• Tornado watch issued for central and eastern Kentucky
Tornado watch issued for central and eastern Kentucky

There were reports of multiple injuries, the NWS said, and KBTX-TV reported widespread damage. More than 140,000 customers remained without power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas late Saturday. A preliminary damage survey showed an EF-3 tornado, with winds up to 140 miles per hour, touched down in Robertson County, the NWS in Fort Wor...

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  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Carries Out 1st Commercial Mission
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Carries Out 1st Commercial Mission

This time SpaceX will be carrying a payload for Saudi Arabia's Arabsat, a satellite services provider. The webcast should begin about 20 minutes before the rocket's anticipated liftoff. It will include coverage of the landing attempts and satellite deploy. Lockheed Martin built the satellite, along with a second one, for Arabsat as part of a ...

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  • Israeli spacecraft fails to make successful moon landing
Israeli spacecraft fails to make successful moon landing

Doron said the spacecraft's engine turned off shortly before landing, and scientists were still trying to figure out the cause of the failure. If the landing is successful, the Beresheet lander is created to last 2-3 days on the surface as there is no thermal control system, so the lander will overheat in the lunar day.

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  • Canadian astrophysicist involved in black hole sighting amazed by discovery
Canadian astrophysicist involved in black hole sighting amazed by discovery

Katie Bouman, a computer scientist, took the lead on creating the algorithm that made it possible to take the photo 55 million light-years away from Earth. That part, we hope we can see - and that's what the new image should show us. "It's a dream come true, on many levels", Ozel said. The images released on Wednesday showed a bright ring a...

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  • NASA is paying people $19,000 to stay in bed for two months
NASA is paying people $19,000 to stay in bed for two months

ESA team leader for research Jennifer Ngo-Anh speaks to press during the launch of the first joint long-term bed rest study between ESA and U.S. space agency NASA set to investigate the potential of artificial gravity in mitigating the physiological effects of spaceflight.

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  • Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk
Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk

The next spacewalk is tentatively scheduled for April 8 - although at this time it is also expected to be mix-gendered. When McClain did a spacewalk with fellow astronaut Nick Hague on March 22, she discovered that the medium-size upper torso portion of the spacesuit fit her best.

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  • Particle Plumes Surprise Scientists Preparing to Land Spacecraft on Asteroid
Particle Plumes Surprise Scientists Preparing to Land Spacecraft on Asteroid

Following a safety assessment, the mission team concluded the particles did not pose a risk to the spacecraft. "The discovery of [the] plumes is one of the biggest surprises of my scientific career ", said principal investigator Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona.

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  • Super Worm Spring Moon Ushers In First Day Of Spring
Super Worm Spring Moon Ushers In First Day Of Spring

Supermoons occur when the moon is full or almost full and also at its closest point to Earth along its slightly elliptical orbit, according to NASA . Worms: Funny enough, March's full moon has a nickname: Full Worm Moon. Tonight marks the last supermoon in Australia of the year. In fact, it can appear as much as 30 percent brighter than norm...

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  • SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS
SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

Along with a sensor-packed dummy astronaut named Ripley , the Crew Dragon brought along a Celestial Buddies Earth plush to serve as a " zero-g indicator " and more than 400 lbs. "Our honest congratulations to all earthlings who have enabled the opening of this next chapter in space exploration", NASA astronaut Anne McClain said from aboard the...

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  • Canada minister Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns amid SNC-Lavalin affair
Canada minister Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns amid SNC-Lavalin affair

Canada's former justice minister has quit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet amid allegations Trudeau's office pressured her to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm. Trudeau told reporters that Jody Wilson-Raybould had not raised any concerns with him about how Ottawa was handling the case of construction company SNC-Lavalin G...

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  • The North Magnetic Pole Has Changed And It Could Cause Major Issues
The North Magnetic Pole Has Changed And It Could Cause Major Issues

The wandering point, which long jiggled above Canada and barely moved, is now moving 55 kilometers (34 miles) a year, scientists said. The point is moving approximately 55km every year and in 2017 it moved past the worldwide date line, the point of longitude in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that is the crossing point between 11.59pm on one day an...

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  • Hubble discovers dwarf galaxy in cosmic neighbourhood
Hubble discovers dwarf galaxy in cosmic neighbourhood

And after carefully measuring the brightness and temperature of the background stars, they realized they had found something special - an entire galaxy that was hidden by the glare of NGC 6752. But Bedin 1 stands out from the crowd. The researchers published their findings in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters...

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  • UAE will observe its first Super Moon of 2019
UAE will observe its first Super Moon of 2019

And as the eclipse will occur when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, it will appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter - making it a supermoon . The next chance for a glimpse at a lunar eclipse will be in 2022, but the entire continent won't be able to see the totality of a lunar eclipse again until 2029.

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  • A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend
A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend

And, similarly, everyone on the night side of Earth who has the full moon in the sky during the eclipse will see the same sequence of events happening at the same moment in time. Lastly, the January full moon is known as a Wolf Moon, in Native American tradition. Weather forecasts predict harsh weather in some areas, but there will be live-stre...

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  • China’s lunar rover drives smoothly on moon’s far side
China’s lunar rover drives smoothly on moon’s far side

The relatively unexplored far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is also known as the dark side . "We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said .

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  • NASA shares first close-up images of distant Ultima Thule
NASA shares first close-up images of distant Ultima Thule

New Horizons captured the images from a distance of around 50,000 miles from the surface of Ultima Thule . The team also discovered the region of Ultima Thule corresponding to the snowman's neck is one of its brightest parts, suggesting fine grain material may have rolled there due to steep slopes and gravity.

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  • 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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