• Nasa launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'
Nasa launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'

As gorgeous as the launch spectacle was, the real celebration happened just over an hour later. On board the Delta IV Heavy rocket is the Parker Solar Probe on its first mission to the sun . After all, the spacecraft is named in his honor. Mankind's first mission to "touch" the Sun may have panned out differently had it not been for Indian-A...

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  • Sick orca gets shot of antibiotics as rescuers prepare feeding attempt
Sick orca gets shot of antibiotics as rescuers prepare feeding attempt

Whale experts have been increasingly anxious about J50 after a researcher last month noticed an odor on the orca's breath, a smell detected on other orcas that later died. But they don't plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered pod that also has them anxious. "If it's determined that antibiotics would be useful, ...

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  • NASA's Mission To The Sun Cleared For Saturday Launch
NASA's Mission To The Sun Cleared For Saturday Launch

But the Parker Solar Probe was built to do just that. "This is a journey into never-never land, you might say, where it's too hot for any sensible spacecraft to function", Parker told Johns Hopkins' Fox in a recent interview. In order to reach an orbit around the sun, the Parker Solar Probe will take seven flybys of Venus that will essentiall...

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  • This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect
This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

According to Space .com, during peak hours people should see about 60-70 meteors per hour . Those tiny bits of debris, traveling at around 132,000 miles per hour, create vivid streaks of light when they collide with Earth's atmosphere. It can take up to 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness so that you can best see the faint, quick s...

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  • Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic

Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands this week. Beachgoers are warned of strong breaking waves and currents that will make swimming hard and risky, the news site said.

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  • SpaceX successfully launches newest reusable rocket
SpaceX successfully launches newest reusable rocket

Merah Putih translates into "red and white" and is a reference to the colors on Indonesia's national flag. The rocket carried the Merah Putih satellite into orbit, which will provide internet and phone services across Indonesia and Southeast Asia, according to SpaceX .

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  • Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches
Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

The city is issuing a daily "fish kill clean-up" report because of the "unprecedented volume of dead sea life now washing up". According to the NWS, beach goers should watch out for the respiratory impacts of red tide including coughing, sneezing, and tearing eyes.

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  • NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011
NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011

Four of the five astronauts named to the first Crew Dragon and Starliner flights are spaceflight veterans. A white SpaceX launch suit and a blue Boeing launch suit stood on display behind the astronauts on stage. It is true, however, that SpaceX and Boeing are paying to use some facilities owned by NASA and the U.S. Air Force. While i...

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  • USA states to sue Trump administration over freezing fuel efficiency requirements
USA states to sue Trump administration over freezing fuel efficiency requirements

The affordability argument ignores thousands of dollars of saving in fuel costs for each driver over the life of a vehicle, opponents of the rollbacks said. Electric cars and trucks still account for a tiny fraction of those sold, and driver preference for SUVs, along with relatively low gas prices, have inhibited progress there.

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  • Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch
Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch

The new spaceflight capability provided by Boeing and SpaceX will allow NASA to maintain a crew of seven astronauts on the space station, thereby maximizing scientific research that leads to breakthroughs and also aids in understanding and mitigating the challenges of long-duration spaceflight.

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  • Possibility of moon life seen by WSU researcher
Possibility of moon life seen by WSU researcher

While the duration of lunar eclipse will be about an hour and 43 minutes, partial eclipse before and after the eclipse will last around an hour and six minutes, each- making it a almost four-hour long spectacle for the stargazers. During this event, it's not risky to look up at the moon. The eclipse will take place at 3:30 p.m. GMT and last until...

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

One of the new moons in the outer group is particularly unique, according to astronomer Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution for Science , who led the team that first spotted the moons previous year. In the spring of 2017, Jupiter happened to be in an area of sky the team wanted to search for Planet Nine . Before Sheppard's team condu...

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  • Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe
Neutrino particle gives scientists new understanding of universe

Acting as "messengers", neutrinos directly carry astronomical information from the far reaches of the Universe. But neutrinos have little or no mass, travel at almost the speed of light, are not electrically charged and rarely interact with normal matter.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

So don't be surprised if red-state Democrats who lack a robust lead in their own races decide their bosses the people admire Brett Kavanaugh's approach to constitutional law too much to turn him away. Democrats have had an advantage in enthusiasm over the past year, but a high court fight could offset that advantage, producing larger Republican S...

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  • Instagram model, 19, bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas
Instagram model, 19, bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas

Luckily, she's okay...but the photo of her bite is quite brutal. Katarina Zarutskie has permanent scarring from the shark attack. Seconds later, Zarutskie discovered why swimming with sharks on objective can be a risky idea. She claims she did not plan to post the photos to Instagram in the first place-and her account has, at the time o...

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  • Scott Pruitt Likens Trump’s Rule to ‘God’s Providence’ in Bizarre Resignation Letter
Scott Pruitt Likens Trump’s Rule to ‘God’s Providence’ in Bizarre Resignation Letter

Like Pruitt, this veteran coal lobbyist has shown only disdain for the EPA's vital mission to protect Americans' health and our environment. James Inhofe , an Oklahoma Republican who's a major climate change skeptic and who told CNN a year ago the EPA is "brainwashing our kids".

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  • Watch a Woman Confront EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at Lunch
Watch a Woman Confront EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at Lunch

Three days later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked by the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because of her work for the Trump administration. "I think that Scott Pruitt should have to look at that next generation that he's impacting by how he's making a lot of selfish, stupid decisions on how to spend tax...

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  • Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9
Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

The nine-point difference could suggest an enthusiasm gap between the parties, as liberal groups sound the alarm that a newly configured court could outlaw abortion rights if a conservative nominee replaces Kennedy's swing vote . President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland was held up by McConnell, who cited the upcoming president...

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  • The Supreme Court Gets Trumpier
The Supreme Court Gets Trumpier

Mike Lee, a close ally and, like himself, a former Supreme Court law clerk. Ms. Perry, who got to know Justice Kennedy during a year studying the Supreme Court in the 1990s, said his moderation will be particularly missed. Wade , writes Scott Lemieux . McConnell changed rules for filibusters on Supreme Court justices a year ago to overcome...

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  • NASA lost the Mars Rover
NASA lost the Mars Rover

As Calla said, "It's like having a loved one in a coma in the hospital". You have doctors who tell you that "you just need to wait and she will Wake up". Opportunity, along with Spirit, its twin, landed on the planet in 2004. Opportunity's scientific findings include evidence that Mars may have had conditions favorable for sustaining microbial li...

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  • NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface
NASA’s Mars Rover Has Found Organic Matter On The Planet's Surface

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old. That may be because numerous compounds, such as thiophene , methanethiol and dimethyl sulfide, had sulfur atoms in their molecular structure - which would strengthen the relatively fragile organic mole...

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