• Lift-Off! NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe To 'Touch The Sun'
Lift-Off! NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe To 'Touch The Sun'

With the new probe, NASA is aiming to collect data on corona and its solar winds in order to help understand and predict how it will be further affecting the earth's space environment. NASA chief of the science mission directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, said on Saturday that Parker is an "incredible hero of our scientific community", and called the p...

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  • Perseid meteor shower: Incredible timelapse shows 300 shooting stars an hour
Perseid meteor shower: Incredible timelapse shows 300 shooting stars an hour

Yet, light pollution in towns and cities can prevent optimum viewing conditions, and reduce the visibility of the shooting stars. The meteors can be traced to the Perseus constellation, from which they get their name, which will climb in the northeastern sky as the evening passes.

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

Here is our guide to the must-see meteor showers of 2018 - including the spectacular Perseids shower which will peak this weekend - as well as where and how to see them. The ice and dust from that field then burn up in our atmosphere, creating the meteor shower. Because of this, meteor rates could be as high as 200 per hour.

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching USA space travel
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching USA space travel

An astronaut of Indian origin Sunita Williams is among the nine. The seven men and two women will also be the first astronauts to fly in capsules developed and built by the private sector as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. "I'll tell you, being able to launch to the International Space Station from US soil, I can't imagine better", Cas...

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  • Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements
Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

Federal data show the increased cost consumers would pay for the more efficient vehicles is dwarfed by the amount of money they would save at the pump, undermining the argument that drivers will stay in older, unsafe vehicles, advocates for the tougher rules say.

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  • US to propose revoking Calif. authority to set auto emissions rules
US to propose revoking Calif. authority to set auto emissions rules

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that he is "ready to use every legal tool at our disposal to protect the current vehicle emission standards". Supreme Court. California officials have long said they will sue if the Environmental Protection Agency makes good on the threat. The EPA and Transportation Department did not immediat...

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  • Super Soaker: Stormy Day Will Bring Showers, Heavy Downpours
Super Soaker: Stormy Day Will Bring Showers, Heavy Downpours

Potential hazards include high winds, locally heavy rains, rip currents and an elevated risk of tornadoes. Any of the developing storms will be capable of very heavy rainfall along with frequent lightning. Wednesday will be mostly sunny and a little warmer with highs in the mid 80s and dew points in the 60s. Remember the Storm Team 12 app can al...

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  • Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday
Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

Unfortunately this historic event will not be witnessed in its entirety by us North Americans, who have the worst seats on the planet - literally! The Blood Moon is an occurrence where sunlight causes the eclipsing sun to appear red in colour.

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  • Astronomers find 12 new moons around Jupiter
Astronomers find 12 new moons around Jupiter

That's how many moons astronomers have now identified orbiting the planet Jupiter . In an interesting new solar discovery, 12 new moons - 11 " normal " outer moons, and one being called an oddball' , have been found orbiting Jupiter. The 12th and final moon, however, has instead been labeled an " oddball " by the team. Nine of the 12 moons ...

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  • Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat
Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

Officials have said the jaguar will not be euthanized in the wake of the incident. "Nothing's going to happen to the jaguar itself". Also kept in this area are the alpacas, giant anteaters, spider monkeys, bats, tropical frogs, monkeys and tarantulas.

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  • Tropical storm Chris expected to become hurricane as it heads north
Tropical storm Chris expected to become hurricane as it heads north

Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipated after rushing over Dominica, but forecasters said strong gusty winds and locally heavy rains could reach Puerto Rico , the Virgin Islands, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic Monday night, possibly causing flooding or mudslides.

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  • First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert
First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

Currently, Beryl is moving west-northwest at about 18 miles per hour (29 km/h) and had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 km/h). Beryl is expected to move through the Lesser Antilles tonight and weaken to a tropical wave by Monday , according to the hurricane center .

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  • Atlantic hurricane season forecast changes for the better with fewer storms predicted
Atlantic hurricane season forecast changes for the better with fewer storms predicted

It formed in May, just before the June 1 start of hurricane season. Tropical waves are areas of low air pressure which move from east to west across the tropics, causing areas of cloudiness and thunderstorms. Forecasters noted that remnants of the storm could bring heavy rains and winds in portions of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. I...

