• Doorstop Turns Out To Be Meteorite Worth $100000
Doorstop Turns Out To Be Meteorite Worth $100000

According to CNN , a man says he inherited the rock when he bough a MI farm in 1988. "I was exhilarated", said Sirbescu. She analyzed the meteorite and observed it was about was 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel. The meteorite hasn't sold yet, but the Smithsonian Museum is considering buying it, as well as another collector. Then, "I said, ...

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  • SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California
SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California

SpaceX has previously landed first stage rockets on land after Florida launches but has not done so on the West Coast. SpaceX first started leasing the California landing space from the Air Force in 2015 but only recently received an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to make a return landing of this sort, Wired reports.

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  • Cuba and Mexico issue alerts as tropical storm inches closer
Cuba and Mexico issue alerts as tropical storm inches closer

At 11 a.m. Friday, Leslie was packing 65 miles per hour winds and moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour. We're keeping a very close eye on a tropical wave in the Caribbean. An intense cold front is set to move in during the Tuesday/Wednesday timeframe! The Cayman Islands National Weather Service advised that small craft should exercise cau...

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  • Astronomers may have found first exomoon located 8000 light-years from earth
Astronomers may have found first exomoon located 8000 light-years from earth

Kepler-1625b Exomoon vs Solar System MoonsThe exomoon is much larger than the biggest moon of the solar system, Jupiter's Ganymede. We are still discovering dwarf planets within our own solar system, and astronomers have spent the past 30 years trying to locate an exomoon, but to no avail.

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  • Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?
Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?

Studying the transits helped the researchers look for two signals that would be suggestive of an exomoon: a reduction in the star's brightness as a potential exomoon passed in front, and the gravitational effects such a moon would have on Kepler-1625b - for example, in altering its transit start time.

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  • Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, US Southwest
Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, US Southwest

Sergio had winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and was centered about 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The heavy showers caused a riverbed to overflow, spilling muddy waters into a north Phoenix intersection. National Weather Service meteorologists in Phoenix said central and northern Arizona stood to get hit with the heaviest ...

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  • In the Solar system have discovered a new dwarf planet
In the Solar system have discovered a new dwarf planet

Next, it takes 40 thousand years to make a single revolution around the sun, and it never gets closer to the sun than 6 billion miles That's about twice as far as Pluto is from the sun. "These simulations do not prove that there's another massive planet in our Solar System, but they are further evidence that something big could be out there" said...

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  • Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K
Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

The chunk of iron-which was confirmed as a space rock by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. -is the sixth-largest meteorite ever found in MI, according to the museum. But tests are underway at UCLA to see if it contains rare elements that would bump up the value. According to the report, the man had been using the meteorite as a ...

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  • MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop
MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

The man told Sirbescu that he kept the rock for the next 30 years, even after moving away from the farm. Upon receiving the meteorite, Sirbescu evaluated it and discovered it was an iron-nickel meteorite, composed of 8 to 8.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel.

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  • Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins
Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

This includes the more environmentally friendly means of manufacturing chemical substances such as pharmaceuticals and renewable fuels at a time when demand is ever increasing. "Instead of pumping oil out of the ground for making gasoline, now we can use sunlight stored in plants". Winter said he was surprised by the huge commercial success of ...

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  • The space station hole is still a mystery
The space station hole is still a mystery

NASA has issued an update about the leak that was discovered on the International Space Station a little more than a month ago - and it suggests the event is not as serious as some have feared. Artemyev conducted one spacewalk together with a fellow Russian. This week, Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin said that leak wasn't caused by a manuf...

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  • NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Agreement for Commercial Lunar Cooperation
NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Agreement for Commercial Lunar Cooperation

The company offered no details on Wednesday about how it would move from the design phase to moon missions in this timeframe. The NASA's Gateway project provides global lunar access for a Moon lander. The aerospace company has specifically designed the lunar lander to transport four astronauts between a space station, in this case, the NASA Gat...

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  • Nobel winner: women physicists are 'out there' - 10/2/2018 5:25:37 AM
Nobel winner: women physicists are 'out there' - 10/2/2018 5:25:37 AM

Strickland is only the third woman to ever win the Nobel physics prize . Donna Strickland is only the third woman victor of the award, along with Marie Curie , who won in 1903, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, who was awarded the prize in 1963.

