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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun

The device is as big as a vehicle and is protected by an ultra-powerful heatsink that can take heat and radiation levels up to 500 times of what's experienced on earth. Scientists have wanted to build a spacecraft like this for more than 60 years, bu...

Will clouds obscure your view of the Perseid meteor shower?

This year the most visible days are projected to be August 11-13, and NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke says the US can expect to see as many as 60 to 70 meteors per hour during the shower's peak. Temperatures can reach as high as 10,000F (5,537F) as...

After technical delay, NASA to try again launching Sun probe

Saturday's delay was caused by a helium gas sensor that exceeded a launch limit on the Delta IV-Heavy rocket, United Launch Alliance (ULA) said. It will be subjected to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before. It is create...

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

On the flip side, though, the sky will light up for you for 2 nights in a row over the weekend. The peak days will be Saturday night and Sunday night. They can reach between 3,000 and 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit during this shower. But when comets come...

NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

While the shield will be facing temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, the spacecraft will be at a toasty but tolerable 85 degrees. Roughly the size of a small auto, Parker will get almost seven times closer to the sun than previous spacec...

8 interesting facts you should know before the partial solar eclipse

Depending on where you are in the world, you may have been able to witness the Moon slightly obscure the Sun in a partial solar eclipse today. According to timeanddate.com, this will be the last eclipse - both solar and lunar - to be witnessed ...

Weekend dazzler: Meteor shower in skies over Vietnam

Patience is also a virtue, with shooting stars tending to appear in clusters, followed by a lull. The annual Perseid meteor shower will be peaking this Saturday and Sunday night. But you don't need to stare at Perseus to spot meteors - in fact, it ...

Meteor shower of the year coming up

Unfortunately, there's always the chance that bad weather like fog or rain will create unfavorable viewing conditions. For casual and die-hard astronomers alike, the middle of August means the return of the Perseid meteor shower. But the best ti...

How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend

Keen stargazers may have already spotted one or two streaking meteors since around mid-July when the Perseids started to appear. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the lunar calendar. Meteors strea...

Hurricane John weakens a little off Mexican coast

Big Island officials are taking precautions in advance of the storm nearing the state. Swells from Hector will produce surf heights from 12 to 15 feet on east-facing shores mainly for the Puna and Kau districts of the Big Island Wednesday, accord...

A Hurricane Could Collide With Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano

The Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since May 3, as lava continues to flow from fissure 8 on its eastern flank, which has covered 13.4 square miles of the island's surface. Meteorologist Melissa Dye says the southern half of the ...

Astronomers Spot Gigantic Rogue Planet Near our Solar System

The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter , sits around 20 light years away from Earth. Brown dwarfs are generally "too massive to be considered planets, yet not massive enough to sustain nuclear fusion of hydrogen in their cores - the...

Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams set to create a new milestone

He said the announcement advances "our great American vision" and strengthens America's leadership in space. Robert Behnken , Doug Hurley , Eric Boe , Chris Ferguson , and Nicole Aunapu Mann are expected to launch aboard SpaceX and Boeing-oper...

SpaceX Just Launched A Rocket With A Critical Reused Part

The second stage stayed in orbit and deployed a communications satellite that will provide service to Indonesia and other areas of South and Southeast Asia. Its first launch was in May 2018. "The satellite is expected to have a service lifetime o...

NASA announces astronauts for first commercial spaceflights from U.S.

Sunita Williams , the 52-year-old Indian-origin astronaut, will fly on Starliner's first mission with Josh Cassada . The missions have an eminent role to play as they will become the first crewed launches from the USA land since the space shuttle...

SpaceX cargo capsule comes back to Earth from space station

The first Boeing trip to the orbiting outpost includes Josh Cassada , who has never been in space before, and Suni Williams , who is one of the most experienced American astronauts in history, having spent a cumulative 321 days in orbit through her...

Trump EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards

States that joined the lawsuit said the change would end up costing more money at the pump because vehicles won't go as far on a gallon of gas, and more misery for those suffering pollution-exacerbated maladies such as asthma. Automakers view the new...

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

As a partner approaches its target readiness date , NASA will work with the company and the Eastern Range to identify launch dates within the busy International Space Station schedule to ensure science investigations, as well as logistics activiti...

Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

It didn't, for example, have the rounded head of melon-headed whales, and yet its beak was shorter than those of rough-toothed dolphins. They tagged a pair of the melon-headed whales that live in the region to see where they traveled, only to reali...

Red Planet Mars Comes Closer to Earth Like Never Before Today

This proximity interprets that the Earth is in "opposition" with Mars - meaning that it is sitting directly between the Sun and the planet . Mars will shine bright and look bigger between now and Tuesday, when it will come within 57.6 million ...

Blood Moon Over Jakarta

Totality, the period of time that the moon is fully in Earth's shadow , will last for approximately 103 minutes (1 hour, 42 minutes), with partial phases occurring before and after. It wasn't visible in the USA, but it could be seen from place...

