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As The Verge reports , exploring the far side of the Moon is a very hard task because it's always facing away from the Earth meaning communication is extremely hard. Since the moon's revolution cycle is the same as its rotation cycle, the same side always faces Earth. Jim Bridenstine, the administrator at the U.S.
  • Post Diwali, Delhi grapples with 'very poor' air quality

    Post Diwali, Delhi grapples with 'very poor' air quality

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    Researchers had forecast a "very poor" air quality index , or AQI, of 306 for Wednesday, considering pollution from firecrackers . The police admitted that violations were observed and it would take serious legal action against the people violating the apex court order.
  • New Harvard Examine Suggests ‘Oumuamua Is of Alien Origin

    New Harvard Examine Suggests ‘Oumuamua Is of Alien Origin

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    Astronomers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have detected an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory in the red object named Oumuamua as it passed through the inner solar system. On its face, the study is trying to reconcile 'Oumuamua's pattern of acceleration, which matches that of a comet, to other observations that suggest it's not an active comet.
  • Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

    Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

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    NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin safely aborted the mission-bound for the International Space Station-descending to Earth in a capsule and landing near the Kazakh city of Dzhezkazgan. Skorobogatov said the Soyuz's central block was hit "in the fuel tank area, causing a depressurization and, as a result, a loss of the space rocket's stabilization".
  • Oscar forms, strengthens in Central Atlantic Ocean

    Oscar forms, strengthens in Central Atlantic Ocean

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    According to the National Hurricane Center, additional strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and Oscar is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm on Sunday. Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane later today. The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November.
  • US, Russian crew in Russian space center after failed launch

    US, Russian crew in Russian space center after failed launch

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    Hadfield noted that the launch failure should not be seen as an indictment of the Soyuz rockets , calling mechanical failure part and parcel of space travel. "NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the NASA team are monitoring the situation carefully", the statement continued. Even though the two astronauts experienced a G-force 6-7 times more than we feel on Earth as the capsule fell back to Earth, they were in good condition .
  • Hurricane Michael weakens to tropical storm as it crosses Georgia

    Hurricane Michael weakens to tropical storm as it crosses Georgia

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    More than 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas and Georgia on Thursday. KCC said that almost half of the losses occurred in place in Florida's Bay and Gulf counties. "I know, but we can rebuild it", a FEMA rescuer said, putting his arm around her. Mexico Beach, Fla., as seen from a helicopter chartered by CNN on Thursday morning.
  • Hurricane Michael plows inland, leaving devastation behind

    Hurricane Michael plows inland, leaving devastation behind

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    Nine people had to be rescued by helicopter from a bathroom of a home in hard-hit Panama City after their roof collapsed, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges said. Conditions remain precarious in hard hit areas, especially Mexico Beach, Florida, where the hurricane crashed into it with 155 miles per hour winds and a storm surge of 9 feet.
  • Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead

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    The father was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment, where no update was provided on his condition. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office confirmed the three people died in separate cars and incidents. At least 12,000 people have taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened. Winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence moved in for an extended stay, with enough of its killer winds swirling ...
  • Hurricane Florence projected path: When will Florence track hit Carolinas?

    Hurricane Florence projected path: When will Florence track hit Carolinas?

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    Hurricane Florence would deliver a "direct hit" to the US East Coast, emergency officials warned on Tuesday, urging residents to heed evacuation orders and seek shelter from the potentially catastrophic storm. "With time, the wind pushes the water into every nook and cranny you can think of", Graham said. "First and foremost, our thoughts are with everyone who may be affected by this storm", UCF athletic director Danny White said in a statement .
  • Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

    Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

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    Forecasters say Florence will pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and start its approach to the USA on Thursday morning. "We are taking Hurricane Florence seriously". Mandatory evacuations have begun along North Carolina's coast. It warned the storm would be "an extremely risky major hurricane" by the time it made landfall, forecast in the Carolinas on Thursday.
  • Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

    Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

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    North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast . The hurricane center said it was still too early to predict its exact path. Tropical storm force winds could be felt in Charlotte from this system. A slew of risky storms - hurricanes, tropical storms and a typhoon - are now traveling over both the Atlantic and Pacific.
  • Heavy rain expected for Toronto starting Sunday night

    Heavy rain expected for Toronto starting Sunday night

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    Showers and storms are likely with locally heavy rain possible in some areas. We start to clear out Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the mid 70s. It may prevent that tropical moisture from heading too far north and could potentially limit rainfall totals further north and over the Niagara Frontier.
  • Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

    Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

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    After pounding South Florida with heavy rain and strong winds Monday, Tropical Storm Gordon is gaining strength and taking aim at the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, Florence has been upgraded to hurricane status, packing 75-mph winds as it moves west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.
  • More protesters disrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

    More protesters disrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

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    Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. As protesters in the audience screamed while being dragged out of the hearing room, Kavanaugh sat fingers intertwined, quietly staring ahead. Kavanaugh signaled respect for the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, calling it an important legal precedent that had been reaffirmed by the justices over the decades.
  • California Sends FCC-Defying Net Neutrality Law To Governor's Desk

    California Sends FCC-Defying Net Neutrality Law To Governor's Desk

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    Jerry Brown that would prevent broadband and wireless companies from favoring some web sites over others by charging for faster speeds and from blocking, throttling or otherwise hindering access to content. The bill was passed in the state Senate yesterday with a vote of 23-11, reports the Verge . Many fear the "cabelisation of the internet" that would occur under the absence of net neutrality .
  • Hurricane Lane Strengthens To Category Five, Updated Closures

    Hurricane Lane Strengthens To Category Five, Updated Closures

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    After hitting the Big Island, the storm is expected to churn north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i, which were all under hurricane and flash flood watches . Camera IconThis NASA image obtained on August 20, 2018 shows Hurricane Lane when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead in mid-August 2018.Picture: AFP, NASA.
  • Hawaii Braces For Hurricane Lane, Now A Category 5

    Hawaii Braces For Hurricane Lane, Now A Category 5

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    And prevailing winds in the tropics flow west. But forecast models are indicating that Lane will turn in a more northerly direction by late Tuesday and Wednesday, which could put it on track to bring significant impacts to the islands. Hurricane Lane is poised to give Hawaii an unusually major encounter with a major cyclone - and could batter the Big Island with rain and tropical storm force winds as early as Wednesday night .
  • Florida Governor Declares Emergency Over Red Tide For 7 Counties

    Florida Governor Declares Emergency Over Red Tide For 7 Counties

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    This year's red tide crisis has attracted national attention. The Governor of Florida issued a state of emergency in response to this year's excessive red tide, the toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the Sunshine State and leaving beaches covered with piles of dead marine wildlife.
  • Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

    Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

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    Debby is forecast to dissipate in a couple of days. Hurricane Hector is tracking for a close call with Hawaii's Big Island, parts of which are still coping with destruction from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano. Hurricane Hector, with 130 mph winds , is about 540 miles east-southeast of Hilo. Subtropical storms usually have winds that are spread out farther from the center, and they are often asymmetric.
  • The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life

    The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life

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    With red tide, the water might be a little discolored with a hint of red or brown but it's not always visible. Red tide, which refers to higher than normal algae blooms of the organism Karenia brevis, happens nearly annually and has been a natural occurrence for centuries.
  • NASA names new crews for space travel

    NASA names new crews for space travel

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    Nine astronauts were named to ride the SpaceX Dragon and Boeing Starliner capsules _ five on the first crew flights and four on the second round of missions to the International Space Station . NASA has spent billions developing the Space Launch System and its first flight, scheduled for 2020, will send an uncrewed capsule around the moon and back.
  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

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    Mars will shine bright and look bigger between now and Tuesday. Mars will rise in the southeast around sunset and slowly track across the sky throughout the night before setting to the southwest around sunrise, local time. This means you can see it with the naked eye. Mars can be seen near Capricornus. A massive dust storm that has engulfed the planet will make viewing surface details more hard than it typically would be for those using a telescope, but the dust also reflects the sun's ...
  • Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

    Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

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    It has astronomers across the nation excited. Stardome Observatory astronomy educator Josh Kirkley said New Zealanders wanting to see the blood moon should get a clear view of the western horizon and keep their eyes peeled from 6.25am until the moon sets at 7.20am.
  • Latest Blue Origin Launch Tests Space Exploration Technologies

    Latest Blue Origin Launch Tests Space Exploration Technologies

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    The New Shepard reusable rocket lifted off from the Washington-based company's suborbital facility in Van Horn, Texas , about 10 a.m. During that test, the spacecraft's emergency motor was sacked 45 seconds into the flight, at an altitude of 16,000 feet (4,876 meters), slamming the rocket booster with 70,000 pounds of thrust and forceful exhaust.