Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun

The spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will transmit its first scientific observations in December this year, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. "We'll be goi... More..

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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe ‘mission to touch the sun’
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe ‘mission to touch the sun’

The tools on board will measure the expanding corona and continually flowing atmosphere known as the solar wind , which solar physicist Eugene Parker first described in 1958. At closest approach to the sun...More..

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

And if you thought the video above looked lovely, you'll be pleased to know that the meteor shower will hit peak visibility tonight (12 August). This year, the Perseids shower will last overall from August 10...More..

NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

To handle the heat it has been covered with a special 4.5 inch thick carbon-composite shield capable of withstanding temperatures up to 1,650C. The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosph...More..

After technical delay, Nasa to try again launching Sun probe
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

After technical delay, Nasa to try again launching Sun probe

Thousands of spectators gathered in the middle of the night on Friday to witness the launch, including the University of Chicago astrophysicist for whom the spacecraft is named . The probe is set to use seven ...More..

The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend

The meteors can be traced to the Perseus constellation, from which they get their name, which will climb in the northeastern sky as the evening passes. Part of the reason the Perseids really sizzle in the summe...More..

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

The world, today, will witness one of the breathtaking visuals of a partial solar eclipse . It is also suggested that solar eclipse should be witnessed through binoculars, telescope or optical camera viewfinde...More..

Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters

The orca known as J50 appears emaciated and scientists have said she may have only days to live. Scientists in Canada and the USA have been working together to save her life. Officials are working together to...More..

Hundreds evacuated from campsites as southern France hit by flash flooding
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hundreds evacuated from campsites as southern France hit by flash flooding

Of the 750 people helped to safety by emergency crew in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas region of Gard, around 120 of them were children, mainly from Germany. Footage posted on social media showed dramatic scenes of f...More..

Australia relaxes rules on shooting kangaroos during historic drought
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Australia relaxes rules on shooting kangaroos during historic drought

Many face the prospect of abandoning their homes altogether - some after being on the land for generations. Australia's most populous state is now "100 percent" in drought following the most intense dry spell...More..

NASA to send solar probe closer to sun than ever before
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

NASA to send solar probe closer to sun than ever before

It's the fastest any man-made object will have ever traveled and the probe will likely hold that title for a long time. The probe, named after American solar astrophysicist Eugene Newman Parker, is set to u...More..

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. In its 11 a.m. Wednesday advisory, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said said Debby's maxi...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Perseid meteor shower: 'TEARS of Biblical saint' to RAIN DOWN this weekend

The best time to view the Perseids is around midnight and during the early hours of the morning - up until 5.30am - when light pollution is at its lowest. However, they can be seen clearest after sunset. "T...More..

Hurricane Hector Hurdles Toward Hawaii and Still-Erupting Kilauea Volcano
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hurricane Hector Hurdles Toward Hawaii and Still-Erupting Kilauea Volcano

Hector related weather forecast impacts for other islands will need to wait until the time period gets closer. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Ileana had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (...More..

by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend

The Perseids are an annual meteor shower that peaks in early-to-late August. The Perseids are one of the more active meteor showers on stargazers" calendars, producing an average of between 60 and 100 "shooti...More..

SpaceX launches, lands Falcon rocket that could fly a third time
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

SpaceX launches, lands Falcon rocket that could fly a third time

Around the same time, the Falcon 9's upper stage shut down and entered a preliminary orbit before a almost 20-minute coast across the Atlantic. The Falcon 9 Block 5 and SpaceX's Crew Dragon are destined to ...More..

Heat warning issued for Collingwood and area
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Heat warning issued for Collingwood and area

Temperatures on Sunday are expected to be between 30 and 33 degrees, with the humidex pushing them to above 40 degrees. Heat warnings were also in effect Monday afternoon around Westlock and Bonnyville, and s...More..

Brown dwarf or massive exoplanet detected with powerful magnetic field
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Brown dwarf or massive exoplanet detected with powerful magnetic field

At 200 million years old and approximately 20 light-years from Earth, SIMP0136 has a surface temperature of about 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit (825 degrees Celsius). It is the radio signature of these auroras that ...More..

D.C.-area forecast: Hot and humid, with storm chances increasing Wednesday
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

D.C.-area forecast: Hot and humid, with storm chances increasing Wednesday

The severe weather threat is there but on the low side. We will see sunshine in the morning with clouds building by midday. A secondary wave of energy from this front could then work across the area on Satur...More..

Sanibel Beach Covered With Sea Creatures Killed by Red Tide
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Sanibel Beach Covered With Sea Creatures Killed by Red Tide

A combination of red tide along Florida's coastline and blue-green algae in rivers and canals is killing a variety of animals in Florida waters this summer. According to U.S. network CNN, this year's effect of ...More..

Mysterious Rogue Planet Detected Outside Solar System
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Mysterious Rogue Planet Detected Outside Solar System

Although this particular object was first picked up on in 2016, it was thought to be one of five recently discovered brown dwarfs . They're calling it a "rogue" planet because it appears to be travelling t...More..

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested

After his release, Reinke travelled to Yellowstone National Park . Yellowstone rangers reportedly received several wildlife harassment reports from concerned visitors and found Reinke later on the evening of...More..

Mysterious Alien Radio Signal From Deep Space Detected By A Canadian Telescope
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Mysterious Alien Radio Signal From Deep Space Detected By A Canadian Telescope

A powerful new telescope, CHIME in Canada is allowed to catch a short radio signal, which stirred the whole scientific world. Here's what it looks like. But despite FRBs' relative rarity in astronomy, they ...More..

NASA unveils astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from U.S.
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

NASA unveils astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from U.S.

The vessels, the SpaceX Dragon and Boeing Starliner , have been developed with billions of dollars in funding from NASA , which has contracted SpaceX and Northrop Grumman to make cargo deliveries to the s...More..

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban

But in the latest about face Coles has changed its tune yet again revealing they will continue to offer customers these bags - they are normally 15 cents each - for free. Environmental groups have slammed the...More..

by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

What We Know About the 9 Astronauts Flying the New Commercial Ships

The crews will travel to the International Space Station aboard two commercial spacecraft that Boeing and SpaceX plan to send into the stratosphere sometime during the coming year. If those flights are su...More..

Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

Crew for Boeing's Crew Flight Test and SpaceX's Demo-2 flights will each include at least a flight commander and pilot aboard to test out the systems. To certify that the Crew Dragon and CST-100 Starliner are r...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump details looser mpg regulations; states vow to fight

The administration wants to freeze a rule mandating that automakers work to make cars substantially more fuel efficient. Under the Obama administration, automakers were required to reach a fleetwide average f...More..

Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government's chief weapons against climate change - regulating emissions ...More..

Mars makes its closest approach in 15 years
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars makes its closest approach in 15 years

Mars was only 35.8 million miles away from Earth. Mars will reach opposition again before then. The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers), and is rarely...More..