By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

And that raises a question: Does an object less than a mile across deserve to be called a moon? It's more serious than an icy glare from the front stoop. As a whole they're not so unusual or remarkable, except, perhaps, for that rogue, Valetudo. They... More..

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by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Astronomers find 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, including an "oddball"

The orbits of the new moons are marked with thicker curves. Sheppard, Chad Trujillo of Northern Arizona University and David Tholen of the University of Hawaii are on a quest to find as many faint, distant ob...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How a Desert Mountain Telescope Revealed Jupiter's Odd New Moon

Nine of the new moons are in a group of more distant moons in prograde orbits. The twelfth moon, however, is rather peculiar. " Our other discovery is a real oddball and has an orbit like no other known Jov...More..

Endangered Black Rhinos Die From Salt Poisoning During Relocation
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Endangered Black Rhinos Die From Salt Poisoning During Relocation

Preliminary investigations suggest the rhinos suffered from salt poisoning as they adapted to water with higher saline levels than they were accustomed to, according to tourism and wildlife minister Najib Balal...More..

Giant hogweed sends Virginia teen to hospital, burn unit
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Giant hogweed sends Virginia teen to hospital, burn unit

Soon to be Virginia Tech freshman Alex Childress, 17, was working his summer landscaping job in the Fredericksburg, VA area when he came across what he thought was a large weed. When these chemicals touch human...More..

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Toronto
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Toronto

Some of these thunderstorms may be severe with torrential rain, damaging wind gusts, and large hail possible. Sometimes severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, the agency said. A break from the sweltering h...More..

The potential threat from space: the Earth flying two new asteroid
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

The potential threat from space: the Earth flying two new asteroid

The near-Earth asteroid 2017 YE5 was first spotted by astronomers on December 2017 but little was known about the space rock. YE5 which approached Earth on June 21, will come closer to Earth again in the ne...More..

#MeerKAT radio telescope to be unveiled in NC today
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

#MeerKAT radio telescope to be unveiled in NC today

The 64-dish MeerKAT telescope will be integrated into a multi-nation Square Kilometre Array (SKA). It has been a decade in the making‚ and now the MeerKAT radio telescope has been unveiled. For example, acc...More..

Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7bn light years away
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7bn light years away

Telescopes on earth and in space were able to determine that the exotic particle had originated in a galaxy over three billion light years away, in the constellation of Orion , where a very big black ho...More..

Surya Grahan 2018: All you need to know about Solar Eclipse 2018
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Surya Grahan 2018: All you need to know about Solar Eclipse 2018

This was not visible over India, neither will be one that will occur on August 11 that will occur around the North Pole. The next partial Eclipse can be seen 13 th only in 2080. While it will be visible to peop...More..

Rare double asteroid discovered near Earth
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Rare double asteroid discovered near Earth

Asteroids come in different shapes and sizes. During its fly-by, NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR) in California detected something unexpected - two distinct mounds jutting out of its body. Rum...More..

Greenland villagers evacuated after iceberg comes to town
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Greenland villagers evacuated after iceberg comes to town

There are fears the village could be flooded if and when the iceberg breaks apart. "It's not a peaceful process", said Joerg Schaefer, a climate researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observat...More..

by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Pastor: July 27 eclipse is sign of Apocalypse

The total lunar eclipse is projected to be visible across various parts of South America , Asia, Africa, and Middle East regions. The solar eclipse or the solar eclipse which is falling on July 13, 201...More..

Virginia-launched Cygnus craft to depart International Space Station
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Virginia-launched Cygnus craft to depart International Space Station

The report goes on to state, "Further delays are likely as the Commercial Crew Program's schedule risk analysis shows that the certification milestone is likely to slip". That schedule leaves little wiggle room...More..

Jaguar escapes at Audubon Zoo, killing six other animals before recapture
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jaguar escapes at Audubon Zoo, killing six other animals before recapture

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that a male jaguar at the Audubon Zoo escaped shortly before 7:30 a.m. Saturday and killed four alpaca, one emu and one fox. No animals or humans were injured in that...More..

by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ireland is first to stop investments in fossil fuel firms

Ireland has become the world's first nation to legislate to divest completely from fossil fuels, after its parliament passed a bill compelling the €8.9 billion Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) ...More..

