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Astronomy

Chart of Moon's path

Sunday, January 20 – The first of three supermoons this year, the “supermoon bloodmoon lunar eclipse” is coming to North and South America, as well as to the UK and parts of Eastern Europe this month, writes Anthony Watts.

Gamma Ray burst illustration

A star 8,000 light years from Earth is on the verge of a huge supernova explosion, which could produce the Milky Way’s first gamma-ray explosion, a dangerous and extremely energetic event. Published on SOTT and RT on November 21, 2018.

Hyperion

Scientists recently uncovered the largest known structure of the ancient universe, writes Doris Elin Salazarin space.com. Published on October 17, 2018.

Blood Moon

In addition to the unique sighting of a much larger looking Mars that has been building up this month and will be in opposition to the Sun on July 27th, the Blood Moon and the eclipse on the same day will bring about a spectacular event for stargazers.

From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year’s competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. Published on BBC on August 2, 2017.

once-in-a-blue-moon

A supermoon will appear in the night’s sky (December 13 into December 14, 2016). In case you cannot see it, here’s one that was captured on video last year in Australia.

Space robot

In a recently published study, empirical evidence shows the likelihood of humans being the only intelligent life form in the history of the universe as ten-billion-trillion to one. Published in Russia Today on May 17, 2016

Planets aligned

Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will all be visible from Earth when they appear in a diagonal row before dawn on January 20th, writes Lee Moran in The Huffington Post.

Lunar Eclipse Feat.

A total lunar eclipse will be visible from several locations on Earth, depending on which time zone people live in.

Supermoon

As reported by space.com, the biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend, on par with Buddha’s Enlightenment day.

aura

The recent sun flare activities – predicted to be at their highest level until next year – not only result in beautiful colored northern lights but have decidedly a strong effect on the electromagnetic field of people and animals.

Crab Nebula

As reported by Andrew Fazekas in National Geographic News, for the first time particles of ‘alien’ origin were gathered by the IBEX probe, originating from interstellar space which offer clues to the anatomy of our local galactic neighborhood. This is a fascinating discovery indeed, yet we must insist for science to focus more on the immediate needs of our planet!