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Dec 13 2018

Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it

The 3200 Phaethon may have collided with another object in the distant past, which produced the stream of particles that hurdle across earth's atmosphere and created a ...

Dec 11 2018

China launched a mission to the dark side of the moon

A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at...

Dec 09 2018

SpaceX launches space station cargo ship

The mission got underway at 1:16 p.m. EST (GMT-5) when the Falcon 9's nine Merlin 1C engines ignited with a roar and a torrent of fiery exhaust, quickly pushing the 230-f...

Nov 27 2018

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

NASA engineers were forced to wait until the landing was over to know if it was successful, though, as there's an eight minute delay in communications between Mars and ...

Oct 29 2018

Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season on Sunday, but forecasters said it posed no threat to land, although Bermuda residents were told to expect rough ...

Oct 26 2018

Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg

Nasa ICE on Twitter also posted a really cool GIF of the rectangular icebergs . NASA also shared a picture of a perfectly triangular block of ice found nearby and t...

Oct 21 2018

Get Ready for a Mild-and Rainy-Winter, Forecasters Say

He said there is a chance El Nino could reach moderate strength and a "blob" of warm water setting up in the Northeast Pacific Ocean could set up a jet stream pattern t...

Oct 20 2018

Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused by Collision Between First and Second Stages

In this frame from video from NASA TV, NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived the Oct. 11, 2018, failed launch and emergency landing, speaks Tuesday, Oct. I shake his ...

Oct 12 2018

The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

As per NASA the gyro that was unsuccessful last week had been manifesting end of life performance for a time span of a year and its collapse was not unanticipated. Expe...

Oct 10 2018

Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

ET this morning, moving north-northwest at 12 mph with sustained winds of 90 mph. Past year saw a string of catastrophic storms batter the western Atlantic - including ...

Oct 07 2018

Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system

Astronomers David Kipping , from Columbia University in NY and Alex Teachey are reporting and publishing the results Science Advances journal observing all the hypo...

Sep 27 2018

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its 5 p.m. update. A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within...

Sep 26 2018

Beluga whale spotted in River Thames

Describing the Thames whale as "vulnerable", Dolman explained that noises from nearby and passing boats may alarm the animal as it attempts to make its way out of the Tha...

Sep 22 2018

More flooding feared for SC

Lee Power Plant near Goldsboro. Griff Jenkins reports from Fayetteville, North Carolina. In South Carolina, the flood was far from over. Regan said that at the H.F. T...

Sep 20 2018

First SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'

But in February this year, Mr Musk said SpaceX would concentrate on the BFR for future crewed missions. He said he wanted the artists "to see the moon up close, and...

Sep 18 2018

Final Delta 2 Rocket Launches From Vandenberg Carrying $1B Ice Probe

The maiden Delta II took flight on Valentine's Day in 1989, successfully delivering the first operational Global Positioning System satellite into space . "I'm a little ...

Sep 17 2018

Death Toll From Florence Rises To Double Digits

In Kinston, more than an hour's drive inland from the coast, Lenoir County spokesman Bryan Hanks said a man was electrocuted as he attempted to connect extension cords ou...

Sep 15 2018

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

The center of the hurricane's eye came ashore at about 7:15 a.m. EDT (1115 GMT) near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington , North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 ...

Sep 15 2018

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rain all the way into the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia , causing fla...

Sep 15 2018

Mandatory evacuation in North Carolina county

Rescue crews used boats to carry more than 360 people from rising water in the river town of New Bern, North Carolina, while many of their neighbours awaited help. Curren...