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The Final Supermoon Of The Year Occurs On Spring Equinox

East Coast, the moon will rise about 20 minutes before sunset, by 7 p.m. local time, and the moon will set the next morning at around 7:30 a.m. The full moon ...


SpaceX Crewed Dragon Test Flight Finishes With Perfect Splashdown

The Atlantic Ocean landing is the first in almost 50 years for a capsule that was designed for humans, NASA says. Friday morning's re-entry is one of the ...


SpaceX rocket launches towards the International Space Station

The following morning at 2:31 AM EST (07:31 UTC), Dragon will autonomously undock from the Harmony module and maneuver away from the station. NASA's Commerci...


Crew Dragon: Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches spacecraft designed for astronauts

That will be the first launch of American astronauts aboard a USA rocket since the shuttle program ended in 2011. Elon Musk sees a bright and busy future for ...


Israeli Moon Lander Phones Home, Deploys Legs

It will also be the smallest spacecraft to ever land on the moon , at only 1,322 lbs, or 600 kgs. The most exciting "passenger" on the Falcon 9, though, is S...


World's Biggest Bee Thought To Be Extinct Has Been Rediscovered

He explains on the website his incredible journey to find the bee alive, which started almost two decades ago when he first learned of Wallace and his travels. ...


Annual snow moon will be a supermoon timed for a snowstorm

The biggest supermoon of 2019 will take over Orlando's sky Tuesday night. Supermoons occur when the moon's orbit is closest to Earth at the same time that it ...


Super snow moon: 2019’s biggest supermoon lights up the sky this week

You won't need to use any special equipment to see the super moon - it'll be huge! The Old Farmer's Almanac notes that the Wishram people of the Pacific N...


Supermoon 2019: Full moon to be visible in United Kingdom tomorrow

Skygazers will be treated to the " super snow moon ", on february 19, the largest supermoon of 2019. Since they're a bit closer to us, supermoons appear larger ...


These tributes to the Opportunity rover will break your heart

But it kept going and going until it was finally doomed by a ferocious dust storm eight months ago. The robot has been missing since the USA space agency los...


AOC Adviser Admits Green New Deal Promised Security Those 'Unwilling' to Work

On Thursday, February 7, New York City Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Massachusetts Senator Jeff Markey in Washington, D.C.to introduce a publi...


Breakingviews - U.S. Green New Deal is at least a big idea

The self-described Democratic socialist spoke on Thursday alongside several liberal groups, including MoveOn and United We Dream, a pro-immigration group that c...


Deadly Arctic deep freeze envelops US Midwest

The painfully cold weather system holding much of the Midwest in a historic deep freeze sent temperatures plunging to a record low in northern IL on Thursday,...


Trump Mocks Global Warming as Temps Sink: 'Please Come Back'

What the hell is going on with Global Waming (sic)? But, as cold as it is, all this talk of global warming is not overblown. Weather is what happens today. Mr...


NASRDA: Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse Monday

Unless you're living under a rock, you know there is a total lunar eclipse happening tonight. Canadian stargazers are in for a treat this Sunday with the ...


Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

What's more is that this particular lunar eclipse is of the blood moon variant, i.e. the Moon will turn red during the lunar eclipse. How long will the ...


China Just Sprouted The First-Ever Plant on The Moon

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station regularly tend plants to study how growth changes in microgravity (and to diversify astronaut diets in sp...


NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman'

Stern said the spacecraft will resume transmitting in mid-January. The new image also resolved the debate about the nature of Ultima Thule . Flight controll...


Winter weather hitting areas of Nebraska

Winter Storm watches may be issued for this event and this statement will be updated as new information becomes available. The snowfall was expected to begin ...


SpaceX dispatches first USA national security space mission

The very next year Musk's company secured an $83 million Air Force contract to launch the GPS III satellite . SpaceX has launched payloads for the United S...


Winter solstice: Why is it the shortest day of the year?

At that point, the Earth's North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun. It's also the shortest day of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere, whe...


NASA InSight lander flexes robot arm, captures new Mars views

The wind vibrations were detected by two sensitive sensors on the InSight spacecraft: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer sitting on th...


Rising CO2 emissions a 'big worry', says leading scientist

In the list of 43, Turkey reported the highest increase in its total emission both in percentage (135%) and absolute (285 million tonnes of CO2) terms from 1990...


NASA's InSight probe lands on Mars

Only about 40 percent of the landers and rovers sent to the red planet during the last five decades have ever made it safely down to the surface, and of the glo...


Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

Nasa aimed for as flat an area as possible so the lander does not tip over and thereby kill the mission, and so the robotic arm can set the science instruments...


Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis sell for over $1.3 million at auction

Hawking has become one of the most famous theoretical physicists of our time. Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled whee...


The DUP are not happy with Theresa May over border plan

The party has seized on a particular paragraph of the letter in which May said she could not allow circumstances or conditions that could break up the United Ki...


Channel 4 Poll: Britons Would Back 'Remain' in New Brexit Vote

The newspaper also said Mrs May wants to make enough progress this week to persuade the European Union to call a special summit in November to sign off on the f...


NASA Retires Kepler Telescope, the Most Prolific Planet Hunter of All Time

October 30 recorded 3,800 known exoplanets and Kepler was accountable for finding 2,720 of them. Since it was launched in 2009, Kepler has aided astrono...


This iceberg looks like a ideal rectangle

WTF?! NASA has released an image showing an iceberg in Antarctica that appears so rectangular and flat, it looks purposely cut into shape. Operation Ice...


Trump Says He Hasn't Read UN's Dire Report on Global Warming

Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group...


Hurricane Michael crushes Georgia, heads toward Carolinas

The initial flight was smooth, but things got steadily more turbulent as the aircraft got closer and closer to the eye of the storm . A woman and her childre...


Man killed by falling tree during Hurricane Michael

Flooding has already begun in some areas; the NWS office in Tallahassee posted a photo of a building near Panacea, Fla., with water seeming to cover its lowe...


Gulf coast on alert for tropical weather

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued on Monday for residents in various areas in Florida's Gulf and Bay counties , according to a statement from county emer...


'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

The most probable landfall location is near Panama City, but even less than 24 hours before landfall, the average position error is 30 to 40 miles. Meanwhil...