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Final supermoon of 2019 to appear over Canadian skies this week

By definition, a supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon, because it is traveling at its closest point to the...


SpaceX Successfully Makes Historic Launch And Landing

Crew Draton docked with the space station at 5:51 a.m. EST (1051 GMT), approximately 27 hours after it lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX...


America's newest crew capsule rockets toward space station

The Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) mission will cost $42 million and is planned to launch in August 2022, attached to the exterior of the Earth-orbiting Int...


The Green New Deal Would Cost $93 Trillion, Ocasio-Cortez Critics Say

Another neighbor, who has lived down the hall from the congresswoman's apartment for the last 40 years, said he'd never seen her or her boyfriend, Riley Rober...


SpaceX Takes Israel to the Moon

The technology created by the engineers is called Beresheet , which means "in the beginning" when translated from Hebrew, the Orlando Sentinel reports . In th...


SpaceX rocket launch: Falcon 9 spacecraft take-off from Cape Canaveral

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk , the booster could fly again as early as April in support of Crew Dragon's in-flight abort mission , although his implicati...


Hello there, Super Snow Moon

Tuesday - with the full moon reached at 7: 53 a.m. - and rise at 6:17 p.m. Each month, the full moon carries a different name signifying what is most associat...


China's moon lander sprouted a plant, but now it's dead

With an annual space budget of $8bn, second only to the US, China is also looking to send a probe to the red planet by the end of this decade and build its ow...


China's Lunar Probe Sees First Cotton Seed Sprout

China has once again made history by growing plants on the Moon. They began growing when the control centre back on Earth sent a command to the probe telling ...


Brazil's Bolsonaro confirms will participate in Davos

The sweep will target contractors deemed sympathetic to the centrist and left-wing parties that have ruled Brazil for most of the period since the country shuck...


Spacecraft beams back first images of most distant object explored by mankind

Resembling a 33-kilometer-long interplanetary "snowman", in the words of Alan Stern , a planetary scientist from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Bou...


EPA targets Obama crackdown on mercury from coal plants

The agency's reassessment of an earlier 2016 endorsement showed that complying with MATS cost the government between $7.4 billion to $9.6 billion (€6.5 billion ...


Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

An artist's depiction of NASA's Voyager 2 probe on its long journey out of the solar system. It is now more than 11 billion miles from Earth, though NAS...


Google Doodle follows Geminid meteor shower to Earth

Some astronomers refer to 3200 Phaethon as a " rock comet ", essentially an asteroid that gets very close to the sun, resulting in a scorched trail of debris ...


Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

SpaceX founder and lead designer Elon Musk quickly explained that a hydraulic failure on the steering fins prevented a safe landing. If what Musk says proves ...


NASA hopes InSight will illuminate Mars' unknown core

This image, made available by NASA in October 2016, shows an illustration of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars. Nasa's Insight spacec...


Federal Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL (the initials stand for "export limited"), which aims to extend TransCanada's existing Keystone pipeline, would transport up to 830,000 barrel...


Anti-LGBT Candidate Won Brazil's Presidential Election | World | News | SFGN Articles

The president-elect, who is backed by Brazil's powerful agribusiness lobby, had floated the idea in the past, saying, "Let's be clear: the future ministry will ...


TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane

Oscar is forecast to continue to strengthen through Monday night, then gradually weaken in the open Atlantic. Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the 2018 ...


Kansas likely to see milder than average winter, NOAA says

But North and SC, along with much of the southeast and Mid-Atlantic, the Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley , "all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-...


Astronaut Nick Hague Speaking About the Soyuz MS-10 Launch

After blasting into the sky from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan , a problem with the separation of first and second stage booster rockets forced Hague a...


Florida Gov. Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane

A major hurricane is a Category 5, 4 or 3 hurricane, which has winds of at least 111 miles per hour. A Category 2 hurricane has sustained winds of 96 to 110 m...


Hurricane Michael gains strength, closes in on Florida Panhandle

Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf, which has very warm water temperatures and favourable atmospheric conditions, "there is a real possi...


'First known exomoon may have been discovered'

The planet it orbits is as big as mammoth Jupiter. A moon could be the culprit for such a distortion in the trajectory of a planet. "This would be the first...


Tracking the Tropics: Development likely in the Gulf this week

On Saturday, this effect was in play as a broad area of low pressure stretched across Central America - which sometimes can help spin up a storm. The latest g...


3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions

Of the 112 physics prizes the Nobel committee has awarded since 1901, the only women winners before Strickland were Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert Ma...


Waterloo professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in correc...


Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive". However rescue teams were on standby in case the anima...


Elon Musk introduces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as first BFR customer

He said he wanted the artists "to see the moon up close, and the earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience". Toward the end of the even...


SpaceX announces BFR lunar passenger, mission for Earth's artists

Our correspondent, Mary MacCarthy, joins us from Los Angeles. The 42-year-old is worth an estimated $2.9 billion and has been known to drop unfathomable amoun...


Hurricane Florence pounds Carolina coast with fierce winds, flooding

Power outages from Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm early Friday evening, have topped 700,000 customers. At 5 p.m., Florence had been down...


US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

That doesn't include numbers from dozens of city-operated electricity providers. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington , North Carolina, Davi...


'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding

Watches are already in effect for a storm surge that could reach up to 12ft at high tide on a stretch from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout in North Carolina , foreca...


Hurricane Helene has Britain in its sights

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Helene has 90 miles per hour winds, meaning it is a Category 1 storm. They are also watching Tropical Storm Isa...


SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist

The big reveal on who it is - and when the flight to the moon will be - will be announced Monday at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Its des...


Tracking the tropics: Three hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic

Florence interrupted her stay on North Carolina's Outer Banks. For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl,...


Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

US President Donald Trump , whose administration faced severe criticism for a slow response in Puerto Rico to Hurricane Maria, cancelled a political rally pl...


One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

Roy Cooper said in an Associated Press report. Trump, who has faced criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, which killed an ...


These maps show what to expect from Hurricane Florence

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang said the storm is expected to strengthen to 150 miles per hour just before landfall somewhere along the Southeast...


Tropical Storm Florence continues its churn toward United States coast

It is also expected to intensify into a hurricane . On this path, Florence will track over the warm waters off the southeast US coastline. Tropical Storm ...