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But what if you're unable to get to that dark site, or - worse yet - what if your weather is poor? While this weekend is the peak, Twarog predicts the showers will last through August 24. If you want a better view by getting away from light pollution, there will be a Night Walk 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park , 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, where its $3 per vehicle.
  • Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida

    Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida

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    The bloom is an annual event in the waters around Florida and it usually breaks up with the wind and tide; but according to local reports, the current bloom has lasted for up to nine months and has killed more marine life than usual. Respiratory irritation and murky clumps of red drift algae have been reported from Collier to Sarasota counties. The news agency said about 160.9 kilometres of coastline had been affected so far.
  • NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

    NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

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    NASA will announce the astronauts for the first test flights and missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Friday. The first regular mission of Crew Dragon will be carried out by Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins . NASA says that its astronauts will be joined by other worldwide crew members, to be announced later on.
  • Heavy duty telescope recorded an unusual signal from space

    Heavy duty telescope recorded an unusual signal from space

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    Yet, unlike the previous FRBs detected by our telescopes, this particular signal, dubbed FRB 180725A, is even more enigmatic. No FRB has ever been detected below a frequency of 700 Mhz before, according to the telegram. Most of the radio signals received by CHIME come from our Milky Way galaxy. No one knows where they originate from or what they are exactly. Whatever it is - black holes colliding, a star exploding, or just some aliens having a really loud party - we'll probably have to wait ...
  • NASA announces new astronaut class

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    While both companies had recently said they would conduct their first test flights with astronauts on board by the end of this year, those flights are now scheduled for 2019 . Since 2011, the United States has relied on Russian Federation to ferry astronauts to the space station. NASA officials didn't state why a three-person crew would be flying on the Starliner test flight, but the agency announced an agreement earlier this year with Boeing to study turning that crewed test flight ...
  • Coles Plastic Bag Ban Back-flip

    Coles Plastic Bag Ban Back-flip

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    Coles, which had initially planned to reintroduce the fee on July 12, never levied it and has now extended the waiver indefinitely. Customers at Woolworths will continue to pay 15 cents for plastic bags . The retail boss sent an all-staff email empathising with his team that the change from single-use plastic bags "has been a big and hard change for many of our customers".
  • NASA announces crew who will fly first commercial rockets into space

    NASA announces crew who will fly first commercial rockets into space

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    Their successful test flight will pave the way for two different astronauts to take the Starliner to the International Space Station for Boeing's first operational mission at a later date. She has logged 322 days in space. The commander on the historic last shuttle mission, Chris Ferguson , is now a Boeing employee and has been heavily involved in developing the company's CST-100 Starliner capsule.
  • Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules

    Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules

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    And with President Donald Trump in the White House, the group would need a veto-proof majority to prevent the changes from going forward, should they actually receive and win a floor vote. According to Trump administration estimates, the Obama fuel efficiency standards would raise the price of vehicles by an average of $2,340. "Under his reckless scheme, motorists will pay more at the pump, get worse gas mileage and breathe dirtier air".
  • Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

    Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

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    The space agency also confirmed Boeing's plan to put off its first crewed space taxi mission until mid-2019, and geared up to announce who'd be on the first space taxi flights for SpaceX's Crew Dragon as well as Boeing's Starliner . More experience in space. "The agency is working closely with its commercial and global partners and is preparing for potential schedule adjustments normally experienced during spacecraft development".
  • USA states to sue Trump administration over freezing fuel efficiency requirements

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    According to the EPA's proposal , "Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks ", the agency would amend the rules to retain standards for model year 2020. Requiring auto makers to reach ever-increasing standards would now be too expensive, putting the cost of vehicles increasingly out of reach. The plan, developed by the U.S.
  • Giuliani: 'I want you to hear' Cohen tapes

    Giuliani: 'I want you to hear' Cohen tapes

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    Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, declined to comment on Giuliani's assertions. First, CNN obtained a recording of a conversation between Cohen and Trump from 2016 discussing how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair.
  • NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Begins its Search for New Worlds

    NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Begins its Search for New Worlds

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    For a satellite, that means more than a shower and a cup of coffee: It entails a commissioning period of testing and adjustmentsbefore scientists can truly rely upon the data being beamed back to Earth . Transits can be caused by a planet passing between the star and Earth, which accounts for the temporary flicker in their shine. Additional partners include Northrop Grumman, based in Falls Church, Virginia; NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley; the ...
  • Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting

    Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting

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    Mars which is already brighter than usual, will shine even more and will appear to be bigger on Tuesday. In the video, you can see telescopic imagery of the Red Planet , conversations between scientists as they observe the night sky, and guest appearances by a number of people, including "Star Trek: Voyager" actor Tim Russ, and former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
  • Liquid water on Mars and what this means

