Science

NASA's solar probe starts closest-ever approach to Sun

NASA's solar probe starts closest-ever approach to Sun While facing brutal heat and radiation, the mission will reveal fundamental science behind what drives the solar wind , the constant outpouring of material from the sun that shapes planetary atmospheres and affects space weather near Earth. [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with shooting star spectacular

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with shooting star spectacular Often considered one of the most prolific, handsome meteor showers of the year, viewers may get a chance to see 50 to 60 meteors an hour, with the possibility of seeing hundreds during a single hour. From 11PM-1AM you can enjoy the surroundings of nature at the Wye Marsh and look to the sky. The shower is expected to be visible from across the country, but Space .com recommends viewers find the... [Full Article...]

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday. The Perseid meteor shower is happening over the weekend, and at its peak viewers should be able to see 60-70 meteors per hour. He said the meteor activity has been ongoing for more than two weeks and will continue for about another week. [Full Article...]

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft The endeavour will return astronaut launches to USA soil for the first time since the country retired its aging space shuttles in 2011. Ferguson, the Boeing astronaut, flew three shuttle missions, and has logged more than 40 days in space. [Full Article...]

Over the Earth shall ascend "blood" Moon

Over the Earth shall ascend The eclipse won't be visible from North America, Noah Petro, a scientist for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, told ABC News . The lunar event will last for 103 minutes - four minutes short of the longest possible duration an eclipse could last. [Full Article...]

Scattered rain showers Tuesday afternoon, evening

Scattered rain showers Tuesday afternoon, evening Potential hazards include high winds, locally heavy rains, rip currents and an elevated risk of tornadoes. A cold front sparked off a few heavy storms over Northeastern Alabama on Saturday morning and again in the afternoon. Temperatures will steadily climb back into the upper 80s throughout the rest of the work week. This could be the most active time in terms of flash flood warnings and to... [Full Article...]

One of Jupiter's Newly Discovered Moons Is Doing Something Really Weird

One of Jupiter's Newly Discovered Moons Is Doing Something Really Weird The last moon is an " oddball ", according to Sheppard's team, because it has an orbit like no other known Jovian moon. Sheppard's team found the moons while searching for Planet Nine , a distant, undiscovered planet thought to be altering the paths of objects in our solar system. [Full Article...]

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is the new EPA head

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is the new EPA head Wheeler acknowledged he attended but said he couldn't remember any details. Trump's unusual "let bygones be bygones" attitude may be due to Wheeler's seeming commitment to an even more aggressively deregulatory tenure than former Administrator Scott Pruitt , and unlikeliness to follow in Pruitt's scandal-swamped footsteps. [Full Article...]

TROPICS: 2 systems may form this week in Atlantic

TROPICS: 2 systems may form this week in Atlantic Given the development of the storms with this disturbance as seen by satellite, the National Hurricane Center says there's a high 70 percent chance of developing into at least a depression. Storm force winds extend just 35 miles from Beryl's center . Meteorologists at National Hurricane Center have upgraded a mid-Atlantic tropical depression to Tropical Storm Beryl , calling the storm's ... [Full Article...]

Trump's crackdown on immigration threatens Canadian lobster harvesters

Trump's crackdown on immigration threatens Canadian lobster harvesters The location is shelter for Machias Seal Island and indicates one of the finally remained border disputes between the USA and Canada, on account of contending stipulations spread out by land grants and treaties. The ACLU has sued Department of Homeland Security to obtain records relating to Border Patrol operations in northern New England, including bus station and highway checkpoints. [Full Article...]

PM Modi on World Environment Day

PM Modi on World Environment Day Ministry of Environment participated on Tuesday in the 2018 World Environment Day under the theme " Beat Plastic Pollution ", which focuses on how plastic, one of the most risky pollutants, affects our ecosystems and environment . Jackie Shroff: Everyday is a World Environment Day . "We have all contributed to this problem - mostly unknowingly - and we must work together to reduce and ulti... [Full Article...]

Organic matter found on Mars

Organic matter found on Mars The "building blocks" for life have been discovered in 3-billion-year-old organic matter on Mars, NASA scientists announced Thursday. Finding methane in the atmosphere and ancient carbon preserved on the surface gives scientists confidence that NASA's Mars 2020 rover and ESA's (European Space Agency's) ExoMars rover will find even more organics, both on the surface and in the sha... [Full Article...]

Escaped bear shot; lions, tigers and jaguar recaptured at German zoo

Escaped bear shot; lions, tigers and jaguar recaptured at German zoo The animals were believed to still be in the zoo's ground, but residents in the area, near the Luxemborg border, were advised to stay indoors. Those living nearby have also been asked to report any sightings of the big cats, now loose in Western Germany . [Full Article...]

Canada buying Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

Canada buying Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian (US$3.4 billion) to purchase Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline. "It must be built and it will be built", Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The Trans Mountain expansion would nearly triple capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil on a line running from Alberta to a terminal near Vancouver. "If you think about the dozen... [Full Article...]

Alberto expected to make landfall Monday

Alberto expected to make landfall Monday A maximum gust of 33 miles per hour was reported in Flagler Beach on Sunday afternoon, said Bob Pickering, an emergency services technician with Flagler County Emergency Services. "Flooding and flash flooding are possible in the southeast United States, including Florida", it said. The Florida Division of Emergency Management said in a statement Sunday that a mandatory evacuation has been issued... [Full Article...]

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

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display Launch on May 21: Features, Specifications Yes, the Galaxy J6 will go on sale in India right from the next day of its launch . Samsung's tweet reads, "The Samsung #GalaxyJ6 is coming soon with state-of-the-art design and features that will make your life truly infinite". The listing also discloses that the Galaxy Tab S4 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor , which is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal me... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6 launch in London today

OnePlus 6 launch in London today The event can be live streamed here. The OnePlus 6 unveiling event will be live-streamed on the OnePlus official web portal and YouTube channel . OnePlus will also be setting up pop-up stores in at least eight cities in India - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune for two days. [Full Article...]

Asteroid 2010 WC9 to skim past Earth today at 28000mph

Asteroid 2010 WC9 to skim past Earth today at 28000mph It is not uncommon for objects to pass as close to the Earth: 60 known objects have passed at similar distances to the Earth in 2016, 56 in 2017, 33 in 2018 so far. It might get as bright as magnitude +11 , which would make it bright enough to be seen in amateur telescopes pointed at the correct location and time. [Full Article...]

NASA flying helicopter to Mars using remote control

NASA flying helicopter to Mars using remote control In order to design a flying vehicle that would actually work on another planet, NASA scientists faced a number of challenges. "The Mars Helicopter holds much guarantee for our future scientific research, exploration, as well as expedition objectives to Mars ". [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches newly updated Falcon 9 rocket

The launch was initially expected to take place on May 10, 2018, but due to triggering of the automatic abort switch, the launch was postponed at the last minute. SpaceX holds a multibillion-dollar agreement with NASA to offer such taxi solutions. The first crewed flights of the Block 5-Dragon system could come as early as this year, SpaceX representatives have said. [Full Article...]