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Starstruck: Perseid meteor shower returns to night sky

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Rural dwellers will have the best chance to spotting the shooting stars as the less light pollution you have, the more stars you'll see. "People can get outside and enjoy over 100 meteors per hour", Boyle said. Stargazers will want to position their chairs with this point in the middle in order to cast a wide view of the night sky and catch the meteors move away from the centre point. Read More »

Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs

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Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire? India launched its first craft to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1 , in 2008, and will send a person into space in 2022 . On how ISRO is going to select the astronaut for the mission, he said, "We need to discuss". Asserting that the expense of the project would not be much as most of the technologies have already been developed, the ISRO chairman estimated that it would cost less than Rs 10,000 crore and the spacecraft module would weigh ... Read More »

Subtropical Storm 'Not A Threat To Bermuda'

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The storm is a newly named by the US National Hurricane centre and has already reached maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour with the possibility of additional strengthening over the next few days. If named this week, it could be the fourth Subtropical Storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season . Retired National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Lushine reminds us that it was around this time in 1992 - 26 years ago - that the system that would become Hurricane Andrew came off ... Read More »

NASA Probe Blasts off Toward Sun's Corona

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The 49-year-old is now based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, where she has been leading the Parker Solar Probe project for eight years. "I have learnt a very important lesson of my professional scientific career from him: to be generous to the ideas of others, as long as they are not obviously wrong, and even if they contradict my own personal views", he said. Read More »

State of emergency declared over Florida's red tide

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Rick Scott . Unlike July's emergency order aimed at curbing the state's blue-green algae bloom stemming from Lake Okeechobee, today's announcement focuses on Florida's other disgusting algae problem, red tide. "While we fight to learn more about this naturally-occurring phenomenon, we will continue to deploy all state resources and do everything possible to make sure that Gulf Coast residents are safe and area businesses can recover", added Scott . Read More »

NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off | Reuters | NASA soalr probe | probe Parker

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Protected by a revolutionary new carbon heat shield and other high-tech wonders, the spacecraft will zip past Venus in October. The Parker Solar Probe is a satellite about the size of the vehicle, and it is even set to become the fastest moving manmade object history as it fires towards the sun, breaking the record previously set by Pedro Obiang's absolute banger against Spurs last season. Read More »

Red tide in Southwest Florida

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How is the red tide wreaking havoc? "They just wrote back". Bill Nelson continue to exchange political barbs for water-quality problems across South Florida as they head into an expected November general election clash for Nelson's seat. It is also creating respiratory and gastrointestinal issues for humans. He said. "It's just so bad, and eels, and all kinds of different size of fishes". Read More »

Hope for clear skies in Cumbria for glimpse of meteor shower

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While meteors from the Perseids have passed over Earth since the end of July and are expected to continue until late August, the ideal dates for viewing are between Saturday, August 11 and Monday, August 13, with the latter being the best of the three, Cooke says. Read More »

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

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Over the course of seven years, Parker will make 24 loops around our star to study the physics of the corona, the place where much of the important activity that affects the Earth seems to originate. Knowing more about the solar wind and space storms will also help protect future deep space explorers as they journey toward the Moon or Mars. Justin Kasper, a project scientist and professor at the University of MI, said: 'The Parker Solar Probe will help us do a much better job of predicting ... Read More »

NASA's flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical issues

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The probe was expected to launch early Saturday morning but was delayed twice, once at 3:53 a.m. and again at 4:28 a.m., during the 65-minute launch window that began at 3:33 a.m. The goal for the Parker Solar Probe is to make 24 passes through the corona during its seven-year mission. Parker, now 91, recalled that at first some people did not believe in his theory. Read More »

Look to the Skies This Weekend for a Colorado Meteor Shower

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The shower is caused by the Earth's atmosphere running into the comet debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, happening every August. But it moves through the densest debris between August 11 and August 13. However this year should be an nearly moonless night, making it one of the best meteor showers of the year. You don't need any equipment to view the shower, it is best watched unobstructed by telescopes or binoculars. Read More »

Hurricane Hector to pass just south of Hawaii

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By Tuesday evening, Hector was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Forecasters expect little significant change in Hector's strength in the coming days. Forecasters told Big Island Video News: "Swell generated by Hector are expected to reach southeast and east facing shores of the Big Island and eastern Maui late today, likely becoming large and unsafe by late tonight and Wednesday. Read More »

Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

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In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity". Read More »

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

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But so central was the July 27 lunar eclipse , with the moon passing nearly directly through the middle of Earth's shadow, that it allowed for not just one, but two partial solar eclipses: one that occurred two weeks before the lunar eclipse , and another on August 11 (two weeks afterward). Read More »

NASA to send solar probe closer to sun than ever before

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The mission will break ground in many different ways, but nobody seems to be paying attention to just how fast the plucky probe will actually be traveling. It will have to push itself in the opposite direction of the Earth at approximately 53,000 miles per hours to achieve that and it will be forced to use another planet to help it achieve that goal. Read More »

The Perseid meteor shower is going to be fantastic this weekend

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The peak nights for this year's shower will be from August 11 to 12 and August 12 to 13, with more than 100 meteors visible per hour, according to Gary Boyle, an Ottawa-based astronomer. For casual and die-hard astronomers alike, the middle of August means the return of the Perseid meteor shower . Debris from the tail end of this comet hits our atmosphere at around 132,000 miles per hour and burns up before it makes contact with the surface of the Earth. Read More »

