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by | October 12, 2018 | 02:13

What the 9-foot storm surge didn't destroy, the 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds finished off. "Panama City is a vibrant seaside city". "You can't drive a vehicle anywhere, you can't do anything because it's littered with houses, pieces of houses", said Patricia Mulligan, who rode out the storm with her family in a condo in Mexico Beach, a town of mom-and-pop shops and sport-fishing businesses about 56km southeast of Panama City.

by | October 12, 2018 | 01:52

The rocket is now scheduled to launch at 7:21 p.m. local time, carry the SAOCOM 1A satellite into space, and return to Earth shortly afterward. The satellite is the first of two for Argentina's space agency, Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, and will work in conjunction with a constellation of Italian space agency satellites.

by | October 12, 2018 | 01:34

If Hurricane Florence was a slow-motion train wreck , Hurricane Michael is a 4-ton wrecking ball. There is "one hurricane-related fatality", said Olivia Smith, public information officer for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, adding that the incident was "debris-related".

by | October 12, 2018 | 02:23

Mammals can produce offspring only through sexual reproduction using an female egg fertilised by male sperm. While some reptiles, amphibians, and fish can reproduce with one parent of the same sex, it's challenging for mammals to do the same even with the help of fertilization technology.

by | October 12, 2018 | 03:07

For comparison, here's a look at the strength of and damage caused by other notable storms that hit the U.S. in recent years. With more than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast warned to clear out, the hurricane's leading edge began lashing the shoreline with tropical storm-force winds, rain and rising seas before daybreak, hours before Michael's centre was expected to blow ashore.

by | October 12, 2018 | 02:11

According to Nasa , initial reports are that the crew landed in good condition and got in contact with the space agency. US astronaut Nick Hague, right and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station ( ISS ), speak prior to the launch of Soyuz MS-10 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome , Kazakhstan , Thursday, Oct.

by | October 11, 2018 | 04:27

Osten also noted that the team has had a "very stressful weekend" and that the Hubble is now "in safe mode while we figure out what to do". NASA announced Monday that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday. Ideally, Hubble would use three of them simultaneously "for maximum efficiency", but it can continue making observations with one, the agency said in another tweet .

by | October 11, 2018 | 03:52

Europa's surface is fragmented by grooves and ridges and we lack sufficiently high-resolution imagery to determine how smooth the ice is between these features". Actually traveling to Europa is still little more than a dream, but when we eventually make it happen we may need to grapple with something unexpected: a surface covered in brutal blades of ice.

by | October 11, 2018 | 02:11

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 counties, activating 500 National Guard troops in preparation for the storm. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is also the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the November 6 election, said on Sunday he was cancelling his campaign events and returning to Tallahassee, the state capital, to focus on storm preparations.

by | October 10, 2018 | 01:55

That's because even 1.5 degrees of warming will cause catastrophic effects , including more intense storms, searing heat waves, mass extinctions, and droughts. With a 2°C rise, the impacts can be too serious for communities to adapt. "Even the scientists were surprised to see how much science was already there and how much they could really differentiate and how great are the benefits of limiting global warming at 1.5 compared to 2", Thelma Krug, vice-chair of the IPCC, told Reuters.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:55

The current asking price for a short trip to the lower edges of space costs around £200,000 to book through Virgin Galactic, although Branson says that once his fleet is fully running that could fall to around £40,000 within a decade or so.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:34

Lowering emissions to this degree, while technically possible, would require widespread changes in energy, industry, buildings, transportation and cities, the report says. "The next few years are probably the most important in our history", said Debra Roberts, an IPCC co-chair. In addition, IPCC scientists ensure any amendments are consistent with the scientific evidence.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:38

More than 20 counties have been ordered to evacuate as the Category 2 storm continues to gain strength and has already disrupted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. "That means the water will come miles in shore and could easily be over the roofs of houses", Scott said. Some 1,250 National Guard soldiers are helping residents in coastal areas to find safety, and another 4,000 are on standby, Mr Scott said.

by | October 09, 2018 | 03:17

IN SPACE - MAY 13: In this handout from NASA , the Hubble Space Telescope is grappled to Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125 by the shuttle's Canadian-built remote manipulator system May 13, 2009 in Space. "We'll work through the issues and be back", she promised. The team is now working to bring another gyro online, but Hubble may be limited in what it can do going forward.

by | October 09, 2018 | 02:03

As of the 2 p.m. advisory, Michael is now a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Michael is forecast to make landfall by midweek in Florida's Panhandle or Big Bend. On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties in North Florida and around the big Bend, to establish time, resources and flexibility for government agencies to prepare for the storm.

by | October 09, 2018 | 01:41

On Sunday, a tropical storm formed in the northern Caribbean Sea. A major hurricane is defined as Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 111mph or greater. "The models are in pretty good agreement". The center warned heavy rain, unsafe winds and life-threatening storm surges were possible across Western Cuba on Monday as winds picked up speed on the Gulf Coast.

by | October 08, 2018 | 02:26

During its mission, the Cassini probe spent 20 years exploring space, with most of the time spent observing Saturn , where it captured over 450, 000 pictures as it orbited the famous ringed planet. One is the chemical complexity of what was coming off the rings - we thought it would be nearly entirely water based on what we saw in the past. If scientists can identify the exact types of silicates that coat Saturn's rings, they may be able to tell whether those features are billions of years ...

