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'Full worm supermoon' (and asteroids) set for the first day of spring

'Full worm supermoon' (and asteroids) set for the first day of spring What makes this full moon extra special is that it is coinciding with the Spring Equinox , or the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, a rare astronomical coincidence. Supermoons occur when a full moon is in perigee or making its closest pass to our planet. The arrival of spring and the supermoon will also almost coincide with an asteroid passing close to Earth, according to ... [Full Article...]

Dead whales found with 88 lbs. of plastic in stomach

Dead whales found with 88 lbs. of plastic in stomach Inside his belly were sixteen rice bags, four banana bags, and several shopping bags. This isn't the first time a whale full of plastic has washed ashore. The final cause of death is in for the death of the juvenile male curvier beaked whale we recovered March 16 2019. 40... By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whal... [Full Article...]

Greens again encourage students to skip school to protest

Greens again encourage students to skip school to protest An account that is tracking the planned actions shows rallies are planned across the world. LOCAL students are urging fellow peers to cut class on Friday as part of the controversial climate change strike taking place in cities and towns nationwide. [Full Article...]

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paves way for new manned USA flights

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paves way for new manned USA flights The recently built spacecraft docked to the International Space Station ( ISS ) last week , its first test mission went according to plan. No human spaceflight has launched from America since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, and Nasa has relied on Russian Soyuz modules to ferry astronauts to and from the ISS in the intervening years. [Full Article...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sworn in to office in the Bronx

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sworn in to office in the Bronx Sen. Dianne Feinstein: "Well, it's not going to get turned around in 10 years ". The children tell Feinstein that they are the ones who will be impacted by climate change and she says she understands that and she has seven grandchildren. [Full Article...]

Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida A SpaceX rocket took off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday night carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft , which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. If the Israeli lander makes it to the moon, it will be the fourth nation to touch down on the natural satellite joining the US, Russia, and China . [Full Article...]

2019’s biggest supermoon to light up the sky

2019’s biggest supermoon to light up the sky February's full moon is sometimes called the "snow moon" in folklore tradition because of the heavy snowfalls that are common in winter. A full moon occurs every month when we can see the moon in its entirety. For sky watchers on the east coast, the moon will rise around 5:46 p.m. Tuesday and set at about 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Hence, super snow moon . [Full Article...]

Democrats push for a Green New Deal to combat climate change

Democrats push for a Green New Deal to combat climate change House Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself has suggested the Green New Deal is more of a suggestion rather than a concrete part of the Democratic Party's legislative agenda. "I will not give one dollar to a secretary who does not care about her life and does not care to investigate a child's death", she said to applause. [Full Article...]

The government is back, and it's debunking Trump's tweets

The government is back, and it's debunking Trump's tweets This circulation pattern is distinct from the stratospheric polar vortex , which has actually been displaced across northern Asia. Inevitably, when the weather turns brutally cold, someone will ask, "What happened to global warming? ". House of Cards actor Micheal Kelly posted, "Holy s***, you have said some really stupid s*** since taking office but this might go right up there in the top 3"... [Full Article...]

Decades-long lowest temperature record broken in Rockford

Decades-long lowest temperature record broken in Rockford Natural gas supplies were under threat in MI and Minnesota . Natural gas supplies were under threat in MI and Minnesota, where authorities asked residents to reduce their heat consumption if at all possible. Frostbite could be possible within 10 minutes of exposure to the extreme weather, the National Weather Service has warned . America's northern neighbour Canada was also contending with... [Full Article...]

'Blood moon' to slip into Earth's shadow

'Blood moon' to slip into Earth's shadow People in eastern Africa and eastern Europe would only able to view partial lunar eclipse . That particular circumstance is what causes the moon to turn red, or more of a brown color. A super moon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point to Earth, making it appear larger and brighter than usual. According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears almost eight percent wider th... [Full Article...]

Total lunar eclipse: Super Wolf Blood Moon visible in the Netherlands

Total lunar eclipse: Super Wolf Blood Moon visible in the Netherlands The eclipse is expected to last a little over five hours and should start around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Alberta. And you'll see that nice red color as the moon goes into the total eclipse. Amateur astronomers can get a stellar view of this weekend's upcoming Super Blood Wolf Moon thanks to some help from the pros at the Rothney Observatory . [Full Article...]

Chinese cotton seeds sprout on the moon

Chinese cotton seeds sprout on the moon The arabidosposis seeds contribute via its photosynthesis and could be a food source, but the plant is generally considered to be weed with a short growth cycle that could be useful for observation. Many of these seeds were later planted back on Earth, becoming " Moon Trees ". The experiment's chief designer, Xie Gengxin of Chongqing University , told Xinhua that life inside the canister woul... [Full Article...]

Brexit: MPs defeat government over no-deal preparations

Brexit: MPs defeat government over no-deal preparations Theresa May must now rule out no deal once and for all". A cross-party group of British MPs will later Tuesday seek to amend a finance law to limit the government's tax-raising powers in the event of an accidental "no deal". When asked if any politicians in the Conservative Party had changed their minds on opposing Mrs May's deal, Mr Barclay said: "Some have said they are much more open to bu... [Full Article...]

The Pictures are Here! New Horizons Close Up View of 2014 MU69

The Pictures are Here! New Horizons Close Up View of 2014 MU69 From then on, the mission team was of the mind that Ultima Thule was actually a large object with a chunk taken out of it (an "extreme prolate spheroid") or two objects orbiting very closely together or touching (a close or contact binary ). [Full Article...]

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman NASA dubbed the larger lobe Ultima, and the other, which is about three times smaller, Thule. An analysis of the picture showed that Ultima's brightest spots reflect 13 percent of the light that falls on them, while the darkest spots reflect only 6 percent. [Full Article...]

Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato

Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato Heavy snow and rainstorms moving through much of the United States are predicted to create risky road conditions for millions of travelers heading out after Christmas. With the month almost over, just three days had temperatures below normal and even then the overnight low did not drop below zero. The Twin Cities is predicted to see between 1 to 3 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches first USA national security space mission

SpaceX launches first USA national security space mission ET, climbing straight away from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, reported CBS News . SpaceX sued the U.S. Flying corps in 2014 over the military's honor of a multibillion-dollar, non-contend contract for 36 rocket dispatches to United Launch Alliance, an organization of Boeing and Lockheed. [Full Article...]

Where to Watch Tonight's Geminids Meteor Shower

Where to Watch Tonight's Geminids Meteor Shower The Geminids are also slower and denser than numerous other meteor showers , meaning perhaps a longer streak across the sky. "No need for a telescope or binoculars: fragments from Phaethon, s debris trail should become visible after 9 pm on December 13, peaking after midnight with as many as 120 meteors per hour", Google Doodle representatives wrote. [Full Article...]

NASA showed the spacecraft InSight

NASA showed the spacecraft InSight NASA's InSight spacecraft took a color-calibrated image of its robotic arm using its Instrument Deployment Camera on December 4. "In some sense, this is what it would sound like if you were sitting on the Insight lander on Mars". "InSight will see if tremors, or marsquakes, have a similar effect on Mars". JPL's Tom Hoffman, project manager for the InSight mission, said the view will be a bi... [Full Article...]


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