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NASA Parker Solar Probe launch LIVE: Countdown restarts as sun blast scrubbed last minute | Science | News

[ad_1] This morning’s launch time for the car-sized object is 8:31 BST (3:31 EDT). It will be a historic launch as it will be the first mission to “touch the sun” and it expected to provide vital information about our solar system and beyond.NASA shared on their live blog on Saturday morning: “The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft was scrubbed
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Perseid Meteor Shower LIVE stream: Watch Perseids live online HERE | Science | News

[ad_1] The Perseid meteors are one of the most active meteor showers of the year with as many as 100 shooting stars appearing on an hourly rate.The meteor shower is known for producing exquisitely bright fireballs streaking across the skies during its short peak.The good news is you can watch the show here on Express.co.uk, courtesy of the Virtual Telescope Project, without having to leave the comfort of your home.The annual
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Perseid meteor shower TONIGHT: Shooting stars display to light up sky | Science | News

[ad_1] And stargazers could be in for a special treat on Saturday night as a new moon will make the sky even darker.Sunday night and before dawn on Monday will be the best time to watch the dazzling display - clouds permitting.The fireball bursts is caused by debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle when it comes into contact with the Earth’s atmosphere.Anyone lucky enough to catch the extravaganza will see 80 meteors
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Eclipse 2018: Watch August partial solar eclipse online AGAIN – in case you missed it | Science | News

[ad_1] Depending on where you are in the world, you may have been able to witness the Moon slightly obscure the Sun in a partial solar eclipse today.Exclusively visible in the Northern Hemisphere - the Sun appeared to be shadowed by the Moon by up to 20 percent depending on your position.Viewers of solar eclipses are advised to never look directly at the Sun, and either wear specialised glasses or
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NASA Parker Solar Probe launch CANCELLED after alarm heard – reason why explained | Science | News

[ad_1] In the final moments before the historic launch, a gaseous helium pressure alarm was raised on the spacecraft causing this morning’s launched to be cancelled.The launch window for today was already close to expiring and there was not enough time to evaluate the problem.Mic Woltman from the NASA Launch Services Program said: “Teams worked very hard this evening, diligently getting through the launch process and looking at everything they
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NASA Parker Solar Probe launch LIVE: Latest news on historic first mission to SUN | Science | News

[ad_1] The car-sized object has set the record for the latest manmade object and it is expected to lift off at 8:53am BST (3:53am local time) from Cape Canaveral on the Florida coast.However, a few minutes before the scheduled time the launch team was at "no-go" status.NASA tweeted: "At this time, our Parker #SolarProbe launch team is in a no-go status as we await further details. Teams are investigating a
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Life on Mars could be found within THREE YEARS astrobiologist says after breakthrough | Science | News

[ad_1] Mars is strongly believed to have once had large bodies of surface water (Image: GETTY)Scientists are on the brink of a breakthrough in space exploration following the discovery of a lake of water on the Red Planet’s surface coupled with the identification of fluctuations in methane levels consistent with organic processes.Professor Vladimir Airapsetian made his exciting prediction to Express.co.uk in the wake of the two exciting discoveries unveiled last
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NASA’s planet hunter TESS captures light from MARS as it looks for new life | Science | News

[ad_1] The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on July 25 with the mission to find planets outside our solar system that could harbour life. The first images have now been sent back, showing a comet called C/2018 N1 in the southern constellation Pisces Austrinus.The comet can be seen moving across the frame from right to left as it orbits the Sun. Eagle-eyed viewers will be able to see the comet’s
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Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages to cancer victim

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Crops are often treated with the herbicide glyphosate Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and failed to warn consumers.It's the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging a glyphosate link
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Yellowstone supervolcano could be used for POWER – but activists WARN Nasa against plan | Science | News

[ad_1] Yellowstone, mostly located in Wyoming state in America, is fed by a massive magma chamber which can contain enough power to cause a catastrophic eruption.It could also be a new energy source according to a 2017 thought experiment by NASA scientists, but experts oppose the move, which they say would damage the local area.Peter Larson, a geologist at Washington State University, said: “It’s a national park and to me,