• Russian Cosmonauts Investigate Mysterious Hole In ISS During Six-Hour Space Walk
Russian Cosmonauts Investigate Mysterious Hole In ISS During Six-Hour Space Walk

The leak created a slight loss of pressure, and space officials said the station has remained safe to operate. The hole, which was patched from the inside the station, was exposed and inspected by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev , both Expedition 57 flight engineers, during a December 11, 2018 spacewalk.

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  • Geminids Meteor Shower: the best places to watch from the United Kingdom tonight
Geminids Meteor Shower: the best places to watch from the United Kingdom tonight

The 3200 Phaethon may have collided with another object in the distant past, which produced the stream of particles that hurdle across earth's atmosphere and created a meteor shower. The meteors in this shower appear to come from a radiant in the constellation Gemini (hence the shower's name). They are however not one comet, but the fragments of ...

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  • Chinese Spacecraft Launches on Mission to the Far Side of the Moon
Chinese Spacecraft Launches on Mission to the Far Side of the Moon

Since the moon's revolution cycle is the same as its rotation cycle, the same side always faces the earth. Chang'e 4 is the next in the line of China's Chang'e missions, and would be the first craft to land on the Moon's far side. The probe is carrying six experiments from China and four from overseas. It was then tasked to fly by and observe...

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  • SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean
SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Spins Out Of Control, Lands In Ocean

It should arrive at the space station on Saturday. "If there [are] delays because of the weather and we can't make the timeline then we'll stand down", Koenigsmann, vice president of Build and Flight Reliability at SpaceX said Monday at a NASA press conference at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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  • Watch SpaceX launch a twice-used rocket tomorrow at 1:31PM ET
Watch SpaceX launch a twice-used rocket tomorrow at 1:31PM ET

PST. In the first of two rocket launches planned this week from Vandenberg, the Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 10:34 a.m. "Nothing wrong with a little swim". "Standing down from tomorrow's launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional inspections of the second stage".

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  • Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year
Carbon emissions forecast to hit record levels this year

The findings, co-authored by a team of almost 80 scientists, were published in the journal Open Access Earth System Science Data. Guterres said in order to achieve that, global emissions from 2010 levels to 2030 must be halved. Coal is likely to dominate the Chinese energy system for decades, even if the skyrocketing growth of the mid-2000s is un...

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  • How to Watch Live As NASA Lands on Mars Today
How to Watch Live As NASA Lands on Mars Today

Professor Pike said: "Studying Mars lets us travel to the solar system's ancient past". Only 40% of missions to the planet have succeeded and all have been US-led. The first mission to study the deep interior of Mars will generate unprecedented data about its inner structure. An artist's conception of the InSight lander on the surface of Mars...

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  • NASA spacecraft lands on Mars
NASA spacecraft lands on Mars

NASAs InSight spacecraft touched down safely on Mars on Monday, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet. The dramatic arrival of the $ 993 million spacecraft - created to listen for quakes and tremors as a way to unveil the Red Planet's inner mysteries, how it formed billions of years ago and, by extension, ...

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  • NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Additional strengthening is expected, and Oscar could become a hurricane after transitioning to a tropical storm later this weekend or early next week. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Subtropical Storm Oscar formed late Friday over open waters. NHC forecasters say that a westward to west-southwestward motion with an increase...

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  • That rectangular iceberg spotted by NASA is real
That rectangular iceberg spotted by NASA is real

The aerial survey is part of NASA's project " Operation IceBridge ", which is created to analyse changes in the polar ice and to understand how the polar regions are connected to the global climate. Just past the rectangular iceberg, which is visible from behind the outboard engine, IceBridge saw another relatively rectangular iceberg. The ic...

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  • Climate change is threatening world’s beer supply
Climate change is threatening world’s beer supply

By volume, beer is by far the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, with almost 200 billion litres produced in 2017. The research paper has attracted wide attention, as it gives people a very concrete reference point from which to view the concept of climate change.

