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by | January 19, 2019 | 04:26

I tell them, look at the shape of the shadow - it's curved. Why should you try and see it? "Ancient Greeks and others knew the Earth was round because of its shape on the shadow of the moon ". Also called the Storm Moon and Hunger Moon because of it being at the coldest time of year, the Super Snow Moon may be a good time to get used to going out at dusk.

by | January 16, 2019 | 19:02

China says it has grown the first plants on the Moon as part of its historic mission to the far side. America may have put the first man on the moon, but it is China that has laid claim to growing its first plant. They began growing when the control centre back on Earth sent a command to the probe telling it to water the seeds. The plants release oxygen and provide food for the fruit flies, while the yeast converts the oxygen into carbon dioxide for the plants, among other processes.

by | January 07, 2019 | 05:20

China state television announced Thursday that China's Chang'e 4 lunar explorer, which launched in early December, "became the first ever probe to soft-land on the far side of the moon ". The rover has not yet separated from the lander section. The probe was sent to the far side of the moon as part of a multi-billion dollar space program initiated by Beijing officials that has the lofty goal of establishing a fully-staffed space station on the surface of the moon by 2022.

by | January 05, 2019 | 06:45

The pea shape is now no more relevant, and ultimately the scientists have been to the conclusion that the shape of the Ultima Thule is like that of a snowman. The colour variation shows just how dark the object is with the brightest areas reflecting just 13 per cent of the light falling on them. The team also shared a color photograph of Ultima Thule (shown below), which was taken at 04:08 am UTC (12:08 am EDT) on January 1st, 2019, when the probe was 137,000 km (85,000 mi) from Ultima ...

by | January 03, 2019 | 04:11

Since the first approach photographs were released (which were pixilated and blurry), the New Horizons team has released new images from the spacecraft that show Ultimate Thule in color and greater detail. The longevity of New Horizon's plutonium battery may even allow it to record its exit from the Solar System. It will take as long as 20 months for scientists to download and process all the data collected during their brief encounter with Ultima Thule, scientists said.

by | January 01, 2019 | 10:15

Any such change would trigger new rounds in what have already been years of court battles over regulating mercury pollution from coal plants. In its new proposal , the EPA estimates that cost at $7.4 billion to $9.6 billion annually and the benefits at just $4 million to $6 million a year.

by | December 14, 2018 | 07:00

But the sun also creates a powerful magnetic field that helps constantly shoot particles of hot gas into space. The surges in solar wind drive shocks into the interstellar medium, which then generate plasma waves. In fact, something like this happened when Voyager 2 crossed the termination shock in 2007. The probes' original missions were slated for five years.

by | November 27, 2018 | 06:15

Over the two years of InSight's primary mission, the experiment will build a picture of how much Mars wobbles as it rotates, using the lander as a fixed point on the planet's surface. He said it was a little odd to realize that by the time word arrived, history had already been made eight minutes earlier because of the lag in communication between Mars and Earth.

by | November 12, 2018 | 12:11

Right now, families are in mourning, thousands have lost homes, and a quarter-million Americans have been forced to flee. Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, requested a presidential major disaster declaration , which would make the hardest-hit communities eligible for housing, unemployment and other support programmes and allow state and local governments to fix or replace fire-damaged facilities and infrastructure.

by | November 10, 2018 | 08:59

The judge's order was handed down as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to begin building the pipeline in northern Montana . According to Carmen, Trump's January 2017 executive order to expedite high priority energy and infrastructure projects, such as the Keystone XL pipeline , is in clear violation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the American Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples.

by | November 08, 2018 | 07:01

The Air Quality Index (AQI) around Mandir Marg recorded PM 10 levels at 707 and PM 2.5 at 663. Despite the Supreme Courts directives, people in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday continued to burst crackers on Diwali well past the 10 p.m. The AQI around Chandni Chowk recorded PM 10 levels at 437 and PM 2.5 at 425, while PM 1O levels were 396 and 470 around Airport Terminal 3 and Delhi University area, respectively.

by | November 01, 2018 | 17:25

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world's foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation. But another major source of the loss is in the 83 percent plummet of freshwater species, according to their analysis. We are in the midst of a scary phenomenon right now being called " the Great Acceleration ".

by | October 13, 2018 | 06:36

The death toll across the South stood at 13, not counting any victims in Mexico Beach. "Why people didn't evacuate is something we should be studying", said Craig Fugate, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a former Florida state emergency management chief.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:48

Residents in these areas should follow advice given by local officials, and keep tabs on live updates, which are available from CNN . "We (first) bumped it up to Tuesday night. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the storm's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (282 kilometers).

by | October 08, 2018 | 10:23

The Falcon 9, now on base at California's SpaceX launch pad will take off on Sunday night at 7:21 p.m. PT, with a mission to launch an Argentinean Earth-observing satellite into orbit, and then touch back down in a new landing zone located just a quarter mile away from takeoff, Wired reported .

by | September 24, 2018 | 21:59

The forecast says "shower and thunderstorm activity continues to become better organized near the center of a low pressure system located about 500 miles south of the southern Cabo Verde Islands, and a tropical depression appears to be forming".

by | September 22, 2018 | 17:00

Both North Carolina and SC are updating their lists of emergency shelters for people caught out by the storm. As it moves inland, areas like Raleigh, North Carolina and Norfolk, Virgina are expected to experience tropical storm weather, which is just slightly less powerful than hurricane weather.

