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by | October 01, 2020 | 08:34

If you missed yesterday, you can watch it today! An aurora borealis is most likely to be spotted in the Tri-Cities on Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, with peak hours late Monday evening, September 28, and early Tuesday morning, September 29.

by | September 23, 2020 | 01:51

NASA Human Spaceflight chief Cathy Loders said the Artemis-1 system will last for about a month to test all important systems. The space race that culminated with the moon landing is one of the most cherished accomplishments of mankind (especially when you consider that they pulled it off with a small fraction of today's computing power ).

by | September 22, 2020 | 01:24

LeBron James helped him out with 26 points, 11 rebound and four assists. "Every time we have to stop the game for free throws or take the ball out of bounds because they scored, it hurts our offense", Alex Caruso said. "I thought our defense in that second half was tremendous", Denver coach Michael Malone said. "And making sure late in games we're spaced the right way so we can get good shots".

by | September 18, 2020 | 03:14

Raymond went on to say: "Truly addressing the problem requires us to look at vegetation management, to look at how we develop in the urban interface, and to look at how we're addressing the long-term problem of climate change". Reinforcing local law enforcement resources strained by the disaster, OR is deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to fire-stricken communities.

by | September 18, 2020 | 02:03

The panel's second co-chair, Douglas A. of the Space Weather Forecast Center in Boulder, Colo. (Closer to the solar equator is better.) "Since we're seeing these at low latitudes, that is another indicator that we should see a weak cycle", she says .

by | September 16, 2020 | 01:58

Scientists say the wildfires are all but inevitable, but that the main drivers are plants and trees drying out due to climate change and more people living closer to areas that burn. Millions of acres have burned in California and neighboring states this year. In a separate move Jim Walker, Oregon's state fire marshal, has resigned after being placed on administrative leave.

by | September 13, 2020 | 00:51

Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, spoke Friday with CNBC and was asked to comment on those who feel that lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 were "too stringent". Yeah, how dare you not tell everyone I was lying sooner, you monster! As a pandemic raged and Trump continued to mislead the public about its dangers, Woodward continued reporting.

by | September 11, 2020 | 01:04

In one of the 17 on-the-record interviews Mr Woodward conducted with Mr Trump for the book, the US President admits to minimising the threat from the coronavirus at the outset of a pandemic which has gone on to take almost 200,000 lives in the United States.

by | September 02, 2020 | 01:52

With the SAOCOM 1B mission organized by SpaceX, the American company launched its 100th rocket. "Targeting launch of SAOCOM 1B at 7:18 p.m. EDT tonight". All U.S. polar orbit missions since 1969 have taken off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California where rockets remain above the Pacific Ocean all the way to orbit.

by | August 27, 2020 | 02:08

Laura is moving toward the west near 21 miles per hour (33 km/h) and a generally west-northwestward motion is expected over the next few days. Laura formed Friday in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters said it poses a potential hurricane threat to Florida and the U.S.

by | August 24, 2020 | 00:30

The storm is moving at approximately 20km/h with winds as fast as 100km/h. With competing scenarios, the hurricane center is forecasting a middle range for Laura of a weak hurricane heading into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. There's a Tropical Storm Warning for the Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, and Granma. Also, one historian noted the storms would strike less than a week before the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

by | August 23, 2020 | 01:52

If these storms intensify and become hurricanes, as forecasted, then this would be the first time in recorded history two hurricanes were in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. The 2020 hurricane season has been extraordinarily busy, with Laura already a record setter today (Aug. 21) as the earliest "L" storm ever. The system is forecast to be near or at hurricane strength when it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico late Saturday.

by | August 20, 2020 | 00:41

Forecasters say it has a low 30 percent chance of development in the next two days and a high 70 percent chance in the next five days when "environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for the development of a tropical depression".

by | August 15, 2020 | 00:54

Silhouette of Vectaerovenator inopinatus indicating where the bones are from. These air spaces, which are called air sacks, are an extension of the dinosaur's lungs, assisting them breathe, and bearing a hanging resemblance to the framework of today's birds.

