• Japan's space robots start asteroid survey

    Japan's space robots start asteroid survey

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    The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) made history this week as it successfully landed a pair of robotic vehicles on the surface of an asteroid. The link within the slay became reestablished and the robots appear to be working in most cases."The 2 rovers are in salubrious condition and are transmitting photography and files", in keeping with a JAXA assertion.
  • Rotting fish stink up I-40 in the wake of Hurricane Florence

    Rotting fish stink up I-40 in the wake of Hurricane Florence

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    A North Carolina woman who says she sheltered more than two dozen cats and dogs left behind as Hurricane Florence swept across the East Coast was arrested for allegedly giving the animals unlicensed medical care, PEOPLE confirms. "He basically told me, 'You can voluntarily hand over the animals, or I can go get a warrant, '" she said. The National Hurricane Center said a broad area of low pressure about 300 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is producing showers and ...
  • Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

    Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

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    Richard Sabin, principal curator of mammals at the Natural History Museum, said photos and videos he had seen appeared to show a beluga whale . A beluga whale has apparently been seen swimming in the River Thames in Kent. Lucy Babey, head of science and conservation at ORCA , a United Kingdom charity that works with whales and dolphins, also urged caution. Belugas are considered to be very social and usually live in pods.
  • UK’s Labour open to second European Union vote with option of remaining: Starmer

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    In the United Kingdom that means a vote by lawmakers, and the math looks ominous for May's minority government. In a compromise brokered by Starmer and backed by the vast majority of delegates in a show of hands on Tuesday, Labour's formal position is now that the party will seek a public vote on Brexit if parliament rejects Theresa May's deal and it can not force a general election.
  • Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

    Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

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    Kirk is expected to move west toward the Caribbean Ocean over the next several days. Forecasters say the system is likely to dissipate within a day or two. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a 20% chance of development over the next 2 days, but a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days. The first is located about 200 miles south-southwest of Bermuda, and is producing limited shower and thunderstorm activity.
  • Hayabusa2 Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

    Hayabusa2 Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

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    A probe sent into the cosmos by Japan's space agency has beamed back dazzling photos taken by two rovers that landed on an asteroid. A pair of tiny JAXA robots, released by the Hayabusa2 probe, have successfully landed on the Ryugu asteroid and began transmitting images from the surface of the "potentially hazardous" object four years after the mission launch.
  • 1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding

    1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding

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    He said he knows for many North Carolinians it feels like "a nightmare that just won't end". Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence's historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and fix efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home.
  • Giant Spider Web Is Taking Over This Entire Beach

    Giant Spider Web Is Taking Over This Entire Beach

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    Oh, what a tangled web is being woven along the coast of a small town in Greece ― and it's more than 1,000 feet long. This year, a sizable increase in the mosquito population is also an important driver for the spiders' prolific web spinning.
  • Florence death toll rises to 42 as residents return to flooded homes

    Florence death toll rises to 42 as residents return to flooded homes

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    And the effects from the slow-moving storm were still being felt Tuesday as record inland river flooding was impacting areas such as Pollocksville in Jones County, where US 17 was impassable. To the north in Georgetown County, water continued to drain into the five rivers and several reservoirs that run through the county of 60,000 people as officials prepared to hand out thousands of sandbags on Saturday.
  • Ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

    Ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

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    Local Red Cross volunteers are now right in the middle of the extensive flooding sparked by Hurricane Florence in both North Carolina and SC. The Red Cross depends on financial donations to provide disaster relief immediately. "So at sunrise tomorrow we'll be able to start on disaster recovery", Williams said. You can make a monetary donation at ncdiaperbank.networkforgood.com .
  • In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

    In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

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    High temperatures have sparked a sexual frenzy among spiders in Greece - causing the creatures to build a vast network of webs across a lagoon. The handsome Grecian beaches have been transformed into an eerie landscape overrun by spiders as a massive spider web stretches across the entire shoreline.
  • Air Force Secretary: Space Force 'Bold Idea,' but US Already Dominates Space

    Air Force Secretary: Space Force 'Bold Idea,' but US Already Dominates Space

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    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented an update of the state of the Air Force Sept. 17, during the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md. A copy of the Air Force memo was obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Because of this, the Air Force must focus on readiness and acquisition to prepare for present and future operations.
  • President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence

