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Sci-tech 3Q: A bold mission to touch the sun
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe , which will fly closer to the Sun that any other spacecraft has attempted before is set to explore the corona , a region of the Sun only seen from Earth when the Moon blocks out the Sun's bright face during total solar eclipses.

Sci-tech Sark preparing to see meteor shower
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Tiny pieces of debris that are around the size of sand grains hit the earth's atmosphere at around 132,000 miles per hour, causing a fantastical meteor shower each year. Patience is key. It can take up to 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark for optimal viewing. Others are brighter and can appear to sail across our sky for several seconds, leaving a glowing smoke trail.

Sci-tech NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe 24 hours
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The spacecraft is created to fly through the sun's super-hot outer atmosphere, called the corona, to study the solar wind and sun storms. After it launches, the probe will travel at 430,000mph, the fastest speed ever achieved by a spacecraft.

Sci-tech Nasa launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'
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It is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft after someone still alive. "We've been inside the orbit of Mercury and done fantastic things, but until you go and touch the sun, you can't answer these questions", Nicola Fox, mission project scientist, told CNN .

Sci-tech Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018
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The partial solar eclipse which is occurring today will not be visible in India but you can still witness it through your naked eyes while sitting comfortably on your couch. The solar eclipse will be visible in Russian Federation, northern parts of China, Mongolia, Northern Europe and northern Canada as well as the Arctic Ocean.

Sci-tech Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower
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The annual Perseid meteor shower happens this weekend. The meteor shower will peak overnight into Monday, with 70 meteors visible each hour, according to the Royal Astronomical Society. The meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, but they look the brightest against the darkest sky, which is straight up. The best viewing will be away from city lights and other sources of light pollution.

Sci-tech Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe will lift off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 3:33 a.m. EDT. The U.S. got a glimpse of the sun's glowing, spiky crown, or corona, during last August's coast-to-coast total solar eclipse.

Sci-tech How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night
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Dang Vu Tuan Son, chairman of the Vietnam Astronomy and Cosmology Association, said the best time to watch the phenomenon would be in the early hours of Monday morning in the northeastern skies. This almost two-month spread suggests that comet debris has spread widely since Swift-Tuttle first passed though the inner solar system thousands of years ago.

Sci-tech Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend
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One of the most interesting and attractive things anyone can see in the night sky are meteors! During the shower, you can expect to see around 70 meteors per hour, breaking it down to about one meter per minute. Infinite amount of shooting stars and wishes! The Perseids appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, visible in the northern sky soon after sunset this time of year.

Author: 0 Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend

Every year, the Perseids meteor shower peaks in mid-August. Video will be provided by David Brewer in Denver, Colorado. The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018. Meanwhile, the best place to view the Perseids meteor shower is in the Northern Hemisphere, so viewers in the United Kingdom and U.S. should be golden.

Author: 0 Coming this weekend: The most spectacular meteor shower of the year

The storm peaks in the early morning hours (just after midnight) of August 12 and 13 - this Sunday and Monday. While only about 60 to 70 meteors will be visible per hour (some years people can see as many as 200 in an hour!), the new moon, which will set before the show gets underway, will give viewers a favorable view, making it the best meteor shower of 2018.

Sci-tech Powerful Hurricane Hector on the horizon
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Kilauea's latest volcanic event began more than three months ago, sending destructive currents of lava into neighborhoods on the island's southeast side. That would put the storm on a virtual collision course with Kilauea Volcano , situated on the southern portion of the island. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Big Island of Hawaii due to the the chance for winds of 39 miles per hour or stronger on Wednesday.

Sci-tech The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets
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The program's core goals are to get an American-made ships able reach the International Space Station (ISS), plus reduce or eliminate U.S. reliance on Russia's ever-more-expensive Soyuz spaceships to get there. "(I'm) going, 'Wow, I hope I'm going to make you proud'". Since the shuttle was retired seven years ago, USA astronauts have had to fly on Russian rockets from a remote launch site in Kazakhstan.

Sci-tech Debby no longer subtropical storm
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There have been three named Atlantic storms this year: Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in May, followed by hurricanes Beryl and Chris. Wind: Tropical storm force winds are possible across Hawaii Island late Tuesday and Wednesday. It was located about 470 miles east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii. The active season in the Pacific contrasts to the relatively quiet season in the Atlantic.

Sci-tech SpaceX's brand new, recyclable Falcon 9 rocket launches again
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Keeping up a run of middle-of-the-night launches from Cape Canaveral, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket powered by a recycled first stage booster climbed into orbit early Tuesday with the Indonesian Merah Putih communications satellite. 7, 2018. "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm it does not need to be taken apart". Liftoff came on time at 1:19 a.m. ET Tuesday (10:19 p.m.

Sci-tech VLA Detects Planetary Mass Object Beyond Our Solar System
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They sit, therefore, between very small stars and very large planets, between around 13 and 80 times the mass of Jupiter , and are sometimes known as "failed stars". Brown dwarf masses are notoriously hard to measure, and at the time, the object was thought to be an old and much more massive brown dwarf. Researchers aren't sure how brown dwarf auroras happen - "rogue" planets like these lack a nearby star's solar wind for the magnetic field to interact with.

