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  • It’s the last full moon before the solar eclipse. Use it to practice your photography skills

    7 August 2017 7:26 PM 35

    On Monday night, the moon will rise around 8:15. It will be the last full moon before the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and an excellent moment to practice your smartphone photography skills if you really want to get pictures of the event. The moon is a particularly great thing to practice on. A night with a full moon will closely mimic the conditions of a total

  • Space Duck 2.0 is New Horizons' next destination

    4 August 2017 3:46 AM 133

    Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 could be two rocks for the price of one The New Horizons probe's next destination, Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, looks a bit like a duck. The agency's also issued the image above (or here for m.reg readers) to speculatively illustrate the object. Readers may feel that image recalls the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

  • Tigerair offers $1 return airfares to and from Cairns

    1 August 2017 10:06 PM 51

    FOURTEEN hundred seats to or from Cairns with $1 return airfares are being offered by Tigerair Australia today. The sale is for travel early next year between late January and late March 2018. The “Pay to Go, Come Back for $1” sale starts at noon today and ends at noon on Saturday. Tigerair Australia spokesman Joel Dwyer said the deals were expected

  • What Is A Partial Lunar Eclipse? This Cool Celestial Event Is Happening Again In Summer 2017

    1 August 2017 9:40 PM 108

    Summer is the perfect season for star-gazing, with clear skies and warm temperatures. This season will be a particularly good time to look up to the heavens, as a lunar eclipse is expected to take place this August. Though your view of the astronomical event will vary depending on where you are, many regions of the world are expected to see parts of the eclipse

  • Three Astronauts Were Launched To The International Space Station

    30 July 2017 10:20 AM 183

    On July 28 at 11:41 am a trio of astronauts has been carried into the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft to the International Space Station. The launching took place in Kazakhstan and broadcasted by NASA. The astronauts are Paolo Nespoli, from the European Space Agency, Sergey Ryazanskiyfrom Roscosmos, the Russian space agency and Randy Bresnikfrom the U.S. NASA. The astronauts

  • Notorious Anti-Vax Doco To Screen In Newcastle

    28 July 2017 2:51 AM 130

    A highly controversial anti-vaccination documentary slammed by health authorities is being shown in Newcastle tonight. However organisers are refusing to say where Vaxxed - From Cover Up To Catastrophe is going to be screened, in a bid to avoid protesters. Those who've bought tickets will receive a text message two hours beforehand revealing the exact

  • Delta Aquarid Meteor in Qatar sky

    26 July 2017 11:02 PM 129

    Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced that Delta Aquarid meteor can be viewed in Qatar sky and all Arabic countries from today evening to tomorrow dawn. Delta Aquarid meteor shower is usually active between July 12 and August 23 every year, while its peak will be in between evening of July 27 and dawn of July 28 every year, said Dr Beshir Marzouk, Astronomer

  • When you’ll be able to see the Delta Aquarid 2017 meteor shower

    26 July 2017 3:56 AM 93

    The skies will light up this week as the Delta Aquarid meteor shower puts on its annual shooting star show. Stargazers are in for a treat this week as the Delta Aquarid meteor shower will be visible. The annual astronomical event displays up to 20 shooting stars an hour. The shower runs each year from July 12 to August 23 but it will be most visible

  • NASA once envisioned life after Earth in these funky floating colonies

    24 July 2017 5:25 AM 51

    When humans finally outstay their time on Earth, we’re going to need a plan B. In the 1970s, physicists from Princeton University, the NASA Ames Research Centre, and Stanford University imagined what this future home might look like. They created these artistic renderings of massive orbiting spaceships for life after Earth in the unfortunate case that our planet

  • Alien life BOMBSHELL: Scientists speak out on ‘weird’ signals received from nearby star

    23 July 2017 7:55 PM 66

    ASTRONOMERS have spoken out on the case of “strange signals” that have been emanating from a nearby star. The signals were picked up as scientists were studying red dwarf stars in a bid to find more planets orbiting them. And the bizarre occurrence sent alien hunters into overdrive – with some speculating the signal could be a breakthrough in the search