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The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend

The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend Moonless nights will make the spectacle of the annual Perseid meteor shower even more scintillating this weekend for much of the world, and sky watchers are expecting a "great show". But that won't happen until 4479, so no need to run to the bunker just yet. These enter the atmosphere around 35 miles per hour, so they're a faster-moving show. [Full Article...]

Amateur fossil hunter stumbles upon rare teeth from ancient mega-shark

Amateur fossil hunter stumbles upon rare teeth from ancient mega-shark According to the museum , these teeth provide evidence that a shark which would have grown to more than 30-feet in length, almost double the size of a great white, "once stalked Australia's ancient oceans" approximately 25 million years ago. [Full Article...]

Unmanned NASA craft takes off on mission towards Sun

Unmanned NASA craft takes off on mission towards Sun The problem on Saturday had to do with the gaseous helium pressure alarm on the spacecraft, officials said early Saturday. The car-sized spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere, about four million miles from its surface - and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before, thanks to its innovative Thermal Protection System. [Full Article...]

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time this evening to go troubleshoot that and try again for a launch. "Where we see huge magnetic fields that are passing by us, as coronal mass ejections make their way out into the solar system". "We know the questions we want to answer.". Parker, now 91, recalled that at first some people did not believe in his theory. During the original countdown proce... [Full Article...]

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend Skywatchers should be able to see between 60 and 70 per hour at the peak. On the late evening hours of August 12, the peak of the Perseid meteor shower will start as it will grace the sky with more than 50 meteors per hour until early morning of August 13, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on its bulletin. [Full Article...]

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak, according to NASA . The solar eclipse on Saturday (August 11) will be the only partial one in 2018. What time is the solar eclipse? Although this will be a partial solar eclipse/ Surya Grahan for the year 2018 but will not be visible in India on 11 August. [Full Article...]

Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower That's more than a meteor per minute. The best viewing will be away from city lights and other sources of light pollution. Just lie on a blanket and look straight up. Because of this, meteor rates could be as high as 200 per hour. It will run through to the third week of August, and won't return until the same time next year when Earth moves across its orbit and into the comet's debris once ag... [Full Article...]

We're livestreaming the Perseid meteor shower

We're livestreaming the Perseid meteor shower The Perseids are perhaps the most beloved of all meteor showers due to their predictability. "This year's shower peak, however, has the added bonus of dark skies courtesy of an early-setting crescent Moon". Where are the best places to go to see the Perseid meteor shower? The number will then start to diminish, though higher-than-average meteor activity associated with the Perseids should ... [Full Article...]


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