• Nasa's InSight: The lander captures first sounds made by wind on Mars
Nasa's InSight: The lander captures first sounds made by wind on Mars

What does Mars sound like? It is the first device engaged in advanced study of crust, mantle, and core of the red planet. Soon, though, the instruments will not be able to detect the vibrations directed by the lander because, in a few weeks, they will be covered with a domed shield to protect their data from influences of wind and temperature c...

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  • SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives At Space Station
SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives At Space Station

It appeared to be undamaged and was transmitting data, Musk said, adding that a recovery ship was sent to retrieve it. The first stage of the rocket fell into the ocean during an attempted return to the launch site in Florida . "Ships en route to rescue Falcon", he wrote. Ocean platform landings have proven a bit trickier, but SpaceX has manag...

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  • Hawaiian monk seal has eel removed from its nose
Hawaiian monk seal has eel removed from its nose

The phenomena could cause potential problems for the seals in terms of infections or even by affecting their ability to dive and feed on marine creatures. One theory is that seals, which often regurgitate their meals, are simply throwing up eels through their noses. "All the seals were released and haven't shown any issues from the incidents", N...

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  • CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 2018
CO2 Emissions Reached an All-Time High in 2018

Even a 2C ceiling above pre-industrial levels may not be enough to avoid catastrophic impacts, the UN's climate science panel concluded in a landmark report in October. They are set to achieve more than what they agreed in the first round of Paris Agreement in 2015. The report calls on countries to consider health in analyzing the cost-effectiven...

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  • NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services
NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services

The CLPS programme, which is operated by Nasa's science mission directorate , is meant to buy end-to-end payload services between Earth and the lunar surface using fixed priced contracts. NASA will later compete individual task orders among the companies to fly specific payloads to the moon. In Paris, the French space agency CERN said everythin...

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  • NASA Reveals 9 Commercial Partners for Lunar Missions
NASA Reveals 9 Commercial Partners for Lunar Missions

It marks an initial step in returning American astronauts to the Moon for the first time since 1972, for long-term exploration and use. NASA announced several commercial partners Thursday in the US space agency's quest to return humans to the moon - and eventually Mars .

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  • When will it land and why should we care — NASA's Insight Mission
When will it land and why should we care — NASA's Insight Mission

It was launched in May from California, and hurdled 301 million miles through space before reaching Mars . "We've studied Mars from orbit and from the surface since 1965, learning about its weather, atmosphere, geology and surface chemistry", Lori Glaze, acting director of the Planetary Science Division in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, s...

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  • NASA stages for next chapter of Mars exploration with 2020 landing site
NASA stages for next chapter of Mars exploration with 2020 landing site

At least five different kinds of rocks, including "clays and carbonates that have high potential to preserve signatures of past life", are believed to lie in the crater, just north of the Martian equator, the United States space agency said.

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  • Hawking's thesis and wheelchair fetch $1 mil.
Hawking's thesis and wheelchair fetch $1 mil.

Altogether, the items auctioned, which also included possessions of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein , were sold for more than US$2.3 million. The red motorised wheelchair once used by Hawking went under the stamp for $391.7 million while his Cambridge thesis titled " Properties of Expanding Universes " was sold for $7.6 million.

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  • United States federal court judge halts construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline
United States federal court judge halts construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline

The same environmental analysis that the department carried out before denying the permit in 2015 was ignored when the department turned around past year and approved it, the judge argued. That statement falls short of a "factually based determination, let alone a reasoned explanation , for the course reversal", Morris wrote. "An agency can no...

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  • Mysterious interstellar object floating in space might be alien, say Harvard researchers
Mysterious interstellar object floating in space might be alien, say Harvard researchers

First spotted by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii in October 2017, the odd, fast-moving object has puzzled astronomers since its discovery. ʻOumuamua , the interstallar object with a Hawaiian name is drawing attention again, this time for a new theory about its origins.

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  • Tesla plans partial India presence in 2019: Elon Musk
Tesla plans partial India presence in 2019: Elon Musk

Again, he blamed local regulations for Tesla's difficulties in launching its products in the South Asian country. Also, the private spaceflight company could not use a valuable payload such as a satellite because maiden voyages are too risky.

