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Potential Tropical Storm Moving Toward Northern Gulf; Tropical Storm Watch Issued Potential Tropical Storm Moving Toward Northern Gulf; Tropical Storm Watch Issued
- September 03, 2018

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a Tropical Storm watch for the northern Gulf Coast Sunday - from the Alabama-Florida border as far as Morgan City, Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave now over the Bahamas will move into the eastern Gulf Of Mexico on Labor Day and may strengthen as early as Tuesday. (more...)
Mars dust storm clears, raising hope for stalled NASA rover Mars dust storm clears, raising hope for stalled NASA rover
- September 03, 2018

It is becoming more and more obvious that despite the now more clear skies, Opportunity is unable to power back up. Stalled in Perseverance Valley , the rover went into shutdown partly to protect itself from the dust storm and also because its power source as about to disappear. (more...)
Look Saturn's Shapely Auroras Glow Over Time in These Hubble Photos Look Saturn's Shapely Auroras Glow Over Time in These Hubble Photos
- September 03, 2018

The auroras of Saturn and different outer planets develop in a equivalent arrangement, however consequently of their atmospheres are mostly hydrogen, the sunshine produced is in the ultraviolet differ. The Hubble observations were coordinated with the "Grand Finale" of the Cassini spacecraft, when the spacecraft simultaneously probed the auroral regions of Saturn [2]. (more...)
Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling? Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling?
- September 03, 2018

The move followed a Federal Court of Appeal decision handed down Thursday that quashed the project's approval, marking a triumph for Indigenous groups and environmentalists who opposed the pipeline expansion. In the face of court challenges over the carbon tax from Ontario and Saskatchewan, and wavering support from Atlantic provinces, Alberta was one of the strongest supporters of the federal plan, but that resolve appears to have been shattered. (more...)
McCain's friends praise daughter Meghan's powerful eulogy McCain's friends praise daughter Meghan's powerful eulogy
- September 03, 2018

At a memorial on Saturday, speeches by his daughter Meghan and two former presidents - Republican George W Bush and Democrat Barack Obama - remembered McCain as a patriot who could bridge painful rivalries. "I am just so proud of the young lady she has become", Graham said. Among the pallbearers on a list provided by McCain's office were Frank Gamboa, his academy roommate; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; and two men who were POWs with McCain in Vietnam, John Fer and Everett Alvarez Jr. (more...)
The ISS has leaked air The ISS has leaked air
- September 03, 2018

Most likely this is external damage. "As a result, we localized the problem", TASS cited Rogozin as saying. On 30th August , astronauts have scrambled to patch the tiny hole that is present in the Russian capsule that usually allows the air leak from the ISS. (more...)
Astronomers Get Detailed View of Ancient 'Monster Galaxy' Astronomers Get Detailed View of Ancient 'Monster Galaxy'
- September 02, 2018

Monster galaxies are thought to be the ancestors of the huge elliptical galaxies in today's Universe, therefore these findings pave the way to understand the formation and evolution of such galaxies. However, as the stars and supernova explosions start blasting out gases at the ends of their lives, it adds to the outward pressure. In other galaxies, the inward gravity and outward pressure balance, the clouds that eventually collapse and form stars. (more...)
[H]ardOCP: Air Leak Found in International Space Station [H]ardOCP: Air Leak Found in International Space Station
- September 02, 2018

The leak was detected around 7 p.m. EDT by flight controllers in Houston and Moscow. Instead of carrying out an inspection of the station, the controllers advised the crew to go to bed, as there were no signs of any immediate danger. In the early hours of Thursday morning, astronauts aboard the International Space Station awoke to learn that the orbiting lab and occasional badminton court was slowly losing pressure. (more...)
NASA Astronauts Patch Leak Found On The International Space Station NASA Astronauts Patch Leak Found On The International Space Station
- September 02, 2018

They determined that the leak is in the Russian segment of the space station , but the exact module and cause have not been identified, NASA officials said . For the six astronauts on the 250-mile-high ISS, now home to three Americans, two Russians and one German, things like orbital debris is always constant threat, even the tiny 2mm pieces. (more...)
California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown
- September 02, 2018

