• Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg
Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg

The iceberg's unique geometric shape sparked considerable debate on social media that it was formed by - you guessed it - space aliens. Snapped by NASA's ICE mission, as part of Operation IceBridge , the giant tabular iceberg borne of the Larsen C ice shelf looks as though it was neatly cut from the wider ice shelf using a giant band saw.

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  • Beyond the Weather: Orionid meteor shower
Beyond the Weather: Orionid meteor shower

The shower occurs every October when Earth passes through debris from Halley's Comet. Accuweather's Dave Samuhel said in an article that the meteor shower is expected to be higher this year with 20 to 25 meteors per hour; however, moonlight could be an issue, as it is almost a full moon overnight.

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  • NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño
NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño

Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, USA meteorologists said. Meteorologists predict there's a 75 percent chance it'll be around this winter. "NOAA" s Winter 2018 temperature outlook for the United States. "Even during a warmer-than-average winter, periods of cold temperatures and snowfal...

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  • Antarctic ice shelf sounds like alien invasion, hear it
Antarctic ice shelf sounds like alien invasion, hear it

On top of being really cool to listen to, these recordings help scientists better understand the climatological and geologic processes that shape the Antarctic. But if we deployed seismic sensors on more ice shelfs, you could observe subtle environmental changes, in minutes. "The response of the ice shelf tells us that we can track extremely sens...

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  • It's going to be a warm, wet winter for most of US
It's going to be a warm, wet winter for most of US

An overall mild winter is expected when it comes to temperatures, with most of the US expected to see warmer than normal temperatures, some much warmer than normal, according to the NOAA outlook from its Climate Prediction Center. The northwestern United States, including parts of Northern California near the OR border, is likely to see the highest...

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  • Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies
Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies

The illuminated orb is meant to complement the light of Earth's existing moon, and will be eight times brighter than the natural satellite , Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co.

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  • Astronaut in space drama said he joked with crewmate after touchdown
Astronaut in space drama said he joked with crewmate after touchdown

According to an announcement made by Roscosmos, it appears that the source of the urgent abort was a crash of elements in the time of the separation of the Soyuz-FG rocket's first phase. The spacecraft was about 30 miles above Earth's surface when the crew made their re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. Were we going to be on the steppes of Kazakhstan...

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  • Trump praises Florida governor’s ‘incredible’ response to Hurricane Michael
Trump praises Florida governor’s ‘incredible’ response to Hurricane Michael

Trump toured devastated coastal communities by air, land and foot before he and the first lady helped hand out bottled water at a Federal Emergency Management Agency aid distribution center , where the needy signed up for temporary housing and picked up clothing, diapers, water and other supplies.

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  • Hurricane Michael survivors wander debris, search for the missing
Hurricane Michael survivors wander debris, search for the missing

The storm inflicted significant damage in the Carolinas, including flash flooding, downed trees on roads, and people who needed to be rescued from flood waters. Panama City , a popular spring break retreat, and Mexico Beach , another upscale coastline spot, were almost unrecognizable in Michael's wake. When they pulled up, ripped shingles, man...

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  • Seven of the Most Devastating Hurricane Michael Photos You'll Ever See
Seven of the Most Devastating Hurricane Michael Photos You'll Ever See

The Florida Panhandle town of Mexico Beach was pulverized by the Category 4 storm which crashed ashore on Wednesday, razing many homes to their foundations with 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds and several feet of storm surge. Michael leaves trail of devastation in US MEXICO BEACH Search and rescue teams faced a second day of sifting through t...

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  • Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure
Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure

Luckily, these crew members will not be stranded on the space station, as they will return to earth in the capsules they traveled to the station in. Relations between Moscow and Washington have sunk to post-Cold War lows over conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential vote, but t...

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  • Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract
Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract

The army intends to select, in fine, the two companies to send their satellites into space, which will only use the american engines, so that the rocket Atlas that she uses now are equipped with engines of Russian. The U.S. Air Force has chosen three aerospace companies in which to invest $2 billion, including one that builds rockets in Chandler....

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  • Georgia girl dies when Hurricane Michael sends carport leg through roof
Georgia girl dies when Hurricane Michael sends carport leg through roof

Many homes were ripped apart or washed away altogether in Mexico Beach , the town of 1,000 where the hurricane came ashore. As the storm picked up, Roy said he began to get nervous, checking in on his parents and children every hour and sometimes every 15 minutes.

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  • Michael Becomes Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane
Michael Becomes Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane

As a category three hurricane Michael wreaked havoc in Cuba and Mexico, killing at least 13 people. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico, was the most powerful recorded storm ever to hit the Panhandle.

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  • Hurricane Michael tears apart Florida towns, kills 7
Hurricane Michael tears apart Florida towns, kills 7

The US Army said more than 2,000 Florida National Guard soldiers were working on the recovery operations. At least six deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S.in over 50 years, and it wasn't done yet: Though reduced to a tropical storm, it brought flash flooding to North Carolina and Virginia, soa...

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  • Rocket Headed for International Space Station Aborts After Launcher Failure
Rocket Headed for International Space Station Aborts After Launcher Failure

The capsule landed about 20km (12 miles) east of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan . What happened during the flight? Just over two minutes into the flight of the latest Soyuz rocket , delivering crew members to the International Space Station, the booster suffered some kind of in-flight accident, as debris was spotted in the rocket's wake du...

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  • Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing
Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing

Footage from inside the Soyuz had shown the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing. The launch failure follows close on the heels of another Soyuz issue, in which a hole was discovered August 29 on the MS-09 spacecraft that delivered the most recent crew to the space station.

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  • Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING

The hurricane, the fiercest to hit Florida in 80 years, pummeled communities across the Panhandle and turned streets into roof-high waterways. Gale to storm-force winds are predicted to hit parts of Virginia, North Carolina and the Delmarva Peninsula as Michael turns post-tropical.

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  • United Nations climate report calls for immediate action to curb global warming
United Nations climate report calls for immediate action to curb global warming

The report outlined the changes they believe need to be made for the temperature rise to be limited to 1.5ºC "The good news is that some of the kinds of actions that would be needed to limit global warming to1.5ºC are already underway around the world, but they would need to accelerate", said Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of Working Group ...

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  • Hurricane slams Florida Panhandle, Georgia — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Hurricane slams Florida Panhandle, Georgia — WHAT'S HAPPENING

National Hurricane Center ( NHC ). Hurricane-force winds extend outward from Michael's center of circulation for 45 miles. The town was under a mandatory evacuation this week as the storm approached the coast. Officials were concerned to help people who could be trapped in various areas along the coast, he told a news conference. The Division...

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