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Set Your Alarms, There's A Lunar Eclipse On The Horizon

Set Your Alarms, There's A Lunar Eclipse On The Horizon On July 16, 1969, NASA's Apollo 11 crew launched on the mission to land the first humans on the moon. A partial lunar eclipse , the last eclipse of 2019, will be visible in South Africa tonight , 16 July 2019 at about 23:30. Another wrote: "So 50 years since the best achievement for spacefaring that man has achieved thus far, Apollo 11's launch 50 years today, is celebrated with a part... [Full Article...]

Partial Lunar Eclipse 2019: Lunar Eclipse Marks Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary

Partial Lunar Eclipse 2019: Lunar Eclipse Marks Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary The celestial bodies would not be aligned straight so just a partial part of the full moon will be eclipsed. The first full moon of summer is indeed named after a male deer, who generally grow their new antlers in July. The partial lunar eclipse 2019 can be witnessed in regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses can be seen by the nak... [Full Article...]

Louisiana cleaning up after Barry brought rain, wind and flooding

Louisiana cleaning up after Barry brought rain, wind and flooding Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon and its winds were steadily weakening since it made landfall Saturday in Louisiana, Barry's rain bands created a flooding and tornado threat stretching from central Louisiana to eastern MS and beyond. [Full Article...]

Things to know about India`s most ambitious Moon mission Chandrayaan-2

Things to know about India`s most ambitious Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 Chandrayaan-2 was approved in 2007, a year before Chandrayaan-1 shot off. The South Polar Region of the Moon is an unexplored region. The Pragyan rover has battery power to move for 500 metres on the lunar surface and will continuously communicate with the lander , which will, in turn, communicate with the orbiter . [Full Article...]

NASA Astronaut Recounts When Apollo 13 Mission Turned From Exploration to Survival

NASA Astronaut Recounts When Apollo 13 Mission Turned From Exploration to Survival Ken Bowersox, a former astronaut who had served as the deputy associate administrator for the human exploration office, will take over for Gerstenmaier, according to Bridenstine's email. The mission saw three astronauts, Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, launched into space on July 16 1969, marking one of humanities biggest moments in space exploration. [Full Article...]

Home Depot's Ties to Trump Sparks Customer Boycott

Home Depot's Ties to Trump Sparks Customer Boycott The anti-abortion groups Live Action and Susan B. Anthony List say Twitter has blocked their advertising. When conservative meme-maker Carpe Donktum got an invitation to a White House summit, he thought the email might be spam. America has seen significant reductions in pollution since the 1970s but critics say the president is undercutting laws that have provided that progress. [Full Article...]

New Orleans Sees Flash Flooding Due To Brewing Tropical Storm Barry

New Orleans Sees Flash Flooding Due To Brewing Tropical Storm Barry PTC Two was designated because a tropical depression is expected to form soon, and this nomenclature allows the National Hurricane Center to issue advisories in areas that may be in line for direct effects within 48 hours. "No one should take this storm lightly", Gov. Edwards said. Heavy rain and flooding will be the main impact/threat with this particular system, both in and near where it makes l... [Full Article...]

Dragonfly: Drone helicopter to fly on Saturn's moon, Titan

Dragonfly: Drone helicopter to fly on Saturn's moon, Titan It marks the first time Nasa will fly a multi-rotor driven vehicle for science on another planet. The icy celestial body is Saturn's largest moon, and it also has the distinction of being the second largest natural satellite located in our Solar System . [Full Article...]

Cuomo OKs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

Cuomo OKs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants Supporters say the so-called "Green Light" bill will make more than 265,000 people eligible for licenses and improve road safety by making noncitizens who drive take road tests and get insurance and annual vehicle inspections. Cuomo has supported this policy for more than a decade, according to a statement from his office. NY state Senator Luis Sepúlveda, the measure's Democratic sponsor, said i... [Full Article...]

NASA opens Int'l Space Station for private travel, at hefty price

NASA opens Int'l Space Station for private travel, at hefty price A "mission", lasting no more than 30 days, will reportedly cost over $50 million. As many as a dozen private astronauts could visit the ISS per year, NASA said . There are usually three to six crew members on the ISS at any given time. "The two companies right now that can do it are Boeing and SpaceX ", he added. [Full Article...]

