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SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

The capsule will de-orbit and splash down in the Atlantic Ocean at 8:45 a.m. After undocking from the space station, the Crew Dragon will fly for about 5 hours before it begins to slow down in order to re-enter Earth's atmosphere. What's at stake...

Democrats float 'Green New Deal' to end fossil fuel era

At least a half dozen Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls have said they would adopt Green New Deal policies, without offering specifics. On Thursday morning, Pelosi announced a new committee that she'd established. In the past decade, she has al...

Greenland's ice melting four times faster than in 2003

There, they melt and contribute significantly to the rise in sea level. The new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences discovered that Greenland's southwest region has suffered the largest sustained ice loss from...

Total lunar eclipse visible across California

To be even more precise, the Royal Astronomical Society said viewers in northwestern France, northwestern Spain, Portugal, the eastern Pacific and northeastern tip of Russian Federation would see the total eclipse. The moon didn't go completely dar...

British PM Theresa May could further delay Brexit vote

The Commons voted by 303 to 296 - a majority of seven - in favour of the cross-party amendment to the Finance Bill tabled by senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Conservative former Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan. Cooper's amendment meant that new p...

National parks forced to close, hazards mount at others amid government shutdown

Because parks have largely remained open, but unsupervised , for the last several days, Yager and his team made a decision to organize volunteersto keep Yosemite National Park in order. To reduce the burden, Yosemite National Park on January 2 sta...

Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato

They expect the low-pressure storm system to drop at least six inches of snow from northeastern Colorado to eastern North and South Dakota before sweeping through northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of MI. Significant winter storm expected T...

Japan to start commercial whaling again next year

Japan made a decision to withdraw from the organization since its calls for the whaling resumption due to the growing number of whales had not been supported by other states in the IWC, the NHK World broadcaster reported. "It's clear that the governm...

NASA Reveals 9 Commercial Partners for Lunar Missions

NASA's next lunar science experiments will arrive at the Moon via a spacecraft built by one of nine private companies - a first for one of the agency's science missions . Even Bridenstine said that while NASA wants the companies to succeed, the sp...

Watch NASA's InSight land on Mars tomorrow starting at 2PM ET

The InSight spacecraft, which took off from California almost six months ago, finally made its landing on the surface of Mars Monday. A carefully orchestrated sequence - already fully preprogrammed on board the spacecraft - takes place over the ...

The scientists suspected that "Omwamwi" - alien ship

A new paper from the Harvard scientists Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb suggests that quirks in Oumuamua's rotation and speed could be the result of solar-powered movement. After being described as an asteroid, a team of the European Space Agency e...

Russian Federation releases video showing Soyuz rocket failure as it happened

Russian Federation suspended all launches after the accident on October 11, unprecedented for Russia's post-Soviet manned launches, that saw the rocket fail minutes after blast-off. Neither man needed medical treatment and NASA TV said both were fi...

NW Kansas native, NASA astronaut Nick Hague safe after emergency landing

This week's mishap marked the fourth time in the Soyuz program history that the ballistic mode of re-entry has occurred. NASA's Bridenstine said Hague, the US astronaut , had told him he wanted to fly again and that NASA had huge confidence ...

Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing

Nasa astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos's Alexei Ovchinin lifted off in a booster rocket, intending to travel to the International Space Station (ISS ). RIA news agency, citing its own source, reported that Russian Federation had made a decision...

Have scientists finally found proof of Planet X?

The Goblin-formally known as 2015 TG38-sits more that twice as far from the Sun as Pluto does, even at its closest approach. 2015 TG387 is one of the few known objects that never comes close enough to the Solar System's giant planets, like Nep...

Video Shows Animals Stranded by Hurricane Florence Got Rescued in Style

An abandoned car's hazard lights continue to flash as it sits submerged in a rising flood waters during pre-dawn hours after Hurricane Florence struck in Wilmington , N.C., on September 15, 2018. Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwate...

Florence strikes Carolina coast with life-threatening storm surge, flooding, power outages

The father was also home, and he was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. Crews had been on the scene clearing the roads, but have since suspended operations, according to Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom C...

Southern Charm Cast Evacuates Charleston as Hurricane Florence Approaches

When will we feel those first gusts of wind? And forecasts show those currents just not giving the storm any sense direction in a day or so. Florence could strengthen some over open water and then weaken as it nears land, but the difference wont...

Florence, Helene, and Isaac strengthening over the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center said despite Florence eventual path, large swells will begin to affect the U.S. East Coast this weekend, resulting in life-threatening surfs and rip currents. A very strong ridge is forecast to build over the northweste...

Storm warning for US Gulf Coast as potential cyclone approaches

A hurricane watch was issued for the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border. Weather forecasters believe Tropical Storm Gordon will strengthen to a hurricane late Tuesday right as it hits the central US Gul...

International Space Station Repaired After Pressure Leak

The space agency has now confirmed the breach only caused "a minor reduction of station pressure". Mission controllers in Houston, Texas, and Russia's capital, Moscow, say the six-strong crew are in no danger . "The crew is in no danger and is a...

Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues

The Environmental Protection Agency said the move "empowers states, promotes energy independence and facilitates economic growth and job creation". Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler praised the decision. Reprinted from Climatewire with permission fro...

Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions

Lane was centered 315 miles south of Kailua-Kona, and moving west northwest at 9 mph. The weather service predicted continued weakening in the next 48 hours but said Lane is expected to remain risky as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands.

