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NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

Its closest approach will be in 2024. Sixty years ago, a young astrophysicist at the University of Chicago, Eugene Parker , proposed the existence of solar wind. "With each orbit, we'll be seeing n...

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Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018

Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018

A solar eclipse occurs, when Moon, the sun and the earth aligned in the same straight line. The partial eclipse will be a small eclipse as the moon will cover only the edge of the sun, with much o...

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How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

Meanwhile, the best place to view the Perseids meteor shower is in the Northern Hemisphere, so viewers in the United Kingdom and USA should be golden. This weekend , Twarog is anticipating a sli...

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When to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Manitoba this weekend

When to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Manitoba this weekend

So when is the Perseid meteor shower? 'This year the Moon will not be up there around the Perseid's peak, so it will not contaminate the sky with its light: so, the sky will be dark and meteors wi...

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Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows

This makes the summertime display one of only three annual showers that produce this many. The shower is expected to peak on the night of Sunday August 12, though Saturday and Monday will also offer...

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PM Turnbull Promises Emergency Relief to Drought-Stricken Farmers in Regional Australia

PM Turnbull Promises Emergency Relief to Drought-Stricken Farmers in Regional Australia

Drought-stricken farmers are being urged to take advantage of relief packages as debate again rages within Turnbull government ranks about the impact of climate change. "I worry every day I go to visi...

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Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

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. Far out to sea was newly ...

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Hurricane Hector Hurdles Toward Hawaii and Still-Erupting Kilauea Volcano

Hurricane Hector Hurdles Toward Hawaii and Still-Erupting Kilauea Volcano

Scientists say a helicopter overflight on Monday confirms a significant reduction in lava output from a fissure in a Big Island community where new volcanic cracks first opened on May 3. CNN meteorol...

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Spectacular rogue planet sadly not heading toward Earth

Spectacular rogue planet sadly not heading toward Earth

The massive planet is 20 light years away from Earth. It lies right on the border between planet and brown dwarf or failed star , says Melodie Kao , the first study author. Astronomers found it usin...

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Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

The return of crew flights to US soil will end NASA's politically inconvenient reliance on Russian Federation for transporting astronauts to the ISS. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine , who made t...

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Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

A final single-engine burn put the brakes on for landing on the droneship "Of Course I Still Love You" stationed several hundred miles east of Cape Canaveral. Tuesday's flight came 16 days after an ea...

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Family excited about Sunita Williams’s space hat-trick

Family excited about Sunita Williams’s space hat-trick

Some of the newly named crew, like Cassada, joined NASA expecting to fly on Soyuz spacecraft before any new American ship. In attendance for the announcement will be NASA Administrator Jim Briden...

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Coles Backflips On Plastic Bag Ban, Again

Coles Backflips On Plastic Bag Ban, Again

Adding to concerns, the reusable bags are thicker than single-use bags and take longer to break down, meaning they could also cause greater environmental damage, the Australian Broadcasting Corporati...

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NASA names new crews for space travel

SpaceX did not give a reason for the delay of its first crewed test flight. And astronauts will fly on Boeing's CST-100 Starliner sometime after that, in the middle of 2019. Bridenstine also in...

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Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

Consumers Union , the advocacy division of Consumer Reports , said consumers could save between $3,200 per auto and $4,800 per truck over the life of the vehicle under that standard, and that they wo...

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NASA confirms delays in Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew flights

NASA confirms delays in Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew flights

SpaceX and Boeing built new spaceships for NASA to fly its astronauts into orbit. The schedule was that Starliner would test an uncrewed flight this month and then a crewed launch in November. ...

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Researchers Off Kauai Discovered a Strange New Whale/Dolphin Hybrid

Researchers Off Kauai Discovered a Strange New Whale/Dolphin Hybrid

The team will be returning to Kauai's waters next month, when they hope to get more photos of the new hybrid whale-dolphin as well as further research on other species in the area. But as Quanta Maga...

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Discovery of water on Mars 'could change the whole game'

Discovery of water on Mars 'could change the whole game'

The picture on the right, taken on July 18, 2018, features a global dust storm, with spring in the southern hemisphere. Try your best to catch the opposition this year, since Mars won't be this cl...

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NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology

NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology

Add a telescope and you can see a detailed view of the planet's surface and its polar caps. Nope. In 2003, Mars was 34.6 million miles from Earth and the closest it had been in almost 60,000 yea...

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Blood moon observed with all its glory in Turkey

Blood moon observed with all its glory in Turkey

Mars was also at its closest point to Earth since 2003 last night and will be over the next few days. Total Lunar Eclipse of July 27, 2018 . If that doesn't resolve your FOMO, be patient: No...

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