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Research Total Lunar Eclipse Meets Supermoon Sunday Night
Author: 0 Total Lunar Eclipse Meets Supermoon Sunday Night

The Super Moon eclipse on September 28, 2015 as seen from Avon, Conn. It's just some rare cosmic geometry that will turn a big ol' full moon a spooky shade of crimson for a spell. Neel Roberts, as astronomer with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Calgary, said southern Alberta will get one of the best views of the lunar event happening on Sunday evening.

Research Discovered a potentially habitable planet
Author: 0 Discovered a potentially habitable planet

The surface of the new planet is likely around 300 degrees Fahrenheit - relatively cool, given its proximity to its star, which is nearly as bright as the Sun . 'In contrast, the new planet , called Pi Mensae c, has a circular orbit close to the star, and these orbital differences will prove key to understanding how this unusual system formed'.

Research China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side
Author: 0 China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

While China is the first to land a spacecraft on the far side, there have been plenty of detailed photographs taken by orbiting spacecraft. "The far side of the moon is a rare quiet place that is free from interference of radio signals from Earth", mission spokesman Yu Guobin said , according to Xinhua.

Research Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe
Author: 0 Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe

In addition to providing a clearer image of the object, the new data sent back to Earth from New Horizons has revealed significant information pointing to its origins and appearance. We believe that Ultima Thule, which represents pristine, unchanged icy material from the early days of the solar system, formed when small, icy bodies came together, accreting into larger ones.

Research China launches lunar probe to study moon's far side
Author: 0 China launches lunar probe to study moon's far side

The Chang'e 4 robotic probe, the first artifact to touch down on the moon's far side, was lifted atop a Long March 3B carrier rocket at 2:23 am Beijing time at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China's Sichuan province, according to a statement from the China National Space Administration .

Research Here’s how to watch SpaceX’s Dragon take off for the space station
Author: 0 Here’s how to watch SpaceX’s Dragon take off for the space station

SpaceX's webcast recap can be viewed below. Unfortunately, SpaceX suffered a malfunction when a grin fin hydraulic pump stalled and Falcone landed out to sea. "It was an incredible launch", Joel Montalbano, deputy ISS Programme Manager, NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

Research Rocket carrying 64 satellites takes off from California
Author: 0 Rocket carrying 64 satellites takes off from California

The launch took place from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The core of Spaceflight's services business is what the company calls "rideshare" missions: Piggy-backing small satellites on the back of missions where a larger satellite is headed in the same direction.

Research China and USA greenhouse gas levels to new highs
Author: 0 China and USA greenhouse gas levels to new highs

Lead researcher Corinne Le Quéré, Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at UEA, said in a statement: "We are seeing a strong growth of global Carbon dioxide emissions once again". The uncertainty range for the 2.7% increase is 1.8 to 3.7%. Attenborough said: "Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change".

Research Nasa’s InSight takes selfie on Mars after dramatic 7 minute plunge
Author: 0 Nasa’s InSight takes selfie on Mars after dramatic 7 minute plunge

It turns out that " Green Day Since 1986" was etched on a chip that was part of the lander. The spacecraft is meant to be solar-powered once it reaches the surface of Mars. Next up is NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which is modeled on Curiosity and planned to launch in summer 2021 for a February 2021 landing. The first two images from InSight, both confirming that the mission has successfully landed and transmit data from the Martian surface.

Research Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali
Author: 0 Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali

It said the city's air quality has "improved significantly" since Thursday, but the recovery was slow due to low surface wind speed. The report on the widespread burning of firecrackers comes even as the Supreme Court has fixed a two-hour time period, from 8 pm to 10 pm, for bursting of crackers on Diwali and other festivals.

Research Crisis That'll have Us Crying into What's Left of our Beer
Author: 0 Crisis That'll have Us Crying into What's Left of our Beer

Beer drinkers might pay more for and find less of their favorite beverage as climate change comes for barley. The research paper has attracted wide attention, as it gives people a very concrete reference point from which to view the concept of climate change.