Women's rights slipping, equality 'under attack,' says Canada's PM Trudeau

Women's rights slipping, equality 'under attack,' says Canada's PM Trudeau Despite the brief outburst, the crowd loudly applauded when he acknowledged that the report concluded that violence against Indigenous women amounted to nothing less than a genocide. "We do know that thousands of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual) have been lost to the Canadian genocide to date", per... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk gets Cuphead up-and-running in Teslas

Elon Musk gets Cuphead up-and-running in Teslas It's insanely hard. It's sadistically hard", Musk said. "It's dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing, [but] this plot is dark". It's playable with a wired USB controller though, and Studio MDHR told IGN that the only requirements they were given for the Tesla port was that the frame rate "has to play super, super clean" and that the controls were precise. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX launches first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit Each Starlink satellite, with a flat-panel design featuring high-throughput antennas and a single solar array, weighs approximately 227kg. Musk , responding to a tweet asking if later batches of launched Starlink satellites could reflect less light downward, also tweeted Sunday that he had sent a note to the Starlink team the previous week, asking about reducing the reflectivity. [Full Article...]

Hot Today, Severe Weather And Heavy Rain Possible Tuesday Into Wednesday

Hot Today, Severe Weather And Heavy Rain Possible Tuesday Into Wednesday The aforementioned cold front will "sweep" KAKEland of the soggy and severe weather environment that has plagued KAKEland. Expect breezy conditions, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour possible. Highs pressure will keep storms to our west today but increasing chance of storms will come later Tuesday into Wednesday. Highs on Tuesday top out near 80. [Full Article...]

Forecasters Predict Record-Breaking Temperatures For Holiday Weekend

Forecasters Predict Record-Breaking Temperatures For Holiday Weekend Temperatures will climb back into the middle 80s by the afternoon. But this year's Memorial Day isn't expected to break a record. Golfers might consider avoiding a tee time Sunday , when wind gusts are expected to reach as high as 20 miles per hour before tapering off to about 10 miles per hour on Memorial Day . [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches first satellites in Starlink internet mission

SpaceX launches first satellites in Starlink internet mission Started in 2002, SpaceX now employs more than 6,000 people with three launch sites in California, Texas and Florida. As it now stands, there are roughly 2,000 satellites orbiting the earth, a number which causes some unease already. There is even a "small possibility" that none of the spacecraft will work. SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk , launched the ... [Full Article...]

Mississippi River rising in Iowa

Mississippi River rising in Iowa The National Weather Service website on Thursday afternoon showed the river level at 22.64 feet (6.9 meters), just above the 22.63-foot mark reached on July 9, 1993. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Davenport Friday. River levels are near peak for this latest flooding episode. The river is a key transportation artery for shipments of grain, agricultural chemicals, energy products and other comm... [Full Article...]

Denver's Ozone Pollution Problem Is Getting Worse

Denver's Ozone Pollution Problem Is Getting Worse The nationwide report examines ozone pollution and fine particle pollution, or PM 2.5, which is best known in Utah as the cause of winter smog episodes. We're still seeing very high days with ozone and particle pollution". "Denver residents should be aware that we're breathing unhealthy air, placing our health and lives at risk", JoAnna Strother, regional director of public policy for the Lung... [Full Article...]

April's "Full Pink Moon" Visible Friday

April's Unfortunately, the moon isn't actually pink (yep, we were disappointed too), and gets its name from the name Native Americans gave to April's Full Moon , back in the days when the lunar calendar was used to track the seasons. The name was derived from a herb called Moss Pink Phlox, which blooms around this time of the year in the U.S. and Canada. If you see an image of a green moon this year, now... [Full Article...]

Several buildings damaged, trailer homes flipped in severe storm

Several buildings damaged, trailer homes flipped in severe storm A MS man, identified as 95-year-old Roy Ratliff died on Saturday when a tornado caused a tree to fall onto his home, Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said. The energy from warm afternoon temperatures will diminish, but the risk for tornadoes will not be over. Multiple structures in Franklin, Texas were destroyed by a tornado on Saturday, as severe weather swept through eastern Texas toward Arka... [Full Article...]


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