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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 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.
  • Hawaii hit by floods from Hurricane Lane

    Hawaii hit by floods from Hurricane Lane

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    By the weekend, though, Miriam is expected to weaken back into a tropical storm and either continue to weaken or dissipate by Labor Day. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) is advising of a weather system heading west-northwest toward the Caribbean, with a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next five days.
  • Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

    Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

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    We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. Regardless, even though this tropical wave will bring a higher chance of rain through the beginning of next week it won't be all that different from the types of storms we have seen recently.
  • Trump Moves To Scale Back Federal Coal Plant Regulation

    Trump Moves To Scale Back Federal Coal Plant Regulation

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    That means our air quality won't be as be good as it could have been - by the Trump EPA's own Regulatory Impact Analysis - which will likely lead to needlessly higher levels of asthma and other respiratory illnesses than had the Obama EPA plan remained.
  • Perseid Meteor Shower to be Observable from Indonesian Sky

    Perseid Meteor Shower to be Observable from Indonesian Sky

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    But don't go longer than that, otherwise you'll pick up the rotation of the stars, which could block out streaks from shooting stars, Cooke said . So that's the part of the sky you should anchor your meteor search from, but they will scatter across the sky as shooting stars from there.
  • NASA To Embark On Historic Solar Probe Mission

    NASA To Embark On Historic Solar Probe Mission

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    The entire project cost $1.5 billion and the mission will continue until 2025. Talk of such a solar probe, he said, "probably goes back at least 40 years". The spacecraft holds photos of Parker as well as a copy of his 1958 research paper on what he termed solar wind . Space weather includes the lovely, harmless auroras that paint the northern and southern sky, but not every type of space weather is so benign.
  • Trump Hails Astronauts That Will Fly on SpaceX and Boeing Spaceships

    Trump Hails Astronauts That Will Fly on SpaceX and Boeing Spaceships

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    It could be the first time the nation has sent astronauts to space from US soil since 2011, when NASA retired its space shuttle Atlantis and Ferguson was the last person to step off the shuttle. NASA is now assigning crew members to these test missions, and will work with both companies and the Eastern range to clear launch dates that will allow all science investigations and other operations on the ISS will not be interrupted.
  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

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    The local stargazers are invited for a camp to witness the Red Planet from 7 pm to 10 pm tonight at the Colombo Campus grounds. On Friday, Mars , Earth and the sun were lined up in the sky. Although now gas shell of Mars consists mainly of carbon dioxide, it is too thin, on the surface of the planet could exist with liquid water. The planet will remain bright for several weeks, and you can also view the planets Saturn , Jupiter and Venus in a "long arc across the sky from east to west" ...
  • Longest blood moon eclipse temporarily blinds skygazers

    Longest blood moon eclipse temporarily blinds skygazers

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    The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century is sighted in Kuala Lumpur July 28, 2018. When it does, the moon will turn a burnt orange color, as it did during January's Super Blue Blood Moon . This full moon in July is also known as the Full Buck Moon and the Thunder Moon, occurring when a male deer's antlers are in full growth and at a time of frequent thunderstorms, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.
  • Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century on Friday

    Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century on Friday

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    Totality - when it passes the darkest part of Earth's shadow - will last for about one hour and 43 minutes. Total lunar eclipses , which occur when the Sun, Earth, and moon are in flawless alignment, with our planet in between the two bodies, are always spectacular.
  • TS Beryl disintegrates as heads for Caribbean

    TS Beryl disintegrates as heads for Caribbean

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    Hurricane force winds begin at 74 miles per hour, and the hurricane center expects Chris to become a hurricane late today or tonight. Beryl is no more than an area of disorganized showers and storms this morning, but it will bring rain to the Virgin Islands and parts of Puerto Rico later today.
  • Tropical Storm Chris becomes our third named storm

    Tropical Storm Chris becomes our third named storm

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    No no watches or warning are now in effect for the U.S. Mainland, but Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the deep offshore waters. As of 8 a.m. National Hurricane Center has released the latest full report for Hurricane Beryl Saturday morning and shows the system is beginning the forecasted turn to the west-northwest at 14 miles per hour.
  • Ministry of Environment participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day

    Ministry of Environment participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day

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    The U.N. made a series of recommendations to make plastics bans more effective, from encouraging more cooperation from businesses to offering incentives. In his latest edition of "Mann Ki Baat' radio programme, PM Modi had urged people to shun the use of plastic and protect the environment ". "We recognise the need to tackle the issue of water availability, which is becoming a major challenge in India ".
  • SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

    SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

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    The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES . The 12,000-pound SES-12 spacecraft, built by Airbus Defence and Space, will deliver high-speed data to across Asia and the Pacific. Instead, the moon flight will now take place in the middle of 2019 or later , the Wall Street Journal reported, though the company founded by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk hasn't officially updated its timetable for the moon launch.