Sci-tech

Anatomy of a Super Blood Wolf moon

The eclipse this weekend is special. This can only be possible when the Sun, Earth and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned and having the earth between t...


NASRDA: Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday

ET on January 21, but you'll be able to watch the moon turn from white to orange in the hours beforehand. The last supermoon/lunar eclipse occurred in 1982. T...


China's cotton plants sprout on moon

The Chang'e 4 lander - which landed on the lunar surface on January 3 - aims to explore the geology of the far side of the moon which is invisible from the ...


Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space

The scientists recorded the bursts during a three-week period between July and August of 2018 while CHIME was still in a "pre-commissioning phase". The secon...


NASA Releases First Close-Up Pictures of Icy Object Past Pluto

Ultima Thule is what NASA describes as a "contact binary ", meaning it is made up of two previously separate objects that are now bound together as one. " N...


Latest Colorado Weather Forecast: Turning Colder With Snow Tomorrow

Conditions in the days immediately after Christmas will depend upon the final track the storm takes along with the ability of crews to clear roads. Temperatur...


SpaceX Successfully Launches Next Version GPS Satellite For U.S. Airforce

Four previous scheduled launches in the last week, including one on Saturday, were cancelled due to weather and technical issues. SpaceX usually attempts to...


Start of winter, a full moon and a meteor shower

The term "solstice" is derived from two Latin words "sol" which means sun, and "sistere", meaning standstill. As mentioned above, this Winter solstice 2018 ...


Saturn's Rings Are Beautiful, But They Won't Last

The rate at which the rings might waste away depends not only on how much material is still in the rings, but on other physical forces, Saturn's shifting season...


InSight lander takes its first selfie on Mars

The InSight lander used the arm to snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic released this week. This image shows InSight's s...


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Space for 1st Time in Historic Test Flight!

According to the company's Twitter, SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 82.68 kilometers (51.4 miles), just high enough to pass the definition the United States...


Hawaiian monk seal has eel removed from its nose

Once revealed the seal was in good health, social media users couldn't help but poke a little fun at the "rebel" sea creature. "In all cases the eel was succe...


China and U.S. greenhouse gas levels to new highs

Globally, coal-fired power accounts for 40% of Carbon dioxide emissions, and more than two-fifths of the world's electricity. The research, carried out by the...


French govt says no plans now for state of emergency

The "yellow vest" demonstrations, named for the roadside safety vests worn by the protesters , started last month over a hike in gas prices and have evolved in...


NASA's Mars Lander Is Going To Have A Very Busy Two Years

EST, setting off jubilation among scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who had waited in white-knuckle suspense for word to...


New U.S. Climate Assessment Forecasts Dire Effects On Economy, Health

Because there are VERY few coincidences in politics, the decision to speed up the release of the report to the day after Thanksgiving - rather than, say, to...


NASA's InSight lands on Mars after six-month journey

There was nothing to fear this time, though. Although NASA emphasized the experimental nature of the cubesats prior to the landing , the MarCO spacecraft per...


When will it land and why should we care — NASA's Insight Mission

You can stay up to date on InSight's status by checking the mission's Landing Status page, as well as by tuning in to NASA's live coverage on NASA TV . The In...


Astronomers Discover New Frozen Planet Near Earth

A team of astronomers has revived interest in Barnard's Star , which hangs in space just six light years away. Lead astronomer Dr Ignasi Ribas, from the Inst...


Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history", the specially-adapted chair had originally been expected to ...