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  • Mars, Venus And The Moon Star In This Stunning Photograph

    February 10, 2017 10:29 PM 21

    On January 31, the stars aligned for Maxime Oudoux when he managed to catch this incredible shot of the Moon, Mars and Venus together in one single photo. The 26-year-old photographer captured the rare celestial event from his home in Le Lude, France. And as if the shot wasn’t impressive enough already, the part that looks like a shooting star in the image

  • Look Up Friday! Green Comet and Snow Moon Eclipse Team Up for Skywatchers

    February 10, 2017 12:06 PM 17

    Skywatchers this weekend will get two special, subtle treats: a penumbral lunar eclipse on Friday (Feb. 10) and a strange green comet reaching its peak viewing time the following morning. First, February's full moon — the "snow moon" — will pass through the edge of the Earth's shadow, which is called the penumbra. During this "full snow moon eclipse

  • Uh Oh: Those Robot Bees From 'Black Mirror' Are Real

    February 9, 2017 9:59 PM 16

    Look, if you haven't seen it, I don't want to give it away - but if I tell you something is the basis of a Black Mirror episode, you know it's quietly terrifying, right? The decline of bees is a global event, so Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones. The bottom of these "artificial pollinators" are coated with horse hairs and an ionic

  • Lunar eclipse to take place on Feb 11 in Pakistan

    February 8, 2017 1:38 PM 20

    The year’s first lunar eclipse would be held on February 11 whereas the solar eclipse will be taken place on February 26. According to meteorologists, the first lunar eclipse will be witnessed in Pakistan between 3:34pm to 7:53pm whereas the second lunar eclipse is likely to be seen on August 7 and 8 from 8:50pm to 1:50am. They also revealed that the first

  • Lunar eclipse, ‘snow moon’, New Year comet all visible on Friday

    February 8, 2017 6:53 AM 22

    Two nights from now, skywatchers will be in for a treat as three celestial events are set to occur all in one night. These three events are the February snow moon, a lunar eclipse, and the passing of the New Year comet which will be making its closest approach to earth since 2011, reports The Telegraph. The February snow moon is simply February’s full moon, but it received

  • Soyuz rocket places Spanish satellite into space

    January 28, 2017 1:12 PM 45

    A Russian-built Soyuz rocket blasted off from French Guiana and successfully placed into orbit a Spanish telecommunications satellite, the French launch company Arianespace said. It said the rocket took off from the Guiana Space Center at 10:30 pm local time Friday (0130 GMT Saturday). The Hispasat 36W-1 satellite that was placed into geostationary orbit

  • Massive asteroid to strike Earth and trigger mega-tsunami next month, according to this scientist

    January 27, 2017 4:11 AM 38

    A MASSIVE mystery space rock is on collision course with Earth, according to crackpot theorists. NASA confirmed that the mysterious 2016 WF9 is approaching Earth and we should be able to see it orbit the planet next month. It’s in the middle of its of. 9 year orbit between Jupiter and Earth and will approach us on February 25, flying by at a distance

  • Doomsday Clock registers Cold-War-style pessimism

    January 27, 2017 1:42 AM 54

    On Thursday, the group of scientists that operates the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic instrument informing the public when Earth is facing imminent disaster, moved its minute hand from 3 to 2.5 minutes before the final hour. It was the closest the metaphorical clock had been to midnight — or catastrophe — since 1953, the year after the United States and the Soviet

  • 'World Rushing Towards Doomsday Thanks to Donald Trump'

    January 26, 2017 8:06 PM 29

    Washington: Scientists have announced that the world is rushing towards the doomsday, partly because of the "words and actions" of US President Donald Trump, a media report said. The Bulletin's science and security board decided to advance the clock "in part based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump, the new President of the United States

  • Is threat to human existence getting closer? Doomsday Clock says so

    January 26, 2017 8:06 PM 32

    The bulletin of the atomic scientists on Doomsday clock being shown to reporters. (File photo: You Tube) The bulletin of the atomic scientists have warned that the recent comments by US President Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have made the world lesser safe and moved its symbolic “Doomsday Clock” 30 seconds closer to midnight. Last time, the time of the clock