• SpaceX poised to beat Boeing with first astronaut flights
SpaceX poised to beat Boeing with first astronaut flights

ULA is a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. NASA/Kennedy Space Center (via Flickr); Boeing; Shayanne Gal/Business InsiderAn illustration of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft (right).

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  • Telescope TESS began his work in space: what to look for camera
Telescope TESS began his work in space: what to look for camera

NASA's TESS satellite is being operated by scientists who work at MIT , while scientists who work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are managing this large project. The satellite would examine and search more than 90% of the sky and it is expected to send back its observations to the ground after every 13.5 days.

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  • Mars at opposition 2018: when is the Red Planet closest to earth?
Mars at opposition 2018: when is the Red Planet closest to earth?

A dust storm is ravaging the planet. According to NASA it typically reaches its highest point around midnight, but you can see the red planet in the southeastern sky earlier in the night as well. Mars and Earth come closest to each other in their orbits every 26 months, but since the two orbits are slightly tilted, not every close approach is equ...

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  • Former Trump adviser says Cohen has lost credibility with secret taping
Former Trump adviser says Cohen has lost credibility with secret taping

Nunberg added that he doesn't believe the president has obstructed Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 election. Nunberg said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that it was common knowledge among Trump's associates that Cohen recorded phone calls. In an interview with ABC News earlier this month,...

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  • Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin'
Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin'

A report published last week by ocean research organisation Cascadia Research Collective concluded that a mammal spotted off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii , in August previous year is indeed the product of mating between a dolphin and a whale.

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  • Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres
Mars closest to Earth at 57m kilometres

July has been rather eventful for the skywatchers; first, a partial solar eclipse on July 13, then a lunar eclipse on July 27 and now Mars coming the closest it has to earth in 15 years on July 31. It is visible as a bright reddish orange spot in the sky. Because a Mars year and Earth year take different amounts of time, their orbits will soon desy...

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  • The reaction to last night's Blood Moon in Ireland was brilliantly predictable
The reaction to last night's Blood Moon in Ireland was brilliantly predictable

The blood moon seen from the Heroes Monument in Central Jakarta . In addition to its length, the astronomical event was unusual because Mars was exceptionally close to Earth at the time - 57.6 million kilometres (35.2 million miles) - making it visible to the naked eye.

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  • Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week
Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

The statement further said that "It is occurring at a time when the moon is at its farthest distance from the earth and so it will be the longest total lunar eclipse in this century". While the partial lunar eclipse is expected to end by 3.49 am, and the penumbral eclipse would end by about 4.58 am. Central and Eastern Africa: The entire ...

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  • The best photos of the weekend's lunar eclipse and blood moon
The best photos of the weekend's lunar eclipse and blood moon

This was the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st century and the next one won't be until 2123. Although the sky over Bangladesh was not too clear due to clouds, many people of the country saw the record-breaking lunar eclipse early Saturday.

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  • U.S. park Yosemite partially closed as deadly fire rages
U.S. park Yosemite partially closed as deadly fire rages

A video camera inside the park Tuesday showed dark skies and black clouds pushing through trees and open spaces. Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds told a community meeting that a 20-mile (32-kilometer) stretch of State Route 41 will close beginning Wednesday at noon.

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  • Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory
Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

Astronomers had been tracking the star and preparing to make the observations for the past 16 years, which is the time taken for the star to complete a single orbit of the black hole. "So it's very important in astronomy to also check that those laws are still valid where the gravitational fields are very much stronger", said Françoise Delplanc...

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  • Astronauts Capture The Blood Moon From Space, And The Photos Are Breathtaking
Astronauts Capture The Blood Moon From Space, And The Photos Are Breathtaking

The moon during a total lunar eclipse near to La Puente town, canary Spanish island of Tenerife. In Singapore, enthusiasts watched through telescopes at the Marina South Pier. Just a few years ago, two rival preachers promoted two separate (but very similar) theories that a series of four consecutive blood moons during 2014 and 2015 heralde...

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  • Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse
Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

It was also a supermoon - meaning the Earth's natural satellite appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky as it reached its closest point to our planet. The next lunar eclipse of such length will happen in 2123. "It is a very unusual coincidence to have a total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition on the same night", said Robert Mas...

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  • Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET
Discovery is beyond wildest imagination — MARTIAN SECRET

Astronomers used radar data from the orbiting European spacecraft Mars Express to find the water. With surface temperatures as low as minus 68C, it would not exist as a liquid under normal conditions. However, the presence of liquid water at the base of Martian polar caps was first hypothesized in a study 31 years ago. But because of the thin...

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  • Scientists believe there could be life on Mars after discovering enormous lake
Scientists believe there could be life on Mars after discovering enormous lake

Researchers collected more than three years of radar data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express mission. With surface temperatures as low as minus 68C, it would not exist as a liquid under normal conditions. "Discovery of a large water supply on Mars confirms we're heading in the right direction". If you're now asking yourself, "Wai...

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  • The lunar Eclipse will be visible from any point in Israel
The lunar Eclipse will be visible from any point in Israel

So why would the moon appear blood-red during the eclipse? Except for the population of one continent. Some parts of North-east India may not be able see the entire lunar eclipse . So there is no risk to damage your eyes with the direct sun rays. It is because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of...

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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

According to some Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies such as the sun and moon emit negative energy during an eclipse and so some temples in India were closed to minimise any disturbance. "(But) the really spectacular eclipses are the total solar eclipses , you have to travel to see those, they're really localised", Dr Jacob said.

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  • Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years
Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years

According to NASA , Mars will be 35.8 million miles from Earth during its 2018 close approach. By mid-August, the planet will become fainter as Mars and Earth travel farther away from each other in their orbits around the sun . On Friday, Mars will be at "opposition", which occurs when the Earth lies directly between Mars and the sun, making the...

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  • Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog
Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket prior to launching 10 Iridium Next satellites. McLean, Virginia-based Iridium now has 65 second-generation Iridium Next satellites in orbit. New satellites will replace outdated equipment. Thales Alenia Space , the system prime contractor for the Iridium NEXT program, is in charge of engineering, integratio...

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  • 'Blood moon' to appear for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday
'Blood moon' to appear for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday

Fabian says, 'If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse , you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun. Only the light with longer wavelength - with red, orange and yellow colors - makes it through and it illuminates the moon. Because some trickles of sunlight are bent as they pass through Earth'...

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