It still needs to be signed by California Governor Jerry Brown before it's put into law, but it's been supported by a number of state Democrats, as well as survived strong opposition from ISPs like AT&T, Comcast , and Verizon. "Internet users are still royally pissed off about the FCC's repeal", Greer said in a statement following Friday's vote. Internet service providers echoed Pai's language about regulatory measures, calling California's bill "heavy-handed". (more...)
Looking for water in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Looking for water in Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- September 02, 2018

The depth of the water cloud, blended with measurements of one other oxygen-bearing gas, carbon monoxide, point out that oxygen is 2 to 9 events more mighty on Jupiter than it is a ways on the solar. If Juno returns similar water findings, thereby backing Bjoraker's ground-based technique, it could open a new window into solving the water problem, said Goddard's Amy Simon , a planetary atmospheres expert. (more...)
Hot and humid Labor Day Weekend Hot and humid Labor Day Weekend
- September 01, 2018

It is expected to be warm and muggy. We are keeping a 20 percent chance for a shower or storm. This will allow our wind direction to become more southerly or southwesterly meaning clouds should break up a little and high temperatures climb back into the mid-80s. (more...)
Astronaut quits NASA training - first in 50 years Astronaut quits NASA training - first in 50 years
- September 01, 2018

The 2017 astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has reportedly resigned halfway through his two years of NASA training. Those astronauts that do pass the programme usually wait years for their first flight assignments, and some never end up flying at all. (more...)
Abbott 'worried' about new job offer Abbott 'worried' about new job offer
- September 01, 2018

Turnbull will nearly certainly resign his parliamentary seat of Wentworth within the next three months, triggering a by-election. "Australians expect that of their parliament and I'm pleased that's the case", Morrison told reporters when asked about comments from former Prime Minister Tony Abbott , a leader of the conservative faction that ousted Turnbull, that the "era of the political assassin is over". (more...)
Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic
- August 31, 2018

Most of the forecast models call for significant intensification, yet they all agree in forecasting the system to move to the north and out into the open Atlantic somewhere between 40 and 50 degrees West by one week from today . At this point, I expect the rain to increase on Sunday and peak on Monday into early Tuesday. Right now, water temperatures are sitting close to 90° in spots. (more...)
Gauze and sealant a temporary fix to leak at International Space Station
- August 31, 2018

Floating 408 kilometres (254 miles) above us, astronauts get to do science experiments , and take great photos of Earth spinning beneath them. The hole was discovered on Wednesday in a Russian capsule. NASA said the ISS still had enough oxygen to last the crew for weeks but if the breach had not been sealed, it would have drained the ISS of air in just 18 days. (more...)
Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida
- August 31, 2018

Tropical Storm Warnings are now in place for the Cabo Verde Islands as the threat for strong winds and heavy rain will likely impact the islands within the next 24 hours or so. Storm system development in the eastern tropical Atlantic continues to be a strong possibility over this weekend, with additional development by late next week. (more...)
Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger
- August 31, 2018

After determining the astronauts weren't in danger, flight controllers allowed the Expedition 56 crew to sleep. "The leak has been isolated to a hole about two millimetres in diameter in the orbital compartment, or upper section, of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft attached to the Rassvet module of the Russian segment", NASA said. (more...)
In Mexico, fishing nets found 300 dead turtles In Mexico, fishing nets found 300 dead turtles
- August 31, 2018

Mexico banned the capture of sea turtles in 1990, but there is still a lucrative black market for their eggs. Also, the experts did not investigate , killing turtles before got into fishing nets, or it was already in captivity. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency said it was investigating the matter. It comes a week after 113 turtles were found dead between July 24 and August 13 in the Puerto Arista sanctuary in Chiapas state. (more...)
Air leak temporarily patched on Russia’s side of the International Space Station
- August 31, 2018

They found it in the Russian Soyuz vehicle used to bring three crewmen to the station on 8 June, among them Europe's Alexander Gerst , who is set to take command of the outpost. Mission control in Houston and Russian Federation had differing opinions about fixing the leak. As of 8 a.m., the crew was working to patch it more permanently. (more...)
Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change
- August 31, 2018

