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by | August 17, 2018 | 23:45

Trump's admission that he acted out of frustration with the Russian Federation probe underscored his willingness to use his executive power to fight back against an investigation he sees as a threat to his presidency. "It's a disgusting thing frankly", he said, calling the attempt from top intelligence officials to investigate his campaign a "rigged witch hunt". "I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort", he said.

by | August 17, 2018 | 20:13

Within the next 24 hours, Ernesto is expected to dissipate and weaken as it reaches the United Kingdom and Ireland, downgrading to a post tropical storm along the way, the NHC said. On its current trajectory, Tropical Storm Ernesto will approach Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday. The heat will then return in the middle of next week, with temperatures creeping back into the mid-20s in the south and midlands.

by | August 16, 2018 | 18:33

A California court on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who said the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his terminal cancer and ordered the company to pay him $ 289 million in damages.

by | August 14, 2018 | 16:43

The car-sized, $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe launched on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral , Florida. While the probe was initially set to launch on Saturday, NASA was prompted to delay it due to technical hurdles. This first flyby will place Parker Solar Probe in position in early November to fly as close as 15 million miles from the Sun - within the blazing solar atmosphere, known as the corona - closer than anything made by humanity has ever gone before.

by | August 13, 2018 | 14:07

The Perseids reach their peak in the early hours of August 13 when up to 70 per hour should be visible. Meteor showers happen when Earth passes close to the debris stream of the orbit of a comet. Others are brighter and can appear to sail across our sky for several seconds, leaving a glowing smoke trail. With the best spots to witness the shooting stars being in Europe, particularly mountainous regions without any light pollution, it's no surprise the stunning footage was captured in the ...

by | August 12, 2018 | 23:46

The probe will be 3.9 million miles from the sun's surface, making it the closest spacecraft to the sun's surface in history. The shield is also built to sustain solar radiation levels 500 times greater than those that reach Earth. The probe is equipped with a 4 1/2-inch thick carbon-carbon heat shield created to withstand temperatures of about 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The goal for the Parker Solar Probe is to make 24 passes through the corona during its seven-year mission.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:54

Look north to see more meteors. If that's accurate, it means that if you can see the stars of the Big Dipper, you should be able to see numerous Perseid meteors, astronomer Steven Bellavia from Brookhaven National Laboratory told Gizmodo. building up gradually and then falling off rapidly. But considering that only about 10 per cent of the United Kingdom is urban, most of us shouldn't have a problem finding a darker spot to go look at the skies from.

by | August 11, 2018 | 20:36

As the probe orbits the sun, it will experience extreme radiation with temperatures expected to reach 1,377C (2,510F), which is close to the melting point of steel. But then, the launch of Nasa's Mariner 2 spacecraft in 1962 - becoming the first robotic spacecraft to make a successful planetary encounter - proved them wrong.

by | August 11, 2018 | 19:20

When it's a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon, however, in partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured. The solar eclipse will be visible in Russian Federation, northern parts of China, Mongolia, Northern Europe and northern Canada as well as the Arctic Ocean.

by | August 11, 2018 | 13:24

What's more, the illuminating display is one of year's brightest, too. The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus, which is where the meteor shower's colorful streaks appear to come from in the night sky. local time . The summer Perseids originate from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming a view of the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday from the Castel Santa Maria in Italy's Perugia province, where the community is restoring the ...

by | August 10, 2018 | 15:24

However the spectacular meteor shower also has biblical connotations. Video will be provided by David Brewer in Denver, Colorado. "Preparations have been finalised where visitors can lay back and relax to watch the complete Perseid Meteor Shower from our desert Majlis setting, without the need or use of any special equipment or telescopes, though visitors are free to choose whether or not to bring one", said Alsuwaidi.

by | August 09, 2018 | 19:08

The Perseids happen every year, but this year's crescent moon will make the sky darker, allowing the meteors to shine. Once they show up in the sky, the Perseids appear to radiate from the Constellation Perseus which has earned them their namesake.

by | August 09, 2018 | 06:39

High rainfall from deep tropical moisture surrounding Hector is predicted to affect the Puna and Kau districts of the Big Island as the hurricane passes by south of the state. The active season in the Pacific contrasts to the relatively quiet season in the Atlantic. All these conditions tend to be associated with quieter Atlantic hurricane season .

by | August 09, 2018 | 03:05

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Ileana had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and was centred about 165 miles (265 kilometres) south-southwest of Puerto Escondido. The island will see a major impact from Hector, as hurricane force winds extend up to 40 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds 115 miles.

by | August 08, 2018 | 22:46

In addition, the object is "outcast", that is, traveling in space without being bound to any star. It's thought that SIMP J01365663+0933473 is only 200 million years-old and is just 20 light-years away from Earth. The odd object was discovered in 2016 and originally believed to be a very old brown dwarf . Located in New Mexico, at an altitude of 6,969 ft, Karl G.

by | August 08, 2018 | 20:46

NASA named the crews for the first four flights planned with commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX at a Friday news conference at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The first Crew Dragon post-certification mission will be flown by Victor Glover , another rookie astronaut selected in 2013, and Mike Hopkins , who spent 166 days on one station mission.

by | August 07, 2018 | 20:27

Merah Putih "will carry an all C-band payload capable of supporting a wide range of applications, including providing mobile broadband across Indonesia and Southeast Asia". This was SpaceX's 15th launch so far this year and its 60th of a Falcon 9 rocket. A two-hour backup launch window opens on Wednesday, August 8 at 1:18 a.m.