Sci-tech Instigation of Commercial Capsules; NASA Introduced Astronauts
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SpaceX says their test flight will happen this November, while Boeing is now targeting late 2018 or early 2019. According to NASA website, Williams - a veteran of two space mission expeditions - is now training for the first post-certification mission of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft - the second crewed flight for that vehicle - and her third long duration mission aboard the International Space Station.

Sci-tech Mysterious Alien Radio Signal From Deep Space Detected By A Canadian Telescope
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The unusual signal has been classified as a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) - one of the most perplexing phenomena in the universe, of which only two dozen have ever been recorded, notes the Daily Mail . Scientists can not yet identify the process which produces the short and sharp radio wave bursts, which means we can not rule out the possibility they were made by aliens.

Sci-tech Aussie supermarket backflips over plastic bags
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Leadership by the Federal Government was needed on the issue of plastic bags so companies and consumers knew where they stood, Ms Sloan said. On Wednesday, Coles Supermarkets announced that due to backlash from customers when the single-use plastic bags were finally removed from its stores, it would now give away free "reusable" plastic bags indefinitely.

Sci-tech NASA names new crews for space travel
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Additional crew members will be assigned by NASA's global partners in the space station at a later date, the agency said. The aviation companies will be conducting test flights at the end of this year and next, and astronauts will leave for the worldwide space station Cape Canaveral in Florida next spring or summer.

Sci-tech How new fuel standards will impact California vehicles
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The proposal freezes fuel efficiency requirements for America's cars and trucks until 2026 - repealing one of Washington's most significant steps in recent years to curb greenhouse gas. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the proposal would make cars more affordable and save lives. "California will fight this stupidity in every conceivable way possible", California Governor Jerry Brown said on Twitter .

Sci-tech NASA says Boeing, SpaceX could launch astronauts next year
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Boeing's Starliner spacecraft will blast off atop United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket, while SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will travel on the company's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket . However, both companies have had some problems with their vehicles lately (be it technical issues or just delays), and they have to prove that their spacecraft are safe for crewed missions to the ISS and that they can also bring them back to Earth.

Sci-tech Trump administration plans to lower auto emissions standards
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The administration's proposal asserts that "attempting to solve climate change, even in part" is "fundamentally different" from the Clean Air Act's "original goal of addressing smog-related air quality problems". Automakers, who had asked to be relieved of some of the mandates, have expressed misgivings about having to accommodate a patchwork of federal and state standards.

Sci-tech Don’t call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a ‘wholphin’
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Before you go tie your head in knots wondering how a whale managed to successfully reproduce with a dolphin - it didn't. Audio recordings of the two species vocalizing were also achieved for the very first time. "To know she has cousins out there in the ocean is an awesome thing to know". There have been other cases of wholphins in the past, most notably at Hawaii's Sea Life Park aquarium in 1985, when a female bottlenose dolphin had a calf with a male false killer whale.

Sci-tech Democrats Want Trump Jr. To Testify Again
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Newly uncovered emails show Veselnitskaya had close ties to senior officials in the Russian government. "I don't know what happened to him", Giuliani said. He's under investigation by the FBI and the US attorney's office in NY. Cohen is under federal investigation in NY. Nunberg's conclusions on Sunday stand in contrast to an interview he gave more than four months ago , when he claimed Trump did know about the meeting in advance, saying then that Trump "talked about it a week before".

Sci-tech Red Planet Mars Comes Closer to Earth Like Never Before Today
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The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers), and is rarely achieved. The last such event was in 2003 when Mars and Earth came the closest they had in almost 60,000 years - touching within 34.6 million miles (55.7 million kilometres) of each other.

Sci-tech Myths and prophecies surface as Pakistanis gaze ‘blood moon’
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The next time a similarly extended eclipse will happen again is in 2025. The thrilling spectacle coincided with Mars' closest approach in 15 years today to offer sky watchers a stunning astronomical double bill. People gathered at 8am on Saturday to watch a rare celestial event known as a selenelion - where an eclipsed moon and the sun can be seen in the sky at the same moment.

Sci-tech Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire
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Normally teeming with tourists this time of year, Yosemite National Park has been turned into a no man's land as smoke from a raging forest fire cloaks the park and its most famous attractions. Guests can get refunds for bookings inside the evacuation zone including Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Big Trees Lodge, Half Dome Village and Housekeeping Camp.

Sci-tech Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century
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The celestial event, where the moon will line up with the Earth and the sun, will be seen across the United Kingdom and other parts of the Eastern hemisphere. At the same time, Mars will hover near the moon in the night sky, easily visible to the naked eye. Unlike with solar eclipses, no special equipment is needed to observe lunar eclipses.

Sci-tech SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites
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The mass of one of the machine - 860 kg Only intend to build 81 satellites in this series, of which in space will last for 75. On the opposite coast, SpaceX's second Block 5 Falcon 9 booster (B1047) completed its own successful launch and landing, lofting the heaviest commercial satellite to ever reach orbit (Telstar 19V).