    President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence

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    He added: 'We need it, and we have it, and we will be applying it, and there will be nothing left undone'. "Flooding in North Carolina is sending unheard amounts of water into South Carolina along the Lynches, Great Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers", South Carolina Gov.
  • Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

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    This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance. The web that spans 1,000 feet is thought to be the product of spiders that belong to the Tetragnatha family, also known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies.
  • Spiders build 1000-foot web shrouding entire lagoon in silk

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    According to local experts, its a seasonal phenomenon caused by Tetrahnatha spiders , which build large nests for mating in during the warmer weather. "These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora", she told Greek outlet Newsit . In the interview, Democritus University of Thrace assistant professor Maria Chatzaki said: "The spiders will have their party and die soon".
  • Meet tech billionaire who'll be SpaceX's first moon tourist

    Meet tech billionaire who'll be SpaceX's first moon tourist

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    Kennedy, proclaiming "I choose to go to the moon". Maezawa gained his riches by founding two major Japanese online retailers, Zozotown and Start Today , which have made him one of the wealthiest people in Japan. Mr Musk said Mr Maezawa had outlaid a significant deposit and would have a material impact on the cost of developing the BFR, which he estimated at US$5 billion.
  • SC governor estimates losses from Florence at $1.2B

    SC governor estimates losses from Florence at $1.2B

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    The hurricane swept through the U.S. east coast, causing more than 40 deaths and more than US$22bn worth of damage to the region. The majority of those deaths, 27, have occurred in North Carolina . Joseph DiGenova, a lawyer who came close to representing President Trump, said Tuesday night that Blasey Ford wants to delay her appearance before the Senate because she's a "loon".
  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist

    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist

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    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk described Maezawa as the "bravest" and 'best adventurer'. Astronauts last visited the moon during Nasa's Apollo programme. Russian and Chinese companies are also working on space tourism plans. Musk and other private spaceflight CEOs have been striving to fill that gap with spacecraft that can get crews to the ISS and beyond.
  • The first science image from NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling

    The first science image from NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling

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    The strip of stars and galaxies include the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, and a couple of luminous stars that saturated the camera's detectors: Beta Gruis and R Doradus. Then, the following year, it will scour the northern sectors. TESS has been built upon the legacy of Kepler spacecraft of NASA, as it also utilizes the transits to find out exoplanets .
  • 1.7 million chickens drown as North Carolina rivers swollen by Florence

    1.7 million chickens drown as North Carolina rivers swollen by Florence

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    One person was killed in Virginia by an apparent tornado whipped up by Florence , and six were killed in SC. "I'll be glad when I can drive home, drive to the door", she said. "Road conditions are starting to improve in some parts of our state, but rising creeks, streams and rivers continue to make travel unsafe", he said in a news conference.
  • British Diver Sues Elon Musk Over

    British Diver Sues Elon Musk Over "Pedo" Accusation

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    Now Tesla is under additional, and perhaps more intense scrutiny, this time coming not from the SEC, but the Department of Justice, according to a report from Bloomberg published on September 18th. A few days after announcing that he is thinking of taking Tesla private , Elon Musk published a blog post stating that the " funding secured " tweet came from talks he has had with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund , which took a 5% stake in Tesla earlier this year.
  • Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

    Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

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    Officials on Tuesday raised the death toll from the previously reported 20 deaths to 32, according to CBS News , with 25 of those deaths resulting from the storm's devastation in North Carolina , six in SC, and one in Virginia. Dams and levees throughout North Carolina are in danger of failing. The White House said President Donald Trump would visit North Carolina on Wednesday.
  • SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

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    SpaceX reminded us only 24 humans have been to the moon and no one has visited since NASA's final 1972 Apollo mission. While looking at one of Basquiat's paintings, Maezawa said, he came upon the idea to inspire other top artists to bring a space view down to Earth.
  • SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger

    SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger

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    Musk says the moon mission will take four or five days and will go through uncrewed tests prior to sending a person out. Whoever the mystery passenger is will be among the first space tourists to fly with a commercial company. It was unclear whether SpaceX plans a lunar orbit mission or a loop around the moon. Twelve walked on the lunar surface. He had said that the trip would happen this year and would not involve a landing, but rather a long loop around the moon.