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New Trump campaign manager dismisses polls in first official statement New Trump campaign manager dismisses polls in first official statement
- July 17, 2020

In his statement, Trump credited both Parscale and Stepien for their involvement in his 2016 victory in the US presidential election and predicted that he would glide to a second term in office. Setting aside individual surveys, the polling average from the website FiveThirtyEight , which factors in results from several polls, shows Biden up by about nine points as of Thursday morning. (more...)
Comet Neowise's 'Prime-Time' Viewing in the Sky This Week Comet Neowise's 'Prime-Time' Viewing in the Sky This Week
- July 17, 2020

Most of the photos that we see of NEOWISE are on a 15-second exposure which highlights the comet's brilliance. It the evening, Neowise rises in the northwest. As you can see on this chart, NEOWISE will move higher in the sky and be easier to spot, reaching its apex on July 23, when it makes its closest approach to Earth. (more...)
Spacecraft snaps closest images of sun Spacecraft snaps closest images of sun
- July 16, 2020

The Solar Orbiter launched in February. "The Sun seems relatively calm on first viewing but when you look at it in detail you can see miniature eruptions everywhere", he added. The feat required an vast amount of collaboration and ingenuity, especially amid the novel coronavirus pandemic which forced mission control at the European Space Operations Center in in Darmstadt, Germany, to shut down completely for over a week. (more...)
Once in a lifetime comet glides over Earth Once in a lifetime comet glides over Earth
- July 16, 2020

During this time, observers in the northern hemisphere should look towards the northwest sky to spot the comet. After that it won't return for 6,800 years . NEOWISE is viewed best away from city lights. If you want to see the comet, you'll have to be looking in the right place, low on the horizon, depending on when you venture out. (more...)
Comet Visible In The Panhandle Comet Visible In The Panhandle
- July 16, 2020

Now the comet is visible to the naked eye, however, it may look more like a star, so make sure to grab those binoculars before heading out. Todd Slisher, Executive Director and astronomer at Longway Planetarium in Flint, says , " I'd say that this comet for visual appeal tops any that I've seen in my lifetime except Hale Bopp, Hyukataka, and Comet West. (more...)
Comet Neowise sails above Swiss skies Comet Neowise sails above Swiss skies
- July 16, 2020

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer ( NEOWISE ) mission discovered the icy visitor on March 27, 2020, using its two infrared channels, which are sensitive to the heat signatures given off by the object as the Sun started to turn up the heat. (more...)
Livestock farming and fossil fuels could drive 4C global heat rise Livestock farming and fossil fuels could drive 4C global heat rise
- July 16, 2020

USA oil and gas drilling and agricultural production worldwide are driving up global emissions of methane, researchers said Wednesday. Between 2000 and 2017, levels of the potent greenhouse gas barreled up toward pathways that climate models suggest will lead to 3-4 degrees Celsius of warming before the end of this century, according to the study. (more...)
UAE hopes to boost high-skilled employment through space program UAE hopes to boost high-skilled employment through space program
- July 15, 2020

The Hope space probe is developed to inspire the region's youth and pave the way for scientific research, according to officials. The spacecraft is now on track to launch from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Thursday at 4:43 p.m. (more...)
Weather Forecast: Another great night to view Comet NEOWISE Weather Forecast: Another great night to view Comet NEOWISE
- July 15, 2020

Even if you are not into stars and comet, it is time you borrow binoculars and use this lockdown time to dip your toes in space. The comet may be visible in the evenings low in our northwestern skies ahead per the graphic below, with visibility times progressively 5 minutes later each night. (more...)
Comet Neowise gains notice in the dark Montana skies Comet Neowise gains notice in the dark Montana skies
- July 15, 2020

But the comet is already visible and astronomers worldwide are captivated by its tails. Bruce said an expensive telescope is not necessary to observe the night sky , especially with a comet this bright, but binoculars will bring out more detail. (more...)
How to See Neowise, the Most Visible Comet in Years! How to See Neowise, the Most Visible Comet in Years!
- July 15, 2020

