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A Tropical Cyclone 16 Path: Storm Expected to Hit Florid Panhandle A Tropical Cyclone 16 Path: Storm Expected to Hit Florid Panhandle
- October 19, 2019

The National Hurricane Center says slow development is possible and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form late this week over the Gulf as the system tracks to the northeast. It's fast motion will likely prevent it from strengthening quickly. By tomorrow afternoon, the weather in the Panhandle should improve with the higher winds and heaviest rain moving on to Georgia and the Carolinas. (more...)
Tropical weather for the Gulf, minimal impacts locally Tropical weather for the Gulf, minimal impacts locally
- October 18, 2019

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure that moved away from Central America and into the Southern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday. This is why it becomes more and more hard to sustain a tropical system in the winter season. Nestor is expected to move offshore of the coast of North Carolina into the western Atlantic by late Sunday. (more...)
ISRO releases first illuminated image of lunar surface captured by Chandrayaan-2 ISRO releases first illuminated image of lunar surface captured by Chandrayaan-2
- October 18, 2019

ISRO on twitter , also shared the first illuminated image of the lunar surface clicked by Chandrayaan's payload IIRS. In accordance with ISRO, the Imaging Infrared Spectrometer or IIRS is created to measure reflected sunlight hours and emitted phase of Moon gentle from the lunar surface. (more...)
NOAA Winter Outlook: Warmer than average for many, wetter in the North NOAA Winter Outlook: Warmer than average for many, wetter in the North
- October 18, 2019

The forecast calls for a 40-50 percent chance of higher than normal precipitation through the December-February time frame. El Niño is expected to remain neutral during the winter, meaning there will be neither El Niño or La Niña. "Wetter-than-average weather is most likely across the Northern Tier of the US during winter, which extends from December through February". A new winter weather outlook indicates chances are good that Minnesota will see a snowy winter again. (more...)
First All-Woman Spacewalk on October 18 First All-Woman Spacewalk on October 18
- October 17, 2019

This record-breaking spacewalk will be Koch's fourth and Meir's first. What time is the NASA spacewalk on Friday? The space agency has, however, pushed the event back by one day to Friday, October 18. The historic spacewalk will be broadcast live on NASA.gov. Click NASA TV when you get there. Simply hit the play button on the embedded video player above. (more...)
NASA Unveils New Spacesuits Designed To Take Astronauts To Moon, Mars NASA Unveils New Spacesuits Designed To Take Astronauts To Moon, Mars
- October 17, 2019

The xEMU has a rear-entry hatch, so astronauts can climb into it from the back of the suit, allowing the shoulder elements of the hard upper torso to be closer together than the suits now in use, thus enabling a better fit while reducing shoulder injury risks. (more...)
Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast
- October 17, 2019

The system in question gathering some organization over the Bay of Campeche. Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to fly into this potential tropical system Thursday, if necessary. This system is "unlikely ..." As of early Thursday, the weekend forecast for Manatee County calls for rain chances to begin increasing by Friday, up to 50 percent throughout the day and evening. (more...)
We found life on Mars in the 1970s — Former NASA scientist We found life on Mars in the 1970s — Former NASA scientist
- October 17, 2019

However, a follow-up Viking Molecular Analysis Experiment was not as successful and failed to detect organic matter leading to NASA's conclusion, per Levin's article , "The LR had found a substance mimicking life , but not life ". Now, he and LR co-test Patricia Ann Straat are calling for further investigation. "NASA has already announced that it will not have a life sensing experiment on its Mars 2020 lander", Levin wrote within the article on Scientific American . (more...)
All-female spacewalk brought forward after space station power failure All-female spacewalk brought forward after space station power failure
- October 16, 2019

The BCDU failed to activate following the October 11 installation of new lithium-ion batteries on the space station's truss. The ISS is fuelled by a collection of thousands of solar cells known as arrays . Since she was denied the opportunity to take part in the first all-female spacewalk, McClain has found herself at the center of that she carried out the first crime in space by hacking her ex-spouse's bank account while on board the ISS. (more...)
One size, fits all: NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions One size, fits all: NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions
- October 16, 2019