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  • Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous
Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous

Kepler is best equipped to find planets that orbit close to their stars, and analyses of orbital dynamics - not to mention the evidence in our own solar system - suggest that moons will be more common further out. "We saw little deviations and wobbles in the light curve that caught our attention", Kipping stated. The pair of scientists wer...

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  • Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research
Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

They are Arthur Ashkin , a researcher at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Gerard Mourou, a professor emeritus both at Ecole Polytechnique in France and the University of MI, and Donna Strickland , an associate professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

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

As you look at the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center above, you'll notice that as soon as Kirk passes the Lesser Antilles, it weakens back into a depression. There are no coastal warnings for the storm. Weakening is expected on Friday and this weekend after the storm enters the Caribbean. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone...

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  • Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames
Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames

However rescue teams were on standby in case the animal got into danger. Whale watchers have flocked to the banks of the Thames to try and spot the mammal. "We do have quite a lot of plastic bags, which could be quite an issue", she said. "There have only been around 20 sightings of beluga whales off the United Kingdom coast previously, but the...

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  • Kroger and Red Cross join forces for hurricane relief
Kroger and Red Cross join forces for hurricane relief

In the wake of the storm's aftermath, residents need our help. Red Cross officials report more than 140 blood drives have been canceled through early next week due to Hurricane Florence , resulting in over 4 ,200 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

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  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist

Previous year he spent $US110 million on a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Between six and eight artists will join the expedition called Dear Moon , which is now planned for 2023. But it's not clear when space tourism might become available for "everyday people". In 2012, he started the Tokyo-based Contemporary Art Foundation to support y...

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  • Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area
Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area

Tropical Storm Florence on Saturday continued its slow-moving path across SC, dumping heavy rain that caused catastrophic flooding in the state and in North Carolina . "If you are refusing to leave during this mandatory evacuation, then you need do things like notify your legal next of kin, because the loss of life is very, very possible".

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  • NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch
NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch

The final telemetry in Delta II history is expected about 2 hours after launch, sometime prior to the second stage impacting and sinking into the South Pacific Ocean. "More importantly, ICESat-2 will come back and make a repeated measurement every 90 days, so we get a second measurement and we can actually assess change in height and that's what we...

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  • Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence
Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence

The hurricane hit early Friday morning, and by afternoon the winds slowed from 90 miles per hour to 75 miles per hour. As of 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) Florence was producing tropical storm-strength winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) an hour, while it lashed the Carolinas with heavy rains and threatened deadly flash flooding.

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  • Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’
Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’

Tropical storm winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour, while hurricanes are 74 miles per hour or higher. The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast starting Thursday night before finally blowing ashore.

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  • Trump approves North Carolina disaster declaration for Florence
Trump approves North Carolina disaster declaration for Florence

The storm's first casualties, which included a mother and her baby killed when a tree fell on their brick house in Wilmington, North Carolina , were announced about eight hours after Florence came ashore on Friday (local time). On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, and pieces of torn-apart buildings flew thr...

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  • Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers
Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

At least four people have died, including a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington. Tropical depressions are organized systems but with sustained wind speeds less than 39 miles per hour. Hurricanes are known for strong winds and the potential to bring heavy rainfall - but do you understand the workings of the meterologica...

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  • Flash flood fears as Storm Florence batters US
Flash flood fears as Storm Florence batters US

Some towns have already been soaked by more than 2 feet (60 centimetres) of drenching rains, and forecasters warned that totals could reach 3 1/2 feet (1 metre), unleashing floods well inland through early next week. This will then produce more catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding. "High winds and severe flooding from Hurricane F...

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  • SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler
SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

SpaceX, the private space exploration company that tests its rocket motors at its facility in McGregor west of Waco, has signed up a traveler for a flight to the moon. SpaceX will send its first passenger around the Moon in a Big Falcon Rocket (seen in its original form). Shortly after his successful Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk said he expected a...

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