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What is a subtropical storm vs. a tropical storm?

What is a subtropical storm vs. a tropical storm? Met Service said the system is expected to become a post- tropical cyclone Thursday night or early Friday, and merge with a frontal zone near Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday. Typically, the wind field on a sub tropical storm is wider than a tropical storm. Further intensification is likely over the next few days as Lane encounters a conducive large-scale environment consisting of low ... [Full Article...]

Former CIA Directors Issue Statement Slamming Trump's Brennan Move

Former CIA Directors Issue Statement Slamming Trump's Brennan Move Bush and Barack Obama, joins 12 other former intelligence officials on the letter . These file photos, top row from left are former CIA Director Michael Hayden , former FBI Director James Comey , former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and former national security adviser Susan Rice . [Full Article...]

NASA launches mission to fly closer to the Sun than ever before

NASA launches mission to fly closer to the Sun than ever before It will also be the fastest-moving man-made object in space. On board the Delta IV Heavy rocket is the Parker Solar Probe on its first mission to the sun . The heat shield is built to withstand radiation equivalent to up to about 500 times the Sun's radiation on Earth. The probe is the first NASA spacecraft with a living namesake. [Full Article...]

Lift off! NASA's 'touch the sun' Parker Solar Probe mission launches

Lift off! NASA's 'touch the sun' Parker Solar Probe mission launches A blazing United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket rose into the night sky from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:31 a.m. Among the mysteries scientists hope to solve: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface, which is 5,500 degrees Celsius? "The only way we can do that is to finally go up and touch the sun", Fox said. [Full Article...]

Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her

Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her The teams were, however, racing out to sea to help another ailing young killer whale in the same critically endangered pod. An ailing and emaciated orca named Scarlet may get food and antibiotics soon - if biologists can find her before it's too late. [Full Article...]

Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows

Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows The Perseids appear to emanate from between the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia, but to catch them there's really no need to worry about which direction you're looking. The best time to view is after midnight each night. If you want to do a night sky activity, this is the week and the timeframe to do it. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PERSEIDS: Every time a comet or asteroid orbits close to... [Full Article...]

Nasa space probe will aim to ‘touch’ sun

Nasa space probe will aim to ‘touch’ sun The spacecraft will repeatedly fly through the sun's outer atmosphere to find out why the blazing corona is millions of degrees hotter than our star's visible surface. In all, the spacecraft will make 24 elongated laps around the sun, closer than the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet. "This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft for a living individual", said Thomas Zurbuchen, asso... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration to Roll Back Obama-Era CAFE Standards

Trump Administration to Roll Back Obama-Era CAFE Standards Last year, the president threw verbal jabs at Schwarzenegger for not generating the same television ratings as host of The New Celebrity Apprentice. California and 18 other USA states said on Thursday they would sue to stop a Trump administration proposal to weaken Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future g... [Full Article...]

NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships After a almost decadelong hiatus, NASA plans to once again start launching piloted spacecraft from American soil, this time aboard two commercially developed vehicles, beginning in early to mid-2019. They were assigned to ride on the first major flights of Boeing and SpaceX's Commercial Crew vehicles. NASA has been paying Russian Federation for flights launched from remote Kazakhstan to the ... [Full Article...]

Polar bear shot after attacking cruise ship guard

Polar bear shot after attacking cruise ship guard He had been assigned to protect tourists arriving Svalbard's northernmost island from the MS Bremen , operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises . As the cruise line explained via a statement on their Facebook page , " A polar bear guard - an expert employed by the cruise line - was attacked on land by a polar bear". [Full Article...]

What to expect in the longest total lunar eclipse of the century

What to expect in the longest total lunar eclipse of the century For those in North America, several scientific organizations will offer livestreams of the celestial event. Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse , the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world. This gives the moon a unusual red glow as it disappears into the Earth's shadow . A blood moon rises at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jul... [Full Article...]

The longest total lunar eclipse of this century is happening this Friday!

The longest total lunar eclipse of this century is happening this Friday! This new paper is best understood as a call to look for those chemicals more closely on the moon , especially in volcanic deposits dating back to those periods. But from 10.15pm until 11.20pm, the sun will have descended a bit and the moon will have risen further creating a better image for viewers of the eclipse. [Full Article...]

Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings In India, FAQs On Blood Moon, Chandra Grahan

Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings In India, FAQs On Blood Moon, Chandra Grahan Even though the Earth will be lined up directly between the moon and the sun, the moon will not be blacked out completely. The total lunar eclipse , in which the moon will appear red, also called Blood Moon , will be visible from 1 am to 2:43 am tonight. [Full Article...]

Astronomers find 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, including an "oddball"

Astronomers find 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, including an Gareth Williams at the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center used the team's observations to calculate orbits for the newly-found moons. The team first spotted most of the new Jovian moons using the Blanco 4-metre telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, and followed up with further observations at other telescopes. [Full Article...]

Daredevil 'oddball' among 12 newly discovered Jupiter moons

The scientists embarked on a yearlong process that involved several observations to confirm the moons' existence, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science press release . The moon travels in the same direction as the prograde moons, but is located as far from Jupiter as the retrograde moons that travel in the opposite direction. [Full Article...]

20000 lose power in Puerto Rico due to Beryl's remnants

20000 lose power in Puerto Rico due to Beryl's remnants Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the rains are likely to continue for another 10 to 12 hours, hitting hardest in the east. As of Monday afternoon, there were almost 13,000 power outages, a total that included customers who remain without service since Hurricane Maria last September, according to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrates as it zips to Caribbean

Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrates as it zips to Caribbean Virgin Islands will experience heavy rainfall and gusty winds associated with Beryl's remnants today, according to the NHC. Tropical Storm Chris formed Sunday off the NC coast and is expected to move very little over the next couple of days. [Full Article...]

Heat advisory this weekend through Monday night

Heat advisory this weekend through Monday night A large swath of ME could be in for a heat wave during the Fourth of July holiday week, according to the National Weather Service . By this afternoon highs will have reached into the lower 90s, but add on the humidity and heat index values will be well into the upper 90s and possibly even neat 100. [Full Article...]

President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9

President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9 Wade , all that does is give the states the right to decide whether abortion is legal or illegal", Falwell said . The nine-point difference could suggest an enthusiasm gap between the parties, as liberal groups sound the alarm that a newly configured court could outlaw abortion rights if a conservative nominee replaces Kennedy's swing vote . [Full Article...]

Puan, World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Dies In Australian Zoo

Puan, World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Dies In Australian Zoo Born in 1956, she was noted by the Guinness Book of Records as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world in 2016. As the mother of 11 children, Puan's genetics account for just under 10% of the global zoological population, according to Perth Zoo. [Full Article...]


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