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Attenborough urges Davos leaders to act on climate change

In an interview with Prince William at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Attenborough said that it was "difficult to overstate" the extent of the climate change problem. His advice for the leaders gathered at Davos this week was to care for the natural world and not to waste its resources, from energy to food. "We have now to be really careful what we do". [Full Article...]

Prehistoric Shark Species With 'Spaceship-Shaped' Teeth Discovered, Named After Arcade Game

Prehistoric Shark Species With 'Spaceship-Shaped' Teeth Discovered, Named After Arcade Game One of its most striking features also gave the species its name: this shark's tiny teeth resemble alien spaceships from the 1980s video game Galaga . Her colleagues appreciated the comparison, and they chose to name the shark after the classic video game and Nordquist herself. The discovery of a freshwater shark in this part of the world, however, is challenging conventional thinking about the... [Full Article...]

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Political commentator Rick Wilson joked that the eclipse could just as well be called the " Full Blood God Death Night Lord Wild Beast Moon ". Instead tribes gave each full moon a nickname to keep track of the seasons and lunar months. Not everyone was fortunate: in London, for example, astronomy enthusiasts hopes were dashed by a cloudy night. The January 21, 2019 total lunar eclipse as seen ov... [Full Article...]

Stargazers Share Images of ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’

Stargazers Share Images of ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Hundreds of people came out late on Sunday night or early Monday morning to witness the event, capturing images of the super blood wolf moon and sharing it on Twitter. February's full moon is traditionally known as the Snow Moon, so brace yourself for the #SuperSnowMoon hashtag. A supermoon is when the moon appears larger in size due to a close proximity with the Earth. [Full Article...]

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon 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. "Understanding and characterizing the Moon and doing that kind of science is in the interest of all humanity". [Full Article...]

NASA and China collaborate on Moon mission

NASA and China collaborate on Moon mission Americans first walked on its surface nearly 50 years ago, but the next wave of lunar exploration will be fundamentally different. "It is a pity that we don't have picture evidence of what happened to them", he said. In order to meet president Trump's call for a sustainable program of space exploration, NASA submitted a plan to US Congress a few weeks ago to set out its National Space Explor... [Full Article...]

Don't Miss Rare 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' Or Risk Waiting Until 2021

Don't Miss Rare 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' Or Risk Waiting Until 2021 There will be two shadows that the moon will pass through. That's when Earth's shadow will begin to nip at the moon. Combined, this will make the moon appear larger, brighter and "blood"-red in the sky". The total eclipse , lasting 62 minutes, will start at 11:41 pm EST Sunday (09:41 am PST Monday). "The moon will be sitting in Earth's shadow , and from the moon's perspective, the sun wi... [Full Article...]

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night And, similarly, everyone on the night side of Earth who has the full moon in the sky during the eclipse will see the same sequence of events happening at the same moment in time. While total lunar eclipses are not especially rare, the 2019 version takes place early enough in the evening that it can be enjoyed by USA stargazers of all ages, said George Lomaga, a retired astronomy professor from S... [Full Article...]

EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing

EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing Democratic lawmakers focused on Wheeler's record at EPA, his past lobbying work for energy companies, and his stance on global warming - casting him as a pro-business extremist not fit to run the nation's top environmental regulator. A watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed an ethics complaint Tuesday with the EPA's Office of the Inspector General alleging that... [Full Article...]

Canadians treated to total lunar eclipse and supermoon Sunday night

Canadians treated to total lunar eclipse and supermoon Sunday night It is the last chance for United Kingdom observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. "It's about an hour". It will take place early on Monday morning, beginning at around 2.35am and ending at 6.51am, however the best time to glimpse the phenomenon will be at 5.15am - the "maximum eclipse" phase. [Full Article...]

CERN plans even larger Large Hadron Collider to find more 'God particles'

Colliders send particles around a loop at incredible speeds and then let researchers analyze the fallout when they smash into one another. Why it's needed: The LHC's biggest success was the discovery of the Higgs boson , the once-theoretical particle that gives all matter its mass (this New York Times animation describes it brilliantly.) CERN physicists hope the FCC will let them probe the ... [Full Article...]

Iridium completes satellite launch campaign from Vandenberg AFB

Iridium completes satellite launch campaign from Vandenberg AFB The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:31 a.m. and arced over the Pacific west of Los Angeles. The eighth and final launch of the United States dollars 3 billion Iridium NEXT project completed delivery of 75 new satellites to orbit for the McLean, Virginia, company. [Full Article...]

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s Between 1979 and 1990, Antarctica lost 40 billion metric tons of ice per year, a figure that rose six times to 252 billion metric tons per year between 2009 and 2017. Comparing the two records, the New Zealand and Wisconsin researchers recapitulate the history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet throughout most of the past 34 million years, starting when the ice sheet first formed. [Full Article...]

Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander cotton seeds are growing

Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander cotton seeds are growing Before China finished packing up its Chang'e 4 lunar lander to be blasted off on a never-before-accomplished journey to the far side of the moon , scientists slipped in a small tank holding plant seeds . "In addition, the yeast can decompose the waste of plants and drosophila melanogaster and grow, and can also serve as food of drosophila melanogaster". [Full Article...]

China Considering International Base On Moon After Mission Success

China Considering International Base On Moon After Mission Success It would help realize the aim of bringing Mars samples back to Earth and sending Chinese astronauts to the moon. China took a major step in its ambition to achieve space superpower status when it became the first nation to land a probe on the far side of the moon on January 3. [Full Article...]

Ocean temperatures are rising far faster than previously thought, report says

Ocean temperatures are rising far faster than previously thought, report says A U.S. government report in November delivered a similar dire warning that the country could lose hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives by the end of the century due to climate change . If no actions are taken ("business as usual"), the upper ocean above 2000 meters will warm by 2020 ZetaJoules by 2081-2100, which is about 6 times larger than the total ocean warming during th... [Full Article...]

Bright flash may have been black hole being born

Bright flash may have been black hole being born The Cow was first spotted on June 16 after the ATLAS telescope captured an extremely bright anomaly 200 million light-years away in the Hercules constellation. Using telescopes at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the team learned about the chemical cover of the Cow. Traditional analysis of stellar deaths has only been done in the optical wavelength. [Full Article...]

New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable'

New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable' Most recently, she was the chief justice-elect for the Third DCA. It also will keep DeSantis' pledge to purge the Supreme Court of "activist" jurists. Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, said this: "I appreciated the governor's comments during his inauguration yesterday in which he stressed the proper role of the judiciary". [Full Article...]

Elon Musk posts first glimpse of SpaceX's finished Starship test vehicle

In November 2018, Musk announced that from now BFR will be called Starship. This particular Starship will be used for suborbital vertical take-off tests, which will be similar to ones it completed for the Falcon 9 back in 2013 . This isn't what the final version of the Starship will look like. The Starship is SpaceX's new class of super-heavy launch vehicle that will replace the company's cur... [Full Article...]

Signal From Star Being Destroyed at Supermassive Black Hole's Event Horizon Captured

Signal From Star Being Destroyed at Supermassive Black Hole's Event Horizon Captured A black hole is a collapsed star with a core so dense that it has near-unimaginable gravitational power. Now researchers at MIT and elsewhere have pored through data from multiple telescopes' observations of the event, and discovered a curiously intense, stable, and periodic pulse, or signal, of X-rays , across all datasets. [Full Article...]


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