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Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms

The blooms discolor the seawater and produce toxins that can sicken or kill fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals, such as manatees, according to the FWC. ...


What is a subtropical storm vs. a tropical storm?

This general motion, with a slight increase in speed, is expected later Wednesday. A subtropical storm is similar to a tropical storm in that it develops over...


NASA Parker Solar Probe

Over a period of seven years, it will make 24 approaches to the star, coming to within 6.12 million kilometres of the Sun's surface. This was the 37 launch of...


NASA Launches Fastest Spacecraft Ever To Research The Sun's Atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe is now racing through space on a path that will eventually bring it within 4 million miles of the sun's surface. It'll fly just over 6 ...


NASA Launches $1.5 Billion Probe To Historic Mission To The Sun

One of those watching the historic moment was Dr Eugene Parker , the now 91-year-old scientist who first suggested the possibility of solar winds in 1958 and...


NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

Engineers are taking utmost caution with the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, which Thomas Zurbuchen, head of NASA's science mission directorate, described as...


Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

We began 2018 with the rare Super Blue Blood Moon , followed by the Lyrid Meteor Shower and earlier this month, we witnessed another Blood Moon . Speaking f...


Rescue effort for sick orca is ready - if pod can be located

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has mounted an emergency effort to administer medical care and food for J50 after worldwide attention focu...


Mission to the sun lifts off Saturday morning

Scientists have had to take great care to make sure that the Parker Solar Probe doesn't burn up in the process of conducting its important science. The spac...


France floods: German man missing, 1600 campers evacuated

Divers and a helicopter have been deployed to search for the missing man, Souliman said. Five campsites in the Gard region were evacuated by hundreds of firef...


The Perseid meteor shower is going to be incredible this weekend

The Perseids meteor shower is basically a mass of shooting stars, which light up the skies for avid stargazers below each year. That was most likely the Per...


Hurricane heads to Hawaii as lava activity wanes

Early morning GOES-16 one-minute satellite imagery confirms that the small circulation of Ileana has dissipated within the northern portion of Hurricane John'...


Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

And this coming weekend, another cosmic wonder will be lighting up the sky: hundreds of meteors during the annual Perseid meteor shower . The Perseids are se...


SpaceX's brand new, recyclable Falcon 9 rocket launches again

SpaceX maintains that the boosters can be used up to 100 times - thus vastly reducing the cost of reaching space. "The satellite is expected to have a service...


Manatee in distress from signs of red tide exposure taken to SeaWorld

The newspaper, calling the algae outbreak a "crisis", says the suspected cause of death is red tide poisoning. Pelicans, manatees and a whale shark have also wa...


NHTSA and EPA propose roll back of Obama-era vehicle rules

The Clean Air Act authorizes California to adopt emission standards that are more stringent than the federal standards and other states are authorized to adopt ...


NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

An unmanned Boeing flight test is scheduled for later this year, with the first crew on board in mid-2019, NASA said . The commercial crew program will ...


Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

States that joined the lawsuit said the change would end up costing more money at the pump because vehicles won't go as far on a gallon of gas, and more miser...


NASA announces astronauts for first commercial spaceflights from U.S.

NASA has announced the names of the nine astronauts who will make up the first four crews to travel into space from the United States since the retirement of i...


The best photos of the weekend's lunar eclipse and blood moon

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium director Pramod Galgali has also said that the decision to make arrangements for viewing the moon is subject to clear skies . ...


Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

The distance between Earth and Mars changes throughout the year due to their elliptical shaped paths . The red planet comes close enough for viewing only o...


A pool of liquid water found under Mars' south pole

Mars has many things in common with its neighbor Earth. In 2016 the martian atmosphere was clear. An opposition occurs when the Sun, Earth and an outer plane...


Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

Yosemite Valley will be closed until at least Sunday , along with a winding, mountainous, 20-mile stretch of California's Highway 41 that leads into the area, ...


Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars

They spent at least two years examining the data to make sure they'd detected water, not ice or another substance. The detection was made using the Mars Adv...


Rare blood Moon spectacle TOMORROW night

Also, the Eclipse can be seen, while in the rest of Africa, Europe, and other parts of Asia, Australia, Eastern part of South America. The eclipse happens w...


Mars to make closest approach to Earth since 2003

The closest it ever comes to Earth is 33.9 million miles. Mars will shine bright and look bigger between now and Tuesday. Every 15 or 17 years, opposition...


'Blood moon' to appear for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday

Also , timeanddate .com reported on all eclipses worldwide from 1900 to 2100. Nights before, the effect has already begun with the moon not yet eclipsed ...


Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

The data comes from the ESA's Mars Express orbiter , which carries a ground-penetrating radar instrument called MARSIS . "We discovered water on Mars", ...


Neil Armstrong’s Personal Belongings To Be Auctioned

When the Eagle lunar module landed on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969, with Armstrong and mission pilot Buzz Aldrin on board, some precious keepsakes from...


Blue Origin tests new rocket in launch

The climax of the uncrewed test flight came shortly after New Shepard's capsule separated from its booster and switched on its 70,000-pound-thrust escape rock...


Risk of collision as 'oddball' moon found among new Jupiter satellites

Dr. Sheppard and colleagues first spotted the moons in the spring of 2017 while they were looking for distant Solar System objects as part of their hunt for a...


Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

With a total of 79 moons, Jupiter is now the most lunar-rich planet in the solar system. Sheppard, who led the team, said Jupiter just happened to be in the...


Why 8 Endangered Rhinos Died in Mission to Save Them

At the end of 2017, Kenya's wildlife ministry estimated the country's black rhino population stood at roughly 745. Although the number of the rhinos had i...


Ghostly Particles in Universe: Know More

For the first time, researchers have established a deep space source for these omnivorous sub-particle particles.Success in the study of ground particles is...


Stephen Lynch was confused with Louie Gohmert during Peter Strzok hearing

The 2008 Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly challenged Mueller's appointment and claimed no collusion took place between the Trump campaign and Ru...