• Why is tonight's full moon a pink moon?
Why is tonight's full moon a pink moon?

When is the April fill moon and will it turn pink? . In the United Kingdom, the Earth's lunar satellite will reach its Full Moon phase at around 12.12pm BST (11.12am UTC), when viewed from London. But those who have watched the spectacle of a "blood Moon" or a " super Moon " may be a little disappointed to learn that the Pink Moon will not act...

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  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy core rocket lost after toppling into the ocean
SpaceX Falcon Heavy core rocket lost after toppling into the ocean

The Falcon Heavy center core successful landed on the drone barge out in the ocean, but on the trip back to Florida the barge ran into heavy seas, and the rocket fell over and slid into the ocean abyss. 'We have landed the center core for the first time, ' a SpaceX announcer said. Because the center core is connected to two side boosters, i...

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  • World’s largest plane makes first test flight
World’s largest plane makes first test flight

Test pilot Evan Thomas flew the jet to speeds of about 173 mph, climbing as high as 15,000 feet before returning smoothly and safely back, after a almost two-and-a-half-hour flight. Saturday's first-ever test flight of Stratolaunch was flown by experimental test pilot Evan Thomas. Stratolaunch aircraft first emerged from its Mojave hangar in ...

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  • SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched on its first commercial mission
SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched on its first commercial mission

Roughly three minutes after clearing the pad, Heavy's two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a synchronised landing at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, sparking boisterous cheers from SpaceX engineers in the company's Hawthorne, California headquarters.

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  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket set to attempt triple-booster landing tonight
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket set to attempt triple-booster landing tonight

SpaceX landed three of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time on Thursday, as part of a mission which was delayed from the day before due to bad weather. Falcon Heavy's debut flight a year ago attracted massive attention, in part because CEO Elon Musk made a decision to launch his own luxury Tesla Roadster as the test payload.

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  • Researchers remove largest female python from Big Cypress National Preserve
Researchers remove largest female python from Big Cypress National Preserve

The team said it collects data, comes with new removal tools and learns about how the snakes are using the reserve. "Haven't seen any deer or small animals for several years in the Big Cypress", a Facebook user commented on the park's post.

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  • Final supermoon of 2019 to appear over Canadian skies this week
Final supermoon of 2019 to appear over Canadian skies this week

The next supermoon won't be until 2020 - so be sure to watch it one way or another! On March 20 , 2019, sky-gazers will be able to see a celestial event known as the " Super Worm Moon ", according to National Geographic . Both these days witness equal day and night timings - both the days when the sun is directly above the equator. The ...

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  • Toyota Is Building Japan's Fuel Cell-Powered Moon Rover
Toyota Is Building Japan's Fuel Cell-Powered Moon Rover

Going beyond the frameworks of countries or regions, I believe that our industry, which is constantly thinking about the role it should fulfill, shares the same aspirations of worldwide space exploration. The automaker's fuel cells use clean power-generation methods and only emit water and have reduced amounts of harmful substances that the vehicle...

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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast
Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast

First commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket to launch from American soil on a mission to the space station. While improvements still need to be made, the company aims to fly NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the next test flight.

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  • SpaceX launches unmanned capsule to space station
SpaceX launches unmanned capsule to space station

SpaceX needs to nail the debut of the capsule before putting people on board later this year. The capsule is scheduled to reach the ISS by Sunday at around 11am with a return to Earth next Friday. No private company has ever launched humans into orbit, and during a webcast of the launch, SpaceX employees could be seen packed into the main foyer o...

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  • 2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records
2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

The year ranked just behind 2016, the warmest year ever, 2015, which was the second warmest, and 2017, the third warmest. Nasa has revealed that 2018 was the fourth hottest year in recorded human history. Such cold weather has made it really hard for many to believe that global warming is real. Those major disasters, plus other smaller-scale ...

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  • AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub
AOC says being left off climate crisis committee not a snub

Pelosi told Politico in wide-ranging interview, however, that it's just a "suggestion" and one of "many" the caucus is likely to receive on green energy. In the past decade, she has already seen Democrats try and fail to pass a sweeping cap-and-trade climate law. Pelosi said, "I welcome the new deal and any other proposals".

