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Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit

Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit Though there's to be sunshine over parts of Munster and Leinster during Saturday day time, Met Éireann has said that heavy rain "will develop later in the day along the Atlantic Seaboard and will become widespread early Saturday night". Temperatures are predicted to reach the mid-20s, with possible highs of 25C. We have just one person to blame: Ernesto. And while next week will see more autum... [Full Article...]

Storm Ernesto to unleash heavy rain this weekend

Storm Ernesto to unleash heavy rain this weekend Thankfully the brunt of the storm will have died down by that time, so we should be in for heavy rain and strong breezes. Similar to Hurricane Hector over a week ago, which passed south of the Big Island with minimal impacts, Tropical Storm Lane may make a run at Hawai'i next week. [Full Article...]

Experts say blistering heatwaves expected for the next four years

Experts say blistering heatwaves expected for the next four years Photo: Getty Amy O'Hara and Laura Scully from Clonee enjoying Skerries Beach Alan Kelly enjoying the sunshine in Bushy Park, Terenure. From 2018 to 2022, it is probable that both average ground and sea surface temperatures will remain abnormally high, according to a new scientific journal . [Full Article...]

Starstruck: Perseid meteor shower returns to night sky

Starstruck: Perseid meteor shower returns to night sky It starts from July 18 and continues till August 25. Meteor showers are nearly always linked to comets, which are giant balls of ice, rock, space dust, and gasses orbiting the sun. Tiny particles burn up in earth's atmosphere, forming a "star rain". It takes 133 years to ellipse the Sun and this is the first year it has passed into the inner solar system since 1991. [Full Article...]

Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs

Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs It is aiming to send an unmanned mission to the moon in January 2019, the Indian Space Research Organisation announced last week. It would be proceeded by two unmanned expeditions, the first of which would launch in 2020, he said. A capsule that will carry astronauts has already been tested. "Our idea is to develop everything within India", he added. It would enhance the national prestige, t... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Lane Forecast To Become Major Hurricane

Tropical Storm Lane Forecast To Become Major Hurricane Ernesto was located over 1,000 miles northeast of Bermuda and was moving northward, according to the National Hurricane Center on Wednesday morning. With five named storms so far in 2018, forecasters are still calling for four to eight more before the end of hurricane season . The post-tropical cyclone is forecast to merge with a frontal zone associated with a larger extratropical cyclone over ... [Full Article...]

NASA Launched Parker Solar Probe On Voyage to Touch the Sun

NASA Launched Parker Solar Probe On Voyage to Touch the Sun EDT. As gorgeous as the launch spectacle was, the real celebration happened just over an hour later. Due to the extremely high energy required for the mission, the Delta IV Heavy's capability was enhanced by a third stage provided by Northrop Grumman . [Full Article...]

Gov. Scott declares red tide emergency in 7 Florida counties

Gov. Scott declares red tide emergency in 7 Florida counties The order extends to Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The bloom began back in November, making it the longest bloom in the past decade. According to Scott , the Mote funding will allow the organization to deploy more scientists to save animals. However, once the bloom is near land, it can be fueled by pollution from septic tank and sewage leaks, ... [Full Article...]

NASA launches mission to fly closer to the Sun than ever before

NASA launches mission to fly closer to the Sun than ever before The probe is created to study the sun's ultra-hot outer atmosphere, called the corona , among other mysteries of our star. The first launch attempt on Saturday was postponed at the last minute due to technical problem related to a helium gas sensor on the rocket. [Full Article...]

No red tide on Pinellas County beaches as of August 8

No red tide on Pinellas County beaches as of August 8 PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Recalling the devastating Red Tide of 2005 and dreading a repeat . The " Red Tide " now affecting Florida's coast is spreading as it kills marine life from fish and manatees, to turtles and even seabirds. "The red tide bloom has arrived on the beaches of Holmes Beach". At this time we don't fully understand the impact to snook populations; with additional funding support fo... [Full Article...]

Annual meteor shower to peak Sunday night

Annual meteor shower to peak Sunday night They arise when the Earth passes through the debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location. [Full Article...]

Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth Colloquially known as the great jagged narrow-toothed shark, this predatory mammoth prowled the ancient seas 25 million years ago, during the Oligocene epoch, preying on penguins and small whales . Mullaly's is one of the rarest finds in the history of paleontology, according to Erich Fitzgerald, a palaeontologist at Museums Victoria who led a team to excavate the site where the initial fossils... [Full Article...]

Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet Scientists aim to learn more about the mechanisms that power the solar wind of charged particles the sun sends into the solar system, creating aurorae on Earth and sometimes screwing with our tech. It is said to endure unprecedented levels of heat, and radiation 500 times greater than that experienced on Earth. Even in a region where temperatures can reach more than a million degrees Fahrenheit,... [Full Article...]

NASA's flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical issues

NASA's flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical issues Thousands of people had gathered at Cape Canaveral to watch the take-off, which was initially due to take place at 4.38am local time. Parker is now 91 years old and at Cape Canaveral with his family to witness his first launch - a Delta IV Heavy rocket with the spacecraft bearing his name. [Full Article...]

Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower? The Persid Meteor Shower will be at its peak this weekend. According to Cook, the moon will be near a new moon, and will be crescent, setting before the Perseid show, underway after midnight. But don't worry. The Comet Swift-Tuttle isn't going to crash into the Earth any time soon, if at all, NASA says. The best viewing will be with the darkest sky you can find. [Full Article...]

NASA sees major Hurricane Hector moving south of Hawaii

NASA sees major Hurricane Hector moving south of Hawaii Nevertheless, an outer rain band and some gusty winds could make it to the southern edge of the island through Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 125 miles per hour (205 kph) with higher gusts. On the Big Island's southeastern corner, that means voters are gearing up for the polls even as a volcano oozes lava and Hurricane Hector aims for waters to the south. [Full Article...]

8 interesting facts you should know before the partial solar eclipse

8 interesting facts you should know before the partial solar eclipse The solar eclipse time in India will be between 1.32 pm and and 5.02 pm. While, it will end at 04:21 pm PST, a private news channel reported. Sometimes, the moon only partially covers the sun, creating a partial solar eclipse , or doesn't completely obscure the sun (an annular, or "ring of fire", eclipse). [Full Article...]

Look up: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Look up: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend When the Earth approaches the stream of debris, the Perseid meteor shower appears. The key to seeing a meteor is to take in as much sky as possible. Last week Mars was the closest it's been to Earth since 2003. "Even if the sky is dark enough, if you are exposed to any bright light nearby, your eyes will not be dark-adapted", said Bellavia. [Full Article...]

NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever

NASA just built the fastest man-made object ever The US space agency launches its Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, which will travel closer to the Sun than any mission before, to unlock the secrets of fierce radioactive storms which threaten Earth. A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY . Ultimately, the more we can learn about the Sun, the better. "We're using Venus to help slow us down, to allow us to get into a new orbit", Young said. [Full Article...]

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend Dang Vu Tuan Son, chairman of the Vietnam Astronomy and Cosmology Association, said the best time to watch the phenomenon would be in the early hours of Monday morning in the northeastern skies. Greater numbers of meteors are visible when the radiant is high. Some years we aren't as lucky because the peak is during a full moon , and the moonlight drowns out the show. [Full Article...]


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