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  • Petrifying moment faulty Soyuz space rocket EXPLODES mid-flight
Petrifying moment faulty Soyuz space rocket EXPLODES mid-flight

The investigation by Roscosmos revealed that a damaged sensor during the rocket's assembly at the cosmodrome in Kazakhstan caused the rocket failure. "It has been proven, fully confirmed, that this happened specifically because of this sensor, and that could only have happened during the package's assembly at the Baikonur cosmodrome", he said.

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  • Air quality severe in most of Delhi, Faridabad 25 times polluted
Air quality severe in most of Delhi, Faridabad 25 times polluted

The report, which analysed the impact of pollutant PM2.5 (presence of particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres), showed that highest contribution since October 11 by stubble burning was seen Friday at 36 per cent.

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  • Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis up for sale as part of auction
Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis up for sale as part of auction

Estimated prices range from £100 ($130) for a limited-edition print of Stephen Hawking's Time Travellers Invitation to £150,000 ($195,360) for a photocopy typescript of his PhD thesis (signed and inscribed) from 1965. Meanwhile, Hawking's wheelchairs have become a symbol for his disability. The copy of the thesis available for auction is signed by...

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  • Storm Callum To Hit Clare Late Tonight
Storm Callum To Hit Clare Late Tonight

As part of the preparations, flood prevention measures were taken in a number of coastal areas. Arriva Trains Wales and Great Western Railway have cancelled trains across Wales. Meteorologist Simon Partridge says the rain will come in from the south-west and make its way east, bringing a "reversal of fortunes" in terms of weather conditions.

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  • Russia hopes USA will be understanding about 'Soyuz' incident - Ifax
Russia hopes USA will be understanding about 'Soyuz' incident - Ifax

Russian space agency Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS. NASA astronaut Nick Hague of Hoxie, Kansas and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. The leak was quickly repaired, but Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin suggested that the leak was caused by something other than an accident or production defect.

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  • Man and girl killed as record-breaking Hurricane Michael brings devastation
Man and girl killed as record-breaking Hurricane Michael brings devastation

It was downgraded to a tropical storm at midnight on Wednesday. Many residents hunkered down in designated shelters like this one in Tallahassee, riding out the storm in a sturdier building. On Tuesday night, approximately 4,000 people stayed in almost 70 Red Cross and community evacuation centers across Florida, Georgia and Alabama . " Hu...

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  • Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida, Two Dead
Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida, Two Dead

Two people, including a child, were killed by falling debris, the USA media reported on Thursday. The kittens eventually made their way to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS shelter, in Fort Walton, where they are now adoptable, Marciano said in a tweet.

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  • Michael responsible for child's death in Georgia
Michael responsible for child's death in Georgia

Thousands of home have been destroyed from Panama City to Mexico Beach along the Panhandle. Florida governor Rick Scott had warned of "unimaginable devastation" from the approaching menace, and it looked like he was proved right on Thursday morning as the first rescue and fix crews arrived to assess the damage.

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  • Category 4 hurricane Michael roars towards Florida coast on northern course
Category 4 hurricane Michael roars towards Florida coast on northern course

US Rep. Neal Dunn, whose district includes Panama City , urged people under evacuation orders to get out before tropical-storm-force winds arrived. - Tropical Storm Nadine's maximum sustained winds increased to 65 miles per hour Wednesday.

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  • Gov. Ivey declares statewide State of Emergency in preparation for Hurricane Michael
Gov. Ivey declares statewide State of Emergency in preparation for Hurricane Michael

As of now, the evacuation orders only include Gulf County , Wakulla County and Bay County . The hurricane's sustained winds are expected to hit up to 120 miles per hour by late Tuesday, making it a major hurricane - the designation for Category 3 storms and above, on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale.

