed a super blood wolf moon ― differed from the last two total lunar eclipses because it was visible to Americans from coast to coast, depending on local weather conditions. Other monikers include a "Wolf Moon", a tradit...

Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds

We recommend NASA's official Total Lunar Eclipse stream which you can find below. Sky gazers witnessed the only lunar eclipse for 2019, which involved a supermoon happening at the same time. Political commentator Rick Wilson joked that the eclipse ...

China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

Aside from Russian Federation and the United States, it is the only other country to reach the moon . Images sent back by the probe show a cotton sprout has grown well, but so far none of the other plants has taken, the university said. Chang'e is...

Satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors Satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors

The Friday morning launch was the first for an Epsilon-model solid-fuel rocket since January 2018. The 26-meter-long Epsilon-4 will lift off from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan , at 9:50 AM on Friday, local ...

Supermoon Meets Total Lunar Eclipse for Celestial Spectacle Supermoon Meets Total Lunar Eclipse for Celestial Spectacle

As the penumbral phase begins at 7:36 p.m. MST, observers will see only a faint dimming of the moon. Walter Freeman, an assistant teaching professor at Syracuse University in NY state, said: "A little bit of sunlight is refracted by the Earth's atm...

Hitachi suspends work on United Kingdom nuclear development programme Hitachi suspends work on United Kingdom nuclear development programme

This week Hitachi, another Japanese electronics giant, scrapped a plan to build a power station on Anglesey. The company said despite discussions with the British and Japanese governments it had not been able to reach agreement to the satisfaction ...

Democrats to grill Trump’s new EPA chief pick over past lobbying Democrats to grill Trump’s new EPA chief pick over past lobbying

Trump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a strong advocate for his pro-fossil fuels agenda - a choice that cheered business interests and drawn scorn from environmentalists. I think on...

China's moon cotton experiment ends China's moon cotton experiment ends

The only battery available in the spacecraft could not afford to keep the temperature inside the biosphere under control and the plants were doomed to die once the temperatures on the moon went beyond what life on Earth could endure. According to C...

Antarctica losing ice at an alarming rate Antarctica losing ice at an alarming rate

According to the government space agency, melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica has increased the global sea level more than a millimeter per year, which is a third of the overall increase. The East Antarctic Ice Sheet, the largest in the world, ...

Grounds for concern: 60% of wild coffees 'face extinction' Grounds for concern: 60% of wild coffees 'face extinction'

Coffee isn't completely out of the game yet: According to Moolna, conservation focused on maintaining genetic diversity and sustaining species in their native environments, rather than exclusively in collections such as seed banks, could save the dri...

Special weather statement issued for Guelph and area Special weather statement issued for Guelph and area

Environment Canada writes on Thursday that there is still much uncertainty in forecasting snowfall amounts: a more northerly track of the storm could increase snowfall amounts, while a more southerly track could decrease amounts. "Big winter storm he...

EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing

He served several months as deputy to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt , who resigned last summer while embroiled in ethics and spending scandals. Wheeler, who has been acting EPA chief since July, said he has not read the report but that a staffer ...

Global alliance of companies to eliminate plastic waste launched Global alliance of companies to eliminate plastic waste launched

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is comprised of almost 30 companies that are making a combined initial commitment of $1 billion (USD) with a goal of $1.5 billion over five years. The company recently announced its investment of almost Dollars $...

Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings

This is much younger than the planet itself, which is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. So the planet could've existed without its rings for an extremely long time - up to 4,490,000,000 years. James O'Donoghue, from NASA's Goddard Space Flight C...

'Super Blood Wolf Moon' visible in South Florida this Sunday 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' visible in South Florida this Sunday

Adding to the excitement is that this eclipse is occurring as the full moon reaches perigee - its closest it can to Earth - which is commonly referred to as a supermoon. The moon's colour can vary significantly from one eclipse to the next and ...

Chinese researchers sprout seeds on the moon for first time ever Chinese researchers sprout seeds on the moon for first time ever

Along with cotton, five other species-seeds of rapeseed, potato and Arabidopsis, fruit fly eggs and yeast-were also aboard, but neither images nor clear reports on these have been released. The seeds were part of a biosphere experiment which, if it...

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Adding to the excitement is that this eclipse is occurring as the full moon reaches perigee - its closest it can to Earth - which is commonly referred to as a supermoon. During totality, the moon will look red because of sunlight scattering off Earth...

CERN plans on even larger next-gen circular collider CERN plans on even larger next-gen circular collider

Since then, no new particles were at the LHC , however, have been sighted - much to the Regret of the particle physicists, who had cited as a Motivation for the construction of the LHC, the search for particles beyond the standard model, such as sup...

Chang'e-4 Moon mission cotton seeds sprout buds - China Chang'e-4 Moon mission cotton seeds sprout buds - China

Images sent back by the probe show a cotton sprout has grown well, but so far none of the other plants has taken, the university said. The lunar mini biosphere was designed in a canister to test photosynthesis. China's space agency says it worked...

Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

China wants to establish a lunar research base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday. Xie Gengxin, the scientist who led the experiment's design, said on Tuesday that it was "the...

China is Growing Cotton on the Moon China is Growing Cotton on the Moon

China has made space exploration a top priority in recent years, as it races to catch up with Russian Federation and the U.S. and become a major space power by 2030. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate as it orbits our p...

Rising cost of pollution revealed in plan to tackle toxic air Rising cost of pollution revealed in plan to tackle toxic air

Stoves and open fires are now the single biggest source of particulate matter emissions, according to the Department for the Environment, which intends to restrict sales of wet wood for domestic burning and apply sulphur and smoke emission limits to ...

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft leaves ISS, to reach Earth on Monday SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft leaves ISS, to reach Earth on Monday

Even though the splashdown and recovery came well after sunset, NASA said in a status update that there was "plenty of moonlight to track its entry". SpaceX's Demo-1 flight will be the maiden flight of a new spacecraft known as Crew Dragon, but no ...

Worlds oceans are heating up at quickening pace Worlds oceans are heating up at quickening pace

The study , published this week in the journal Science , showed that the world's oceans have got much warmer since the 1960s. Governments are becoming more aware of their responsibilities, with nearly 200 nations pledging to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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