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Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction' in Florida

Hurricane Michael causes 'unimaginable destruction' in Florida

As of 11 a.m. EDT, Michael was centered about 35 miles (60 kilometers) south of Charlotte, North Carolina, with winds of 50 mph (85 kph). Some footage taken while the storm still raged is also surfa...

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Climate change: Council adopts conclusions - Consilium

Climate change: Council adopts conclusions - Consilium

Prepared by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‚ the report says that "urgent and unprecedented" changes are needed to reach the target. The authors said global warming is likely to re...

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Space tourism: Virgin Galactic ‘weeks’ away from first test flights in space

Space tourism: Virgin Galactic ‘weeks’ away from first test flights in space

In April , Bob Smith, the head of Jeff Bezos's Blue Origins space company, told CNBC the firm still hoped to send tourists to the edge of space by the end of the year. Virgin Galactic isn't the ...

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'I should have left' - Hurricane Michael terrified those who stayed

'I should have left' - Hurricane Michael terrified those who stayed

The stunning scope of Hurricane Michael's rampage started coming into focus Thursday, as dawn in Panama City, Florida revealed a sprawling mess of nearly unimaginable devastation wrought by the th...

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Sussex academic says lifestyle changes 'not enough' to halt global warming

Sussex academic says lifestyle changes 'not enough' to halt global warming

The scientists said government commitments to curb climate change under the Paris Climate Agreement, even if fully met, would still leave the world on track for about 3 degrees of warming. Allowing ...

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Hurricane Michael threatens Florida with 150mph winds

Hurricane Michael threatens Florida with 150mph winds

Hours earlier, it made landfall in Florida as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in almost 50 years and the third-strongest ever. At least 13 storm-related deaths have been reported in E...

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US, Russia space crew aborts mission after booster failure

After the malfunction they were forced to return to Earth in a process known as a "ballistic re-entry", during which they experienced forces of up to 7G. "Teams have been in contact with the crew". ...

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Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in U.S. in 50 years

That makes it the fourth strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. After Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle Wednesday with catastrophic winds and rain, many peopl...

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Hubble Space Telescope Gyroscope Fails, All Observations On Hold

Hubble Space Telescope Gyroscope Fails, All Observations On Hold

The deputy mission head for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Dr Rachel Osten, confirmed a rumour on Twitter that it was now in safe mode - potentially for weeks - following a gyro failure. Hubble...

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‘Unprecedented’ Hurricane Michael Could Make History Hitting Florida Panhandle as Category 4

‘Unprecedented’ Hurricane Michael Could Make History Hitting Florida Panhandle as Category 4

Relatives in IL urged Thomas to leave and stay with them, but he didn't have the means to get there quickly enough, and he didn't want to stay in a shelter. A top concern has been the few people who h...

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Hurricane Michael to strengthen as it targets Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael to strengthen as it targets Gulf Coast

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 counties, activating 1,250 National Guard troops in preparation for the storm. Residents of Florida's Panhandle frantically fill...

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Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch

Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch

Later, SpaceX reported that the SAOCOM 1A radar satellite was placed in its proper pole-to-pole orbit. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Earth-observation satellite into space on Sunday an...

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Richland, Lexington counties under tropical storm watch as Michael approaches

Richland, Lexington counties under tropical storm watch as Michael approaches

The Florida national guard has over 4,000 more guard members available for deployment, according to Scott. In the days following Hurricane Irma past year, 14 people died after a South Florida nurs...

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Hubble in trouble as telescope ‘suffers failure and goes into safe mode’

Still, the telescope can function with just two gyros , and it could even continue observing the universe with just one. Right now, only two of the three gyros are working properly: "Upon powering on...

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SpaceX to launch and land Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California

SpaceX to launch and land Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California

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". But that's possible only when launching...

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Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

According to Sirbescu, she has been asked to look at potential meteorites before, but never actually had someone show up with one in 18 years. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in m...

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SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite Launch

We'd love to see any photos that you managed to get. SpaceX has just successfully landed its first rocket on the U.S. West Coast. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Argentinian Earth-observatio...

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Scientists first discovered the moon outside the Solar system

Scientists first discovered the moon outside the Solar system

Kipping has spent a decade working on the "exomoon hunt". But the results are delayed due to the limits of detection with current techniques. They believe it's orbiting a gas giant. Kepler-1625B and...

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Lockheed Martin's Lunar Lander Seats 4 Astronauts

Lockheed Martin's Lunar Lander Seats 4 Astronauts

The spacecraft, known as the Mars Base Camp Precursor Lunar Lander, would use the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway as its home base, which NASA said will start building near the Moon in 2022, Space.c...

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NASA finds signs of

NASA finds signs of "exomoon" in distant solar system

Transiting planets are worlds that can be detected by a drop in light as they pass in front of their home stars. Now, two scientists from Columbia University in New York (USA) have used the incompa...

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