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Did you know: National Scientist Casimiro del Rosario

Today, June 13, is the 118th birth anniversary of the late National Scientist Casimiro del Rosario. Known as the “Dean of Filipino Physicists,” he was acclaimed for his pioneering work in physics, meteorology and astronomy. He was conferred the National Scientist Award in 1982, five months before his death on Sept. 15, 1982. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Blushing’ moon playing coy to PH stargazers

The total lunar eclipse. AP FILE PHOTO

Stargazers will get a chance to see a “blushing” moon as a total lunar eclipse takes place on the 15th, according to the weather bureau.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet

This NASA image obtained March 11, 2014 shows a new color mosaic created from MESSENGER which is part of a release  by NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) on March 7, 2014. The images for MDIS's high-resolution 3-color mosaic were acquired during MESSENGER's second year in orbit about Mercury. The 3-color mosaic was designed to complement the 8-color base map acquired during MESSENGER's primary mission. AFP PHOTO/NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/HANDOUT

Beneath its Sun-scorched exterior, the planet Mercury is cooling, which is causing it to shrink ever so slightly, scientists said Sunday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Netizens abuzz over haloed moon

Screengrab from http://earthsky.org/

The moon sported a ring around it on Monday night, making a buzz on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comet ISON vanishes as it circles the sun

In this photo provided by NASA, Comet ISON shines in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on Nov. 8 at 5:40 a.m. EST. At the time of this picture, Comet ISON was 97 million miles from Earth, heading toward a close encounter with the sun on Nov. 28. Located in the constellation of Virgo, it is now visible in a good pair of binoculars. AP

Comet ISON appears to have flown too close to the surface of the sun Thursday and vanished as it circled the fiery surface, astronomers said.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »