Amateur fossil hunter stumbles upon rare teeth from ancient mega-shark

A fossil hunter has made the discovery of a lifetime on a beach in Australia . "These teeth are of worldwide significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the world, and the very firs... More..

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NASA launches historic mission to 'touch sun'
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA launches historic mission to 'touch sun'

The launch of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the spacecraft was scrubbed yesterday due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold. The spacecraft is named after 91-year old...More..

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend

At least 50 or more meteors per hour will be observed during its peak time. Speaking to Space.com, Bill Cooke, a meteor expert at NASA, said: "The moon is very favourable for the Perseids this year, and tha...More..

NASA postpones launch of Parker Solar Probe
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

NASA postpones launch of Parker Solar Probe

As soon as the red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system went off, a launch controller ordered, "Hold, hold, hold". The $1.5 billion mission is already a week late because of rocket issues. The powerfu...More..

Wildfires Prompt Bay Area Air Quality Advisory Through Thursday
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Wildfires Prompt Bay Area Air Quality Advisory Through Thursday

A regional Spare the Air Alert was called, because air quality exceeded federal standards. "Residents of and visitors to Alberta are advised to be aware of air conditions and take precautions against potentia...More..

by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

The countdown finally came out of a built-in hold at the T-minus four-minute mark, ticking toward a launch attempt at 4:28 a.m. when an engineer called out "hold, hold, hold" at the T-minus one-minute 55-second...More..

Team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea

The whale was given a dose of antibiotics from a dart Thursday, and a veterinarian was able to do a health assessment. NOAA Fisheries says an global team reached the 3½-year-old orca known as J50 Thursday i...More..

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

The solar eclipse on Saturday (August 11) will be the only partial one in 2018. The partial solar eclipse will be visible between 9.02 am GMT and 12.32 pm GMT. Where can you see it? Because the moon is n...More..

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

The Backyard Astronomer Gary Boyle anticipates we will see as many as 100 "shooting stars" per hour. Most of the state should experience clear to mostly clear skies each night. Those with amateur telescopes m...More..

Blue Origin among 6 NASA picks for 'tipping point' space tech
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Blue Origin among 6 NASA picks for 'tipping point' space tech

The STTR initiative provides opportunities for small businesses and research institutions to jointly conduct research and development efforts for the US government. One of NASA's longtime partners, United Laun...More..

by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Brad's Astro Extra: Best way to watch the Perseid meteor shower

This year we can expect 60 to 70 meteors per hour with up to 100 meteors per hour at times. But if you just look up while you're walking on the pavement, you still probably won't see them. Because of this, me...More..

August 11 Partial Solar Eclipse: Best Times, Places to See
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

August 11 Partial Solar Eclipse: Best Times, Places to See

As per the report of NASA , Surya Grahan 2018 will only visible in the countries like Northern Canada, Scandinavia, parts of Siberia, Central Asia, North-eastern US, Greenland as well as some parts of China on...More..

World at risk of heading towards irreversible ‘hothouse’ state
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

World at risk of heading towards irreversible ‘hothouse’ state

He said that the current global temperatures were just over 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels and rising by 0.17 degree Celsius every decade. Thawing of permafrost, the loss of methane hydrates fro...More..

How to see Perseids meteor shower and where to get best view
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

How to see Perseids meteor shower and where to get best view

There's no need to worry about meteors raining down on you, though, as Sky and Telescope says the bright streaks of the Perseids burning up are actually about 80 miles (128,748 meters) above your head and c...More..

Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. On the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, a Category Five storm is the most unsafe, with winds exceeding ...More..

NASA is about to launch the fastest manmade object ever
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

NASA is about to launch the fastest manmade object ever

It will hitch a ride into space aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket , and an upper stage boost from the rocket will send it hurtling out of Earth's orbit and on a path to Venus , eventually ...More..

NASA to launch spacecraft that will fly into the sun’s outer orbit
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

NASA to launch spacecraft that will fly into the sun’s outer orbit

This allows for the shields, place on the back and front of the Parker Solar Probe , to be light while also meaning that there is not much material for heat to travel through allowing it to cool of quickly. In...More..

In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos

June and July were much drier than expected and just 0-10 millimetres of rain fell over the past month in the west, northwest and central areas of NSW, resulting in failing crops, water shortages and a diminish...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

NASA ready for trip to the sun

NASA's plans for the probe include multiple orbits of the Sun, repeatedly slingshotting itself around the star and gathering vital science data each time it makes its approach. The Parker Solar Probe, named aft...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Grieving killer whale carries dead calf for over two weeks

Government officials on both the United States and Canada sides of the border have approval to feed the whale a fish that has been prepared with antibiotics in it. J50 and the pod were seen around Race Rocks in...More..

Australia's most populous state entirely in drought
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Australia's most populous state entirely in drought

Smatterings of rain fell on Monday in parts of eastern Australia devastated by drought , but not enough to make a difference. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) said that 61 percent of NSW is eithe...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

If you're planning on watching the Perseid meteor shower , bear in mind that it will take at least 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. Bill Cooke , a scientist at NASA's Meteoroid Environmen...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Another heat warning issued for Kamloops and region

Also affected by the heat warning are the rural municipalities of Benson, Cambria, Cymri and Souris Valley, and the towns, villages and hamlets in those RMs. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Stat...More..

Strange Meteorite is Unlike any Other Found Before
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Strange Meteorite is Unlike any Other Found Before

Agee wasn't sure if the rock was a meteorite (which would mean it came from space), so he asked his doctoral student Poorna Srinivasan to analyze the object. "The oxygen isotopes of NWA11119, NWA 7235, and Alma...More..

NASA's Parker Solar Probe could revolutionize understanding of the sun
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe could revolutionize understanding of the sun

To get to the sun, the probe must be launched with a massive rocket, so that it will be lifted quickly from Earth. This will enable the probe to work on three main questions: why its atmosphere becomes hotter...More..

by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

'Considerable fog' complicates search for ailing orca J50

However, added Teri Rowles, the marine mammal health and stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fisheries division, "it is very possible she may have succumbed" s...More..

by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Don't miss the meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the lunar calendar. Past meteor showers have been known to even produce up to 200 meteors zooming across the sky every hour....More..

Look to the Skies This Weekend for a Colorado Meteor Shower
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Look to the Skies This Weekend for a Colorado Meteor Shower

Venus are Jupiter are both set before the Perseid, best views from 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. An added bonus is that moonlight will not interfere with the spectacle this year. The meteors travel at 37 miles per se...More..

Astronomers Discover New Planet Not Orbiting Any Star
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Astronomers Discover New Planet Not Orbiting Any Star

If you were to stand on it (not a good idea) you'd be subjected to temperatures in excess of 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Although this sounds hot, it's quite cool compared with the sun's surface temperature of ab...More..

Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Perseid meteor shower to offer a spectacular show this weekend

Bear in mind that between 10pm and 11pm, the meteor shower can be seen by looking slightly more to the north, even though the direction of the meteor shower is still towards the northeast. "The Perseids will pu...More..