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NASRDA: Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse Monday

Unless you're living under a rock, you know there is a total lunar eclipse happening tonight. Canadian stargazers are in for a treat this Sunday with the ...


Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

What's more is that this particular lunar eclipse is of the blood moon variant, i.e. the Moon will turn red during the lunar eclipse. How long will the ...


China Just Sprouted The First-Ever Plant on The Moon

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station regularly tend plants to study how growth changes in microgravity (and to diversify astronaut diets in sp...


NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman'

Stern said the spacecraft will resume transmitting in mid-January. The new image also resolved the debate about the nature of Ultima Thule . Flight controll...


Winter weather hitting areas of Nebraska

Winter Storm watches may be issued for this event and this statement will be updated as new information becomes available. The snowfall was expected to begin ...


SpaceX dispatches first USA national security space mission

The very next year Musk's company secured an $83 million Air Force contract to launch the GPS III satellite . SpaceX has launched payloads for the United S...


Winter solstice: Why is it the shortest day of the year?

At that point, the Earth's North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun. It's also the shortest day of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere, whe...


NASA InSight lander flexes robot arm, captures new Mars views

The wind vibrations were detected by two sensitive sensors on the InSight spacecraft: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer sitting on th...


Rising CO2 emissions a 'big worry', says leading scientist

In the list of 43, Turkey reported the highest increase in its total emission both in percentage (135%) and absolute (285 million tonnes of CO2) terms from 1990...


NASA's InSight probe lands on Mars

Only about 40 percent of the landers and rovers sent to the red planet during the last five decades have ever made it safely down to the surface, and of the glo...


Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

Nasa aimed for as flat an area as possible so the lander does not tip over and thereby kill the mission, and so the robotic arm can set the science instruments...


Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis sell for over $1.3 million at auction

Hawking has become one of the most famous theoretical physicists of our time. Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled whee...


The DUP are not happy with Theresa May over border plan

The party has seized on a particular paragraph of the letter in which May said she could not allow circumstances or conditions that could break up the United Ki...


Channel 4 Poll: Britons Would Back 'Remain' in New Brexit Vote

The newspaper also said Mrs May wants to make enough progress this week to persuade the European Union to call a special summit in November to sign off on the f...


NASA Retires Kepler Telescope, the Most Prolific Planet Hunter of All Time

October 30 recorded 3,800 known exoplanets and Kepler was accountable for finding 2,720 of them. Since it was launched in 2009, Kepler has aided astrono...


This iceberg looks like a ideal rectangle

WTF?! NASA has released an image showing an iceberg in Antarctica that appears so rectangular and flat, it looks purposely cut into shape. Operation Ice...


Trump Says He Hasn't Read UN's Dire Report on Global Warming

Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group...


Hurricane Michael crushes Georgia, heads toward Carolinas

The initial flight was smooth, but things got steadily more turbulent as the aircraft got closer and closer to the eye of the storm . A woman and her childre...


Man killed by falling tree during Hurricane Michael

Flooding has already begun in some areas; the NWS office in Tallahassee posted a photo of a building near Panacea, Fla., with water seeming to cover its lowe...


Gulf coast on alert for tropical weather

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued on Monday for residents in various areas in Florida's Gulf and Bay counties , according to a statement from county emer...


'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

The most probable landfall location is near Panama City, but even less than 24 hours before landfall, the average position error is 30 to 40 miles. Meanwhil...


Russian space chief: No '2nd-tier status' with NASA outpost

NASA sought on Wednesday to tamp down speculation that sabotage caused a tiny hole found last month in the side of a Russian module docked at the Internationa...


Holy Cow! A $100K meteorite was being used as a doorstop rock

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought a farm in Edmore, Mich., in 1988. While touring the property, he noticed an odd-shaped brown rock being used t...


Hurricane Rosa weakens rapidly off Mexico

Exactly how much rain and where it will fall is uncertain, but Riverside County's Emergency Management Department has warned residents near the Holy and Cransto...


Kirk downgraded to a wave. Two other systems to watch

The storm is expected to begin moving eastward by Tuesday and won't change much in strength before it merges with a non-tropical low by the middle of the week. ...


Arizona Red Cross volunteers helping those impacted by Florence

Many in North and SC are lining-up for just the basic necessities like food, water, and ice and more than 10,000 families remain in shelters. Instead, the Re...


Florence rains wash away New Bern’s beloved statues

All but one of those deaths occurred in North Carolina. A fourth victim was killed in Lenoir County while plugging in a generator, according to the governor's o...


Florence flooding spreads, rain continues

Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington , damaging tens of thousands of hom...


Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds as of Thursday, but dropped to a Category 1 hurricane before ...


Joyce becomes a tropical storm in central Atlantic

Tropical storm watches are in effect for Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. Eustatius. Meteorologists expect Isaac to travel through...


Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains

Florence is now a Category 4 hurricane on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale and was forecast to slam into the Carolinas later this week. North Carolina Go...


Gov. Deal issues state of emergency ahead of storm - Updated Version

A state of emergency has been declared in Georgia, making it the fifth state to do so, as authorities warned of storm surges and catastrophic flooding. 18 Centr...


FLORENCE: Tree falls on Wilmington home, killing mother, child

Florence was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared a year ago for Hurricane Ma...


Carolinas brace for Florence

Helene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Thursday. On the mainland in New Bern , the authorities said more than 100 people had to be sav...


'Catastrophic' flooding expected in Carolinas

Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause enormous damage similar to what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey...