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King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches

King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches Mr Stoney said while the bureau was expecting the cyclone to remain offshore its effects would still be felt. This image shows likely wave heights on Friday approaches Queensland. The Red Cross on Vanuatu's Santo hopes to get assessment teams out today to the areas worst affected by Tropical Cyclone Oma.The Red Cross on Vanuatu's Santo hopes to get assessment teams out today to the areas worst... [Full Article...]

Israel launches first lunar lander

Israel launches first lunar lander After making its way to the moon, Beresheet will have to perform a soft landing on the surface, after which it will photograph everything it can and study the surrounding environment. The rocket's two other payloads were a telecommunications satellite for Indonesia and an experimental satellite for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceIL co-founder Kfir Damari said, "It is rocket science, but our goal is ... [Full Article...]

Catch the Biggest Supermoon of 2019 Tonight

Catch the Biggest Supermoon of 2019 Tonight The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year - a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that took the first humans to the moon. It has a number of other nicknames from other cultures, like the Crow Moon - because the cawing of crows that signal the end of winter - and the Lenten Moon, because... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches moon lander, lands booster despite tough conditions

The $100 million mission was designed and built by SpaceIL , a nonprofit based in Israel, and will take until early April to reach the moon. The U.S. So the successful launch for SpaceX and its history-making mission couldn't have come at a better time . SpaceIL's Beresheet robot is just one of several spacecraft "ridesharing" on the rocket. [Full Article...]

SpaceX successfully launches rocket with Israel's Beresheet craft

SpaceX successfully launches rocket with Israel's Beresheet craft Also on board, was Indonesian telecommunications satellite Nusantara Satu, and an experimental spacecraft called S5, created by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Previously, only the USA, U.S.S.R, and China have landed spacecraft on the moon. Additionally, it would be the first-ever private lunar landing, Business Insider reported . [Full Article...]

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples Workers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency control center applauded Friday as a signal sent from space indicated the Hayabusa2 spacecraft had touched down. It's been circling Ryugu since reaching it last summer - three and a half years after the probe started it's journey from Earth. The asteroid, named Ryugu after an undersea palace in a Japanese folktale, is about 900 metres (3,000 feet... [Full Article...]

Scientists answer age-old question: why do zebras have stripes?

Now, researchers have added evidence to a theory that the primary goal of the stripes is for avoiding blood-sucking parasites - horse flies. Researcher Martin How added: "This reduced ability to land on the zebra's coat may be due to stripes disrupting the visual system of the horse flies during their final moments of approach". [Full Article...]

Cyclone Oma tracks towards Queensland

Cyclone Oma tracks towards Queensland Kerr said there could be "a little bit of rain" on Sunday morning. Large swells coinciding with king tides are expected to cause widespread erosion, and communities from Bundaberg in Queensland to Ballina in NSW are under a cyclone watch. [Full Article...]

Watch the full snow supermoon live stream here

Watch the full snow supermoon live stream here This February full moon is particularly noteworthy after a Black Moon in February past year. The moon was the second of the year, earning it the name "snow moon" or "hunger moon ". This is the closest the moon will be to earth this year. The last supermoon coincided with a total lunar eclipse that happened after sunset on January 20. [Full Article...]

Where you can watch the supermoon in Australia TONIGHT

Where you can watch the supermoon in Australia TONIGHT Black Moon is a term used when there is no full moon or new moon in a month or there is an additional new moon that appears in a month or in a season. February's full moon is known as the snow moon, a reference to its presence during a month that brings snow to many parts of North America and Europe. [Full Article...]

Jagmeet Singh Calls For Public Inquiry In SNC-Lavalin Scandal

Jagmeet Singh Calls For Public Inquiry In SNC-Lavalin Scandal Butts issued a statement on Monday denying that he or anybody else in Trudeau's office pressured Jody Wilson-Raybould. "Any accusation that I or the staff put pressure on the Attorney General is simply not true", Butts said. Liberal MPs on the committee last week used their majority to limit the scope of the committee's inquiry. Trudeau acknowledged last week his government discussed the issue... [Full Article...]

Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival

Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival If that isn't enough, the subsequent full moon in March will also be a "supermoon", rounding off 2019 with a total of three "supermoons". 'When a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to Earth] it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon-and that's where we get a "supermoon,"' NASA explains on their website. [Full Article...]

Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change

Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change That includes cutting global carbon dioxide emissions by nearly half within 12 years. They also want recognition that young people have the biggest stake in the future, should be involved in policymaking, and that the voting age should be lowered to 16. [Full Article...]

Trudeau to face more questions on SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging his government

Trudeau to face more questions on SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging his government When she resigned from her post as Veterans Affairs Minister, she announced that she had hired Supreme Court justice Thomas Cromwell to advise her what topics she's legally able to discuss. The Liberal-led Justice Committee has recently opened an investigation into the SNC-Lavalin allegations but have curiously excluded several main players from the witness list including Gerald Butts and Jody Wil... [Full Article...]

A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac , February full moons were nicknamed "snow" by Native American tribes because of the heavy amount of snowfall during the month. The moon's orbit is not a flawless circle, due to gravitational forces from both the sun and the Earth, and thus varies in distance from the Earth throughout the year. [Full Article...]

Insects Are Dying in an Aggressive Rate

Insects Are Dying in an Aggressive Rate A new report found that 40% of insect species are declining, with a third endangered, according to a global scientific review of research. The repercussions of insect extinction would be "catastrophic to say the least", according to the report , as insects have been at "the structural and functional base of numerous world's ecosystems since their rise ... [Full Article...]

Mars Opportunity rover is dead, NASA confirms

Mars Opportunity rover is dead, NASA confirms The team at NASA had attempted to talk to Opportunity several times per week once the storm began to clear using the Deep Space Network, an global array of giant radio antennas supporting interplanetary spacecraft missions, and over 600 attempts were made without any response received. [Full Article...]

A Thriller Investor Might Save the Bankrupt Mars One Mission

A Thriller Investor Might Save the Bankrupt Mars One Mission Mars One was split into two ventures, the non-profit Mars One Foundation and the for-profit Mars One Ventures . "We are now working with the administrator and an investor to find a solution moving forward, though at this moment that is all we can share", the company said in an email. [Full Article...]

New Horizons final Ultima Thule images reveal true shape

New Horizons final Ultima Thule images reveal true shape A sequence of images captured as New Horizons moved away from the object in the Kuiper Belt at a velocity of 50,000 km/hour, taken about 10 minutes after closest approach, show a much flatter appearance. A new image sequence from the spacecraft's departing view of MU69 shows it isn't actually made up of spheroidal segments, as first thought - instead, its two lobes are flat like pancakes. [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez Deleted Embarrassing Green New Deal Policy Details

Ocasio-Cortez Deleted Embarrassing Green New Deal Policy Details During her appearance on the NPR podcast a couple of days back, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outlined her stance in regards to her monetary policy and how she plans to restructure the social/economic framework of the United States if her freshly proposed "Green New Deal" is passed by the senate. [Full Article...]


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