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Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

The spacecraft is expected to make its closest approach to the sun in the year 2024, as it flies 3.9 million miles above the solar surface. On each close approach to the sun, the probe will sample...

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Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, entirely in drought

Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, entirely in drought

It was officially listed as "100% in drought " on Wednesday. The NSW Government has announced a $500million emergency drought relief package as the state suffers. The lack of food for animals has...

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How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

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. Eight months ago, we delighted in the beauty o...

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Environment Canada issues Special Weather Advisory over high temps

Environment Canada issues Special Weather Advisory over high temps

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building. And it goes without saying, but "never leave people or pets inside a park...

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Stargazers set to see rare green comet

Stargazers set to see rare green comet

Lucky stargazers who look up Tuesday or Wednesday nights will have the best chance to glimpse the celestial object, dubbed the "Incredible Hulk" for its color and considerable size, notes Sputnik New...

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Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

Muscat: The Sultanate is now witnessing the Perseids, which are the most famous meteor showers. Best of all, the slender waxing crescent moon will set at early evening, providing deliciously dark ski...

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Strange Meteorite is Unlike any Other Found Before

Strange Meteorite is Unlike any Other Found Before

At this time, the Sun was surrounded by a spinning disk of debris and gas. Covered in crystals and nearly as big as a basketball, the meteorite is the oldest igneous meteorite ever discovered accord...

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How to See the Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower in August 2018

How to See the Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower in August 2018

But it moves through the densest debris between August 11 and August 13. But Cooke said the Perseids are rich in fireballs, so the show should be spectacular. No equipment is necessary. The moon will ...

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Heat warning issued for Sarnia-Lambton

Heat warning issued for Sarnia-Lambton

This follows a heat warning issued by Peterborough Public Health for the City and County of Peterborough last Friday (August 3). Toronto's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Daytime maximum values of 31 ...

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Astronomers Discover Incredible Magnetism in Rogue Planet - NOVA Next

Astronomers Discover Incredible Magnetism in Rogue Planet - NOVA Next

Kao said . An unusual new planet has been discovered drifting alone through space, 20 light years away from Earth. Brown dwarves are hard objects to categorise they are too huge to be considere...

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Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada

Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada

Michael Milstein with NOAA Fisheries said J50 was seen with her mother, J16, which is a good sign. The 4-year-old was part of the southern resident "baby boom" that occurred when eleven calves were ...

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Don't miss the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Don't miss the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

To see the Perseids, look to the north. Observers in mid-northern latitudes will have the best views. Most likely you'll see lower rates.but still worth a few hours of sky watching. For the best vie...

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Last partial solar eclipse of the year on August 11

Last partial solar eclipse of the year on August 11

This eclipse will also be a, a phenomenon where the appears red in colour. It is expected to begin at 1.32 pm and end at 5.00 pm (IST). He pointed out that this partial eclipse of the sun comes afte...

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Weather Authority: Showers possible mainly south on Tuesday

Weather Authority: Showers possible mainly south on Tuesday

While no severe weather is expected, some storms still could produce some heavy rain and gusty winds reducing visibility. We will see sunshine in the morning with clouds building by midday. Highs in t...

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Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic

Whittington, Punalu'u, and Milolii Beach Parks are closed. Surf along east-facing shores is already building and will peak later today and tonight, at 12 to 15 feet for the Big Island, mainly for th...

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World heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' state

World heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' state

But now a report by a group of scientists says keeping global warming to between 1.5-2°C may be more hard than they previously thought. If that's reached, Dr Rockstrom say it would send the planet...

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Hurricane Hector expected to miss Hawaii as it strengthens

Hurricane Hector expected to miss Hawaii as it strengthens

Lava fragments falling from lava fountains at fissure 8 are building a cinder-and-spatter cone around the erupting vent, with the bulk of the fragments falling on the downwind side of the cone as it c...

