• Strong Storms in US South Kill at Least 8 and Injure Dozens
Strong Storms in US South Kill at Least 8 and Injure Dozens

Suspected tornadoes also were reported overnight in various parts of Alabama, including Highland Lakes, Greystone and American Village in Shelby County and lake Purdy at Grants in Jefferson County. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said the warm air present during the afternoon enhanced the atmosphere's instability, creating more energy for storms to ta...

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  • SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Launch for Paying Customers
SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Launch for Paying Customers

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy-its massive, heavy-lift rocket-for its first paying customer, more than a year after its debut demonstration mission in February 2018. The roads were also jammed for Wednesday night's launch attempt, which was scuttled by high wind. "The Falcons have landed", Musk tweeted. SpaceX employees at company head...

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  • 'Small country, big dreams:' Private Israeli spacecraft misses moon landing
'Small country, big dreams:' Private Israeli spacecraft misses moon landing

Opher Doron, general manger of the Israel Aerospace Industries space program, was also in hopeful spirits despite the crash. "I didn't realize it was impossible and the three engineers who started this project didn't realize it was impossible, and the way we in Israel think, nothing is impossible".

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  • This is the first ever photo of a black hole
This is the first ever photo of a black hole

The first ever black hole to be photographed has been unveiled by scientists - and it is three million times the size of the Earth. And for the first time in history, it has shown us what a black hole around 55 million light years away looks like.

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  • NASA will pay people $19,000 to stay in bed for 60 days
NASA will pay people $19,000 to stay in bed for 60 days

ESA team leader for research Jennifer Ngo-Anh speaks to press during the launch of the first joint long-term bed rest study between ESA and U.S. space agency NASA set to investigate the potential of artificial gravity in mitigating the physiological effects of spaceflight.

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  • NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk due to lack of spacesuit sizes
NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk due to lack of spacesuit sizes

But now, it appears that won't be happening. Two more women, Mary Lawrence , lead flight director, and Jackie Kagey , lead spacewalk flight controller, were also scheduled to take part from Houston. After the March 22 spacewalk, though, she determined that the medium suit was a better fit for her. As of now, McClain will perform her second sp...

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  • NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag
NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

The sample from Bennu , a near-Earth asteroid, could help scientists understand not only more about asteroids that could impact Earth but about how planets formed and life began. Instead, it discovered Bennu's entire surface is rough and dense with boulders. This means the planned Touch-and-Go (TAG) portion of the mission will need to be adjus...

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  • 'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring
'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

According to NASA , the super moon will only be visible for a few hours this Wednesday and should appear "slightly larger" in the sky. However, according to the Almanac, most people won't be able to spot the difference between most super moons and typical full moons .

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  • Milestone: Capsule with dummy aboard docks at space station
Milestone: Capsule with dummy aboard docks at space station

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station early Sunday morning after maneuvering itself in another major milestone of its test mission. Launch from Earth on a Falcon 9 rocket: Check. At 10:51 UTC (05:51 EST), a full nine minutes ahead of schedule, the spacecraft successfully docked with the global docking adaptor...

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  • SpaceX launches rocket bound for International Space Station
SpaceX launches rocket bound for International Space Station

But Sunday's event was a major step forward for the company, which has so far only ferried cargo into and out of orbit. Space travel is still a costly endeavor, but these capsules were developed in partnership with NASA and the price of a seat is about $30 million cheaper.

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  • SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with ISS using automated system
SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with ISS using automated system

The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon flight docked at the space station around 27 hours after liftoff from NASA'S Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Spectacular video from the station showed the sleek capsule, its nose cone hinged open to reveal its docking mechanism, moving in slowly against the deep black of space.

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"Super snow moon" will be 2019's biggest and brightest

The term supermoon is unscientific, if such things concern you then you would be better off saying that the moon will reach perigree, or its closest point to the earth in its current orbit, tonight. The experts had said the Feb 19 supermoon will be a bit closer and one in March will be the farthest. In 2019, there are three supermoons and they ...

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  • Get ready: Year's brightest supermoon nearly here
Get ready: Year's brightest supermoon nearly here

February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year. The next supermoon of the year will take place on Tuesday, February 19, but the best time to watch it will be early in the morning (so set those alarms and try to avoid the snooze button).

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  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

February 15 - Trudeau says in Ottawa that Wilson-Raybould asked him in September whether he would direct her one way or another on the SNC-Lavalin question; he says he told her he would not. The opposition parties quickly rejected Trudeau's explanation. Meantime, Singh, the NDP leader, has joined Green Leader Elizabeth May in calling for a publi...

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  • MP Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet amid scandal
MP Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet amid scandal

A Canadian minister has resigned amid allegations she was pushed by government officials to ask for leniency for a firm facing fraud charges. Trudeau was elected promising that the relationship this country has with Indigenous people was, to him, of the utmost importance.

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  • Nissan £61m in doubt after investment U-turn
Nissan £61m in doubt after investment U-turn

Nissan has confirmed that no jobs will be lost at the plant, but anticipated future roles required if the X-Trail were to be made in Sunderland are likely to not be created. In a bid to perform damage limitation, the government has insisted that Nissan's decision will not result in any job losses at the plant (but this is unsurprising as it is a pl...

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  • Earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting toward Russian Federation, scientists say
Earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting toward Russian Federation, scientists say

It's a minor change for most of us - noticeable only to people who are attempting to navigate very precisely very close to the Arctic. The magnetic north pole is the point that compasses point to as north and is important to all sorts of navigation technologies.

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  • Hubble finds dwarf galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood
Hubble finds dwarf galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood

The newly found galaxy is nicknamed Bedin 1 by the astronomers, is an average sized, elongated galaxy. In a celestial game of "Where's Waldo?", Hubble's sharp vision uncovered a never-before-seen dwarf galaxy located far behind the cluster's crowded stellar population.

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  • Lehigh Valley winter weather advisory: 3-6 inches of snow Tuesday
Lehigh Valley winter weather advisory: 3-6 inches of snow Tuesday

Check out more weather maps and forecast models . Wind chills could dip to negative 55 degrees in northern IL, which the National Weather Service calls "possibly life threatening". Mr Doll said: "I can not stress how dangerously cold it will be". Windchill values will be as low as 11 degrees below zero that evening. In Wisconsin, plow drivers ...

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  • Lunar eclipse and super moon visible in Ireland this month
Lunar eclipse and super moon visible in Ireland this month

Sunday night's moon will be a Super Blood Wolf Moon , which is a mouthful, but all of those words have a unique meaning describing the astronomical event. When that happens, it will look like a chunk of the moon has gone missing. That is because the reduced amount of sunlight which reaches the moon is scattered by the Earth's atmosphere.

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