Perseid meteor shower coming this weekend to a sky near you

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The August 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower is visible every night for about two weeks before and after its peak which occurs on the night of August 12th until dawn on August 13th. Little blazes of light, streaking across the sky, are the result of dust, dirt, and other stuff out there in space smacking into our atmosphere so fast that they burn up as bright flashes of light. Read More »

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

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A drier-than-expected June and July has left many farmers with failing crops, a short supply of water and diminishing livestock feed. There have been reports of farmers shooting cattle and hand-feeding animals because the ground is too dry for grass to grow. Read More »

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend - here’s how to watch

The number will then start to diminish, though higher-than-average meteor activity associated with the Perseids should be visible through August 24. The meteors will appear to come from the direction of the Perseus constellation in the north-eastern part of the sky, although they should be visible from any point. Read More »

Earth at risk of tipping into hellish 'hothouse' conditions

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Average global temperatures are now 1C above pre-industrial times, a trend that the scientific community has mainly blamed on man-caused climate change. "It may be very hard or impossible to stop the whole row of dominoes from tumbling over", Steffen said in a statement. Essentially, parts of the earth would become uninhabitable, sea levels would rise dramatically and a whole host of other problems would emerge in a domino effect. Read More »

Meteor shower in the Netherlands

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An estimated 60 to 70 meteors will soar through the sky per hour on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com that this year's shower should feature 60 to 70 meteors per hour at its peak. The higher the radiant, the more meteors appear all over the sky. In preparation for this cosmic event, planetarium specialist Monica Marshall of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is here to explain what a meteor shower is and provide tips for seeing ... Read More »

Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

Skygazers can witness up to a whopping 60 and 70 meteors every hours. The Perseids will light up the sky with dozens of meteors an hour on August 11 to 13, setting up a spectacular show for stargazers. Perhaps you might remember an fantastic meteor show back in the early 1990s? You may have a slightly better chance if you face northeast. Just allow yourself 30 minutes for your eyes to get adjusted to the dark. Read More »

NASA to launch first-ever solar mission to ‘touch the sun’

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On its first pass by the sun, three months after launch, the Parker Solar Probe will already be closer to the sun than any other spacecraft has ever been - about 10 million miles out, or about 65 solar radii. The Parker Solar Probe sits in a clean room on July 6, 2018, at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, after the installation of its heat shield. Read More »

Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

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However, tropical-storm-force winds and pounding, risky surf are possible late Tuesday and Wednesday. The center of Hector will pass about 200 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu. Read More »

Massive glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' in space

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A possible "rogue" planetary-mass over 12 times more massive than Jupiter has been found drifting alone through space around 20 light years away from Earth. How the sunless planet has such strong auroras, similar to those seen in our own Solar System's giant planets, remains a mystery. Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with a odd glow just outside the solar system, where it is just drifting without any kind of orbit. Read More »

Hurricane Hector barrels towards Hawaii

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Hurricane Hector is tracking for a close call with Hawaii's Big Island, parts of which are still coping with destruction from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano. State officials urged residents to take precaution and prepare for the storm. "Hector is our first hurricane this year". "Hector could also track farther north near Hawaii if its forward speed slows down". Read More »

SpaceX's brand new, recyclable Falcon 9 rocket launches again

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The reusable stage one booster touched down on the droneship " Of Course I Still Love You " approximately nine minutes after launch. The landing was the second for this particular first stage, which also pulled one off on May 11 during the first-ever flight of a Block 5 Falcon 9. Read More »

NASA announces crew for first commercial space flights

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The competition asked private spaceflight companies to develop new astronaut-ready spacecraft - and Boeing and SpaceX emerged as top winners. NASA has chosen Northeast Philly native and Drexel grad Chris Ferguson to lead crew members on a first-of-its-kind journey to the International Space Station next year. Read More »

Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

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Their findings were published this week, showing that this is the first time that the observatory's radio-telescope could detect the object outside our solar system. That research also showed that the planet is on its own, not orbiting a star. Its young age meant that it was in fact so much less massive that it could be a free-floating planet. Read More »

Scott Calls For Action On Red Tide Amid Political Clamor

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According to U.S. network CNN, this year's effect of the red tide on marine life has been unprecedented. The state's governor has declared a state of emergency. Social media has been inundated with images of dead animals that failed to escape the toxic bloom washing up on the Gulf of Mexico beaches across Florida. Read More »

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly on US' first private spaceships

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NASA introduced the nine USA astronauts who will fly on commercial Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft on Friday. "Both contractors have said that their schedules are aggressive and they set ambitious-rather than realistic-dates, only to frequently delay them", says Cristina Chaplain , the GAO director who provides oversight for NASA, including the Commercial Crew program . Read More »

These Astronauts Will Fly SpaceX, Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS

American astronauts haven't launched from the USA since 2011, and the first commercial company to make that happen first will undoubtedly receive accolades. These missions mostly include veterans from the Space Shuttle program , though it will be Aunapu Mann and Cassada's first trips to space. Trump's Twitter praise for the astronauts did appear to gloss over the fact that NASA is actually paying SpaceX and Boeing to fly American astronauts. Read More »

Heavy duty telescope recorded an unusual signal from space

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According to a statement released in The Astronomer's Telegram (a bulletin board of astronomical observations posted by accredited scientists ), the mystery signal - named FRB 180725A after the year, month and day it was detected - transmitted in frequencies as low as 580 megahertz, almost 200 MHz lower than any other FRBs ever detected. Read More »