Modi springs surprise target on Isro

It would be proceeded by two unmanned expeditions, the first of which would launch in 2020, he said. ISRO is known for its space programme that focuses on projects which matter to the day-to-day lives of people. The test was critical for a manned mis... More..

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NASA launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

NASA launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'

NASA's Parker Solar Probe , the fastest spacecraft in history, launched on Sunday, is on a mission to study the Sun at closer range than any other spacecraft. The media reported on every aspect of this mission...More..

What is a subtropical storm vs. a tropical storm?
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

What is a subtropical storm vs. a tropical storm?

Hurricane experts with the federal government downgraded their predictions on Thursday for the rest of hurricane season, saying theres a 60 percent chance the final months will bring below-average storm activit...More..

NASA sun mission to demystify sun and its inner machinations
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NASA sun mission to demystify sun and its inner machinations

Parker Solar Probe will set its sights on the corona to solve long-standing, foundational mysteries of Sun , the US-based space agency said. The USD 1.5 billion mission will perform the closest-ever observati...More..

No Election Speech by Modi at Red Fort
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

No Election Speech by Modi at Red Fort

In his fifth address from the Red Fort, the Prime Minister said, the decision on Minimum Support Price for Kharif crops, which was pending for years, was taken by his government for the benefit of the farmers ...More..

France eyes non-recycled plastic penalty
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

France eyes non-recycled plastic penalty

Among other strategies to be put in place include a deposit -refund scheme for all plastic cans. The French government also aims to increase taxes on burying trash in landfills while cutting taxes for recycli...More..

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide algae
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide algae

According to Gov. Rick Scott , Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840's and occurs almost every year. Part of the reason why red tide is so...More..

Cheers then fears as Nasa's Sun mission briefly loses contact with Earth
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cheers then fears as Nasa's Sun mission briefly loses contact with Earth

Parker Solar Probe and its instruments will be protected from the Sun's heat by a 4.5-inch-thick, carbon-carbon composite heat shield. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will swing by Venus in about si...More..

Perseid meteor shower lights up Georgia skies
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Perseid meteor shower lights up Georgia skies

Astronomers said hundreds of shooting stars will streak across the sky between August 12 and 13 in a display that may be visible around the world. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up i...More..

Australian stumbles upon prehistoric mega-shark teeth at the beach
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Australian stumbles upon prehistoric mega-shark teeth at the beach

The site is a veritable fossil hotspot, as noted by Phys.org , and it once again lived up to its reputation. "I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder...More..

Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

And the mystery is profound. If all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The probe aims to dip directly into our star's outer atmosphere, or corona . On...More..

NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday

As the Parker Solar Probe probe orbits the sun, it will experience extreme radiation and temperatures as high as 1,377C (2,510F) - close to the melting point of steel. The probe will be controlled from the Mi...More..

Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

One of the best and most visible meteor showers of the year will fall on August 12... ... A fireball is a very bright meteor, at least as bright as the planets Jupiter or Venus. Allow about 45 minutes for you...More..

Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights

If you're hoping to view this weekend's peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower , dubbed one of the best each year, then we have good news with regard to Colorado's weather forecast. Meteor showers are caused...More..

Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th

The partial solar eclipse will be visible in the day starting at around 1:32 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), and will be visible till 5:02 PM IST. While, it will end at 04:21 pm PST, a private news channel r...More..

NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral

It's NASA's long-planned attempt to " Touch the Sun " and the probe will get far closer to our host star than any man-made object ever has. Nasa's Parker Solar Probe is now on the launch pad at Cape Canav...More..

The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

During exceptional years, I've counted more than 300 meteors during a single night. Be sure to check your local weather forecast . Perseid meteors tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into mi...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf off United States peninsula

Martin Haulena, was with the response teams Thursday. A dose of antibiotics was also administered through a dart, he said. The U.S. and Canada have no plans to remove J50 from her pod in order to feed or me...More..

Hurricane Hector is coming to Hawaii
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Hurricane Hector is coming to Hawaii

As a precaution, Hawaii County officials have closed three beaches - Whittington, Punaluu and Milolii beach parks - on Tuesday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the storm's center and ...More..

Australia relaxes protections on kangaroos during historic drought
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Australia relaxes protections on kangaroos during historic drought

While this drought has been intense and sustained, the “millennium drought” of 1997-2005 is still considered to have been the most devastating affecting nearly 50% of Australias agricultural land. The governmen...More..