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Rare whale-dolphin hybrid discovered in Hawaii, scientists say

Rare whale-dolphin hybrid discovered in Hawaii, scientists say A new species of aquatic mammal, a hybrid of a whale and a dolphin, has been identified in waters near Hawaii . Researchers photographed the animal during their field work. The melon-headed whale, which the researchers also observed hanging around during their expedition, is also relatively rare in the waters of Hawaii. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands The penumbra is the partial outer shadow, and the umbra is the full, dark shadow. According to Earthsky .org, since Mars is opposite the sun in the sky, it will look like a full, red moon. It can be best viewed from Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Early on Saturday morning a blood moon will be visible in Australian skies. The BM Birla Science Centre said the eclipse itself would st... [Full Article...]

Polar bear shot dead after attacking tour guard in the North Pole

Polar bear shot dead after attacking tour guard in the North Pole Hapag-Lloyd Cruises spokesperson Negar Etminan said he suffered head injuries but they were non-life threatening. The incident occurred when the four-person polar bear guard team, who are always on board for these expedition cruises as required by law, prepared for a shore leave. [Full Article...]

Yosemite National Park Wildfire Forces Evacuations and Business Closures

Yosemite National Park Wildfire Forces Evacuations and Business Closures Officials forced visitors to leave areas of the park Wednesday due to public health and safety concerns as the wildfire blackened more than 36,000 acres near the park. The glacial valley has been enveloped by a choking haze of smoke from the Ferguson Fire. Authorities ordered residents to leave Idyllwild and several neighboring communities, home to about 12,000 people. [Full Article...]

Walt Disney Company to eliminate plastic straws and more by 2019

Walt Disney Company to eliminate plastic straws and more by 2019 However, some parts of the United States of America have decided that simply putting new rules and laws in place won't be enough, as people will need a proper deterrent from going back to using plastic straws. Assemblyman Ian Calderon says plastic straws contribute to the buildup of trash in the oceans. At the rate we're using straws, there is estimated to be more plastic in the ocean than fish ... [Full Article...]

Scientists claim that Earth’s Moon may have once supported life

Scientists claim that Earth’s Moon may have once supported life A lunar eclipse is when the earth gets between the sun and the full moon . "Sometimes, the moon passes through the lighter part of Earth's shadow, causing a penumbral eclipse and total eclipse occur when the Earth completely block Sun rays from reaching the moon", he said . [Full Article...]

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday The total lunar eclipse would start at 1.00 am on July 28. A blood moon is a term used to describe a total lunar eclipse, which is when the moon appears darkened as it passes through the Earth's shadow. The full lunar eclipse is expected to last more than 100 minutes and will transform the moon into a reddish-orange color, but the entire event will last more than 6 hours. [Full Article...]

Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon

Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon The lunar eclipse will coincide with the closest approach of Mars to Earth, PTI reported. The eclipse will not be visible to residents of the United States as by the time the moon rises at night in the United States, it will have already completed its journey through Earth's shadow , or Umbra. [Full Article...]

Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today

Lunar Eclipse 2018 in India Today During a total lunar eclipse , Earth blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. During this rare phenomena, the Moon will turn bright red and it will be visible in India as well. This eclipse is a total lunar eclipse , which means it will be particularly red. At the same time , Mars is traveling closer to Earth than it has done since 2003, so some observers may see what looks like... [Full Article...]

Don't miss tonight's lunar eclipse

Don't miss tonight's lunar eclipse Slooh will broadcast the entire lunar eclipse on its YouTube channel , which should go live at 1:00 p.m. EDT (17:00 UT). The partial eclipse of the moon will start around 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time on July 27, with the total eclipse beginning at 1 am on July 28. [Full Article...]

When, how and where to watch the total lunar eclipse in India

When, how and where to watch the total lunar eclipse in India This coming Friday (27th July 2018) you will (hopefully) be able to witness the longest eclipse of the 21st century. The first lunar eclipse , a "super blood moon " occurred on January 31. Also, timeanddate.com reported on all eclipses worldwide from 1900 to 2100. The red variant of our only natural satellite will show its colours on Friday, turning from its normal friendly silver-grey, during... [Full Article...]

Over the Earth shall ascend "blood" Moon

Over the Earth shall ascend So the Moon during the Eclipse can be red, brown, copper-red or even orange. The sun , Earth and moon will line up and our planet will cast a reddish shadow onto our lunar buddy. Lunar Eclipse is known as Chandra Grahan in Indian. Meanwhile, Astronomy Society of Singapore (TASOS) will be giving a talk on eclipses at the Science Centre Observatory classroom on July 27. [Full Article...]

Astronomers Find Massive Underground Reservoir of Liquid Water on Mars

Astronomers Find Massive Underground Reservoir of Liquid Water on Mars Alan Duffy, an astronomer from Swinburne University and the lead scientist of Australia's Science Channel, said: "This is a stunning result that suggests water on Mars is not a temporary trickle like previous discoveries but a persistent body of water that provides the conditions for life for extended periods of time". [Full Article...]

Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018 Unfortunately the event will be occurring during our daytime. The blood Moon is watchable from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, as well as Antarctica. In addition, the Earth is closer to the Sun during the northern hemisphere summer so its shadow is larger than average, he said. But on Friday, the moon reaches its apogee, or the farthe... [Full Article...]

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend During the month of July, Earth and Mars have been getting increasingly closer to one another and will be at their closest point since 2003 beginning this Friday, July 27. The size of the red planet hasn't actually changed, but where it is in its orbit has lessened the distance between it and Earth, making it appear bigger to us Earthlings as it gets closer. [Full Article...]

Welcome to Mars-now with a liquid lake!

Welcome to Mars-now with a liquid lake! Almost 4.5 billion years ago, Mars had six and a half times as much water as it does now and a thicker atmosphere. "Water is considered one of the fundamental requirements for life". Orosei said the lake's water was below freezing point but remained liquid thanks to a sizeable amount of salt. "This is a stunning result that suggests water on Mars is not a temporary trickle like previous disc... [Full Article...]

Italian Space Agency says it’s found evidence of water on Mars

It stretches for the length of Lake Windermere a mile beneath the planet's frozen and dusty surface. " Many scientists have said "where there is water, there is the potential for life". This spacecraft carries an instrument called the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument ( MARSIS ). The body of water was found under ice near the South Pole on the Red Planet. [Full Article...]

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years Due to the elliptical orbits taken by Earth and Mars around the sun they will to reach their closest point to each other until 3:50 a.m. EDT on July 31, according to space.com. This and the 60,000-year gap statement are true, according to the agency, but they represent "a bit of hype" as Mars and Earth have been nearly this close many times in recent history. [Full Article...]

Take part in the Big Butterfly Count

Take part in the Big Butterfly Count Butterfly Conservation President Sir David Attenborough said: "I have been privileged to have witnessed some truly breath-taking wildlife spectacles in far-flung locations but some of my most memorable experiences have happened when I've been simply sitting and watching the wildlife that lives where I do". [Full Article...]

New York's global warming suit against oil companies tossed

New York's global warming suit against oil companies tossed On Thursday, a US District judge dismissed a lawsuit from the City of NY against major oil companies BP, Chevron , ConocoPhillips , Exxon Mobil, and Shell. The judge didn't dispute the effects of climate change, but he did dispute (PDF) that courts exercising state law could remedy the situation. Undeterred by the setback, other cities are planning to jump on board the bandwagon here, with... [Full Article...]


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