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Get ready for a ideal Perseid meteor show

Even better news still, the moon won't be spoiling the view. "You can look anywhere you want to - even directly overhead". The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of th...

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Subtropical Storm Debby develops in the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby develops in the Atlantic

Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach the southeast and east shores of the Big Island and eastern Maui later Wednesday, and produce large and unsafe surfs . "The storm is moving toward the...

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Hawaiian Islands closely watching Category 4 Hurricane Hector

Hawaiian Islands closely watching Category 4 Hurricane Hector

Hector was a Category 3 storm early Sunday as it churned toward the Hawaiian Islands, an archipelago that includes the Big Island. Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach the southeast and ...

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Discovery: Huge glowing 'rogue' planet drifting through space

Discovery: Huge glowing 'rogue' planet drifting through space

The planet is only around 20 light years from Earth, but it's not really doing much besides relaxing in the vastness of space. A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. Initially the object was...

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Meet the first astronauts to fly the new SpaceX and Boeing spaceships

Meet the first astronauts to fly the new SpaceX and Boeing spaceships

Leading up to the a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center here, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said it was a historic moment for the space agency, saying: "We are going to launch American astron...

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Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

This rocket was used to place Indonesia's Merah Putih satellite into orbit and that payload was offloaded 32 minutes after launch, heralding the mission a complete success. Musk has said Block 5 wil...

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Giant Rogue Planet Wandering Outside Our Solar System Has Been Discovered

Giant Rogue Planet Wandering Outside Our Solar System Has Been Discovered

They call it a "rogue" planet because it has no orbit or it is not tethered to a parent star. At 200 million years old and approximately 20 light-years from Earth, SIMP0136 has a surface temperature...

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New Coles plastic bag move 'a weak act'

New Coles plastic bag move 'a weak act'

Every state and territory except New South Wales has either outlawed single-use plastic bags , or has plans to ban them. The retail boss sent an all-staff email empathising with his team that the c...

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Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

NASA said the spacecraft returned to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds (more than 1,700 kilograms) of cargo, including specimens from biological experiments conducted on-board the space station. Spac...

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Trump Pumps the Brakes on Obama-Era Fuel Standards - Hit & Run

Trump Pumps the Brakes on Obama-Era Fuel Standards - Hit & Run

The proposal outlined Thursday would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy requirements adopted under the Obama administration in collaboration with California . As auto manufacturers boost...

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Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday

Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday

The space agency, in 2014, had joined forces with SpaceX and Boeing to build the Crew Dragon lifting-off atop the Falcon 9 rocket and the Starliner spacecraft to lift-off atop a United Launch ...

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How new fuel standards will impact California vehicles

In a 978-page document (pdf) released on August 2, the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are also proposing to retract a waiver issued to California in 2013, which enabl...

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Scientists have discovered a unique hybrid of a Dolphin and a whale

Scientists have discovered a unique hybrid of a Dolphin and a whale

There's still limited information on the Hawaiian populations of the two species involved, so further studies are necessary to determine whether this played a role in the hybrid's birth. News of t...

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Mars appearing bigger and brighter this weekend

Mars appearing bigger and brighter this weekend

Some forms of microbial life are known to thrive in Earth's subglacial environments, but could underground pockets of salty, sediment-rich liquid water on Mars also provide a suitable habitat, either ...

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Former Trump adviser says Cohen has lost credibility with secret taping

Former Trump adviser says Cohen has lost credibility with secret taping

New York, where the taping reportedly took place, legally requires only one person's consent for such a recording. US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said that Tr...

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Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

Mars has been appearing brighter than usual since July 27, but tonight is the planet's closest approach to Earth . NASA has captured many images of the planet-wide dust storm that has been a...

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Longest total lunar eclipse concludes Friday night

Longest total lunar eclipse concludes Friday night

If the rain clouds permitted, the moon will appear entirely red or ruddy brown in the whole of India at 10:44 pm local time and will reach "totality" past midnight. It usually gives the moon a r...

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Eclipse 2018 in pictures: Best photos of the Blood Moon

Eclipse 2018 in pictures: Best photos of the Blood Moon

At the same time, Mars will hover near the moon in the night sky, easily visible to the naked eye. However, July 27th blood moon eclipse could not be seen in North and Central America. Here we...

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Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

Yosemite Valley, which hasn't been closed because of fire for nearly 30 years, will be shut down until at least Sunday , along with a winding, mountainous, 20-mile stretch of California's State Rout...

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Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

The massive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is an ideal cosmic laboratory for all kinds of physical tests. It's when the wavelength of light gets stretched out in response to a gravitat...

