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Double meteor showers will light up sky Monday night

The Big Bend and South Georgia regions are in prime position to view dueling meteor showers Monday evening.

The pair of meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids, are expected to rain down from the heavens, bring a combined number of 20 to 25 meteors per hour according to AccuWeather .

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A “city-killing” asteroid just miss hitting the Earth yesterday. Why didn’t any scientist see it coming?

On Thursday, an asteroid called 2019 OK, traveling at almost 15 miles a second, came unusually close to impacting Earth. The asteroid passed by about 43,500 miles away — closer to Earth than our moon is. It was one of the closest known approaches of an asteroid to Earth since we started closely tracking the movements of objects in space.

If you had binoculars and knew exactly where to look, you could have briefly seen 2019 OK in the sky.

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ALERT: China Outlines Space War Plans To Confront USA

China’s strategy for developing advanced space weapons were disclosed this week in Beijing’s first defense white paper issued in years.

The defense strategy report produced by the People’s Liberation Army was made public Wednesday and drops earlier veiled references by bluntly identifying the United States as Beijing’s main adversary that is undermining world peace.

The report—part policy statement and part propaganda—also claims the United States seeks “absolute military superiority.”

“The U.S. has adjusted its national security and defense strategies, and adopted unilateral policies,” the report said. “It has provoked and intensified competition among major countries, significantly increased its defense expenditure, pushed for additional capacity in nuclear, outer space, cyber and missile defense, and undermined global strategic stability.”

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5 out of this world Airbnbs to mark the moon landing at 50

These planetary properties come packing plenty of atmosphere.

On July 16, 1969, the late, great Neil Armstrong placed the first ever human foot on the surface of the moon, permanently expanding the horizons of science, and setting records for live TV ratings that will almost certainly never be broken.

To commemorate the moment, five space-inspired Airbnb rentals are now available on special offer – $11 (£8.65) per night, plus taxes, on selected dates.

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Area 51: A travel guide for the person who signed up for the raid but isn’t ready to storm the gate

Everyone’s talking about Area 51 because of a satirical Facebook page where a million actual people signed up to storm the Nevada site to “see them aliens.”
It was all a joke! Storming a classified government site en masse is kind of a big lift and also very dangerous and illegal … right, guys?
But whether it’s the location’s secretive aura, the trendiness of conspiracies and unsolved mysteries or a secret collective desire to, you know, actually see them aliens, people are still fascinated. We’re not saying Area 51 is going to be the next hot tourist destination, but if you were to visit for non-nefarious reasons, here’s what you’d find.

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363-Foot Apollo Rocket Projected Onto Washington Monument for Anniversary

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the National Air and Space Museum is recreating the historic moment with a life-sized projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument.

The “once-in-a-lifetime” event is part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

From Tuesday to Thursday, the 363-foot Saturn V rocket will be projected on the east face of the Washington Monument — the side facing the Capitol Building — for two hours each night, from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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5 most dramatic destinations for moon watching (until moon travel becomes a reality)

It was “one small step” that American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took when they landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. For half a century since, the most intrepid travellers have dreamt of taking that giant leap of their own by making a trip to the moon.

We’re not quite there yet – Elon Musk’s first SpaceX tourist flight is only slated to lift off in 2023. However, there are still many ways that mere mortals can still indulge in a bout of intergalactic wanderlust without exiting the atmosphere of planet Earth.

Here are five of the world’s most dramatic destinations from which to gaze at the lunar satellite (and the galaxy in its full glory) to commemorate this special occasion.

Source: The most scenic places to go moon watching (until moon travel becomes a reality)

Half A Million People Signed Up To Storm Area 51. What If They Show Up?

Should everything go according to plan, more than half a million strangers will gather in a remote Nevada town in mid-September, united by a common goal: raid Area 51 in the wee hours of the morning – using a strength-in-numbers approach to reveal any extraterrestrial treasures stashed within the notoriously clandestine government base.

Or, put more simply, “Lets see them aliens.” …continue reading Half A Million People Signed Up To Storm Area 51. What If They Show Up?

14,000 Asteroids Orbiting In Earth’s Solar System in Stunning Video

ESA (European Space Agency) just released a video showing over 14000 such asteroids orbiting around Earth’s Solar System. In case you aren’t already aware, there are over millions and millions of asteroids that exist in our space. Astronomers are constantly analyzing and observing these asteroids in space with the help of satellites and other advanced scientific instruments. And ESA (European Space Agency) just released a video showing over 14,000 such asteroids orbiting around Earth’s Solar System. Continue at Source: Stunning Video Shows Over 14,000 Asteroids Orbiting In Earth’s Solar System

Stunning photos of solar eclipse over South America

A total solar eclipse stretched across South America on Tuesday. Just after 4:30 p.m. ET, viewers of a livestream and in parts of Chile and Argentina witnessed a stunning transformation of the sky as day turned to night and the moon progressively blocked the sun.