August 2015 Skywatch: Video Guide Stargazing on a hot August night reveals a multitude of wonders

Tonight's Sky: August 2015

The Perseid meteor shower is an always-anticipated feature of the August night sky. These streaks of light are tiny bits of a comet burning up as they enter Earth’s atmosphere. The cometary debris trail, which Earth passes through once a year, was left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle during its many visits to the inner solar system.

Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: The NASA-Star Trek Mind Meld

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NASA and Star Trek have mind-melded and the end result of that magnificent decision will come to light in about one hundred years from now with the announcement from the space agency that it will be building its first deep space, long range human inhabited spaceship. And, you are going to love the name it will be christened with.