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On September 21, the small compact MINERVA-II1 rovers separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft . "Moreover, with the image taken during the hop on the asteroid surface, I was able to confirm the effectiveness of this movement mechanism on the s... More..

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Japan Successfully Lands 2 Rovers on Surface of Asteroid Ryugu
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Japan Successfully Lands 2 Rovers on Surface of Asteroid Ryugu

This is the first time humans have landed rovers on the surface of an asteroid, although in 2014, the European Space Agency shot the first photos taken from the surface of a comet. Next month, the spacecraft ...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

TROPICS: Kirk moving across the Atlantic; no threat to Florida

But forecasters are also keeping an eye on an area of disturbed weather between the Bahamas and Bermuda that could move toward the US east coast later this week. The Weather Authority is tracking four tropical ...More..

SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

Elon Musk's company, Space X , made the announcement at their headquarters in California on Monday. Maezawa's interest in the arts is one of the key driving factors in his reasoning to head to the moon ....More..

This Town in Greece is Draped in Thousands of Spider Webs
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

This Town in Greece is Draped in Thousands of Spider Webs

Although neither the gnats or the spiders are unsafe to humans, CNN predicts getting rid of the webs will require a lot of dusting. A vast area of greenery has been covered by the web, reports the Daily...More..

How to Help Victims of Florence
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

How to Help Victims of Florence

With the damaging effects that Florence is bringing to the east coast, many are looking for ways to help the victims of the storm. Flood waters consumed areas along the North Carolina coast as Florence dren...More..

North Carolina floods producing variety of health risks
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

North Carolina floods producing variety of health risks

Millions of poultry and more than 5,000 hogs have drowned in the North Carolina floodwaters that came about as Hurricane Florence slammed into the East Coast last week. Much of Columbus County, where Fair Blu...More..

Reporter gasps after Trump tells storm victim to ‘have a good time’
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Reporter gasps after Trump tells storm victim to ‘have a good time’

There, Roberta and Joseph Keithley had been sleeping on cots set up in a school classroom since last Friday. 'They don't know whose boat that is. "It's just another hurdle to get over in life". Near Chinquapi...More..

Cheers At SpaceX: Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Cheers At SpaceX: Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot

However, Musk did say that Maezawa brought the idea to him and that the Japanese billionaire's money will help fund development of Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which the company plans to use for the lunar flight ...More..

What will life be like after Hurricane Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

What will life be like after Hurricane Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Officials say the van was traveling near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water officials in SC are watching closely as water continues to poor into the state from upriver in North Carolina foll...More..

Japanese Billionaire ID'd as Planned SpaceX Moon Traveler
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Japanese Billionaire ID'd as Planned SpaceX Moon Traveler

Musk showed off designs for the 118-meter (129 yards) long BFR, which will consist of a first stage with engines and fuel systems, and a second stage with the spacecraft where the passengers will ride. No guida...More..

President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour

Six deaths have been confirmed in neighbouring SC, with the latest being the driver of a pickup truck who drove into standing water in Lexington County. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. The remainder of the deaths ...More..

Over 1 million people evacuated from coast as Hurricane Florence bears down
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Over 1 million people evacuated from coast as Hurricane Florence bears down

Traffic also has been directed away from the coast on parts of United States 501, McMaster said. A Category 4 hurricane can cause catastrophic damage, the hurricane center warned: "Well-built framed h...More..

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

SpaceX, which is under contract by NASA to fly its astronauts to the International Space Station, recently announced it had to delay that first flight to April of next year. "Ever since I was a kid, I've love...More..

Japanese billionaire to be first SpaceX passenger on trip around the moon
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Japanese billionaire to be first SpaceX passenger on trip around the moon

Mr Musk has said he wants the rocket to be ready for an unpiloted trip to Mars in 2022, with a crewed flight in 2024. It consists of a massive rocket booster that promises to out-power any that has ever been bu...More..

IRS grants tax extensions to Hurricane Florence victims
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

IRS grants tax extensions to Hurricane Florence victims

Florence continues to bring rains and threaten lives on the east coast of the USA even after it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm after making landfall. In South Carolina, a woman was kille...More..

NASA To Launch Laser Ice-Tracking Satellite
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

NASA To Launch Laser Ice-Tracking Satellite

By precisely measuring the elevation of land ice, Atlas and ICESat-2 will help scientists develop a better sense of how much and how quickly that ice is melting in a warming world. " The Delta II rocket has ...More..

Hurricane Florence: As floodwaters rise, death toll reaches 14 in North Carolina
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence: As floodwaters rise, death toll reaches 14 in North Carolina

Further inland, the same river, running through Fayetteville, a city of 200,000, was expected to reach major flood levels later on Monday, and would not crest until Tuesday. "If those shelters fill up, we will ...More..

Flooding threatens the Carolinas as Florence is downgraded to a tropical depression
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Flooding threatens the Carolinas as Florence is downgraded to a tropical depression

Dramatic photos show the carnage at the scene, including quickly rising flood waters set to submerge a pair expensive sports cars. Downgraded to a tropical depression overnight, Florence was still massive. Th...More..

USA 'brute' of a storm turns deadly
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

USA 'brute' of a storm turns deadly

On Sept. 12, the International Space Station captured video footage ( the video at the very top of the article ) of Florence passing over the Atlantic, and NASA noted that the storm is 400 miles in diameter wit...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

More than 641,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in North and SC and surrounding states, down from a peak of almost 1 million. Video from WXII 12 News show the animals struggling to cross a roa...More..

Over 895,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Over 895,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

Officials also said one person was electrocuted in Lenoir County while plugging in a generator in the rain, and a man died after being blown to the ground while checking on his hunting dogs. The National Hurric...More..

Protests Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Protests Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit

Romano said that policy decisions by individual governments, such as Trump's reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, could be "speed bumps" in the growth of EVs, but policies already established in C...More..

Duke Energy shuts down nuclear plants in path of Florence
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Duke Energy shuts down nuclear plants in path of Florence

According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, there are 12 nuclear plants in the Carolinas that make electricity for the region. In 2012, Duke Energy reported to the NRC that there were hundreds of "mi...More..

At least 20,000 without power in N.C. as Florence approaches
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

At least 20,000 without power in N.C. as Florence approaches

At least 88,000 people were without power in North Carolina with the brunt of the storm yet to come, according to the state's emergency management agency. About 1.7 million residents across the states' coastl...More..

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts

Wind damage is expected as well, with hurricane-force sustained winds and wind gusts topping 100 miles per hour in some places. "We may be facing a situation where hurricane-force winds are weaker than antici...More..

Dog rescued from hurricane flooding
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

Roy Cooper. "I made sure ahead of time that we had adequate space for anybody that wanted to try that". Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometres) from its centre, and tropical-storm-force winds r...More..

Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes U.S. coast
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes U.S. coast

Duke Energy, a power company in the Carolinas, estimated that one million to three million customers could lose electricity because of the storm and that it could take weeks to restore. The eastbound lanes of...More..

Hurricane Florence Shifts South as Carolinas Hunker Down
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence Shifts South as Carolinas Hunker Down

Hurricane Florence is still well off the coast of the United States, approximately 435 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and is moving northwest at 16 mph. Old Dominion's football game at Charlo...More..

Florence kills 4, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Florence kills 4, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say

These types of slow-moving storms - like Hurricane Harvey - can be particularly risky because of the rain and flooding they can bring. "Plant procedures call for the reactors to be shut down before the anti...More..