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While the air pressure sensor recorded the air vibrations directly, the seismometer captured the vibrations caused by the wind moving over the spacecraft's solar panels, which are each 7 feet (2.2 meters) in diameter and stick out from the sides of the lander.
  • Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration

    Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration

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    McConaghy said that, most likely, " TransCanada has been working steadily through the night with the Trump administration to decide what they're going to tactically do". President Donald Trump called the ruling "a disgrace " on Friday. Trump, a Republican, said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce US dependence on foreign oil.
  • Varadkar dismisses proposal for a three-month Irish backstop

    Varadkar dismisses proposal for a three-month Irish backstop

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    Mrs May proposed to keep the entire United Kingdom tied to the EU's Customs Union as a compromise, while Brussels was pressing for Northern Ireland to be subject to Single Market regulations as well. The Irish Government is opposed to any suggestion the backstop would have an "exit clause" as suggested in the " Sunday Times " report. However, if these Brexiteers are not convinced that the customs union is only a temporary measure they would nearly certainly rebel.
  • World's Capitalists Celebrate Win of Brazilian Fascist Jair Bolsonaro

    World's Capitalists Celebrate Win of Brazilian Fascist Jair Bolsonaro

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    He takes over from Mr Temer on 1 January 2019. The content of his speech was conciliatory and antagonistic in equal measures, claiming he would be a president "for all Brazilians", while also doubling down on his promises to rid the country of what he calls "communism, socialism, populism and left-wing extremism".
  • Chinese city to launch artificial moon in hopes of replacing street lights

    Chinese city to launch artificial moon in hopes of replacing street lights

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    The artificial moon will have a reflective coating that can deflect sunlight back to Earth, similar to how the moon shines, he said . Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute, made the announcement at a recent conference and said the new moon could replace some street lights.
  • Hurricane Michael: Death toll continues to rise amid searches

    Hurricane Michael: Death toll continues to rise amid searches

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    In Florida , a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. "While the FCC has been in regular contact with companies serving the affected areas, I'm concerned that their actions on the ground aren't matching the urgency that we have conveyed during those conversations".
  • Space crew survives plunge to Earth after rocket launch fails

    Space crew survives plunge to Earth after rocket launch fails

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    Instead, the two astronauts landed safely a half-hour later, rescued by the capsule's "automated abort systems" that "is created to be effective", said Kenny Todd, the International Space Station manager. Roscosmos say they are forming a commission to investigate the launch failure. Rogozin tweeted shortly before Thursday's failed launch that he had signed a contract to send the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates to the ISS .
  • Before and after images of Hurricane Michael destruction

    Before and after images of Hurricane Michael destruction

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    Hurricane Michael is expected to to be a Category 3 storm when it makes landfall around Panama City, Florida , on Wednesday . Michael lingered for two hours when it slammed into the Florida Panhandle, the strongest storm in the continental United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
  • Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect

    Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect

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    According to Fitch Ratings , the pre-landfall forecasts for Florence suggest that the hurricane could linger over the Carolina coastal area after its arrival, which could expose the region to an extended period of strong gusts, heavy coastal storm surge, and rainfall-induced flooding (both coastal and inland).
  • Hurricane Michael strengthens, Florida braces for worst in decades

    Hurricane Michael strengthens, Florida braces for worst in decades

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    Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in over 30 counties and has urged people to make immediate safety plans. There was a storm surge warning in effect from the Okaloosa/Walton county line to the Anclote River in Florida, and a storm surge watch in effect from Ocracoke Inlet, N.C., to Duck, N.C.
  • Evacuations as Florida braces for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

    Evacuations as Florida braces for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

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    As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center measured maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, upgrading Michael to a Category 3, nearly Category 4. advisory. A hurricane Warning was issued from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to Suwannee River. There was a storm surge warning in effect from the Okaloosa/Walton county line to the Anclote River in Florida, and a storm surge watch in effect from Ocracoke Inlet, N.C., to Duck, N.C.
  • Moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

    Moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

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    Beach dwellers rushed to board up their homes and sandbag their properties against the fast-moving hurricane , which was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday . In addition to hurricane-force winds and heavy rain, storm surge flooding is a big concern along the Florida Gulf coast. A coastal flood advisory is in effect for Flagler County through Wednesday .
  • SpaceX launches rocket over San Diego, then sticks the landing

    SpaceX launches rocket over San Diego, then sticks the landing

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    The rocket's first - and reusable - stage landed successfully, marking the first West Coast landing for a booster. It was the first time SpaceX landed a first-stage booster back at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base , about 130 miles (210 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.
  • Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

    Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

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    The Hurricane Center forecasts slow strengthening, then weakening as the storm enters the Caribbean and undertakes a shallow curve to the west-northwest, aiming toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The outgoing forecast doesn't have Leslie becoming a threat to nearby land. Farther southeast, Tropical Storm Kirk is moving quickly west across the eastern Atlantic and is expected to pick up speed in the next few days.
  • Here's how to help the victims of Hurricane Florence

    Here's how to help the victims of Hurricane Florence

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    The funds will support disaster response, including support for Red Cross shelters, volunteer training and mobilization of volunteers. The Red Cross is prepared to support those affected and asks for patience as the entire disaster response team - federal, state and local - works together to get everyone the help they need.
  • Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

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    True to their name, stretch spiders are longer than your average spider. In 2015, a similar event was reported with Tetragnatha spiders in Dallas, Texas where webbing took over a "football-field" length area. Though those with phobias may find the sudden presence frightening, experts say these spiders aren't unsafe to humans and were likely just taking advantage of favorable mating conditions.
  • North Carolina football players donate meal money to Hurricane Florence victims

    North Carolina football players donate meal money to Hurricane Florence victims

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    September 19, 2018. Some 3.4 million poultry birds were killed in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Winslow said that some patients have hurricane-related problems after going days without power or drinkable water. The storm will continue to sweep through southern New York, Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.
  • "Hunter planet" TESS gave to the Earth its first picture (photo, video)

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    The Kepler telescope has done a fantastic job since launching in 2009, but with that workhorse satellite reaching the end of its life , it's time for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to take over. The image includes parts of a dozen constellations according to NASA running the gamut from Capricornus to Pictor. Such passage causes the regular drop in brightness of a star.
  • SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

    SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

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    While Maezawa is relatively unknown outside the archipelago and the art world, he's guaranteed to become more famous with his plan to fly to Earth's biggest satellite with a cabal of artists. Maezawa said during an announcement Monday evening. But it is reliant on a rocket that has not been built yet, and Mr Musk cautioned: "It's not 100% certain we can bring this to flight".