NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Over the next seven years, there will be 24 close approaches to the sun. The probe is created to track solar wind and study electric and magnetic fields along with coronal plasma and energy particles. The solar arrays have a surprisingly simple cooli... More..

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Watch the best Perseid meteor shower of the year
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Watch the best Perseid meteor shower of the year

Due to the movement of the Earth and the position of the Swift-Tuttle's orbit of debris, all "shooting stars" seem to come from the same place in the sky, the Perseus constellation, hence its other name. Accord...More..

NASA shifts launch of spacecraft to the Sun
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA shifts launch of spacecraft to the Sun

NASA says a red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system went off, prompting the launch controller to order, "Hold, hold, hold". Even in a region where temperatures can reach more than a million degrees ...More..

Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how

EDT. Although the corona reaches millions of degrees, it's a wispy, tenuous environment and so the spacecraft won't need to endure such severe temperatures. "To send it into such brutal conditions is highly amb...More..

Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018

Southern Australia saw a partial solar eclipse on July 13, and Antarctica and South America witnessed one on February 15 of this year. This weekend's solar eclipse will be a partial eclipse of the sun, not ...More..

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

The best viewing conditions this weekend will likely be over the northern and central Great Plains as well as parts of the Midwest, where skies are expected to be generally clear. The meteors can appear anywher...More..

Here's How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Here's How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

The Perseids are perhaps the most beloved of all meteor showers due to their predictability. According to the USA space agency, the Perseids are well known for their speed and brightness. When it last passe...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Meteor shower of the year coming up

An added bonus is that moonlight will not interfere with the spectacle this year. The Perseids are probably the most well-known and widely observed meteor shower globally. The meteor shower is expected to...More..

by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

The storm peaks in the early morning hours (just after midnight) of August 12 and 13 - this Sunday and Monday. The shower's peak will be visible the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. If you live in the...More..

Farmers have mixed reaction to Government's drought package
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Farmers have mixed reaction to Government's drought package

This is a special payment in recognition of the severity of the drought. A truck stirs up dust on a road behind a dam on farmer May McKeown's drought-affected property located on the outskirts of the northw...More..

Hurricane John devours Tropical Storm Ileana in the Pacific
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hurricane John devours Tropical Storm Ileana in the Pacific

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center , the center of the hurricane was located about 225 miles south-southeast of Hilo, or 400 miles southeast of Honolulu. Far out to sea was newly formed Tropical...More..

Category 4 Hurricane Hector heads toward Hawaii
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Category 4 Hurricane Hector heads toward Hawaii

The National Hurricane Center continues to indicate that Hector will enter the Central Pacific later today and reach the local region around the islands around the Wednesday time period. "Far northern fringes o...More..

Massive glowing ‘rogue’ planet spotted ‘drifting’ in space ZlotoNews
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Massive glowing ‘rogue’ planet spotted ‘drifting’ in space ZlotoNews

This rogue planet is believed to be quite young, 200 million years old and it is now placed at 20 light-years from us. The object, which is now around 20 light years from Earth, is more than 12 times the si...More..

Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams set to create a new milestone
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

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

On one side, Boeing showed off its spacesuit, a handsome blue uniform, next to SpaceX's sleek black-and-white suit. The crew for the test flight of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner will be NASA astronau...More..

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

EDT (0518 GMT) Tuesday with the Merah Putih communications satellite. Less than 9 minutes after liftoff, the rocket's first stage came back to Earth for a vertical touchdown on SpaceX's "Of Course I Still Love ...More..

Astronomers discover freaky rogue planet glowing with auroras
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Astronomers discover freaky rogue planet glowing with auroras

It appears to be traveling through space alone. Astronomers say the rogue planet is located 20 light-years from Earth and is about 200 million years old - which, in the grand scheme of things, is considered you...More..

These Are the Names of the SpaceX and Boeing Astronauts
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

These Are the Names of the SpaceX and Boeing Astronauts

NASA has tapped nine astronauts to become the first to launch to space from American soil since the Space Shuttle program was retired in 2011. NASA "has contracted six missions, with as many as four astrona...More..

