• Hurricane Hector regains strength as it ploughs towards Hawaii
Hurricane Hector regains strength as it ploughs towards Hawaii

We introduced some elevated precipitation chances over the eastern slopes of the Big Island from Wednesday into Thursday as deep tropical moisture will likely move up the slopes of Maunakea and Maunaloa producing enhanced rainfall activity.

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  • Giant celestial object discovered outside our solar system
Giant celestial object discovered outside our solar system

Originally, it was thought that brown dwarfs do not have magnetic fields, but over the past few decades, astronomers have noticed signs of magnetic activity as well as powerful auroras on these stars . They were able to determine its mass and determine that the object could be a free-floating planet. The first brown dwarf was discovered in 199...

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  • These Astronauts Will Fly SpaceX, Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS
These Astronauts Will Fly SpaceX, Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS

The Crew Dragon missions will pave the way for SpaceX's more ambitious projects, like sending the first humans to Mars as early as 2024. The astronauts are: (from left to right) Victor Glover , Mike Hopkins , Bob Behnken , Doug Hurley , Nicole Aunapu Mann , Chris Ferguson of Boeing , Eric Boe , Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams .

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  • Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX
Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX

The spacecraft - whose name translates as "red and white", a reference to the colors of the Indonesian flag - will become part of the network run by PT Telkom Indonesia, the nation's largest telecommunications provider. "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm it does not need to be taken apart". By 2019, SpaceX founder Elon Musk believ...

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  • NASA names crews and dates for first US commercial missions
NASA names crews and dates for first US commercial missions

The tweet's second sentence seems to suggest that Boeing and SpaceX are paying the government to fly the missions. On Friday, NASA announced the astronauts that will fly on the first flights of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's crewed Dragon capsule.

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  • Trump EPA to Roll Back Back Obama-Era Gas Mileage Standards
Trump EPA to Roll Back Back Obama-Era Gas Mileage Standards

The agency suggests keeping the Obama-era standards would add $2,340 to the cost of owning a new auto, "and impose more than $500 billion in societal costs" on the U.S. "Our latest report completely refutes the administration's flat-out wrong rationale for rolling back the standards", Gillis said. California and 16 other states already have fil...

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  • SpaceX poised to beat Boeing with first astronaut flights
SpaceX poised to beat Boeing with first astronaut flights

After a month from the engine test issues, Boeing will have to delay the first two major test flights to the ISS of their future passenger spacecraft - The CST-100 Starliner. NASA astronaut Eric Boe, one of four astronauts working with the agency's Commercial Crew Program , had the opportunity to check out the Crew Access Tower at Space Launch C...

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  • Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'
Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

Scientists first discovered off the coast of Hawaii cub krupnosortnogo melon-headed whale and dolphins. Kekaimalu, the only known living first-generation wolphin, which is a cross between a false killer whale and Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a female calf in 2004, and today the two live together at Oahu's Sea Life Park .

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  • Rare Opportunity to Watch Mars Through Giant Telescope in Sri Lanka
Rare Opportunity to Watch Mars Through Giant Telescope in Sri Lanka

But also, "around the time of opposition, a planet is at its closest distance to Earth for a given year", the U.S. space agency explained. Mars will both be brighter and appear bigger than it has since 2003 , when it was 34.6 million miles (55.7 million kilometers) away.

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  • How to Watch Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century on Friday
How to Watch Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century on Friday

You'll have to stay inside (where it's safe) and instead watch it online. On Friday night, amateur astronomers across Switzerland had the lucky chance to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century . The eclipse will be visible to people in Europe, Africa and the Middle East on July 27 between sunset and midnight. The total phase...

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  • Blood Moon 2018: Complete lunar eclipse the longest of this century
Blood Moon 2018: Complete lunar eclipse the longest of this century

The term "blood moon" was popularised by Christian pastor John Hagee in 2013 following the release of the book Four Blood Moons, which highlighted a lunar sequence of four total eclipses that occurred in 2014/15. The eclipsed moon glows in the predawn sky on December 21, 2010, in this view from Stedman, N.C. "It's basically covering the whole plane...

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  • Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse
Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the 'blood moon' eclipse

The planet witnessed the longest eclipse of the previous century on July 16, 2000, lasting for 1 hour, 46 minutes and 24 seconds. All right, so when is the next blood moon that we'll be able to see from America? The total lunar eclipse is projected to last for an hour and 42 minutes, with the entire event lasting over 6 hours.

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  • Underground lake found on Mars
Underground lake found on Mars

Since water's permittivity is much higher than that of rock or ice, the scientists concluded that they must have found a liquid lake beneath Mars' southern ice cap. The profiles contain "evidence of liquid water trapped below the ice of the South Polar Layered Deposits ", according to the study. Whether below an Earthly glacier or a Martian i...

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  • Aliens on Moon: Extraterrestrial Life Might Have Existed on Lunar, Say Researchers
Aliens on Moon: Extraterrestrial Life Might Have Existed on Lunar, Say Researchers

It noted that there would be total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 and January 21, 2019; partial lunar eclipse on July 16/17, 2019; transit mercury eclipse on November 21, 2019; and penumbral lunar eclipse January 10, 2020. That means Mars and the sun will be on exact opposite sides of Earth. For those living in thunderstorms warning areas hop...

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  • Trump Administration Looks to Significantly Amend Emissions Rules
Trump Administration Looks to Significantly Amend Emissions Rules

The formal proposal is expected to drop this week. President Donald Trump's administration is advancing a plan to freeze fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks, and to escalate its fight against California's power to set regulatory standards for the entire US auto market, according to people familiar with the matter.

