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Research Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane
Author: 0 Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

The system was moving northwest at 6 miles per hour. The disturbance in the Caribbean is now a Tropical Depression. On the NHC official forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone will move through the Yucatan Channel on Monday morning and then across the eastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday through Wednesday.

Research Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?
Author: 0 Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?

Now, David Kipping and Alex Teachey from Columbia University in NY are hoping that in their result and reports have taken every hypothesis in consideration and that they will get independent confirmation and appreciation. Since moons outside our solar system - known as exomoons - can not be imaged directly, their presence is inferred when they pass in front of a star, momentarily dimming its light.

Research In the Solar system have discovered a new dwarf planet
Author: 0 In the Solar system have discovered a new dwarf planet

The discovery gives further credence to the hypothesis that Planet X , which could be 10 times the size of Earth, could be influencing the orbits of objects like 2015 TG387 within the Kuiper Belt. "Currently we would only detect 2015 TG387 when it is near its closest approach to the Sun". No doubt the observation and naming of The Goblin-which is about 186 miles across, takes 40,000 years to orbit the sun-will set off new debates around planetary categorization.

Author: 0 Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

For double verification, a slice of it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which validated it was in fact a meteorite , according to the press release. An examination found that the rock is an iron-nickel meteorite composed of mostly iron with 12 percent nickel. It will be used as funding for students of earth and atmospheric sciences.

Research Mystery of hole ‘drilled into wall’ of Space Station deepens
Author: 0 Mystery of hole ‘drilled into wall’ of Space Station deepens

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to launch Thursday, Oct. 11 for a same-day arrival, adding to the crew of Expedition 57. Last month, the Russian daily Kommersant reported that an investigation had probed the possibility that United States astronauts deliberately drilled the hole in order to get a sick colleague sent back home - something Russian officials later denied.

Research Barbados on alert for Tropical Storm Kirk | Caribbean
Author: 0 Barbados on alert for Tropical Storm Kirk | Caribbean

A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that depending on its wind-speed intensity, is classified, from weakest to strongest, as a tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane. Barbadians will have to wait until after 5 o'clock this morning to know whether or not Government will order a national shutdown due to the passage of tropical storm Kirk.

Author: 0 Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

The RSPCA said: "We are working with other agencies to monitor the situation and ready to provide appropriate assistance if requested", it said. Rescue teams are on standby in case the whale gets into danger. "We would urge that the whale is given space and disturbance is kept to a minimum", he said. In 2006, a whale died after it swam up the river into central London despite rescue efforts.

Research In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach
Author: 0 In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

Local resident Giannis Giannakopoulos told CNN that he first noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and took photos. The web was created by Tetragnatha spiders , a type of spider that falls in the long-jawed orb weaver classification.

Research Hayabusa 2: Japan's mission to land rovers on asteroid Ryugu
Author: 0 Hayabusa 2: Japan's mission to land rovers on asteroid Ryugu

MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Each Minerva II rover is only 18 inches across seven centimeters and weighs 1.1 kilos. The cautious announcement came after a similar JAXA probe in 2005 released a rover that failed to reach its target asteroid .

Research After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas
Author: 0 After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas

A swift recuse boat motors through floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Michael Regan is secretary of the state Department of Environmental Quality. He urged residents of southeastern North Carolina to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. While some roads are not flooded, they may have damage and hazardous debris that makes it unsafe to drive or walk on them, state officials said.

Research Philly-area Red Cross volunteers help prepare SC for Florence
Author: 0 Philly-area Red Cross volunteers help prepare SC for Florence

And if people still want to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence, but can't physically go down to the Carolinas, Breitbach said there's plenty that they can do. "To all those affected, stay safe and know that we're here to help". Williams says his volunteers will be facing unstoppable rains, flooding at historic levels and a disaster that not even close to being at its most severe state.

Research FLORENCE AFTERMATH: New evacuations ordered in South Carolina due to flooding
Author: 0 FLORENCE AFTERMATH: New evacuations ordered in South Carolina due to flooding

President Trump will visit North Carolina on Wednesday to view areas affected by the storm, and Bender said said the president "absolutely" needs to visit Pollocksville and other small towns. "We're going to take care of everybody". At least 37 people have died in three states because of the storm; 24 of those died in vehicles, the AP reports.

Research Japanese businessman to become first private moon tourist
Author: 0 Japanese businessman to become first private moon tourist

Earlier Maezawa was in the news when he bought a painting worth $110.5 million, by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat while at an auction in NY. The exact price that Maezawa paid has not been released, although he says that it will be free for the accompanying artists.

Research California Plans To Launch Satellite Initiative To Pinpoint Emitters
Author: 0 California Plans To Launch Satellite Initiative To Pinpoint Emitters

The law has been hailed as a landmark legislation that signifies the state's protest against Trump's regressive policies against climate action. Bloomberg chimed in: "America's a wonderful country". "This is sort of encouraging". But that was only one of the many announcements made by cities, states and businesses as they celebrated their progress and reaffirmed their commitment to fighting climate change.

