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  • When is the next solar eclipse after 2017? If you miss this one, you’re in trouble

    July 28, 2017 9:08 PM 22

    People in parts of Africa, South America and Europe will be able to see the eclipse, along with those in the United States. The last time a total eclipse graced viewers in the United States was Feb. 26, 1979, This time around, the eclipse will be arcing along a 3,000-mile path from Oregon’s Pacific coast to South Carolina’s shores. The “path of totality

  • NASA Wants YOU to Be a Citizen Scientist for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

    July 24, 2017 10:08 PM 31

    A new NASA app will allow folks across the United States to become citizen scientists and collect data for an interactive map. The NASA-sponsored Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program launched the app to allow enthusiastic spectators to document their solar eclipse observations wherever they may be along path of the Aug. 21 total

  • How to safely view the total solar eclipse

    July 24, 2017 12:24 PM 29

    Viewing the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 does not only mean planning where to travel to see it, but also having the proper tools to view it safely. Eclipse glasses feature a specially designed pair of solar filters, which allow people to safely view the sun and are a necessity for viewing an eclipse. The only time that people do not need to wear these

  • Total solar eclipse on August 21: NASA recommends safety tips to witness celestial spectacle

    July 22, 2017 4:05 AM 11

    New Delhi: The solar eclipse that is about to occur on August 21, 2017 in 14 states across the continental United States has many people looking forward to the event. This rare eclipse will be the first in 99 years, when the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the moon will pass between the Sun and Earth

  • The Latest: Apollo 13 flight plan fetches $275K

    July 20, 2017 11:37 PM 12

    The Apollo 13 flight plan with handwritten notations by all three crew members has fetched $275,000 at auction in New York City. The flight plan was sold at Sotheby’s auction Thursday of items related to space voyages. An explosion on board Apollo 13 forced the spacecraft to circle the moon in 1970 without landing. The story of the failed moon mission

  • Dana Rohrabacher wants to know if there was ever life on Mars

    July 18, 2017 7:11 PM 4

    A Republican congressman wants to know if life, including any advanced civilizations, ever lived on Mars. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., asked a panel of space science experts testifying before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Tuesday if it's possible there was civilization on Mars in the past, and whether life on Mars is possible

  • Dippy the dinosaur’s replacement revealed ahead of visit to Norwich

    July 14, 2017 5:06 AM 11

    The blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the diplodocus ahead of his tour of the UK has been unveiled. The 126-year-old marine mammal exhibit at London’s Natural History Museum is - unlike Dippy - a real skeleton, not a cast. Named “Hope” as a symbol of progress for the future, the whale will take pride of place in the building’s Hintze Hall, welcoming

  • Blue whale skeleton: Beautiful beast offers hope to Natural History Museum visitors

    July 14, 2017 5:06 AM 16

    This new display is about far more than just beauty — this all but miraculous creature was driven to the brink of extinction by our whaling industry Stand and gaze up in awe. It’s called Hope. And it’s the skeleton of a blue whale. Until recently Dippy the diplodocus trailed his surprisingly elegant bulk down the length of the Natural History Museum’s

  • Newly Discovered 120,000 Km-Wide Hole On The Sun Could Lead To Radio Blackouts On Earth

    July 13, 2017 7:09 AM 21

    Nasa has confirmed the appearance of a 75,000-mile-wide (1,20,701 km) hole on the Sun that could affect the Earth. Named AR2665 by the American space agency, the hole can produce radiation storms on the Earth and affect our communication satellites. It can also lead to electricity shortages in some parts of our planet. For those who want to see the hole can do so with the help of a powerful

  • An iceberg the size of Delaware just broke off the Antarctica ice shelf

    July 12, 2017 11:50 PM 17

    Sometime in the last few days, a block of ice the size of Delaware broke away from Antarctica and is now floating freely in the Weddell Sea. The iceberg, which at around 1 trillion tons is one of the largest on record, poses no immediate threat to sea levels. But scientists say the break may have altered the profile of the continent’s western peninsula