Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Look up: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend Look up: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity".

NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever

Not only is the corona about 300 times hotter than the Sun's surface, it also hurls powerful plasma and energetic particles that can unleash geomagnetic space storms, wreaking havoc on Earth by disrupting the power grid. "We know the questions we wan...

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

People can look directly overhead to see the meteors , as long as they are in a dark area without too much light pollution . The moon will be in its crescent, "new moon", shape, and will set before the shower stars. But the meteor shower does not...

Perseid meteor shower promises spectacular show Perseid meteor shower promises spectacular show

According to Space, the shower will peak on August 11 and August 12, but NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke stated one can expect a better show on August 12. But Cooke said the Perseids are rich in fireballs, so the show should be spectacular. A New ...

Australia's most populous state entirely in drought Australia's most populous state entirely in drought

According to Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair, the latest drought update confirms what many farmers across the state have seen, with only 0-10mm of rain recorded over the past month in the Western, North West and Central areas of NSW.

Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises

The Indonesian Red Cross says it's focusing its Lombok quake relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people in remote areas in the north of the island where aid still has not reached. Witnesses said people ran into the roads in a panic and some buildin...

Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend

The meteors will appear to come from the direction of the Perseus constellation in the north-eastern part of the sky, although they should be visible from any point. But the most spectacular long-lasting meteors, known as "Earthgrazers", can be seen ...

Want to see the Perseid Meteor shower? Want to see the Perseid Meteor shower?

The only concern for viewing is wildfire smoke is likely to stay parked over Montana through next week. At 9 p.m. a ranger will lead a short talk about the Perseid meteor shower , followed by an opportunity to view the sky from the grassy lawn in ...

The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

Skygazers can witness up to a whopping 60 and 70 meteors every hours. The Perseids will light up the sky with dozens of meteors an hour on August 11 to 13, setting up a spectacular show for stargazers. The American Meteor Society said to look for s...

Weak sub-tropical storm heads north Weak sub-tropical storm heads north

Debby had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Hurricane Hector is tracking for a close call with Hawaii's Big Island, parts of which are still coping with destruction from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

Hurricane Hector strengthens as it marches across Central Pacific Hurricane Hector strengthens as it marches across Central Pacific

National Hurricane Center said. It was uncertain if it would hit or just brush by the southern edge of the Big Island, said a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park Maryland. Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim...

Odd ‘rogue planet’ travels through space alone Odd ‘rogue planet’ travels through space alone

A possible "rogue" planetary-mass over 12 times more massive than Jupiter has been found drifting alone through space around 20 light years away from Earth. Its young age meant that it was in fact so much less massive that it could be a free-fl...

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

The name refers to the red and while colors of Indonesia's flag. The satellite is expected to reach its orbit at about 32,000 kilometers above sea level within the next 11 days before its full operation in the third week of September. Block 5 is di...

NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights

Boeing's Ferguson was pilot on STS-116 on board Space Shuttle Atlantis as well as commander of STS-126 on Space Shuttle Endeavour and the final flight of the space shuttle program , STS-135 on board Atlantis. The vessels, the SpaceX Dragon and B...

‘Rogue planet’ found drifting through space ‘Rogue planet’ found drifting through space

They're dubbing it "rogue" because it's mysteriously "drifting" through space without any kind of orbit around a parent star. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star , ' and is giving us some surpr...

Red Tide vs. Blue-Green Algae: There is a Difference Red Tide vs. Blue-Green Algae: There is a Difference

The county has also provided dumpster sites for residents as far south as Bonita Springs to dispose of dead fish. And red tide may be to blame. Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say controlling the red tide is complicated. To humans, breathing ...

Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private United States spaceships Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private United States spaceships

The first USA astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station , waving after being announced , (left to right) Victor Glover , Mike Hopkins , Bob Behnken , Doug Hurley , Nicole Aunapu Mann...

These Astronauts Will Fly SpaceX, Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS

USA astronauts now ride on Russian capsules to the space station. NASA director Jim Bridenstine says the agency has spent billions of dollars a year to reach this stage and there is no turning back. The astronauts will fly Boeing's CST-100 Starli...

Scientists have caught a odd signal from deep space Scientists have caught a odd signal from deep space

In a diagram measuring the radio frequency over time, there is a clear bright streak beginning below 600 MHz. The latest FRB, which was detected by researchers at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment in British Columbia, was alleged...

NASA Announces Crew For First Commercial Space Flights

NASA "has contracted six missions, with as many as four astronauts per mission, for each company", the agency said . NASA officials have said it is critical to understanding the challenges of long-duration spaceflight and necessary for a sustain...

Sanedi calls on industry to move back Earth Overshoot Day

According to GFN, the estimated level of resources and ecosystem services required to support human activities at their current rate equals 1.7 Earths (as humanity uses nature 1.7 times faster than ecosystems can regenerate). According to The In...

NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011 NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

NASA's partners on the International Space Station program - the Russian space agency Roscosmos, the European Space Agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency - are expected to assign members of their own astrona...

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

The astronauts assignments will be for both the test flights of Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, which won't dock with the ISS, as well as the first post-certification missions for both private companies, which will head to the space ...

Onlookers view Mars at its closest to Earth in 15 years Onlookers view Mars at its closest to Earth in 15 years

Mars features a very thin atmosphere , which translates to men quickly dying from one of the following four causes: 1) lack of sufficient atmospheric pressure to prevent organs from rupturing out of the body, 2) suffocation from lack of oxygen 3) fr...

SpaceX Will Be Ready to Transport Humans in April 2019, NASA Estimates SpaceX Will Be Ready to Transport Humans in April 2019, NASA Estimates

NASA robotics technologist Brian Roberts said , "When your vehicle stops working or runs out of gas, you don't leave it on the side of the road". "Both partners said they really wanted to have an uncrewed flight test to make sure the integrated r...

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