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A lake of actual water has been discovered on Mars

A lake of actual water has been discovered on Mars All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. "The fact that it's buried underneath the surface isn't a big surprise, because liquid water can not exist on the surface of Mars , it's simply not possible because of the atmospheric pressure is too thin", Enright said . [Full Article...]

Red Planet comes closer to Earth than since 2003 and Neanderthal Age

Red Planet comes closer to Earth than since 2003 and Neanderthal Age When Mars and Earth are close to each other, Mars appears very bright in the sky. It will be easy to spot Mars on Thursday night, not only because it will be shining brightly, but also because it will be sitting just below the almost full moon. [Full Article...]

Longest total lunar eclipse in a century on Friday

Longest total lunar eclipse in a century on Friday To be clear, scientists don't actually have any evidence that the Moon had any form of life on it at any point in time, even in the tiniest microbial forms. As a result, revolution of the moon around the planet will seem slower than usual. That is why we often have orangey-red skies at sunset and sunrise. [Full Article...]

Apparently, There’s a Big, Cold, Sludgy Lake on Mars

Apparently, There’s a Big, Cold, Sludgy Lake on Mars The supposed lake was discovered using radar technology on the Mars Express spacecraft which relayed data between mid-2012 and late 2015. In order to remain liquid in such cold conditions (the research team estimate between -10°C and -30° where it meets the ice above), the water likely has a great many salts dissolved in it. [Full Article...]

Liquid water ‘lake’ revealed in mars

Over the course of the survey, Orosei and colleagues obtained 29 sets of radar samplings, mapping out an area exhibiting a very sharp change in its associated radar signal, just under a mile (about 1.5 kilometers) below the surface of the ice and extending laterally for about 12.4 miles (20 kilometers). [Full Article...]

Another Successful Launch And Landing For SpaceX’s Block 5 Rocket

Another Successful Launch And Landing For SpaceX’s Block 5 Rocket As is now routine for SpaceX launches, the first stage of the rocket is expected to return to Earth and land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Ultimately, SpaceX engineers expect the Block 5 rockets to fly up to 10 missions without refurbishment. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday Lunar eclipses also only take place when the moon is full. Australia will be treated to a Blood Moon and a total lunar eclipse , as the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, this weekend. Where can Blood Moon be seen? This event is set to be the longest lunar eclipse of the century. A good chunk of the world will get a first-hand look at a handsome astronomical occurrence on July 27, ... [Full Article...]

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum Johnsoni honors Randy Johnson, a dedicated museum volunteer who prepared its skull for display. "I never thought that I would have the opportunity to actually work on fossils that could be important for palaeontologists". The details of this remarkable new creature were published today in the science journal PeerJ . A previous migration event likely took place between 95-70 million years ago... [Full Article...]

Neil Armstrong's private collection goes to auction

Neil Armstrong's private collection goes to auction Lots include correspondence relating to the Apollo 11 mission, laying out the planning and even discussions with the Nasa press office as to what astronauts should say when they set foot on the moon . "I think he would be pleased to be remembered as being part of a program that demonstrated awesome things can be achieved when people come together to dedicate themselves towards a common goal", h... [Full Article...]

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface These "roots" can take forms of mountains below the surface and may contain "1 to 2 percent diamond", the new study stated. Other universities involved in the study were the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, the University of California at Berkeley, Ecole Polytechnique, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Harvard University, the University... [Full Article...]

Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes

Trump administration seeks endangered species rule changes Wildlife advocates and Democrats said such moves would speed extinctions in the name of furthering the administration's anti-environment agenda. The agencies propose to revise the procedures for designating critical habitat by reinstating a requirement that they will first evaluate areas now occupied by the species before considering unoccupied areas. [Full Article...]

Watch Blue Origin's most critical rocket launch right here

Watch Blue Origin's most critical rocket launch right here The entire mission lasted 11 minutes and 17 seconds. The design of New Shepard will enable to fly six passengers more than 62 miles beyond the Earth into suborbital space. As planned, the high-altitude firing pushed the capsule past the boundary of outer space, to an unofficial maximum altitude of 389,846 feet, or 119 kilometers. [Full Article...]

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter Bringing the now known total to 79 . Team leader Dr Scott Sheppard said: 'It's a real oddball . "It's basically like you're driving down the highway in the wrong direction", Sheppard says. For a long time the number hovered at 69, and now it is 79. Here are the 4 largest Galilean moons of Jupiter - Callisto, Europa , Io and Ganymede , which can be easily seen from Earth. [Full Article...]

Trump backs off siding with Russian Federation over U.S. intelligence amid backlash

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., told reporters Tuesday that Russian Federation "did meddle with our elections", and said he would consider further sanctions against Moscow. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., will try to force a vote Thursday on a resolution backing the intelligence community's findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election and must be held accounta... [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos' company launches spacecraft higher than ever

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. The vehicle lifted off from the company's West Texas test site at 11:11 a.m. Although Blue Origin is yet to provide details, it is understood the company has already purchased the first landing ship for returning New Glenn boosters. [Full Article...]

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball The researchers confirmed two new moons among the inner prograde moons . Along with two found through the same research project but announced in June 2017, this brings the roster of Jupiter's known natural satellites to 79. Given a provisional name Valetudo (the great-granddaughter of Jupiter in mythology), it orbits prograde , but is also so far from Jupiter that its orbit is solidly among ... [Full Article...]

One 'Oddball' Among 12 Newfound Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

Unfortunately, they couldn't find the hypothesized planet using the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile, but they did manage to unearth a treasure trove of new satellites around our largest planet. Sheppard and his colleagues have proposed naming the oddball moon Valetudo, after a minor goddess and great-granddaughter of the Roman god Jupiter. [Full Article...]

Kenya: Black Rhinos Die After Relocation to National Park in Kenya

Kenya: Black Rhinos Die After Relocation to National Park in Kenya The black rhinos were moved from Nairobi and Lake Nakuru national parks to Tsavo East last month in an operation trumpeted Balala. At the end of 2017, Kenya's wildlife ministry estimated the country's black rhino population stood at roughly 745. [Full Article...]

Israel launches its first moon spacecraft in December

The name of the device yet, but there is already an agreement that he will go to the moon on a Falcon 9 rocket company SpaceX Elon musk. "Our mission was never about winning the prize money - although $20 million would have been nice", said SpaceIL CEO Ido Anteby. [Full Article...]

This Is Hurricane Chris' Path and Forecast

This Is Hurricane Chris' Path and Forecast It is believed that Hurricane Chris may clip Newfoundland, Canada, later in the week, USA Today reports. As of 5 p.m. the hurricane continued to churn just over 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina and move in a northeasterly direction. [Full Article...]


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