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  • Amateur Astronomers Spot Meteorite Impact During Lunar Eclipse
Amateur Astronomers Spot Meteorite Impact During Lunar Eclipse

The next total lunar eclipse won't happen until 2021, and here in North American, we'll have to wait until 2022 for another blood moon to be visible . The telescopes used by MIDAS have high-sensitivity video cameras that are used to continuously record events during observations. MIDAS astronomer Jose Maria Madiedo shared the footage onlin...

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  • Viewer Photos Of The Super Blood Wolf Moon
Viewer Photos Of The Super Blood Wolf Moon

The next total lunar eclipse will take place in May 26, 2021. But what does the name mean? This happens on a regular basis. FULL moons and lunar eclipses have always been associated with various legends, myths and dark apocalyptic theories.

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  • Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’
Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

That mean that when the moon is at its closest point to Earth - known as the perigee - it can appear up to 17 percent larger than it does at the farthest point in its orbit. Stargazers will be in for a treat on Sunday night, when the total lunar eclipse and super moon will light up the sky over Metro Vancouver. So, to recap: The moon will...

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  • China grows the first seed on the Moon
China grows the first seed on the Moon

Liu Hanlong, who is leading the experiment, said Tuesday that potato seeds and rapeseeds also had sprouted, according to the South China Morning Post . and become a major space power by 2030. According to Wu, Chang'e 6 will be on a mission to collect samples from the Moon's South pole and later missions will be created to conduct surveys of ...

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  • Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years
Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years

Astronomers believe that among the so-called Local Group of Galaxies, dominated by the Milky Way , our home galaxy, Andromeda, and the Triangle galaxy, the latter has remained isolated and did not interact with the other members of the group.

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  • Brexit 'meaningful vote' to be held next week
Brexit 'meaningful vote' to be held next week

The Prime Minister has acknowledged she is "still working on" getting further assurances from the European Union o address concerns about the backstop measure aimed at preventing a hard border with Ireland. The prime minister has said she would work to get more European Union "assurances" on the temporary nature of the backstop, but has repea...

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  • Shutdown stinks for beloved national parks
Shutdown stinks for beloved national parks

Human faeces, overflowing garbage and illegal off-road driving in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the iconic national parks in the USA, where a partial government shutdown left areas open to visitors but few staff on duty.

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  • Chinese spacecraft makes first-ever landing on far side of the moon
Chinese spacecraft makes first-ever landing on far side of the moon

The original Yutu rover touched down , along with a lander, on the moon's near side in December of 2013 on the Chang'e 3 mission . Chang'e 4 sent a picture taken at 11:40 in the morning back to Earth. The Chang'e-4 probe, carrying eight payloads including two developed through global cooperation, will conduct low-frequency radio astronomica...

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  • New Horizons Probe Flies By Distant Asteroid Ultima Thule
New Horizons Probe Flies By Distant Asteroid Ultima Thule

The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world. At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which built and operates the spacecraft, scientists will count down to the moment of New Horizons' closest approach, at 12:33 a.m.

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  • Pluto explorer ushering in new year at more distant world
Pluto explorer ushering in new year at more distant world

Generally speaking, KBOs are thought to be primarily icy bodies that formed at the same time as the solar system. The flyby is expected to happen at 12:33 a.m. In classic and medieval literature, Thule was the most distant, northernmost place beyond the known world . As per different scientific reports, Ultima Thule is about 19 miles in diameter...

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  • Winter storm to continue through the night
Winter storm to continue through the night

Snowfall is forecast to continue throughout Thursday. Major winter storm to affect the region Thursday into Friday. As much as 5 inches of rain are possible along the central Gulf Coast, while as much as 1 foot of snow could fall in the northern US over the next three days.

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  • Japan says it will resume commercial whaling, leave worldwide commission
Japan says it will resume commercial whaling, leave worldwide commission

Mr Suga said the IWC has been overlooked by conservationists and Japan was frustrated over its attempts to manage whale capitals even though the IWC has a treaty mandate for both whale conservation and development of the whaling industry.

