From a meteor shower to a supermoon to Jupiter, Saturn and beyond, there's a lot to see if you keep your eye on the sky this August.
- CBS Miami
Look up Thursday night and check out the last supermoon of the year.
- The Independent
The asteroid is travelling to our planet at 20,512 miles per hour but will likely safely pass by
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It'll be your last chance to see a supermoon for nearly a year.
- Popular Mechanics
Experts say the star is recovering from a “never-before-seen” surface mass ejection that caused it to dim.
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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Scientists suspect the tangled object is likely pieces of shredded Dacron netting from the Perseverance itself.
SpaceX now has clearance to launch top secret US satellites using Falcon Heavy rockets with reusable boosters.
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
The rocket took off just after 2:41 p.m.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
Saharan Air Layer dust clouds can travel and impact locations around the globe, thousands of miles away from its African origins.
PARIS (Reuters) -The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk's SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia's Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe's Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug a temporary gap alongside Japan and India, but final decisions depend on the still unresolved timetable for Europe's delayed Ariane 6 rocket. One is SpaceX that is clear.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Blue-green algae blooms, once unheard of in Lake Superior, are a sign that ‘things are changing’ experts say
The blooms are cropping up regularly, likely from warming waters and intensifying storms.
- Wichita Eagle
Rocket the 90-year-old Aldabra tortoise and confirmed escape artist has been gone for 13 years.
What does drought mean and what are the implications for water, food, rivers and wildlife?
Paleontologists on Thursday heralded the discovery of a previously unknown small armored dinosaur in southern Argentina, a creature that likely walked upright on its back legs roaming a then-steamy landscape about 100 million years ago. The Cretaceous Period dinosaur, named Jakapil kaniukura, would have been well-protected with rows of bony disk-shaped armor along its neck and back and down to its tail, they said. Its fossilized remains were dug up over the past decade near a dam in Patagonia in Rio Negro province's La Buitrera paleontological zone.
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This indoor bug trap that zaps flying critters without the sticky mess is 54% off on Amazon — just $28
The non-toxic bug trap device uses UV light to attract and zap fruit flies, gnats, mosquitoes and more. Get it while it's on sale for $28.
Charge water under the Full Moon to create powerful Moon water.
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The meteors are remnants of Comet Swift-Tuttle, a “snowball” composed of ice, rock, and dust, which orbits the sun every 133 years.
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With Europe suffering through an extreme drought worsened by climate change that has dried up rivers and left millions sweltering in triple-digit heat this summer, farmers across the continent are sounding warnings about crop losses.
- The State
It made sunrises and sunsets hazy.
- The Conversation
The Soviet Union once hunted endangered whales to the brink of extinction – but its scientists opposed whaling and secretly tracked its toll
Soviet whalers manning mechanized harpoons in 1960. Marka/Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesEvery year, an estimated 13 million people go whale-watching around the world, marveling at the sight of the largest animals ever to inhabit Earth. It’s a dramatic reversal from a century ago, when few people ever saw a living whale. The creatures are still recovering from massive industrial-scale hunting that nearly wiped out several species in the 20th century. The history of whaling shows how huma