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Bright Meteor in South Texas witnessed by many

Bright Meteor in South Texas witnessed by many

Saturday night witnessed a fireball lit up the Texas sky. A dashcam video in San Antonio captured this incident. The video shows that around 8:45pm a bright light streaked across the sky.

Not only hundreds of Texas residents have reported seeing this bright fireball but many people situated far in north till Dallas and also in south till Corpus Christi reported about witnessing the bright meteor. The American Meteor Society stated that it received more than 200 reports from residents of different parts of Lone Star State at almost the same time.

Family finds Skeleton of Ancient Snaggletooth Shark in Backyard

Family finds Skeleton of Ancient Snaggletooth Shark in Backyard

The most complete fossil skeleton of an ancient snaggletooth shark have been discovered by a Maryland family recently.

According to the Washington Post, Donald Gibson found the first vertebra from the ancient shark on October 23, while digging in the backyard of his parents Calvert County home. Gibson discovered over 80 vertebrae and hundreds of teeth, all from the same shark.

With the help of his brother, Shawn, and his seven-year-old nephew, Caleb, he found the skeleton.

Surviving Pilot of SpaceShipTwo Speaks for first time after Tragic Crash

Surviving Pilot of SpaceShipTwo Speaks for first time after Tragic Crash

Virgin Galactic test pilot Peter Siebold who miraculously survived in a tragic crash but his friend and co-pilot Mike Alsbury could not, said that he has no idea how he survived.

After the accident, he was managed to escape but suffered acute injuries on his chest and shoulder. He was immediately hospitalized, but was discharged after three days of hospitalization.

Three crewmembers land safely on Earth after spending 165 days on ISS

Three crewmembers land safely on Earth after spending 165 days on ISS

Three International Space Station (ISS) crewmen returned safely to Earth on Sunday in Kazakhstan. Among the trio who had spent nearly six months on the ISS was the German astronaut Alexander Gerst, the flight engineer of NASA, Reid Wiseman and a veteran Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev.

The three crew members returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz-13M spacecraft, bringing back the results of their 165-day shift in the ISS, which orbits the earth at a height of 418 kilometers (260 miles).

Robots can help in Fight against Ebola

Robots can help in Fight against Ebola

If everything goes well, robots will be deployed to fight the Ebola disease in West Africa. On Friday, the White House had a meeting with engineers from America's top robotics universities. They discussed how robots can provide help to healthcare workers who are working in Ebola-affected areas. Think-tanks were hosted by the White House at UC-Berkeley, Texas A&M, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Mysterious Cosmic Gas Cloud ‘G2’ survives Black Hole

Mysterious Cosmic Gas Cloud ‘G2’ survives Black Hole

The survival of a mysterious hydrogen gas cloud that passed up the supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way galaxy has surprised the astronomers.

The cloud of gas dubbed ‘G2’ was discovered in 2011. According to astronomers, G2 was accelerating fast towards the supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way and came within 30 billion km of the super-massive black hole near July 4.

Huge Sunspot AR 2192 baffles Scientists

Huge Sunspot AR 2192 baffles Scientists

Since 1874, 32,908 sunspots have been observed by research teams. AR 2192, the 33rd largest sunspot, keeps on rotating but has now moved to a point which cannot be seen from our planet.

Scientists have been observing the sunspot for 24 years as it continues to generate solar fares. Since the time it faced the Earth, the AR2192 had produced four solar major flares and various minor flares.

Despite continuous observing, questions about the sunspot have not been answered yet, like why it grows so big or why it is not producing coronal mass ejections.

Nature Conservancy to protect Largest Bat Colony in the World

Nature Conservancy to protect Largest Bat Colony in the World

For the protection of habitat essential to the largest bat colony in the world, the Nature Conservancy was recently able to buy a large swath of land from a developer in San Antonio.

The 5,000-acre property was purchased from Galo Properties by the Nature Conservancy. The land will be managed by the non-profit conservation group and they will build nature trails across it. Most significantly, the deal will see the Bracken Cave protected. The cave is home to millions of bats. The adult bats depend on the protection of the cave to raise their young in safety.

Cassini captures Methane Seas of Titan glittering in Sunlight

Cassini captures Methane Seas of Titan glittering in Sunlight

Cassini probe of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently sent some spectacular images of Saturn's largest moon Titan. The pictures are showing the methane seas of Titan glittering in the sunlight.

According to reports of Daily Mail, the reflection, which is also known as the specular point, is situated in the south of the Kraken Mare, largest sea of Titan. Cassini captured the images in near-infrared light. The greenish mosaic showed the light coming from the sun and glittering of Titan's north polar seas.

Russian Researchers devise New Method to propel spacecraft through Lasers

Russian Researchers devise New Method to propel spacecraft through Lasers

The Optical Society announced that researchers from Russia have devised a means of propelling spacecraft. According to a statement given by the scientific society, Russian researchers found the method by using lasers. Institute of Optoelectronic Instrument Engineering's Yuri Rezunkov and Ioffe Physical Technical Institute's Alexander Schmidt are the researchers who have proposed the new system of laser ablation.

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