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Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center. Up to a centimetre of rain could fall in Ireland and central and southern Scotland overnight. A southwards shift in the jet stream has allowed low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash cooler and wetter weather across the UK. "This system will run towards Ireland and the United Kingdom, bringing some rain and stronger winds".
  • Hurricane Hector on track to clip south coast of Hawaii's Big Island

    Hurricane Hector on track to clip south coast of Hawaii's Big Island

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    There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect. John was centered about 310 miles (500 kilometers) south-southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo late yesterday and had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph). Early Wednesday, Hector was traveling west at 16 miles per hour with 125 miles per hour maximum sustained winds . The eye of the storm, which had wind speeds as high as 217 km/h at its centre on Wednesday afternoon, is forecast to pass 300 kilometres to the south ...
  • Powerful Hurricane Hector on the horizon

    Powerful Hurricane Hector on the horizon

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    Forecasters note that hurricane-force winds extend up to 35 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles. on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Meterologist James Spann said on Twitter that it was "too soon to determine what kind of impacts might occur in the state, since track errors can be large at long time ranges".
  • Bizarre, rogue planet boasts impressive magnetic aurora

    Bizarre, rogue planet boasts impressive magnetic aurora

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    It is now believed to be 200 million years old, and 20 light-years away from Earth. They also have strong auroras - similar to the stunning "Northern Lights" on Earth - like those seen in our own solar system's giant planets Jupiter and Saturn.
  • SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design

    SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design

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    Its primary goal is to launch a 5.8-ton satellite called Merah Putih meant to improve telecommunications in Indonesia, India, and much of Southeast Asia. REUSE, REUSE, REUSE . This launch is the first to employ a reused Block 5 - the first stage of the rocket. The Merah Putih satellite is ready to be deployed.
  • How Will The Astronauts Be Equipped On The Commercial Spacecraft

    How Will The Astronauts Be Equipped On The Commercial Spacecraft

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    The Indian-origin astronaut, Williams, is named for the Boeing programme to the International Space Centre (ISS). "We are on the brink of launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil", NASA posted on Twitter , quoting Administrator Jim Bridenstine during the Launch America announcement.
  • In waiting for answers, automakers stick to Obama-era rules

    In waiting for answers, automakers stick to Obama-era rules

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    Confirming a leak from yesterday , the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed not to change average fleet fuel economy standards at their 2020 levels from 2021 through 2026. California is confident the administration has no legal authority to revoke the waiver it has been granted under the Clean Air Act allowing it to keep the Obama-era rules in place.
  • Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft

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    The eight active Nasa astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules to the International Space Station beginning in 2019. " NASA is continuing to assess multiple scenarios to ensure continued US access to the International Space Station", the space agency told Bloomberg .
  • SpaceX Will Be Ready to Transport Humans in April 2019, NASA Estimates

    SpaceX Will Be Ready to Transport Humans in April 2019, NASA Estimates

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    NASA released an updated schedule of commercial crew test flights August 2 that confirms Boeing's revised plans as well as delays for SpaceX's two demonstration missions. If this second test is successful, Boeing will launch Spacecraft 2 along with its first passengers toward the middle of 2019. Sometimes called the "Commercial Crew Cadre", those astronauts are seasoned veterans who've worked closely with Boeing and SpaceX on their new spacecraft and systems over the past three ...
  • Don’t call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a ‘wholphin’

    Don’t call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a ‘wholphin’

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    The team was able to obtain a biopsy, using a crossbow equipped with a special dart that prevents deep penetration and returns a skin sample. "To know she has cousins out there in the ocean is an incredible thing to know". The cross appears to be the first instance of a wild-born hybrid between the two species. Soon after, they were able to get DNA, which led them to the definitive conclusion that it was indeed a hybrid of the two species.
  • Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

    Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

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    On July 31st, Mars will be 35.8 million miles from Earth, which is the closest it has been to Earth in 15 years. In 2003, Mars and Earth were the closest in almost 60,000 years - 55.7 million kilometres. The Red Planet peaked in its orbit around 12.45am PT on Monday morning, or before sunrise on the East Coast. In August 2003 , Mars was a smidge closer: 34.6 million miles (55.6 million km).