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Minnesota's Biggest Meteor Shower is Back This Week

Minnesota's Biggest Meteor Shower is Back This Week The rare Perseid Aquarid meteor shower is expected to illuminate the skies of Qatar from Wednesday evening until the dawn of Thursday. Perseid meteor shower is created through debris from "Swift-Tuttle Comet", as the Earth passes through the dust and debris it leaves behind in the last week of July and mid-August. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Perseverance rover bound for Mars to seek ancient life

NASA’s Perseverance rover bound for Mars to seek ancient life NASA says it has a handle on the problem, and mission controllers are now performing the requisite steps to transition the spacecraft back into normal cruise mode. "Jezero Crater is the ideal place to search for signs of ancient life", said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in a press release. [Full Article...]

UAE launches its first mission to Mars

UAE launches its first mission to Mars The spacecraft will gather data on Mars' climate and weather, it is hoped it can further our understanding of how Mars lost much of its air and water. Seeing the probe blasting off was "an indescribable feeling", said Sarah Al-Amiri, the UAE Mars mission's deputy project manager. The £160m mission is aimed at providing a picture of the Martian atmosphere and studying daily and seasonal changes o... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches South Korea's Anasis-2 military satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches South Korea's Anasis-2 military satellite After the rocket's nine Merlin engines pass an automated health check, hold-down clamps will release the Falcon 9 booster for liftoff from pad 39A. The launch will take place from SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. [Full Article...]

Comet Neowise in India: Know best time to watch, click good pictures

Comet Neowise in India: Know best time to watch, click good pictures Halley's Comet is one of the most famous short-period comets and orbits the sun once every 75 years . "It's an fantastic sight and everyone should have a look". This is the only chance for us to see the roughly 5-kilometer-(3-mile)-wide comet before it careens away from our planet, not to be seen again for almost seven millennia. [Full Article...]

Comet NEOWISE Visits Northeast: How to View it on Long Island

Comet NEOWISE Visits Northeast: How to View it on Long Island C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) has a split tail that you can see in numerous photos of the comet that have made it to social media, including this one from NASA . The comet will be visible around the world until mid-August, when it heads back towards the outer solar system. Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust that orbit the Sun in a highly elliptical path. [Full Article...]

Newly Discovered Nearby Super-Earths Could Potentially Host Life

Newly Discovered Nearby Super-Earths Could Potentially Host Life An global team of astronomers has detected super-Earths orbiting a nearby star just 11 lightyears away. Scientists are now ready to study the red dwarf star called GJ 887, which is also known as Gliese 887. Are there other exoplanets in space similar to Earth that can support life? If Gliese 887 was as active as our Sun, it is likely that a strong stellar wind - outflowing material which can... [Full Article...]

‘Pink Supermoon’ to be visible on April 8

According to NASA , the full moon will be closest to Earth shortly after 10:30 p.m. (EDT) on April 7. When there is a New Moon around the closest point to Earth, it is known as a Super New Moon. In India, you can witness the Micro Full Moon on October 2 as well as on October 31, 2020. It's a special occasion, but the change in size and brightness isn't dramatic enough for some people to even n... [Full Article...]

President Trump questions meaning of National Football League commissioner statement

Trump's question had essentially been asked and answered in Goodell's statement , in which the commissioner said the National Football League would "encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest". "We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people", he said. Instead, Goodell has elected to kneel for BLM's "woke" anthem. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cristobal set to make landfall in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cristobal set to make landfall in Louisiana Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI) reported that spot gas prices also declined as Tropical Storm Cristobal headed toward the Gulf Coast, with winds and heavy rains from the storm seen slashing demand, but not threatening oil and gas operations. [Full Article...]

Pakistan to witness partial lunar eclipse tonight

Pakistan to witness partial lunar eclipse tonight That's because, in North America, the name comes from Native American Algonquin tribes. The celestial event was also known as the rose moon in Europe, it adds. The second penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. One of the three kinds of eclipse, the other two being partial and total , it occurs when the outer shadow of the Earth falls on the moon. [Full Article...]

What is a full strawberry moon?

What is a full strawberry moon? There eclipse season is about to leave, on Friday 5 June there will be the first penumbral lunar eclipse of this second half of 2020. It won't be directly visible to the USA, but the strawberry moon eclipse can still be seen online. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station The reusable, gumdrop-shaped capsule called Crew Dragon would now take the two American astronauts to a 19-hour journey to ISS. "Hurley and Behnken will participate in a number of scientific experiments during what is expected to be a three-month stay on the space station". [Full Article...]

20 photos from Saturday’s historic SpaceX launch toward the International Space Station

The first crewed orbital launch from the United States in almost nine years took place May 30, placing a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with two NASA astronauts on board into orbit, bound for the International Space Station . "With everything that's going on in this country right now, it's important that we do things extraordinary in life", Wight said. NASA outsourced the job of designing a... [Full Article...]

'We Have Liftoff': SpaceX Rocket Sends US Astronauts Into Space

'We Have Liftoff': SpaceX Rocket Sends US Astronauts Into Space Forecasters had put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the new liftoff of the 270-foot. In preparation for Wednesday's flight, SpaceX sent up a Dragon capsule with only a test dummy aboard past year, and it docked smoothly at the orbiting outpost on autopilot, then returned to Earth in a splashdown. [Full Article...]

NASA's historic SpaceX Demo-2 launch scrubbed due to bad weather

NASA's historic SpaceX Demo-2 launch scrubbed due to bad weather Saturday, May 30 will be the next launch date. At the time, there were no lightnings anywhere around the launch pad but the rocket basically acted like a giant conductor when it launched through the atmosphere. A successful SpaceX launch will make history as the first time a private company has launched astronauts into orbit. It would also be the first time in almost a decade that the Unite... [Full Article...]

Depression or storm may form by Friday

Depression or storm may form by Friday Sebastian Daily will keep an eye on the system through the weekend as it passes Florida on it's projected course. The Hurricane Center said it plans to send an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter plane into the storm on Saturday to check it out. [Full Article...]

'Full Flower Moon': See the last supermoon of 2020 at its best

'Full Flower Moon': See the last supermoon of 2020 at its best The EarthSky website notes, "This May 2020 full moon presents the third and final full moon supermoon of 2020, showcasing the 3rd-closest (and therefore the 3rd-largest) full moon of the year". "It has also been called Mother's Moon , Milk Moon and Corn Planting Moon ". Supermoons appear between 7% and 15% brighter than a typical full moon . [Full Article...]

China launches new generation spaceship with Long March 5B rocket maiden flight

As per the report, China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), said that the maiden flight inaugurated the "third step" of China's manned space programme, which is to construct a space station. The US no longer has its own spaceship since retiring the space shuttle in 2011 and relies on Russian Federation to send astronauts to the International Space Station. [Full Article...]

'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time

'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time Here is another reason why you should follow the lockdown rules and not leave your house during the quarantine if you're living in the US, in case you needed one: For the first time , Asian giant "murder hornets" has been spotted in the USA and it has created quite a buzz - and it is not a good buzz since they are as bad as they sound. [Full Article...]