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Research Total lunar eclipse occurs Sunday night
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The "Wolf" moon is the name given to January's full moon . This special event also just happens to coincide with the January 2019 supermoon, which is now being called a Super Blood Wolf Moon . The eclipse is expected to be visible from parts of North, Central and South Americas at 9:35 p.m. EST. That is the point where the moon will have that red-orange tint.

Research Get ready for Super blood wolf moon
Author: 0 Get ready for Super blood wolf moon

That's why an eclipsed moon is sometimes known as a blood moon . Over the course of just an hour, an ever-bigger, dark shadowy bite will appear to be taken out of the moon until 11:40 p.m. So it will be a super wolf blood moon . Finally, this is called a Wolf moon is a part of tradition of referring to January's full moon . "This total lunar eclipse on the morning of Monday January 21st will be entirely seen in Irish skies from start to finish so we are recommending everyone take ...

Research Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979
Author: 0 Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979

The longest-ever assessment of Antarctic ice mass paints a bleak picture for the future. New research from the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and NASA found the Antarctic lost 40 billion tonnes of melting ice to the ocean each year from 1979 to 1989.

Research UK Government to tackle air pollution
Author: 0 UK Government to tackle air pollution

Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the increasing levels of pollution that has choked the capital in recent weeks. Ministers predict the strategy - which also includes plans to reduce ammonia emissions from farming - will cut the cost of air pollution to society by £1.7billion every year by 2020, rising to £5.3billion every year by 2030 through savings from public health benefits.

Research Chinese cotton seeds sprout on the moon
Author: 0 Chinese cotton seeds sprout on the moon

The arabidosposis seeds contribute via its photosynthesis and could be a food source, but the plant is generally considered to be weed with a short growth cycle that could be useful for observation. The cotton can make material for astronaut's clothes. To the Australian Astronomical Association astronomer-at-large, Fred Watson, the development was "good news", reports the BBC .

Author: 0 Astronomers Detect Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space

Within weeks of CHIME's FRB-detecting software being activated last summer ― in what Lang said was only a testing phase that didn't run on full capacity ― CHIME detected these 13 new bursts. "So what we've shown is that by discovering a second FRB is that the repeating FRB is not unique and maybe we can hope to find more", he said in the video interview.

Research Theresa May suffers Brexit setback over no-deal scenario
Author: 0 Theresa May suffers Brexit setback over no-deal scenario

The reason was simple and always was the same one as a roadblock - Mrs May's attempt to get more guarantees over the controversial Irish border "backstop" - the issue troubling many MPs - was dismissed by European leaders. "The real choice facing Parliament and the country is now clear", he said. He said: "It shows that there is no majority in Parliament, the cabinet or the country for crashing out of the European Union without an agreement".

Research China's Chang'e-4 touching down on far side of the moon
Author: 0 China's Chang'e-4 touching down on far side of the moon

Wu Weiren, the chief designer of the Lunar Exploration Project, told CCTV that it was "a small step for the rover, but one giant leap for the Chinese nation". China's growing ambitions in space go hand in hand with its more terrestrial competition with the United States. The Chang'e-4 mission launched in December 2018 and touched down on the lunar surface this month.

Research Spacecraft beams back first images of most distant object explored by mankind
Author: 0 Spacecraft beams back first images of most distant object explored by mankind

The close approach came a half-hour into the new year, and 3 ½ years after New Horizons' unprecedented swing past Pluto . A distant object now actually feels real to everyone here on Earth. "It's a snowman if it's anything at all", Stern said amid laughter from the gathered media. "We are seeing a physical representation of the beginnings of planetary formation, frozen in time", Moore said.

Research New Horizons launches on NYE to explore Ultima Thule
Author: 0 New Horizons launches on NYE to explore Ultima Thule

Lead scientist Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, expects the New Year's encounter to be riskier and more hard than the rendezvous with Pluto: The spacecraft is older, the target is smaller, the flyby is closer and the distance from us is greater.

Research Snow, Blizzard Conditions Expected as Storm Progresses
Author: 0 Snow, Blizzard Conditions Expected as Storm Progresses

The storm system will move north and east on Thursday night, spreading snow into the northern Great Lakes and rain from Minneapolis to Chicago and into the Ohio Valley. Between today and Thursday , the storm could also dump up to 18 inches of snow in South Dakota and west-central Minnesota. Speicher said once wind gusts reach full force driving will become incredibly hard.