Forward-looking: NASA has shown off two spacesuits that astronauts will use to walk on the lunar surface. "These are our spacesuits for the Artemis generation". The crew survival suit, meanwhile, is created to provide full life support for up to six days - a scenario that could be required, for example, if a meteorite punches a hole in the spacecraft's hull. (more...)
Renewables overtake hydrocarbons in UK electricity generation
- October 15, 2019

Renewables overtook fossil fuels as a source for energy for businesses and homes in the United Kingdom, for the first time over the last quarter. This represents a significant change in the status quo, given that back in 2010, the difference in energy generation was much more heavily swayed in favor of fossil fuels, with them generating nearly 10 times the amount of energy of that created by renewables. (more...)
500 arrested as the climate protest grows 500 arrested as the climate protest grows
- October 14, 2019

Protests by climate change activists are expected in some 60 cities over the next two weeks. What's next for the movement? Activists with a group dubbed Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic on bridges in Halifax, Toronto and Edmonton, with similar protests planned for Montreal and Vancouver later in the day. (more...)
Hunter's Moon will make an appearance this weekend Hunter's Moon will make an appearance this weekend
- October 14, 2019

If you want to know when you can see the moon in your location, you can use the Farmer Almanac's moonrise and moonset calculator here . The Ojibwa people called this month's full moon the "Mskawji Giizis", or Freezing Moon, as October typically marks the first frost, and the Cree people called it "Pimahamowipisim", or Migrating Moon, because of bird migrations, according to Space.com, Live Science's sister site. (more...)
Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies at 85 Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies at 85
- October 12, 2019

The short foray, a significant advance in the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, was no easy task, and not without its mishaps. The future cosmonaut had a strong artistic bent and even thought about going to art school before he enrolled in a pilot training course and, later, an aviation college. (more...)
Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record Discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a solar system record
- October 12, 2019

Saturn and Jupiter , with 161 between them, account for almost 80% of these. Gallic mythology: "One in every of the newly stumbled on moons orbits within the prograde route and has an inclination strategy 36 degrees, which is equivalent to those within the Gallic group, regardless that it is worthy farther away from Saturn than some other prograde moons". (more...)
Russian rocket with two foreign satellites launched from Baikonur spaceport Russian rocket with two foreign satellites launched from Baikonur spaceport
- October 10, 2019

MEV-1 will deliver on-orbit servicing satellite life-extension through Northrop Grummans wholly-owned subsidiary SpaceLogistics LLC. The MEV-1 so-called "rescue tug" will take some 3 months to get to a position where it will itself capture Intelsat 901 and then - if all goes according to plan - replace I-901 into a conventional geostationary orbit. (more...)
Snakehead fish found in Georgia; officials say kill it immediately Snakehead fish found in Georgia; officials say kill it immediately
- October 10, 2019

If possible, take several photos of their fins, tail and those tiny razor-sharp teeth. A terrifying species - known as the snakehead fish (yes, it's as scary looking as it sounds) - has Georgia fishermen on high alert, and they've been ordered to KILL ON SIGHT! Ed Bettross a Fisheries Biologist at the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says that the species first came to the USA in the late 1990s and early 2000s. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Sticks to Story About Being Fired for Pregnancy Elizabeth Warren Sticks to Story About Being Fired for Pregnancy
- October 09, 2019

Elizabeth Warren is standing by her account of being fired from a teaching job almost 50 years ago because she was pregnant - an anecdote that she routinely recounts at campaign events but one that some conservatives charge has been embellished to make the narrative more compelling for her presidential run. (more...)
NASA’s Curiosity rover paints ancient Mars as a water-rich paradise NASA’s Curiosity rover paints ancient Mars as a water-rich paradise
- October 09, 2019

The car-sized rover is now in the process of scaling Mount Sharp, the huge landmass smack in the center of the Gale Crater . The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called " Old Soaker " may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. (more...)
2 meteor showers to peak this week: How to watch 2 meteor showers to peak this week: How to watch
- October 09, 2019

Although these Draconids are considered minor meteor showers, they can still light up the sky with hundreds of these twinkly fireballs , as opposed to the common 10 meteors per hour. You don't need any special equipment or skills to view a meteor shower . So, if you've got a home in the country side and want a little entertainment with your dinner, you know where to look. (more...)