NASA planet hunting probe shares first image

21 Sep, 2018

Over the next three years, TESS will continue to scan the night sky , sector by sector. Scientists hope TESS will find about 50 small, rocky planets that could be habitable to alien life . Capturing these pictures enable the satellite to study "transits", the duration of time when a planet passes in front of a smartly-known individual.


Trump visits the Carolinas after Florence

21 Sep, 2018

River gauges at flood stage on Thursday. The victims were identified as Windy Newton, 45, of Shallotte, North Carolina , and Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach. So far, we know that at least three dozen people died during Hurricane Florence, but we won't know the true extent of the damages for some time. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said a full assessment of how much ash escaped from the waterlogged landfill is ongoing.


'Calm before storm,' Trump warns South Carolina after Florence deluge

20 Sep, 2018

There were still flashes of Trump's outsized persona and unconventional style - he asked about the status of Lake Norman, where he owns a golf club, telling officials, "I can't tell you why, but I love that area". Trump is also praising first responders during his visit to a coastal marine base, the first of several stops on his schedule. The storm is being blamed for at least 37 deaths in three states.


Japanese businessman to become first private moon tourist

20 Sep, 2018

Musk hinted that the mystery person may be from Japan, tweeting a Japanese flag emoji. An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays. A man with an artistic bent, Maezawa was part of a band when he founded Start Today in 1998, which was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2007. Musk did not name the clients a year ago or say how much they would pay.


The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

19 Sep, 2018

The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday. Meanwhile, the projections for rain are growing, adding to growing concerns about flooding across the two states: Coastal North Carolina now expects 20-30 inches, with isolated areas of 40 inches projected in SC.


Trump to visit hurricane-stricken North Carolina, death toll at 33

19 Sep, 2018

Some North Carolina residents have begun to return to the towns they fled in advance of the storm. Many rescues took place on swift boats in Wilmington , a coastal city of about 117,000 people on a peninsula between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.


SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

18 Sep, 2018

He added: "For me, this project is very meaningful". The diminutive Maezawa, who as a young man struggled to find clothes that fit, hopes to revolutionize the fashion industry through his Zozosuit, which once donned allows users to upload their body measurements and order a growing number of made-to-measure items.


Seven dead in North Carolina after Florence, with floodwaters still rising

18 Sep, 2018

The streets were mostly deserted and some were blocked by fallen trees. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page on Saturday that two people died due to "flash flooding and swift water on roadways". "We're dealing with some very, very tough situations with respect to the impassable roads coming into the city of Wilmington ", Mayor Bill Saffo told residents on Twitter .


Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite

18 Sep, 2018

He, along with philanthropist and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg , have launched America's Pledge , which has secured commitments from thousands of sub-national actors to cut carbon pollution. "I didn't get that moniker for nothing!" he said as he fired up the crowd. Speaking on the same occasion, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore praised China's active and leading role in taking action against global climate change.


North Carolina feels first bite of mammoth Hurricane Florence

18 Sep, 2018

Hurricane-force winds, which stretch up to 80 miles from the storm's center, will be felt in North and SC by Thursday night. Just off shore later tonight what has changed since yesterday is that the storm will likely make landfall late tonight or early tomorrow morning in the Wilmington metropolitan area as it is slowing down, curving inland and bringing heavy rain and wind inland and continues to track .


Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

18 Sep, 2018

He has not decided which artists to invite, but will be reaching out to painters, sculptors, film directors, architects, fashion designers and others. The previous spaceship iteration sported just two rear fins. The trip will take up to a week, SpaceX says. With SpaceX, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic battling it out to launch private-sector spacecraft, Maezawa will join a growing list of celebrities and the ultra-rich who have ...


Flooding from Florence will only get worse

18 Sep, 2018

As the United States dealt with Florence , a strong typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before heading toward Hong Kong and China. There were almost 800,000 people without power in North and SC combined Saturday evening. In Belville, just south of Leland, some shops had power restored on Sunday.


