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'Super blood wolf moon' kicks off super year for eclipses

'Super blood wolf moon' kicks off super year for eclipses The new year kicks off with an impressive bang, and no, we don't mean fireworks. The larger appearance of Moon can be attributed to the distance between Earth and Moon. Well, now South Asia and South America will enjoy a day of no sun. "A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly lined up - anything less than perfection creates a partial lunar eclipse or ... [Full Article...]

China successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says

China successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says Soon after landing, it transmitted the first "close range" image of the moon's dark side. A Chinese spacecraft has become the first to land successfully on the far side of the moon, according to state media. Unlike the near side of the moon that is "tidally locked" and always faces the earth - complete with many flat areas to touch down on - the far side is mountainous and rugged. [Full Article...]

Nasa's New Horizon Probe Reveals Snowman-like Shape Of Ultima Thule

Nasa's New Horizon Probe Reveals Snowman-like Shape Of Ultima Thule At the time-and even up to a few days ago-it was impossible to tell if Ultima Thule was one long object or two small objects orbiting each other . "I'm surprised that-more or less-picking one Kuiper belt object out of a hat, that we were able to get such a victor as this", said New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern during a press conference. [Full Article...]

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Turning cooler with more rain chances ahead

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Turning cooler with more rain chances ahead Wind will be in from the southwest, around 5-10 miles per hour. Shower chances return tonight into early Thursday morning. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind: SW 5-10. SATURDAY: Sunny and mild. Wind: SW 10-20 miles per hour. Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/S 10 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Tropical Cyclone Hits Far North Australia Near Rio Tinto Mine

Tropical Cyclone Hits Far North Australia Near Rio Tinto Mine The potential cyclone has already been named Penny, and is predicted to turn back towards Cape York Peninsula late on New Year's Day. A cyclone warning has been issued for a stretch of coast from Cape Keerweer to Cape York, taking in the communities of Weipa, Aurukun, and Mapoon. [Full Article...]

NASA’s New Horizons zoomed past Ultima Thule, and now we wait

NASA’s New Horizons zoomed past Ultima Thule, and now we wait But the encounter itself was risky, and if the spacecraft were to collide with a speck of space debris as small as a grain of rice, it could be destroyed instantly, mission managers warned. "The exploration at Ultima Thule is a fitting way to honor the brash exploration and boldness that was Apollo", Stern wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times. [Full Article...]

A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Is Happening In January

A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Is Happening In January But the highlight of the month will be a total lunar eclipse on January 21. Scientists have also confirmed that the sky will have lots of busy days and nights in the months that follow with three supermoons , a blue moon , a close approach by the moon and Jupiter , and several rocket launches . [Full Article...]

'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman dies at 93

'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman dies at 93 Roman was NASA's first Chief of Astronomy in the Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters in the 1960s. She later earned a bachelor's in astronomy at Swarthmore College, then completed a Ph.D.at the University of Chicago, where her thesis advisor once ignored her for six months straight, Roman later said . [Full Article...]


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