NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun

The probe, about the size of a vehicle, will fly through the Sun's atmosphere and will come as close as 3.8 million miles to the star's surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before (... More..

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Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower

National Weather Service said. Reaching its peak visibility this weekend, a number of eager stargazers were dazzled by last night's (11 August) astronomical show, where a number of lovely shooting stars and g...More..

Shark Teeth 25 Million Years Old Found By Amateur in Australia
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Shark Teeth 25 Million Years Old Found By Amateur in Australia

The shark was about twice the length of a normal great white shark. "These teeth are of global significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the...More..

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

The craft will endure extreme heat while zooming through the solar corona to study the Sun's outer atmosphere that gives rise to the solar winds. The shield should enable the spacecraft to survive its close s...More..

NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range

The probe will dip inside this tenuous atmosphere, sampling conditions, and getting to just 6.16 million km (3.83 million miles) from the Sun's broiling "surface". "The sun is full of mysteries", said Nicky Fox...More..

The best meteor shower in years is happening August 11-13
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

The best meteor shower in years is happening August 11-13

You can expect 60 to 70 meteors per hour during the hour. Make sure to look up this weekend as the Perseid Meteor Shower puts on its annual show in the skies above South Florida. The Perseids appear to radiat...More..

Hurricane Hector to Skirt South of Hawaii as it Weakens
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hurricane Hector to Skirt South of Hawaii as it Weakens

Hurricane-force winds will extend outward up to 40 miles (65km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds will extend up to 115 miles (185km). Hurricane Hector is passing south of the Big Island, and t...More..

Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is generally the best of the year. Leftover clouds from any daytime storms may get in the way of our view at night. Experts are of the view that on an average around 100 meteors ma...More..

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

A solar eclipse occurs, when Moon, the sun and the earth aligned in the same straight line. Even some parts of the World as well will witness the partial solar eclipse on 11 August 2018. The partial solar ...More..

Endangered orca that sparked worldwide rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Endangered orca that sparked worldwide rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters

But Paul Cottrell of Fisheries and Oceans Canada says paperwork is still being looked at to be sure any effort to treat J-50 in Canadian waters does not affect other members of the 75-member southern resident p...More..

NASA ready for trip to the sun
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

NASA ready for trip to the sun

It's the fastest any man-made object will have ever traveled and the probe will likely hold that title for a long time. Over the course of about seven years, the spacecraft will orbit the sun about 24 times, ...More..

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

This year there will be favourable viewing conditions. For the best views, Cooke recommends finding a dark place , away from any sources of light, and simply lying on your back and looking straight up. It ...More..

Drought-hit Australian farmers to kill kangaroos
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Drought-hit Australian farmers to kill kangaroos

However, the state government has refused to officially declare the drought a natural disaster akin to a flood or bushfire and ignored an offer of military help. The federal government has announced $12,000 gra...More..

Powerful tremor hits Indonesia days after quake kills 350
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Powerful tremor hits Indonesia days after quake kills 350

A strong aftershock has shaken the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing the collapse of several buildings. Houses damaged by an natural disaster are seen in North Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. South Korean ...More..

Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

The comet is the largest object known to repeatedly careen by earth, with a nucleus of 16 miles wide. Perseid meteors tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce th...More..

Persied meteor shower peaks this weekend
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Persied meteor shower peaks this weekend

It has a nucleus of about 16 miles wide and last passed by Earth in 1992, however, Earth passes through the dust and debris it leaves behind every year, which is what creates the Perseid meteor shower. It's b...More..

by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Don't miss the meteor shower

According to NASA, the previous night (August 11-12) will also be spectacular. The Perseids happen each year as Earth passes through the trail of dust left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, which makes a full...More..

NASA’s Spacecraft Will Be Launched Next Week to ‘Touch the Sun’
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

NASA’s Spacecraft Will Be Launched Next Week to ‘Touch the Sun’

NASA is getting ready for one hot mission. In a statement, NASA said the probe "will travel through the sun's atmosphere, closer to its surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation ...More..

Hurricane, tropical storm are swirling off western Mexico
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hurricane, tropical storm are swirling off western Mexico

The storm, which has been monitored for the last few days, was located 1160 miles west of the Azores in the northern Atlantic Ocean, according to the 11 am advisory from the NHC. Both are in effect from noon Tu...More..

Perseid meteor shower peaks next weekend
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Perseid meteor shower peaks next weekend

The shower is caused by the Earth's atmosphere running into the comet debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, happening every August. According to NASA , you would be able to see some meteors at 10 pm, b...More..

Heat warning issued for southern Ontario for Sunday and Monday
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Heat warning issued for southern Ontario for Sunday and Monday

City officials also issued a heat warning for Toronto on Sunday. Environment Canada says risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working ...More..

Scientists discover
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Scientists discover "rogue planet" outside solar system

The VLA observations provided both the first radio detection and the first measurement of the magnetic field of a possible planetary mass object beyond our solar system. That's because spotting the dips in the ...More..

Man Arrested For Taunting A Yellowstone Bison
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Man Arrested For Taunting A Yellowstone Bison

The US National Park Service said 55-year-old Raymond Reinke of Pendleton , Oregon , caused a disturbance on Thursday in Many Glacier Hotel . According to the National Park Service, bison have inju...More..

Rain showers and storms on the way to West Michigan
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Rain showers and storms on the way to West Michigan

Similar to today , there will be a slight chance of isolated afternoon showers. Highs will reach the low 80s with a skosh less humidity. Scattered showers and storms are possible once again in the afternoon ...More..

Climate Change: What A
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Climate Change: What A "Hothouse" Earth Would Really Look Like

A new worldwide study has found that the world could face a "hothouse" climate where efforts to reduce emissions will have no impact if the Earth's global average temperature increases by a further 1 degree C...More..

Hurricane Hector tracks toward Hawaii
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Hurricane Hector tracks toward Hawaii

The storm is located about 1,360 miles east of South Point, Hawaii, located on the Big Island. Hector is expected to continue moving west and have a slight increase in speed over the next couple of days. Stat...More..

Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX

For Telkom Indonesia, the launch restores the state-owned operator's fleet back to three satellites after one of its satellites exploded in orbit last August. The company has big plans to use the Block 5 to ena...More..

NASA names crews and dates for first USA commercial missions
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

NASA names crews and dates for first USA commercial missions

NASA's last space shuttle mission, the STS-135 flight coincidently commanded by Boeing's Ferguson, flew in July 2011. The assignments will come from among a list of four astronauts who have already been tra...More..

Rogue planet with mystical aurora discovered drifting beyond our solar system
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Rogue planet with mystical aurora discovered drifting beyond our solar system

The rogue planet is 20 light-years from Earth, and it could provide scientists " a new way of detecting exoplanets, including the elusive rogue ones not orbiting a parent star ", explains researcher Gregg Halli...More..

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

Crews on Florida's Sanibel Island shoveled up and bagged dead fish Thursday as southwest Florida deals with one of the longest red tide outbreaks in years. Harvesting of shellfish like clams, oysters or mussels...More..