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  • Michael upgraded to a Category 3 major hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds
Michael upgraded to a Category 3 major hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds

Michael was moving north at 12 miles per hour (19 kph) and is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and heavy rain to the northeastern Gulf Coast. Hurricane Michael escalated somewhat quickly. " Hurricane Michael is a monstrous storm and the forecast just keeps getting more unsafe, we are now just hours from seeing impacts", Florida ...

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  • ‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning
‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning

But turning over much more land for energy production "could have implications for food security, ecosystems and biodiversity", the British scientist warned, as competition for land grows. Limiting warming to "well below" 1.5 degrees hotter than pre-industrial levels was the promise made by governments all over the world at the Paris climate talk...

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  • Things to Know About Hurricane Florence
Things to Know About Hurricane Florence

Shortly before 2 p.m. ET, Florence was 435 miles southeast of Wilmington, N.C., moving northwest at 16 mph, the National Hurricane Center says . Its maximum sustained winds are expected to top 145 miles per hour before it loses some steam near the coast.

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  • The mystery remains unsolved as NASA addresses an unexplained space station hole
The mystery remains unsolved as NASA addresses an unexplained space station hole

A few hours later, Roscosmos spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko clarified that Rogozin didn't mean to say Russian Federation was bailing out of the NASA-led project. Though NASA called the leak "minor" and said the six-person crew was never in danger, astronauts were concerned about the potential need for an emergency evacuation.

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  • Hurricane Rosa Expected To Soak Los Angeles, Increase California Surf
Hurricane Rosa Expected To Soak Los Angeles, Increase California Surf

In Los Angeles County, the highest amount of rainfall is expected to be between half-inch to one inch, from Monday afternoon through early Wednesday morning. The forecast for the Prescott area includes more than an inch of rain both Monday and Tuesday, with thunderstorms predicted for both days. Hurricane Rosa was on a track Sunday to drench no...

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  • Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon
Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon

You can count on the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking Team to alert you first on any breaking developments with Tropical Storm Kirk . As of Wednesday afternoon, Tropical Storm Warnings due to Kirk were in effect for Barbados, St. Kirk has top winds estimated at 45 miles per hour Wednesday morning. Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk expected to strengthen somewhat
Tropical Storm Kirk expected to strengthen somewhat

It was moving to the west at 23 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Closer to home, though, a portion of what was once Hurricane Florence is now between the Bahamas and Bermuda - and could affect North Carolina (again) on Wednesday.

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  • Japan releases rovers towards asteroid
Japan releases rovers towards asteroid

Color image captured by Rover-1A on September 22, 2018, while moving (during a hop) on the surface of asteroid Ryugu. In addition to this rover landing attempt, the spacecraft will also try to sample the asteroid and bring some of the material back to Earth.

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  • Travel still unsafe amid flooding in parts North Carolina
Travel still unsafe amid flooding in parts North Carolina

Livestock losses in North Carolina are estimated at 3.4 million poultry and 5,500 hogs so far, the state Agriculture Department said. Rising water from the Waccamaw River and smaller creeks have started to close bridges around Conway, backing up traffic to the few roads left open.

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  • Red Cross volunteers helping out with Florence disaster relief
Red Cross volunteers helping out with Florence disaster relief

HOW YOU CAN HELP The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this disaster and depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Resources and volunteers are now being deployed to help with recovery efforts in the Carolinas. More than 1,500 disaster workers are on the ground to help and additional volunteer...

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  • Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land
Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

In one sunny Mediterranean retreat of a small Greek town called Aitoliko, a web of horrors can be spotted. Professor Maria Chatzaki, at the Democritus University of Thrace said, 'It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party.

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  • Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc
Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Officers say it appears the water knocked the man's vehicle off the roadway. USA 17, near Georgetown, also was in imminent danger of flooding, the Transportation Department said. "They didn't clean the ditches", she said. "I'm so sad just thinking about all the work we put in". That storm made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, resu...

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  • The first science image from NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling
The first science image from NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling

In order to find other life forms in the immensity of space, we might begin to look for other planets. The satellite has completed its first orbit and part of the data from that first orbit includes this detailed image of the southern sky taken with the quartet of wide-field cameras TESS fields.

