NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday

NASA called off the launch of its ambitious Parker Solar Probe mission to the sun just minutes before an early-morning liftoff Saturday (Aug. 11) due to a glitch with the spacecraft's giant Delta IV Heavy rocket. Eight long years of hard work by c... More..

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Will You Be Able to See the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend?
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Will You Be Able to See the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend?

That's more than a meteor per minute. Gather a group of friends and sit in different directions, so it will be easier for you to find the radiant, i.e. The Perseids got their name because they appear to come o...More..

Nasa counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun'
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Nasa counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun'

It's created to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield that's capable of withstanding 1,370 degrees Celsius. The spacecraft is now scheduled to launch tomorrow (Aug. 11...More..

Partial Solar Eclipse 2018, Aanshik Surya Grahan 11 August 2018
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Partial Solar Eclipse 2018, Aanshik Surya Grahan 11 August 2018

The upcoming partial solar eclipse will take place on August 11, 2018. This weekend's solar eclipse will be a partial eclipse of the sun, not the spectacular total solar eclipse that thrilled millions previ...More..

This Is the Best Time to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

This Is the Best Time to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

When is the best time to see the meteor shower? This year, the show will be particularly great, since there's a new moon August 11, meaning there'll be practically no moonlight to interfere with the show...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

A Small Window to see the Perseid's This Weekend

The Perseids are an annual meteor shower that peaks in early-to-late August. The Perseids meteor shower will peak this weekend between the night of Saturday, August 11, and the morning of Monday, August...More..

by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

Dim meteors appear as a momentary flash of light while the brighter ones leave a glowing streak. The Perseid meteor shower usually dominates the sky in mid-August. If you'd rather watch the Perseid meteor s...More..

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

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 the Puna and Ka'ū Districts. Subtropical Storm Debby has formed in the...More..

Hurricane Hector Still Tracking Towards Hawaii, Should Pass South
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hurricane Hector Still Tracking Towards Hawaii, Should Pass South

She says there could also be a few inches of rain into Thursday as Hector passes the island. Hurricane Hector is gaining strength as it barrels through the Pacific - and could make landfall in Hawaii by the...More..

Giant celestial object discovered outside our solar system
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Giant celestial object discovered outside our solar system

Brown dwarfs are planetary bodies too large to be classified as planets but not massive enough to sustain the hydrogen nuclear fusion that powers stars. The surprising find is peculiar because it could be a pl...More..

NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

There are four flights in all-two each for SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner vehicle-scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) throughout 2019 once uncrewed test ...More..

Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX

On board was Merah Putih, a communications satellite for Indonesia. The booster was the first Block 5 first stage to fly, and helped put Bangladesh's Banghabandu-1 telecom satellite into geosynchronous tran...More..

NASA set to announce astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing missions
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

NASA set to announce astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing missions

Boeing's first test mission will send astronauts Eric Boe , Nicole Aunapu Mann , and Chris Ferguson aloft. The missions have an eminent role to play as they will become the first crewed launches from the U...More..

by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships

Their successful test flight will pave the way for two different astronauts to take the Starliner to the International Space Station for Boeing's first operational mission at a later date. The announcemen...More..

Trump administration announces plans to freeze Obama-era fuel-efficiency requirements
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump administration announces plans to freeze Obama-era fuel-efficiency requirements

The plan, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , asserts that lower fuel economy standards will save lives - the higher price of more f...More..

Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday

The Expedition 56 crew has finished loading Dragon with sensitive research results and station gear for analysis and refurbishment back on Earth. Mission controllers, with astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor mo...More..

New species of hybrid dolphin discovered in Hawaii
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

New species of hybrid dolphin discovered in Hawaii

That's because two animal species are unlikely to have the same number of chromosomes, and hybrids won't be able to reproduce if their parents are too genetically dissimilar. Many animal hybrids are possible, b...More..

Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars Close Approach: How to view the celestial event

By mid-August, NASA says Mars will become fainter as the planet and Earth travel away from each other. The two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometres apart. The minimum distance from the Earth to M...More..

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

The Red Planet was closer to the Earth and brighter than it has been in 15 years , making for some spectacular images. The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 19 2019. Curiosity and awe have g...More..

Lunar Eclipse: best pictures from around the world
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Lunar Eclipse: best pictures from around the world

Social media was positively buzzing with stunning photos of the rare celestial event... ... A large number of skygazer clubs in the city had made arrangements for public viewing of the longest total lunar ec...More..

Longest eclipse of century to occur
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Longest eclipse of century to occur

Viewers in a somewhat wider chunk of the planet, including both China and South America, might get a glimpse of the eclipse as the moon rises or sets. However, each lunar Eclipse can be observed from more tha...More..

Persistence pays off for photographers shooting blood moon lunar eclipse over Perth
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Persistence pays off for photographers shooting blood moon lunar eclipse over Perth

The total eclipse lasts 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. Unlike like a solar eclipse , it is entirely safe to look directly at a lunar eclipse , and Friday's ecl...More..

SpaceX launches, lands rocket in challenging conditions
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

SpaceX launches, lands rocket in challenging conditions

The company says that can use Falcon 9 Block 5 more than ten times. Wednesday's mission, called Iridium-7, is to put the seventh set of satellites in a series of 75 satellites altogether that SpaceX will ...More..

When and where to watch the Blood Moon in Sweden
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

When and where to watch the Blood Moon in Sweden

The eclipse , however, will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific. While the eclipse will last 103 minutes, the partial eclipse will be visible for nearly four hours. On average, t...More..

Friday’s 'blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday’s 'blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse

However, the bending - or refraction - of the rays of light caused by our atmosphere by about half a degree makes it possible to see both. The Middle East, west and central Asia, as well as major parts of Afr...More..

by | Friday, July 27, 2018

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will occur today

The good news is that millions of people around the world - from nearly all of Africa to the vast majority of Asia - will be able to see the moon gradually turn a deep blood red during the total lunar eclipse ...More..

Mars To Make Closest Pass By Earth In 15 Years
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars To Make Closest Pass By Earth In 15 Years

The team ruled out that carbon dioxide ice or other features created the spot and were left with one explanation-a lake of liquid water . In the new discovery, between May 2012 and December 2015, Orosei an...More..

Longest Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Longest Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018

Despite being bigger and brighter than usual, Mars will also appear fuzzier because of seasonal dust storms that are kicked up as the planet warms when it comes closer to the sun. "The Moon is passing ver...More..

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years

NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft has found a new type of Martian aurora that occurs over much of the day side of the planet. A massive dust storm at Mars, however, is obscuring n...More..

EPA chief: U.S. needs a single standard for fuel efficiency
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

EPA chief: U.S. needs a single standard for fuel efficiency

The acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that the United States needs a single standard for fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, signaling a possible showdown with California and othe...More..