'Blood moon': Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

This is when the moon changes from its traditional white hue to a deep, nearly blood-like red due to the sun's rays being reflected through the planet's atmosphere. This is what gives the phenomenon the name "blood moon", though Mark Bailey of the Ar...

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

This is sometimes referred to as a 'micromoon, ' and is the opposite of the well-known supermoon, or perigee (when the moon is at its closest to Earth ). The moon will take on a red or brown colour during a selenelion because it will be eclipsed b...

Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

But those in North America and other parts of the Western Hemisphere are out of luck, as the eclipse will be happening during daytime hours. Picture: AAPThe blood moon peaks behind the Colosseum in Rome . For those in the Middle East and Madagas...

Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. Until now, we knew that water exists in ice around the planet , as well as that there are signs of liquid water on the surface. Much like our own...

Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog

Prior to the launch, Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, nearby at Patrick Air Force Base, took off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to secure the Eastern Range ensuring there was no one in harm's way while the rocket lifted off.

World looks to the skies as ´blood moon´ eclipse begins

It's definitely a bummer for anyone in North America, but there's still a way to watch the eclipse happen live. While the eclipse will last 103 minutes, the partial eclipse will be visible for nearly four hours. It's when you can see an ec...

Keep an eye out for the longest lunar eclipse this July

Moonrise will be at 20.49 BST in London, 21.46 in Glasgow, 21.02 in Cardiff and 21.27 in Belfast, with mid-eclipse occurring at 21.21 and the "total" phase ending at around 22.13. In India, the total Eclipse will begin in 1 night July 28, will end at...

21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday: Bengaluru gears up

It will be Mars's closest approach to Earth in over a decade, so the planet will appear bigger in the sky. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium, will be setting up a high-end telescope in the playground to view th...

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers). This year, Mars opposition will occur on July 27, according to NASA . It makes it easier to see with telescopes or the naked eye. "The answer was thievery", said Justi...

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Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

This is sometimes referred to as a 'micromoon, ' and is the opposite of the well-known supermoon, or perigee (when the moon is at its closest to Earth ). The moon will take on a...

Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

But those in North America and other parts of the Western Hemisphere are out of luck, as the eclipse will be happening during daytime hours. Picture: AAPThe blood moon peaks be...

Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. Until now, we knew that water exists in ice around the planet , as well as th...

Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog

Prior to the launch, Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, nearby at Patrick Air Force Base, took off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to secure the Eastern Range ens...

World looks to the skies as ´blood moon´ eclipse begins

It's definitely a bummer for anyone in North America, but there's still a way to watch the eclipse happen live. While the eclipse will last 103 minutes, the partial eclipse ...

Keep an eye out for the longest lunar eclipse this July

Moonrise will be at 20.49 BST in London, 21.46 in Glasgow, 21.02 in Cardiff and 21.27 in Belfast, with mid-eclipse occurring at 21.21 and the "total" phase ending at around 22.13. ...

21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday: Bengaluru gears up

It will be Mars's closest approach to Earth in over a decade, so the planet will appear bigger in the sky. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium...

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers). This year, Mars opposition will occur on July 27, according to NASA . It makes it easier to see wit...

Trump could move this week to end California's clean-car authority

California and 16 other states, plus the District of Columbia sued May 2 to block the Trump administration from pumping the brakes on emissions standards. The revision would al...

Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

Lake beds like those explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover show water was present on the surface of Mars in the past. All of that water is either locked up in solid form, howe...

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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

In the US , the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. ET, and the maximum period of totality will start around 4:21 p.m. ET, making it too light outside for the blood moon...

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

The two pieces of amber also contained insects, remains of plants and invertebrates, indicating the snakes were living in a humid and warm tropical rain forest with a freshwater ...

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

In June 2017, the same team discovered two mile-wide moons and five lost moons. It's also probably the smallest moon that Jupiter has, according to Sheppard. We've got a nice l...

Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET

New Shepard performed as expected during today's flight, appearing to ace the test, Cornell said . Blue Origin accomplished a low-altitude abort test with a previous version of th...

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

The survey looked for objects one kilometre and larger, so there is a chance that there are other, smaller "moonlets" in orbit around the giant Jupiter. They are thought to be the ...

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

The National Hurricane Center officially upgraded the tropical system known as Chris to a Category 1 Hurricane Tuesday evening. The center of the storm was located 245 miles ...

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

In 2016, he also reported a loan balance between $15,000 and $50,000. The Washington Post reported on his baseball expenditures, which included season tickets for himself. ...

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

This is all conjecture, of course. "Obviously the more there is, the more opportunities there are to highlight why he's problematic", one senior Democratic aide said, adding...

Russian Progress 70 Becomes Fastest Spacecraft to Reach the Space Station

The freighter, designated Progress 70, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 EDT and arrived at the ISS at 9:31 EDT after successfully docking with the sta...