• What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower
What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

This is classified as an outburst rather than a meteor shower. Meteoroids start off as comets, which are chunks of ice that contain rock and dust. The meteors will radiate from one central location in the northeast section of the sky, known as the constellation Perseus, from which they take their name.

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  • Parker mission to
Parker mission to "touch" the Sun, ready to launch

Nasa is set to launch a spacecraft on a scorching journey towards the sun, with an aim to offer the closest-ever glimpse of the star at the centre of the solar system. And now, six decades later, a spacecraft that will revolutionize our understanding of the phenomenon is prepared to launch. While the previous NRL telescopes are on spacecraft either...

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  • Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month
Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA . The Perseids are debris from the Swift-Tuttle comets. Astronomy website Slooh said: "In medieval Europe, the Perseids were called the "Tears of St.

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft

These US astronauts previously flew aboard Russian spacecraft to get to the ISS. The missions will mark the first crewed launches from US soil since the end of the space shuttle programme in 2011. Similarly, the first Starliner is being now being outfitted for launch at Kennedy Space Center, and the test flight's Atlas V Centaur upper stage-never...

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  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years
Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Hubble was used to observe the planet on June 6, 2018, when Saturn was only approximately 1.36 billion miles from Earth, almost as close to us as it ever gets. This is called terraforming - altering a planet to make it more like Earth. Musk believes he has solved the carbon dioxide problem and that humans can still colonize Mars .

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  • Lunar eclipse tonight coincides with unusual positioning of Earth, Sun and Mars
Lunar eclipse tonight coincides with unusual positioning of Earth, Sun and Mars

The total eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes. This full moon in July is also known as the Full Buck Moon and the Thunder Moon , occurring when a male deer's antlers are in full growth and at a time of frequent thunderstorms, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

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  • Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter
Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

These new moons probably formed in a place in our solar system known as the giant planet region, which is between the asteroid belt, dominated by rocky asteroids, and the Kuiper belt, dominated by icy comets. But it's not part of the same group. That puts them in the category known as retrograde moons. "It's like driving in a vehicle and look...

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  • Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens
Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens

Beachgoers in North Carolina should beware of unsafe rip currents as Tropical Storm Chris spins along the mid-Atlantic coast, Governor Roy Cooper warned on Monday after a man drowned in rough surf just north of Nags Head. High surf and risky rip currents are expected to spread from the North Carolina coast to New England for several days. Many ...

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  • Tracking Beryl and a potential system off Mid Atlantic coast
Tracking Beryl and a potential system off Mid Atlantic coast

Hurricane Beryl , now southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean, is considered a small storm, creating some uncertainty about the analysis, according to the U.S. "Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h) and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days".

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  • Scott Pruitt resigns as chief of United States Environmental Protection Agency
Scott Pruitt resigns as chief of United States Environmental Protection Agency

Widespread disgust for Pruitt "should serve as a blaring red siren for the Trump administration", Udall said. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this", Trump wrote . This says nothing good about Mr. Pruitt , who combines ravenous ambition with a faulty moral compass, or about the presi...

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  • Late-Night Hosts Freak Out Over Supreme Court Retirement, Possible Trump Nominations
Late-Night Hosts Freak Out Over Supreme Court Retirement, Possible Trump Nominations

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has said he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest u.s. judicial body, giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to make the court more firmly conservative. If the midterm elections look more like the special elections we've had so far this cycle , in which Democratic ...

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