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  • Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say
Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say

The National Weather Service tweeted a graphic Tuesday morning showing the estimated rainfall totals throughout the state. About 14,000 people are in shelters, officials said . Thousands of rescues have taken place in the two states and over 650 people were taken to safety in and around Wilmington , North Carolina , said Barbi Baker, a spokeswom...

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  • Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’
Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’

Maezawa has not yet chosen the artists who will accompany him and will be looking at top candidates from a wide range of disciplines, including painters, musicians, fashion designer, photographers, filmmakers, and architects. The BFR will eventually replace Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, but not until all of SpaceX's customers are on board, SpaceX Pres...

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  • For First Time, 5 Named Storms Could Crowd Atlantic Ocean
For First Time, 5 Named Storms Could Crowd Atlantic Ocean

A westward motion is forecast to continue through the end of the week, with Isaac expected to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Wednesday night or Thursday. The center of Isaac passed between Dominica and Martinique around 9 a.m. AST, with westerly winds reported on both St. Lucia and Martinique, indicating that...

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  • Hurricane Florence Now Hovering Near Cape Fear
Hurricane Florence Now Hovering Near Cape Fear

We know how to manage expectations. "I made sure ahead of time that we had adequate space for anybody that wanted to try that". By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week.

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  • First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses
First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses

Friday morning. "WPD can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane #Florence in Wilmington", the force tweeted on Friday afternoon. A fallen tree crashed through the home where a woman and her baby were killed in Wilmington North Carolina after Hurricane Florence made landfall .

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  • An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space
An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said, 'The time to prepare is nearly over. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space.

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  • Hurricane Florence from space:
Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

The president made his comments in a videotaped message from the White House Rose Garden that he tweeted out on Wednesday morning. "Be ready and God be with you". North and SC and Virginia declared emergencies earlier in the week. Coastal North Carolina could see 20 to 30 inches as well. "Everyone was sold out", she said.

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  • Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC
Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

Almost one year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,400 Americans and leaving the island largely powerless for months, President Donald Trump issued a message on Hurricane Florence: "We're ready". FEMA, for its part, admitted it fell short in its Maria response but said it's ready this time around. A surge is a...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Footage Of Dangerous Storm Surge Is Spreading
Hurricane Florence: Footage Of Dangerous Storm Surge Is Spreading

As Florence reaches landfall, storm surges are the biggest concern, with 49% of U.S. hurricane deaths attributed to surges. Storm surge is deadly. That basically became a larger blade on a bulldozer which allowed it to push more water to the coast . Duke Energy said it would close a pair of nuclear power reactors at its Brunswick plant...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast

The National Hurricane Center's latest 5-day rainfall map as of Friday morning showed 6 to 10 inches of rain for the Triangle area, with localized heavier amounts. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds reached out 195 miles (315 kilometers). The Weather Channel used the high-tec...

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  • Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas
Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

More than one million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of North and SC and Virginia and thousands moved to emergency shelters, officials said. Parts of North Carolina could get 40 inches (1 meter) of rain. "We're kind of at the mercy of the storm". The storm surge could rise up to 13 feet - that's water inundating homes up to the fir...

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  • Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos
Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station. Packing heavy winds with a maximum sustained wind speed of 130 miles per hour (195 km/h), the hurricane is slowly barreling toward the U.S.

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  • 'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas
'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

The National Hurricane Center says it's now expected to hit Wilmington and then veer west, taking it south of Charlotte. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Florence had racked up winds of 130mph and is on a trajectory which suggests its centre is most likely to hit the south coast of North Carolina by Friday .

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  • Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence
Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

The University of North Carolina Wilmington announced it has canceled classes and issued a voluntary evacuation for students starting at noon today. The governors of Virginia , Maryland, and North and SC have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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  • Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence
Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence

Maximum sustained winds were nearly 85 miles per hour Monday morning, the hurricane center said. Hurricane Florence continues to grow in size and magnitude as it barrels toward the U.S. Henry McMaster". Storm-force winds could begin buffeting the Carolina coast by Wednesday night, NHC forecasts showed. The governors of North and SC and Virgi...

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