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NASA's InSight Successfully Lands on Mars

NASA engineers don't call it " seven minutes of terror " for nothing. What is NASA's Mars InSight lander? The German Aerospace Center (DLR) provided a se...


Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline

A federal judge says the Trump administration did not consider environmental consequences of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , dealing a setback for the...


Brazil's far-right president-elect eyes close U.S. ties

Eighteen elected officials have written to the secretary of State Mike Pompeo to become alarmed by the nostalgia of Jair Bolsonaro for the military dictators...


Oscar 'Not A Threat To Bermuda At This Time'

Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30. It was moving southwest at 12 miles per hour with maximum sustai...


Chandler Rocket Company Receives $800M Air Force Contract

For almost a decade, ULA had a monopoly on Pentagon launches until it was challenged by SpaceX , which eventually was granted certification and has been compet...


'Monstrous' Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida

The WGNO weather team will continue to monitor the latest information on Hurricane Michael and will continue to bring you the latest updates on-air, online, a...


SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

Cheers went up from SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., as webcams showed the first stage setting itself down on Landing Zone 4. "Local residents may ...


Hubble finds compelling evidence for a moon outside the solar system

The planet that the potential exomoon orbits, Kepler-1625b, is several times the mass of Jupiter, which means their mass-ratio is similar to that of Earth and i...


Forecasters: Tropical depression likely in Gulf by Sunday or Monday

With a movement of 3 mph, it's nearly loitering 100 miles east northeast of Chetumal, Mexico, and 240 miles south southwest of Cuba's western tip. Currently "Po...


Canadian among trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Askkin will receive half of the 9 million krona ($1.01 million) Nobel Prize award, and Mourou and Strickland will share the other half. She became emotional...


Underwater noise may have sent beluga whale off course

Rescue teams are on standby in case the whale gets into danger. By Tuesday lunchtime, photographers were lining the banks of the Thames, as were locals and o...


Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked

In an 11 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 450 miles (724 kilometers) south of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west at 14 mph (22.5 kph)...


SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire and guests to the Moon

Musk did not name the clients past year or say how much they would pay. SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk will fill in other the details in mak...


Protesters call for greater action outside California climate change summit

Nuttall, however, argues that this more than just about USA businesses and local and state governments stepping in and reiterating their commitment to achievi...


This billionaire will be the first tourist to fly around the moon

Over the past two decades, the South African-born American entrepreneur has emerged as one of Silicon Valley's most recognized faces worldwide. Only 24 huma...


Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence

East Coast. The hurricane was also deadly, killing four people. A mother and her baby died when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina....


Hurricane Watch Issued For Carolinas Ahead Of Category 4 Florence

Florence continues to grow in size and strength, now poised to become the strongest hurricane in nearly 30 years to hit the Carolinas as more than 1 million peo...


Elon Musk's SpaceX to announce first tourist to Moon

SpaceX will hold the identity of its passenger from the public until Monday, September 17th. SpaceX announced late Thursday evening that it had penned its fi...


Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

Tuesday morning's model looks different than Monday's runs in that a low pressure system that had been right around Richmond has now moved south of the city. He...


Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh delayed until next week

Guttenberg has suffered an incalculable loss". He says if he had known who Guttenberg was, "I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympat...


Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a 'Grand Tour' of Southeastern States

Florence became a risky Category 3 hurricane Wednesday afternoon before it downgraded to a Category 2 Wednesday night with winds at 110mph. With South Carolin...


Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm

In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph, and is approximately 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, as of 5 p.m. Hur...


Florence expected to become a 'major hurricane' as it heads to US

As of 5 p.m., hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the storm's center, while tropical storm-force winds extend out 150 miles. He told The C...


Tropical Storm Florence gaining strength

North Carolina governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Friday evening and urged residents to prepare for the worst over the weekend. "While i...


Tropical Storm Gordon expected to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is coordinating preparations for Tropical Storm Gordon that is expected to begin affecting the state Tuesday aft...


Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

It was a characterization rejected by Democrats. "This is what happens in a free country when people can stand up and speak and not be jailed, imprisoned, tortu...


Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i

Although, this area of showers and storms has a better chance of developing over the next 5 days as it moves west/northwest across the Pacific. Tropical Storm...


Australian PM Turnbull plays down risk of leadership challenge

The government has trailed the opposition Labor Party in most opinion polls since the last election in 2016. Mr Turnbull narrowly survived the ballot 48 vot...


Economy, Not EPA Proposed Coal Rules, To Drive Electricity Production In Kansas

He added, "We love clean, handsome West Virginia coal". The new EPA proposal, called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, would give states leeway on whether t...


Bayer insists that the weedkiller glyphosate does not cause cancer

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. "I was shocked", said Dr. Jennifer Lowry. "We don't know a lot about the effects of glyphosate on children",...


Lift off! NASA's 'touch the sun' Parker Solar Probe mission launches

With the new probe, NASA is aiming to collect data on corona and its solar winds in order to help understand and predict how it will be further affecting th...


The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend

Whilst meteors can be seen on any night, at certain times of the year their numbers drastically increase. If clouds obscure the sky where you are, there are s...


Perseid Meteor Shower: How to see it this weekend

Look to the north or northeast initially, and then more northeast or east after midnight. Even if you're a casual observer, you should be able to look up and se...


Boeing Sending Last Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson Back to Space

Joining Ferguson on the maiden flight will be Eric Boe , a former shuttle pilot, and Nicole Aunapu Mann , who will make her first trip into space. SpaceX's ...


The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

Lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere on Earth where it is night time . The eclipse will last one hour and 43 minutes with Africa, the Middle East and s...


Storms, heavy rain continue Tuesday

But a cold front coming through tonight finally breaks the pattern, allowing us to salvage the end of the workweek with mostly dry days tomorrow and Friday...


Scientists discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter, including one 'oddball'

Jupiter has the most moons of any other planet. Our solar system is already teaming with almost 200 moons, and we just got 12 more to add to the list. With...


Tropical depression may soon develop into Tropical Storm Beryl

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea. "The system is forecast to degenerat...


U.S. border patrol questioned fishermen on Canadian waters

While entering out water may not seem like a big deal , the USA agents approached the island and verified that Canadian fisherman to see if immigrants were ente...


Scott Pruitt resigns at EPA; Andrew Wheeler to take over

Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to "Drain the Swamp". Scott Pruitt , the embattled...