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Rocket Lab launches from Hawke's Bay as the weather improves

ROCKET LAB The Rocket Lab-Electron missile test was launched earlier this year from the Mahia Peninsula. Rocket Lab has made it back into space after unfavorable weather was cleared at Hawke's Bay on Sunday. It was the second commercial flight of the New Zealand-based company and the first since its partnership with the US space agency Nasa. The company announced …

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Great photos! The Geminid meteor shower of 2018 in pictures

<div data-cycle-pager-template = ""> Fire and Light Credit: Ian Forsyth / Getty Above a railway viaduct in Saltburn By The Sea (United Kingdom), a single meteor from the Geminid meteor shower leaves a trail of evening sky. <div data-cycle-pager-template = ""> From a Rocky Passover Credit: Ian Forsyth / Getty The Geminid meteor shower originating from the 3200 Phaethon asteroid …

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Worrisome warming of northern and southern Poland

Recently published climate change studies record one of the hitherto worst images of warming in the polar regions (19459005). Scientists are surprisingly finding that in the polar regions of the Earth, at times they do not expect – like winter – and in places they do not expect, surprising levels of melting occur in the eastern Antarctic. And Arctic researchers …

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Geminid Meteor Shower to be visible tonight!

(KNOE 8 WEATHER) – After a gloomy Saturday, it seems like we're going to see the sky clear tonight. This is good news because you may be able to take a look at the annual Geminid meteor shower! You could possibly see up to 100-150 meteors per hour! The best view is between midnight and sunrise. The weather is dry …

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Christmas comet series on Earth this weekend

The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet roams the earth with green fireballs on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower. The Comet 46P / Wirtanen began to lighten in November, but he will make it The closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible to the naked eye. The comet will be on …

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Second sea turtle was rescued off the coast of Oregon

For the second time this week, a sea turtle has been stranded on a beach on the Oregon coast, a side effect of rough seas and whipping winds that have shattered the coast for days. Both turtles are being cared for on the Oregon coast Aquarium in Newport, which has an "air-conditioned quarantine area" designated by the aquarium for the …

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Inhaling moondust dust could be even more poisonous than we thought

Environment-Independent Environment Space agencies work hard to bring people back to the surface of the moon. But it's not the most welcoming place. Astronauts during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 may have had no health incidents as they bounced happily on the lunar surface, as evidenced by a NASA mission report. But they knew the moon dust was not …

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