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Mercury to Make 'Transit' Across Sun Today for Last Time Until 2032

Mercury to Make 'Transit' Across Sun Today for Last Time Until 2032 This composite image shows the Mercury transit in May 2016. From our position on Earth, Mercury's transit is evidence of the solar system's clock-like movements. At about 9:20 a.m. CST, Mercury's center will be as close as it is going to get to the Sun's. If that's not an option, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite will provide near-real time images of the transit. [Full Article...]

European Union hopes US will reconsider leaving Paris climate agreement

European Union hopes US will reconsider leaving Paris climate agreement Once it exits, the U.S. - the top historic greenhouse gas emitter and leading oil and gas producer - will become the only country outside the accord. A group of two dozen state governors, mostly Democratic but also including Republicans, pledged to uphold the Paris climate agreement despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from it. [Full Article...]

Researchers Train Rats To Drive A Tiny Car

Researchers Train Rats To Drive A Tiny Car Check out this footage, courtesy of the University of Richmond . Scientists claim that they successfully trained the rats to drive tiny cars . Lambert has apparently done previous work that found that rats experience a reduction in stress after they master hard tasks, like digging up buried food, suggesting they may experience the same kind of satisfaction people feel after perfecting a ne... [Full Article...]

NHC: System in the Gulf of Mexico could become Tropical Storm Nestor

NHC: System in the Gulf of Mexico could become Tropical Storm Nestor Staff at the NHC in Miami are now monitoring a broad area of low pressure located just offshore of the coast of southern Mexico, in the Bay of Campeche. As of Wednesday, Oct. 15, there have been 15 tropical depressions, 13 tropical storms, five hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes in the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. [Full Article...]

Space station’s 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421. SEE ALSO: NASA Astronaut's Space Selfie On The International Space Station Is Literally 'Out Of This World!' But according to Space.com, only 15 women have participated in spacewalks, and all were accompanied by men. [Full Article...]

Draconids 2019: When is the Draconid meteor shower? When is the peak?

Draconids 2019: When is the Draconid meteor shower? When is the peak? The Southern Taurids are a minor shower with fewer than 10 meteors per hour, but the American Meteor Society says "the Taurids are rich in fireballs ". After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors. It may be hard for people along the east coast to catch a glimpse of the two meteor showers, as cloudy skies and poor weather will affect viewing condi... [Full Article...]

Black Hole Captured Swallowing Star

Black Hole Captured Swallowing Star This cosmic level collision is labelled as a tidal disruption event or TDE, which is when a black hole begins the process of tearing the gas from the star before it eventually forms into an accretion disk . The All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) is a network of robotic telescopes created to detect events like ASASSN-19bt. NASA's TESS space satellite was originally launched back i... [Full Article...]

Giant Black Holes On The Path To Collision, Captured In Rare Discovery

Giant Black Holes On The Path To Collision, Captured In Rare Discovery The initial observation of the system was done by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) telescope. With the help of Amateur astronomers involved in the project called the Galaxy Zoo , he was marked as a system of colliding galaxies. "We hope to extend our work to find more triples using the same technique". Whereas three supermassive dusky holes colliding would possibly per chance well merely s... [Full Article...]

Mont Blanc glacier: 8.8 million cubic feet of ice could fall

Mont Blanc glacier: 8.8 million cubic feet of ice could fall The glacier in question is the Planpincieux glacier, which is attached to the Grand Jorasses mountain . Mayor Stefano Miserocchi has forbidden access to a section of the Val Ferret, outside of Courmayeur, a popular hiking area on the south side of the Mont Blanc massif, or mountain range. [Full Article...]