• NASA reveals images of distant 'Snowman' shaped Ultima Thule
NASA reveals images of distant 'Snowman' shaped Ultima Thule

New Horizons encountered Ultima 6.5 billion km from Earth. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine congratulated NASA's New Horizons team, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the Southwest Research Institute for "making history".

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  • First Clear Picture Of Ultima Thule Reveals Snowman-Like Shape
First Clear Picture Of Ultima Thule Reveals Snowman-Like Shape

New Horizons's journey into the solar system's past has just begun. It's an fantastic discovery, especially considering that the possibility of Ultima Thule being a binary duo had been floated a number of times over the course of the lengthy New Horizons mission.

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  • Australia 'extremely disappointed' by Japan's withdrawal from International Whaling Commission
Australia 'extremely disappointed' by Japan's withdrawal from International Whaling Commission

They're apparently going to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, basically admitting that all those years of "scientific research" were no such thing; if it was really "scientific research" to ascertain stocks for the resumption of commercial waling in the Antarctic, which is now (thankfully) not going to happen, Japan is admitting that all those ...

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  • Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling
Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume whaling

Humane Society International (HSI) said in a statement that, if the reports were confirmed, they would mark a welcome end to whaling in the Southern Ocean. However, Slooten said the withdrawal of staunchly pro-whaling nations could conversely allow the IWC to become a more progressive organization, focused on the conservation of other cetaceans s...

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  • Space X Targeting Tuesday Morning for Falcon 9 Launch
Space X Targeting Tuesday Morning for Falcon 9 Launch

Neither SpaceX nor the U.S. Air Force provided details. The launch will be the first national security mission for the company, founded by mogul Elon Musk , carrying the Air Force's GPS III satellite. Once the satellite reaches medium Earth orbit, Air Force Command will operate the satellite using the new Ground Operations Systems, or OCX, devel...

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  • NASA spacecraft InSight lands on Mars to dig deep
NASA spacecraft InSight lands on Mars to dig deep

We'll be keeping an eye on what happens with InSight from here on out, so stay tuned. "Sometimes things work out in your favour". In Vancouver, the landing capped off five years of preparation for Johnson and her team. Updates were coming in via radio signals that take more than eight minutes to cross the almost 100 million miles (160 million k...

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  • Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali
Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali

Mumbai Mirror conducted a pollution test drive and joined volunteers of Aawaz Foundation to see how noisy the city was and Urban Sciences employee Naved Nakadar to check the air quality this Diwali. There was anguish and searching questions on the yawning gap between the law and its enforcement as the sun struggled to shine through murky skies, pa...

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  • Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating
Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating

While California officially emerged from a five-year drought last year, much of the northern two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry. You can also donate to various fire departments directly, including the Los Angeles Fire Department , and the Red Cross is providing help to those in need.

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  • Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline
Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline

The major oil pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. would link Alberta's oilsands to refineries and overseas markets on the Texas Gulf Coast. The decision to deny the pipeline permit came after the completion of a long-awaited final environmental impact statement - 11 volumes of analysis released in 2014.

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  • New Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps
New Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps

Despite the Supreme Courts directives, people in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday continued to burst crackers on Diwali well past the 10 p.m. deadline though the air quality index (AQI) showed a slight improvement over previous year. Air quality will be "bad" on Thursday, 8 November - a day after Diwali - even if "partial toxic crackers" are used as comp...

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  • Brazil's far-right president-elect eyes close United States ties
Brazil's far-right president-elect eyes close United States ties

Mr. Bolsonaro, the so-called " Trump of the Tropics", is a notoriously divisive figure, whose hardline approach has deeply divided Latin America's largest country. "Bolsonaro is more convincing to Brazilians than his opponent was on issues like anti-corruption, security and, most importantly, the economy". He noted that Nigeria shares historical...

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  • Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract
Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract

William Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. United Launch Alliance , a partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, won a $967 million contract to develop its Vulcan Centaur rocket, a powerful launcher that will replace the company's venerable Delta 4 and Atlas 5 boosters.

