Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, but goes for several days Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, but goes for several days

Going out after dark at around 9 pm local time will show the Perseids , but you won't be able to see as many as you would in the early morning hours. If you miss it this year, you can always wait until next August. Skip Griffith Observatory. A clear...

'Chandrayaan 2 will reach moon's orbit on 20 Aug': ISRO 'Chandrayaan 2 will reach moon's orbit on 20 Aug': ISRO

India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20 and land on the lunar surface on September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) Chairman Dr K Sivan said on Monday. "Subsequently, we have planne...

Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole is acting weirder than normal

Soon, they are going to start reviewing observations of the supermassive black hole in the Milky Way made by multiple instruments over the last few months, including the Spitzer, Chandra, Swift, and ALMA telescopes. It's thought to be at least twice ...

The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole just produced a brilliant, mysterious flash

While the black hole itself, by definition, does not emit light or detectable radiation , it is nonetheless surrounded by matter that may become excited by activity within the black hole, emitting electromagnetic waves detectable by Earth radio tele...

Brace yourself as asteroid larger than Giza Pyramid hurls towards Earth Brace yourself as asteroid larger than Giza Pyramid hurls towards Earth

Following the asteroid's visit, Danica Remy, the current president of the asteroid-hunting non-profit organization B612 Foundation in California, said that an asteroid smashing into Earth is bound to happen. If an impact occurs, it will trigger dis...

Perseid showers put on a show tonight and tomorrow Perseid showers put on a show tonight and tomorrow

The Perseid meteor shower , caused by debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, started in late July. The very rare meteors that do not burn up hit the surface of the plant as meteorites. "The best time to see it is with no moon because it m...

U.S. EPA expected to grant 30 small refinery waivers on Friday U.S. EPA expected to grant 30 small refinery waivers on Friday

The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs completed its review of the proposed rule on Thursday. NY lawmakers raised alarm at Trump's attempt to undermine their state's authority when he signed the executive order in April.

How Eating Less Meat Could Help Protect the Planet From Climate Change How Eating Less Meat Could Help Protect the Planet From Climate Change

Though other global bodies too made similar observation in the past, the IPCC's findings assume significance as its report is authored by 107 leading scientists from 52 countries after assessing over 7,000 papers on various aspects of climate change...

The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon: Here's What to Expect The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon: Here's What to Expect

According to The Weather Network , viewing might be a little more hard thanks to the full moon expected right during the meteor shower's peak. The Perseids and Alpha Capricornids are now active, and early this week, a fireball meteor was visible...

Hyderabad: Mercury in fish due to hotter seas Hyderabad: Mercury in fish due to hotter seas

Working in this direction, the researchers focused on whether these and other environmental measures alleviated or exacerbated the problem of increased mercury levels in fish. Around four-fifths of the mercury put into the atmosphere from natural and...

Brazil government slams 'sensationalist' deforestation data Brazil government slams 'sensationalist' deforestation data

The figures are the highest recorded since the INPE started gathering data in 2014. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain elected previous year, has always been skeptical of environmental issues, and has repeatedly said the Amaz...

Heatwaves kill coral reefs faster than you think

In fact, though the study focused on the effects of ocean heatwaves during the heatwave that hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef in 2016, researchers determined that this heatwave phenomenon affected 37% of coral reefs globally between 2014 and 2017...

Heatwaves kill coral reefs far faster than thought

According to this new study, extreme spikes in ocean temperatures can cause entire coral reef systems to decay and collapse in a matter of days. These increasingly severe thermal conditions are causing an unprecedented increase in the frequency and...

NASA shows off a lovely new image of Jupiter NASA shows off a lovely new image of Jupiter

Hubble participates in the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy program , and these images of the outer planets help scientists study the giant planets and their atmospheres. "Lighter bands rise higher and have thicker clouds than the darker bands". Thes...

NOAA ups tropical forecast, sees more storms this hurricane season NOAA ups tropical forecast, sees more storms this hurricane season

They expected El Niño, a hurricane suppressant that creates wind shear over the tropical Atlantic Ocean , to cancel out conditions that have led to stronger hurricane activity since 1995. Two named storms already have formed this season. “If a...

Hubble Space Telescope Takes Detailed Portrait of Jupiter

The Hubble Space Telescope obtained this global map of Jupiter by taking photos every orbit for almost 10 hours, the time it takes the planet to rotate once. "The colorful bands, which flow in opposite directions at various latitudes, result from d...

Tardigrades: 'Water Bears' Are Stuck On The Moon Tardigrades: 'Water Bears' Are Stuck On The Moon

But what is this Lunar Library, and why was it carrying Indian soil? "We sort of expected that it would be successful". As The Wire has reported before , they have been known to come back to life even after being exposed to radiation in space and ...

Israel's Amos-17 satellite enroute to target orbit after SpaceX launch Israel's Amos-17 satellite enroute to target orbit after SpaceX launch

California time. The satellite was launched at 2:33 AM Israel time, and according to Spacecom , the launch process was carried out properly, and the satellite separated from the second section of the rocket about 33 minutes after the launch.

Perseid meteor shower set to dazzle Vancouver skies next week

Close to the peak activity of the Perseids, Northern Hemisphere observers can see 60 to 100 meteors per hour under ideal viewing conditions, which include unobstructed views of dark, moonless skies between midnight and dawn. As for when to head out...

ULA Atlas 5 launches Air Force AEHF-5 communications satellite ULA Atlas 5 launches Air Force AEHF-5 communications satellite

Lockheed Martin built the AEHF-5 for the Air Force, and confirmed via email this afternoon that it not only achieved geostationary transfer obit but is responding as planned to the USAF's 4th Space Operations Squadron. tall. The AEHF network is th...

How to watch the 2019 Perseid meteor shower hit its August peak How to watch the 2019 Perseid meteor shower hit its August peak

Perseids are the most observed meteor showers, as they occur during the warm summertime, consistently have a high meteor count, and their meteor streaks are bright, colorful arcs in the sky. For those wondering, a meteor shower is when the n...

Deep space travel might severely damage astronauts' brains Deep space travel might severely damage astronauts' brains

A new study revealed how radiation from deep space missions can affect the brain functions of astronauts. "Our study represents the first to document the significant adverse consequences of space relevant radiation dose rates on the brain, and ...

How Deep Space Travel Could Affect The Brain

The study was published online this week in the journal eNeuro . In the study, researchers at six months was subjected to laboratory mice exposure to low doses of radiation. According to these studies, space radiation affects astronauts once they ...

Meet the giant parrots that lived 19 million years ago Meet the giant parrots that lived 19 million years ago

The fossils of a parrot that was the size of a small child and with an appetite so voracious it may have eaten other parrots have been discovered. In those almost two decades of excavations, researchers have discovered a mysterious " waddling mouse...

SpaceX breaks AMOS jinx with flight of AMOS-17 SpaceX breaks AMOS jinx with flight of AMOS-17

EDT and eight:20 p.m. EDT (2252 to 0020 GMT), pending launch vary approval. If the launch is done, we will get the updates on the SpaceX website for sure. "A great day for Falcon 9 and the Amos-17 customer", launch commentator John Insprucker s...

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