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Rocket Launch Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing' Rocket Launch Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing'
- October 12, 2018

Dzhezkazgan is about 280 miles northeast of Baikonur. What happens next: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted a statement in which he confirmed that the crew was safe and that NASA was monitoring the situation carefully. In August, however, the detection of a minute pressure leak on the International Space Station became the subject of intense media speculation in Russian Federation. (more...)
Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction
- October 11, 2018

NASA has confirmed both astronauts are in good condition, while a Russian news agency said neither of the men required any immediate medical help. Search and rescue teams were deployed to the landing site. "The teams are en route to the landing site". Helicopters have already dispatched to look for the Soyuz space capsule, she said. The problem with the booster was detected minutes later. (more...)
Hurricane Michael upgraded to 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm Hurricane Michael upgraded to 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm
- October 11, 2018

Rick Scott said. "It will be life-threatening and extremely risky. You can not hide from this storm". The storm is now a Category 3 storm packing winds of more than 120 miles per hour and is expected to grow even more potent before it makes landfall Wednesday, likely near Panama City Beach. (more...)
Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle
- October 11, 2018

Now, having weakened to a tropical storm, Michael was on its way to the Carolinas. He said 110,000 residences and businesses were without power Thursday, morning, representing about 90 percent of the customers served by the city's electric service. (more...)
U.S., Russian Space Crew Heading Back To Earth After Booster Failure U.S., Russian Space Crew Heading Back To Earth After Booster Failure
- October 11, 2018

Auñón-Chancellor, and Sergey Valerievich. The launch appeared to be normal until around first stage separation, when the crew reported a "failure" with the booster and feeling weightlessness. Russian and United States space officials said the crew had to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan, and primed search and rescue crews ready to reach the expected landing site. (more...)
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? It Could Be in Your Genes What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? It Could Be in Your Genes
- October 11, 2018

Scientists report they have uncovered the first evidence that erectile dysfunction may have genetic underpinnings. This risk was independent of known erectile dysfunction risk factors. Their study picked out a single area, or locus, in our DNA that interacts with a gene known as SIM1, and which was correlated with erectile dysfunction in men in the study. (more...)
First Death Reported as Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida Panhandle First Death Reported as Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida Panhandle
- October 11, 2018

The threshold for a Category 5 hurricane is 157 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. The first of the clips, taken this morning, showed the then-category 4 storm as it made landfall between Tyndall Air Force Base and Mexico Beach . (more...)
US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing
- October 11, 2018

NASA said it has been informed by Russian space officials that the crew has made an emergency landing at an unspecified location in Kazakhstan and is in good condition. Riding atop a Russian Soyuz rocket, the rookie NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. (more...)
Michael strengthens into Category 2 hurricane Michael strengthens into Category 2 hurricane
- October 11, 2018

Cedar Key to Chassahowitzka could see storm surge topping out between 4 feet to 6 feet. Michael was forecast to become a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour when it makes landfall in the Florida panhandle later this week. (more...)
Hurricanes Florence And Michael Highlight Monster Storms' Devastating Differences
- October 11, 2018

Based on its internal barometric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the USA mainland, behind the unnamed Labor Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969. He acknowledged that a lot of the residents in the area were poor and said it was probably tough to leave. A woman makes her way to an evacuation shelter in Tallahassee, Florida. (more...)
'Worst on record': Hurricane Michael slams Florida with winds up to 250kmh 'Worst on record': Hurricane Michael slams Florida with winds up to 250kmh
- October 11, 2018

Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama issued a state-wide state of emergency on Monday "in anticipation of wide-spread power outages, wind damage, and debris produced by high winds and heavy rain associated with Hurricane Michael ". At Tyndall Air Force Base south of Panama City leaders declared HURCON (Hurricane Condition) 1 status, ordering out all but essential personnel, after some 600 military families appeared squarely targeted for the worst of the storm's fury. (more...)
Hubble Telescope in 'Safe Mode' After Gyro Failure Hubble Telescope in 'Safe Mode' After Gyro Failure
- October 11, 2018

NASA placed its venerable Hubble Space Telescope into a "safe mode" on Friday evening because of gyroscope problems, the space agency confirmed Monday. Thousands of astronomers from dozens of countries have used Hubble and analyzed its data to produce more than 15,000 peer reviewed papers to date. "The plan has always been to drop to 1-gryo mode when two remain", Osten said in a Twitter exchange. (more...)
Ice shards 15 metres high 'cover' Jupiter's moon Ice shards 15 metres high 'cover' Jupiter's moon
- October 11, 2018

Shards of ice up to 15m (50ft) high on the surface of one of Jupiter's moon could cause problems for landing probes. We haven't really seen any detailed images of Europa previously, so we can't say; but since these scientists claim that there's rock-hard ice there, it has to be there through a mechanism. (more...)
Ex-EPA chief says burning coal is worst thing for climate change Ex-EPA chief says burning coal is worst thing for climate change
- October 10, 2018

Climate scientists have been studying the effect of a global temperature rise of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) over preindustrial levels and have determined that is the maximum possible warming before sea level rise, drought, and other climate-change effects become catastrophic. (more...)
Australia rejects calls to phase out coal-fired power Australia rejects calls to phase out coal-fired power
- October 10, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said Australia should "absolutely" continue to use and exploit its coal reserves despite the IPCC's terrible warning the world only has until 2030 to avoid climate change catastrophe. They serve as an example of the interconnectedness of climate change impacts, a characteristic that creates interacting, compounding negative effects. (more...)
'WORST CASE SCENARIO': Florida Panhandle braces for Michael 'WORST CASE SCENARIO': Florida Panhandle braces for Michael
- October 10, 2018

