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Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online

The moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida. People in most of north and south America should be able to witness this year's first total lunar eclipse, which will cause a 'blood moon' and is the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years. AFP

The lunar eclipse–known in social media as the “blood moon”–may not be visible in the Philippines in its full glory, but Filipino space geeks may watch it online.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Astronomers reveal ‘largest yellow star ever’

A handout photo released on March 10, 2014 by the European Southern Observatory shows the HR 5171, the brightest star just below the center of this wide-field image, which is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of stars with only a dozen known in our galaxy.  AFP/ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Japan launches hi-tech global rainfall satellite

In this image released by NASA, a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard takes off from launch pad 1 of the Tanegashima Space Center, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, Tanegashima, Japan. The satellite will collect data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours.  AP PHOTO/NASA, BILL INGALLS

Japan successfully launched its latest rocket on Friday, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Astronomer spots asteroid smashing into Moon

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A Spanish astronomer on Monday said he had witnessed a fridge-sized asteroid smash into the Moon, in the biggest lunar impact by a space rock ever recorded.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

China’s moon rover leaves traces on lunar soil

This Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows a picture of the moon surface taken by the on-board camera of the lunar probe Chang'e-3 on the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China. AP

China’s first moon rover has touched the lunar surface and left deep traces on its loose soil, state media reported Sunday, several hours after the country successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

India says its Mars spacecraft on course

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) rocket lifts off carrying India's Mars spacecraft from the east coast island of Sriharikota, India, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. AP

India’s Mars orbiter mission has ventured out of Earth’s sphere of influence in an attempt to reach the red planet’s orbit after a critical maneuver.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Spacecraft docks at orbiting Space Station

From left, U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, walk to a bus prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. AP

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Thursday, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting outpost to six.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Japan launches rocket with supplies, robot to space station

Japan's Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi demonstrates a humanoid robot Kirobo which reacts to Takahashi's voice and speaks with gestures in Tokyo on June 26, 2013. A small humanoid robot Kirobo which can talk was sent into space early Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, to provide conversational company for a Japanese astronaut in the international space station on a six-month mission from this August.  AFP

Japan launched a cargo-carrying rocket Sunday loaded with supplies for the crew of the International Space Station, along with a small robot meant as a companion for one of the country’s astronauts.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

China launches longest-ever manned space mission

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, the Long March-2F rocket carrying China's manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. China's latest manned spacecraft blasted off on a 15-day mission to dock with a space lab. (AP

China Tuesday began its longest manned space mission with the launch of the Shenzhou-10 rocket, state television showed, as the country steps up an ambitious exploration program symbolizing its growing power.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Spacewalking repair halts station leak–for now

: In this image provided by NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, Expedition 20 flight engineer, participates in the STS-128 mission's first session of extravehicular activity on the International Space Station Sept. 1, 2009. Two deployed radiators are visible behind Stott. The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost's commander calls the situation serious, but not life-threatening. The six-member crew on Thursday May 9, 2013 noticed white flakes of ammonia leaking out of the station. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronauts made a rare, hastily planned spacewalk to fix a serious ammonia leak at the International Space Station, and the U.S. space agency said it appeared the repair was a success.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

South Korea: First rocket launch successful

HOUSTON, WE HAVE NO PROBLEM A rocket takes off from a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, on Wednesday. South Korea said it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit from its own soil for the first time. After failing in 2009 and 2010, the launch is a culmination of efforts by South Korea to advance its space program and cement its standing as a technology powerhouse. AP

South Korea on Wednesday said it successfully launched a satellite into space from its own soil for the first time, a point of national pride that came weeks after archrival North Korea accomplished a similar feat to the surprise of the world.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

‘Doomsday asteroid’ gone; back in 16 years

AFP, katasztrofak.abbcenter.com and National Historical Commission of the Philippines

The asteroid called 99942 Apophis, long billed as a “doomsday asteroid,” buzzed the Earth at past 8 a.m. on Thursday morning, appearing like a tiny flashing dot in the sky but obscured by gray clouds from the vantage point of Filipinos.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

FAST FACTS: Who is Apophis?

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Apophis, which means “giant snake,” is the Egyptian sun god Ra’s nemesis.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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