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8 interesting facts you should know before the partial solar eclipse

8 interesting facts you should know before the partial solar eclipse On August 11, a part of the Sun will appear to be covered by the Moon's shadow. Canadians will only be able to spot it early in the morning in Nunavut, but the rest of the country - and the entire US - will be out of luck. Photographic film is also inappropriate for taking a picture of the eclipse. In case you haven't been keeping track, this will be the third eclipse in less than a month. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of ‘shooting stars’ will light up the sky this weekend

Hundreds of ‘shooting stars’ will light up the sky this weekend This meteor shower and others can be seen in a time lapse from space in an interactive map provided with data from NASA Ames Researcher Peter Jenniskens. The Perseids are part of the 16-mile comet Swift-Tuttle's trail of dust, and they're named after the constellation Perseus, according to the American Meteor Society . [Full Article...]

How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend

How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend Patience is also a virtue, with shooting stars tending to appear in clusters, followed by a lull. The smoke is expected to clear, slightly, by Saturday. There are some comets astronomers have been studying for years and they know they have large clumps along the orbit as opposed to a stream of particles. [Full Article...]

Get ready for a ideal Perseid meteor show

By Monday morning, that boundary should have cleared and it looks like viewing conditions will be good for just about all of New England. You can still see meteors before and after the Perseid showers peak, and you dont need special equipment. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Debby heads to North Atlantic; not a threat to Jamaica

Tropical Storm Debby heads to North Atlantic; not a threat to Jamaica Hector's center will track about 150 miles south of the Big Island today, then continuing westward, remaining well south of the rest of the Hawaiian Islands through Thursday. Subtropical storms usually have winds that are spread out farther from the center, and they are often asymmetric. The tropical Atlantic remains cooler than normal and there is a relatively high potential that a weak El Ni... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector: Category 4 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track today

Hurricane Hector: Category 4 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track today Hurricane Hector is on track to hit the Big Island of Hawaii according to CNN . Hector is now about 1,130 miles (1,820km) east of South Point, Hawaii, and is forecast to cross into the central Pacific today. The County of Hawai'i reports that the county is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Hector in the Central Pacific region later this week. The current Kilauea lava flow from one of... [Full Article...]

New planet with strong aurora discovered 20 light years from Earth

New planet with strong aurora discovered 20 light years from Earth It is simply floating through space without any tethers to a star . Wandering some 20 light years away from the sun, the 200-million-year-old planet has been dubbed "rogue planet" as it is traveling through space without orbiting any parent star. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship comes back to earth from ISS

SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship comes back to earth from ISS NASA has tapped nine astronauts to become the first to launch to space from American soil since the Space Shuttle program was retired in 2011. "Space has transformed the American way of life", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said during the event. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches Indonesian satellite

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches Indonesian satellite 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. "We are going to be very rigorous in taking this rocket apart and confirming our design assumptions to be confident that it is indeed able to be reused without being taken apart", Elon Musk, SpaceX's founder and CEO, had said during a conf... [Full Article...]

NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights

NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights Boeing; Shayanne Gal/Business InsiderAn illustration of a NASA astronaut flying with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsules. He will be joined by Victor Glover , a Navy commander who will be making his first trip into space. Ferguson is the veteran of three space shuttle missions. [Full Article...]

NASA Assigns Crews to First Commercial Spacecraft Flights

The space agency announced that the nine astronauts will launch on the first crewed test flights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX . Boeing said earlier this week it would carry out a test flight of the Starliner vehicle without humans later this year or in early 2019, after it suffered an issue with the capsule's launch abort system ... [Full Article...]

Administration's 'own numbers don't even support' fuel-efficiency proposal

Administration's 'own numbers don't even support' fuel-efficiency proposal On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that it would be freezing Obama-era fuel efficiency guidelines that required US vehicles to become significantly more fuel efficient. Transport has become the largest sector source of greenhouse gas emissions in the USA, as cheap fuel has encouraged Americans to buy larger vehicles such as SUVs. [Full Article...]

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing The Starliner and Crew Dragon will launch American astronauts on American-made spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station for the first time since NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011. In March, SpaceX performed two parachute tests, the company's 14th and 15th overall parachute test supporting Crew Dragon development in the Mojave Desert in Southern Californ... [Full Article...]

Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin'

Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin' But while the discovery is definitely cool, many news reports have jumped the gun a little bit by referring to the creature as a totally "new species". Before you go tie your head in knots wondering how a whale managed to successfully reproduce with a dolphin - it didn't. There may be similar hybrids out there, he told HuffPost . [Full Article...]

Liquid water on Mars and what this means

Liquid water on Mars and what this means Because of gravitational influences and the tilt of the planets' orbits, Mars sometimes comes even closer than usual to Earth - the 2003 opposition was the closest pass in almost 60,000 years. Mackay explained that the Earth gets farther from the sun as the year continues. It's all thanks to a phenomenon called " opposition ", which means the Earth is sandwiched between the Sun and Mars. [Full Article...]

Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting

Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting Earth takes roughly a year (or 365.25 days, to be exact) to complete a revolution around the sun, while Mars does it in 1.88 years (approximately 687 days). Mars will be visible with a telescope or the naked eye by looking south, but it will not be as big as the moon as one urban legend says. The two stellar bodies will not meet again this close for another 17 years. [Full Article...]

'Blood moon' to dazzle sky gazers for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse

'Blood moon' to dazzle sky gazers for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse The longest lunar eclipse of this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Friday . Australians eager to catch a glimpse of a once-in-a-lifetime " blood moon " set their alarms for early on Saturday morning in order to catch the 4.24am eclipse . [Full Article...]

Blood Moon dazzles, was longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

Blood Moon dazzles, was longest lunar eclipse of 21st century At this time, "red planet" appeared like an orange-red star. England has been scorched by a ruthless sun for weeks, but in some areas stargazers gathered only to see the moon obscured by a sudden spell of cloudy weather. The only light which can be seen is refracted through the Earth's shadow and this light looks red just like with the sunset. The total lunar eclipse, which turns the moon blood-... [Full Article...]

Longest eclipse of century to occur

Longest eclipse of century to occur Friday's will be long, lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes. Best Eclipse will be seen in the middle East, in the Eastern part of Africa, India and in the Western part of China. A look at what you need to know about the longest lunar eclipse of the century , the " blood moon " eclipse, and why you may have to travel to see it. [Full Article...]

Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century

Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century The next total lunar eclipse in the United Kingdom will take place on January 19 2019. The eclipse will be visible in the regions covering Australia, Asia, Russia - except the northern part, Africa, Europe, east of South America and Antarctica. [Full Article...]


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