Research SpaceX to reattempt launch of first United States national security space mission
Author: 0 SpaceX to reattempt launch of first United States national security space mission

SpaceX said that the GPS III, "is designed and built to deliver positioning, navigation, and timing information with three times better accuracy, and up to eight times improved antijamming capability". The GPS III satellite is a next-generation version satellite that will significantly aid the US Air Force in more precise geolocation services. The dispatch was initially booked for 2014 however has been limped by generation delays, the Air Force said.

Research Japan to resume commercial whaling
Author: 0 Japan to resume commercial whaling

The country is withdrawing from IWC and, with that, it is expected to resume commercial whaling activities. "Japan's official position, that we want to resume commercial whaling as soon as possible, has not changed", the official said, quoted by the Guardian .

Research Look to the sky Sunday to see the year’s brightest comet
Author: 0 Look to the sky Sunday to see the year’s brightest comet

To check out the show, Bill Cooke from NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office advises urges waiting until the moon goes down at around 10:30 p.m. local time before heading outside without your cell phone, because its screen can mess up your night vision.

Research Space station crew on spacewalk to inspect mysterious hole
Author: 0 Space station crew on spacewalk to inspect mysterious hole

But as they've investigated the hole in the Soyuz capsule, astronauts can't figure out what created it. Sources quoted in Izvestia newspaper said that if sealant is found on the hull during the space walk then the hole was probably caused when the spacecraft was on the ground.

Research Geminid meteor shower, one of the year's best to watch
Author: 0 Geminid meteor shower, one of the year's best to watch

Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up. "But the Geminids have been fairly reliable over the years". As per a famous space website, these Geminids encounter Earth at around 35 km/second. That will be Comet 46P/Wirtanen, which is making its closest approach to Earth - within 7 million miles - for the next 20 years. The Geminid Meteor Shower a true spectacle and it's going to be at its best, brightest and clearest.

Research Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight
Author: 0 Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight

The test flight is scheduled to depart from Mojave, California at 1000 Eastern Time (1600 CET) on Thursday. Virgin Galactic officials say recent research favors the lower number. Branson isn't alone in the space tourism business: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is planning to take space tourists on trips, using the more traditional method of a capsule atop a rocket that blasts off from a launch pad.

Research This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight
Author: 0 This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight

The audio is best listened to with headphones on and sub woofer speakers. "We want to be sure that each operation that we perform on Mars is safe, so we set our safety monitors to be fairly sensitive initially". In a few weeks, it will be placed on the Martian surface by InSight's robotic arm, then covered by a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes.

Research SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean

The launch was delayed for a day after NASA discovered that the food for the mouse-tronauts was moldy because of contamination. A fresh stock of food was brought in for them from California. In late August, sensors detected a small pressure drop in the station's air supply that was traced to a leak in the upper habitation module of the Soyuz MS-09 vehicle.

Research Indian and Chinese coal consumption driving carbon emissions to record high
Author: 0 Indian and Chinese coal consumption driving carbon emissions to record high

Kristie Ebi, professor of global health at the University of Washington, said the world now had scientific evidence that "people today are suffering and dying from climate change ". "This is awful news", said Andrew Jones, co-director of Climate Interactive, which models greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures but was not part of the research.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Wednesday, December 5, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but after successfully propelling the Dragon capsule, loaded with cargo and supplies, on its way to the International Space Station, the rocket malfunctioned on its return to Earth and spiraled into a failed landing.

Research United Nations chief says world is 'way off course' on climate change
Author: 0 United Nations chief says world is 'way off course' on climate change

COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, Nov. 4, 2016. Speaking from the 'People's Seat , ' he admonished the almost 200 nation delegates present saying: "The world's people have spoken. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who issued a dramatic appeal to governments Monday to confront the threat of unchecked climate change, said he hopes the event in Poland will serve as a stepping stone for a meeting of leaders he is convening on the sidelines of next year's General ...

