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How to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse this weekend

Sadly, the United States (and the rest of the continent) missed out on a lunar eclipse last summer, but we will get one more chance this weekend. On the evening of January 20th, the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 will light up the night sky across North and South America, as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The eclipse is being referred to a variety of names, but the most ridiculous (and therefore best) has to be Super Blood Wolf Moon. "Super" refers to the fact that the Moon will b...
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New US Spy Satellite Launches on Secret Mission at Last After Delays

The United States has another classified eye in the sky. The NROL-71 spy satellite streaked to orbit today (Jan. 19) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket, which lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:10 p.m. EST (11:10 a.m. local California time; 1910 GMT). NROL-71 will be operated by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is in charge of the country's fleet of spy satellites. NRO missions are generally classified, and this one is...
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Sci-Fi Sundays: Analog, December 1962

2019 started off with a rather interesting tweet from Elon Musk. He was showing off the "Starship test flight rocket" from SpaceX. This thing evokes a strong bit of imagery that has been so deeply integrated into our culture through science fiction for so many years that it just feels... right. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering. pic.twitter.com/k1HkueoXaz — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019 ...
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, Texas, News, Nasa, Illustration, Big Bird, Sci Fi, Retro, Venus, Cape Cod, Scan, Mariner, Schoenherr, Schelling, Thor Delta


Planet Nine may not exist, say scientists, after finding simpler explanation

When the mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ was first hypothesised in 2016 it was hailed as the solution to the strange orbits of far-flung icy objects and the unexplained tilt in the Solar System. The finding came 10 years after Pluto had been unceremoniously downgraded to ‘asteroid number 134340’ and led to hopes that our star system would soon be restored to nine worlds. Yet despite widespread searches by the most powerful telescopes, Planet Nine has never been spotted, and now astrophysicists have put...
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Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 Thrills Skywatchers with Stunning (and Red) Lunar Sight

NEW YORK --This past evening, a show-stopping celestial event -- the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 -- crossed the sky and likely captivated millions of skywatchers across the Americas and beyond, from above the Rocky Mountains to down beyond the Andes Mountains. At 10:33 p.m. EST (03:33 UTC) a visible shadow began to creep across the moon's face. As many people across the U.S. East Coast braved the chilly weather brought on by Winter Storm Yoshi to view the moon pass through the darkest ...
Tags: New York, Science, Boston, Nasa, Earth, United States, Alaska, New Jersey, Middle East, Argentina, South America, East Coast, Caribbean, Rocky Mountains, Andes Mountains, Brooklyn New York


Nasa to work with China's space agency on Chang'e-4 lunar research

Nasa has announced it is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart on a  lunar mission, amid US warnings against sharing technology with the country.  The US space agency has been in discussions with the China National Space  Administration (CNSA) to collaborate on lunar landing research after  gaining approval from Congress.  The collaboration requires Nasa to navigate a strict legal framework in the  US aimed at preventing a technology transfer to China and comes during a  period of strained ...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, US, Nasa, Austria, United Nations, Cctv, Donald Trump, Huawei, Chang, Wu Weiren, Chinese State Media, China National Space Administration CNSA, AP NASA, Wu Yanhua


Radical theory says our Universe sits on an inflating bubble in an extra dimension

A new paper uses string theory to propose a new model of the Universe.The researchers think our Universe may be riding a bubble expanded by dark energy.All matter in the Universe may exist in strings that reach into another dimension. None Our Universe may be having itself quite a great time it seems. Cosmologists from Uppsala University came up with a new model that proposes the Universe may be riding on an ever-expanding bubble in an extra dimension. In particular, according to this theory, pu...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Dark Matter, Cosmology, String Theory, Cosmos, Uppsala University, Michio Kaku, Dark Energy, Marjorie Schillo


It’s busy in the skies above the Atacama Desert

And very soon there will be many new antennas on the horizon. 
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Five developments in space, time and fusion

