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  • First Time Seeing a Total Solar Eclipse? Check Out This Video from NASA

    August 8, 2017 4:28 PM 5

    In preparation for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, NASA released a short video providing a few skywatching tips and a packing list for first-time eclipse viewers. The total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide. Viewers inside the path of totality will experience

  • GhanaSat-1, Ghana's First Satellite Is Now Orbiting Earth

    August 7, 2017 12:12 PM 12

    Africa is now officially in the space race. On July 7, the GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, began its orbit. The miniature satellite (known as a cubesat), built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on the SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at the Kennedy Space

  • Heads up: Lunar eclipse, meteor shower coming this week Featured

    August 7, 2017 12:59 AM 9

    Keep your eyes on the night sky this coming week as it will serve up some astronomical treats, starting with a partial lunar eclipse on Monday and ending with the Perseids meteor shower on Sunday. In its astronomical diary for August, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the partial lunar eclipse

  • SKYWATCH: Partial Lunar Eclipse tomorrow

    August 6, 2017 2:00 PM 8

    The most effective, amazing and evident astronomical event in the sky is an ‘Eclipse.’ Mysureans are highly privileged to witness a partial lunar eclipse on Aug.7. The Partial Lunar Eclipse will be visible from South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. Only partial phase of the eclipse can be seen from all parts of India. Lunar eclipses, which

  • What’s a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

    August 5, 2017 3:09 PM 5

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes the Aug. 21 eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality — where day briefly becomes night — will pass over Oregon, continuing through the heartland

  • WATCH Delta Aquarid meteor shower 2017 live online here TONIGHT

    July 28, 2017 1:49 PM 32

    STARGAZERS are looking forward to seeing a storm of incredible shooting stars during the peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower tonight. Here is how to watch the Delta Aquarids. Slooh, a robotic telescope service, will broadcast the peak of the Aquariid Meteor Shower live from multiple places all over the world. The live stream above will begin at 1am BST in the UK (8pm EDT) on Friday

  • Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is home to 155 nature reserves

    July 28, 2017 1:59 AM 4

    A total of 155 nature reserves exist on China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, according to figures released at the ongoing 19th International Botanical Congress in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The reserves cover more than 820,000 square kilometers, 32 percent of the plateau area. Since the 1980s, the environment on the plateau has improved through

  • Google Maps' new feature includes its most impressive location yet

    July 21, 2017 10:48 AM 3

    GOOGLE MAPS has added a jaw-dropping new location to its Street View feature – the International Space Station. The stunning photographs of the ISS is the result of a six-month project with European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who photographed the spaceship. Google’s Street View worked with NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Centre to work-out

  • GOP rep asks NASA panel if there were ancient civilizations on Mars

    July 18, 2017 8:21 PM 3

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) on Tuesday pressed NASA on whether ancient civilizations existed on Mars. Rohrabacher asked a panel of space experts testifying before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology if civilizations could have existed on Mars thousands of years ago. "You have indicated that Mars had, was totally different thousands

  • Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

    July 5, 2017 7:01 AM 5

    These stellar sprinters originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy in orbit around the Milky Way, the findings showed.  London: Astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy, known as hypervelocity stars, are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own. These stellar sprinters originated