Research NASA looks to private companies for deliveries to the moon
Author: 0 NASA looks to private companies for deliveries to the moon

It's the first step towards "long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars ". While it is debatable if that would have any effect on SpaceX employees, NASA's intention to err on the side of caution is also valid, as the agency has the lives of its own astronauts to worry about.

Research NASA InSight lander touches down on Mars, sends back first photo
Author: 0 NASA InSight lander touches down on Mars, sends back first photo

Because of the delay between Mars-Earth communications, it will take seven minutes for NASA to know whether the $425 million-dollar lander has successfully touched down...or crashed into the Martian surface. NASA is the only space agency to have made it and is invested in these robotic missions as a way to prepare for the first Mars-bound human explorers in the 2030s.

Research NASA's InSight probe has landed on Mars
Author: 0 NASA's InSight probe has landed on Mars

That signal came from an antenna on board, but additional data on the landing was recorded by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and two CubeSats in orbit as part of the Mars Cube One mission. Too shallow and InSight would have bounced off and tumbled into deep space. Slowed by friction, deployment of a supersonic parachute and the firing of retro rockets, InSight descended 123km through pink skies to the surface in 6.5 minutes.

Research NASA's InSight lander to make perilous maneuver to touch down on Mars
Author: 0 NASA's InSight lander to make perilous maneuver to touch down on Mars

Retrorockets fire to slow the descent about 5 miles per hour. "Going to Mars is really, really hard". NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will help verify this as it flies over the landing site. It is NASA's ninth attempt to land at Mars since the 1976 Vikings. Since 1964, the United States has now launched 23 robotic spacecraft to the red planet at a cost of more than $20 billion in an evolving campaign to map out the red planet's surface, determine the role of water in its history and to ...

Research NASA Picks Landing Spot for 2020 Mars Rover
Author: 0 NASA Picks Landing Spot for 2020 Mars Rover

InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander created to study the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core. 24 hours before the InSight's atmospheric entry, descent, and landing, the NASA team from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will make their final correction maneuvers.

Research Watch SpaceX Launch and Land a Falcon 9 Rocket Today
Author: 0 Watch SpaceX Launch and Land a Falcon 9 Rocket Today

The mission got underway at 3:46 p.m. EST (GMT-5) with ignition of the booster's nine Merlin 1D engines, generating a brilliant burst of fiery exhaust and a billowing cloud of steam from water sprayed on the launch stand to cool the structure and lessen the acoustic shock of engine ignition.

Research 'Earth-like' planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star
Author: 0 'Earth-like' planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star

This is because Barnard's star, named after the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard, is in the class of M dwarf stars, cooler and less massive than our sun. There are still many mysteries surrounding this newly discovered exoplanet. The fastest spacecraft humans have invented is the Parker Solar Probe, launched this year, that can travel as fast as 430,000 miles per hour.

Research Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again
Author: 0 Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again

The Supreme Court's order, setting a two-hour window for bursting crackers , was observed more in breach than in practice during the Diwali revelry across the country. Dutta, however, corroborated Rudra's statement saying the high air quality index was not exclusively due to bursting of firecrackers, but due to present weather conditions as well.

Research Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's

In addition to chairs were sold dissertation Hawking in 1965, " properties of expanding Universes ". Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history", the specially-adapted chair had originally been expected to fetch just £15,000.

Research Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader
Author: 0 Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

But she acknowledged that the "unique circumstances" of Northern Ireland "could require specific alignment solutions in some scenarios" on regulations. The Prime Minister relies on the support of the DUP's 10 MPs for her Commons majority, votes which will be crucial as she attempts to get a deal through Parliament.

Research Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline
Author: 0 Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

The ruling in Montana against Keystone XL is "eerily similar" to the Federal Court of Appeals ruling against the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to Chris Bloomer, Canadian Energy Pipelines Association president and CEO. In the US, the pipeline would stretch 875 miles through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, with the rest continuing into Canada. He said the government's analysis did not fully study the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of current oil ...

Research SpaceX's Starman has now gone beyond Mars
Author: 0 SpaceX's Starman has now gone beyond Mars

Tesla played a song Space Oddity by David Bowie. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk predicted the Roadster would overshoot these estimates , and keep driving on until the asteroid belt. Musk has called "production Hell". Musk said test flights for rockets often include concrete or steel blocks as cargo, but they wanted to spice things up for February's Falcon Heavy launch.

