Blood Moon 2018: Century's longest total lunar eclipse to be seen on 27-28 July

Blood Moon 2018: Century's longest total lunar eclipse to be seen on 27-28 July

Stargazers — and even those excited about their new telephoto lenses — unite! Next month, the world will witness the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, according to reports. The eclipse, which will last one hour and 43 minutes, will also feature a “blood moon” — which is a non-scientific term used to refer to the red tinge […]

SpaceX test-fires reused rocket in preparation for space station cargo mission

SpaceX test-fires reused rocket in preparation for space station cargo mission

File photo of a Falcon 9 static fire test at Cape Canaveral. Credit: Steven Young/Spaceflight Now A rocket booster SpaceX used to launch a planet-hunting NASA observatory two months ago fired again Saturday at Cape Canaveral, clearing a major pre-flight checkout before blastoff June 29 with a space station supply ship. After running the rocket […]

Astronomers make huge exoplanet discovery haul in record time

Astronomers make huge exoplanet discovery haul in record time

If we ever discover life in outer space, it may be found on an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. Exoplanets have become a focus for many astronomers since they were first discovered three decades ago. But these distant planets aren’t just studied as potential alien home planets — they also help astronomers better understand […]

Australian space capabilities would boost our Five Eyes role: Former astronaut

Australian space capabilities would boost our Five Eyes role: Former astronaut

A “strong sovereign capability in space” would make Australia a stronger partner in the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance with the US, the UK, Canada, and New Zealand, according to Colonel (Ret’d) Pamela Melroy, a former US Air Force test pilot and NASA Space Shuttle commander. “Australia needs to embrace this, because you’re going to have […]

Peer inside the discovery of the world's first 'manta ray nursery' off the Texas coast

Peer inside the discovery of the world's first 'manta ray nursery' off the Texas coast

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The sudden political life of a 550-million-year-old, immobile sea creature

The sudden political life of a 550-million-year-old, immobile sea creature

Alex Horton, The Washington Post Published 6:54 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Recent actions by the Trump administration – a wave of unprecedentedly large family separations at the border, aggressive trade-war-fueling tariffs and rebukes of allies – have made some feel as though the Barack Obama presidency was an unrecognizable era shrouded in an ancient past. […]

Mysterious Martian Rocks Finally Explained

Mysterious Martian Rocks Finally Explained

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Mars of today is almost entirely geologically inert, but that was not always the case. Scientists believe they’ve identified a process that created the previously unexplained Medusae Fossae formations on the planet’s surface. Researchers have used data from orbiting […]

Remarkable Fossil of Strange Platypus-like Armored Fish Discovered

Remarkable Fossil of Strange Platypus-like Armored Fish Discovered

Paleontologists have discovered the remarkable fossil of a bizarre armored fish with a long, paddle-like beak resembling that of a platypus. The strange creature, named Brindabellaspis, belonged to an extinct group of animals called placoderms—primitive-jawed fishes who  existed throughout the Devonian Period (around 416 to 359 million years ago). The first Brindabellaspis specimen was found in […]

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