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by | July 11, 2020 | 01:56

Fay's formation Thursday means it is the earliest sixth-named storm on record, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. Downpours can be heavy enough to lead to urban flooding problems. It should clip New Jersey midday Friday before powering up the coast for NY and Long Island Saturday and weakening over Vermont.

by | July 06, 2020 | 00:43

We're also keeping an eye on the tropics where Tropical Depression #5 could turn into Tropical Storm Edouard later on tonight. Later in the week this area of low pressure is forecast to emerge off the coast of the Carolinas where conditions for tropical development are expected to be more favorable.

by | July 01, 2020 | 00:35

Both planets are interior to, but close to the inner edge of, the liquid-water habitable zone. The worldwide team - joined by Australian astronomers at the USQ, UNSW Sydney and Macquarie University- detected the system of planets orbiting the brightest red dwarf star in the night sky, Gliese 887.

by | June 30, 2020 | 00:34

The moon, however, will not actually look pink unless it's covered by an opaque pink cloud or haze. During these events, the Moon can appear significantly larger in the night sky, and up to 15% brighter than a standard full moon. Why is it called a "pink" supermoon? . The pink moon is also a supermoon. The pink part of its name is derived from the Phlox subulata flowers that bloom in April in the United States and Canada, so we're sorry to say the moon will not, in fact, be pink.

by | June 21, 2020 | 00:55

Italy's first known non-imported virus case was a patient in the town in the northern Lombardy region. Rome: Coronavirus-battered Italy became the latest country - and the third in Europe - to report presence of the virus in December 2019 or January 2020, well before the pandemic created havoc across the world, reports said on Friday .

by | June 10, 2020 | 01:39

Out. Out". The real drama unfolded earlier in the week when New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced that he was against the peaceful protests that many NFL players had taken in the past, and were planning to take again when they declared that they would be kneeling during the national anthem.

by | June 09, 2020 | 01:27

That includes for NASA's ambitions to put people on the moon in 2024. "Bravo on a magnificent moment in spaceflight history", NASA's Mission Control piped in from Houston. As for the docking procedure with the ISS, Hurley noted that it was smoother than the previous Space Shuttle missions. Hurley was on that last shuttle crew .

by | June 09, 2020 | 01:34

Visit BGR's homepage for more stories . We're in the midst of a global health crisis, people are isolating in their homes and fearing for their loved ones, and there's really no telling when "normal" will return. In short, a supermoon is visible when the Moon is closest to the earth. Accordingly, it will technically appear the biggest and brightest of the moons - but not so much that it's noticeable.

by | June 08, 2020 | 02:14

An asteroid the size of a house, 52 ft., will pass from 2.78 million miles away on June 05. It's a closer call than most asteroids, but still nothing to worry about, according to Allyson Bieryla, manager of the Harvard University Astronomy Lab and Clay Telescope.

by | June 08, 2020 | 01:00

The NHC says the storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour Friday morning and was moving north-northeast at 7 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Cristobal is seen on a northern track over the Gulf of Mexico in a satellite image taken June 7, 2020 .

by | June 07, 2020 | 00:28

There are many beliefs about how the full moon affects people too, from increases in number of births to misbehavior. The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is nearly in the same plane as the orbit of the Earth around the Sun (only about 5 degrees off).

by | June 06, 2020 | 02:03

In a penumbral lunar eclipse , the moon and the sun will be on opposite sides of the earth , and the moon will be close enough that the earth's shadow will partially fall on it. Brazil, western Africa and most of Europe will see the eclipse underway at moonrise Friday night, while the remainder of Africa and most of Asia see the entirety of the eclipse.

by | June 02, 2020 | 02:04

SpaceX owner Elon Musk said he was "quite overcome with emotion" when he saw his dream come true with a flawless liftoff Saturday. "Docking confirmed - Crew Dragon has arrived at the International Space Station!" "NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour have arrived at the International Space Station", NASA said in a statement.

by | June 01, 2020 | 02:03

The Starship SN4 vehicle is the latest from the series of prototypes that SpaceX has built in order to test the technologies - the technologies which are needed for a Space Launch System. That same day, SpaceX received a launch license for its Starship tests from the Federal Aviation Administration . The explosion marks yet another failure that's destroyed a Starship prototype.

by | June 01, 2020 | 00:50

The mission will conclude with the Crew Dragon undocking from the station, deorbiting, and returning Behnken and Hurley to Earth with a safe splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, according to NASA. The Crew Dragon is the first private spacecraft to undertake a manned mission to the ISS. I thought it was so important to be here today. The Crew Dragon spacecraft is a modified version of the SpaceX Cargo Dragon - a transport vehicle used to resupply the ISS.

by | June 01, 2020 | 01:03

NASA astronauts are slated to launch a rocket to the International Space Station Wednesday afternoon, marking the first manned space mission since the shuttle program was retired in 2011. Joining him will be NASA Commercial Crew Program manager Kathy Lueders, a representative of SpaceX, ISS Program Manager Kirk Shireman, and NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester.

by | May 31, 2020 | 01:29

SpaceX was on the cusp of launching NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, a first for a private company and a giant leap forward for the booming business of space travel. EDT, with liftoff now targeted for 4:33 p.m. EDT. The next launch window is set for Saturday afternoon, when SpaceX will make a second attempt to send the astronauts into orbit.

by | May 30, 2020 | 01:21

For SpaceX's next two launch windows, on the afternoons of May 30 and May 31, weather forecasts aren't looking so promising. The forecast for Sunday is slightly better, with a 60% chance of acceptable weather as opposed to Saturday's 50%.

