NFL mascot rappels down from roof of Wembley stadium

The Jacksonville Jaguars team mascot, Jaxson de Ville, jumped from the roof of Londons Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 24 September, as the National Football League celebrated its 10th year hosting games in the United Kingdom capital city. Fans cheered and dramatic music played as the character, a humanized version of a jaguar, jumped from the ceiling and rappelled down to the field. 19 hours ago

Atlas V NROL-42 launch highlights

America successfully launched a secret spy satellite on 24 September. The NROL-42 satellite was carried into space by an Atlas V rocket. The spy satellite is the latest addition to the fleet of satellites developed and operated by the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office). The NROs mission patch for the spy satellite displays a grizzly bear, ten stars and an impression of the Atlas V rocket ascending to orbit. The spy satellite marked the third NRO payload to be launched in 2017. Two more NRO missions are reportedly slated to be launched by the end of this year, with yet another satellite, NROL-52 expected to be launched via an Atlas V rocket in October 18 hours ago

Protesters burn Duterte-Hitler effigy in Philippines

Thousands of protesters took to the streets to burn effigies of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The anti-government rally was an outcry against Dutertes dictatorship and his bloody war on drugs campaign. Up to 4,000 people have reportedly been killed since the start of the campaign. 3 days ago

NASA captures mesmerizing footage of strongest solar flare in a decade

NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recorded the Sun emitting one of the strongest solar flare in a decade on 6 September. The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center issued a geomagnetic storm warning for September 13 and 14. The storm can impact satellites, navigation and communications systems but will also mean that the aurora borealis (northern lights) will be more vivid for skywatchers. 12 days ago

Telescopes from Earth to observe Cassini's fall

The ground telescopes from Earth will continue to provide information of Saturn and its moon Titan even though Cassini will plunge into the surface of the giant planet on September 15. 12 days ago

Astonishing Nasa footage shows what its like to go on a spacewalk

Newly released footage from Nasa on Monday, 28 August, shows a spacewalk conducted by astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer at the International Space Station sometime in May 2017.On 12 May, the two astronauts participated in the 200th spacewalk performed at the ISS. It was Whitsons ninth spacewalk and Fischers first.  27 days ago

Astonishing Nasa footage shows what its like to go on a spacewalk

Newly released footage from Nasa on Monday, 28 August, shows a spacewalk conducted by astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer at the International Space Station sometime in May 2017.On 12 May, the two astronauts participated in the 200th spacewalk performed at the ISS. It was Whitsons ninth spacewalk and Fischers first.  27 days ago

Hurricane Harvey batters Texas after making landfall as Category 4 storm

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm. Corpus Christi, Texas was already battered by strong winds and heavy rainfall. Supermarkets ran out of stock and schools remained closed. Voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders were issued in some coastal areas in Texas. Driscoll Childrens Hospital evacuated 10 babies from its neonatal intensive care unit. Harvey could potentially be the biggest hurricane to hit the mainland in more than a decade. Aug 26, 2017