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  • Get ready for Aug. 21 ‘totality’ solar eclipse

    August 13, 2017 5:03 AM 6

    nmIt’s time to make your final preparations for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. In Spokane, which is close to the path of totality, the sun will be 90 percent covered when the moon passes in front of it. Three hundred miles to the south, the sun will be completely obscured in an event that is expected to draw millions as the path crosses the entire continental

  • Massive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazers

    August 13, 2017 12:46 AM 9

    Astronomers and nightowls are treated to a dazzling display of celestial fireworks as Perseid meteors stage their annual show. Meteors are small fragments of interplanetary debris and dust that enter the Earth's atmosphere at such a high speed that they usually burn up, producing the shooting stream of light. The Perseid meteor shower, one of the best-known

  • Apocalypse WARNING: Shock claim Perseid shower comet will hit us on THIS date

    August 13, 2017 12:46 AM 14

    But experts are warning the rock will come “perilously close” to our planet releasing the equivalent of 20,000,000 hydrogen bombs exploding. The comet completes its orbit around the sun every 133 years – and in 2,400 years it could cause an impact with 30 times the energy of that which killed the dinosaurs. It would bring the worst mass extinction Earth

  • TRAPPIST-1 could be twice as old as our solar system

    August 12, 2017 11:46 AM 9

    WASHINGTON: The intriguing ultra-cool dwarf star of the TRAPPIST-1 system of seven Earth-size worlds could be up to twice as old as our own solar system, says a new study. TRAPPIST-1 star is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years, while our own solar system formed some 4.5 billion years ago, according to the results to be published in The Astrophysical Journal

  • How you can see stunning Perseid meteor shower in Hull and East Yorkshire

    August 12, 2017 3:32 AM 6

    The best time and place to view the display which could deliver up to 100 shooting stars an hour Stargazers could be in for a real treat this weekend as the Perseid Meteor Shower is set to offer a stunning display tonight. The annual shower actually started on July 17 and can be seen until August 24. But the best time to see the fantastic display will be when it hits its peak on the night

  • Perseid meteor shower set to peak at weekend

    August 12, 2017 2:40 AM 7

    The Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. Astronomers say hundreds of meteors will streak across the sky in a display that may be visible around the world. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet

  • Look up: Catch the Perseid meteor shower in Michigan

    August 11, 2017 11:15 PM 9

    (WPBN/WGTU)-- Keep your eyes on the sky this weekend, you'll have one of the best chances to see the most popular meteor shower. Anyone who would like to catch some stellar views of the Perseid meteor shower will have the perfect opportunity during peak activity of the meteor shower. The peak of the meteor shower will be after midnight Friday and into Saturday

  • Perseid meteor stream in space

    August 11, 2017 9:06 AM 10

    Perseid meteor stream visualization. It looks blurry because it’s a screen shot from a moving picture. Be sure to click into the interactive page; it’s awesome! Visualization via Ian Webster. This visualization uses NASA data to render known Perseids meteoroids in our solar system. What’s a meteoroid? It’s simply the name for a bit of debris in space

  • US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

    August 10, 2017 10:13 PM 11

    A report compiled by a US government agency has confirmed that 2016 was the warmest year on record and the third year in a row of record global warmth. The heat was the result of long-term global warming and a strong El Niño weather phenomenon, the report said. Global surface and sea temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases levels were all at record

  • A Genetically Modified Pig Could Become Your Organ Donor Thanks to CRISPR Gene Editing

    August 10, 2017 9:35 PM 5

    Gene editing technology has been making waves for the past year for its revolutionary medical promise. And it could eventually become a tool that lets pigs serve as organ donors for humans following a milestone advance reported by genomics-centered biotech eGenesis. The company announced Thursday that it had successfully birthed piglets that didn't carry