California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

That's just below the 431 million metric tonnes produced in 1990. The newly published 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows that California emitted 429 million metric tons of climate pollutants in 201...More..

by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Cosmic ‘ghost particle’ traced offering new ‘window on the universe’

Scientists need to study more such neutrino events and link them with other sources to really understand how the process works. A cosmic ray is a high-energy subatomic particle that constantly bombards t...More..

Endangered black rhinos die in Kenya reserve
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Endangered black rhinos die in Kenya reserve

But only half of the rhinos survived in what an anonymous Kenyan wildlife official called an act of "negligence". In a statement, the conservation group Wildlife Direct said , "This is shocking and disheart...More..

by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Endangered Blue Whale Illegally Slaughtered by Icelandic Whalers, Claim Activists

Photos of what might be a dead juvenile blue whale have recently surfaced online, allegedly showing the catch of Icelandic whalers. If confirmed as a blue whale, it would be the first known time one had been ...More..

I see red: Mars comes closest to Earth in 17 years
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

I see red: Mars comes closest to Earth in 17 years

Later missions to the Red Planet did indeed reveal the presence of organic molecules , but those obviously wouldn't have been present in the Viking data if it had accidentally roasted the samples it was suppos...More..

Army demolishes Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Army demolishes Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

The United States Air Force's 45th Space Wing oversaw the demolition, which leveled the landmark towers just after 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT). The demolition plan cost $2 million and had been in the works for year...More..

Elon Musk will launch to the moon automatic Israeli station
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Elon Musk will launch to the moon automatic Israeli station

An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year. Its first task however will...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Whalers Kill First 'Blue Whale' In Over Fifty Years In Iceland

The Icelandic government has licensed the commercial fishing company, Hvalur, and its owner, Kristján Loftsson, to kill fin whales. Robert Reed, the Chief Operating Officer of Sea Shepherd , said: "The crime...More..

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

SpaceIL's module is to take photos and video of the landing site and measure the moon's magnetic field as part of a scientific experiment designed by Weizmann Institute researchers. An Israeli non-profit aff...More..

Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

The center of the storm was located 315 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and was moving at 22 mph toward the northeast, the NHC's advisory said Wednesday morning. There is a 20% chance for the system to bec...More..

Israel plans first moon launch in Dec
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Israel plans first moon launch in Dec

The endeavor began, reports i24News, when Google Lunar XPrize, wanting to encourage innovation, offered a hefty sum ($30 million) for the person or company who could come up with a relatively low-priced mission...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

The area where the Indian and Pacific Oceans merge is thought to be where the eclipse will be most visible. And the next partial eclipse to occur on Friday the 13th will be on September 13, 2080. Some people be...More..

Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has said that there is "just no doubt" that abortion will be illegal in a significant part of the United States within 18 months of the confirmation of whomever Trump picked...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time

Russian Federation has consistently tried to keep cargo trips to the space station below six hours, setting a new precedent for a trip which used to take two days . The same thing happened with the Progress ...More..

This Triassic Beast Paved the Way for the World's Largest Dinosaurs
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

This Triassic Beast Paved the Way for the World's Largest Dinosaurs

Researchers also found cavities in the bones of the Ingentia prima , which they say would help lighten the weight of the species and allow it to grow more easily. "But with this discovery we can see the fir...More..

Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name

Kavenaugh is meeting with senators to ask for their support. Grassley said the Senate could vote on the nominee by later September or early October. Constitution. He said he would work to defeat Kavanaugh ...More..

Scientists Capture the Moment an Iceberg Breaks off from a Greenland Glacier
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scientists Capture the Moment an Iceberg Breaks off from a Greenland Glacier

The calving event was filmed on June 22 at 11.30pm local time. A massive iceberg that was part of a Greenland glacier has collapsed, leading to increased exposure of glacier ice to the ocean. Science Minist...More..

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) referred to Democratic opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a "laughable political game" during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. "I ha...More..

Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019

The entire journey, from launch to landing, will last approximately two months. The lunar landing would make Israel the fourth country - after Russian Federation, the United States and China - to put a craf...More..