• Weekend dazzler: Meteor shower in skies over Vietnam
Weekend dazzler: Meteor shower in skies over Vietnam

Shooting stars could happen every minute. The ideal time for meteor-spotting is when the sky is at its darkest; between 1am and the onset of dawn twilight. The Perseid meteor shower will peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. The Perseid meteors are leftover debris from the "Swift-Tuttle" comet.

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  • NASA ready for trip to the sun
NASA ready for trip to the sun

This same element is found on the nose of space shuttles, to protect them when they enter or leave the Earth's atmosphere. 'The probe will travel through the atmosphere of the Sun, closer to its surface than any other spacecraft before it, ' says NASA in a statement .

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  • NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights
NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights

Leanne Caret , president and CEO of Boeing's defense, space and security business, said in a statement published Friday the company is proud to have Ferguson as part of the first Starliner crew. Additional crew members will be assigned by NASA's worldwide partners at a later date. Boe piloted space shuttle Endeavour and Discovery on its fina...

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  • Mars Will Be Close To Earth On July 31
Mars Will Be Close To Earth On July 31

If Earth and Mars are to follow perfectly circular orbits, the opposition would get close to each other as the two planets could get. Large telescopes in the University of Colombo will be open to the General Public on 31st July 2018 to watch Planet Mars as well as the most lovely planet Saturn till 10.00 p.m.

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  • Clouds hinder Perth’s view of longest blood moon and eclipse
Clouds hinder Perth’s view of longest blood moon and eclipse

Mr Wullschleger said his image of the red moon above Brisbane City was taken about 20 minutes after the total eclipse began . Airport operator Aena has announced that the number of passengers coming to Spain has risen 6.8% more than last year.In ...

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  • The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday
The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

The eclipse will be visible in the Eastern Hemisphere including Eastern Africa, the Middle East , Central and Southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region. The entire eclipse will also be visible from all parts of India. The eclipse will end at 11.14, making it the longest eclipse of the moon this century.

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  • Hurricane Beryl bearing down on Lesser Antilles
Hurricane Beryl bearing down on Lesser Antilles

The storm, 150 miles south of Cape Hatteras, packs maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. But it now looks like Beryl will maintain hurricane strength as it crosses the islands late Sunday or early Monday, they said . For the next day or so, forecasters say low wind shear will likely allow Beryl to continue strengthening, at least until it nears Hispa...

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  • ‘Surprising’ Beryl Ramps Up to Tropical Storm Level
‘Surprising’ Beryl Ramps Up to Tropical Storm Level

Beryl won't have much impact to anyone, it's a tiny storm drifting through a very unfriendly environment for storms it is surrounded by dry air and high wind shear. As TD2 (likely as a Tropical Storm) approaches the Lesser Antilles by this weekend, it should feel the influence of the shear and it is possible weakening will occur.

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  • United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050
United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050

She said: "The earth's potential is being threaten by poor disposal of plastic waste into the environment affecting the air, water and land". The Secretary-General is participating in the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge, in which users pledged to replace single-use plastics with reusable alternatives.

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  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries satellite into orbit
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries satellite into orbit

EDT (0445 GMT) Monday from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad, and headed east over the Atlantic Ocean. Weather officials said this is from a weak surface front that will be bring west-southwest winds during the launch window. "This is one of the largest, if not the largest satellites we've launched", he said. SpaceX won't land the booster ...

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  • Zoo animals escape German zoo, some are captured in the afternoon
Zoo animals escape German zoo, some are captured in the afternoon

A large search operation was carried out, involving the fire services, the police and veterinarians, the spokesman said. The five big cats were found within the confines of the park and were recaptured in the afternoon. The Eifel zoo, owned by the Wallpott family, is home to around 400 animals, also including a Siberian tiger. A bear, however, wa...

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf
Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

The center of the storm is expected to be move close to the western tip of Cuba on Saturday afternoon, then track up the eastern Gulf of Mexico in the night through Monday. The 40 mph winds extend outward up to 140 miles to the east of the center of the storm, the Hurricane Center said. The season officially starts on June 1.

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  • Arsenal declare Unai Emery the ideal fit for Gunners
Arsenal declare Unai Emery the ideal fit for Gunners

It's a triage style of decision-making led by Gazidis where the manager or coach is expected to fit into a framework and have less overall responsibility. "It's very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League , to work to be the best team in the Premier League and also in the world".

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  • North Korea congratulated Nicolás Maduro on winning Venezuela's election
North Korea congratulated Nicolás Maduro on winning Venezuela's election

Maduro declared USA charge d'affaires Todd Robinson and deputy head of mission Brian Naranjo "personae non gratae" and gave them 48 hours to leave the country, angrily rejecting U.S. "If the Venezuelan authorities manage to take some retaliatory steps to oppose economic blackmail and pressure, then the USA may continue its efforts to incite the pub...

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  • Apple considers the Triangle as location for new project
Apple considers the Triangle as location for new project

The Loudoun County land, consisting of 85 acres outside the Innovation Center Metro station now under construction, is owned by a partnership managed by Mark Masinter , a Dallas retail expert whom Steve Jobs hired in 2000 to help Apple open its first stores.

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  • Red's Hype-Filled Holographic Phone Is Coming to AT&T and Verizon
Red's Hype-Filled Holographic Phone Is Coming to AT&T and Verizon

We still don't know exactly when RED Hydrogen One pre-orders will start being fulfilled, let alone when sales are supposed to begin for new buyers, but both Verizon and AT&T are throwing their weight behind the mobile "4-View holographic" project.

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