Moon’s interior may contain water, Brown University scientists say – CNN

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A total solar eclipse is happening Aug. 21, and here’s what you need to know –

Caption Close Monday, Aug. 21: There’s a lot of hype surrounding what astronomers call the “Great American Eclipse,” a total solar eclipse viewable on Aug. 21.  >>Keep clicking for a look at a solar eclipse over Australia in 2012 for an idea of what it will look like.  less Monday, Aug. 21: There’s a lot [...]

Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say – Los Angeles Times

As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientist predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides. Conservative estimates range from an increase of about one to four feet in sea-level rise by the end of the century. Experts also warn that people should be prepared [...]

New Giant Sunfish Species ‘Hoodwinker’ First To Be Discovered After More Than 100 Years – Tech Times

Researchers have discovered a new species of sunfish. The giant marine animal, dubbed Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta), swim in the ocean waters around New Zealand, off Tasmania, south-east coast of Australia, South Africa, and southern Chile. New Sunfish Discovered In More Than A Century The discovery marks the first time that researchers have [...]

Google program provides inside view of ISS – The Space Reporter

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Google Street View Will Permit its Users to View the International Space Station. Google Street View, a technology used in both Google Maps and Google Earth that gives viewers panoramic views of streets around the world, is now providing virtual tours of the International Space Station (ISS). The new project gives viewers a look inside [...]

Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant – SFGate

Caption Close TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot captured images of solidified lava-like rocks Friday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the robot found large amounts of [...]

Not Aliens: Weird Radio Signal from Star Likely Has Duller Explanation –

A strange radio signal that seemed to emanate from a small nearby star probably came from Earth-orbiting satellites, astronomers say. Late last week, researchers announced that, on May 12, the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected a bizarre radio signal in the vicinity of Ross 128, a red [...]

Creating the largest neutrino detectors in the world – Phys.Org

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Physical Sciences Laboratory electronics technician Andy Arbuckle soldering 150 micron CuBe wire on the anode panel assembly (APA). Four underground detector modules in South Dakota will each be two-thirds the size of a football field and comprise 150 APAs. Credit: UW-Madison Physical Sciences Laboaratory A new era in neutrino physics in the United States is [...]

Final New Moon Sunday Starts the Countdown to the Great American Eclipse –

It seems that everyone is eagerly awaiting the shady drama that will be enacted in the skies over North America on Aug. 21. It is a play whose script was written eons ago: On that third Monday in August, the celestial wanderings of the sun, Earth and moon will cause our natural satellite to [...]

Moon dust bag from Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE The bag Neil Armstrong used to collect moon dust during the first lunar landing, along with other items linked to space travel, is being sold at Sotheby’s New York to mark the 48th anniversary of the first lunar landing. (July 13) AP This file photo from July 13 shows Sothebys [...]

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