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  • Scientists identify lake of liquid water under surface of Mars
Scientists identify lake of liquid water under surface of Mars

This image provided by the ESA/INAF shows an artist's rendering of the Mars Express spacecraft probing the southern hemisphere of Mars. Scientists aren't even exactly sure what to call the body of water, which they detected by analyzing radar echoes gathered over three years by the orbiting Mars Express spacecraft.

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  • Chandra Grahan,The longest Lunar Eclipse , know date, timings and more
Chandra Grahan,The longest Lunar Eclipse , know date, timings and more

This can only happen with the sun, earth and moon are aligned, with the earth in between. After about two hours the moon will turn red. "The totality itself will last for an hour and 43 minutes". Keep in mind to look up in the sky later this week because a historic lunar eclipse will be visible in South Africa. Lunar Eclipse is also tied strongly...

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  • Daredevil 'oddball' among 12 newly discovered Jupiter moons
Daredevil 'oddball' among 12 newly discovered Jupiter moons

Sheppard described the 12th new moon as an " oddball " with "an orbit like no other known Jovian moon". The team's discovery brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to 79, more than any other planet in the Solar System. Using the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile, with its highly-sensitive Dark Energy Camera...

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  • Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Aces Important Test
Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Aces Important Test

One company sent up a system created to provide reliable WiFi connectivity in space, while another added a number of textiles to the capsule so they could test their viability for use in space suits. The launch included a number of different scientific instruments, medical items, and testing materials, along with Blue Origin's " Fly My Stuff " prog...

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  • Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh reports relatively modest finances, debt repayment
Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh reports relatively modest finances, debt repayment

Still, Democrats are pointing to that case as a red flag as Congress considers elevating Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. At the announcement, Kavanaugh stood with his wife and two daughters and said he was "humbled" by the nomination.

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  • Russian Cargo Ship Makes Fastest-ever Trip to Space Station
Russian Cargo Ship Makes Fastest-ever Trip to Space Station

The swiftest former trips to the ISS secured a by Progress freighters and employees team conveying Russian Soyuz spacecraft, had engaged about 6 hours and demanded about four orbits of our planet. The first two attempts (last year in October and this year in February) were less fast due to launch delays that made the Russian space agency use an old...

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  • Shark bites Instagram model during Bahamas photo shoot
Shark bites Instagram model during Bahamas photo shoot

A Florida student, who is also a model, says she's lucky to be alive after being bitten by a shark during a photo shoot. "What happened was an accident, and I don't want to throw the shark under the bus", Zarutske said. "I leaned back, and then that shark he came and he bit down on my arm and pulled me under", she said. She was in the Bahamas ...

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  • The Digest: Starbucks Is Replacing Plastic Straws With
The Digest: Starbucks Is Replacing Plastic Straws With "Sippy Cups" for Adults

After countless petitions and consumers calling for action, Starbucks is going strawless! For some Starbucks drinkers, the companys new strawless lid may look familiar. At the time, Starbucks wavered on the proposal; a company spokesperson told Mic that Starbucks would be developing a " recyclable and compostable cup solution", but wou...

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  • Tropical Depression develops in the Atlantic
Tropical Depression develops in the Atlantic

The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Thursday began issuing advisories for Tropical Storm Beryl. On Saturday, Beryl will enter into an environment of much stronger vertical wind shear, which should weaken the storm system and allow it to degenerate into a tropical wave before reaching the Lesser Antilles.

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  • Embryo breakthrough 'could save northern white rhino'
Embryo breakthrough 'could save northern white rhino'

Eggs and sperm from northern white rhino are in short supply, due to the rarity of the subspecies. It struck a bad blow for the species, who were then functionally extinct. "They have a very high chance to establish a pregnancy once implanted into a surrogate mother", Hildebrandt said in a statement . But even artificial insemination has only real...

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  • EPA's Pruitt was told to resign in call from White House
EPA's Pruitt was told to resign in call from White House

Senator Kamala Harris , Democrat from California :"Just because Scott Pruitt resigned doesn't mean we've forgotten about the taxpayer funds he's misused or the damage he's done to our environment". Wheeler's and others' lobbying efforts worked: Late a year ago, President Donald Trump traveled to Utah to officially announce the reduction of Bea...

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  • Former federal judge: New Supreme Court appointment could impact abortion
Former federal judge: New Supreme Court appointment could impact abortion

At the same time, supporting Trump's nominee could bring its own political peril for Democrats - and the two Republicans - whose votes could be seen as the ones that could tip the 4-4 split on the court after Kennedy's departure toward conservatives for a generation to come.

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  • President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News
President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News

Trump, however, described his group of candidates as "highly talented, very brilliant, mostly conservative judges ". Trump's comments come as a crucial moderate Republican senator said any nominee to the Court who said they would vote to overturn Roe would not be "acceptable".

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  • Heat advisory issued as sweltering hot weather moves in
Heat advisory issued as sweltering hot weather moves in

The National Weather Service defines a heat wave as three or more consecutive days with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or higher. After another warm night heat index values are once again expected to be hot on Sunday afternoon reaching over 100°.

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  • A robotic astronaut named CIMON is on its way to the ISS
A robotic astronaut named CIMON is on its way to the ISS

Friday, June 29. "Right now, our main mission is to support the astronauts with their daily tasks to save time, because time is the most valuable and most expensive thing on the ISS ", Mr. "I mean, if you go out to the moon or to Mars, you can not take all mankind and engineers with you, but with an artificial intelligence you have instantly all...

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