by | September 22, 2018 | 16:39

At least 27 of the deaths happened in North Carolina . The storm churned into North Carolina on September 14, bringing storm surge, flooding, and intense rainfall. Four days ago, the Cape Fear River was 15 feet deep. Almost 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain fell over this coastal county. Conway's city spokesman Taylor Newell said water could be "4 feet higher" there than when Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016.

by | September 20, 2018 | 11:31

Musk has said he wants it to be able to carry a payload of 100 people into space, and/or the hardware to keep them alive once they get there. The moon journey announcement came just hours after it was confirmed that the British diver Vernon Unsworth had filed a defamation lawsuit over Musk labelling him a "pedo".

by | September 19, 2018 | 20:40

Trump's visit will also include stops in both North and SC, where White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the president will hear from a "pretty large delegation". As of Tuesday evening, the storm had been blamed for at least 35 deaths. Trump at times has struggled to project empathy during national crisis.

by | September 18, 2018 | 10:15

SpaceX announced September 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company's next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists. When you're pushing the frontier, it's not a sure thing. He had said that the trip would happen this year. BFR's Lunar mission details were shared by Musk.

by | September 18, 2018 | 09:12

As of Saturday morning, at least six deaths have been blamed on the storm, nearly a million people were without power across North and SC, and some areas have already faced extreme flooding. Four deaths were confirmed by officials as American media reported another, and the storm has wreaked havoc in the Carolinas, lashing the U.S. states with torrential rain and causing rivers to burst their banks.

by | September 15, 2018 | 16:26

Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear-skies high-pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI. Tropical storm-force winds extended 175 miles from Florence's center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles. Utility companies said millions were expected to lose power, and that restoring it could take weeks. Private meteorologist Ryan Maue of Weathermodels.com in an email called the overnight European computer simulation "another model run for the ages".

by | September 15, 2018 | 14:07

The US National Hurricane Centre in its 8 a.m. tropical storm update reported Tropical Storm Isaac's centre was 25 miles east of Dominica and 80 miles southeast of Guadeloupe. "The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline", according to the National Hurricane Center .

by | September 14, 2018 | 19:00

As of Thursday morning, forecast models showed the storm bringing more rain than originally thought - officials now predict 35 inches of rain will fall in a two-day period as Florence, a Category 2 storm with 100 miles per hour sustained winds as of Thursday evening, will stall over Wilmington after making landfall early Friday morning.

by | September 14, 2018 | 14:09

Maps of the storm's trajectory showed it most likely to hit the North Carolina shore near the SC border, making it the most powerful storm to threaten the USA mainland this year and the first of its magnitude in 29 years to strike the Carolinas.

by | September 13, 2018 | 16:27

Florence's nighttime winds were down to 115 miles per hour (185 kph) from a high of 140 miles per hour (225 kph), and the Category 4 storm fell to a Category 3, with a further slow weakening expected as the storm nears the coast. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storms aftermath, it said. The storm, packing winds of 110 mph, is just 235 miles off Wilmington Beach South Carolina and 280 miles off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

by | September 13, 2018 | 13:47

The storm is moving northwest at 17 miles per hour (27 kph). Forecasters said early Thursday that the storm's outer rain bands are approaching the North Carolina coast. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said. SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination.

by | September 10, 2018 | 11:43

The storm was the second-wettest tropical system to affect the United States and the wettest tropical system on record in Hawaii, surpassing Hurricane Hiki in 1950. Gov. David Ige said "We're monitoring this storm closely and taking steps now to ensure that we're prepared for its impacts to the state". "Olivia may get even closer than Lane did or directly across the chain, bringing localized damaging winds and possibly intense rain fall, flooding, very high surf and storm surge".

by | September 08, 2018 | 17:09

Cooper's emergency declaration makes it possible to waive the state's transportation rules so North Carolina farmers can harvest and transport their crops to market faster . However, environmental conditions around Florence now and over the next 24-48 hours would suggest that it remains a tropical storm/weak hurricane. The weakening trend is expected to continue for a few days, and then the storm will enter an atmospheric pattern more favorable for restrengthening.

by | September 07, 2018 | 14:26

The storm was forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the central Gulf Coast Tuesday evening, likely between Mobile and New Orleans, according to the National Hurricane Center . Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other unsafe conditions.

by | September 06, 2018 | 03:31

Senate Democrats have vowed a fierce fight to block Kavanaugh's nomination. Rebuffed in their request to delay the hearing, Democrats are planning to shine a light on Kavanaugh's views on abortion, executive power, and whether Trump could be forced to testify as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation .

by | September 05, 2018 | 17:40

Guttenberg has been pushing for increased gun control measures ever since his daughter became one of 17 people killed in the February 14 Parkland school massacre. Protesters , mostly women, took turns yelling as senators spoke, shouting, "This is a travesty of justice ", "Our democracy is broken" and "Vote no on Kavanaugh".

by | September 05, 2018 | 15:00

He and his cousin, Lance, were relieved that the center of the storm was jogging more to the east. Lance Murphy, who referred to Gordon as a "party storm", said "We just live through it and hope we can open again tomorrow". Forecasters say they still expect Tropical Storm Gordon to become a hurricane before making landfall somewhere along or near the MS coast. A storm surge warning is also in effect for Shell Beach eastward to Dauphin Island, Alabama.

by | August 24, 2018 | 05:01

Tropical Storm Lane pushed westward across the eastern Pacific on Thursday, while Subtropical Storm Ernesto headed across the northern Atlantic in the general direction of Ireland and the United Kingdom. You may remember Alberto was a subtropical storm when it moved through portions of Florida in late May. The system has about two days to develop into a pure tropical storm before the environment becomes hostile for development.