Research 1st SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'
Author: 0 1st SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'

The art enthusiast said on Monday he would invite six to eight artists from around the world to join him as he blasts into space on board the SpaceX rocket in 2023. Musk plans to launch an unmanned cargo mission in 2022, with hopes of sending humans to Mars in 2024. Most of the work done so far has been on the spacecraft component rather than the rocket side.

Research Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance ZlotoNews
Author: 0 Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance ZlotoNews

Officials said people across Cumberland County are in danger of losing their lives. TV station WNCN said the 78-year-old victim and was "trying to connect two extension cords outside in the rain". More than 30 inches (75cm) of rain has fallen across North and SC since Friday, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes. Newport, NC, "reported a rainfall total of nearly 24 inches as of midnight Saturday", the NHC said.

Research NASA's Ice-Tracking ICESat-2 Satellite Is About To Launch
Author: 0 NASA's Ice-Tracking ICESat-2 Satellite Is About To Launch

The first Delta II was launched in 1989 from Florida with the first California launch in 1995. The first Delta 2 lifted off February 14, 1989, and since then it has been the launch vehicle for Global Positioning System orbiters, Earth-observing and commercial satellites, and interplanetary missions including the twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

Research Hurricane Florence Loses Steam, but Shifting Forecast Predicts Huge Rainfall
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Loses Steam, but Shifting Forecast Predicts Huge Rainfall

Gradually, Friday through the weekend (local time), the massive storm - containing a zone of tropical-storm-force winds almost 643km wide - will drift inland, engulfing much of SC and southern North Carolina. Florence's weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who anxious that the storm could still be deadly.

Research Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above
Author: 0 Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Florence is now a Category 4 storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and is forecast to slam into the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday . In neighbouring Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan said his state was readying for potentially "historic and catastrophic rainfall, life-threatening flooding , and high winds".

Research Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression
Author: 0 Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

Florence has been blamed for 13 deaths in the Carolinas. Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said "the numbers are all over the place" and "there's just too much blame going around". The death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to eight on Saturday , local media said. "The risk is growing as well in the mountains, where rains could lead to unsafe landslides", he said.

Research Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state
Author: 0 Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the hurricane was likely to "continue its violent grind for days" and described the severity of the downfalls as a "1,000 year event". "That is a lot of rain and all that rain runs off into the rivers and we've been talking about this - there is elevation as you get further west into North Carolina".

Research A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods
Author: 0 A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods

Florence , meanwhile, was still plodding across SC at a pace slower than a normal person walks. More than 1 million people, mainly in North Carolina, were without power a day after Florence made landfall a few miles east of Wilmington as a howling Category 1 hurricane.

Research Hurricane Florence Floods New Bern, North Carolina
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Floods New Bern, North Carolina

A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said. The rainfall will produce life-threatening flash flooding in Virginia and the Carolinas. About 800 flights in the region were canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported .

Author: 0 Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

The governor of North Carolina on Saturday, September 15 warned residents displaced by a killer storm against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters . Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the US electricity sector has been well prepared for Hurricane Florence even as hundreds of thousands of homes lose power in the storm.

Research 'Monster' storm Florence: What you need to know
Author: 0 'Monster' storm Florence: What you need to know

This is a powerful storm that can kill". "While we expect an AccuWeather Local StormMax of 40 inches of rain , extensive inland flooding and storm surge flooding from Florence, Hurricane Harvey unleashed more than 60 inches of rain locally centered around the United States' fourth largest city, Houston, which has a population of 2.3 million".

Research Over 895,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas
Author: 0 Over 895,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

But the hurricane had slowed to a crawl as it traced the North Carolina-South Carolina shoreline, drenching coastal communities for hours on end. The huge levels of rainfall are a result of the storm surge created by the risky tropical weather, which has claimed the lives of 11 people.

Research An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space
Author: 0 An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space

Viewed through the wide-angle camera of the International Space Station which orbits at 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, Hurricane Florence appears swirling above the Atlantic Ocean as it's moving west-northwest towards the North and SC.

Research White House officials discussing potential replacements for FEMA chief
Author: 0 White House officials discussing potential replacements for FEMA chief

Long said at a press conference Thursday morning that he will "fully cooperate" in an investigation into his alleged misuse of government resources for travel, an issue that has roiled several other former Trump Cabinet secretaries. If their homes are damaged, FEMA has options beyond standard temporary trailers for housing, agency officials said. "Having worked directly with him for over a year, I know Administrator Long to be an experienced and respected emergency manager".

Research Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours

Florence, now a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 km/h), was previously expected to travel north, up the North Carolina coast, after making landfall, according to the statement. Storm surge , the massive mound of water that builds up and comes ashore during a hurricane, is often the deadliest and most destructive threat from the storms.

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