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  • Rocket Glitch Delays Spy Satellite Launch Again
Rocket Glitch Delays Spy Satellite Launch Again

Twitter user Joel Angel Juárez wrote, "Woah just spotted a huge white streak in the air looking southwest of San Francisco". As local news reports explained, the National Weather Service believed it to be a "Noctilucent cloud", which can sometimes be created when a space rock zips through the upper atmosphere.

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  • Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides noted that recent research favors the lower altitude. Virgin Galactic's spaceship did not launch on a rocket but took off attached to an airplane from Mojave, California. One of the pilots handed Sir Richard a small Earth stress ball when the two hugged after the space ship landed safely following about an h...

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  • Listen to the first sounds from Mars
Listen to the first sounds from Mars

The NASA InSight took this photo of the surface of Mars using its robotic arm-mounted, Instrument Deployment Camera after touching down on the surface of the planet, November 26, 2018. The reason for having a seismometer on the lander is to see if earthquakes (which on Mars are called Marsquakes) behave in the same way as they do on earth.

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  • Partial success: SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket
Partial success: SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

Musk also shared the video of a rocket landing on his Twitter account. After the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket in the United States its marching step failed to return to the platform near the start. He once famously described the disastrous crash of an early Falcon 9 booster as "rapid unscheduled disassembly". The effort is aimed a...

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  • China and USA greenhouse gas levels to new highs
China and USA greenhouse gas levels to new highs

Last month, the United Nations released a separate report on the "emissions gap", or the mismatch between the Paris climate targets and the actions nations are actually taking to reach them. Brazil, which has struggled to rein in deforestation, in the fall elected a leader in Jair Bolsonaro who has pledged to roll back protections for the Amazon.

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  • NASA opens $2.6 billion in contract services for Moon to Mars missions
NASA opens $2.6 billion in contract services for Moon to Mars missions

NASA has big plans to go back to the moon , and it wants private companies to help them get there. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that Draper and eight other United States companies, ranging from tiny startups to defense giant Lockheed Martin , will compete for $2.6 billion in NASA contracts.

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  • NASA wants these private companies to help it get to the moon
NASA wants these private companies to help it get to the moon

The companies will bid on contracts to deliver science and technology payloads to enable humans to travel back to the moon, and eventually on to Mars . Many Moon researchers were disappointed by the cancellation of the Resource Prospector mission - "I still am", Neal said. It is still unknown which company will develop the missiles to fly to the...

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  • First Images Sent Back From InSight Mars Lander Moments After Touchdown
First Images Sent Back From InSight Mars Lander Moments After Touchdown

Due to reach the Red Planet's surface just before 11:53 a.m. PST/2:43 p.m. EST today, InSight will attempt to land using a parachute and retrorockets. MarCO will try to share data about InSight when it enters the Martian atmosphere for the landing. The intense heating may cause a temporary radio-communications blackout.

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  • 'I don't believe' government climate report finding
'I don't believe' government climate report finding

The Fourth National Climate Assessment report , from the us governments Global Change Research Program, was just released. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes. Climate scientists have said for decades that marginalized populations, particularly those in low-income communities and ofte...

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  • Elon Musk's Pot-Smoking Podcast Prompts NASA to Review SpaceX and Boeing
Elon Musk's Pot-Smoking Podcast Prompts NASA to Review SpaceX and Boeing

The review was "prompted by the recent behavior of SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk , according to three officials with knowledge of the probe, after he took a hit of marijuana and sipped whiskey on a podcast streamed on the Internet", said the Washington Post , which first reported on the story.

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  • Nasa's InSight lander to study interior of Mars
Nasa's InSight lander to study interior of Mars

It will touch down on a flat, smooth plain close to the planet's equator called the Elysium Planitia - a place where oddball alien hunters claim to have spotted a "crashed UFO" and an "extraterrestrial city" . Unlike other ventures, the lander will remain in a fixed position. Scientists have debated where to land the rover for the past four ye...

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