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by | July 28, 2018 | 18:39

At that time , the planet will be just 35.8 million miles away, which means it will be making its closest approach since 2003. Also, thanks to Mars being in retrograde, last night the planet was the closest to Earth as it has been in 15 years .

by | July 28, 2018 | 17:58

If you're now asking yourself, "Wait, didn't they already find water on Mars?" then you're not wrong. The temperature is likely below the freezing point of pure water, but the lake can remain liquid due to the presence of magnesium, calcium and sodium.

by | July 28, 2018 | 17:57

They do not know whether it's an underground pool or just a layer of sludge. "If life ever arose on Mars, I would say that what has been discovered today, that subsurface lake, is probably one of the best spots where we could find life", Chevrier said.

by | July 28, 2018 | 15:58

Totality, the period of time that the moon is fully in Earth's shadow , will last for approximately 103 minutes (1 hour, 42 minutes), with partial phases occurring before and after. "There is no reason to believe that blood moons foretell doom", said Massey. If you are a lover of sky-gazing lover, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy tonight's spectacular red moon.

by | July 28, 2018 | 13:25

The next supermoon total lunar eclipse won't be until January 21, 2019, but today's historic eclipse will be "super" in its own right, as it will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the century . That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. For those lucky enough, and unlike a solar eclipse, the lunar event could be viewed without wearing protective eye gear.

by | July 28, 2018 | 08:27

As commented by the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting, a successful observation of this rare lunar eclipse, along with the blood moon , requires the absolutely clear sky. Skywatchers in the USA, however, will not be able to enjoy the rare event, unless they are willing to travel. A blue moon is when two full moons happen in the same month.

by | July 28, 2018 | 08:01

This is a particularly good year for viewing Mars as it will be making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. The planet's closest approach to Earth occurred in 2003 when the two planets drew within 34.6 million miles, the closest approach in almost 60,000 years.

by | July 27, 2018 | 16:45

The launch is programed for Wednesday at 7:39 a.m. EDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Iridium satellites were deployed approximately an hour after launch. On Sunday, the company Elon musk sent into space broadband satellite Telstar 18 Vantage - the most hard machine in the world for commercial communications.

by | July 27, 2018 | 16:10

In a rare celestial display, a red moon will rise above the horizon tomorrow, July 27, in the longest total lunar eclipse seen this century. The totality of this lunar eclipse will last about anhour and 43 minutes, but a partial eclipse before and after the total phase means the moon will spend almost four hours crossing the Earth's shadow .

by | July 27, 2018 | 15:29

Several researchers said it would be crucial to figure out whether this body of water is the only one, or part of an interconnecting body of underground aquifers - in part because a network increases the possibility it could have harboured life.

by | July 27, 2018 | 15:01

It will appear as a deep red and be the longest-lasting total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. Nepal Astronomical Society, Gaushala has planned, for keen skywatchers, to view the blood moon eclipse from its three telescopes. This eclipse will be the second total lunar eclipse in 2018, after the one in January. The rare event occurs when the Earth appears in a straight line between the Moon and the Sun.

by | July 27, 2018 | 13:10

By 11.54 pm, the Moon will enter the umbra of the Earth's shadow . As you would expect, the shadow of the Earth looks like a disk. "So, there are positions, when earth comes in between the moon and the sun and cast its shadow on the moon", said professor of astrophysics, T.R.

by | July 27, 2018 | 10:28

This total lunar eclipse will be rare, because it will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, where the duration of all phases of lunar eclipse will be six hours and fourteen minutes from start time till end time.

by | July 26, 2018 | 09:27

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. For those sadly and annoyingly not up on Mars-related happenings, this is notable in that it potentially marks the first time such a body of liquid water has been seen.

by | July 26, 2018 | 08:58

However, recent studies have confirmed that our moon does indeed have an atmosphere, consisting of gases like sodium and potassium, which aren't found in Earth's atmosphere, or those of Mars or Venus, for that matter. But if you're going to be in a part of the world where you won't get a direct view of the eclipse (or if it's cloudy where you are), you do have some options.

by | July 26, 2018 | 06:42

Australia will be treated to a Blood Moon and a total lunar eclipse , as the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, this weekend. During the eclipse, the moon will appear red, giving it the nickname "blood moon". Believe it or not, giant celestial bodies like the Earth and the moon also cast shadows out in space. And while Australians will be able to see the lunar eclipse as the Moon sets, those in eastern Brazil and western Europe will see it as the Moon is rising.

by | July 26, 2018 | 06:11

To find the water, Italian researchers analysed radar signals collected over three years by the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft . Professor Roberto Orosei, from the University of Bologna, wrote in the journal Science: "Anomalously bright subsurface reflections are evident within a well-defined 20-kilometre-wide zone.

by | July 26, 2018 | 03:12

Orosei estimated the water temperature at somewhere between 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius) and minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 70 degrees Celsius). Those pulses reflected 29 sets of radar samples that created a map of drastic change in signal nearly a mile below the surface. When most people talk about water on Mars, they're usually talking about ancient water or frozen water.Now we know there's more to the story.

by | July 24, 2018 | 13:07

SpaceX launched a new era for its company. SpaceX launched the first of two missions planned for this week on Sunday, July 22, lofting the Telstar 19 Vantage telecom satellite for Telesat using a Falcon 9 rocket. Sunday's flight was the second for a block 5 first stage and the fourth for the upgraded upper stage. Along with operating geostationary satellites, Telesat is preparing a constellation of 117 low-Earth-orbit spacecraft for high-speed broadband in 2022.

by | July 24, 2018 | 07:41

The sun, Earth and moon will line up and our planet will cast a reddish shadow onto our lunar buddy. A Super Blue Blood Moon rises behind the Camlica Mosque on January 31, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. Some say the lunar eclipse is the end of the world Doomsday preachers have been suggesting that the blood moon heralds the end of the world, as biblical passages talk about the moon turning the colour of blood prior to the apocalypse.