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  • Blast-off for British tilt at space tourism

    11 September 2017 16:03 1

    In America, Elon Musk’s rockets regularly supply the International Space Station and plans are well under way to send tourists to see the dark side of the moon. In Kazakhstan, space tourists have already made trips to the International Space Station. Now it is Britain’s turn. In Northumberland today we staked our own claim on the private space tourism

  • Curiosity snaps pictures of eclipse from Mars

    28 August 2017 13:49 2

    Cape Canaveral - Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity, dispatched to determine if the planet most like Earth in the solar system could have supported microbial life, has taken on a second job - moonlighting as an astronomer. Last week, Curiosity outfitted its high-resolution camera with protective filters and took pictures of the sun as Phobos, one of Mars' two small

  • Ten striking images of Irish research revealed

    23 August 2017 12:37 13

    The Irish Research Council has released ten striking images from Irish research. The council had asked researchers to submit images captured during the course of their research. Out of 124 entries received, ten were selected which will now feature on the council's new website. The Irish Research Council, which was launched in 2012, supports research

  • DC Stops in Its Tracks, Gapes at the Sky

    21 August 2017 19:29 16

    We didn't have a total solar eclipse here, only a partial one. At its peak, about 82 percent of the sun was covered by the moon. But that didn't matter. The attention to the first total solar eclipse to fully travel across the U.S. in almost 100 years, and the fact that the sun was covered up by the moon, still pulled office workers out of buildings

  • Historic eclipse turns day into night across the US

    21 August 2017 19:21 18

    "It's really, really, really, really awesome," said nine-year-old Cami Smith as she watched the fully eclipsed sun from a lane near her grandfather's home in Oregon. The temperature dropped, birds went quiet and stars came out in the middle of the day as the line of darkness raced 2,600 miles across the continent in about 90 minutes, bringing forth shouts

  • WATCH: Solar eclipse darkens the skies

    21 August 2017 18:04 4

    A Solar Eclipse is darkening the skies across the world today with a full eclipse taking place in the USA Footage is emerging of the solar eclipse taking place and it's absolutely amazing! Millions of people will be watching worldwide as a full solar eclipse takes place in the US and partial eclipses around the world. Starting on the west coast of the US and moving

  • Why Neil deGrasse Tyson Says You Should Put Down Your Phone During the Solar Eclipse

    21 August 2017 16:27 4

    During an appearance last week at the American Museum of Natural History, Tyson said eclipse watchers should take in the rare and short-lived phenomenon without the distraction of their devices. "Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically,” Tyson said, according to the Associated Press. "I get it — you want to look at it later. But then you would

  • Doctors warn of 'sunburn of the cornea' during Monday's solar eclipse

    20 August 2017 14:29 17

    The USA is about to plunged into darkness... but don't worry, this time it is a good thing. While folks in America will get to enjoy the visual majesty of a rare Total Solar Eclipse, in this part of the world, we'll only get to witness a partial version of the solar eclipse, which is actually much worse for anyone who might be looking up at the time. Checking

  • Helena Astronomical Society sold out of eclipse viewing glasses

    20 August 2017 02:18 5

    The Helena Astronomical Society sold out of their solar eclipse viewing glasses in just 13 minutes on Saturday. About 100 people were lined up around 6:30 a.m. waiting for the Society to set up. The Helena Astronomical Society has set up at the Farmer's Market for the last three Saturdays. "We made sure to limit five glasses per person buying them," Helena

  • S.C. homeowners use AirBnB to cash in on eclipse

    18 August 2017 17:08 9

    $2 million in home-sharing income anticipated during event With millions of people descending on the Southeast to view the solar eclipse, some South Carolina homeowners are cashing in on the event. Community-driven hospitality company AirBnB says over 9,460 Airbnb guests will arrive in the state over the next few days. AirBnB says the number of AirBnB