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May 6, 2016 4:45 PM END OF THE WORLD FEARS: Mercury transit linked to Biblical ‘destruction’ prophecy

SENSATIONAL claims have emerged linking the upcoming May 9 transit of Mercury to a Biblical prophecy of destruction. YouTube channel The Prophetico said the way in which the planets will align in conjunction with star constellations could mean the end is near. The planet Mercury is set to pass in front of the Sun in line with Earth on May 9 in a natural 7

May 6, 2016 2:49 PM How to safely watch Mercury transit the sun

10 places to stargaze in the Phoenix area The small planet Mercury passes in front of the sun only about 13 times each century as viewed from Earth. But you get a chance to see the rare astronomical event on Monday, the first time in a decade. Just be sure to do it safely. From sunrise until 11:42 a.m. Arizona time on Monday, May 9, the planet will show up as a tiny, dark speck 4

May 6, 2016 1:00 PM Mercury transit: How to watch the rare event

Mercury will pass in front of the sun between 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. ET on May 9 A rare daytime celestial show takes place on Monday. The planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun, and Canadians will get an exceptional view. Such "transits" of Mercury only happen 13 times a century, and not all of them are visible from all parts of the world 6

May 5, 2016 11:34 PM Mercury’s transit of the sun

In astronomy, transit generally refers to one object crossing directly in front of another object, as seen from our line of sight. In this context, a solar eclipse can be considered as a type of transit, since from fortuitously placed locations on Earth’s surface the moon passes in front of, and accordingly blocks at least some of the light from the sun. This concept 15

May 5, 2016 7:52 PM Mercury Is About to Sail Across the Sun—Here’s How to Watch

The tiny planet Mercury will make a big splash on May 9, when it will glide across the face of the sun for the first time in 10 years. The black silhouette of the planet will take about seven and a half hours to make its trek across the solar disk, an event known as a transit. The sky show will last from 7:12 a.m. ET until 2:42 p.m. ET. Weather permitting 22

May 5, 2016 5:53 PM Rare celestial event: Mercury to be seen as dot on solar disc from India

In a rare astronomical phenomenon that occurs only 13 times in a century, planet Mercury will be seen as dot on the solar disc from several parts of India on Monday. This phenomenon takes place when the planet will be seen as a small black dot travelling from one limb of the solar disc to the other. This occurs only when the Sun, Mercury and the Earth 6

May 5, 2016 3:46 PM UCI astronomers determine precise mass of a giant black hole

Irvine, Calif., May 5, 2016 – Astronomers from the University of California, Irvine and other universities have derived a highly precise measurement of the mass of a black hole at the center of a nearby giant elliptical galaxy. Working with high-resolution data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile, the scientists were able to determine 18

May 4, 2016 3:11 PM Why the heck does everyone love Star Wars?

Star Wars debuted in 1977, nearly forty years ago, and is still one of the most beloved films of all time. The fan culture behind it is vast, strong and growing with each day, but what the heck makes it such a great stinkin’ film? Let’s take a look at the recipe for a legacy.  The first time I saw a Star War, I was twelve and watching The Phantom Menace 59

May 3, 2016 3:15 PM Rescued lions resting after long journey

Johannesburg - The 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Columbia have been adjusting well to their new surroundings. On Saturday night the lions arrived at OR Tambo Airport and were transferred to a truck which drove them to Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater, Limpopo, on Sunday. “They're quite exhausted from the travelling but they're basking 9

May 3, 2016 2:26 PM Astronomers Found Three Earth-Sized Worlds Around a Nearby Star. But Don't Pack Your Bags Just Yet

The search for Earth-like planets continues, as astronomers scour the sky examining stars for telltale clues of orbiting worlds. Most of the exoplanets found are big, like Jupiter, because they’re the easiest to detect. But our technology has become better and more clever over the years, and smaller planets have been found, including many roughly the size of Earth 12