New Radio Telescope Picks up Strange Signal From Space
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

New Radio Telescope Picks up Strange Signal From Space

The telescope detected a Fast Radio Burst, or FRB, which is unique because the origins are completely unknown. But experts say it is the lowest radio emission received from beyond our Milky Way - and its so...More..

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban

From July 1, Queensland and Western Australia joined South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory with state-wide bans. Coles will give its "Better Bags" away for free. Green...More..

NASA announces crew who will fly first commercial rockets into space
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

NASA announces crew who will fly first commercial rockets into space

After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa ) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. The new spaceflight capability provid...More..

Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

It says keeping the Obama-era standards in place would increase the cost of an average vehicle by $2,340, prompting consumers to hold back in buying newer, safer vehicles and end up aging the nation's fleet o...More..

1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019

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 . In January, NASA had said that Boe...More..

Why Trump’s looser emission standards are mixed blessing for automakers
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Why Trump’s looser emission standards are mixed blessing for automakers

California is expected to challenge the withdrawal of the waiver in court. After months of discussion and drafts, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...More..

One-of-a-kind hybrid fascinates scientists
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

One-of-a-kind hybrid fascinates scientists

After encountering a large pod of melon-headed whales, the researchers tagged two of them, to see where they might go. Fast forward to previous year, when a team of scientists with the Cascadia Research Coll...More..

Mars makes closest approach in 15 years
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars makes closest approach in 15 years

The Science paper reports- "the presence of liquid water at the base of the martian polar caps was first hypothesized more than 30 years ago and has been inconclusively debated ever since". There are no alien...More..

Scaramucci: 'Very Possible' Trump Didn't Know of Trump Tower Meeting
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Scaramucci: 'Very Possible' Trump Didn't Know of Trump Tower Meeting

Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr . and their lawyer have repeatedly denied that Trump knew about the May 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr . and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Jay Goldberg, anothe...More..

Mars is making closest approach to Earth in 15 years today
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars is making closest approach to Earth in 15 years today

The Red Planet last made an approach this close in 2003 when it came within 34.6 million miles of Earth. A close encounter with Earth like this won't happen again until the year 2287. July is the " Summer of ...More..

Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many

The eclipse of the moon will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific. During this total eclipse , the Moon - earth's natural satellite - will turn striking shade of red. "It has more ...More..

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Shasta and Riverside Counties on Thursday over the Carr and Cranston fires, which were being supercharged by temperatures above 100 degrees F (37...More..

'Blood moon': Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

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

Thousands more enjoyed the show from backyards, balconies and on the streets. The Maximum Eclipse or Blood Moon at 4.21am. The red or orange rays bleed through the atmosphere hitting the moon, turning it ...More..

How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century

Over the coming days, Mars will be at its closest point to Earth since 2003 - visible as a " bright red star" where skies are clear. NASA , meanwhile, has called out social media hoaxers claiming that M...More..

Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse

During the eclipse , the Earth , sun and moon will be in a single line, with the Earth in between the sun and the moon. The July 27 lunar eclipse will be especially long because the moon will be at it...More..

SpaceX launches next ten Iridium satellites
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

SpaceX launches next ten Iridium satellites

Hawthorne-based SpaceX Wednesday launched a rocket carrying 10 communications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base. In the live broadcast of the launch, he later said that the weather conditions were t...More..

'A feast for the eyes' as the world awaits longest lunar eclipse
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

'A feast for the eyes' as the world awaits longest lunar eclipse

Members of public are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes to enjoy viewing the lunar eclipse . This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are aligned exactly or very closely so, with the pla...More..

Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC

When it's not raining, expect plenty of clouds with occasional breaks of hazy sunshine and a rather brisk and tropical breeze, with seasonably warm high temperatures in the low to mid 80s. As for severe thund...More..

