Science

Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday - NASRDA

It won't take any special equipment to see the total eclipse - no telescopes or dark glasses required. There is a problem, however. "The chances (of seein...


Antarctica ice melts 6 times faster than 40 years ago

Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 ...


Bangkok Residents Told to Stay Inside as Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels

The proposals, outlined in the Government's Clean Air Strategy , include plans to outlaw the sale of the most polluting fuels and to ensure only the cleanest s...


China claims first-ever cotton grows on far side of the moon

The Chinese Moon lander was carrying among its cargo soil containing cotton and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs. Another objective of the mission was t...


Chinese lunar probe snaps breathtaking panoramic PHOTOS of Moon’s far side

The landing of Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon is widely considered a giant leap and many believe that the Asian country is all set to beat the Unit...


Radio signals coming from deep space detected in Canada

Scientists have recorded the second repeating fast radio burst to be discovered, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature . Astronome...


First Direct Evidence Stars Like Our Sun Turn Into Crystals — SNAPSHOT

The observations that Gaia beamed back revealed an unusually high number of stars whose colors and luminosities were not indicative of a single mass or age, oth...


Mysterious radio signals from outer space detected

A fantastically bright repeating radio signal from billions of light-years away has been discovered, only the second of its kind ever found. Scientists now ...


Radio Signals From A Galaxy Light Years Away Have Been Reported

Canada's CHIME telescope has detected 13 new fast radio bursts , or FRBs , including a mysterious "repeater" signal of six bursts from the single source ,...


Speaker's Brexit ruling 'extremely concerning', say ministers

MPs have backed measures created to thwart preparations for a no-deal Brexit , by defeating the government in the House of Commons. There was a major row i...


Brazil's new president doubts prospect of Embraer-Boeing merger

Asserting that the decision was "taken" and it was "only a matter of time [before] it would be implemented", Bolsonaro stated that only "extremist Arab countrie...


1st PHOTO of moon’s ‘mysterious’ far side taken by Chinese probe

CNSA reports that the landing site is the Von Kármán impact crater , located in the southern hemisphere in the South Pole-Aitken basin. At 10.26am Beijing...


China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

In addition, the model was further developed because the terrain on the far side of the Moon is much more complex. The Chang'e 4 rover is 1.5 meters (5 feet) lo...


Ultima Thule is really two objects that form a space 'snowman'

Its remarkable appearance, unlike anything scientists have seen before, illuminates the processes that built the planets four and a half billion years ago. The ...


Yosemite restricts park access through southern entrance

Some parks have begun closing certain areas out of public health and safety concerns, according to U.S. News and World Report . In Utah, only one park remain...


China Just Landed On The Dang Far Side Of The Moon

Previous moon missions have mostly focused on the Earth-facing side of the moon. Pink Floyd isn't the only one singing about the dark side of the moon now-C...


NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

Flyby data have already solved one of Ultima's mysteries, showing that the Kuiper Belt object is spinning like a propeller with the axis pointing approximate...


Nasa probe in landmark space exploration

In 2015, New Horizons flew by Pluto , then the farthest object visited by a spacecraft from Earth. According to NASA calculations, the lowest distance betwee...


NASA’s New Horizons Will Embark on Historic Flyby on New Year’s Day

As you can see, anyone who is staying up for the big ball to drop and kick off the new year on the East Coast will only have to wait a little while to catch liv...


Trump Proposal Would Allow Power Plants To Pollute More

The EPA is not seeking to remove the mercury limitations, outlined under the 2011 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards , but critics are saying the proposed chang...


Delhi's air quality very poor, MeT conditions slightly favourable for pollutant dispersion

In some parts of Delhi , pollution levels hit 654 on Monday, among the worst recorded this year, and visibility in some parts of the city was just 200 metres...


Years Ago, NASA's 'Earthrise' Photo Became a Gift to Humanity

Apollo 8 , which lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on December 21, 1968, was the first manned spacecraft to leave low-Earth orbit, reach the moon , orbi...


Spacex halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds

GPS III's new L1C civil signal will also make it the first GPS satellite broadcasting a compatible signal with other worldwide global navigation satellite s...


Japan to Leave International Whaling Commission to Resume Whaling

Whale hunting has become a rare thorny subject in Japan's otherwise largely amiable foreign policy, with global opposition only prompting conservatives to dig i...


Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

Anti-whaling nations are expected to react sharply, which could strain Japan's global ties. That effort failed in September when it lost a vote among the orga...


December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space

Today in the United Kingdom, the sun rose at 8.04am and will set at 3.53pm. However, if you want to mark the solstice at sunrise or sunset, it will rise at 8....


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch aborted, delayed to tomorrow

As usual, SpaceX will be live streaming the event via various web platforms including YouTube. SpaceX's onboard launch computer triggered a hold on today's la...


Farout: Scientists spot solar system's farthest known object

The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday, calling the object 2018 VG18 . Yet another object known as Sedna is...


Saturn's rings disappearing at 'worst-case-scenario' rate

In this artist's impression, charged water molecules spiral around Saturn's magnetic field lines, flowing from the rings to the planet's upper atmosphere. In a ...


Poacher ordered to watch Bambi as part of sentence

Investigators say they caught another one of David Berry Sr .'s sons, Eric Berry, using a spotlight in 2017. Berry will also serve 120 days in nearby Barto...


Virgin Galactic headed into space for the first time

Virgin Galactic has not yet said when it plans on beginning its first passenger flights. According to Virgin, SpaceShipTwo is hauled to an altitude of about 4...


Geminid Meteor Shower Could Be Best Meteor Shower Of The Year

Eyes to the skies, the Geminids meteor is set to streak across Dubai's skies this Friday... Named after the constellation Gemini, the Geminids will rise a...


Where can you see the Leonid meteor shower?

The Leonid meteor shower originates from debris from comet Temple-Tuttle, which travels through our solar system every 33 years. The Leonid has a sparkling ...


NASA's Voyager 2 makes milestone move into interstellar space

Find out more in the video above. Data from Voyager 2 is beamed back to Earth at the speed of light. The entire region of the sun's bubble of influence in...


China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

It also carries seeds as part of a "miniature biosphere" experiment to grow vegetables in the lunar soil. The moon's far side is also known as the dark s...