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Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Parts Of Muskoka

Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Parts Of Muskoka Global News Meteorologist Anthony Farnell said the temperature reached 31.8 C in Toronto on Tuesday, which makes it the hottest day in October on record. The severe thunderstorm threat is expected to end across the province by Tuesday evening. But now the forecast calls for showers with the risk of a thunderstorm on Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch new heavy-lift rocket into orbit in 6 months

SpaceX to launch new heavy-lift rocket into orbit in 6 months And over the weekend, he unveiled the spaceship prototype that he hopes will help get us there. After a proud and excited Elon Musk updates the world on SpaceX's Starship prototype on Saturday, NASA's Jim Bridenstine reacted at once with a tweet meant to bring Musk back to Earth and refocus on Dragon Crew. [Full Article...]

Planet X may be an incredibly dense black hole

Planet X may be an incredibly dense black hole The researchers also say that a dense group of free-floating planets outside our solar system could explain the light bending; by that logic, Planet Nine could be one of those free-roamers that was captured by our solar system . The mass of the supposed Planet 9 is estimated to be between 5 and 15 of that of the Earth's . If it's one hole, then its size is hardly more than a bowling ball, wh... [Full Article...]

NASA's Spitzer Spots Vibrant 'Cosmic Bubble Bath' in Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer Spots Vibrant 'Cosmic Bubble Bath' in Milky Way While the bubbles revealed in the photo appear to be just a few inches across, they span anywhere between 10 and 30 light years, indicating the bubbles have been blown not by a single star but thousands. Stars with short lives The many thousands of stars within these bubbles are OB stars - massive O and early B-type stars. These appear as red arcs that were formed fast-moving winds pushed dust pa... [Full Article...]

'World Not Ready For Revolutionary Discovery on Mars', Warns NASA

'World Not Ready For Revolutionary Discovery on Mars', Warns NASA Submissions will close at 11:59 p.m. ET., Monday. That chip will then be put on the Mars 2020 rover . In second place is India with just over 1.7 million names, while the United States takes up third place with around 1.4 million submissions. [Full Article...]

China's Chang'e-4 probe soft-lands on moon's far side

China's Chang'e-4 probe soft-lands on moon's far side In contrast to other unmanned lunar expeditions by the U.S., Russia, the European Space Agency and India, the Chinese Chang'e 4 was a controlled landing on the far side of the moon . Its space program suffered a rare setback previous year with the failed launch of its Long March 5 rocket. The Chang'e-4 spacecraft scripted history on Thursday when it made the first-ever soft landing on the... [Full Article...]

Anonymous donor raises bounty for capture of Kalabakan elephant killer to RM20,000

Anonymous donor raises bounty for capture of Kalabakan elephant killer to RM20,000 The operation will be carried out by the Sabah Wildlife Department together with the police and other agencies on the latest killing, which many say revealed some of the worst injuries they had ever seen. The elephant was shot 70 times from close range including one bullet fired through its temple, which was fatal. Bullets were found on the face, body and back of the animal. [Full Article...]

Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica's Amery ice shelf

Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica's Amery ice shelf But scientists have stressed that not only had the "calving" of the iceberg been predicted for nearly two decades, but the D28 is "small relative to some of the largest icebergs in history". Described as a "loose tooth" by Fricker, she said the dramatic calving event that took place on September 26, was not a result of climate change. 'I am excited to see this calving event after all these yea... [Full Article...]


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