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NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday

NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday

The probe is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield that is just 4.5 inches (11.43 centimeters) thick. At Parker Solar Probe's closest approach to the Sun, temperatures on the heat shield will...

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Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

With the moons phase nearly at a new moon , that will help you see the meteors even more! The meteors will appear to originate from the constellation Perseus which will be in the northeast sky. I...

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Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Sunday night

Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Sunday night

And if you're intrepid enough to travel to a dark sky park , here are some of the absolute best in the United States. The meteor shower's peak is expected to occur the night of Sunday, Aug. The ram...

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Rescuers evacuate 750 campers as flash floods hit in France

Rescuers evacuate 750 campers as flash floods hit in France

Ms Buchanan was left with a "frightening" drive through floodwaters that had hit a site near a river in the neighbouring Ardeche region. A total of 1,600 people, a lot of them campers, were rescued ...

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Australian state now

Australian state now "100 per cent in drought"

Much of southeastern Australia is struggling with drought but conditions in New South Wales are the driest and most widespread since 1965. Less than 10mm of rain was recorded in July, and the dry co...

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe embarks on a mission to 'touch' the sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe embarks on a mission to 'touch' the sun

The car-sized probe, which will fly closer to the sun than any other man-made object, is set to blast off at 3:33am eastern daylight time (8:33am BST) from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11. "Sin...

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This Is the Best Time to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

This Is the Best Time to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

You can still see meteors before and after the Perseid showers peak, and you dont need special equipment. The Perseids are part of the 16-mile comet Swift-Tuttle's trail of dust, and they're nam...

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Heat warnings and air quality statements continue in Saskatchewan

Plus it's not going to cool off much overnight, with lows in the upper teens to around 20 C forecast for the Thompson Okanagan region. Heat stroke or heat exhaustion is possible for some people. The...

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Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

Dr. Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office tells CBS News that this year, spectators will be in store for a better watching experience due to diminished moonlight -- or in his words: "We ...

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SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

SpaceX used its newest style booster for the second time to put a communications satellite into orbit for Indonesia . Tuesday's launch was the third SpaceX mission in 16 days, and the company's 1...

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Hector hits Category 3

Hector hits Category 3

The US National Hurricane Centre is urging people in Hawaii to prepare for its arrival in the coming days. The hurricane's potential close pass of the Big Island comes as the state is still dealing ...

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New planet with strong aurora discovered 20 light years from Earth

New planet with strong aurora discovered 20 light years from Earth

A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star , ' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially...

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Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Fish, Marine Life Along Florida’s Southwest Coast

Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Fish, Marine Life Along Florida’s Southwest Coast

The city is issuing a daily "fish kill clean-up" report because of the "unprecedented volume of dead sea life now washing up". Several news outlets reported that a dead manatee was also recovered off ...

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Man arrested for taunting bison in Yellowstone National Park

Man arrested for taunting bison in Yellowstone National Park

He was jailed overnight on July 28 and released on a bond that was subsequently revoked, prompting authorities to issue an arrest warrant on Thursday, according to Yellowstone. Reinke was transported ...

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Carbon tax to be eased under new federal proposal

Carbon tax to be eased under new federal proposal

This will have the inadvertent effect of forcing heavy emitters in Ontario to pay the new carbon tax. The government of Saskatchewan has asked the province's Appeal Court to determine whether the fe...

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NASA set to announce astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing missions

NASA set to announce astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing missions

The first tests flights are expected to take place within the next few months, into early next year. Eric Boe: Like many astronauts, Boe became an astronaut after a stint as an Air Force fighter pi...

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Thicker plastic bags free for Coles shoppers after outcry

Thicker plastic bags free for Coles shoppers after outcry

The supermarket giant has been handing out bags to customers in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia since July 1 when it brought in a ban on single-use plastic bags and told customers they...

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NASA names astronauts for first manned US space launches since 2011

NASA names astronauts for first manned US space launches since 2011

American astronauts haven't launched from the US since 2011, and the first commercial company to make that happen first will undoubtedly receive accolades. Boeing plans to do an uncrewed flight test ...

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Trump administration rolls back vehicle fuel economy standards

Trump administration rolls back vehicle fuel economy standards

Those standards target a doubling of the fuel economy standards to 50 miles per gallon . "If the President thinks he can win this fight, he's out of his mind". In their view, the proposed change...

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A closer look at SpaceX's and Boeing's Commercial Crew Spacecraft

A closer look at SpaceX's and Boeing's Commercial Crew Spacecraft

Boeing test pilot Chris Ferguson, who commanded NASA's last space shuttle mission in 2011, appears to be a sure thing for the first Starliner crew, based on advance reports . However, both companies...

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Trump administration plans to lower vehicle emissions standards

Trump administration plans to lower vehicle emissions standards

Schwarzenegger added that he's "sick and exhausted of these fake conservatives who believe in states' rights to make their own policies - as long as state policy is to pollute more ". The proposal ...

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Mars closest to earth TONIGHT

Mars closest to earth TONIGHT

With Mars in closest position to Earth in a long time, you should be able to see it starting sunset and have the view until sunrise. The Red Planet will appear super bright with an orange-red tint...

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Rare whale-dolphin hybrid discovered in Hawaii, scientists say

Rare whale-dolphin hybrid discovered in Hawaii, scientists say

An animal that appears to be a hybrid of a rough-toothed dolphin and a melon-headed whale was spotted off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, in August of 2017, according to The Huffington Post . They collec...

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NASA revealed new images of Mars and Saturn

NASA revealed new images of Mars and Saturn

The observatory telescope offers the viewer a chance to transform that red dot in the sky into another world. Although it won't look almost as large as the blood moon, Mars will be its largest if yo...

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Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century

Nigeria witnesses longest lunar eclipse of the century

The lunar eclipse will coincide with the closest approach of Mars to Earth, PTI reported. The moon passed in front of the sun, casting a 70-mile-wide shadow . According to the National Space Re...

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The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

The penumbra is the partial outer shadow, and the umbra is the full, dark shadow. "We see that red light reflected back towards us". Depending on the weather conditions in your area, it may be rus...

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Polar Bear Killed After Attacking Cruise Ship Worker In Arctic

Polar Bear Killed After Attacking Cruise Ship Worker In Arctic

The incident occurred when tourists left the cruise ship MS Bremen in a dinghy before they landed on Parry Island, which is the part of Svalbard. A Hapag-Lloyd spokesman said the bear had been sho...

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Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

Hundreds of people watched at a fort overlooking the iconic Copacabana beach and Sugarloaf Mountain. Amateur astronomers will guide people about the eclipse . Stay with us to witness the rare phenome...

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Yosemite National Park Closes Some Areas Due To Nearby Wildfire

Yosemite National Park Closes Some Areas Due To Nearby Wildfire

The Carr Fire, about 150 miles (240 km) north of Sacramento, had blackened about 20,000 acres (8,100 hectares) early Thursday, three times its last-reported size a day ago. Crews now have 29-percent c...

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Radar Shows Evidence of a Subterranean Lake on Mars

Radar Shows Evidence of a Subterranean Lake on Mars

Professor Andrew Dempster, director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, said the discovery reinforced work over the past few years that had identified water as the first resourc...

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