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Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower to Peak on Tuesday

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower to Peak on Tuesday

Face towards the southern sky to watch as the meteors fall from the sky. The Delta Aquarids - and all meteor showers - are best viewed in dark skies , away from light-polluting crowds of people, ...

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Good vibrations? COVID quiet time soothes Earth’s seismic shakes

Good vibrations? COVID quiet time soothes Earth’s seismic shakes

Countries like Barbados, where lockdown coincided with the tourist season, saw a 50 per cent decrease in noise. And the phenomenon was not confined just to the surface area the quieting was apparent e...

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Hurricane Douglas bears down on Hawaii, bringing unsafe winds, rain

Hurricane Douglas bears down on Hawaii, bringing unsafe winds, rain

Hawaii prepared for Hurricane Douglas on Sunday, with predictions of high winds , rain and storm surge . Hawaii has been spared the worst in recent years as major hurricanes either weakened as th...

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NASA opens up Lunar Loo challenge for human waste management in space

NASA opens up Lunar Loo challenge for human waste management in space

Their designs have to be lighter than 15kg in Earth's gravity , no larger than 0.12m and no louder than the average bathroom fan, and the must be able to cater to all the toilet needs of its female a...

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Tropical Depression #8 upgraded to Tropical Storm Hanna

Tropical Depression #8 upgraded to Tropical Storm Hanna

Gonzalo is still about 1,000 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, and forecasters are unsure of what to expect from the seventh named storm of the season. A general rainfall of 2 inches to 4 inches i...

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NASA’s brand new image of Saturn will blow your mind

NASA’s brand new image of Saturn will blow your mind

The Hubble Area Telescope took a fresh new look at Saturn in the course of its northern hemisphere summer months. Sharp images of the gas giant allow planetary scientists to observe the planet's cha...

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U.S. Mars exploration advocate Robert Zubrin on China's first Mars mission

U.S. Mars exploration advocate Robert Zubrin on China's first Mars mission

ET) from Wenchang Spaceport on Hainan in the South China Sea. Hundreds of space enthusiasts watched from a beach across the bay. Launch commander Zhang Xueyu said the rocket was flying normally for ...

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Scientists Say Coronavirus Lockdowns Have Reduced Seismic Noise

Scientists Say Coronavirus Lockdowns Have Reduced Seismic Noise

This unusual quiet, in addition, allowed seismologists all over the planet to capture the signs of an quake more weak , normally hidden by the movement of humans, which will help us to differentiate ...

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Hurricane Douglas, the strongest storm on the planet, moves toward Hawaii

Hurricane Douglas, the strongest storm on the planet, moves toward Hawaii

It is now 2,150 kilometres east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Hurricane Douglas continues to strengthen and could become a major hurricane by Thursday, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Cent...

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UAE probe heads to Mars on Japanese rocket

UAE probe heads to Mars on Japanese rocket

Why it matters: This mission, which launched on an H2-A rocket from Japan, marks the UAE's first mission to Mars. The UAE's space programme and the Hope probe itself can not change this reality...

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Eta Aquarid meteor shower to illuminate Qatar sky tomorrow

But this week, the Southern Hemisphere gets its turn to see even more meteors light up the sky. He said people would be lucky to see Comet Swan with the naked eye, but it was in the same part of t...

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US EPA proposing first-ever aeroplane emissions standards

US EPA proposing first-ever aeroplane emissions standards

Aircraft operators need certainty that their new airplanes will be certified to the International Civil Aviation Organization CO2 requirements. The Trump administration said Wednesday that it plans ...

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NASA is helping Tom Cruise film a movie in space

It's also noted that the project is still in its early stages and no movie studio is attached just yet. Now being 57 years old, Tom Cruise also works as a producer after he had his successful acti...

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Tropical Storm Hanna forms; Gonzalo strength remains steady

Tropical Storm Hanna forms; Gonzalo strength remains steady

Because this storm is expected to become Tropical Storm Hanna in the next 24 hours, a tropical storm watch has been issued from Houston to Corpus Christi, Texas , and down to near the Mexican coast...

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MUST involved in Chinese mission to explore Mars

MUST involved in Chinese mission to explore Mars

If all goes nicely, the 11,000-pound Tianwen-1 spacecraft will brake into orbit all over Mars following February. The orbiter will loop around Mars for an entire Martian year (1.88 years on Earth), ...

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Rare comet Neowise to be visible from Western Australia this weekend

Rare comet Neowise to be visible from Western Australia this weekend

To see the comet Neowise, we must find in the sky the constellation URSA major . The first Comet NEOWISE stream comes courtesy of the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy. After the setting of the mo...

