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NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Begins its Search for New Worlds

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Begins its Search for New Worlds Paul Hertz , director of the Astrophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington. The space agency plans for this mission to last two years, during which time it will likely find thousands of new planets. [Full Article...]

Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

Mars will be closest to the Earth in a decade and a half today, on the night of July 31, 2018. It's time to go apartment shopping on Mars. Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado, Boulder, lead author of the study appearing in Nature Astronomy, said: "Carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) are the only greenhouse gases that are likely to be present on Mars in sufficient abundance to ... [Full Article...]

New Hybrid Whale-Dolphin Discovered Off Hawaii

New Hybrid Whale-Dolphin Discovered Off Hawaii It is believed to be the first-ever documented hybrid of its kind, Robin Baird, the project's head researcher, told Fox News in an email. Melon-headed whales swimming in tropical waters (not hybrids). They also hope to do testing on other species in the area. They were able to confirm that the animal was a hybrid. This is because such genetic hybrids are often infertile , or reproduce only wi... [Full Article...]

Skygazers in Oman watch Blood Moon

Skygazers in Oman watch Blood Moon When the three celestial bodies are perfectly lined up, however, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun while refracting or bending red light onto the moon , usually giving it a rosy blush. As the Moon passed over Abu Dhabi, it could be seen behind the minarets of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The Americas will have the best view of the next lunar eclipse, however, on January ... [Full Article...]

Walt Disney Company to eliminate plastic straws and more by 2019

Walt Disney Company to eliminate plastic straws and more by 2019 In addition to the Walt Disney Company and Starbucks , McDonald's announced in June that it would scrap plastic straws from restaurant locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland and replace them with paper straws, starting in September. [Full Article...]

Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today

Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today People in the Europe, the Middle East and the rest of Africa witnessed the celestial phenomenon between sunset and midnight, while those in Australia and eastern Asia saw the eclipse between midnight and dawn. The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth's atmosphere. While hoaxers have claimed that Mars will appear as the same size of the moon during the ec... [Full Article...]

Scientists say water is buried beneath Martian landscape

Scientists say water is buried beneath Martian landscape After seeing what possibly could be dark streaks of salty water that flowed down the Martian dune during warm seasons, the planetary scientists were certainly delighted. "That doesn't mean that there will be life there - but it does suggest that a lake on Mars would be a ideal place to look". Rebecca Mickol, a former UA graduate student, and Tim Kral, a UA biological sciences professor, wrote ... [Full Article...]

Spectators around the world marvel at rare "blood moon" eclipse

Spectators around the world marvel at rare Kiwi eclipse watchers were disappointed this morning when the moon disappeared behind clouds at the crucial moment. You can still catch the eclipse live despite being on the other side of the world, though! In Nairobi, Kenyans watched as the moon darkened. [Full Article...]


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