A lull in the hurricane season could come to an end this weekend as a tropical wave and low pressure system off Africa swirl into a tropical depression. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 is expected to become a tropical storm during the next day or so. (more...)
NASA discovers leak on International Space Station
- August 30, 2018

NASA is reporting that flight controllers at Mission Control in Houston and Moscow are working to fix a minute pressure leak on the International Space Station that was discovered at about 7 p.m. The hole is located in the upper section of the Soyuz, which does not return to Earth, according to NASA. Officials continue to monitor the situation as the crew works through its troubleshooting procedures. (more...)
Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station
- August 30, 2018

It seems a small meteor caused a "minute" pressure leak, reports AFP . The leak was discovered at around 7 p.m., (EDT) Wednesday, by flight controllers in Houston and Moscow. "All station systems are stable, and the crew is in no danger as the work to develop a long-term fix continues". Drew Feustel, the current commander, and Ricky Arnold and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, all from the U.S. (more...)
Facebook to Power 100% of Its Operations from Renewable Energy by 2020 Facebook to Power 100% of Its Operations from Renewable Energy by 2020
- August 30, 2018

The business had revenue of $580.15 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $572.60 million. analysts forecast that Renewable Energy Group Inc will post 2.07 EPS for the current year. In unregulated markets, Facebook says it will work directly with the renewable developer, without the utility acting as an intermediary. Canaccord Genuity increased their target price on Renewable Energy Group from $16.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, ... (more...)
Scramble for food and water as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii Scramble for food and water as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii
- August 30, 2018

The island is the first in the wake of the monster storm Lane, though at this point it appears the storm will not hit this island directly. Five other shelters had already opened in West Hawaii, county officials said. As a response to Hurricane Lane's impending hit, airlines that offer service to Hawaii including United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are are reducing fares and waiving cancellation fees to accommodate passengers traveling in, out or through the areas affected by the storm. (more...)
Bennu beckons: Asteroid-sampling spacecraft snaps first glimpse of target (IMAGE) Bennu beckons: Asteroid-sampling spacecraft snaps first glimpse of target (IMAGE)
- August 30, 2018

It was recently reported that automatic interplanetary station OSIRIS-REx overcame more than half way to the asteroid Bennu . Four approach maneuvers will be done through October and November, and if everything goes according to plan, the spacecraft should be ready to begin flying in formation with the asteroid on December 3. (more...)
Category 4 Hurricane Lane Brings Torrential Rain to Hawaii Category 4 Hurricane Lane Brings Torrential Rain to Hawaii
- August 30, 2018

First came an errant alert that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii . A flash-flood warning was in effect on the Big Island as rain pounded the island at a rate of one to two inches per hour. Rapoza said Hurricane Lane's path is comparable to Hurricane Iniki, which devastated Kauai in 1992. However, there is still some uncertainty surrounding the storm. (more...)
Katherine Johnson, NASA's 'human computer' is the flawless model for women's equality Katherine Johnson, NASA's 'human computer' is the flawless model for women's equality
- August 30, 2018

During the ceremony, six of Johnson's grandchildren pulled back the veil to reveal the statue, which now stands between Cole Complex and Dawson Hall on the university's campus. Henson portraying her likeness. She retired in 1989, and in 2015, she turned into as soon as awarded the Nationwide Medal of Freedom. In the 1960s, she used her knowledge of numbers to help pioneer space expeditions that helped shape America. (more...)
Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows
- August 30, 2018

Empirical observation told us years ago that goats were slowly becoming the new dog , and according to a new study, they are truly qualified to be man's best friend. But what about domesticated farm animals, such as goats, pigs and cows? Goats can differentiate between human facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London. (more...)
First ever observation of Higgs Boson particle decay announced by CERN First ever observation of Higgs Boson particle decay announced by CERN
- August 29, 2018

About 60 percent of the Higgs bosons created in high-energy are thought to turn into a pair of bottom quarks, which is No. 2 on the mass scale for six "flavors" of quarks. "The superb LHC performance and modern machine-learning techniques allowed us to achieve this result earlier than expected". "The Higgs' main job in the Standard Model is to give masses to the matter fermions and the weak force carriers", Shelton continued, "observing this decay, then, is our first direct piece of evidence ... (more...)