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NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth’s polar ice

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth’s polar ice

As its successor, ICESat-2 will fill in more detail about the bigger picture by examining how ice cover changes over the course of one year. Each laser in a pair sits 295 feet (90 meters) apart, and e...

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Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence hit the coasts of the Carolinas on Friday, bringing 90 miles per hour winds and at least three and a half inches of rain. Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,...

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Hurricane Florence is moving towards land with stormy winds and heavy rains

Hurricane Florence is moving towards land with stormy winds and heavy rains

A few hearty locals gathered at Cape Fear Wine and Beer pub in downtown Wilmington . "These are folks who chose to stay and ride out the storm for whatever reason, despite having a mandatory evacua...

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Still uncertainty as Hurricane Florences path moves south

Still uncertainty as Hurricane Florences path moves south

At 11:00 am (1600 GMT), the eye of the storm was about 485 miles (785 kms) southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina , moving in a northwest direction at 15 mph (24 kph). The shift south and west wil...

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Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

Officials in SC said Saturday that the first fatality was confirmed in that state. A mother and her eight-month-old baby were killed Friday when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from p...

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Gulf system still not expected to develop, but heavy rain is predicted

Gulf system still not expected to develop, but heavy rain is predicted

A small-craft warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and seas equal to or greater than 3 metres (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine a...

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Musk signs up mystery passenger to take rocket trip around moon

Musk signs up mystery passenger to take rocket trip around moon

The webcast is embedded below. We'll find out on Monday if the adventurous soul signed up to the BFR mission is one of the same people that was planning to go on the Falcon Heavy trip. In June, it...

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Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles

Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles

Wind shear, which refers to fluctuations in wind strength in the atmosphere, something that tears storms apart, is present in Isaac's path. Meanwhile, Hurricane Helene will move away from Cabo Ver...

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Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Major Hurricane Very Soon

Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Major Hurricane Very Soon

The U.S. Navy is making preparations this weekend for its ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave port as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the East Coast. For many people, the challenge could b...

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How to find the latest path predictions and updates

Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 miles per hour. The official forecast provided by the National Hurricane Center indicates the storm could be just shy of a catastrophic category 5 ...

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How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This

How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This

Isaac will make its way over the Lesser Antilles by Thursday morning and is expected to weaken to a tropical storm south of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola over the weekend. Florence "is expected to re...

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Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic

East Coast over the weekend. Some forecast models showed Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from the shore. East Coast. Tropical ...

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Kavanaugh: Trump isn't above the law

Kavanaugh: Trump isn't above the law

Politico, citing unnamed sources , reported that during a Labor Day conference call , Democratic senators debated whether to walk out in protest of the Republican opposition to the release of mi...

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Democrats considered mass walkout from Kavanaugh hearing but settled on disruption

Democrats considered mass walkout from Kavanaugh hearing but settled on disruption

Republican Senator John Cornyn likened the interruptions to "mob rule". "I'd like to be recognized", she declared. The administration held back more than 100,000 pages of documents related to his s...

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3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

This movement now includes a newly-formed tropical depression off the African coast. It will take about five to six days for the storm to make its way across the Atlantic. The next named storm is li...

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Emergency proclamations signed ahead of Hurricane Lane’s expected arrival

Jodi Nishida and Sam Delovio of Kaimuki bought plyboard Tuesday at City Mill on Waialae Avenue in preparation for Hurricane Lane. Gov. David Ige and the county mayors signed emergency proclamations...

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Donald Trump: ‘I’ve Never Respected’ John Brennan

Donald Trump: ‘I’ve Never Respected’ John Brennan

McRaven echoed those sentiments, arguing in his op-ed that Trump has "embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation". Therefore...

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The Perseid meteor shower is going to be wonderful this weekend

The Perseid meteor shower is going to be wonderful this weekend

So when is the Perseid meteor shower? He said: "The best time to look will be on the night of August 12 when the sky is darkest, around midnight and in the early hours of the morning, at the pea...

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Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend

Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend

It's perhaps the easiest meteor shower for casual sky-watchers to see, given the bearable temperatures of August evenings, Henderson said. As long as it's a clear night, the meteors will be visible ...

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe is all set for its Scheduled Launch

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is all set for its Scheduled Launch

Protected by a sophisticated heat shield the probe is created to go closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft. Giacolene says that advancements in technology will pave the way for new explorati...

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