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  • Moongazers worldwide take part in International Observe the Moon Night 2017

    October 29, 2017 9:10 AM 6

    SINGAPORE: Moongazers around the world turned their eyes to the skies on Saturday (Oct 28) night as part of International Observe the Moon Night 2017. It is an annual worldwide public event initiated by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that aims to encourage "observation, appreciation and understanding of our moon"

  • First Jurassic-era ‘fish lizard’ fossil found in India from Kutch

    October 26, 2017 10:30 PM 6

    Ahmedabad: A near-completely fossilized skeleton of Jurassic-era ichthyosaur a type of marine reptile or 'fish lizard' in Greek that lived alongside dinosaur has been discovered for the first time in India from Kutch district of Gujarat. The 5.5-metre-long skeleton was discovered in January 2016 by a team of Indo-German geologists near the Kaas hills

  • Stunning Photo Shows Total Solar Eclipse's March Across Oregon Sky

    August 25, 2017 9:11 AM 11

    A newly released composite photo of the total solar eclipse shows the entire celestial event as it unfolded over Oregon, revealing different phases of the eclipse as the moon blotted out the sun's light. On Monday (Aug. 21), the moon passed between Earth and the sun, creating a total solar eclipse that was visible along a narrow path that stretched across

  • TeamIndus and competitors get three-month extension to land on moon

    August 17, 2017 5:41 AM 13

    The deadline to land on Moon is now extended to March 31 next year instead of December 31 this year, according to hosts Google and XPRIZE. Lone Indian Moon landing contestant TeamIndus and its four global competitors on Wednesday got a three-month extension from contest organisers to complete their space feat. The deadline to land on Moon is now extended

  • Perseid meteor shower 2017: How and where to watch on Saturday night

    August 12, 2017 5:14 PM 15

    Tiny dust particles from Comet Swift-Tuttle will streak across the sky this weekend for the 2017 Perseid meteor shower, among the most spectacular sky storms all year. The meteor show is peaking and Aug. 12 will be among the best nights to view the display of shooting stars, according to NASA. Astronomers generally recommend finding dark places to watch

  • How to See the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

    August 11, 2017 10:03 PM 13

    Find out the top times and places to see one of the best and most reliable sky shows of the year. This weekend, people around the world will be able to see pieces of a comet streaking across the sky, as the annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak. Considered the “old faithful” of sky shows, the Perseids put on a dazzling display every August as Earth

  • Perseid meteor shower ‘warm-up act’ for this month’s eclipse

    August 11, 2017 4:43 AM 13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Consider this weekend’s Perseid meteor shower an opening act for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Astronomers are projecting a slightly higher than normal rate of 150 meteors per hour across North America. But the bright moon will wash out the finer Perseids. So the viewing rate will be more like 30 to 40 meteors an hour. Peak viewing

  • Moon to spoil meteor show, astronomers say

    August 10, 2017 11:51 PM 40

    A meteor streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower on Rogla, Slovenia, August 13, 2015. — Reuters picLONDON, Aug 11 — A bright Moon will outshine the annual Perseids meteor shower, which will peak tomorrow with only a fifth the usual number of shooting stars visible to Earthlings, astronomers say. The Moon will be more than half-full, in a so-called

  • Moon to spoil meteor show: Astronomers

    August 10, 2017 12:42 PM 39

    PARIS: A bright Moon will outshine the annual Perseids meteor shower, which will peak Saturday with only a fifth the usual number of shooting stars visible to Earthlings, astronomers say. The Moon will be more than half-full, in a so-called gibbous phase, which means its light will spoil stargazers' view in a similar way to that of urban light pollution

  • Perseid meteor shower coming to a night sky near you on Saturday

    August 10, 2017 3:02 AM 36

    A meteor streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower near Kraljevine on mountain Smetovi in the early morning August 12, 2015. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The highlight of the Perseid meteor shower will be visible over the night sky in the country at about 12.30am on Saturday, according to the National Space Agency. It said in a statement