Brief glimpse of 'blood moon' over Lapland
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Brief glimpse of 'blood moon' over Lapland

However, there are rarely total eclipses , when both the moon is full and the Earth completely blocks the sun . Furthermore, the Moon will be at apogee - farthest from the Earth in its orbit, on July 27 and...More..

by | Friday, July 27, 2018

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will occur today

And do not forget to try and catch the event as soon as you can because the moon will only be in a state of total eclipse until 11.15 pm when it will start to emerge and regain its normal appearance. It's jus...More..

'Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Tomorrow From 6:44pm to 9:21pm'
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

'Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Tomorrow From 6:44pm to 9:21pm'

The best time to get out and see the moon slowly drifting into darkness is about 2.24am, when the moon will be partially eclipsed - a dark spot slowly growing across its surface as the night progresses. Unlik...More..

‘Nigerians can see blood moon tomorrow from 6:44pm to 9:21pm’
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

‘Nigerians can see blood moon tomorrow from 6:44pm to 9:21pm’

Saturday's lunar eclipse will be the longest of the 21st century to date. The lunar eclipse 2018 will also be a Blood Moon , where the moon will take a reddish hue. The same day, Mars will be at its br...More..

A lake of actual water has been discovered on Mars
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

A lake of actual water has been discovered on Mars

The water , which was detected by the MARSIS ( Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding) instrument on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft , is located 1.5 kilom...More..

Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars to be very close to Earth on July 27

Meanwhile, numerous other Mars orbiters are helping scientists understand the dust storm. Mars' next close approach is October 6, 2020. Mars will be easily visible with the naked eye - weather permitting....More..

Thunderstorms could ruin view of 2018 lunar eclipse
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Thunderstorms could ruin view of 2018 lunar eclipse

The last lunar eclipse visible from North America occurred in late January of 2018. Also, timeanddate .com reported on all eclipses worldwide from 1900 to 2100. "In the middle of a lunar eclipse it c...More..

The Andromeda Galaxy Ate The Milky Way's Lost Sibling
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Andromeda Galaxy Ate The Milky Way's Lost Sibling

Researchers have discovered that a massive galaxy-which was shredded by the Andromeda galaxy about two-billion years ago- is a sibling to the Milky Way, a discovery that could aid astronomers in understanding...More..

US to propose revoking Calif. authority to set auto emissions rules
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

US to propose revoking Calif. authority to set auto emissions rules

If the Trump administration challenges California's long-standing latitude to set its own emissions rules, it would be wading into untested legal waters, said Deborah Sivas, a law professor and expert on the ...More..

Blood Moon 2018: How to view the total lunar eclipse in Australia
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Blood Moon 2018: How to view the total lunar eclipse in Australia

The BM Birla Science Centre said the eclipse itself would start a little before midnight at about 11.15pm IST. "If you were on the Moon, you would see a total solar eclipse as the Earth would be blocking the ...More..

Vast Lake Of Liquid Water Discovered On Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Vast Lake Of Liquid Water Discovered 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. A team of scientists announced today...More..

by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap-on Mars

Water, of course, is a prerequisite for life as we know it. Ed Howker has the details, and we talk to astrobiologist Manish Patel and Tom Kerss, an astronomer based at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. In Earth'...More..

by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

SpaceX launches Canada's giant Telstar 19

Using so-called grid fins at the top of the booster to maintain its orientation, the rocket re-started a single engine as it neared the drone ship, deployed four landing legs and settled to a picture-perfect to...More..

Newly discovered dinosaur species had conelike armor on its head
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Newly discovered dinosaur species had conelike armor on its head

Excitingly, casts of the Akainacephalus johnsoni fossil are now on public display at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City If you're in the area, check it out and leave us a review of the exhib...More..

Neil Armstrong's family to auction his personal collection
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Neil Armstrong's family to auction his personal collection

Armstrong's famous first step will come later tonight, during a moonwalk that NASA will air beginning at 10:38 p.m. and culminating in Armstrong and Aldrin planting the USA flag deep in the moon's rocky sur...More..