by | August 06, 2018 | 14:31

The first full mission of Boeing's Starliner , which will fly to the ISS for a long-duration stay, will take ISS veteran Suni Williams and spaceflight newcomer Josh Cassada . The Boeing and SpaceX crewed test missions are arguably the most anticipated spaceship test flights this century. NASA has contracted six missions, with as many as four astronauts per mission, for each company.

by | August 04, 2018 | 08:48

In a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center here, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stood on a stage with a massive American flag, and introduced the crews, one-by-one, as they came on stage in distinct groups: one for SpaceX , the other Boeing .

by | August 03, 2018 | 21:27

On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that it would be freezing Obama-era fuel efficiency guidelines that required USA vehicles to become significantly more fuel efficient. "We urge California and the federal government to find a common sense solution that sets continued increases in vehicle efficiency standards while also meeting the needs of America's drivers", said the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

by | August 03, 2018 | 13:10

The new launch schedule comes just a day before the agency will announce which astronauts will be aboard which company's test and maiden crewed flights as the space community continues its quest to bring human spaceflight back to the U.S. Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft will be launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

by | August 02, 2018 | 09:28

The Wholphin is a rare find in the wild and can only be produced by the mating of a female bottle nosed dolphin and a male killer whale. "One of the pair of melon-headed whales seen on two occasions had pigmentation and morphological characteristics suggesting it may be a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin", the researchers wrote in their new report .

by | August 01, 2018 | 00:50

The Red Planet will be visible over the night sky in bright shades of red and orange. The next " close approach " event between the third and fourth planet from the Sun will be in 2020 when the two planets will come within 38.6 million miles (62 million kilometres) of each other.

by | July 31, 2018 | 08:41

Cohen is prepared to tell Robert Mueller that Trump knew about the meeting, CNN reported Thursday, which would contradict Trump's repeated denials. "My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will", Mr. Cohen said. Following the release of this audio, Giuliani attempted to discredit Michael Cohen in an effort to protect his client.

by | July 31, 2018 | 02:38

In the past missions, many Mars orbiters and the lander Phoenix had detected the existence of water ice on Mars, while a paper published in Science earlier this year showed that large quantities of water ice are likely to exist in the shallow subsurface of Martian middle latitude regions.

by | July 30, 2018 | 13:44

The moon started turning red about 4:30am AEST Saturday morning. You don't need a telescope to watch a total lunar eclipse , at least NASA believes that. Here in North America, however, we will get a great look at Mars at its opposition, meaning when the Earth is directly between Mars and the sun. Some light, though, will still reach it because it is bent by the earth's atmosphere.

by | July 30, 2018 | 05:16

The Blood Moon is an occurrence where sunlight causes the eclipsing sun to appear red in colour. On July 27 late night, the Full Moon would be close to its apogee, the most distant point from the Earth in its circle around the Earth, and it would be the littlest full moon of the year.

by | July 29, 2018 | 22:02

People in many countries have caught a glimpse of a "blood moon" for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. The Full Eclipse ended at 5.13am and the Partial Eclipse ended at 6.19am where it was last seen in the Brunei skies. - AFP A picture taken early on July 28, 2018, shows the moon during the total lunar eclipse , also known as the "blood moon", taken as it passes over an Armenian Apostolic Church cathedral in Yerevan.

by | July 29, 2018 | 16:30

Heavy black smoke from the 41,500-acre wildfire, which broke out on July 13 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains some 170 miles east of San Francisco, prompted Yosemite park officials to shut the main visitor hub of Yosemite Valley as well as Wawona and Mariposa Grove.

by | July 29, 2018 | 14:40

It's when the wavelength of light gets stretched out in response to a gravitational field. " We have been preparing intensely for this event over several years, as we wanted to make the most of this unique opportunity to observe general relativistic effects ", says Genzel.

by | July 29, 2018 | 01:00

As reported by Newsweek , up until today, Seattle became the first major US city to ban plastic straws in July, and the maximum fine there is just $250 (€215). Disney eliminating plastic drinking straws may cause a bit more blowback, but the company is focused on being cleaner and more environmentally friendly.

by | July 28, 2018 | 18:37

Whether a full moon turns coppery red depends entirely on the atmospheric conditions and how much dust is in the air to bounce off the light from the sun. - AFP Picture shows the moon during the total lunar eclipse , also known as the "blood moon", taken as it passes by Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City. You can tune it at the eclipse timings and watch the entire event without any interruptions.

by | July 28, 2018 | 17:56

Australian experts have applauded the find, saying the discovery of liquid and frozen water resources is key due to their ability to produce fuel and provide life support for astronauts during deep space missions, allowing lower cost launches and space operations.

by | July 28, 2018 | 17:59

If you're now asking yourself, "Wait, didn't they already find water on Mars?" then you're not wrong. The temperature is likely below the freezing point of pure water, but the lake can remain liquid due to the presence of magnesium, calcium and sodium.

by | July 28, 2018 | 16:14

The researchers for this study propose that in the early days of our solar system, it's possible that meteorites that came in contact with Earth and "blasted off its surface" could have also landed on the moon . The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa and the Middle East between sunset and midnight on July 27 and then between midnight and sunrise on July 28 in much of Asia and Australia.