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Sky enthusiasts can also head to Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado which is hosting a Night Sky Festival during this time . The Perseids are dust and debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, AccuWeather explains . The Perseid meteor shower will peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. While a falling meteorite can be seen any night of the year, it's this weekend when the sky puts on a show as the Earth passes through the stream of the comet.
  • SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

    SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

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    The goal of the launch is for the SES-12 spacecraft to reach geostationary orbit. The window to launch the rocket opens at 12:29 a.m. Monday and last for four hours. SES-12 is capable of broadcasting and providing broadband data services focused on the high-growth Asia-Pacific region. SpaceX will not launch a pair of space tourists around the moon this year as previously announced but sometime in mid-2018 or later .
  • Alberto approaching Cuba as it begins to make turn north

    Alberto approaching Cuba as it begins to make turn north

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    As of 7 a.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was moving northward toward the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and was centered about 120 miles east-northeast of Cozumel, Mexico. In 2016, Hurricane Alex became a tropical storm in the waters south of the Azores. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and this year, it looks like it might also bring an early start to the 2018 hurricane season.