Environmental watchdogs, researchers urge caution with new and legacy threats of contamination
Omicron’s BA.2.75 ‘Centaurus’ subvariant is beating out BA.5 in India—and scientists say it ‘may prevail’ elsewhere
The so-called Centaurus strain, scientifically known as BA.2.75, now accounts for roughly two-thirds of India’s new COVID cases.
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With the technological advances in telescope instrumentation and software capabilities, it became necessary to streamline the observation process.
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The Perseids meteor shower is known to be one of the “most vivid” yearly showers.
SpaceX just got one step closer to the first orbital test flight of its launch system Starship with the successful static fire test of a prototype Super Heavy booster late Tuesday afternoon. The successful test is a notable milestone for SpaceX, which has been working on its Starship program from its Boca Chica development facility in southeast Texas. It comes just a few weeks after a previous booster test resulted in an explosion at the launch pad -- though the damage was clearly not catastrophic, as this same booster was tested today.
- Florida Today
After a three-hour delay due to winds, SpaceX successfully delivered 52 more internet satellites to orbit 15 minutes after launch.
Here's how to catch the Sturgeon Moon.
August 11 delivers the gift of the last super moon of the year as the full moon in Aquarius lights...
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Saharan Air Layer dust clouds can travel and impact locations around the globe, thousands of miles away from its African origins.
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Rocket the 90-year-old Aldabra tortoise and confirmed escape artist has been gone for 13 years.
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Get an inside look into the world of archaeology through the UC dig at Tharros, an ancient city from roughly 3,000 years ago.
- The State
It made sunrises and sunsets hazy.
It's one step closer to Starship's first orbital flight test.
- The State
For all the interested stargazers out there, a cosmic show over South Carolina skies is around the corner.
- USA TODAY
The next full moon will rise in the evening sky this Thursday, and it will be both a "sturgeon moon" and a "supermoon."
NASA says the spectacular event (called the Perseids) might have to duel it out with a rare full moon to get attention.
The patients are thought to have caught the virus from animals such as shrews, and not from humans.
The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned economic damage from heatwaves and drought could dwarf Europe's energy crisis as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change. Director General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters successive heatwaves along with wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures as measured from space left no doubt about the toll on agriculture and other industries from climate change. More than 57,200 hectares have been swallowed by wildfire in France this year, nearly six times the full-year average.
- Business Insider
Perseverance spotted a mysterious object on Mars last month. It turned out to be the rover's own space litter.
NASA suspects spaghetti-like debris captured by Perseverance's cameras in July is shredded Dacron netting from gear that landed the rover on Mars.
- The Guardian
Trees are advancing into the Arctic tundra and retreating from boreal forests further south, where stunting and die-offs are expected
This Corvette is out of this world.