by | May 29, 2020 | 01:54

The launch is now scheduled for 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 30. In the event of a postponement, the next launch opportunity would be Saturday. "Just saw a couple of bolts of lightning east towards the launch pad". Space X designed and built both spacecraft. The next launch was scheduled on May 30 and if this second launch attempt works out, then it will be the first time NASA astronauts have flown to the orbiting lab on their first commercial flight and from the American soil after ...

by | May 27, 2020 | 01:56

Many of these missions have been to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) or to loft satellites into orbit around the Earth. (Pauline Acalin)At least 400-500 people work at SpaceX's rapidly growing South Texas Starship production, test, and launch facilities.

by | May 25, 2020 | 01:28

The pair would join Chris Cassidy, the lone NASA astronaut now on board the station, and two Russian counterparts. SpaceX will also provide flights to non-American astronauts and Musk's company wants to eventually send tourists into space.

by | May 21, 2020 | 01:02

In addition, as knowledge of COVID-19 infection evolves, conflicting views have arisen within the medical and public health communities about how COVID-19 antibody testing can contribute to patient care and to the development of strategies to contain the pandemic.

by | May 18, 2020 | 01:22

It's official: The Atlantic has its first named storm in 2020 and that designation is Arthur. A storm has to have sustained winds of at least 39 miles per hour to be considered a tropical storm and get a name. Beach erosion and minor coastal flooding is also possible. This will keep the threat of scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through at least Friday.

by | May 11, 2020 | 01:07

They emit thermal radiation from the interior of the planet that can be captured by the Gemini Observatory. Michael Wong is an astronomer, but he spends his days tracking storm systems and lightning flashes on Jupiter like some Earth-bound meteorologist looking for harbingers of bad weather.

by | May 10, 2020 | 01:56

The supermoon is also known as the " Vesak Festival Moon " as it corresponds with a Buddhist holiday called Vesak , sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday". The moon at 7. The moon will start to rise from 5.13pm AEST, 5.33pm ACST and 5.41pm AWST and because of an optical illusion, the moon will appear biggest as it rises from the horizon.

by | May 07, 2020 | 01:34

China's most powerful carrier rocket Long March-5B made its maiden flight on Tuesday, successfully sending the trial version of the country's new-generation manned spaceship and a cargo return capsule for test into space, the state media reported.

by | May 06, 2020 | 00:18

By Planakis estimates, the hornets is expected to make their way East within the next two to three years. They use sharp fins to decapitate bees and take their bodies to feed to their young, and human victims of the sting described it as similar to "hot metal driving into their skin", the report said .

by | April 24, 2020 | 01:54

While telescopes would enhance the fidelity for viewers, the meteors can usually be seen with the naked eye. The Lyrid meteor shower will be in full effect in some regions - thanks to clear skies and a new moon - on Tuesday night. The Lyrid Meteor Shower gets its name from the constellation Lyra. Thus, the Lyrid meteor streams are groups of meteoroids originating from dust grains ejected from the comet.

by | April 24, 2020 | 00:56

That is 49 more deaths since the previous day. As of 4:00 pm on April 21, Ontario is reporting 12,245 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. Though provincial health officials said this week that Ontario has made progress in fighting spread of COVID-19 in the wider community, Premier Doug Ford said in a statement that the extension is necessary "to continue keeping all Ontarians safe and healthy".

by | April 22, 2020 | 00:19

According to TimeAndDate , the Lyrids will be visible in India and will peak between 22nd-23rd April . Don't forget to set your alarms! The Lyrids meteor shower will make its annual appearance this Wednesday, April 22nd. Meteoroids are small dust grains which are then distributed around the comet's orbit. The routes of these meteors appear to be 7 degrees southwest of the bright blue-and-white star Vega in the little constellation Lyra if viewed in the backward direction, ...

by | April 21, 2020 | 01:56

Murray states we could see up to 25 meteors per hour during the peak Tuesday night. The local weather forecast by The Weather Channel forecast calls for partly cloudy skies tonight and tomorrow evening with a 20% chance of rain both nights.

by | April 02, 2020 | 01:30

This revelation comes soon after scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Science reported that they have discovered virus genetic material in stool samples and rectal swabs from some patients, suggesting that the COVID19 may also potentially transmit via the digestive tract.

by | March 30, 2020 | 01:31

Commissioner Dawson said the Magnifica had requested more fuel at the Fremantle Port. 'We as a family are completely devastated by the sudden death of our father, husband and grandfather. On Wednesday, Western Australia's Premier, Mark McGowan , described the handling of the Ruby Princess as "a complete and utter disaster" . Mr McGowan said he thought Garden Island would be a suitable place to put sick passengers from the Artania who needed to go to shore for treatment.

by | March 28, 2020 | 01:31

The Atlas V 551 rocket was blasted into space at 20:18 UTC by the United Launch Alliance , a joint effort between Lockheed Martin and Boeing Defense based in Virginia. Europe has halted activity at its main spaceport in French Guiana, and Rocket Lab stated on Wednesday that its following mission, set for March 30th, will not take off on time because of New Zealand's increased response to the coronavirus pandemic .

by | March 26, 2020 | 00:39

The council will continue to work closely with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Health Protection Scotland to monitor and respond to the national situation. Those with coronavirus symptoms should put used tissues in a separate bin bag, tie it securely and leave it for 72 hours before putting it into their wheelie bin, the government has advised .