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Is Oumuamua Really An Alien Spacecraft?

Is Oumuamua Really An Alien Spacecraft? IThe theory is based on the object's "excess acceleration", or its unexpected boost in speed as it traveled through and ultimately out of our solar system in January 2018. "For decades we've theorized that such interstellar objects are out there, and now―for the first time―we have direct evidence they exist", said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

Russian Federation blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague had to abort their mission on October 11 and perform an emergency landing after the Soyuz rocket supposed to carry them to the International Space Station failed . [Full Article...]

After Rocket Failure, Astronauts To Go Back Into Space: Russian Official

After Rocket Failure, Astronauts To Go Back Into Space: Russian Official After an aborted launch on Thursday , Rogozin promised that Hague and Ovchinin will be given another chance soon to work on the International Space Station . It was to be the first space mission for Hague, who joined NASA's astronaut corps in 2013. Space X and Boeing are both working on ships that could transport astronauts to the station without relying on the Russian space program. [Full Article...]

Florida Eyes Turn to Cleanup After Powerful Hurricane Michael

Florida Eyes Turn to Cleanup After Powerful Hurricane Michael Bu the full extent of the damage was only slowly becoming clear, with some of the worst areas hard to reach. Tropical Storm Michael is racing across the Carolinas. Jason Gunderson of the Cajun Navy said flooding and downed power lines made most streets impassible. Roofs were peeled off and homes split open by fallen trees. [Full Article...]

American and Russian astronaut rescued after emergency landing following rocket booster malfunction

American and Russian astronaut rescued after emergency landing following rocket booster malfunction Relations between the US and Russian Federation have been very tense in recent years. NASA released a statement after a Russian booster rocket on a mission to the International Space Station failed after launch. 3 minutes, 15 seconds after liftoff from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:47 a.m. EDT, something went wrong with the Soyuz rocket bringing crew members to the Inte... [Full Article...]

Warnings Issued for Hurricane Michael

Warnings Issued for Hurricane Michael As of the 5 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center , Michael had sustained winds of 140 miles per hour with stronger gusts. For this hurricane season, the US -based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasting service and Britain's Met Office predict between five and nine storms of Category 3 or stronger. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia

Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia The Carolinas aren't expected to get a direct hit from Michael, but even a weakening storm could bring strong winds and inches of rain. The AP reported parts of Florida's lightly populated Big Bend area could see up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) of storm surge. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Warnings for Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe

Tropical Storm Warnings for Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe There were two other systems in development Wednesday as well. "It's a nasty interplay that makes it very hard". Interestingly, the Atlantic Ocean housed three hurricanes at the same time, that before Tropical Storm Isaac being downgraded from its former hurricane status. [Full Article...]

Florence makes landfall near Wilmington; how often does that happen?

Florence makes landfall near Wilmington; how often does that happen? A 68-year-old man was electrocuted at a residence on Silver Smith Circle Friday morning when he was trying to connect two extension cords outside in the rain. Thousands across the state have already lost electricity, with much more expected as Florence encroaches. Mostly, Florence figures to be a huge rainmaker with extensive flooding . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast The heavier rains that will affect parts of North Carolina , South Carolina, and Virginia near Florence's landfall will not affect Georgia, but rain associated with Florence will move over Georgia during the period. Unfathomable." He also asked meteorologist Philip Klotzbach (who specializes in "Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts") about the storm's rapid intensification and got this an... [Full Article...]

Klobuchar Questions Kavanaugh On Presidential Privilege

Klobuchar Questions Kavanaugh On Presidential Privilege Senate Democrats challenged his record on hot-button issues such as abortion, affirmative action and presidential power . In his days before the committee, Kavanaugh has declined to answer questions about how he would handle investigations of the executive branch and whether he would step aside if cases involving Trump under Mueller's probe end up at the court. [Full Article...]

ISS Soyuz Oxygen Leak Repaired

ISS Soyuz Oxygen Leak Repaired Roscosmos' Soyuz commander Sergey Prokopyev repaired the leak using epoxy placed on a gauze wipe. Russia's contract to supply Soyuz ferry rides for NASA astronauts to the International Space Station ends in April, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Friday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii Wave heights of 15 to 25 feet are forecast with the largest surf expected along the island's southern and the southeastern coasts. "It is much too early to confidently determine which, if any, of the main Hawaiian islands will be directly impacted by Lane", the weather service said . [Full Article...]

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's The rule dictated specific emission targets for states based on power-plant emissions and gave officials broad latitude to decide how to achieve reductions. The fights that have taken place over the Clean Air Act may be mirrored by legal battles over the new Affordable Clean Energy proposal. The White House claimed it would also save $6.4 billion in compliance costs for industry, compared to the... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii The National Weather Service said tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon on the Big Island. "I helped out with Hurricane Iniki, I was in the military and came over here when they had the devastation, so I kind of see the after effects of it", he said. [Full Article...]

Ex CIA directors issue unprecedented Donald Trump condemnation

Ex CIA directors issue unprecedented Donald Trump condemnation Bruce Ohr may be his next target. Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. [Full Article...]

NASA is about to launch the fastest manmade object ever

NASA is about to launch the fastest manmade object ever Over the course of its seven-year mission, the probe will orbit the sun 24 times, each time sweeping through the corona , where the temperature is a blistering 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (almost 1,400 degrees Celsius). After that late September flyby, the Parker should make its first close approach to the sun on November 1 - the first of about two dozen solar passes and seven gravity assists from V... [Full Article...]

Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars The discovery was made by the European Space Agency ( ESA ) using radar data collected during their Mars Express mission. They obtained 29 sets of radar samplings, mapping out an area exhibiting a very sharp change in its associated radar signal, about 1.5 km below the surface of the ice and extending sideways about 20 km. [Full Article...]

Flash flood watch extended through Wednesday for Williamsburg region | Williamsburg

Flash flood watch extended through Wednesday for Williamsburg region | Williamsburg This evening showers and a few thunderstorms threaten. Then Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 83, and a warm front will bring another chance of showers and thunderstorms in the middle of the week, forecasters said. Tuesday: Gray with showers and storms. Prince William fire and rescue officials reported nine people were rescued from flood waters on Saturday . [Full Article...]

‘That’s scary!’ - Jim Jordan explains explosive revelation from Peter Strzok testimony

‘That’s scary!’ - Jim Jordan explains explosive revelation from Peter Strzok testimony The two agents disparaged Trump throughout 2016, describing him as an "idiot" and a "menace". Giuliani's words followed those of other Republicans who attempted to seize on Strzok's texts with Page and his testimony as evidence of political bias toward Trump and his campaign, and as proof that the entire Mueller probe was propped up by a "deep state" intent on thwarting Trump's administratio... [Full Article...]


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