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Another chance of overnight storms

Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s are on target for middle August. However, we look to flip the script once again as we get into the early morn...

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Pacific Forum: Coalition Clings To Coal

Mr Sopoaga said language during negotiations became "flary" but insisted he was "very happy" with the result. Despite this, the Small Island S...

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Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Aug. 11-13

NASA encouraged everyone to go out and see the astronomical spectacle in person tonight. The bright, waxing Moon spoiled many meteor watchers...

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Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon in a week

Then, the spacecraft will have four-orbit manoeuvres around the moon and finally enter the final orbit, closest to the moon's surface - at a d...

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Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Emitted A Mysterious Flash

Suddenly, the Sagittarius A* grew 75 times brighter, before going back to its normal brightness shortly. Do's team used the WM Keck Observat...

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Chandrayaan-2's journey to moon, after leaving earth's orbit, to start Wednesday

We are going to conduct a manoeuvre called trans-lunar injection. India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle launched Chandrayaan-2 in Ju...

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How To Livestream The Perseid Meteor Shower On Tuesday

Boyle says tonight's peak occurs with a 94 per cent lit moon which will reduce the numbers of faint meteors but you could still see brighter...

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Great Pyramid-sized asteroid traveling towards Earth

Unlike the planet-killer asteroids , the destruction caused by an impact from a smaller one will be more localized. As it goes through its path...

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Perseid meteor shower to peak this week

Meteors of the shower are fast, with an average speed of 60 kilometers per second, and bright. Make plans to stay up late or wake up early. ...

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Summer meteor shower expected to peak early next week

Then, NASA notes, the moon will set after 3 am, leaving dark skies to illuminate more meteors. The space agency said no special equipment is n...

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Hubble Showcases New Portrait of Jupiter

They are created by ammonia ice clouds that vary in height and thickness, with air flowing in different directions, depending on their latitudes...

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Ancient, giant, carnivorous parrot roamed New Zealand 19 million years ago

The weight of a parrot reached seven pounds . Estimated to have weighed about 7kg (1.1st), it would have been more than twice as heavy as the kā...

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Increase in chance of busy hurricane season

Bell also states that limited tropical weather activity in the first two months of the hurricane season , June and July, does not reflect o...

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How to watch the 2019 Perseid meteor shower hit its August peak

Count for yourself at the main parking lot at Wildwood State Park . More specifically, the 2019 Perseid meteor shower will be gracing the ski...

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Boeing-built Satellite to Bring Affordable Broadband to Africa, Europe, Middle East

This was the third and final flight for this particular Falcon 9 first stage, having previously supported the Telstar-19 VANTAGE mission in Ju...

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The Early Dawn Launch Of Atlas V Rocket

Built by Lockheed Martin , the satellites are used for highly protected communications by high-priority military assets and national leaders....

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Watch SpaceX's droneship catch a rocket part that fell from space

The satellite operator said in 2017 that its launch of Amos-17 would be fully covered by credits from the unfulfilled mission . The launch wi...

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The Perseid Meteors Return. Will We Actually See It In The HV?

This year, NASA said the meteor shower will peak around mid-August when the Earth crosses the orbit of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids ar...

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NASA's TESS Discovers A Nearby Super-Earth That Can Harbor Life

Astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and the University of La Laguna, both in Spain, announced the discovery o...

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New study finds Milky Way warped, twisted

Our solar system is located within the disc and is about 27,000 light-years from the Galactic center. The map showed that the galaxy's disk, ...

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Metal-Rich Gas Seen Streaming from Hot Jupiter WASP-121b | Astronomy

Iron and magnesium gases are escaping the atmosphere of WASP-121b, a hot Jupiter located around 880 light-years from Earth, according to new ...

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Bill Nye's experimental spacecraft that sails on sunlight declares mission success

The Planetary Society says that LightSail 2 has raised part of its orbit about 1.7 kilometers, and that this change "can only be attributed to...

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How NASA finds exoplanets orbiting stars outside our solar system

The system is located 31 light-years away in the constellation Hydra. TESS paid attention to the star dimming every 3.9 days - a fact that m...

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Universal Orlando Resort announces 'Epic Universe' theme park

And, going by the released concept art, this new park will feature the previously announced Super Nintendo World . "Guests will venture bey...

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Newly discovered exoplanet may be able to support life, astronomers say

Scientists have characterised the first potentially habitable world outside our own solar system located about 31 light-years away. It is not ye...

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TESS spots closest super-Earth that could be habitable

While Kepler's planetary haul was huge, numerous worlds it discovered lie thousands of light years from Earth . The former orbits the star ever...

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NASA's TESS mission finds three nearby 'oven-hot' exoplanets

One planet initially showed a habitable zone that could support water; TESS scientists later confirmed the planet's atmosphere is thick and will...

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Huge sauropod bone discovered in France

Over 7,500 fossils, belonging to over 50 different species, have been found at the site since 2010, including some belonging to the largest anim...

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Chandrayaan 2 moves higher in orbit

Since July 26, the spacecraft was moving in an orbit of 251 x 54,829 km. "Unlike a launch vehicle which we cannot guide once launched, we can ke...

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Holiday Inn to stop using mini toiletries

The owner of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels has made a decision to mildly inconvenience itself and its guests by removing one commonplace form ...

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