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  • Hurricane Michael strengthens as thousands flee
Hurricane Michael strengthens as thousands flee

The rainfall could lead to "life-threatening" flash floods and mudslides in mountainous regions , the hurricane center said . The cone of probability for Hurricane Michael as of 1 a.m. Most of the rain was blamed on a low-pressure system off the Pacific coast, but Michael in the Caribbean could have also contributed. Michael's trek to Florid...

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  • First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky
First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

The rocket's previously flown first stage then flipped around and returned to the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site, chalking up SpaceX's first West Coast landing. Watch the moment the Falcon 9's booster landed right on the button on LZ-4. The rocket, built by Elon Musk's SpaceX, was carrying the satellite SAOCOM 1A.

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  • Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat
Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk chugged across the southern Atlantic on a westward heading toward the Lesser Antilles. 11 a.m. UPDATE: Tropical Storm Kirk continues its westward trek, and is now moving west at 21 miles per hour. The disturbance is next in line to become a tropical depression - an upgrade is expected by Sunday morning. There ...

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  • More flooding feared for SC
More flooding feared for SC

A ninth person has died in SC because of Hurricane Florence bringing the total death toll for the massive storm and its subsequent record-shattering flooding to 42 people. "We had to evacuate again, all over again, and got trapped in a bunch of water in a auto and nearly lost our lives", she said. "We put a lot of heart and soul into putting it b...

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  • SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey
SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

Had SpaceX followed through with that plan, it could have returned humans to the moon near the 50th anniversary of NASA's historic Apollo 8 mission around the moon in December 1968. Maezawa appear unfazed, talking about fusing his love of art and expression and a lifelong dream of going into space aboard SpaceX's BFR rocket .

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  • SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon
SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17'. SpaceX said the mission will use the Big Falcon Rocket , or BFR - which is still being developed. "The reason for creating SpaceX was to accelerate the advent of humanity becoming a space bearing civilisations, to advance rocket technology to become a multiplanet species and becoming ...

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  • Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on
Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on

Firefighters and rescue crews in Wilmington, North Carolina stopped to pray outside the house where a fallen tree killed a mother and her 8-month-old baby. High tides in Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday will be mid-afternoon and again early Saturday morning. Populated coastline: 11 million Americans live in areas under storm watches and w...

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  • Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland
Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland

The tropical storm is tracking to the west at 20 miles per hour with top winds of 60 miles per hour with higher gusts. The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity.

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  • How Hurricane Florence Will Affect Flights Has Airlines Offering Some Relief
How Hurricane Florence Will Affect Flights Has Airlines Offering Some Relief

The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. The National Weather Service reported Sunday that more than 20 people had to be pulled from the ocean off Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, The Wilmington Star reported.

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  • Susan Collins: Leftists Are Trying To Bribe Me To Vote Against Kavanaugh
Susan Collins: Leftists Are Trying To Bribe Me To Vote Against Kavanaugh

The move was expected - senators routinely delay committee business for one week, which is allowed under the panel's rules. MSNBC host and reporter Kasie Hunt said on Wednesday that the tactics being waged by liberals against Sen. So, it's surprising to see Sen. "It still seems like they're saying if you don't do what we want we will spend $1 m...

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  • Hurricane Florence to hit USA coast, hundreds of thousands evacuated from homes
Hurricane Florence to hit USA coast, hundreds of thousands evacuated from homes

Florence was located about 325 miles (520 km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach, South Carolina , with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 km per hour), the Miami, Florida-based weather forecaster said . People fleeing coastal North and SC clogged highways as Florence bore down for a direct hit in the low-lying region dense with beach...

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  • Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence
Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

More than 1 million residents have been ordered to evacuate the coastline of the three states, while university campuses, schools and factories were being shuttered. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well. Similar declarations were made earlier in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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  • Norman reduced to a tropical storm
Norman reduced to a tropical storm

Olivia would be the second tropical system to hit the Hawaiian Islands this year. If you are one of those with "storm-fatigue" and you aren't anxious about the latest hurricane threat, Central Pacific Hurricane Center says think twice. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the eye and tropical storm-force winds extend up ...

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