Our red moon will have some company Friday, when Mars is the closest to Earth that it’s been in 15 years. Sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere will light the moon in a dramatic fashion, turning it red.
A total lunar eclipse happens when the whole moon enters the Earth’s shadow. One might think this to be impossible – because an eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in a straight line, and so if the Moon is above the horizon then the Sun must surely be below it.
The heavens are treating star-gazers to one stunner of a variety show. A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. “If you were on the Moon, you would see a total solar eclipse as the Earth would be blocking the Sun”. The...
Sadly, people in the United Kingdom won’t be able to see the start of the lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. High resolution 6 mp image. On a black background.
But now, according to a paper published in the journal Science, the Mars Express spaceship has detected what appears to be an enormous lake, 20 kilometres (12 miles) across, around 1.5m (1 mile) beneath the water-and-carbon-dioxide ice of the planet’s south pole.
There have been small indications of water on Mars before, but the researchers say this is the first evidence of stable bodies of water. But there’s little heat flowing from the geologically dead interior of Mars, and under the planet’s weak gravity, the weight of 1.5...
5,160 light sensors were lowered into those holes and spread out over one cubic kilometer. In this illustration, based on an aerial view near the South Pole, an artistic rendering of the IceCube detector shows the interaction of a neutrino with a molecule of ice.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of CT said on Wednesday that Trump, in choosing Kavanaugh, is “trying to rig a Supreme Court such that it will strike down protections for pre-existing conditions and he has a case ready to move to the Supreme Court to do just that”.