Deadly Florence Wreaks Havoc in Carolinas as Death Toll Rises

18 Sep, 2018

Flooding worries increased in West Virginia and Virginia, where roads were closed and power outages were on the rise. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference on Monday that there were at least 17 confirmed deaths from.


Storm chaser records Florence battering Carolina coast

17 Sep, 2018

Detectives are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide. But a state lawmaker said that hurricanes have led to unsafe spills in recent years and North Carolina's laws are too lax to confront severe storms such as Florence . North Carolina's governor Roy Cooper described the storm as "an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy ...


Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

17 Sep, 2018

National Hurricane Center (NHC). Collins said that Duke does not want Brunswick County residents to be anxious about the shutdown, but to focus on staying safe. In addition to shutting down Brunswick, Duke and other regional utilities are also working to secure dozens of coal ash disposal facilities, which environmental groups worry could leak and release substance into nearby waterways.


Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

17 Sep, 2018

So far this year there have been 23 named storms in the western Pacific and 10 in the Atlantic, both regions more than 30 percent busier than average years. Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause epic damage akin to what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago, with floodwaters swamping homes and businesses and washing over industrial waste sites and hog-manure ponds.


Athens prepares for Hurricane Florence, statewide emergency declared

17 Sep, 2018

Florence's predicted path as of Wednesday had it making landfall on the SC coast, just south of North Carolina . While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings extending over the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the east coast, many were not taking any chances.


Winds, rain intensify as Hurricane Florence pummels North Carolina

17 Sep, 2018

Florence's winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 225 kph earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a terrifying category four to a two. Speaking on Thursday, North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper , said: "We can not underestimate this storm". Cooper said Florence was set to cover nearly all of North Carolina in several feet of water.


Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect

17 Sep, 2018

Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, with little change in strength expected before it moves inland on Friday, the U.S. As has been the case with hurricanes in most recent years, such as Lane in Hawaii earlier this summer and Harvey last year in Texas, feet of rain can fall when these tropical storms stall.


Hurricane Florence in pictures: ‘1,000 year event’ storm LASHES US east coast

16 Sep, 2018

Mother Lesha Murphy-Johnson and her baby, Zac, were killed after being trapped inside their home in Wilmington when a tree fell onto the roof at around 9.30am on Friday. Forecasters say the storm surge, together with up to 3.5ft (1m) of rain over the next few days, could spawn a slow-motion disaster. Expert scientists, however, had said they were anxious about Brunswick because of scant public information about its readiness.


Florence remains a powerful category four hurricane

15 Sep, 2018

A turn toward the northeast with a rapid increase in forward motion is forecast to occur over the weekend. A smaller hurricane dubbed Isaac is reportedly heading for the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene - now also in the Atlantic - is forecast to track towards the UK.


Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence begin lashing U.S. coast

15 Sep, 2018

The storm was expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said . Florence is now heading for ocean water that has surface temperatures of about 85 degrees, meaning it will most likely strengthen on its way to the East Coast.


Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast

15 Sep, 2018

There was just one problem: While Seidel looked as if he needed to guard against the wind and the rain , two people walked behind him as though nothing was wrong and ruined the appearance of dire conditions. Eudy and his family stayed home in New Bern in part to protect their house. The NHC described Florence as a "slow mover" and said it had the potential to dump historic amounts of rain on North and SC, as much as one metre in some places.


Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

15 Sep, 2018

At 11 a.m., the center of the system was about 190 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Helene had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and was moving north at 18 miles per hour. Gargantuan waves towering up to 83 feet were crashing within Hurricane Florence's sprawling reach early Wednesday as the Category 4 monster continued its ominous advance on the East Coast, experts said.


UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence

15 Sep, 2018

North and SC residents all along the eastern Atlantic coast are evacuating ahead of an intensifying Hurricane Florence . Aside from the storm surge and coastal flooding, expect colossal freshwater flooding as well. "Cotton is probably the most vulnerable crop from this storm", McIntosh says. "Florence has rapidly intensified into an extremely risky hurricane", Blake wrote Monday evening, predicting that the hurricane's top sustained winds would approach the 157 miles per hour (253 kph) ...



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