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Wolf Blood Super Moon will be visible from Northern Ireland

Wolf Blood Super Moon will be visible from Northern Ireland All that dry, cold air will sweep away rain clouds just in time for most of the Carolinas to get a good view of a "super moon " combined with a total lunar eclipse just before midnight. The only light wavelength left is red - dimly illuminating the moon with less than one-thousandth of the full moon's normal brightness. Though these times mark the moon's location in the sky relative to ... [Full Article...]

On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows

On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows Keeping the temps within an acceptable range is one of the most hard parts of the experiment, as the moon swings from a freezing -173 C to 100 C or above. We could probably make some nice sweaters from moon-grown cotton. According to Fred Watson of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, the development represented a step in the right direction. [Full Article...]

MPs defeat Government over no-deal Brexit tax powers

MPs defeat Government over no-deal Brexit tax powers MPs will vote on the deal she negotiated by the European Union on January 15 after days of debate in Parliament, Downing Street confirmed today.Mr Barclay will open the debate, and the Prime Minister will deliver the closing speech. The vote was due to take place before Christmas but was postponed, reportedly because Theresa May did not manage to drum up sufficient Commons support for the agreem... [Full Article...]

National parks overflowing with poop because of government shutdown

National parks overflowing with poop because of government shutdown Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may want to re-think their plans this week as the park will close down all of its campgrounds on January 2 due to the government shutdown . However, as developing stories from Yosemite , Death Valley, Rocky Mountain (RMNP), and Joshua Tree National Parks are showing, that lack of staffing is presenting a major problem: visitors leave waste (both human an... [Full Article...]

Winter storm to continue through the night

Winter storm to continue through the night Winter Storm watches may be issued for this event and this statement will be updated as new information becomes available. More than 7 inches has been reported by WCCO Weather Watchers in northwestern cities like Underwood and Ottertail. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Successfully Launches GPS III Space Vehicle 01

SpaceX Successfully Launches GPS III Space Vehicle 01 The next generation "GPS III" satellite finally soared into space on Sunday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. ET, according to a report. The Verge wrote the launch managed to avoid further delay due to the ongoing government showdown because funding for the Department of Defence has already been allocated for 2019. [Full Article...]

Japan restarting commercial whaling, ignoring global moratorium

Japan restarting commercial whaling, ignoring global moratorium It reverses decades of policy as the commission issued an global suspension of commercial hunting in 1986 but Japan has since been whale hunting in the name of scientific research , with much of the meat also ending up on store shelves. It had argued a "sustainable whaling committee" should be established, and that there were enough of some types of whale to allow for sustainable hunting, The ... [Full Article...]

Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket plane into space for the first time. It was an indescribable feeling: "joy, relief, exhilaration and anticipation for what is yet to come". The pilots of VSS Unity , a SpaceShipTwo-class space plane, returning from their trip to space. In previous test flights, SpaceShipTwo flew to a peak altitude of 32 miles (52... [Full Article...]

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind The second is a seismometer sitting on the lander's deck, awaiting deployment by InSight's robotic arm, which records vibrations that move over the landers 7 metre solar panels. The noise is of the wind blowing against InSight's solar panels and the resulting vibration of the entire spacecraft. NASA refers to the craft's task of learning about the planet's seismic waves as "taking the planet's... [Full Article...]

Falcon 9 orbited a ship with cargo to the ISS

Falcon 9 orbited a ship with cargo to the ISS Musk also shared the video of a rocket landing on his Twitter account. "The first stage did land in the water", SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said during a live webcast . Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with 64 microsatellites . The Dragon is carrying more than 56-hundred pounds of supplies and payloads to the International Space Station , includ... [Full Article...]

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year

Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year As far as finance is concerned, the rich nations have, so far, together pledged a meagre $10.3 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with merely one-third of it being available for developing countries as against the goal of $100 billion by 2020. [Full Article...]

Macron crisis escalating as Paris erupts in rioting

Macron crisis escalating as Paris erupts in rioting France is considering introducing a state of emergency after Saturday's riots in Paris and demonstrations across the country in protest over fuel prices rises and the cost of living. According to the police in Marseille, the various demonstrators were made up of 300 yellow vests, 100 bikers and about 350 protesters called to action by the hard left CGT union to demand a change in government po... [Full Article...]

Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander The landing site "offers geologically rich terrain with landforms reaching as far back as 3.6 billion years, and could potentially answer important questions in planetary evolution and astrobiology", says NASA's Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen, per National Geographic . [Full Article...]

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study In a new paper submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters , researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggest the possibility the object is actually a "lightsail of artificial origin". It's been dubbed a comet, an asteroid, and a new class of interstellar object. "The lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargos between planets or between ... [Full Article...]

Most Britons back staying in European Union

Most Britons back staying in European Union This could give mainland Britain some scope to set trade rules while keeping the province of Northern Ireland aligned with the EU. The Channel 4 poll also revealed a national split over the prospect of Brexit triggering the break-up of the United Kingdom: 44% of respondents said they were very or quite concerned about the possibility of Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom, while ... [Full Article...]

Spacewatch: Nasa retires planet hunter after it runs out of fuel

Spacewatch: Nasa retires planet hunter after it runs out of fuel Called the transit method, Kepler would be able to spot an exoplanet if it saw a star momentarily dim, signifying a celestial body had crossed in front of the star. During K2, the Kepler spacecraft continued gathering the data necessary to hunt for exoplanets , and has allowed researchers to study other astrophysical questions. [Full Article...]

Air quality in Delhi remains very poor; situation may worsen next week

Air quality in Delhi remains very poor; situation may worsen next week A Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Authority warned on Thursday that air pollution in the capital region is likely to peak from November 1 as toxic fumes from the burning of agricultural fields in the neighboring northern states of Haryana and Punjab could blow in because of a change in wind direction. [Full Article...]

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic Brandon wrote on his blog that in July, 'the weather conditions and ocean currents conspire to swing the trillion tonnes of the giant iceberg A68 in an anticlockwise direction. The rectangular iceberg is about a mile wide, Petty says - considerably smaller than another well-known iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf . NASA ice scientist Kelly Brunt said Tabular icebergs come about via a proc... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in U.S. in 50 years

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in U.S. in 50 years He said he plans to visit storm-ravaged areas as soon as he can. "Winds of this intensity can really knock down any tree or structure in its path". The storm's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 50 miles per hour and it was moving to the northeast at 21 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast

Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast When it made landfall about midday in the Florida Panhandle, the Michael was packing 155 miles per hour winds, 2 miles per hour shy of a Category 5 storm. The NHC said some areas of the Florida coast could expect storm surge of nine to 13 feet, and as much as a foot of rain. Following morning showers, heavy rain will arrive after 11 a.m. [Full Article...]


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