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Talking Lunar Eclipse with prof. Lerothodi Leeuw

Talking Lunar Eclipse with prof. Lerothodi Leeuw

The good news for Brits is that they will be able to see that blood moon in its entirety - as long as there are clear skies. In a rare celestial display, a red moon will rise above the horizon t...

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Water is buried beneath Martian landscape, study says

Water is buried beneath Martian landscape, study says

The team from Italy studied radio echo sounding data recorded between 2012 and 2015 by the Mars Express spacecraft . Among the 29 radar samplings, the scientists spotted a series of unusually stron...

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Earth awaits longest blood moon

Earth awaits longest blood moon

The moon will appear reddish and not black because some of the sun's light gets bent around earth's edge and falls on the moon. According to them, atmosphere on the Moon might have been far mo...

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SpaceX Launches 10 Iridium Next Satellites Despite Harsh Weather

SpaceX Launches 10 Iridium Next Satellites Despite Harsh Weather

The payload includes 10 Iridium-NEXT communications satellites . "This historic constellation refresh is one launch away from completion", said Matt Desch, chief executive at Iridium . Iridium en...

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Total lunar eclipse around the world

Total lunar eclipse around the world

This will be the second and last lunar eclipse of 2018. Fearing the jaguar would come down to earth to continue its assault, people would throw spears at the moon and create noise to scare it aw...

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Severe storms posing a threat of flash flooding were moving through the Baltimore area Friday afternoon , and possibly produced a waterspout on the Chesapeake Bay. But the chance of rain returns Sun...

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USA won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

USA won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

The lunar eclipse kicked off 5.14pm Universal Time (6.14pm BST) when the July full Moon entered the Earth's region of faintest shadow , the penumbra . Unfortunately for us here in MI, this ...

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Egypt Among Best Places to See Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

For viewers across India, the eclipse , both partial and total, will be visible in its entirety from all parts of the country. It will be visible from Europe, Africa and the Middle East between...

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Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

The same day, Mars will be at its brightest as it travels close to earth, so observers may be able to see what looks like an orange-red star which is in fact the so called red planet. "If you were...

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Rare blood Moon spectacle TOMORROW night

Rare blood Moon spectacle TOMORROW night

But the total lunar eclipse will happen at 3:30 a.m. and will peak at 4:21 a.m., also known as the "maximum eclipse ", or when the moon is closest to the center of the shadow, according to Raymun...

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Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

The presence of liquid water at the base of the polar ice caps has always been suspected; after all, from studies on Earth, it is well known that the melting point of water decreases under the pr...

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Mars to make closest approach to Earth since 2003

Mars to make closest approach to Earth since 2003

Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers). "Mars wouldn't be almost this dusty if it wasn't for this one enormous deposit that is gradually eroding over time and pol...

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Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

Additionally, Javascript Lunar Eclipse Explorer (https: //eclipse .gsfc.nasa.gov/JLEX/JLEX-NA.html) can compute the local circumstances for every lunar eclipse visible from a city for any centur...

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The Milk Way galaxy's long-lost sibling was 'devoured' by Andromeda

The Milk Way galaxy's long-lost sibling was 'devoured' by Andromeda

Further modeling work allowed them to date the merger to about 2 billion years ago, and to reconstruct some basic details of that long-dead galaxy. Scientists have been aware for some time that a la...

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U.S. government wants to curb California emissions standards

U.S. government wants to curb California emissions standards

The Trump administration appears ready to make good on its threat to revoke the State of California's ability to set its own emissions and fuel economy rules as part of its efforts to ease the restric...

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Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

Totality - the time during which the sun's light is completely blocked - will last for one hour and 43 minutes. Due to this reddish colour, a totally eclipsed moon is sometimes called a blood moo...

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Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

Since everything is a competition, perhaps this exciting discovery will inspire Donald Trump to improve NASA's budget to make sure the United States wins the race to Mars. "While the surface of Ma...

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A lake of actual water has been discovered on Mars

The lake was discovered on the south polar ice cap of Mars and is covered in a sheet of ice, the thickness of which is yet to be determined. However, the latest discovery likely provides the "first ev...

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Another Successful Launch And Landing For SpaceX’s Block 5 Rocket

After deployment is approved, Telstar 19 VANTAGE will serve various communication purposes in nothern Canada, the northern Atlantic, the Caribbean, and South America. Based on the SSL 1300 platfor...

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Scientists Discover New Species of Armoured Dinosaur

Scientists Discover New Species of Armoured Dinosaur

New research published in PeerJ says that although ankylosaurids originated in Asia between 125 to 100 million years ago, they have only been in western North America around 77 million years a...

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