Lane intensifying, still a tropical storm

The remnants of the storm will hit Connacht around 6pm on Saturday night and will reach the east coast by around midnight. Subtropical Storm Ernesto looks set to bring wet and windy weather to parts of the United Kingdom this weekend, as it makes i... More..

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by | Friday, August 17, 2018

‘Earth to stay extremely hot until 2022’

New research suggests that the global heatwave will continue until at least 2022 as a result of man made global warming and rising Earth temperatures. The scientists said there's also a "dramatic increase [in...More..

The night was the meteor shower the Perseids is one of the
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

The night was the meteor shower the Perseids is one of the

Lawrence", the shower of shooting stars is visible in the Earth's atmosphere. If you're curious as to when the next meteor shower will be, you can consult this handy dandy graphic put out by NASA ! Taking ...More..

Indian human space mission to create 15000 jobs: ISRO chief
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Indian human space mission to create 15000 jobs: ISRO chief

Admitting that the space agency was "surprised" by the Prime Minister's human space mission announcement, Sivan said the technological preparations for the project were on track since 2004. The Indian Space...More..

Ernesto forms in the Atlantic, 5th named storm of hurricane season
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ernesto forms in the Atlantic, 5th named storm of hurricane season

Wednesday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and was located about 1,175 mi. The latest satellite imagery shows that the cyclone continues to become better organized with a growing ce...More..

A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward sun
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward sun

But that was her reaction in the wee hours today (Aug. 12) as she watched NASA's Parker Solar Probe launch on an unprecedented mission to the sun . The memory card also carries photos of the probe's namesa...More..

State of emergency as Florida battles algae
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

State of emergency as Florida battles algae

Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties are now under a state of emergency due to the toxic algae bloom, and his office added in a statement that " red tide is a natur...More..

NASA probe on closest-ever journey to the Sun
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA probe on closest-ever journey to the Sun

The Parker Solar Probe is now racing through space on a path that will eventually bring it within 4 million miles of the sun's surface. A last-minute technical problem delayed NASA's unprecedented flight ...More..

Dolphins Found Dead, Experts Believe ‘Red Tide’ Is Killing Wildlife
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Dolphins Found Dead, Experts Believe ‘Red Tide’ Is Killing Wildlife

Although this isn't peak tourist season for the Gulf Coast - that's in winter - red tide is affecting tourism. Due to their unpredictability, scientists are trying to figure out how to find and forecast whe...More..

Hope for clear skies in Cumbria for glimpse of meteor shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Hope for clear skies in Cumbria for glimpse of meteor shower

This year's Perseid meteor shower promises to be one of the best for stargazers as a new Moon bringing darker skies means night time conditions are optimum for this potentially catastrophic cosmic event. Comet ...More..

These very big shark teeth belonged to the megalodon's cousin
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

These very big shark teeth belonged to the megalodon's cousin

Though people have found single shark teeth belonging to the megatoothed shark before, Mullaly's find was the first time a set had been discovered in Australia , and only the third time a set of teeth belongin...More..

Lift-Off! NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe To 'Touch The Sun'
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Lift-Off! NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe To 'Touch The Sun'

Parker Solar Probe will explore the corona, a region of the Sun only seen from Earth when the Moon blocks out the Sun's bright face during total solar eclipses. A key question that the probe seeks to answer is ...More..

NASA shifts launch of spacecraft to the Sun
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA shifts launch of spacecraft to the Sun

That's about 95 percent of the way to the surface from Earth and is within the outer atmosphere known as the corona. Saturday's delay was caused by a helium gas sensor that exceeded a launch limit on the Delt...More..

Perseid meteor shower to be observed this August
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Perseid meteor shower to be observed this August

Meteor showers are the most attractive occurrences in a night sky. Well...anywhere! NASA said anyone watching should be able to see about 60 to 70 meteors an hour during the shower's peak. Lie on your back an...More..

Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico

Hurricane Hector has weakened to a category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (195 kph) as it passes south of Hawaii's Big Island. Forecasters expect little significant change in Hector...More..

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?

Meteor showers are a great opportunity for time-lapse videos and long-exposure photography, allowing your shots of the night sky to turn into van Gogh-like paintings of this starry spectacle. Perseid meteors po...More..

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

The moon will cover approximately 73% of the sun when the eclipse is at its peak, according to NASA . A partial solar eclipse shall take place on August 11, and will last for around 3 hours 30 minutes....More..

Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'

Additionally, the Sun is the only star we can study up-close, and any insights we glean from the Parker Solar Probe could help us better understand how other stars function. For seven years it will orbit at aro...More..

Perseid meteor shower pictures
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Perseid meteor shower pictures

As long as you're in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseid meteor shower will be right overhead. The Perseids meteor shower is basically a mass of shooting stars, which light up the skies for avid stargaze...More..

Australian state now
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Australian state now "100 per cent in drought"

Some exhausted graziers spend hours each day hand-feeding their stock because the ground is too dry for grass to grow. Less than 10mm of rain was recorded in the western, northwest, and central areas of NSW o...More..

Powerful Aftershock Shakes Survivors of Indonesia Quake
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Powerful Aftershock Shakes Survivors of Indonesia Quake

According to Indonesia's geological agency, Thursday's quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, striking at a depth of just 12 kilometres. Relief efforts had yet to reach parts of the island even before ...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Meteor shower of the year coming up

The Perseids are dust and debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, AccuWeather explains . Anyone who was disappointed by the brightness of the almost full moon obscuring the Perseid meteor shower a year ago...More..

Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend

Here's how to catch it. The number of shooting stars will increase daily until August 12, when the meteor shower reaches its peak. It has a nucleus of about 16 miles wide and last passed by Earth in 1992, howev...More..

by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

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

Perseid meteors tend to be brighter than others so the shower is ideal for anyone wishing to see their first "shooting star". "The Perseids appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, visible in the nor...More..

Grieving mother orca still swimming with her dead calf, 16 days later
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Grieving mother orca still swimming with her dead calf, 16 days later

Killer whales belonging to J-pod have attracted worldwide attention since another member, mother J-35, recently carried her dead baby for days in what was described as a display of grief. Rowles said such ima...More..

NASA to launch solar probe that will study the sun's atmosphere
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

NASA to launch solar probe that will study the sun's atmosphere

The spacecraft will be six million kilometers from the solar surface and will travel up to 150 million kilometers from Earth. It will make its final approach in 2025 where it will come within 4 million miles ...More..

Perseid meteor shower coming this weekend to a sky near you
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Perseid meteor shower coming this weekend to a sky near you

During outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. The particles, many no bigger than a grain of sand or a pea, blast across the sky at some 132,000 miles per hour and di...More..

Heat warning: Toronto braces for scorching temperatures on Sunday
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Heat warning: Toronto braces for scorching temperatures on Sunday

In addition to swimming pools, beaches and air-conditioned shopping malls, Toronto has 180 air-conditioned community centres and local libraries in neighbourhoods across the city. Last month, Edmonton Emergency...More..

New Discovered Planet Doesn’t Orbit a Star
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

New Discovered Planet Doesn’t Orbit a Star

It appears to be traveling through space alone. It was initially thought to be much larger and much older, but the new study has found that the object (called SIMP J01365663+0933473) is "only" 200 million years...More..

Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Ileana was vanishing into the larger system of Hurricane John , which already had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 kph) and was foreca...More..