• Teeth from ancient mega-shark discovered on Australian beach
Teeth from ancient mega-shark discovered on Australian beach

Erich Fitzgerald, a Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology. Known also as the Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark, this prehistoric creature traveled the oceans 25 million years ago and probably measured over 30 feet. The species, still alive today, likely fed on the remains of the megatooth shark after it died. At the same time, ancient teeth ...

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  • NASA’s Parker spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet
NASA’s Parker spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

This followed earlier trouble in the countdown. "Where we see huge magnetic fields that are passing by us, as coronal mass ejections make their way out into the solar system". Scorching, yes? But if all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Over the course of seven years, Parker will make 24 loo...

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  • Last-Minute Glitch Delays Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe
Last-Minute Glitch Delays Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Scientists hope the mission will be able to provide answers as to why the corona is 300 times hotter than the surface of the sun, a phenomenon that Nasa says is in "defiance of all logic" because "its atmosphere gets much, much hotter the farther it stretches from the sun's blazing surface".

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  • Meteor Shower August 2018: Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight
Meteor Shower August 2018: Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

The Perseid meteor shower is already underway. This year during peak, people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150 and 200 meteors an hour. No equipment is necessary. The Perseid meteor shower is just around the corner, and we are here to help you see them! The moon will be...

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  • Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens
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. Hurricane-force winds extend about 30 miles (45 kilometers) from Hector's center and tropical storm-force winds can reach up to 90 miles (150 kilometres) from the eye outwards.

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  • Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today
Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today

When the moon completely covers the sun, it creates a total solar eclipse , casting a shadow of the moon across the Earth's surface. According to astronomers, third and last solar eclipse of 2018 will be on Saturday, August 11, which can be witnessed in other continent, except for Pakistan.

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  • Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend
Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

Even if you're a casual observer, you should be able to look up and see 60-70 meteors per hour during the peak. Most meteor showers have a short peak, but the Perseid has a very broad peak because it takes three weeks for Earth to get through the trail of cometary dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet.

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  • Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters
Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters

She said it wasn't certain whether it would be possible to feed live fish to J50 without negative impact on the individual orca or the pod. Canadian researchers says they saw J50 between 3:52 p.m. She said they believe an infection is playing a role. "We do need to be very cognizant of what the effects of the treatment on J50 would be or what the...

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  • Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'
Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

NASA will send a spacecraft on a mission to get a closer look at the sun. NASA's plans for the probe include multiple orbits of the sun, repeatedly slingshotting itself around the star and gathering vital science data each time it makes its approach.

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  • Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend
Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend

The Perseids meteor shower is often considered the most spectacular of the year, and this summer's show should be particularly excellent because of the phase of the moon. Originating in the direction of the constellation Perseus the Hero, the Perseids arise from debris left in the inner solar system as comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle orbits the Sun eve...

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  • Perseid meteor shower coming this weekend to a sky near you
Perseid meteor shower coming this weekend to a sky near you

The Perseid shower is one of the most popular shower among stargazers, sending it be one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the entire year. The best time to observe any meteor shower is after midnight (or after 1 a.m. if you're on daylight time), because then you are on the leading edge of the earth in its orbit around the sun and ...

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  • Fed Farmers looks for solutions to help Australian counterparts
Fed Farmers looks for solutions to help Australian counterparts

Others have been forced to shoot starving cattle. "They are shooting them because they just can't afford to feed them any more", said Ms Tash Johnston, co-founder of charity Drought Angels. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently said the USDA will act to assist farmers facing trade damage from "unjustified retaliation". "Despite this lar...

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  • Another Powerful Quake Hits Lombok and Bali; No Tsunami Warning
Another Powerful Quake Hits Lombok and Bali; No Tsunami Warning

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful natural disaster, while rescuers doubled down on efforts to find the dead, pulling another body from the rubble. Many buildings still standing on the island have been weakened. Some villages have collapsed entirely. The island was still recovering after two ot...

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  • Beyond the Weather: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Beyond the Weather: Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

As the cosmic junk - many the size of a grain of sand - enters the atmosphere, it burns up in a flash, appearing as "shooting stars" across the sky. And while some pesky clouds will be around on Friday and Saturday, forecasts show a return to clear skies on Sunday and Monday.

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower: Top 5 Things To Know
Perseid Meteor Shower: Top 5 Things To Know

Boyle says the meteors strike the earth's atmosphere at around 134,000 miles per hour, causing long streaks that completely vaporize. Where Can You See the Perseid Meteor Shower? "Even if the viewing conditions aren't the best, you're likely to spot some meteors during the maximum nights of the Perseid meteor shower each year".

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  • Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend
Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend

The Perseids are one of the more active meteor showers on stargazers" calendars, producing an average of between 60 and 100 "shooting stars' an hour at their peak. If you want to catch the Perseids in all their glory, a drive to the darkest place near your home should suffice. You may have a slightly better chance if you face northeast.

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  • BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'
BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

Debby poses no threat to land, as the storm is located about 1,150 miles west-northwest of the Azores. A high surf warning is also in effect for east-facing shores of the Big Island. “The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean is below normal due to the forecast for a below-averag...

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  • Hurricane Hector: Category 4 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track today
Hurricane Hector: Category 4 storm heads toward Hawaii, forecast, path, track today

On Friday, state officials warned residents and visitors to take precautions in case Hector gets closer to the island chain. Hurricane Hector gained in strength overnight as it continues its march westward across the Central Pacific. We introduced some elevated precipitation chances over the eastern slopes of the Big Island from Wednesday int...

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  • Rogue planet with mystical aurora discovered drifting beyond our solar system
Rogue planet with mystical aurora discovered drifting beyond our solar system

Melodie Kao , an astronomer at Arizona State University . The extrasolar object, about a dozen times more massive than Jupiter , is located some 20 light-years from Earth, showed the findings made using the US National Science Foundation's Karl G.

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  • SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again
SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

B1046's second suborbital jaunt and landing aboard drone ship Of Course I Still Love You will nearly undoubtedly be a turning point in the future history of SpaceX. With three months between the Bangabandhu and Merah Putih missions, and a record turnaround time of two months , SpaceX has its work cut out. SSL completed construction of the Me...

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