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Malcolm Turnbull may have claimed victory in Peter Dutton's leadership challenge, but could face another contest within weeks, with nearly half of his MPs wanting him gone. The concession avoided the most conservative government lawmakers voting against the legislation in Parliament, openly undermining his authority. 'Where are this prime minister's convictions?' .
  • Northrop Propulsion Tech Helps Lift Rocket, Solar Probe

    Northrop Propulsion Tech Helps Lift Rocket, Solar Probe

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    It eventually will get within 3.8 million (6 million kilometers) of the sun's surface, staying comfortably cool despite the extreme heat and radiation , and allowing scientists to vicariously explore the sun in a way never before possible.
  • Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun

    Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun

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    Weighing just 635 kgs, it is a relatively light spacecraft, Andy Driesman, project manager for the mission at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in the U.S., said in an earlier statement. The first data download from the Parker Solar Probe is expected in early December after the probe reaches its first close approach of the sun in November .
  • Sark preparing to see meteor shower

    Sark preparing to see meteor shower

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    If you want to wish upon a shooting star, this is your weekend. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower. But no matter if the clouds or smoke clear, "you still need to get away from the light pollution of cities", Meteorologist M.J. McDermott said. If you're lucky enough to reside in a hilly or mountainous region, you're all set for the best views - so find yourself a nice spot and enjoy the show.
  • Mega-Shark Teeth Of 25-Million-Year-Old Found On Australian Beach

    Mega-Shark Teeth Of 25-Million-Year-Old Found On Australian Beach

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    Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly holds a giant shark tooth-evidence that a shark almost twice the size of a great white once stalked Australia's ancient oceans-at the Melbourne Museum on August 9, 2018. This is because sharks can lose even one tooth a day and their skeletons are made of cartilage, which is hard to fossilize. What likely happened is that as the narrow-toothed shark died in the waters off of Jan Juc , the sixgill sharks descended upon the remains and had a feast, leaving some ...
  • NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch the sun’

    NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch the sun’

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    Passing within 3.8 million miles of the sun's visible surface - well within the shimmering halo of the outer atmosphere, or corona - the spacecraft's heat shield will endure 2,500-degree heating while whipping past the star at a record 430,000 mph, fast enough to fly from NY to Tokyo in less than a minute.
  • Technical issues delays historic spacecraft launch into sun

    Technical issues delays historic spacecraft launch into sun

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    Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. Even in a region where temperatures can reach more than a million degrees Fahrenheit, the sunlight is expected to heat the shield to just around 2,500 deg F (1,371 deg C).
  • Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights

    Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights

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    Both nights this weekend will be great to view the meteor shower and the best viewing will be after midnight Saturday and Sunday. Time Magazine reported the shower's peak happens this year from August 11-13, but the night of August 12-13 is expected to be the best time to watch.
  • In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos

    In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos

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    Others have been forced to shoot starving cattle. Much of Australia's southeast is struggling but the state government said 100pc of New South Wales' more than 800,000 square kilometres was in drought. The federal and NSW state governments are providing more than A$1.5 billion (S$1.52 billion) in drought relief packages, created to offset the cost of feed and freight, and increase access to mental health services for farmers feeling the strain.
  • Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

    Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

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    The Parker Solar Probe, named after American solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker, will, as the United States space agency describes it, "touch the sun " as it flies within 3.9 million miles of the star's surface. The last time a man-made object came close to the star's surface was in 1976 when Helios 2 achieved perihelion, point of the orbit at which it was closest to the sun, at 27 million miles.
  • How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

    How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

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    This Perseid meteor shower will take place during a almost new moon-meaning it won't interfere with the show-and is expected to be the best meteor shower this year. Look to the northeast about 40 degrees off the horizon. The Perseids are best seen after 11 PM, away from city lights , and while looking at the northeastern sky.
  • Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend

    Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend

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    On the nights of August 12 and August 13, Cooke says stargazers all over the Northern Hemisphere should be able to see about 60 to 70 meteors streaking across the night skies - a dip from 2016, which saw more than twice as many meteors per hour, but a bump up from last year's 40 or 50, and still plenty vivid.
  • Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

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    The moon won't be making an appearance this weekend , instead about 50 meteorites per hour will light up the sky offering star gazers a dazzling show between midnight and dawn . "You can look anywhere you want to - even directly overhead". Stargazers won't need to look at any particular point in the sky to catch a glimpse of a shooting meteor.
  • Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

    Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

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    A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Still, the National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch Monday for parts of the Big Island, including Hawaii County, where Kilauea Volcano has destroyed more than 700 structures in three months.
  • Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows

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    Observers in mid-northern latitudes will have the best views. According to NASA , the previous night (August 11-12) will also be spectacular. And this coming weekend, another cosmic wonder will be lighting up the sky: hundreds of meteors during the annual Perseid meteor shower .