• NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss
NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

The early moments of the flight appeared same old because the vehicle accelerated in the direction of orbit.The Delta 2 debuted in February 1989 when it launched the principle operational International Positioning Scheme satellite from Cape Canaveral.

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  • Retired Marine Rescues North Carolina Storm Victims in Military Vehicle
Retired Marine Rescues North Carolina Storm Victims in Military Vehicle

Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday , but that was little consolation to residents in North Carolina who have seen over 2 feet rain and are now fearing major river flooding to start the week. SC also has a new record for rainfall in a single tropical system. Up to 40 inches (102 cm) of rain are expected along coastal areas...

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  • Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc in US
Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc in US

By early afternoon, its winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week. The biggest threat brought by Florence, which has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, is not wind but water. In New Bern, along the coast, homes were complet...

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  • Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart
Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

Florence's top winds were clocked on Thursday evening at 90 miles per hour (150 km/h) as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, down from a peak of 140 miles per hour (224 km/h) earlier this week when it was classified a Category 4 storm. City spokeswoman Colleen Roberts tells WRAL-TV that 200 people have already been rescued. NEW BERN, NC - SEPTE...

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  • Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’
Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’

The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's center reaching the coast Friday . "Forecasts generally project the storm to make landfall between northern SC and North Carolina's Outer Banks as a strong Category 3 on Thursday, although shifts in the t...

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  • Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead
Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead

The hospital said it has received three injured patients. In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. The rest of SC into western North Carolina and southwest Virginia is expected to report 5 to 10 inches of additional rainfall, with isolated cases of 15 inches.

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  • Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic

Tropical Storm Joyce has weakened as it turns east-northeastward about 890 miles west-southwest of the Azores with winds at 50 mph and traveling east at 8 mph. Forecasters warned that drenching rains of anywhere from 1 to 3½ feet as the storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.

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  • SpaceX announces new plan to send one tourist around Moon
SpaceX announces new plan to send one tourist around Moon

No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972, said the company. SpaceX tweeted the news on Thursday evening, announcing that it will reveal the identity of the traveler and why they want to go on Monday, September 17. More details would be made available on Monday, it said. The names and identities of those two tourists - and how ...

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  • Joyce Becomes a Tropical Storm
Joyce Becomes a Tropical Storm

A hurricane hunter with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew into the category three Hurricane Florence and reported back Wednesday what he was seeing. The Category 3 storm will near the coast of the Carolinas Friday. The ocean is moving inland ahead of Florence as storm surge begins to flood the Carolinas coast, acco...

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  • Florence strengthens to hurricane, continues trek toward southeast U.S.
Florence strengthens to hurricane, continues trek toward southeast U.S.

Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency on Friday as Tropical Storm Florence continues to approach the east coast. The storm will most likely make landfall in North Carolina or SC on Thursday. The category 1 hurricane was mustering might as it traveled over warm Atlantic waters, about 625 miles southeast of Bermuda at 5.am. The im...

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  • US East Coast braces as Florence forecast to intensify into major hurricane
US East Coast braces as Florence forecast to intensify into major hurricane

As of 11 a.m., Florence had a maximum wind speed of 115 miles per hour, bringing it to major hurricane status. Duke officials are closely monitoring forecasts for Hurricane Florence , which is on its way to becoming one of the strongest storms to hit the Southeast coast, according the Weather Channel .

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast
Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast

On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and The Bahamas , Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the southeastern US coast on Thursday. While there is potential for tropical storm force winds in the Valley, the biggest threat by far here would be flooding. However, it should be ...

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  • Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane
Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane

Just where the storm will head is still uncertain, but computer models used by the center's specialists to forecast track indicated a USA landfall looked increasingly likely. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and was moving to the west at 13 miles per hour. It appears that Florence will slow down as it turns around the west e...

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  • Democrat protesters interrupt Kavanaugh hearing
Democrat protesters interrupt Kavanaugh hearing

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL asked Kavanaugh if he would seek a delay in his hearing so the paper trail could be vetted. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) while interrupting Grassley, referring to the September 3 release to the committee of 42,000 documents relating to the nominee's work with past administrations.

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  • Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests
Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests

A demonstrator shouts as Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives prior to a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court . The White House cited "constitutional privilege". Grassley noted that despite his staff being available around the clock to help Democrats access record...

