• 'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

    'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

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    The full moon will occur at around 8:43 p.m. C.T. on Thursday (March 20) just a few hours after the spring equinox, marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This creepy moon isn't your typical lunar sighting and it has an interesting history: Hailing from local lore, this super moon name comes from the Old Farmers Almanac , which describes the ground becoming warm and moist, resulting in the return of earthworms.
  • SpaceX's Crew Dragon docks at ISS

    SpaceX's Crew Dragon docks at ISS

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    The rocket blasted off without incident at 2:49 am (0749 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral , lighting up Florida's coastline. "This first launch of a space system designed for humans built and operated by a commercial company through a public-private partnership is a revolutionary step on our path to get humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond".
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Ivanka Trump: I 'worked for tips'

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Ivanka Trump: I 'worked for tips'

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    The children were with the Sunrise Movement , a climate advocacy organisation, and approached Feinstein in hopes she would support the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that includes an overhaul of USA energy that seeks to stall the effects of climate change.
  • Earth's north magnetic pole has officially shifted

    Earth's north magnetic pole has officially shifted

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    Magnetic field variation is normal, if not easily predicted, but changes typically don't throw off navigation systems enough to warrant more frequent updates to the model. The model, which is commissioned by the British and U.S. military agencies, is typically updated every five years, the most recent being in 2015. Since 1831, the north magnetic has been moving across the Canadian Arctic towards Russian Federation, which is unlike the geographic north pole, which is fixed, NOAA reported .
  • Hubble Accidentally Discovers An Ancient, Nearby Dwarf Galaxy

    Hubble Accidentally Discovers An Ancient, Nearby Dwarf Galaxy

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    While searching the globular cluster NGC 6752, an global team of scientists discovered a compact collection of stars millions of light years away. 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.
  • Lunar Eclipse to Darken Moon over North, South America

    Lunar Eclipse to Darken Moon over North, South America

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    This weekend, a total lunar eclipse will give skywatchers a chance to see the moon turn a boring red as it slips into Earth's shadow . NASA says, 'The full moon will also be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, called perigee.
  • China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft lands on far side of the moon

    China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft lands on far side of the moon

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    The head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, Thursday congratulated the Chinese colleagues on the successful landing of the Chang'e-4 probe. It was not until 1959 that the Soviet Union captured the first images of the moon's mysterious and heavily cratered far side. To bridge communications from the normally hidden hemisphere of the Moon, China launched a relay satellite , Queqiao , in May of 2018 in to an orbit beyond the lunar farside.
  • The Pictures are Here! New Horizons Close Up View of 2014 MU69

    The Pictures are Here! New Horizons Close Up View of 2014 MU69

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    The excited scientists of the New Horizons team led by principal investigator Alan Stern discuss their findings so far. The two-balled shape reminded others of BB-8, the plucky droid from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". At right, the color was draped over the black and white image. First, the scientists must work on the Ultima data, but they will also ask NASA to fund a further extension to the mission.
  • Russian cosmonauts take spacewalk to probe mystery of craft hole

    Russian cosmonauts take spacewalk to probe mystery of craft hole

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    On Aug. 29, flight controllers monitoring the space station's systems from the ground first noticed a small loss of cabin pressure aboard the orbiting laboratory. "We don't reject any theories", Dmitry Rogozin , the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos told the state news agency TASS . It was the eighth spacewalk this year.
  • Where to Watch Tonight's Geminids Meteor Shower

    Where to Watch Tonight's Geminids Meteor Shower

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    Geminid is composed of debris from asteroid 3200 Phaethon , discovered in 1983 and which measures about two miles wide and has surface temperatures estimated at 1200 degrees. In fact, in recent times, between 120 and 160 meteors have been recorded burning up in the Earth's atmosphere every hour. In 2017, some celestial observers counted as many as 160 meteors in an hour during the Geminid meteor shower, according to AccuWeather .
  • China's mission to the farside of the Moon

    China's mission to the farside of the Moon

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    China launched the probe, which for the first time in the history of mankind has to sit on the opposite side of the moon. In the case of the success of the mission, China will become the first country, which will be able to perform this task.
  • Christmas Turkey and Fruitcake On The Way To Space Station

    Christmas Turkey and Fruitcake On The Way To Space Station

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    The Falcon 9 launched its Dragon spacecraft at 1:16 p.m. EST (1816 GMT) from the CCAFS and will catch up with the space station over the next few days before astronauts grapple it with the station's robotic arm on Saturday (Dec. After the launch, the Falcon 9's first-stage booster returned to earth as planned, landing on a ship off the coast of southern California, according to a live video of the flight.
  • SpaceX Launches Record 64 Satellites From One Rocket

    SpaceX Launches Record 64 Satellites From One Rocket

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    Now, SpaceX and its workhorse vehicle is ready to set the record for most satellites launched by a single American rocket. For the first time, a single orbital-class rocket booster has been used for three missions, pushing a payload into space and then returning safely to Earth each time.
  • China and United States greenhouse gas levels to new highs