Sick killer whale J-50 could be cared for in Canadian waters

Scientists are reporting progress in the race to help an emaciated and endangered West Coast killer whale in the waters of the Salish Sea. A team of veterinarians is now waiting in the state of Washington to try to approach the J-50 killer whale ...

Nasa sending spacecraft into sun's crown

At Parker Solar Probe's closest approach to the Sun , temperatures on the heat shield will reach almost 1,371 degrees Celsius, but the spacecraft and its instruments will be kept at a relatively comfortable temperature of about 29.4 degrees Celsius....

Parker Solar Probe launched on sun-study mission

Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun's atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as Parker accurately predicted in 1958? "This space weather has direct influence,...

Hurricane John weakens a little off Mexican coast

While John is expected to pass west of Baja , an increase in storm size or an eastward jog in the track could bring tropical storm conditions to the region. Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach the southeast and east shores of the Big ...

SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

Interested in SpaceX? Add SpaceX as an interest to stay up to date on the latest SpaceX news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Merah Putih, formerly called Telkom-4, replaces Telkom-1, bringing coverage to Indonesia , India and other parts of ...

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

The latest red tide report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows high concentrations in samples collected from Sarasota County southward, meeting the threshold of at least 1 million Karenia brevis cells per liter of water....

NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

By handing off crew and cargo runs to the space station - which will keep orbiting until at least 2024 - NASA has set its sight on the moon and Mars, developing the Orion capsule and the massive Space Launch System rocket. The first Boeing Starl...

SpaceX Will Fly Astronauts Before Boeing

Indian-origin United States astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by Nasa on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. This will be Mann's first launch, having join...

AccuWeather Alert: Heavy rain on the way for Wednesday

Coverage-wise, the next 24 hours will be similar to the last 24 hours, with hit and miss showers and storms scattered about Pennsylvania and New Jersey, although with a focus on Pennsylvania. "We could see some downed trees or some localized flooding...

'Blood moon' to appear for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday

The eclipse will occur for one hour and 43 minutes in the early hours of Saturday, meaning you have plenty of time to see it! Global News will be live-streaming the eclipse for viewers around the world beginning at 3 p.m. "Enthusiasts can witne...

Trump to Great Lakes: Get to Work

In it, Trump cited the need to boost domestic energy production, the jobs that could produce and the financial rewards. "... It addresses the previous Administration's National Ocean Policy and its Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) initiative, which ca...

Organic matter found on Mars in 'significant breakthrough'

Dr Webster is also awaiting results from the current ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mission , which is orbiting the Red Planet, sniffing methane. In another paper published simultaneously in the journal Science , they describe background level...

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Have scientists finally found proof of Planet X?

The Goblin-formally known as 2015 TG38-sits more that twice as far from the Sun as Pluto does, even at its closest approach. 2015 TG387 is one of the few known objects that n...

Video Shows Animals Stranded by Hurricane Florence Got Rescued in Style

An abandoned car's hazard lights continue to flash as it sits submerged in a rising flood waters during pre-dawn hours after Hurricane Florence struck in Wilmington , N.C., on S...

Florence strikes Carolina coast with life-threatening storm surge, flooding, power outages

The father was also home, and he was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. Crews had been on the scene clearing the roads, but have since suspended oper...

Southern Charm Cast Evacuates Charleston as Hurricane Florence Approaches

When will we feel those first gusts of wind? And forecasts show those currents just not giving the storm any sense direction in a day or so. Florence could strengthen some ove...

Florence, Helene, and Isaac strengthening over the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center said despite Florence eventual path, large swells will begin to affect the U.S. East Coast this weekend, resulting in life-threatening surfs and rip ...

Storm warning for US Gulf Coast as potential cyclone approaches

A hurricane watch was issued for the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border. Weather forecasters believe Tropical Storm Gordon will streng...

International Space Station Repaired After Pressure Leak

The space agency has now confirmed the breach only caused "a minor reduction of station pressure". Mission controllers in Houston, Texas, and Russia's capital, Moscow, say the ...

Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues

The Environmental Protection Agency said the move "empowers states, promotes energy independence and facilitates economic growth and job creation". Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheele...

Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions

Lane was centered 315 miles south of Kailua-Kona, and moving west northwest at 9 mph. The weather service predicted continued weakening in the next 48 hours but said Lane is ex...

Sick killer whale J-50 could be cared for in Canadian waters

Scientists are reporting progress in the race to help an emaciated and endangered West Coast killer whale in the waters of the Salish Sea. A team of veterinarians is now waiti...

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Parker Solar Probe launched on sun-study mission

Parker Solar Probe launched on sun-study mission

Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun's atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as Parker accur...

Nasa sending spacecraft into sun's crown

Nasa sending spacecraft into sun's crown

At Parker Solar Probe's closest approach to the Sun , temperatures on the heat shield will reach almost 1,371 degrees Celsius, but the spacecraft and its instruments will be kept...

Hurricane John weakens a little off Mexican coast

Hurricane John weakens a little off Mexican coast

While John is expected to pass west of Baja , an increase in storm size or an eastward jog in the track could bring tropical storm conditions to the region. Swells generated by ...

SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

Interested in SpaceX? Add SpaceX as an interest to stay up to date on the latest SpaceX news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Merah Putih, formerly called Telkom-4, replaces...

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

The latest red tide report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows high concentrations in samples collected from Sarasota County southward, meeting the th...