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NASA solar probe launch delayed

NASA solar probe launch delayed During the approach closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history, the main objective of an unmanned probe to investigate the crown - an unusual atmosphere around the Sun. Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. Each flyby will provide an orbit-shaping gravity boost, drawing it ever closer to the sun and straight into the corona - the sun's... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower 2018: Dramatic pictures of night sky

Perseid meteor shower 2018: Dramatic pictures of night sky The best viewing conditions can be found outside city limits, looking toward the northern horizon between the "Little Dipper" and the constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. NASA recommends heading out to see the show during predawn hours, but meteor streaks may appear as early as 10 pm; see an updated list of activity here . [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday This partial solar eclipse will be directly visible to parts of the Northern Hemisphere, though this does not include India. The first solar eclipse this year was in February. It is suggested by several Ayurvedic experts to perform various religious activities like taking baths in sacred rivers and performing charitable acts during solar eclipse. [Full Article...]

Mars to reach closest point to Earth since 2003

Mars to reach closest point to Earth since 2003 Mars gets closest to Earth; date and time, how to watch, what to expect: Mars will be at its closest distance to the Earth during an Opposition phase, a phenomenon that occurs about once in every 15 years. Chandana Jayaratne, Director of Astronomy and Space Science Unit in University of Colombo. Compared to Year 2018, it will take another 17 Years for Mars to match this year's record ... [Full Article...]

Red planet and ‘blood moon’ pair up to dazzle skygazers

Red planet and ‘blood moon’ pair up to dazzle skygazers The eclipse will last for one hour, 43 minutes and 34 seconds, which will make it the longest this century; including the penumbral time, it will last for three hours and 55 minutes. The Virtual Telescope Project will broadcast the total lunar eclipse and Mars opposition live from its position atop the Roman Forum on the Palatine Hill in Rome. [Full Article...]

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week It will be a super moon as well, which is a full moon or new moon that coincides with the moon's position at it's closest to the Earth. It will take nearly two hours before the moon returns to normal. The statement further said that "It is occurring at a time when the moon is at its farthest distance from the earth and so it will be the longest total lunar eclipse in this century". [Full Article...]

The left needs to calm down about Brett Kavanaugh

The left needs to calm down about Brett Kavanaugh If Kavanaugh is confirmed, it would mean a significant shift to the right for the Supreme Court, according to the Judicial Common Space system , a metric developed by political scientists Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane person" when commenting on President Donald Trump's... [Full Article...]

Woman Who Asked Pruitt to Resign Hopes Confrontation 'Empowers' All

Woman Who Asked Pruitt to Resign Hopes Confrontation 'Empowers' All Inhofe was chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Many within Pruitt's own agency had reportedly already turned against him and the White House press shop told the EPA to stop booking TV appearances for Pruitt, which he just started doing himself, current and former aides told the Post . [Full Article...]

Heat wave death toll rises in Quebec

Heat wave death toll rises in Quebec In an updated weather statement issued Monday morning, Environment Canada said that a cold front forecasted to pass through the province should bring relief to the heat wave, lowering overnight temperatures into the high teens for the next two days. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew

SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew All six crew members at the orbiting outpost can speak to CIMON, though it has been taught to work best with Gerst. But what it learns can help in recognizing this type of AI Bot design in the future. It was built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center in a bid to "demonstrate cooperation between humans and intelligent machines" in the form of a technology experiment. [Full Article...]

Worst of the heatwave today, temps near 100, just slightly better Monday

Worst of the heatwave today, temps near 100, just slightly better Monday Do not take pets to fireworks displays or parades! Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can't stay cool. As hot as it was, there were no records tied or broken. EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING for Jefferson, Lewis, and Northwestern St. Lawrence County from Sunday at noon until Monday at 10pm. The heat returns for Sunday , with a high of 92. [Full Article...]

McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed

McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed Ninety percent of Democrats said the vacancy would make them more likely to vote for a Democratic Senate candidate in the November 6 election, compared with 81 percent of Republicans who said the issue would make them more likely to vote for a Senate candidate from their party. [Full Article...]

Strawberry Moon and Saturn to put on dazzling display this week

Strawberry Moon and Saturn to put on dazzling display this week None of the almost four hours of total eclipse time will be viewable from North America outside of a webcast. And yes, it will look larger than normal - but this always happens when the moon is near the horizon. The moon will be partially eclipsed for roughly an hour before and after the main event. "The moon is simply passing into the Earth's shadow". New Zealand does see the earlier stages of ... [Full Article...]

What's next for children already separated from their families?

What's next for children already separated from their families? The president directed the Department of Homeland Security to detain families together so long as children are not put into danger. It does not, however, address what happens to the children who have already been separated from their parents . [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries satellite into orbit

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries satellite into orbit The Falcon 9's first stage had supported the OTV-5 mission in September 2017, according to a SpaceX press kit . SpaceX made no attempt to recover the earlier-generation "block 4" first stage, which was limited to only two flights. [Full Article...]

1st named storm of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season expected to impact Carolinas

1st named storm of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season expected to impact Carolinas The first tropical storm of the season, Alberto, has formed near Cuba and Mexico and appears to be heading for Florida . The impacts from the system will stay east of Southeast Texas. The sea surface temperature is not actually that warm right now. Volatile upper-level winds are also preventing this system from developing into something stronger. [Full Article...]

OnePlus Bullets wireless earphones announced

OnePlus Bullets wireless earphones announced With the addition of Qualcomm's X20 LTE modem, which in the case of the OnePlus 6 supports both 4X4 MIMO and 256QAM, and the phone's new glass body, OnePlus is promising Gigabit download speeds, a first for a OnePlus device. The company mentioned these Bluetooth earphones to come with large drivers and something called energy tubes for delivering a better experience. Yes, it has more RAM, ... [Full Article...]

Honor 10 First Look: Design, Camera, and More

Honor 10 First Look: Design, Camera, and More The new Honor 10 is the latest affordable smartphone with the notch (that can, thankfully, be hidden) inspired from iPhone X, and looks quite like the Huawei P20 series. 5,000 off over regular exchange value for all Honor and other select devices, 3,000 off over regular exchange value for all other devices with terms and condition applied that is valid from 16th May to 18th May. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Unveils Gorgeous New Surface Hub 2

Microsoft Unveils Gorgeous New Surface Hub 2 The new Surface Hub 2 is a massive 55-inch 4K collaborative display meant to replace mundane, old boards in corporate conference rooms. It has 4K rotating cameras, speakers and the far-field microphone arrays Microsoft has been pushing (for Cortana). [Full Article...]

Plane Crash Described As Dark Day For Offaly

Plane Crash Described As Dark Day For Offaly The aircraft had left Clonbullogue Airfield on Sunday afternoon, carrying 16 parachutists who were making the jump from the plane to land. It is understood the pilot - reported to be from the United Kingdom - and a seven-year-old boy were still onboard. [Full Article...]


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