• Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse
Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

On the same day as the eclipse , the planet Mars will be at its brightest as it travels close to Earth. The moon will pass through the centre of the Earth's shadow and when the moon appears dark red in colour it called blood moon . From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible , while in other areas the Moon will rise or set durin...

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  • Coles reverses plastic bag policy again in 'frustrating flip-flop'
Coles reverses plastic bag policy again in 'frustrating flip-flop'

This morning, Coles CEO John Durkan emailed 115,000 staff letting them know that they won't be giving out free plastic bags forever. Most state governments in Australia have banned thin single-use bags, and the supermarket giant pledged to phase them out from 1 July.

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  • NASA's new planet hunting probe begins operations
NASA's new planet hunting probe begins operations

TESS is scheduled to transmit the first set of data it collected in August 2018. "Now that we know there are more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the unusual, fantastic worlds we're bound to discover", Hertz added. NASA's newest planet-hunting satellite began operations last week and is expected to send back its first seri...

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  • First ever 'wholphin' hybrid spotted in wild
First ever 'wholphin' hybrid spotted in wild

While surveying whales and dolphins off the Hawaiian Islands, scientists spotted a creature they've never seen before: a peculiar hybrid between a dolphin and a small whale. This is because such genetic hybrids are often infertile , or reproduce only with great difficulty, meaning they can not produce viable offspring with their own kind.

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  • Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event
Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event

An illustration showing Mars and the Moon in "opposition" to Earth. "Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish, orange-ish-red colour, you really can't miss it in the sky". Today, Mars will be at its closest distance to Earth in a decade and a half. The maximum separation of the two planets is about 249 million miles (401...

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  • Former Trump Lawyer: Giuliani Is Wrecking The Case
Former Trump Lawyer: Giuliani Is Wrecking The Case

In his Fox appearance on Sunday, Giuliani said Trump felt "disappointed" that his former ally had turned against him, acknowledging the split that now existed between Trump and Cohen while saying they did not feel "at war" with Cohen at this point.

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  • Hubble snaps stunning near-opposition portraits of Mars and Saturn
Hubble snaps stunning near-opposition portraits of Mars and Saturn

Opposition last happened in May 2016, but Mars still hasn't been as bright as it is now since 2003. Mars is now cold, barren and dry but it used to be warm and wet. Mars is the star of many reports and studies as it is continuously explored by different groups who either examine it from space or place instruments on its surface.

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  • Longest lunar eclipse of the century to take place over Oman skies
Longest lunar eclipse of the century to take place over Oman skies

The next total lunar eclipse in the United Kingdom will take place on January 19 2019. NASA , meanwhile, has called out social media hoaxers claiming that Mars will appear as big as the moon during the eclipse . The entire event will last 3 hours and 55 minutes. But not everyone was able to see the eclipse . Unlike a solar eclipse , whi...

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Full "blood" moon AND lunar eclipse Friday

As well as being abnormally long, this eclipse, like most lunar eclipses , will appear a deep red with the sun's rays entering through the earth's atmosphere to project a blood-like glow onto the moon. The moon will be in flawless alignment with the sun and Earth on Friday, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. After abou...

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  • Chennaiites lose sleep watching longest lunar eclipse of 21st C
Chennaiites lose sleep watching longest lunar eclipse of 21st C

He wrote of this in Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs, where he cites Joel 2:31. Gerst, who recently took part in a Kraftwerk concert from his position on the International Space Station, managed to take a photograph of the eclipse in full sway from the manmade satellite 408 kilometers above earth.

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  • It's a Straw-Free World After All As Disney Announces Straw Ban
It's a Straw-Free World After All As Disney Announces Straw Ban

Last week in a meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council , members voted to advance an ordinance that prohibits restaurants, bars and other food and beverage vendors from selling or distributing plastic straws. "Probably the same people responsible for the ban on plastic bags". According to the company, this amounts to a reduction of more than ...

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  • First successful test of Einstein’s general relativity near supermassive black hole
First successful test of Einstein’s general relativity near supermassive black hole

Based on the stars' orbits , astronomers calculated that roughly 4 million times the mass of the sun had to be contained within a region much smaller than the size of our solar system. This region, with the strongest gravitational field in our galaxy, is the flawless place to explore gravitational physics, and particularly to test Einstein's gener...

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  • Clouds hinder Perth’s view of longest blood moon and eclipse
Clouds hinder Perth’s view of longest blood moon and eclipse

As the sunlight has to travel around Earth, if there is a lot of particulate matter in the air then it will encourage greater rates of refraction, making the moon appear red. - AFP A man looks through a telescope at a "blood moon" eclipse in Oloika town in Magadi, Kenya. I stood at the back door to witness the passage of the sun & moon before t...

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  • Scientists find underground lake on Mars
Scientists find underground lake on Mars

Australian experts have applauded the find, saying the discovery of liquid and frozen water resources is key due to their ability to produce fuel and provide life support for astronauts during deep space missions, allowing lower cost launches and space operations.

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  • A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say
A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say

Still, the more measurements scientists can collect, the more confident they can be. But he pointed out that similar salty subglacial lakes in Antarctica had been found to support life. Radio waves beamed down to the surface by Marsis penetrated through the ice and bounced back to the spacecraft. Mars and Earth were closer than this year in...

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  • Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century
Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

It also became a " Super Blue Blood Moon " because it synced up with a supermoon , which is a moon that appears extra big and bright , and a blue moon, which is the second full moon during a calendar month. Dr Duncan Steel, of Otago's Centre for Space Science Technology, said the colouration of this so-called " blood moon " - a spectacle shro...

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  • How to Watch Today's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
How to Watch Today's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

Reuters charted the eclipse from across the world, capturing a shimmering orange and red moon above Cairo, the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens, the Bavarian village of Raisting in Germany, Rio beach in Brazil and Johannesburg.

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  • When, how and where to watch the total lunar eclipse in India
When, how and where to watch the total lunar eclipse in India

As the Moon continues to move towards the centre of the Earth's shadow, and then away from it, red light will bounce off its surface in different proportions. "We have a rare and interesting conjunction of phenomena", Pascal Descamps, an astronomer with the Paris Observatory, told AFP. Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more-...

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  • Total Lunar Eclipse, Blood Moon
Total Lunar Eclipse, Blood Moon

When can you see the blood micro moon? Although the viability of that claim is starting to wane, given that we've seen lunar eclipses previously on 14 April and 8 October 2014 as well as 4 April and 28 September 2015, and we're still knocking about.

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  • Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon
Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

It will reach peak eclipse at 9:22 (BST), however, the total eclipse will last for a total of 1 hour 43 minutes. Mars appeared unusually large and bright , a mere 57.7 million kilometres (35.9 million miles) from Earth on its elliptical orbit around the sun.

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