NASA Curiosity Rover detects methane spike on Mars, indicating signs of life
Giant Squid Filmed In U.S. Waters For First Time
SpaceX launched from all engines, the Falcon Heavy
SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 experimental satellites
On Mars discovered gas, which could indicate the presence of microorganisms
Usher in the new year with a total lunar eclipse
28 December 2018, 06:52 | Edward Lowe
Image Source The Clarion-Ledger
The celestial event will come almost a year after the 2018 Super Blue Moon total lunar eclipse, this one featuring a red tinge caused by the moon passing through the Earth's shadow.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is positioned between the sun and the moon, casting the moon completely in the Earth's shadow and giving it an organish, "bloody" look.
Frenchman Trying to Cross Atlantic in Barrel Capsule
Jean-Jacques Savin, 71, left El Hierro in Spain's Canary Islands and hopes to reach the Caribbean in as little as three months. But a 71-year-old Frenchman with a taste for adventure has found a new way to conquer the Atlantic Ocean: in a barrel .
Here's a breakdown of this eclipse's awesome name.
Total lunar eclipses are often called blood moons because they cause the moon to take on a deep red color. Events such as this occur when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow; the vagaries of orbital mechanics mean that this happens only occasionally. A supermoon is a point during the month when the Moon is closest to Earth and it appears about 14 percent larger in the sky.
Japan's Nikkei drops 5% on heels of Wall St. slide
The Nikkei share average ended the day down 5.01 percent at 19,155.74 after brushing 19,117.96, its lowest since late April 2017. Sony lost 294 yen , or 5.6 percent, to 5,000 yen and Panasonic slid 54.20 yen, or 5.6 percent, to 920.00 yen.
We give Israel billions, it can defend itself in Syria
The militant group, also known as ISIS, has lost almost all its territory in Iraq and Syria but is still seen as a threat. The Iraqi response, he said, "would be the parliament's decision to remove your military forces" unilaterally.