• Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole
Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

It's a discovery that adds to the speculation that there could once have been life on Mars, and raises the possibility that it might be there still today , since liquid water is an essential ingredient for life. Where this water went and how, taking most of Mars' atmosphere with it, is one of the great and ominous environmental mysteries of ...

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  • Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century
Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

The Royal Astronomical Society said Mars and the moon will appear low in the sky for everyone in the United Kingdom, so a location with an unobstructed southeastern horizon will afford the best view. The next will take place on January 21 2019. Mr Kirkley said that the sunrise would begin during the eclipse which would "wash out" the colo...

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  • Red planet and blood moon pair up to dazzle skygazers
Red planet and blood moon pair up to dazzle skygazers

The lunar eclipse - the longest of the 21st century - is set to occur on Friday night as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth. It will also be seen perfectly in Africa and in Asia, and partly in Australia and in South America.

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  • Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse
Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse

The longest lunar eclipse this century is on the way Friday, according to NASA, but those of us who live in the United States won't get to see it. "While more common than the solar eclipse , the event is nonetheless fairly unusual, with even partial eclipses rarely happening a few times or twice per year and each is only visible from a portion...

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  • First firm evidence for liquid water on Mars
First firm evidence for liquid water on Mars

It stretches for the length of Lake Windermere a mile beneath the planet's frozen and dusty surface. The lake likely stays liquid due to salts from Martian rocks dissolving into the water, coupled with the pressure of the ice above. "This condition on Earth happens only when you observe subglacial water like in Antarctica over places like Lake V...

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  • Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet
Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

It's situated near the planet's South Pole, where thick layers of ice have been observed in the past. "Water is considered one of the fundamental requirements for life". The radar results were similar to those for lakes of liquid water found under the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets on Earth, researchers said.

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  • Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend
Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

The U.S. and other North American countries will unfortunately be missing out. "In the USA, the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. ET, and the maximum period of totality will start around 4:21 p.m. CET. When this happens, Earth blocks the sunlight that normally reaches the moon. Cloudy skies could play spoilsport for those who are interest...

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  • Scientists Discover New Species of Armoured Dinosaur
Scientists Discover New Species of Armoured Dinosaur

A new dinosaur species has been discovered and named by Australian researchers, a decade after the fossil was unearthed. The remains of the new species, called " Akainacephalus johnson", were found in 2008 in Utah, but researchers at the Utah Museum of Natural History have spent several years unearthing, observing and investigating the specime...

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  • Judge tosses New York City's climate change lawsuit against major oil companies
Judge tosses New York City's climate change lawsuit against major oil companies

It sought unspecified damages from BP, Chevron , ConocoPhillips , Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell . NY officials said they would appeal the ruling . For the reasons stated above, the US -based Defendants' motion to dismiss is GRANTED and the City's amended complaint is dismissed with prejudice in its entirety.

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  • Neil Armstrong's personal collection of moon landing artefacts up for sale
Neil Armstrong's personal collection of moon landing artefacts up for sale

Other items include parts of the wing and propeller from the Wright Brothers Flyer, the plane used in the first-ever manned flight in 1903, which Armstrong took with him on the mission. The auctions are being handled by Heritage Auctions , an auction house based in Dallas, which is confident the event will get an wonderful turnout.

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  • Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution
Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution

Researchers also believe they found a piece of skin from an adult snake in a separate piece. "The beauty of this thing is that you can actually see it's a brand-new baby snake", Caldwell said. What does the new discovery tell us about these iconic creatures? The little hatchling measured less than two inches long, which matches up with some ...

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  • Blue Origin tests new rocket in launch
Blue Origin tests new rocket in launch

The crew capsule fired its escape motor at the correct time, sending the capsule higher than it ever has gone before. Both elements are reusable; the rocket comes back to Earth for a vertical landing, and the capsule floats down softly under parachutes.

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  • 12 new moons around Jupiter discovered; hurtling towards violent destruction on spaceway
12 new moons around Jupiter discovered; hurtling towards violent destruction on spaceway

When you're scanning space for a distant planet, that's potentially lurking at the far edges of our solar system, it certainly pays off to keep an eye on what's going on a little closer to home! PALCA: Many of Jupiter's moons form from the same spinning disk of stuff that eventually coalesce to form the planet.

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  • Environment Canada issues heat warning for southern Interior
Environment Canada issues heat warning for southern Interior

Environment Canada cleared a series of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on Monday night for the City of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Georgina, Hamilton, and the regions of Halton and Peel after rain, thunder and lightning hit the region.

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  • Blue Origin's New Shepard Vehicle Aces Test of Crew-Escape Motor
Blue Origin's New Shepard Vehicle Aces Test of Crew-Escape Motor

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. "We are stressing the rocket to test that astronauts can get away from an anomaly at any time during flight", the company said in a statement yesterday (July 17).

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  • Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'
Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'

After verification, they are being reported today by the International Astronomical Union, based in Paris. "Jupiter just happened to be in the sky near the search fields where we were looking for extremely distant Solar System objects, so we were serendipitously able to look for new moons around Jupiter while at the same time looking for planet...

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  • Jupiter's Moon Total Hits 79
Jupiter's Moon Total Hits 79

A team of astronomers looking for a proposed planet past the orbit of Pluto got a surprise of their own when they discovered new moons around Jupiter . The largest among them are the Galilean satellites-Io, Europa , Ganymede, and Callisto-large moons that orbit close to the planet. In their recent observations, Sheppard's team documented nine...

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  • Heat warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands
Heat warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. High temperatures are looking to stick around for a few days this week, as Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for parts of the province. Environment Canada is expecting the storms will diminish and pass through by this evening, but not before ushering in some potentially unsafe weather.

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  • Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya
Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya

Rhinos are sedated and examined before being coaxed into crates, which are hoisted into a flatbed truck by means of a crane. 149 rhinos were transferred between 2005 and 2017, and only 8 of them died during that period. "Trans-locating wild animals of this size is a complex, challenging undertaking and not without risk". "Moving rhinos is complic...

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  • Ghost particle arrived on Earth from 3.7 billion light years away
Ghost particle arrived on Earth from 3.7 billion light years away

In a breakthrough in astronomy, researchers were able to trace the cosmic source of a mysterious ghost particle which made its way to our planet. "In order to get a measurable signal from the tiny fraction of neutrinos that do interact, neutrino physicists need to build extremely large detectors", explains Dr Susan Cartwright, a particle ph...

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