New extremely distant solar system object found during hunt for Planet X

The dwarf planet is about 190 miles in diameter based on preliminary measurements. The dwarf planet's official name is 2015 TG387, and it was discovered three years ago by a team of researchers using the Subaru telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawai... More..

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Hurricane Rosa to bring flooding rains to southwest US
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Hurricane Rosa to bring flooding rains to southwest US

The weather service also says that Rosa is generating a large swell that will produce waves in the 3' to 5' range, with sets to 7', in northern-most San Diego County, and larger waves in southern Orange County....More..

by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

What is a tropical storm, and other weather terms explained

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect frost. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches). "Although satellite data indicate that the system still lacks a closed circulation, this disturba...More..

Japan successfully lands rovers on asteroid Ryugu
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Japan successfully lands rovers on asteroid Ryugu

JAXA released a photo taken by Rover 1A while it was hopping from one location to another and by Rover 1B during its journey down to the surface. Takashi Kubota, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based firm, said: '...More..

These photos show how much Hurricane Florence 'ravaged' the Carolinas
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

These photos show how much Hurricane Florence 'ravaged' the Carolinas

More than a thousand other roads from major highways to neighborhood lanes are closed in the Carolinas, officials said. Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured ...More..

Six local Red Cross volunteers provide Tropical Storm Florence disaster relief
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Six local Red Cross volunteers provide Tropical Storm Florence disaster relief

The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations for Hurricane Florence relief three ways. "Preparation is our Hallmark we sent volunteers in place long before this storm began", said Red Cross regional publ...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

She explained that the seasonal phenomena occurs when the spiders are mating, and that an increase in the mosquito population this year had lead to flawless conditions for a population explosion among the ...More..

Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence

While Florence has passed, the danger from it hasn't. And plenty of roads are still closed in the storm's wake. Some areas could stay underwater for weeks, forecasters warned. Some of those who left shelters ...More..

Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday

The city of Wilmington , North Carolina remains largely cut off from the rest of the state. "Thank you", a frazzled, shirtless Willie Schubert mouthed to members of a Coast Guard helicopter crew who plucke...More..

Trio of storms churns in the Atlantic
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Trio of storms churns in the Atlantic

All watches and warnings were discontinued yesterday. Little change in strength is expected over the next several hours. At 8 a.m., the center of the storm was 25 miles east of Dominica. On that path Isaac ...More..

Federal Officials Halt Immigration Arrests During Hurricane Florence
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Federal Officials Halt Immigration Arrests During Hurricane Florence

On average, a hurricane will hit North Carolina once every five years. Spending, meanwhile, fell more than 30 percent, or around $500 that week, and more than 65 percent on the day of landfall as businesses clo...More..

FLORENCE: Tree falls on Wilmington home, killing mother, child
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

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

More than ten people have been killed by Florence and her impact as the remnants of the storm moved through the area Saturday. A 78-year-old man connecting extension cords in the rain was electrocuted, accor...More..

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence approaches US
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence approaches US

Its maximum sustained winds slackened slightly to 125 mph, qualifying it as a Category 3 storm , but its wind field has grown, with hurricane-force winds extending out 70 miles from the center and tropical sto...More..

‘Once in a lifetime’ hurricane weakens, begins lashing eastern US
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

‘Once in a lifetime’ hurricane weakens, begins lashing eastern US

An investigation is underway, but officials said it appears there's no reason for others at the shelter to worry. But once New Bern TV news station WCTI evacuated its newsroom Thursday night because of floo...More..

US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

The losses won't be easily or quickly overcome. Flooding could prove devastating. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said. "I had a lot of fear initially, but I am glad to be inside and safe", said Ms Ze...More..

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Registers First Passenger for Round-the-Moon Trip
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Registers First Passenger for Round-the-Moon Trip

In its tweet Thursday, SpaceX shared what Musk confirmed on Twitter was a new rendering of the BFS. SpaceX said late Thursday it had signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon. ...More..

Hurricane Florence Hits Near Wrightsville Beach
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence Hits Near Wrightsville Beach

New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw told The Durham Herald-Sun around 5am that about 200 people had been rescued so far. We wrote up the story, laughed about it, and moved on. THE life-threatening hurricane, Florence...More..

Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

Tens of thousands were without power. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com said Florence could dump a staggering 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week on North Carolina, South Carolinas, Virginia, G...More..

Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

With so much focus on Florence , Porter is urging people to be wary of another storm developing in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring heavy rain and flooding to east Texas. Hurricane Florence is expected to...More..

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday. Kavanaugh is President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee. Democrats say the records they've seen are insufficient. None of this is actual...More..