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How to See the Full Sturgeon Moon on Thursday

How to See the Full Sturgeon Moon on Thursday However, while it will still be possible to view the meteor shower until this end date, the presence of the bright full moon makes it more hard to spot. You don't need any equipment, but a pair of binoculars will give you an incredible view of the full moon's intriguing surface features. The Full Moon will then set on the following morning around 6.23am BST (5.23am UTC) in the west-southwest s... [Full Article...]

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg to set sail for US

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg to set sail for US She said she thought people's mindsets were changing "even if it's not enough, and not fast enough, that's something, it's not for nothing". I'm not anxious about that. "I was test sailing two days ago and we went out for several hours". Caroline Lucas said she had made a formal complaint to Twitter , saying the "vile tweet" and made her "sick to the stomach". [Full Article...]

Baby Jupiter was likely slammed by planet 4.5 billion years ago

Baby Jupiter was likely slammed by planet 4.5 billion years ago So instead the scientists propose that a head-on collision between a large, still-forming planet and the young Jupiter in the early stages of the solar system could have shattered the planet's initial dense core, causing the heavy elements to mix with its less dense outer layers. [Full Article...]

A NASA mission's delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid

Since its arrival in December 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has mapped the entire asteroid in order to identify the safest and most accessible spots for the spacecraft to collect a sample. The selection of these sites was challenging as the rocky terrain of Bennu is a spacecraft damaging threat. Sandpiper is located in Bennu's southern hemisphere, at 47 degrees south latitude. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon in a week

Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon in a week Those who are waiting endlessly for the lander, Vikram's soft landing on the Moon , the National Geographic is planning to stream a live show on September 7. "Thereafter, Lander 'Vikram", named after the father of Indian space programme Vikram Sarabhai, will separate from the orbiter and enter into a 100kmx30km orbit around Moon . [Full Article...]

States sue to block EPA's coal power plant emissions rollback

States sue to block EPA's coal power plant emissions rollback Twenty-two States, including NY and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's replacement of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, arguing it prolongs USA reliance on coal power and obstructs States that pursue cleaner electricity generation. [Full Article...]

Grouse shooting under fire amid call for review

Grouse shooting under fire amid call for review To prepare the land for shooting, it is drained and dried out, destroying swathes of plant life and while mountain hares and predators such as hen harriers were often illegally culled, Labour said. Large areas of upland Scotland are used for driven grouse shooting with the land being managed to maximise the number of red grouse available for shooting. [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower dazzles stargazers across Canada

Perseid meteor shower dazzles stargazers across Canada Because the moon is almost full and so bright in the sky during most of the night, astronomers recommend getting up at least an hour before dawn for the best chance to view the spectacle. As Earth passes through the celestial debris every year, some of those tiny bits of sand, metal and rock burn up as they come into contact with Earth's atmosphere, creating the flashing trails across the night sk... [Full Article...]


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