• 2019’s only total lunar eclipse
2019’s only total lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses don't happen often, because normally the moon moves slightly over or under the shadow when it's on the far side of the Earth from the sun. Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one - clear skies.

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  • 'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies
'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies

In the US, the eclipse will begin relatively early Sunday evening, making it easier for children to stay up and enjoy the show. Total lunar eclipses only happen when Earth's shadow entirely engulfs the moon's face, and are relatively rare compared with their partial and penumbral counterparts-after this weekend the next one will not occur until M...

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  • China's Chang'e-4 probe lands on far side of moon
China's Chang'e-4 probe lands on far side of moon

The moon's far side, also known as the dark side , is largely unexplored and always faces away from the earth. "We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said .

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  • Ultima Thule emerges as contact binary,
Ultima Thule emerges as contact binary, "cosmic snowman", in new spacecraft images

The celestial body was nicknamed Ultima Thule before scientists could say for sure whether it was one object or two. Planetary scientists have never before seen a close-up of an object like Ultima Thule. The object has a mottled look, with the bright patches concentrated in mysterious circles while the darker areas seem more linear. That could ...

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  • Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk
Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk

The astronauts use it to Dock with the ISS and went into the Station. The pair then returned back inside the space station after determining that they wouldn't need to cover their handywork with a thermal blanket. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said in September that the hole could have been drilled during manufacturing or in space. It was th...

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  • Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week
Geminid Showers Promise A Stellar Show This Week

The shower is associated with 3200 Phaethon , an asteroid that is believed to have collided with another object many years ago. The Geminids look as if they originate from the constellation Gemini, hence the name. As such, 2018 should be the best year ever to watch the Geminids if the weather is clear where you are. The reports came from mor...

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  • China's history of lunar exploration
China's history of lunar exploration

A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:23 a.m., opening a new chapter in lunar exploration. If the mission succeeds, China has plans to launch a fifth Chang'e mission next year that would collect samples of the moo...

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  • SpaceX set to send cargo to space station
SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

Smoked turkey breast, cranberry sauce, candied yams, and fruitcake are all on the menu this year, but not all the scientists now on board the spacecraft will be able to enjoy the meal on Christmas eve or day. The company's most recent Falcon 9 first stage landing failure was in June 2016. In the background, viewers could still hear the team on-cons...

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  • SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship
SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a payload of 64 satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 3, 2018 . The core of Spaceflight's services business is what the company calls "rideshare" missions: Piggy-backing small satellites on the back of missions where a larger satellite is headed in the same direction.

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  • India 4th highest emitter of CO2
India 4th highest emitter of CO2

In a report requested by United Nations climate summit leaders, the WHO outlines the economic benefits of improved health are more than double the costs of cutting emissions, and even higher in India and China, which are plagued by toxic air.

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  • Marsquake sensor lands safely on Red Planet
Marsquake sensor lands safely on Red Planet

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence watch landing on television and called to congratulate the USA space agency for its hard work. Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history. No wonder they call it the " seven minutes of terror ". San Francisco's impact on the National Football League this seas...

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  • Weird rectangular iceberg explained by scientists
Weird rectangular iceberg explained by scientists

The expansive ice shelves that create the icebergs are hanging off of Antarctic land, somewhat similar to the flimsy tape extended out from a tape measure. But these are just one of two kinds of iceberg classified by shape, called non-tabular icebergs. Take a look at photos of the sharp-angled iceberg below.

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  • Scientists make dire prediction: Global beer shortage
Scientists make dire prediction: Global beer shortage

Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world by volume consumed. Climate change has already taken a heavy toll on barley. In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall by between 0.65 billion and 2.34 billion pints (0.37 to 1.33bn litres) while the price could as much as double.

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  • United Nations climate change panel calls for rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes
United Nations climate change panel calls for rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes

It makes clear that governments have a narrow and shrinking window for action in which to avert further catastrophic temperature rises. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday said that Australia would not abandon its Paris agreement commitment to reduce emissions by 26 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030 but said that his government would not ...

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  • 'First known exomoon may have been discovered'
'First known exomoon may have been discovered'

This is the first known large satellite of the planet outside the solar system. Now, David Kipping and Alex Teachey from Columbia University in NY are hoping that in their result and reports have taken every hypothesis in consideration and that they will get independent confirmation and appreciation.

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  • 3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions
3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions

U.S. citizen Ashkin, 96, received the award "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems", which enables radiation pressure of light to move physical objects, "an old dream of science fiction". CPA has heralded the field of attosecond physics , where extremely short and powerful laser pulses are used to take snapshots ...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday
Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday

In its discussion of the storm, the agency said Kirk "is predicted to dissipate due to the strong shear over the Caribbean Sea in about 5 days, and several of the reliable global models show this occurring even sooner". This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone Leslie a 50% chance of tropical or subtropi...

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  • Whale in the UK's River Thames
Whale in the UK's River Thames

Benny, as it has now been named, appeared to be " swimming strongly " and feeding in the estuary but concerns for the whale's health have continued. A rare beluga whale reported to be swimming in the Thames could be "in trouble", conservationists have warned.

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  • FOX6, Red Cross, iHeartMedia to host Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank
FOX6, Red Cross, iHeartMedia to host Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank

With the damaging effects that Florence is bringing to the east coast, many are looking for ways to help the victims of the storm. Cook's tweet came as Hurricane Florence is hitting the Carolinas with fierce winds and rain. 11, to set up for a three-week deployment. To volunteer, visit the state's for more information. "We have stores in thes...

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  • SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023
SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023

A new website for the mission, which is called " Dear Moon ", was launched in conjunction with the announcement. It hasn't been revealed how much Maezawa has paid for the trip, although it is clear that the billionaire approached SpaceX with the idea first.

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  • TN crews head to east coast for Florence
TN crews head to east coast for Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to travel through the east coast and may bring major river flooding in North and SC during the upcoming week, according to the National Weather Service. A husband and wife died in a house fire linked to the storm, officials said, and an 81-year-old man died after falling and hitting his head while packing to evacuate.

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  • NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss
NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

NASA kicked off its ICESat-2 mission to monitor our planet's ice sheets from space using a laser-scanning satellite this morning, with a launch that marked the end of a almost 30-year run for United Launch Alliance's Delta 2 rocket. The new laser will fire 10,000 times in one second, compared to the original ICESat which fired 40 times a sec...

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  • 18 dead as Florence causes heavy flooding in Carolinas
18 dead as Florence causes heavy flooding in Carolinas

At least four people were killed. The center said the storm would dump as much as 40 inches (102 cm) of rain along coastal areas of the Carolinas, as well as up to 10 inches in southwestern Virginia. "In addition to the ongoing, unsafe storm surge and flash flooding, will be a long-term river flood threat WELL INLAND as very heavy rainfall cont...

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  • Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence

While some of the computer forecasting models conflicted, the latest projections more or less showed the storm shifting southward and westward in a way that suddenly put more of SC in danger and imperiled Georgia, too. Crews board up the Oceanic restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Residents i...

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  • Carolina Residents Who Refused to Evacuate Calling for Help
Carolina Residents Who Refused to Evacuate Calling for Help

Roy Cooper said in a press release. Forecasters say it is now moving into eastern SC, crawling along at just 3mph (4.8km/h). The Cajun Navy, a Louisiana-based group of private boat owners whose role proved pivotal in Texas during Hurricane Harvey, had rescued more than 150 people by Friday alone.

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