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Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

A subtropical storm is a hybrid cyclone. "Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and the subtropical depression is expected t...

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully

Scientists expect the Parker Solar Probe to cover the 89-million-mile distance to the Sun's Corona by November, after using Venus's gravita...

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How PIO physicist laid foundation for NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun

Now, with the help of cutting-edge thermal technology that can protect the mission on its risky journey, the spacecraft's four instrument suites...

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Partial Solar Eclipse Will Take Place On 11th August

In the course of a year on Earth can occur from 2 to 5 solar eclipses. A partial solar eclipse , the third and final solar eclipse of the yea...

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Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

Reaching its peak visibility this weekend, a number of eager stargazers were dazzled by last night's (11 August) astronomical show, where a numb...

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NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, mankind's first mission to "touch" the Sun, has been launched today on a seven-year long journey to unlock the myster...

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NASA to try again launching Sun probe following technical delay

The probe won't actually land on the sun, but it will make history - getting closer than any other man-made object. It is protected by an ultr...

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Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

If you happen to be camping at a Provincial Park you likely picked the best weekend of the year. This annual occurrence is just one of the many ...

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

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, NASA is scheduled to launch the Parker Solar Probe for a seven-year mission to study the thing at the ...

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1,600 people evacuated due to flash flooding in France

Rescue workers continued Friday to search for the missing man, who has not yet been identified. Almost 120 children were evacuated from the si...

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Back

While you can see the glowing pieces from July 14 through August 24, the peak is only over a few nights, from August 11th to the 13th. "This y...

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Tropical storm warning posted for Big Island

John was centered about 335 miles (540 kilometers) southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo early Monday, with maximum sustained winds of 6...

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SpaceX successfully launches newest reusable rocket

Just nine minutes later, the rocket's first stage made a successful landing on the "Of course I still love you' drone ship aba coast, accordin...

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Toll from worst S.W. Florida red tide in decade grows

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now examining samples of the algae from different locations along the west coast. The...

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Scientists have caught a odd signal from deep space

This means that whatever produced the signal, which has been named "FRB 180725A", is likely to be extremely powerful. "Additional FRBs have be...

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California Heads For Showdown With Trump EPA Over Fuel-Efficiency Standards

More than a third of US auto buyers live in the 13 states plus Washington, DC , that have already adopted Clean Car standards requiring vehicle...

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NASA selects 9 astronauts for first crewed Boeing, SpaceX capsule test flights

The SpaceX crewed test flight, now scheduled for April 2019, will be flown by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley . NASA ha...

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Coles will be punished for their plastic bag backflip

Australia is among places grappling with bans, but it has struck teething pains amid what many have likened to "tantrums" by change-averse custo...

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Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft

Boeing's first operational mission to the space station will mark his first time in space. "For the first time since 2011, we are on the brin...

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News Just now USA government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets

Under the Obama-era plan, the target was 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The proposal to roll back anti-pollution efforts is in line with Presi...

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NASA Announces Boeing and Space Crews

Under the new schedule, SpaceX will fly an uncrewed demonstration mission in November 2018, three months later than the previous schedule rele...

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Mars is making closest approach to Earth in 15 years today

That is the point in Mars' orbit when it comes closest to Earth. At 3:50 a.m. EDT (0750 GMT), Mars reached the closest point to Earth in i...

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NASA revealed new images of Mars and Saturn

That's why this approach is so special, said Gary Boyle, who teaches people about astronomy as the backyard astronomer. "While the discovery i...

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Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

NASA said the reason the eclipse lasted more than one hour and 40 minutes was because the moon went "directly through the center of the Earth...

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Sri Lankans to witness longest lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly behind the earth and the moon is eclipsed by the shadow of the earth. "The moon is alwa...

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Polar bear shot dead after wounding cruise ship worker

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said all ships in the area are required to employ guards to protect passengers from polar bears on tours. "Polar Bear shot...

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Mars will reach closest to Earth in 15 years

The Virtual Telescope Project will broadcast the total lunar eclipse and Mars opposition live from its position atop the Roman Forum on ...

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Wildfire Drives Tourists From Yosemite, Takes Local Economy With It

The closure-which is supposed to last through Sunday, July 29-will also affect all hotels, campgrounds, and visitor services in Yosemite Valley ...

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Scientists confirm Einsteins supermassive black hole theory

Using highly advanced instruments in the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, Genzel's team were able to see thr...

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Blood moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

This occurs when an eclipsed moon can be seen on one horizon, while the rising sun can be observed on the other. According to astronomer...

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Hurrah! Boffins finally discover liquid water sloshing around on Mars

Using the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument ( MARSIS ), radar pulses were sent below ground to inspect 200...

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Blood moon should be an eerie spectacle this Friday evening

This means it will be passing through space at a point where the cone of Earth's shadow is wider, making the eclipse last longer . The Earth ...

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Eclipse 2018: Taiwan CELEBRATES rare lunar eclipse as Blood Moon LOOMS

All eyes will on the sky tonight as the world is to witness the handsome sight of 'blood moon' as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth ...

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Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

On the east coast of Australia, the eclipse began at 3.14am (AEST), with the Earth's shadow slowly taking a bite out of the pearly white ful...

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World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

But observers in much of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region will get an eyeful, given cooperative weather , acc...

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