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Hurricane Florence photographed with super wide lens from space Hurricane Florence photographed with super wide lens from space
- September 12, 2018

As of Tuesday morning, Florence was hurling 130-mph winds. It exploded into a Category 4 storm yesterday, carrying winds up to 220km/h and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States this week. The problem is, much of the Carolinas are already saturated from rainfall . A rip current forms when high wind and breaking waves push water from the sea to the land. (more...)
Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence
- September 12, 2018

National Hurricane Center for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence , according to the agency's 5 p.m. update on September 11, 2018 . President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC, opening the way for federal aid. Gen. Van McCarty, Assistant Adjutant General for SC. (more...)
Lions, tigers and shelter pets will ride out Hurricane Florence in place Lions, tigers and shelter pets will ride out Hurricane Florence in place
- September 12, 2018

Many newcomers have moved to the coast in the almost 19 years since the last strong hurricane - Floyd - threatened the area. To reach Category 5 status, the storm will have to blow sustained winds above 157 miles per hour (253 km/h). People buy supplies at Home Depot ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall. North Carolina's governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation for the state's barrier islands as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. (more...)
The force of Hurricane Florence | Register
- September 12, 2018

So far, thousands of people have packed up necessities and filled up on gas before fleeing to higher ground. Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different. However, other steps, such as removing the shade cloth (essentially a tarp) used to give rhinos comfort on hot days, speak to the unusual nature of storm preparation for such facilities. (more...)
SETI project uses AI to track down mysterious light source
- September 12, 2018

But they are also extremely short, lasting just milliseconds; and majority only occur once, without warning. But the repeater called FRB 121102 is the only source of multiple repeated bursts, including 21 detected in 2017 . FRB 121102 was first observed in 2012 and, in 2015, it was found to be repeating . According to Phys.org , Breakthrough Listen , one of several Breakthrough-themed science research initiatives in cooperation with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial ... (more...)
Hurricane Florence seen from space is a churning monster
- September 12, 2018

Atlantic coast. Both of the Carolinas and Virginia ordered mandatory evacuations for some of their residents starting at noon Tuesday and over a million people are expected to flee. Up to 35 inches of rain could fall through early next week over parts of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states. Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2½ feet of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak ... (more...)
People flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Florence sweeps towards America
- September 12, 2018

However, probably the biggest concern with Florence is inland flooding, especially as the storm is now likely to become almost stationary along the Carolina coast and then slowly trudge inland. The governors of North Carolina and Virginia have announced mandatory evacuations of hundreds of thousands more in their states. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma past year were both Category 4 storms when they arrived in Texas and Florida, respectively. (more...)
NASAs Curiosity rover captures panoramic view of dusty Martian skies
- September 12, 2018

Curiosity in the study of the spine of Vera Rubin, two attempts to drill the rock and take samples of soil failed. Curiosity started the utilization of a new drill potential earlier this year to work around a mechanical venture. "Some seem linked to how laborious the rocks are", he mentioned. The best way to discover why these rocks are so hard is to drill them into a powder for the rover's two internal laboratories. (more...)
US East Coast braces for 'direct hit' from Hurricane Florence US East Coast braces for 'direct hit' from Hurricane Florence
- September 12, 2018

Hurricane and storm watches were issued for the entire coast of North Carolina on Tuesday morning and for parts of the SC coast including Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Wilmington. The impending storm, which Trump has warned about on Twitter, forced the president to cancel two campaign rallies this week: one in MS and one in Missouri. (more...)
Hurricane Florence cancels IMG-St. John's national showdown
- September 12, 2018

Hazel is the only Category 4 storm to ever hit North Carolina, when it devastated the southern coast in 1954 with an 18-foot storm surge . People across the region rushed to buy bottled water and other supplies, board up their homes, pull their boats out of the water and get out of town. (more...)
Why Hurricane Florence Is So Dangerous
- September 12, 2018

A storm surge warning was issued from South Santee River, South Carolina , to Duck, North Carolina, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. That's because Florence is a giant storm, with winds extending 150 miles from its center. After the storm surge comes the deluge of rain. Communities in Florence's path could lose electricity for weeks due to downed power lines and flooded equipment, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator ... (more...)
‘Staggering’ Hurricane Florence On Collision Course For Carolinas
- September 12, 2018

