Stargazers in Oklahoma City ready for total lunar eclipse viewings in January

A partial solar eclipse will help kick off the New Year today (Sunday) as the moon passes between Earth and the sun . A January 7 article Forbes magazine noted that, depending on where you are, the moon might also look copper colored or "orange-... More..

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule perched on pad ahead of first orbital flight
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule perched on pad ahead of first orbital flight

Even though Musk stated that the first test launch of the Commercial crew mission would be delayed, over the weekend, he also Tweeted that the demo flight will not be without any dangers. American manned spacec...More..

by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Repeating fast radio bursts from deep space 'could be aliens'

The fast radio bursts suggest there could be more out there, researchers say. A Canadian-led team of astronomers has observed unusual repeating radio waves coming from deep space for just the second time ...More..

Theresa May suffers Brexit setback over no-deal scenario
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Theresa May suffers Brexit setback over no-deal scenario

The government needs 318 votes to get a deal through parliament as seven Sinn Fein lawmakers do not sit, four speakers and deputy speaker do not vote and the four tellers are not counted. The Speaker , who insi...More..

British PM Theresa May loses key vote on Brexit procedure in parliament
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

British PM Theresa May loses key vote on Brexit procedure in parliament

Seemingly oblivious to the chaos in London, envoys of the EU's 27 remaining governments meet in Brussels at 3 p.m today to discuss the implementation and legal ratification of the withdrawal agreement struck in...More..

Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanet
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanet

NASA astrophysicist Geert Barents said the Sun affected the craft which hampered the first days of its mission - possibly dampening its ability to locate new planets. Feinstein and Makennah Bristow, an undergr...More..

Over 3,500 people stung by jellyfish on Australian beaches
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Over 3,500 people stung by jellyfish on Australian beaches

Across Queensland , but mostly in the southeast, 22,282 people sought treatment for bluebottle stings between December 1 and January 7, compared to 6831 in the same period past year. According to Nine News, se...More..

Canadian woman missing in Burkina Faso
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Canadian woman missing in Burkina Faso

Blais, who is from Sherbrooke, Que., had met Tacchetto, a 30-year-old architect, in Canada two years ago. Blais and Tacchetto were reportedly on their way to Togo to take part in a reforestation project, but ...More..

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

It turns dark during a total solar eclipse and temperatures dip since the sun is completely blocked. Richmondites and others in the Lower Mainland will be treated to a view of a total lunar eclipse on Sunda...More..

Chinese rover powers up on moon mission
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Chinese rover powers up on moon mission

Launched on Dec 8, 2018, China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe, comprising a lander and a rover, landed on the far side of the moon Thursday morning. "Congratulations to China's Chang'e-4 team for what appears to ...More..

A Dutch Astronaut Triggered a Panic at NASA After Unintentionally Dialing '911'
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

A Dutch Astronaut Triggered a Panic at NASA After Unintentionally Dialing '911'

The 911 call apparently triggered an emergency situation at the Center, with technicians checking the line that connected the ISS and Earth. In order to get an external line the caller first has to dial 9. "Som...More..

China's Chang'e-4 touching down on far side of the moon
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

China's Chang'e-4 touching down on far side of the moon

Chang'e-4 includes two main parts: the main lander weighing about 1,088 pounds and a 136-kilogramme rover. "I think this is very good evidence that we are now able to compete with the Americans", said energy ...More..

How to see Quadrantids in UK: What time to watch meteor shower
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

How to see Quadrantids in UK: What time to watch meteor shower

The Quadrantids are famous for being the first meteor shower of 2019, and stargazing lovers can particularly look forward to the evening of the peak as there will be no moonlight to wash out the meteors. Check ...More..

Contemporary Way Genetically Modifying Photosynthesis Augments Plant Evolution
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Contemporary Way Genetically Modifying Photosynthesis Augments Plant Evolution

Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service have figured out a way to engineer plants with a built-in photorespiratory shortcut that makes them 40% more productive in real-world conditions. The proc...More..

by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Quadrantids meteor shower peaks tonight through Friday morning

Though intense, the Quadrantids feature only a brief peak. At the peak, 60 to 100 meteors per hour may be seen streaking across the sky. Check Time and Date to see what your chances are like, or just take...More..

