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NASA's InSight Probe Has Sent Back Its First Photos From Mars

NASA's InSight Probe Has Sent Back Its First Photos From Mars InSight will spend two years investigating the interior where the building blocks below the planet's surface that recorded its history. The dramatic arrival of the $993 million spacecraft - created to listen for quakes and tremors as a way to unveil the Red Planet's inner mysteries, how it formed billions of years ago and, by extension, how other rocky planets like Earth took shape - marked the ... [Full Article...]

NASA Spacecraft To Endure '7 Minutes of Terror' In Mars Landing

NASA Spacecraft To Endure '7 Minutes of Terror' In Mars Landing EST (12 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. GMT). The U.S., however, has pulled off seven successful Mars landings in the past four decades, not counting InSight , with only one failed touchdown. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, presiding over his first Mars landing as the space agency's boss, said: "What an awesome day for our country". It's also taking over NY with the landing set to be shown on big scre... [Full Article...]

Number Of Dead Reaches 29 In California Wildfire, Deadliest In State

Number Of Dead Reaches 29 In California Wildfire, Deadliest In State Over 8,000 firefighters have been tackling the massive blaze , which reportedly covers around 397 square miles. The firefighters are among 200 firefighters from across Texas being deployed to California . Ventura county is also the location of a mass shooting this week that killed 12 people. "He's having a hard time accepting", Breeding said of Walker's husband. [Full Article...]

Federal judge issues setback to Trump administration plans on Keystone XL pipeline

Federal judge issues setback to Trump administration plans on Keystone XL pipeline Morris wrote that the State Department had "simply discarded prior factual findings related to climate change " from the Obama administration in its zeal to further Trump's goal of letting the pipeline move forward. The pipeline construction sparked months of protests by Native Americans and activist groups, who say the project could pollute local water supplies. [Full Article...]

Say no to crackers, alcohol on Diwali: IMA

Say no to crackers, alcohol on Diwali: IMA Experts have warned of severe spike in pollution levels after Diwali even if "partial toxic crackers" are burnt compared to a year ago. Last Diwali , Mumbai's AQI level was at 203 (poor). The pollution monitoring agencies said that the extra load of pollutants coming from stubble burning from neighbouring states also registered a slight drop, leading to slight improvement - though still in ... [Full Article...]

Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970

Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970 It also says that nearly 301 mammal species are at the risk of getting extinct due to being hunted for food . Vox presents a caution note after viewing this data, explaining that a 60 percent decrease in the vertebrate wildlife does not mean a 60 percent loss of animal species. [Full Article...]

Michael strengthens to a major hurricane

Michael strengthens to a major hurricane So far, Coast Guard crews in Florida have rescued 40 people and assisted 232. In the storm's wake lay crushed and flooded buildings, shattered lives and at least 11 deaths that state and local officials have linked to the storm, with authorities investigating another three deaths. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi

Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi In a 5 p.m. update on October 9, the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) said Michael has strengthened to a "major hurricane " and has life-threatening storm surge , hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall. "This storm can kill you". "If you're responsible for a patient, you're responsible for the patient". With an officiant standing in front of them, the couple said their vows on the beac... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Argentine satellite, posts first ground-landing on West Coast

Shortly afterward SpaceX showed a shot of Falcon 9, successfully landed on landing zone 4. Nearby residents in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties were warned they "may hear one or more sonic booms" from the landing. SAOCOM 1A 3,000-kilogram satellite built by INVAP and this deployment was done in conjunction with Argentina's space agency with the goal of radar-imaging the ea... [Full Article...]

Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect from that storm, which packs top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Strong upper-level winds are expected to diminish by Sunday or Monday, which could allow for some slow development of this system while it moves westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. [Full Article...]

Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC 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. The centre is slowing down and is expected to stall and perhaps wander around just off shore on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Despite the drop in wind strength, the most risky threat comes from Florence's rains and storm surge, which could brin... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Swelling rivers and fresh evacuation orders, North Carolina struggles

Hurricane Florence: Swelling rivers and fresh evacuation orders, North Carolina struggles Fayetteville city manager Doug Hewett said he's concerned that with the rain gone, the residents may become complacent and try to get back home, which could be unsafe. - A day after Gov. Roy Cooper called for an October special session to approve initial funding needs for the Hurricane Florence recovery, legislative leaders said they're prepared to meet next week. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX in HUGE announcement over first tourist trip to Moon

Elon Musk’s SpaceX in HUGE announcement over first tourist trip to Moon It's hoped the first passenger moon flight will happen sometime in 2023, although previous projects have suffered delays. SpaceX added that it was "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space". [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan makes two enormous donations to Hurricane Florence victims

Michael Jordan makes two enormous donations to Hurricane Florence victims More than 5 million gallons (18 million liters) of partially treated sewage spilled into the Cape Fear River after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said , and the earthen dam of a pond holding hog waste was breached, spilling its contents. [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler He said Maezawa, founder of Japan's largest retail website and one the country's richest people, came to SpaceX with the idea for the flight. Musk hinted that the mystery person may be from Japan, tweeting a Japanese flag emoji. No matter who SpaceX has signed for its "BFR Lunar Mission", the company is hyping it as an epic trip. Musk said houses equipped with Tesla's Solar Roof would feed e... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump calls North Carolina officials to offer support

Pres. Trump calls North Carolina officials to offer support The Navy says the aircraft will make their way back beginning Saturday, and the ships will start to return Sunday. President Donald Trump is pictured speaking during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm

Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm President Donald Trump touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way of Florence. "It's a big one", he said. Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Isaac Intermediate Advisory Number 19A

Tropical Storm Isaac Intermediate Advisory Number 19A The US National Hurricane Centre in its 8 a.m. tropical storm update reported Tropical Storm Isaac's centre was 25 miles east of Dominica and 80 miles southeast of Guadeloupe. The Ocean Resort Casino announced on Twitter that they were at capacity Thursday morning, and rooms were booked up through Saturday, September 15. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Game Time

Hurricane Florence: Game Time This doesn't mean that the storm isn't just as unsafe, as the bulk of the damage and possible loss of life will likely come from the 9-foot storm surge or up to 40 inches of rain that meteorologists are predicting. Some of the few people still left in Nags Head on the Outer Banks took photos of angry waves topped with white froth. Wilmington resident Julie Terrell said she was concerned after ... [Full Article...]

Nikki-Dee breaks down what changed overnight with Hurricane Florence

Nikki-Dee breaks down what changed overnight with Hurricane Florence North Carolina's governor urged people to learn what evacuation routes to take and put fuel in their vehicles in case they're ordered to leave. If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rain to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia, causing flash floods, mudslides and other unsafe conditions. [Full Article...]


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