by | October 08, 2018 | 00:49

So, up until "Voyager 2" crosses heliopause, it will be impossible to say with certainty where it is in relation to her he is. For the last 11 years, since 2007, Voyager 2 has been traveling towards the outermost layer of what is known as the heliosphere .

by | October 07, 2018 | 02:36

An air leak occurred due to a small hole in the spacecraft at the International Space Station at the end of August. Then, once it became apparent that the hole was drilled - and created while the spacecraft was still on Earth - it was hoped that it was merely accidental damage that was poorly repaired.

by | October 07, 2018 | 03:12

Or they might have originated in a galaxy even farther away. In December of 2013, the European Space Agency ( ESA ) launched the Gaia mission . Milky Way galaxy contains about a hundred billion stars. How could we? The data for so many stars would be (are) massive; collecting the data, storing them and analyzing them requires today's spacecraft and computer technologies.

by | October 07, 2018 | 02:09

Once it makes the transition in a tropical depression, or even a tropical storm, it will move north into the Gulf of Mexico. The system is producing showers and thunderstorms from Central America across the Western Caribbean. Forecasters at the National Weather Services National Hurricane Center are monitoring the system, which is now centered just north of the Honduran Bay Islands, according to a Saturday morning release.

by | October 06, 2018 | 07:29

The man then chose to take his rock to Mona Sirbescu, a geology faculty member in earth and atmospheric sciences at Central Michigan University. "For 18 years, the answer has been categorically "no" - meteor-wrongs, not meteorites", Sibescu said in a Thursday statement, according to CNN .

by | October 06, 2018 | 06:42

A man in MI discovered that the big hunk of malformed rock that was once propped open a door on a farm he bought is actually worth as much as $100,000. Professor Monaliza Sirbescu shows off a meteorite that's been in a Grand Rapids man's home for years. The Smithsonian is considering purchasing the meteorite and adding it to the museum's collection.

by | October 06, 2018 | 08:06

Hayabusa2 is scheduled later this month to deploy an "impactor" that will explode above the asteroid, shooting a 2-kg copper object into it to blast a small crater on the surface. The camera worked perfectly. MASCOT has already started gathering data with its four onboard science instruments - a camera, a radiometer, a spectrometer and a magnetometer - mission team members said.

by | October 04, 2018 | 03:25

These mosquitoes, often called 'gallinippers, ' are known for their painful bite and often lay eggs in low-lying damp areas. Hurricane Florence , which caused billions of dollars in damage, is also responsible for nine deaths in SC, according to the state's emergency management department.

by | October 04, 2018 | 02:21

Smith and Gregory P. Winter for the phage display of peptides and antibodies". Arnold, only the fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel, was awarded half of the 9 million Swedish krona (US$1 million) prize while fellow American Smith and Winter of Britain shared the other half.

by | October 03, 2018 | 02:27

Arthur Ashkin , Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland , 2018 Nobel Laureates in Physics. CPA's invention kicked off a period of enormous increases in laser power since 1985-setting up the advent of the petawatt-peak-power lasers that are now being ramped up in the European Extreme Light Infrastructure and other projects.

by | October 03, 2018 | 00:54

Gulf Coast. 'We believe LNG Canada is the right project, in the right place, at the right time, ' said Shell's chief executive Ben van Beurden. LNG Canada - comprised of Shell, Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd, Mitsubishi Corp., PetroChina Co.

by | October 03, 2018 | 02:01

Becker says astronomers have only found a handful of objects in addition to The Goblin that point to the existence of Planet Nine , so there is considerable skepticism that it's really out there. "We are only seeing the tip of the ice berg", Sheppard said in an email. "For some 99 percent of its 40,000-year orbit, it would be too faint to see".

by | October 01, 2018 | 04:39

It is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday. Exactly how much rain and where it will fall is uncertain, but Riverside County's Emergency Management Department has warned residents near the Holy and Cranston wildfire burn areas that intense rain could cause unsafe debris flows.

by | September 29, 2018 | 06:19

Rescue teams have been on standby in case it starts to struggle. Andrews describes himself on his Twitter account as an ecologist and ornithologist and spotted a Beluga whale peacefully swimming in the river Thames, far away from its habitat.

by | September 28, 2018 | 02:22

Well, based on a new study led by astronomer Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, we now have some potential answers to the questions of where Oumuamua came from and what exactly it is: Oumuamua is most similar to a comet , and it most likely came from one of four star systems.

by | September 28, 2018 | 02:17

The attack happened near Kaikoura, which is a town on the South Island of New Zealand, and just adds to the mystique of the island nation as a truly unique place. The seal threw the octopus into the air, smacking Mulinder square in the face. Mulinder's friend, Taiyo Masuda , told CNN it was a surprise they'll remember for a long time .

by | September 28, 2018 | 00:24

Gilbert Miller, a senior forecaster with the Cayman Islands National Weather Service , said Wednesday afternoon that the storm is slated to impact Jamaica Monday and pass south of Cayman. A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within the specified area of the Warning.

by | September 28, 2018 | 00:43

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory published an article according to which mantle convection and climate change are also affecting polar motion. "With this mission we continue humankind's exploration of the distant polar regions of our planet and attain our working out of how ongoing changes of Earth's ice quilt at the poles and in numerous places will have an effect on lives across the arena, now and within the long bolt", Thomas Zurbuchen, companion administrator of NASA's Science Mission ...