by | August 13, 2020 | 01:53

Each year Earth travels through the pieces left behind and can be seen as meteors shooting across the sky. Under optimal conditions - clear, moonless dark skies - at its peak, the shower can produce up to 100 meteors an hour. One factor to remember this year when viewing the meteor shower is the presence of a 3rd quarter moon which will rise before 1 am on Wednesday morning and will be visible until dawn.

by | August 05, 2020 | 02:11

SpaceX remains on track for an inaugural NASA astronaut launch that will arguably be the most important single mission in the company's history, although Florida's summer weather continues to conspire to delay it. The interior is dominated by white, more subtle lighting. The spacecraft is autonomously capable of docking, but the astronauts can take control of the spacecraft if necessary.

by | August 02, 2020 | 02:05

Technical issues aside, NASA hopes the Mars rover will be able to find signs of past microscopic life on the planet, as well as study its geology in preparation for future robotic - and perhaps even human - expeditions. Aboard the rover are the Sample Caching System and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter , a technology demonstrator that will perform up to five controlled flights.

by | August 01, 2020 | 02:00

NASA has partnered with SpaceX and Boeing under the Commercial Crew programme. SpaceX's Crew-2 mission will mark his third flight into space. NASA and its worldwide partners named four astronauts to team a SpaceX mission to the global Space Station in spring 2021 - augmenting staffing on board the orbiting laboratory.

by | July 30, 2020 | 01:27

The zoologists said Southeast Asia is a key battleground in the fight to save the big cats, whose numbers globally have plummeted from about 100,000 a century ago to fewer than 4,000 today. A database of Thailand's tiger population showed two of the tigers had come from the northern part of the forest to the south, while the third had not been documented before, she said.

by | July 27, 2020 | 01:09

Hurricane cautions are in impact for Oahu and Kauai County, and hurricane cautions are in impact for Hawaii County and Maui County. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawai'i County. Some forecast models take the storm directly over the island of Hawaii, some thread the needle between the islands and others take the storm just north of the island chain.

by | July 26, 2020 | 01:08

Meanwhile, astronomers will continue to monitor the planet every year to track changes in weather patterns and other alterations as part of the Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL ) project. Another theory is that the increased sunlight in the summer months is changing the amounts of photochemical haze produced. "Just how and when the rings formed remains one of our solar system's biggest mysteries", NASA said.

by | July 25, 2020 | 00:47

The probe, which is part of the Tianwen-1 (Questions to Heaven) mission, contains an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. China, however, can take confidence from the successes of its two recent Chang'e Yutu lunar rovers, the second of which made the first ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon a year ago.

by | July 23, 2020 | 01:20

Besides purchasing the H-2A launch from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, MBRSC partnered with several universities in the United States, such as Arizona State University, the University of California Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado.

by | July 22, 2020 | 01:09

On May 30, the same rocket vaulted a gumdrop-shaped spacecraft , Crew Dragon, into orbit with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley strapped inside. The ANASIS-II spacecraft is based on Airbus's Eurostar E3000 satellite bus, over 80 of which have been ordered for various communications missions.

by | July 18, 2020 | 01:05

When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code. The best viewing conditions on Thursday night are expected across the southern United States and across much of the interior West with mainly cloud-free weather anticipated after sunset.

by | July 17, 2020 | 00:31

Skywatching is typically a failed endeavor in the immediate NYC Metro Area, as light pollution creates very hard viewing conditions. "This could mean that comet NEOWISE has two ion tails, in addition to its dust tail, though scientists would need more data and analysis to confirm this possibility".

by | July 15, 2020 | 02:02

Some lucky Vancouverites who managed to catch a glimpse last night shared the stunning images on social media, including Vancouver photographer Milan Miguel . and giving us one of the best skyshows in recent memory! Comet NEOWISE is still incredibly far away from us (over 100 million kilometres) in fact, and the brightness is caused by the particles and gases around the comet being lit up by the Sun as it makes its spectacular flyby.

by | July 13, 2020 | 01:26

This comet, known as C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), was discovered by astronomers using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer on March 27. The comet will be closest to the Earth on 23 July but will still be about 64 million miles (103 million km) away.

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 .