Sci-tech

by | December 29, 2018 | 21:26

This happens when Earth interferes with the Sun and Moon, making the Sun's light curve towards the Moon-henceforth the creepy ruddy tone. Over the course of the next hour or so the Moon will appear to dim slightly before entering the umbra, where lunar observers would see the whole...

by | December 27, 2018 | 06:28

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), air quality index (AQI) showed a "severe" level of 450. At 409 on Tuesday, the air quality index (AQI) relented from the 448 on Monday when officials announced curbs on construction activity for two days as an emergency measure.

by | December 26, 2018 | 23:13

They had just four months to learn how to fly to the moon. Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were focused on something else: becoming the first humans to reach the moon's orbit and return safely. On Christmas morning, their spacecraft went around the moon for the final time . RUSSELL LEWIS, BYLINE: Any trip to space is risky, but a mission to the moon, almost a quarter-million miles from Earth, was something else.

by | December 26, 2018 | 16:07

By withdrawing from the commission, Japan will not be able to hunt in major waterways, as United Nations law says all countries must work through "the appropriate global organizations" for conservation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said it was now trying to work out the implications of the decision. Allegations have been made that provision of Japanese aid has been tied to support provided at the IWC.

by | December 26, 2018 | 13:43

The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a $US500 million Global Positioning System satellite , which is the US Air Force's most powerful Global Positioning System satellite ever built, occurred at 1:51pm (local time) from Florida's Cape Canaveral.

by | December 23, 2018 | 19:23

This causes the sun to shine 24 hours a day north of the Arctic-a natural wonder known as the Midnight Sun, while most of the world is experiencing winter. December 21, is the shortest day of the called Winter Solstice , which takes place when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. This will happen again in 2029.

by | December 22, 2018 | 23:10

In this handout provided by NASA, The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. Its mission is to carry a reconnaissance satellite into orbit. According to the company, the Delta IV Heavy rocket includes three Rocketdyne liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engines that can produce a combined 2.1 million pounds of thrust.

by | December 21, 2018 | 23:40

Friday also marks the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere when it will pass through its longest night of the year. People around the world have celebrated this astronomical milestone for centuries. It's because Earth is nearing its closest point to the sun in its elliptical orbit. At Stonehenge , people come together to celebrate and capture the moment when the sun directly aligns with the famous stones.

by | December 20, 2018 | 11:28

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 will now undergo preparations to try again tomorrow. You can watch the ULA launch live on Space.com , courtesy of ULA, beginning at about 8:24 p.m. The payload is a satellite for the US Air Force, and Vice President Mike Pence has said he'll attend. It's unclear when the next window after Wednesday will be if that launch window doesn't work out.

by | December 19, 2018 | 07:12

According to astronomers, the chunks of ice spinning around the gas planet are being pulled in by gravity under the influence of its magnetic field. "If it's not being replenished, the rings aren't going to last - you've got a hole in your bucket".

by | December 18, 2018 | 21:13

It is about 120 astronomical units (AU) away - one AU is defined as the distance between the Earth and the Sun. "I said 'far out!' when I discovered it, and it's a very far out object", said astronomer Scott Shepard from the Carnegie Institution for Science , as quoted by New Scientist .

by | December 18, 2018 | 14:59

The deal between the agreement's almost 200 participating countries came after an all-night negotiating session at the COP24 conference in Katowice , Poland. "Transparency is vital to U.S. interests", added Nathaniel Keohane, a climate policy expert at the Environmental Defence Fund. He noted that breakthrough in the 2015 Paris talks happened only after the USA and China agreed on a common framework for transparency.

by | December 18, 2018 | 11:14

He was sentenced to hard time - and a hard-to-watch Disney film . "Conservation investigators estimated that the group was responsible for killing hundreds of deer over a three-year period", Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter said .

by | December 18, 2018 | 06:38

If you're anxious about risky comets striking Earth , however, breathe easy: Wirtanen is not on the list of those that astronomers worry about. If the weather cooperates, Hillsboro High School science teacher Shannon Yochum said that seeing the comet shouldn't be too hard if one can locate two familiar objects in the night sky; the constellation Orion and the Pleiades star cluster, which itself resembles a fuzzy patch of light.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:02

Seconds later, SpaceShipTwo fired, catapulting it to more than 51 miles ( 82 km ) above Earth, high enough for the pilots, Mark Stucky and Frederick Sturckow, to experience weightlessness and see the curvature of the planet. The Thursday flight could pave the way for the company to begin flying their commercial customers to suborbital space sometime in the relatively near future, a huge boon for the company that has faced its fair share of setbacks on the road to spaceflight.

by | December 17, 2018 | 17:08

If you have a trip to space on your mind, even on a very whimsical level, know that Richard Branson shares your vision. The spaceship will also be used for research: NASA had science experiment on the test flight . Automated systems instantly separated the crew capsule from the disintegrating rocket and boosted it to an altitude where it could descend under parachute nearly as though it was returning from orbit.

by | December 17, 2018 | 16:58

The Geminid Event happens every year in the December month when Earth passes through a massive trail of debris. The tiny particles, some no bigger than a grain of sand, burn up brightly as they enter the atmosphere. You will also be able to see some of the shower tomorrow weather permitting but they have recommend that tonight will be your best bet to see some shooting stars.

by | December 15, 2018 | 03:11

Last week, the Nasa InSight lander captured a "haunting, low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind", which is the only audio that's ever been heard from the Red Planet . They will then command InSight's robotic arm to carefully set the seismometer and heat-flow probe in the chosen locations. Even so, the landing spot turned out even better than they hoped.

by | December 14, 2018 | 17:53

Unfortunately, tonight in our area, we will not be seeing ideal viewing conditions with generally overcast skies for many places. In order to see the meteors , you'll need to head away from city lights and let your eyes adjust. While you may see some Geminids after sunset, the best time to watch for them is in the hours just before dawn on Friday. Geminid is unique in another way as most meteor showers originate from comets .

by | December 14, 2018 | 04:53

The Soyuz capsule had been used to deliver a new crew to the laboratory 400km (250 miles) above the Earth in June. The use was a complicated and physically demanding, with less than eight hours, it lasted nearly an hour and a half longer than planned.