    Liquid water on Mars and what this means

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    The close approach is also exciting, Boyle said, because of humankind's obsession with the red planet. "We'll still need to drill, still need suction, and given the temperatures on Mars, any exposed liquid water would freeze, so there still needs to be a way to turn ice into water", Padir said.
  • Longest lunar eclipse of the century to happen Friday

    Longest lunar eclipse of the century to happen Friday

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    PA has revealed the most commonly googled questions that people have been searching for with regards to the upcoming eclipse . The phenomenon occurs when the moon and the sun are at opposite sides of the Earth. Picture: AAPThe red colored moon can be seen next to Berlin TV Tower in Berlin. The last blood moon was observed on January 31 2018. Its associations are more superstitious than scientific.
  • Century's longest total lunar eclipse and Great Planetary parade on Saturday

    Century's longest total lunar eclipse and Great Planetary parade on Saturday

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    This was the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st century and the next one won't be until 2123. In Delhi, some 2,000 stargazers were at the Nehru Planetarium to witness total lunar eclipse . In Sydney, crowds gathered to watch the Moon turn red above the city's distinctive skyline. "Because it's a full moon also today (Friday), that means that it'll be dead easy to pick out Mars in the sky because you'll just see a bright orange star right beside the full moon", said Mackay.
  • There might once have been life on... the Moon? Yes, say researchers

    There might once have been life on... the Moon? Yes, say researchers

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    A lunar eclipse is when the earth gets between the sun and the full moon . People in areas experiencing the total eclipse may also want to spend a few moments looking at other parts of the sky for some shooting stars. If neither of those options works for you, or if their views are occluded, we recommend making a friend in the region and having them Skype you in.
  • Rivals SpaceX And Arianespace Both Launched Rockets Within 15 Minutes

    Rivals SpaceX And Arianespace Both Launched Rockets Within 15 Minutes

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    These satellites to replace orbiting satellites of the previous generation. The launch may also comprise a trial to seize the rocket's fairing with an enormous tensile across a boat called Mr. It continued on a parabolic trajectory, performing a series of burns along the way, to land on the drone ship " Of Course I Still Love You ", downrange in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon

    Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon

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    Lunar eclipses tend to last a few hours. Lunar eclipses can occur only during a full moon, and this one is extra special because it's also the blood moon . This occurs at the same time that Mars will reach one of its closest points to the Earth, about 35.9 million miles away. Also: Earth is also scheduled to be perfectly aligned with the Sun and Mars.
  • Mars to make closest approach to Earth since 2003

    Mars to make closest approach to Earth since 2003

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    But the nearest distance between them keeps changing every year, as the planets can take varying time to orbit the sun. If you miss the Mars Close Approach next month, the next approach will be October 6, 2020. On July 27, Mars will be in perihelic opposition, Express.co.uk reported on Sunday. "It hasn't been this close since 2003 and won't be again until 2287", said Kelly.
  • The surface of Mars

    The surface of Mars

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    The lake was found with a radar instrument called Marsis on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter which arrived at March in 2003. Such a hot spot could, in fact, be responsible for the MARSIS team's newfound lake. "The presence of a body of liquid water beneath Mars's south polar cap has various implications, opening new possibilities for the existence of microorganisms in the Martian environment", says Sebastian Lauro, a study co-author based at Roma Tre University in ...
  • Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week

    Canada to witness longest lunar eclipse of 21st century this week

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    The Moon will start to turn red from about 5.30 am. What is a total lunar eclipse? . He pointed out that the moon's appearance greatly depended on atmospheric conditions around the Earth at the time of the eclipse . Tune in starting at 2:24p.m. (Jacksonville time) to see the partial eclipse. The UK will have one of the best views of the eclipse in the world at dusk on Friday, as the moon turns blood red for hours.
  • Scientists find 99-million-year-old snake trapped in an amber tomb

    Scientists find 99-million-year-old snake trapped in an amber tomb

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    The fossil also showed the beginnings of other features found in adult snakes that were growing exactly as they do in contemporary snakelets. The fossil, dating back to the Late Cretaceous period, is the oldest baby snake fossil ever found to date, and the first snake we know of that lived in a forest.
  • Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET

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    The capsule, meanwhile, climbed to a maximum altitude of around 393,000 feet - more than 74 miles - subjecting an instrumented test dummy - "Mannequin Skywalker" - to about 10 times the force of gravity during the brief abort motor firing, which pushed the craft about 50,000 feet higher than a normal flight.