Research Oumuamua May Have Been an Alien Spaceship, Astronomers Say
Author: 0 Oumuamua May Have Been an Alien Spaceship, Astronomers Say

Their theory - and this is really, really cool - is that it might be a light sail, powered by solar radiation and of an "artificial origin" (i.e. built by aliens). There are less "exotic" explanations for Oumuamua that are still brain-meltingly awesome. Multiple telescopes focused on the object for three nights to determine what it was before it moved out of sight.

Research Pollution: Delhi’s air quality may deteriorate severely from next week
Author: 0 Pollution: Delhi’s air quality may deteriorate severely from next week

A day after recording the worst air quality of the season, Delhi continued to stay engulfed under a thick blanket of haze on November 6. 44 teams will be deployed for Delhi while NCR region will have eight teams. On Monday, the index had turned "severe" in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, and "very poor" in nearby Gurugram and Hapur. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) issued the directions, which also included intensifying patrolling in "hot spots" with "no tolerance for ...

Research Brazil to merge agriculture and environment ministries
Author: 0 Brazil to merge agriculture and environment ministries

Far right-winger Jair Bolsonaro is politically a polar opposite of President Cyril Ramaphosa. But as Bolsonaro made plans for his government following his big election win , thousands of his opponents flooded one of Sao Paulo's largest avenues, chanting "Not him, not ever!" In one of the most fragmented Congresses in Brazilian history, it will be a leading opposition force.

Research WWF: the wild animals was 60% less
Author: 0 WWF: the wild animals was 60% less

In the years since man first walked on the moon, his footprint back on back on earth has polluted three-quarters of the planet, and caused the wildlife population to plummet by a catastrophic 60 per cent , an global report warns today.

Research Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg
Author: 0 Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

Scientists have documented this sort of thing before, but this latest 'berg, which recently split from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, happens to be a rather extraordinary example. The size was hard to guess, Ms Brunt said, but suggested it was likely more than a mile long. "What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks nearly like a square", she told the LiveScience website.

Research Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.
Author: 0 Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.

Currently, a weak El Niño is expected to develop during the winter. Don't reach for those hand-warmers just yet - it may be a mild winter in most of the United States this year. - No part of the U.S.is favored to have below-average temperatures. Drought conditions are forecast to stay put this winter in the Southwest, Southern California, central Great Basin, central Rockies, Northern Plains and portions of the interior Pacific Northwest.

Research Climate Change Could Lead To Global Beer Shortage
Author: 0 Climate Change Could Lead To Global Beer Shortage

Although the frequency and severity of drought and heat extremes increase substantially in the range of future climate scenarios, the vulnerability of beer supply to such extremes has never been assessed. This means declining yields will hit beer production extra hard. In the worst case estimate, this could result in a global beer consumption reduction of 16-percent, which works out to 29 billion liters.

Research Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies
Author: 0 Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies

However, an expert told the People's Daily that the artificial moon's light shouldn't be so bright that it would impact them. The reflected sun light can cover an area of 3,600 sq km to 6,400 sq km, and the illumination intensity is expected to be eight times of the moon light, he said .

Research ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch
Author: 0 ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch

USA and Russian space officials said NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin were safe after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure early Thursday of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station .

Research Hurricane Michael devastation in Panama City, Florida seen in drone video, photos
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael devastation in Panama City, Florida seen in drone video, photos

Roughly 200 miles of Florida , Alabama and Georgia in the path of the storm appear apocalyptic in some areas. Power lines were knocked down and heavy rains and fierce winds blanketed the area. Eastern time . The US Energy Information Administration said about 388,000 customers in Florida, 46,000 customers in Georgia, and 45,000 customers in Alabama were in the dark as the storm moved inland.

Research Florida will host a major evacuation because of the storm
Author: 0 Florida will host a major evacuation because of the storm

The below graphic shows the storm's projected path, which could also dump large amounts of rain throughout the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence. Michael was expected to make landfall Wednesday in parts of the Panhandle where county jail inmates were enlisted last week to help clean up fish killed by the red tide .