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Jan 03 2019

Nightmare-scenario: USA national parks dispose of lock due to budget

Unlike shutdowns in some previous administrations, the Trump administration was leaving parks open to visitors despite the lack of staff. Visitors are streaming into th...

Jan 03 2019

First Clear Picture Of Ultima Thule Reveals Snowman-Like Shape

Images taken during the spacecraft's approach - which brought New Horizons to within just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) of Ultima at 12:33 a.m. EST - revealed that the...

Jan 02 2019

NASA speeds toward historic flyby of faraway world, Ultima Thule

The pixelated image does not exclude the possibility that Ultima Thule is really two objects in close proximity or in contact. This "light curve" is the changes in br...

Jan 02 2019

A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Is Happening In January

The Chang'e 4 spacecraft , launched December 7 on a Long March-3B rocket, initially entered lunar orbit five days later on December 12 , deploying a landing craft...

Dec 31 2018

NASAs New Horizons to reach most distant object on New Years eve

Pelletier said scientists estimate Ultima Thule to be about the same size as Washington D.C. The spacecraft will fly as close as 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) to U...

Dec 30 2018

EPA targets Obama crackdown on mercury from coal plants

Mercury harms the developing nervous systems of children and causes other severe health damage. Although the EPA's proposal does not eliminate the regulations outright...

Dec 28 2018

A 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' eclipse is coming in January

The total lunar eclipse will be witnessed on the evening of January 20 to 21 wherein the rare Super Blood Wolf Moon is going to pass through the northern half of Earth'...

Dec 26 2018

Delhi Grapples with Cold Wave, Air Quality in 'very Poor' Category

Kejriwal has not awakened. he has not paid heed to the Delhi BJP's demand to call an All Party Meeting [to discuss] the issue", said Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari. The ...

Dec 26 2018

Winston Peters critical as Japan announces whaling will resume

The announcement had been widely expected and comes after Japan failed in a bid earlier this year to convince the IWC to allow it to resume commercial whaling. The small ...

Dec 26 2018

SpaceX launches Air Force's best GPS satellite yet

Although there wasn't enough propellant for a landing, the rocket's first stage was successful with the single engine powering the Falcon 9's second stage ignited as pl...

Dec 24 2018

Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back

On Christmas Eve , Frank Borman, Jim Lovell , and Bill Anders were the first humans to orbit the Moon and the first to see an Earthrise above its surface. Their only in...

Dec 24 2018

LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower

Solstices mark the shortest and longest days of the year. The anatomy of a solstice. The solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. Earth's ...

Dec 23 2018

U.K. Parliament to resume Brexit deal debate on January 9

The EU's executive arm has also encouraged member-states to take a "generous" approach to the rights of British expats so long as they are reciprocated. In further reassu...

Dec 23 2018

Here's where you can watch the Newgrange solstice live tomorrow

The Northern Hemisphere's summer solstice will take place on June 21! Here's the Google Doodle honoring the summer solstice, for folks Down Under. They spend time pre...

Dec 23 2018

Winter solstice is here, with a special moon treat

India witnesses the astronomical phenomenon at the early hours at 3:53 am on December 22, when the Earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun. The Farmer's Almanac...

Dec 22 2018

Perth yogis salute summer solstice - the longest day of the year

But today's winter solstice is actually rather special, according to CNN . However, if the moon is luminous, it might wash out the streaking lights making them hard to...

Dec 22 2018

Huge Martian Crater 'Korolev' Appears Topped With Miles Of Pristine Snow

Mars Express first detected water on #Mars in 2004, see our release at the time https://t.co/oAY2Qj0U5N . Korolev crater is named for Sergei Korolev , a Soviet scie...

Dec 22 2018

Bin collection date changes for Darlington this Christmas

CHANGES are being made to waste and recycling collections across the Malvern Hills district over the Christmas and New Year period. Last year, the Council collected 32,...

Dec 21 2018

Winter Solistice 2018: Google Doodle celebrates the shortest day of the year

At this time of year, each day is about 24 hours, 30 seconds long. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, which is l...

Dec 21 2018

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

The moon is set to become officially full on December 22 at 12:49 p.m. EST. The phenomenon occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. Bu...