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NASA to Launch Spacecraft Closer to Sun

NASA to Launch Spacecraft Closer to Sun EDT. To get to the sun, the probe must be launched with a massive rocket, so that it will be lifted quickly from Earth. In launch power, the Delta IV Heavy rocket is right after the new Falcon Heavy rocket - which is the most powerful rocket at the moment. [Full Article...]

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower In August

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower In August You might want to go to bed a little later the weekend of Aug.11 because the best meteor shower in years is about to happen. In 2016, it was an outburst year, which means the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. The meteors travel at 37 miles per second and most are the size of a grain of sand. But Cooke said the Perseids are rich in fireballs, so the show should be spectacular. [Full Article...]

Gigantic Rogue Planet Found Lurking Outside Our Solar System

Gigantic Rogue Planet Found Lurking Outside Our Solar System The planet is thought to be 200 million years old and is 20 light-years from Earth. By comparison, the Sun's surface temperature is about 9,900 degrees Fahrenheit. Astronomers have discovered a rogue planet that's nearly too big to be considered a planet - and to top it off, the rogue object is a magnetic powerhouse. [Full Article...]

Sunday storm chances followed by cooler weather

Sunday storm chances followed by cooler weather Tonight , a very weak disturbance will be rolling through which could touch off a few isolated showers or T'storms in the evening. Mostly sunny and warmer Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Friday , another shot of showers and storms with highs in the mid 80s. A low pressure center will get cutoff from the larger flow just to our southwest. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic National Hurricane Center says Debby is expected to dissipate in a few days. There are no warnings or watches in effect as it moving away from the United States and most land. Hurricane season runs through November 30. The conditions needed to stir up hurricanes are lacking, noted Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell of Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii

Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii A satellite image, supplied by the US National Weather Service, shows Hurricane Hector, a category four, as it moves towards the south of Hawaii. Hawaii's Big Island already is dealing with another natural disaster - the eruption of Kilauea Volcano in the southeast. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector bearing down on Hawaii, may skirt south of islands

Hurricane Hector bearing down on Hawaii, may skirt south of islands High surf is expected to impact east-facing shores of Hawai'i Island and East Maui, with heights building today through Tuesday and peaking Tuesday night. Tropical Storm Ileana had been projected to reach hurricane force while marching northwestward parallel to Mexico's southwestern coast, bringing heavy surf, but forecasters said the storm was no longer expected to strengthen and should dissipat... [Full Article...]

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts for NASA’s new private space flight programme

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts for NASA’s new private space flight programme Boeing; Shayanne Gal/Business InsiderAn illustration of a NASA astronaut flying with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsules. The Boeing's first mission will be flown by Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams , and the SpaceX mission by Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins will fly aboard the Crew Dragon first mission. [Full Article...]


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