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Get ready for the "super blood wolf moon" … or not

But the weather forecast for much of the US doesn't look good. At the same time, the Moon will be closer to the Earth and appear bigger and brighter than usual, thus resulting in a supermoon. The moon will start to enter the earth's shadow just after 2.30am and the maximum eclipse will happen just before 5.15am. Europe, North and West Africa ...

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  • Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas
Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas

Sometimes the eclipsed Moon is a deep red colour, nearly disappearing from view, and sometimes it can be quite bright. And yes, he said, the first full moon of the year was reportedly called a "wolf moon " by at least one Native American tribe.

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  • First life to sprout on the Moon is already dead
First life to sprout on the Moon is already dead

China became the fist nation to put a spacecraft on the far side of the moon when Chang'e 4 touched down in early January . Professor Xie Gengxin, the experiment's chief designer, told the South China Morning Post researchers had given "consideration to future survival in space".

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  • Bangkok faces prolonged air pollution crisis
Bangkok faces prolonged air pollution crisis

In addition to cars, diesel-only trains will also be phased out by 2040. "The authorities must ensure clean air for everyone, or at least they should improve their strategies to protect people from air pollution and raise public awareness on this risky threat to their health".

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  • Antarctica ice now melting sixfold faster than 40 years ago
Antarctica ice now melting sixfold faster than 40 years ago

The pace of melting rose dramatically over the four-decade period. The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the world's largest, containing roughly half of Earth's freshwater. Ice loss in Antarctica has increased from 40 gigatonnes per year from 1979-90 all the way up to 252 gigatonnes per year from 2009-17, a 6-fold increase.

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  • China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing
China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing

Tests carried out by future missions could lay the groundwork for building on the moon's surface, by testing technologies like 3D printing or the use of moon soil in construction, he said. Professor Liu Hanlong was in charge of the mission and issued the following statement on the accomplishment: " We have given consideration to future survival in ...

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  • China’s probe sends panoramic image of moon’s far side
China’s probe sends panoramic image of moon’s far side

Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the moon , but nobody had ever landed on it before. It is worth mentioning that both Chang E-4 and Chandrayaan-2 wanted to "first of all" land on the Moon. The rugged terrain will pose great challenges for planning the route of the rover. Also, China plans to send probes to Mars following their...

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  • Measurement in the deep sea: oceans are heating up faster
Measurement in the deep sea: oceans are heating up faster

The new study analyzed earlier published information and data compiled by Argo , an global system of almost 4,000 floats that measures temperature and saline levels in the upper parts of the world's oceans. The seas are a critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93 percent of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accu...

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  • Second mysterious radio burst detected in space
Second mysterious radio burst detected in space

We still don't know what's create this or any other fast radio burst , which only adds to the mystery. Of more than 60 fast radio bursts detected so far, only one of them has ever repeated. The CHIME researchers are working with an array of antennas in central New Mexico to pin down the galaxy to which the second repeater belongs. The presen...

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  • May suffers another Commons Brexit defeat UK News
May suffers another Commons Brexit defeat UK News

The main impact is to transfer significant power to MPs to determine what kind of Brexit or no-Brexit the United Kingdom will have because - as and when - Theresa May loses the vote on her Brexit plan next week, she will have to report to parliament in three working days on what comes next.

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  • Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water
Newly-discovered exoplanet twice the size of Earth could have water

It takes HD 21749b 36 days to orbit around its star, which is almost as bright as the Sun. It has also discovered a super-Earth and a rocky world, making three exoplanet discoveries in the first three months since it began surveying the sky in July.

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  • Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side
Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side

And, yes, it was both creepy and shameless that in hailing the moon landing, Wu Weiren, the chief designer of the Lunar Exploration Project, riffed off (or ripped off, depending on your point of view) the famous Neil Armstrong quote , declaring: "It's a small step for the rover , but one giant leap for the Chinese nation ".

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

The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side is never visible from Earth. The rover - named Yutu 2, or Jade Rabbit 2 - left the spacecraft, drove off a ramp and began making tracks on the moon's surface at 10.22pm on Thursday, about 12 hours after Chang'e 4 landed.

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  • Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight
Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight

The sky will come alive Thursday night and early Friday morning as the Quadrantids meteor shower peaks. If you miss the meteor shower, you can check out the super blood wolf moon at the end of the month on the 21st. While most meteor showers have two-day peak, Quadrantids only peak for a few hours, so plan accordingly. Skies will likely be mainly...

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  • First high-resolution images of snowman-shaped Ultima Thule released by Nasa
First high-resolution images of snowman-shaped Ultima Thule released by Nasa

A NASA spacecraft travelling through space sent back pictures of the most distant object explored by mankind on Wednesday. It was the first exploration of such a primitive - and distant - planetary object in human history. The object is so old and pristine that it's essentially like going back in time to the beginning of our solar system. I...

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  • NASA Probe Sends Historic Message Back
NASA Probe Sends Historic Message Back

This flyby is the first exploration of a small Kuiper Belt object up close - and the most primitive world ever observed by a spacecraft. But until it came into New Horizons' view, Ultima remained little more than a distant dot hardly different from the stars behind it.

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  • Carper to EPA: Dismantling mercury emissions rule puts Americans' health at risk
Carper to EPA: Dismantling mercury emissions rule puts Americans' health at risk

If adopted, the change would prevent regulators from calculating positive health effects - known as "co-benefits" - that come from reducing pollutants other than those being targeted. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule has been in place for years, and energy companies that own coal-fired power plants are already in compliance.

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  • Usher in the new year with a total lunar eclipse
Usher in the new year with a total lunar eclipse

The super blood wolf moon eclipse is expected to happen on January 20 & 21, 2019, which is when the next total lunar eclipse is supposed to happen. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the earth's shadow. The scientific name for a Supermoon is a perigee moon' - perigee meaning "closest point to earth". For those of us in the No...

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  • Local veteran remembers witnessing Apollo 8 landing
Local veteran remembers witnessing Apollo 8 landing

Frank Borman , Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were focused on something else: becoming the first humans to reach the moon's orbit and return safely. "Earthrise", as it would be called, went viral, or as viral as anything could in 1968, a time that saw all sorts of photographs leave their mark on the national consciousness, a lot of them scars...

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  • Musk's Space X finally launches first United States national security space mission
Musk's Space X finally launches first United States national security space mission

SpaceX's payload is the GPS III SV01 , the first of 10 updated GPS III satellites the Air Force plans to launch. "There simply was not a performance reserve to meet our requirements and allow for this mission to bring the first stage back", Walter Lauderdale, mission director at the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Launch Ent...

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