Senate in November's congressional elections. NPR and our member stations covering the storm want to hear about how you're preparing for the storm and what you're anxious about. Mr Scott warned that he may order more evacuations due to the size of the potential storm surge. "Listen to locals. Don't go out in the middle of this, you're not going to survive it". (more...)
Draconid Meteor Shower Lights Up The Skies This October Draconid Meteor Shower Lights Up The Skies This October
- October 10, 2018

Space.com has a lot of information about the Draconids" origin story and the poets' take on the showers ("Poets among us might like to think of these as the "Dragon's Tears' or as its fiery breath"), but here's what you need to watch the Draconids tonight: Nothing special! Usually meteors are not more than several dozen per hour, but there are exceptions. (more...)
Hurricane Michael gathers deadly force as Florida braces for monster storm Hurricane Michael gathers deadly force as Florida braces for monster storm
- October 10, 2018

Michael is expected to move north through the Gulf early this week before turning northeast toward the Florida Panhandle. "I haven't made up my mind yet, but I know some of my staff are going", said Dave Trepanier, owner of Firefly, a restaurant a block from the beach in Panama City, Bay County , an area where the hurricane is expected to come ashore. (more...)
Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months' Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'
- October 10, 2018

We're talking about months away, not years away - so it's close". "We will be in space with people not too long after that", he added. And that'll be a legitimate offsettable business expense for professional Instagrammers, so there ought to be loads of them up flying about up there, pouting in front of small, black windows. (more...)
United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040 United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040
- October 10, 2018

It concludes that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current pace, coastal flooding could become intense and droughts severe by 2040. Keeping the Earth's temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) rather than the 2C target agreed to at the Paris Agreement talks in 2015, would have "clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems", the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) said on Monday in a statement announcing the ... (more...)
The United Nations Climate Change Report Could Give Green Companies a Lift The United Nations Climate Change Report Could Give Green Companies a Lift
- October 10, 2018

And right now, we're not anywhere close to the path to make it happen. Two decades. That's all the time world leaders have to reverse emissions of greenhouse gases to avoid inundating coastal cities, killing off coral reefs and their attendant marine wildlife, and potential food shortages, according to a new United Nations report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (more...)
ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report
- October 10, 2018

This change will not happen, however, unless leaders in politics and business put their money where their mouth is and finally deliver the billions of dollars needed to make the transition to a green economy. However, they warn that the Liberal government's approach will undermine Canada's economic competitiveness and saddle consumers with higher costs. One recent report calculated the benefits at $26 trillion . (more...)
Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2 and takes aim at north Florida Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2 and takes aim at north Florida
- October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100-mile-per-hour winds on Tuesday as Florida's governor warned it could bring "total devastation" to parts of the southern USA state. "As Hurricane Michael nears landfall, we are working with state and local officials in Florida to take all necessary precautions", Trump said on Monday. (more...)
SpaceX rocket brightens skies over Phoenix area, sparks curiosity, awe SpaceX rocket brightens skies over Phoenix area, sparks curiosity, awe
- October 09, 2018

In fact, according to Google trends, quite a lot of people in the tri-state area in California, New Mexico, and Arizona were concerned about ET making an appearance Sunday night. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was among those trying to clear up the speculation, tweeting a photo of the launch and writing: "Nope, definitely not aliens". (more...)
30-year-old doorstop turns out to be a rare meteorite 30-year-old doorstop turns out to be a rare meteorite
- October 09, 2018

As the new owner of the property, the man was told that the rock was a part of the property and that he could have it. However, she has never examined a rock that has turned out to be an official space rock , until now. She cut off a slice of the meteorite and sent it to the Smithsonian who confirmed that the 22.5-pound rock is indeed a meteorite that is made up of 88.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel. (more...)
Gyroscope malfunction forces Hubble Space Telescopes into safe mode
- October 09, 2018

Should engineers conclude that the enhanced gyro can't be used, leaving only two, controllers plan to shift to an alternative mode that allows the spacecraft to operate with just a single gyro. But, while Osten shared on Twitter that it has been a "very stressful weekend", she also assured the general public that "we knew it was coming", and that this gyro actually lasted longer than the team had initially planned for. (more...)
Hurricane Michael strengthens as it heads toward Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Michael strengthens as it heads toward Gulf of Mexico
- October 09, 2018

The National Hurricane Center indicates that Tropical Storm Michael has strengthened and is now Hurricane Michael , centered over the northwest Caribbean Sea. CNN reports that such language is warranted, for Michael is now "slashing Cuba" and is expected to reach Category 3 status (with sustained winds from 111-129 mph) by Wednesday when it reaches the USA mainland. (more...)
SpaceX's latest rocket launch dazzles in California's night sky SpaceX's latest rocket launch dazzles in California's night sky
- October 08, 2018

A backup instantaneous launch opportunity is available on Thursday, October 11 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, or Friday, October 12 at 2:21 UTC. The spacecraft's landing near its concrete launching pad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base west of Los Angeles was the 30th landing of a rocket booster for the company and the 17th launch of the year, putting it on track for its stated ambition of 24 launches in 2018. (more...)
UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning
- October 08, 2018

This would mean replacing petrol and diesel cars with electric vehicles or other clean alternatives and scrapping the use of gas boilers in homes in just a few decades. Add Climate Change as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Climate Change news, video, and analysis from ABC News. But the effects of not meeting the 1.5C target would mean huge changes to the world. (more...)
NASA probe nearing interstellar space NASA probe nearing interstellar space
- October 08, 2018

Spacecraft the Voyager series was created by jet propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's second probe, the Voyager 2, is making its way outside our solar system. According to scientists, the reserves of fuel (the energy it receives from radioisotope generators, which run on plutonium-238), will allow devices of Voyager to remain operable for another ten years. (more...)