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NASA probe now closer to sun than any spacecraft ever

NASA probe now closer to sun than any spacecraft ever

In addition to its new distance record, NASA also expects the Parker Solar Probe will break the record for fastest spacecraft traveling relative to the Sun shortly before 11PM EDT tonight. Its final close approach - coming just 3.83 million miles from the Sun's surface - is expected in 2024, NASA said. Parker's first close encounter with the Sun is scheduled for October 31. Consulte Mais Informação

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Second ‘0.8 quake recorded at fracking site

Second ‘0.8 quake recorded at fracking site

As a result of the "red event", Cuadrilla has paused fracking operations for at least the next 18 hours as monitoring continues. Another quake has hit Blackpool near the Preston New Road fracking site - and it's the biggest one so far. Cuadrilla was forced to abandon fracking at the site in 2011 after two tremors measuring 2.3 and 1.5 on the Richter scale, respectively. " Micro seismic events such as these can result in tiny movements that are way below anything that could be felt at ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Oldest Known Weapons Discovered in North America

Oldest Known Weapons Discovered in North America

Pre-Clovis projectile points at the Debra L. Friedkin site, Texas-Implications for the Late Pleistocene peopling of the Americas, Science Advances (2018). "The findings expand our understanding of the earliest people to explore and settle North America ", Waters says. Archaeologists found western stemmed points including this one underneath Clovis points, making them a possible sign of the earliest migration into the Americas. Consulte Mais Informação

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Hunter's Moon 2018: When it is and why it's called that

Hunter's Moon 2018: When it is and why it's called that

October's Full Moon also goes by the name "Hunter's Moon ". It will officially become full at 12:45 p.m. It has several other names in different cultures and tradition. For Buddhists, this full moon is Pavarana, the end of Vassa (sometimes given the English names "Rains Retreat" or "Buddhist Lent"), the three-month period of fasting for Buddhist monks tied to the monsoons", the Old Farmer's Almanac said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Rain showers linger into the weekend

Rain showers linger into the weekend

Temperatures only dip into the upper 30s to lower 40s. HIghs get back to about 50 on Saturday , but climb into the mid to upper 50s on Sunday ahead of our next system Sunday night. The Lions are at home hosting the Seahawks for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Light rain in the afternoon will taper off to a drizzle. A series of cold fronts will move across central IN and keep us cool through the weekend . Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA's spectacular water deluge system test uses 450,000 gallons of water

NASA's spectacular water deluge system test uses 450,000 gallons of water

The test was carried out at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This staggering thrust force means that the SLS's engines and boosters will be generating a lot of noise, energy, and heat, Newsweek points out. A little more than a minute, she is able to spend about two million liters of water. The video was posted, as well as a brief summary explaining the goal of the test. Consulte Mais Informação

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Watch Nasa dump 450,000 gallons of water on a launch pad

Watch Nasa dump 450,000 gallons of water on a launch pad

Recently released video of one of the tests, conducted on October 15, shows the dramatic action. The SLS rocket will lift off with 8.4 million pounds of thrust, thanks to its four RS-25 engines and two solid rocket boosters. The video was posted, as well as a brief summary explaining the goal of the test. 'When the mobile launcher is sitting on its pad surface mount mechanisms, the rest of the IOP/SS system is connected to the pad supply headers and the water will flow through supply ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Space Force will be a reality very soon: Mike Pence

Space Force will be a reality very soon: Mike Pence

The new force would be created to 'ensure that our warfighters have the freedom and flexibility they need to deter and defeat any threat to our security in the rapidly evolving battlefield of space, ' he said. Air Force said last month that creating a space force would cost about $13 billion for a force of 13,000 people in the first five years. Pence said all of this informs the fact that "we have to have the capacity to protect our existing infrastructure in space". Consulte Mais Informação

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A Storm Just Wiped an Entire Hawaiian Island Off the Map

A Storm Just Wiped an Entire Hawaiian Island Off the Map

Fletcher said that they wanted to monitor the island and are disappointed that it is gone; however, they have learned that the islands are more at risk than previously thought. Rising sea levels are also eroding away low-lying islands, with several fragments of land in the Pacific vanishing in recent years. "It's not a hoax propagated in China as some folks have said". Consulte Mais Informação

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Wheelchair Hawking will auction - determined starting price

Wheelchair Hawking will auction - determined starting price

Christie's estimates that the item will sell from between $12,600 and $18,900. A motorized BEC Mobility wheelchair, now on sale on the Christie's website , was one of the many Hawking used during his life. The chair on sale was used by Stephen Hawking from the end of the 1980s until the early years of the 1990s, before he became unable to use his hands to drive a wheelchair. Consulte Mais Informação

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Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Images of the unusual icebergs were captured on NASA's IceBridge flight, an airborne survey of Arctic and Antarctic ice yielding detailed, three-dimensional views of ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. "What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks nearly like a square". The other kind of iceberg floating in the ocean are the irregularly shaped ones that most people could envision as the one that sank the Titanic . Consulte Mais Informação

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Fierce Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexican resort area

Fierce Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexican resort area

But the US National Hurricane Center warned that it still was likely to bring "life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall" to parts of west-central and southwestern Mexico. Forecasters said Willa would blow ashore somewhere along a 140-mile (220-kilometer) stretch from Mazatlan to San Blas. Bob Swanson, who is from Saskatchewan, Canada, and lives in Mazatlan, said he filled his home fuel tank and gassed up his auto. Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA Photographed a Rectangular Iceberg Floating off Antarctica

In an image posted to Twitter , the iceberg looks to be a near-perfect rectangle, which NASA says indicates it must have recently broke off from the ice shelf and hasn't yet been hit by wind and waves. Last month one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton monster four times the size of London started moving and spinning as it breaks free of the ice. Consulte Mais Informação

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