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by | October 12, 2018 | 06:42

Roofs were peeled away and sent airborne. Melinda Reynolds was among Lake City residents who prepared for the worst, but hoped for the best. "This is obviously the worst", said Stephanie Palmer, a FEMA firefighter and rescuer from Coral Springs, Florida .

by | October 12, 2018 | 03:01

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin were subjected to heavy gravitational forces as their capsule automatically jettisoned from the Soyuz booster rocket and fell back to Earth at a sharper-than-normal angle and landed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of the city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan .

by | October 12, 2018 | 00:47

Built with multiple redundancies, Hubble had six new gyros installed during Servicing Mission-4 in 2009. On November 13, 1999, Hubble was put into safe mode after the fourth of its six gyroscopes failed, leaving it without the three working gyros necessary to point precisely.An already planned preventative maintenance shuttle mission suddenly became more urgent.

by | October 12, 2018 | 00:21

The crew remains in good condition and in touch with ground rescue teams, according to NASA . By early Thursday afternoon, Ovchinin and Hague were on helicopters, making their way back to Baikonur, NASA said . The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan . A state commission set up by Roscosmos to investigate the cause of the incidence is already hard at work assessing telemetry.

by | October 11, 2018 | 22:59

But something went wrong minutes after liftoff, sending the Soyuz capsule into a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said. The American space agency said on Twitter that the crew were in good condition, after the capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan .

by | October 11, 2018 | 21:42

The National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) forecast that Michael would become a Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale before coming ashore on Wednesday midday over the Panhandle or the Big Bend area. The storm is now moving north, crossing into the Gulf of Mexico, and will likely curve to the east after its coastal impact. The amount of wind the area could see is not yet clear.

by | October 11, 2018 | 20:08

Uprooted trees. Piles of rubble and debris everywhere. More than 80 deaths were linked to that storm, according to The Associated Press - including residents of a nursing home . "All the stores, all the restaurants, everything - there's nothing left here anymore". "It's hard to grasp", he said. "This was never in our imagination", he said.

by | October 11, 2018 | 16:14

RIA news agency, citing its own source, reported that Russian Federation had made a decision to suspend all manned space launches following the "Soyuz" failure. The capsule's launch escape system pulled the crew away from the rocket seconds before the vehicle exploded. How this will effect the current crew ISS crew-Expedition 57-and its schedule is now unknown.

by | October 11, 2018 | 14:39

Officials hadn't immediately confirmed the man's name. By 8pm, it was down to a category 1. At 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT), the center of the storm was a few miles northwest of Mexico Beach and about 20 miles (30 km) southeast of Panama City.

by | October 11, 2018 | 12:48

Riding atop a Russian Soyuz rocket, the rookie NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. It was the first space mission for Hague, who joined NASA's astronaut corps in 2013. Relations between Moscow and Washington have sunk to post-Cold War lows over the crisis in Ukraine, the war in Syria and allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential vote, but Russia and the United States have ...

by | October 11, 2018 | 12:03

Hurricane Michael has grown into a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds reaching 120 miles per hour, as it barrels toward northwestern Florida, making it a much stronger storm than Hurricane Florence was when it made landfall as a Category 1 storm drenching the Carolinas last month, according to the National Hurricane Center .

by | October 11, 2018 | 11:40

Eastern time. The US Energy Information Administration said about 388,000 customers in Florida, 46,000 customers in Georgia, and 45,000 customers in Alabama were in the dark as the storm moved inland. "This happened so quickly", he said. While eyes in space watch the risky storm from above, cameras on the ground are tracking the hurricane's impending landfall for live internet viewing.

by | October 11, 2018 | 10:49

Across the bay in Panama City Beach, a resort city on the Gulf of Mexico known for its white-sand beach and amusement parks, winds of about 100 miles per hour furiously whipped the trees in the early afternoon and pulled apart homes. More than 40 percent of daily crude oil production and more than one-third of natural gas output was lost from offshore US Gulf of Mexico wells on Wednesday because of platform evacuations and shut-ins caused by Michael .

by | October 11, 2018 | 03:24

NASA scientists are desperately trying to fix the Hubble Space Telescope , which is now pointing the wrong way because of a technical fault. The Hubble space telescope , which has been in orbit since 1990 , is now out of action because of a gyroscope failure, the United States space agency said Monday.

by | October 11, 2018 | 02:30

Penitentes are present on Earth and grow to between 1 to 5 metres tall, but they are restricted to high-altitude tropical and subtropical conditions, such as in the Andes. This type of ice, which is less than 10 million years old, should exist in the mid-to-high latitudes, where the moon points away from Jupiter. Now, all we can await is the 2-billion Europa Clipper mission, that is set to launch in the 2020s, which will see whether the icy moon can host life (for real).

by | October 10, 2018 | 23:13

The report underscores the urgency of this Agreement and its ambitious target. "We need to shift the story away from the individual towards what we can achieve together". He added that the dialogue would focus on discussing issues related to the response actions to climate change in Vietnam, while promoting cooperation and connection with development partners, the scientific community, enterprises, organisations and individuals for the cause of responding to climate change .

by | October 10, 2018 | 23:03

Increasingly, you don't have to convince Australian farmers of that. "Today the world's leading scientific experts collectively reinforced what Mother Nature has made clear - that we need to undergo an urgent and rapid transformation to a global clean energy economy", Gore Tweeted.

by | October 10, 2018 | 20:40

Now it has been valued at over $100,000. Professor of Geology at the University of MI claims that for 18 years they have brought any stones, but not meteorites. Millions of meteorites enter the Earth's atmosphere every year but the vast majority vaporise before they can make it to the ground, making intact specimens highly valuable.

by | October 10, 2018 | 20:00

Winds along the Florida coast were already rising above tropical storm strength at the time, all but closing the window for further evacuations as the storm nears shore and moves inland later today. "This storm will bring torrential rain, heavy winds and unsafe storm surges to many areas of our state", he tweeted. A tropical storm warning was issued from Fernandina Beach Florida to South Santee River South Carolina.

by | October 10, 2018 | 17:40

Scott said 500 Florida National Guard members were activated for planning, logistics and response, and 5,000 stood at the ready. Following Hurricane Irma past year, 14 people died when a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning.