• The Perseid Meteor Shower: Nature's Fireworks
The Perseid Meteor Shower: Nature's Fireworks

During the Perseid meteor shower , spectators will see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour. People can view the meteors streaming across the sky anywhere away from downtown Lawrence. The Perseid meteors are actually pieces of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth. The comet itself will come extremely ...

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  • Who Will See The Perseids Saturday Night? STATE-BY
Who Will See The Perseids Saturday Night? STATE-BY

The Perseid meteor shower will illuminate Qatar sky from Saturday evening until Monday dawn, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced. The moonless-sky will make for the almost ideal viewing conditions. Update, Aug. 11 at 1:35 p.m.: Adds new weather info and more on the weekend show. Note that if the skies are too cloudy or if it's raining, the eve...

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  • Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how
Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how

Brazos Valley This Morning's Josh Ninke spoke with NASA Heliophysicist Dr. Alex Young live from the Kennedy Space Center about the historic mission and what researchers hope to learn. You see, just like that whimsical fire, the corona glows far, far hotter than the furnace that is the Sun itself. So really the only way we can now do it is to do...

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  • The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets
The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets

NASA has confirmed a delay in the first piloted flights of Boeing and SpaceX , part of NASA's Commercial Crew programme to send humans to the International Space Station (ISS) on private United States spacecraft. Navy and began his career as a Naval Aviator and test pilot. He's performed six spacewalks totaling almost 40 hours. Crew Dragon ...

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  • Mars is Making its Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years
Mars is Making its Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years

The red planet will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) from Earth. The local stargazers are invited for a camp to witness the Red Planet from 7 pm to 10 pm tonight at the Colombo Campus grounds. This is what is happening on the early morning hours of July 31st. At this point, the ringed planet was 1.4 billion kilomet...

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"Blood Moon" or longest total lunar eclipse of the century this Friday

The eclipse will already have started by the time the Moon rises over the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Apps such as The Photographer's Ephemeris and PhotoPills give detailed information on things such as moonrise times and the position of the moon in the sky based on geographical location.

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  • 1South Africa to view longest eclipse in a century
1South Africa to view longest eclipse in a century

Total lunar eclipses , which occur when the Sun, Earth, and moon are in ideal alignment, with our planet in between the two bodies, are always spectacular. According to Earthsky .org, since Mars is opposite the sun in the sky, it will look like a full, red moon. This slower moving full Moon will take longer time and greater distance of Earth's umb...

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  • Beryl dissipates: State of emergency, curfew lifted for Dominica
Beryl dissipates: State of emergency, curfew lifted for Dominica

Tuesday. There were no hurricane or storm watches or warnings posted Monday morning, but forecasters said Sunday that Chris will bring "life threatening " rough surf and unsafe rip currents along the East Coast. Chris is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane Monday. The Meteorological Service of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm Wa...

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  • Tropical Storm Chris forms in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Chris forms in Atlantic

Maarten. It was centered 435 miles (7-5 kilometers) east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and was moving west at 18 mph (30 kph). Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Beryl could still be a hurricane when it reaches the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday.

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  • EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal

Pruitt's deputy, Andrew Wheeler , will start as acting administrator of the EPA on Monday. Trump praised Pruitt, who steadily pursued the president's calls for deregulation at the agency during his 16-month tenure, contending that he had "done an outstanding job" leading the EPA.

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