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by | December 14, 2018 | 07:00

The instrument observed a steep decline in the speed of the solar wind particles on November 5. "Working on Voyager makes me feel like an explorer, because everything we're seeing is new", MIT's John Richardson, principal investigator for the PLS instrument, said in a news release from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory .

by | November 27, 2018 | 06:15

Only six-and-a-half harrowing minutes later, after ejecting its heatshield, deploying a supersonic parachute and firing retrorockets, its speed had dramatically slowed to a jogging pace after traversing the 130 kilometers between Mars's upper atmosphere and the planet's arid surface.

by | November 27, 2018 | 04:33

The entry, descent, and landing phases will each emit a slightly different radio frequency, enabling engineers to track InSight's progress. The $850 million InSight Mars lander mission - whose name is short for "Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport" - launched on May 5 atop an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

by | November 10, 2018 | 08:56

State Department, the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, and the TransCanada Corporation. Although the decision does not permanently halt the pipeline's construction, it nevertheless comes as TransCanada, the Canadian company that owns Keystone, is preparing to start construction in Montana, shipping pipe to various locations throughout the state, the Great Falls Tribune reports.

by | November 08, 2018 | 07:03

Authorities have warned of a spike in the pollution levels after Diwali on Wednesday even if "partially toxic crackers" are burnt compared to past year. The World Health Organization estimates poor air quality kills more than a million residents of India every year, and says New Delhi has the worst air of any major city in the world.

by | October 19, 2018 | 16:13

A Chinese city is planning to launch an artificial moon by 2020 to replace streetlights, a Chinese daily reported . However, an expert told the People's Daily that the artificial moon's light shouldn't be so bright that it would impact them.

by | October 08, 2018 | 10:23

SpaceX has successfully recovered a Falcon 9 Block 5 booster on a land-based landing zone for the first time in the rocket's brief history, marking the debut of the company's West Coast LZ-4 and the second flight of a reused Block 5 booster.

by | September 24, 2018 | 21:58

While little change in intensity is expected during the next day or so, due to dry air and moderate shear, some strengthening as an extratropical low is likely due to baroclinic forcing. After two days, the shear will increase. Kirk is moving west at 25 miles per hour. "Leslie is forecast to strengthen when it merges with a frontal system in two or three days, " the hurricane center said.

by | September 22, 2018 | 16:59

However, forecasters warned that the enormous wind field has been growing larger, raising the risk of the ocean surging on to land. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwest at 17 mph.

by | September 22, 2018 | 16:41

In Conway, South Carolina, authorities said residents could see damage in homes that have not flooded before. He loaded all of his furniture into a borrowed flatbed hay trailer and took it to a warehouse where space was being donated to possible flood victims.

by | September 20, 2018 | 11:32

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk described Maezawa as the "bravest" and 'best adventurer'. The mission will be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space, SpaceX said in a tweet ". "He has chosen us", said the mercurial founder of SpaceX , also boss of the vehicle manufacturer Tesla, whose Stock price has experienced ups and downs recently because of his antics.

by | September 19, 2018 | 20:42

She told NPR she hopes President Trump will make sure that federal agencies respond quickly to help residents in crisis as the waters recede. President Donald Trump arrived in North Carolina on Wednesday to survey damage. Supplies have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters, which also were used to pluck hundreds of desperate people from homes and other structures.

by | September 18, 2018 | 10:15

The BFR will eventually replace Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, but not until all of SpaceX's customers are on board, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in April. While looking at one of Basquiat's paintings, Maezawa said, he came upon the idea to inspire other top artists to bring a space view down to Earth. The CEO wants to invite between six to eight artists from various backgrounds and different places throughout the world up to the moon trip with him.

by | September 18, 2018 | 09:12

Officials in several states have declared states of emergency, including in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland, where coastal areas are still recovering from summer storms. "Amazing. They did awesome", said Knox, who was stranded with seven others, including a boy carried out in a life vest. "We are stuck in the attic".

by | September 15, 2018 | 16:28

The National Weather Service said 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches. Hurricane Florence weakened into a Category 2 hurricane as it moved towards east coast of the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday, but a life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall were still expected.

by | September 15, 2018 | 14:04

At 5 a.m. Thursday, Hallstrom said, "currently out the window it looks like just another day in Nevis". Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. This rainfall may cause unsafe flash flooding. "According to the IPMA's forecast, it is likely that the western islands [Flores and Corvo] should begin to feel the effects of the storm from Saturday afternoon".

by | September 14, 2018 | 14:08

A Category 4 hurricane has winds of 130 to 156 miles per hour on the Saffir-Simpson Scale of Hurricane Intensity. "(R) esidents and guests of Beaufort County will be allowed to travel within county borders, until there is a need for lane reversals on US 278 and USA 21", a Monday evening message from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said, urging residents to leave by Tuesday.

by | September 13, 2018 | 16:24

More than 10 million people are in the crosshairs of Hurricane Florence as storm force winds move within hours of battering the U.S. east coast. "Today is the time to get your preparedness actions complete", he said . Although Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for three counties , including Jasper where the facility Ridgeland is located, these counties are still deemed evacuation zones by South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

by | September 13, 2018 | 13:43

Millions of people on the East Coast of the United States find themselves in the path of a monster Category 4 hurricane that threatens catastrophic coastal flooding and damage in the billions of USA dollars. Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, underscored the danger of the storm surge in an interview with "Good Morning America".

by | September 10, 2018 | 11:43

The National Hurricane Center has issued advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane Florence, and two tropical storms, Helene and Isaac. As of 2 p.m. Friday, it was pinpointed about 1,375 miles east of Hilo and 1,550 miles east of Honolulu. That's because Florence will reach areas that have already experienced a lot of rain in recent weeks - and it won't take much for flash floods to start in these regions.