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  • Nobel Medicine Prize awarded to duo for cancer research
Nobel Medicine Prize awarded to duo for cancer research

The Swedish Academy said that the academics' discovery takes the advantage of the immune system's ability to attack the cancer cells by releasing the brakes on immune cells. Allison and Honjo will now each receive a Nobel prize medal coated in 24-karat gold and a joint share of the £770,000 prize money at a ceremony in Sweden.

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  • Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics

Dr Ashkin developed a laser technique described as optical tweezers, which is used to study biological systems. Mourou and Strickland's work resulted in "the shortest and most intense laser pulses created by humankind" - allowing for incredibly precise cutting or drilling through living matter.

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  • Remnants of hurricane to bring 'long steady drenching' to Arizona
Remnants of hurricane to bring 'long steady drenching' to Arizona

Rosa had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) Sunday afternoon and was centered about 260 miles (415 kilometers) southwest of Punta Eugenia in Mexico. The hurricane center said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but swells generated by Rosa were expected to cause risky surf and rip current conditions along portions of south...

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  • Japan’s Hayabusa2 explorer successfully deploys two rovers on asteroid surface
Japan’s Hayabusa2 explorer successfully deploys two rovers on asteroid surface

Rovers that move by wheels or tracks would float upwards as soon as they started to move. This is not the first time scientists have explored an asteroid. MINERVA stands for Micro Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid. "I was particularly impressed with the images taken from close range on the asteroid surface".

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  • Japanese rovers send back images and video from asteroid Ryugu
Japanese rovers send back images and video from asteroid Ryugu

The lander has enough power for a 12-hour mission, in which it will analyze the asteroid's surface at two different sites. New photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is rocky. An astronaut placed on the surface of Ryugu, could theoretically jump off the surface and float away into space. Later in the mission, scheduled for the ...

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  • Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames
Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames

Ecologist Dave Andrews made the sighting , saying the mammal has been feeding near barges around Gravesend in Kent. People have been warned not to approach it, and to stay on the shore. Beluga whales are not often found near the United Kingdom - the last sighting was in 2015 when two were seen near Northumberland and another near Northern Irelan...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad
Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad

It is moving generally to the west at about 18 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts. The storm is expected to stay at around the same strength before weakening after it crosses over the Lower Antilles.

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  • Japan space robots start asteroid survey
Japan space robots start asteroid survey

Giving us a glimpse into what the asteroidal surface looks like the robots have sent the first set of photographs from the asteroid . Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lost communication a few minutes later with the two rovers little after they had separated from Hayabusa2.

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  • St Lucia under Tropical Storm warning
St Lucia under Tropical Storm warning

A pocket of little to no shear will help Kirk gain strength as it moves to the west, but it's going to have a hard time overcoming the strong winds now settled over the Caribbean. on September 26. A tropical storm warning and watches have been issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles. The longer-term forecast doesn't keep Kirk around for ...

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  • Thousands without power in Montreal as Ontario storm spreads to Quebec
Thousands without power in Montreal as Ontario storm spreads to Quebec

The city of Ottawa said there were two areas of suspected tornado damage, Dunrobin and Nepean. At the same time high winds also battered the region and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said it could be days before electricity was fully restored.

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  • Beluga whale 'spotted in River Thames' near Gravesend
Beluga whale 'spotted in River Thames' near Gravesend

Experts have urged the public to stay away from the mammal, which is thought to be hunting for food, and watch it from shore instead of going out in boats. The RSPCA animal welfare group said that it's "working with other agencies to monitor the situation" and sent researchers to the scene. In 2006 a northern bottlenose whale shocked Londoners as...

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  • Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid
Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid

The JAXA team confirmed on Twitter that both survived the landing, are in good condition and moving on the surface. JAXA , the Japanese space agency behind the mission, said it was "in awe" of the achievement. Work decimalise from YaPONSKOGO Kosmonova probe "Hayabusa-2", 21 September. Amazingly, one more picture taken amid one of the wande...

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