• Lane intensifying, still a tropical storm
Lane intensifying, still a tropical storm

TS Lane is expected to strengthen rapidly, whipping up hurricane force winds by late Thursday or early Friday morning, likely becoming at least a Category 3 hurricane by the weekend. This will then bring heavy rain and strong winds to the north-east this weekend'. However, the main band of rain is set to arrive in the early hours of Sunday mornin...

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  • Perseid meteor shower lights up skies over Greece
Perseid meteor shower lights up skies over Greece

Because the meteor shower's peak arrived just after the new moon on Saturday (Aug. 11), the dark "moonless" sky provided excellent conditions for spotting meteors in the night sky. People lie on the ground to watch the Perseid meteor shower as an airplane flies over the Al Qudra desert, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 12, 2018.

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  • Manned space mission by 2022: PM Modi during Independence Day speech
Manned space mission by 2022: PM Modi during Independence Day speech

According to NDTV , the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO ) plans to send three astronauts into space over the next few years, with the first mission taking place within 40 months from now at a cost of Rs. Life support system and conditioning of astronauts for the space environment is one of the key technological challenges, said Nair. Qu...

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  • Engility Completes Validation Work of NASA Solar Probe Program
Engility Completes Validation Work of NASA Solar Probe Program

The mission will provide critical research data regarding essential solar mysteries. The other day we talked a bit about the NASA Parker Solar Probe and how it would eventually become the fastest man-made object ever . The Parker Solar Probe will endure wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the ...

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  • Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads
Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

Red tide has been documented in Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840s and naturally occurs every year, but it usually subsides in the summer and has instead continued to worsen in its 10th month, prompting the executive order . Officials say almost 300 sea turtles have died because of the toxic bloom. The resulting unpleasant smell, compromised air...

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  • Experts track newly formed storms over Atlantic, Pacific
Experts track newly formed storms over Atlantic, Pacific

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. A subtropical storm is similar to a tropical storm in that it develops over the open ocean waters and, like a tropical storm, it has winds of...

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  • NASA launches probe to circle the sun and possibly unlock mysteries
NASA launches probe to circle the sun and possibly unlock mysteries

NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced. 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.

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  • Why NASA's Parker Solar Probe won't melt
Why NASA's Parker Solar Probe won't melt

In an unprecedented quest, the Parker Solar Probe will fly within 3.8 million miles of the sun's surface. Saturday's planned departure date was foiled by last-minute technical problems but NASA pointed out that there was no better day for the launch of a mission to "touch the sun" than Sunday.

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  • Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies
Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies

The Perseids take their name from the constellation Perseus, the constellation from which they are thought to have originated. The best way to catch the shower is by travelling out of the city (if you aren't already) to a quiet spot not affected by light pollution.

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  • Paleontologists Find Extraordinary Set of Mega-Shark Teeth in Australia | Paleontology
Paleontologists Find Extraordinary Set of Mega-Shark Teeth in Australia | Paleontology

Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly holds a giant shark tooth-evidence that a shark almost twice the size of a great white once stalked Australia's ancient oceans-at the Melbourne Museum on August 9, 2018. It's rare to find more than one matching shark tooth at a time because sharks naturally lose their teeth one at a time throughout their lives, so...

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  • Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF
Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF

This will be within 6 million kilometres of the sun's surface, closer than any other spacecraft has been before. The probe, named after American solar astrophysicist Eugene Newman Parker, will have to survive hard heat and radiation conditions.

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  • NASA braces for launch of historic spaceship to Sun
NASA braces for launch of historic spaceship to Sun

If the probe doesn't launch on Sunday, the window for a successful launch doesn't close until August 23. The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosphere, known as the corona, coming within 6.16 million kilometres of its surface during a seven-year mission.

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  • Veterinarians Grapple With How To Save A Starving Orca
Veterinarians Grapple With How To Save A Starving Orca

Teri Rowles of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that if they find J50 before she dies they'll assess her health and determine if they will administer antibiotics by pole or by dart, and she may receive further treatment of salmon laced with medication.

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  • Hector moves WEST - Hawaii Big Island hit at 2pm
Hector moves WEST - Hawaii Big Island hit at 2pm

As of 5 AM this morning, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center says the center of the storm was located about 220 miles south-southeast of Hilo. This general motion is expected to continue through Thursday, with a gradual turn toward the northwest expected Friday and Saturday.

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  • Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today
Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

It's not the kind of place to take your family on a weekend adventure! A total solar eclipse - like the one that took place on August 21, 2017 - occurs when the disk of the moon blocks 100% of the sun. We call that crossing point a "node". Photographic film is also inappropriate for taking a picture of the eclipse. What time is the solar eclip...

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  • Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?
Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

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".

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  • What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun
What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

Parker's 2.4 metre heat shield is just 11 centimetres thick. And it is like never before; thanks to its revolutionary heat shield which is capable of withstanding 1,370 degrees Celsius. With a carbon heat shield, the probe will travel to within six-point-one million kilometers of the sun's surface. Its first close solar approach will be on 5 Novemb...

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  • Prime viewing awaits observers of this year’s Perseid meteor shower
Prime viewing awaits observers of this year’s Perseid meteor shower

The view is expected to be exceptional this year because the showers coincide with a new moon. "The Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower because they're a summer watching event when people are often more relaxed, kids don't have to be up early for school, and the weather is so much more accommodating than in the colder fall or ...

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  • Australians eat ‘parma’ for drought-stricken farmers
Australians eat ‘parma’ for drought-stricken farmers

A crippling drought is ravaging vast tracts of Australia's pastoral heartlands, decimating herds and putting desperate farmers under intense financial and emotional strain, with little relief in sight. What is drought and when is it declared? There was also cash for counselling and mental health services, with drought-related stress and even s...

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  • Why the Perseid Meteor Shower Blazes Through the Sky Every Summer
Why the Perseid Meteor Shower Blazes Through the Sky Every Summer

While a falling meteorite can be seen any night of the year, it's this weekend when the sky puts on a show as the Earth passes through the stream of the comet. The best views will come before dawn on the 13th, Astronomymagazine predicts. With a new moon providing an extra-dark backdrop to the spectacle, the shooting stars will be brighter than ...

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