• Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend
Wilmington-area meteor watchers can catch the Eta Aquarids peaks this weekend

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year with peak activity on or around May 5. Earth is now passing through a debris field left by Halley's Comet , with the annual meteor show active between April 29 and May 28 this year.

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  • India’s second lunar mission pegged to launch in July
India’s second lunar mission pegged to launch in July

The moon landing is likely to be around September 6 , 2019, almost two months after the launch. Chandrayaan-2 was scheduled to be launched in April past year, but it was postponed to October after ISRO lost contact with GSAT-6A in March 2018.

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  • Mississippi River reaches record high level in Quad Cities
Mississippi River reaches record high level in Quad Cities

The projected flood crest rose sharply over the night and what was originally forecasted as minor flooding could become more severe. Around 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, the temporary levee began to be breached as Davenport Police and fire were telling people to leave the area, The Quad-City Times reported.

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  • SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident
SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident

Koenigsmann said the company is now focused on the investigation into the mishap, and declined to estimate how much of an impact it will have on the schedule of upcoming test flights. Friday morning. Against that backdrop, NASA and SpaceX are pressing ahead with plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket early Friday on a flight to deliver almost 5,500 ...

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  • Possible 'marsquake' detected for first time on red planet
Possible 'marsquake' detected for first time on red planet

And, according to Bruce Bannard, of the US NASA space agency, the first reported natural disaster has begun a new discipline in science - Seismology on Mars. Regardless of its cause, the Sol 128 signal is an exciting milestone for the team. He adds that it is exciting to finally have evidence that Mars is still active, seismic-wise.

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  • American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality
American Lung Association Gives Pittsburgh Failing Grade For Poor Air Quality

Each year the "State of the Air " provides a report card on the two most widespread outdoor air pollutants, ozone pollution, also known as smog, and particle pollution, also called soot. The 2019 "State of the Air" report found ozone levels increased in most cities, largely because of rising temperatures. Now more than ever the USA must protec...

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  • SpaceX suffers serious setback as crew capsule bursts into flames
SpaceX suffers serious setback as crew capsule bursts into flames

Additionally, a video that began making the rounds on Twitter shortly after the first reports of a problem appears to show a Crew dragon capsule essentially exploding on the launch pad. not good" for the company. Former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, now with Syracuse University, said via email Monday that it's 'too early to tell what the i...

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  • Congo: Ranger poses with the slickest gorillas in hilarious selfie
Congo: Ranger poses with the slickest gorillas in hilarious selfie

Shamavu posted the photo on Saturday, with one Facebook user writing: "Such a fantastic photo!" Because they've grown up with the rangers who rescued them, Mr Mburanumwe added, "they are imitating the humans" - and standing on two legs is their way of "learning to be human beings".

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  • Tonight and Tuesday Morning is the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower
Tonight and Tuesday Morning is the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower

Known for their fast, bright meteors, the Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers'. They need to look towards the eastern horizon of the sky from midnight on Monday until dawn Tuesday to observe the Lyrids meteor shower , he explained, adding that they could take nice photographs of the meteor shower with advanced digital cameras and s...

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  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers catastrophic explosion during static fire test
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers catastrophic explosion during static fire test

SpaceX planned to rapidly reuse Crew Dragon C201 for an upcoming in-flight abort (IFA) test, in which the spacecraft would be required to successfully escape from Falcon 9 at the point of peak aerodynamic stress (Max Q). Although it can't yet be confirmed, it appears the rocket engine that would have propelled Crew Dragon to safety in an abort emer...

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  • Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors
Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors

Tesla also made the claim that its new FSD computer is 7x faster than hardware available from rival companies (namely NVIDIA), offering 144 TOPS compute performance. "It's like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices, one appendix is bad, well why have a whole bunch of them, that's ridiculous". Musk has been predicting fully self-driving car...

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  • Prince Louis birthday photos released by Kate Middleton ahead of birthday
Prince Louis birthday photos released by Kate Middleton ahead of birthday

Harry went to Lesotho during his gap year in 2004 and co-founded the Sentebale charity for vulnerable children in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi in 2006. The wives don't get on. "The trouble is that you effectively set them up as king and queen of a whole separate country, and 24-hour media means that Australia is not as far away as it used to be", a...

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  • SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers anomaly during engine test; no injuries reported
SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers anomaly during engine test; no injuries reported

Williams says no one was injured and the anomaly was contained. SpaceX will work with NASA to determine what caused the issue. "NASA has been notified about the results of the SpaceX Static Fire Test and the anomaly that occurred during the final test", its administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet https://twitter.com/JimBridenstine/sta...

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  • U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Heads to the International Space Station
U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Heads to the International Space Station

NASA recently announced which astronauts will be traveling to the International Space Station - and the new schedule means that one astronaut will be staying nearly a year in space. "This will enable successful exploration missions with healthy, performance-ready astronauts". A Russian cosmonaut-physician spent almost 15 months on a single missi...

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  • London climate activists set sights on Heathrow
London climate activists set sights on Heathrow

Extinction Rebellion expressed their "remorse" at running demonstrations over Easter. Police have made almost 400 arrests in London over the protests. "Protesters can expect a robust police response ", said Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave. "We are determined to keep the airport operating".

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  • A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday
A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , North America's biggest, best-selling periodical, as well as the oldest almanac , the full moon's name is derived from the appearance of one of the early spring flowers called "moss pink" or wild ground phlox.

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  • Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color
Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color

The Pink Moon will reach full brightness around 12.12pm BST (11.12pm BST) here in the United Kingdom - a whole eight hours before moonrise in the evening. In recent years, online shares have also spread the idea of a green moon in April, which started as a joke posted to a few Facebook friends in April 2016.

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  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center core goes overboard, Elon Musk still hopeful
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center core goes overboard, Elon Musk still hopeful

On April 11, the Falcon Heavy took off from Launch Complex 39A carrying with it the Arabsat 6A communications satellite. A tweet by SpaceX boss Elon Musk suggests some parts of the rocket might be recovered and used again. With this spacecraft, SpaceX can have more ambitious projects and missions. The Falcon Heavy essentially uses three Falco...

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  • Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground
Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

The protests have cost over 12 million pounds ($16-million) to businesses in London's West End, famous for its theatres and shops, with some seeing a 25 per cent drop in sales and footfall. "Disrupting it in order to send a message about climate change seems to very much miss the point". London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted a statement respondin...

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  • Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens
Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens

In the town of Alto, Texas , which is 130 miles southeast of Dallas, 25 people were hospitalized or their injuries after a reported tornado struck the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, where individuals had been gathered for a Native American cultural event, according to the Post .

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