Projects from gravitational wave detection to viewing the Milky Way and generating thermonuclear power march aheadCern has announced plans for a Future Circular Collider. The £17.8bn machine would smash particles together inside a 62-mile tunnel – four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider. If funding can be secured, scientists hope the machine would be operational by the 2050s. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Physics, Cern, Nuclear Power, Particle physics, Hubble Space Telescope


Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will shine through American skies tonight. It gets under way at 9:34 p.m. CST, when the lunar disk first touches Earth’s dark inner shadow. It will take the Moon about an hour to become fully immersed in the shadow, creating the total eclipse.
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Look up this Monday, Americans

Lunar eclipse to offer a visual feast for those in the right place.
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Is it Planet Nine or a massive disc?

There’s another suggestion for what’s causing some unusual orbital architecture. Nick Carne reports.
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A clearer picture of how massive stars die

An international study has revealed why some hypernovae do not emit GRBs. Nick Carne reports.
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Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to see lunar eclipse

Thousands endure sub-zero temperatures in central and northeastern US states to spot rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere were battling sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of an unusual set of circumstances resulting in a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when moon is positioned slightly closer to earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a su...
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Lunar Eclipse II

In a bit of a coincidence, a total lunar eclipse will shine through American skies for the second January in a row. The entire eclipse will be visible from all of North America, with Hawaii seeing most of the action as well. Lunar eclipses occur when the full Moon passes through Earth’s long shadow. But the Moon’s orbit is tilted a bit with respect to Earth’s orbit around the Sun. So during most months, the full Moon passes a bit above or below the shadow. When the geometry is just right, though...
Tags: Space, Earth, Hawaii, Moon, North America, Central Time, Damond Benningfield Keywords, Skywatching StarDate


Super blood wolf moon: rare total lunar eclipse to grace northern hemisphere skies

Last blood moon for two years will combine with a supermoon to create unusual celestial phenomenon An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter th...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, The moon


Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to view lunar eclipse

Thousands have endured sub-zero temperatures in US and parts of Europe to see rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere have battled sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when the moon is positioned slightly closer to the Earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a super moon. During the total eclipse, the moon ...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Lunar Eclipses


Saturn didn’t always have rings, according to new analysis of Cassini data

Saturn's rings are younger than previously believed, according to new data gathered from the Cassini mission. The rings are certainly less than 100 million years old and perhaps as young as 10 million years old. The post Saturn didn’t always have rings, according to new analysis of Cassini data appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Gravity, Planets, Saturn, Cassini, Emerging Tech, Rings


Super blood wolf moon: rare total lunar eclipse to appear in northern hemisphere skies

Last blood moon for two years will combine with a supermoon to create unusual celestial phenomenon An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter th...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, The moon


Navi

Gamma Cassiopeia is a busy star system. The main star is surrounding itself with a disk of gas and dust. The star is interacting with an invisible companion. And it’s building up to an impressive demise. Gamma Cass is the middle point of the letter M or W formed by the stars of Cassiopeia, which is high in the northern sky at nightfall. Gamma Cass is the most distant member of that pattern, at 550 light-years. The main star — the one visible to the eye alone — is between 15 and 20 times the mass...
Tags: Space, Nasa, NAVI, Damond Benningfield Keywords, Gamma Cass, Gamma Cassiopeia, Gamma Cas, Incidentally Gamma Cas, Virgil Ivan Grissom, StarsSupergiant StarsSupernova StarDate


How long is a day on Saturn? Scientists finally have an answer

The length of Saturn's day has always been a challenge to calculate because of the planet's non-solid surface and magnetic field. But now scientists have tracked vibrations in the rings to pin down a final answer. The post How long is a day on Saturn? Scientists finally have an answer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Day, Saturn, Cassini, Emerging Tech, Voyager


Gamma Cass

Gamma Cassiopeiae, the middle point of the letter M or W formed by Cassiopeia, is a busy star system. The main star is surrounding itself with a disk of gas and dust, it’s interacting with an invisible companion, and it’s building up to an impressive demise.
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