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  • Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

A tropical wave across moving across South Florida will allow clouds to increase throughout the day. It should push off the African coast by Friday, and environmental conditions are favorable for the development of a tropical depression or a tropical storm sometime this weekend, once the system nears the Cape Verde Islands.

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  • Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii
Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

After a miss to the south from Hector earlier in August, Lane looks poised to, at the very least, come even closer to the island chain later this week. "As Lane moves up from the southeast, the earliest potential threat to land will be for the Big Island, where a Hurricane Warning is now in effect".

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  • Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'
Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

Trump took questions from the White House lawn on Friday, aand grumbled about the Russian Federation "witch hunt" while insisting that he actually amplified the voice of former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan by revoking his clearance.

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  • Clear skies forecast over Bulgaria for 2018 Perseid meteor shower
Clear skies forecast over Bulgaria for 2018 Perseid meteor shower

The best time to see the most meteors according to the American Meteor Society tends to be just before dawn, around 4 a.m. local time . This year the meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak on the night of August 12, as Earth passes through the densest part of the Comet 109/Swift-Tuttle 's trail.

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  • What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower
What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

This is classified as an outburst rather than a meteor shower. Meteoroids start off as comets, which are chunks of ice that contain rock and dust. The meteors will radiate from one central location in the northeast section of the sky, known as the constellation Perseus, from which they take their name.

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  • Parker mission to
Parker mission to "touch" the Sun, ready to launch

Nasa is set to launch a spacecraft on a scorching journey towards the sun, with an aim to offer the closest-ever glimpse of the star at the centre of the solar system. And now, six decades later, a spacecraft that will revolutionize our understanding of the phenomenon is prepared to launch. While the previous NRL telescopes are on spacecraft either...

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  • Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month
Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA . The Perseids are debris from the Swift-Tuttle comets. Astronomy website Slooh said: "In medieval Europe, the Perseids were called the "Tears of St.

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft

These US astronauts previously flew aboard Russian spacecraft to get to the ISS. The missions will mark the first crewed launches from US soil since the end of the space shuttle programme in 2011. Similarly, the first Starliner is being now being outfitted for launch at Kennedy Space Center, and the test flight's Atlas V Centaur upper stage-never...

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  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years
Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Hubble was used to observe the planet on June 6, 2018, when Saturn was only approximately 1.36 billion miles from Earth, almost as close to us as it ever gets. This is called terraforming - altering a planet to make it more like Earth. Musk believes he has solved the carbon dioxide problem and that humans can still colonize Mars .

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  • Lunar eclipse tonight coincides with unusual positioning of Earth, Sun and Mars
Lunar eclipse tonight coincides with unusual positioning of Earth, Sun and Mars

The total eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes. 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.

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  • Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter
Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

These new moons probably formed in a place in our solar system known as the giant planet region, which is between the asteroid belt, dominated by rocky asteroids, and the Kuiper belt, dominated by icy comets. But it's not part of the same group. That puts them in the category known as retrograde moons. "It's like driving in a vehicle and look...

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  • Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens
Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens

Beachgoers in North Carolina should beware of unsafe rip currents as Tropical Storm Chris spins along the mid-Atlantic coast, Governor Roy Cooper warned on Monday after a man drowned in rough surf just north of Nags Head. High surf and risky rip currents are expected to spread from the North Carolina coast to New England for several days. Many ...

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  • Tracking Beryl and a potential system off Mid Atlantic coast
Tracking Beryl and a potential system off Mid Atlantic coast

Hurricane Beryl , now southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean, is considered a small storm, creating some uncertainty about the analysis, according to the U.S. "Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h) and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days".

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  • Scott Pruitt resigns as chief of United States Environmental Protection Agency
Scott Pruitt resigns as chief of United States Environmental Protection Agency

Widespread disgust for Pruitt "should serve as a blaring red siren for the Trump administration", Udall said. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this", Trump wrote . This says nothing good about Mr. Pruitt , who combines ravenous ambition with a faulty moral compass, or about the presi...

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  • Late-Night Hosts Freak Out Over Supreme Court Retirement, Possible Trump Nominations
Late-Night Hosts Freak Out Over Supreme Court Retirement, Possible Trump Nominations

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has said he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest u.s. judicial body, giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to make the court more firmly conservative. If the midterm elections look more like the special elections we've had so far this cycle , in which Democratic ...

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