• How to Watch the Parker Solar Probe Launch
How to Watch the Parker Solar Probe Launch

NASA's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, was thrilled not only with the launch , but Parker's presence. The spacecraft , launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 12, will transmit its first scientific observations in December.

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  • Sark preparing to see meteor shower
Sark preparing to see meteor shower

However, the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky. The meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the sky and hence the name Perseids. "It would be very interesting to try to identify earlier observations, as they might give us a clue as to the physical evolution of the comet over thousands of years", adds Prof Bailey, who has ...

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

This matter is what makes for meteor showers, as they burn up, due to friction, while entering the Earth's atmosphere, making them look like shooting stars . The shower occurs every year between July 17 and August 24, and tends to peak around August 9 to 13. People can also bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the meteor shower from the grass...

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  • Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights
Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights

As per IT House, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was launched on June 29, carrying a massive 2,697 kilograms of cargo to the International Space Station, which included experimental materials, spacewalking equipment, artificial intelligence jointly developed by IBM and Airbus.

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  • Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know
Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is expected to occur on Friday July 27. This happens because blue light undergoes stronger atmospheric scattering, so red light will be the most dominant color highlighted as sunlight passes through our atmosphere and casts it on the moon.

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  • Another soggy day with showers and storms
Another soggy day with showers and storms

Locally heavy downpours continue to be a threat, with flooding concerns in place for poor drainage areas, low lying urban areas, and smaller creeks and streams. Friday NightA 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Expect a 50% to 60% chance for showers and storms through the weekend and into early next week with high temperatures in t...

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  • Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'
Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Just when we thought we had a pretty solid understanding of the celestial objects within our very own solar system, astronomers made a stunning discovery of a dozen new moons orbiting the massive planet of Jupiter. Using the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile, with its highly-sensitive Dark Energy Camera, however, ...

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  • Who Is Andrew Wheeler, Trump's New EPA Chief?
Who Is Andrew Wheeler, Trump's New EPA Chief?

Facing an array of ethical questions, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leaving the Trump administration, telling the president in a letter, "Unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us".

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  • Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in East Atlantic
Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in East Atlantic

Beryl is forecast to quickly weaken by late Saturday and become a tropical storm or degenerate into a strong open trough near the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday. East Coast and Bermuda on Thursday. The hurricane centre said the storm still had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) late Sunday afternoon.

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  • U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters
U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters

A Canadian fishermen's group said this week that over the last two weeks at least 10 fishing boats from New Brunswick have been intercepted by US patrol agents while fishing around Machias Seal Island. "There's been a bit of a misunderstanding there somewhere", Cook said in an interview. "I wouldn't call it unprecedented or say that the fishermen...

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  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

The commitment to make plastic packaging recyclable and compostable would do little to turn the tide on plastic pollution, she said. "The Government of Canada will continue to drive progress on the environmental challenges we face as a global community, and protect the clean air and water we share".

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  • NASA Mars Rover announcement: What did NASA find on the Red Planet?
NASA Mars Rover announcement: What did NASA find on the Red Planet?

The material was found after the rover drilled into the surface of a 3.5 billion-year-old mudstone at the bottom of the Gale crater. NASA announced the discoveries in a livestream this afternoon, saying Curiosity found the latest evidence for ancient life on Mars in rocks.

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  • Lions, Tigers, a Jaguar and a Bear: Zoo Escape Grips Germany
Lions, Tigers, a Jaguar and a Bear: Zoo Escape Grips Germany

German media report the animals were able to break out after flooding from a storm overnight. It is unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death. Most were found on the grounds of the zoo and returned to their cages. A bear was shot dead, Sky News reported . Two lions were among the six animals that escaped their enclosures at a flooded...

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  • Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built
Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

In return, Kinder Morgan will go ahead with its original plan to twin the pipeline this summer while the sale is finalized, which likely won't happen until August, Morneau told a news conference in Ottawa. A majority of Canadians support the pipeline, according to recent polls, but they are reluctant to see tax dollars used to backstop it. "We ha...

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward
Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward

The region could receive more than an inch of rain. Forecasters said Alberto was just west of Cuba Saturday night and was expected to move north-northwest into the Gulf of Mexico, approaching the northern Gulf coast by Monday. Although, the season doesn't technically start until June 1. Tropical Storm Warnings continue for almost the enti...

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  • Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display Launch on May 21: Features, Specifications
Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display Launch on May 21: Features, Specifications

Samsung India has also posted a video of the upcoming launch video on Twitter. As expected, it doesnt have an Infinity Display (like the others do), instead it gets a 5.5” Super AMOLED with 720p resolution. Among the four devices, at least two are reported to come with a dual camera setup and we already know that the Galaxy A6 Plus feature...

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  • OnePlus Announces Exciting OnePlus 6 Launch Offers Starting 21st May 2018
OnePlus Announces Exciting OnePlus 6 Launch Offers Starting 21st May 2018

Moreover, the phone will be resistant to water and hence you can drop in water. The 64GB model will cost Rs 36999, while the 128GB storage variant will cost Rs 39999. According to those leaks, the OnePlus 6 will be the costliest OnePlus smartphone ever. An Indian tipster named Ishan Agarwal leaked these photos on his twitter handle, however...

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  • Bethesda officially releases the Rage 2 teaser trailer, gameplay trailer coming tomorrow
Bethesda officially releases the Rage 2 teaser trailer, gameplay trailer coming tomorrow

Bringing players back to the wild wasteland of the first game, Bethesda also confirmed that Rage 2 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Spring 2019. Expect to see footage of the game's open-world in addition to its gunplay. Bethesda's official Twitter account then replied to Rage's post , simply stating "Dude" before c...

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  • Night-to-Earth approach of potentially hazardous asteroid
Night-to-Earth approach of potentially hazardous asteroid

This isn't a particularly large Asteroid , it measures 197 to 427-feet. "There are lots of asteroids and comets in our solar system and it's impossible to predict the trajectories of all of these objects, but we need to try", University of Saskatchewan astronomy professor Daryl Janzen said in a statement online .

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  • Attackers slit throats of three worshippers at mosque in South Africa
Attackers slit throats of three worshippers at mosque in South Africa

Imam Ali Nchinyane, who had heard noises from inside the mosque, sustained stab wounds but has now been discharged from hospital. Prem Balram, spokesman for the Reaction Unit South Africa security company, said he had arrived at the mosque to find two victims covered in blood lying in the forecourt of the mosque.

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