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A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday

A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday However, the moon will still be visible to skywatchers both Thursday and Friday night. But, in the modern, digital age of internet excitement, it's the pink designation that has gained prominence because it "sounds" as if some spectacular color is about the engulf the moon. [Full Article...]

SpaceX carries out first commercial launch

SpaceX carries out first commercial launch Orders for Falcon Heavy flights have grown to five contracted missions , including three commercial missions and a $130 million contract to launch the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite. The company selected Falcon Heavy in September for a mission anticipated in late 2017 or 2018. The vehicle, which was carrying a space-suited mannequin nicknamed Starman , was vaulted into outer space and ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX: Falcon Heavy rocket launch and landing

SpaceX: Falcon Heavy rocket launch and landing The second most powerful rocket in the USA - the Delta IV Heavy - can send more than 63,000 pounds to the same location. As well as having its first commercial payload, it was also the first time the three lower boosters of the rocket returned to Earth successfully. [Full Article...]

21 things that the black hole looks like

21 things that the black hole looks like And black holes may seem invisible, but the way they interact with the material around them is the giveaway, the researchers said. Using the EHT and Chandra simultaneously was important to better understand the astronomic context of the black hole and its surrounding galaxy, says Dr. [Full Article...]

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Carries Out 1st Commercial Mission

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Carries Out 1st Commercial Mission The Arabsat-6A satellite deployed from the rocket's second-stage about 34 minutes after liftoff. When the rocket flew past year, its two side boosters made synchronized landings on side-by-side ground pads in Florida . As with the first Falcon Heavy mission in February 2018, the two side cores made a side-by-side landing along the Florida coast. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is by far the most powerf... [Full Article...]

India to have 100 satellites in space by 2025

India to have 100 satellites in space by 2025 Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine last week condemned India's destruction of the satellite as a "terrible thing" that created 400 pieces of orbital debris, or "space junk". Many satellites, including the International Space Station, operate from much higher orbits. "This is a ground-based direct hit capability.it works for defence also". [Full Article...]

SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast

SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast EST. The splashdown is the final test for Crew Dragon , which has so far been successful in the flight test of the capsule that could become the first US craft to carry astronauts since the space shuttle program was phased out in 2011. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes major step towards reviving U.S. astronaut presence

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes major step towards reviving U.S. astronaut presence That triggered cheers at the firm's headquarters and at the Kennedy Space Center. It's expected to dock Sunday at the space station. It will remain docked until Friday, when it will disengage and head for a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean 230 miles east of Cape Canaveral . [Full Article...]

Super Snow Moon on display through Tuesday morning

Super Snow Moon on display through Tuesday morning As the first full moon of February, this supermoon is known as a snow moon , based on the typical cold, snowy weather in North America. However, it will still put on a show both Monday and Tuesday night. "In the lunar calendar, names were often given to each month's moon". "Yes, maybe it's not as super as you might have imagined but in my mind, it gets people thinking about the moon and looki... [Full Article...]

NASA's Mars rover pronounced dead: 'Farewell, Opportunity, and well done'

NASA's Mars rover pronounced dead: 'Farewell, Opportunity, and well done' Its twin, Spirit , worked on the red planet for nearly six years. Opportunity had an initial goal of covering 700 yards (640 meters) and operating for just 90 days on the surface of Mars. Opportunity traveled roughly 28 miles before an intense dust storm on June 10, 2018 sent the rover into hibernation. Opportunity and Spirit were built to last 90 days, but Opportunity far exceeded that num... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Is 'Native Land' for All Latinos

Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Is 'Native Land' for All Latinos After Democrats won the House majority in November, Ocasio-Cortez emerged as an outspoken advocate for combating climate change and pushed for the select committee to be focused on formulating a Green New Deal that would move the country toward 100 percent renewable electricity over the next 10 years. [Full Article...]

A Meteorite Struck the Moon During Monday's Lunar Eclipse

A Meteorite Struck the Moon During Monday's Lunar Eclipse Madiedo says it's the first impact flash ever seen during a lunar eclipse, although such crater-forming impacts are common. While he awaits a full data analysis, Madiedo estimates that the tiny asteroid had a mass of between 2kg and 10kg and was about the size of a football. [Full Article...]

Stargazers share images of the super blood wolf moon

Stargazers share images of the super blood wolf moon Stargazer Sandra Barber took this picture of the lunar eclipse from her front garden at about 4.50am. The next total lunar eclipse will take place in May 26, 2021. In January, it's known as the " wolf moon", inspired by the hungry animals that howled outside of villages long ago, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac . [Full Article...]

Don't miss the 'super blood wolf eclipse' Sunday night

Don't miss the 'super blood wolf eclipse' Sunday night There is, however, a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon . The Moon will be about 357,300 km away from Earth. And "wolf" references the fact that the eclipse is taking place in January. The moon also will appear large, because it will be at a point in ... [Full Article...]

China successfully sprouts cotton seeds on the moon in a historic first

China successfully sprouts cotton seeds on the moon in a historic first Since then, the lander, rover, and communication satellite have been working together to feed information back to Earth, and there's good news for future astronauts who'll need to grow their own food off-world. China's ambitions for space and lunar exploration aren't limited to the current mission. "And with time moving on, it'll be the first plant with green leaves on the moon", Xie said . [Full Article...]

Radio signals coming from deep space detected in Canada

Radio signals coming from deep space detected in Canada Far outside our Milky Way galaxy , something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space. Astronomers over the years have picked up dozens of " fast radio bursts " ( FRBs ) - mysterious radio signals detected from an unknown part of the cosmos. [Full Article...]

British PM warns of 'uncharted territory' if Brexit deal rejected

British PM warns of 'uncharted territory' if Brexit deal rejected Her proposal is aimed at restricting the Government's freedom to use the Bill to make tax changes linked to a no-deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament. "The backstop remains the poison which makes any vote for the Withdrawal Agreement so toxic", DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds said in a statement on Sunday. [Full Article...]

A Severe Winter Storm Is Already Affecting Flights After Christmas

A Severe Winter Storm Is Already Affecting Flights After Christmas Precipitation should change back to snow Friday afternoon as much colder air moves in. Snow accumulations may be in the 15 to 25 centimetre range. Northern mountain areas will get one to three inches of snow and just a few flurries will be possible in Denver and across the eastern plains. [Full Article...]

Japan to restart commercial whale hunts

Japan to restart commercial whale hunts Japan , which says most whale species are not endangered and that eating whale is part of its culture, has long campaigned without success for the IWC to allow commercial whaling . Sam Annesley, executive director of Greenpeace Japan , said in a statement: "The declaration today is out of step with the global community, let alone the protection needed to safeguard the future of our oceans and th... [Full Article...]

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend You won't want to miss it; the Geminids are shaping up to be the best meteor shower of 2018 . The Geminid meteor shower is considered to be one of the best displays in the night sky, and this year will peak during the early hours of Friday. [Full Article...]


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