    China and United States greenhouse gas levels to new highs

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    The rest of the world contributed 41 per cent past year, it said. An article published on Thursday in Environmental Research Letters said carbon dioxide emissions from human activities were expected to grow 2.7 per cent in 2018, following growth of 1.6 per cent in 2017.
  • NASA's Insight spacecraft touches down on Mars

    NASA's Insight spacecraft touches down on Mars

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    Bridenstine also said Vice President Mike Pence called to congratulate the United States space agency for its hard work. In 2008, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory landed the Phoenix spacecraft near Mars' North Pole. Other instruments on board include RISE, a precision radio tracking of the lander that can determine the direction and motion of the rotation of Mars and the HP3 (Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe) which will study heat flow by embedding a temperature sensor under the ...
  • Oscar 'Not A Threat To Bermuda At This Time'

    Oscar 'Not A Threat To Bermuda At This Time'

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    Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour. Hurricane Oscar has gained a little strength, but forecasters say the storm is curving away from land over the Atlantic Ocean. It had 75 mph maximum sustained winds that extended outward only 15 miles. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30, but it usually peaks on September 10-11.
  • That rectangular iceberg spotted by NASA is real

    That rectangular iceberg spotted by NASA is real

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    They form in Antarctica, he says , "where we have these really wide floating ice shelves connected to land". Lieser said the straight lines are due to the structure of the snow crystals, and how they break apart and react to stresses. A unusual looking iceberg has been observed by NASA scientists. "What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks nearly like a square", she told the LiveScience website.
  • Climate change could cause beer prices to soar

    Climate change could cause beer prices to soar

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    The parts of the world where barley is grown - including the northern Great Plains, Canadian prairies, Europe, Australia and the Asian steppe - are projected to experience more frequent droughts and heat waves. The study , published in Monday's journal Nature Plants indicates in countries like Ireland, where cost of a brew is already high, prices could triple.
  • Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system

    Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system

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    An artist's impression of the gas giant Kepler 1625b with its large moon , Kepler 1625b-i; the pair has a similar mass and radius ratio to the Earth-Moon system but scaled up by a factor of 11. Today we know that the conditions on extrasolar planets are very diverse - they differ in temperature, size, composition, orbital architecture and character of the star-master.
  • Tropical Storm Kirk forms again Wednesday morning

    Tropical Storm Kirk forms again Wednesday morning

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    Kirk is moving to the west at 18 miles per hour and has a minimum central pressure of 1002 mb. Meanwhile, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Beluga whale spotted again in River Thames

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    The RSPCA animal welfare group said that it's "working with other agencies to monitor the situation" and sent researchers to the scene. Among the theories of how the beluga whale ended up in the Thames is that it followed a shoal of fish into the waterway.
  • Volunteers from Muskingum County aid in Hurricane Florence relief

    Volunteers from Muskingum County aid in Hurricane Florence relief

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    The Wichita Falls American Red Cross sent several volunteers from North Texas to the Carolinas earlier this week, but not every volunteer can be sent to the East Coast at once. "It's heartwarming just to see the outpouring of support where people have come and said how I can help, where can I help, pitching in and doing whatever you can".
  • Yusaku Maezawa will be SpaceX's first tourist to the Moon in 2023

    Yusaku Maezawa will be SpaceX's first tourist to the Moon in 2023

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    He wondered on stage what John Lennon, Coco Chanel, Michael Jackson or Andy Warhol would have created had they seen the Moon up close. "These artists will be asked to create something after they return to Earth, and these masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us", Maezawa added.
  • Greatest Impact of Florence for Martinsville is Upon Us

    Greatest Impact of Florence for Martinsville is Upon Us

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    They did awesome", said Knox, who was stranded with seven others, including a boy who was carried out in a life vest. Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said 63-year-old Mark Carter King and 61-year-old Debra Collins Rion were killed by breathing in carbon monoxide.
  • Nasa launches satellite to study ice changes on Earth

    Nasa launches satellite to study ice changes on Earth

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    ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2), which launched Saturday from NASA's base in California, will be able to measure the height of features on Earth, helping scientists to track patterns such as melting glaciers. Air Force shifted payloads like Global Positioning System satellites to EELV-class rockets, including ULA's Atlas 5 and Delta 4 and, more recently, SpaceX's Falcon 9.
  • How Climate Change Could Be Impacting Hurricanes Like Florence

    How Climate Change Could Be Impacting Hurricanes Like Florence

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    Across the Trent River from New Bern , Jerry and Jan Andrews returned home after evacuating to find carp flopping in their backyard near the porch stairs. Cline said July was the wettest ever in that part of North Carolina, and the water table rose 21 inches higher than normal. There are 62 industrial hog farms within North Carolina's 100-year floodplain, environmentalists estimate, and Duke Energy Corp has four coal ash sites in the coastal area touched by Florence.