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There Is an Absolutely Gigantic Rogue Planet Wandering Our Galactic Neighbourhood

There Is an Absolutely Gigantic Rogue Planet Wandering Our Galactic Neighbourhood

Kao's team used a radio astronomy observatory located in central New Mexico called - fittingly - the "Very Large Array" (VLA) to pick up its magnetic activity and study it. Further observations revealed that brown dwarfs can generate strong auroras. The enigmatic celestial body was found to have a planetary mass and weigh 12.7 times more than Jupiter, despite having a radius only 1.22 times bigger than that of the gas giant. Consulte Mais Informação

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Environment Canada confirms Tornado touches down west of Lake Manitoba

Environment Canada confirms Tornado touches down west of Lake Manitoba

Photos and video posted on social media suggest multiple structures near the rural community of Alonsa, Man., were shredded by the twister that struck about 165 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg shortly before 9 p.m. They won't be able to confirm how intense the storm was until the team arrives and starts gathering details, he said. Several tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were in place throughout southern Manitoba Friday evening. Consulte Mais Informação

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Death Valley breaks own record for hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Death Valley breaks own record for hottest month ever recorded on Earth

July's normal high temperature in Death Valley is 116.5 degrees, but last month highs exceeded 120 degrees on 21 days, and last week between July 24 and 27 the temperature climbed to 127 degrees. Also, two French tourists needed to be recused from a combination of cliffs, heat and dehydration. "We have found about a dozen dead animals that have no obvious signs of trauma", said Josh Hoines, the park's chief of natural and cultural resources management. Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA names astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights

NASA names astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights

More astronauts will be announced to join the crews at a later date, NASA said . NASA paid seed money to SpaceX and Boeing to incentivize them to develop the crew capsules, picking up where the shuttle program left off. When test flights do launch, Boeing's flight is dubbed Orbital Flight Test followed by Crew Flight Test. SpaceX's first flight is dubbed Demonstration Mission 1 followed by Demonstration Mission 2. Consulte Mais Informação

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Meteor Hits Near Thule Air Force Base in Greenland

Meteor Hits Near Thule Air Force Base in Greenland

Ron Baalke, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California took to Twitter to announce the explosion, which reportedly occurred on July 25. "There are almost 2,000 nukes on alert, ready to launch". Speaking to Business Insider , Kristensen said , "Had [the meteor] entered at a more perpendicular angle, it would have struck the earth with significantly greater force". Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump administration reveals plans to roll back vehicle fuel standards

The EPA says that current fuel economy standards could add more than $2,000 to the cost of a new vehicle, leading drivers to hold onto their older, less safe vehicles rather than upgrade to newer machines. It might even cause vehicle prices to stop increasing so rapidly. The argument may prove a tough sell in court, where attorneys for states and environmental groups will come armed with a wealth of data undermining it. Consulte Mais Informação

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Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

A report issued last month by a United States government auditor said Boeing and SpaceX are unlikely to be able to send astronauts to the ISS next year, resulting in a possible gap in the U.S. government has invested about $100 billion. SpaceX and Boeing's new spacecraft are shaping up to be two solutions to that problem. Also, the most recent planet-hunting probe of NASA-the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)-has begun its hunt for new worlds around close by stars, as said ... Consulte Mais Informação

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States threaten showdown over White House auto emissions plan

States threaten showdown over White House auto emissions plan

While many carmakers have touted their development of more efficient cars, including electric vehicles, auto lobbyists were quick to get assurances from the Trump administration that the more stringent rules would be dismantled. According to Trump administration estimates, the Obama fuel efficiency standards would raise the price of vehicles by an average of $2,340. "It's still a very aggressive program". Consulte Mais Informação

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Lunar Eclipse July 2018

Lunar Eclipse July 2018

Expect the total lunar eclipse to transform the moon into a " blood moon " that is orangish red in color for more than a hundred minutes. This will make the Red Planet appear slightly larger, but most notably brighter in the sky. All this time the Moon was in the shadow of the Earth. It's the longest full lunar eclipse of the century, so you can be sure that there will be plenty of people with lenses pointed skyward. Consulte Mais Informação

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Plastic bag backlash: Coles to hand out free reusable bags 'indefinitely'

However, the supermarket giant has now indicated it has no intention of putting a stop to the free distribution as it believes customers aren't coping with the change. But offering only thicker, "reusable" plastic bags for 15c each has elicited howls of outrage from some quarters, and led to a series of backflips - including giving the reusable bags away for free for a short period of time while customers adapted to the changes - to quell the outcry. Consulte Mais Informação

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Climate change `increased odds´ of northern European…

Climate change `increased odds´ of northern European…

They examined temperatures at weather stations in northern Europe, including in Finland, Denmark, the Irish Republic, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Dr Friederike Otto , deputy director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, said: "The logic that climate change will do this is inescapable - the world is becoming warmer, and so heatwaves like this are becoming more common". Consulte Mais Informação

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