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The protesters want a national emergency declared over climate change, for construction on new oil infrastructure to cease, and better education about climate change in schools. The students who are protesting don't think enough is being done. Marches were also held in Luxembourg, Italy, France, Sweden, Spain, Iceland Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic.
  • Hubble Accidentally Finds Entire Galaxy Lurking Behind a Cluster of Stars

    Hubble Accidentally Finds Entire Galaxy Lurking Behind a Cluster of Stars

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    But, having studied the brightness and temperature of the observed stars, the experts understand that they were not a constellation at all, but were approximately 2300 times farther apart. Based on the properties of its stars, astronomers believe the galaxy is about 13 billion years old-nearly as ancient as the Universe itself. "It measures only around 3,000 light-years at its greatest extent (barely 1/30th the diameter of the Milky Way)", NASA said.
  • The weather’s cold, but the jokes are hot

    The weather’s cold, but the jokes are hot

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    Crews in Detroit will need days to fix water mains that burst Wednesday. By this weekend, Chicago , which had near-record cold of minus 23 F (minus 30 C) on Wednesday and minus 21 F on Thursday, will bask in snow-melting highs in the mid-40s to low 50s Fahrenheit.
  • SHEFFIELD SNOW ALERT: Met Office weather warning issued for city

    SHEFFIELD SNOW ALERT: Met Office weather warning issued for city

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    Average delays at both airports were lasting less than 15 minutes. Wind chills in northern IL could fall to 55 degrees below zero, which the National Weather Service called "possibly life threatening". There is an outside chance low temperatures in Chicago touch minus 20 on consecutive days Wednesday and Thursday, which has happened only four other times in recorded history .
  • Look to the sky to see a blood red supermoon

    Look to the sky to see a blood red supermoon

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    There will be a total eclipse of the moon Sunday night across the United States and while there is no guarantee the clouds will clear out in time for us to see it, it is a possibility. Higher frequencies at the blue end of the spectrum get absorbed completely in the atmosphere, but red light can pass through and reach the moon . This weekend, the partial eclipse will begin at 10:33 p.m.
  • Cotton seeds are growing on the far side of the Moon

    Cotton seeds are growing on the far side of the Moon

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    Inside you'll find soil, yeast, fruit fly and silkworm eggs, as well as cotton, potato, tomato, and (flowering) thale cress seeds. The Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper, The People's Daily hailed the achievement as "humankind's first biological experiment on the moon".
  • NASA’s planet hunting probe discovers third new planet

    NASA’s planet hunting probe discovers third new planet

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    The TESS Satellite Telescope finds the planets by observing the distant stars. " It's the coolest small planet that we know of around a star this bright ", said Diana Dragomir, a postdoc in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S., who led the discovery.
  • UK Government Says It Hasn't Explored Brexit Deadline Extension

    UK Government Says It Hasn't Explored Brexit Deadline Extension

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    Five percent had no preference. MPs will begin debating Theresa May's Brexit plan again on Wednesday, almost a month after she postponed the crunch Commons vote on her agreement. "These are political assurances but there's nothing more we can do". Of the 20 Conservative MPs who voted against the Government in support of the bill, some 12 represent constituencies that are estimated to have.
  • Chang'e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

    Chang'e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

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    The rover touched the lunar surface at 10:22 pm (local time) on Thursday, leaving a trace on the soft, snow-like surface. For one thing, China's effort was the world's first mission to the surface of the moon's far side (which, as it turns out, isn't actually all that dark ) and therefore posed unique technical challenges.
  • NASA New Horizons image shows weird Ultima Thule looks like a snowman

    NASA New Horizons image shows weird Ultima Thule looks like a snowman

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    The bowling pin image is "so 2018", joked Stern, who is with the Southwest Research Institute. "It's only really the size of something like Washington DC and it's about as reflective as garden-variety dirt, and it's illuminated by a sun that's 1,900 times fainter than it is outside on a sunny day here on the Earth", he said.
  • Saturn's handsome rings may disappear in just 100 mln years

    Saturn's handsome rings may disappear in just 100 mln years

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    Furthermore, NASA's James O'Donoghue, who also is an author of the study published in the journal Icarus , said that the ring rain can dump an amount of water that can fill an Olympic-sized pool in just 30 minutes. The culprit: "ring rain", a phenomenon in which particles and gases fall into the planet's atmosphere. Considering that the Saturn will leave for 4 billion years, the duration of 300 million years is very short.
  • Poacher ordered by judge to watch Bambi once a month in jail

    Poacher ordered by judge to watch Bambi once a month in jail

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    In the press release, Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter estimated that Berry and the family poaching ring killed hundreds of deer over a three-year period and that the hunters weren't after the meat. His father, David Berry Sr ., and his brother, Kyle Berry , were arrested in August after a almost nine-month investigation that also involved cases in Kansas , Nebraska and Canada .
  • Comet to brighten night sky Sunday

    Comet to brighten night sky Sunday

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    The comet is now well up in the southern sky around 10 p.m., but may be seen in the southeastern sky earlier in the evening. Hundreds of meteors and a "Christmas Comet" are expected to continue lighting up the night sky during the Geminid meteor shower .
  • A Lander Is Headed to The Far Side of The Moon

    A Lander Is Headed to The Far Side of The Moon

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    No other mission or any country till date, has attempted to land on the far side of the moon , as communication is cut off and there is no direct visibility from Earth. The Chang'e-4 mission also includes contributions by scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. The Chang'e 4 rover is 1.5 meters (5 feet) long and about 1 meter (3.3 feet) wide and tall, with two foldable solar panels and six wheels.
  • SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

    SpaceX launches shipment carrying Christmas cheer to ISS

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    The us space Agency NASA on the day (from 4 to 5 December) was postponed sending the Dragon with food supplies for the global space station . However, the launch was marred by a system failure on the rocket which caused it to land in the sea, instead of on land at Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as planned.