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SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

The satellite launched today, dubbed Merah Putih, which means "red and white", in a reference to the Indonesian flag will assist PT Telkom Indonesia to provide communications services to customers t...

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NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel

NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel

At the time, SpaceX's Crew Dragon (known as Dragon V2 at the time) and Boeing's Starliner (just CST-100 back then) won a four-year competition-and contracts worth billions-to fly astronauts to sp...

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Manatee in distress from signs of red tide exposure taken to SeaWorld

Manatee in distress from signs of red tide exposure taken to SeaWorld

Red tides at Sanibel Island in Florida have continued to leave beaches looking like graveyards, with dozens of fish and other sea life washed up on the shore. The city is issuing a daily "fish kill cl...

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Environment Canada issues heat warning for Toronto

Environment Canada issues heat warning for Toronto

The agency says daytime maximum temperatures are expected to reach 31 degrees Celsius or higher for both Sunday and Monday. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, pe...

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'Rogue' extrasolar planetary-mass object detected

'Rogue' extrasolar planetary-mass object detected

They are originally formed inside a star system but somehow escaped. It's very large, and has an extremely strong magnetic field, and it's a "rogue", not attached to any other object. Since the mass...

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Meet the first astronauts to fly the new SpaceX and Boeing spaceships

Meet the first astronauts to fly the new SpaceX and Boeing spaceships

The new SpaceX (L) and Boeing (R) launch and entry spacesuits are displayed as NASA announces the crew assignments for the first flight tests , missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and Sp...

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Hurricane Hector: Category 4 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track today

Hurricane Hector: Category 4 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track today

Depending on its ultimate track, the storm could bring thunderstorms, gusty winds and increased surf to parts of the island and could also cause unsafe rip currents off the east- and south-facing beac...

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NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights

NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights

The agency landed on the Commercial Crew program , which would see Boeing and SpaceX build new vehicles that could deliver astronauts to the space station. "I'll tell you, being able to launch to...

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Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens

Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens

There was a Fast Radio Burst called FRB 121102, which was heard many times in the past years. Canada's new radio telescope has picked up a mysterious signal from deep in space with a frequency so ...

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NASA announces new astronaut class

The astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon acknowledge the media upon introduction at NASA's Johnson Space Ce...

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Carbon price plan could be changed again

Carbon price plan could be changed again

A spokeswoman for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna confirmed the move to CTV News following a report in the Globe and Mail. Environment Canada officials met with representatives from more than...

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Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

Park officials told KTVQ that members of the public should not approach the wildlife, especially large animals that can harm, injure or kill visitors. One count was for disturbing wildlife, two were ...

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Sask. Premier reacts to feds' carbon tax easing

Sask. Premier reacts to feds' carbon tax easing

Dennis Darby, president of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters lobby group, said the government's plan to trim the carbon levy was prudent. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, but Ottawa soft...

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FUEL EFFICIENCY: Trump proposes rollback of Obama's clean vehicle rules

FUEL EFFICIENCY: Trump proposes rollback of Obama's clean vehicle rules

The Trump administration also said on Thursday that it will propose to rescind California's unique authority to set its own fuel economy standards and that the EPA and DOT hope to set one national...

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NASA names astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights

NASA has announced the names of the astronauts who will be the first people in history to ride to orbit in private space taxis next year, if all goes as planned. These three astronauts are responsib...

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1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019

1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019

ET that will be streamed live online on CBC News. However, as the Inquisitr reported earlier today, Boeing has just announced it will be delaying the entire launch schedule of its Starliner spac...

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Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting

Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting

It will be brighter than the gas giant Jupiter and as bright as Saturn in the night sky. Since the red planet and the sun appear on opposite sides of the sky, Mars is in opposition, accordi...

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Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

Trump be loyal to him?" "I wish these guys could put down their arms, recognize the longevity of their relationship and stop the backbiting and the infighting", Scaramucci said. "So to me it's very ...

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