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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.
  • 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.
  • Tropical development likely in the Gulf by Thursday

    Tropical development likely in the Gulf by Thursday

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    Tropical storms generate winds between 39 and 73 miles per hour, just below hurricane force. WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected on Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe by tonight or early Thursday. A duty forecaster yesterday urged Jamaicans to keep abreast of regular updates on the system and to take seriously the potential threat from Isaac , even as a tropical depression.
  • Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday -NHC

    Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday -NHC

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    Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 30 centimetres to 1 metre as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days. "Once the weather breaks, it will be fairly obvious if there's a problem, " he said from Raleigh. The storm is expected to turn west and then north moving through the Carolinas and the Ohio Valley by Monday, the NHC said early on Saturday.
  • Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

    Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

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    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter that the trip would make use of a new version of the company's BFR launch vehicle. The webcast is embedded below. No other details have yet emerged about the mission, when it will take place or how much the yet unidentified passenger has paid for the privilege.
  • Met Office 'danger to life' warning as winds to hit Northern Ireland

    Met Office 'danger to life' warning as winds to hit Northern Ireland

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    The National Weather Service says Hurricane Florence "will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast". Hurricane-force winds (74-95 mph) are now extending out up to 70 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds are being felt as much as 175 miles around the storm.
  • Tropical storm Helene forms near Cape Verde: U.S. NHC

    Tropical storm Helene forms near Cape Verde: U.S. NHC

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    Fran was the last one back in 1996, making landfall as a Category 3. In South Carolina, it applies to all 46 counties and the Catawba Indian Nation. The storm was producing large swells expected to reach from the northern Caribbean to the southern coasts of Canada's Maritime provinces.
  • Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

    Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

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    As the forecast becomes clearer, Florence poses three challenges: coastal storm surge, strong winds and inland flooding that inundates rivers and low-lying ground. Two other storms were spinning in the Atlantic. "We do not want to risk one SC life in this hurricane", Governor Henry McMaster said at a news conference.
  • Florence gaining steam as it approaches the Carolinas

    Florence gaining steam as it approaches the Carolinas

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    Hurricane Florence is intensifying and expected to transform into a major hurricane as it barrels toward the southeastern USA coast, where forecasters expect a life-threatening storm surge, major flooding and damaging winds this week. He said: "They are getting ready". On the other end of the spectrum, this storm will be a prolonged heavy rain event as the system starts to slow down after landfall.
  • In Latest Kavanaugh Drama, Democrats Block Routine Request to Meet

    In Latest Kavanaugh Drama, Democrats Block Routine Request to Meet

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    Kavanaugh's comments will do little to pacify skeptics, who have cited his opposition to a court ruling past year that an undocumented immigrant teenager who was in government custody was entitled to seek an abortion. Majority Republicans have declined to seek the papers, and instead have gathered documents from his work as White House counsel to Bush. If confirmed, the conservative appeals court judge would be expected to tilt the court's balance to the right.