• NASA's Voyager 2 makes milestone move into interstellar space
NASA's Voyager 2 makes milestone move into interstellar space

The spacecraft moved beyond the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun known as the heliosphere , NASA has confirmed . The space agency separately launched its twin Voyager spacecraft in 1977 with a mission to explore the outer solar system . The PSE instrument stopped working for Voyager 1 in 1980, however, s...

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  • Geminid meteor shower, one of the year's best to watch
Geminid meteor shower, one of the year's best to watch

Although the showers should be visible to naked eyes after 9 pm on Thursday, they are likely to peak after midnight with as many as 120 meteors per hour and the best time will be 2 am tonight. Meteors also come in spurts, so give yourself at least an hour of viewing time, if possible. That means that the best times to watch are when it's dark in ...

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  • Watch SpaceX Launch Supplies to the ISS Astronauts
Watch SpaceX Launch Supplies to the ISS Astronauts

The ship made it into space just fine, but the reusable rocket stage that was supposed to have a soft landing on dry land ended up splashing down in the ocean instead. Add that SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 mostly meet the criteria of NASA for manned flights. It's Christmas, even if you are located millions of miles away from the earth, into the sp...

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  • NASA's InSight spacecraft lands on Mars to explore planet's interior
NASA's InSight spacecraft lands on Mars to explore planet's interior

Flight controllers announced that the robotic geologist, InSight, entered the Martian atmosphere Monday afternoon. Confirmation came via radio signals that took more than eight minutes to cross the almost 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth.

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  • Brazil Elects 'Proud Homophobe' Jair Bolsonaro As President
Brazil Elects 'Proud Homophobe' Jair Bolsonaro As President

Brazil's environment and agriculture ministers on Wednesday criticized President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's plans to merge their two departments, saying it would hurt the country's agenda on both fronts. "In the wake of the IPCC's dire warnings earlier this month that we have just twelve years to avert a climate catastrophe, the UN Secretary General ...

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  • Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean
Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday night that the storm was centered about 930 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west-southwest at 20 mph.The storm had top sustained winds of 65 mph. Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S. National Hurricane C...

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  • NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying
NASA's photos of a perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica are oddly satisfying

The agency also captured a triangular berg drifting in the Weddle Sea. However, in their responses to NASA , some Twitter users insisted that the spectacular rectangle-shaped iceberg was either man-made, alien-made, or both, with some insisting that nature "doesn't draw straight lines".

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  • Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US
Forecasters unveil weather outlook for upcoming winter across US

The Climate Prediction Center issues updates its 3-month outlooks once per month, NOAA said, and the next update for this winter is expected November 15. Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, parts of Idaho, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Indiana and OH are forecast to be drier than normal, with the biggest likelihood in Hawaii, Montana and Michigan.

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  • NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch
NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

As a result of this malfunction, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague had to descend to the ground, interrupting their trip to the International Space Station . Fortunately, the members of the crew were fast recovered and they are in good shape. "All of my instincts and reflexes inside the capsule are to speak Russ...

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  • Hurricane Michael nears Florida, and global economy warning
Hurricane Michael nears Florida, and global economy warning

Although Michael will produce heavy rain showers, the storm's accelerating forward movement should allow those downpours to move through and not over-saturate most areas. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the storm's center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles, forecasters said.

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  • Astronomers have found a second Month beyond our Solar system
Astronomers have found a second Month beyond our Solar system

In search of exomoons , Alex Teachey and David Kipping , astronomers at Columbia University in NY, analyzed data from 284 Kepler-discovered planets that were in comparatively wide orbits, longer than 30 days, around their host star. Although the moon itself can not be seen, there are hints it exists, according to the researchers: The planet...

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  • Three Scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for inventing Optical Lasers
Three Scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for inventing Optical Lasers

Half of this year's nine million Swedish kronor ($998,000) prize goes to American physicist Arthur Ashkin for his invention of " optical tweezers ", lasers that can probe the machinery of life without causing damage. A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technol...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk to bring heavy rains to Caribbean - NHC
Tropical Storm Kirk to bring heavy rains to Caribbean - NHC

The GPM core observatory satellite scanned reviving tropical storm Kirk on September 25, 2018 at 7:35 p.m. (2335 UTC). Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are possible across the islands today as the system passes to the north.

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  • Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames
Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

The unusual sighting happened in the Gravesend area about 50 kilometres east of London . Posting the shocking clip on Twitter, he said: 'Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - beluga in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort. Danny Groves, from Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) said: "This is a High Arctic species thousands of miles from where it ...

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  • After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas
After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas

The damage continues to mount - new reports indicate that a dam breach is causing coal ash from a power plant to spill into a river . About 25 miles (40 kilometers) nearer to the SC coast, Kevin Tovornik tore out carpet and removed furniture as a preventative measure because he expected flooding at the house he has owned for 20 years in Conway, ...

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  • Japanese to be Elon Musk's SpaceX 1st moon voyager
Japanese to be Elon Musk's SpaceX 1st moon voyager

This is not a walk in the park", Elon Musk warned at a crowded press conference at the rocket maker's headquarters near Los Angeles International Airport. The private space firm announced on Twitter that it would reveal who is flying "and why" on Monday, 17 September, describing the venture as "an important step toward enabling access for...

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  • SpaceX to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on journey around the moon
SpaceX to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on journey around the moon

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa speaks about his moon mission through SpaceX. With SpaceX, he's described his mission as nothing short of making humans a multi-planetary species. While the trip to the moon is, in and of itself, a fairly bold undertaking, realistically it's just the first step towards Musk's ultimate goal of being the perso...

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  • Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on
Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on

The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. North Carolina Gov. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, had around 7 inches (18 centimeters). Shell said she has one bedroom and a 20-by-40-foot sunroom she estimates could house up to 20 cots.

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  • Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave
Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

East Coast for days. At 1 p.m. Thursday the storm was churning maximum sustained winds of 105 mph located about 115 miles south-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., according to the hurricane center. Matt Wain , chief operations officer at Medical University of South Carolina Health. A hurricane warning is in effect for South Santee River, SC, no...

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  • Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry
Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

A hurricane watch is now in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina to the southern border of Virginia. "This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast, and that's saying a lot given the impacts we've seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew".

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