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  • Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch
Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch

Trump stressed the new Space Force would be "separate but equal" from the Air Force , which now deals with military issues outside of the earth's atmosphere while NASA is in charge of civilian projects. In his statement, Trump said: "This is a giant step toward inspiring future generations and toward reclaiming America's proud destiny in spac...

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  • Virginia Tech researchers hopeful positively identified Giant Hogweed will remain contained
Virginia Tech researchers hopeful positively identified Giant Hogweed will remain contained

The plant has many look-alikes, but is large - about 7-to-14 feet tall. Since the discovery others have reported giant hogweed sightings, but Martin said the Berryville plant is the only confirmed sighting. Giant hogweed is native to Central and Southeast Asia. Compresses soaked in an aluminum acetate mixture - available at pharmacies - can p...

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  • NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface
NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface

NASA says the findings "suggest the planet could have supported ancient life" and serves as additional evidence dealing with the question concerning any current life on Mars . They thought mudstone rocks, formed from silt accumulated at the bottom of the ancient lake, might hold some clues and analyzed the powdered samples from Curiosity's ...

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  • India's Modi calls for crackdown on plastic pollution
India's Modi calls for crackdown on plastic pollution

Let's do our bit to protect this attractive planet and make it a better place to live in for all that walk upon it. Since it was first celebrated in 1974, the Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertification and global warming.

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  • SpaceX Rocket Launch Of SES-12 Set For June 4, 2018
SpaceX Rocket Launch Of SES-12 Set For June 4, 2018

The satellite was earlier sheduled to be set in motion in to the orbit with the help of a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX pad situated in Florida on Friday at 12:29 a.m. So we're going really high. The good side of all this is it actually extends our (on orbit) life capability from 15 to 22 years. After extensive tests and checko...

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  • Plan to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis announced
Plan to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis announced

The cost of attempting to eradicate this bacterial infection, which only affects cattle, is also staggering with the estimate now $886 million. Government will meet 68 per cent of this cost and DairyNZ and Beef+Lamb New Zealand will meet 32 per cent.

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  • Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86
Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

According to Bean's official NASA biography, Mission II "accomplished 150 percent of its pre-mission forecast goals". "I'd always wanted to be a pilot, ever since I could remember", Bean said in the NASA oral history. "Alan and I have been best friends for 55 years - ever since the day we became astronauts", said Walt Cunningham, a Lunar Module...

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  • Notley slams B.C. premier on Trans Mountain pipeline
Notley slams B.C. premier on Trans Mountain pipeline

Trudeau dispatched Morneau to negotiate a deal with Kinder Morgan in mid-April, a week after the company halted all non-essential spending on the $7.4-billion pipeline pending reassurances from Ottawa that opposition to the project was not going to prevent it from being completed.

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward
Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward

Alberto is now forecast to make landfall early Monday morning as a strong tropical storm. Isolated areas could see as much as 15 inches. Gulf Coast residents should "take this storm seriously", the National Weather Service said early on Sunday, as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north, threatening heavy rains and winds to the southern coasta...

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  • Alberto forms, puts Florida under flood watch
Alberto forms, puts Florida under flood watch

The 1 p.m. update on Subtropical Storm Alberto from the National Hurricane Center says the story is still almost stationary . For the fourth consecutive time, Hurricane Season will start with a name already checked off before June 1st.

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  • WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th
WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th

According to orbit calculations made by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the May 15 close approach is the closest of this particular asteroid in almost 300 years. According to Fox News , 2010 WC9 was first spotted in November 2010 by the NASA-backed space project Catalina Sky Survey , but was then lost for several years, only to be re...

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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket into space
Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket into space

Such tasks belong to the firm's initiatives to establish totally as well as quickly multiple-use rockets as well as spacecraft. This work is a key priority of SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk , who has said that such technology could slash the cost of spaceflight and make ambitious goals such as the colonization of Mars economically feasible.

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