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TESS builds on Kepler's foundation with fresh batches of data in its search of planets orbiting some 2,00,000 of the brightest and nearest stars to the Earth. Since 2009 the telescope has played a massive role in exploring places outside of the solar system - in fact, it has discovered more than 2600 planets, many of which could possibly support life.
  • Musk Signs Up First Passenger for Round-The-Moon Trip on SpaceX

    Musk Signs Up First Passenger for Round-The-Moon Trip on SpaceX

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    This new mission, different from the one discussed by owner Elon Musk a year ago, would have one person fly around the moon in SpaceX's BFR launch vehicle. "And they're very serious about it". In a recent question-and-answer session held in Madrid, SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said the company is targeting initial tests on the vehicle in late 2019 and launches as early as 2021.
  • Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

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    Coastal North Carolina felt the first bite of Hurricane Florence on Thursday as winds began to rise, a prelude to the slow-moving tempest that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the US southeast. "Don't play games with it". Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear-skies high-pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI. Many people in coastal communities have followed the mandatory evacuation orders, but some are vowing to ...
  • Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

    Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

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    Hurricane Florence will be the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in more than 50 years and with sustained winds of 130mph, it's already pushing a storm surge and rain ahead of it. "The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected". To put things into perspective, the space agency notes that Hurricane Florence spans a distance equal to the one between Baltimore in Maryland and Boston in MA.
  • First Warning Forecast: Florence Moving Closer

    First Warning Forecast: Florence Moving Closer

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    Rather than pushing up toward western Virginia , the storm's center is now predicted to move across the middle of SC. Hurricane Florence , the monster Category 3 storm taking aim at the North and SC coastline, is expected to make landfall by the end of this week and bring with it devastating wind, rain and storm surge.
  • Hurricane Florence: South Carolina evacuation before storm hits US

    Hurricane Florence: South Carolina evacuation before storm hits US

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    In fact, there have only been four other hurricanes in our recorded history (since 1851) that have made landfall along the east coast north of Florida. CNN's forecasters warn that Florence could be the strongest and most devastating hurricane to hit North and SC in about three decades. "Already we're getting some overwash, the ocean is coming over 12", she said, referring to the islands' main road.
  • Brett Kavanaugh Has No Answer To Kamala Harris' Question About Mueller

    Brett Kavanaugh Has No Answer To Kamala Harris' Question About Mueller

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    Today, she cites statistics about women who died while undergoing illegal abortions prior to Roe v. Wade , the 1973 decision recognizing abortion rights. Kavanaugh , who considered the judge a friend and mentor, said he had known nothing about the allegations until they were disclosed a year ago. "The fundamental problem in this case is that these DOT regulations use a lot of legalisms and disguises to mask what is a naked racial set-aside", Kavanaugh wrote in 2001, adding that he ...
  • Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearings begin with skirmishes

    Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearings begin with skirmishes

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    Kavanaugh , who made an opening statement to the committee on Tuesday, entered the hearing room a day later and took his seat alone at the witness table, pouring some bottled water into a glass moments before the hearing began. They have been fiercely critical of the Trump administration for not providing sufficient documentation about Kavanaugh's time in Mr. I don't live in a bubble.
  • Russian Federation to end United States space station rides in April, pressuring NASA

    Russian Federation to end United States space station rides in April, pressuring NASA

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    Checks determined the leak was coming from the Russian side of the orbital outpost, NASA said in a news release. NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted of a "minute pressure leak" and that the crew was repairing it. The air leak was the result of a hole in a Soyuz aircraft attached to the Russian segment of the ISS. Since the new vehicle NASA to send crew are still at the development stage, the U.S.