The latest on Tropical Storm Michael

In fact, the situation is already looking so dire for a midweek landfall on the Florida panhandle that Governor Rick Scott has preemptively declared states of emergency in numerous counties while suspending his own Senate campaign to warn residen... More..

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First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

The Air Force had advised the people in Central California about seeing mysterious lights and also sounds of engine booms while the first stage returned back to its base. The satellite is one of a planned six-s...More..

NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft is Getting Close to Interstellar Space
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft is Getting Close to Interstellar Space

Graphic showing the heliosphere and where the Voyager spacecrafts are located. The agency's Voyager 1 spacecraft had a similar experience in 2012 shortly before leaving the solar system . 5). The probe is ...More..

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

Mona Sirbescu, a Central Michigan University geology professor, gets asked consistently by people to analyze the rocks they bring her - however none ever turn out to be an authentic space rock. In the morning...More..

SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

The Falcon 9, now on base at California's SpaceX launch pad will take off on Sunday night at 7:21 p.m. PT, with a mission to launch an Argentinean Earth-observing satellite into orbit, and then touch back dow...More..

New tropical cyclone could form by next week, forecasters say
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

New tropical cyclone could form by next week, forecasters say

Showers, unrelated to this tropical system, will be on an isolated basis between this weekend and Tuesday. As of Saturday morning, the probabilities of cyclone formation were at 80 percent through Monday mornin...More..

'First exomoon may have been found'
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

'First exomoon may have been found'

Our hunt for exoplanets ( planets further into the cosmos) has thrown up some truly unusual and fascinating examples in recent years, with confirmed discoveries now numbering in the thousands. Accepting that t...More..

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

The candidate moon is also a whopper - according to the astronomers' calculations, it's roughly the size of Neptune , and therefore also a gas body , orbiting its planet at a distance of about 3 million kilom...More..

Hurricane Leslie forms far out in Atlantic Ocean
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Hurricane Leslie forms far out in Atlantic Ocean

Forecasters expect the hurricane to stay way out in the ocean for the next few days and the Met Office says it is still too early to say exactly what impact it will have on the UK. Sporadic thunderstorms and st...More..

Flooding from remnants of tropical storm traps Phoenix cars
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Flooding from remnants of tropical storm traps Phoenix cars

Wednesday. "Persistent showers and storms in a highly anomalous moist environment will likely lead to localized flash flooding this evening", the national Weather Prediction Center said Tuesday as the storm...More..

by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Scientists discover a distant object at the edge of the solar system

The next run of observations begins in November, when the team may finally spot the enigmatic Planet 9 , if it even exists. It doesn't interact gravitationally with the other planets in our Solar System, but...More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100000 meteorite

A Grand Rapids, Mich., man discovered that a 22-pound rock he has been using as a doorstop for 30 years is worth more than $100,000. The man then made a decision to take his rock to Mona Sirbescu, a geolo...More..

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $100K meteorite
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $100K meteorite

A man in MI discovered that the big hunk of malformed rock that was once propped open a door on a farm he bought is actually worth as much as $100,000. For the past thirty years, he has used it as a doorstop...More..

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to American, British researchers
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to American, British researchers

STOCKHOLM/LONDON-American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on October 1, for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immu...More..

3 astronauts land safely on Earth after 6 months in space
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

3 astronauts land safely on Earth after 6 months in space

NASA removed these before and after images of the ISS hole from a Space to Ground video update in September. Rogozin and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine are due to meet in person for the first time next we...More..

Mitsubishi Signs on $31 Bln LNG Canada Project
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Mitsubishi Signs on $31 Bln LNG Canada Project

Energy consultancy Wood MacKenzie said it appeared the project partners had pushed hard to reach an investment decision, with rival projects being progressed in Qatar, Russia, Mozambique and the United States. ...More..

In the United States develop a lander for the moon
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

In the United States develop a lander for the moon

NASA has recently submitted to Congress a plan called the National Space Exploration Campaign , which immediately follows President Donald Trump Space Policy Directive-1 signed in December 2017. Lockheed's v...More..

New dwarf planet spotted at the very fringe of solar system
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

New dwarf planet spotted at the very fringe of solar system

But it wasn't publicly unveiled until now following further observations with ground telescopes. Dr Sheppard , of Carnegie Institution of Science, said: 'These distant objects are like breadcrumbs leading us...More..

Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

They are Arthur Ashkin , a researcher at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Gerard Mourou , a professor emeritus both at Ecole Polytechnique in France and the University of MI, and Donna Strickland , an associ...More..

Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers

Meanwhile, Honjo , who is now a professor at Kyoto University in Japan, discovered a similar immune system-braking protein. Their discovery led to a " landmark in our fight against cancer", according to a...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

LNG Canada finally gives Trudeau the energy sector win he badly needed

The prospect of billions of dollars in liquefied natural gas revenues has British Columbia's government preparing for a political and environmental juggling act as Premier John Horgan attempts to hold together ...More..

You Can Now Buy Martian Dirt For Only $20 Per Kilogram
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

You Can Now Buy Martian Dirt For Only $20 Per Kilogram

This red soil, created by the UCF researchers, is known as " Simulant " and very closely resembles Martian dirt as its formula is based on the chemical composition of soil actually collected from Mars by the ...More..

Laser scientists win Nobel physics prize for tools made of light
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Laser scientists win Nobel physics prize for tools made of light

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 will be jointly awarded to three people for their work in manipulating and cutting microscopic objects through laser physics. "Advanced precision instruments are opening up...More..

Hurricane Rosa remnants may bring thunderstorms to Mohave County
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Hurricane Rosa remnants may bring thunderstorms to Mohave County

Some areas of Los Angeles County could see up to an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service . Rosa strengthened to category 4 Friday about 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) south of San Diego...More..

Japan’s space agency posts first photos from the surface of an asteroid
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Japan’s space agency posts first photos from the surface of an asteroid

Named MINERVA-II1 (MIcro Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid, the second generation), the pair of rovers were launched from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft after a 300-million-kilometer journey from Earth. ...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Hayabusa2 rovers start exploring asteroid Ryugu

One of the rovers also captured a video of Ryugu in motion. A Japanese unmanned spacecraft released two small rovers on the asteroid Ryugu last week. But even with their impressive instruments, probing a mass...More..

Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, he said that it had "roughly stayed in the same spot for about an hour". "If this animal is a beluga whale, it is very far from home", London's Natural History Museum wrote on...More..

NASA photographs Opportunity robot after sandstorm on Mars
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

NASA photographs Opportunity robot after sandstorm on Mars

Without sunlight to power its solar batteries blocked by the dust storm, the NASA's Mars Opportunity rover went into hibernation mode, and NASA engineers have ever since hoped that the robot's batteries wou...More..

Firefighters wash dead fish off stretch of I-40
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Firefighters wash dead fish off stretch of I-40

She said an elderly couple dropped off 18 of the animals, some of which were sick and injured, just before the storm. The Sampit is one of five rivers that reach the Atlantic Ocean in and near Georgetown on...More..

Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

There, Roberta and Joseph Keithley had been sleeping on cots set up in a school classroom since Friday. "This will be a total lie, but that's what they do, and everybody knows it!" Insight by the Bizagi: Tech...More..

TROPICS: Kirk redevelops back into tropical storm
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

TROPICS: Kirk redevelops back into tropical storm

Data from the Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. Kirk was moving west at 18 miles per hour. The fickle storm is forecast...More..

Rotting fish stink up I-40 in the wake of Hurricane Florence
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Rotting fish stink up I-40 in the wake of Hurricane Florence

The Lumber River overflows onto a stretch Interstate 95 in Lumberton, North Carolina, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence . Cooper says power outages have fallen from a peak of ...More..

Conservationists warn beluga reported in Thames could be 'in trouble'
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Conservationists warn beluga reported in Thames could be 'in trouble'

Posting the shocking clip on Twitter, he said: 'Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - beluga in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort. Photos posted on Twitter appeared to show a white whale in the water. People ...More..

European Union airlines allowed to fly in no-deal Brexit
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

European Union airlines allowed to fly in no-deal Brexit

With just six months to go until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that negotiations are at an impasse and that the European Union must com...More..

Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid

How did Japanese space robots land on an asteroid? When the rovers were released, JAXA engineers were forced to wait and wonder if they made it to the surface in one piece. "I am proud that Hayabusa2 was abl...More..