Sci-tech

by | July 27, 2018 | 14:58

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming up, and you don't want to miss it. Unlike a solar eclipse , the lunar event can be viewed without wearing protective eye gear. After Friday's climax it will continue to glow for several days through the weekend as partial eclipses continue to colour the moon as it passes partially into the Earth's shadow .

by | July 27, 2018 | 13:12

However, the Blood Moon will reach totality at 9.21pm, which is when you definitely want to be out there. The dark shadow will now be seen progressing on the lunar disk. The celestial effects of the total lunar eclipse will be visible in all Indian cities including Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, and Mumbai among other cities.

by | July 27, 2018 | 10:27

Mercury was now not as visible as it had been, but Venus could still be viewed more clearly than normal. Unfortunately the event will be occurring during our daytime. The moon will be totally eclipsed for an estimated 1 hour and 43 minutes in the prime viewing region, according to NASA predictions. The Javascript Lunar Eclipse Explorer was developed by Chris O'Byrne and Fred Espenak.

by | July 26, 2018 | 03:09

The lake was found using the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding ( MARSIS ) instrument on the Mars Express spacecraft , which was launched by the European Space Agency in June 2003 and arrived at Mars in December 2003, researchers said in a statement .

by | July 26, 2018 | 01:16

Other conditions they consider would produce similar reflections but are unlikely to be found under a 1.5km thick sheet of ice. The NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter also has been pinging the Martian surface with radar waves looking for water.

by | July 26, 2018 | 01:11

Mars Close Approach takes place about every 26 months, but since Earth and Mars don't have perfectly circular orbits, the shortest distance between the planets isn't always the same for each close approach. On Thursday Mars will be sitting just below the full moon, which will make it very easy to spot on the night sky, as it will shine very brightly. Seminole State College officials will notify people hoping to attend via Facebook if the event has to be canceled due to weather.

by | July 24, 2018 | 07:41

Theoretically, the longest a lunar eclipse could last would be one hour and 47 minutes - that means this eclipse will be just five minutes shy of the maximum. Which is pretty impressive, given that the longest possible totality length is a mere three minutes longer. In fact, it won't be visible anywhere in North America.

by | July 24, 2018 | 07:13

The fossil of the dinosaur is now on display at the Past Worlds Gallery of the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its bones were buried in 76-million-year-old rocks of the Kaiparowits Formation, a geological layer composed of sedimentary rocks deposited by rivers and streams.

by | July 23, 2018 | 02:54

District Judge John Keenan ruled on Thursday. In his decision Thursday, Judge John F. Keenan of United States District Court for the Southern District of NY echoed the reasoning of Federal Judge William Alsup when he dismissed the San Francisco and Oakland case.

by | July 23, 2018 | 00:26

The collection also includes other items that Armstrong took to the moon such as a flag of the United States, a United Nations flag, various states flags, as well as Robbins Medallions and a rare gold medallion. The auctions are being handled by Heritage Auctions , an auction house based in Dallas, which is confident the event will get an unbelievable turnout.

by | July 22, 2018 | 09:25

The proposals are now open for a 60-day public comment period, and may become law by year's end. A "threatened" species is one deemed likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future. Wildlife advocates and Democrats said such moves would speed extinctions in the name of furthering the administration's anti-environment agenda. A concern among environmentalists is that the Interior's heightened interest in local control could reduce the influence of scientists in decision-making.

by | July 22, 2018 | 02:23

The crew capsule fired its escape motor at the correct time, sending the capsule higher than it ever has gone before. Both the booster and capsule that sits atop the rocket successfully returned to Earth. Other items aboard the flight include a NASA-funded vibration damping system to allow for more precise experiments in microgravity, an assortment of scientific, medical and textile materials from the Thai startup mu Space, and an allotment of mementos and other items provided by Blue ...

by | July 21, 2018 | 04:23

These newfound objects are tiny, ranging between one and four kilometers in diameter (0.6 to 2.5 miles), and have been officially confirmed as moons about a year after their discovery, once the astronomers tracking their orbit were sure of what they had found.

by | July 19, 2018 | 02:54

Once it reached the threshold of space, the capsule fired its motors, shooting it away from the booster in a maneuver the company said would "push the rocket to its limits". The launch was webcast live on Blue Origin's website. "We are excited to join the upcoming New Shepard flight". Although there weren't any people aboard this test flight, Blue Origin's test dummy, Mannequin Skywalker, was strapped in a chair to measure the gravitation forces a real body might experience during a ...

by | July 18, 2018 | 08:55

After verification, they are being reported today by the International Astronomical Union, based in Paris. To check whether this could have happened, the researchers are working on supercomputer simulations of these orbits to calculate how many times an object with Valetudo's orbit could have collided with the retrograde moons in the solar system's lifetime.

by | July 18, 2018 | 01:39

They discovered the 12 moons, but the observation and confirmation process, using multiple telescopes, took about a year. One of these new moons turned out to be a bit of a rebel. Nine of them have retrograde orbits , going in the opposite direction to Jupiter's spin. Nine others were detected as part of the outer retrograde moons.

by | July 17, 2018 | 05:41

According to a statement from Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, the rhinos were moved, or translocated, as part of a conservation initiative created to start a new population line. In a statement posted on her Facebook page , Wildlife Direct's Kahumbu noted the risks associated with translocation, writing, "Moving rhinos is complicated and risky, akin to moving gold bullion, [and] it requires extremely careful planning and security due to the value of these rare animals".

by | July 15, 2018 | 01:56

Three other animals are being treated for injuries. Officials said the killings appeared to stem from territorial disputes. Vice President and General Curator Jack Hamilton said the jaguar was "doing what jaguars do". After the capture of the jaguar, the zoo did decide to remain closed for the rest of Saturday. Meet Valerio, our male jaguar! A few animals at Audubon have escaped over the years, including a 70-pound cub in 2001 and two monkeys in 2013, according to the Times-Picayune .

by | July 15, 2018 | 01:02

All investments in coal, oil, gas and peat, part of the country's €8 billion euros (approximately US$9.3 billion dollars) will have to be sold off "as soon as is practicable", which is expected to take place over a five-year period. Having been ranked the second-worst European country for Climate Action last month, Ireland is now ready to play its part in helping to tackling a problem that is adversely affecting numerous world's most vulnerable countries, according to Pringle .

by | July 14, 2018 | 00:56

Mary's and Plancentia, then track northeast across the Avalon, moving right over St. John's. Wednesday's 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Chris sustaining 100 miles per hour winds, only 5 miles per hour slower than early Wednesday morning.