Super Blood Moon: 2019 To Set Off With Satellite Phenomenon
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Super Blood Moon: 2019 To Set Off With Satellite Phenomenon

There is set to be a "Super Blood Wolf Moon" eclipse on January 20-21, 2019. This year, the first Blood Moon of the year will be on the other side of the planet, with visibility extending from the western...More..

by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

China's Chang'e 4 craft captured a close-up photo of the far side of the moon . Named after the pet rabbit belonging to the mythical Chinese lunar goddess Chang'e, the Yutu 2 rover is making history as it ...More..

Photos reveal origin of space rock Ultima Thule, resembling red snowman
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Photos reveal origin of space rock Ultima Thule, resembling red snowman

The shape indicates that a rotating cloud of innumerable tiny objects must have coalesced into two balls that slowly spiraled closer and closer together until they gently touched, forming the object out beyond ...More..

by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Quadrantid meteor shower set to streak across the sky tonight

The Quadrantids have been known to produce some 50-100 meteors in a dark sky. This Quadrantid meteor made an appearance over New Mexico in 2013. "Any place at mid-northern and far-northern latitudes might...More..

China rover lands on dark side of the moon
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

China rover lands on dark side of the moon

A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, state media said , hailing it as an historic first landing on a mission seen as an important step for China's space pr...More..

During Shutdown, National Parks Are Not Doing Well
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

During Shutdown, National Parks Are Not Doing Well

Unlike shutdowns in some previous administrations, the Trump administration was leaving parks open to visitors despite the staff furloughs, said John Garder, senior budget director of the nonprofit National Pa...More..

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

New Horizons , which left Earth 13 years ago and performed an exploratory flyby of Pluto in 2015, will continue probing the Kuiper Belt for more data until at least 2021, when current funding for the mission ru...More..

How to watch NASA's New Year's date with distant space rock
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

How to watch NASA's New Year's date with distant space rock

One billion miles beyond Pluto and an astounding 4 billion miles from Earth (1.6 billion kilometres and 6.4 billion kilometres), Ultima Thule will be the farthest world ever explored by humankind. In July...More..

China probe readies to land on dark side of the Moon
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

China probe readies to land on dark side of the Moon

Such eclipses are sometimes known as "blood moons" as a result of the alignment of the solar, Earth, and moon which prompts their incidence causes photovoltaic rays to go through the environment, giving the pla...More..

by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

"Mother Of Hubble" Nancy Grace Roman Dies At 93

Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA , where she served as the agency's first chief of astronomy. "NASA was a whole six months old and it was a great place to work at that time", Roman said ...More..

New Horizons on-course for New Years Ultima Thule flyby
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Horizons on-course for New Years Ultima Thule flyby

New Horizons left Earth in January 2006; it was the first mission created to explore the most distant part of the solar system. Offering scientists the first up-close look at an ancient building block of plan...More..

Benefits of coal regulation not worth the money
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Benefits of coal regulation not worth the money

Hal Quinn, president of the National Mining Association, praised the new rule , calling the MATS "prior government overreach" and "perhaps the largest regulatory accounting fraud perpetrated on American consum...More..

NASA Spaceship Closes in on Distant World
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

NASA Spaceship Closes in on Distant World

And it's happening amid a partial government shutdown that initially threw a curveball into how the New Horizons team will share the flyby with the public. This occultation - or momentary eclipse - revealed t...More..

How to recycle gift wrap and Christmas trees in Regina
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

How to recycle gift wrap and Christmas trees in Regina

No worries if they lose their stickiness, a little tape works just as well. What you can and can't recycle. Look out for the FSC label on cards, when buying or receiving, as this means they can be recycled at h...More..

Super blood wolf moon happening January 20
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Super blood wolf moon happening January 20

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is positioned between the sun and the moon, casting the moon completely in the Earth's shadow and giving it an organish, "bloody" look. It's being called a "Super Blood Wol...More..