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Incredible Image Shows a Pair of Exoplanets Around a Sun-Like Star

Incredible Image Shows a Pair of Exoplanets Around a Sun-Like Star

ESO's ELT will also help probe the interaction between two young planets in the same system. This image from the European Southern Observatory, July 2020, shows the star TYC 8998-760-1, upper ...

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Largest-Ever 3D Map of the Universe Fills in History Gaps

Largest-Ever 3D Map of the Universe Fills in History Gaps

Will Percival of the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada said the project created the "complete story of the expansion of the universe ". There are still many unanswered questions about ...

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Comet NEOWISE is coming close to Earth. Here's how to find it

But it is a photogenic comet, if you know where and when to look . It also will continue to move out of the northwest sky toward the west - but it also will move higher in the night sky. If you're ...

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China launches rocket with probe to Mars

China launches rocket with probe to Mars

China launched a Long March 5 Y-4 rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in the southern island province of Hainan on Thursday. China has successfully launched its first Mars exploration mi...

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No white bears to the year 2100?

No white bears to the year 2100?

Models were used to determine the bears' energy needs while fasting and thresholds that would make survival hard, as well as one predicting the future number of days without ice. "But what was not ful...

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Gonzalo forms in the Atlantic, earliest 7th-named storm ever

Gonzalo forms in the Atlantic, earliest 7th-named storm ever

The storm is expected to become a hurricane Thursday , with winds of at least 75 miles per hour. In update around 8.50 am Wednesday, the US National Hurricane Center advised that Gonzalo was lo...

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China Mars mission: known about Tianwen-1

China Mars mission: known about Tianwen-1

The UAE's rover, Hope, launched last weekend and is expected to arrive on Mars around the same time as NASA . After a soft landing, the 1.85-meter-high rover weighing 240 kilograms is expected ...

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United Arab Emirates launches Mars probe into space

United Arab Emirates launches Mars probe into space

The rocket carrying the Hope probe is scheduled to take off on Monday at 1.58am UAE time. This has seen Emirati engineers from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre working with partners around t...

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SpaceX successfully launches South Korean military satellite into space

SpaceX successfully launches South Korean military satellite into space

SpaceX has yet launched another rocket on Monday to space, despite the technical glitches that delayed this blast off the previous week, CNN reported. Recovering rocket boosters is challenging, and ...

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Still There Are Many Volcanoes On Venus

Still There Are Many Volcanoes On Venus

This would substantially contribute new understanding of the interior dynamics of Venus and the evolution of terrestrial planets in general . Scientists led by geophysicist Anna Gülcher from ETH Zü...

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UAE's Mars mission launched from Japan

Besides purchasing the H-2A launch from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, MBRSC partnered with several universities in the United States, such as Arizona State University, the University of Calif...

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Comet NEOWISE seen around the world

Comet NEOWISE seen around the world

Comet Neowise, officially known in the scientific community by the blindingly boring title of C/2020 F3, was only discovered in March of this year by a spacecraft known as Neowise, which is short for...

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South Korea's first military satellite launched

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite ANASIS-II blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Seoul's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. Th...

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How to find comet Neowise, lying low in the northern sky

The comet, which was first discovered by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope on March 27, is now moving toward its closest distance to Earth. The Indians a...

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Comet Neowise Visible over Shenandoah National Park

Comet Neowise Visible over Shenandoah National Park

In this image, two tails can be seen trailing behind the body. Photographers and astronomy enthusiasts were up early this past weekend to capture images of the Neowise comet as it continues to str...

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Explained: Why Asteroid 2020 ND is termed potentially unsafe to earth

Explained: Why Asteroid 2020 ND is termed potentially unsafe to earth

EDT. The new asteroid measures 160 metres or 520 feet in diameter, which means that it can surely destroy a whole city. The asteroid named " Asteroid 2020 ND " has also been classified among Potenti...

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SpaceX delays South Korean military satellite launch by a day

SpaceX delays South Korean military satellite launch by a day

The launch window spans almost four hours, ending at 8:55 PM EDT (5:55 PM PDT), so SpaceX has considerable flexibility in terms of when the launch could actually take place. This is a record in term...

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Neowise is the brightest comet seen from Earth since 1996

Neowise is the brightest comet seen from Earth since 1996

The astronomy learning site Slooh will host a free of charge reside webcast tonight (July 18). July has been a big month for skywatchers, with comet NEOWISE (or C/2020 F3 NEOWISE ) putting on a...

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SpaceX successfully launches ANASIS-II satellite and breaks booster turnaround record

SpaceX successfully launches ANASIS-II satellite and breaks booster turnaround record

The mission stars a veteran Falcon 9 , with four flights under its belt. The Korean flag graces the Falcon 9 payload fairing, made up of a South Korean armed service comms satellite. As of now, Fal...

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