Science

Here comes the Sun - at 700000km an hour

During its 24 close flybys of the sun, the spacecraft will "gradually shrink its orbit around the sun" to fly into the sun's corona-outermost part of the star's...


On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

Modi also attacked the opposition over the non-passage of triple talaq bill in the just-concluded monsoon session of Parliament and promised to do justice to Mu...


Florida Gov. Rick Scott issues emergency order over red tide

Said they are ready to help but can't until the state asks for it. The bloom began back in November, making it the longest bloom in the past decade. "In addit...


NASA's mission to "touch the sun"

Its closest approach will put it at just 3.8 million miles from the Sun, at which point it should be the fastest-ever human-made object with a speed of 430,000M...


Red Tide: Is It Safe to Eat Seafood?

So, it's safe to eat fish during red tide , but there are some things you should know. A toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this sum...


The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend

Every year, our planet passes through a cloud of dust left behind a huge comet, and this year we're passing through from Monday 6 August to Sunday 19 August, bu...


25-million-year-old shark teeth found on Australian beach

Mullaly called to tell the paleontologists at Museums Victoria in Melbourne, Australia , about his discovery and the museum assembled a team to handle the exca...


Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to 'touch the sun'

The journey, called the Parker Solar Probe , will loop around the sun 24 times, flying within the star's hot million-degree atmosphere. NASA has successful...


NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosphere, known as the corona, coming within 6.16 million kilometres of its surface during a seven-ye...


Air Quality Advisory Extended in the Bay Area Through Thursday

Due to active wildfires and changing wind patterns, air quality throughout the Bay Area could be impacted through most of the week. Air Quality has reached "ora...


The best meteor shower in years is happening August 11-13

But it moves through the densest debris between August 11 and August 13. A New Moon occurs on August 11 which will make the night skies ideal for meteor showe...


Partial solar eclipse set to happen on August 11

The last solar eclipse of the year 2018 will occur today (Saturday). The partial eclipse will hardly be visible from countries that fall below the Arctic ...


This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower

Look to the north or northeast initially, and then more northeast or east after midnight. A few clouds will pass by Saturday night, otherwise skies should be mo...


NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

Understanding how the corona works will help scientists anticipate unsafe space weather storms, which can disrupt the power grid on Earth. Brad Tucker, of the...


Partial Solar Eclipse 2018

Even though it will be visible to a wider swath of the world, the August 11 eclipse still won't be visible in the U.S. As per the suggestions of the map, p...


When to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Manitoba this weekend

Unfortunately, there's always the chance that bad weather like fog or rain will create unfavorable viewing conditions. All you'll really need to do is crane y...


Perseids likely to be the best meteor shower of the year

Stargazers are anxiously awaiting the peak weekend for this year's Perseid meteor shower. According to Space.com, during peak people should see about 60 to ...


What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

EDT, the Parker Solar Probe will launch from Space Launch Complex 37 on Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Parker Solar Probe, named for the ...


Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens

Hurricane Hector has maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) with stronger gusts possible. Hawaii County officials declared a precautionary st...


Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

Vancouver Aquarium's head veterinarian, Dr. Martin Haulena, examined the orca. "The team obtained a breath sample to help assess infection & and gave antibio...