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Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic
- September 24, 2018

It is 545 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and still has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression Eleven is now about 440 miles east of the Windward Islands with sustained winds of 30 mph, and moving northwest at 3 mph. (more...)
Two Hopping Robots are about to Land on Asteroid Ryugu Two Hopping Robots are about to Land on Asteroid Ryugu
- September 24, 2018

The solar panelled-powered rovers move by "hopping" because the extremely weak gravity on the asteroid makes rolling hard. The MINERVA-II-1 - which stands for Micro Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid - separated from the spacecraft at a height of around 50 m (164 feet) from the asteroid's surface. (more...)
Telescope TESS found two exoplanets in two days Telescope TESS found two exoplanets in two days
- September 24, 2018

Black lines that can be seen in the image are gaps between camera detectors. The cameras recorded dozens of constellations, in particular, the photo shows the closest to our galaxy and the Large and Small Magellanic clouds. TESS' looping orbit takes it to the moon and then back near Earth, allowing the satellite to share the gathered data. "The science community are chomping at the bit to see the awesome data that TESS will produce and the exciting science discoveries for exoplanets ... (more...)
Tropical Storm Kirk Forms in Atlantic: NHC Tropical Storm Kirk Forms in Atlantic: NHC
- September 23, 2018

The disturbance is next in line to become a tropical depression - an upgrade is expected by Sunday morning. A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. (more...)
Japanese man to be 1st private moon flight passenger Japanese man to be 1st private moon flight passenger
- September 23, 2018

Musk said he would not reveal the price Maezawa paid for the Moon trip, but said it would be "free for the artists". American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to explore the lunar surface in 1969, a moment seen and heard around the world when Armstrong declared "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". (more...)
300-metre long Spider-web covers beach in Western Greece 300-metre long Spider-web covers beach in Western Greece
- September 23, 2018

Like this story? Share it with a friend! The webs are filled with Tetragnatha spiders - known as "stretch spiders " for their long bodies. 'High temperatures, sufficient humidity and food created the ideal conditions for the species to reproduce in large numbers, ' Professor Chatzaki told Newsit .gr. (more...)
Trump to Visit Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina Trump to Visit Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina
- September 23, 2018

Flooding has also impacted areas such as Fayetteville and Kinston, where the Neuse River was still rising. The storm made landfall on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane . "Stay alert, and stay safe". Officials said more than 1,100 roads are closed, 255 of those primary roads. Roy Cooper warned that the flooding set off by as much as 3 feet of rain from Florence is far from over and will get worse in places. (more...)
A Japanese billionaire is saying A Japanese billionaire is saying "Fly Me To The Moon"
- September 22, 2018

Blast-off for Maezawa and his guests may not happen until around 2023, a trip of lifetime, to make history and inspire art that will be out of this world. That original mission would have used a Falcon Heavy rocket — the most powerful rocket flying today — and a Dragon crew capsule similar to the one NASA astronauts will use to fly to the International Space Station as early as next year. (more...)
Spider Webs Cover Entire Greek Lagoon
- September 22, 2018

Chatzaki said that the conditions were flawless for the spiders to reproduce. Warmer weather conditions in western Greece have led to the eerie spectacle of a 300m-long spider-web in Aitoliko. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation". A spider population boom happens about every three to five years near Aitoliko. (more...)
Air Force may launch RCO for cyber Air Force may launch RCO for cyber
- September 22, 2018

The last time the USA created a new military service was in 1947 when the Air Force was established as an independent service. Wilson's proposal is insistent the NRO and a new Space Development Agency should be in the Space Force to ensure acquisition is closely connected to space operators. (more...)
Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane
- September 22, 2018

A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina Friday as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. More than 54,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas on Friday afternoon. North Carolina has 8.9 million swine, representing 12 percent of the U.S. (more...)
Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web
- September 22, 2018

The cobwebs appeared on the eastern side of the lagoon just below the bridge and covering a vegetation. Footage taken by local Giannis Giannakopoulos shows the web completely cloaking trees, bushes and shrubberies near a lagoon. "This phenomenon has arisen from a population explosion of this spider ". In fact, local people ought to be happy because the event means many pestering mosquitoes will be trapped by the spiders . (more...)
Nissan unveils mobile space observatory in a pick-up truck! Nissan unveils mobile space observatory in a pick-up truck!
- September 21, 2018

Built is partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), this is a mobile astronomical laboratory for the stars observation. The vehicle itself is packed with the technology required to take the Navara to places high enough to avoid light pollution: ProPILOT, Intelligent Around View Monitor system upgraded to support towing, Blind Spot Warning for the trailer and Intelligent Towing Hitch Alignment. (more...)
1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece
- September 21, 2018

These spiders are - worryingly enough - so small and so light that they can run across water faster than they can move on land. However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don't pose a threat. This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance. (more...)
SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon
- September 21, 2018

Ranked the 18th richest person in Japan, Mr. Maezawa is the founder of the online fashion retail website Zozotown . Maezawa says he is not planning to make the lunar voyage alone, but will invite up to eight artists to journey with him. (more...)
NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image
- September 21, 2018

For example, the spacecraft NASA's Kepler has identified more than 2,600 confirmed exoplanets . Launched in April this year , TESS began science operations in July and captured the released imagery in early August. The brightest stars within the image , Beta Gruis and R Doradus, saturated an entire column of camera detector pixels at the satellite's moment and fourth cameras. (more...)
Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more Florence flooding Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more Florence flooding
- September 20, 2018

Television screens on the walls at the county emergency management centre in Conway, South Carolina , showed scenes of flood damage from around the state. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality reports that four of the open air pits that store hog waste have structural damage, up from two known pits whose retaining walls were compromised. (more...)
Trump pledges support for storm-battered N Carolina Trump pledges support for storm-battered N Carolina
- September 20, 2018

The owner said he moved most of his expensive equipment to higher ground last week before the hurricane. Heavy rains: almost 91cm of rain has fallen over Elizabethtown, North Carolina , and other towns have seen roughly 76cm of rainfall since last Thursday. (more...)
Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief
- September 19, 2018

Officials say the van was traveling near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water officials in SC are watching closely as water continues to poor into the state from upriver in North Carolina following the heavy rains of Florence . (more...)
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist
- September 19, 2018

Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. While he might not be a household name in the West, he is famous in his own country as the founder of the Amazon-like shopping portal Zozotown , Japan's largest online retailer. (more...)