• Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip
Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

Asked whether he'd be the first passenger, Musk-who's also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. -posted an emoji of a Japanese flag. The teasing tweet said more details will be revealed on Monday, 17th September via a live webcast that will begin at 9 p.m.

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  • Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean
Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean

We have several storms to track in the Atlantic and another one in the Pacific heading towards Hawaii. Hurricane Florence is set to bear down on the East Coast by Thursday night, potentially as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, with near 10 inches possible...

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  • Hurricane watch issued for parts of East Coast as Florence moves in
Hurricane watch issued for parts of East Coast as Florence moves in

The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday night that the storm could remain powerful as it passes over the U.S. mainland, and could penetrate as far as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The vessels will get underway from Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek to avoid potential damage from winds and tidal surges, Pentagon spok...

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  • Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence
Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

Florence had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km/h), making it a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 5 a.m. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of Hurricane Florence on September 9, 2018, at 1:10 a.m. EDT (0510 UTC) using the Moderate Resolu...

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  • Florence forecast to restrengthen to a major hurricane before threatening US
Florence forecast to restrengthen to a major hurricane before threatening US

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a pre-emptive state of emergency on Saturday morning. The storm was traveling west at 8 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. If it does brush up against the coast, Cumberland County could see winds and rain, Morrow said. "A west-northwestward motion with an increase in ...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon tracks toward central Gulf coast; landfall expected tonight
Tropical Storm Gordon tracks toward central Gulf coast; landfall expected tonight

A hurricane warning was in effect for the entire MS and Alabama coasts with the possibility Gordon would become a Category 1 storm. The storm was centred at a distance of 153 kilometres away from the Fort Myers of Florida while the wind of speed was measured to be 60 miles per hour as reported by the National Hurricane Centre by 8 p.m.

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  • Piper Perabo Arrested While Protesting At Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing
Piper Perabo Arrested While Protesting At Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

Kavanaugh, 53, has served for the past 12 years on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., which is considered the second most important court in the country after the Supreme Court. Going into Tuesday's hearing, White House aides believe their nominee's task of introducing himself to the country hasn't been made more hard in the weeks leadi...

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  • Hurricane watch issued for Alabama Gulf Coast
Hurricane watch issued for Alabama Gulf Coast

The storm was moving at 16 mph west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, which is 5 mph higher than the forecast three hours earlier. Conditions look favorable for tropical storm development as the system moves towards the north central Gulf coast. A storm surge watch was extended eastward from the border to Navarre, Florida, and...

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  • Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend
Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend

Hurricane KateNovember 9, 2015 - Tropical Storm Kate forms near the Bahamas.November 11, 2015 - Becomes a hurricane. MEXICO CITY Tropical Storm Norman has formed within the jap Pacific Ocean and forecasters exclaim it would perchance well turn out to be a typhoon this day.

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  • Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues
Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues

The Administration's replacement proposal, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, allows states to withdraw regulations to reduce emissions from power plants and is estimated to cut less than one-tenth of the emissions from the power sector than the Clean Power Plan was estimated to reduce.

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  • How to Watch the Parker Solar Probe Launch
How to Watch the Parker Solar Probe Launch

NASA's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, was thrilled not only with the launch , but Parker's presence. The spacecraft , launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 12, will transmit its first scientific observations in December.

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  • Sark preparing to see meteor shower
Sark preparing to see meteor shower

However, the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky. The meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the sky and hence the name Perseids. "It would be very interesting to try to identify earlier observations, as they might give us a clue as to the physical evolution of the comet over thousands of years", adds Prof Bailey, who has ...

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  • This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect
This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

This matter is what makes for meteor showers, as they burn up, due to friction, while entering the Earth's atmosphere, making them look like shooting stars . The shower occurs every year between July 17 and August 24, and tends to peak around August 9 to 13. People can also bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the meteor shower from the grass...

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  • Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights
Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights

As per IT House, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was launched on June 29, carrying a massive 2,697 kilograms of cargo to the International Space Station, which included experimental materials, spacewalking equipment, artificial intelligence jointly developed by IBM and Airbus.

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  • Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know
Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is expected to occur on Friday July 27. This happens because blue light undergoes stronger atmospheric scattering, so red light will be the most dominant color highlighted as sunlight passes through our atmosphere and casts it on the moon.

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  • Another soggy day with showers and storms
Another soggy day with showers and storms

Locally heavy downpours continue to be a threat, with flooding concerns in place for poor drainage areas, low lying urban areas, and smaller creeks and streams. Friday NightA 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Expect a 50% to 60% chance for showers and storms through the weekend and into early next week with high temperatures in t...

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  • Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'
Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Just when we thought we had a pretty solid understanding of the celestial objects within our very own solar system, astronomers made a stunning discovery of a dozen new moons orbiting the massive planet of Jupiter. Using the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile, with its highly-sensitive Dark Energy Camera, however, ...

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  • Who Is Andrew Wheeler, Trump's New EPA Chief?
Who Is Andrew Wheeler, Trump's New EPA Chief?

Facing an array of ethical questions, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leaving the Trump administration, telling the president in a letter, "Unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us".

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  • Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in East Atlantic
Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in East Atlantic

Beryl is forecast to quickly weaken by late Saturday and become a tropical storm or degenerate into a strong open trough near the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday. East Coast and Bermuda on Thursday. The hurricane centre said the storm still had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) late Sunday afternoon.

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  • U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters
U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters

A Canadian fishermen's group said this week that over the last two weeks at least 10 fishing boats from New Brunswick have been intercepted by US patrol agents while fishing around Machias Seal Island. "There's been a bit of a misunderstanding there somewhere", Cook said in an interview. "I wouldn't call it unprecedented or say that the fishermen...

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