NASA just launched a historic mission to touch the sun

The probe was successfully launched Sunday onboard a Delta-IV Heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida at 3.31am local time. This will help researchers better protect satellites, power grids on Earth and astronauts in orbit, all of which are impac... More..

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Countdown Begins! NASA's Parker Solar Probe on historic mission to touch SUN
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Countdown Begins! NASA's Parker Solar Probe on historic mission to touch SUN

Here's a look at the mission and what it seeks to achieve. Parker Solar Probe will make its journey all the way to the Sun's atmosphere, or corona - closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history. "And la...More..

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in first mission to 'touch Sun'
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in first mission to 'touch Sun'

Originally slated to fly in the small hours of Saturday morning, the Parker Solar Probe blasted off Sunday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 03:31 am EDT / 00:31 PT / 8.31 UMT. "Now, Parker Solar Probe i...More..

The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Back
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Back

This comet has been orbiting for thousands of years, making the Perseids the most reliable meteor shower year-after-year. The Perseid Meteor Shower makes its annual display from July 17th - 24th; howeve...More..

Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Happening This Weekend
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Happening This Weekend

Overall, the best chance to see the meteors will be during their peak, Sunday night into Monday, when we could also see a break in the clouds. Part of the reason the Perseids really sizzle in the summer s...More..

LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

LIFT OFF: Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success

Scientists are aiming to use the probe to collect data about the inner workings of the highly magnetised corona , to better understand the causes of solar wind . "Three, two, one, zero, and liftoff!" A few se...More..

Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her

It's made up of three pods, all of which have been listed as endangered in both the US and Canada . According to federal biologists, this poor young orca is extremely emaciated and lethargic. United States a...More..

Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend

This year, the show will be particularly great, since there's a new moon August 11, meaning there'll be practically no moonlight to interfere with the show . Meteors visible in Spain at a rate of three a minute...More..

Prime viewing awaits observers of this year’s Perseid meteor shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Prime viewing awaits observers of this year’s Perseid meteor shower

With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location. The Perseids are always popular with skywatchers, ...More..

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is all set for its Scheduled Launch
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is all set for its Scheduled Launch

Saturday on a Decatur-built United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA's Parker Solar Probe . Traveling at 430,000 miles per hour, the probe will experience temperatures close to 2,500 degrees Fa...More..

Best Times To See The Perseid Meteor Shower? Early Sunday And Monday
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Best Times To See The Perseid Meteor Shower? Early Sunday And Monday

Unfortunately, the weather won't be ideal here in North Carolina. Meteors can be seen nearly anytime between July 17 and August 24 this year, but the shower's peak only lasts a few days: August 11-13. Astrono...More..

NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral

The 65-minute launch window opens at 3:33 am (0733 GMT), and the weather forecast is 70 percent favorable for takeoff, NASA said . If the launch were to occur after that time, he and his colleagues are conce...More..

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' starts tomorrow
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' starts tomorrow

The Parker Solar Probe will carry a chip with photos of Parker, his revolutionary paper and his message to the sun: "Let's see what lies ahead". "Our first fly-by to Venus is in the fall, in September". Park...More..

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know

It's called the Perseid meteor shower and it happens every August. It's expected we could see 50 to 70 meteors per hour starting Saturday and Sunday night. The shower is known for its large quantity of mete...More..

NASA set to launch 'touch the Sun' spacecraft
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA set to launch 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

The spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and will be hitching a ride on board United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket, which has an added third stage and is all geared u...More..

Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend

Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors. You'll want to ensure you're under a dark enough sky to see as many stars as possible. A clear sky co...More..

NASA To Embark On Historic Solar Probe Mission
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA To Embark On Historic Solar Probe Mission

Then, in December 2024, it will attempt to go as near as 4 million miles of the sun at a speed of almost 430,000 mph. The probe is expected to take flight atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:33 a.m. Space scien...More..

by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

According to the space agency, the annual meteor shower, also called the summer Perseids, stands out from most meteor showers by having a very broad peak of high meteor rates. The meteor shower will grow more...More..

When to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Manitoba this weekend
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

When to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Manitoba this weekend

The annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most famous meteor showers of the year. The Perseid meteors are leftover debris from the "Swift-Tuttle" comet. And even though there won't be as many shootin...More..

by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Beyond the Weather: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Nope! Although the peaks are the best times (as long as there's no moonlight), annual meteor showers typically last weeks, not days... building up gradually and then falling off rapidly. "The average particle...More..