Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mars Dust Storm Captured by India’s Mars Orbiter while Evidence of Past Glaciers Uncovered by Study

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The full image of Mars shown in the latest of a series of photos from India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has generated much interest within the country and in planetary circles.
While those at home chose to see an image of India on the Martian surface, at the Planetary Society the image…

The full image of Mars shown in the latest of a series of photos from India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has generated much interest within the country and in planetary circles.

While those at home chose to see an image of India on the Martian surface, at the Planetary Society the image has been welcomed for its superior detail, coming years after Hubble clicked one 11 years ago.

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Southern France Put On Maximum Storm Alert

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French meteorologists have issued a red alert – the maximum warning – to residents in southern France due to heavy storms and the threat of flash flooding. Four people were killed in raging flood waters in the same area two weeks ago.
Residents in the Hérault department on the …

French meteorologists have issued a red alert – the maximum warning – to residents in southern France due to heavy storms and the threat of flash flooding. Four people were killed in raging flood waters in the same area two weeks ago.

Residents in the Hérault department on the Mediterranean coast were under a red alert on Monday because of storms heavy rain just two weeks after four people were killed by raging flood waters in the area.

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Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death For Ancient Stars

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Certain primordial stars—those 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind….

Certain primordial stars—those 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind.

Astrophysicists at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and the University of Minnesota came to this conclusion after running a number of supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Na Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Rachel Weakens in Pacific

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Rachel has weakened into a tropical storm over the Pacific off Mexico’s coast and poses no threat to land.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds Monday morning are about 60 mph (95 kph).
The storm is centered about 485 miles (780 kilometers) west of the southern tip of Mexico’s…

Rachel has weakened into a tropical storm over the Pacific off Mexico’s coast and poses no threat to land.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds Monday morning are about 60 mph (95 kph).

The storm is centered about 485 miles (780 kilometers) west of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is moving north at 2 mph (4 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is likely to weaken steadily over the next two days. It is expected to become nearly stationary later Monday, then drift to Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Phanfone Nears Guam; Typhoon Threat For Japan?

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Tropical Storm Phanfone, formed this past weekend in the western Pacific Ocean, and is slowly gathering strength north-northeast of Guam. Phanfone could eventually pose a threat as a strong typhoon next week. Let’s break down what we know now.
First up for Phanfone are the Mariana…

Tropical Storm Phanfone, formed this past weekend in the western Pacific Ocean, and is slowly gathering strength north-northeast of Guam. Phanfone could eventually pose a threat as a strong typhoon next week. Let’s break down what we know now.

First up for Phanfone are the Mariana Islands.

While the center of Phanfone will track well north of Guam, a tropical storm warning and a typhoon watch are posted for the northern Mariana Islands including Saipan, Tinian, Pagan, Alamagan and the surrounding waters.

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