Then - nearly as quickly as the dust-and-gas-sputtering space rock appeared - it faded into the blinding glare of the sun. Add Comet Neowise to the growing list of astronomical events occurring in July, including Jupiter and Saturn's peak brightness (on July 14 and 20 respectively) and a double meteor shower at the end of the month. (more...)
US, China, UAE plan mission to Mars US, China, UAE plan mission to Mars
- July 15, 2020

While now the planet is a barren, desert world, there was a time, billions of years ago, when it was rich in rivers and oceans which may have allowed simple organisms to flourish. The U.S.is the only nation to successfully land and operate rovers on the Martian surface, and expectations for Perseverance are high. Watch out, Mars - planet Earth is sending robots your way. (more...)
Comet NEOWISE: Where can I see the comet tonight? Comet NEOWISE: Where can I see the comet tonight?
- July 14, 2020

People wishing to catch a glimpse of the glowing comet can spot it as it swings through the inner solar system, but its nearness to the Sun creates some observing challenges. The twin tails of comet NEOWISE can be spotted more clearly in WISPR's images, which have been processed to enhance contrast and eliminate excess brightness from scattered sunlight, unveiling more detail in the comet tails. (more...)
This incredibly rare comet will be visible over Canada this month This incredibly rare comet will be visible over Canada this month
- July 14, 2020

He said: "Northern hemisphere observers would be able to easily see it in the evening sky in mid-July". Now the best views are to be had in the early hours of the morning but, as the month progresses, the chance of seeing it in the early evening improves - so long as the weather plays ball and the sky is nice and clear. (more...)
US, China, UAE sending fleet of spacecraft to Mars US, China, UAE sending fleet of spacecraft to Mars
- July 14, 2020

China will launch its Mars rover and an orbiter sometime around July 23 in a mission named Tianwen, or Questions for Heaven. Earth is sending three robotic explorers to Mars- US, NASA from here at Cape Canaveral, Florida, China, and the United Arab Emirates. (more...)
Vehicle Pushed Through Tropical Storm Fay Floodwater in Hoboken Vehicle Pushed Through Tropical Storm Fay Floodwater in Hoboken
- July 14, 2020

Thursday. While most storms are expected to stay just north and west of the city, some are sweeping over the five boroughs. The NHC reported that the tropical storm is now heading to the north with a speed of roughly 12 mph, at an area 40 miles east from Cape May in New Jersey . (more...)
Comet Neowise Spotted Over New Melones Comet Neowise Spotted Over New Melones
- July 13, 2020

As NEOWISE meandered just inside Mercury's orbit last week, its outermost layers were roasted, causing gas and dust to erupt off the comet, according to the federal agency. Officially known as C/2020 F3, Comet NEOWISE can be seen with the naked eye once pinpointing with binoculars or a telescope. As of Sunday, the comet will be visible in the evening as well. (more...)
"Flower moon": where and when to observe a unique phenomenon
- July 13, 2020

This year's last supermoon (that's when a full moon occurs at the closest point to earth during it's orbit, making it look hugeee) is also known as the Flower Moon in honour of the flowers that bloom in the Northern Hemisphere in the month of May. (more...)
Fay weakens to tropical depression over southeastern New York, NHC says Fay weakens to tropical depression over southeastern New York, NHC says
- July 12, 2020

Washington: Due to the arrival of Tropical Storm "Fay" in the midst of heavy rains in NY of America, an atmosphere of fury has been created in New Jersey . Tropical Storm Fay was expected to sweep across the heavily populated northeastern United States on Friday, bringing moderate to heavy rains and the potential for some flooding, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Venice prepares to launch anti-flood system Venice prepares to launch anti-flood system
- July 12, 2020

In the event of high tide, compressed air is introduced into the sluices, emptying them of water and causing them to rise up to block the incoming floodwaters. In November 2019, Venice endured its worst flooding in extra than 50 many years. Venetians have mixed feelings towards the project, with some considering it to be essential for protecting the city and others saying it has damaged the fragile lagoon. (more...)