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  • Partial lunar eclipse over M'sia on Aug 7

    July 21, 2017 3:43 AM 5

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will have the chance to observe a partial eclipse of the moon for five hours beginning 11.50pm on Aug 7 until 4.50am the following day. In a statement issued yesterday, the National Space Agency (Angkasa) said the public could observe the phenomenon better with the help of telescopes and optical instruments. “The eclipse will begin

  • Iceberg About the Size of Delaware Breaks off Antarctica

    July 12, 2017 2:15 PM 10

    One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken off from an ice shelf in western Antarctica, researchers said Wednesday. The iceberg — about the size of Delaware and weighing an estimated 1.12 trillion tons — finally ripped free sometime between Monday and Wednesday, scientists at the University of Swansea in Britain announced in a blog post. They also tweeted

  • NASA’s Juno spacecraft completes gigantic Jupiter’s Great Red Spot flyby; check out spectacular images

    July 12, 2017 12:58 PM 9

    NASA spacecraft Juno has completed a close flyby directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot during its sixth science orbit. Juno logged its close encounter with Jupiter's most distinctive feature as it passed about 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the clouds of the mammoth cyclone. This was humanity's first up-close and personal view of the gigantic

  • The endangered Great Barrier Reef is not in danger, says UNESCO

    July 10, 2017 9:52 AM 5

    UNESCO's decision is reportedly down to political lobbying from the Australian government. The Great Barrier Reef is a wonder of the natural world, and is pegged to benefit Australia's economy to the tune of $56 billion. If it was added to the danger list, the country would be forced to take drastic action to protect it, which could threaten its short-term

  • NASA's Juno Probe to Pass Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot on July 10

    July 3, 2017 12:10 PM 13

    NASA has said its Juno spacecraft will pass directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the gas giant's iconic, 16,000-km wide storm, on July 10. This will be humanity's first up-close and personal view of the gigantic feature - a storm monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years. "Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot is probably the best-known

  • Japan announces plans to put its own astronaut on the moon

    July 2, 2017 5:00 PM 12

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA — the country’s equivalent of NASA) announced earlier this week that it was developing plans to put a man on the moon by the year 2030. While the proposal is yet to be approved by the nation’s government, if successful it will be the first time a Japanese astronaut is sent on a mission beyond the International

  • Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030

    July 1, 2017 12:44 AM 59

    Japan has revealed ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the Moon around 2030 in new proposals from the country’s space agency. This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said it aims to send an astronaut beyond the International Space Station, an agency spokeswoman told AFP today. The idea is to first join a NASA-led mission

  • I Sign QurANIS Helps OKU With Hearing Disability Study Al Quran

    June 26, 2017 11:20 AM 7

    NILAI, June 26 (Bernama) -- Those with hearing disability (OKU) can now learn Al-Quran and ibadah (worship) in a more enjoyable and relaxing approach designed by a local university. To assist people with such disability, a Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) research group has developed I-Sign QurANIS, an interactive software containing the basic

  • Scientists Solve Turkey’s Turquoise Puzzle in Bosphorus Strait: A Plankton Invasion

    June 14, 2017 1:35 PM 9

    Residents of Istanbul have been taken aback in recent days after the Bosphorus Strait transformed from a darkish blue to a fluorescent turquoise. Scientists have finally explained why: a surge of plankton. NASA tweeted an aerial image of the Black Sea that showed turquoise “swirls” and “eye-catching hues” on Monday, explaining the change in color as a result

  • Giant flying turkey once roamed Australia

    June 14, 2017 2:45 AM 10

    This undated and unplaced handout photo from Flinders University in South Australia shows the fossilised bone of a giant flying turkey (top) as compared with that of a regular turkey (bottom). —Flinders University handout via AFPSYDNEY, June 14 — A giant, flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo once roamed Australia, palaeontologists said today, after an analysis