Where, when, and how to watch this week’s meteor shower

The Orionid meteor shower is happening this weekend. It produces some of the brightest meteors all year. The most meteors will fall between Oct. 20-22. Expect to see between 10-30 meteors an hour. The best time to spot them is around 1:30 am each night. By this time, the Moon will have set. Its absence […]

10/18/2017: Why China is said to usher in a ‘new era’? | A ‘physical’ contact with Einstein

During his speech at the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the CPC on Wednesday, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said “socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, an era of securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and of moving […]

Top 3 Things You Missed in Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Premiere

Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD Have a Top 10 idea? Submit it to us here! http://www.WatchMojo.com/Suggest The Star Wars Rebels season 4 premiere brought us two action packed episodes, The Heroes of Mandalore Part 1 and Part 2. As is the case with every Rebels episode, it was loaded with easter eggs, subtle nods and all kinds of […]

Gravitational waves just helped scientists fill in a gap in the periodic table

Astronomers unlocked one of the universe’s best-kept secrets. Since the ’50s, scientists have wondered: Where do most of the elements in the periodic table come from? We know that elements like carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen are forged in the hot, dense cores of massive stars. But even stars aren’t powerful enough to create heavy elements […]

Spacetime-bending kilonova detected for the first time

The European Southern Observatory detected a deep-space signal in August that turned out the be the first observable light from two neutron stars colliding, producing a kilonova that caused strong gravitational waves to pass through Earth. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check out our playlists: http://cnet.co/2g8kcf4 Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: […]

NASA satellite footage shows the most destructive hurricanes of 2017

NASA satellite footage shows the most destructive hurricanes of 2017 so far. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are featured. Following is a transcript of the video. Satellite footage of all the Atlantic hurricanes of 2017, so far. August 25th: Hurricane Harvey makes landfall. In four days, it dumped 60 inches of rain on parts of […]

Y’a-t-il un plan B pour la Terre ? | Marc Pircher | TEDxToulouse

Marc a consacré sa carrière d’ingénieur au domaine spatial, supervisant notamment plusieurs projets pionniers de satellites d’observation français. Ancien directeur du Centre Spatial de Toulouse du CNES dont il a pris sa retraite en 2016, il reste un grand passionné d’Espace. Marc Pircher a consacré sa carrière d’ingénieur au domaine spatial, supervisant notamment plusieurs projets […]

China’s FAST radio telescope identifies two pulsars

China’s five-hundred meter aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST) has identified two pulsars, the National Astronomical Observatories said Tuesday. The pulsars are 16,000 light years and 4,100 light years from Earth with rotation periods of 1.83 seconds and 0.59 seconds respectively. Built last September, FAST is the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope. Subscribe to us on […]

All that glitters: Entrepreneur makes watches from space rocket debris

In the wilds of central Kazakhstan, Patrick Hohmann is on the lookout for rocket debris. With the idea of selling wristwatches made of “space-borne” material, Hohmann has been collecting the wreckage of space rockets crash-landed on the Kazakhstan steppe and transforming it into high-quality timepieces. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on […]

Australia planning to form its own space agency

This week is World Space Week, created to celebrate the benefits of space. Some of the technology we use every day, such as wifi, was developed through the space industry. Australia is the latest country hoping to tap in to the lucrative global industry which is worth hundreds of billions of dollars, by announcing plans […]

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