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Hurricane Michael a very different storm to Florence: RMS

Forecasters said Michael's tropical-storm-force winds stretched 370 miles across, with hurricane-strength winds extending up to 35 miles from the center. Tolls ...


SpaceX rocket brightens skies over Phoenix area, sparks curiosity, awe

Arizonans, and presumably Americans all over the country were collectively confused and maybe a little scared when a giant light appeared in the sky on Sunday n...


Rock used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite

But imagine if a rock used for such purposes fetched you more than $100,000 (over Rs.70 lakhs in INR). He noticed the rock in the property and the farmer inform...


Climate change: Could changing your lifestyle really make a difference?

The Arctic could experience ice-free summers once every decade or two in a 2 °C world, versus once in a century at 1.5 °C. Areas like sub-Saharan Africa and t...


Hubble Space Telescope Gyroscope Fails, All Observations On Hold

While the telescope is not expected to be at risk of being permanently out of order, two of the four gyroscopes used to direct the telescope towards its targets...


Tropical Storm Michael: Storm Could Strengthen Into Category 2 Hurricane

But it rapidly intensified, and its top winds clocked in at 60 miles per hour by late Sunday evening. Midday Monday, winds were already clocking in at 75 ...


First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

It's landing on terra firma after successfully obtaining a license for the pad this summer. At the time, the launch was scheduled to occur from the Kwajalein ...


Nasa's Voyager 2 Probe Approaching Interstellar Space

The probe's Low-Energy Charged Particle instrument has distinguished a comparative increment in higher-energy cosmic rays . This graphic shows the position o...


MI meteorite used as doorstop for 30 years 'worth $100,000'

David Mazurek says the rock came with a barn he bought in 1988 in Edmore, Mich. An examination found that the rock is an iron-nickel meteorite composed of mos...


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

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to warn Californians what was in store for them. If the mission goes according to plan, Sunday night will mark SpaceX...


Tropical cyclone chances increase to 70 percent

EST update states that a low-pressure system on the eastern border of Honduras and Nicaragua has become "more concentrated" during the past several hours. Regar...


First the moon outside our solar system found astronomers

To date more than 3,000 exoplanets - worlds orbiting stars other than the Sun - but no "exomoons". That was enough for Kipping & Co.to snag 40 hours with the ...


Red tide closes beaches on both Florida coasts

Most of those beaches have been closed since Saturday. "We didn't want somebody going out there and getting affected and then us not doing what we have to do ...


North Carolina Overcome with Large Mosquitoes after Hurricane Florence

The breeds, often referred to as "gallinippers", are known to have a painful bite. "This is the size of the mosquitoes we've got post-Florence", she wrote. Fa...


Have scientists found a moon around a planet outside the solar system?

It orbits its parent star at a distance similar to the distance between the Sun and Earth, which puts it - and its candidate moon - at the inner edge of the ha...


MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100000 meteorite

But the "neat" rock that David Mazurek kept at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan was not just any old paperweight. A United States professor has established ...


UC Berkeley alumna Frances Arnold awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry

Again, either of the three could have won the Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Curie won in 1903 for her discovery of radioactivity, and Goeppert Mayer in 1963...


Astronauts return to Earth from ISS amid US-Russia tensions

Two US and one Russian astronaut ended their six-month campaign on the International Space Station (ISS) between the tensions in the US and Russia and ret...


Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

The doorstop that a MI man had been using since 1988 has turned out to be a meteorite worth $100,000. " I could tell right away that this was something specia...


Researchers detect what may be the first known moon outside solar system

Astronomers have had success locating exoplanets around stars outside our solar system , but exomoons are harder to pinpoint due to their smaller size. They e...