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  • Ice cream goes to space!

    August 16, 2017 9:58 AM 1

    A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station on Monday, carrying tonnes of science research. And ice cream! As has become customary on these cargo flights, SpaceX landed its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral shortly after liftoff, a key to its long-term effort to recycle rockets and reduce costs. “Gorgeous day, spectacular launch

  • Here's how to tell if your solar eclipse glasses are safe

    August 14, 2017 9:44 PM

    The US will get to see a solar eclipse on August 21, an event in which the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun. Some people will even get to see a total eclipse, where the moon completely blocks out the light from the sun. But viewing an eclipse can be a dangerous endeavor. That's because you shouldn't look directly at the sun. But as excitement

  • The earliest airborne mammals may have glided among the dinosaurs 160 million years ago

    August 10, 2017 8:18 PM 1

    Back when Maiopatagium and Vilevolodon walked—or glided above—the earth, they were probably tree-dwelling herbivores, like their haramiyidan relatives. A second study published by the same group this week shows that the fossils’ mortar and pestle-like teeth appear to be specialized for a herbivorous diet of crushing and grinding soft plants and seeds

  • Study: The Milky Way is swarming with black holes

    August 9, 2017 9:18 PM 17

    A new survey suggests that there are "as many as 100 million" black holes in our galaxy, out of 100 billion stars A new research paper from astronomers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) suggests that there are way more black holes in the universe — and by extension our own galaxy — than previously thought. The idea that a galaxy’s size could

  • Pakistanis to witness partial lunar eclipse tonight

    August 7, 2017 12:59 AM 24

    ISLAMABAD - Partial eclipse of Moon would be expected on August 7-8, also visible in Pakistan. According to a senior official of Met office Ghulam Murtaza, eclipse of Moon will be visible from the western Pacific Ocean, Australia, Asia, Antarctica, Africa and most of Europe. It will also be visible in Pakistan, he said adding, the timing of the lunar

  • Lunar eclipse to be visible in Pakistan on Monday

    August 6, 2017 9:33 AM 24

    KARACHI: This year's second lunar eclipse will take place between August 7 and 8, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. The eclipse will start at 8:50pm August 7 (Monday) and end at 1.51am August 8 (Tuesday), according to Pakistan time. Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan, Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse

  • India to witness partial lunar eclipse on Monday

    August 6, 2017 12:58 AM 2

    Hyderabad: A partial lunar eclipse will occur on Monady which can be witnessed from across the country. The eclipse will begin at 9.18 p.m. on Monday and end at 2.23 a.m. on Tuesday. According to Director and Founder Secretary, Planetary Society, India, Sri Raghunandan Kumar, the noticeable Umbra phase however, begins at 10.52 p.m. and ends at 00.49 a.m. A Partial

  • Partial lunar eclipse in Oman tomorrow

    August 5, 2017 7:01 PM 11

    Muscat: A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in the Sultanate on Monday evening, officials announced. The Astronomical Society of Oman confirmed that the skies of the Sultanate and the Arab world will witness a partial lunar eclipse on August 7. Suleiman Hilal Al Busaidi, head of the Astronomical Observatory Committee at the Oman Astronomical Society

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

    August 5, 2017 12:28 PM 6

    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

  • Partial lunar eclipse to be visible from all places in India on August 7

    August 3, 2017 4:31 PM 9

    “The entire partial eclipse will be visible from central and east Africa, central Russia, China, India, the Far East and most of Australia”, said the ministry of earth sciences in a statement. It said the next eclipse of the Moon will occur on January 31 next year. NEW DELHI: A partial eclipse of the Moon (lunar eclipse) will occur on August 7 night