The storm's 175-mile (282 km) wide "cone of probability" suggests the storm will likely hit North Carolina's coast near Cape Fear, but storms fall outside the cone one-third of the time, according to The Weather Channel . Communities in Florence's path could be without electricity for weeks, said Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long. Jay Barnes, who has written several books on hurricanes, including "North Carolina's Hurricane History", said Florence has a lot of ... (more...)
Will Hurricane Florence hit Charlotte later this week? Will Hurricane Florence hit Charlotte later this week?
- September 12, 2018

For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast , it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia , causing flash floods, mudslides and other unsafe conditions. (more...)
Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean
- September 12, 2018

The Aqua satellite was just one view from space of the increasingly alarming hurricane activity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ) has detailed online how hurricanes take shape. Stay updated on our Hurricane Florence coverage here, and please prepare yourself now if any of these storms threaten an area where you live. At 11 a.m., Tropical Storm Isaac , carrying maximum sustained winds near 70 miles per hour, was located about 775 miles east of the Lesser ... (more...)
Ghostly translucent creatures discovered 24,000 feet beneath the sea Ghostly translucent creatures discovered 24,000 feet beneath the sea
- September 11, 2018

Appearing active and "very well-fed", these snailfish are probably at the top of the local food chain-predator to other invertebrate prey. One of the three newly discovered species known as the Atacama snailfish, now sorted into three categories: blue, purple, and pink. (more...)
SC declares emergency ahead of Florence SC declares emergency ahead of Florence
- September 11, 2018

Florence was "rapidly strengthening", with maximum sustained winds increased to 105 miles per hour, making it a Category 2 storm, the second-weakest on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement Sunday that coastal and inland residents alike need to get ready for potentially heavy rainfall and flooding from the storm. (more...)
‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h
- September 11, 2018

Schools will be closed in the affected counties and state officials will reverse lanes on four major roads leading to the coast to assist with the evacuation. The hurricane is also forecast to hit a stretch of coastline that's vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change, according to the Associated Press. (more...)
Florence could reach Category 5 strength Tuesday; NC prepares Florence could reach Category 5 strength Tuesday; NC prepares
- September 11, 2018

Some inland flooding is anticipated, but due to the recent dry spell, a repeat of 2016's Hurricane Matthew flooding is unlikely, unless the storm stalls over the coast and continues to feed off the warm ocean waters. East Coast this week. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo grew to a Category 4 storm before coming ashore near Charleston, South Carolina, where it caused about $14.1 billion in damage when adjusted for inflation, making it the 13th costliest USA storm, according to Hurricane Center ... (more...)
Pluto should be a planet again - and here's why
- September 11, 2018

The IAU defines a planet as "a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit". (more...)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to launch powerful telecom satellite
- September 11, 2018

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to carry a powerful telecommunications satellite into orbit on Sunday night. Despite poor weather, the Falcon 9 was able to take off one hour and 17 minutes into its four-hour launch window and deliver a Canadian communications satellite to orbit. (more...)
Thousands march in Paris against climate change Thousands march in Paris against climate change
- September 11, 2018

The protests have been timed to build climate change action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit , 350.org said in a statement, where political, business and entertainment leaders including Hungary President Janos Ader, Ikea Group Chief Executive Jesper Brodin and actor Harrison Ford are scheduled to speak. (more...)
California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045
- September 11, 2018

President Donald Trump's pro-fossil fuel policies. "There is no understating the importance of this measure", Governor Jerry Brown said, and vowed to honour the 2015 Paris climate deal. Kevin de León , comes as leaders from around the world are flocking to San Francisco for a sprawling climate change summit convened by Brown. Now agents say they are scrambling to find new careers, closing up shop or weighing whether to move their businesses out of state. (more...)
Remnants of 'Gordon' set to surge into the tri Remnants of 'Gordon' set to surge into the tri
- September 11, 2018

Rain has already washed out Xfinity Series qualifying for the Lilly Diabetes 250, scheduled for 3 p.m. ET Saturday . While the heaviest rain will end before Monday evening, it will likely take several hours for the larger basins to crest. (more...)
Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane
- September 11, 2018

Florence is being followed across the Atlantic by two other Hurricanes, Isaac and Helene , which are yet to reach the same size or intensity as Florence. Over the weekend, the governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC declared states of emergency, according to CNN . They urged residents to prepare - a request that ranges from fortifying homes and gathering supplies to preparing for possible evacuation orders. (more...)
SC orders mandatory evacuation of entire coast ahead of Hurricane Florence
- September 11, 2018

The station was flying 255 miles over the storm at the time this video was captured. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's office said Florence is already being felt along the state's coast, with large sea swells resulting in life-threatening rip currents and surf . (more...)