Research How Virgin Group founder Richard Branson spends $5 billion net worth
Author: 0 How Virgin Group founder Richard Branson spends $5 billion net worth

Branson has previously said he thinks Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin would both "have a person in space roundabout the same time ". But the firm's plans have been delayed by numerous setbacks and the loss of the company's previous space plane in a 2014 accident that killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury .

Research Scientists issue most dire warning yet on climate change
Author: 0 Scientists issue most dire warning yet on climate change

The corresponding October 8, 2018 IPCC "Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments" press release lays out report findings, perhaps the most important of which is: "Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment".

Research Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas
Author: 0 Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas

The system could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday. When this depression enters the Gulf of Mexico, it will likely begin to strengthen because of very warm waters and relatively weak wind shear. The low could gradually acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics over the next few days while the system moves generally eastward and remains over warm waters.

Research India may send astronaut to train on International Space Station in 2022
Author: 0 India may send astronaut to train on International Space Station in 2022

Drew Feustel needs to return to Earth this week after his stay on the global space station , but he did it as a parting gift. The Soyuz MS-09/55S capsule - the vehicle at the center of a growing controversy over an unexpected and unexplained hole which appeared in its hull - remains attached to the International Space Station.

Research Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years
Author: 0 Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

Wednesday: Nobel Prize in chemistry will be awarded. The event also marks the third time in 55 years that a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics . Their invented technique - called chirped pulse amplification or CPA - became the standard for subsequent high-intensity lasers. Because laser beams could only be amplified so far before they destroyed the amplifying material, Strickland and Mourou chose to first "stretch" out a laser pulse , lowering its peak power by slowing it down.

Research Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon

Meanwhile, Kirk has restrengthened into a tropical storm, and tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles. A Hurricane Watch is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are POSSIBLE within the specified area of the Watch. On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Rosa formed off the Pacific Coast.

Author: 0 Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames

According to National Geographic magazine, beluga whales can range from 13 to 20 feet in length. The rare marine mammal was first seen near Gravesend, Kent, and appeared to be " swimming strongly " and feeding in the estuary. The last sighting in United Kingdom waters was in 2015 when they were spotted off northeastern England near the Northumberland coastline, but they left shortly afterwards, she added.

Research Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'
Author: 0 Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'

Today, the company will have a surprise event, probably hosted by Elon Musk , who will announce who will be the individual that will be aboard the BFR and travel around the Moon. It's envisioned as a base for exploration of the moon, Mars and beyond. "All right. Maybe we will both be on it", Musk said to cheers and applause.

Research NASA launches ICESat-2 to track global ice loss
Author: 0 NASA launches ICESat-2 to track global ice loss

United Launch Alliance ( ULA ) is retiring the Delta II as it focuses more on its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. The Delta II had its first successful launch on Valentine's Day, 1989. Liftoff came at 6:02 a.m. PT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, after a slight delay in the countdown due to concerns about the chilldown of the rocket's helium bottles.

Author: 0 Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

A day after Florence blew ashore in North Carolina with 144km/h winds, the death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm sits at at least 13. Sarah Thompson, who is helping lead Save the Children's response to Florence, told NPR children are among the most vulnerable to emotional trauma from a major storm.

Research Storm chaser records Florence battering Carolina coast
Author: 0 Storm chaser records Florence battering Carolina coast

It's believed he died after he was blown down while going outside to check on his dogs. The sixth Florence related death is also the first reported in South Carolina, according to both the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Union County Coroner's Office.

Research Race to rescue people stranded in United States hurricane
Author: 0 Race to rescue people stranded in United States hurricane

TRINIS living in the U.S. were vigorously preparing themselves for Hurricane Florence which is forecast to make landfall along the eastern coast sometime today. The city installed 11 pumps to help deal with the river, but Mayor John Cantey said he wants people living near it to get out. Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic.

Research As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like
Author: 0 As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

The hurricane center, in its 5 a.m. Thursday update , said Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., moving northwest at 15 mph. The slow movement, combined with the massive amount of moisture this storm holds, will bring unsafe rains - from 20 to 30 inches in coastal North Carolina and 40 inches possible in isolated areas, the weather service says.

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