• Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!
Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

Unfortunately, weather conditions may not fully cooperate for seeing the shooting stars here in North Carolina. "This year's shower peak, however, has the added bonus of dark skies courtesy of an early-setting crescent Moon". Blake said the shower will peak the evening of Aug. 12 and the morning of August 13, but the night before and after should...

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  • Parker Solar Probe launches Saturday on mission to 'touch' the sun
Parker Solar Probe launches Saturday on mission to 'touch' the sun

It will have to push itself in the opposite direction of the Earth at approximately 53,000 miles per hours to achieve that and it will be forced to use another planet to help it achieve that goal. As reported by the Inquisitr , Dr. Parker was the first one to postulate the existence of solar wind in 1958. "We can now add solid physics to the mod...

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil

Public and private entities joining forces for these proto flights means the crewed test phase could be of the most monumental leaps in human spaceflight since NASA's Space Shuttle Program was retired in 2011. This will be her first trip to space. "I'll tell you, being able to launch to the International Space Station from USA soil, I can't imagi...

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  • The convergence of Mars with the Earth
The convergence of Mars with the Earth

Mars comes at opposition at an average interval of two years and two months when the planet comes close to the Earth and becomes brighter, the Ministry of Earth Science said in a statement. Also these photos were taken of the ring system at its maximum angle relative to the earth's axis. There is carbon dioxide ice in the polar caps of Mars ,...

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  • World Awaits Longest 'blood Moon' Eclipse of Century
World Awaits Longest 'blood Moon' Eclipse of Century

The next total lunar eclipse will happen on January 21, 2019, and will be visible from North America, South America, and parts of Africa, Europe and the central Pacific. North America, much of the Pacific Ocean and most of the Arctic won't see a thing. The "blood moon" eclipse, as seen from KLCC in Kuala Lumpur July 28, 2018.

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  • July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century
July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century

During the eclipse, the moon will appear red, giving it the nickname " blood moon ". The last time a total lunar eclipse lasted almost as long was on July 16, 2000, with a total duration of one hour and 46 minutes. This is the longest total lunar eclipse of the century . It will be a super moon as well, which is a full moon or new moon that ...

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  • Caribbean islands issue watches for Hurricane Beryl
Caribbean islands issue watches for Hurricane Beryl

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello declared a state of emergency for the island that is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria past year. Beryl is the easternmost hurricane to form from an African wave in July on record, according to University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science hurricane researcher Bri...

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  • India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022
India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

Badminton star Saina Nehwal posted: "The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to http://join.You can#BeatPlasticPollution by sharing a video or photo on this #WorldEnvironmentDay.I would like to challenge my friends to spread this initiative @parupallik @PRANNOYHSPRI @GuruSaiDutt1".

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  • SpaceX delays plans to send space tourists to circle moon
SpaceX delays plans to send space tourists to circle moon

The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES . SES-12 is capable of broadcasting and providing broadband data services focused on the high-growth Asia-Pacific region. The first stage is part of the Falcon 9 "Block 4" build, which is an older variant that SpaceX is phasing out. Elon Musk'...

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  • Canadian government to buy troubled Trans Mountain pipeline
Canadian government to buy troubled Trans Mountain pipeline

Finance Minister Bill Morneau's "don't worry, be happy" approach relies on saying there are plenty of investors who will be prepared to take the pipeline off Ottawa's hands once it is built. "He has responsibilities as the leader of the Government of Canada and I have responsibilities as the leader of the Government of British Columbia".

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto: Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm
Subtropical Storm Alberto: Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm

Alberto was moving north at 13 miles per hour with 40-mph sustained winds. The system is expect to intensify during the weekend and will likely consolidate into a tropical storm at some point on Sunday. A Storm Surge Watch also is in effect from Horseshoe Beach, Florida, to the Mississippi River. Associates at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort sai...

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